Lil Tiger

I’m geeked for this. My man DRM (of Bastard Jazz) invited me to spin some reggae and dub tunes with him in Brooklyn this weekend. It’s gonna be all vinyl, so expect plenty of short-records and some heavy dub and roots reggae. Here’s the info:

[[ DUBWISE SESSIONS 24 ]]

SATURDAY | 21 NOV 2009

@ Studio BPM
237 Kent Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211

between Grand and N. 1st

/// NYC’s finest underground event showcasing vintage roots, rocksteady, dub + all things JA ///

featuring:

[[ DJ LIL TIGER ]] :: QUEENS
( –=(] buhbOmp [)=–, touch&feel:radio, Music Nerd All-Stars, Soular Grooves )
www.buhbomp.com

[[ DRM ]] :: BROOKLYN
( Bastard Jazz )
www.bastardjazz.com

[[ META AND THE CORNERSTONES ]] :: SENEGAL/BROOKLYN
www.myspace.com/metaandthecornerstones

10p-4a | $8 suggested | No dress code

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It’s officially fall, and we’re falling behind schedule as usual. But, we’ve got some great selections from Empanadamn and DJ Lil Tiger to atone for the delays. Got some big projects in the works from now through the end of the year, so stay tuned. For now, Happy Belated Welfare.

(Click the song names to take you to the off-site sharing pages where you can download the tunes. For detailed instructions on how to navigate the sharing sites where we host our files, we’ve got instructions at the end of this post)

empanadamn | Awwwdamn, it’s autumn / Fawk, it’s fall.

Coldcut “Autumn Leaves” (Feat. Janis Alexander)
A joint to reverse jump-start the season to a slowing slumber. This track is by one of London’s most relevant & long-standing producer / DJ duo known as Coldcut.

Goldie “State Of Mind”
The only non-jungle, smoothed out joint on Goldie’s classic release Timeless.

Change “Searching” (Feat. Luther Vandross)
Breakthrough song for Luther’s R&B solo career that for which he’s recognized today.

Raekwon “Broken Safety” (Feat. Jadakiss & Styles P)
My favorite cut off of OB4CLP2. Gruuufffff!!!

X-Ecutioners “Raida’s Theme”
Roc Raida, Rest In Peace. If you’re in NYC, please come through and celebrate the legacy of Grand Master Roc Raida on Thursday, October 22nd at B.B. King’s presented by Tableturns. The line-up features all your turntable greats such as the X-Men / X-Executioners, The World Famous Beat Junkies, The Allies, 5th Platoon and more. Proceeds going to Roc’s family.

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dj lil tiger | fall back, summer

Brigadier Jerry – Jamaica Jamaica
After seeing Briggy himself perform this with the legendary King Stur Gav at this event this past weekend, I haven’t been able to stop listening to this tune. I hope you have the same problem. You’re welcome (and also, your welcmoe). Foundation stays winning. Bonus: Here’s a clip of The General doing his thing back in 1986.

Umi Marcano – In Front of Me
Nice mid-tempo soca number from Trinidad’s Umi Marcano.

Mr. V vs. Elvis Crespo – Suave Drink Down (J-Boogie RMX)
J-Boogie mashes Mr. V’s major “Put Your Drink Down” with the Elvis Crespo merengue classic. This is a floor smasher, for real. From the latest batch of Leftism edits unleashed by J-Boogie and Sake One

Dip-N-Steam – Do The Hustle (Vx)
Dope Hip-Hop from Atlanta’s Dip-N-Steam, with Daz-I-Kue working his percussive magic on the boards.

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Clyde & Capitol A – Serve It Up ( Galaxy Group Remix )
A bruk classic: In Capitol A‘s words:

a nice AFRO BRUK version ( for those that know about the ORIGINAL I did with CLYDE on MANTIS RECORDS , IT WAS A BIG TUNE ) ……….. this rerub still gets the dance rockin’ so cop it if you missed out on it DJ’S ………

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** INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOWNLOADING **
We host all our Welfare downloads off-site, so what you need to do to download them is to click on the song name in the post, and then look for a download link on the page that that takes you to.

We mostly use divShare, so for divShare follow these steps to download the songs:

- Click on the name of the song. That will take you to a divShare page.

