Welcome to On The Beat Podcast #001. In this episode, we pay tribute to Hip Hop’s unsung champions… The Beatnuts: Psycho Les, Juju, and former member Fashion (aka Cool Ass Fash, who later became Al Tariq after leaving the group.) The Beatnuts have provided classic material with lyrics and production since the early Nineties, but their Hip Hop lineage goes back way further than that. Formerly known as the Beat Kings, they found themselves becoming DJs because of their love of Hip Hop. While digging, The Beatnuts ran into Afrika Bambaataa (one of the founders of Hip Hop.) Bambaataa introduced The Beatnuts to the Native Tongues (De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Brothers, Monie Love) and their career took off. The Beatnuts started their production credits with such artists as Stereo MCs, Common (sense), Fat Joe, Chi Ali and Monie love. Their beatmaking evolved into creating production for their own vocals. Their music, their contribution, their part in Hip Hop history is very import, so On The Beat would like to show how much we love them with our podcast tribute. This episode is mixed by DJ Excel of the Skratch Makaniks with commentary and discussion by mighty FlipSide Esq and Tisha Tuch… Enjoy.
FUCK MEDIAFIRE! THESE HATERS CAN’T HOL’ ME BACK! THESE HATERS CAN’T HOL’ ME BACK!
tracklist after the jump
Here we are at the end of another year, & with that comes the final mix of 2012. Pomp Pomp 2. We did this last year to celebrate our NYE party & since we’re back at it again, it’s only right. With out further delay, we present to you, POMP POMP (Volume 2)
SEE YOU IN 2013!!!!!!!!!
To celebrate the live debut of their new DJ/Production duo Prom Night, Todd Stylez and Adam Foster crafter their first official mixtape, “Skinny Jeans and Neon Dreams.”
Prom Night specializes in indie/dance/electro and this mixtape is a collection of the duo’s favorite tracks from the last couple years, mixed live in their signature high energy style.
These are my homies! Support their work.
So it’s trap music you want? Then trap music you shall have. Here’s a few edits I whipped up for the clubs. Not re-inventing the wheel, just puttin’ 26′s” on them!!!!
Harlem Shake (Excel Edit)
Rattle In Paris (Excel Edit)
We Bout That Pony (Excel Bootleg)
Bugg’n In The Paint (Excel Bootleg)
Each mix will be dedicated to an individual theme that compliments the zeitgeist of the current GPPR collection. Tune in every two weeks for a new edition of
Along with the original music & disco house we’ve been working on, we still find time to sneak in a few hardcore club tracks. Impulse had sent me the ruff concept for the Mercy track some time ago. It wasn’t until a very early flight back from Kansas City this past weekend that I was able to put it all together in my head & than later in the computer. We’re really pleased with the overall sound of this one. I have to say, I think this is the best remix thus far. There’s no doubt in our minds that this will create a frenzy on the dance floor!!!!
USE IT WISELY,
The homie @bamski from GPPR asked me to put a mixtape together for them. After a few emails back & forth we came up with the theme of the mix. We ran with “New Hip Hop”. Showing love to the young guns of Rap… & I snuck a couple new joints from a couple OG’s in there too for good measure. I’m really pleased with the overall turnout of this mix. So pleased that it runs 2 hours total. I wanted to give you guys a peak at the tracklist early so you know what to look forward to later this week.
Stay tuned for the DL link. Be sure to check out the GPPR site. They have some really fly clothing!
Hit the jump for the tracklist:
I won’t give the details, but those who know, know what’s in these 2 folders.
Excel – The Do-Over Edits 1
Excel – The Do-Over Edits 2
Here’s a few links that were pulled down by the man. “I don’t like that shit, I don’t like that shit….”
I was browsing around on the interwebs recently & I’ve noticed that we, Ostinati, have been getting some love. Below are some links & posts that I’ve found from people supporting & showing love.
Dolly Parton – Jolene (Ostinati Remix) - YOUTUBE
Dolly Parton – Jolene (Ostinati Remix) [HQ] – YouTube
Here’s 2 bootlegs I put together for the clubs. Both have
been working really well for me. I hope they work for you too.
Martin Solveig vs. CRJ – Call Me 4 A Night Out (Excel Bootleg)
Bingo Players vs. Gotye – Rattle I Used To Know (Excel Bootleg)
Excel – Live From The Dime <–DOWNLOAD
Tracklist after the jump….
Ostinati is the brain child of veteran Scratch/Party Rock dj’s JeyOne & Excel. This funky disco house project is a guaranteed floor rocker tried and tested. Top notch production and truly funky samples and riffs throughout the EP make this a must have for any party rocker….
THANK YOU TO MY HOMIE JEY ONE & THANK YOU POUND RECORDS.
Ostinati – Extended Play (EP)
This past weekend I was in Ft. Lauderdale playing at Vibe. Dope room with a knockin’ sound system, proper lights & a energetic crowd who come out for one reason, to dance.
We did just that. Hit the jump for my set. 3 mixes, in total about 4 hours of heat.
Here’s my full set from BLDG 24 last friday. In total, it’s 3 hours. It was great to have Lix back on the mic like old times. Bunch of good tunes on here. Some you know, some you may not. Either way, it’s all Ham!
Hit the jump for the tracklist.
“Make sure you come check us this friday @ 12th & Callowhill for Statik’s Bday. Brendan Bring’em, Phsh, Statik & myself all on the wheels, Lix on the mic, super underground rager!!!”