3/14/2010

It's been a while, hasn't it?



Que pasa, motherfuckers.

As you all know, we've been having legal problems, what with losing avengethevirgins.com and all . We should be back up and running with another domain, hopefully .ca or .net, in the next week and a bit. We haven't been updating due to these little snafus, but fear not, we'll be back in full swing soon enough.

Tonight, I'll be giving you a few goodies that will hopefully tide you over til things get back to normal.


Dave Nada- Moombahton

I think this little blurb from THE FADER can explain this stuff better than I ever could. IT'S A MOOMBMENT! (All respect due to the Fader.)

"I probably shouldn’t tell this story, but here goes. Lo ciento Tia Sona! My little cousin Jean-Pierre is a huge Nadastrom fan and he’s about to graduate from high school. Him and his boy Mike are notorious for throwing these wild skipping parties. For those that don’t know, “skipping parties” are when you throw a house party mid school day and you tell all your friends that morning, and everyone who knows about the party skips school to go wild out. Word of mouth only too, no internet/paper trail. Anyhow, around their homecoming last fall they asked if I could DJ one of their skipping parties, and I, being the supportive/bad seed cousin that I am, agreed. They had a beat up system, but like 329439 speakers all over Mike’s basement so it sounded huge. They told me it would last about an hour because cops usually bust it up. The house/neighborhood was right by the woods so it was convenient to bounce and hide if need be. Anyhow, so here we are at Mike’s empty house around 11:30AM and everything is set up. Kids start pouring in around noon and the music starts. Mike and JP are dropping bachata and moving into reggaeton. This shit was getting crazy. Twenty minutes in and the place is PACKED, all Latin kids and everyone is fuuuucked up. Haha! I was gettin mad nervous (oldest dude there) and JP was like, “Yo you gotta go on soon primo!” and I’m thinking, fuck I cant play house/techno shit, I’ll get jumped. So I had the idea of slowing down some of the tropical/Dutch house stuff I had on CDs. Afrojack’s “Moombah Remix” being the biggest tune, I said fuck it and turned that shit down to 108 bpm. JP told all his people about me so bamas started cheering when I went on. And that’s when shit popped the fuck off. The minute that T-t-t-t-turn up the bass! part came in and dropped the place went insane! I played it all the way til the end and then did the same to Sidney Samson’s “Riverside” and EVERYONE is yelling the “Riverside motherfucker!” part and shit was just too much. I was losin’ it and told myself, I need to make some edits of this shit! And thus, Moombahton was born. Long story short, neighbors complained a good 15 minutes into my set and threatened to call the cops. Half the party started to bounce and then a few minutes later Mike yells, “Cops on the way!” and like clockwork this party was done. All in about an hour. I parked down the street and drove both my cousin JP and Mike back to school so they could catch the end of their classes as if nothing ever happened."


Elephant Man- So High (Fireflies dubplate)

Elephant Man has jumped on a bunch of really corny tunes in the past year or so, and I fucking love it. The last big one he did was a dub of Beyonce's Halo, and this time around, Owl City's Fireflies gets the Jamaican treatment. He turns a cute little radio favorite into a hilarious ode to the ganja. I'm not mad at it at all.

Florence And The Machine- Drumming Song (Jack Beats remix)

Bloody amazing chune, eh bruv? Jack Beats and Florence make for a terrifying combo.

Kris Skovmand- Drinking

I'll be doing a feature on this guy really soon. Listen, enjoy, tell me if you dig in the comments. Amazing talent, and I love everything I've heard so far from this alt- folk singer. Floridian who has lived in Denmark who is friends with a guy in Victoria B.C., who knows an Albertan guy I met about a year ago. Blaze some piff, pour yourself a drink, and enjoy the vibes.

3 comments:

  1. last track is good, not THAT good, but good enough for me

    also, more cheezy reggae please

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  2. kill.it.with.fireMarch 18, 2010 at 6:36 PM

    Loved that elephant man track

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  3. DAVE NADA and Moombahton fans check this anthology of new and 'Second Wave' Moombahton that just dropped. Whole thing BANGS! Thank you.

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