NEW MIX! LOVE KINGS: THE RETURN

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Remember last year when I made that mix called THE LAST LOVE KINGS MIX? I lied! That party we put on called THE LAST LOVE KINGS was a lie too! Let’s hear it for lying!

My R&B party with the extremely sensual Radge is coming back after the most part of a year off. We thought Radge was moving away forever but he only moved away for a while. Now he’s back so Love Kings is back too!

I made a mix to celebrate our grand return. Radge is dropping a mix later in the week too. This is a sensual selection of some R&B tracks that I loved over the last 6 months. If you liked Crisp Forever or either of the previous Love Kings mixes this’ll be right up your alley.

Come grind with Radge and I this Saturday night at Love Kings, from 11pm at Goodgod Small Club. Event info is here!

LOVE KINGS: THE RETURN (Hosted by DJ Kharide)

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OMARION you like it

KEVIN GATES stop lyin

BANDO JONEZ sex you

TINK feat JEREMIH don’t tell nobody

TEEFLII feat SNOOP DOGG & WARREN G that’s how we livin’

JHENE AIKO the worst

KELELA & TINK want it

BOBBY BRACKINS zilla

ADRIAN MARCEL feat SAGE THE GEMINI 2am (YOUNG CALIFORNIA remix)

TEEFLII 24 hours

TINASHE 2 on

RICO LOVE they don’t know

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MIXED WITH ASSISTANCE FROM ARCHIE LEVINS

NEW MIX! 4 MILLION IQ + PERTH SHOW!

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The wait is over! It’s been two years since 2 Million IQ came out and now 4 Million IQ is here! The wait was so long that the mix developed extra IQ!

The IQ mix series is a collection of triumphant young raps and emotional thug music, hosted by Doctor Professor Wavey Davey B. Each mix has been certified by Mensa co-signed by Stephen Hawking! 4 Million IQ also features the mixtape debut of my son Archie, who spits hot fire in the outro!

Increase your intelligence today and download 4 Million IQ!

TRACKLIST
WAVEY DAVEY B intro
YOUNG THUG & MIGOS yrn
KWONY CASH feat FUTURE numbers
NEW ARA loud
LIL’ SILK ride the beat
PEEWEE LONGWAY feat YOUNG THUG know about me
FUTURE side effects
YOUNG THUG picture baby
K CAMP feat KWONY CASH money baby
RICH KIDZ more
MIGOS so real
STUEY ROCK feat FUTURE them bandz
KWONY CASH 5050
TRIGG DA KIDD feat TRAVIS PORTER stoners night
SICKO MOBB fiesta
SOULJA BOY ridin round
D DASH feat TRAVIS PORTER dance for me
LIL’ DURK act like that
RICH HOMIE QUAN stop breathing
STUEY ROCK feat FUTURE anyway
ALLEY BOY feat TY DOLLA $IGN rngm
ARCHIE LEVINS outro

If you don’t like watching the sequel without seeing the OG first make sure you download 1 Million IQ and 2 Million IQ! Warning: listening to all 3 mixes in a row will increase your IQ to potentially dangerous levels!

I made 4 Million IQ to celebrate my return to Perth this weekend. I’ll be playing Chocolate Jesus on Saturday night with my yung lion bro Aslan aka Ask Keogh in the Building. Check out this amazing artwork:

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Perth pals: prepare for 5 hours of brain straining triumphance! Enjoy the mix!

 

10 HORRIBLE 90s DANCE CRAZES

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Goodgod goes totally 90s this Sunday night for The Rhythm Of the Night! With an all star lineup across the entire venue from 9pm – playing 90s rap and RnB classix in the front bar and nothing but 90s dance anthems out the back. Featuring DJs Levins, Captain Franco, Nacho Pop, Ariane, Lux Comms, CSMNT61 (Motorik), Del, McKinley and Batesy. In anticipation, Levins put together some youtube clips and commented on them hilariously – ten horrible 90s dance crazes that are welcome to make their comeback this Sunday night at Goodgod.

1. The Hammer Dance

I’m putting this one first because the best way to do the Hammer dance is while wearing Hammer pants – so this is your chance to run out and buy a pair before Sunday. I’m sure you can still get them at Target.


