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Friday, October 13, 2017

Eminem - the Donald Trump Cypher Mixes







Three days ago, on October 10, 2017, the internet was set on fire with Eminem's BET cypher that took some serious shots at Donald Trump and his (non) ability to perform his presidential duties. The clip has been viewed over 25 million times in the past 3 days and has set off some serious debates among fans and critics alike. His jabs are serious and meant to influence people to stand up against what is wrong.

Since the cypher is a full acapella, I was inspired to add some background to it. I've included both a throwback version as well as a trap version, both of which carry the influential message fully. The throwback mix utilizes a classic beat from Biggie... Hypnotize, while the trap mix bumps hard with Drake's 10 Bands. You can download both versions here to add to your local music library. I've also taken the liberty to put video to both of these mixes. You can view the trap version of the video here and/or you can view the throwback version here.

 I've still got more audio in the lab as I write this. I've got some Ne-Yo on deck & some super tight blends/mashups as well. I'll be dropping more soon!! Thank you very much to all of you who support me.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

R City - Locked Away (Hotline Mix)


download R-City - Locked Away (Hotline Mix)

Two hot songs from about a decade apart!! In the mid 2000's, Pretty Ricky (who were blazing hot at the time) released On The Hotline from their album Late Night Special. The song was a hit, reaching 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 that year. With it's sex-appealing lyrics, this song was (and still is) a favorite in the clubs. Almost a decade later, R-City released Locked Away, which was equally successful, reaching number 6 on the Hot 100.

Where else can you go to get the raw and real lyrics of Locked Away lined up with the incredible beat from On The Hotline, with a touch of 50 Cent as well? That's right. Right here!! You can stream Locked Away (Hotline Mix) right here or at djdiamondog.com and you can also download it for your personal collection here, too. Check it out and drop some feedback at my Facebook page or my Twitter page.

There's more new material on the way, including stuff from Jason Derulo, Ne-Yo and a throwback from T-LA Rock!!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Delinquent Habits - California (Mambo-Hop Mix)




Back after many years off, Delinquent Habits opened up 2017 strong with the release of their new track, California, which expresses the group's love for their home state. This new track is featured on their latest album, It Could Be Round 2, which is currently available on Amazon & iTunes.

As requested by one of the promoters of Delinquent Habits, I have put together this remix of California, which is very abstract as compared to most of my remixes. This remix features a raw hip hop beat (as sampled from Rakim's Paid in Full, but with stronger percussion) combined with a Mambo sound featuring the trumpets as sampled from Lou Bega's Mambo No. 5. You can stream this mix directly to your PC and also download it for your local music collection. I also have a remix video available for streaming here.

If you enjoy the remix, please show me some love on my facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Looking to get something mixed up for a special occasion? Get at me. I can combine virtually anything you're looking for. Salute to all my supporters!! I'll have more online soon!!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

G Yamazawa - North Cack (Funk Mix)




Underground artist G Yamazawa has been making noise in the Durham region of North Carolina for several years. Raised in a Buddhist household, Yamazawa has been a National Poetry Slam Finalist as well as a finalist in many other poetry competitions. His freestyle ability is top notch as well as his delivery. Now, he's making noise internationally with his latest release North Cack, which features fellow North Carolina artists Joshua Gunn & Kane Smego.

A friend of mine is promoting Yamazawa and put me on to his music, which (as a huge fan of hip hop) I was instantly attracted to. Therefore, there was no question that I had to put my own twist to this incredible track that was only released a few months ago. With a funk twist, I added several samples from the likes of Kool & the Gang & the Honey Drippers to North Cack, giving it a more jazzy/funk feel. You can stream North Cack (Funk Mix) right here or at djdiamonddog.com. You can also  download it free of charge. And don't forget to support G Yamazawa by purchasing the original version of North Cack as well as the album, Shouts To Durham, available on both Amazon & iTunes.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

702 - Steelo (Swalla Mix)




One of the great pop/R&B groups of the mid to late 90's was 702. They released several chart toppers during their tenure including All I Want, Where My Girls At and Steelo. Steelo was the group's debut single from their first album, No Doubt and features hip hop icon Missy Elliott. The song peaked at #32 on the Billboard Hot 100. 

The Swalla Mix of Steelo features the beat from Jason Derulo's 2017 hit Swalla backing up the vocals from 702 & Missy Elliott. It is a very high energy version of this song to bring it back to the club scene 21 years after it's original debut. You can stream Steelo (Swalla Mix) right here or at djdiamonddog.com and you can also download it here for your own offline library. The download contains a regular clean version and a clean 8 bar intro & outro untagged version for the DJ's. 

There are plenty of new mixes in the works including material from R-City, Ne-Yo and 
T LA Rock!! 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Oh What A Night (Kat Deluna vs. Frankie Valli)


Today I have a fusion of 2 songs that are basically the same melody. Originally, Franki Valli & the 4 Seasons released the smash hit December 1963 (Oh What A Night), which has remained popular for over a half century. This is a song you will hear at almost any wedding as well as many other events where oldies can be heard. Fast forward to 2016... Kat Deluna incorporates that original melody into a newer version entitled What A Night featuring Jeremih. Although not as popular as the original by Frankie Valli, Deluna's version certainly sounds good as an R&B/Pop alternative.

Download Oh What A Night (Kat Deluna vs. Frankie Valli) 

Stay tuned to djdiamonddog.com for more releases coming soon, including sounds from 702, Ne-Yo and Jason Derulo!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Soulja Boy - Crank Dat (Humblemix)



The summer of 2007 was taken by storm with the release of Crank That by Soulja Boy. After some success with this song and dance that goes with it, Soulja Boy was signed by Mr Collipark who put this song in the mainstream where it reigned as the summer anthem for that year and is still played a decade later.

Experiencing equal success 10 years later, Kendrick Lamar dropped an album that may be considered one of the best in hip hop history... Damn. Leading things off from his new album, Humble has enjoyed mainstream success at the top of the Billboard charts throughout the summer, making it one of 2017's biggest tracks.

With the fusion of these 2 tracks, you can enjoy the dance of Crank Dat, but to a much more modern beat in Humble. You can stream this new remix right here or at djdiamonddog.com. You can also download it for free at this link.