Looks like this is Love Bang Weekend.
Friday = Heatwolves’ Birthday @ Dada – I’m about to turn 658 so DJ Caution, T-Plus, myself, and special guest William J from Darker Than Wax, a really prime label from Singapore, are throwing down at Dada, aka our living room. Definitely get down for William J’s set from 12AM – 2AM, followed by the OG Master, DJ Caution from 2AM – 4AM. T-Plus and myself on the warmup tip. Let’s sip some whiskey sours and get on that Life Aquatic level.
Meanwhile…across town @ The Shelter, we’ve got Shanghai All-Stars, a killer lineup of Shanghai’s best hip hop DJs: Caution, Cavia, LJ (amazing scratch DJ from Guizhou), Shige, T-Plus, and China DMC Champ DJ Cavia, and special guest DJ Maze, one of the dopest dancehall/reggae selectors i’ve ever heard. Straight outta Danmark. I’m playing a set around 2AM as well. Get to rock at my two favorite clubs on my birthday, doesn’t get much better than that.
Saturday got Hu Ayi spinning at the Bund Beach from 5PM – 7PM for the Panda Express party. I’ve learned to stop hating and love the beach, simply because there’s almost nowhere else you can throw a proper outdoor party in Shanghai. You can hear the soundsystem bump from across the Huangpu and no one cares – where else can you do that in Shanghai? Expect a sundown set with dreamstep and soft waves. Cashmere Cat and similar style jams. Hu Ayi likes the bass and pretty lights.
Then finally on Sunday, we’ve got the first Love Bang Pool Party of the summer. We couldn’t get Purple Mountain but we found somewhere nice, and much closer. Only the Ayis know the location, but if you RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org you might get a spot. There’s only 200. Another nice lineup: a goodbye-Mr. Pip set by Arthur Fox, another by William J, Caution, Cavia, and myself. It’s an outdoor pool and we’ve got good music and good speakers – hip hop, dancehall, deep house, and g-funk.
To get hyped for the party, I recorded this mix live on the porch, sweatin all over the place in this 100 degree heat. Big thanks to everyone who already listened and commented! Really good reaction so far. I tried to fill this one with as much water as possible; spent a long time ripping old water-safety and swimming instruction videos on YouTube. PSA-maker is still my dream job.
1. Barrington Levy – Collie Weed
2. Barrington Levy – Sensimelia
3. Horace Ferguson – Sensi Addict
4. The Toyes – Smoke Two Joints
5. Soom T – Boom Shiva
6. Flying Lotus – Putty Boy Strut
7. Outkast – So Fresh So Clean
8. Charizma and Peanut Butter Wolf – Methods
9. Esham – 24/7
10. Jah Cure ft Rick Ross & Mavado – Like I See It (The Town Edit – Intro/Outro)
11. Mega Banton – Grindin
12. Schlachthofbronx – Dickie Riddim (feat. Warrior Queen)
13. Major Lazer – Jah No Partial (feat. Flux Pavilion) [Skream Remix]
14. Cali Swag District – El Dougie (Squincy Jones & Gracie Chavez Cumbia Edit)
15. Mala Rodríguez – En Esto
16. Lil’ 1/2 Dead – Eastside, Westside
17. Slum Village – The Look Of Love
18. Electric Company – ?????
19. Quasimoto – Brothers Can’t See Me
20. Ice Cube – You Know How We Do It
21. Snoop Doggy Dogg – Gin And Juice
22. Pixies – Where Is My Mind (Young Edits Balearic Anxiety Mix)