Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday Feature 9/24/10 The Internet Is Killing Home Taping by DJ Intel

The Internet Is Killing Home Taping By DJ Intel


Mixtapes By The Pound Intro - DJ Intel
Brazilian Love Grove ReEdit - DJ Intel
Wooha - Busta Vs 311
Dub To Go (Ancient Astronauts Remix) ReEdit - Kabanjak Vs Common
Numbers - Organized Konfusion
When I'm Small - Phantogram
Girls and Drums - DJ Intel Vs Mos Def Vs Wendy
Girl Shit - Abdominal
Got What I Need - Freddie Scott
The World Is Yours - Nas Vs Beastie Boys
6 Figures and Up - B.U.M.S.
Fifty - DJ Intel
Ooh - De La Soul Vs Devil McDoom
The City Is Mine - Zavala
Gettin' Hype - DJ Intel
You Know What I'm About - Lord Finese Vs Karizma Vs The Roots
Pub Time....

"The Internet Is Killing Home Taping by DJ Intel"

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Shortr bio

Solid technical skill, unmatchable versatility, and a true love for music are among the many things that separate DJ Intel from his contemporaries. His unique style makes him a fan favorite. Intel’s ability to spin many genres, including house, rock and contemporary as well as hip hop classics, keeps the dance floor full and leaves the people wanting more at the end of the night.

Friday, September 17, 2010

DJ Peanut Butter Wolf's first "DJ mix"

(Done at the end of 1982 w/ homie DJ Steve AKA Baron Zen. We used our favorite records.)

Taken from three sides of a couple 30-minute cassettes, and mixed in early '83, here are DJs Chris & Steve (aka Peanut Butter Wolf and Baron Zen) running down the top 50 jams of 1982. This is part 1 of 3 (#50-32)

Stone Throw / Peanut Butter Wolf / Baron Zen

Taken from three sides of a couple 30-minute cassettes, and mixed in early '83, here are DJs Chris & Steve (aka Peanut Butter Wolf and Baron Zen) running down the top 50 jams of 1982. This is part 1 of 3 (#50-32)


Devo #50 Peek A Boo
Toni Basil Mickey
Aretha Franklin Jump To It
Diana Ross Muscles
Evelyn King Love Come Down
Howard Johnson So Fine
The Time 777-9311
Chocolate Milk Take It Off
Prince Lady Cab Driver
Pieces Of A Dream Mt Airy Groove
Kurtis Blow Tough
Charlene/ Stevie Wonder
Michael Jackson Beat It
X 25 Black Hole Bop
Wolf Papa Was A Rolling Stone
Jermaine Jackson Let Me Tickle Your Fancy
One Way Wild Night
The Time The Walk
Bobby Nunn She's Just A Groupie

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JDLP's NAS tribute on DELAPENA LIVE! 9.15.10


*** This mix contains swearing & is not a (Clean mix) ***

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Record Shopping in Chicago: The Best Spots For Vinyl Lovers

I came across this on the Huffington Post website. They said that 3 Chicago Record stores were featured in Rolling Stone Magazine's "25 Best Record Stores in the U.S.". They also decided to make their own list (posted below) So I was very interested in seeing which stores they were. Surprisingly they both missed one of the very best DJ / Dance Music Record strore in the city: Gramaphone Records!!! JDLP


Rolling Stone released it's list of the "25 Best Record Stores in the U.S." today, and three Chicago shops made the cut. (Dusty Groove, Dave’s Records & Laurie’s Planet of Sound) We were impressed--but also felt the need to make our own list.

While many young consumers ditched their CDs and now head to the iTunes store to buy music--diehard music fans have not stopped visiting their local record stores. Vinyl collectors are very particular about where the goods are, and Chicago is lucky enough to have many sweet stores to choose from.

There is something special about listening to music on a record player, especially as the leaves begin to fall. Perhaps visiting your local record store will inspire you to bring more vinyl into your life--and hopefully our list can help you on that journey.

