Food, Drink, & Music! Our Contribution To The Taiwanese (TAP) Night Market!

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The Remixologists love representing for our cities and cultures.  So when our friends at TAP NY (Taiwanese American Professionals) asked us at the start of the year to provide the music for their first annual night market, we of course said YES… and that was before we were told about the UNLIMITED FOOD & TAIWAN BEER!  Well, the sold out event (folks were scalping tickets on Craigslist!)  this past April had over 500 attendees and went off CRAZY!

We spun a 4 hour set playing off the vibe of the crowd covering everything from Michael Jackson, Hall & Oates, Keane, Chromeo, Rihanna, and everything in between.  Everybody had a great time and I definitely saw more than a few folks with glazed ‘food coma’ eyes from downing all the delicious food and drinks.

And true story, I recently got a call from Hong Kong Street Cart (one of the food vendors from the night) asking if we could make them some mixes for their upcoming pop-up markets.  Maybe I can parlay that into a year’s supply of buns & bubble teas… hmm… definitely going to try and make this happen.  🙂

In the meantime, click on the picture up above to read more about the event and below for the mouth watering recap (look for my photobomb!) from The Village Voice Blogs.  And if prefer moving visuals, check out the short video recap below featuring the music and a quick cameo from DJ Taiga.

 

SXSW Translation Mix Part 2

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We were commissioned back in March to make a mix for Translation’s party at SXSW featuring Steve Stoute & Nas.   (check out part 1 HERE)

We are proud to present, with a heavy dose of hip hop (old & new) and some more indie, part 2 (of 4) for your listening pleasures!

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Tracklisting:
Drake Feat Nicki Minaj – Make Me Proud
J. Cole – Can’t Get Enough
2 Chainz – Spend It (Remix)
A$AP Rocky – Peso
Drake – Wildfire (Remix)
M.I.A. – Bad Girls
Young Jeezy Feat Jay Z – I Do
Jay Z & Kanye West – Gotta Have It
Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks
Kanye West – Can’t Tell Me Nothing
Sleigh Bells – Comeback Kid
Florence And The Machine – Dog Days Are Over
Girl In A Coma – Smart
Santigold – Disparate Youth
The Black Keys – Psychotic Girl
Clipse Feat Cam’ron – Popular Demand
Ice Cube – It Was A Good Day
Grimes – Genesis
The Airplane Boys – Dictate
Notorious BIG – Big Poppa
T. Mills – Vans On
Drake Feat The Weeknd – Crew Love
Rick Ross – Stay Schemin’
Drake Feat Rick Ross – Lord Knows
Rihanna Feat Jay Z – Talk That Talk
Kanye West – Dark Fantasy
Nas – The World Is Yours
Shyne – Bad Boyz
French Montana – Shot Caller
Junior Mafia – Get Money
Wu Tang – Cream
Shwayze – Love Letter
Matt & Kim Feat Soulja Boy – I’m A Goner
Jay Z – 99 Problems
Jay Z – So Ghetto
Notorious BIG – Who Shot Ya
Puff Daddy Feat Notorious BIG & Lil Kim – It’s All About The Benjamins
Nas Feat Lauryn Hill – If I Ruled The World
Slaughterhouse – Hammer Dance
Nas – Nas Is Like
Wu Tang – Wu Tang Ain’t Nothin To F*ck With
Kanye West & Jay Z – Otis

 

 

SXSW Translation Event Mix Part 1

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Back in March (literally 3 days before SXSW started), we were commissioned by Translation (you know, that little advertising company started by Jay-Z) for a 5 hour live mix for their exclusive cocktail party honoring Steve Stoute & Nas (check out their interview here).  Curating an eclectic mix of music for a diverse crowd of SXSW performers and attendees alike is not for the faint of heart, but we set out to do just that with a flowing soundtrack of hip hop, indie, classics, electro, and even a splash of dubstep.

With summer upon us, road trips and beach outings imminent, this is the perfect time to add new music to your iPods and playlists.  We are proud to present the first part (of 4) for your listening pleasures.


