How many times during my childhood did they show one of the Herbie films on TV over Christmas? I have no idea, but it's a lot. I'd even go as far as to say: a DAMN lot. Therefore, a Herbie reference, in this context, is basically a Christmas reference (minus that bit that makes it only apply to a few weeks out of each batch of 52). With this in mind, it gives me no small measure of pride to present: HERBIE GOES BANANAS a.k.a. my contribution to the Ninjamixdump Christmas collection! It will probably surprise very few people to learn that the title is essentially a pretty poor pun. The Herbie in question is not a small, iconic, German automobile but is, instead, the slightly taller, infinitely more impressive on the keys, Herbert Hancock. The beats = all dusty crusty classics you should have heard a thousand times before; the music = all elements of Herbie Hancock tracks (let's face it, there's an INSANE amount of stuff to go at). I diced up beats & melodies, added a stack of my favourite accapellas and here it is, my gift to all, fresh for the festive season: HERBIE GOES BANANAS.
Much love to Gas for asking me to create this mix - it's an honour to be able to support such a fine institution - and much love to everyone who listened to anything I did, ever.
Word, the good people at the ninjamixdump asked me to do a mashup of some of my best mixes for their mixmas special, here's the results. Ultimate mixtape, much?
DJ-Moneyshot digs into over ten years of his award-winning sets to hand-stitch a funky fresh 'best of'. All the hits from cult classics like Mother's Ruin, The Reach Around, Mixed Ape and Dischandler get a chance to puff their chests and show you why they're the high points from some of the best DJ sets ever committed to tape. The New Seekers get Baptised By Dub, James Brown Turns It Out over Hall & Oates, and Adam F gets Wired For Sound. Over 70 tracks used in an hour? It's gotta be your man Moneyshot. Tab! Tab! Tab of E! anyone?
Enjoy, and merry fucking Christmas. x
DJ Moneyshot - Dischandler Intro • Lee & Herring - Fist of Fun Intro • Bee Gees - New York Mining Disaster • Shirley Bassey - Spinning Wheel • Automated Continuity Announcer - "Maureen, this one is for you..." • James Brown - Give It Up, Turn It Loose • Hall and Oates - Say No Go • Cameo - Rigor Mortis • De La Soul - Saturday • The Fearless Four - Rockin It • Freddie Hubbard - Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey • Grady Tate - Be Black Baby • EPMD - So What Cha Sayin’ • Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Freaks For The Festival • Jimi Hendrix - Foxey Lady • DJ Moneyshot - Reach Around Intro • The New Seekers – Look What They’ve Done to My Song • Criminal Minds – Baptised By Dub • The Go-Gos – We Got The Beat • Juelz Santana – Oh Yes • The Jam – Start • Ella Fitzgerald – It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Aint Got that Swing) • Freddy Fresh – Snatch it! • Johnny Osbourne – Rock With You • Hereldeduke – Dum Dum • Monsignor Trebe Lopez – Prayer Desk excerpt from On The Hour • Rogier Van Otterloo – Let’s Go To Randstad • Salty and The Kids – Kids Praise • Compound – Edge 1 • Young MC – Bust A Move (acapella) • Bustin’ Loose – Like This • Raveen - "Stop smoking..." • The Bee Gees - You Should Be Dancing • Daft Punk - Oh Yeah • The Beatles - Taxman • Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc. (acapella) • Expert from Network • Fedde Le Grande - Put Your Hands Up • Carl Perkins - Detroit City • Claude Von Stroke - Whistle Song (with mad added extra samples and acapellas) • Todd Terry - Keep on Jumpin’ (acapella) • DJ Moneyshot - Earth Mover • The Who - My Generation (instrumental) • Levi 167 - Something Fresh To Swing To (acapella) • The Bee Keepers - Spelling Bee (Instrumental) • Greg Nice - Set It Off (acapella) • The New Birth - I Wash My Hands of the Whole Damn Deal • Bo Diddley - Bite You • Raekwon - Cutting It Up (acapella) • Adam F - Circles • Cliff Richard - Wired For Sound • Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love • Elvis Presley - Clean Up Your Own Backyard • Cutty Ranks - The Stopper (acapella) • Justin Warfield - Drugstore Cowboy • The Goodies - Custard Pie • Sister Sledge - Thinking of You • Strange Brew - One summer ('lektrik Dawn Dub) • Meat Beat Manifesto - Cutman • Love Unlimited - Under the Influence of Love • Dust Brothers - Dope Coil • Funkdooblest - The Funkiest • Paul Simon - 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover • Billy Evans - Moneyshot Shout Out • Paul Simon - 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover • Sonorous Star - The Sugar Troubles • Rodney P - Radio Shout • Al Green - You Ought To Be With Me • The London Funk All-Stars - On And On • Mighty Boosh - "Tasty beats..." • Automated Continuity Announcer- "One more tune..." • Bruce Forsyth - Lucretia McEvil
merry christmas from the ninjamixdump. a festive freebie for your seasonal entertainment.
to celebrate our second birthday it was decreed a monster mix was to be created from the (then) 4,500+ strong archive of tasty tablism, mad mixology and wonky wrongness.
dj pnutz took up the challenge "raiding the mixdump and pulling a few favourites. using a combination of ableton and live mixing to compose the mix. treating it as a long track rather than a mix due to the nature of the music selected. cutting 40 mixes into 67 segments to produce near 60 minutes for the final mixdown. i hope that you enjoy listening as much as i enjoyed making it, with thanks to all the artists for providing such wonderful music to work with."
prince paul _ confessions of a beat junkie • steinski _ choice cuts • gas _ works one • jose b _ tribeca presents disco soul funk psyche • squincy jones _ nintendub • africa bambaataa _ radio tros 1983 • sasqwax _ gut and baste • fat chance vs alchemist _ some belgian waffles • mf doom _ live from latveria • dj food _ raiding the 20th century • dj concept _ turn me up another notch in your system • too much too young: a history of two-tone • squarepusher _ warp20 • ninja forum _ this is ... the pirates • ninja beatsmiths _ 64 bar challenge • digital midgets _ noise polution • theo kirch _ summer mix • kupa _ viro podcast 01 • elmattic _ super chicken soundclash #7 • bastard ninja _ this is ... teh fuckin' hardkore! • daedelus _ live reworks thessaloniki 2009 • hanal _ skam mix • united states of audio _ more noise please • balkan hot step soundsystem _ rio loco balkan club night • dj squish kibosh _ electropoplasmix: heccy slammin' • kid vector _ infinity city • doe-rain _ as nice as fried rice • zero charisma + jeff pilz _ fear is fresh mix • dr skunkenstein _ listening with force trilogy • pnutz _ world tour • pnutz _ fuck your face (orig.) • dj vadim _ combo mixtape • melo d _ new jack swing • king megatrip _ a year in the soul society • dj nuts _ disco cultra vol 3 • wrongtom _ kanetiquette • arno, bombey & gosh _ skanu mezs / sound forest • giles peterson _ worldwide ninja xx special • coldcut vs the orb _ kiss fm 1991 xmas special • kid koala _ back to basics x-373