- On the divShare page, look for the black circle with an arrow pointing down. Below that arrow is a link that says “Download original”. Click that link and after a few seconds, the download should start automatically.

That should do it.

If the file is hosted on some other site besides divShare (like ZShare or MediaFire or something) then just look for a link on that site’s page that says download. When you click on the download link, it will probably do something similar to divShare and make you wait a handful of seconds before it starts the download (or offers a specific link to the download).

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I’m dumb late and going solo this month. About to hop on a plane, but I wanted to take care of my people before I split town, because I love y’all so. And what better way to celebrate the afterglow of Labor Day Carnival than to be excessively late. It is in the Caribbean spirit after all. Enjoy the tunes.

(Click the song names to take you to the off-site sharing pages where you can download the tunes. For detailed instructions on how to navigate the sharing sites where we host our files, we’ve got instructions at the end of this post)

dj lil tiger | traveling man

Voicemail – Moving Forward
I haven’t been able to get this song out of my head for weeks. One of many, many great tunes on Daseca Productions‘ R6 riddim.

Le Groove – Ethel/Subway Jam/Lorraine
Since I’m still vibing from the Parkway yesterday, here’s a little treat from the motherland. Le Groove is my favorite group from Aruba, and here they get down with a classic medley.

Candido – Dancin’ & Prancin’ (Original Joey Negro 12” RMX)
Speaking of classics, this is damn near spiritual.

Saafir – Light Sleeper
I’ll stay on the way-back bus for the duration of this Welfare. I revisited this slice of greatness from the Saucee Nomad recently, and you should, too.

Pitchfork – Rana
Here’s one from my high school days, when Pitchfork and Drive Like Jehu ruled my world. I still get a little emotional when I hear this tune. So many memories.

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** INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOWNLOADING **
We host all our Welfare downloads off-site, so what you need to do to download them is to click on the song name in the post, and then look for a download link on the page that that takes you to.

We mostly use divShare, so for divShare follow these steps to download the songs:

- Click on the name of the song. That will take you to a divShare page.

- On the divShare page, look for the black circle with an arrow pointing down. Below that arrow is a link that says “Download original”. Click that link and after a few seconds, the download should start automatically.

That should do it.

If the file is hosted on some other site besides divShare (like ZShare or MediaFire or something) then just look for a link on that site’s page that says download. When you click on the download link, it will probably do something similar to divShare and make you wait a handful of seconds before it starts the download (or offers a specific link to the download).

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There’s a lot of memory-lane action in this month’s Welfare handout. Empanadamn and Lil Tiger caught a couple of cases of The Nostalgia, and it’s definitely contagious. Thankfully, it’s not lethal. Enjoy the tunes and the memories as we all ride out these dog days of Summer.

(Click the song names to take you to the off-site sharing pages where you can download the tunes. For detailed instructions on how to navigate the sharing sites where we host our files, we’ve got instructions at the end of this post)

empanadamn | All For One, Some For Y’all | Serato-ready
These next few come in support of this month’s upcoming Sound Liberation Front Festival 2009 that the homie lil’ tiger sank his paws into.

Brand Nubian “All For One”
This was the song that set it off for me. As soon as I heard it, I told my one friend who always had money (thanks to his loving, out-of-state living aunt & grandparents) that he had to buy it. Then I proceeded to make a copy of the cassette. Check the rhymes from Sadat (Derek) X: “Don’t play possum / Watch me and I’ll blossom like a rose, and get some new clothes…” Interesting choice in words given the controversial terms used in “Punks Jump Up”.

Brand Nubian “Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down”
In wake of Grand Puba leaving the group to pursue a solo career with Reel To Reel, Brand Nubian released In God We Trust. “Punks Jump Up” was definitely the stand-out track from the album, resonating as the riggiddy-raw credo among many at the time, perfectly chimed with the Rocky Theme. Posted is the clean, radio version because Sadat X’s raps are nicer to people.

Mary J. Blige “What’s The 411?” (Feat. Grand Puba)
Grand Puba puts it down on the queen of hip-hop soul blonde amazon’s debut album. Big kid style.

Jean Carn “Don’t Let It Go To Your Head”
Sampled 70s tune for the Foundation album.

Akinelye & Sadat X “Loud Hangover”
Promotional single in support of the Loud label coming into its own, this track later appeared on Funkmaster Flex’s 60 Minutes of Funk, Volume 1. Lucky for you, this is without all the signature FMF yellin’.

*Did you know?: The homie DJ Tahleim, who also DJs at White Rabbit (Saturdays), was once a back-up dancer for Brand Nubian.
**Bonus attempt: I tried looking for the Sprite commercial with Grand Puba, but the man took it off YouTube. That commercial alone is the reason why I choose to drink Sprite over 7-Up or Sierra Mist. Aight?

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dj lil tiger | where’d you get your khakis at?

The Uniques – Queen Majesty
I don’t really have much to say about this one. It speaks for itself — The Uniques with their rocksteady, classic interpolation of Curtis Mayfield. The Queen Majesty riddim stays timeless and keeps on giving.

Likwid Biskit – Life Is Like A Samba
I can be accused of talking about this dude too much, but I’m okay with that. IG Culture is a fucking genius. Deal. Here’s a track from 10 years ago that he released under the Likwid Biskit monicker with fellow innovator and keyboard savant Kaidi Tatham, who shines his light all over this lovely tune. As always, ride this one all the way through and peep how IG flips the track.

Candi Staton – I’m Just a Prisoner (Of Your Good Lovin’)
An early gem from soul and gospel legend Candi Staton, off of her I’m Just a Prisoner LP released in 1969.

American Analog Set – Gone To Earth
I recently had an indie rock time warp when I went to see Versus and Superchunk do a free show at the South Street Seaport. While I was there, I met up with my friend DRM (of Bastard Jazz fame), and AmAnSet worked its way into our conversation. Since then, I’ve been revisiting them and remembering why they were so awesome. This tune, off The Fun of Watching Fireworks LP was always one of my favorites. It’s kind of perfect, especially how it comes together so brilliantly after the change.

Lorelei – Newsprint
Since we’re taking a trip back, here’s another favorite from my indie/twee/shoegaze days. I first came across Lorelei (not to be confused with either of my beloved Gilmores [yeah, I just went there] ) when I picked up their Asleep 7″ and ended up falling in love with a tune called “Mostly I Sleep.” I was elated when they put out an album called Everyone Must Touch the Stove, and this tune quickly became one of my favorites. I love the energy and all the change-ups, especially the beautiful instrumental shift about three-and-a-half minutes in.

Bonus cut: Mad Kap – Dickie’s Emporium
This actually should have been called Khaki’s Emporium, but who cares? This shit still makes me laugh. Oh, Mad Kap.

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** INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOWNLOADING **
We host all our Welfare downloads off-site, so what you need to do to download them is to click on the song name in the post, and then look for a download link on the page that that takes you to.

We mostly use divShare, so for divShare follow these steps to download the songs:

- Click on the name of the song. That will take you to a divShare page.

- On the divShare page, look for the black circle with an arrow pointing down. Below that arrow is a link that says “Download original”. Click that link and after a few seconds, the download should start automatically.

That should do it.

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My latest labor of love (I’m so excited about this, you have no idea):


Sound Liberation Front presents …

[[ SOUND LIBERATION FESTIVAL 2009 ]]

SATDAY | 15 AUGUST 2009

@ littlefield
622 DeGraw St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
718.855.3388
www.littlefieldnyc.com

Sound Liberation Front announces the first annual Sound Liberation Front Festival at Littlefield Performance and Art Space in Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood. The festival will feature a daytime family-friendly event and an evening music and culture party:

/// SOUND LIBERATION PARTY /// 7p-2a | 21+ | $15 advance / $18 at the door
An evening full of music featuring music legends, upcoming artists and DJs from some of New York’s hottest parties. Schedule + more info:
soundliberation.org/2009/07/sound-liberation-festival-2009-party/

/// SOUND LIBERATION FAMILY JAM /// 2p-7p | free for kids | donation requested for adults
5 hours of hands-on activities, arts offerings, and music specifically geared towards the festival’s younger fans and their parents. Schedule + more info:
soundliberation.org/2009/07/sound-liberation-festival-2009-family-jam/

::: The SOUND LIBERATION PARTY will feature performances by:

