Hey Blap Friends and fans! Hope 2012 is treating you well! We are proud to be the first ladies representing the Blap crew, bringing you new tunes, keeping you up to date on upcoming events, and being (more than) slightly out of control iS our Specialty! My name is Natalie, my lovely co-writer is Kendall, together, we are the BadChaperones. Expect to hear a lot from us this year!
I had originally intended to interview a major DJ who recently played in Santa Barbara. We had the opportunity to hang out with him, but he turned out to be a bit of a diva. Usually I am pretty good at handling dicks (pro dick handler??) but this time I was having some technical difficulties. Regardless, we had a lovely time watching him work the crowd in SB at EOS Lounge, along with David Tannin and our favorite resident DJ, DJ Mackle!
I do, however, have an exclusive mix and interview with a good DJ friend of mine. DJ Sero has been DJing at major nightclubs in Tokyo since he was only 17. He is currently attending UCSB and will be playing his first set in Santa Barbara at EOS on the 16th, Opening for MYNDSET. Def give his mix a listen, and subscribe to his podcast.
First things first: What is your favorite champagne? Moet
Who is your favorite upcoming dj? Avicii
What would be your Dream club or festival to play at? Avalon
How are American and Japanese crowds different? Its more practical to me to dj in the US. American people understand the lyrics and dance, it requires skills to do well. Japanese people barely dance if they dont know the songs so we play top 40s and 4 beats so that everybody easily can follow the beats. Clubs were the places where people visit to dance and listen to music but right now clubs are becoming a social networking places. Some people don’t even listen to music but talk to girls.
What is the weirdest song request you’ve ever had? I forgot the title but it was Korean. Japanese clubs don’t usually play Korean or Japanese songs except for certain kinds of events.
Why do you prefer to use serrato? I need to play all genres due to the recent club trends, so serato is convenient. However, there are many people who start calling themselves “DJs” because of its easiness. They use Eyes to Dj not Ears lol
What was your favorite track of 2011? As a DJ, Party Rock Anthem.
Personally, the arrival of progressive made me amazed.
“Fuck School” by Avicii.
The BadChaperones sent Seiro some of our favorite tracks from the past year and he was kind enough to make us a mix, and threw in some curves to keep you on your toes (and on your feet, dancing).
The official Snowglobe after video is finally up, including clips from Blap production’s Dillon francis afterparty (at 4:20). Watch the whole thing and prepare yourself to be upset you missed out, or wish you were back there.
I have had a recent obsession with Team Jaguar… If you aren’t familiar with them check out their Soundcloud HERE. Team Jaguar is one of the moombahton artists we listened to that helped us get a grasp on the genre. Their edits are epic, bootyshakin and have all the elements of a true moombah track. Some of these are a little older, but still very relevant. A few of my favorites are below:
Download Les Petits Pilous Lazy Rider (Team Jaguar Moombahton Edit)
Download Chuckie & Mastiksoul feat Tok Body Move (Team Jaguar Moombahton Edit)
Download GlowinthedDark Maskara (Team Jaguar Moombahton Edit)
Now we leave you in the VERY capable hands of our mystery blogger, who has a handfull of tracks that are well worth your d/l. This young lady will be a staple in our future posts, so get used to her style.
Ohhhh boy… I got that honey, that suga, that spice! This tune gives you a little bit of everything, but the moombah is what tops it off. Even as a dude, you will secretly want to start snapping your fingers and swing your head from side to side…
Download Chiddy Bang Ray Charles (Skeet Skeet Moombahton Remix)
Love Thy Brother remixed this song to perfection. They brought a unique and inspirational melody throughout the entire song. Take a minute and listen to their soundcloud, (their Lana Del Ray remix in particular)… The doods have got some talent!
Download Daughter Youth (Love Thy Brother Remix)
Eaaaaarrrrgasssmmm. The sexy voice singing on the track mixed with Coven’s beat is heavenly.
Download Coven Wake You Up
So maybe you will feel a little weird the first 30 seconds or so, as if you are about to be handed a lightsaber… Perhaps this is because this track is originally from STARWARS!! Make sure to give the entire tune a listen, it changes up a bit throughout the song.
Download John Williams Binary Suns (Coyote Kisses Remix)
BIG G! The new Nocturnal album came out at the beginning of January, and it is great the entire way through. When I gave a listen to his album my first few times, I always found myself bumpin’ these three tracks. Stronger in particular is very upbeat and towards the second half of the tune he builds up to an awesome drop that will no doubt leave your head banging.
Download Big Gigantic Nocturnal
Download Big Gigantic Stronger
Download Big Gigantic Rise And Shine
PL just recently released this track. Its unique jazz melody is amazing, especially when you are relaxing.
Download Pretty Lights We Must Go On
Minnesota never fails to amaze me. Here’s another chilled out tune I could even fall asleep to.
Download Fenech Soler Demons (Minnesota Remix)
This is an old dub track that I just recently stumbled upon. Currently being my favorite song, I had to include it. Put on some loud speakers or nice headphones, and blast this shit! It’s a more calming song than anything, but the bassline is so good that you gotta listen in good quality.
Download Nightcore I Walk Alone (Dillon Francis Remix)
Well babies, that’s all we have for you now. Hope this starts you week off the right way. xoxo ~ BadChaperones~