Saturday, February 18, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The New York scratchmasters 12" dj mixes were my all time favorite records growing up in the 80's. This was deejaying and this is what I wanted to do. Only a handful of people had these records. They were hard to get even when they were released. Probably because they were bootleg pressings made in small numbers. Fast forward 20 some odd years later and i've found out the dj that did these was none other than Mr. headphones himself the west coast legend Dr. Dre. This doesn't surprise me one bit. If you've ever heard any of Dre's mix tapes he used to sell at the swap meets you can hear the similarities. These were done at a time when the world only cared about New York. I'm sure he called them the New York scratch-masters to gain immediate attention to them and to throw off anyone trying to bust them for pressing bootlegs since they were actually done in Los Angeles and not New York. I was lucky enough to find all that were released and would grab them from a local very small mom & pop record shop. They always had the best stuff in there. I would get up Saturday morning and catch the bus across town and spend any money I had hustled up that week on new records. I've had so many people recently ask me about these. I've decided i'd share them with you here on my blog. Check back for more volumes and updates coming soon...
Scratchmasters jam #1
Friday, February 10, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
I get tons of notes from club goers weekly. Usually telling me that i'm the worst dj they've ever heard and that I suck. Graham Funke tweeted yesterday that in his experience the people with the least amount of musical knowledge are always the first ones to bitch to the dj. Well, there it is. I couldn't have said it better myself. I usually post only the really funny notes especially the ones telling me how awful I am. I get tons of compliments on the flip side but those aren't entertaining with the exception of this one that was handed to me last Friday.
I'm back home so to speak. I've returned with a monthly dj residency at the See Sound Lounge. A venue I once called home. I've spun incredible parties here and have tons of amazing memories, I played there for four years straight. It was finally shut down by the city and the club management because we were over capacity every single week. I guess too much of a good thing isn't really good sometimes. It's been a number of years and i'm back again once a month for "Clout" every 3rd Thursday night.
Already off to a fun start with beautiful party people, my favorite kind! Catch me there Feb. 23rd for the next installment...