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.

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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





Deadmau5

13 08 2009

Gotta say, this is probably my favorite artist right now. Deadmau5 (pronounced ‘dead mouse’) is right now one of the most original, innovative, and exciting producer/dj’s in the industry (though, admittedly, Deadmau5 has a very specific definition of a ‘DJ’). Anyway, I’ve been pretty much listening to him non-stop ever since I first heard him in England.deadmau5

Bio: Found lurking in the creative laboratory known as the ‘deadmau5 disco den of despair and inequity’ this creative ingenue runs the gamut of beats unlike any other. Since his inception deadmau5 has stormed our planet with chart topping action and playlists from the best of the best.deadmau52

Deadmau5’s magnificent stylings have a captured an audience that has moves with him and his sounds. Ranging from thumping to the electro, the weird and the strong – one thing has become synonymous with deadmau5 and that is world class quality.deadmau5_02.jpg

This Canadian native transplanted from the borders of Niagara Falls to Toronto and that’s just the beginning of his tale. In Niagara he was the co-producer of a radio program “the party revolution” and that may very well have been the launch of the deadmau5. From the many collaborations which have transpired alongside friend and companion sound genius Steve Duda, the moniker of BSOD was born.deadmau54

Meanwhile in Canada deadmau5 has helped position label Play Digital as a top selling label online landing number 1 singles and remixes on digital market via Beatport.com. These singles have seen play by the likes of Pete Tong, John Acquaviva, Chris Lake, Sebastien Leger, Nic Fanciulli, Jody from WOW, Donald Glaude and many many more…deadmau53
Currently working with the group 24twentyfour the future is powered by the sounds of deadmau5. Now with his own label ‘Xfer records’ and ‘mau5trap’. Mightier than a sonic boom the house of mau5 is a powerful force on the dancefloors of the globe.deadmau59

Website: http://www.deadmau5.com

credit to: the fresh page

And in case you didn’t catch that – yes, he is

Canadian.deadmau56

That adds one more to my list of favorite artists from Canada! Our countries may disagree on a lot of issues (relevant point..? healthcare) but anyone with ears and half a brain has to give it to ’em: they have an amazing, impressive, and innovative music scene up there.deadmau57

Damn he has a sick set up to. C heck out his equip in this pic, including MK3 pioneers (industry standard), two house mixers and a PA  live-mixer, his laptop, and he’s also probably got some vinyl chillin’ around there somewhere…So sick.

deadmau58

Check out this video and tell that doesn’t look like one of the best live shows you’ve ever seen…

Man, this cats got attitude and style. 5 Stars.

Yo and if you like him as much as I do, you should support him and buy all the rest of his shit from beatport like I do.

Note his next tour for his newest album is going to be INSANE!! I’m gonna see him somehow, even though I’ll miss all his shows on the West Coast cuz I’ll be in Spain.

He’s got a show at the Roseland Theater in Portland OR comin up for all my homies up there, 10/28/2009

10/29/09- Grant Ballroom, San Francisco

10/31/09- The Forum – Inglewood

Gotta see him live!!!





Back in California, and it feels great

11 08 2009

Went surfing today, first time in months, but it came back to me quick. Got one amazing ride, caught it wayyy early, dropped a massive face – i was stoked – then noticed my dad (SURFDADDY) was on the same wave. Party wave!!! Anyway, just trying to catch up on sleep and get over my wicked case of jetlag. It’s nice to come back to the paradise known as San Diego California.
a clip from ‘Billabong Oddysey’ for your enjoyment..

Headin up to LA for a few days to see some people and party, but I promise I’ll get some new content up here as soon as I get the chance. Hit me up if you wanna hang out, u know the #.

Stay high bredren

ps If you’re ever having a bad day, take a look at DMX’s criminal record – it will cheer you up, guaranteed!

best one:
“In April 2005, Simmons [DMX] was arrested in The Bronx for driving with a suspended license after his car crashed into a police cruiser.

He opened fire on the cruiser before speeding off and crashing into a telephone pole.”

http://www.nowpublic.com/culture/dmx-arrest-o-meter





5000+ hits to site encounting!!!

7 08 2009

TOTAL VIEWS: 5075

Keep it up readers – Rebellion celebrates the 5000 visits to his website mark by quite a few.. ROCK ON!!!

Nazi zombies anyone?

…best movie ever made.

Best clubbing song of the summer, an instant classic:

Won’t a new post for a few days, got my flight back to the states tomorrow, but let’s not forgot I have a one night layover in Toronto, CANADA eh?!

See you in SoCal shortly peeps.





Camu Tao tribute – The Weathermen, bio videos and songs

1 08 2009

a really creative video and a great song… absorb the soundwaves!

I’ve been a fan of Tame’s since the Artifacts first dropped “Between a Rock and a Hard Place,” and seeing as he is a former member of the Weathermen, one of whom’s frontman Camu-Tao has recently passed away, I figure this is a relevant time to write a little something about The Weathermen as a tribute to the late-great underground rapper Camu Tao.

The Weathermen are an amazing east coast underground rap crew – at times being composed of underground heavy weights such as Chris Palko aka Cage, Aesop Rock, Camu Tao, Tame One, and often collaborating of Breeze Brewin (of the Juggaknots, who did the song ‘Sex Type Thang’ probably my favorite rap song OF ALL TIME, no joke)

check it out…

Anyway back to The Weathermen, who were a notable mention on my top ten rap crew’s list, although I’m beginning to think I should slip them into the top ten…

The Weathermen are a New York City based, underground hip-hop supergroup consisting of Aesop Rock, Tame One, Cage Kennylz, Yak Ballz, El-P, and Breeze Brewin. The group took its name from the revolutionary organization Weatherman, and sometimes refers to itself as the “New Left”. Former members include Jakki da Motamouth, Copywrite, Vast Aire and the late Camu Tao.

..sickkkk cut, love RJD2 as well

Anyway, just recently the world has been shocked by the passing of Camu Tao (at least the underground rap world) who recognize this as the passing of a lyrical genius and a great all around artist and person.CAMU2

Camu Tao (born Tero Smith, June 6, 1977 – May 25, 2008) was an American rapper and producer who was signed to the Definitive Jux label (I must admit, I like just about every piece of music and every artist from Def Jux, they simply never do anything bad, EVER!) He was a part of the duo S.A. Smash with fellow rapper Metro, a part of the rap group Weathermen, and the Central Services production team with El-P.CAMU
Smith was also a member of the music collective Cardboard City.
He was also part of Columbus, Ohio’s MHz crew with Copywrite, RJD2, Jakki Tha MotaMouth & Tage Proto, and with Cage, half of The Nighthawks, who made one album during a single three-day creative session.
Smith died on May 25, 2008, after a two-year battle with lung cancer. 😦 At the time of his death, he was working on a song he produced for Cage’s I Never Knew You EP as well as his first solo album for Definitive Jux. On July 9th, El-P announced via Twitter that the album, King of Hearts, was finished, and would be released posthumously on October 20th, 2009. I’m looking forward to it, dropping 4 days before I turn 21, a nice present!CAMU4