MUTANT 7 – Club Invasion

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In the ongoing rebirth of explicit poly-rhythms and super syncopated percussive goodness in African-American music, B-more/Philly and Newark/Jersey Club is a particularly sexy and fun permutation, and has been gaining momentum for a number of years, bursting with musical and dance ideas.  Vice just made a documentary and in 2015 i think it will finally invade dance floors all over in a big way.  (Next month i will be playing the first Vice sponsored Club Jersey party in London – stay tuned)

All about that triplet kick at the end of every 4 bars: the Clave pattern predominant in Afro-Cuban music coming boldly to the fore, rather than subtly hidden or merely suggested, the way it has been in the straight 4/4 of House, Disco, and Funk.  Add a bunch of syncopated off-beat snares, cheeky samples, a mad tactile compositional sense of abrupt drastic changes and stop’n’switch dynamics, infectious Hip Hop, R’n’B, and Pop elements, and an extra dose of bass — Jersey Club is a contender with Kuduro as pretty much the most unadulterated fun and energy possible on the dance floor (and sometimes indeed can be similar to the Angolan sound).  From twerkalicious party bounce, to hyperactive teenage pop euphoria, to maniacal murderous hood darkness, this mix spans a very broad emotional spectrum.

World wide Club Invasion lets go!  #turnup

01 Mr C – Cha Cha Slide (Smoove Rmx)
02 Toy C & Timbah – Mountain Dew (Dj Milktray Rmx)
03 Neana – Agnes (Ni Yna in Ljubijana)
04 Tinashe – Philly Club
05 Tinashe – Philly Club (Dj Tray Remix)
06 Nae Monae – Pretty Girls Smoke Too
07 DJ Diz – Stoner (Nae Nae Anthem)
08 Dougie F & Dj Fire – Back Up On It
09 Dj Kiff – Ca$Hin OuT X Blaqstarr – shake it to the ground
10 Dj Problem – Don Francisco
11 Pol Style, Vin Sol & Matrixxman – MzJackie
12 Animal Youth – Keep Up
13 Connect the Dots – Fuck That Shit (Dj Sliink Rmx)
14 T-Pain – Up Down (Dj Problem Rmx)
15 Dj Problem – C.R.E.A.M.
16 Dj Mike Gip – The Ladies Anthem
17 Toni Romiti DJ Pheonix – Eleciax3 – Bish Whet
18 Blaqstarr – Lemme Hump U
19 Blaqstarr – Feel It In The Air
20 J Forests – Don’t Ask Me
21 ZebraKatz – Ima Read (Dj Sliink Rmx)
22 Dj Diz – Down For My Niggas
23 Dj Morales – Beat That Up (Uniiqu3 ft Dj 93rd Rmx)
24 Brenmar ft. Uniiqu3 – Hey Ladies (Get Up)
25 Rick Ross – Diced Pineapples (Ezrakh’s Jersey Ol’ Head Rmx)
26 Dj Classic – Twerk It
27 L S D X O X O ft. Dj Uniiqu3 – Burn
28 Helix – Bring It Up Down X Blaqstarr – shake it to the ground
29 Dj Tameil – Tek 9 (Uniiqu3 ft Dj Get Em Rmx)
30 Sharaya J – Banji ft. Missy & Jayhood
31 Team Lacey ft. Lexi & Gary Lite – The Real Dj Quan
32 Dj Hoodcore – Phyre
33 Kowton – Dub05
34 Liar – Ha-REM VIP
35 Georgia Girls & Trapdoor – So Seductive
36 Dj Yolo Bear – Bad Bxtches (with Dj Uniiqu3)
37 James Nasty & Dj Lemz – Favorite Bitch (Klan Guru Rmx)
38 Fobator – Cocaine
39 Chris Brown – She Ready (Dj Tim Dolla Rmx)
40 Jeremih – Fuck U All The Time (Dj Sliink Rmx)
41 Trapdoor – Other Room (Mike G Rmx)
42 Future – I Wanna Be With You (Trey & Dj Uniiqu3 Rmx)
43 Dj Tray – Why You Think You’re Fierce
44 Dj Jayhood – Freeze
45 Schoolboy Q – Man of the Year (Dj Irresistible Rmx)
46 Dj K Millz & CeCe – Rock Ya Body
47 Dj Irresistable – Work (Rmx)
48 Young Thug – Danny Glover (Teeburr Rmx)
49 Future Brown – Wanna Party
50 Celestial Trax ft. Lil Flip – Hurt Me
51 2 Chainz ft. Drake – No Lie (Cashmere Cat Edit)

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179 killed by institutional racist violence for the crime of trying to live in the drugs and guns infested poverty that white supremacy keeps them in, during the past 15 years, In NYC alone. How many disabled? In comas? How many with missing lungs or bullets in stomachs? How many broken ribs/arms/legs? How many physically assaulted? Abused in custody? How many terrorized? Humiliated? Incarcerated?

