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mp3 Mon Oct 13 2008

Mashit "Mas" mix-up

Back some 8 years ago, DJ C (aka Jake Trussell) was runnin' t'ings on the experimental fringe of the Boston dance scene -- recording under the moniker Electro Organic Sound System and being a prime mover in Beantown's network of junglists, trip-hoppers, and leftfield turntablists via his affiliation with the Toneburst Collective.


More recently, C relocated to Chicago about 18 months ago. He frequently spins around town at clubs like Lava and Subterranean, hosts a radio show on WLUW -- all the while continuing to run his own Mashit label from his new home base. Now via the Mashit label site, Trussell's serving up the free downloadable "Mas Hits" collection; a selection of assorted remixes, mashup antics, and a few assorted web-only remixes that's he's leaked through various sites over the past year or so.

As a seasoned junglist, C has an expert sensibility for craftily chopped beats and depth-charge bass, making a good portion of the tracks far more serviceable for dancefloor purposes that the standard mashup fare. And while there's a fair amount of prankish whimsy and silliness throughout, Trussell manages to bring some top-notch bouncement on some of the selections; especially with the bhangra/jungle/Timbaland bump of "Ooh Wadda Doo Dadda" and the Bmore/dancehall jawn "Prerogatives Change." The download also features a few bonus tracks that includes a couple of full-on jungle rollers, as well as his remix for MIA's "U.R.A.Q.T."

To get a sample or to download the whole of "Mas Hits" for free, go to the Mashit website (or just go here).

 
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Micada / October 13, 2008 10:27 PM

DJ C's next Chicago show:

BASSGOESBOOM
First Fridays @ Lava | 1270 N Milwaukee Ave
Heartland Showcase 2008—$5

DJ C | Chicago, IL [CHI]
CHRISSY MURDERBOT | Chicago, IL [CHI]
SCREENDOOR | Milwaukee, WI [MKE]
TINHEAD | Madison, WI [MDSN]

http://www.myspace.com/chicagodubstep

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