[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzvabAFEEJw[/youtube]Hard House Banton – Sirens vs. Busy Signal – Step Out

Because it’s got Busy Signal mashed up on it. I think this is a blend by DJ Spliffman, the riddim is BAD on it’s own too. Check out Spliffman’s YouTube page, a bunch of wicked Funky on there.

Riddim: Hard House Banton – Sirens

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-uY5Sw25Mc[/youtube]

This shit reminds me of old grime, in the best possible way and has the added bonus that normal people actually could probably dance to this. I am excited about slowing down.


For the past few months I’ve been teaching music production at Dubspot. It’s a small music school on 14th street in Manhattan that places an emphasis on teaching people how to make different forms of beats and electronic music, learning to DJ, etc. I’m surprised how much I enjoy teaching there, I like being able to guide people through some of the pitfalls of beatmaking and not make the mistakes I did starting out. MAN do I wish I had something like this when I was starting. The students are for the most part great and interesting and Dan who founded it and the other instructors are really cool. I teach music production using Logic, which is the software I use to make my own music. I’m posting because I have a new class starting in a few weeks and if any DA readers are interested in signing up you can give Dan my name and get a 10% discount. The class that’s starting next is the Advanced Logic course but there will also be a new Logic One course soon, I’ll post the dates when I get it. If you have questions about the course feel free to contact me via myspace or leave a comment on this post and I’ll do my best to answer them.

* the Hungarian people- as an explanation from a cultural minister as to why everything in Budapest is decaying into a fine silt.

Refix of a classifc for '09 from the infatiguable Adam R. Garcia
I’m feeling optimistic so check this refix of a classic from indefatigable designer Adam R. Garcia

I have just moved to Hungary to take up my position as the newly minted central/eastern (depending on your cartographic/geopolitical inclinations) European D.A. correspondent. I thought I might give you a short timeline cribbed from the BBC.

1526 – Ottoman Turks defeat forces of Hungarian king at Battle of Mohacs

And lots of other shit happened (roughly in the order of Austro-Hungarian Empire, Communists, Nazis, Communists, Democracy, NATO, and finally EU membership) as well…. but this one point will augment my main observation about the city….

1. Budapest  is  OLD (meaning you can still go enjoy a sunday floating in the medicinal baths built by the Ottomans in the middle of the 16th century)
2. It’s also really fucking cold (meaning that it is hard to imagine anything nicer then spending sunday floating  in the medicinal baths built by the Ottomans in the middle of the 16th century)

Quality of life here for an expat tourist/student like myself (especially given that my money is kept in dollars) is high. Amazing affordable food, cheap housing with 20 ft. ceilings and all that….. but rather then bore you with a Rick Steve’s travelogue… here’s my latest mix (recorded for the helpful hotlinkers over at BassFaced)  finally coming to rest at home- recorded way back in 08….Now that I am in Hungary, my  lack of turntables is pushing me towards ableton, so expect original tunes and mechanically tinged mixes soon…

 Taliesin “Apricity” 66.9 MB

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NGUZUNGUZU – HATE2WAIT (Kingdom Refix)
“?????” – Kubo Remix
Dev79 – In Ya Face
CardoPusher – Low End Legacy
Vybz Kartel – Empire Army
Dead Prez – Politrikkks
Wisp – Whisper
Thark – Apatia
BD-1982 – Seeing Orange
Connor- Belles
Aleister Crowley – Gnostic Mass
Duran Duran Duran – Unholy Dracula Vagina Alien
Flying Lo – RobertaFlack (feat. Dolly)
David Banner – Shawty Say (feat. Weezy)
Saigon – Come on Baby (Inst.)
Mali – Pale Twop
Shit Mat – Big Ben’s Big Remix
Jahdan Blakkamoore – Bus it Pon Dem
Small Professor – Kelis

Also if you happen to be in Europe, Ill be taking much of April and May (and various weekend trips) to tour the continent- so be in touch- either for bookings, or just to go out for a drink somewhere along the way.

blood unable to be washed out with high-tech detergents

Here’s the latest from “stronghold, tenacity“… Check for her album whenever it drops. It’s titled That Which Death Cannot Destroy. “Shebang,” the last track I posted here by her was just wonderful and this one is no exception. In fact, this track is even more relentless and hard!

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Mutamassik –  SWAMPUM

Cheerio,

Mr L