Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010


This is awesome inspiring and quite humbling. Makes me proud to be on the same label.

Blow up your speakers mixtape by drugsfordrunks

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Great little mix of dark lo fi with some beats thrown in. Some vinyl issues with that Martin DuPont - but that shit's RARE mayne. Used Gummy, Teen Daze and Kowhi because I love them all so. Hopefully this will make up for me ruining their music via remix!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010


It's been 10 years since Robert Earl Davis Jr., pka DJ Screw, left this planet. His legacy is still with us though, a living, driving force. So what did this man do that was important? Without a doubt it is far more than the obvious fact that he pitched his music down to syrup sweet tempos. Hardcore turnatablists have been quick to point out his shortcomings. His cuts were often sloppy, his chops just a tad off beat, his transitions abrupt and jarring at times. Still, anyone who has ever experienced the magic of a gray cassette knows exactly what that proverbial damn deal is. No other mixtape DJ has ever conveyed such a feeling of passion. Screw's personality and passion filled every minute of his tapes. Just ask the hundreds of people that used to line up outside his apartment to get their hands on every mix he made.

Those tapes were later dubbed and sold in every flea market on the third coast. Listeners disregarded the questionable quality of 4th and 5th generation dubs, instead concentrating on the information carried within the little plastic shell. Screw's tapes were equal parts mixtape and town hall meeting. Fans on the Southside were treated to freestyles delivered by the mechanic on the corner, the guy next door who walked home from his crappy sales job; only to spend the entire night in the Lab for the chance to grab the mic for five minutes. The community spirit seeps through Screw's mixes... the majority of which were recorded during these all night sessions. People come and go, their arrivals announced, their departues noted. Some dying to flex their lyrical muscles, others just dropping by to wish a loved one a happy birthday. Robert E. Davis, ghetto Garrison Keillor.

On a personal level, Screw's technique and music has touched me more than most. Like many, I was first exposed to it in the later 90's, during the Napster revolution. Although immediately attracted to the more polished sound of Swishahouse and Beltway 8, Screw's mixes started to dominate my ears. My first copies of "Southside Still Holding" and "Dancing Candy" were barely listenable, but listen I did. The slow pitch immediately sounded organic to me, and I quickly forgot that the music was even slowed. Unlike Swishahouse and later DJs - Screw's mixage does not concentrate on the chop. Instead, he lets the music speak for itself... only adding chops and scratches to accentuate what is being said. If he liked a line, he'd bring it back a few times... if he like a drum sound he'd chop it up. Rather than concentrate on perfect execution, Screw seemed to care more about how the music felt - as if he was looking at the big picture, rather than the minute details. The result is like an amazing Polaroid picture... blurry, yet beautiful.

For this mix, I honestly attempted to recreate a real Screw mix. If you want to hear pristine versions of these songs, they are available to you. Instead, I tried hard as hell to create a "live" mix that captures at least some of Mr. Davis' essence. To do this, I found it necessary to muck it up a bit... but hopefully in a good way.

A Screw Way!

DAVIS by Nattymari2

Monday, November 15, 2010


Right Hear blog wanted to hear this mix so I dug out the old archives and reupped. Rather than fix the old link - I'll just bump it up here. Slurred and Blurred Slow Rock and RnB from (mainly) the 70s.

I'm relistening now - and it is pretty durn good.


As promised... new blog mix. This one came out kind of nice sounding. Some cosmic disco, a couple of more avant tracks... all leading to a gorgeous roller rink dub finish. Been so hard working on my own music it is nice to take a break and actually ENJOY some music for a change.

I have to remind myself to do this more often.


Sunday, November 14, 2010

blog mix tonight


put some finishing touches on the split tape I'm doing with GuMMy... and finished up a tribute to Screw.

that and a baby shower and family here and IRL werk and cats...

plate full, but pulled it off for you.

I haven't even given the new Lil B a listen proper yet.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Nattymari - L473

as close to an original gray tape as possible, ehhh Carl. working hard on my post-apocalyptic take on probably my most favored genre of all time. R.I.P. Robert E. Davis... st4y tru3 t0 yr scr3w!

that said... as the tape progresses, this is getting noisy and crusty and buffered. HUGE Sheffield influence coming in. Long live Kirk and Mallinder!

PS - been working really hard on this mix. I really need to blogga mix stat. Busy week - this tape shit, real life and a baby shower Friday. my family is up for a few days. bear with me and enjoy the progress I am making.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Nattymari - HYPN0R1MZ

rem1x ov th33 n3w N%U$R&D song.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

D06 5H17

I think I actually inadvertently made a witch house track. This is my Coyote Clean Up remix. It's pretty minimal. Dragged, stretched and affected. A little bit of tinkerig with reverses, but no heavy glitching. I think the source material lent itself to this approach.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Sorry about that. Hopefully the chronicle of my little glitchy remix career has been entertaining. Here's a pretty nice mix for you. Crammed a lot into thirty minutes. Almost thought it would sound podcast - but it flows pretty nicely.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


and I aplogize for that. actually finishing one up now. really been busy doing these remixes. and I've kind of lost the balance. my blog mixes are actually where I work out my creative stuff. they are places for my briain to roam free. without them, i am nothing.

will get one up tonight/tomorrow. and work hard to keep it to two a week.

Nattymari - D33RCUN7

Did we really need another remix of D33rhunt3r's 'h3locopt3r'?? dunno, but I did have spaghetti with venison meatballs last night for dinner (real talk.)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Nattymari - 57uN B347

Future screw in my weird universe.