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Disco Death 90’s Party Tracklist

Disco Death 90's Flyer

The flyer, front and back. Made to look like a CD, a symbol of the 90’s

The 90’s party on Friday was a ton of fun. Although I had a hand-culled playlist with over 180 tracks, I made it through half of them (over 90 songs!) in a few hours. A few people requested the tracklist so here it is:

  1. O.P.P / Hip Hop Hooray – Naughty by Nature
  2. Vivrant Thing – Q-Tip
  3. They Want EFX – Das Efx
  4. Watch Out Now – Beatnuts
  5. Connected – Stereo MC’s
  6. Mama Said Knock You Out – LL Cool J
  7. Dangerous – Busta Rhymes
  8. Butterfly – Crazy Town
  9. T.R.O.Y. – Pete Rock & CL Smooth
  10. Pumps and a Bump – MC Hammer
  11. Rosa Parks – Outkast
  12. All Star – Smashmouth
  13. Fantastic Voyage – Coolio
  14. Jump Around – House of Pain
  15. Praise You – Fatboy Slim
  16. Amerikkka’s Most Wanted – N.W.A.
  17. Just a Girl – No Doubt
  18. Miami – Will Smith
  19. Cantaloop – US3
  20. Funky Cold Medina – Tone Loc
  21. 2 Legit 2 Quit – MC Hammer
  22. Gypsy Woman – Crystal Waters
  23. Around the World – Daft Punk
  24. Groove is in the Heart – Deelite
  25. April 29, 1992 – Sublime
  26. Midnight in a Perfect World – DJ Shadow
  27. I Got the Hook Up – Master P
  28. Fly Away – Lenny Kravitz
  29. Put It In Your Mouth – Akinyele
  30. Warning Sign – Born Jamaicans
  31. Boombastic in the Summertime – Shaggy
  32. Paranoid Android – Radiohead
  33. Loser – Beck
  34. Mambo No. 5 – Lou Bega
  35. No Diggity – Blackstreet
  36. Memory Lane (Sittin’ In Da Park) – Nas
  37. Boom Biddy Bye Bye – Cypress Hill
  38. Keep Their Heads Ringin’ – Dr. Dre
  39. Simon Says – Pharaoh Monche
  40. Thong Song – Sisqo
  41. Come As You Are – Nirvana
  42. December – Collective Soul
  43. Walkin’ on the Sun – Smash Mouth
  44. Music Sounds Better With You – Stardust
  45. Busy Child – Prodigy
  46. Push It – Salt n Peppa
  47. Baby Got Back – Sir Mix a Lot
  48. Breathe – Prodigy
  49. Pumpin – Novy & Eniac
  50. U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer
  51. Fight For Your Right – Beastie Boys
  52. The Rockafeller Skank – Fatboy Slim
  53. Karma Police – Radiohead
  54. Don’t Speak – No Doubt
  55. My Name Is – Eminem
  56. Interstate Love Song – Stone Temple Pilots
  57. Dead Presidents II – Jay-Z
  58. Ready or Not – The Fugees
  59. No Woman, No Cry – Wyclef Jean
  60. Graduate – Third Eye Blind
  61. Check One, Two – Diamond D
  62. Flava in Ya Ear – Craig Mack
  63. What I Got – Sublime
  64. Woo Haa! Got You All in Check – Busta Rhymes
  65. All That She Wants – Ace of Base
  66. Murder She Wrote – Chaka Demus
  67. Hit From the Bong – Cypress Hill
  68. 99 Problems – Jay-Z
  69. U.N.I.T.Y. – Queen Latifah
  70. Do For Love – 2Pac
  71. The Shiznit – Snoop Dogg
  72. Electric Relaxation – A Tribe Called Quest
  73. Rebirth of Slick – Digable Planets
  74. She Moves in Mysterious Ways – U2
  75. Doin’ Time (Marshal Arts Remix) – Sublime
  76. Da Da Da – Trio
  77. Juke Joint Jezebel – KMFDM
  78. No Rain – Blind Melon
  79. Bombs Over Baghdad – Outkast
  80. Teardrop – Massive Attack
  81. I Wish – Skee-Lo
  82. Girl You Know It’s True – Milli Vanilli
  83. Been Caught Stealing – Jane’s Addiction
  84. Children’s Story – Slick Rick
  85. Summertime – Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
  86. One Love – Nas
  87. People of the Sun – Rage Against the Machine
  88. Give It Away – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  89. Players – Slum Village
  90. Once Again – A Tribe Called Quest
  91. Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen) – Baz Luhrman
  92. Letha Brainz Blo – Heltah Skeltah
2013-02-19T07:32:44+00:00 Sunday, September 2nd, 2012|