[[ BRAND NUBIAN ]]
wiki: Brand Nubian

[[ COSMO BAKER ]]
( The Rub )
www.cosmobaker.com/

[[ IAN FRIDAY ]]
( Libation/Tea Party Music )
www.myspace.com/teapartymusic

[[ KENNY PARKER ]]
( BDP )
www.myspace.com/kennyparker66

[[ CHICO MANN ]]
( feat. members of Antibalas )
www.myspace.com/chicomann

[[ TICKLAH ]]
( Easy Star )
www.myspace.com/ticklah

[[ DJ LIL TIGER ]]
( –=(] buhbOmp [)=–, touch&feel:radio, Music Nerd All-Stars, Soular Grooves )
www.buhbomp.com

[[ Q MASTAH ]]
( Music Nerd All-Stars )
Music Nerd Club facebook page

with live art by:

[[ SHELTON WALKER ]]

[[ THE INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED METAMORPHOSIS ]]

::: The SOUND LIBERATION FAMILY JAM will feature kids activities and workshops:

[[ AFRO MOSAIC SOUL DANCE WORKSHOP w/ GIBRIL KUYATEH and DJ SPECIAL ]]
Dance workshop teaching the Mosaic Soul style of house dancing
www.myspace.com/afromosaicsoul

[[ DUBSPOT DJ WORKSHOP w/ DJ SHIFTEE ]]
DJ workshop hosted by one of the world’s top DJ schools
www.dubspot.com/

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touch&feel:radio

Took me a little longer to get this out than I had hoped, but it is finally here: the latest edition of my touch&feel:radio podcast. It’s another hourlong Funky House (aka UK Funky) slammer showing off the many splendors of this emerging sound. Check it out and let me know what you think:

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Full playlist and more info available at www.touchandfeel.org:

touch&feel:radio is a podcast founded by MR. VISH and DJ LIL TIGER that features a dirty-style blend of various types of soulful urban music from around the world. Genres include: Funky House/UK Funky, UK Garage, 2-Step, Broken Beat, Dancehall, Reggae, Soul, Grime, Jungle/Drum and Bass, Hip-Hop, House, Soca and whatever else suits our souls.

We began this little project in L.A. back in August of 2005, but life put the brakes on things a year later when Lil Tiger moved to NY to start a new life, and Mr. Vish moved back to Houston to attend to his family.

After a long break, though, it’s time to bring this baby back and get the music flowing once more. Thanks for sticking with us. Much more to come.

Join the touch&feel:radio facebook page to keep track of updates on the show.

We, like all the other decent people in the world, have been profoundly affected by Michael’s passing. I still can’t really believe it. So this month’s Welfare is dedicated to the man who changed all of our lives for the better. None of us would be DJing right now if it wasn’t for this man’s music.

(Click the song names to take you to the off-site sharing pages where you can download the tunes. For detailed instructions on how to navigate the sharing sites where we host our files, we’ve got instructions at the end of this post)

empanadamn | MJ ALL DAY
I’m not that into the re-workings of masterpieces, but these are a few standouts that I feel are worthy of sharing. enjoy.

Michael Jackson “I Can’t Help It” (Tangoterje Re-Edit)
A jazzy, midtempo re-edit that adds a little kick by Oslo’s Todd Terje. Check the breakdown and build up. Perfect!

Michael Jackson “Never Can Say Goodbye” (Beatnick & K-Salaam Remix)
New York producer / DJ duo Beatnick & K-Salaam come correct with their take on a Jackson 5 gem.

Floetry “Butterflies”
Originally written by Marsha Ambrosius of English duo Floetry as a single for Michael Jackson’s Invincible in 2001, this track was later released on their debut Floetic the following year.

Michael Jackson “Rock With You” (Joey Honey Late Remix)
A dark, downtempo to uptempo and back again rendition (with a dash of dubbyness) of a normally funky track by buhbOmp resident producer Joey Honey.

Michael Jackson “Baby Be Mine”

My favorite! No remix, re-edit or revamping necessary for this feel good, dance jam.

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dj lil tiger | MJ ALL DAY x 2

Jackson 5 – It’s Great To Be Here (Remix)
Guaranteed happiness every time I play this tune. Off of the Maybe Tomorrow LP. DJ-friendly intro on this remix.

Michael Jackson – Working Day & Night
One of my favorite joints from the masterpiece Off The Wall

Michael Jackson – I Wanna Be Where You Are
A gem from Michael’s solo debut in 1972, Got to Be There

Michael Jackson – Billie Jean (Original 12″ Version)
In all it’s extended glory.

