September 29, 2013

"LIVE FROM HEADQCOURTERZ 9/27/13"

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I just recently did Premier's radio show on Sept 6th and released that mix on this blog. Since it's only a few weeks later, i played a few of the same songs on this mix. However, there are some great TREATS in this mix that you really want to have. Thanks to Marco Polo and his new upcoming album, we have a new Organized Konfusion song. That song is in this mix. Pharoahe Monch's verse is siiick. (as expected) There's music from DJ Skizz's new album, new R.A. The Rugged Man with Masta Ace, and i leaked a song from my new album, IT IS WHAT IT ISNT, with Spit Gemz, Wes, and Nutso. This week and this mix was also ground-breaking for me. I played Drake. Hahahahaha. Seriously, that was  a tough call for me. Anyways, i like the beat for Pound Cake and i don't mind his verse. The same with Nosetalgia by Pusha T and Kendrick. I'm not really a big fan of any of them, Pusha, Kendrick or Nottz, but i like the beat and their verses so i spun it. See, i don't "hate" everything. If i don't like it, i don't like it. In this case, i happen to like a few things from people i normally dislike. It's very funny to me how many times i've heard the word, written the word, or seen the word "CAKE" recently. hahaha. we live in such a ridiculous society where rappers are out of their freakin' minds. But for real, there's some good music out there, be on the look out. Thanks to Dj Premier for allowing me to do what i do on his show and reach that many people. He was out in Cali and called in. He was with Evidence and Dj Babu of Dilated People. Until the next mix, enjoy some of these new treats... 

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 1-HeadQCourterz intro - Dj Premier
  2-Pound Cake - Drake feat Jay Z
  3-The Cream (Hood Cake) ( pound cake freestyle) - The LOX
  4-Moochie - Boldy James and Alchemist
  5-Nosetalgia - Pusha T feat Kendrick Lamar
  6- Get It - Killer Mike
  7-Late Nite - Daz and WC
  8-Looking For Trouble - Blaq Poet feat Chino XL and Spit Gemz
  9-Double A - Tony Touch feat AG and Masta Ace
10-Kingship - Rapsody and Dj Premier
11-On the Road - Cormega feat Ill Bill, Lil Fame and Dj Skizz
12-Fame - U-God feat Styles P
13-High Price Shots - Almighty feat Vinnie Paz, Bronze Nazareth and DJ JS-1
14-Little Tear Drops - Kap A feat Purpose, Jon Robinson, and Kam Moye
15-Quicksand - Yancey Boys feat Common
16-Green Trees - Barsha 
17-3-O-Clock - Marco Polo feat Organized Konfusion
18-Are You Looking For This - KRS-ONE
19-Bass - Fat Joe
20-Modus Operandi - H.A.P.H.
21-That New York - Fredro Starr and Audible Doctor
22-Kick in the Door (freestyle) - Bumpy Knuckles
23-Dgz x Nygz - Demigodz feat Panchi
24-The Dangerous - R.A. The Rugged Man feat Masta Ace
25-Batman and Robin - True Master feat Raekwon
26-Give Em Hell - Wais P feat Kool G Rap
27-I Got Barz - Bishop Lamont
28-Just Can't Quit - Demigodz
29-Star Are Born - Ag Da Coroner
30-Heads Up - U-God feat Gza
31-That Type - Dj Skizz feat Steele, F.T. and Torae
32-Forgotten - DJ JS-1 feat Spit Gemz, Wes, and Nutso
33-Bite This - Trinity (Dj Jab, Sadat X, AG)

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September 9, 2013

DJ JS-1 LIVE FROM HEADQCOURTERZ 9/6/13

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This past half year i have been working on new music at home, but focusing a lot of my attention toward my other passion graffiti. It has been a very active summer of painting several pieces from The Graffiti Hall of Fame in Harlem, to Brooklyn, to the Bronx, to 5Pointz in Queens. The last time i posted a new mix, it was March and DJ Premier had asked me to fill in for him on his Sirius/XM show. 6 months have gone by, a lot of walls have been painted, and now I am also getting back in the groove with my djaying. I needed a "time out" from dealing with lots of clowns. I dont get paid to be in the circus, i get paid to DJ, so i had to walk away for a bit. Anyways... This last week, DJ Premier had to fly out to LA for the BET Cypher and he asked me to come back up on his show again. This is the live mix of all the new raw hip hop songs i played. If you don't have the Demigodz KILLMATIC album, go get that! I love it... 
I'm sorry to keep everyone waiting for a new mix, but better late than never i guess... I promise i have lots of new ones coming, and not typical mixes... really great concept mixes on the way this fall and winter, along with my new album, new Scratch Roulette 45 and more... 
To see all the awesome graffiti pieces i have been doing this summer, you should follow me on INSTAGRAM @DJJS1

 1-HeadQCourterz intro
  2-Control Freestyle - Jugganauts (Breez Brewin')
  3-I'm Soo High - Marco Polo feat Sean Price & Rockness
  4-Get It - Killer Mike & El-P
  5-Looking For Trouble - Blaq Poet feat Chino Xl, Spit Gemz, Vinnie Paz
  6-Double A - Tony Touch feat AG & Masta Ace
  7-Lyrical - Kool Keith
  8-9th Wonder - Fat Joe and 9th Wonder
  9-Little Tear Drops - Kap A feat Purpose, Jon Robinson, Kam Moye
10-Quicksand - Yancey Boys feat Common
11-Green Trees - Barsha feat AG
12-Heavy Metal is Bakk - Dj Skizz feat Jakk Frost and Malik B
13-Can't Fool Me - Demigodz feat Eternia
14-Somn'wrong - Bumpy Knuckles
15-Never Forget - KRS-ONE
16-Keep On Moving - Props Dylan feat Dilated Peoples
17-Modus Operandi - H.A.P.H.
18-DGZ x NYGZ - Demigodz feat Panchi
19-Bang Out - DITC feat Tashane, Axl, Majestic Gage, A Bless)
20-I Excel - AZ
21-Solar Flares - Jeru da Damaja and Large Professor
22-Righteous Kill - Hannibal Stax
23-Wild Style - Skram Jones
24-The Boom Bap - Zilla
25-Just Can't Quit - Demigodz feat Scoop Deville
26-Ain't No Other Kings - Fredro Starr and Audible Doctor feat Dj Nelson
27-Fuck Em If They Listenin - Pyscho Les feat B-Real of Cypress Hill
28-Touch and Destroy - Tony Touch feat D-Stroy and Dj Premier
29-Heads Up - U-God feat GZA
30-Respect and Success - Ice Water (woadah)
31-The Cypher - Fat Joe feat Diamond D and Nick Shades
32-Throat Chop freestyle - Blacastan and Stu Bangas
33-Let Me Explain - Erick Sermon feat Snoop Dogg and Method Man
34-Here We Go Again - Sadat X and DMC

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March 3, 2013

DJ JS-1 "LIVE FROM HQ" (3/1/13)



Friday, March 1st, i filled in for DJ Premier on his Sirius/Xm show, "Live From HeadQcourterz." He has allowed me to spin on his show several times and i always look forward to it. It's nice to be able to spread some good new hip hop music out into the world. There is not too many outlets for music with this type of sound like Preem's Live From HQ show, Dj Eclipse's RIOC show and Halftime Radio show as well. I took the live recording of the show, added a few cuts and drops over it, and here it is. Hope you enjoy some of the latest new hip hop. For those of you who follow my mixes and downloaded the last mix, there is some similar songs on this mix. I personally really like The CZARFACE album and many of the new tracks off the ILL BILL GRIMEY AWARDS album. You should go buy those. I included a verse from the track i did with The Artifacts and Reef Da Lost Cauze for my new album IT IS WHAT IT ISNT coming this summer. Now this week we're off to the Netherlands and France for more shows. Two turntables and a microphone... 

DJ JS-1 "Live From HeadQCourterz" March 1st, 2013
(filling in for Dj Premier...)

