Pechiche = showing love + human exchange + comradery + laughter + sharing in a moment with friends + giving each other what you want with celebratory disregard + going hard at the party. It’s an energy my set has been reflecting lately and its very much a latin vibes ting. I’m happy to announce my first gigs in London this weekend longside Cal Jader/ DJ Arias/ and celebrating the release of Axel Krygier‘s album Pesebre with the man himself.

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Check out a little viral video I just made for the song Funny Cats off my album Flowers.  It’s got a bunch of LOLcats images and funny cat videos from YouTube cut to my song.

There were two inspirations for this video.  1) I actually like these stupid cat videos on the internet and feel like the effervescent silliness of them fits the song well 2) they get 40 Million hits on YouTube.  So the idea here is to see if combining my song with this kind of viral content can make it get more hits and more importantly reach people who aren’t blog-reading, social-networking music nerds but instead regular people who watch funny cat videos on YouTube.  I’ll let you know how it works.

Click here to buy the album on iTunes

My new solo instrumental album Flowers is out!  YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

It took me a while to get this out, longer than I’d like considering it’s on my own label but now it’s out and it feels GOOD!  I love completing projects.  But it’s not done!  Now I have to actually sell some copies!  If you or your grandma or your friends on the internet would like to support the Dutty Artz movement and contribute to the cause of me buying diapers, catfood and continuing my lavish lifestyle for me and my young family that would be great!  There are many places to buy it.  Here is a list:

BUY MATT SHADETEK – FLOWERS:

Boomkat:
This is probably a good option if you want FLAC or any of those non-mp3 formats.
iTunes (USA):
If you buy here please write me a lavish review and give me five stars!  I deserve it!  If you’re browsing the store from your phone or whatever I am featured in front of the Electronic category in the USA store.
Juno:

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AND if you missed them you can get some free downloads including two songs from the album and a podcast DJ mix I did for XLR8R:

Download ‘Funny Cats’ from The FADER

Download ‘iHop’ from XLR8R

Download the podcast mix from XLR8R

Stream ‘Funny Cats’ from Soundcloud:

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Good friend and fellow bass fiend The Crooked Clef has the best taste of any of the  bloggers writing over at Trash Menagerie. He also does serious damage behind his Traktor pulled decks. He has  been putting out a semi-regular series called Trash in the Bassment-  check last edition’s tropical deluge for confirmation of the mans skills and taste. His latest goes all  house-y in that way that I get embarrassed about loving. But believe- this is a HEAVY HEAVY mix that I can imagine going off at Night Slugs or any of the other gutter house/heavy bass parties that you can find out in the wide wide world. Below find Vol VI

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01. Hot City – Set Me Free (Available on Boomkat)
02. Black Box – I Don’t Know (Kingdom Remix) ((Trash Menagerie))
03. Emynd – Hold It Down 2009 ((Crossfaded Bacon))
04. Scottie B & King Tutt – African Chant (Top Billin’ Remix) ((Get Weird Turn Pro))
05. DJ Master-D – Mad Drumz (Curb Crawlers)
06. Zombie Disco Squad – Banton Boot (Curb Crawlers)
07. L-Vis 1990 – Come Together (Available on Beatport)
08. Dre Skull – I Want You (Bok Bok Remix) ((Available on Beatport))
09. Star Eyes – Happy Haus (Exclusive Star Eyes mix for Trash Menagerie)
10. CT Burners & Jubilee – Kick It (Birthday Party Berlin)
11. Norrit – Feel the Rhythm (Dubbel Dutch Remix) ((Discobelle))
12. Buraka Som Sistema (Feat. Petty) – D…D…D…D…Jay (Poligono Big Pachanga Remix) ((Curb Crawlers))
13. Mavado – Blessed (De Tropix Remix) ((Mad Decent))
14. DJ Rupture – Cumbia De Las Piratas (Refix) ((Mudd Up))
15. Amadou & Miriam – Sabai (Uproot Andy Remix) ((Ghetto Bassquake))
16. Cooly G – Narst (Available on Boomkat)

P.S. Love to see how dude is straight up with the provenance of his work… INTEGRITY

Just got this from Spoek. The last one was so baddd I haven’t even heard this but I figure I better fling it up here quick so you all can listen and enjoy simultaneously. Mr. Mathambo was on a deep-south-african funky township haunted house vibe last time. OK I listened.  This one sounds like your mama getting daggered by a skeleton in a fly outfit, under   very   slow   strobe   lights.  Ugh, it’s disgusting.  I think I’m sick.

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Spoek sez:

“ON THIS EXTRA SPECIAL MIX DEDICATED TO MY FRIEND, I HAVE PUT IN A LOT OF THE SUPER CRUCIAL SUPER IMPORTANT NEW MUSIC I HAVE BEEN MAKING AS MOLEKE MBEMBE AND SLUSH PUPPY KIDS. I WANT YOU TO ENJOY YOURSELF.

LOVE
SPOEK MATHAMBO

TRACKLIST

SLUSH PUPPY KIDS – WE THE BEST
DJ MUJAVA – PHELINDABA
BANANA CLIPZ – PUSH AM (LEFT, RIGHT)
BAKSTINA – DASHBOARD LOVE
EASTWEST – PSCHADELIC DISCO
THE EXTRA T’S – FLASH BOOGIE
**MURKZ – PLEASE DON’T STOP THE MUSIC
T2 – HEARTBROKEN (NASTIBOI RMX)
ACSLATER – HELLO (MOLEKE MBEMBE REMIX)
DJ SPYRO – SPYRO SPESH
DJ MURKZ – WWOW DUTTY
MOLEKE MBEMBE – HESLOSTCONTROL
BUJO MUJO – ??
DJ MUJAVA – DIPALA TSATWANE
SPIKIRI THE KING DON FATHER- UNIQUE
CHIEF BOIMA – COUPE LIKE ME BABY
SHAKKA ROXX – SHATEH
SLUSH PUPPY KIDS – TOO HIGH
DJ MUJAVA – TSWARA TSWARA
DJ TAKALANI’S HOUSE MAGIC – DONOSA
SIBOT – CHISA
YUKSEK – EXTRABALL (MOLEKE MBEMBE REMIX)”

April fools, they’re not really, but that actually happened to me in junior high school and was terrible.  One week from tonight NYC it’s a wednesday night sweat-out courtesy of the great Thanh of Unit One and the Broken Teeth Crew featuring Your’s Truly.  What will I play?  I have no idea, but it will be magically delicious, I promise.

Broken Teeth w/ MATT SHADETEK of DUTTY ARTZ – 4/8 at 87 ludlow & delancey st – NYC
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 matt shadetek's get drunk and lose your phone mix

New DJ mix from me, Matt Shadetek, that I put together to promote our party next Friday Mar. 27th at Glasslands in Brooklyn.  The mix is called “Get Drunk and Lose Your Phone”, which is precisely what I expect you to come out and do with us next week.  Don’t worry, you’ll get another one and probably find that cute girl’s number again, maybe.  I included tracks from Kingdom and Uproot Andy who will both be playing, along with some stuff by me of course.  The first tune is a brand new exclusive 4×4 Tropical remix of The Dream’s “Rockin’ That Shit” that I just made.  I love The Dream, his new album is great and is apparently doing really well.  If you had told me a few years ago I would be listening to and making housey R+B I would have laughed in your face.  Ha!  Here we are in 2009.  Anyway, enjoy the mix, it’s the third installment in our Dutty Artz Podcast, following Lamin’s Recession Rap Mix.

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TRACKLIST:

1. The Dream – Rockin’ That Shit (Matt Shadetek Tropical Mix)

2. Schlachthof Bronx – We Nah Fraid

3. Kingdom – Mindreader feat. Shyvonne

4. Noite e Dia Ft. Puto Prata vs Quantic – Mana Dança Só (Uproot Andy Remix)

5. Blak Ryno -Ay Ya Ay Ya

6. Jahdan Blakkamoore – Go Round Payola (Matt Shadetek Bye Haters Remix)

7. Zomby – Strange Fruit

8. Jahdan Blakkamoore – Nice Green (Matt Shadetek Nice Ghost Remix)

9.  Grupo Naidy – El Botellón (Uproot Andy Remix)

10. Vybz Kartel – Rampin’ Shop feat. Spice

new york tropical 6

First, here’s an all Steve Gurley mix I’ve been listening to quite a lot lately. I am flagrantly ripping this from the dubstepforum, where it was ripped from Uptown Music Forum, where it was posted about a year ago. The mix was done by someone named AverageJoe, an ordinary DJ with a funny Homer Simpson gif as his MySpace default.

Steve Gurley Mix

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And now some pictures from last Friday.

The first is of Mr Eliel Lucero skankin’ (to some really good Roots music Matt was playing earlier in the night) in his brand new Dutty Artz tee! Get yours!

And here I am, standing around (yeah, i’m mad bcuz i’m only) in my plain old regular tee— waiting for that lite tropical pink.

And here’s Yellowman, AKA Geko Jones. This man spins and dances behind the decks like a mutha, (but then again, he falls into a state of deep concentration at times.) I’m not sure who’s the better dancer behind the decks, Matt or Gex? I don’t think Rupture dances behind his decks. Maga Bo doesn’t either. Well, I’ve never seen them dance behind their turntables anyway. Have you? If you have, I need photo-or videographic evidence of these two men getting down.

