Too Hip To Be Square

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Thanks to all who braved the rain and made it down to the debut of Too Hip To Be Square at The Hobby Horse earlier this month.

Just a quick message to update you on the next event on the 2nd of January featuring Scratch Club residents Danny Fresh, Disco Steve and Captain Crunch playing the finest selection of hip-hop, electro, disco, rock and anything else in between.

So for those still with the energy after NYE, come enjoy a drink at the NYE after, after party at the 2nd Too Hip To Be Square. Check out the Facebook event for details.

Put The Needle On The Record

As another year, and indeed another century comes to an end, I wonder where has all the time gone? I guess that's the old man inside me talking. He's slowly taking over as the child with reckless abandon gradually realises he's actually too old for this party thing anymore... yeah right! 'Tis the season to be merry and merry we shall be!

As we do about this time of year I bring you a plethora of fine mixing talent that have grabbed my attention over the past month or so. First up is newcomer Melechtric with a fine blend of tracks that have pretty much made this half of 2009. Check out his Myspace for an awesome bootleg of Stevie Wonder, The Fresh Prince and A Tribe Called Quest. If you dig this mix then don't forget to give him some love over at his Let's Mix page.

Melechtric - Mix No.3.mp3
1.Nadastrom - Pussy
2.Hot Chip - Any Way (Fake Blood Remix)
3.Don Diablo & Example - Hooligans (A1 Bassline Remix)
4.MSTRKRFT - Heartbreaker (Laidback Luke Remix)
5.Kid Cudi - Make Her Say (Afrojack Remix)
6.Kid Sister - Right Hand Hi
7.Kissy Sell Out Vs Major Lazer - Jump Up 2 This Kiss (Melechtric Edit)
8.Dub Pistols - I'm In Love (Foamo Remix)
9.Count & Sinden - Mega
10.Sub Focus - Could This Be Real
11.Will Bailey - Hustlin And Scratchin (Gigi Barocco Remix)
12.Hostage – I Get High
13.Duck Sauce - You're Nasty
14.Boys Noize - Jeffer (Para One Remix)
15.Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)
16.Diplo & Laidback Luke - Hey! (Foamo Remix)
17.Boris Dlugosch - Bangkok
18.Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke (Dirty Monkeez Remix)

Next up is this little banger from two guys in Belgium who play under the alias Beatgrinders. Much like their fellow Belgians Soulwax, these two unleash an onslaught of tracks and power through a set of just 30 minutes.

Beatgrinders - Xmas Tape.mp3 (Mediafire)
1. Crookers Ft. Soulwax and Mixhell - We Love Animals
2. Dada Life - Let's Get Bleeped Tonight (Mustard Pimp Remix)
3. Steve Aoki Ft. Zuper Blahq - I'm In The House
4. Beatgrinders Ft. Narco - Her/Primetime
5. Duck Sauce - aNYway
6. Fake Blood - Mars ( Jack Beats Remix)
7. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)
8. Sonic C - Stickin
9. Laidback Luke & Lee Mortimer - Blau
10. Tom Stephan - Turn That Shit Up (Diplo Remix)
11. Beatgrinders - Get The Fuck Up
12. Sound Of Stereo - Zipper
13. Congorock & Crookers - Sbombers
14. The Black Ghosts - Face (Switch Remix)
15. Fake Blood - I Think I Like It
16. Bart B More - Lay Around
17. Sub Focus - Could This Be Real

If those two mixtapes contain a few too many well known records for your liking, then perhaps this might be the mix for you from Potty Mouth signing Adam Bozzetto.

Adam Bozzetto - December Mixtape.mp3 (Mediafire)
1. His Majesty Andre, Puppets ft Bloody Beetroots
2. David Rubato, Circuit (Dj Mehdi remix) (Edit)
3. Bag Raiders, All The Girls ft Donnis
4. Crookers, Put Your Hands On Me ft Kardinal Offishall and Carla-Marie (Solo remix)
5. L-Vis 1990, Compass
6. Congorock & Crookers, Sbombers
7. Boys Noize, Jeffer (Para One remix)
8. Adam Bozzetto, Be With You
9. Strip Steve, AM / FM
10. Hac Mac, B B Girls B B Boys (Shinichi Osawa remix)
11. Adam Bozzetto, Arco
12. Beni, Maximus (Harvard Bass Remix) (Edit)
13. L-Vis 1990, Zahonda (Edit)
14. Momma’s Boy, Betowe
15. Brodinski & Noob, Peanuts Club (BeatauCue remix)
16. Jesse Rose, Well Now (Savage Skulls remix)
17. Cubs, Yeah
18. Mowgli, London To Paris (Edit)
19. Adam Bozzetto, Head Nodding (Edit)
20. Mightyfools, Clean It (Edit)
21. Adam Bozzetto, You Don’t Stop
22. Fake Blood, I Think I Like It
23. Muscle’s, Take Me With You (Adam Bozzetto remix)
24. Magik Johnson, Stand Up
25. Adam Bozzetto, Everyday
26. Santiago & Bushido, All That I Can Say
27. Paul Johnson, Noise
28. Max Morrel, Back Yard Riddim
29. Fukkk Offf, More Than Friends (Congorock remix)
30. Boys Noize, Sweet Light
31. Basement Jaxx, Raindrops
32. Bass Kleph and Stella MC, $pend My Money (Adam Bozzetto remix)
33. Phonat, Set Me Free
34. Wongo & Poligono, What’s A Poliwongono

Or if all of those mixes are too serious for your liking and you prefer some party music everyone can dance to, then this stormer from Oh Snap!! is the one for you. Enjoy!