2. The Las Ketchup

Latin fever was high on the charts in the late nineties – from Ricky Martin’s Cup of Life to Shakira’s small and humble breasts – but nothing featured a dance as infectious as this incredbly forgettable number one hit. Oh wait, except that one song…


3. The Macarena

Still the absolute highlight of every Moby Disc DJ’s wedding set, The Macarena dance moves are forever burned into the brains of every single person who spent even one second in the 90s.


4. The Rump Shaker

Anyone can shake their rump but you get bonus points if you do it while playing a saxaphone and wearing a bikini.


5. The Hamsterdance

The instructions for doing the Hamsterdance are vague at best – “stomp your feet” is almost immediately followed by “you don’t even have to move your feet” – but this high pitched, crudely drawn piece of shit captured the hearts of the entire world.


6. The Jiggy

This one is easier to do while staring into a camera the entire time, barely moving your lower body. Don’t get ahead of yourself and whip your hair back and forth! If anyone bumps into you while getting jiggy, feel free to punch them in the face and shout “welcome to earth!”.


7. 5, 6, 7, 8

Almost as big as the latin dance pop craze was the now thankfully forgotten country dance pop craze. Steps may have been a million times more easy on the eye than Rednex, but the infectious lyrics of 5, 6, 7, 8 are no less haunting than Cotton Eyed Joe. They almost made line dancing cool again except of course they fucking didn’t.


8. Stop Right Now, Thank You Very Much

The Spice Girls needed somebody with a human touch in 1998 and this song helped people all over the world slow it down baby and have some fun with these easy to learn dance moves. This was the Spice Girls’ last single but their first song with dance moves attached to it. If you’re looking for something to blame for the Spice Girls break up, look no further than this dance.


9. The Bartman

Was this song and dance the best or worst thing The Simpsons was responsible for in the early 90s? Do people still carry this song around on their walkman to hijack otherwise boring dance recitals?


10. The Carlton

If enough people bring candles will we be prepared to play Tom Jones just so everybody can do the Carlton. We might even install a staircase for the full effect.


OTHER DANCES WELCOME THIS SUNDAY INCLUDE: The Urkel DanceThe TrainThe Humpty DanceThe Achy Breaky HeartThe Tootsie RollDa DipVogueing.

NEW MIX – HALFWAY CROOKS 5TH BDAY – ALL SOUTHERN HITS!

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Halfway Crooks – the rap party I run with my compadres Elston and Captain Franco – is turning 5 years old this weekend!

We are celebrating with a PLAYERS CRUISE on Saturday – but why not celebrate before the weekend with this hot mix!

This is a celebration of the last five years of Halfway Crooks. When we started the party in 2009, Franco was the East Coast rap guy, Elston played mostly West Coast and I was the king of the South. So for our birthday, Franco has made an East Coast mix, Elston’s mix is all West Coast and I have attempted to put as many of the biggest Southern rap anthems from the last 5 years in one hour long mix. It was hard.

Please turn this one up and punch the air for the entire 60 minutes. I’ve never made an all-whoppers mix before. There’s barely a moment to breathe in between each anthem.

Shout out to Rowan Dix aka Joyride who randomly emailed me a handful of terrifically awful drops a few weeks ago. I threw most of them on this mix.

If you’re in Sydney this weekend come cruise with us, it’s gonna be incredible. Tickets are still available here.

HALFWAY CROOKS 5TH BDAY MIX – ALL SOUTHERN HITS!
HOSTED BY ROWAN DIX

Tracklist:

BIG BOI you ain’t no dj
LIL’ WAYNE six foot seven foot
LUDACRIS feat GUCCI MANE shake and fries
GUCCI MANE feat PLIES wasted (remix)
RICK ROSS feat DRAKE & FRENCH MONTANA stay schemin’
LIL’ WAYNE feat YOUNG MONEY every girl
DJ KHALED feat LIL’ WAYNE, RICK ROSS & DRAKE i’m on one
DJ KHALED feat LUDACRIS all i do is win
PLIES plenty money
RICH KIDZ patna dem
YOUNG JEEZY feat LIL’ WAYNE ballin
WAKA FLOCKA FLAME hard in the paint
WAKA FLOCKA FLAME feat DRAKE round of applause
WAKA FLOCKA FLAME grove st. party
RICK ROSS b.m.f.
JUICY J who da neighbours
2 CHAINZ spend it
MIGOS hanna montana
RICK ROSS feat FUTURE ring ring
FUTURE you deserve it
CA$H OUT cashin out
ROSCOE DASH featurin TRAVIS PORTER all the way turnt up
TRAVIS PORTER make it rain
SOULJA BOY feat GUCCI MANE pretty boy swag (remix)
YOUNG DRO fdb
BIRDMAN feat DRAKE & LIL’ WAYNE money to blow
FUTURE turn on the lights
JUICY J bands a make her dance
BIG KRIT feat LUDACRIS country shit (remix)
GUCCI MANE & WAKA FLOCKA FLAME ferrari boyz
ACE HOOD feat FUTURE bugatti
YOUNG THUG danny glover
LIL’ WAYNE feat FUTURE good kush & alcohol
GUCCI MANE hell yes

UPDATE #1: Franco just put his East Coast mix up! Elston’s West Coast mix will be up soon!

Halfway Crooks 5th Bday – East Coast Jams by Captain Franco on Mixcloud

UPDATE #2: Elston’s West Coast Mix is up too!

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HALFWAY CROOKS TURNS 5!

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Halfway Crooks is five years old!

Come celebrate five years of rap, dancing and whoppers in the middle of the ocean with your friendly skipper Levins, loveable cabin boy Elston and of course good old Captain Franco.

The Halfway Crooks 5th Birthday Players Cruise
Saturday 5th April
4pm – 8pm
Leaving King St Wharf at 4pm on the dot
w/ DJs Levins, Franco & Elston
Tickets $30 (and includes entry to Halfway Crooks at Phoenix after the cruise!)

Voyage with us through space and rhyme across the seven seas!

Tickets are super limited and available here.

Don’t miss out on the splashiest event of the year, get your crew together and buy a ticket ASAP!

RSVP on Facebook too!

THE FIVE BEST RAP CLIPS SET ON BOATS

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Originally posted on You Only Live Once.

Halfway Crooks, the monthly rap party I started with Franco and Elston, is FIVE YEARS OLD next week! That’s old as fuck in club night years!

We’re celebrating in a major way by putting on a PLAYERS CRUISE on a motherfuckin’ BOAT next weekend. It’s everything you love about Halfway Crooks except in the middle of the stupid ocean!

To help get you in the wavy mood, here’s a list of my five favourite rap videos that feature rappers on boats.

T.W.D.Y. - Player’s Holiday
Player’s Holiday makes the top of the list because within 5 seconds of the song starting, someone has already sprayed a bottle of champagne off the deck into the water. Plus this clip actually looks like a party I’d like to be at, everyone looks like they’re having a nice time (hanting), probably due to the fact that the president has got rid of the player haters. I wish Player’s Holiday was an actual public holiday.


Young Bleed featuring C-Loc & Master P – How Ya Do Dat
This one makes the list for the sheer amount of people they crammed on their yacht. You’ve got a handful of No Limit All Stars and some dudes from C-Loc’s Concentration Camp crew and then like 100 girls just wylin’ out in bikinis. File this one under: using a yacht correctly.


Big Tymers featuring Boo & Gotti – Oh Yeah!
Just one of many perfect Cash Money clips (the key to a truly great Cash Money clip is to give Mannie Fresh as much screen time as possible), Oh Yeah! opens with a hilarious Cribs pisstake called This Is Where I Lay At before revealing a big ass yacht complete with the Big Tymers logo and Ca$h Money flags. And heaps of chicks, obviously. What makes this rap yacht different to all other rap yachts is that it is equipped with hyperdrive, meaning Mannie can take his crew to Hawaii or Alaska in a matter of seconds, all thanks to a hilariously dated operating system. Bonus points for censoring ‘hoes’ with the ship’s bell.


2 Chainz – I’m Different
Tity Boi proves he’s different by not even putting his boat in the water! The whole clip is just him looking comfy in a boat that’s being driven down a long stretch of highway. There’s a bit of a “when are they gonna get to the fireworks factory” vibe as you watch 2 Chainz’s boat get really close to the water but the b.o.a.t. never f.l.o.a.t.s.


Jay-Z featuring UGK – Big Pimpin’
Probably the most famous rappers on boats film clip (ok maybe second to Biggie’s Hypnotize), the ginormous yacht that Jay-Z flaunts his money on for his verse is almost crazy enough to distract from the lame clean version of his rap. Bun B and Pimp C never recorded clean versions of their raps, maybe this is why Hov didn’t invite them on his yacht?

BONUS CLIP: RAP BOAT – THE RAPPING BOAT!


