AS HEARD ON ELECTRIC TOUCH RADIO. 80′S SUMMER R’N'B & FUNK VIBES!
Fonda Rae – Over Like A Fat Rat
Stevie Wonder – Love Light In Flight
George McCrae – I Get Lifted
Indeep – When Boys Talk
Rick James – Cold Blooded
Fatback Band – Backstrokin’
Vaughn Mason & Crew – Bounce Rock Roll Skate
The Blackbyrds – Rock Creek Park
George Benson – Give Me The Night
Change – The Glow of Love
The Jackson 5 – Can You Feel It
Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough (Unreleased Version)
Switching up from my usual summer coolout vibes to showcase the resurgence of the almighty Left coast!
While the ‘turn up’ has been all the rage as late, Californians have always continued to bop to the beat of their own drum, relying on their classic brand of brash, funky, head nodding beats as the base of their riding anthems. The movement has seen a revival by the likes of the omnipresent DJ Mustard on the beats (hoe), and artists like Tyga, YG, and Kendrick Lamar giving today’s generation a glance into the realness that is LA, the Bay & everywhere in between.
I decided to showcase the best tunes from the past 18 months just to get you up to speed on that SLAP. That real ish to set it off, and the new wave of R’n'B artists to close. Over 100 minutes of that ride or die!
*** PLEASE NOTE THE PARENTAL ADVISORY LABEL. THIS ISN’T A JOKE. MUCH VULGARITY & ADULT MATTER. BE ALERT JUST IN CASE YOU HAVE TO EXPLAIN TO THE KIDS HOW IT’S “187 ON AN UNDERCOVER COP.” ***
YG FT. SCHOOLBOY Q – I JUST WANNA PARTY
PROBLEM – LIKE WHAAAT
DR. DRE – BAD INTENTIONS (DJ MENSA BLEND)
TYGA – THROW IT UP
YG – BICKIN BACK BEIN BOOL
KENDRICK LAMAR – SHERANE
SAGE THE GEMINI – GAS PEDAL
THE GAME – HATE IT OR LOVE IT (DJ MENSA BLEND)
ERK THE JERK FT. IAMSU! – SHE READY
YG – WHEN I WAS GONE
YOUNG JEEZY – ACT RIGHT
SNOOP DOGG & NATE DOGG – NEXT EPISODE (DJ MENSA BLEND)
IAMSU! FT. 2 CHAINZ & SAGE THE GEMINI – ONLY THE REAL (DJ RUKUS REMIX)
WIZ KHALIFA FT. PROBLEM & IAMSU! – BOUT ME
KEEK THE SNEAK – AIR IT OUT
E-40 FT. TY DOLLA SIGN & JUICY J – CHIDDY BANG
KID INK – SHOW ME
E-40 FT. SNOOP DOGG – WATER (DJ MENSA BLEND)
SNOOP DOGG & DAM-FUNK – HIT DA PAVEMENT
SAGE THE GEMINI – RED NOSE
YG FT. DRAKE – WHO DO YOU LOVE
FREDDIE GIBBS & MADLIB – HAROLD’S
E-40 – SNAP YA FINGAZ (BIG JACKS REMIX)
DJ MUSTARD FT. YG & QUE – VATO
RIFF RAFF – HOW TO BE THE MAN
KID INK FT. CHRIS BROWN & TYGA – MAIN CHICK
E-40 FT. CHRIS BROWN – EPISODE
YG FT. TEEFLI – DO IT TO YA
SNOOP DOGG FT. MADLIB – CADILLACS
E-40 – MONEY ON MY MIND
ERIC BELLINGER FT. PROBLEM – I DON’T WANT HER
T-PAIN – UP & DOWN (DO THIS ALL DAY) (DJ MENSA BLEND)
PLIES – F*CKIN’ OR WHAT
B.O.B. FT. 2 CHAINZ – HEAD BAND
LUDACRIS FT. NATE DOGG – AREA CODES (DJ MENSA BLEND)
TY$ DOLLA SIGN – PARANOID
TEEFLI – THIS D
TYGA FT. JUSTIN BIEBER – WAIT FOR A MINUTE
CHRIS BROWN FT. KEYSHIA COLE – LOYAL
KEYSHIA COLE – I CHANGED MY MIND
BIG SEAN FT. LIL WAYNE & JHENE AIKO (AUDIO1 EDIT)
JHENE AIKO – THE WORST (ILLO EDIT)
TINASHE FT. SCHOOLBOY Q – 2 ON
SCHOOLBOY Q FT. SUGA FREE – GROOVELINE PT. 2
KENDRICK LAMAR FT. DR. DRE – THE RECIPE
LISTEN/STREAM ‘WEST WEST’:
DOWNLOAD ‘WEST WEST’ www.djmensa.com/mixes/djmensa_westwest.mp3
Shout out to DJ Makem for the wicked cover!
I made this a few months ago. Nothing complicated, I put the famous Dougie beat under Royals to give it more oomph in the club. Great curveball to throw at Becky!
Be sure to check out my other remixes and full length mixtapes soundcloud.com/djmensa
A coping mechanism for a never ending winter.
These are for times of insulation:
The huddled nap you take during the homestretch of your subway ride.
The hot breath that fills your cupped hands.
The tightness of the wool socks that wrap around your feet.
The radiator in the corner with your best interests in mind.
The comforter that seals off the last chill of the night.
The daily victory of coming home, and filling your personal space with anything you deem worthy.
Own those moments.
For tomorrow, and just a little while longer, winter awaits you again.
DJ Mensa Presents “Downtime”
Quadron – Neverland
Nas – The World Is Yours (Kon & Ukey Remix)
Mack Wilds – Keepin’ It Real
Mayer Hawthorne – Her Favorite Song (Oliver Remix)
Summer Occasion – I Wanna Be
Daft Punk – Doin’ It right (Raw Coco Edit)
Snakehips – On & On (Kaytranada Remix)
Ezra – Flume
MJ – You Rock My World (Fourcolorzack Remix)
AlunaGeorge – Just A Touch
Mayer Hawthorne – Crime
PartyNextDoor ft. Drake – Over Here
MNEK – That’s The Way Love Goes
Ty Dolla $ign – Paranoid (Marvel & Kutcorners Remix)
Falcons – Sumbody
Majid Jordan – Hold tight
Yuna – I Want You Back
Quadron – LFT
Beyonce ft. Drake – Mine
Sade – Lovers Rock (DJ Pump Footwork Edit)
Mariah Carey – Touch My Body (Sweater Beats Remix)
Alicia Keys – Feelin’ Me Feelin’ U (Seventhwonder Remix)
Durkin – Khaled’s Lament
PREVIEW & STREAM “DOWNTIME”
DOWNLOAD “DOWNTIME” (right click, save as on PC | ctrl + click on MAC)
My first mix back in 2014! And it’s a fun one!
Last month, I was in the Philippines for an extended stay and befriended Kevin Ruiz, a mainstay in the Manila club scene for years. He was gracious enough to have me guest at his infamous Zero Mondays night at Imperial Ice Bar, alongside the amazing tastemakers Flex & Sanya Smith of the Zombettes.
Kevin gave me the green light to go in on whatever I wanted, so I took the crowd on a hip-hop/EDM journey.
The playlist is in the info of the file, but I wholly encourage to just take it in as you would live in the club, anticipating the DJ to select the next big tune.
DOWNLOAD: DJ MENSA – LIVE FROM MANILA
(Right click save as on PC, CTRL+click on MAC)
WE’VE FINALLY SWEPT UP ALL OF THE PINATA GUTS FROM LAST WEEK.
WE’RE READY TO ROLL ONCE AGAIN THIS FRIDAY. SCOTTY SCRATCH OFFERING OPENING SUPPORT!
FOR BOTTLES AND GUESTLIST, DROP ME A LINE!
RCVA x MANIFESTO PRESENTS:
8th Annual Art Exhibition
Headlining works from international graffiti artist and tattoo legend MISTER CARTOON from Los Angeles who will be doing a live mural alongside Toronto graffiti artist SKAM, and Colombian artist KNO DELIX.
Purchase tix online: http://mnfstoart.eventbrite.ca/
Carl & Ann Beam
Mark ‘Kurupt’ Stoddart
Totem Resolve + Eugene Paunil
Danilo M. McCallum
Francesca ‘SUN SUN’ Nocera + Thomarya ‘Tee’ Fergus
Curated by: Ashley McKenzie-Barnes
Party all night with us and our deejays:
7:00-9:00pm > DJ Ariel (West Coast special)
9:00-11:30pm > DJ Wristpect
11:30-2:00am > DJ Mensa
LOW RIDER Showcase by True Playaz!
