New Mixtape- and weekend content!

12 04 2010

“Rebellion is a refusal of obedience or order [1]. It may, therefore, be seen as encompassing a range of behaviors from civil disobedience and mass nonviolent resistance, to violent and organized attempts to destroy an established authority such as the government. Those who participate in rebellions are known as “rebels”. A Rebel is distinguished from an outsider. An outsider is one who is excluded from a group whereas a rebel goes against it. Also, a rebel’s potential to overthrow the leadership is recognized and substantial, unless the rebellion is crushed, whereas an outsider has been marginalized and is considered to be degenerate.”

Swine Flu: According to reports, the virus is a “never-before-seen form of the flu that combines pig, bird and human viruses” which consists of an intercontinental mix of viruses from North America, Europe and Asia.

“CDC officials detected a virus with a unique combination of gene segments that have not been seen in people or pigs before,” according to an Associated Press report.

“This strain of swine influenza that’s beencultured in a laboratoryis something that’s not been seen anywhere actually in the United States and the world, so this is actually a new strain of influenza that’s been identified,” said Dr. John Carlo, Dallas Co. Medical Director (video clip here).

Alarming reports are now filtering in about people catching the illness who have had no contact with pigs whatsoever. These include a man and his daughter in San Diego County, a 41-year-old woman in Imperial County and two teenagers in San Antonio, Texas. In fact, in all U.S. cases, the victims had no contact with any pigs.

Combine the two, and you are in a LOT of trouble.

My apologies…

I have been really busy the past couple days because I have a Macroeconomics midterm coming up on monday, but I was able to turn out one solid mix this weekend, as well as update the house session from April 7

April 11:

8 Minute Power House Session

‘Signs on the Dancefloor’

Tracklist:

  • Move For Me – Deadmau5 & Kaskade
  • Signs (Arman Van Helden Remix) – Bloc Party
  • Walk the Line – Laurent Wolf

Also…

Updated 15 Minute Power House Session

‘Bounce’

Enjoy!
-Swine Flu

Songs I am listening to today:

‘Party Tonight’ (Midaz Remix) – Deadmau ft. Rob Swire (Ghost N Stuff)

‘what do you feel’ (rene rodriguez remix) -Darren Bailie & Rene Rodrigezz

‘nobody listens to techno’ – funkagenda ft mc flipside

‘a beautiful day’ (vanotex remix)

grooveshakerz – we got the beat

everybody (123XYZ remix) – Rudenko

Now it’s time for something completely different:

(read to the end and you get more cookies)

VR/Swine Flu’s Relationship Advice

A list of things to do that might show a girl how much you care about her, for all you romantics out there..

  • leave 2 dozen roses and a love note on her bed, secretly, so she finds it as a surprise (bonus points if you get her friends involved and she has no idea what you’re doing)
  • take her to the beach and teach her to surf, sunbathe, then get margaritas after
  • go get bagels, coffee, jamba juice, or Ihop after a night when you both had way too much to drink (bonus points if she stays the night in your bed)
  • go on a west coast roadtrip across minimum 2 states
  • bonus points if:
  • – you stay in a coastal hotel complete with hottub and queen size bed, and then you comp bottles of wine to the room like theres no tmrw
  • – extra bonus points if you go on a romantic walk and watch the waves hit the shore
  • – go up in the gondola and have an aerial view/hike through all the amazing huge redwood trees in Northern cal (also, if possible, go to the drive thru tree, and let her drive through it)
  • stay with her in an apartment in San Francisco **this one is a must** make sure you take her out to dinner, party and buy her drinks, and be sure to try the watermelon wheat beer from the Beanbag (but watch out for the crazy stalker guy..)
  • pick her up from the airport whenever she needs you to
  • share all of your music with her and make her playlists that remind you of her
  • buy her earrings and scarves from foreign countries to show how much you’ve missed her, and make sure they highlight/complement her beautiful eyes
  • take her on a tour of London and introduce her to the ‘snake-bite‘ (great drink, if you didn’t know..) – pretty much any major european city will do, just make sure you know where to take her
  • introduce her to your entire family, even if they’re strange..
  • take her to a super secret spot on the beach and watch shooting stars together **this one is tough but required** 🙂
  • write her a song on the piano
  • wait for her outside as long as you have to; in the end, its worthit
  • supply all the alcohol and come up with the theme for her birthday party and make friends with all her friends, so you can all hang out more often
  • watch ‘kitchen nightmares’, ‘modern family’, and/or ‘better off ted’ with her just to relax and snuggle, even when you have TONS of work you should be doing
  • spend hours editing her spanish HW, essays, and help edit her application essay for abroad, even when her getting accepted to abroad means she’s gone for the entire next semester
  • give her massages whenever she is stressed or pretty much just whenever she wants; soft kisses are also a plus
  • name your first imaginary child in advance, naturally after the best cereal ever (lucky charms, duhhh)
  • talk about/come up with super secret plots to steal cute adopted asian babies
  • brag to everyone about how beautiful and perfect she is, even if she doesn’t do the same for you
  • leave pictures of cute puppies on her computer
  • always forgive her for anything and everything she has ever done to upset you or break your heart, even if she doesn’t do the same for you

“Feel it in my bones” Tiesto ft.  Tegan & Sarah

“Gouge Away” – The Pixies (Jaques Lu Cont Remix)

There is a great list of ideas for you.

“Fix Your Face 3” DJ AM & Travis Barker

Partysquad ft. Doyle Bramhall & Erykah Badu “What You Live For”

Red Mist – Danny Byrd
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In the making for the next couple days:

After I finish my midterm, I am going to be performing for a few days straight as well as making mixtapes, so please stay posted, got some interesting stuff coming soon..

– TNC/hiphop/R&B Party Mixtapes

-Reggaeton Mixtapes

– Tons more House/Electro and Dubstep/Grime

– Trance/HighER energy (what, you thought it wasn’t possible?)

TIME HEALS ALL

you know what else is a great remedy?!

.. MUSIC

(duhh..)

-‘free’ – cat power

‘down’ (jason nevin’s remix) – jay sean ft. lil wayne

‘dancing is like heaven’ – alex c. ft. yass

‘girl you can’t dance’ – example

‘llamado de emergencia’ – daddy yankee

“Gold Lion” – Yeah yeah yeahs

Why not..

Long Hot Summer Night – Jimi Hendrix

Hey Joe – Jimi Hendrix

(I was originally a guitarist, after all..)

So I guess what I have learned is that life is a process. It has its ups and downs, a lot more frequently than we all would like; it’s filled with injustice and sorrow sometimes, other times its beautiful and simple. Those times are the best, but we can’t have the good without the bad. That’s just reality.

The best we can do is keep our heads up and keep fighting for what we love. And every day we must remember, that not all of us are even fortunate enough to be blessed with life, so we who are must take nothing for granted.

Miss you Conner Luby. RIP.

“Soon it will be cold enough to build fires” – Emancipator

VIVA LA MUSICA Y VIDA PURA

{{{{{VR OUT}}}}}}

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New Mixtape – ‘Dankstep’ 11 min. April 10

9 04 2010

Swine Flu’s 11 Minute Power Dubstep Session (II)

‘Dankstep’

Tracklist:

  • ‘Lemon Fist’ – The Secret Lemon Project
  • ‘It Was Written’ (Chasing Shadows Remix) – Damian Marley
  • Ghosts N Stuff (Nero Remix) – Deadmau5 ft. Rob Swire
  • Feeling’s Gone (Rusko’s Rock The Stadium Remix) – Shiny Toy Guns ft. Sam Sparro

Must apologize in advance, all the mixtapes are rough and unmastered, so there will be some places with normalization/sound issues. However, I think this is the best one yet.

I will be continually editing/fixing/mastering and reposting all my mixtapes, so stay posted. New ones are in the making as well.

Enjoy! 🙂

Get infected.

dedicated to you-know-who and props to Drew Hisey for posting this





current favorite artists..

8 04 2010

First, the ruthless self-promotion…

DJ SWINE FLU MIXTAPES!

This post is for all you music-lovers out there.. I know I spend a long time looking over the internet and elsewhere to find new tracks, and unlike many DJ’s who preciously guard their music collection, I am all about sharing the music that I love.

Following are photos of most of my current favorite house/electro/club artists.. If you have a similar music taste to myself, then you really need to get up on these artists..

Herve

Under the Sun (Herve’s Ain’t No Sunshine Remix)

MSTRKRFT

CASPA!!!

Caspa & Rusko - sickest dubstep/grime dj producers on the planet..

Act Like You Know – Nero

Bloody Beetroots - rock hard..

Awesome – Bloody Beetroots ft. The Cool Kids

hotttt track..

Dizzee Rascal

Sirens – Dizzee Rascal

Bonkers – Armin Van Heldon ft. Dizzee Rascal

Dance Wiv Me (Club Mix) – Calvin Harriss ft. Dizzee Rascal

KASKADE

What Planet Your On – Bodyrox ft. Luciana

Angel on my Shoulder – Kaskade

I Remember – Caspa Remix

Cockney Thug – Caspa

Baby When the Lights Go Out – David Guetta

California Dreamin (Benny Bennassi Remix) – Royal Gigalos

Come Fly Away – Benny Bennassi

When Love Takes Over – David Guetta

D.A.N.C.E. – Mstrkrft Remix

01 Monster Hospital (MSTRKRFT Remix).m4a

Feeling’s Gone (Rusko’s Rock The Stadium Remix) – Basement Jaxx ft. Sam Sparro

Whatcha Say (Rusko’s Come Ere and Say That Remix) – Jason Derulo

There are a ton more tracks that I listen to, obviously, but if you have these guys tracks, people will know what’s up.

And please, support the artists by going out and buying their records/downloading their stuff legally! These are only sample tracks 🙂

PEACEEE&LOVE

-VR/SF





1st Official Swine Flu Mixtape

8 04 2010

April 7: Mixtape

Swine Flu’s –

‘From the Depths of Dubstep’ Power Dubstep Session

(11 minutes)

‘Rave Against the Machine’ Energy Electro/House Club Session

(15 minutes)

11 Minute Power Dubstep Session

Tracklist:

  • ‘A Millie’ (Remix By Excision and Datsik) – Lil Wayne
  • Drop A Gem On ‘Em (The Killabits Dubstep Remix) – Mobb Deep
  • Ghetto Business – Thunderskank
  • Panther (ZEDS DEAD Remix) – Barletta

15 Minute Energy House/Electro Club Session

Tracklist:

  • Let’s Make Nasty (Afrojack Remix) – 7A – Larry Tee Feat. Roxy Cottontail
  • San Francisco – Ph Electro
  • Million Miles (DJ Solovey Remix) – Akira
  • Is That You? – Party Dark

And if you really, REALLY like club/house..

30 Minute Club Anthem

must apologize, it’s unmastered/rough and it was my first mixtape ever made. There are a few mistakes but overall it’s a very fun mix.

Tracklist:

  • Le Disko (Boys Noize Remix) – Shiny Toy Guns
  • Animals (The Parks Jump Up Remix) – Mike Snow
  • GhettoBlaster (Original Mix) – Afrojack
  • Don’t Cry Out (Teenagers Remix) – Shiny Toy Guns
  • Dirty Talk – Wynter Gordon
  • Million Miles (DJ Solovey Remix) – Akira
  • Bodytalk (Cleveland Remix Edit) – Bodybangers

Enjoy! 🙂

Get infected.





BACK IN BUSINESS!!!!

8 04 2010

hello hello hello world.

TODAY (April 6) marks the end of my digital hiatus and also my first trip to my blog in probably a month. I must apologize to the few fans that I (might have) had. I intend to return and do so in a big way, so thank you for the faith, please stay posted. To all those who read/enjoyed/hated my lists, I will no longer be making them anyway, so don’t worry. My blog from now on will focus on daily bringing you hot new tracks that I am listening to, promoting my personal mixtapes as a DJ and producer, and sharing funny content with the world.

Firstly, I would like to take moment to thank this online enthusiast for making me pass out on the floor laughing:

To briefly explain my fall-out from digital-awesomeness..

I started this blog a while back while I was abroad – England first, then Spain – and since I have returned to the great United States I have been stuck with two very difficult jobs – in the midst of a recovering-ish economy I have been seeking a job, and in the midst of a bunch of really smart people (Claremont McKenna College) I have likewise been trying not to fail out. Unfortunately, those two objectives kept me so busy that I had not had time to edit or pay any attention to my blog, which really was just for fun and to pass the time while I was in England.

Pics from abroad can be found on my facebook page (but, *gasp* you have to know who I am and or friend-me to be able to see them!)

Pics from my most recent climbing trip just for fun..

