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.


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.


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.)


Don’t forget to check out our Welfare archives.


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.

Always got love for the hometown folks. Houston’s D. Rose been putting it down for a minute. I really started to check for this dude’s music when I heard “Move Slow” back in, I think, 2004. Love that tune.

Last year, D. Rose linked up with legendary Houston producer/DJ/barber DJ Cozmos to put out a really dope album called Taster’s Choice, a remastered version of which will be released soon on iTunes.

They just put out a new video from the album. “Play It Cool” features Damien of The Legendary K.O. (aka K-Otix), who directed the video and leads off the track. Also check the cameos from fellow Houston talents: H.I.S.D‘s Savvi and Scottie Spitten, Kay (of Example and Nicolay and Kay fame), and the other half of The Legendary K.O., Big Mon:

D. Rose – “Play It Cool” from Ethos Music Group on Vimeo.

While I’ve got your attention, peep the first video, “Beautiful World,” also off Taster’s Choice:

D Rose – “Beautiful World” from Ethos Music Group on Vimeo.

And if you want get to know more about D. Rose, Damien gets the assist:

Get To Know D Rose from Ethos Music Group on Vimeo.

(from Damien’s so-necessary Get to Know … series.)

phunkwatchaheard! radio

Phunkwhatchaheard! Radio, a weekly funk and soul show hosted by my man Jaekim StackCache which airs every Thursday* from 7-8pm Central Time on KTRU 91.7fm in Houston, just turned a year old this past week. To celebrate, Jae put together a one-year anniversary show Thursday that featured a special guest mix by Austin’s DJ Chicken George — DJ, producer, and O.G. alum of Houston’s acclaimed Soular Grooves Radio show.

Chicken George, who has two EPs out on Swedish Brandy (The Swed.u.s.h Connection, and The Swed.u.s.h Connection vol. 2), throws down a dope mix of modern funk with some heavy remixes of classic tunes. Check it out:

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One-year anniversary episode tracklist (07 May 09)
mixed live by DJ Chicken George:

Greyboy f/ Sharon Jones – “Got To Be a Love” (Paul Nice Mix)
Kutiman – “No Groove Where I Come From”
El Michels Affair – “C.R.E.A.M.”
Pure P – “Fonky President”
Lynn Collins – “Give it Up or Turn Me Lose”
Marvin Gaye – “What’s Going On” (SHH remix)
Eddie Harris – “Bold & Black” (DJ Nu-mark remix)
Natural Self f/ Alice Russell – Dont Need This Trouble”
Nick Nack – “Do You Believe Me”
Thes One – “DBC Let The Music Play” (remix instrumental)
Ramsey Lewis – “Do What You Wanna” (Mr. Scruff’s Soul Party remix)
United 8 – “Getting Uptown (To Get Down)”
Flow Dynamics – “Live in the Mix”
Archie Bell & The Drells – “Tighten Up” (Mophono remix)
The Bamboos – “Happy”
Breakout – “Planet Rock” (Pts 1 & 2)
Mellow Madness – “Save The Youth” (Kenny Dope remix)

There’s a special historical twist to Chicken George and JaeKim broadcasting together on KTRU again. I first met both of these cats about 10 years or so ago at that same station.

Jae (who then went by the name Theory) was doing an underground Hip-Hop radio show at the time called the Twelve Inch Sub with a dude from Vancouver named Eddie Question. I was doing my own Hip-Hop show at KVRX in Austin in those days, and wanted to stop in and check out how folks were getting down back in my hometown. Jae and Eddie welcomed me into the studio where they were handling the mics and board duties. They introduced me to Chicken George, who was holding things down in the mix on the turntables.

Fast forward to ’09, and there they are again in the same station where I met them — Jae on the boards, Chicken in the mix. Hearing them together on this anniversary show brings back old memories. It all comes back around.

Since that time, Chicken, Jae and I have all had our stints at DJ Sun‘s Soular Grooves, so I consider these cats part of my extended fam.

The Phunkwhatchaheard! anniversary celebrations continue in Austin on May 30, with Chicken George and DJ Starsign spinning along side Jaekim at Malverde:

Phunkwhatchaheard! Live @ Malverde in Austin

You can read more about JaeKim and Phunkwatchaheard! in the latest issue of Boy-Cott magazine. Just holler at the following PDF link and scroll down to page 8:

* Note: The show will be pre-empted for the next two weeks for Rice sports coverage, but they’ll be back to their regular weekly schedule on May 28. So, mark your calendars and hit up the show’s facebook and myspace pages for updates and links to the stream of the show.

Bonus: Here are some previous episodes to add to your collection:

week 43 (30 apr 09) feat. guest mix by DJ Pooks

Trus’me – Intro
Isaac Hayes – Ellie’s Love Theme
Norman Connors – You Are My Starship
Billy Paul – Let The Dollar Circulate
Steve Spacek – Let The Dollar Circulate
Willie Hutch – Brother’s Gonna Work It Out
Stevie Wonder – Boogie On Reggae Woman
Convertion – Let’s Do It
Ignition – Secret Sunday Lover (Greg Wilson Edit)
Donald Byrd – Love Has Come Around (Discolexic Edit)
U-Tern – Give It Up
Bill Withers – Who Is He (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
Tom Browne – Funkin’ For Jamaica (K2 Edit)
Roy Ayers – Brand New Feeling (Timmy Regisford Remix)

week 42 (23 Apr 09):

lee dorsey- “a lover was born”
daktaris- “musicawi slit” pt2
donald byrd- “think twice” (mizell brothers remix)
betty padgett- “sugar daddy” (instrumental extended mix)
the arch cupcake- “gutter snipe”
elmore judd- “rats”
shawn lee- “whatever side you’re on”
towa tei- “taste of you” (feat. taprikk sweezee)
whodini- “magic’s wand”
mr. scruff- “kalimba”
jazzy jeff- “house of tribe” (k-dope main mix)
dj kiva- “seven sisters”
sharon jones & the dap kings- “how long do i have to wait?” (ticklah remix)

DJ Suma – LuvSIK Mix (Dubstep)

In: Downloads, Houston, Mixes, Music

DJ Suma - LuvSIK Mix

Lot of mixes surfacing lately. Here’s another good one from the homie DJ Suma in Houston. As a producer and DJ, Suma has been breaking new ground with various musical styles for many years as a veteran member of Soular Grooves and the Rebel Crew.

Always with a strong ear for reggae and dub sounds, Suma’s latest mix, LuvSIK, gets deep into the varied sounds of Charlie Brown’s Teacher Dubstep:


Here’s the playlist:

1. In For The Kill (Skream Rmx) – La Roux
2. Ghost Hardware – Burial
3. I Luv U (Dubstep Mix) – Eryka Badu & Ziggy Marley
5. Reminissin’ (Skream’s ‘Time Traveller’ Refix) – Geiom
6. CCTV – LV/Dandelion
7. Koli Stance – SubSwara
8. Japan – Plastician
9. Cay’s Crays (Digital Mystikz Remix) – Fat Freddys Drop
10. Digidesign – Joker
11. Beautiful Complication Feat. Aarya & Ruthless – Guido
12. Break Your Heart – Sharmaji ft Maggie Horn
13. Router – Pangea
14. You Say – Headhunter
15. Girl From Codeine City – L-Wiz
16. Some Way Through This (Plastician Remix) – The Black Ghosts
17. Don’t Know – Synkro
18. I Pray (vs1) – Ib
19. Moments In Love (Caspa Remix) – Art Of Noise
20. What You Won’t Do For Love (DZ Rmx) – Bobby Caldwell
21. Everystep (Zed Bias Mix) – Tawiah
22. Grapevine (Joe B. remix) – Marvin Gaye
23. Nothing – BMC/Karina Nistal
24. Beg Stole Borrowed – Psychonaught
25. Love Dont Come Easily – Skream
26. Let Me Be Your Fantarsey – Maybe D??
27. Archangel – Burial
28. Roberta Flack (Martyn’s Heart Beat Mix) – Flying Lotus
29. Majesty Dub (Dread Foxx Rmx) – Suma
30. Lady Dub – The Widdler

Rock Steady Mondays @ The Flat

DJ Sun invited me drop a set at weekly institution that is ROCK STEADY MONDAYS @ The Flat. It’s always an honor to spin at RSM, and it will be an extra honor because DJ Sabo from NY is scheduled to headline with Sun that night. Gonna be a fun night. Info below:


MONDAY | 27 APRIL 2009

@ The Flat
1701 Commonwealth St.
Houston, TX 77006

[[ DJ SUN ]] :: Houston
( Soular Grooves )

featuring special guest:

[[ DJ Sabo ]] :: NYC
( Sol Selectas )

and an early guest set by:

( —=(] buhbOmp [)=—, Haterzville, touch&feel:radio, Soular Grooves, Parakitachi )

9p-2a | FREE FREE FREE | No dress code

Who’s smarter, you or Mike Jones?

In: Houston, Music, News, Video

Them boys @ XXL sat down with the greatest rapper alive (Bun) and that guy whose name I always forget. Who? Mike Jones. Who? Mike Jones! Who knows more about Houston rap? You or them?

Soular Grooves Radio

I’m returning to Houston at the end of April to see family and friends and to spin some good music around town. You can catch me live on the air at my old stomping grounds, Soular Grooves Radio, doing a live mix from 11pm-midnight (Central Time). Info below:



on 90.1FM KPFT

/// Soular Grooves Radio: 9.30p-12a (Central Time) ///

featuring a one-hour live mix (from 11P-MIDNIGHT Central Time) by:

[[ DJ LIL TIGER ]] :: NYC (Haterzville, buhbOmp Radio, Touch and Feel Radio, Soular Grooves, Get Broke All-Stars, Parakitachi) //

You can listen live on the internet at www.kpft.org.


Again the flyer says “Tonight”… Why?

MKTArtist.com & Dj Sly Foxx Present the Pitbull Afterparty.

With The F&%$ing Transmissions, Dj Sly Foxx & Jef Cashless
Sat. March, 28th @ The Houston House of Blues Bronze Peacock Room
1204 Caroline Street @ Dallas in downtown Houston
Houston, TX 77002
9PM-?AM | FREE! $5 adm.

Jef Cashless spinning Funk, House, Hip Hop, Modern Soul, Disco, etc.
Tonight, March 27.
@ The Flat
1701 Commonwealth St | Houston | FREE!


Big shout to the Gracie Chavez & the D.I.R.B. Crew. And yes, we will be Doin’ It Real Bigger this Saturday.

Dj Gracie Chavez & Jef Cashless Rocking the party in the Main Room @ Block 21

and in the Howard Hughes Room:
DJ Pooks & Drew

2420 Washington | 21+ | Free! | No dress code.

Bonus: Peep the lil write up on ya boy, Cashless, over at Gracie’s site, DustyCrates.com.



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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