Thundercat “Without You” and Busta Rhymes “Twerk It”

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WATCH OUT FOR UMBRELLA THIEVES. THEY LURKIN.

Love this new track from Thundercat so much. Works magic on the floor too. Brainfeeder really one of my favorite labels.

Thundercat – Without You

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Also feeling this new Busta Rhymes “Twerk It.” Read loads of complaints/hate about this one on the web, but this and disco a la “Get Lucky” will be the sound this summer. It’s also way better than most new dancehall. Sounds like Pharrell made this beat with water droplets. Also, Busta Rhymes is Jamaican so it’s not like he’s just jumping on this style like Snoop Lion. Here’s the dirty version.

Busta Rhymes – Twerk It

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You’ll definitely hear this at Dada tonight for Papasuda so come down to get down.

SAMIYAM

Somehow made it through that weekend. Desto and Drunk Monk killed it at Shelter on Friday. I stayed till the end and slept four hours, ran to the mall to host a DJ battle for Pioneer and met a bag of ten Big Mac’s and a cordial, elderly Japanese boss wearing a white suit. He was not feeling my public-speaking-on-no-sleep skills.  Unfortunately all but one of the scratch DJs sucked. One dude like drummed out the piano lines from Linkin Park “In the end,” super offbeat and not in a cool way. Painful.

The one dude with skills didn’t win – but he is gonna come through COME CORRECT on Wednesday @ Shelter to play a special set. DJ Casper, straight from the slums of Xiamen.

Rooftop party, also legend status. Big up to the Ice Cream Truck for having me play at 8PM and 12:30AM. And the lamb party at Rico Rico…god damn. Speaking of lambs, and this has been done before by some cats i know, but i wanna get like fifteen – twenty people together to throw down on a WHOLE lamb or sheep at a Xinjiang restaurant. It’s about RMB1200 but I reckon that could easily feed twenty of us. Holla if you’re interested.

And really pumped about this – SAMIYAM, from Flying Lotus’s Brainfeeder label, coming to Shelter on Thursday with the Beat Conductorz fam (Ceezy, Hamacide, and SIG). Dude also has releases on Hyperdub and lots of other top-tier labels. Glitchy as fuck, syrupy rap beats. Something like the music from this #ghettoasfuck bootleg nintendo that my friends and i found in an abandoned building last night. We fought a feral raccoon for this but felt bad when we found out it doesn’t work. Peep how the controllers are attached to the system. Also, it’s “100% Ninteno compatible” [sic] according to the box.

SAMIYAM – Return

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SAMIYAM – Roller Skates

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If you’re in Shanghai tonight, come down to Dada for a classic 80s horror/comedy flick – Fright Night. Free.

And I’ll be in Beijing this weekend. Big things coming in November so need to dip out of Shanghai for a minute. What’s good in Beijing? Holla.