Tag: Hip Hop

In the Den with Rufio Ep1

Welcome to my new video log project for 2017

Here is my new weekly video log, check it out and I hope you enjoy. It is still very much a work in progress but my goal is to keep doing this weekly during 2017. Each week I am to keep improving and hope to be a pro at it by the end of the year!

Funny how life changes

So, time for an update, things have been interesting in the last few months to say the least!

So, in August I had decided to start on this whole training thing and to take up competitive archery. I started training strength wise while also sorting out my weekly schedule etc etc and started doing some long term planning for it. However in September that got totally flipped on its head.

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So, in September I got picked up by Gangnam Gamers to be a part of their team and to help with content for their various social media outlets which has been a very exciting opportunity and something I have always wanted to get into. Being a gamer most of my life, having an opportunity to get myself into the gaming industry has been sweet!

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Now luckily as this started off, things were relatively quiet on the DJ front, so I could focus on GG and get our podcast up and running and put in a lot of work towards that, just setting the ground work and my schedule to make life easier since I would still have to teach and DJ. And as always, things decided to get busy again and I picked up a second DJ residency as well as a heap of one off events all in the space of a few weeks, so needless to say, the back half of October and start of November was stupidly crazy. But now things are looking like they will finally settle down so I can start settling into a regular routine.

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While I haven’t had a chance to start going to the archery range in awhile, I have managed to keep up with the gym, not as often as I had planned but 2-3 times a week has been ok for now and I will start going to the range towards the end of November as well as increasing my gym work. DJn has settled down now too, so I have 2 sets on Friday night and 1-2 sets on Saturday night which should allow me to make the most of the days now in the weekend. Podcast once a week and a live game-stream once a week. I am also working on a fortnightly off-shoot of the podcast where I bring in friends and other guests to talk games etc as well as a few other ideas I am working on as well to further increase my portfolio in the gaming and ‘podcast/radio’ industry and of course to try and make GG successful.

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As they say, when an opportunity arises, take it, but you also need to be ready for it and know how you want to use that opportunity. I have been given a great one here and I am going to use it fully to my advantage and make the most of it! Chur!

 

DJ Blaze – SKE Ladies Hip Hop Mix

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So, I finally got this mix done and finished, took awhile and I kept putting it off as other things came up (story of my life really) but got to the point where I just decided to put it down as a simple mix rather than mess around with scratch, juggles and acapellas otherwise I would have put it off even longer. So, a little bit of history behind this mix…

Initially I was asked to make a work out mix consisting of all female artists since the good people over at show kings have been interviewing and working with some of the local female Korean body sculptures/builders so having a work out mix catered to them would have been a nice fit. However therein lay the problem, finding enough songs done by female rappers that people not only know but that were also up-tempo enough with a strong enough beat to serve as good work out music. Needless to say, it was a bit of a fail. Why?

Well, think about it, how totally under represented are females in Hip Hop, name your top 20 artists, are any of them female? I highly doubt it, maybe 1 or 2 might sneak into some peoples’ lists but even if they do (Lauryn Hill would have to be up there), that’s still barely 10%. So my song pool was extremely limited, too limited to make a full mix of workout style songs so instead I decided to make it more of a Hip Hop/RnB classic cross mix so I could feature more female artists and still include songs that people would know (Using female artists from current music is even less of an option given how bad they are)

Still, even in doing so, there are obviously a few artists who feature more than others which is a testament to those artists but it is also sad that the industry has really relegated female artists to a mere after thought. Even more sad when you listen to what some of these very talented females artist had to say in their rhymes back then acting as really positive role modals for young females, a far cry from the female hip hop artists of today who are either too caught up on image or no one can understand what the hell they are saying (yes I’m looking at you Iggy)

Ill attach this article as well about Missy Elliot that gives a really good and clear view of how influential some of these female artists were and the legacy they have left behind

Why Missy Elliot’s Legacy is Criminally Underrated 

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What’s next for DJ’s?

So with Naam 2015 finishing up recently, DJs are starting to decide what new goodies they might set their eyes on for their next purchase while others are considering how some of the announcements will affect them but honestly, while there was some key announcements and reveals at this years Naam, overall there was nothing really and truely ground breaking, just a lot of re-inventing of current technology and minor improvements. There is no new feature to revolutionise the way DJs operate, and honestly there hasnt been one for awhile, however with a lot of the new technology that is on the horizon, I think we will see the next revolution happen in the next few years. So this is my thoughts/predictions for what we might see, but before I go into those, lets take a look at the previous big moments in Music history to give us an idea of the things I’m talking about.

Firstly music is music, its something that fundamentally wont change. Music we experience primarily thru listening, thou we can ‘feel’ it and we can ‘experience’ it, these are secondary to the fact that music needs to be listened too to experience it properly (I know with deaf people its another issue, so I am keeping this general here) So while we can add other components to music like visual or social, at its core, music is something listened to, and that is not something you can change. The biggest changes in music history have really come from the different ways people listen to music

So with this in mind, lets have a look at the history of music ‘technology’

1. Music notation (the first big music revolution) – music represented in written format, allowed people to recreate tunes

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2. Recorded music (the second big music revolution) – allowed people to record sound to be listened to at a later time

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3. Telephones – allowed sound to be shared across great distances

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4. Radio – sound and music being shared over radio waves removing the need for having a physical copy of the music (eg a vinyl recording)

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5. Tape – the change from vibration based recordings to storing music infomation as magnetic infomation, reducing the size required to store a lot of sound

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6. The Walkman – portable music in a smaller user friendly size (sure boomboxes could also come under this category, but it was the smaller size that counts here)

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7. Digital (the third big music revolution) – This changed everything, being able to store music as digital infomation rather than analogue, this was a huge stepping stone in not only the musical world but in the world in general

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8. CDs – before now, music was often played especially by djs on vinyl, tapes were often over-looked as a medium for DJs because of their impracticality for live performances and music manipulation. CDs changed the way we consumed music once again. CDs allowed people to burn their own CDs, unlike the vinyl era when printing vinyl was extremely expensive, being able to burn CDs from the comfort of home changed the way we listened to music, no longer being bound to listening to a whole album, people could burn their own compliations. Also CDs not only reduced the size of recorded music but also preceded the inovations to come with CD players made for DJs allowing them to manipulate music in ways not previously possible with the pinnacle of this technology being the CDJ

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9. MP3 – As with CDs before paving the way for the creation of tools to be able to manipulate music live from a digital perspective, mp3 allowed music to be stored in sizes smaller than previously seen, this was important because comupters at the time were limited with disc space (both at home and online storing) and internet transfers of music was limited to slow dial up connections at expensive costs. Mp3 allowed the explosion of music sharing and also at the same time, Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) started sprining up allowing the average person access to the tools to manipulate and produce their own music without the need for expensive studios. Mention must go to napster for starting up the music piracy era which rocked the music industry again in the way people obtain their music

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10. Streaming – The change from the traditional TV and radio broadcasting of music, streaming bought the option to the digital world, allowing content to be shared in real time to people across the globe. With streaming also came the reduced sizes in media while still maintaining quality (Youtube being the big one here, but now we have multiple options for streaming)

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11. DVS systems – While this is a mere combination of the technology before it, it is a combination that has opened up the DJ industry and allowed it to truely expand. From Serato to Rekordbox and many inbetween, these systems allow music to be played and manipulated using a laptop controlled by different control surfaces or the removal of a computer completely and only needing a hard drive has changed the way DJs work and think. With thousands of songs now being able to be stored on a device no bigger than an eraser, music is more accessible than ever before. Also DVS systems have allowed for portable DJ options from small midi controllers to mobile/tablet DJ options being more than  just viable

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And thus we come to point where we currently are in the DJ world, while we have come a long way, the next step I think is where things really get interesting, so lets take a look at what could be on the horizon…

Google glass & Microsofts holo lens

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While the technology is still bulky, once it slims down, I can see this as being a viable interface for DJs, imagine having waveforms in your heads up display, or track search using a holo representation of your record box, browsing songs with a swipe of a finger and loading them the same way. We have already seen some touch screen implementation of DJ technology, but it still doesnt quite replace the need to be able to feel what you are doing, however the extra add on esp with holo technology could lead to some really exciting creations and inovations. Or the reverse could also happen, we already have silent discos, imagine the crowd also having holo lens and recreating the whole club environment and expeirence, even allowing the dj to have direct feed back with the crowd via things like holo statuses above peoples heads (just like nightclub city) or you could totally redecorate the club environment digitally (just like in psycho pass)

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Holograms – Singers back from the dead or performing at mulitple locations simultaneously

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So we already had holo pac, how about creating a dj show filled with holographic singers and performers controlled by the dj, the concept isnt as far off as the technology develops further. Or even have a DJ streamed at multiple locations via hologram

Virtual Reality – How about a virtual club

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So we already know virtual reality is charging foward and is set to be the next big evoulton in technology, this could lead to virtual clubs, we already have things like livestreaming creating a kind of virtual club feel, virtual hangouts and livestream chat parties etc, the next step would of course be people being able to virtually go to a concert or club and share in the experience.

