Been lovin tunes. Here’s my top favorites released this year.
1. Boards of Canada – Nothing Is Real
Haunting and illuminating, this track cements my love of Boards of Canada. I feel they can do no wrong.
2. Ghost B.C. – Body And Blood
In a space where metal has been so serious with their allegiance to satanism, a welcome contributor, Ghost, reflects all the nonsense, including us in on the joke.
3. Danny Brown – 25 Bucks [feat. Purity Ring]
Danny leaves it all open for the addict in all of us. Clever lyricism and a sick beat mark this as a standout on his “Old” album.
4. A$AP Rocky – r – Cali
An addition to the Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack, A$AP Rocky goes in on a mad beat discounting fakeness. wild tune.
5. Cashmere Cat – Kiss Kiss (LidoLido Remix)
Cashmere Cat is a wizard and this remix is super rad. I wish trippy turtle was on Spotify so i could just link all his tunes, whoever he is :)
6. Lone – Airglow Fires
This tune has classic all over it. Historical sound with a vibrant feel unmatched by most producers of the current era.
7. Mayer Hawthorne – Reach Out Richard
Mayer Hawthorne has so much talent, and for him to do a heart-rending song like this is so rad. I love Mayer Hawthorne. The entire album is great. Please give it a listen.
8. A$AP Ferg – Shabba
I have rocked this many (many) times solo.
9. Disclosure – Latch
I love this entire album and can listen to it unbroken very comfortably, but this tune is pretty evocative of the whole theme. I haven’t seen Disclosure doing anything wrong.
10. Daft Punk – Fragments of Time
I think this is the strongest track on the new record. Daft Punk are more symbolic than we allow, and with the new record in our headspace I like that they are allowing themselves to work as a pop-jazz-fusion experiment. Todd Edwards couldn’t be replaced here, and the message is brilliant.
I’m bringing back 80s Dance Night. 80s Dance Night has been a Thursday Denton staple for nearly a decade. Glen Farris of http://wedentondoit.com/ started the weekly ’80s dance night in 2004. DJ G (Jonathan Graham) took over shortly thereafter, making it into *the* iconic dance party attended at least once by just about every Dentonite. In 2010, yeahdef (Joey Liechty) took control. Somewhere along the last two years, Denton TX forgot the oath they took to never forget the 80s. Yeahdef is back to collect on that oath with the rebirth of 80s Dance Night at Hailey’s Club.
80s Dance Night is now a biweekly party that trades with y2k and occurs every other Thursday night @ Hailey’s Club
You may have heard that there has been a sea change at Hailey’s Club as of late. The owner of Dusty’s bought it out, connected the two venues, added a dj booth on the stage, cleaned up and organized the interior, and has reinvigorated the live music venue with a dance party atmosphere unmatched in our beloved Denton. Fresh off a very successful show featuring Afroman, Hailey’s is getting back into the business of bringing in some serious live shows as it was in their heydays - Andrew W.K. coming Dec 7th - in addition to focusing the weeknights on dance music. They asked me to come back on Thursday nights to dj. What I chose to do was offer something old and something new.
Old: the return of 80′s Dance Night on Thursdays.
New: y2k – a millennium dance party.
These parties will alternate on Thursdays beginning on December 5th with y2k. I believe that all party-goers young and old can coexists in a peaceful union. I hope to see you all on the dance floor.
As noted in many local blogs, Oaktopia Fest, will host Del in Denton. Del is one of my most loved hip hop luminaries, and fresh of the release of Deltron 3030 event 2, will be rocking the Denton town square. I’m elated. I’m also holding down the hip hop stage for the event. In addition to there being a plethora of local acts, we have a rad headliner. Come check it out. BTW im nominated for best dj in the dallas observer
I’ve been asked to perform at the upcoming Breakaway Fest @ FC Stadium in late September and couldn’t be more stoked! They recently put up a brand new website with a lot more details about the Dallas twin of this double-city-double-header, so you should go and check that out! Please go grab those tickets and get ready for one of the biggest and most diverse music festivals to land DFW.