Let’s Make Nasty – Afrojack Remix

However, due to some recent developments in my life, I have recently been encouraged to start my blog back up again, so like it or not, Vocal Rebellion aka Swine Flu aka Rapzilla aka ***** ******** is here to stay. Deal with it.

instructions on correct usage of a technic deck:

I now plan to devote my extra time to researching new artists, studying new styles of music, podcasting, blogging, and in all ways promoting the music that I make and love, as well as playing other musics that I enjoy (at least when I’m not busy with schoolwork,  real work, and or practicing) and I hope you will enjoy it.

Content available on the website:

– photo albums (of my favorite artists)

– top ten lists (old but still fun..)

– track of the day

– previous tracks of the day

– swine flu mixtapes (many to come)

– other funny content!!! READ IT NOW!!

Stay posted..

AND FOR GODS SAKE SHOW SOME LOVE!!

GET HYPED!!

As for this semester..

I have recently acquired two pairs of rare european technic 1200 mk2’s,WHOOO!!! a mixer, serato live for Mac, and an akai MPD 24 midi pad control unit (already had that actually), and officially begun my career, once again reborn as Swine Flu aka DJ Swine Flu aka H1N1. For those of you who made it to the last TNC before they got cancelled, yeah, that was me, and sorry about that. It was a rager. The cops were called three times, bottles were broken, and fights did break out. Security needed to be a lot tighter, but props to my peeps who kept their energy for positive use on the dance floor. The mosh/dance pit in the middle was incredible, had a great energy and it was a fantastic debut. I have gotten great feedback from my peers on it and I plan to rock equally or harder at every show in the future, so SHOW UP!

As of right now I only one official upcoming gig at:

Relay for Life  (April 24?) 6:00 am – ?

However, I have spoken to management of table manners and am prepared to start making weekly appearances on staff for next year, so please be prepared.

Again…

DJ Swine Flu – 11 Minute Power Dubstep Session April 7

DJ Swine Flu – 15 Minute Power House Electro Club Session April 7

Cookies for reading:

A brief history of my entry into DJing..

My whole life I have been interested in digital music production. I began on a 4 track when I was very young, then upgraded to an 8 track, and upon entering college, acquired preamps with Ableton live (currently using 8, with operator = sickkk). So when I found myself going clubbing 4 or 5 times a week while living in England, I very naturally became interested in learning to DJ, as I sat there thinking, well I certainly feel like I could do that. That is the philosophy of Mamy Rock, the 70 yr. old English/French dj who became interested in DJing from going to one of her grandson’s birthday parties. It’s the shit.

Mamy rocks – Dj Mamy Rock

Originally learning my style in England, working as a club promoter and hanging out in my free time with DJ’s, I began to amass a very very large music collection (currently 200 gigs give or take). My style quickly became an eclectic, rave-tastic combination of house, electro, dubstep, progressive trance, rap, and even reggaeton (when I went to Spain) that is guaranteed to make you move some part of your body.

2 kick ass rusko remixes: (if you don’t know Rusko yet, you best act like you know)

Feeling’s Gone (Rusko’s Rock The Stadium Remix) – Basement Jaxx ft. Sam Sparro

Whatcha Say (Rusko’s Come Ere and Say That Remix) – Jason Derulo

Those who are new to the site, be prepared for a song of the day, every day, a combination of weird, funny, and/or amazing videos that I decide to post, as well as the occasional rant (oh how I love ranting!)

– Click the widget box on your upper right for any of my work as a producer (Vocal Rebellion)

Here: The first official Swine Flu Dj Mixtape –

Swine Flu’s – ‘Rave against the Machine’ 11 minute power dubstepmix

Swine Flu’s –  15 Minute  Power Electro/House Club Session April 7

= get Infected 🙂

POWER TO THE PEOPLE! KEEP THE BLOGOSPHERE ALIVE!!

One love forever, and peace to all humanity. Seriously.

What I have been listening to/spinning in the past 24 hours (cookies for being a good reader):

My Adidas (Pilot Priest Remix) – Run DMC

San Francisco – PH Electro

Take Me Away (Dave Darrell Remix) – 4 Strings

Volna (Original Radio Edit) – Dj Smash Presents Fast Food

The Pixies – Where Is My Mind (Bassnectar Rmx)

Stay posted cuz I got a PHAT library of tracks that I’m just dyin’ for YOU to here!

