DJ Franchise X Moxsie.com – Muse Music (mix)

 

I teamed up with one of the leading sites for independent fashion, Moxsie.com, to give you a mix to salute to the women of style who make our lives inspirational. Partnering with Moxsie for this mix was an easy decision: we both have forward-thinking fanbases, we appreciate the eclectic individuality of great style, and we both support the independent spirit/hustle of world-class talent. “Muse Music” is a soundtrack for you to appreciate the women who inspire you and give your style a chance to break from the norm. Enjoy! Props to AMART for the support.  Tracklisting after the jump.

 

Muse Music by DJ Franchise (KTL)

 

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Posted on April 12th, 2011

Yasmin & Jamie XX – Touch Me (Cover)

This has been my joint recently. I know its not Hip-Hop but, damn, it jams. Definitely going to be played tomorrow night at Nappy Bees. Its a euro house cover that Jamie XX killed with the simple beat and sample. Another joint that’s in constant rotation in the last few weeks is LCD’s “Someone Great”. Please allow me to have a late pass on it. I was first turned on to it by Local 1200 homie, Willie Maze about 4 weeks ago. I was hooked. Then after a conversation with Honor Roll’s Trackademics, I was excited to hear him and 1-OAK are covering it for an upcoming project. Speaking of 1-OAK, that dude is has one of the most refreshing and versatile voices I have heard in a awhile. Look out for him. Props to AMART for the LCD soundsystem schooling. If you want to know where I am at this weekend and the upcoming weekends, please check here.

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Posted on March 25th, 2011

Pete Rock explains his entire catalogue

How great is this?! Pete Rock spoke to Vibe to talk about the process, reaction, and perspective on each of the albums he’s made.  Its a great read.  I am not going to spoil any of this for you, so just read the entirety after the jump.

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Posted on February 3rd, 2011

DJ Franchise – Megapost

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As a prep for a round of out-of-town gigs in 2011 (SoCal in Feb, NY in April, & Chicago in June), I thought I would send you a post of some of my recent mixes that you may or may not have heard.  Feel free to listen, enjoy, and/or criticze.  I have a few more mixes in the incubator that will be released in 2011.  So keep a look out!

Thanks for all the support and whenever at one of my gigs, please come up and say hi.  I only smell like Lemons half the time.  OH! #plugtime.  I spin at Sugar Lounge every Saturday night in San Francisco.  Great dance party.  And, I am always interested in collaboing with other DJs.

Know The Ledge 3 Year Anniversary Mix

The ReIntro Part 2

The ReIntro Part 1

PST LIVE! – Live Set July 2010

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Posted on January 24th, 2011

The ReIntro Part 2 – DJ Franchise

The ReIntro Part 2 ends my two-part mix for my fellow lovers of hip-hop who are hesitant to give the new generation of MCs, DJs, and producers an open ear (much less heart).  Like many of us who grew up on this culture, we’ve been scorned. We see the art being substituted for commerce. Our exclusive “club” of friends and associates who you recognized loved hip-hop because of the way they nodded their head is now accessible to your grandparents and other unrecognizables. My effort here is to let my circle of influencers, my 5%ers, know that the music we love is well and strong. The quality is now in the minority but the impact is no less effective.  While Part 1 focused on earning your respect and was a subtle, approachable blend; Part 2 pushes the listener to engage in the lyrics and beats like we did when we walked the streets with headphones or in our rooms with speakers on blast.  Partake!  Tracklisting after the jump.

The ReIntro Part 2 – DJ Franchise

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The ReIntro Part 1 – DJ Franchise

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Posted on December 10th, 2010

DJ Franchise – The ReIntro (Part 1)

Growing up in the Golden Era of Hip-Hop, I was privy (some say luckily spoiled) to some of the most consistent output of great music of our culture.  This experience has led myself and others in my age range to look down on the music produced by current hip-hop artists. Its easy to hate when you hear the radio, watch MTV, and the level of mediocre songs constantly blogged about on the internets.  But, those that do their proper e-digging and visit to indie concerts, know that hip-hop is prospering.  So, I give to you, my fellow hip-hop heads, The ReIntro – a sample platter of some of my most recent likings of established artists, burgeoning mcs, and underground producers.  This is ReIntroduction to hip-hop, who we once loved, broke up with, grew to appreciate, and now back to date but not ready to marry (word to Sake1).  Part 2 will be released on 12/10/10. Tracklisting after the jump.

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Posted on November 24th, 2010

Drake – Money To Blow (Keys N Krates remix)

My homes, the remix trio of Toronto – Keys N Krates, just released a version of Drake’s “Money To Blow”. This drum-heavy remix sounds perfect for Vegas and any dope dance mix.  Its a 2minute plus snippet from their upcoming mix CD coming out. Very excited for this project. If you are at CMJ in New York, go check them out.  If you can’t then, they’ll be doing a US/Canada tour towards the end of the year.

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Posted on October 13th, 2010

KTL 3 Year Anniversary Mix – 2010

Its been 3 years today. Wow. Time flies. What started as way for few brothers and friends to keep up to date on hip-hop and other topics we deemed cool, has turned into a lifestyle epicenter for thousands of people everyday. But over the years, its core has remained the same – a conversation between friends and family.  Thanks and props to AMART, DFLO, Weston, A.Flores and all the other extended KTL fam (JGILLA, Kamikaze Xavi, KG, etc.) for making this a highlight of mine and many others each day.  Feel free to peek from behind the digital curtain and say hello in the comments section.

As a thank you to everyone who has stopped by I made a mix to celebrate our 3rd birthday.  I’ve been working on it for a few months but got it finished and ready last week.  Like KTL, I kept the theme – positive, upbeat, and influential. With every mix, there’s a little piece of my sweat and alot of my soul.  So enjoy or destroy – whatever pleases you. Tracklisting after the jump.


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Posted on October 4th, 2010

Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth reunite for J. Period Remix

First Single Available Today!


J.Period has a new mixtape collaboration with John Legend & The Roots, in support of their politically-charged and soulful new album, WAKE UP! (Available on  Sept. 21). In the collaborative spirit of this history-making LP, the mixtape’s first single, “Our Generation (J.Period Remix),” reunites one of hip hop’s most influential and important groups… Pete Rock & CL Smooth!   J.Period to reunites the group that first sampled Hines’ on their seminal ’92 single “Straighten It Out”-artists from an era when hip hop carried its own social message. Back together on wax for the first time in 7 years, Pete & CL are in rare form on “Our Generation (J.Period Remix),” spitting conscious lyrics that remind us of hip hop’s potential to move not only our feet, but our spirit.

John Legend & The Roots – Our Generation (J. Period Remix feat. Pete Rock & CL Smooth)

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Posted on September 14th, 2010

Everything is a Remix

Great video about the history of the Remix. Is it stealing or copying or what is it? This video is definitely worth your 7 minutes.

Apparently Led Zeppelin was heavy into remixing. But it of course, didn’t stop with them.

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Posted on September 14th, 2010