James Power

I did this joint really quick a few years ago after grabbing all the “Mind Power” stems and literally threw this together in like 15 minutes or less. After playing it out a bunch people started really hawking me for it and I put it up on the Music section of my site. Well, my Music section is kind of a mess and I’m hoping that me and my cousin (who did this site for me) can sort that out – even though him and his wife are having twins not too long from now…

But because recently I’ve had so many people ask me for a re-up, I figured it was time. So with no further ado, I give to you…

Cosmo Baker “James Power”

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A Prince Show Changed My Life

Last night me and wifey went to see Prince at Madison Square Garden. Obviously you know we had a tremendous time. Now I had never been to The Garden before and this seemed to be the perfect excuse. Plus, believe it or not, I had never seen Prince before. He was at the very very very top of the list of people that I had to see perform in this lifetime. Like the number one spot. Of all the BIG TIME acts that I could think of, he’s #1. Even within the holy trinity of Michael (whom I never will see live,) Stevie (whom I hope to witness one day) and Prince, The Artist comes in first pretty much no contest. Now I have always been told that his live shows are ridiculous and electric but I truly had no idea what I was in store for. The. Greatest. Live. Performance. I. Have. Ever. Seen. Bar. None. I mean the show itself, the energy, the crowd, the musicianship, the sheer STAR POWER of the dude, not to mention the absolutely crazy selection. It was like bomb after bomb after bomb. We just couldn’t sit down. Peep the setlist:

Kiss / Take Me With U / AnotherLoverHoleInYoHead / Shhhhh / Controversy / Musicology / Which Way Is Up (Stargard Cover) / Controversy / Raspberry Beret / Cream / Cool (The Time cover) / Let’s Work / U Got the Look / Arms Of The Angels (Sarah McLachlan cover) / I Love U, but I Don’t Trust U Anymore / She’s Always in My Hair / Welcome 2 America / Purple Rain


Encore:
A Love Bizarre (Sheila E. cover) feat. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings / If I Was Your Girlfriend / Insatiable / Scandalous / Adore


Encore 2:
Dance (Disco Heat) (Sylvester cover) / Baby I’m a Star


Encore 3:
Let’s Go Crazy / Delirious / 1999 / Peach

Okay, so like REALLY? What the fuck. Suffice to say, had one of the best times of my life, but it’s bigger than that. To be able to witness one of “the greats” in action filled me with such joy and humility. The man is at the top of his game, and I have NEVER ever seen a showman work as hard, and for so long during the course of a show. Truly inspiring.

This summer I’m hanging at one of my usual Wednesday night haunts, Props at LPR, and I was standing and talking with my man Akalypse while the big homie Rich Medina got busy behind the wheels. Rich then said on the microphone in his usual droll way, “So apparently Prince is gonna be in the building tonight.” ‘Lepse and I just laughed at him for making such a funny comment and continued on with our conversation when not 90 seconds later I noticed this big bodyguard standing in the shadows right at the wall and, well I couldn’t make out who he was standing in front of but it was someone… And just like that, Prince walked right passed us waving and said “Hey fellas!” He then walked right up to Rich, gave him a pound and whispered something in his ear. I was dumbstruck. Wait, where am I? What is happening? And just like that – poof! He was gone. Thankfully my man Rameen Gasery caught the brief moment on film… Thankfully Rich is obscuring the absolutely dumbstruck look I have on my face in the photo.

I’m ending this post with some music, so as to keep this relevant. Here’s my remix of Prince’s “Sign O’ The Times” that was included on the very first The Rub – It’s The Motherfucking Remix CD. This was a routine that I used to do going back to like 1997 on my Ron G shit. Up in the club getting my live blend on, simple and effective. When we made the ITMFR CD I just boom – banged out this blend real quick with 2 turntables. Works well in the club, and always been a sureshot. But the O.G. is just so good. I mean come on…

It’s silly, no? When the rocket ship explodes, and everybody still wants to fly. Some say a man ain’t happy unless a man truly dies, oh why? Prince, man… I mean for real. Greatest of all time. Feel funny saying that dude. Obviously James you know. But PRINCE. Yeah dudes. That’s easy.

Prince “Sign ‘O’ The Times” (Cosmo Baker Remix) (The Rub, 2005)

Super Seven Volume 4

Big shout to my homie DJ Jayceeoh for having me involved on the latest edition of the Super 7 Mixtape. It’s a great concept and I’m proud to have been asked to get down on it. In essence, Jayceeoh gets 7 DJs together to all do a 10 minute set, and the result is a super funky and diverse mix of some of the dopest DJs in the world. This time around it’s ME, with Jayceeoh, U-Tern, Thee Mike B, The Captains of Industry (Stonerokk & Graham Funke) and DJ Ross One. All dope DJs who brought that fire, and I’m glad to have been able to work alongside them.

SUPER 7 Vol 4 FEAT. U-TERN*SKRATCH BASTID*THEE MIKE B*THE CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRY*ROSS ONE*COSMO BAKER by DJ JAYCEEOH

Tracklist:

DJ JAYCEEOH (NYC)
1. Super 7 Intro
2. M.I.A – Steppin’ Up (Nacey Remix) (JayCeeOh Drum Edit)
3. JayCeeOh – Caribou Lean
4. Young Dro / T.I. / Gucci Mane / Udachi / Baobinga – Twerkalate (JayCeeOh Bootleg)
5. Senior Stereo / Lil Scrappy / Ludacris- I Am The Beat (Salva Remix) (JayCeeOh Edit)
6. T.I. / Young Jeezy / Jerline and Friends – Fly Away (JayCeeOh Blend)
7. Pharcyde / Young Jeezy – Goin’ Down (JayCeeOh Blend)
8. Cowboys & Gangsters Interlude
9. Katy B / Lil Wayne / Shawty Low – On a Mission (JayCeeOh Bootleg)
10. JayCeeOh – Gorilla Works

U-TERN (Vancouver, BC)
11. Intro
12 Moullinex – Superman (Lorenz Rhode Remix) (Zapp Blend)
13 Big Boi – Shutterbug (U-Tern Edit)
14 Louis La Roche – Get On Down (U-Tern Edit)
15 The Martin Brothers vs Green Velvet (U-Tern Edit)
16 Jan Driver – Tellyfoam (U-Tern Edit)
17 Munk – La Musica
18 Flying Lotus – Do The Astral Plane (Them Jeans House Remix)
19 The Chemical Brothers – Swoon (U-Tern Edit)
20 Harvey Mason – Groovin’ You (Bonkers Blend)
21 Nightriders – A Love Feeling
22 Digikid84 – P.A.M.E.L.A (Lost Valentinos Remix) (U-Tern Edit)
23 Siriusmo – Testliebe (U-Tern White Lines Edit)
24 Black Box – Strike It Up (Pack Blend)
25 Paul Hardcastle – 19 (U-Tern Edit)
26 Onra – Mechanical
27 Duck Sauce – Barbra Streisand (U-Tern’s Very Fake Remix)
28 Change – Lover’s Holiday vs Pharrell (U-Tern Edit)
29 Mark Ronson & The Business INTL – Bang Bang Bang (U-Tern’s Disco Dub)

SKRATCH BASTID (Toronto, ON)
30. Skratch Bastid Super 7 Intro
31. Love Thang / Do This My Way – First Choice / Kid-N-Play
32. There Was A Time (DJ Serious Edit) / Give The Drummer Some – Dee Felice Trio / Ultramagnetic MC’s
33. Under The Sun – The Gaff
34. Skewed Empathy (Skratch Bastid Remix) – Outkast & Raekwon & Crystal Castles
35. You Ain’t No DJ – Big Boi f/ Yelawolf
36. Ra-Ta-Ta-Ta – Spragga Benz f/ Kardinal Offishall & Swizz Beatz
37. Wine Pon Me – Mr. Lexx
38. Limb By Tung – Cutty Ranks vs Cam’Ron & Vado (Cosmo & Bastid’s Harlem meets Jamaica mix)

THEE MIKE B (LA)
39 DJ Class – Intro
40 Ice-T Interlude
41 YG – Toot It An Boot It
42 Team Sonar – I Eat Pussy
43 Leftside – Phat Punani
44 Classixx – I’ll Get You (Steve1der Remix – Camo UFOs VIP)
45 Vybz Kartel – Clarks
46 TOK – Mike B Dubplate 2010
47 Omar Doom Interlude
48 Graveleaf – The Crusade (Neighbor Remix)

THE CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRY (Stonerokk & Graham Funke) (Las Vegas)
49. John Williams – Mars Impériale
50. Ville Blanche – Ta Femme
51. Captain Sensible – Quelle
52. Timbaland et Magoo – L’amour de vous aimer
53. Bébé ft Clipse – Ce qui est arrivé à ce garçon
54. Cyndi Lauper – Toute la nuit
55. Alicia Touches – Empire état de l’esprit (La deuxième partie)
56. Prodige – Tenir approfondie
57. Le Curé – Les chats adorent
58. Les Portes – LA Femme
59. Hommes Au Travail – Qui peut l’être maintenant
60. Jay Z – Proxénétisme grande
61. Blues Image – Tour Capitaine Tour

DJ ROSS ONE (Miami)
62. Cincy Soul
63. Ain’t Gonna
64. Southern Man
65. Freedom
66. Tomorrows Kids
67. Shop Around
68. Bring It On Down
69. Next Message
70. Herbs
71. Keep Asking
72. Listen to the Music
73. I Just Wanna
74. Oh Lord
75. Only Love
76. Sunshine Break
77. School is Through

COSMO BAKER (NYC)
78. Cosmo Baker – Star Time Intro
79. T.I. – Bring ‘Em Out (Cosmo’s Wild Goose Chase Mix)
80. Sean Paul – Buss De Dancehall (Kenny Meez Federation Remix)
81. Big Daddy Kane – Ain’t No Half Steppin (Cosmo’s Back To Memphis Mix)
82 .Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Got Your Money (Cosmo’s Second Line Mix)
83. Wu-Tang Clan – Da Mystery Of Chessboxin (Cosmo’s Si Senora Mix)
84. James Brown – Mind Power (Cosmo’s Multitracks Of Death Mix)
85. Candi Staton – You’ve Got The Love (Cosmo’s Get Fresh Mix)
86. Funkadelic – Not Just Knee Deep (Cosmo’s Ultimate Kon Re-Edit)

Please listen, enjoy, blog, share and review (jeah!) And be on the lookout cause the blends from my section will soon be available for stand-alone downloads.

Wu-Tang Clan – Da Mystery Of Chessboxin’ (Cosmo Baker Yes Blend)

Here’s a brand new blend for the DJ Jayceeoh’s Super Seven Series, it’s Wu-Tang Clan “Da Mystery Of Chessboxin’ (Cosmo Baker Yes Blend)” so please enjoy!

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