Empanadamn

This week at SOUNDLIB, special guest and buhbOmp-mate EMPANADAMN takes over the decks while Lil Tiger and Q are out on the road. Empanadamn, a veteran of the New York DJ scene for the past decade, will be serving up choice selections of Hip-Hop, R&B, Disco, Reggae and some classic good shit all night long.

Sound Liberation Front + buhbOmp + The BRMG + Rappers I Know present:

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WEDNESDAY | 17 MAR 2010
9p-1a | FREE | No dress code

@ Moe’s
80 Lafayette Ave
Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY, 11217
718.797.9536

C to Lafayette Ave / G to Fulton St
Also within walking distance from the Atlantic Ave station (B-Q-2-3-4-5 trains)

featuring special guest:

[[ EMPANADAMN ]]
( –=(] buhbOmp [)=– )

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I’m DJing a birthday rave for the homie Moe Choi (Choimatic) Friday night ’til dawn (forreal). Also playing will be $mall ¢hange, J-Zone, DJ Rumor & Erik The Red. Craziness is to be expected.

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And in traditional rave steez gone 2010, you’ll have to email this contact for the secret coordinates. Yes, it’s like that.

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.

(This is an AIFF file, which means it’s in full CD quality. You can convert it to mp3 in iTunes or something similar after you download it, if that’s what you prefer. Click on the down arrow on the right, or click on the red-linked song title above to download.)

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 ………

(This is an AIFF file, which means it’s in full CD quality. You can convert it to mp3 in iTunes or something similar after you download it, if that’s what you prefer. Click on the down arrow on the right, or click on the red-linked song title above to download.)

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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.

Sailing into the sunset one last time this season.

Come join us this labor day weekend. We’re helping jump off Blue Room Group’s introduction of The Funky Brunch at littlefield. Look out for that meshing of music + food happening on Sundays.

Smooth Move is the perfect post-brunch / pre-party springboard to celebrate summer, with DJs mixing a throwback soundtrack that encompasses yacht rock, soft rock, AM gold, quiet storm cuts and everything in between. Expect food on the grill, drinks at the bar, and basking in the outdoor courtyard.

FREE! No cover.

Saturday July 25th, 3-9PM at littlefield
622 Degraw St. b/w 3rd & 4th Ave.
in The Gowanus, Brooklyn
M/R to Union (closest route)
or F/G to Carroll (12 minute walk)

*SPECIAL BONUS*
Soul Korea’s “Mellow Yellow” Mix

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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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.

It’s about that time…

Smooth Move July 2009

Smooth Move July 2009

This Saturday afternoon we’re hattin’ down dem batches, no, no… batten down the hatches aboard this brothership with DJs empanadamn, Sailsmore and Soul Korea. It’s another installment of your favorite afternoon outing of as much seat grooving as a pair of butt-cheeks pressed in white linen trousers can take – Smooth Move.

Smooth Move is the perfect post-brunch / pre-party springboard to celebrate summer, with DJs mixing a throwback soundtrack that encompasses yacht rock, soft rock, AM gold, quiet storm cuts and everything in between. Expect food on the grill, drinks at the bar, and basking in the outdoor courtyard.

FREE! No cover.

Saturday July 25th, 3-9PM at littlefield
622 Degraw St. b/w 3rd & 4th Ave.
in The Gowanus, Brooklyn
M/R to Union (closest route)
or F/G to Carroll (12 minute walk)

Big shouts to the homies at Yacht Rock (creators of the online documentary series covering  your favorite yacht rock artists) for their previous support on the Twitter hotline.

This monumental event reunited one of hip-hop’s illest collaborative mixtape efforts of the 1990s – DJ Tony Touch presents The 5 Deadly Venoms Of Brooklyn (1997) featuring DJs PF Cuttin (as The Lizard), Mister Cee (The Toad), Premier (The Scorpion), Evil Dee (The Centipede) & Tony Touch (The Snake). The title is based on a Shaw Brothers classic The 5 Deadly Venoms which refers to 5 characters who exemplify kung fu fighting styles of said creatures. The theme has been utilized in various hip-hop contexts from Wu-Tang albums to Sprite commercials.

The night’s celebration of Tony Toca‘s birthday also paid homage to the late Michael Jackson, classic hip-hop joints and good music, period. Special thanks to Squincy Jones, who was in attendance with me. Check Toca Tuesdays at Sutra on 1st & 1st in the East Village. One of NYC’s only parties poppin’ on a Tuesday night.

Photos of the night with awesome captions courtesy of me.

DJ Tony Touch presents The 5 Deadly Venoms Of Brooklyn

PS. Sorry for the lacking title; I didn’t ask him his age. Plus a lady never tells. (Just kiddin’, Tony!) Peace to the piece maker!

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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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.

Mixtape Exchange is a platform for music lovers to talk, share and trade music of all kinds. Patrons are encouraged to bring a CD or two of their favorite jams, mixes, or self-made tunes to exchange with others.

Music by empanadamn & Choimatic.

FREE! No cover.

Sunday June 28th, 3-9PM at littlefield
622 Degraw St. b/w 3rd & 4th Ave.
in The Gowanus, Brooklyn
M/R to Union (closest route)
or F/G to Carroll (12 minute walk)

We’re back at it again. Come join us this Saturday afternoon as DJs empanadamn, Sailsmore and Soul Korea set sail for the wide, blue yonder. We’ll be grillin’ and chillin’ with an array of classic smooth jams, and there might possibly be frozen margaritas. Yeah, I said it.

Smooth Move is the perfect post-brunch / pre-party springboard to celebrate summer, with DJs mixing a throwback soundtrack that encompasses yacht rock, soft rock, AM gold, quiet storm cuts and everything in between.

FREE! No cover.

Saturday June 27th, 3-9PM at littlefield
622 Degraw St. b/w 3rd & 4th Ave.
in The Gowanus, Brooklyn
M/R to Union (closest route)
or F/G to Carroll (12 minute walk)

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