Mixin’ It Up: Jubilee
This should have been up friday but we’ve been busy opening Christmas gifts, hanging out with loved ones + getting rowdy on Boxing Day to find the time to post it, we’re sorry for the delay. It’s definetely worth the wait though. We proudly present this edition of our Mixin’ It Up series which was done by none other than the most amazing lady from NYC, Jubilee, she’s been killing it lately with a bunch of top class mixes. We’re glad she wanted to provide us with one that’s in fact also the last Mixin’ It Up of 2008 and she sure makes the year end with a bang. Here we go!
“Brooklyn’s own Jubilee is the press director for Berlin label Nightshifters. She also goes by 4AM Jess and sometimes DJs under the name Jolt. She does a monthly in Brooklyn called Flashing Lights alongside Nick Catchdubs, DJ Ayres and many special guests. You can also find her writing for Trash Menagerie, The 21 Gun Salute and Nightshifters.
Hi friends! This mix is basically where my head is at these days. Just a collection of some recent songs I am feelin’ and playing when I DJ, or dancing to when some of you are DJing. I try to be really careful when I pick out music these days. There is so much available that it is overwhelming. This is a mixture of some UK, Some Canadians,some breaks and some upcoming stuff from Nightshifters that we are anxiously waiting to release. There’s some great stuff from my New York Family too. New York is really killing it right now. There is some amazing music coming from here and I am really excited! I hope you enjoy. XOXO Jess
1. Baobinga – State of Ghetto Jackin’ Feat DJ Nasty (Dave Nada Remix)
I am really feelin’ the Baobinga record on Trouble and Bass. The fact that there is a Dave Nada remix is an added bonus. Plus anything telling anyone to “Drop that thing” works for me.
2. Diplo and Buraka Som Sistema – Inna De Ghetto (Remix)
I can’t even verbally express how much I love Buraka Som Sistema. The fact that they remixed this song with Diplo is the perfect example of why I feel this way. The original was always on Power 96 when I lived in South Florida and now it has been brought to my current level so many years later. Also how awesome was Crystal Waters in the 90s?
3. Machines Don’t Care – Badman
I was afraid to listen to Machines Don’t Care for a while because the supergroup just seemed too good to be true and I was scared that I would be disappointed. I was wrong.
4. Crazy Cousinz Featuring MC Versatile – Funky Anthem
I was really hoping that this song would have a video because I predicted exactly what it would be like in my head. Sure enough here it is. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98BRZFTyOwk . I want to party with them in my bathing suit.
5. AC Slater – No Party for Old Men
This is off of AC Slater’s upcoming EP on Nightshifters. I don’t know if you are ready for it.
6. Proper Villains – Big Top
I love this song. Jon from Proper Villains really kills it. His upcoming EP on our label is going to be amazing.
7. Armand Van Helden Featuring Team Facelift – Shake That Ass (Drop the Lime Remix)
If you are on Twitter I highly suggest adding Team Facelift’s “The Fat Jew”. Laughs for days.
8. Machines Don’t Care – Beat Bang (Trevor Loveys Dub Mix)
I found this song while being mad at myself for neglecting Machine’s Don’t Care.
9. Bassbin Twins – Ruffest
I think I have a subconcious rule in my brain that makes me put a Bassbin Twins song in every single mix I make. I never ever do it on purpose. It always just works out that way in the end. This line between dubstep and breaks keeps getting thinner and thinner and I am not mad at that at all.
10. AC Slater – Hello
Hello! I am AC Slater and every song I make is fucking awesome.
11. Kid Sister – Pro Nails (Rusko Remix)
This song sounds like it would be the worst idea ever but it is SO GOOD. And how about that Essential mix?
12. Starkey – Gutter Music
I have been listening to “Ephemeral Exhibits” pretty often and this is my favorite song for sure.
13. Egyptrixx – All That Jelly
More Egyptrixx in ’09 please.
14. Little Jinder – Polyhedron (Mikix the Cat Remix)
And while we are on the subject of people I would like to see more of in ’09…
15. Douster – This Shit (2 Bit Thugs ‘Late As Hell’ Remix)
I hope that one day I am at the point where I can get Busta to scream on my intros just like Dilla did. I think I can make it happen…I know nothing about this song except for the fact that THIS SHIT IS A FUCKIN EMERGENCY.
16. Audio Bullys – Dope Fiend (Tommie Sunshine and Udachi Remix)
This song gets stuck in my head for days at a time. Also one day you are going to wake up and Udachi is going to be EVERYWHERE.
17. Stanton Warriors – Blaze (Baobinga and ID Remix)
I saw Stanton Warriors this year. Pretty epic. I wish NY had more breaks parties. Baobinga and ID remixing Stanton Warriors…I knew I would like it before I even listened to it.
18. CT Burners – Kickin it Hardcore
CT Burners has 13 year old raver pics that are better than mine and I am jealous. The house music he has been producing definitely stems from his roots and I am starting to hear alot of it out. This song is definitely different than most of his stuff…and yes that is me on the vocals.
19. Lauren Flax featuring Sia – You’ve Changed (Dre Skull Remix)
If you don’t know how great of a DJ (and person) Lauren Flax is you definitely live under a rock and most likely aren’t reading this because you don’t have internet. Same goes for Dre Skull and his music.
20. Hard House Banton – Sirens
I saw this description when I found this song: “HARD Funky Chooon/Beat! Man Dem Know Itz HARD! .” Yep! Sounds about right.
21. DJ Double S – From Day (Cardopusher Remix)
I think I have gone through every phase that Cardopusher has except I never had dreads.
22. Jokers of the Scene – Baggy Bottom Boys (DZ Remix)
I don’t need to tell blog readers and club kids how good of a song Baggy Bottom Boys is. But I WILL tell them that they better not be sleeping on the DZ remix.”
The original version of “You’ve Changed” by Lauren Flax, single drops in January/February with 10(!) remixes from the likes of Dre Skull, Junior Sanchez, Larry Tee and Alexander Technique, Proper Villains, Chris Udoh and Deep C etc.