Mixin’ It Up: T-Wrecks
T-Wrecks is a member of one of our favorite dj-crews, namely Stylusts (along with Drastik, DJ Illo and Kid SL. They just started their own blog which is located here) out of Canada. They’ve been killing it as individual contenders in the DMC contests and were the 2006 Canadian DMC Team Champions. T-Wrecks hails from Toronto/Ottawa and has been crunking out some sweet tracks lately, among them the recent Timbaland “Way I Are” remix and the much appreciated B-more version of “Get It Shawty”. We’re very glad he wanted to do a mix for us here at Discobelle and here it is for your enjoyment.
“What Up World! Listen and enjoy…”
01 – Twista – Well It’s Time
“Well It’s Time To Begin”! The lyrics and feel of this song were perfect to start off the mix. It’s a bonus track from Twista’s new album produced by Kanye West, and it samples Feist.
02 – Paul McCartney feat. Michael Jackson – Say Say Say (12inch mix)
I had to throw on a funky 80s joint. Timeless feel good music from the classic duo.
03 – Justice – D.A.N.C.E (DJ Eli & Diplo Remix)
My favorite version/remix of D.A.N.C.E. – I played some David Bowie “Lets Dance” cuts/drops at the start to add some flavor. I cut up some b-more drums over the breakdown at the end while mixing in the next track (adds that turntablist feel to it).
04 – Kid Sister / Justin Timberlake – Damn Girl
I like playing around with songs that have similar track names or lyrics. This is the battle of the “Damn Girl”.
05 – Lil Mama – Lip Gloss (Kid Fresh ReFix)
Kid Fresh and Haterboy murder this one! I’ve been playin’ this one out for a while now. Big up to the Lordz of Fitness!
06 – Slum Village – EZ Up (T-Wrecks Remix)
The synths in the original ‘EZ Up’ were so dope that I had to do a remix. Detroit hip-hop will never die. R.I.P J-DILLA!
07 – Sinden vs Tag Team – Whoomp There It Is (DJ Illo’s 2007 TouchUp)
Another Stylusts production! Illo refreshes “Whoomp There It Is” for 2007.
08 – 50 Cent ft. Justin Timberlake – She Wants It (Edwin Van Cleef Remix)
Ayo Technology remix that just BANGS!!!
09 – Chromeo – Tenderoni (MSTRKRFT Remix)
Chromeo & MSTRKRFT! Two Canadian duos that are representin’ world wide.
10 – T-Wrecks – Oh Sheila Remix
I freaked it just enough that it still has the flavor of the original track and it bangs louder.
11 – Afrika Bambaataa – Get Up and Dance (Stylusts Remix)
We made this remix recently, so it’s not fully mastered yet. I just had to squeeze this track into the mix and let the people get a sneak peak of what the Stylusts are up to. We have a lot of interesting remixes coming so hold tight!
12 – DJ Neoteric – Stardust vs Nirvana
DJ Drastik put me onto this one. This blend works really well on the dance floor. Big up to Neoteric for holding down Canada’s West Coast.
13 – Stylusts – Playboy Ya Time’s Up!
DJ Drastik and I thought of remixing Benny Benassi’s “Satisfaction” because we liked the hard synths in it. The original track seems cheesy to me. It reminds me of Canadian strip clubs and Stephen Hawking. We decided to give the track more ass by adding dirty drums and different vocals. This remix works on the dance floor every time. We’re currently on a mission of remixing cheesy dance/rave songs and giving them some filth and swagger.
14 – Rustie – Preech Master
This beat just seemed to fit perfectly for a transition into the next song. Thanks to Rustie for sending me this one!
15 – Techtwelve & Mike Tull – T-Dot Slang
My boy Techtwelve and Mike Tull made this remix of Kardinal Offishall’s “Bakardi Slang”. The original track is a Toronto anthem – I had to represent somehow. Look out for those Techtwelve remixes!
16 – M.I.A – Bucky Done Gone (Risk One B’fix)
Risk One lets this one thump hard.
17 – T-Wrecks – Way I Are Remix
I made this when the track first came out but I didn’t leak it until recently. Google this one and download it!
18 – Soulja Boy – Crank Dat (Pop Rawkus Remix)
There are many remixes of this track but I chose the Pop Rawkus one because it bangs and it fit nicely into the mix. The Cousin Cole – ‘Crank Dat’ remix is real nice too.
19 – 50 Cent – I Get Money (ESTAW Gets Cash Fix)
I Get Money is a big track whether you like 50 Cent or not. ESTAW did up a crazy remix!
20 – Kanye West – Stronger (A-Trak Remix)
50 Cent vs Kanye West, the battle continues! I had to put these two tracks back to back. A-Trak destroys it with this one. Another extremely talented and influential DJ from Canada.
21 – Biggie – Everyday Struggle (Bird Peterson Remix)
Bird Peterson always brings the heat! This track is coming out on vinyl this fall. Be on the look out.
22 – Goldrocc – 93’Til Bmore (Instrumental) / Suzanne Vega – Tom’s Diner
This blend is an outro for the mix. I wanted to go out on a mellow tip and make it a ‘To Be Continued’ type ending.
Thanks to the Discobelle fam!”
BONUS: DJ Illo of Stylusts released a cd with remixes which you all can download here: