Pharrell Williams - Happy (Woodkid Remix)


I DJed tonight at The Greyhound Bar & Grill in Highland Park for their first annual St. Patrick Swayze Day Movie Marathon. I dug for quite a while putting this together, a soundtrack for the evening to correspond with the particular Swayze movies playing, and pulled out some vinyl I haven’t played in ages. This is what I ended up spinning——-

GHOST (came in during the last 30ish minutes)
Radiohead - Give Up The Ghost
Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
The Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes For You
Bon Iver - Holocene
The Rolling Stones - Heaven
Donnie & Joe Emerson - Baby
Justin Timberlake - Blue Ocean Floor
Bjork - All Is Full of Love (Video Mix)
Mazzy Star - Fade Into You

The Beach Boys - Surfin’ Safari
The Surfaris - Wipeout
The Beach Boys - Surfin’ USA
Mobb Deep - Survival Of The Fittest
Guns N’ Roses - Back Off Bitch
Guns N’ Roses - You Could Be Mine
Radiohead - Talk Show Host
The Beach Boys - Surfer Girl
Creedence Clearwater Revival - I Put A Spell on You
Guns N’ Roses - Live And Let Die
U2 - Bullet The Blue Sky
Chris Isaak - Baby Did A Bad, Bad Thing
Street Fighter II Theme / Fights
X - Los Angeles
Guns N’ Roses - Shotgun Blues
Aerosmith - Livin’ On The Edge
Jai Paul - Track 11
Inner Circle - Bad Boys (Theme from Cops)
Notorious B.I.G. - Machine Gun Funk
Guns N’ Roses - Reckless Life
Frank Black - Los Angeles
The Black Angels - Doves
Brian Eno - Force Marker (from Heat)
Darkside - The Only Shrine I Know
Harry Nilsson - Jump Into The Fire
Clams Casino - Always Have a Choice
Mobb Deep - Shook Ones Pt. II
Notorious B.I.G. - Gimme The Loot
Warren G - Regulate
Chromatics - Tick of The Clock
Riz Ortolani - Oh My Love feat. Katyna Ranieri
Loudhouse - Smoke On The Water
Ratt - Nobody Rides For Free
Radiohead - Weird Fishes/Arpeggi

The Doors - Roadhouse Blues
Quincy Jones - Ironside (Excerpt Alarm from Kill Bill)
The Blues Brothers - Rawhide
Grateful Dead - On The Road Again
Muddy Waters - Mannish Boy
Fats Domino - Blue Monday
Little Richard - Lucille
Mitch Ryder - Devil In A Blue Dress/Good Golly Miss Molly
Chuck Berry - You Never Can Tell
Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lotta Shaking Going On
Minor Threat - Minor Threat
The Chords - Sh-boom
Cliff Richard - Do You Wanna Dance?
Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock
The Capitols - Cool Jerk
Little Richard - Long Tall Sally
Gary Wright - Dream Weaver
The Jeff Healey Band - Cliff’s Edge
Chuck Berry - Rock N Roll Music
Quincy Jones - Ironside (Excerpt Alarm from Kill Bill)
Minor Threat - Seeing Red
Minor Threat - I Don’t Wanna Hear It
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Suzie Q
The Rolling Stones - My Girl
Boyz II Men - I’ll Make Love To You
John Scofield - A Go Go
Guns N’ Roses - Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
The Jeff Healey Band - Hoochie Coochie Man
Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar On Me
Minor Threat - Filler
Death From Above 1979 - Going Steady
Tomoyasu Hotei - Battle Without Honor or Humanity
Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger (DJ Messenger Remix)
TV On The Radio - Wolf Like Me
George Thorogood & The Destroyers - Bad To The Bone
The Darkness - Black Shuck
Dropkick Murphys - Shipping Off To Boston (*by request / the day)
The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
Otis Redding - These Arms Of Mine

Radiohead - Everything In Its Right Place
The Beach Boys - I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times
Jefferson Airplace - White Rabbit
Portishead - Numb
Interpol - Untitled
Tears For Fears - Head Over Heels
          (Aaron Nice dropped a set in here, including:
           Depeche Mode - Policy Of Truth
           Air - Run
           M83 - We Own The Night
           Beach House - Wild
           Animal Collective - Summertime Clothes
           Clams Casino - Brainwash By London / Cold Feet)
Darkside - Golden Arrow
Mick Smiley - Magic
Radiohead - Paranoid Android
Portishead - Mysterons
Working For A Nuclear Free City - Asleep At The Wheel
Thom Yorke - All For The Best
The Church - Under The Milky Way Tonight
New Order - Ceremony
Interpol - PDA
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Alt. Mix)
Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle
Tears For Fears - Mad World
Radiohead - How To Disappear Completely

Shy Girls - Sittin’ Up In My Room

This is an awesome Brandy cover, morbidly enhanced with shotgun blasts.