As far as virtual reality goes, I still think the big eventual step will be full imersion VR (ala Sword Art or Matrix) which would not only change the club world but also the world as we know it. When technology reaches this state thou, things will be vastly different than they are now. But at the current state, being able to wear something like Oculus rift and have yourself emerged inside a club isn’t as unbelievable as it once was

Voice commands vs gesture controls

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While voice command software is nothing new, it hasnt taken off as much as people would hope, I think the reason for that is there is  a lot of people out there who dont feel comfortable using thier voice, plain and simple, its a common personality trait, also using voice control in the DJ world, well yeah, its just totally impractical given the loud environment we work in, however, gesture control is a totally different story esp given that big name DJs use gestures all the time to control the crowd. While touch screens are flaunted in clubs, they are merely the begining of the posibillities, things like the Nod – buetooth gesture control ring or Mota Smart Ring can be used to track your gestures (or even technology like Xbox Kinect to track the whole area behind the DJ booth), imagine linking the motion of raising your arms to an audio effect, while seemingly simple, this is something that hasnt really been explored mostly because of the lag and unpredictable nature of wireless connections esp in a live performance environment, however, as wirless techonlogy becomes more stable and reliable, things like gesture control can become much more practical, imagine standing back from the DJ Booth or doing a Steve Aoki in front of the corwd and using a ring or watch to trigger the effect and controlling it using your hands away from the booth. It can make for some great crowd interactions and show possibilities. While the technology is there, the reliablitly is yet to catch up.

Carrying on with the wireless connection advancements that are surely to happen and once they do make it more stable, it also opens up the use of things like Ownphones/Earin – new earphone designs that can be worn as in ears and are totally wireless. Removing the need for cables is a big thing in the DJ world because we are often surrounded by the mess of cables everywhere connecting all the various parts and pieces, a switch into wireless connectivity is a wish of many DJs to help clean up the booths

There will of course be many other advances to come out that will make DJs lives easier, things from smart luggage to smaller PCs, use of mobile systems to fully replace the need for a PC, touch screens, smarter controls, better sound quality, increased storage space etc. While all these advancements will be good for the DJ world, they are hardly revolutionary, merely things to make life easier. I truely believe the next big revolution that will hit the DJn world is virtual reality with the precursors to it being holographic and heads up display technology paving the way. Thoughts?

Hip Hop needs to look in the mirror

Ok real talk time, bare with me while I try and make this form some kind of sense

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Mainstream Hip hop is in a sad state of affairs even thou it is probably more popular than ever. I’m going to try and touch on some of the recent issues I’ve see from my own point of view as a Hip Hop lover and as a DJ…

So, this whole Iggy Azalea thing, it has been a hot topic recently and honestly the stupid bitch just keeps digging the whole deeper and pissing more people off. However that being said, she is hardly to blame for doing what she is doing, appropriation and mis-representation of hip hop? Yeah that shit has been happening for a long ass time now, she just happens to be an easy target being a white girl from Aussie and getting accolades at the awards this year, thou we all know those are a total crock of shit anyways so the question really is, why the hell should we care? Why has she become the scape goat? Q-tips history lesson was perfect and on point, however I don’t think that needs to be directly solely at Iggy, and I think the reason he shared it on twitter is because he probably feels the same way, the majority of ‘hip hop’ artists these days need to have a dam good look in the mirror themselves and take Tips words to their own hearts and see just how badly they are representing hip hop culture and representing themselves as African Americans. As Tip said, hip hop has always been political, but not only that, it has been a voice for those who face a system of injustice, repression, isolation etc, it has been a voice for those who struggle to make their voice be heard but somewhere along the way, it lost its political motivation and prowess, it has lost its meaning and became about the money and commercialism, basically, sex, drugs, thug life and violence sells and we have seen almost zero songs making the mainstream that have any real substance (sure there is the occasional track, but they are few and far between)

