Sunday, November 16, 2008

saturday night fever

People were breaking. it. down. this Saturday.
Thanks to all who came and danced.

Special thanks to the photographer, Andrew Lynch. Go check out his photoblog wheredapicsat? for more pics from this Saturday and his other adventures.

The surprise hit this week was a tune by the Dixie Cups, called Iko Iko and the remix by diplo.
Here is the original. it. is. funky.

Peace, and come next week.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

alvin robinson - down home girl (dj sunshine remix)

Title says it all young 'uns.
Alvin Robinson is the man and now you know.
Your welcome.

p.s. bar reis. this saturday. do it.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

manna from the street : smoke and no smoke

Okay, so as I was walking home from work on this rainy day I came across a stack of records lying in the rain. So, as usual, I checked them out. Endgame, I now have a Sly & The Family Stone Anthology (double LP), Eddie Kendrick's album goin' up in smoke (SEALED!), a Bobby Womack LP, an Isley Brothers LP, a Gladys Knight LP and a bunch of other stuff.

Below is a vinyl rip of goin' up in smoke

I've had my ear on Kendricks recently because Armed Snobbery posted the Kendricks track that was sampled in the Lil' Wayne song Let The Beat Build. Anyway, as I'm sure you've guessed the Kendricks track is ridiculous and the Wayne song mediocre, BUT WAIT! I'm not hatin', that Mrs Officer is definitely on my playlist right now---it's got a nice hook and the lyrics are so wrong they're right.

And here's some of the "other stuff"
Sarah Vaughan - No Smoke Blues

This is pretty racy (sorry for the 'mom'cabulary) for Sarah Vaughan and the first time I have heard her sing the blues.

And the "smoke" thing is purely coincidence.

On "smoke," the above is some smoke puff advertising I witnessed after the A train to Rockaway Beach broke down a few summers back.


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Saturdays @ Bar Reis

This is a weekly event. Set starts around 8:30-9pm and goes 'till 2am or later.
I'll play soul, reggae, funk, and hip-hop and disco....pop ----current, classics and rarities.

Come, get down, go to all-night diner after.

Venue: Bar Reis is on 5th Avenue between 5th St and 6th St in Park Slope.
The bar has two floors. Upstairs, a long wooden bar and downstairs, a lounge with a pool table and dancefloor? (that depends on you). There is also a backyard with picnic tables for you smokers and polar bears.

This week's top 5
1. Checkmates Ltd - Got 2 See You Soon
2. Talib Kweli - Hot Thing (Produced by
3. Dawn Penn - No no no
4. Nickodemus & Quantic - Mi Swing Es Tropical
5. Erykah Badu - Cleva (Captain Planet Remix)

I'm trying to think up some sort of promo for this week.
I had two ideas:
1. Give out a free ep with your second drink
2. Free dum dums

Ideas people?


Below is a track of mine from a few years ago. Can you identify the horn sample?
The title is a hint.


Dj Sunshine