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Chicago is a jazz city, and Dusty Groove is a jazz fan's dream. Also, lovers of soul, funk, hip hop and Latin music are always very pleased with their selection. Rolling Stone called Dusty Groove "easily the finest shop of its kind in the United States." We agree.

Dusty Groove

1120 N. Ashland Ave.


Another Rolling Stone pick--Dave's doesn't bother with CDs. Also, there is Dave himself. The man behind the counter knows his stuff, and fills his store with quality merchandise. Another small but mighty spot. Love when we can scan the entire store without missing dinner!

Dave's Records

2604 N. Clark St.


Rolling Stone just named Laurie's one of the best record stores in the country--and we agree with them. Aside from their vast used vinyl collection, they have awesome old magazines, hard-to-find DVDs (vintage erotica, anyone?) and boardgames from the 80s that you totally forgot about.

Laurie's Planet of Sound
4639 N. Lincoln Ave.

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Another Chicago blues and jazz haven, the Jazz Record Mart is rich with history. Musicians and producers of all stripes passed through this Downtown shop since its 1959 inception, and it's still going strong.

Jazz Record Mart

27 East Illinois


A few years ago, we wandered into this South Side record store and were really bummed to see so many amazing records thrown into piles--many warped from mistreatment. Beverly Records has since cleaned up its act. Now, their massive collection is more organized, and we have much better luck finding some of the older (but popular) records here than at North Side stores. Also, the more you buy--the better deal you get. You'll find loads of 45s and 33s as well--and some rarities.

Beverly Records

11612 South Western


Another South Side gem, Hyde Park Records is a generally cheery place to be. Employees and local customers chat about music, something awesome is always playing and there is a fantastic selection of rock, jazz, soul and more.

Hyde Park Records
1377 E 53rd St.


Reckless is a Chicago staple. With locations in Wicker Park, Lakeview and Downtown, the Reckless folks have a large, reasonably priced selection and are always willing to hunt something down for you. We like the Wicker Park and Lakeview locations best. You will find loads of used CDs and DVDs there as well.

Reckless Records

26 E. Madison St., Chicago
532 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
3161 N. Broadway, Chicago


This Chicago Avenue gem is small but mighty. Scanning the entire store is a Saturday afternoon well spent--and you'll likely leave with an armful of goodies. Really good, manageable selection of new and used records; friendly and helpful staff and an adorable cat (Zaireeka) to boot! Our personal fave!

Permanent Records

1914 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622


JDLP's addition to the list:

Gramaphone Records

2843 N Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 472-3683

Open Weekdays 12pm-9pm;
Sat 11am-8:30pm; Sun 12pm-6pm


Hands down one of the best record stores in Chi Town & possibly the world for DJs & Dance Music. These guys have been at it over 30 some years. Big shout to the crew!!! JDLP

Friday, September 10, 2010

R.I.P. DJ Roc Raida (X-Ecutioners / X-Men)

(May 17, 1972 – September 19, 2009)

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"Friday Feature" DJ Charlie 9.10.10

This one goes out to all my Leo brothers and sisters out there. As a water bearer I am happy to pour some juicy beats for all those thirsty Lion's. It's funky and deep with some nice DJC re-edits to mix things up. Give it a listen and I hope you enjoy!


1. Mos Def - Roses Ft. Georgia Anne Muldrow
2. Red Astaire - Mambo El Kingston
3. DJ Smash - Bassanova (DJC Colorful rmx)
4. Red Astaire - Feel the Horns Blow
5. James Brown - Sex Machine (Readymade Jazz Defector Rmx)
6. The Llions feat Noelle Scaggs - Think (About it)
7. Marva Whitney & The JB's - Its my thing
8. Greyboy - To know you is to love you (Red Astaire Rmx)
9. Tangoterje - Can't help it
10. Mr Scruff & Quantic - Donkey Ride (DJC Triple D rmx)
11. Beatconductor - Let the music play
12. Bonnie Pointer - Free me from my freedom
13. Breakestra - Cramp your style
14. Common - Go (King Most Rmx)
15. Natural Self - In the morning
16. Black Eyed Peas - Like That (Feat. Cee-Lo, John Legen, Talib Kwali & Q-Tip)
17. Soho- Subway Series (DJC Rock rmx)


