Archive for April, 2011

Vinyl Mondays: MFSB

MFSB – Love is The Message (Tee Scott Disco Mix) right click “save target as”

Bonus: MFSB – Love is the Message (Danny Krivit re-edit) right click “save target as”

April 28th, 2011Categories: Downloads, Vinyl Mondays

Don’t Eat Armadillo Meat

WEDNESDAY, April 27 (US News) — The prehistoric-looking armadillo, already the state animal of Texas, now has a new claim to fame: leprosy.

A new study finds that armadillos carry the bacterium that causes leprosy, and have somehow passed the disease to several dozen humans in the southern United States.

“We’ve confirmed a long-suspected link between leprosy in humans and armadillos,” said the study’s lead author, Richard Truman, from the Bureau of Primary Health Care at the Health Resources and Services Administration’s National Hansen’s Disease Program at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Read the rest of this entry »

April 28th, 2011Categories: Veronika's News Corner

Heavy Warmup Vol 5: DJ 7L

Heavy Warmup Vol 5: DJ 7L

I’ve always been a fan of 7L’s beats, which I put right up there with DJ Premier and the Alchemist. His Bladerunners edit project is really dope too. I met him in person a couple of years ago at SXSW and I tried not to geek out too hard on him; since then we’ve played together a bunch of times both on his turf in Boston and at The Rub in Brooklyn. He’s a serious veteran DJ and does all kinds of gigs. This heavy warmup set was recorded at a hotel gig a couple of months ago, and I’ve probably listened to it 100 times since he gave it to me. Hope yall enjoy! And be sure to check him out at

April 18th, 2011Categories: DJ Mixes, Heavy Warmup

Moombahton Edits

I did all these edits for the Moombahton Massive 3 party in DC, so I would have something different to play. Big shout out to Munchi, Dave Nada, Skinny Friedman and Nick Chacona, and of course all the original artists.

Wayne Wonder x Munchi – No Letting Go (DJ Ayres blend) by T&ARecords

1. South Rakkas Crew / Ape – Mad Again / Oxygen (DJ Ayres Blend)
2. El General / Diplo – Pu Tun Tun / Hey (DJ Ayres edit)
3. Afrojack – Pacha on Acid (DJ Ayres edit)
4. Club Ultimate – Carnival 93 (DJ Ayres edit)
5. Dad Prez / Pet Rock – Hip-Hop / Warzone (DJ Ayres edit)
6. Lazy Jay – Float My Boat (DJ Ayres edit)
7. Boris – Bangkok / PR Parade (DJ Ayres edit)
8. Congorock – Babylon (DJ Ayres edit)
9. DJ Zinc – 108 Trek (DJ Ayres edit)
10. A1 Bassline – 8oh8 (DJ Ayres edit)
11. Wayne Wonder x Munchi – No Letting Go

Download all 11 on Soundcloud

BONUS: Douster – King of Africa (DJ Ayres edit) Right click “Save Target As”

April 16th, 2011Categories: Downloads

Blue Breaks

Cosmo asked me to guest on this week’s Breakbeat Monday, so I went in on the subjects of Marlena Shaw, along with Mushroom Jazz, Gangstarr, Ashford & Simpson and lots of other breakbeat nerdery. Check it out and download the music at

April 14th, 2011Categories: Downloads

Munchi Benefit

This Thursday is Moombahton Massive 3.  All proceeds go to help Munchi pay for his hospital bills, after a spontaneous seizure and coma in Hawaii.  We’ve raised a solid amount of money already but nowhere near what it will cost to pay for all the bills, and this is important for Munchi to be able to travel freely back and forth to the US and DJ on the books with a work permit.  (Besides being the right thing to do).

I spoke with Munchi on the phone last week and his doctor in Rotterdam told him he can begin to DJ and produce music again soon.  He says he’s been resting up and he’s excited about working again.  His headaches are much fewer and farther between and he’s feeling a lot better than he was – less dizziness & memory issues, more clear-headed and normal.

Even if you can’t make it to Moombahton Massive 3, you can still donate money directly to Munchi’s hospital fund right here.


I’ve been in the studio feverishly working on edits to play at the Massive.  I have a bunch of finished stuff to debut on Thursday and I don’t want to give away too many surprises but while we’re on the topic of Munchi, I wanted to share this one as a little sneak preview.  It’s simple but very playable.

Wayne Wonder x Munchi – No Letting Go (DJ Ayres blend)

April 12th, 2011Categories: Downloads, Flyers, T&A Records

Turntable Lab Interview

What’s the best aspects of being a professional DJ?

I am happiest when I’m playing at a big party and it’s going off, and I feel like I can play my favorite records and the crowd is with it. So there’s that, everything else is secondary to that feeling. Otherwise I love finding new music, making mixes, edits, tracks, all that stuff. I like having friends all over the place and getting to visit folks when I’m in their city, getting to host them at The Rub. And then gigs like touring with Ghostface, Bun B, Smalltown DJs, Tittsworth, A-Trak, that’s always fun and inspiring. It’s an amazing lifestyle. I’m really not the type of person who enjoys having a boss or feeling limited by an overly structured work situation, so it suits me.

Read the whole interview on Turntable Lab

April 7th, 2011Categories: Press

Man Glued to Wal-Mart Toilet

Police in Maryland are hunting for an April Fools’ joker who left a helpless man glued to a bathroom toilet in a suburban Wal-Mart store.

Cops found the 48-year-old victim stuck to a toilet seat at a store in Elkton, Md., around 7 p.m. on March 31 after workers heard him screaming for help, cops said.
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April 7th, 2011Categories: Veronika's News Corner

Downtown 5th Anniversary Photos

Diplo, Lindsey and I played at the RCRD LBL afterparty for the big Downtown Records 5 Year Anniversary concert with Major Lazer, Mehdi, Miike Snow and Santigold. You can see the whole set on RCRD LBL’s Facebook.

April 4th, 2011Categories: Photos

Heavy Warmup Vol 4: DJ Sure Shot

DJ Sureshot – Heavy Warmup 4 (Neptunes Edition)on Mixcloud


Nick Catchdubs called Heavy Warmup Vol 4 “my favorite mix of the year” on the Fools Gold blog. See if you can guess the theme of this mix from longtime Rub collaborator DJ Sure Shot, then check his new website with a million classic mixtapes,

Prince – Greatest Romance RMX f. Q-Tip & Pharell
Guru – Supalove f. Kelis
Latrelle – Dirty Girl
Mase – Lookin At Me f. Diddy
Jay-Z – Fuck All Night
SWV – Right Here RMX
LL Cool J – Love You Better
Beanie Sigel – Don’t Stop f. Snoop
Game – Ain’t No Doubt About It f. Justin Timberlake
Usher – I Don’t Know f. Diddy
Ray-J – Formal Invite f. Pharrell
Diddy – Diddy
Faith – Burnin’ Up f. Missy
Justin Timberlake – Last Night
Babyface – There She Goes
Pharrell – Frontin’ f. Jay-Z
Snoop Dogg – Let’s Get Blown f. Pharrell
Philly’s Most Wanted – Please Don’t Mind
Pharrell – Number One f. Kanye West
Snoop – Signs f. Justin Timberlake & Charlie WIlson
Madonna – Beat Goes On
Omarion – Touch
Robin Thicke – Wanna Love You Girl

April 3rd, 2011Categories: DJ Mixes, Heavy Warmup