Scotty’s Music Monday: Bmore Club and Shout out to me

I am Scott Birdsey, born and raised here, and I’m gonna be posting up tracks and mixtapes that will make you pee your pants and otherwise might’ve passed you by. I’m real down with mostly all of the regional club music thats been coming out in the y2k. I DJ and make tracks as Mycon, and do parties and mixtapes with Looney as Deep Children.

I also started a moped gang in Albany called Mohawk Mammoths, so I might end up throwing up some moped porn on here to try and recruit some more kids who want to ride around on toys from the 70s. We sandblast and powdercoat too if you got a bicycle or headgear you want done.

Anyone who’s been to any of our parties has heard me play B-more, cause it was the first real outsider club music I fell in love with. It bounces around in content between raunchy, comical, block party feel good, and Lil’ Jon. 90% of B-more is built around one of two breaks – Sing Sing by Gaz or Think by Lyn Collins. Hollertronix and a few others brought it out of Bmore around 2003, but it had been knocking clubs and radio in the city for more than 10 years before then.

Anyway Dubstep and London in general has kinda killed B-more, at least for the hipster types, but there’s still bangers being made in kid’s basements and it’s still going hard in Philly, Baltimore, and in random cities with DJs like me.

Bottom line is there’s a deep culture around it, like any good regional dance music, and if you’re into it, you can go way down the rabbit-hole going back through its roots. Here is a recent mixtape from DJ Sega, one of the best:

[audio:https://keepalbanyboring.com/deliverables/DJSEGA-Best-of-Club-Music-2010.mp3″] or download [original source here, baltimore-club.com]

Tracklist:
1] Let’s Start This Shit Off – Rod Lee
2] Hard In The Paint – Sliink
3] Hit Me Wit Da Hornz (DJ’s Name) – Rod Lee
4] Yeah – Booman
5] Takeover – King Tutt
6] Warface – Booman
7] Kacks (Katz) – KW Griff and Porkchop
8] Kacks Remix – KW Griff and Porkchop
9] Massive Attack – Sliink
10] Shut Up – Rod Lee

Anyway, if you’re looking for something that’s killing it right now, you should check out the Night Slugs sound

Editor’s note: This was scheduled to be published Tuesday. Monday, Tuesday, same thing. Other than Roska on Rinse.fm.

Duncan’s Music Monday: Keep Albany Weighty

While just relaxing with the internet, it become infinitely easier to find cool shit. WIth that said I’m going to highlight a few dubstep tracks that are in my opinion good. These tracks may not be real new in terms of their release, but are new to my ears. *Read this with a cockney accent.

Far East Movement – Like a G6 (Dexcell Dubstep Remix) by Dexcell UK

Recently female leads in dubstep songs have become the object of my affection. Almost no matter what track it is, if there is a female lead I will like it substantially more. This remix by Dexcell does a good job at not over emphasizing the wobble. There are so many hyper electro dubstep songs coming out with female leads that when something like this skips along it should be highlighted. THe song treats the chorus differently allowing the dance floor to switch their footstyle and prep for the drop. Overall its just a solid track. Slow and Low right till the end.

The Glitch Mob-Drive It Like You Stole It-(GladKill Remix) by Gladkill

Glitchy dubstep when well executed is always very well received by my ears. This track has a nice low booming bass line and a fairly clean easy to follow progression of tone. Just a nice relaxed jingle.

Chase & Status – Blind Faith (ft. Liam Bailey) by ALXRSE

This track just speaks for itself. Its just massive and the builds in it are real top notch. Just big and full figured. MASSIVE CHUNE.

Lunice – Fancy Forty (Rustie Remix) by frankyboy

Rustie is what I would consider a power producer. He uses leading synth parts to really drive the track along. What I like the most is the simplicity that his songs have in their construction. It reminds me of 00-04 popular rap tracks but in a more refined way. He hits it out of the park with this catchy remix.

This week on the internet

Albany
Cesar Milan is coming to the Palace on March 27th
Some dickhead wants last call in Albany to be 2am.

Art
Adam Ekberg can make awesome art with flashlights and balloons.
Miskha posted a great article about the history of Untold in dubstep.
Smart people are making letterpresses using LEGO bricks, with awesome results.

Other
Banksy might get an oscar.
Olek knitted the Wall st bull.
Apple passed $300b market cap.
Someone skiied quite fast down Park ave in NYC during the blizzard.
The nutso shooter guy from AZ has some super weirdo videos on his YouTube.
Andrew Wonder and Steve Duncan a film about urban exploration in NYC. A must watch.

Upcoming events

Thursday, January 6th
Aficionado, The Marine Electric, Orphan Legs at Klub Monika, 665 Myrtle, Albany.  7pm. Event link.

Friday, January 7th
First Friday at St Peters Episcopalian church, 105 State St, Albany. 5pm.  Event link.

Saturday, January 15th
Girls of Porn Record Release show with Erik Savage doing a dubstep set at Upstate Artist Guild, Lark St, Albany. 7pm. Event link.

Intergalactic Dance Party with Party With Tina, Disposable Rocket Band, BEWARE! the Other Head of Science and Deep Children. 8pm. Event link.

Keep Albany Boring x Marketplace Gallery x Deep Children New Year’s Eve Recap

Whoa.

So the Keep Albany Boring x Marketplace Gallery x Deep Children New Year’s Eve party went off with out a single hitch.

I woke up, got the photo booth packed up, our dj stuff packed up and headed over to the gallery at six. We set up, sound checked and then waited. I legitimately didn’t know whether people were going to show up, and right at nine there were groups of people heading in. After thirty more minutes, even more people kept flowing in and by when I started my dj set at ten there were people all over.The photobooth was getting used a ton by passers by, which is awesome that I didn’t have to tend to it all night. Mine and Duncan’s sets went great all things considered. Deep Children went on at eleven and absolutely murdered the room. Scott and Ryan were on fire and the dance floor definitely agreed. I really can’t state how amazing the set they played was, but those there can attest as I had overheard at least four pairs of people conversing about things such as “who are these guys and why don’t I know them” and “holy fuck these djs are so good”. The countdown was fun (of course) and there was plenty of champagne and confetti to go around. At that point it was wall to wall people, and they were going hard for about another two hours. Cops eventually came as things were getting close to wrapping up anyway and didn’t give us any shit.

Everything was awesome and everyone had an awesome night.

I can’t thank Samson for allowing this to happen as well as Scotty and Ryan for ripping everyone’s faces off with such good tunes. And I can’t thank everyone who came and had fun with us!

The photo booth was a blast.

Especially when it caught things like this:

And once people were packed in there was no way to have enough room for the booth, so I hopped around with the camera and got a good representation of the mood in the room.

Big shout out to Ron for being the sober dude who voluntarily drove around all the drunks!

The hallway outside the party alone was nuttier than some parties I’ve been to.

Big shout out to the nice beer retrieval lady!

If you want to check out all the photos, you can see the set on my flickr, or as a slideshow.