its on here wif… Schmikey

4 07 2009


its on here wif… SCHMIKEY…

1. your a funny character, you have played many a trick on me and others out there, how does this influence your music? if it does?

i always let the room influence my music, i have a broad taste in genres, so i swing it in whatever direction the room is going. I’ve always seen dj’ing as an unspoken conversation between the dj and the punters. i never know what I’m going to play until a few minutes before i drop it. i let the reaction of the people to the track currently playing determine the next track i play, so if i do something that’s a little tongue and cheeck, its purely because that was the direction the room was heading.


2. You follow a few different styles, which of them are your favorite and why?

it’s so hard to say which is my favourite style, because it varies from day to day. i think of music as being food for the soul, so my soul feels like something different to eat every day. a few months ago i cycled up the Hamilton Highway, the ride went for 5 hours. i almost made it to Cressy before i had to turn back because it was going to get dark. it was a tough ride and i was getting tired towards the end. i had every genre you can think of playing in my ipod, and the times when tech house came on, i found myself perking up quite a bit and peddling much harder. it was then that i realised that i do love a few different genres, but I’d have to say that tech house does something to me that other genres don’t do, and i mean the more intelligent side of tech house, not the obvious clubby side of the spectrum.


3. What is your favorite item? and why?

my favourite item is my laptop, i spend every possible moment on it. i never watch TV, because every time i watch TV i think i could have spent that time writing a new track, but wasted it watching TV. it goes to bed with me, and i sometimes take it out with me. there are so many times that I’m out and all i can think of is writing another track. i love the person that invented laptops. it has become my new girlfriend. i haven’t got a name for her yet, i think that might be taking it a bit too far, but don’t tell her that ;o)


4. If you could be a lollie, what one would you like to be or what would describe you.?

i recon id be a Fantail, because they’ve always got useless information on the wrapper. i seem to be filled with a lot of useless information. i use to watch a lot of documentaries.


5. The venues you have been playing lately, have been more relaxed and sexy, Is this what your true style is?
yeah I’ve been doing a lot of down tempo stuff between Edge, and Mr Hyde. i like the down tempo end of the pool, it seems to attract people that are a bit more switched on. i still love playing bangin tunes, but I’ve found that when i play in venues that have a matured demographic, i don’t seem to get the same request over and over. i do guest spots all the time in venues that are dominated with young crew, and i seem to find my sets a bit too obvious. young punters have favourite tracks, but they don’t realise that I’ve got a box of their new favourite tracks, they just haven’t heard them yet. they’ve got to give me a chance to play them.


6. Whats your fav color?

i use to think it was a bit silly to have a fave color, but over the years I’ve met a lot of people that have a favourite colors. mine is definitely blue, i don’t know why, it just seems to be a color that I’ve always been attracted to.


7. what is your most inspirational track, and why or what did it do to you.?

that’s such a hard question, but i think I’m going to have to go with: Out House by Nathan Fake. it moves me so much, it’s like climbing a mountain and finally getting to the top and seeing an amazing view, it’s just like that feeling you get inside. the track is also written very well. Out House has so many layers going on, but the track isn’t busy because Nathan Fake has composed it very cleverly, as something drops in, something else drops out etc… i hope one day i can create a track as good as it? 


8. what would you listen to if you were going to chill out?

i recon a mixture of Trip Hop, and Nu Jazz with some Left Field is a good cocktail of sounds to chill out to.


9. Who would be your favorite comedian, and how would you get them tied into your music style if you could?

I’ve always liked the work of Noel Feilding who plays Vince Noir on the Mighty Boosh. I’ve seen some of his stand up, and he’s not very conventional. he does very left field comedy that is very funny, but the average joe just doesn’t get it. the only correlation a can think of in regards to tieing his style into mine would be to do something that would seem strange, but did have a point. only people that were switched on would follow it, and the rest of the room would be scratching their heads.


10. what is the craziest thing that has happened to you.?

something weird that did happen was when i had a bookshelf delivered from ikea. the Hungarian delivery guy saw that i had Mishka stencilled on a few things in my house (Mishka was a party i use to put on) he asked what Mishka was? and it turned out that Mishka is a nickname for Michael in Hungarian. i had come up with my own nickname in another language, which blew me away because i didn’t think Mishka meant anything, i just made it up.




You can catch Schmikey at this Gig “End of the line” Friday, July 24th, Venue: “Mr Hyde”, 11 Malop St, Geelong, starts at 8pm, but the extra cool thing is that the party may start there, but it does not finish there. It goes on to the Infamous “Sorry Grandma” through buses there and back. so cool. so get amongst it. tickets for the buses are also available through Mr Hyde.