Jackson 5 – Dancing Machine
Classic. Classic. Classic. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

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cashless | Streef Sweefper

Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough (Tim & Tim Edit)
Try to find something about “Tim & Tim” online, I dare you. That’s not what matters here. What does matter here is that this funky updated italo-ish is business. Cop accordingly.

De La Soul – Breakadawn
When world’s collide, beauty happens. De La employs a fairly straight forward sample of the intro to MJ’s I Can’t Help It and the rest is magic.

Michael Jackson – Hot Street (U-Tern edit)
Another excellent Michael Jackson re-edit by U-Tern. You might not have heard “Hot Street” before, but here’s a little background for ya.

Written by Rod Temperton and failed to make Michael’s album, Thriller, as Temperton and Quincy Jones didn’t feel it was strong enough.

Jackson 5 – We’re Almost There (Dj Spinna remix)
A great remix, although I think it loses some of the emotion of the original.

The Jackson 5 – Body Language (King Most intro edit)
Some strong funk on this joker! The horns are big, the bass heavy… This stomper was made to move people and King Most helps the dj’s deliver it to the masses!

Bonus: Luda X The Jackson 5 – Body Language / Slap

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** INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOWNLOADING **
We host all our Welfare downloads off-site, so what you need to do to download them is to click on the song name in the post, and then look for a download link on the page that that takes you to.

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- Click on the name of the song. That will take you to a divShare page.

- On the divShare page, look for the black circle with an arrow pointing down. Below that arrow is a link that says “Download original”. Click that link and after a few seconds, the download should start automatically.

That should do it.

If the file is hosted on some other site besides divShare (like ZShare or MediaFire or something) then just look for a link on that site’s page that says download. When you click on the download link, it will probably do something similar to divShare and make you wait a handful of seconds before it starts the download (or offers a specific link to the download).

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4th of July Rooftop BBQ Party

For all my NY peoples that are in town for the holiday weekend, I’ll be spinning at a rooftop party in Brooklyn Heights on the 4th of July (Saturday). Come through and enjoy the food and music, and then head over to The Rub afterward to check out JD and Mel at The Rub’s 7th Anniversary party. It’s gonna be a big night all around. Here’s the info on the rooftop party:

Music Nerd Club presents …

[[ 4TH OF JULY ROOFTOP BBQ PARTY ]]

SATURDAY | 04 JULY 2009

Mackenzie’s Rooftop in Brooklyn Heights
32 Joralemon Street #115D
Brooklyn, NY 11201
206.819.8383 / 718.404.4588

/// description ///

If you’re looking to avoid crowds, get away from cheesy parties, and are not that much into watching fireworks, come spend Independence day with BBQ, mojitos and good tunes on Mackenzie’s sweet Brooklyn Heights rooftop. Q and Lil Tiger will bring the vibes with a blend of House, Hip-Hop, Soul, Afrobeat and Reggae. The rooftop is located one block from the waterfront and has a full, unobstructed view of the city. It’s a remarkable view!

It’s BYOB, or you can bring cash for the bar.

Hope to see y’all there and feel free to invite friends.

/// featuring ///

[[ DJ LIL TIGER ]] :: QUEENS
( –=(] buhbOmp [)=–, Touch and Feel Radio, Sound Liberation Front, Music Nerd Club, Soular Grooves, Haterzville )
www.buhbomp.com

[[ Q MASTAH ]] :: BROOKLYN
( Music Nerd Club, Sound Liberation Front )
bit.ly/musicnerdclub

7p-2a | FREE | BYOB + Cash Bar

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View from Mackenzie's roof

How the hell did June get here already? Here’s another monthly Welfare handout from the buhbOmp crew to give you a boost while summer slowly kicks in.

(Click the song names to take you to the off-site sharing pages where you can download the tunes. For detailed instructions on how to navigate the sharing sites where we host our files, we’ve got instructions at the end of this post)

cashless | If you got a playlist, then you shoulda stayed home!

Little Dragon Feat. Trackademicks – After The Rain (Trackademics Remix)
*Sorry only a 192kbps file
I first heard Yukimi Nagano’s soulful croonage over Sleepwalker’s “Afloat” (big up to the dude Aser for dropping the knowledge gem way back in 2006) and she’s been a name I’ve casually followed since. Here she is with the rest of her band, Little Dragon with some remix love from Bay Area producer Trackademics.

