This year I ended up attending all three days of Zebra Music Festival in Chengdu. Although the list of grievances was nearly endless, as a patron and performer, it was overall a better time than last year. In summary, it was three days of walking between three stages of live music among tens of thousands of Chengdu locals. And as a bonus, on the first day (which was the day I played) the white sky you see below was blue and dotted with airy clouds. It didn’t rain once.

Zebra Music Festival

Unlike last year, the first day was the most crowded, and fortunately a big crowd assembled just in time for my DJ set at 8:30 on the Xiong Mao (electronic music) stage. The crowd for my show was receptive this year as well, although due to scheduling it was much larger this year. The performance was a blast and I really enjoyed the unique festival atmosphere. Unlikely every other DJ on the Xiong Mao stage (with the exception of Jovian, it seemed) I didn’t play a normal club set. Why? Because an outdoor festival is not a club. Here’s the playlist from my set that evening:

Just Charlie Zebra Music Festival 2010 Setlist:

1. M.I.A. – Paper Planes
2. 45 King – Spread Love
3. Cypress Hill – Stoned is the Way of the Walk
4. Born Jamericans – Send One Your Love
5. Busta Rhymes (Feat. ODB)  – Where’s Your Money
6. Cutty Ranks – Who Se Me Dun
7. Dr. Dre – Back in the Episode
8. A Tribe Called Quest – I C U (Doin It)
9. A Tribe Called Quest – The Hop
10. Boston Baked Beans – 112
11. Apache Drum Loop Scratch Interlude
12. Daft Punk – Da Funk
13. Billie Jean / Kill Bill Bootleg – White
14.  Check It Out / Axel F Bootleg – White
15.  Uffie – MCs Can Kiss
16. Nas & Damien Marley – As We Enter
17. Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman (La La Dee La Da Da)
18. DJ Blaqstarr – Shake It To the Ground (Jokers of the Scene Remix)
19. Rockwell – Somebody’s Watching Me
20. Tim Deluxe – Buggin’ Out (DiscoTech Edit)
21. The Kingsmen – Louie, Louie (JaPetto Remix)
22. The Beatles – Money (Fuck You Pay Me Remix)
23. Benga & Coki – Night (Hyper Bass Remix)
24. Breakage – Riverside (Let’s Go Remix)
25. Calvin Harris – You Used to Hold Me (Nero Remix)
26. Steppenwolf – Born to Be Wild (Chew Fu Remix)
27. Fischerspooner – Emerge
28. Lil’ Wayne – A Milli (Thunderous Olympian Juke Down)
29. DJ C & Zulu – Body Work (Body Juke Remix)
30. Lil’ Jon – Snap Yo Fingers (Harrison Schaaf Remix)
31. Lil’ Wayne – Lollipop (Kingdom Remix)
32. Bone Crusher – Never Scared
33. Tom Petty – You Don’t Know How It Feels
34. Barrington Levy – Prison Oval Rock
35. Blue Six – Sweeter Love (Jay’s Full Vocal Mix)
36. Flairs – Truckers Delight (Alex Gopher Remix)
37. Bassnectar – Cozza Frenzy
38. MGMT – Kids
39. White Girl Lust – Tail Light Bump (DreDay Remix)
40. Back Ted N Ted – Hookie (Data Remix)
41. Double Negative – Uranium (Neztic Remix)
42. Curtis Mayfield – Move on Up (DJ Ayres Remix)
43. Nas & Black Sabbath – Shoot the War Pigs (Remix)
44. Roudoudou – Peace & Tranquility to Earth
45. Toots & The Maytals – Funky Kingston (feat. Bootsie Collins & The Roots)
46. Zhane – Hey Mr. DJ
47. Beastie Boys – 33% God (Instrumental)
48. Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive
49. Fatboy Slim – Praise You