Posted on Jun 24th, 2009
Friends and Fam-a-lam from far and wide! (or at least the tri-state..) Thursday night, June 25th will be my inaugural appearance at Fam, a brand new weekly Thursday party featuring a rotating cast of NY Killas, namely DJ Eleven (who’s there with me tomorrow), Queen Majesty, Sureshot, Morsy, Jr-Flo and Lindsey & Myles! You’ll be able to catch me and one other member of this elite squad at Von Kellar once a month rocking their basement system. On a not entirely unrelated note, check out this bonkers, nearly unwatchable late 80′s Hall & Oates cover of Sly Stone’s classic “Family Affair” live from Tokyo.
Posted on Jun 23rd, 2009
Thunderheist – Nothing 2 Step 2 (Sammy Bananas Remix) [MP3]
Another week, another epic remix from your man Sammy B! (why do I give all this stuff away??) Thunderheist is a Toronto duo on Big Dada who are currently on tour for forever in support of their newly released, self-titled album. Grahm is a beast on the boards and Isis is one hell of a live performer (secretly she can really rap her ass off too.) I had a blast making this one so cop, pop and rock.
Posted on Jun 1st, 2009
Passion Pit – The Reeling (Sammy Bananas’ Big Choon Mix) [mp3]
My connection with Passion Pit dates back to December 2007, when my band Miss Fairchild was planning a show at legendary Boston venue Great Scott and were looking for an opening act. A friend suggested I check out this new band made up of some kids from Emerson College. I went to their myspace and had “Sleepyhead” on the brain the rest of the day. They graciously agreed to join the bill with us for their first real show off the Emerson campus. My man Etan from Basstown (a.k.a Ninja Tune recording artist Shuttle, a.k.a Nate Donomyer) was the guest DJ at the show that night and went on to become PPs drummer.
Today I present the next chapter in my history with this awesome band, my official remix of “The Reeling,” the first single off the band’s debut LP Manners. I’m really really pumped about this track and hope you check it out. Shout to Nate and Passion Pit, keep killing it dudes!
Posted on May 19th, 2009
The latest cover-not-cover from Telephoned (Sammy Bananas & Maggie Horn) is this wonky pop take on “Turn My Swag On,” with guest vocals from Telli of Ninjasonik, a man with one of the better Twitter names out there. Download it here and grab other Telephoned tunes here.
Posted on May 15th, 2009
Wish a happy born day to our man Sammy Bananas tonight at Savalas in BK, where he’ll be DJing with Caps and probably eating a cake of some sort. Mr Bananas was just over at FG HQ this week playing some new productions, including remixes for Thunderheist and Passion Pit, as well as a new remake from his Telephoned project (which you can preview here) so stay tuned!
Posted on May 4th, 2009
Skinny and I put together a mix to help spread the word about Player’s Club, our fortnightly party upstairs at Pianos in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. This 30 minute blend of stay fly music gives you a slice of the Player’s Club neatly wrapped in crisp tuxedo packaging. Please accept this token and we hope you will join us one night where we will be rockin’ that sh*t like… Grab the mix here and check the tracklist below.
Posted on Apr 27th, 2009
Photo by Ian Meyer
This year’s edition of the Fool’s Gold WMC Spectacular was our second consecutive year tearing down White Room in downtown Miami, and we finally got back all the pics and video documenting the fun-splosion. After a packed weekend of shows, we started the day bum rushing the Stones Throw pool party, killed a giant family dinner at the steakhouse, then hit the clurb. Along with all the FG fam rocking on stage (Sammy Bananas, Nick Catchdubs, Treasure Fingers, Jokers Of The Scene and Nacho Lovers – who took over the whole side room for a night of deeeeeeep house and techno) we played host to special guests Steve Aoki, DJ Mehdi, a rare Annie Mac x Fake Blood tag team, and hometown hero Craze, who ended his set by rocking with A-Trak in an epic impromptu scratch session.
We went the whole night long, staying packed long after the other shows closed down (and gave us second and third winds as the party people trickled in). Check the pics and video after the jump, and Ian Meyer’s full photo gallery here. Also peep A-Trak and Mehdi’s solo blog recaps. Read More
Posted on Apr 22nd, 2009
Telephoned was born one night in Brooklyn when our very own Sammy Bananas and his singin’ friend Maggie Horn decided to record their own version of T-Pain’s “Can’t Believe It.” It wasn’t a remix, it wasn’t a cover, but it was fun as hell – we premiered it, and “Can’t Believe It” quickly became a DJ favorite, even making it into mix rotation on Power 106 in LA! “Pop Champagne” is their follow-up, turning Ron Browz’ rap hit into a spacey dancefloor gem (“Bottle service electro meets Triplets Of Belleville” says Ms Horn). More reworks are on their way, but grab this one now thanks to our friends at RCRD LBL.
Posted on Apr 13th, 2009
Download Congorock’s contribution to shutterbug Nicky Digital’s “Pre Party Jamz” series here. “I just did a ‘party’ search on my iTunes and grabbed the best ones,” says Rocco of the tunes.
You can also grab PPJ mixes from Nick Catchdubs and Sammy Bananas on Mr Digital’s site, and check some pics from last Friday’s epic Crookers / Congorock / Annie Mac show at Webster Hall.
And in other Congo news, check our boy in LA this Friday playing Control at the Avalon!
Posted on Mar 26th, 2009
Photo from C-Nugget Flickr
The Fool’s Gold After Dark showcase in Austin last week was insane in every possible way, from the turnout (line down the block and around the corner all night!) to the tunes, as the whole roster dropped stellar sets packed with new joints and dence detonators. Even when the sound unceremoniously got cut during Mehdi’s set due to arcane Austin liquor laws, he still managed to smash it! Kid Cudi came through and surprised us with a quick set, fans and well-wishers included everyone from Clinton Sparks and Steve “Buddy” Aoki to MCs like Curren$y, Mistah FAB and Izza Kizza, and an amazing time was had by all.
Thanks to everyone at Scion, Palm Door/Beauty Bar and Red Stripe for lending a hand, and thanks to all the shutterbugs who put their pics on Flickr to make this wrapup possible, Catch lost his camera while crowdsurfing shirtless later in the week (smoove….) but the FG Flip cam made it back alive with video.
If you have more pics or video from the night, send em in! (Update: like this!) Now hit the jump for the goods! See you next year AWWWWWWstin! Read More