Olympic Conclusion: Elation & Sore Knuckles

American Flag BandanaThe Olympic DJ event at Xiong Mao last Saturday was a success – the most fun that any of us had had at Xiong Mao in months. 8 DJ’s, hailing from 8 countries, came and played music in one club, making this probably among the most “international” events that I’ve seen in Chengdu. Although not everyone came prepared to rep for their country, I certainly did. Here’s how it went down.

I prepared a patriotic DJ set and wore an American flag headband for the occasion. The tracklist is below. I had a blast performing, even shadow boxing while wearing an American flag in the DJ booth while “Eye of the Tiger” played. Then I ran through James Brown, Metallica, Guns n’ Roses, and other untouchable American classics. Dubious “hits” like the Hulk Hogan theme song and Europe’s “Final Countdown” were present as well in case anyone was taking it too seriously.

To my elation, when I finished my set a dozen or so kind strangers approached me and said they enjoyed my set, which is more than usual in Chengdu. A few of them added things like: “and I don’t even really like America”. By no coincidence, these people were all Europeans. Haters gonna hate! Regardless, I basked in the patriotic glory, and the United States winning in both categories of most medals and most gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics was a nice bonus.

The Sore Knuckles Part

Disco Death stickerAt about 3am I was sitting outside with Justin, Rachel, Kafe, and Lana and sitting amidst our group was a bitter English man of African descent. He was at the club outside, alone, and insisted on being a jack ass by doing things like asking me where I’m from, me responding Washington DC, and him saying “Which Washington DC?”. He simply wanted to be “that guy”.

We clowned on him for about 10 minutes as he continued to make himself look worse and worse. However as he was being pushed further and further into a corner of social isolation, he became more and more nasty, eventually calling Rachel a bitch for no reason. When I asked him to repeat that, he did, and Justin and I both got out of our seats. I lept forward and pushed him and he swung at me and missed. I hit him a few times, as did Justin, but he landed a single punch on Justin, cutting his eye and necessitating in a trip to the hospital which resulted in three stitches.

After I saw the blood erupt from Justin’s face I became enraged. I was held back by Jiao Jiao as I quietly tried to convince her to let me go, whispering in her ear. Kafe held back the black guy and I went to fetch Andy, who brought a group of people outside the club to hold him down. He thanked Justin and I for our restraint and we left. From what I’m told the man was lucky to walk out of there, with “6 people ready to kick his head in” according to the guy holding him down as we exited the venue.

Although the night ended with the dubious distinction of being the first fight that I’ve participated in at Xiong Mao, I still had a blast that night. I won’t forget it soon. In the meantime, my hand hurts.

DJ Set Tracklist

Here are the songs I played that night and the order that I played them:

  1. Just Charlie – President Obama Introduction
  2. Dead Prez – Hip Hop
  3. RL Grime – Art Money
  4. Deadmau5 – The Veldt (Drankenstein Remix)
  5. Lil Wayne – A Milli
  6. Kanye West – Power
  7. Just Charlie – Let’s Get Ready to Rumble Interlude
  8. Guerrilla Black – Compton
  9. Gudda Gudda – I Don’t Like the Look (Feat. Lil Wayne)
  10. Ludacris – Move Bitch / Move the Fuck Back (Just Charlie Blend)
  11. Jay Z – A Million (Freestyle with MC Kafe Hu)
  12. Wu Tang Clan – Triumph
  13. Drum Break + “USA” Chant
  14. Baauer – Harlem Shake
  15. Survivor – Eye of the Tiger
  16. Michael Jackson – Bad
  17. Europe – The Final Countdown
  18. Guns ‘n Roses – Welcome to the Jungle
  19. Just Charlie – Michael Phelps Interlude
  20. Santigold – Creator
  21. James Brown – Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag
  22. Metallica – Enter Sandman
  23. Drum Break Interlude
  24. Nirvana – Come As You Are
  25. Queen – We Are the Champions
  26. Rick Derringer – Real American (Hulk Hogan Theme Song)
  27. Team America – America, Fuck Yeah
  28. Riff Raff – Jose Canseco
2013-02-19T07:32:44+00:00 Tuesday, August 14th, 2012|