Maga Bo, author of Archipelagoes —a monster I can’t find the words to describe—, here manning the controls at the bottom of a bluest ocean with weird fishes and creatures swimming over his head and around him, while at the same time modeling tee shirts by designer Ghislain Poirier. Oh, Big Poppa Ghis (© Rupture), thanx 4 D Gros Beats. One beer wasn’t enough.

(I don’t have a single picture of Matthew Shadetek for some reason, and the man wasn’t scarce either. I apologize for that.)

And the people, the people, the party people…

Yes, lady on the left can shake it like a salt shaker.

My, my.. dazzling, beautiful brown eyes…

Go ladies.. all you stereotype ladies

Getting hazy and sweaty right about here.

Goodnight.

DATV is very proud to present DATV#003: Dexplicit at Trouble & Bass. T&B brought Dexplicit to play at Love in NYC and we were there to film the mayhem. It was a great party. Dex ripped it up with a banging set of bassline/niche tunes, the T&B crew dropped their own blend of 4×4, dubstep, club hotness whatever (not quite sure what to call what they’re playing nowadays) and the ravers LOVED IT UP. A couple days later me and Rupture met up with Dex and Star Eyes for some shopping and an interview. Check it:

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Dex is a great guy and was very cool to talk to, he had a lot of interesting stuff to say. We had to cut it way down to keep the piece moving but for the hardcore heads who want to hear EVERYTHING he had to say you will be able to catch the full version on the DATV DVD later this year. The video starts with a killer Dexplicit remix of DTL alter ego Curses! “What I Need” that will be out soon on Trouble & Bass. Check their website for more info on releases, parties etc.

Big shouts to the whole Trouble and Bass crew, Drop The Lime, Star Eyes, Math Head, The Captain and my boy Zack Shadetek, Dexplicit, the photographer who goes by Madaes on flickr (wicked pictures bro) and all the ravers who were there raving. More DATV episodes coming soon, we’ve been having fun making ’em, keep watching.

AND if you’ve been listening to Rupture’s radio show you may heard the excellent “Language Removal Services” piece played by his guest, poet Caroline Bergvall, in which they take people reading or speaking and remove everything but the silences between words, umm, uhh, ehhs, etc. Inspired, DJ Empirical went and made one out of the show where Rupture broadcast a longer version of our Dexplicit interview as audio. Want to listen to Jace and Dex umm and ehh and wow for a bit? Here, now you can. It’s pretty funny, and wierd. The show is now podcasting here, and you can also check out the WICKED mix that Dex did for the show, broadcast the week before he appeared.

Dutty Artz –> Dutty Wine, bassline time, seen?

DJ Q – Dutty Wine

big up Q & his large version of Tony Matterhorn’s avalanche of a riddim. buy it here. this riddim wont be up here for long, WE ALL GOTTA EAT.

Dutty Wine also happens to be one of our fav youtube searches. for example this brave Colombian boy!?!

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It is very, very rare that you will see me posting anyone else’s fliers on here besides DA family. Trouble + Bass is extended family tree though and I am just personally excited about this event. I am a big big fan of Dexplicit‘s Bassline/Niche House output in the past few years, bringing the energy and colors of grime into a 4×4 format.  If you are in NYC you are a FOOL to miss this.  I also have no qualms promoting this because Dex himself is such a nice friendly dude.  We’ve only spoken over the internet but his niceness comes through.  I like people like that and want them to win.  The world is so full of assholes, the people who aren’t deserve singling out.

Also check /Ruptures WFMU radio show Jan. 23rd for an exclusive mix by Dexplicit full up with unreleased dubs, as well as (I think) an interview.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrVmEQIsWmw[/youtube]Boom! The first episode of Dutty Artz Television (aka DATV#001) lands with a bang and crash.

Check out the DA family repping at NYC’s original and best dubstep night Dub War. DJ /Rupture, Geko Jones and Jahdan pon mic. It was a wicked night, the sound was booming, the vibes were strong and Rupture dropped a whole bunch of exxxclusive Dutty material including a bunch of tunes by myself. Check the video and watch my Can’t Breathe Remix fuck up the place when it drops. Starting the episode is new producer Cauto from Barcelona’s Bona Vida another BIG tune that will be out very soon, along with the Can’t Breathe Remix on our first release DA00 DUTTY REMIX ZERO 12″.

Shout out to Dave Q from Dub War, we did a great interview but the sound didn’t come thru, we’ll get you next time fam. Shouts to everyone who was in the building: Elliel and 3rd Rayl from Funkworthy Sound, Human, DJ Child from PGM, Twin Sounds, Star Eyes from T&B, Secret Agent Gel, NRON, Lamin, First City Crew and all the ravers raving!

Watch this space and our new YouTube channel for further episodes and updates, upcoming features include our own NYC Street Fashion coverage and Cooking with the Family, a segment where we watch our musician friends cook their favorite dishes.

Available in both downloadable Podcast and YouTube formats. iTunes compatibility coming soon (fuck apple).

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