We have officially reached 52 episodes, which means The Gripple Effect turns 1! Thats right, 1 year old--glad you guys and gals are here with us--and heres a new mix to shake your bootay. I originally wanted to run this mix live on the radio, but screw it, here it is. 45s, 12s, disco, funk, hip hop, r+b--enjoy it.
New episode, almost reaching a year, please enjoy this, lots of funk, hip hop, disco etc.
Episode 48--Some drum edits, songs, remixes. A little politics, not really. Enjoy the episode.
RIP Cyde Stubblefield & Walter "Junie" Morrison
Today is Dre Day on the Gripple Effect and who better to show us the way than Nick Bike.
Nick Bike is an open-format DJ living in Vancouver, BC. He is a 2-time regional Red Bull Thre3style champion ('13 Vancouver, '15 Western Canada). His dj edits and 45s have found their way into the set lists of Skrillex, Grandtheft, and Jazzy Jeff, as well as radio stations such as BBC Radio1, Brooklyn Radio, and Shade45. Multiple tours in the last few years have seen him across Canada and the United States. Whenever and wherever the party is, Nick is ready to bring to you his eclectic taste in music and turn the party out.
And today, Nick is dropping his Dre Day mix on the Gripple Effect. Enjoy.
Oh and check my man out:
Today's episode features Saskatoon's own Dr. J. An OG in the game, owner of the ROOTS FORWARD record label; Dr. J has dropped us his 1st installment of his SHINE MIX SERIES that was originally released on cassette and is out of print. It's funny, when I was talking to J and asking him if he wanted to rock an episode, he asked me if I heard his mix with DJ FORMAT. And I was caught off guard, "WHHAATTT??!!!" So this first installment of his SHINE MIX SERIES features DJ FORMAT on the 1st half(side A) of the mix and DR. J on the 2nd half(side B).
Here's a little write up about this man:
Dr.J began his life-long love of music in 1985 when he purchased his first vinyl LP – a copy of Grandmaster Flash’s “They Said It Couldn’t Be Done”. After years of collecting he bought his first DJ mixer from a high school friend in 1991 and started experimenting with mixing and scratching with an array of make-shift equipment and remnants from his mother’s record collection. October of 1994 marked his first public appearance as a DJ and he hasn’t looked back since. From his humble start doing small electronic parties in his hometown Regina, to his hosting duties at the legendary Lydia’s “Souled Out”(one of Canada’s longest running electronic music weeklies) he was able to make a name for himself as both a promoter and respected DJ in Canada’s electronic music scene. Dr.J currently holds numerous DJ residencies in Saskatoon, hosts the long running “Expansions” radio show and runs Roots Forward Records – an all vinyl label devoted to releasing rare and unreleased 80’s and 90’s rap music. Artists on the label include Marley Marl, Schoolly D, Krown Rulers, Frankenstein and countless other pioneering acts. Dr.J is currently working on the SHINE mixtape series, which features world class DJs from around the world. The series is released on limited edition cassettes.
DJ Dickvegas aka Richard Catesh joins us again on the Gripple Effect dropping those instrumental beets. Always good to have this man on--third time for this cat up in here. Repping out of London Ontario--PhonopHoniC and New Cocoon are the crews--get to know him.
Chillin', relaxin' at home on a Saturday--got away from the kids to rock some 45s and 12s. A little Hip Hop, a little disco, a little funk, and a touch of reggae--hope you enjoy.
Redbull 3Style World Champion--Friendly Canadian, DJ Hedspin is on the show today--dropping his PAAK mix. Hedspin wants as many people to hear this as possible, so here it is:
DJ HEDSPIN's PAAKED: A Musical Journey Of Songs, Samples & Collaborations by Anderson .Paak
2.TIL ITS DONE
5.ITS BETTER FOR YOU
6.WHO CAN I RUN TO
9.GET EM UP
10.PUT IT DOWN
11.MILK AND HONEY
12.(I COULD NEVER SAY) IT'S OVER
15.DRAFT DAY FREESTYLE
16.MAKE IT WORK
17.ROOM IN HERE (PLAYLIST REMIX V2)
21.SUCH GREAT HEIGHTS
24.SOUL AND SUNSHINE
28.PUT ME THROUGH
31.AM I WRONG
33.IN THE BOTTLE
36.FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY
FOLLOW MY MAN--
Here's a link to his video at Serato doing a little PAAK routine--DL LINK of just the PAAKED MIX or stream is on the video: