BEST OF EVERYTHANG 2012

Arriving slightly late, here’s what I liked the most in 2012. 去年最喜欢的东西,包括橡皮糖,音乐,派对等.

PS thanks to all the fam who came out to Boxing Cat on NYE. And thanks to my driver, Mr. Chen, a former F1 driver pushin a VW with two 12″ subwoofers in the trunk. We bumped 90s acid house breakbeat jams while creepin slow through the traffic jams, bass just kickin.  hardest night of the year to get a cab so i hired one for the night. some of my friends had to walk from the bund to dada (five miles at least). even heard of a black taxi charging 500RMB to go from Pudong to Puxi after midnight (would normally cost RMB35 – 60).

SNACKS//TREATS/橡皮糖/小吃

1. Gummi sharks from Zhongshan Park Carrefour
2. Orion pie
3. Haribro Lemon Cola treats
4. Haribro Charmallows
5. Dried Squid From Qingdao

LPs

1. Jam City – Classical Curves
2. Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid mAAd City
3. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti -Mature Themes
4. Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes
5. JJ Doom – JJ Doom

[Imaginary 6th Place]. Distal – “Civilization”

Kendick Lamar – Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe

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Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Symphony of the Nymph

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Jam City – How We Relate To The Body

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EPs

1. Cashmere Cat – Maru Maru EP
2. Bicep – Vision of Love
3. TNGHT – TNGHT EP
4. Evian Christ – Kings and Things
5. Girl Unit – Club Rez

Cashmere Cat – Paws

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Girl Unit – Rezday

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DRANK/饮料

1. Water 水
2. 7-11 coffee 咖啡
3. Beer Lao Dark 老挝黑啤
4. Pocari Sweat
5. Orange juice from that juice stand by east nanjing Lu exit 3 南京东路地铁三号出口广场里的橙汁

CLUB RAP SONGS

1. Danny Brown – Blueberry
2. Kayne West – Mercy
3. Trinidad James – All Gold Everything
4. Rick Ross – Hold Me Back*
5. French Montana – Pop That**

Danny Brown – Blueberry

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Rick Ross – Hold Me Back

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* don’t know if it’s satire or what but it’s ridiculous and great
**only because of the hook, which they stole from a 2 Live Crew song

ANIMALS / 动物

1. Dog in the adult toy shop
2. Pig in my neighborhood
3. Zazzy The Cat
4. Pink cat in the graffiti around Dada Bar
5. Spider in my building that killed hundreds of mosquitoes

HOUSE // GRIME // LOUD ELECTRONIC MUSIC FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM

1. Royal-T  - Gully Funk
2. Royal-T – Inside The Ride
3. Trevino – Derelict
4. Trimbal – Saying (Harmonimix)
5. Jessie Ware – Running (Disclosure Remix)

Mixtapes

1. Heatwolves – BlackCloudBlackRain
2. JETS mix for FACT
3. DJ Q mix for FACT
4. Braiden mix for XLR8R
5. DJ UWS – Be A Player – 90′s For Lovers

 

SHANGHAI PARTIES / 上海派对

5. Tiga @ Arkham
4. Second Love Bang Pool Party
3. The Bug at The Shelter
2. Shanghai Beer Festival/Popasuda later that night.

1.Love Bang / Baijiu Robot at Shelter

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BURGERS / 汉堡

1. Pyro – avocado bacon burger with mashed potatoes
2. Carl’s Jr. Superstar
3. 肉夹馍
4. McDonald’s spicy chicken burger
5. Southern Belle Burger Night, fuck the haters.

LIL B SONGS

1. Straps On Deck

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2. Poppin V

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3. Beat My Ho

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4. Gon Hit That 50

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5. This is way too hard. Just gonna say Rich After Taxes, Obama Based God, Green Flame, White Flame, God’s Father, Crime Fetish…you need all these tapes. It’s humbling to look at the hundreds of songs Lil B’s released in 2012. Fuck the haters, he’s keeping hip hop creative and funny.

Lil B – Based God Fucked My Bitches

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中文 // MANDARIN EXPRESSIONS

1. Wa ta le!
2. 脑残
3. 发春
4. 前面
5. 俗

Thanks for all the love and support in 2012. I’m grinning as I look back through all the pictures, words, videos, and songs.

2013 is our year. We’re talking Love Bang around the globe, get ready.

WHAT’S GOOD IN SHANGHAI THIS WEEKEND??

this:

tracklist coming after the weekend -

update: weekend in Qingdao was out of control. more on that soon.

so this is a mixtape intended for and inspired by rides on public transportation [shanghai in my case] – to work, school, or recreation.

it’s twenty minutes, so it’s good for a gym warmup too. uptempo bass music, mostly current and from the UK. Trick Daddy and Game of Thrones show up too, plus field samples i took then filtered through secret portals and chambers. peep this on headphones, there’s a lot going on.

here’s the tracklist:

artist/song

1. 上海地铁九号线 (HEATWOLVES CHOPPED & SCREWED)
2. ??? a Speed Garage track from the 90s
3. Conqueror – Highest Order VIP
4. Boddika – Acid Jackson
5. Pasteman, Herobot – Off The Chain
6. Jon Convex – Bump And Grind
7. French Fries – Smoke Wine
8. Trevino – Tweakonomics
9. Jam City – HER
10. Pangaea – Release
11. DJ Funeral – The Killing (VIP)
[slightly sampled, filtered, and cut into......]
12. Game of Thrones Theme Song (Nacey Bootleg)
13. Jam City – New York
14. Singapore Public Transit training video i found on YouTube
14. Xujiahui Station 到了,谢谢

Love Bang Halloween Mix (BlackCloudBlackRain2)

Sorry the site went down for a minute there…but to make up for that here’s a brand new mixtape! The long-awaited sequel to BlackCloudBlackRain…

This one is a dark trip into Memphis Rap, interviews with Charles Manson, bath salts overdoses, heavy bass, Detroit rap from 1990, and more from the other side.

Presented in three chapters, the last one not for the faint of heart.
Made in Shanghai with two CDJ 1000s, a Pioneer DJM 400, Serato, and a lot of patience. Shout out to LUCE for letting me borrow his CDJs.

Tracklist:

Chapter 1 – Get Murked

1. Bath Salts Intro
2. Key Nyata (Raider Klan) – Groov’n Shit
3. Clique (GIL COOL MIX)
4. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony – Mo’ Murda
5. Kendrick Lamar – m.A.A.d city (feat. MC Eiht)
6. Evil Pimp – Ridin Thru da Hood
7. KLVN VMBER LONDON – LXX MF KXXY | LOW MF KEY
8. Coki – Bob’s Pillow

Chapter 2 – Coach Bags and Killers

9. Project Pat – Out There
10. S L V (Downstate and Hamacide) – Killers
11. Three 6 Mafia – Walk Up 2 Yo House
12. LIL UGLY MANE – TWISTIN FT. DENZEL CURRY
13. oOoOO – CoachBagg
14. oOoOO – Break Yr Heartt
15. Three 6 Mafia – Late Nite Tip
16. Three 6 Mafia – Neighborhood Hoe
17. Fantastic Mr. Fox – Speak Nuh
18. SpaceGhostPurrp – Grind On Me
19. Shlohmo – The Way U Do

Chapter 3. Straight Razor at The Hospital

20. Geto Boys – Mind Playin’ Tricks On Me
21. Necro – Your F**kin Headsplit (Instrumental)
22. Esham – Voices In My Head
23. Notorious B.I.G – Suicidal Thoughts
24. Hype Williams – Untitled

Enjoy!

LOVE BANG VIDEO MIXTAPE #1 – 80s and 90s PSAs

I was a weird kid. I loved PSAs and safety videos. It was, and still is, a dream to become a PSA director.

A lot of money from The War On Drugs got funneled into making some of these educational masterpieces. The special effects were pretty cutting-edge at the time, and there’s even some good old-fashioned hand-drawn 2D animation.

I sorted through about 300 PSAs to compile this video mixtape. There’s lots of scarier, Requiem For a Dream style PSAs, some of which are downright disconcerting. I didn’t include any of those in this – just wanna keep it lighthearted and trippy. Enjoy!

Love Bang Podcast #2 by Ceezy

Great mix for any time of day or night here by long-time Love Bang friend Ceezy. Born and raised in Shanghai, he’s put out more beats than anyone else i know of in this city of twenty million. His music is like Mario Kart Koopa Beach level x Nujabes + 60′s and 70′s flavor, and dude looks like he jumped straight out of an anime.

Ceezy’s mixtapes always sound like a vacation to a far-away land drenched with sun, cartoons, and MPC beats. His productions carry titles like “飞行的浴缸 (Flying bath in a cloudy day)” – check them out over at http://site.douban.com/site/classizy

Soul, hip hop, funk, and jazz floating in and out on this mix. One of the best MF Doom songs shows up too. As with all his mixes, you’re in for an adventure.

When he’s not making beats or remixing, he’s behind the counter at streetwear/record store/restaurant KIN and sometimes behind the decks at The Shelter for the White Noise, BEAT CONDUCTORZ, and Back To The Classics nights, plus various shows with Hit It, Otakrew, and other crews. He DJed for Das EFX once.

