Friday, December 11, 2009


Mos Def - Beef (dj sunshine 'truth n rights' blend)

I LOVE the truth n' rights riddim. Let's just put every acapella on it. Really.'

Also, I'm djing this Monday 7pm 'till Midnight @ Cheryl's Global Soul.
$20 Cover: It's a charity event. For what? I'm not actually sure. I think its for a start-up theater company. There are 14 hosts listed so it'll be happening.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

dj sunshine : bar sepia

Dj gig this Saturday @ Bar Sepia (2,3 to E. Parkway/Brooklyn Museum Q to 7th Ave). Come through and dance with me, dj sunshine, a.k.a. "the King of Underhill Avenue." Below is a treat.

Mel Torme - Right Now (dj sunshine 'audio two' edit)<-----halfway there w/ this one.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

First Saturday

Your first Saturday plans:
a. 10pm - go to the Brooklyn Museum for the Target first Saturday party.
b. drink glass of wine, look at art, dance, witness dutch hip-hop.
c. 11pm - leave museum, walk 1 minute to Cheryl's Global Soul.
d. buy a Stinger (Homemade ginger beer, Cacha├ža [brazilian sugar-cane rum], fresh lime). If you are feeling cold ask for a hot whiskey and cider.
e. dance to/with yours truly.
f. 3:30am - Time for slow jams. See below.

One Way

Johnny Osbourne

A new edit/blend. What's inside? Pete Rock, Boz Scaggs, Gaz, C.L. Smooth, Roy Ayers.
Bo Diddley - Who Do You Love (dj sunshine 'creator' blend)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

dj gig

djing @ Cheryl's Global Soul this Saturday 11pm-'till. This is a dance party---tables to the side, lights down low, drink specials at the bar, music turned up loud. No cover.

Here's a remix for y'all

Ike & Tina Turner - Cussin', Cryin' & Carryin' On (dj sunshine remix)

This is yet another case of famous break that is just the beginning to a song that should be much better known.

Oh, and someone requested this blend
Willie Hutch - Tell Me Why (dj sunshine 'UMC blend')

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Prototype Mix

Still here. Been Working on things. New mix--no tags, no horns---maybe next time. Some people requested a taste. Be back with a more selfish mix soon. Rock this at your party.

1. Funky For You - Nice & Smooth
2. Got Your Money - ODB
3. Children's Story - Slick Rick
4. Goin' Back To Cali [Dam Funk vs Biggie (Kon Edit)] - Biggie Smalls
5. If You Want Me To Stay (dj sunshine edit) - Sly & The Family Stone
6. I Like It (dj sunshine edit) - The Emotions
7. Vivrant Thing (dj sunshine remix) - Q-Tip
8. I Can't Go For That - Hall & Oates
9. Hot (Ratatat Remix) - Missy Elliot
10. Shorty (Prince of Ballard Remix) - Busta Rhymes & Fat Joe
11. In Da Wind - Trick Daddy, Cee-Lo, Big Boi
12. We've Only Just Begun (TM Juke Remix) - Lee Mc Donald
13. Rock Steady - The Whispers
14. Off The Wall - Michael Jackson
15. Funk Dat - Sagat
16. Down In LA (Shazam Remix-DJ HOFF edit-Rap Only) - Munk, T.I.
17. Got To Give It Up (Morsy Mix) - Marvin Gaye
18. Bang Bang (Prince Of Ballard Remix) - Rye Rye
19. Let It Whip (Morsy Mix) - Dazz Band
20. My Boo (Solly Remix) - Ghost Town DJ's
21. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (dj sunshine edit) - James Brown
22. Kryptonite (Prince Of Ballard Remix) - Big Boi
23. No, no, no - Dawn Penn
24. Bam Bam (dj sunshine 'classic breaks' edit) - Sister Nancy
25. Barbwire (dj sunshine drum edit) - Nora Dean
26. Magnificent feat. Kardinal Offishal - Estelle
27. Murder She Wrote - Chaka Demus & Pliers
28. Money To Burn - T.O.K.
29. Electric Relaxation - A Tribe Called Quest
30. I Can't Wait - Nu Shooz
31. Vitamin A (dj sunshine Remix) - Don Cavalli
32. You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate
33. Love Will Bring Us Back Together - Roy Ayers


New Party in Brooklyn on first Saturdays @ Cheryl's Global Soul 10pm 'till.
That's 236 Underhill Ave btw Eastern Parkway and Lincoln Ave in Brooklyn.
Train: 2,3 to Brooklyn Museum, or the Q to 7th Ave

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Royal Flush

Big Boi Feat. Andre 3000 & Reakwon - Royal Flush (dj sunshine remix)

Remix instrumental features Alton Elllis and The Bird & The Bee.
Be excited about this song like you were when you first heard about it.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Beastie Boys Feat. Q-Tip - Get It Together (dj sunshine "sample source" edit)

This edit takes the get it together acapella and speeds it up to fit over Aquarius by Moog Machine. Aquarius was sampled to make the instrumental for get it together. It's concept-driven (i.e. I'd like to see remixers do this with many more songs), but it also works.
117.5 bpm. And I really need a cleaner acapella. Listen.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Friday, April 3, 2009

Bobby Caldwell (Things I would have really hated on 3 years ago pt. 1)

Bobby Caldwell - My Flame

Notorious B.I.G - Sky's The Limit
(sorry no streaming, it's an .m4a)

Bobby Caldwell - Carry On

MED - Can't Hold On

The one you knew about
Bobby Caldwell - Open Your Eyes

Common - The Light

MED & Madlib - Please Set Me At Ease

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Music Blogs

Since I am being a tool and not posting frequently, I may as well direct you to other music blogs.

Here are my favorite (and I'm a pheen)

They are kind of in order
Solo blog by Prince Of Ballard of the left coast. Look here for awesome original hip-hop remixes, funk, soul, and photography (lots of skiing for this producer). Updated almost every other day.
Group blog starring DJ Captain Planet A.K.A Chuck Wild of the Beatards. Original remixes here. Hip-hop, brazilian, world-music, funk, nearly everything. Chuck Wild is a world traveling, crate-digging, djing, remixing, rapping/singing (not sure, never seen the Beatards perform, but will soon) music blogger. His remix of Erykah Badu's Cleva blew my mind. He made a totally different and original song.
Funk, Soul, Retro-Soul, Jazz-Funk, Hip-Hop. Updated nearly every day. This is probably the most popular of the blogs here. DJ O-Dub even makes legitimate reissue CDs. They're must have. Google "Johnny Guitar Watson - Lovin' You"
This group-blog is all over the place. Hip-Hop, Indie-Rock, album reviews of obscure bands, electro remixes, top 40 and underground hip-hop. Has everything and keeps me abreast of what everyone but me already knows about. Updated nearly everyday if not more than once daily.
Crate-digger extrodinare. Only vinyl rips on this site. Nothing released in the last 20 years will be found here. Extensive archives of funk mixes that can be downloaded as separate tracks in a .zip file. Introduced me to Bobby "Blue" Bland, and obscure cats like Diamond Joe (See his song Fair Play for some spine shivers).
If I was forced to listen to all the electro remixes on the site I might try to kill myself. Thankfully listening to them all is not compulsory. AND...the Sampled feature on this site is really great and archived for your convenience. And I dig some electro remixes.
This is a music/literature blog. Themed posts of just about any type of music with accompanying original writing. Updated frequently.

Is that how you spell pheen?

Friday, January 30, 2009

long time, no post

OK. I am going to give you all something meaty since I have not posted in quite a bit. In my nomadic travels through the music blogosphere I came upon dj b.cause and his edit of a Marvelettes song. The song mixes the Marvelettes song Too Many Fish In The Sea with the instrumental from the De La Soul Song Ooh Feat. Redman.

Too many fish in the sea
- Marvelettes (b.cause Ooh edit)

Too many fish in the sea
- Marvelettes

Ooh - De La Soul featuring Redman

Besides being dope as hell I like the concept of sampling rap instrumental that are, themselves, full of samples. The De La Soul track ooh contains some guitar and vocals from the oft sampled Lee Dorsey.

Greatest Love - Lee Dorsey
Lee Dorsey is the man. If you don't know, check out his song A Lover Was Born, possibly his most sampled song next to the drum break from Get Out Of My Life Woman. Prince of Ballard has A Lover Was Born posted over at his blog in addition to a remix of Kanye's Get 'em high that skillfully employs the Lover Was Born break. Too really check out how instrumental Lee Dorsey has been in hip hop check out There are too many great Lee Dorsey songs to mention here. Later.

For some reason I came upon the classic Lou Reed song Walk on the Wild Side last night. With b.cause in mind a made a super-simple edit that puts the break from the A Tribe Called Quest song
Can I Kick it

over Walk On The Wild Side from which the bass line was taken for the ATCQ song. The Can I Kick it? drum break was taken from the Lonnie Smith song
Spinning Wheel.