Oh Snap!! - Save a Turkey Eat a Salad DJ Mix.mp3 (via Box)
1. "5 AM (A Girl Like You) [DJ Sega Philly Club Mix] - Tommie Sunshine f/ Oh Snap!!
2. "Grand Steppin" - Duck Sauce
3. "Back Yard Riddim" - Max Morrel
4. "When Love a Come Down" - Demarco
5. "Chillin (Oh Snap!! Remix)" - Wale f/ Lady Gaga
6. "The Force" - KW Griff
7. "Night By Night (Oh Snap!! vs. DJ Technics 900 Number Mix) - Chromeo
8. "You Be Illin" - Run DMC
9. "Rhythm Is a Dancer (Armand Van Helden Remix) " - Snap!
10. "Let's Make Nasty (Afrojack Remix)" - Larry Tee f/ Roxy Cottontail
11. "Hornbo (Sticky K Remix)" - Mat Cant & Scattermish
12. "Poison (Alvaro & DJ Punish Edit)" - Bell Biv Devoe
13. "Ramajay" - Machel Montano HD
14. "Soaking Wet" - Oh Snap!!
15. "Da Style Deh (2010 Trinidad Chutney Refix)" - Busy Signal
16. "Coconut" - French Fries
17. "Mujava 2009 (Brasil Drums Remix)" - DJ Fasta
18. "Party Up In Here" - Elephant Man
19. "Sirens" - Scott Matelic
20. "Pick Em Up (Remix)" - Rod Lee
21. "Party In the USA (Wideboys Remix)" - Miley Cyrus
22. "Plus Size Model (Treasure Fingers Remix)" - Oh Snap!!
23. "When The Sun Comes Down" - R.I.O.
24. "Puppets" - His Majesty Andre f/ Bloody Beetroots
25. "Chicken Run" - Canblaster
26. "Express" - Harris Robotis
27. "Bruxism Groove (His Majesty Andre Mouthguard Remix)" - Titan
28. "I Could Have Loved You (Sinden Remix)" - Jack Splash
29. "Lets Go (Club Mix)" - Sidney Samson
30. "Here We Go" - Zuper Blahq
31. "Fightin' (Uncle Jesse Thugstep Remix)" - Scottie B
32. "My Crew" - Rod Lee
33. "Senorita" - Rockdown Superstars
34. "Parapapa (DJ Drift Remix)" - Quintino
35. "Detached" - Biggi
36. "Get U Home (Bloody Beetroots Remix)" - Shwayze
37. "Where Have All the Gangstas Gone? (Tomb Crew Remix)" - Oh Snap!!

If you haven't already got plans for your New Years Eve celebrations then fret not as myself, Jim Sharp and Fab Fatale will be providing the party at The Albert & Pearl, Islington from 11pm-4am after Little Barrie start the proceedings at 8pm all for an entry fee of £15. For more info check out the Facebook event here.

If partying new years day is your thing then come check out Mookie at The Haggerston with Jim Sharp, D-Boogie, Kid Who and Dean Jackson as they mix and scratch their way through classic Hip Hop, New Jack Swing, 90's RnB, a touch of the most O.G. 70's breaks as well as 80's Soul & Boogie to get your legs shakin' all for FREE. For more info check out the Facebook event here.

And if you've still got the energy then come check out the FREE New Years Eve after, after party; Too Hip To Be Square at The Hobby Horse. This month we have Scratch Club residents Danny Fresh, Disco Steve and Captain Crunch spinning musical hidden treasures and guilty pleasures spanning the past five decades. For more info check out the Facebook event here.

Too Hip To Be Square

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Again, it's got a bit quiet around here of late which, I can only put down to my day job sneaking into my free time. I have a few tracks I want to post but time isn't on my side at the moment. Please be patient.

If you can't wait however, then perhaps you should come and check out the launch of my new night Too Hip To Be Square in Dalston this Saturday 5th December. Joining me for a soiree of old skool hip-hop, disco, house, electro, rock and whatever else we can find and mix to move your feet in a good old hoe down of new and old records will be; Jim Sharp (Hear Nu-Evil/ Mookie) and The J&D Sessions (Pin-Up resident DJs). The party starts at 8pm and is FREE ENTRY. More details over on the Facebook Event. See you there!