My old homie Tomas had a birthday party at The Loft in Flint a couple of weeks ago, and he dragged my sorry ass out of DJ retirement for one night-only. I’ve been reclusive and out of the scene for awhile now, so this was sort of like a weird high school reunion for me.
One question that I got asked a lot was, “What are you into nowadays–what are you listening to?” Well, I found this kind of hard to answer, and I have been struggling with this question a lot as of lately. Typically, people who ask me this question don’t know anything about the types of music that I now listen to, which makes it difficult… It’s like I’m in my own world or something.
So what I wanted to do here is post a bunch of songs that best represent what I’m into nowadays. Of course, I listen to a lot of other genres/styles of music, but these are the main ones… Songs galore after the jump!
So what do I listen to?
I listen to a lot of Drum & Bass stuff like this:
Medicin – Mobius Strip (Tantrum Desire Remix)
And a lot of Liquid Funk D&B stuff like this:
Drumagick featuring Ernesto – Dry Your Eyes
And I’ve been coming up on more and more Drumstep (half the tempo of Drum & Bass):
Rusko featuring Amber Coffman – Hold On (Sub Focus Remix)
And I still come across the occasional ill ass Dubstep banger:
Doctor P – Sweet Shop
I listen to a lot of Nu Disco/House stuff:
Fake Blood – I Think I Like It
And some Electronic Hip Hop:
Zinc featuring Ms. Dynamite – Wile Out
I also listen to a lot of Electro House remixes of indie rock/pop songs:
Fenech-Soler – Lies (Alex Metric Remix)
Beezy: Hey Kevin, do you wanna know how I know that you’re gay?
Beezy: You like to listen to Electro Pop:
M83 – Kim & Jessie (Montag Remix)
I also listen to some minimal electronic dance stuff that is sort of hard to categorize… What would you call this? House? Dubstep?:
James Blake – CMYK
And of course, I’m still pumpin’ a ton of old school Hip Hop:
MC Shan – Marley Marl Scratch
And a lot of 80’s Reggae songs (that were later sampled by Hip Hop and Jungle/D&B artists):
Dirtsman – Hot This Year
But I still try to check for Rare Funk stuff from the 70’s:
Water Color – All Bundled Into One
And Rare Groove stuff like this:
Leo’s Sunshipp – I’m Back For More (Mini-Tro)
Most importantly, though… is that I listen to three radio shows every week to stay up on all of the latest jams, and they’re all on BBC Radio 1: