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Pop Makeovers

25 Mar

I don’t listen to a ton of pop music, and sometimes when I step into a club where the DJs play “top 40,” I feel like an alien. Fortunately, when pop DOES find its way in my radar, it’s been chopped, screwed, refixed, remixed, and reborn. The most recent pop makeovers come to us by The Hood Internet, whose mashup of Hercules and Love Affair with Nicki Minaj redeemed the princess of rap, and DJ Van Scott (1/2 of Drlkt Freddie) who sent me a remix of Ke$ha’s “Sleazy” that gives the song (and the artist) a whole new face.

The two songs are polar opposites, actually, with Scott’s “Sleazy” remix serving as a full-on party track, and the Minaj/H&LA mashup better for a mellow setting. Needless to say, they’re both great. Give them a listen and enjoy:

The Hood Internet – Moment 4 Lenora (Nicki Minaj x Hercules and Love Affair)


Ke$ha – Sleazy (Van Scott F.U. Remix)


– Retail DJ





Did I Tell You I Was Throwing an 8-Hour Party?

23 Jul

Well, I am.

Retail DJ “Get Dressed for This” Showcase – August 4th!

8 Jul

At Retail DJ, I talk a lot about getting dressed “to” something, particularly good music that inspires one to go out, dance, and have a good time. But what if you could find that kind of diverse, fun, and danceable music when you went out? Look no further. I’ve got what you’ve been searching for all along.

On the night of Wednesday, August 4th, Retail DJ presents . . .

The  “Get Dressed for This” Showcase

Wednesday, August 4th

B.East Lounge

171 East Broadway, NYC

Featuring special guests:

Van Scott (NY; Drlkt Freddie, DJs Are Not Rockstars)

Amylulita Manzanita (NY; Nacotheque)

EZRAKH (NJ; The House of Yes, The Coffee Cave)

NSR (NY; Celebrity DJs, Almost Famous)

Dash Speaks (NY; Celebrity DJs, Botanica)

and a special “ghost” set by DJ Shomi Noise (NY; Sugarland, That’s My Jam)

With genres ranging from house to punk, electroclash to soul, dubstep to hip hop, techno to baile funk, and dancehall to Spanish pop, you can’t miss this!

To RSVP, click HERE


– Retail DJ

Drlkt Freddie Featured in IAX Podcast

3 Jun

Dance, too much glitter in the pants. . .

A few days ago, I was at home having a living room dance down to the IAX podcast “Electro House ,Filthy House, Dirty Electro, ohh….and Funky House” when I heard a familiar sound  . . .

That familiarity came by way of Retail DJ favorites Drlkt Freddie, whose track “Boys & Girls” (as remixed by Disco Damage, which was also featured here on Retail DJ recently!). Congrats to Jad and Van for their consistently awesome work!

Check out the full podcast here. To subscribe to the podcast, click here.

tracklist after the jump

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Boys & Girls, Electroclash Style

18 May

Disco Damage

Two of my favorite people, Van Scott and Jad Cooper, make up the DJ duo Drlkt Freddie. As I discovered in our interviewing and photographing these lads, being nice for them goes far beyond personality. It also trickles down into their music, which quite frankly is nice to a degree of being lethal.

In anticipation of a June 12th Kinetika Records release, the remix of Drlkt Freddie’s “Boys & Girls” has been promoted non-stop. Much to my delight, this remix, done by another duo, Disco Damage, turns “Boys & Girls” into a lovely electroclash-leaning beatfest. Check it out!

Drlkt Freddie – Boys & Girls (Disco Damage Remix)

DRLKT FREDDIE: Boys and Girls (Disco Damage Remix) PROMO by Kinetika Records

– Retail DJ

Special Event: ITSA @ Hester Street Fair

8 May

Necklace by Reagan Branch of Najeen Transcultural Accents

Every weekend at the Hester Street Fair in the Lower East Side, ITSA, a rotating set of super-creative and incredibly talented designers/artists will have quite the booth presence. It’s coordinated by Richard Burroughs, whose own talents seem limitless, and whom I was fortunate enough to meet while he DJed at BEast during aRetail DJ interview and photoshoot we did with Drlkt Freddie.

If you’re in the area, be sure to check out the ITSA folks. Their pieces are fantastic!

Purse by Isa Nicole Wooster of Fortune Cookie Bags

– Retail DJ

Sick Boy: Bang Your Head

10 Apr

Wait, not this Sick Boy . . .

Kinetika Records, which has been the label of some of my favorite acts (including Drlkt Freddie, whom I interviewed last month), recently sent a sneak preview of Amsterdam artist Sick Boy’s newest work. While the track will not be officially released until May 8th, here’s a free copy for you to enjoy! It’s definitely a hard one, but we all need a little club headbanging here and there, right?

Sick Boy – Bang Your Head
Sick Boy: Bang Your Head (128 kbps promo) by Kinetika Records

Oh and as a little bonus, here’s the mixtape that Sick Boy released a while back. Though it’s almost a year old, it’s still incredibly musically pertinent. The mix (which includes tracks by Dizzee Rascal, Little Boots, Edu K, Armand Van Helden, and more) will have you dancing before you know it. Enjoy!

Sick Boy – Mixtape

Sick Boy Mixtape-Extra Music Blog by Kinetika Records

click to play / press the little arrow on the right to download

Tracklist after the jump.

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