1. Beyoncé - Pretty Hurts
2. Beyoncé - Haunted
3. Beyoncé - Partition
4. Beyoncé - Jealous
5. Beyoncé - Mine feat. Drake
6. Beyoncé - XO
7. Beyoncé - Flawless feat. Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
8. Beyoncé - Superpower feat. Frank Ocean
9. Sam Smith - Latch (acoustic)
10. NO - Suzanne feat. Laura Burhenn
11. NO - Leave The Door Wide Open
12. Warpaint - Intro
13. Warpaint - Keep It Healthy
14. Warpaint - Love is to Die
15. Warpaint - Hi
16. Warpaint - Feeling Right
17. Warpaint - Son
18. Mac DeMarco - Passing Out Pieces
19. Meg Meyers - Go
20. Silversun Pickups - Cannibal
21. Black Marble - Static
22. Alcest - Wings
23. Alcest - Opale
24. Alcest - La Nuit Marce Avec Moi
25. Clipping - Intro
26. Clipping - Loud
27. Clipping - Bout That feat. Baseck
28. UUL - The Record feat. Elliott Smith
29. Liars - Mess On A Mission
30. CSS - Let’s Make Love And Listen To Death From Above (Spank Rock remix)
31. Crazy Bald Heads - First Born
32. Tiny Hearts - Stay
33. Tiny Hearts - Snow Cold
34. Dizz1 - Everyday Grind feat. Aloe Blacc
35. Schoolboy Q - Break The Bank
36. Bishop Nehru - You Stressin
37. DJ Bumbaclot - Valerie (Bumbaclot To Dream Remix)
38. DJ Bumbaclot - Bumbaclot Was A Lover
39. DJ Bumbaclot - Dreams (Natalie Merchant Remix)
40. DJ Bumbaclot - If Bumbaclot Ruled the Lo-Fi World (take 1)

DJ Bumbaclot - Bumbaclot Was A Lover

11 plays

UUL - The Record feat. Elliott Smith

These vocals were recorded by Elliott in the late 90s while in Los Angeles working on Good Will Hunting, and not unearthed until November 2013.

DJ Bumbaclot - Valerie (Bumbaclot To Dream Remix)

The Weeknd “Valerie” vs. Fiona Apple “Sleep To Dream”

0 plays

Cat Power - Free (Gigamesh Remix)

This is a reworking of her You Are Free track for the Girls soundtrack.

140 plays

Warpaint - Hi

This is dynamite, and from their new self-titled album.  The bass and drums on this track are ridiculous, and it shimmers so seductively.

10 plays

Liars - Mess On A Mission

This is the first single from their new album Mess, due out in March.

20 plays

Bishop Nehru - You Stressin

This was produced by Disclosure.

10 plays

Schoolboy Q - Break The Bank

This is another track from his much-anticipated new album Oxymoron, out on February 25 on Interscope Records, and was produced by The Alchemist.

0 plays

R. Kelly - Real Talk (La Valse D’Kellz Version)

This is another dynamite remix from Ryan Hemsworth’s collection ☺RYANPACKv.1☺.


*Nine Inch Nails, Explosions In The Sky @ Staples Center, 11-8

*A Tribe Called Quest @ L.A. Historic Park, 8-17

*Arcade Fire @ Hollywood Palladium, 10-31

*FYF (My Bloody Valentines, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV On The Radio, The Breeders, The Locust, How To Dress Well, Mikal Cronin, The Orwells, Baroness, Beach House, Flume, Solange, Ty Segall), 8-25 & 8-26

*James Blake, Warpaint @ Hollywood Forever, 10-25

*The Postal Service, Divine Fits @ The Greek, 7-24

*The National, Daughter @ Hollywood Forever, 8-11

*Woodkid @ Fonda, 5-8

*Jessie Ware @ Amoeba / FIDLAR, Pangea, Meat Market @ LA Fort, 1-22

*Rhye @ El Rey, 5-10

*Thundercat, Moses Sumney, Jonwayne @ Echoplex, 12-5

*Savages @ Echo, 4-11

*Run The Jewels, El-P, Killer Mike, Despot, Kool A.D. @ Echoplex, 8-1

*The Black Angels, Hanni El Khatib @ Mayan, 5-21

*The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala @ The Greek, 10-29

*The Orwells, Gap Dream, Criminal Hygiene @ Echo, 2-22

*M83 with Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Phantogram @ Hollywood Bowl, 9-22