Dallas! It has been FAR TOO LONG since I last had a cool spot I could dj in the big D. Lot’s of people see me as a Denton dude but I probably had as much come up playing places like The Cavern and Fallout as I did Rubber Gloves and house parties. My good buddy M3SA is going to be holding it down with me for the debut of my new monthly party, “Wave Back”, @ Crown & Harp upstairs. It’s free to attend and I guarantee we are going to play some shit that will get your body movin’. So get wise, each first Friday of the month, it’ll be me and a guest dj selecting funky gems for your aural canals.
I’m djing saturday on main stage 1 for 35Denton. This is pretty unique for me, because I have been given the opportunity to collaborate with some visual artists for the set, LZX Industries. I am also super excited to open up for the very talented Sarah Jaffe, who will be joined on stage by The Cannabinoids. Then, stick around for what might be the most lauded set of the festival, Solange. My personal must-see list for the fest will place me at the new venue The Hive for all of Thursday night to check out what will most likely be one of the most important DJ/club music events in Denton’s history, as Fade to Mind & Night Slugs grace our city, Track Meet Crew doing it right! Friday I’m pingponging main stage 1 + 2 for Roky Erickson and Sleep, then to Gloves for True Widow, and hopefully I can make it to Man Man at the Hive right after. Saturday, after I conclude my aforementioned main stage activities, I’m djing for Fab Deuce at Andy’s. Then, I don’t know if I can pass up Com Truise. Sunday is all about Chelsea Light Moving, and if I still have the gumption, get zoned out by Prurient at Gloves.
Much love and respect to the whole crew at 35, who keep coming with super dope lineups and ceaseless dedication to Denton – not just musically, but as a community as well. Peace, hope to see you Saturday 4pm
Local hip hop tycoons A.Dd+ are headlining the stage @ Hailey’s on Friday night. I’ll be handling most of the dj duties throughout the show. This should be a really good turn out for what I consider a cant-miss lineup for hip hop not just in DFW, but the entirety of Texas, possibly the universe. make sure you RSVP
New Years Eve is going to be one big party over @ Club Dada. Ynfynyt Scroll, Ocelot, Brain Gang Blue and myself will be joining New Orleans bounce queen Big Freedia for a night full of ball droppin and booty poppin. If you are looking for a perfect spot to bounce your ass up and down all night, there really isn’t a better party to attend in Texas, possibly the nation. I realize that is a bold assertion, but my colleagues and I deem it accurate. See ya Monday night!
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Here’s a mix I made in partnership with @ghostpizza and @trillcitykings. It features a bunch of rap music out of Texas as far back as 1987. Some of it you should immediately recognize, some tunes might be a little more obscure. The whole idea was to contribute a few tracks from each of us until we had the trillest playlist possible. Obviously, with that as the only stipulation, we debated just making an all U.G.K. mixtape, but we needed more variations in trill. So, go ahead and drop this in the tape deck of your ‘lac and bang round some corners. Peace.
- E.S.G. – Swangin and Bangin
- Wine-O – Pop My Trunk (Daylight Riddim) [Dubbel Dutch Edit]
- Ron C – What’s the Tip
- Towdown – Country Rap Tune (DJ Shadow Dynamix Blend)
- Slim Thug – Cash to the Ceiling
- Sir Charles – Ca$h to the Ceiling
- Something Fresh – Oak Cliff
- Big Moe – Purple Stuff
- Scarface – A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die
- 8ball and MJG – Daylight
- Fila Fresh Crew – I Hate to Go to Work
- Z-Ro – Mo City Don Freestyle
- Fat Pat – Reality
- UGK – Diamonds & Wood
- Chamillionaire – Ridin’ Dirty
- Mr. Pookie ft. Mr. Lucci – Crook for Life
- 8ball and MJG – Alcohol, Pussy and Weed
- Lil Flip – I Can Do Dat
- Ron C – Trendsetter