‘There is an unbroken line of police violence in the US that takes us all the way back to the days of slavery’

From state murder and brutality to violent crime in communities which have been structurally marginalized, systematically dispossessed, broadly under privileged, and kept in economic bondage by a series of discriminatory policies designed to do just that, such as Black Codes, Redlining, convict leasing, voter suppressionpredatory bank loans, and the school-to-prison-pipeline, death toll of African Americans, especially young males, is extremely disproportionate.  North American Life expectancy chart:

“Homicide ‘directly affecting’ racial gap in U.S. life expectancy”  

“For black males, homicide decreased life expectancy by almost a year. Heart disease was the most significant cause of death affecting the disparity in life expectancy, but for black males, homicide was number two — ahead of cancer and stroke.

There are “over 700,000 reported violent acts per year involving U.S. youth” (Dr. Robert Gore). The majority of homicides involve youth and young adults between the ages of 10 and 24. In fact, it’s the number one cause of death among black males in this age group. And despite making up just 13 percent of the population, the FBI reports that half of the homicide victims in 2011 were black.”

This is the social context which gives rise to most of the music on this mix.

01 Mark Pritchard – Ghosts
02 Vax – Millenial
03 Know V.A. – Flew
04 More – Self Evident
05 Vybz Kartel – Dem Bwoy
06 Arkaik and Coma – Heat Seeker
07 Arkaik – The Hustle
08 Know V.A. – Donkey Kong
09 Fracture Ft. Dawn Day Night – Get Busy (DLX Rmx)
10 Varg – Lossning I Dimma Kallholmen
11 Pawn – Your Words (Moresounds Rmx)
12 Moresounds – Hour of Doom
13 Addison Groove and Sam Binga – Thr3id
14 Deft – Contrincante VIP
15 The East Flatbush Project – Tried by 12
16 Unknown – My Sound
17 Machinedrum – Gunshotta (Fracture’s Astrophonica Rmx)
18 Zero T – Tavistoc Dub
19 Logistics – Murderation
20 Slick Shoota – Keep Bussin’ (Om Unit Rmx)
21 Ta-Ku – Sprung Broke
22 Fuzzy Logic – Don’t Get Mad
23 Dj Nj – Drone – Mary’s Fave
24 Dj Screwtec & SSK – Keep It Juke
25 Ja Ru – Get Up Off Me
26 Jlin – Battle Trak
27 Dice Beats Muzik – Juke It Nasty
28 Juke Ellington – Crossfire Juke 4
29 Moresounds – Turn In Your Gun
30 La Chat – Dramatize
31 Kill Frenzy – Who Run It (Rmx)
32 Dj Funeral – Last Breakfast
33 Dj Slugo – Hey
34 Staceyann Chin & Matana Roberts – Raise The Roof
35 Dj Boogie – Beetle

This weekend: JUJU-JUKE / SCHIESSBUDE

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Out in the streets Out in the streets Out in the streets Out in the streets…
From South Chicago to East London, from Detroit to Berlin, Dj Zhao and friends bring Polyrhythmic Bass Pressure connecting Footwork, Jungle, GhettoTech, and Drum’n’Bass.
Fuck the future, this shit is NOW.

Friday, April 25, 11:00pm
FRIDAY: Panke Gerichtstraße 23, 13347 Berlin, Germany // RSVP HERE
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Kepler (Sick Girls, Berlin)
https://soundcloud.com/kepler_bln/suedblock
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sick-Girls/238592175141

A much revered staple as part of Berlin’s rebel bass crew Sick Girls, Kepler has been defying convention, shaking clubbers out of comfort zones, and kicking major booty since you was in kindergarten. Footwork, Grime, Bass, combined with Gangsta Rap, D’n’B and Digi-Dancehall, Kepler drops all varieties of bass heavy musics with a signature sound: sick style!
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Kid Kameleon (Surya Dub, Thump, San Francisco/Berlin)
https://soundcloud.com/kidkameleon
https://www.facebook.com/kidkameleon

a Berlin-based performer pushing an eclectic mix of genre-defying bass music, his signature sound is filled with wild and complex drum patterns, head-nodding beats that range from smooth to stuttering, heavy bass and full spectrum synths that tug at your heartstrings.
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Dj Zhao (NgomaSound, Beijing/Berlin)
https://soundcloud.com/djzhao/ngoma-13-juju-juke
https://www.facebook.com/zhao.ngoma

Ancient Futurist Rhythm Ambassador Dj Zhao approaches 21st century urban sonics with a timeless sense of Afro-centric polyrhythms. Connecting diasporic bass and motherland juju, Dj Zhao’s selections and edits fuse wildly different times/places as they murder the dance floor.
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Ghettozoid (One4Ho, Houndstooth, UK/Berlin)
https://soundcloud.com/zoid/ghettozoid-ft-king-cannibal
https://www.facebook.com/Ghettozoid1

Wild style shape shifting feral child of the streets, Ghettozoid switches between London and Berlin, freaks the sub woofers like it ain’t no thang, and drops ill beats as she makes yo mama’s butt work overtime.