Here is a little something from the man himself to get you ready.
I really enjoyed the depth of sound this mix took. Good Work. 

Schmikey – ‘End of the line’ mixtape Download


1. ‘Out House’ (Fluffy Tool)’ by Nathan Fake. The Schmikey Edit.

2. ‘Sad & Golden’ by Jeremy Caulfield.

3. ‘Thanks For Coming’ by The Detroit Grand Pubahs.

4. ‘You Know I Dont Speak Spanish’ by Schmikey.

5. ‘Stop’ by Bini & Martini. The Luca Bacchetti 06 Remix

6. ‘Cry All Night’ by Daniel Steinberg.

7. ‘Psycho’ by 20/20 Soundsystem.

8. ‘Im In Love’ by Studio Apartment. The Ron Carroll Remix.

9. ‘The Greek’ by Zongamin.

10. ‘Night Falls’ by Bookashade. The Larry Gold’s Night Falls Over Philly String Version.

11. ‘These Days’ (dub) by Petter.

12. ‘Sad Piano’ by Justin Martin.

13. ‘Wish’ by Ellen Alien.

14. ‘Arcshatzen by Lissat & Voltax. The Rotfenser Misic Remix.

15. ‘Titelheld’ by Extrawelt.

16. ‘Sehnsucht’ by Ellen Alien.

17. ‘Forms & Shapes’ by Sascha Funke.

18. ‘The Light 3000’ by Schneider TM feat: Kpt Michigan. The Schmikey Edit. (a cover of: ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’ by The Smiths)




Kick It – 15th of May

2 05 2009


Kick It is a monthly event currently been run at the Grovedale Hotel.

The artist that have featured in previous events include Yacht Club Dj’s, T-Rek, Pez and A-Style.

On Friday the 15th of May Kick It will Feature Slap N’ Dash and 1928.
For those that don’t know much about Slap N’ Dash, These Melbourne boys, (Mu-Gen + Scattermish) #Scatterblog# play a live DJ set with 2 mixers, and 4 turntables… expect a mashed up set!


Something to wet your appetite.

The Scatterblog official release…. Download

1.  Scatterblog In Space (Mu-Gen)
2.  Slap & Dash ft Wicked Lester – Eh Eh Ey
3.  Digital Primate – I Ain’t Wid It (Scattermish Remix)
4.  Digital Manges – Manges (OG Mix)
5.  Roll Call (Mu-Gen)  
6.  Lewis CanCut – Egg Yolks Yo
7.  Rhys – Hot Summer (Scattermish Club Dub)
8.  We Got The Bass (Mu-Gen)
9.  Bangers & Cash – Pussy (Slap & Dash Remix)
10. Paz – Raw Raw
11. Killa Queenz – Bitches (Lewis CanCut, Mu-Gen, Scattermish Remix)
12. Kelevra ft Bryan Cox – Leanin & Swervin (Scattermish Flip Mix)
13. Digital Primate – I Ain’t Wid It (Paz Remix)
14. Mat Cant and Scattermish – Hornbo 
15. DM On The DL (Mu-Gen)
16. Purple Crush ft Leif – Get Digital (Digital Manges Power-House Remix)
17. Slap & Dash ft Spoek – Move Too Fast
18. Inverto – Tonka Jack (Paz Remix)
19. Bangers & Cash – B.O.O.T.A.Y (Slap & Dash Refix)
20. Bang Out Metal (Scattermish)  
21. Detboi – Just Can’t Hold Back (Scattermish Wu Edit)

its on here wif… Capslock

2 05 2009


its on here wif… CAPSLOCK…

1. How did you get your name man, as its pretty cool, did some one give it to you.?
Ha! Ah well i wanted a name that kinda describes me and the way i dj… a tall dude thats loud and is big on music…yeah yeah! Oh and every time your on ur computer and uv got capslock on……BOOM!

2. I have watched you for a while and appreciated where your style is going, but to most of us, explain what made you inspired or go down this path..?
Well i love my Baltimore club music a shit load…..nothing makes me jump more than hearing that bouncy bass. I guess ud call what i play either Gutter hype, crunk or bouncy party stuff. Mat Cant really got me into the whole crunk scene. Watching him play is off the chain! Part of being a dj is reading the crowd, showing the crowd ur style and going through the genres you love i guess! Interaction with the cats on the dance floor is a big one too! WOOP! So yeah…….if you make people dance n happy n crunk then im all for that! 

3. What is your Favorite Hat.? and why?
My favorite hat would have to be my cookie monster hat OR my Philadelphia hat, coz a fair whack of my music i love and play comes from philly producers…. represent! 

4. If you could be a lollie, what one would you like to be or would describe you.?
HA wow….ahh well i love grape hubba bubba…all up in ur grills!

