Dad: Is This Dilla? Mix

Dad Is This DillaSince my son was born four years ago, I’ve played him music. When we first brought him home from the hospital, I sat him in his carrier and played Curtis Mayfield and Donnie Hathaway for him. As he’s grown, he has been listening to everything I do. From the everyday FleaMarketFunk content to Blue Note jazz, psych rock and beyond. When we drive in the car, I try to mix it up for him all the time. He tells me exactly what he likes and what he doesn’t like. When I first started playing Dilla instrumentals for him last year, he kept asking who it was. I would say Dilla or Jay Dee. Then I started playing the House Shoes King James Version mix as well that contained all original samples. He said he liked it. A friend passed me a mix almost ten years ago labeled Proper Dilla Shit that was in with a bunch of CDs and after we moved to Jersey City, I put it in the car. My son fell in love with it. He loved all the samples, the scratching, and especially got excited when it would say “Dilla Dilla!” or his signature Mantronix horn sample would ring out. From then on, he was always asking: Dad, is this Dilla?” when it played. Now it’s all he wants to listen to in the car.

He loved all the samples, the scratching, and especially got excited when it would say “Dilla Dilla!” or his signature Mantronix horn sample would ring out.

Dilla. Five letters that represent one of the greatest producers of our lifetime. I’m not a Dilla expert, merely a fan of his work. So since my son is obsessed with some of his music, I decided to do an all live, improptu, off the cuff mix of original Dilla tracks, Dilla produced tracks, artist tribute tracks, posthumous songs, and original samples the talented producer chopped and flipped. This is in no way a retrospective or an all encompassing mix, just an idea I had inspired by my four year old’s reaction to the music. On a side note, we don’t listen to the rap songs (with curses), mostly the instrumentals, as he really gets excited at what he hears. I tried to include as many of them as I could. The others are some I really dig and also spin out at gigs. Dilla has touched so many people, I thought that the way he got through to my youngest was really special. He was coming in and out of the studio while I was recording it and gave the double thumbs up, so that’s cool. I hope you dig it, and if you do, feel free to pass it on.

Dad Is This Dilla? Track List:

J Dilla – Love Jones
Flying Lotus – Fall In Love (Dilla Tribute)
J Dilla – 1 For The Treble 2 For The Bass
J Dilla – Take Notice
Dionne Warwick – You’re Gonna Need Me
J Dilla – Stop
Madlib – The Mystery (Dilla’s Still Here)
Stereolab – Come and Play In The Milky Night
Busta Rhymes – Show Me What You Got
J Dilla- Body Movin’
J Dilla – Coming Home
Illa J & Cue D – See That Boy Fly
Dilla – Airworks
Common & D’Angelo – So Far To Go
DOOM – Firewood Drum Stix
Mobb Deep & Havoc – 24K Rap
Daryl Reeves – Donut Man
Dilla – Time; The Donut of The Heart
Dilla – Brazillian Groove
Phife feat. No Name – Four Horseman
The Impressions – We Must Be In Love
Pharoah Monch – Love
Brother Jack McDuff – Oblighetto (Jay Dee Remix)
Jaylib – The Jam
Mos Def feat. Talib Kweli – History (Instrumental)

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All Funked Up! Wednesdays #JerseyCity

All Funked Up!If you are in or around Jersey City, NJ tonight, you’re in for a treat. FleaMarket Funk is starting a new night called All Funked Up! The venue? Transmission, a new space in the warehouse district of the city. We’ve done a few one offs here since last year and they liked what we were putting down so we’re going weekly. Every Wednesday night ‘In The Lounge’, we will be spinning deep funk and raw soul, funky jazz, original samples, real reggae, and other funky deep cuts all night. We may throw in some quality hip hop from time to time, but we want to keep it funky. The vibe is chill. The formula simple: Good music. Good People. Good vibes. We’re looking to build this up to a strong night, with music that sets us apart from others. In our opinion, Jersey City needs it. So if you want to hear some different music in a relaxed, one of a kind atmosphere, come on down to Transmission on Wednesday nights in Jersey City. Let us take you on a journey through sound. You may know some of the music, most of it you may not, but there is one thing for sure. It’s gonna be funky.

Transmission Lounge

All Funked Up!
Every Wednesday Night ‘In The Lounge’
DJ Prestige (FleaMarketFunk.com)
Transmission
150 Bay St.
Jersey City, NJ

9pm-2am | FREE | 21+

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DJ Prestige x Ace Hotel NYC Fridays in September

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Another Fall, and another residency for DJ Prestige at The Ace Hotel in New York City.  One of his favorite places to spin in NYC, he will be behind the decks every Friday night in September.  Expect some funky stuff: From Lou Donaldson to J.Dilla, Lee Perry to Pete Rock, Thin Lizzy to Queen, he will keep it moving like a good mix tape, working doubles of all those drum breaks you love.  Of course the price of admission is free and open to all ages, so slide on down to the Ace, have a drink, and listen to some great tunes from 8pm until late.  Here’s a warm up mix he did this past year for his first residency:

More information here.

