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17 Apr

Reggae and Dubstep, cousins.

This is “Make it Bun Dem” featuring Skrillex and Damian, came out yesterday

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And here’s Big City Life by Mattafix (UK) from 2005, remixed by Stylust.

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-Him

The Pregame Handbook

15 Nov

It’s not a pregame unless there’s music. Playing the proper music at your pregame isn’t about having one good playlist, it’s about to catering to the crowd and the occasion you’re drinking for. Here’s a mini-playlist for your different types of friends and helping them get from a to b (where b may be drunkland or cloud9). Hopefully these songs keep your friends’ paws off your iPod/laptop.

There’s a lot of mash-ups and I’ve tried not to include any songs I’ve already posted. (Downloads are in batches when size limit allowed). Enjoy.

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The “we pre game harder than you party” Pregame

When to play:

-Your living room looks like a frat house

-Dom Mazzetti just showed up and has high expectations for an epic night

-You have a subwoofer and lights

Playlist:

1. Strobe (Special Features Remix)- Deadmau5

2. All Night Long- 3LAU 3. Electric Dream- Mord Fustang

4. Fight Club Is Closed (Religion Remix)- Dada Life 5. Raging Levels- Mochi Beats

Serve with: Hard liquor

What to expect:

-People jumping, fist pumping, and yelling

-You’re definitely going to a club afterwards

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The Dubstep Pregame

When to play:

-You’re going to a Bassnectar concert tonight

-You want to limber up your spine for those epic drops

Playlist:

1. Cinema (Skrillex Remix)- Benny Benassi

2. 1975- Zeds Dead _ 3. Feel So Close (Nero Remix)- Calvin Harris

4. Magical World- Bassnectar _ 5. Promises (Skrillex & Nero Remix)- Nero

6. Disco Rangers- Skrillex _ 7. Never Good Enough (The Killabits Remix)- Major Lazer _ 8. I Can’t Stop- Flux Pavillion

Serve with: Liquor or Pills

What to expect

-Possible injuries

-Noise complaints from frightened neighbors

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The Suburban Alt. Pregame

When to play:

-Crowd includes liberal arts college students wearing flannels from urbz and soft hipsters who appreciate indie pop

-People are playing card-based drinking games

Playlist:

1. Low Shoulder- Toro y Moi _ 2. Up All Night- French Horn Rebellion _ 3. Punching In A Dream- TNAF

4. Pumped Up Kicks (Myndset Remix)- Foster the People _ 5. Little Bit (Villains Remix)- Lyyke Li

6. Baby- PNAU

7. Paradise (Fedde Le Grand Remix)-Coldplay

What to serve: Beers with a craft image but are actually owned by Ansesier-Buscsh, mixed drinks

What to expect:

-Name dropping of indie bands

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The Deep Hipster Pregame

When to play:

-Your friends show up on fixed gears looking like homeless people

-You can’t play anything mainstream, unless it’s ironic or retro

-You can’t be too loud because your apartment is a closet in Brooklyn

Playlist:

1. Pure- Blackbird Blackbird_ 2. Grass- Animal Collective_ 3. Lovers- Brothertiger

4. Change of Pace- Orca Orca _ 5. Summer Holiday- Wild Nothing_ 6. Rad Racer (Summer Heart Remix)- Work Drugs_ 7. Sacred Heart- Cass McCombs

What to serve: PBR, beers no one has heard of, whiskey you got at a thrift store/ dumpster

What to expect:

-You probably won’t decide on going out anywhere that costs money

-People asking if you have any vegan snacks

-Hippie Jam Fest 2005

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The Pop Pregame:

When to play:

-Friends don’t care too much for “techno” and hate hipsters

-Any songs they don’t know automatically suck

-Girls are tired of watching guys play beer pong and want to sing pop-songs  to occupy their time

Playlist:

1. It’s His Empire Sled- Youtube Mashup Proj._ 2. Give Me Everything (Tonight)- Pitbull

3. Little Secret Fireman- Tim Gunter_ 4. Ignition (Keep It Remixing Louder)- The Hood Internet

5. Bad Touch- Bloodhound Gang_ 6. Infinite Dream- White Panda_7. What’s Luv- Fat Joe Ft. Ashanti

What to serve: Light beer and Smirnoff Ice

What to expect:

-typical

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The Reggae Pregame

When to play:

-You’re heading to a Rebelution concert or Marley Fest

-You have a comfortable couch

Playlist:

1. Jah roots- Sashamon_ 2. Youths Dem Cold- Richie Spice_ 3. Under Mi Sensi- Barrington Levy

4. Ganja Farmer- Marlon Asher_ 5. Pressure Drop- Toots & The Maytals_ 6. Roc Boys vs. Mrs. Officer -Slightly Stoopid & Jay Z

What to serve: Herbs

What to expect:

-Your friends eating all your food and playing Mario kart

-A lice-infested and stanky living room

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The Punk Pregame:

When to play:

-You’re friends don’t wash their hair and only wear black tshirts and jeans

-Quality of the song is proportional to how badass it is

Playlist:

1. Obstacle 1- Interpol _ 2. Swim- Surfer Blood_ 3. Anarchy in the UK- Sex Pistols_ 4. Sex and Violence- The Exploited

5. Self Esteem- The Offspring_ 6. Tribulations- LCD Soundsystem_ 7. YSTC- Cassius

Serve with: Bud heavy

What to expect:

-Swearing, middle-fingers, cigarettes

-Not being let into any bars or clubs

-Drunken skateboarding

-Broken or burnt furniture

-Him

The Flavour’s “Sex on Fire”

29 Apr

A reggae cover of “Sex on Fire” by The Flavour is perfect for Friday afternoons. Download the track below.

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Her

The 4/20 post

21 Apr

Two different seeds

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-Him

Summer in February

17 Feb

Where I am, the thermometer hit above 45 degrees today. I know, crazy.

Time to break out flip flops, shorts, and…reggae.

Download Re Lion

Download Mr Bobby

Her

Zion I remixes Rebelution

27 Oct

Zion I is a relatively unknown hip-hop duo out of Oakland. Here they remix the reggae group Rebelution’s “Safe and Sound.” These two have also collaborated on the “Many Stylez”, check it out.

-Him

In Memory of Gregory Isaacs

25 Oct

One of the most prolific reggae artists, Gregory Isaacs, passed away from lung cancer today.  Isaacs was known for his album Night Nurse and his cocaine habit. “Stranger in Town” and “Sad to Know (You’re Leaving)” were other hits. He was 59.

Her

Selah Sue

20 Oct

This is Selah Sue, an acoustic gutair player and singer from Belgium. At just 21 years old, I’m hoping to see more of her in the near future. Girls got soul and style plus she’s absolutely gorgeous. Ke$ha doesn’t have shit on her.

-Him

Never Fails to Impress Me… Matisyahu

12 Oct

This guy is seriously talented. His live recordings are even better than his album ones. Check out his beat box. Respect.

-Him

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