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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.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Sunshine Skateway Reunion Mix





Sunshine Skateway... Homestead, Florida!! This was my stomping ground as a youth. And from the 70's into the late 80's (when it was changed over into an ice skating arena) this was where everybody who was anybody went. Roller skating was huge at the time, but there was also dancing off to the corner behind the cement wall. I was one of the skaters at the time. And, as many others will remember, we rolled the floor in packs... breaking apart when coming up on slower skaters... only to regroup on the other side. There were SO MANY people that I grew up with and still remain friends with to this day. I won't even mention any names because I fear I may miss someone, but my Sunshine Skateway peeps all know who they are because they all hung out at the same place!!

This mix was made for a 25 year reunion of the folks I came of age with at the place I called my 2nd home. The big sounds for roller skating are present in this mix, which would primarily include electro, freestyle, miami bass, disco, funk and some dance-pop. This was what we rolled to and I am happy to share this mix with everyone now that our reunion has passed. This is a far cry from most present day music, but the high energy and big beats kept us rolling every weekend!!

I wanna send a shout to ALL of my Sunshine Skateway people. I am blessed to know all of you.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive (rabid remix) [ft CL Smooth]




One of the most recognizable tunes in the history of music could very well be the Bee Gees' Stayin' Alive. Straight from the 1977 soundtrack for Saturday Night Fever, Stayin' Alive crossed all genres and musical eras to remain one of the greatest songs of all time 

Remixed for the new era, Stayin' Alive (rabid remix) features a new drum beat and a verse from hip hop's very own CL Smooth. This is a nice alternative to the regular track and can be used at almost any party or bar. You can stream Stayin' Alive (rabid remix) here and you can also download it for your local music library completely free of charge. This is what djdiamonddog.com is all about, sharing great mixes because great music should be accessible to everyone. 

There are plenty more mixes in the works now including a classic long play old school roller skating mix as well as some stuff from Kat Deluna, Silento and Soulja Boy. 

Monday, June 5, 2017

Lil Jon - Get Low (Dessert Remix)




This one is pretty self explanatory. Get Low by Lil Jon & the Eastside Boyz, from the album Kings of Crunk (2002), is a timeless track for any spot that is spinning dance/ booty shaking music period. Everyone knows this track and can recite the lyrics "To the window, to the wall...!" Dawin's Dessert experienced mild success in 2015 with another set of memorable lyrics "what'cha gonna, what'cha gonna do with that dessert?" 

These 2 combined just give Get Low a whole new flavor. You can stream this one to your pc (in either clean or dirty versions) at djdiamonddog.com so you can get a nice taste for the sound. I have also put together a video for the remix that you can view above. If you like this track & want to add it to your library, you can access the free, instant download here. Also, for all my fellow DJ's out there, this download comes complete with clean & dirty versions with 8 bar intros & outros that are completely untagged. 

Thanks to everyone for your support. I will have more uploads soon!