Archive for May, 2012

Throwback Thursdays: T.I.

T.I.P. feat Beanie Sigel “2 Glock 9’s” (right click “save target as”)

This came out in 2000 on Music Inspired by Shaft. First of all you can’t go wrong with a Biggie sample for your chorus, especially a hard-as-fuck Biggie gun lyric. And it’s interesting to hear T.I. hold his own over an east coast boom bap beat (produced by PA, who is actually from College Park, GA) next to Beanie Sigel in his prime. I love Tip’s early style here. Compare:

“N***a brag if you wanna, we’ll blast up your corner, the n***a ain’t fast then his ass is a goner” (2 Glock 9’s, 2000)


“Your values is a disarray / prioritizing horribly / unhappy with the riches cause you’re piss poor morally” (Live Your Life, 2008)

Yes “Live Your Life” is a radio song, but I don’t have a problem with the content, didactic and preachy as it is. It’s T.I.’s cutesy polysyllabic rhymes that don’t do it for me. He’s way too close to the Rawkus style of the late 90s, EG “the church of Scientology, feminine biology, manic depressive psychologically” (I’m not making this up – Jane Doe actually rapped those words all in a row on Rock Rock Y’all). Hypothetical political lyrical miracle whip. If I want five thousand syllables per bar I’ll listen to Company Flow, otherwise give me that raw era T.I. – Rubber Band Man, What U Know and 2 Glock 9’s.

May 24th, 2012Categories: Downloads

Heavy Warmup Vol 13: Morse Code

Morse Code – Heavy Warmup (Live at Sutra 6-26-09) by Dj Ayres on Mixcloud

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Well a very heavy burtation on this warmup mix, as one of my favorite Californians, Morse Code throws down. This one was recorded live in NYC at Sutra in 2009. If you’re unfamiliar with Heavy Warmup, here’s the mission statement. If you’re unfamiliar with Morse Code, kill yoself. – Dayres Dairison

May 23rd, 2012Categories: DJ Mixes, Downloads, Heavy Warmup

Rub Radio May 2012

Here’s a new Rub mix with some current rap favorites, classic booty bass jams and new house! The next party is Saturday, May 26 with special guest Nick Catchdubs in the champagne room, me and Eleven in the back.

The Rub – Rub Radio May 2012 by Brooklyn Radio on Mixcloud

tracklist after the jump
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May 16th, 2012Categories: DJ Mixes, Downloads, The Rub

DJ Ayres – Pattern Recognition

Here’s a brand new mix of deepness for Aritzia! For this one I put together a set of electronic music with R&B vocals, R&B music with electronic production, and moody UK beats. Very post-future. Everything here is newish with the exception of Dreamer G. Tracklist after the jump.
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May 14th, 2012Categories: DJ Mixes

Fireworks 39: DJ Ayres Y’all

Brand new mix for my Flashing Lights cohort, 4 AM Jess, aka Brooklyn’s Bass Sweetheart, aka just Jubilee. Her Firework podcast is one of my favorites, and I’m happy she let me light one up. Listen and download from Brooklyn Radio.

Fireworks 39 – DJ Ayres Y’all by Brooklyn Radio on Mixcloud

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May 10th, 2012Categories: DJ Mixes, Downloads, Flashing Lights