So let’s first look at women in Hip Hop, who do we have these days? Off the top of my head I can only think of Nicki Minaj and Iggy who are making any lasting impression for women in Hip Hop these days. The problem I have with them is they are often using nothing but their sex appeal to try and sell music (and they all sound like Left Eye) a far cry from back in the day when you had strong female artists like Queen Latifah and Lauren Hill, who stood up for women’s rights and were strong role models for young women and who didn’t use sex or whacky persona’s or fashion images to sell their music (however this is something that has always seemed to have plagued women in Hip Hop and women in general in the music industry) But strong role models this day and age have been sadly lost, and not just with women but also with men as well. These girls do have talent and have some good rhymes (thou I wonder how much of it is ghost written…) but from a mainstream perspective, well yeah, Big Booty, Anaconda? Not much thought put in there, except maybe trying to appeal to the soft core porno scene.

It’s not just how they ‘expose’ and portray themselves but it’s also how they carry themselves and articulate themselves, this is something that is also clearly evident when comparing interviews between artists of the 80’s and 90’s to todays artists, the older artists weren’t as well educated, but they spoke with knowledge and spoke elegantly yet still with that hip hop ‘accent’ you only need to listen to an interview from Lil Wayne or read a Lupe rant to go wtf did he just say, even thou they both are smart, they come across as uneducated and raw and just stupid. As opposed to someone like Krs or Tip (thou J Cole has been dropping some good knowledge and well-articulated to as well as a few others, Macklemore was surprisingly strong too, there are always exceptions) But as for the mainstay artists today, every time I hear them open their mouths, I cringe. But you might ask why this should matter? It does because everyone else wants to copy them, you hear the kind of language influential people say, and you want to use it yourself. When you listen and look at conversations these days by people who are fans of popular hip hop, their conversations are messed up gibberish and it’s reflected by the popular artists who are speaking this rubbish, as opposed to the old skool cats who listened to people who actually spoke well. You only need to look thru social media sites and posts to see people talk almost totally incoherent at times, and it’s even worse when you hear them speak in person

But the trend these days even more so than when hip hop first came out is this invention of new terms and words, coining a new and popular phrase seems almost more important than making a good song. We know hip hop has always had that element about it and once popular phrases and words were ‘coined’ they spread like wildfire and became synonymous with hip hop culture, which leads me into my next point…

The N bomb, and the Black community getting pissed off at other people using it. Now we all know the historical significance the word has, it really is just a dark and horrible word, my problem is, we know how bad the word is, so why are black artists turning it into nothing more than a common catch phrase? So far as to even naming songs with the word in it. Black people (rightly so) get angry when other people use it, however, why aren’t they also angry at themselves for making this word so popular? Sure they have taken the word back and tried to own it, by they have taken that even further and too far. I mean come on, Jay and Kanye – N*****s in Paris?? Now there is a difference when the word was used in storytelling and politically motivated rap, but just talking about spending $$ and shit in a song is clearly just looking for commercial gain and thus using that word in the same fashion. Obviously if a couple of white/brown/asian rappers named a song with that in it, they would be crucified, but its ok for Black rappers to use it for nothing more than commercial gain and then get pissed when people sing along to the song? (aka My N****)

Artists these days have to know that they are representing not only their culture and race but are also responsible for teaching that to other people since for a lot of places around the world, the only exposure they have to that culture is thru what is popular. For hip hop that is obviously in the music and what makes the top 40. Asia is a perfect example here, most countries in Asia have a very limited knowledge of the English language, so their understanding of Hip Hop lyrics is going to be at best, limited and more often than not, totally mis-interpreted. They will also have limited to zero exposure to actual people from different countries and even more limited to black people except those they see on TV… and we already see how the black man or women is portrayed on TV, either by violence in the news or it’s in these hip hop videos. The second thing is, they are going to take words they think are cool and use them, they are going to take catch phrases and lines and use them, and of course the N word is going to be one of them, just like all the bad words, people know they are bad words, but because they are in another language, its ok to them, they don’t know the true meaning behind it, how could they when its used in such a way to be cool, of course they are not going to know that the real meanings of these words have far deeper connotations than those portrayed in the videos and pop culture.

A personal example of this: A friend of mine used it in a conversation, he is Korean, he loves hip hop music but he speaks limited English, enough to converse at a basic level, I asked him if he knew about that word, he said no, I told him a bit about it and why it was a bad word, he was of course shocked to know this, but this case, he is just like millions of other fans out there, hip hop has been dumbed down to more often that not, nothing more than one liners, catch phrases and hooks to reach a worldwide audience and to appeal to the masses but with this dumbing down, also removes the need for people to actually understand the music and the message

This dumbing down of hip hop into nothing more than commercial gain is nothing new to us, it has been happening for a long time, and while the use of the N word is nothing new, even as a title still nothing is changing because $$ talks and people are buying the masses friendly rubbish that we are constantly hearing

This to me really became apparent and was a noticeable turning point when Souljah Boy released his one hit wonder, but you have to give the guy credit, he used the formula and made it work to huge success (just a shame he couldn’t follow it up… like most one hit wonders these days) But the precedent he set has been ruling hip hop these days as most people have followed the same formula. More and more artists are staying away from releasing material of any substance and just going for the radio/club friendly junk that sells, and honestly why not? Money talks, not respect. But therein lays the problem, as is said in many lyrics, it’s all about the money. Which is sad, last year you had Kendrik Lamar basically call everyone out on that control verse, everyone thought it would start a revolution in hip hop, I knew it wouldn’t, it was over almost as fast as it began, a handful of artists tried to release their come backs but it just never gained any traction, mainstream young hip hop artists just ignored it, the old heads did to because it wasn’t aimed at them and they are mostly out of the game now. And even if they didn’t jump on that, with all the negativity that has been going on in the news esp with violence by cops on black people, where is the hip hop communities voice? Why aren’t they speaking out? The older heads spoke out in their time, it’s time for this generation of artists to make their voices heard, they have a huge influence around the world yet they are silent.

And thus we come full circle, It’s this younger generation that needs to step up, the guidance is there if they ask for it I am sure, but they don’t, I am sure Tip would love to have sat down and have a conversation with Iggy, but instead she goes back and insults him, and she isn’t the only one to do this, other artists have also hit out at those trying to support them. Its guys like him who have done this before who people should be looking up to and striving to be like, sure be your own person, but there is a difference between that and what it is people are doing today. Like it or not, they are role models that people look too, their influence is felt all over the world yet very few make good positive use of that influence and it needs to change.

Obviously there is more to these issues and they are more complex than what I have written here, also the music/record companies have a lot to answer for as well, but trying to keep this relatively short and hopefully either spark discussion or at the least spread some awareness

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I think Hip Hop’s balance is just way off. We look back to the days when there were an equal or higher number of rappers who did it because it was something they loved and rappers who did it strictly for the money. Nowadays, I feel more people write to get rich and left the artistry behind. If my singular goal is to make all the money I can, why would I care about lyrics and musicality when the people downloading my music just want to hear ratchet music?
Jack Zilla

This is one of the best reads that I have read in a long time I have had simular feelings on all of this. Another great example of how hip-hop culture has changed is comparing two songs from two different decades on the same subject (cocain). Look at the 1983 hit song White Lines by Grandmaster Melle Mel. That track talks about how cocain destroys people’s lives. Now in 2014 we have this terrible song, that God knows why made the Billboard charts, by O.T. Genesis called CoCo talking about how much he loves cocain and the money he makes by selling it to his comunity.
Ian (Idub) Curtis

2014 Review

So, since the FB year in Review this time round completely sucked balls and since I have my own webpage, I feel it’s only natural that I post up my review here 🙂

It’s 2015 already, that came by quickly… In this day and age time really does seem to just fly by, with so much going on in our lives it makes sense So before getting into this year properly, time to reflect on 2014 which was another good year for me and have managed to solidify myself in the DJ scene more and towards the end of the year started working on connections to further myself in 2015. Its all about that ground work! Had plenty of little achievements in 2014 but the main highlights for me were

– 2nd Place BeFM (again)

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– DJn for Redbull at UMF

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– Looking after my health, dropping 10kg and getting my fitness buzz back on

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– Globe Trotting (Bali, Tokyo, Taipei, Shanghai, Boracay)

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Bali

Boracay

Kuta Beach

Pandas

Shanghai

Sunset

Taipei

Tokyo Shopping

– Meeting Jazzy Jeff!

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– Starting a sport I have always wanted to do (Archery, new bow on its way!)

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– Some crazy parties and nights out (stock standard as a DJ)

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– Learning how to record and produce as well as hooking up with some new MC’s

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– A pretty good year playing touch

 Is Stylez

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So those are my highlights for the year, not bad but still need to keep building on them, had a couple of failed and missed opportunities last year but that’s just the way it goes. The failed ones are ones I chose to pull out of, the missed ones, well will be looking at changing those this year, so without further ado, my goals for 2015, these are the end goals, things I hope to achieve by the end of the year, there will be plenty of short term goals in-between, but these are what I ultimately want to achieve this year

– Travel to at least 2 countries this year (possibly more, depends if I can do a tour again this year)

– DJ at UMF and WDF again

– DJ on a big stage at a festival this year

– DJ a main set at one of the big clubs

– Gain a new residency

– Drop to 80-82kg

– Release a mixtape (Major Flavours style) using local artists

– Release a track of my own creation

– Perform a DJ/MC set of my own design (details will come later)

– Learn/Try a new sport (there is a couple I want to try again or pick up properly)

At the end of 2015, I will endeavor to revisit this list and see how much of it I can tick off! I might also add a few more goals to this list, but as of now, this is where my sights are set! Let’s go!

DJ Blaze Set List Friday 5th December

 Set time from 11pm – 1.30am

Was a pretty good night, slow ish start but had a couple of big birthday parties for our staff members that night so ended up playing hip hop for the first part of the night before going into a more upbeat SOS (Same old shit) set thou I did get to jam a couple of new tracks, really digging ‘Uptown Funk’ and also found a great remix for Mariah’s ‘You Don’t Know What You Do’ As well as a couple of other Solidisco Remixes that I like. There was a ‘party’ that night… yeah another fail! But it was a good night

  1. Trey Songz Ft Nicki Minaj – Bottoms Up (Transition)
  2. I. Ft Kerry Hilson – Got Your Back
  3. Soulha Boy – Kiss Me Thru The Phone
  4. Katy Perry Ft Kanye – ET
  5. T.I. – Whatever You Like
  6. Wiz Khalifa – No Sleep
  7. Tinie Tempah Ft Wiz Khalifa – Till I’m Gone
  8. Rihanna Ft Jay Z – Talk That Talk
  9. T.I. – Big Things Poppin’
  10. Kanye West Ft T-Pain – Good Life
  11. J Lo Ft Ja Rule – I’m Real
  12. Nelly Ft Kelly Rowland – Dilemma
  13. Rihanna Ft Jay Z – Umbrella
  14. Chris Brown – Gimme That
  15. Daddy Yankee – Rompe
  16. J-Kwon – Tipsy
  17. 50 Cent – In Da Club
  18. Mary J Blige – Family Affair
  19. Beyonce – Love On Top
  20. Chris Brown – Strip
  21. Trey Songz Ft T.I. – 2 Reasons
  22. Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa – Young, Wild and Free
  23. Nas – Made You Look
  24. Terror Squad – Lean Back
  25. Gang Starr – Full Clip
  26. 112 Ft The Notorious BIG – Only You
  27. Chris Brown Ft Lil Wayne – Loyal
  28. Sean Kingston – Beat It
  29. Drake – Hold On
  30. John Hart – Who Booty
  31. 50 Cent – Baby By Me
  32. Snoop Dogg – Gangsta Love
  33. 2 Pac – All About You
  34. Musiq Soulchild – Anything
  35. Ariana Grande – Problem
  36. Jason Derulo Ft 2 Chainz – Talk Dirty
  37. Flo-Rida – Whistle
  38. B.O.B – Nothing on You
  39. Ciara Ft JT – Love, Sex & Magic
  40. Will Smith – Getting Jiggy With It
  41. Nelly – Hot In Here
  42. Jeremiah – Birthday Sex
  43. Mark Ronson Ft Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
  44. Pitbull – International Love
  45. Daft Punk – Lucky (Starjack Remix)
  46. Robin Thicke Ft Pharrell – Blurred Lines (Justin Sane Rmx)
  47. Bruno Mars – Treasure (Cosmic Dawn Rmx)
  48. Far East Movement – Rocketeer (Dj Kue Rmx)
  49. DJ Cassidy – Calling All Hearts (Frankie Knuckles Rmx)
  50. Michael Jackson – Love Never Felt So Good (Fedde Le Grand Rmx)
  51. Syn Cole – Miami 82 (Avicii Edit)
  52. DJ Kronic Ft Bombs Away – Looking For Some Girls
  53. Joel Fletcher & Savage – Swing (Combo! Rmx)
  54. Joel Fletcher – Afterdark
  55. TJR – Come Back Down
  56. Makj Ft Lil Jon – Let’s Get Fucked Up
  57. Hardwell & Makj Vs Linkin Park – Numb Countdown (Vival Bootleg)
  58. G-Dragon – Crooked
  59. DJ Feli Fel – Your Birthday Bitch
  60. Mariah Carey Ft Wale – You Don’t Know What You Do (Rightside and Mark Di Meo Rmx)
  61. Solidisco Ft Skyy – Top Of the World
  62. Usher – DJ Got Us Falling In Love (Hypercrush Rmx)
  63. Redfoo – I’ll Award You With My Body
  64. David Guetta Ft Akon – Work Hard
  65. Bingo Players Ft Far East Movement – Get Up
  66. Adrian V Ft Tyes – Buffalo (Lefty Rmx)
  67. Reece Low – Monk Funk
  68. Klass Ft Carlprit – Do What You Do
  69. Icona Pop – Just Another Night (Solidisco Rmx)
  70. Mariah Carey – You’re Mine (Jumpsmoker Rmx)
  71. Chromeo – Jealous (Solidisco Rmx)
  72. Calvin Harris Ft Tine Tempah – Drinking From The Bottle
  73. Wisin Y Yandel Ft Chris Brown & T-Pain – Alo Me Gusta De Ti
  74. Don Omar – Danza Kuduro
  75. Daddy Yankee – Limbo
  76. Justice Crew – Everybody
  77. Serebro – Mi Mi Mi
  78. Mark Ronson Ft Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk (Billybeats Rmx)
  79. MFBTY – Sweet Dream

DJ Blaze Bar Fly

DJ Blaze Set List Saturday November 15

DJ Blaze Bar Fly

Well its been a little while since I put up a set list, mainly because lately at Bar Fly it really has been the same old shit even worse than usual and even looking through the song list, I’m like meh… Having to play nothing but mainstream hits… but for some reason on Sat night I got a lot of compliments for my set… I have no idea why but I’m not gonna complain lol. The one annoying thing is lately I start at 11, but between 11-12, we have to keep the volume down because the restaurant upstairs has started to complain about the noise recently… There has been no change in volume, except that it has prob been less since haven’t been that busy… All I can say to them is piss off, you knew this was a club when you bought the place about 6 months ago, so quit your fucking moaning, needless to say at 12 not only do I crank up the volume but also set the bass up even higher to make sure it vibrates the shit out of the building!

Anyways set list for Sat 15th November 11pm – 1.30am

 
1. Justice Crew – Everybody
2. Cristian Marchi – Let’s Fuck
3. Bueno Clinic – Away
4. Luciana Vs Chuckie – What Happens In Vegas Mash Up
5. Bombs Away – Get Stoopid
6. Israel Cruz – Party Up (Bombs Away Remix)
7. Luciana, Cristian Marchi & Nari & Milani – I Got my Eye on You
8. J. Lo Ft. Pitbull – Live It Up (Jumpsmokers Remix)
9. Albert Kick – Evil Girl
10. DJ Kronic Ft Bombs Away – Looking For Some Girls
11. RIO Ft. U-Jean – Summer Jam
12. Redfoo – I’ll Award You with My Body
13. Usher – Scream (Seamus & Haji Edit)
14. Will.I.Am Ft Britney Spears – Scream & Shout (Ridiculous Remix)
15. TJR – Feel It
16. Klaas & Bodybangers – Freak (Klaas Mix)
17. Tonic Vs KnifeParty – Bitch Please Vs Internet Friends (Bl3nd Mash Up)
18. Turbotronic – Disco Monster
19. Bueno Clinic Ft. Mike W – Sex Appeal
20. Finatticz – Don’t Drop That (Strobe More Bounce)
21. Scndl – Gypsy
22. Havana Brown – Big Banana
23. Mr 305 – Driving Around (Bombs Away Rmx)
24. Play-N-Skillz – Literally I Can’t
25. Joel Fletcher & Savage – Swing (Combo! Remix)
26. G-Dragon – Crooked (Intro Rmx)
27. Robin Thicke Ft. Pharrell & T.I. – Blurred Lines (Justin Sane Rmx)
28. Bruno Mars – Treasure (Cosmic Dawn Rmx)
29. Michael Jackson – Love Never Felt So Good (Fedde Le Grand Rmx)
30. Reece Low & Lefty – Monk Funk
31. Static Revenger Ft. Kay – Back Off Bitch!
32. DJ Snake Ft. Lil Jon – Turn Down For What (Transition Rmx)
33. Lil Jon Ft. Tyga – Bend Ova
34. Lorde – Royals (Caked Up Rmx)
35. CL – Solo
36. 2 Chainz – I’m Different
37. Major Lazer Ft. 2 Chainz – Bubble Butt
38. 2NE1 – Clap Your Hands
39. VIC – Wobble
40. Daddy Yankee – Gasolina
41. Diana King – Shy Guy
42. Beyonce – Love On Top
43. Jason Derulo Ft. 2 Chainz – Talk Dirty
44. Jason Derulo – Wiggle (Transition Rmx)
45. Rihanna & Jay Z – Talk That Talk
46. Lil Jon – Snap Ya Fingaz
47. Big Sean Ft. Nicki Minaj – Dance Ass
48. Skrillex Ft. CL & GD – Dirty Vibe
49. Wiz Khalifa Vs DJ Khaled – Black & Yellow Wins
50. Tae Yang – Ringa Linga
51. Soulja Boy – Crank Dat
52. Anthem Kingz – Birthday Song
53. Calvin Harris Ft. Ellie Goulding – I Need Your Love (R3hab Trap Rmx)
54. Steve Aoki Ft. Rivers Cuomo – Earthquakey People (Alvin Risk Rmx)
55. Zedd – Spectrum (Getter Rmx)
56. 2NE1 – Come Back Home
57. Calvin Harris Ft. Tinie Tempah – Drinking From the Bottle (Transition Rmx)
58. Lmfao – Party Rock Anthem
59. Big Bang – Fantastic Baby
60. TJR Vs ACDC – Ode to TNT (Rmx)
61. Hardwell Vs Krewella – Apollo Alive (Simo Bootleg)
62. Showtek – Booyah
63. Hardwell & Makj Vs Linkin Park – Numb Countdown
64. Anthem Kingz – PSA
65. Don Omar Ft. Lucenzo – Danza Kuduro
66. Daddy Yankee – Limbo
67. Wisin Y Yandel Ft. Chris Brown & T-Pain – Algo Me Gusta De Ti
68. Chris Brown – Yeah 3X
69. GD & TOP Ft. 2NE1 – Oh Yeah

DJ Blaze Set 8: 2006 RnB Mix

So here is another one of my older mixes, I liked how this came out, even thou I did mostly use x-mix versions of the songs but meh, I did this back in 2006 with a lot of the tracks I was spinning at the time and it came out nice so thats all that matters. It is a laid back mix so there is nothing overly technical happening during it, did that on purpose so not to be too distracting. Anyways, here it is plus the track list, enjoy!

1. Dont Get it Twisted by Capone-e Feat Twista
2. Be Without You by Mary J Blige
3. We Ride by Rihanna
4. Pullin Me Back by Chingy feat. Tyrese
5. Girl byPaul Wall
6. Thats That by R. Kelly Feat Snoop Dogg
7. Grown And Sexy by Chamillionaire
8. Dem Jeans by Chingy feat. JD
9. You should be my girl by Sammie feat. Sean Paul
10. Better Start Talking by Donell Jones Feat JD
11. Sexy love by Ne-Yo
12. What I Need by Ray J
13. Burn It Up by R. Kelly
14. If It’s Lovin’ That You Want by Rihanna
15. Hypnotic by Syleena Johnson Feat Fabolous
16. Pac’s Life by 2Pac feat. Ashanti
17. Love don’t love me by Eric Benet
18. I Wanna Love You by Akon Feat. Snoop Dogg
19. Roll With Me (Remix) by Boyz II Men
20. Entourage by Omarion
21. Boom! by Mario Feat Juvenile
22. Cash, Money, Cars, Clothes by Ruff Endz
23. Number one by Pharrell feat. Kanye West