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: Green Man Festival, August 18th 2013

October 5, 2013

Me inside some bloody teeth.

I went to Green Man this summer. It rained. And then it didn’t. On the Sunday, I played a two-hour DJ set inside some teeth. Seriously. Drowned In Sound and Under The Radar mentioned it, so I can’t have been imagining it.

Look, there’s a photo and everything. Here’s what I played – a sort of two-hour snapshot of what I play at my usual Dive Slow night at Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton – every third Friday of the month, free entry. Good times.

A Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebum
Joey Bada$$ – Sorry Bonita
The Underachievers – Gold Soul Theory
Dyme-a-Duzin – Swank Sinatra
Souls of Mischief – 93 Til Infinity
Wu-Tang Clan – CREAM
Nas – It Ain’t Hard To Tell
Beastie Boys – Intergalactic (KMD blend)
Busta Rhymes – Woo Hah!! (Jaydee remix)
MOP – Ante Up (9th Wonder blend)
Danny Brown – Grown Up
Kanye West – Gold Digger
EPMD – Gold Digger
Nikki D – Daddy’s Little Girl
Eric B and Rakim – I Know You Got Soul
Mobb Deep – Temperature’s Rising
Notorious BIG – Juicy
Jay Z – Dirt Off Your Shoulder
Jay Z + Kanye West – N In Paris
Kendrick Lamar – Backseat Freestyle
Mr Muthaf*ckin eXquire – I Was Drunk When I Wrote This

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M.I.A – Bad Girls (remix w/ Missy Elliott and Rye Rye)
TNGHT – Buggin’
Hudson Mohawke – Thunder Bay
Run The Jewels – 36″ Chain
El-P – Drones Over Brooklyn
OutKast – Ms Jackson
Snoop Dogg – Who Am I? (What’s My Name?)
Warren G – Regulate
Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It
R Kelly – Ignition (remix)
Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince – Summertime

Come and hear me play stuff like this once a month in Brighton… or wherever you like, if you’re paying. I come cheap. Twitter.


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: Talking Heads Night @ The Green Door Store, Brighton 5/4/13

April 8, 2013

Last week I played a brief set at The Green Door Store‘s special Talking Heads night. And this is what got played, so it did:

Talking Heads – I Zimbra
Talking Heads – Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
Talking Heads – Seen and Not Seen
Talking Heads – Uh Oh, Love Comes to Town
Brian Eno + David Byrne – Strange Overtones
Gang of Four – Return the Gift
Magazine – A Song From Under the Floorboards
The Velvet Underground – I’m Waiting for the Man
Ramones – I Wanna Be Sedated
Talking Heads – Take Me to the River
Talking Heads – Who Is It?
Talking Heads – Once in a Lifetime
X-Press 2 + David Byrne – Lazy
Talking Heads – Psycho Killer

Certainly a theme evident, there.

I’m back at The Green Door Store this Thursday night (April 11), for a taster of a new night I’m starting alongside Daniel he-of-Esben-and-the-Witch Copeman. Called 4/4(ish), or 4/4ISH – I guess we should settle on a style – it’ll see records played that you can Probably Dance To.

Pop along, why not.


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.