*Kan Wakan, The Donnies The Amys @ Echo, 2-4

*Poliça, Marijuana Deathsquads @ Fonda, 11-20

*London Grammar, Jaymes Young @ Troubadour, 9-25

*Deafheaven, Retox @ Echoplex, 8-24

*Ab-Soul, Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era, Chevy Woods, The Underachievers @ Fonda, 11-7

*Weekend, Tennis System, Surf Club @ Echo, 7-28

*Emperor X, Criminal Hygiene, Froth @ Satellite, 1-17

*Papa, Lovely Bad Things, James Supercave @ Bootleg, 1-14


This year was an embarrassment of musical riches.

The Best 50 Albums Of The Year:
50. Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience
49. A$AP Rocky, LongLiveA$AP
48. My Bloody Valentine, m b v
47. Blood Orange, Cupid Deluxe
46. M.I.A., Matangi
45. Phosphorescent, Muchacho
44. Ka, The Night’s Gambit
43. Sky Ferreira, Night Time, My Time
42. Palma Violets, 180
41. Pusha T, My Name is My Name
40. Poliça, Shulamith
39. Christopher Owens, Lysandre
38. The Foreign Exchange, Love in Flying Colors
37. Earl Sweatshirt, Doris
36. Kurt Vile, Wakin On A Pretty Daze
35. King Krule, 6 Feet Beneath The Moon
34. The Reflections, Limerence
32. Criminal Hygiene, Criminal Hygiene
31. Mount Kimbie, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth
30. High Highs, Open Season
29. Youth Lagoon, Wondrous Bughouse
28. Chance the Rapper, Acid Rap
27. Danny Brown, Old
26. Deafheaven, Sunbather
25. Atoms for Peace, AMOK
24. Savages, Silence Yourself
23. After Dark 2 compilation
22. The Knife, Shaking The Habitual
21. Daft Punk, Random Access Memories
20. Porcelain Raft, Permanent Signal
19. El-P & Killer Mike, Run The Jewels
18. London Grammar, If You Wait
17. Thundercat, Apocalypse
16. The National, Trouble Will Find Me
15. Mikal Cronin, MCII
14. Local Natives, Hummingbird
13. Arcade Fire, Reflektor
12. Woodkid, The Golden Age
11. Qwel and Maker, Beautiful Raw
10. Daughter, If You Leave
9. James Blake, Overgrown
8. Nine Inch Nails, Hesitation Marks
7. Darkside, Psychic
6. Jai Paul, Jai Paul (Leaked Demos)
5. Disclosure, Settle
4. Haim, Days Are Gone
3. Kanye West, Yeezus
2. Beyoncé, Beyoncé
1. Rhye, Woman

Honorable Mentions:
Action Bronson, Blue Chips 2
Blue Sky Black Death, Glaciers
The Cloak Ox, Shoot the Dog
David Bowie, The Next Day
Drake, Nothing Was The Same
The Flaming Lips, The Terror
Gesaffelstein, Aleph
Giraffage, Needs
Gold Panda, Half of Where You Live
Joey Bada$$, Summer Knights
Jose James, No Beginning No End
Kvereltak, Meir
L’Orange & Stik Figa, The City Under The City
Moderat, II
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Push the Sky Away
Oddisee, The Beauty In All
Papa, Tender Madness
Quasimoto, Yessir Whatever
Shane Carruth, Upstream Color (Original Motion Picture Score)
Skin Town, The Room
Toro Y Moi, Anything In Return
Volcano Choir, Repave
Weekend, Jinx
Yuck, Glow & Behold

My Favorite EPs Of 2013:
Burial, Rival Dealer
Sam Smith, Nirvana
The Orwells, Other Voices / Who Needs You
Banks, London
Sampha, Duel
DJ Rashad, I Don’t Give A Fuck

Albums I Didn’t Really Like / Probably Talked Shit About:
Charlie XCX, True Romance
Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP2
Queens Of The Stone Age, Like Clockwork
Tyler, The Creator, Wolf
Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires In The City
The Weeknd, Kiss Land