What’s good, party peoples? My name is Scott Matelic, a recent Brooklyn transplant from Indianapolis, Indiana. I’m a DJ/Producer/record collector who has decided to join the ranks of the CFB blogging crew. I figured I would hit you all off with a track of some sort, and so here it is–a quick and shortened revamp of M.O.P.’s classic “Ante Up.” Obviously, nothing tops the original version, but I like the idea of hip hop acappellas over UBB style breaks–and these are two of my favorites (Gaz “Sing Sing” and Banbarra “Shack Up”). Plus, the tempo adjustment allows you to slip it into sets that were formerly “non-M.O.P bpm friendly”.
I recently put together this Bounce remix of Aloe Blacc’s excellent “I Need a Dollar” and recruited my homies from New Orleans to fill it out. My dude Lyrikill is on vocals and Tony 5kratchere on the brief but fun scratch solo near the end of the song. Really happy with how this turned out and it’s already been getting some love down in the Bayou. Hope y’all enjoy it as well! And don’t forget to download my man Lyrikill’s A TIME TO KILL MIXTAPE right now for free!
So I absolutely LOVE the original version of this song, but it’s a bit too melancholy to play in the club so I hooked up a remix on top of Bill Withers’ “Lovely Day” and got my dog THE SHOW to kick a quick verse. Really into this shit and it’s a fun BBQ Jam or a good opening set record. Hope y’all are into it!
Prince Klassen and I have been really getting into ’60s and ’70s psychdedelic rock and funk from Cambodia and Thailand. We cut up some of our favorite songs from this setting and put together this mix called Kamchruoch (the Khmer word for “fireworks”).
If you download the mix, we ask that you consider making a donation to Tiny Toones, a non-profit organization started by Cambodian-American deportee Tuy “KK” Sobil which provides a safe place for at-risk Cambodian youth to learn Enligh, Khmer, music, b-boying, art, drug prevention and harm reduction, and more.
I’ve been bitching constantly on Twitter about how there’s already way too many “How Low” remixes floating around, none of which are close to touching the perfection that is the original. So, my completely stupid way of voicing my distaste for this over-abundance of remixes was to do a cheeky, fun, non-club-focused remix as a completely ineffective and hypocrtical protest. So I threw the acapella on top of War’s classic “Low Rider” and re-arranged things a bit making it into a fun little BBQ blend.
Today marks the release date of another fantastic release on our lil’ ol’ label here at Crossfaded Bacon HQ. This time we’re taking it back to them Old School Disco Party Breaks with Mike 2600’s *READY TO ROCK EP*. Mike himself created the hilarious and fun Promo video above of the title track on the EP, and I think it gives you a great indication of what this EP is all about with its Old School party vibes and editing. As you’ll notice quickly, each of the original songs on *Ready To Rock* are very clearly inspired by the innovative cut & paste mixes of Double Dee & Steinski, the Disco Rap aesthetic embodied by labels like West End and Enjoy Records, the spaced-out disco sounds of Cloud One, and even the raw sounds of ’60s garage and psych rock. If you didn’t already know, Mike 2600 is already a well known figure amongst some of the world’s biggest DJs (organizing the annual DO IT TO IT party at SXSW and helps compile the accompanying vinyl EP featuring remixes from DJs like Tittsworth, Dave Nada from Nadastrom, Crossfaded Bacon’s Emynd, and Bird Peterson) this is his first official solo release. Accompanied by exclusive remixes from CFB boys Emynd and Scott Matelic, we’re really proud to introduce Mike 2600 to the rest of the world with another CFB release that will sound fresh whether played today, tomorrow, next year, or next decade. Oh and don’t forget to follow him on Twitter.
As a gift to y’all today, you can download Mike’s original *Gigolo Rhythm* and Scott Matelic’s Remix below. Feel free to blog these boys or hit us with comments!
I’m happy to report, last Friday night we had a very epic BOUNCE at the Barbary. Shit was bonkers, in no small part because it was my dude Steve’s (from Exit Skateshop) Birthday. Exit sponsors the party which makes for a bit of a strange marriage because Steve hates most of the music we play… but he comes and parties regardless. In an effort to make his birthday party a bit more enjoyable for his ears, I made a couple edits of songs he likes in an attempt to appease him and not completely alienate our dancefloor. I affectionately have these songs in a folder called “Honkey Breaks” in my Serato crates and I’m going to be sharing some of them with y’all. They’re mostly pretty sloppy, but fuck it, I spent like 20 minutes on these fuckers and they got the job done. Comments always welcome even if you hate the shit!
First up is an edit of Creedence Clearwater’s “Down On the Corner” that’s got some tastefully understated Bmore-styled drums. This shit is actually fairly useful.
This James Royal record is one of my favorite funk/soul songs but I can’t say I have any real idea why I love this record so much. I guess it’s just because the horns are dope as fuck, drums are mixed well, and I strangely really love the feel of the vocals. Used to play this song in opening sets all the time and I’m psyched I ripped it to start rocking it again. I also posted Tony Newman’s “Soul Thing” which is fundamentally an instrumental version of “House of Jack” with an organ playing the vocal melody. Love both of these songs. Hope you guys enjoy em too.
Again, hoping to add to the scope of the material covered on this blog, I’m introducing a series called Weird Wednesdays that’s going to allow me to post whatever fucking random song I want (regardless if it’s really weird or not) on any given Wednesday. I’m starting this shit off with an absolutely grooving slow funk jam “Losalamitoslatinfunklovesong” from Gene Harris’s incredible album “Astral Signal.” Check the youtube above and if you fucks with it, download it below.