DJ Charlie is a disco head at heart and was brought up on house music. Mixing a wide range of styles he believes there is a place for all music, if you know how to blend it. Born in the Philippines, he grew up in Chicago's Brighton Park neighborhood playing several musical instruments as a child which were quickly replaced by a pair of 1200's back in 1985. He's spun a lot of great parties over the years and has created a modest collection of mixed sessions. You can check out many of his mixes at his podcast at along with He tries to not take for granted his Chicago roots and appreciates all the incredible pioneers that have come before him. On that note, support your local djs before they're no longer local anymore.

Thanks again,

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Thursday, September 9, 2010


2ND FRIDAY, 9/10/10




In my eyes, “Motion Makers” are people who make things happen. Their outlet varies whether physical, mental, visual, aural, or otherwise. Through their chosen format they are the world’s movers and shakers as they thrive on progression, new ideas, originality, and creativity.

With the use of a simple in-camera technique that I devised using a single flashing strobelight Motion Makers, as a project, became the exploration of light
and improvised movement of fascinating individuals.

These fascinating individuals were hand-picked by myself for this project. They consist of my friends, colleagues, and local luminaries among others - some of which are performing at the closing reception party again this Friday night!

Thank you for viewing! Come say ‘hi’ at the party tomorrow!

Michelle Wodzinski
mSheL cHicAgO

Link to FB album:!/album.php?aid=235190&id=543044389

Farley Jackmaster Funk - The Project (5 Magazine)

Farley Jackmaster Funk for 5 Magazine from Czarina Mirani on Vimeo.

An original member of the Hot Mix 5. Resident DJ at The Playground. House Records. Love Can't Turn Around. And you can go on and on with the milestones in the King of House Music Farley Jackmaster Funk's career and still be talking an hour later.

In this 20+ minute interview, Farley breaks it down as only he can: breaking House Music on the radio, encounters with Ron Hardy, Frankie Knuckles and Derrick May, the turntable abilities of the Chicago House masters and a lot more.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Please Don't Bomb the Suburbs: An Evening With Billy "Upski" Wimsatt 9/8 and 9/9 in Chicago

Hey Chi City!

I'll be in town 9/8 and 9/9 reading from my new book, Please Don't Bomb the Suburbs.
Hope yall can be there! More info below:

In PLEASE DON’T BOMB THE SUBURBS, William Upski Wimsatt weaves a first-person tour of America’s cultural and political movements from 1985-2010. Its a story about love, growing up, a generation coming of age, and a vision for the movement young people will create in the new decade. With humo...rous story-telling and historical insight, Wimsatt lays out a provocative vision for the next twenty-five years of personal and historical transformation.

I'll be at Quimby's on 9/8 and 57th Street Books on 9/9!

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Monday, September 6, 2010

A Roy Ayers Documentary

The life of Roy Ayers is exceptional. A career spanning over 5 decades, his music has transcended the vast realm of Jazz. His versatile sound has been an inspiration to artists and music in all walks of life, and has been sampled by dozens of contemporary artists, creating a bridge between older and newer generations. His music promotes the philosophies of Love, Happiness, and Self-Empowerment , and continues to educate by sending inspirational messages through music.

This is the first full length documentary about Roy Ayers, and his story has to be documented.

For more information, including the Documentary Treatment, visit

Tall Black Guy Vs Michael Jackson

Friday, September 3, 2010

Can you spot the mix up?