01 - Live From HeadQCourterz Intro 
02 - Torae feat Pharoahe Monch - What's Love 
03 - Spit Gemz feat Vinnie Paz - Invisible Chess 
04 - Prodigy - Give Em Hell 
05 - Likwuid - Give The Drummer Some 
06 - Jakk Frost feat Malik B, Reef Tha Lost Cauze, Tana D -Psycopath
07 - Freak Da Monsta and Werd Life - Prepare For The Ruckus
08 - Apollo Brown and Guilty Simpson - Parkour
09 - Bumpy Knuckles - Ask The Coach
10 - Nutso feat Wais P and Punchline - Sidewalk Talk
11 - Sav Killz - Take A Moment
12 - Big Noyd - Light Up The Night
13 - Trez - Crescent Moon
14 - Sha Stimuli n Dynamite Bruhz feat Reks - Spazztastic
15 - DJ JS-1 feat The Artifacts and Reef Da Lost Cauze - Show Shocker
16 - Ill Bill feat Meyhem Lauren and Q-Unique - L'Amour East
17 - Vstylez feat Ruste Juxx - Don't Cross That Line
18 - Showbiz and AG - Watch What We Do
19 - Rapper Big Pooh - Hgh
20 - Big Noyd, Large Professor and Kool G Rap - Natrually Born
21 - Pknuckle feat Big Twin and Ras Kass - This DJ
22 - Afu-Ra feat Vinnie Paz and Hannibal Stax - Big Boys
23 - Wu-Block feat Ghostface Killah - Different Time Zones
24 - Ill Bill feat Lil Fame - Vio-Lence
25 - Mic Handz - In The Streets Again
26 - Khaleel and Dj Premier - Nobody Tryna Hear Ya
27 - Dynasty - Stay Shinin'
28 - Czarface - Hazmat Rap
29 - Nine, Ruste Juxx, Shabaam Sahdeeq - Burners
30 - Timeless Truth feat Sean Price - Hypnosis
31 - Rahzel feat Sadat X - New York
32 - Czarface - Let It Off
33 - Koncept - 40 oz Spliffs
34 - Ill Bill and Dj Premier - World Premier
35 - Illa Ghee - Black Coffee
36 - Nusto feat Large Professor, El Da Sensei and Tony Touch
37 - Sadat X feat Masta Ace - Plan of Attack
38 - Czarface feat Ghostface Killah - Savagely Attack 
39 - N.O.R.E. feat Large Professor - Build Pyramids
40 - Public Enemy - 31 Flavors
41 - Cy Marshall Law - Just To Get A Rep (freestyle)
42 - AZ - Genesis
43 - Outro - Premier calls in from Belgium

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February 19, 2013

DJ JS-1 "Say What Again Mix"



Here is another mix with several new hip hop tracks. This mix was done live in one shot, and then i added a few drops later. I went through approx 300 hundred songs from the past few months and picked the ones i personally liked. It is sad how many djays call themselves "hip hop" but have not supported or spun ANY new hip hop tracks in years. To simply say there is NO good hip hop coming out, or whatever excuses you may hear, is unacceptable. There is lots of new good music always being made. Yes, i have to search through tons of crap to pick the good stuff, but playing ONLY old records or obscure 45's does not make you a Hip Hop dj. Because of people like Dj Eclipse and Dj Premier who keep up with all the good current Hip Hop and play it for the masses, it is still around and able to be heard by those who appreciate it. Never talk sh*t if you are not supporting and helping. I am honored when they let me fill in on their radio shows. I was supposed to do Dj Premier's show Feb 4th but it was cancelled due to the snow-storm here in NYC. This mix is what i did for Dj Eclipse's show, Rap Is Outta Control. I know i get praise and thanks from many of the artists whose songs i spin, but i would also like to thank them for still making respectable hip hop music with traditional hip hop values. With that in mind, and this being Black History Month, maybe everyone who loves hip hop music, makes a living doing it, has benefited from it in any way, should all take the time to thank the pioneers like Jazzy Jay, GrandMaster Caz, Bambaataa, Kool Herc, T La Rock, Grand Wizard Theodore, Melle Mel, etc... We all know the stories and history of Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jackie Joyner Kersee, Jackie Robinson, Bill Russel, Arthur Ashe, Hank Aaron, Emmet Till, Marcus Garvey, Maya Angelou, Alex Haley, and Rosa Parks, but often take those around us for granted. These "old skool" pioneers, predominantly black men, set something in motion 40 years ago that has become one of the biggest cultural movements ever. It has done wonders for race relations globally and allowed soo many different doors to be opened for many, many people of all races. Millions of people around the world feel the same and are inspired by what they created from nothing. I always love being around people like Theodore, humble, happy, talented, and knowledgeable, etc... If you step back and look at the impact of scratching, bboying, rapping, graffiti, beatboxing, the clothing, the lingo, and the styles have had on the entire world, it's remarkable especially when you consider the environment most of these people grew up in. Yes, it has been misused and abused like most things that gain popularity and lead to monetary success, but it is undeniable that these people have changed the world. Although, Rap IS Outta Control, Hip Hop is still on point, evolving, kicking down doors and uniting people around the planet. You should definitely take the time to thank these people or tell some youngsters who they should be thanking. I never miss an opportunity to show my grattitude to them. I'm also thrilled to let you know that the ROCK STEADY CREW ANNIVERSARY will be BACK IN NEW YORK CITY, on july 28th, at Central Park's Summer Stage!!! it's working... it's working.... see you there!

Below is the tracklisting of my latest mix, SAY WHAT AGAIN!!! i rarely play full songs, i'm trying to give you a taste of what is out there, so maybe a handful of you might go support and buy some of these artist's music...

peace...

DJ JS-1
Rock Steady Crew

  1 - Dj Tray feat Tragedy, Milkbone, Godilla, Red Eye and Blacastan - The Truth
  2 - Prodigy - Give Em Hell (prod by Alchemist)
  3 - 9th Wonder and Murs - Funeral for a Killer (prod by 9th Wonder)
  4 - Gensu Dean and Planet Asia - Faces on the Dollar (prod by Gensu Dean)
  5 - Vinnie Paz feat Q-Unique - Shadow of the Guilotine (prod by Dj Lethal)
  6 - Jakk Frost feat Malik B, Tana Da Beast, Reef the Lost Cauze & FreeWay - Psycopath (Jak n Malik verses)
  7 - Doujah Raze feat Sean Price - The Way I Look
  8 - The Game feat Kanye and Common - Jesus Piece (Common verse) (prod by Kanye)
  9 - Bumpy Knuckles - Ask the Coach (prod by Freddie Foxxx)
10- Apollo Brown and Guilty Simpson feat Torae - Potatoes (prod by Apollo Brown)
11 - Nusto feat Wais P, Punchline) - Sidewalk Talk (Wais P verse)
12 - Big Noyd - Light Up the Night (prod by Havoc)
13 - Apollo Brown and OC - Just Walk (prod by Apollo Brown)
14 - Sha Stimuli and Dynamite Bruhz feat Reks - Spazztastic
15 - Neek the Exotic - Til the Casket Drops (prod by RasBeats)
16 - Freak The Monsta and Werd Life feat DJ JS-1 - Sewer-Side 
17 - Czarface - It's Raw (prod by 7L)
18 - AG - The 21st Day - (prod by Bankrupt Europeans)
19 - Tek Tha Supah Latin - Crack Muzick (prod by Click tha Supah Latin)
20 - Sadat X - Daily 1,2 (prod by Showbiz)
21 - MC Eiht - The Reign (prod by Brenk Sinatra)
22 - Rapper Big Pooh - HGH
23 - Vstylez feat Ruste Juxx - Don't Cross That Line (prod by Moss)
24 - Big Noyd, Large Pro, Kool G Rap - Natrually Born (prod by Ayatollah cuts by Dj DutchMaster)        
25 - PKnuckle feat Big Twin and Ras Kass - This DJ (Ras Kass verse)
26 - Supastition - Yada Yada (prod by Marco Polo)
27 - Wu Block - Different Time Zones (Ghostface verse) (prod by Frank Dukes)
28 - Rise - Call Me Rise (prod by Bankrupt Europeans)
29 - CzarFace feat Oh No - Czar Refaeli (prod and cuts by 7L)
30 - D Strong - Homicide Bump
31 - The Game - Dead People (prod by Dr. Dre)
32 - Khaleel - Nobody Tryna Hear Ya (prod by Dj Premier)
33 - Mic Handz - In The Streets Again (prod by Alterbeats and cuts by Dj Modesty)
34 - Substance Abuse feat KRS - Rear View (KRS verse)
35 - Dynasty feat Talib Kweli - Still Shinin' (Dynasty verse) (prod by Jinx)
36 - Joey Badas$$ - Unorthodox (prod by Dj Premier)
37 - Ras Kass feat Guilty Simpson - Human Dogfight
38 - Truth - Time For Love and Tears (prod by JK one) (PF Cuttin' Mix)
39 - WyldBunch and Dj Qvali - Lost in the Mind (prod by Dj Qvali)
40 - Illa Ghee - Black Coffee
41 - Nusto feat Large Pro, El Da Sensei, Tony Touch - Just Begun (prod by Dj Doom, cuts by Dj Tha Boss)
42 - Nore feat Large Pro - Build Pyramids (prod by Large Pro)
43 - Big Daddy Kane - 28 Bars of Kane (prod by Dj Premier)
44 - Nas - The Black Bond
45 - Big Remo feat Royal Flush, Mr Cheeks, Mic Geronimo - Radio 
46 - Public Enemy - 31 Flavors (prod by Gary G-Wiz n BombSquad)
47 - Cymarshall Law - Just To Get A Rep (freestyle) 


