Playlist: Dive Slow, January 17th 2014

January 31, 2014

Run The Jewels

Started with a best-of-2013 mix, closed with some classics. Standard. Next Dive Slow is February 21st at Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton. Follow Dive Slow on Twitter for updates and that. Might be a special guest. Entry is free, obviously.

Forest Swords – Thor’s Stone
Run The Jewels (pictured) – 36″ Chain (Blue Sky Black Death remix)
Flatbush Zombies – MRAZ
Tyler, The Creator – Ifhy
World’s Fair – ’96 Knicks
Joey Bada$$ – Death of YOLO
A$AP Rocky – Goldie
Action Bronson – Through The Eyes Of A G
Jonwayne – Yung Grammar
Vic Mensa – Orange Soda
Childish Gambino – 3005
Le1f/Kitty Pryde – Pocahontus
Lizzo – Batches & Cookies
Angel Haze – Echelon (It’s My Way)
M.I.A. – Bring The Noize
Logos – Wut It Do
Machinedrum – Gunshotta
The Bug/Danny Brown – Freakshow
Danny Brown – Dip
Mr MF Exquire – I Was Drunk When I Wrote This
Pusha T – Numbers On The Boards
Earl Sweatshirt – Hive
Supreme Cuts – Down
Thundercat – Oh Sheit It’s X
Flying Lotus – Stonecutters
DJ Rashad – Let U Know
A$AP Ferg – Shabba
Kanye West – New Slaves
The Underachievers – Gold Soul Theory
Bishop Nehru – Mobb Dizzle
TREE – Devotion
Ka – Off The Record
Chance The Rapper – Everybody’s Something
Kilo Kish – Turquoise
Drake – Started From The Bottom
BJ The Chicago Kid – Smokin’ and Ridin’
Mac Miller – Watching Movies
Step Brothers – Step Masters
Run The Jewels – Pew Pew Pew
Blue Daisy – Fuck A Rap Song

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Kanye West – Power (remix w/ Jay Z)
Jay Z/Kanye West – N In Paris
Kendrick Lamar – Backseat Freestyle
Pharrell – Can I Have It Like That?
Daft Punk – Get Lucky / Daft Punk – Da Funk
N*E*R*D – Lapdance
Pharoahe Monch – Simon Says
Big Boi – Shutterbug
Janelle Monae – Tightrope
Kelis – Millionaire
ODB/Kelis – Got Your Money
Mariah Carey/ODB – Fantasy
Wu-Tang Clan – C.R.E.A.M.
Nas – It Ain’t Hard To Tell
Jay Z – Dead Presidents
Jay Z / Nasty P / Jimi Hendrix – A Watchtower Problem
Notorious BIG – Juicy
Mobb Deep – Temperature’s Rising
Dr Dre – Still DRE
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(Dan Copeman guest spot…)
Drake – Over
Rihanna – Umbrella
Grimes – Oblivion
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HEALTH – Die Slow (Tobacco remix)
Kanye West – Drive Slow
M.I.A. – Bad Girls (remix)
TNGHT – Buggin’
Hudson Mohawke – Overnight
Radiohead – Bloom (Jamie xx remix)
GSH/Jamie xx – NY Is Killing Me
James Blake – CMYK
Oddisee – Another’s Grind
J Dilla – Baby
9th Wonder – Now I’m Being Cool
Dr Octagon – Blue Flowers
Company Flow – 8 Steps To Perfection
Action Bronson – The Symbol
Children Of The Night – Kids From Queens
JJ Doom – Winter Blues
Madvillain – Accordion
DOOM – Angelz
Warren G – Regulate
Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It
Amerie – 1 Thing
Busta Rhymes – Woo Hah (J Dilla remix)
Masta Ace – Sittin’ on Chrome (J Dilla remix)
Q-Tip – Breathe And Stop
Beastie Boys – Get It Together
Danny Brown – Grown Up
Nas – NY State Of Mind / Nas – The Don
El-P – Drones Over Brooklyn
EPMD – Gold Digger
Kanye West – Gold Digger
OutKast – Ms Jackson
The Pharcyde – Passing Me By (Hot Chip remix)
Jay Z – Thank You

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Playlist: Dive Slow, September 20th 2013

October 5, 2013

Mac Miller

Songs in the order they were played at my regular Dive Slow night at Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar. Every third Friday of the month. Free entry. Brighton, you should totally come. (But not all of you. The bar really isn’t that big.)