I dare you to not watch this five times in a row.

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Halfway Crooks 5th Birthday Players Cruise sets sail on the 5th April.

Buy Tickets here!

KNIFEY SPOONY

I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to do a whole party based off of one Simpsons joke.

Come hang with me and Joyride (and a tonne of other kool mates) this Sunday night. I know it can be difficult to celebrate Australia Day given what it represents but we are hoping to unite everyone in the celebration of a Simpsons episode set in Australia. How very 2014.

We’ll be playing the usual good time hits of rap, R&B and Earth Song, we might even throw in a few of the Alt Aussie bangers we grew up with. I’ve re-upped my Australia Day Mix from 2012, filled with local hits from the late 90s and early 00s to prepare you for such a possibility!

Read more about my Australia Day Mix here.

RSVP for Knifey Spoony here.

EVERY MIX I MADE IN 2013

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People have been saying some wildly negative things about 2013 on social media in the last month. There’s even a NYE party in Georgia called #Fuck2013, which boasts free drinks all night and “everything u need”, according to @Osama_BinFuckin on Twitter.

But you won’t catch me pounding free alcopops at #Fuck2013 this year. Flights to Riverdale were just too expensive and more importantly, I loved 2013. Bianca and I got married this year, went on two huge holidays and have spent the last few months awaiting the birth of our first son (our number one name for him so far is Osama BinFuckin).

“Good for you, dickhead! My 2013 sucked! I got divorced, smoked two packets of holidays and my son hates me!” I hear you man, and I’m sorry to hear that. Maybe one of these eight mixes I made this year will cheer you up.


 

THE SOUNDTRACK 2 DA WEDDING

We went all out for our wedding in April, spending the three months beforehand making decorations, desserts and dresses that added a personal touch to our big day. We wanted our friends to take home something once the wedding was over, so I made an activity book and a mix which we gave to all our guests.

The mix is a collection of dorky love songs that we have both been obsessed with over the five years we’ve been together. Songs we yell at each other in the car or have forced our friends to listen to at 5 in the morning.


CRISP FOREVER

I made this mix for Vanishing Elephant and it’s probably the best mix from start to finish that I’ve ever made. Highly emotional r&b and rap. Some good grinding anthems. The intro is me being a dickhead with the intro from Rick Ross’s Rich Forever mixtape.

DO THE DIP VOLUME 2

Our restaurant The Dip turned two this year! This mix is a follow up to Do The Dip Volume 1, made in 2012 when The Dip turned one. This is the opposite of the low tempo vibes on Crisp Forever. Do The Dip Volume 2 is nothing but upbeat club rap, the kinda tunes we blast in the kitchen when we’re busy. There’s a tonne of DJ Mustard on here.

THE LAST LOVE KINGS

Love Kings, the semi-regular R&B night that I ran with Radge over the last three years, had its last hurrah in August this year, just before Radge moved overseas. This mix is a few new R&B songs I was feeling with a lot of R&B hits from the last couple of years that were felt very deeply at Love Kings. This is my most listened to mix ever! I should end my parties more often.

This is a bigger and better sequel to my 2011 Love Kings Mix.

KOOL DAD FM by Levins on Mixcloud

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And now, my least listened to mix ever, mostly due to the fact that Soundcloud won’t let it stay on their site because of the Kenny Rogers song at the beginning. Kool Dad FM was made for Fathers Day and is a tribute to Dad Rock! A grip of rock classics perfect for blaring out of your car with the windows down. I’m really proud of this mix and it was crazy hard timestretching half these songs so they mixed with each other. I lose sleep over how few people have listened to this. You can download it here, please burn it for your Dad.

WAMP WAMP RETURNS
Wamp Wamp was a party that I ran with my pal Kato in 2007, at the height of everyone’s obsession with subgenres like Baltimore Club, Crunk and Baile Funk. We brought the party back in November with our Melbourne buddy Tranter coming up for a set too. The three of us teamed up for this throwback mix, each putting together a 20 minute mix full of the best of 2007’s genres with silly names.

HALFWAY CROOKS x HOOPS BEST OF 2013

Another team up! This time for the Halfway Crooks & Hoops Xmas party at Goodgod (which was last weekend and was incredible!). The Wamp Wamp mix was 3 DJs putting together 20 minute mixes, this mix is 6 DJs putting together 10 minutes mixes! Anna Lunoe, Nina Las Vegas, Bad Ezzy, Captain Franco, Elston and me, throwing down a quick mix featuring some of our favourite songs of 2013. Hosted by Google Text 2 Speech, the hottest MC of the year.