Come check the live tattoo exhibit and a get free airbrushed body art by FYInk Tattoos!
Food trailer by Fidel Gastro’s on the patio!
Giveaways by Above Ground Arts Supplies all night!
Steam Whistle Roundhouse
255 Bremner Blvd.
7pm – 2am
$15 advance | more at door
All-ages & Licensed w/ ID
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!: http://mnfstoart.eventbrite.ca/
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Manifesto would like to thank the support of key sponsors:
Above Ground Art Supplies
Ontario Non-Profit Network
True Playaz (Lowriders Collective)
Ontario Arts Council
Toronto Arts Council
+ our other amazing sponsors and partners here…
WE GETTING TRES DELINQUENTES AT LOST AND FOUND!
THE WHOLE TO BE ANNOUNCED CREW IS HEADING FOR THE BORDER!
HAVE YOUR CABANA AND TEQUILA ON DECK!
ARRIBA ARRIBA ARRIBA!!!
THE LAST FLING BEFORE FALL! STARTING THREE ON DECK.
DON’T FORGET: MANIFESTO IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!
An avid digger from an early age, he boasts of the city’s most comprehensive record collections. He hosts the long running Stylistik Endeavours radio and was the driving force behind the legendary Footwork Tuesdays. Blessing us with his deepest of crates, one time for the Toronto legend DJ FASE!
THE BIGGEST ONE YET! ME AND WRISTPECT ON FOUR DECKS TRANSPORTING Y’ALL TO THE BEST DECADE EVER!!!
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW BECAUSE THE VENGA BUS IS COMING!
OH DON’T FORGET THAT COSTUMES ARE A MUST!
SPENDING THE LONG WEEKEND IN NYC CATCHING UP WITH FRIENDS BUT ALSO MAKING FUN WITH MUSIC AND PEOPLE. IF YOU’RE IN THE AREA, STOP BY WHERE I’M AT AND ROCK OUT WITH THE KID!
FIRST OFF, I’M IN THE LOWER EAST SIDE WITH THE PEOPLE POON, PAULTRIZZ, AND THE WHOLE FAT BUDDHA GANG
AND THEN ON FRIDAY CATCH ME UPTOWN WITH THE BIG HOMEY DJ MOMA FOR HARLEM NIGHTS @ GINNY’S!
HIT ME UP IF YOU NEED FRIENDLY CONSIDERATIONS. HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND Y’ALL!
REUNITED WITH SCOTTY SCRATCH AS WE GET MONOCHROMATIC ON YOUR ASS!
BOOTHS & GUESTLIST AVAILABLE FOR ALL! INFO@LOST577.COM
BIG JACKS & ROYALE ARE KNOWN ACROSS THE CONTINENT FOR THEIR MIXES FOR RETAILER ARITZIA AND ON THE AIRWAVES WITH ‘BACKROAD RADIO’ ON CHRY 105.5FM. BUT THIS SATURDAY, #ALLVINYLEVERYTHING IS GIVEN A DOSE OF DOUBLE TROUBLE AS THE INFAMOUS GRAND GROOVE DJ’S BLESS US WITH THEIR POTENT PARTY ROCKING FASHION.
Brown Eyes Entertainment In association with Prizefighter & DJAGILE.COM present:
ALL VINYL EVERYTHING
No Laptops. No Serato. Just Turntables & Vinyl.
This month, ALL VINYL EVERYTHING is excited to present two of the most versatile and creative DJ’s in Toronto, that as a collective make up the group Grand Groove.
Ladies and Gentleman, we present DJ’s BIG JACKS & ROYALE
Your residents Agile, and DJ Mensa will be locked and loaded, putting down their Mac’s and mp3′s, in favour of wax : 45′s & LPs!
As always we encourage everyone to proudly display their love for the format with our new All Vinyl Everything T-shirts! Available in men’s & women’s sizes. Cop yours now!
This is ALL VINYL EVERYTHING.
Ballet, 227A Ossington Ave.
Saturday, August 16th, 2014
Doors open @ 10PM | Free On Guestlist b4 11PM.
$10 Cover b4 Midnight | Style Code in Effect.
Guestlist – firstname.lastname@example.org
Bottle Service – email@example.com / 647.528.8253