As I continue my travels in America I have been checking out some seriously amazing stuff in New York. Bembe Bar is a sweet little spot in Brooklyn, and last night it was blasting out some amazing Cumbia and Dancehall. I went to Uproot Andy‘s night, Que Bajo? last Wednesday, but sadly he was away, Geko Jones still held it down though with Chief Boima, who is playing all over New York and producing and is definitely someone to check out.
Dave Parle is hosting True Stories for me while I am away, and this week he has got Barry Farrell joining him. It should be a real nice night. Barry is going to play some Electro Swing or Swing Electro. It sounds great. There should be some nice summer feelings in the Bernard Shaw tonight. Have Fun.
Here are three songs about Brooklyn.
Jay-Z – Brooklyn’s Finest (feat. Notorious B.I.G.)
MC Lyte – Kickin’ 4 Brooklyn
Mos Def – Brooklyn
Kid Karate are Dublin’s most promising up and coming rock group. Steven and Kevin have been making an impact in the few months they have been playing shows around Dublin.
This is one of their first DJ sets together as a band, and it will be interesting to see what direction their True Stories set takes, likely to include the softer side of thier influences aswell as some of their favourite dance and hip hop songs.
Here, I am sorry that I haven’t given you any free music recently, but hopefully these ones will cheer you up.
First, a really lovely song…Notorious.
Notorious B.I.G. – Things Done Changed
This song is huge. Get it now.
Monie Love – It’s a Shame (My Sister)
This beat is so good. A great bit of classic hip hop.
Africa Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force
This song makes me want to run really fast through the streets of a Brazilian ghetto wielding a beretta above my head. I don’t know why. It’s brilliant.
Acidkids – Big Foot (feat. Marina) (Schlachthofbronx remix)
This song is great to play out in clubs. It has a really nice old school feel.
Edu K – Jumpin n Pumpin (Dubbel Dutch remix)
And finally, here are three songs with Coconut in the title.
Version – Coconut Tree
CocoRosie – Coconuts
Harry Nilsson – Put The Lime In The Coconut
Nic James is here. It’s about time. My favourite DJ in Dublin right now. He is playing True Stories this week.
Here are some tracks I would like you to hear.
First off a real fun Electro style Baile Funk tune with cool cut up vocals.
FrikStailers – Baile Frik
This song is my absolute favorite bit of Hip Hop right now. If you don’t already know it, then take it.
Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Lift Ya Skirt (feat. Missy Elliot)
I am also playing this a lot – “Hit you with the dick, make your kidneys shift”
The Notorious B.I.G. – One More Chance
Here is a Tropical Hip Hop remix I did of Maluca off Mad Decent. I would really like to know what you think of it.
Maluca – El Tigeraso (Orlando remix)
I would like to have made this song. It is totally dope. Tropical with a wicked female MC and amazing marimbas.
Timberlee – Gunny Gunny (Schlachthofbronx remix)
Everyone keeps talking about UK Garage and I think Roska is UK Garage. Plus this song is the business. The original is pretty good if you haven’t heard it peep it out.
Zed Bias – Neighbourhood (Roska remix)
This song is very good. It has a bit of a tropical beat with nice horn stabs. It has a very different sound to alot of the stuff I have heard recently.
Fool’s Gold – Surprise Hotel (M.A.T.H.E.S. remix)
This last song is amazingly beautiful. Layered delayed female vocals over a building euphoric beat, that would be perfect at a beach party as the sun rises.
Lusine – Two Dots (feat. Vilja Larjosto)
Chewy is his name. He is playing True Stories this week. Hooray. What is this guys deal? who knows? Also, keep your eyes open for ‘Best Pals’; mine and Chewy’s new DJing escapade. Chewy made a mix for us. So, here it is. Here.
Chewy – Hero to Zero True Stories Mix
and also, here is the tracklist…
1. Notorious B.I.G. – Party And Bullshit (Ratatat Remix)
2. Kenny Dope – Boomin’ In Ya Jeep (feat. Screechy Dan)
3. Ace Of Base – All That She Wants
4. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Boom! Shake The Room
5. South Rakkas Crew – Mad Again (Emynd’s More on the Floor Remix)
6. Prince – Kiss
7. Cameo – Word Up
8. Fine Young Canibals – She Drives Me Crazy
9. Le Disco – Baby’s Band (Lee Zero Edit)
10. M – Pop Music (Todd Terge edit)
11. Sebastien Tellier – Kilometer (Aeroplane ‘Italo 84’ Mix)
12. Roni Griffith – Love Is The Drug (Todd Terje Edit)
13. Isaac Dj – Jiu Jitsu (Montagem)
14. Suzy Q – Tonight
15. Paul Devro – Everywhere
16. Modeselektor – Silikon (Siriusmo Remix)
17. Alborosie – Kingston Town (Uproot Andy Remix)