Sa-Ra – Bitch Baby
*Sorry only a 192kbps file here AGAIN
Seriously ill summer track that just happens to be the lead single from Sa-Ra’s official debut album, Nuclear Evolution, The Age of Love. Make sure you cop this album when it drops!

Snap aka Red Clay – Live Learn
This man is a Houston legend. A staple in the underground hip hop scene here, Snap’s always impressed me with vicious wordplay and even more dangerous delivery. Big ups to the crew over at Rappers I know, so leaking this.

The Dream – Walkin’ on the Moon (UMYO Remix)
UMYO is yet another in a short line of Scandinavian producers that I’m rapidly becoming obsessed with. His treatment of Walkin’ on the Moon mellows out the vibe a bit, but still keeps it’s club compliance.

Floatingpoints – Lovemelikethis(ftps remix)
Ok, I need the venti latte pass with extra foam on this remix, but I’m making up for it with extra heavy early rotation. Holleur at it, folkels.

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dj lil tiger | on some nostalgia shit

Leela James – My Joy (Quentin Harris Vocal)
Classic deep house production from the legend Quentin Harris.

Cedric “Im” Brooks – United Africa
Uplifting little number from Jamaica’s Cedric Brooks off his big band jazz/reggae album United Africa.

Joe Bataan – Chevere Que Chevere
Here’s a funky, soulful, percussive tune from El Barrio‘s Godfather of Latin Soul, Joe Bataan, off his 2005 Call My Name LP. Black Filipinos stand up! Halfies stay winning.

Do or Die feat. Twista – Po Pimp
Dolla Holla Show classic. This is the tune that put Twista back on the map for me.

Fugazi – Sweet and Low
Since I’m traipsing through the sprawling fields of my youth, I’ll throw in this favorite of mine from punk heroes Fugazi. This still gets me every time I hear it.

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empanadamn | spring 2009: you half-stepped.

Jay-Z “D.O.A.” (Death Of Autotune)
F-auto-tune, hip-hop is dead, where the real MCs at?, yadda yadda. Who cares? I’m just happy to hear that Dion is staying busy. This song will not change the game.
 

Ellie Goulding “Starry Eyed” (Jakwob Remix)
This was hipped to me by Elz. Right now, this is it for me; the tune is getting played on repeat like I was a teenage girl in love. Now, I’m not totally into dubstep, but something about girly-pop vocals, dashes of xylophone and galloping drum change-ups against the low-end grit and grind that sounds like a giant electric can opener getting in a fight with a trash compactor that totally does it for me.

The Isley Brothers “For The Love Of You”
Not only sample worthy, but a stand alone, feel good track for that summer breeze steez.

Koop “Summer Sun” (Feat. Yukimi Nagano)
I discovered Koop while watching TV at a concert. Though I couldn’t hear anything from the video, I was captivated by the style of the video with its layers, shapes and fast cuts, but moreover WHO THE HELL IS THAT HOT CHICK UP IN THERE SANGIN’?!?!? After reading the credits, I went home did the research and boom: Koop -> Yukimi Nanago. At the time, she was probably 16 or 17, so I’m totally a pedol’ dirty-scum-bag. Forgive me for having taste in good music. Catch her group Little Dragon at SummerStage this July with an awesome line-up!
(Side note, Koop is the reason why Aser & I are friends.)

Sonny & Cher “I Got You Babe”
Last, but not least, this is a special dedication to some good, long-time friends Jamie & Wes. The two love birds went away to Paris a couple of weeks ago and returned engaged. So this one’s for them – congratulations! I love you guys. (No auto-tune-o.)

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** INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOWNLOADING **
We host all our Welfare downloads off-site, so what you need to do to download them is to click on the song name in the post, and then look for a download link on the page that that takes you to.

We mostly use divShare, so for divShare follow these steps to download the songs:

- Click on the name of the song. That will take you to a divShare page.

- On the divShare page, look for the black circle with an arrow pointing down. Below that arrow is a link that says “Download original”. Click that link and after a few seconds, the download should start automatically.

That should do it.

