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9

Zim Nug Beavis Butthead




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Oct
7

Jorun Bombay was a mystery to me.  I had heard his amazing edits played by DJs that I looked up to but I could never get my hands on the edits.  We finally connected at DJ Jazzy Jeff’s house for the Playlist Retreat, which happened to be Jorun’s first time in the US, amazingly enough.  From the music scene in Halifax to trading breaks with Jam Master Jay to hanging out at Jeff’s, we cover quite a bit of ground in this podcast.  Don’t forget to check out Jorun’s “Funkbox Reload” below!

 

DJ JORUN BOMBAY’S FUNKBOX RELOAD – SEPTEMBER 2015 EDITION by Jorun_Bombay on Mixcloud

 

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Oct
1

Some seriously historical music shit went down in August at DJ Jazzy Jeff’s house.  I was fortunate to be part of the planning and execution team which meant I got to be on-site for the magic of the Playlist Retreat.

 

From Uncle Jeff…

 

“The Playlist Retreat is an intimate gathering of progressive artists for the purpose of inspiration, motivation and collaboration. It is an organic exchange between people who believe in the greater purpose of expression through music.”

 

Jeff brought together not only legendary producers and DJs but also some of the most gifted up-and-coming talents in the game.  The Retreat schedule included new product demonstrations from the manufacturers themselves, collaborative production sessions, Q&A sit-downs with industry leaders and more.  The organic chemistry of the Retreat left a lasting impression on those involved and quickly lead to new projects between attendees.  Needless to say, the internet went a bit nuts when they saw what was happening, especially since nobody posted a peep about it until they were on their way home.

 



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Sep
30

Get Turnt Ables




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Sep
19

Zim Nug SF Twelve




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Sep
9

Jake One makes all types of shit that I like.  He makes that Golden Era sounding boom bap shit, he makes that jiggy gangster club shit and he makes that fat bassline funk track shit.  I started really following Jake when I heard White Van Music.   We linked up in Seattle recently to talk about coming up as a DJ, producing from people like Freeway to G-Unit and his newest incarnation with Mayer Hawthorne as Tuxedo.  And drinking Carlos Rossi with E-40…  (yes click all those links)

 

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Aug
26

New Pioneer DJM-S9 Mixer!  I’ve been holding off on buying a new mixer for quite some time now and this is definitely the next purchase.  I got a chance to give this a test drive at the Playlist Retreat and I can tell you firsthand, it’s badass.  2 USB ports, adjustable tension faders and the DDJ-SP1 built in to name just a few features.  Watch the videos and read about it via Pioneer.  Cop it for the low low via AGI Pro DJ.

 

Straight Outta Compton.  I’ve been waiting for this to come out with a music boner since I heard rumblings about it.  How is this DJ-related?  Dr. Dre is the most important DJ in the last 25 years of music.  Period.  What’s more?  When you see Dre cutting up Hashim in the flick, the audio is none other than DJ Jazzy Jeff.

 

 

The TSA Doesn’t Work, and It Never Has.  This isn’t exactly news.  If you fly with any regularity, you’ve undoubtedly wondered why you bothered graduating 8th grade when you could have just gotten a job in one of those fancy blue shirts.  My favorite part is where the guy made it through a pat down with a bomb strapped to his back.  Slap your forehead via The Atlantic.

 

Instagram Switches on Advertising API.  In case you ain’t know, I just had my Facebook account disabled.  No worries though, Instagram is still poppin’.  Although Instagram seems to be the lead horse, expect to see a lot more ads very soon.  My crystal ball says we might be jumping a shark.  I recommend getting your own site to keep your content safe.  via Business Insider

 

With No Health Benefits, DJing Can Be Risky Business.  The homie Risk One just beat cancer!!!  Very exciting, however, seeing a fellow DJ have a major health scare like that should make you think about how you’re protecting your future.  Read about the ins and outs via Vegas Seven

 

The Guys Behind the “DJs Complaining” Twitter Review The Moaniest DJs.  Just for fun…  We all know DJs like to bitch about trivial shit.  Surely their artistic contributions must be worth it.  These guys check in on Chuckie.  via Vice

 

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Aug
10

DJ ZIMMIE 1 of 3 DJ options




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Jul
27

This week Facebook put the smack down on my personal profile, saying I was “representing a brand”.  Guess what?  I actually AM DJ Zimmie.  I had heard rumors of friends having to change their profile names to their government names.  I got no such offer.  When I was mysteriously logged out on all my devices, I knew something was up.  I lost all my posts, photos, friends, messages, etc.  They give you the option to download an archive of your photos but it’s not really in any particular order and I had all of them anyways.  They also converted all my friends to “fans”, not even of my existing fan page, of a new fan page with no content.

 

Facebook Disabled web

 

So what now?

 

My website will never go anywhere.  I keep backups of it and, well, it’s mine.  I’ve had friends get their Facebook pages shut down, their SoundCloud accounts terminated and their Instagram profiles flagged.  There’s not much you can do.  Options:

 

Join my mailing list in the box on the right side of this page.  I send out 6-12 newsletters a year, each one with free music, show info and more.  I won’t share your email address.

 

LIKE my Facebook fan page.  If you’re unaware of how fan pages work, Facebook wants page owners to pay to get their posts seen.  (When you’re a publicly traded company and nobody buys ads, you have to make money somehow).  To increase my visibility in your feed, click the LIKE button, wait a second then click it again to show a menu to “Add to Interest Lists”.  You can also click “Get Notifications” and you will get notified whenever I post.

 
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Follow me on Twitter and Instagram as @DJZimmie and follow my SoundCloud.

 

I can’t thank everyone enough for their support.  Every year it gets harder and harder to be seen in the fog of the internet and social media.  There’s a key message at 1:33…
 



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Jul
26

I don’t know who thought it was a good idea to just have the drums disappear in the middle of a rap song, but, they’re not a DJ.  To keep the party moving, I added the drums back in.  I swear you’ll get a much better reaction now when you play these for your trap queen.  (Click the image for the free download)

 

Zimmie Fetty Wap Trap Queen Art



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