America #1

GOOD BYE!SWINE FLU RULES!!!





REGGAE LIST REVISITED!

8 04 2010

Since I have been recently determined to re-start up my site, despite the fact that my top ten lists have caused me generally nothing but trouble – I have decided I will re-visit the reggae list and make amends where amends are due.

Firstly,
Thank you, the online public, for all the feedback on my list – I made it a while back and had completely forgotten about it until today, to be honest, but I will address a few errors.

Most importantly, I apologize to all those who have suggested greats like King Tubby, Toots and the Maytals, Culture, Junior Marvin, Peter Tosh, etc. –

I do have mad love for roots reggae, and would like to here and now say: I LOVE ROOTS REGGAE! I absolutely do. I love it in the same way I love Elvis and listening to old blues or jazz records – it provides a background, a great way to learn, and shows you where the music came from and also gives you some idea how it has evolved over the years. And I don’t mean to boast but I do have a pretty decent collection of it myself, a look at my roots playlist: Culture, Buju Banton, Lee Perry & Friends, Toots and the Maytals, Bunny Wailer, Junior Marvin, Steel Pulse, Aswad, Eek-A-Mouse. However, you must take into consideration the context of my list.

Culture

I am young, around 21, and currently a full-time student/DJ. I am all about moving music forward – I listen to music for at least 5 hours a day, and most of it is new, progressive types of music.
So..
I made my list to reflect a growing generation of new, up-and-coming groups, who are taking the music in a new direction.. Great modern groups like Groundation, Slightly Stoopid, Matisyahu, Tribal Seeds, they are the ones who are blazing the paths to the future – combining elements of ska, roots, dub, hip hop, and even electronic music elements, and are feeding my insane hunger for new tracks while developing/growing reggae music in the process.

eek a mouse

I am a product of my environment – I am pretty sure a famous person said that at some point – and my reason for making the list was that I wanted to share what I listen to with the world because I love music and want to share that music with others.

Junior Marvin

Cartoon Depiction of King Tubby (left) and Lee Perry

Buju Banton

Errors to be fixed:
Bob Marley did not write Rivers of Babylon, and I never meant to imply that he did. But does do a wicked cover of it. See the list..

Also my man here has a point:
“This is a great list. Just one thing. 54-46 That’s My Number is a Toots and the Maytals song that was covered by Aswad. Please give credit where credit is due. Also Sublime really only sampled the chorus from that song, they didn’t cover it.”

– Yes, Sublime did cover the song, albeit, as you say, loosely.. That is absolutely correct. Toots and the Maytals did originally write 54-46 that’s my number, followed by Aswad, Sublime, and numerous other covers (most songs today come out with an entire record or CD of remixes anyway)

toots & the maytals

Wanted to give a great shout out to my man with this comment:
“really good list, not trying to be a know it all, but bradley nowell left behind a son not a daughter lol. thought you might wanna know. and i agree sublime is the greatest band ever. ”
.. because it is one hundred percent true, very tragic, and yet another reason I love sublime. Thanks for the input bra.

Apparently, unbeknownst to me, the Sublime cover of ‘No Woman No Cry’ is actually a cover group with a lead-singer who sounds a lot like Brad Nowell of sublime. Oops mistake. Still a great song, so gonna go ahead and leave it posted.

Also I would like to adjust the list: a great new band called Tribal Seeds is very hot in LA right now and I have greatly enjoyed their first two records (names?)

Heres some sample tracks, but as always please support the artist and download their entire work for yourself..

All I know

The Harvest

I feel like, for me they come in at around 4 or 5 right now.

I have also been listening to a lot of dub recently, when I’m not busy overloading my ears with dubstep, house, progressive, trance, electro.. etc.
check out: Buju Banton, Dub Syndicate, Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Gladiators, John Brown’s Body, Israel Vibration, 10 ft. Ganja Plant

As far as the world goes, I am sorry if my list angered you, but I am happy if you enjoyed it. It took me forever to gather the information and I know it is not perfect, but it was for fun anyway. I make no revenue from this sight and in no way benefit from it other than to promote my music and my love of music.

Please continue to enjoy life and party on.

DJ Swine Flu – 11 Minute Power Dubstep Session April 7

DJ Swine Flu – 15 Minute Power House Electro Club Session April 7