Beijingian cottonwood trees

I’m on a business-trip turned micro-vacay in China’s capital as of now, and an extraordinary infusion of caffeine increased my urge to purchase a VPN connection to bypass the great firewall of China so I can slap some semi-random non-new-years-eve-related bloggery upon your shivery cheeks before this decade is eventually lapsing.

Although the climate is WAY sub zero in Beijing and the amount of fuck I’m usually giving about any frost-related stuff or the traditional festivities coming along with it is quite low, I’ve spent 2 delight- and eventful cold winter days out here, and the blood pumping through my heart feels especially warm + fuzzy after swimming a few laps in this surrealistic looking pool in the basement of my hotel just a couple hours ago.

This gem below is my preferred soundtrack to close the recent/open the new decade. Hudson Mohawke‘s Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 is something I’ve slept on for like over a month, but let me tell you this: Hud Mo is frying my frozen brain to pieces of Xinjiang BBQ on a wooden skewer with this one, and I highly motherfucking recommend you to grab it now and put it on rotation as soon as the new decennium starts.

Hudson Mohawke – BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix

Go HERE for the tracklisting.

If you happen to be in Beijing right now, catch me spinning at PUNK at The Opposite House tonite.

PS a winter sunset glimmering through the leafless limbs of naked Beijingian cottonwood trees can be quite an awesome thing to gawk at.

Xmas card from/to Fantasy Island

Fuck me Hong Kong, you were looking so pretty and you felt so good today Dec 24th.

Fever Ray – BBC 6 Winter Solstice Mix

Tracklist:

1) Laurie Anderson — White Lilly
2) Electrelane — The Valleys
3) Sonic Youth — Shadow of a Doubt
4) Plastikman — Disconnect
5) Silverbullit — Winter Coat
6) Fennesz — Transit
7) Charlotte Gainsbourg — Irm
8) Stina Nordenstam — Parliment Square (The Knife Remix)
9) Lydia Lunch — Some Boys
10) Afrirampo — Natsu Ga Kita
11) Martin Rev — Mari
12) Skriet — Fåglarna
13) Tomahawk — Omaha Dance
14) Laurie Anderson — Radar
15) Goblin — Theme From Suspiria
16) Converge — Worms Will Feed, Rats Will Feast

HYPE NASTY voted Hong Kong’s best club night 2009

New L-Vis 1990

HYPE NASTY pt. VIII

Hit “attending” on our facebook event to get your name on the “free entry before 12:30″ list.

加油!

I’m thrilled to have DJ Beware back on his hometurf to murk ze ones and twos at Volar this Friday! Co-murkage on the threes and fours will be provided by yours truly and DJ “gimme dat pimp trick gangsta click” Enso.

FYI, Beware is the type of bro who’s the type of dawg who locks down majorlabel deals via lefty-phone call while cooking up the best bok choy dish you could ever find in entire Vienna. This talented culinarian and proper chopper is not only very capable of sizzling up some highly decent remixes, he is also roasting his very own EPs to be released on Southern Fried and Man Recordings this upcoming February and March.

DJ Beware – Shazoo (Radio edit)

WILDLIFE! – Jumbie (Beware & Motorpitch remix)

Unexpected extra hand-out:

DJ Beware live on FM4 Unlimited, 17/12/09

Tracklist:
Moombah (Afrojack Remix) – Silvio Ecomo & Chuckie
Gatinha feat. Mr.Catra – Genghis Clan
Jandinha (Juan  Magan & Marcos Rodrigues RMX) – Victor Magan, Jason Tregov
Minimood – Solo
Le Moustique – Sebastien Leger
Chico – Danny T
Flonko – Version 1 – Steve Angello, AN21
Took The Night – Alvaro Mix – Chelley
Monkey Drum – Chase Buch
Neon – Camel
Yebo Yebo (Neuroxyde From Berlin Rework) – Neuroxyde
Jumbie (Beware & Motorpitch Remix) – WILDLIFE!
Woody Woodpecker – Aka Aka
Thoda Resham Lagta Hai (Daniel Haaksman remix) – Lata Mangeshkar
Yellowtail VIP – Geeneus
United Groove (MJC remix) – L-VIS 1990
Vem que Tem (Dj Beware & Motorpitch rmx) – Schlachthof Bronx
La Mezcla (Dj Beware & Motorpitch rmx) – Michel Cleis
Set Me Free (Zombie Disco Squad Remix) – Drop The Lime
HoBak AnTa – TaMer (Dj 911) ft. Amr diab
What is guru (riva starr remix) – Renaissance Man
Eastern Jam – Chase & Status

Kartoffel Takeover

“I think um, Germany, like, those guys over there, they’re taking over right now”DJ Q-Bert

Above quote from the Grandmaster is more than half a decade old, from the retro times when me & my crew used to be involved in dj battles to murk fools. Homeslice RAFIK used to be at the forefront of all the murkage and he even took it a level further after most of us retired from the competition circuit. I’m happy to tell y’all that I enjoy the noble privilege to be the first one to post his latest mix:

DJ Rafik – Hyper Hyper Jungle Jungle

Tracklist:

01. Intro
02. Drop the Lime – Set me free (Zombie Disco Squad Rmx) (edit)
03. Renaissance Man – The Rythm (edit)
04. Solo – Afreaka (edit)
05. Solo – Joga Bola (Riva Starr Rmx) (edit)
06. Lil Silva – Different
07. Tony Senghore – If you came here (edit) /w Hijack – Dirty Soul /w Elefant – Lolita
08. Major Lazer – Hold The Line (Djedjotronic Rmx) (edit)
09. Joakim – Watermelon Bubblicious (edit) /w Retro Grade – Moda /w Ccenturiess – YIMH Rmx)
10. Daniel Haaksman feat. MC Miltinho – Kid Conga (Rob3 Rmx) (edit)
11. Yeah Yeah Yeah’s – Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Rmx) (short edit) /w Jamtech Foundation – Hot Fucker
12. MSTRKRFT – Heartbreaker (Laidback Luke Rmx) (drums edit)
13. Bag Raiders – Turbo Love (Jan Driver Rmx) /w DJ Funk acapella
14. Human League – Don’t you want me (short ‘just coz it fits in’ edit)
15. Laidback Luke & Diplo – Hey (Sidney Samson Rmx) (edit)
16. Drop the Lime – Devil’s Eyes (Diplo’s B-Live Mix) (edit)
17. Rafik – Rebuke Dem
18. Afrojack – Drop Down (Sidney Samson Rmx)
19. Afrojack – Drop Down (original)
20. Malente & Dex – Lions (Douster Rmx) (edit)
21. Tom Stephan – Turn That Shit Up (Diplo Rmx) (edit)
22. Tiga – What You Need (Zombie Nation Rmx) (edit)
23. Duran Duran – Wild Boys (Rafik’s Live Button Pushing Edit) /w David Guetta Toy-Drums
24. Felix Da Housecat – Kickdrum (edit)
25. Renaissance Man – Aloha
26. 808 State – Cubik (loop)
27. Serge Santiago – Atto D’Amore (Drums)
28. Boys Noize – Kontact Me (edit)
29. Refused – New Noise (Rafik Rmx short edit) /w Big Boi – Kryptonite
30. Bonus Soundcheck: MGMT – Kids (Soulwax Rmx) + Diana Tajtelbaum – Loneliness acapella (Rafik’s Push Buttons live Mash)

Also peep this flick of the Rafmeister’s most recent routine, live-remixing Chemical Brothers’ “Block Rockin’ Beats” and Major Lazer’s “Pon Di Floor” on the latest Native Instruments gear.