"Friday Feature" 9.3.10 Big Once

PUSH It Real Good (Live Mix) by Big Once


1. Jay-Z - Dirt Off Your Shoulder
2. Kruder & Dorfmeister - Deep Shit Pt. 1 & 2
3. DJ Day - Close Your Eyes
4. DiskJokke - The Bund
5. J.T. Money - Who Dat
6. Grafh ft Jim Jones - Bout Dat
7. Capelton - Dem A Bait (Kraddy Remix)
8. Rich Boy feat. Polow Da Don - Throw Some D's
9. Caural - Transition Suite Part ii: Papillon
10. Rusko feat. Amber Coffman - Hold On (Sub Focus Remix)
11. 3 Stripes - Sole Power '86
12. Mr. Oizo - Sick Dog Try To Speak
13. Birdman feat. Clipse - What Happened To That Boy
14. Madlib - Slim's Return by Monk Higgins
15. Pretty Lights - Hot Like Sauce
16. Missy Elliot - Get Ur Freak On
17. Golden Bug - Assassin
18. D.O.C. - Funky Enough
19. Thievery Corporation - Lebanese Blonde
20. Eliot Lipp - Beamrider
21. Waajeed - Tetris
22. Snoop Dogg - Drop It Like Its Hot (Meat Number 5 Remix)
23. Maker - Hold 'Em
24. The Pack - Vans
25. Hexstatic - Kids Can Dance
26. Kruder & Dorfmeister - High Noon
27. Tosca - Mango di Bongo
28. Nightmares On Wax - What I'm Feelin (Rae and Christian Remix)
29. Boreta - Lobegrinder
30. edIT - More Lazers
31. Pretty Lights - Finally Moving Remix
32. Deceptikon - Chords Beats Coffee
33. TRS-80 - Air Mass
34. Röyksopp - So Easy
35. Meat Number 5 - Nemesis

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Certified party starter, coast to coast club rocker, former champion battle DJ, and one half of downtempo duo Meat Number 5, Big Once has been mixing and cutting wax for ten years. He got his start while still in high school; putting out mixtapes, spinning the occasional house party, and working with local bands. Breaking into the Chicago scene while still in college, Once has steadily been building his rep as one of the most in-demand club DJs and recording artists in the city.

Last year alone, Big Once (born Ian Osborn) rocked crowds from LA to Brooklyn, opened for Cypress Hill and Z-Trip in the same night, recorded with members of the Wu-Tang Clan, and played damn near every live venue and club in Chicago at least once.

2009 has so far shaped up to be the most important year in Once’s career so far, beginning with the release of his debut mix CD, Booze, Broads & Birdcalls, which dropped May 2nd. The disc is 70 tracks packed into an hour-long continuous mix, touching on electro, hip-hop, house, bmore, crunk, funk, and everything in between. This release was quickly followed by Meat Number 5’s new EP, which was released May 14th on Lab-Oratory Records.

With an apartment full of records and a massive digital library, Big Once’s sets incorporate all styles of music, all mixed with a hip-hop lean. In an age where anyone with a laptop and some software can claim to be a DJ, it is Once’s turntablist skills, in-key mixes, and years of experience with all aspects of DJing that set him apart from others. Whether its the slickest downtown club or the grimiest hip-hop dive, promoters and partygoers all over the country have taken note of this unique talent. I challenge you to experience one of this guy’s sets and see what all the talk is about. You will not be disappointed.

JDLP's Virgo Birthday Bash (2 Day Event)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

CHISPACE.COM PT. 4, a place for blends

# 4 of the ChiSpace mix series. Mixed by Dj Nobley Nobe (Record Playas)
All Chicago Hip Hop,



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Always great to here what DJ Noble is working on.
This one is almost a year old but sounds as fresh as it did then.
The whole series is Fressshhh!!! Can't wait for #5.

NERD - XMEN 2009 canvas

Big thanks to Nobley Nobe for posting

De La Soul Custom Aerosol Art Canvas by Caleb Aero

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