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Tracklisting:
Class Actress – Journal of Ardency
112 – Only You (Original & Remix)
Wiz Khalifa – Young, Wild & Free
Big Pun – It’s So Hard
Pete Rock – T.R.O.Y.
MGMT – Time To Pretend
Blondie – Rapture
Indeep – Last Night A DJ Saved My Life
Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight
Fun – Some Nights
Penguin Prison – Don’t F*ck With My Money
Friendly Fires – Paris (Aeroplane Mix)
Calvin Harris – Colours
Justin Timberlake & Clipse – Like I Love You
Beach House – Norway
Bon Iver – Minnesota, WI
The Killers – All These Things That I’ve Done
Miike Snow – Devil’s Work
Crystal Castles – Celestica
Nicki Minaj – Super Bass
Avicii – Levels
Kirko Bangz – Drank In My Cup
Lana Del Rey – Video Games
Young Magic – Sparkly

SoHo Penthouse Party… Housewarming in Style!

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Happy New Year folks!

Last fall we spun a housewarming party in SoHo (think 3 story penthouse… pretty big for New York City standards if you ask me… or ALMOST anyone in NYC)! We provided sound coverage on all 3 floors plus 2 outdoor terraces (shout out to Mike for sound engineering) and had the turntables and mixer centrally stationed on the 2nd floor. There were certainly a few complaints from the neighbors that night. 😉

With the music bumping plus 3 full bars (one on each floor) and a private chef preparing tasty concoctions such as toasted raviolis, sushi & sashimi, and homemade potato chips with caviar and creme fraiche, the party was BANANAS! When it came time to wind things down at 3am, well… it didn’t. We were asked to keep rocking for another hour… and we happily obliged!

And the best part of the night? THE PEOPLE! These were some of the most interesting, best dressed, and NICEST folks around! You had fashion designers and DJs from Japan mingling with bankers from Europe and Nigerian oil tycoons. CRAZY DIVERSE!

Anyways, enough rambling. Here are some pictures from early in the night before it turned into a crazy classy house party!

Shout out to my friend/photographer Julie Qiu for snapping these shots!

Join The Remixologists for Plate By Plate’s 13th Annual Tasting Benefit at Skylight West!

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DJ Mike & I (Taiga) will be spinning tunes at the gorgeous space shown above (Skylight West) on Friday for Plate by Plate:  Project by Project’s 13th Annual Tasting Benefit in NYC.  This is our 3rd consecutive year on the 1s and 2s providing the soundtrack for a night of gourmet eating, drinking, and raising money for a worthwhile charity (this year it’s the Chinatown Youth Initiatives)!

Special guests on hand this year will include SuChin Pak of MTV, Cindy Barshop of Real Housewives of New York, Seema Mody of CNBC, Miss Info of Hot 97, winner of America’s Top Model Cycle 10 Whitney Thompson, and Alan Wong of Saturday Night Live!

Want to join us for a night of fun?  You can purchase your ticket here!

Sachin + Babi Cocktail Party and Trunk Show @ Misha Nicole NYC

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Misha Nicole is a retail concept store (clothes + culture + art) that recently opened in NOHO and they asked us to DJ their Sachin + Babi trunk show/cocktail party.  Those in attendance included Indian supermodel Nina Manuel, actress/personality Neelu Sodhi (both pictured above left), and fashion photographer Shawn Punch.  With the weather being so nice, I threw on some smooth goodness while folks sipped on sparkling wine and browsed the impressive storefront.

Using my new toy (Vestax VCI-300) for the first time (basically an all in one DJ unit… don’t worry, we still use turntables at weddings!), I was able to record what was playing with a touch of a button.  Here’s a 20 minute taste of the smoothness (80s/90s/R&B) I was spinning that night… just in time for SUMMER!

Taste of Success 2011 @ Providence NYC

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Over 400 people packed the Providence NYC on a rainy Thursday night for the 4th Annual Taste of Success presented by Streetwise Partners.   The Remixologists provided the soundtrack for the 2nd year in a row and we did not disappoint.  On my short breaks from spinning, I made the rounds and stuffed myself silly with all the great foods (my favorite: tuna tartare from Buddakan) and drinks (MORE MOET!) from the wonderful sponsors that support this great event and organization.

After the event ended at 10pm, everybody moved to the downstairs club area and danced the night away.  Don’t be fooled by the suits and and proper attire, people GOT DOWN on the dance floor!  I am barred from posting any afterparty pictures… just kidding… sort of. 🙂

Some more pictures from the night:
(Pictures courtesy of our oyster loving, photograph taking pal Julie Qiu)






































Win 2 Tickets to the Taste Of Success on 3/10/2011 in NYC!