Here are some other great DJs who will be joining him the rest of the week throughout September:

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Live At Iris Records w/ Brian Coleman

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This past weekend I had the distinct pleasure of spinning some records with the esteemed author, historian, and DJ (don’t front, dude has heat!) Brian Coleman at Iris Records in Jersey City. He was promoting the second volume of of the Check The Technique book series, signing books, and dropping some lava rocks on the turntables. It gave me a chance to dust off some hip hop 12″s, assorted 45s, and it was exciting to spin a bunch of artists’ music that were featured in both books as well as well as some original samples. I didn’t really plan a set, but just kind of let it flow. It’s live and unedited, so there are some skips, etc. That’s the way we like it, raw and uncut, just like a live show. Mr. Coleman dropped a bunch of heat from his crates and played a wide variety of good tunes. I was able to do some digging to a cool soundtrack while he played. It was great to see a bunch of heads come out and support a great book and good dude all together. Thanks so much to Iris Records for hosting both of us, and I’m looking forward to getting behind the decks sometime very soon.

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Live at Iris Records, Jersey City, NJ
Starts at around 22:20 and goes to 1:18 until a Bad Brains track.

Isaac Hayes – Run Faye Run
Geto Boys – My Mind’s Playin’ Tricks On Me
Quincy Jones – Summer In the City
Pharcyde – Passin’ Me By
Jeru The Damaja – Come Clean
Eugene McDaniels – Jagger The Dagger
Bob Dorough – Three Is The Magic Number
De La Soul – Three Is The Magic Number
KMD – Who Me?
Wild Style Breakbeats – Subway Theme (Extended Kenny Dope Mix)
The Emotions – Blind Alley (Instrumental)
Melvin Bliss – Synthetic Substitution Quick
The Roots – Distortion To Static
Fugees – Fu-Gee-La (plus original skit)
Poor Righteous Teachers – Rock Dis Funky Joint
Special Ed – I Got It Made
Beastie Boys – Funky Boss/ Pass The Mic

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Exclusive Ace Hotel NYC Mix

ace-hotel-warm-up-2015-coverHere’s a live, all in one take, warm up mix from DJ Prestige for his May residency in the lobby of the Ace Hotel in New York City.  On the mix you’ll find a quality selection of tunes that range from hip hop to raw funk & soul, reggae, and other treats that will be spun at the Ace.  Check out the track list below:

Ace Hotel Live Warm Up Mix Track List

The Specials – Ghost Town
Ikebe Shakedown – The Beast
Tim Maia – Que Beleza
John Holt – Ali Baba
Althea & Donna – Uptown Top Ranking
Fulgeance & DJ Scientist – Moscow Nightlife
Edan – Humble Magnificent
Universouls – New Generation
Jimmy Norman – Gangster of Love
Elzhi – It Ain’t Hard To Tell
J Rocc – Bubbha’s Dance
Jimmy Smith – I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little Bit More
Sonia Santos – Speed
Ozomatli – Cut Chemist Suite
Bob James – Nautilus (Paul Nice Edit)
Inell Young – What Do You See In Her? (DJ Yamin Remix)
Brother Jack McDuff – Obligetto (Jay Dee Remix)
Les Baxter – Hogin’ Machine
Breakdown Brass – The horseman
Rabbits & Carrots – Expresate
Friend and Lover – Reach Out of the Darkness
Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
Greenwood Rhythm Coalition – Greenwood Groove
Freqnik and WDRE – Stamp Tramp
Shawn Lee’s Incredible Tabla Band – Apache
The Monkees – Mary, Mary
The Ventures – Sweet Pea
Lee Moses – Reach Out, I’ll Be There
Mayer Hawthorne – Henny & Gingerale
Family Of Eve – Please Be Truthful

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Live From Greenville Studios

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Today we bring you the inaugural podcast/ radio show from DJ Prestige.  Live from the Flea Market Funk lab in Jersey City, NJ, it’s two hours of quality funk, soul, jazz, hip hop, and reggae at the Greenville Studios.  This is the first in an series broadcasts where Prestige will spin records old and new from the crates of Flea Market Funk.  Future shows will have guest DJ/ producer/ artist interviews, live DJ sets and much more.  You can subscribe to the podcast, stream, download at the links below.  Enjoy!  If you like it, please pass it along to a friend.

Listen to or download Live From Greenville on Podomatic.

Stream over at Mixcoud.

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