I do not have much to say about Lonnie Smith.
Lou Reed - Walk on the Wild Side (dj sunshine super-simple reverse engineering edit)


On a mostly unrelated note, I made an edit of an awesome Joe Bataan song Gypsy Woman. It is more of functional edit than an artistic or creative edit. By this I mean that the main purpose of the edit is to make the song more danceable. I believe I discovered Gypsy Woman over at In any case, dj O-Dub was definitely the one to introduce me to Bataan, who he has been pushing hard over at soul-sides.
Joe Bataan - Gypsy Woman (dj sunshine edit)

Can you guess what was sampled? I doubt it.

"ha, she smokes pot, ha, she smokes pot!"
This remix is dedicated to my friend's mom.

Come check me out this Saturday 10pm till 'late at Bar Reis. 375 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY.

Thursday, January 8, 2009


OK. So, I've been really into disco lately. I'm getting curious looks from people who thought they knew me.
Before I began DJing I did not really know any dance music. I was an expert on great soul music you never heard of and weird spoken word records that only someone with wayyyy too much time on their hands would listen to. At some point, when I started to enjoy dancing (ahem, be quiet, I don't care if you enjoy me dancing) my musical tastes went in the same direction. I got fed up with Bukowski and Vonnegut (do not buy man without a country---save yourself the dissapointment). I got fed up with florida funk (okay, I actually really like do right man by Sam Baker, but many underground soul/funk artists never made it for good reason).
I have not thrown these old things away, I've just widened my horizons a bit.

In testament to the aforementioned is an instrumental disco/funk track I made tonight that will hopefully feature a vocalist in the near future.

Manny Duran Disco - Mr Sunshine

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Yes, I will be at Bar Reis tonight. 9 'till late. 375 5th Avenue btw 5th and 6th Street in Park Slope.

Friday, January 2, 2009

New Year's Mix

Here is a mix I made for the new year's extravaganza at Cheryl's Global Soul. I was not there, so I do not know how it was received, but I will find out eventually.

Tracklisting: (1 Hour, 44 Minutes)
Lowell Fulsom - Tramp
Bobby Byrd - I know you got soul
Hall & Oates - I can't go for that (no can do)
Bobby Brown - My Perogative
Bel Biv Devoe - Poison
Black Eyed Peas - Like That (Feat. Cee-Lo, John Legend, Talib Kweli & Q-Tip)
Frank Frost - My Back Scratcher
The Soul Shakers - You Ain't my Brother
Bob & Earl - Harlem Shuffle
Mighty Ryders - " Evil Vibration" (Kon & Amir)
Cameo - Word Up
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Estelle - American Boy (feat. Kanye West)
brooklyn express - sixty nine (12'' original) (Kon & Amir)
The Brothers Johnson - Stomp
Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Till You Get Enough
KC & The Sunshine Band - Boogie Shoes
Marvin Gaye - Got to give it up
Wood Brass and Steel Band - Long Live Music (Kon's Edit)
The Fabulous Conti Family - You've Got Me Goin Baby (Kon's Edit)
Esther Phillips - Boy I Really Tied One On
Outkast - The Way You Move (Featuring Sleepy Brown)
Steely Dan - peg (prince of ballard bmore clap mix)
Salt N Peppa - Push It
Terry Nova - Push With Size (Kon's Live Edit)
Venise - Don't Think About It (Kon's Live Edit)
Skip Jackson & The Natural Experience - "Microwave Boogie" (Kon & Amir)
Marva Whitney - Unwind Yourself
Dazz Band - let it whip
Beck - Sexx Laws
Santogold - Shove It (feat. Spank Rock)
Joe Bataan - Latin Soul Square Dance
Destination - Move On Up (Extended)
Of Montreal - For Our Elegant Caste
Sleeve & Lowman - So Fine
Robyn - Konichiwa Bitches
Four Gents - Soul Sister
Devo - Whip It
Sister Nancy - Bam Bam (DJ Sunshine's classic breaks edit)
Dawn Penn - No no no
Althea & Donna - Uptown Top Ranking
Barbara Lewis - Hello Stranger
Timmy Thomas - Why Can't We Live Together

Cheryl's Global Soul : New Year's Mix

As you can see, I'm loving everything by Kon & Amir right now. Their Off Track series currently consists of two volumes: Queens and the Bronx. I believe they will eventually have rare disco/afro/funk compilations for each borough, though I have not seen any buzz for new releases. Check them out at APT in NYC on a regular basis. I need to.

I should be at Bar Reis this Sat, but stay tuned for further updates.

DJ Sunshine