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