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UPDATE (3/2/2011):  We have our drawing winner… @athenahoya! Congratulations!

On March 10th, our friends StreetWise Partners will be hosting their 4th Annual Taste of Success event in New York City.  We will be providing the soundtrack as more than 500 business professionals come together for this premiere culinary and beverage tasting event.   For this year’s event, they have already secured some of New York and the world’s finest foods & spirits including:   Buddakan, Luke’s Lobster, Delicatessen & Macbar, Poco, Kittichai, Moët & Chandon, Inocente Tequila, Palm Ale/Latis Imports, Brooklyn Brewery, BULLDOG Gin, Karlsson’s Vodka, SVEDKA, Rattle N’ Hum,  Tumbador Chocolates, L’Ecole, Zaya Rum, Kashkaval, and more!

To sum it up, you EAT, DRINK, LISTEN TO GREAT MUSIC, HOBNOB WITH THE FINEST FOLKS IN NYC, AND HELP A GREAT CAUSE!

You can get tickets and learn more about StreetWise Partners at http://www.streetwisepartners.org/taste_of_success_nyc

StreetWise has graciously provided us 2 tickets (worth $190) to this AMAZING EVENT and we are giving it away to one lucky reader!  The deadline for entering the drawing is Friday (2/25).  Contest is over!

Here’s how you enter:

1. Tweet the following message “RT to enter drawing for 2 tix ($190) to @StreetWiseNYC Taste of Success on 3/10! #SWPremix More ways to win: http://bit.ly/swpRMX” OR 2. Visit our Facebook page and “like” our Taste of Success status update. Do BOTH and get 2 entries! And to get 4 more entries to increase your chances of winning:

1. “Like” The Remixologists on Facebook

2. “Like” the StreetWise Partners on Facebook

3. Follow The Remixologists on Twitter Follow remixologists on Twitter

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GOOD LUCK! 🙂

Throwback: DJ Mike & DJ 9-Volt Spinning The 2010 Halloween & Homecoming Celebration At The Hall of Flags (Houston Hall @ University of Pennsylvania)

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Going back to campus (Go Quakers!) is always weird for me. No matter how many times I go back, I go through the same thing. I look around and the buildings look the same for the most part. There are still kids walking around headed to the cafeteria, to class, to the library, etc.

But no matter how little things have changed from the time when I was in school, things are invariably different.  I will not see a familiar face in the crowd. I will not run into a crowd of friends who will drag me to the bar instead of letting me study at the library. And parties? Forget about it. The chances of me seeing my friends’ faces light up when I play “our song” are slim to none.

Unless, of course, we’re DJ’ing the PAACH Anniversary Party and the Taste of Penn Homecoming Celebration.  Mike and I did just that this past Halloween.   It was great to see everyone getting down to the old songs, especially the line dancing. It was also one of the rare times that I got to walk around in public as my true self. That’s right, you heard it here first. DJ 9-Volt is just my cover identity. In reality, I am The Flash. And I’ve been working out. Can you tell?

In any case, all of the reminiscing led me to post this mix. I hope those of you listening can share in my nostalgia.

Peace and lumpia grease.

– 9Volt


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Tracklisting:

Can We Talk – Tevin Campbell
She Keeps on Passing Me By – Pharcyde
Crush on You – Lil’ Kim ft. Lil’ Ceasar
No Diggity – Blackstreet ft. Dr. Dre
Fu-Gee-La – The Fugees
Everyday People – Arrested Development
Funkafied – Da Brat
Get Money – Junior Mafia
Tonight’s the Night – Kriss Kross
This DJ – Warren G
You’re Making Me High – Toni Braxton
Freak Like Me – Adina Howard
F#ck with Dre Day – Dr. Dre
If I Ruled the World – Nas ft. Lauryn Hill
Right Here – SWV
Santeria – Sublime
Torn – Natalie Imbruglia
The Sign – Ace of Bass
My Lovin’ – En Vogue
Slam – Onyx
Doo Wop (That Thing) – Lauryn Hill
Insane In the Brain – Cypress HIll
Mmmmbop – Hanson
Humpin’ Around – Bobby Brown
Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice
Come As You Are – Nirvana
Together Again – Janet Jackson
Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-A-Lot
My Boo – Quad City DJ’s
Freak Me – Silk
Black Roses – Inner Circle