“Red Line Radio” (DJ Enki remix)

Written by DJ Enki on December 30, 2011 – 6:27 pm -

My man Headnodic gave me the acapella to the song “Red Line Radio” (featuring Raashan Ahmad and Moe Pope) from his album, and, well, you know what that means. Reeeeeeeeemix! I knew I had to come aggressive with this one because of the way the guys were rhyming, so I chopped up some drums, grabbed an energetic loop, and, well, everything else fell into place. Check it out!

Red Line Radio (DJ Enki Remix) by DJ Enki

New remix available: “Ghost Town” by The Specials

Written by DJ Enki on June 30, 2011 – 3:00 pm -

Ghost Town DJ Enki edit

Believe it or not…this is a remix!

Of course, when you’re starting off with a song that’s already great, as “Ghost Town” is, then you really don’t have to do much to it. I just figured this tune could use a little touching up to make it work better in clubs, so a slightly fatter bassline, some extra drums, and it is good to go. And for some extra fun, I did a little chopping to pull out a riff and make some Bonus Beats, because Bonus Beats need to make a comeback, dammit! If you want to bump this tune in your next set, you can cop it at Turntable Lab:
“Ghost Town” (DJ Enki remix)

New release: Twilight “Love’s High (DJ Enki remix)”

Written by DJ Enki on January 13, 2011 – 3:31 am -

Coming through with beats for which I've been searching!

When Groove Merchant’s Vinnie Esparza sold me the limited-edition re-issue of the Twilight album, he did so on one condition: That I remix the last song, a pretty little synth-and-vocal vamp called “Love’s High.” He was joking about that condition, but I decided to do the remix anyway. Vinnie dug it and passed it along to Ubiquity records, which handled the re-issue, and they loved it. The loved it so much, in fact, that they wanted to include it on a special remix single they had planned in which they’d put three songs from Ubiquity’s recent catalog on one side of a record and a remix of each of those songs on the flip. Well, that vinyl is finally out, so you can get the DJ Enki edit of “Love’s High” for your own record collection. You can buy both the vinyl and the MP3s directly from Ubiquity. Check it out!

New mix: “Bacon the Funk”

Written by DJ Enki on May 4, 2010 – 6:58 pm -

Wow, have I been slacking on the updates! My apologies. I’m back with something serious, though: A brand new mix that is a musical tribute to ham, pork, and the king of all foods, bacon. It’s called “Bacon the Funk,” and you can get the full tracklist and stream it and/or download it over at Mixcrate.com. You can also download it right here. I’m really happy with how this mix came out, and the response has been great–it’s even getting foodie props! Big ups to all the swine eaters out there!

New breaks mix CD, “Break It Down,” now available!

Written by DJ Enki on June 4, 2009 – 3:39 am -

Yes, at long last, it is finally here: “Break It Down,” my first-ever breaks mix. It’s a trip through the best bits and pieces from my record collection, or, as the cover blurb says, “This mix is 45 minutes of breaks, beats, loops and snippets (taken strictly off of original-pressing vinyl, in case you care about that sort of thing) all arranged in a compositional, half DJing, half beatmaking style.”

I’m really proud of this one. It took a lot of time and effort to have it sounding like I wanted it to sound–layered, complex, but easy to listen to. I think it came out pretty well.

You can listen to a sample snippet right here, and you can listen to another sample snippet right here so you can get a sense of the style of this mix. If you’re ready to buy, you can cop it right here from the fine folks at The Giant Peach, or just drop me a line. I’ll be putting this thing in the finer Bay Area record stores this weekend, and it should be available through some other websites soon.

Check it out–and thanks for the support.

Cornbread! (aka I have a new song for ya)

Written by DJ Enki on June 2, 2009 – 3:41 am -

So a little while back, my stromie Raashan Ahmad (of Crown City Rockers fame) asked me for some beats for a project he was working on. I, of course, jumped at the opportunity and sent him some. He picked one, laid some fantastic vocals, I did some scratching for the hook, and a dope new cut was born.

Finally, I can share this dope new cut with y’all.

Raashan’s entire project, called Soul Power, can be heard right here (and I do suggest you check out the whole thing). The song I produced is called “Cornbread,” and you can listen to it right here. It’s been getting a really good response thus far, and I must say, I’m pretty proud of it. Check it out and enjoy!