JJ – My Life
Lil Wayne – A Milli
Mac Miller – SDS
A Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebum
Joey Bada$$ – Sorry Bonita
Chuck Inglish – The Drop
The Cool Kids – Mikey Rocks
Big KRIT – REM
Mount Kimbie – You Took Your Time
Shlohmo – Don’t Say No
Drake – Marvin’s Room (Shlohmo’s Thru Tha Floor remix)
Wu-Tang Clan – CREAM
Bishop Nehru – Misruled Order
Children Of The Night – Kids From Queens
Souls of Mischief – 93 Til Infinity
Masta Ace – Sittin’ On Chrome (Ummah remix)
Busta Rhymes – Woo Hah!! (Jaydee remix)
The Pharcyde – Runnin’ (Philippians remix)
Nas – NY State of Mind
Sonic Youth – Kool Thing (someone wanted a rock track… and, Chuck D’s on it, so…)
Public Enemy – 911 Is A Joke
OutKast – Rosa Parks
Big Boi – Shutterbug
El-P – Drones Over Brooklyn
Company Flow – 8 Steps To Perfection
Dr Octagon – Blue Flowers
EPMD – Gold Digger
Kanye West – Gold Digger
Jay Z – Dirt Off Your Shoulder
M.I.A. and Jay Z – Boys
M.I.A. – Bad Girls (remix w/ Missy Elliott and Rye Rye)
Missy Elliott – Get Your Freak On
Kelis – Milkshake
ODB + Kelis – Got Your Money
Mariah Carey + ODB – Fantasy
Notorious BIG – Juicy
Kendrick Lamar – The Recipe
Dr Dre + Snoop Dogg – Still DRE
NWA – Straight Outta Compton
Tone Loc – Wild Thing
Pharoahe Monch – Simon Says
Mos Def + Nate Dogg + Pharoahe Monch – Oh No
Mos Def – Hip Hop
Biz Markie – Just A Friend
Beastie Boys – Intergalactic (KMD blend)
Beastie Boys + Q-Tip – Get It Together
Wu-Tang Clan – Da Mystery of Chessboxin
Jungle Brothers – Done By The Forces Of Nature
De La Soul – Keepin The Faith
Eric B + Rakim – You Know You Got Soul
Rob Base + DJ EZ Rock – It Takes Two
LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out
Run-DMC – It’s Like That
Slick Rick – Children’s Story
Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It
Donell Jones and Left Eye – You Know What’s Up
TLC – No Scrubs
SOS Band – Just Be Good To Me
Beats International – Dub Be Good To Me
Patrice Rushen – Forget Me Nots
Edwin Birdsong – Cola Bottle Baby
Daft Punk – Da Funk
Nas – It Ain’t Hard To Tell
Nas – The Don
Nas – Street Dreams
Run The Jewels – 36″ Chain
Killer Mike – Big Beast
Mykki Blanco – Haze.Boogie.Life
Flatbush Zombies – Mraz
Mr MFN eXquire – I Was Drunk When I Wrote This
Kendrick Lamar – Backseat Freestyle
Jay Z + Kanye West – N In Paris
Jay Z – Thank You


Playlist: Dive Slow, June 21 2013

July 7, 2013

Dive Slow happens every third Friday of the month at Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton. It’s a free-entry night, running from around 9pm until the wee hours of the next morning. I generally DJ for between five and six hours, depending on if I have a guest DJ or two along for the ride. The music policy: generally hip-hop, but with the occasional diversion.

Here’s what I played during the last Dive Slow, on June 21. If you like what you see, I can be contacted on Twitter regarding DJ sets elsewhere. (I do them, you know. You just need to ask.)

Amazingly, someone did ask me for something “more commercial” here. This, during a run featuring Jay-Z, Kanye, Kendrick, Beasties…

Lapalux – ‘IAMSYS (Tape Intro)’
Mac Miller – ‘S.D.S.’
JJ DOOM – ‘Guv’nor’
Joey Bada$$ – ‘World Domination’
Flatbush Zombies – ‘Thug Waffle’
Nas – ‘NY State Of Mind’
BadBadNotGood – ‘Flashing Lights’
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– – –
Kanye West – ‘Love Lockdown’
Kanye West / Big Sean / Pusha T – ‘Mercy’
Rick Ross / Dr Dre / Jay-Z – ‘Three Kings’
Big K.R.I.T. – ‘REM’
Killer Mike – Southern Fried
El-P – ‘Drones Over Brooklyn’
Killer Mike and El-P feat. Big Boi – ‘Banana Clipper’
OutKast – ‘Ms Jackson’
J Dilla – ‘So Far To Go’
Busta Rhymes – ‘Woo Ha!!’ (Jay Dee remix)
M.O.P. – ‘Ante Up’ (9th Wonder blend)
9th Wonder feat. Mela Machinko and Median – ‘Now I’m Being Cool’
Paul White feat. Danny Brown – ‘One Of Life’s Pleasures’
Danny Brown – ‘Grown Up’
DyMe-A-DuZiN feat. Joey Bada$$, Capital STEEZ and CJ Fly – ‘Swank Sinatra’
Children of the Night – ‘Kids From Queens’
Action Bronson – ‘The Symbol’
Notorious B.I.G. – ‘Big Poppa’
Terry Urban (Lana Del Rey/Notorious B.I.G.) – ‘Wrong Game’
Angel Haze – ‘New York’
M.I.A. feat. Rye Rye and Missy Elliott – ‘Bad Girls’ (remix)
TNGHT – ‘Buggin’
Kendrick Lamar – ‘Backseat Freestyle’
ScHoolboy Q – ‘Nightmare On Figg Street’
Jay-Z / Kanye West – ‘N In Paris’
Kanye West – ‘I Am A God’
Sons Of Mischief – ’93 Til infinity’
The Pharcyde – ‘Runnin’ (Philippians remix)
Jeremiah Jae / Beastie Boys – ‘Bl00d’
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– – –
Beastie Boys – ‘Intergalactic’ (KMD blend)
Mobb Deep – ‘Temperature’s Rising’
Dr Dre – ‘Still D.R.E.’
Snoop Dogg – ‘Who Am I (What’s My Name)’
Pharrell – ‘Can I Have It Like That’
Daft Punk – ‘Get Lucky’
Daft Punk – ‘Da Funk’
Public Enemy – ‘911 Is A Joke’
NWA – ‘Express Yourself’
Gang Starr – ‘Just To Get a Rep’
Slick Rick – ‘Children’s Story’
Mos Def / Aretha Franklin – ‘Aretha’s Fat Booty’ (Nasty P blend)
Mos Def – ‘Ms Fat Booty 2’
Oddisee – ‘Another’s Grind’
42 Ghosts / Death Grips – ‘Spread Eagle Cross The Block’
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Tyler, The Creator – ‘Jamba’
Frank Ocean – ‘Pyramids’
D’Angelo – ‘Devil’s Pie’
Action Bronson – ‘Steve Wynn’
Heems feat. Childish Gambino – ‘Tell Me’
Das Racist – ‘Nutmeg’
Kool AD feat. Main Attrakionz – ‘Oooh’
Main Attrakionz – ‘Bossalinis and Fooliyones pt.II’
The Underachievers – ‘Gold Soul Theory’
Kilo Kish – ‘Turquoise’
Cadence Weapon – ‘Conditioning’
Childish Gambino – ‘L.E.S.’
Baths – ‘Maximalism’
Bibio – ‘Wake Up!’
Gold Panda – ‘We Work Nights’
Bonobo – ‘Cirrus’
Errors – ‘Pleasure Palaces’
Jon Hopkins – ‘Open Eye Signal’
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– – –
Kanye West – ‘New Slaves’
ScHoolboy Q – ‘Raymond 1969’
Flatbush Zombies – ‘Intro’
Company Flow – ‘8 Steps To Perfection’
The Pharcyde – ‘Passing Me By’ (Hot Chip remix)

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So, the next one of these: July 18. Come along, why not.


Playlist: Dive Slow, March 15, 2013

March 18, 2013

Nosaj Thing

If there’s one thing that this playlist teaches us, it’s don’t bow to request pressure. At the third – maybe – time of asking, I agreed to play a track I’d never usually drop into a set; especially not one that I’m selling as containing fare from Kuedo to Kanye. (You know what I mean.)

So next time – next time being April 19 (Facebook event link, that is) – don’t ask me for a thing. As not asking me means you can’t be disappointed. Thanks.

Lapalux – IAMSYS (Tape Intro)
Nosaj Thing (pictured) – Eclipse/Blue
Bonobo feat Erykah Badu – Heaven for the Sinner
Cooly G – Trouble
FaltyDL- Gospel of Opal
FaltyDL – Straight + Arrow (Gold Panda remix)
Gold Panda – Trust
Letherette – After Dawn
Slugabed – Sex
Spoek Mathambo – Control
SBTRKT – Right Place
Radiohead – Lotus Flower (SBTRKT remix)
Thom Yorke – Harrowdown Hill (The Bug remix)
Dalia Black – Fuck a Rap Song
Death Grips – Blackjack
42ghosts – Culture Shock
The Underachievers – Gold Soul Theory
Joey Bada$$ – Survival Tactics
DyMe-A-DuZiN – Swank Sinatra
Heems – Tell Me
Childish Gambino feat RZA – American Royalty
Quakers – Fitta Happier
Flatbush Zombies – Intro
Schoolboy Q – Raymond 1969
Kendrick Lamar feat Dr Dre – The Recipe
Rick Ross feat Dr Dre and Jay-Z – 3 Kings
Drake feat Rick Ross – Lord Knows
Pusha T feat Rick Ross – Millions
Lil Wayne – A Milli
Tyler, the Creator – Yonkers
Hodgy Beats – Bullshittin’
Freddie Gibbs feat Krayzie Bone/SpaceGhostPurrp – Kush Cloud
Kool AD feat Main Attrakionz – Oooh
Main Attrakionz – Bossalinis and Foolyiones
A$AP Rocky feat Main Attrakionz – Leaf
Le1f – Psy Lock
Kilo Kish – Turquoise
Hint ft T-Fly – Aliens Enter
Angel Haze – New York
Radiohead – Bloom (Jamie xx remix)
Gil Scott-Heron/Jamie xx – NY is Killing Me
James Blake – CMYK
Lana Del Rey – Video Games (Jamie Woon remix)
Terry Urban – Wrong Game (Lana Del Rey/Notorious BIG)
Busta Rhymes – Woo Ha! Got You All In Check (Jay Dee Bounce remix)
Masta Ace – Sittin’ on Chrome (Ummah remix)
The Pharcyde – Runnin’ (Philippians remix)
Beastie Boys/Rage Against the Machine – Check the Testimony
Beastie Boys – Intergalactic (KMD blend)
42ghosts – Lord of the Game
Two Fingers – Bad Girl (The Bug remix)
M.I.A. feat Missy Elliott and Rye Rye – Bad Girls (remix)
TNGHT – Buggin’
Nas – Life’s a Bitch (Hudson Mohawke blend)
J Dilla – Baby

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Handover to Daniel Copeman of Esben and the Witch fame for a few joints…

Death Grips – Get Got
Cadence Weapon – Conditioning
MOP – Ante Up (9th Wonder blend)
Dr Dre feat Snoop Dogg etc – The Next Episode
Dr Dre feat Snoop Dogg etc vs Cream – White Episode (Nasty P mix)
Eminem feat Dr Dre – Guilty Conscience
Wiz Khalifa – Black & Yellow
Lil Wayne feat Eminem – Drop the World

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Beyoncé – Single Ladies
Jay-Z/Jimi Hendrix – A Watchtower Problem (Nasty P mix)
Kanye West/Aretha Franklin – Feelin’ Diamonds (Nasty P mix)
Kanye West and Jay-Z – N in Paris
Schoolboy Q – Nightmare on Figg Street
A$AP Rocky – LVL
Flatbush Zombies – Thug Waffle
Big KRIT – Country Rap Tunes
Big Boi – In the A
OutKast – Ms Jackson
Joey Bada$$ – World Domination
Madvillian – Accordion
JJ DOOM – Winter Blues
DOOM feat Tony Starks – Angelz
CALVIN HARRIS AND RIHANNA – WE FOUND LOVE (yeah, request this and leave, y’idjut)
Kanye West feat Rihanna et al – All of the Lights
Pharrell feat Jay-Z – Frontin’
N*E*R*D – Lapdance
Missy Elliott – Get Ur Freak On
Amerie – 1 Thing
Mariah Carey feat. Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Fantasy
Ol’ Dirty Bastard feat Kelis – Got Your Money
Kelis – Milkshake
Kilo Kish – IOU
Chlidish Gambino feat Danny Brown – Toxic
Danny Brown – Grown Up
Paul White feat Danny Brown – One Of Life’s Pleasures
J Dilla – So Far To Go
J Rocc – Stay Fresh
House Shoes – Crazy
9th Wonder – Piranhas
Oddisee – Another’s Grind
Nas – The Don
Nas – It Ain’t Hard to tell
Company Flow – 8 Steps to Perfection
El-P feat Trent Reznor – Flyentology
R Kelly – Ignition (remix)
Warren G / Nate Dogg – Regulate
The Pharcyde – Passing Me By (Hot Chip remix)
Shlohmo feat How to Dress Well – Don’t Say No
Frank Ocean feat André 3000 and Big Boi – Pink Matter

Uh. Rihanna. Really ruined my mojo. Fought hard to bring it back to Anything Sensible.

Next Dive Slow: April 19, at Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton. Free entry, 9pm ’til about 3am. Then in May, on the 10th, something a bit… special.

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Playlist: Dive Slow Tourbus Special

February 6, 2013

I made a mix CD up, just now, for Esben and the Witch‘s bus rides while they’re on tour. Here are those dates. Thought I’d post the tracklist here as it serves as a neat hour-long snapshot of what goes down at Dive Slow once a month at Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton. Next (free-entry) nights are Feb 8 and Mar 15. Details!

1. Chilly Gonzales – Rap Race
2. Big Boi – The Thickets
3. Freddie Gibbs feat. SpaceGhostPurrp and Krayzie Bone – Kush Cloud
4. Kendrick Lamar feat. Dr Dre – The Recipe
5. Rick Ross feat. Dr Dre and Jay-Z – Three Kings
6. Jay-Z and Kanye West – N*s in Paris
7. Schoolboy Q – Nightmare on Figg St
8. Action Bronson feat. Schoolboy Q – Demolition Man
9. Killer Mike – Reagan
10. El-P – Drones Over Brooklyn
11. Angel Haze – New York
12. Azealia Banks – Jumanji
13. Le1f feat. Kitty Pryde – Pocahontas
14. M.I.A. feat. Missy Elliott and Rye Rye – Bad Girls (remix)
15. TNGHT – Buggin’
16. Rustie – City Star
17. Childish Gambino feat. Danny Brown – Toxic
18. Paul White feat. Danny Brown – One of Life’s Pleasures
19. 9th Wonder feat. Mela Machinko & Median – Now I’m Being Cool
20. The Pharcyde – Passin Me By (Hot Chip remix)

S’alright. Should you think: I’d like some of that at my next club night, just get me on Twitter.