GOODGOD NYE PROM HITS

My 8th and final mix of 2013 is a mix I made to promote the crazy concept of the Goodgod NYE Prom, a party that’s an 80’s Homecoming Prom in the front and a Jiggy 2001 Year 10 Formal out the back. The mix is half 80’s soul and half early 2000’s R&B. It’s some smooth listening and acts as a taste of the smoothness you can expect at Goodgod on New Years Eve! Buy yourself a ticket to the prom here.

There you go! Eight mixes in one year! A personal best, even if you take out the collaborative mixes (which you shouldn’t, because they’re great!). Please share these with everyone you know who likes kool music and I’ll try to make even more mixes in 2014.

Let me know which mix is your favourite and which mix you’d like a sequel to in the comments! I promise that 4 MILLION IQ, the long awaited sequel to 1 MILLION IQ and 2 MILLION IQ, will drop early next year. Thanks for listening!

NEW MIX! GOODGOD NYE PROM HITS!

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Yup – yet another mix! But this one is to give you a better idea of what to expect at the Goodgod NYE Prom. That’s right, we’re doing a Prom at Goodgod this New Years Eve. Better than that – we’re doing TWO PROMS!

It’s a 1988 Homecoming Prom in the front bar and a Jiggy Year 10 Formal out the back, so I tried to make a mix that represents both rooms, like something a fickle partier would hear as they walked in between each room. This is a mix of 1980’s soul and some R&B heaters from the late 90s / early 2000’s. Nothing too banging, just some smooth grooves to get u in the mood.

Come and find love at the Goodgod NYE Prom, it’s a cracker of a lineup with me, Shantan, Radge, Ariane, Joyride and Mike Who! Buy your tickets here!

TRACKLIST:

GEORGE BENSON breezing
G-UNIT wanna get to know you
ZAPP & ROGER i want to be your man
CHRISTION feat JAY Z bring back your love
504 BOYZ feat MERCEDES i can tell
AL B SURE nite and day
DJ DMD feat LIL’ KEKE and FAT PAT 25 lighters
HOT BOYS feat BIG TYMERS neighborhood superstar
BITS & PIECES don’t stop the music
AALIYAH if your girl only knew (TIMBALAND extended mix)
NEW EDITION mr telephone man
LIL’ FLIP sunshine
PHARRELL WILLIAMS frontin’
MTUME juicy fruit
FABOLOUS & JAGGED EDGE trade it all

BIG DECEMBER!

Oh cool, it’s the end of the year already! Fuck you 2013! Thanks for nothing! Except these many fine parties and events that I will be at before the year is out, starting with Crooks this weekend and right through to New Years Eve!

HALFWAY CROOKS / SAT 7th DECEMBER

Crooks is back again for the last time in 2013 and won’t be back until February 2014! Come celebrate as me, Franco and Elston play the best raps from the year at Phoenix.

HOME ALONE TRIVIA / WED 18th DECEMBER

I’m hosting a trivia night at Goodgod for one of the best movies ever made, Home Alone, and will include more than just a few questions from Home Alone 2, while ignoring both Home Alone 3 and Home Alone 4. Come get a Christmas banquet at The Dip (compete with highly nutritious microwavable macaroni and cheese) and join in on the trivia. Make sure you go easy on the Pepsi.

WAKA FLOCKA FLAME / FRI 20th DECEMBER

Halfway Crooks are supporting Waka Flocka Flame! I’m so amped for this show. Make sure you check out this playlist I made of all my favourite Waka jams.

HALFWAY CROOKS x HOOPS XMAS BLOW OUT

Crooks and Hoops team up to take over all of Goodgod for a Christmas miracle to end all Christmas miracles! Five of my favourite DJs and people playing back to back with yours fucken truly. Merry Christmas indeed.

GOODGOD NYE PROM

And finally – the last party for 2013 – the Goodgod NYE Prom! Double Prom even! We’ve got a 1988 Homecoming Prom in the front bar, channeling the sweet sounds of our bi-centennial and then in the back things are getting sweaty with a Jiggy 2001 Year 10 Formal playing nothing but R&B and rap classiques. Prizes, champagne and grinding will feature heavily in what is sure to be a top notch send off to a damn good year.