Archive for March, 2011

Heavy Warmup Vol 3: DJ Anonymous

photo by Scott Nelson

DJ Anonymous: Heavy Warmup Vol 3 by DJ Anonymous

You already know about the series; I’m sharing my favorite DJs’ warmup sets, showing you how the pros get a crowd moving without burning through all the big records before midnight. This week, DJ Anonymous (Helsinki) takes the series in a little different direction:

“As much as I’ve been into disco and house recently, I still love to play a lot of different things. Classic dancehall and early digital stuff especially has been close to my heart always, when Ayres asked me to take part in the Heavy Warmup series it was just the right excuse to finally put together a mix. No matter what you’re going to play later on Cocoa Tea should get the party started right. Enjoy!” – Anonymous

This mix makes me so happy! I hope you like it too. Tracklist after the jump.
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March 28th, 2011Categories: DJ Mixes, Heavy Warmup

T&A Compilation

This is the fourth annual T&A Records spring compilation, out now on iTunes, Amazon, Beatport, Juno and so forth. New and recent hits by Munchi, Steve Starks, Johnny Love (aka Deathface), DJ Ayres, Torro Torro, TNT, Rampage & Nader, Nguzunguzu, Tomb Crew, Zombies for Money, GLC, Bird Peterson and Dooze Jackers. Artwork by Mike the 2600 King! Get em while they’re fresh.

Takeover by T&ARecords

March 23rd, 2011Categories: T&A Records

T&A Roundup

March 17th, 2011Categories: T&A Records

Heavy Warmup Vol 2 – DJ Eleven

The big guy throws down a Heavy Warmup set! Tony Toni Tone, Pharrell, Stevie Wonder, Nate Dogg and loads more of your favorite 11 PM jams, quick mixed to perfection. Listen and download here:

DJ Eleven – Heavy Warmup Vol 2

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March 14th, 2011Categories: DJ Mixes, Heavy Warmup

Help Munchi

Update: Tuesday, March 8

Munchi is still in Hawaii, getting his passport sorted out (it was lost somehow when he blacked out, along with his wallet and phone).  He says he doesn’t need his painkillers as much anymore, which is good, but still gets headaches when he concentrates too much on writing music, so he is sticking to simpler edits for the time being.  He also has some dizziness and occasional memory loss.  He isn’t going to be touring or taking on new projects for a while after he goes home.  But he’s still really happy about all of the support and energized by so many people reaching out, and feeling better every day.

Update: Wednesday, March 2

As you can see, we’ve exceeded the goal for Munchi. Thank you so much to everyone who contributed money and helped get the word out. We’ve bought him a ticket home, his meds are covered, and most importantly he’s in a great mood after seeing so much love and support come in. I think everyone feels that it has been an inspiring couple of days.

As we exceeded our goal, the money is going into an escrow account until we see the hospital bill, which we expect to be astronomical. We plan on getting a health care negotiator to try and get the bill down. I’ve spoken to a lawyer and an accountant and they advised me that this is the right way to do it. On the bright side, once he’s home, he is covered under The Netherlands health care system. There will still be fundraising parties, and all the money will go to Munchi’s bills. Anyone who needs help with logistics, feel free to contact me.  holler /at / djayres /dot/ com

Tuesday, March 1

About two weeks ago, our friend Munchi had a seizure caused by an intracerebral hemorrhage, with no prior history of illness. He is from the Netherlands but was on tour in Hawaii at the time.  He spent 9 hours in a coma and 11 days in the hospital recovering. He has no medical insurance in the US. His medication is expensive and he needs to get back to Rotterdam. Our goal is to pay for his ticket home, get his Hawaiian friends reimbursed for his meds and eventually pay for his hospital bills.  We haven’t seen the bills yet but we imagine $2000 is an extremely conservative estimate as much of that time was spent in ICU.  And this is likely something he will be dealing with for the rest of his life.  We’re asking friends and fans of Munchi to give whatever you can.

March 1st, 2011Categories: Uncategorized