MUTANT 7 – Club Invasion


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)

MUTANT 7 - Club Invasion by Djzhao on Mixcloud

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)

MUTANT 3 – In the House

Endless Summer

MUTANT 3 is about euphoric and summery, purely pleasurable, feel good electronic music from North America and Europe.

MUTANT 2 - Endless Summer by Djzhao on Mixcloud


Encompassing classic Chicago, Deep, Acid and Tribal House as well as new-school French and UK styles, going beyond House into Bass and Garage territory with even a touch of pop. Alternately euphoric, somber, psychedelic, whimsical and sexy, This mix is the soundtrack for summer in the city.

Ngoma massive world wide need not worry, there are plenty of drums in these “Western” grooves, and plenty of Africa in the machine. To be honest it was difficult keeping all the ghetto, bassline, even more percussion driven, and crazy ill tribal jacking shit out of this — coming up next.

01 Omar S – j-a-i-p-u-r / Tony Allen – Ole (Moritz Von Oswald Remix)
02 The Zohar – Dog Day
03 Dj Qu – Party People Clap (Dj Jus Ed Remix)
04 Omar S – Here’s Your Trance Now Dance (Shadow Ray Remix)
05 Jus Ed – Down & Dirty
06 Spoonz – High In Chicago
07 Robert Hood – Motor City
08 Tin Man – S_MPL HOUSE
09 The Early Sound Collective – MS3
10 Medicis & Vanshift – Minneapolis
11 Generation Next – Full of Life
12 Simple & Thigpen – Licking
13 Percussions – KHLHI
14 Mia Dora – Jezebel
15 Dense & Pika – Crispy Duck
16 Mosca – Bax
17 Tom Zanetti – Darlin X Flight Facilities (ft. Giselle Rosselli) – Crave You (WtchDctr Remix)
18 Ossie – Tarantula
19 Octo Octa – Through The Haze
20 Ryan Wells – Dimes
21 Myrryrs – Blood of a Slave (CEDAA Remix)
22 Wiley – Skanking (The 2-Bears Remix)
23 Simon Off – Want U
24 Yosa – Desmond
25 New Devices – Everything Good (Juan Kidd and Corey Remix)
26 Martyn – Newspeak
27 Bombe – Eclipse
28 Braille – Rise
29 Walton – Every Night
30 Spoonz – 97

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).


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):