5. your lately played with some mad artist’s, out of those which one’s would be your most fav., times, and why?
Well id have to say that Mu-Gen is one of my favorite Dj’s to support or play with because he has crazy track selections and epic skills on the decks! One of my most memorable moments djing would have to be Australia day wknd at sins……just OUTSDE-IN, MAT CANT and myself going crazy to a packed room…..LOOSIVE!

6. Whats your fav color?
Blue….love blue!

7. what is your most inspirational track, and why or what did it do to you.?
Most insperational track would have to be Rez by Underworld……..the live version…..Rez/Cowgirl i think its called…….seriously makes me shiver…..WOW! My dad showed my that track when i was 12.

8. what would you listen to if you were going to chill out?
Well one of the first records i bought was Dj Mehdi – Lucky boy! Love just chilling out in my bedroom with that playing! Mehdi is an amazing producer!

9. Cartoon characters seem to have a little to do with you, Explain?
HA! Yeah true ay! Its not a fetish or some shit like that!!! I love cartoons because they are funny and creative and far from serious! There are a lot of cats out there djing that are way too serious for there own good. I wear all those threads because i guess it shows that im a pretty happy/crazy kid…. plus i just love how fun some of those cartoon clothes look.

10. what is the craziest thing that has happened to you.?
Id have to say the craziest thing that has happened to me is when fell from a the top a 20m tall tree onto a pile of grass trimmings…..that was epic. I was 10….pretty sure! Yeah CRAZY!

Capslocks Top Ten for this month

some goodies/oldies/classics/newies

Let’s Go – King Tutt
Fight Em – Johnny Blaze & Mike Mumbles
Woof Woof – 69boys
End Run – Vektorkat
Positif – Mr Oizo
Get Up – Bingo Players (Diplo Remix)
Ebony Acid Crash – (DJ Mayhem Remix) – Affie Yusuf
Hrs:Mins:Secs(Etan’s Greenwich Mean Report) – Daedelus
Bring It On Now – Hatchmatik Remix
Gone Too Far featuring Sizzla (Buraka Som Sistema Remix) Dre Skull

Capslock – Party time Download 

You can check out Capslock at the next “Kick it” On Friday the 15th of May.

Evil as it comes – its not that bad

21 04 2009



I have occasionally found some good music from the likes of EVIL NINE. I was just listening to there remix of Eagles of Death Metal an alternative/hard rock band formed in Palm Desert, California. the track was “Wannabe in L.A. (Evil Nine’s MCLA remix). Check it out on Last FM. It rolled along so good, i was inspired to wana play some breaks again soon. well i sort of do, but not like this mix that have found out there which is worth a good listen. If you like the breaks fused with rock and electronic influences, then you will dig this, so yeah, get amongst it. It was done for the DISCOBELLE blog.

Evil Nine 45 min mini mix for discobelle Download

mr oizo – porriturre ( soulwax edit ) 
Evil nine – the night
the kills – cheap and cheerful ( sebastian remix ) 
zzt – the worm ( erol extended remix )
Evil nine – icicles ( evil nine’s graveyard smash remix )
zombie nation – the fact
shadow dancer – landlines
alex metric – what now
birdy nam nam – worried ( djedjotronic remix )
evil nine – the power
adam freeland – under control ( evil nine’s graveyard smash remix )
modeselektor – suckerpin ( feadz remix )

They aren’t evil and there are only two of them, but other than not living up to their randomly chosen yet aesthetically pleasing name Tom Beaufoy and Pat Pardy in no way disappoint. That’s if you are into a distinctly individual sound that defies categorization and has delivered both cerebral stimulation and dancefloor satisfaction with every release so far.

Loving the artwork for their Albums, here is a taste.



Sesame Street Ghetto Hood Jams

19 04 2009

love it love it, love IT….. how hot is the video. oh yeah

Dance Area – AA 24-7 (Diplo Remix) Download

Love this, it is so hot, thank god someone makes good music , and someone remixes it better. there are going to be alot of remixes of this coming out soon, due to a remix comp, that a few friends have entered. i hope they get their fair share of play time credit when they get released.

B-Boy Beware

15 04 2009


Dirty guitar riffs. hot electro beats. low slung dance styles. oh some one cool me down i just got hot flushes. reminds me of Anthony Rother’s old stuff mixed with a Mr velcro fastners edge. old school electro b-boy beats.

I will post some old school b-boy beats again soon. once i get deep on my collection. other words. got to find them under the graphics, shoes, and other musical items. oh and the robots.

Funky Like This

15 04 2009


Bout time i did another post, love some of the neat juggles there. nothing to complex, but fun stuff. “come, come, come on”.