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SATURDAY:  I will rock this real Berlin underground party in a secret location :)

Der Frühling ist da , der Aufstand kommt und wir bewaffnen uns wieder und laden euch ein, mit uns Spatzen nach den Kanonen zu werfen und einen Tanz um den Aprilbaum zu machen. Die ehrlichste Sonne scheint nachts und den freundlichsten Hormonrausch kriegt man mit scharfen Waffen. Also betreten Sie mit uns den Garten der Unsinne, wo die Neurosen zertreten und der Rasen ruiniert wird. Denn Tanzen ist, wenn beide Füße vom Boden kommen ! Garantiert verantwortungslos und genehmigungsfrei. Freshes Frühlingsgeklopfe aus der Schiessbudegärtnerei. Dieses fachkundige Gartenbaupersonal bringt Sie in den Mutterboden:

DJ Zhao ::::::::: Orchideenorchester & Rosenmusik
2kn ::::::::::::::::: Tiefdrucktulpen & Tiefdruckdreck
Mari Mar ::::::: Hartlaubwalzer & Palmenbeat
Mätjes ::::::::::: Stachelbeerentechno
Jony Pony ::::: Frühlingszwiebelsingsang & Krokus-Hop

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Damit der Spass auch Ernst macht, gibt es wieder den “Shoot Your Own”-Schiesstand, betreut vom Drunken-Minors-Antikonfliktteam. Drücken Sie ihre Gefühle aus und drücken Sie mal ab. Wer nicht wackelt, gewinnt und die Underdogs dürfen auch zweimal.

location will be released to our mailing system shortly before the event. Register here. 

  Psssscht! Nicht weitersagen.

NGOMA MIX 13 – Juju-Juke

Ever since drums were banned on most slave plantations in N. America during the 1600s, after the masters discovering that the slaves organized revolts with their talking drums, the expression of poly-rhythms in N. American popular music has primarily been through use of the voice.  This is the reason music in the US is typified by the simple 1-2 “dupple” rhythm, in contrast to more complex beat patterns in South-America or the Caribbean (which kept their drums).  Thus the evolution of all subsequent Afro-North-American music was profoundly shaped, from Blues to Funk to Disco:  kick on the 1, and snare on the 2; all the way down to the late 20th Century – complex poly-rhythms in hiphop is produced with rap, and the drums remain a skeletal, minimalistic boom-bap, as if just to mark time.

Now in the 21st Century a renewed sense of rhythmic complexity returns to  Afro-North-American dance music in the form of Juke/Footwork in Chicago: interlocking 2s and 3s form intricate beat structures, unmistakeably related to many forms of percussion styles in the motherland (but still often keeping that N. American hard snare on the 2).

OR: STREAM: MIXCLOUD //// DOWNLOAD: SEPARATE TRACKS OR SINGLE TRACK

This NGOMA volume demonstrates this reconnection, after centuries of separation, between African tradition and Afro-Diaspora:  between Nigerian Juju/Fuji music and Chicago Juke/Footwork, between Ethiopian dance styles and Detroit Ghetto-Tech, between Iberian trad-modern street sounds and American R’n’B/Pop, between Afro-Punk and Club Music, between Congolese Mbira workouts and Hiphop, between Ghanaian and Senegalese drumming and Urban Bass Pressure.   Let us pump up the volume and remember the power and spirit of rhythm which survives every hardship, cruelty, and oppression, and rejoice in the timeless Music Of the Drums.

big thanks to Keith Jones for knowledge passing, Itzi Nallah, Sonic Diaspora and states side massive for making the Juju-Juke tour possible, my B-girls Jessi and Maya for support.Juju-Juke Tour kick off in Belgrade

I have played this set a few times now during the Serbia, Germany, and US East Coast tour  a few weeks ago, and crowds have gone completely BONKERS as the energy went straight through the roof: 500 screaming people and massive MOSH PIT at 3AM during Mikser Festival Belgrade; club crowd which refused to leave, clapping and hollering for 20 minutes after lights went up and sound was turned off at The Shrine Chicago.  I guess the world is more than ready for 160 BPM Afro-Footwork pressure!!!

and here is that adrenaline fueled misanthropic juke edit of South African punk rockers Koos by itself (download and drop into your set if you are wo/man enough :D):

NGOMA MIX 5 – Nomad Boogie

here is one for the boogie: classic and soulful grooves designed for more intimate spaces.

STREAM:  MIXCLOUD // DOWNLOAD SINGLE TRACK:  MEDIAFIRE

i made this mix for smaller and “normal” local bars and clubs: really tried to make something both for the general public, meaning anyone from any walk of life, as well as the music heads. the ideal is a CD that almost any bar anywhere in the world can pop in their stereo at any given night and have people nod their heads, tap their feet, and maybe even get a little jiggy. how close the actual product ended up being to this ideal is yet to be tested, as well as my thesis that one does not have to succumb to lowest common denominators to appeal to everyone. (we will see, i have already started giving these out to local establishments in berlin)