If the file is hosted on some other site besides divShare (like ZShare or MediaFire or something) then just look for a link on that site’s page that says download. When you click on the download link, it will probably do something similar to divShare and make you wait a handful of seconds before it starts the download (or offers a specific link to the download).

Hit us up in the comments if you need further instruction. We’re here to help. Thanks.

Welcome to the Cinco de Mayo edition of Welfare, where fake-Mexican Lil Tiger and real-Mexican Empanadamn each serve up five 5ives to get you through 5/5. (Not that we actually thought that far ahead and included anything remotely Mexico-related in our selections or anything. That would require planning and forethought. We don’t really do that here.)

(Click the song names to take you to the off-site sharing pages where you can download the tunes. For detailed instructions on how to navigate the sharing sites where we host our files, we’ve got instructions at the end of this post)

empanadamn | May I?

The Alchemist “That’ll Work” (Feat. Three 6 Mafia & Juvenile)
New cut off of The Alchemist’s forthcoming Chemical Warfare. This beat is murderlous. The rapping is kinda third-rate, but hey, it’s 2009!

Teairra Mari “Diamonds” (Feat. Kanye West)
I don’t condone diamonds, so in exchange, I’ll put this song on your finger. I don’t care if you say no.

The Secret Handshake “Brand New Love”
An album cut from Dallas native Luis Dubuc’s The Secret Handshake. My Name Up In Lights carries forward on that electronic rock / bubble gum / synth pop tip. I’m not really feeling the album on the whole. Dude needs to put the breaks on the auto-tune and mix it up with some females vocals. I’d be OK with instrumentals though.

Novalima “Yo Voy” (Seiji Remix)
Peruvian Afro-Latin blaps with the Seiji drum treatment. Escucha esto.

Datarock “New Days Dawn”
One of the more toned down cuts from the poppy/synth rock Norwegian duo’s soon to be released album Red.

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dj lil tiger | I’m not a Mexican, but I used to play one back in Texas

Geraldo Pino and the Heartbeats – Afro Coco Soul (live)
Heavy West African funk and soul vibes from Sierra Leone’s Geraldo Pino, an early influence of the man they call Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

Major Lazer – Hold The Line (Poirier remix)
Montréal’s Ghislain Poirier (a recent addition to the Ninja Tune stable) puts his smoking hot Wha-La-La-Leng Riddim underneath the already intense debut from Major Lazer, the Diplo/Switch mega-collabo that got all the kiddies all twisted up. Mr. Lexx and Santigold on the vox, of course.

Organized Konfusion – Decisions
Here’s a little gem I used to play endlessly during my moodier Hip-Hop days. This is off the America Is Dying Slowly compilation for AIDS awareness circa 1996. I forget how good Monch and Prince Po used to sound together.

The Aislers Set – Walked in Line (Live)
I miss The Aislers Set. They’re one of my all time favorite bands, and it saddens me that most folks have never heard of them. I remain devout. This tune is a cover of Joy Division’s “Walked In Line” from The Aislers Sets’ sessions for John Peel (R.I.P.) in 2003 at Maida Vale. More detail about those recordings here.

Vanessa Freeman – Sunrays
The ever prolific Vanessa Freeman pours sunrays all over your soul. One of the more beautiful tracks on The Chromatic Universe compilation that Alex Attias put together back in 2002.

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Don’t forget to check out our Welfare archives.

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** INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOWNLOADING **
We host all our Welfare downloads off-site, so what you need to do to download them is to click on the song name in the post, and then look for a download link on the page that that takes you to.

We mostly use divShare, so for divShare follow these steps to download the songs:

- Click on the name of the song. That will take you to a divShare page.

- On the divShare page, look for the black circle with an arrow pointing down. Below that arrow is a link that says “Download original”. Click that link and after a few seconds, the download should start automatically.

That should do it.

If the file is hosted on some other site besides divShare (like ZShare or MediaFire or something) then just look for a link on that site’s page that says download. When you click on the download link, it will probably do something similar to divShare and make you wait a handful of seconds before it starts the download (or offers a specific link to the download).

Hit us up in the comments if you need further instruction. We’re here to help. Thanks.

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DJ LIL TIGER starts things off with a love-themed Soul set with splashes of classic disco and contemporary R&B. EMPANADAMN holds it down in the second half with a mesh of synthy dance, pop, Hip-Hop and electro.

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