Thursday, February 25, 2010

ever wonder what it sounds like when I try to DJ on belt driven turntables, with a mixer that has no mid control and with a delay from the live stream in the background? Well wonder no more!


Wednesday, February 24, 2010


and you want to hear a little insanity, I'll be on tonight with a bunch of goof balls, playing whatever the fuck I want.

Monday, February 22, 2010


Once again, Roska has created a jaw dropping, post-dubstep/future funky jam. The man gets it right, all the time. Without fail. He's one of the best in the game, clearly.

ROSKA - Squark (Snippet)

Saturday, February 20, 2010


Something that I look for in tracks is their ability to begin a set. Something that builds tension, sets a mood and gets the floor ready for whats coming next. I find tracks that have a certain arch to be particularly powerful.

The first track comes from Brooklyn based producer Teleseen. Super future blog Dutty Artz introduced this track into my life, and I couldn't be more grateful. A remix of Vybz's Life Sweet, this beautifully dubby and elegantly spacey 77 bpm number is the perfect first ingredient to kick off a 140+ bass set.
Vybz Kartel -Life Sweet (Teleseen Remix)

Second. The blend of low end, hard, syncopated bass and a familiar vocal track really gets people rowdy. This really well put together remix of One in a Million gets it right; start with the bassline, drop into the original track, move back into the bassline. I appreciate this, Bort Sampson, I really do.
One In A Million by samosoundboy

Lastly. The instrumental into the smash. This is simple. And I'll let you figure it out.
Sticky - Jumeirah Riddim

On a separate note, the new E. Bad song is so fucking good, it makes me want to shout.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


We here at Wild Life hq, would like to present you with a new mix of uptempo hip hop, juke, and a little soca for good measure.

that fast shit by lifepartner

intro - lifepartner
buring like paris (lifepartner juke blend) - house of ladosha
no butt - mister ries
where you from - dj slugo
leave my girl (juke remix) - ben one
every girl (gant-man back it up juke mix) - young money
sonic - dj pillsbury
spanish juke - maddjazz
i'm a star (m-i-c juke remix) - jeremih
el tigeraso (nguzunguzu remix) - maluca
pon de floor (oh snap!! soca roadmix) - major lazer
בא לי זין- תמצצי - usa 808
time 2 shine - double jay
twist em up - dj pillsbury
uah ooooh - dj clent
jukin that shit (bros before hoes remix) - nt4/djv

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


I've decided that I'm going to make a new Riddim mix every week.
This week is Bay-C's Money Tree Riddim from 2008. Everyone made blends of this when it first came out, but I'm still into it's 90's throwback feel, which reminds of the Buy Out Riddim which slaughtered it in 2001.

Money Tree Version
Sleepy Hallowtips - Realest Winer
Mr. Easy - Heartbreak
Beenie Man & TOK - Trapped
TOK & Beenie Man - Ms. World

Monday, February 15, 2010


WILD LIFE MINI-MIX 4 by lifepartner

Lifepartner - Intro
L-Vis 1990 - United Groove (Kingdom Remix)
Miike Snow - Silvia (Sinden Remix/Lifepartner re-edit)
Fuzzy Logik - The Way You Move
Paul Johnson - Get Down (Laidback Luke Booty Remix)
Cobra Krames - Pork Your face
Jack Spash - I Could Have Loved You (Sinden Remix)
Roska - What's In Your Handbag?
DJ P.O.L. Style - Vampire Killah (LOLBoys remix)
Greenmoney vs Lifepartner - Purdy (featuring Keyshia Cole)

a little international connection...

One thing that I really get into is finding connections in beat building from around the globe. Like the first time I heard Bhang Ragga, the intersection of Dancehall and Bhangra, flawlessly executed by Tigerstyle and the like. From there I found Israeli Cumbia, Japanese Baile Funk, things have gotten insane.
The musical diaspora is one of my biggest influences in what I'm trying to do. I don't think there's a better example of what exactly the dissemination of international dance music has done to production than these two artists:

USA 808 rein from Tel Aviv and create an intense fusion of Dancehall, Crunk, House and Bass. You might have heard them a few months back on the Mad Decent blog when their track She A Boom!. Their stuff is really well put together. Peep this track, which is not the track from the video.
USA 808 - אוהבת סקס

The next track comes from an obvious favorite of mine from Sweden. Maskinen have been an obsession of mine for the last 2 years. Their manic multicultural smorgasbord production keeps evolving and getting weirder. I see a big similarity between Maskinen and USA 808 in their (very often creepy) dark vocal production. Again, I'm not sharing the track from the video.
Maskinen - Nr 1

Basically, I really only give a shit about stuff that's not from America.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


I just recorded a little mix of one of my favorite riddims from last year.
Cop it here.

England Town Riddim
Vybz & Shebba - Do Me Dat
Gaza Kim (Kym) - Amen
Lisa Hype(r) - Man Short
Jah Vinci & Blak Ryno - Me Feel A Way


Cooly G is by far my favorite female producer these days. Her spacey, syncopated post-dubstep creations rub me just right. Girl's got some crazy bass in what she's doing, not to mention killer fashion sense. Enjoy this fancy little number.

Cooly G - Narst

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


I made this for my pals in White Hinterland
Icarus (LIFEPARTNER remix) by lifepartner

Tried to go outside my normal style, sounds weird and darker than anything I've made to date.

Monday, February 8, 2010


Buy L-Vis 1990's United Groove here and the remixes here.

L-vis 1990 - United Groove (Kingdom Remix)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Natalie + Sticky = the future

This track came right at the tail end of '09, a great send off to a year that saw a rise in the popularity of Funky.

Sticky OWNS it.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Sarah Faith Gottesdiener made another beautiful flyer for the next WILD LIFE. She will also be joining me on the decks to play a rare, female centric dancehall set.

Speaking of Dancehall, I made a little live mix for a friend's podcast. Give it a listen
Dancehall Podcast by lifepartner

Vybz + Gaza Kim - Teenage Pregnancy
(Dem Gyal Sittin Riddim)
Timberlee- No Stress
Natalie Storm - A Nuh My Fault
Tifa - Crawney Gal
(Estrogen Riddim)
Spice - A Nuh Me
Lady Saw - Belvedere Heights
Tifa - Bottom of the Barrel
(Rae Riddim)
Natalie Storm + Tifa- Talk of de Town
Timberlee - Backdoor Delivery
(Smoke Machine Riddim)
Vybz - Yuh Love
Miss Thing + Psycho Tanbad - Bonify
(Rae Riddim)
Timberlee - Bubble Like Soup
Natalie Storm - Back it Up
Warrior Queen - Tings Change
(Fiesta Riddim)
Miss Thing - Regular
Lady Saw - Man is theLeast
(School Bell Riddim)
Lisa Hype - Give Me More
Vybz - A Gaza Ting a Ling
Gaza Kim + Vybz - Twice My Age
(Cheez Trix Riddim)
Natalie Storm - God Bless Me
Macka Diamond - No Man Problem
Tiki - Excitement
Natalie Storm - Ah Your Man