Catch him playing a long set from 9:30 – 12:30 on Friday, August 17th @ Dada Bar for Love Bang #20.

No tracklist yet. Will post in a few days. Enjoy.

Photo by T-Plus! He’s warming it up like kane for us next Saturday at Shelter.

NEW MIX BY CHOYCE CUTZ // SONGJIANG REVIEW

So Songjiang was a bit of a bust. The promoter didn’t really do her job and we ended up playing “Babyface music,” per request, for like 25 people until about midnight. I had to clarify if the requester meant the singer Babyface or the nouveau riche Chinese club chain. He meant the latter…

Don’t really understand what happened because I told the promoter I’d pay her well if she did a good job…maybe she’s rich? I don’t know. Promoter girl didn’t even say goodbye at the end of the night. Didn’t send a thank you mail, or god forbid an apology or a “hey we’ll do it better next time.” Nope. Her boyfriend and Dutch friend were cool though. Some of the students who came out were nice too.

The show ended at midnight so we went to the ghetto 88 and Phoebe Club next door. Club 88 in Songjiang is fucking d-i-r-e. Loud as fuck, filled with farmer gangsters, and no smiles for white boys. I did rap at Phoebe Club with a bunch of working girls on stage while the DJ played a pre-mixed CD. That was the coolest part of the night.

We took a black cab (illegal taxi) back to Shanghai after we got the “buy a drink or get the fuck out” vibe from Phoebe Club. Cab driver had to stop on the highway for like ten minutes and fuck with his ghetto GPS to find my street Huaihai Lu // Huashan Lu…really just two of the most well-known streets in Shanghai.

Anyway, we’re returning to Dada this FRIDAY and doing it proper. We’ve got special guest Choyce Cutz playing all the jams he wishes he could play at M1NT and M2, plus DJ Caution and myself. It’s our hip hop special, and we’re playing everything from old school to new school, east coast to west coast, dirty south to memphis, baltimore to jersey, and lots, lots more.

Peep this mix Choyce Cutz just gave us and get ready for Friday!

 

NEW SUPER AYI CLEANING TEAM MIXTAPE // LOVE BANG TMMR!

Yo, been a minute since the last post cause I’ve been in the lab with DJ Caution cooking up this new mixtape. as always, it’s different from any tape we’ve done before. this time we welded together some old-school electro by Cybotron, Egyptian Lover, and NWA with some new bass music from Distal, Boddika, and Girl Unit. here’s the writeup and tracklist:

We get lots of requests for electro when we DJ. The kids always use adjectives like “filthy”  and “dirty” when they talk about this genre, so we want to show people the shiny, neon side of electro with this mix. Electro’s silicon roots, built in Detroit with drum machines and hardware synths. This is music for cold Siberian nights after the end of the world, drifting through the galaxy at 5,000 kilometers per hour on a prison ship, stars exploding in streams of pink and turquoise light all around. If you like Robocop or Blade Runner, you’ll love this mix.

Tracklist:

1.  MC 石头 meets 上海司机
2.  Egyptian Lover – I Want to Make Love
3.  Girl Unit – Ensemble (Club Mix)
4.  Miss Kittin & The Hacker – Stock Exchange
5.  Cybotron – Clear
6.  Bok Bok & Tom Trago – Vector
7.  Kraftwerk – Numbers (Super Ayi Cleaning Team Edit)
8.  N.W.A. – Something to Dance To
9.  Lazer Sword – Klock
10.  Twilight 22 – Siberiean Nights (Super Ayi Cleaning Team Edit)
11.  Mensah – The Resistance
12.  Hashim – Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)
13.  Space Dimension Controller – Tiraquon’s Return (A New Home)
14.  Boddika – Soul What
15.  Distal – House Party Five
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We’re going on tour next weekend – catch us at NUTS Livehouse in Chongqing on June 1st, Xiongmao Club in Chengdu on June 2nd, and Corner Livehouse in Songjiang on June 7. We might not make it back from West China alive (lots of bears and hungry ghosts over there) so be sure to catch us this Saturday, May 26th with our good friend DJ Cavia @ Dada Bar, aka our living room.

Love Bang T #7 // DJ Maze Live Recording

Shanghai is a revolving door. My friend is moving back to Australia on Tuesday so I made him this Super Ayi Cleaning Team shirt to bring back to dat Gold Coast. Really happy with how the Ayi turned out on this one.

Speaking of Love Bang and Ayis, here’s a live recording from my Danish homie DJ Maze at the Love Bang Two-Year Anniversary party. Amazing Reggae/Dancehall set right here, huge vibes. This is all vinyl, played on some Shure White-Labels. Download only available for ten more days so grab it quick!