Hide your kids. Hide your wife. The homies Digital Boy + Shark are back with a monster mix fittingly called Serious Business (presented by Karmaloop). As you will quickly find in this intense, non-stop, rapid fire, 50+ song, barrage of bass, these boys are not messing around.
Check out my feature interview and exclusive mix with KNKT3D Magazine in anticipation of this weekend’s Spring Massive Festivities. KNKT3D will be passing out free physical CDs of the mix at the parties!
- Friday, March 11: The Canal Club, Richmond (Virginia), 10:30pm-11:30pm in “The Dungeon”
- Saturday, March 12: Bourbon Street, Baltimore, 7pm-8pm in “The Quarter”
More info on the events HERE.
Statement on the mix – This mix is a bit like a rollercoaster for small children, vertically challenged adults, senior citizens, and tall wimps. There are ups and downs, sharps turns, and surprises, but ultimately it rarely veers too far in a particular direction. There are no 1000 foot drops on these rides. JUST LIKE THIS MIX (well, maybe there are a few ).
That is not to say the mix is boring or that I don’t do tons of tricks and scratching. Listen, kiddie rollercoasters are fun (okay, maybe I’m a tall wimp). They may not terrify the beegesus out of you, but they always posses a nice balance of smooth riding and excitement. JUST LIKE THIS MIX.
Last point. Just because a rollercoaster is meant for kids, doesn’t mean it’s always smooth sailing. Sometimes these rides are uncomfortable, and often they have themes and surroundings that are just plain bizarre. You might look to your left and see a giant stuffed mouse wearing nothing but a bow tie and talking to a huge naked purple dinosaur. JUST LIKE THIS MIX.
1. The Bug – Jah War ft. Flowdan (Loefah Remix)
2. Numan – Wild Fire (w/ hints of XXXY – You Always Start It)
3. Starkey – Lenses
4. UGK – International Players Anthem ft. Outkast
5. Talk – Walking Disease (Deathface Remix)
6. Maniac – Evil Dead
7. Jon E Cash – Spanish Fly
8. Loefah – Disko Rekah
9. Silkie – Mattaz
10. Kastle – Bring Me Back
11. Dizzee Rascal + Chase & Status – Heavy
12. Fused Forces & DJ Cable – Flocka Riddim
13. Skream – Make Me
14. Terror Danjah – Planet Shock
15. Tunnidge – Dark Skies
16. Digital Boy + Shark – Gangster Rave (Rx & Chae Hawk Remix)
17. DZ – The Beginning
18. Reso – Expansion Ratio
19. Mensah – Digital Dreamer
20. Morgan Zarate – Hookid
21. Rx & Shiftee – Space Ace
When Mishka tapped me to be Vol. XXIII of their prestigious Keep Watch mix series, I tapped them back in an accepting manner because I’m a gentleman who believes in Hammurabi’s Code. Past artists in the series have included Major Lazer, Skream, Rusko, Crookers, 12th Planet, Congorock, Craze, Klever, and more, so I knew I couldn’t just twiddle my fingers on this one. I had to spend my time instead making a good mix.
Here’s my official statement on the end result: “”No crazy concept here (my sounds of the sea compilation will have to wait). I simply wanted to feature a bunch of tracks I’m feeling right now, and put them together in an interesting, scratch-happy way. Some of the tunes are old, some are recent, some are unreleased, some are so new Kanye don’t even know about ‘em. One of them actually is Kanye. In any case, the listener will experience an eclectic array of mostly dubstep and grime. There will be twists, there will be turns, and of course, there will be scratching.”
Peep the full write up on the MISHKA BLOGLIN.
1. Rebound X – Rhythm & Gash
2. Kanye West & Jay-Z – H.A.M.
3. Skream & Cluekid – Sandsnake (Gothtrad Remix)
4. Princess Nyah – Take Control (Wonder Remix)
5. Udachi – Chemicals (feat. The Botz)
6. Mr. Mitch – Skittles (Rx Remix w/ hints of Rx & Sonkin – Stop Being A Bitch = Stop Being A Skittle)
7. Shiftee – Cowbell
8. Hussle Club – Loose Tights (Flinch Remix)
9. Kano – Get Wild (Redlight Remix feat. Aidonia & Wiley)
10. Mike Lennon – Total Control (Bare Noize Remix)
11. DJ Ayres – Got Me Gone (Bird Peterson Remix feat. GLC)
12. Sleigh Bells – Kids
13. Coki – Chief Dub
14. Teddy – Ren & Stimpy
15. Rude Kid – Electric VIP
16. Jameson – Urban Hero
17. Spooky – Spartan
18. Silencer (Teddy) – Dirtbag VIP
19. Usher – Lil’ Freak (feat. Nicki Minaj)
20. Deftones – Have You Seen the Butcher (Digital Boy + Shark Remix)
21. Kastle – You Know That I Know You Know
22. Gucci Mane – Lemonade (Remix feat. Trey Songz, Fabolous, & Nicki Minaj)
23. +Verb – Empty Hearted
Big shout outs to all the artists on this mix. And for the curious, I got my intro and outro dialogue from this:
I was 5 years old in 1991. My spirit involved baseball, teenage mutant ninja turtles, and picking my nose. However, others had a different kind of spirit. Their spirit involved smashing teenage mutant ninja turtles with baseball bats and breaking their noses. Who is this they of which I speak? Digital Boy + Shark. They just dropped their Spirit of ’91 Mix through Discobelle, and it is HEAVY. This is not music to lay in a field of daffodils while sipping Chardonnay. This is music to fight your grandmother, with knives, while balancing on a barbed wire, over a pit of piranhas who were just cut off in traffic. Rave steez, a lot of which I didn’t know nothing about until I heard this mix.
Here’s their own explanation of the mix:
“This is the debut mix from Italian duo Digital Boy + Shark. 40 minutes of cut throat mixes and edits to be reckoned with that play out like a freight train destroying everything in it’s past. The lines between time are blurred by hyper speed and heavy bass creating a time space continuum from which there is no escape! Featuring the dance floor smasher “Gangster Rave”, the anthem “No One Can Stop Us” and their soon to be released remix of Congorock’s “Babylon”, this is more than an introduction… It’s a warning!”
More info on their page: http://gangsterrave.com