It has been a minute since I’ve gotten the chance to bang one of these Top Ten Mixes out but you know how it goes. Sometimes life gets in the way. But in no way was I going to let this series fall off, so I figured it was time to start rocking these again to close out the amazing and incredible year that I had. So here’s the latest – 13 songs from all over the map, just joints that I am really feeling and I hope you feel too. Let’s get focused – on THE MUSIC. Thanks a lot!
1: Lotus “Bush Pilot” (Keys N Krates Remix)
2: Cassius Slay “Bouncer”
3: Albert Vargas, Mr. Familiar & FreeLve “Dice”
4: James Blake “The Wilhelm Scream” (Paul Raffaele Bootleg)
5: Fifteenth “Hollywood, NY”
6: Erkka “I Don’t Know What To Do” (The Magician Remix)
7: The Rapture “How Deep Is Your Love” (Populette Remix)
8: Matty C “Settle Up feat. Lady Precise”
9: Maurice Donovan “Call My Name”
10: DJ Ayres & Nadastrom “Liberation”
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11: Spank Rock “#1 Hit” (The Death Set Remix)
12: Peedi Crakk “Ra Ra feat. Tu Phace”
13: Nero “You And I” (Album Version)
Our good friend and homie, Mr. Dibbs, is sick and he needs your help. Dibbs, founder of the 1200 Hobos, DJ for Atmosphere and just all around good dude like cooked food, is suffering from complications due to cirrhosis of the liver. Not only is his health suffering, but he has been overwhelmed by a 6 figure medical bill that is still climbing. So to help, his friends have set up Pay It Forward To Mr. Dibbs, a Facebook page where fans and friends alike can read up more about what the brother is going through, and can help offset his costs with direct donations.
That said, if you take anything away from this story folks I hope that you all realize you NEED health insurance. So many DJs go without, and you just can’t do that shit anymore. If you don’t have health insurance, look into the Freelancers Union and GET THAT SHIT. They charge on a sliding scale, so you can afford it! Shout to Jessica Weber for the look on that.
But Dibbs is a truly unique guy. An amazing and innovative talent, a loyal husband and friend, and someone who is dedicated to the advancement of this craft of ours. In 2006, me, A-Trak & DJ Ayres set off on a 2 month long tour all across North America. It was called Sunglasses Is A Must and it kind of was a very profound jumping point for all of us in our respective careers. We had some truly amazing adventures, and you can read about them as they were chronicled by the three of us here on the Sunglasses Is A Must Tour Blog. One of the truly most memorable encounters was when we hung with Dibbs in Cincinnati. He treated us like brothers, hosted us at his house, fed us, and him and I had an intense broing down over X-Clan. He also showed us his incredible artwork collection, painted by some of the most notorious serial killers of all time.
Dibbs showing off an original oil painting by Richard Ramirez aka The Night Stalker.
This past Friday I shot out to Vancouver in the Great White North that is Canada and finished the last date this year of my quarterly residency at one of the best spots to play and to party, Fortune Sound. Truly an amazing and magical night and one of the best gigs that I’ve played at all year. Don’t really know what else to say about the folks up there but they really are amazing and supportive.
I’m looking forward to a whole year of great times up there, as early as this coming March. Big respect to GMAN, Rob Rizk, Ere’n, Yoshi, Brendan Butter, Rhek, Nina Mendoza and all the party people who came out and went off to my sounds. Y’all are absolutely incredible and I can’t wait to do it again. Definitely check out the Fortune Sound Blog for all sorts of cool stuff, and peep my presence pon de blog to download some live mixes from Fortune, just in case you can’t make it out next time, including the very latest.
DJ Stuart "Re-Work V2"
Wet "All The Ways" (Branchez Remix)
De La Soul "Beautiful Night"
With You "Ghost" feat. Vince Staples (Major Lazer Remix)
Tall Black Guy "The Heart Of The Town"
KRNE "I'll Be Good"
Drake "With You" Feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR
Christopher Cross "Ride Like The Wind" (Joey Negro Dub Disco Mix)
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Club Cheval "Discipline"
Mura Masa "What If I Go"
Kate Bush "Why Should I Love You?"