Monday, December 22, 2008

Ironman Mixtape Hits the Mark with its High Level Intensity and Diversity

The Iron Man movie was a blast. We all loved the movie and now we all love the mixtape! The follow up to the Transformers mixtape finally arrived at our offices and the feelings were unanimous. This mixtape is insane! One of the hottest DJ mixes we have in our mixtape collection. The Mixtape starts off with a super hardcore intro litterally calling out all Deejays with no skills by utilizing lines from Ludacris' song "Tell It Like It Is"and KRS One's "The DJ"
DJ Emir basically puts the lines together by scratching and cutting up the records using his hands and skills to state:

"Things ain't always what they seem or [scratch Scratch] cracked out to be like all these fakin ass... [Scratch Scratch] DJs, all these fakin ass.. D-D-D-Deejays in the industry" Then continues with "Get Your Business right Boys the First [Scratch Scratch] Cla-Cla-Cla-Class is in session... Lets get into this... if you got serato [scratch Scratch scratch] Bra-br-bra-bravo but if you can't cu-cu-cu-cut vinyl records you won't be able to fa-fa-fa-follow me!"

So the mixtape starts off at full blast and just never backs down. It bangs out extreme mixes and insane remixes the rest of the way through and leaves you wanting more. DJ Emir's quick mix style is what gives his mixtapes their intense energy and wow factor. It also is the reason Emir is able to jam over 60 tracks of heat into his mixtapes. The Iron Man Mixtape really lives up to the "Real Mixtapes" standard and continues the legacy of great mixtapes that the franchise has come to stand for. The quality of the mixes and the overall production on the mixtape is superb. The party is non stop and is definitly in the house whenever you pop this baby into your CD player or Ipod.
We at the Great Hip Hop Music Blogspot whole heartedly recomend DJ Emir's Ironman mixtape and also his Transformers Mixtape (VIP Nightclub magazines 2008 Mixtape of the year) as crucial additions to any avid mixtape collectors ultimate mixtape collection.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Transformers Mixtape Crowned Mixtape of The Year

Mixtape of The Year: And The winner is...
DJ Emir Transformers Mixtape

Our pick for Mixtape of the year was an easy landslide winner. DJ Emir's Transformers Mixtape simply blew past the mixtape competition. The sophistication, level of the mixing and overall production made this an instant mixtape classic and an instant office favorite. Many of us recieved the mixtape over 8 months ago and are still banging it in our rides to this day! That says a ton considering most of us listen to a mixtape only once or twice before getting bored and moving on.

The mixes on the Transformers Mixtape were very well thought out and put together with a mastery rarely found on other mixtapes. The mixtape game has been "transformed" back to it's roots, "the ultimate party in a box." You won't find fade outs, overt yellin or gunshots covering song fades, the only fades you'll find on The Transformers mixtape is DJ Emir cutting it up with the fader. Real mixing, surprising remixes, superior mix sets and a true mixtape theme that tie this mixtape together and transform it into an instant mixtape classic worthy of the title Mixtape of the Year

Guess we weren't the only Ones that were ultra impressed by DJ Emir's Transformers mixtape it was our pick for mixtape of the year as well and we made sure everyone we encountered in our travels and everyone we worked with, hung out with or partied with had a listen to our pick for mixtape of the year. Apparently others thought the same way and the Mixtape was also labelled mixtape of the year by Two other publications including VIP Nightclub Magazine and the Mixtape Review Board.

If you don't already have the Transformers Mixtape we highly recomend that you go get it as soon as possible. From what we heard the supplies for the mixtape were dwindling down to almost zero and they had to order another batch to meet the demand. So don't miss out on One of the hottest mixtapes in recent history. Get your copies today at

we would also recommend other mixtapes in the series including the StarWars Mixtape the Drunken Master Mixtape, and the Last Dragon Mixtape Also look for future releases at including the highly anticipated Ironman Mixtape which Emir assured us would be ready to ship by the time we wrote this review. We anxiously await to see if he can reproduce or top the Transformers mixtape in style and quality.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Hip Hop's Coming of Age

With it's huge popularity spike in the late 1990's and early 2000's Hip Hop now is the predominant sound heard coming out of almost every major nightclub in America. Unlike many past generations where there has been a huge jump musically, Hip Hop has spanned several generations of fans. For many new fans it may be hard to believe that Hip Hop is as old as their parents that it actually started over 30 years ago in the urban ghettos of The Bronx and Queens New York. Given that the MC appears to be at the core of Hip Hop as we now know it, it may be hard for this generation to understand that it was always the DJ that ultimately was the heart and soul of Hip Hop music and its resulting culture. But as Hip Hop continued to evolve over the past three decades it commercialized and greedy profiteers tried to seperate the elements of Hip Hop (Deejaying, Emceeing, Breaking & Art/Graphiti) deeming the MC as more important than the DJ when it came to selling "the product" and would seperate the two. But in the end it would be inevitable that Hip Hop would One day mature and want to be reunited with the creators it ran away from. Today we are witnessing Hip Hop's new coming of age.

While in many ways it may seem that the DJ has practically been removed from the equation, there is a huge movement taking Hip Hop back to it's roots. DJs are now remixing many classics and adding more classic Hip Hop and disco era tracks back into rotation. They are breathing new life back into the staggnating beats and limiting views that "Rap Music" was starting to create.

While Hip Hop once was centered around loops created from pre-existing Funk, Rock, Soul & Disco records it moved away from this practice and as a result partially lost it's soul. Beats became stagnant, and lyrics also took a dive for commercial gains. Newer generations lost touch with the music of the previous generations and many of the old fans were left to wonder what happened to their favorite artists leading to NAS' question "where are they now?"

There are a select few from these eras that still put out albums and singles that have the strength to go the distance. Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, KRS One, Guru, Too Short, E-40 and a few others along with later generations like Nas, Jay-Z, and a handful of others. All others from those eras now exist only through their fans, their legacies and the Deejays that still have their records and still play them to thousands of new fans.

Hip Hop is still evolving, it once was all about the perfect party vibe or getting out an important message then branched out to its darker side with Gangster Rap, Hardcore and more violent lyrics. It now is again evolving, taking Techno and Electro head on by actually using and modifying Electro beats and sounds and incorporating it into the Hip Hop genre. The playing speed of hip hop has widened in range to now also include Electronic nightclub music speeds making it even more accesible and energetic for todays nightclub crowds.

So now we ask once again, "what of the original Hip Hop gurus, where are they now?" They're making a comeback from the unsung heroes that have been there for Hip Hop (and music in general) the whole time, the Deejays. Deejays are digging in their crates blending and mashing up the old with the new and the new with the newer, the Rock with Hip Hop and Techno. It is Hip Hop's coming of age, it has come full circle and now Hip Hop is being created again the way it was always intended, without the boundries we later labeled it with. Boundries like "Rap Music vs Techno vs Country vs Rock" the boundries have been erased and the music that is being re-created is purely amazing. Public Enemy gets remixed over a DJ Khaled beat, Eric B and Rakim classics remixed over newer Timbaland beats, LL Cool J over DJ Feli Fel Beats, Jay-Z over Hard Rock Hits you name it and someone has masterfully re-created it. DJ's like The Rockit-Scientists, DJ Sizzahandz, John Farrugio, DJ Emir, Victor Menegaux, DJ Z-Trip, DJ AM, The Klutch Beat Boutique and countless others.

While we as huge fans of Das EFX would personally love to see the boys back in the game, we will gladly listen to their classics and remixes of their classics again and again in the clubs, on the mixtapes and in mixshow sets across the globe, from the new breed of Deejays that are breathing new life back into the nightclub scenes and Hip Hop scenes of the world.

If you want to hear some hot classic cuts revisited there are several hot Deejays that we recommend you see live. DJ Z-Trip, DJ AM, DJ Emir, DJ Craze, DJ Riz and DJ A-Trak

Amongst those Deejays that create remix blends, mashups and mixtapes there are a few choice Deejay websites of note: Z-Trip is one of the original mashup kings, and some consider him as one of the fathers of mashup mixes. He is an amazing DJ when seen live at the nightclubs. Home of one of the livest overall nightclub Deejays in the world. The site also features several hot mixtapes including personal favorites the Transformers mixtape , the Iron Man Mixtape and the Star Wars Mixtape home of the multi DMC world Championship title winning DJ. If you get a chance see him Live at the clubs, the boy is insane. Open your minds and listen, watch and observe a true DJ as he shows everyone the meaning of true skill and mastery of the turntables. One of the worlds most sought after Deejays, AM is a Friday resident at Pure nightclub Las Vegas and also resident at LAX Sunday Nights. He travels the globe Deejaying the worlds top nightclubs and parties and really knows how to put down exciting DJ sets and performances.