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February 8, 2013

DJ JS-1 "Live From the Home of Hip Hop Mix"



DJ JS-1 "Live From the Home of Hip Hop Mix"
(128 minutes long)

I recently did a set for Eddie B Swift's "Mind Trip" show on B-Real from Cypress Hill's Internet TV Station (Breal.Tv). This is the live recording from that show. It was just me going off on two turntables, with no headphones. This is what i call maniac animal style of djaying... lol. I was just going from song to song, break to break and cutting up everything. I wasn't really attempting to mix songs like a usual mixtape, i was just going bezerk. Some of it may be a lil sloppy and some of the quick mixes are slightly off, but the point was not to be neat like i was mixing r&b in a plush club, it was to cut up everything and just have fun doing what i love most... If you do not like tons of scratching and cutting up records, you probably don't want to hear this. Because we were live in the Bronx i felt i should do a set that fit the mood. I played lots of old skool tracks from DST, Mantronix, Jazzy Jay, Crash Crew, Fantasy Three, etc... I mixed in some breaks, some 90's and some special acapella blends. This is what i love to do, and how we represent hip hop culture. I can't thank Eddie B Swift enough for having me come through, and also B-Real for allowing this to happen. You need to check out The EBS show which starts everyday at noon (est) and 9am (pst). He has incredible djays coming through like the legendary inventor of the scratch Grand Wizard Theodore, Mell Starr, to old school Bronx veterans like DJ Chubby Chubb, along with himself tearing it up every show. I was surprised at how many people were viewing when i was on, and how many people were live in the chat room. Good to see people out there who appreciate this style of djaying... I grew up loving this and will never waiver, sell out or lose my integrity. Soo many djays have jumped ship, abandoned hip hop and now play edits of pop-techno-r&b garbage only. It's sad. We try to maintain the culture and never make a mockery of what we love. Shout out to Crazy Legs and the whole Rock Steady Crew, this year the anniversary will be at Central Park, NYC on July 28th, 2013. YES!!! Shout out to DJ Premier and Dj Eclipse who recently did old school sets on their radio shows that got me amped and inspired. They never compromise with their music. Shout out to MixMaster Mike, Dj Muggs, Dj Shortkut, Dj Rhettmatic, AC the Program Director, Rob Swift, Total Eclipse, Dj Skizz, Tony Touch, Evil D and Mr. Walt, Dj Numark, Cut Chemist, Mark Luv, Jazzy Jay, Grand Wizard Theodore, Afrika Bambaataa, Skeme Richards and all the other djays who never fake the funk. I hope you enjoy this maniac mix, lol, Live From the Home of Hip Hop...