Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Ok as some of you know every march there are two big music conferences in the US: SXSW in Austin and WMC in Miami. This year we went to both with a trip up to Red Bull's Crashed Ice event in Quebec City in between. It was the weirdest routing ever - but it make for a great couple of weeks. Here is what happened:

The number one thing first thing to do in Austin, Texas is eat mexican food &/or BBQ with Prince Klassen &/or Dj Mel - we got to do both so that was a good sign that the whole trip was going to be ok.

The first night we started off playing with a bunch of Canadian friends of ours at an event called Oh Canada. Bonjay, Grand Analog, Co-op & Hunnicutt, DJ Huggs and Birdapres were all there too. We were all bragging about the gold medal and drinking Rye while saying please and thank you incessantly to everyone we saw.

Top Billing


Then we made the move to Beso Cantina where we played the Gigacrate party with the great crew of Sammy Bananas, Bird Peterson, Apt One & Jayceeoh. Big thanks to Nick at Giagacrate for having us - it was great night to kick things off.

Sammy & Mike


The next day we played with Sammy again in the afternoon at a great skate shop in Austin called Complete. But not without squeezing in some time for BBQ. MMMMMMMMM.



Look at this guy - a top banana.

Then it was over to Do it To It 3, Burlesque's annual SXSW shakedown. Burlesque Design are the dons from Minneapolis and they have great taste in music so we knew it would kill. Thanks Mike Davis!

DJ Pump & Hedspin, Mike 2600, Dj Mel & Smalltown Klassen got the room going with some heavy disco vibes

Then Cubic Zirconia blew everyone's faces off - wow they were great. Like Cajmere meets LCD Soundsystem meets Aaliyah.

And that was it for Austin - short and sweet - and we were headed to Quebec City for Crashed Ice. Literally hours after landing I was on a snowmobile in the Quebec forest (I don't look official at all - what a ski-doo nerd):

And Saturday night was the big Crashed Ice event. It's basically a full contact downhill hockey race through the streets of Old Quebec, and a hundred thousand people come to see it. It's like human Nascar in the winter.

We played the big afterparty with Team Canada DJs also Grahmzilla was there so it was great to catch up with those dudes - the club was crazy.

Team Canada repping Les Nordiques. Les Thugs.

Thanks to Kenny and Pete at Red Bull for having us to the event again. Quebec City is one of Canada's gems - if you haven't been there try to check it out sometime. The old buildings and awesome french people who love maple syrup make it the best time ever. Je Me Souviens!

Au Revoir Quebec, Bonjour Miami.


Miami was a big blur of clubs and beaches and clubs. I remember Toddla T, Jack Beats, Shy FX, & 12th Planet killed it the first night:

So did Camo UFOs - with MC ? on the mic!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lighta!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Plus I got to meet The Fat Jew - a life goal of mine achieved. He is better than everyone else.

Hanging out with Miche and Jess Jubilee two of my favourite animals. Jess is like a party angel.

Then the next night we played the Stirling Showcase with Ayres, Jubilee, Sammy Bananas, Tittsworth, FK5, Camo UFOs and Neoteric aka the best crew ever. Splack Pack and 2 Live Crew played in the main room too - Miami is crazy!

Mike B and Neo (two of the best djs)

Zeeee!!!!!!!!!!! and the Vancouver crew were in the building

So those were some of the fun parts of the trip. I've been sleeping for days since getting home so that's why it took a while for the update sorry. But seriously - next time you should come. Thanks for reading.

Wednesday Covers - "Waiting for the Man"

"Waiting for the Man" is arguably one of the greatest rock songs of all time, and unarguably the best song ever about scoring drugs (except maybe "I Got 5 On It").

Here's an early recording.

The Velvet Underground, 1967

Former VU bandmates Lou Reed & John Cale performing it live in Paris, 1972

David Bowie f. Mick Ronson on guitar, live in Santa Monica, 1972

Belle and Sebastian, live in Belfast, 2001

Man I could really go for some heroin right now.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

This Friday in New York

This Friday April 2nd Smalltown Romeo is playing Flashing Lights in NY - with our great friends Catchdubs, Jubilee and Dj Ayres. If you are on the east coast come party! RSVP HERE for free admission. Ok lets go!


Scarface school play. Kinda funny. So cute.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Lydia Remix

While on the subject of new releases - we also had a new remix come out last week on the awesome T&A label. It's for Steve Starks' tune Lydia and it's a bit of a disco banger. Now available at Turntable Lab (link below). Big thanks to Ayres & Tittsworth for putting it out.


Our new song/video called Boom Ha just came out on Plant Music. PLEASE BUY IT HERE. Check out the amazing and wild video done by the super talented Matt Luckhurst.

Big ups and thanks to Shad K for being a really cool dude and rapping his ass off on the tune. So excited that this is finally out.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Smalltown Romeo at WMC

This Thursday I'm playing in Miami at WMC with a bunch of our super talented and looney friends.  If you're in the area come through!  Gloria Estefan will be making a special appearance.  Without Miami Sound Machine unfortunately.  The party goes from 9pm to 3:30 am - See you Thursday night! 

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Happy Birthday, Wax Romeo!

Tender twenty-seven! Hope it's a good one.

Now... GROW UP and quit taking naps in wheelbarrows!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Big ol' RIP to Alex Chilton, dead at 59.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Tonight it's big

See you at Flames Central!

Also check out some beatz:

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Speaking of SXSW, we're playing a couple of events down there in Austin this month.  The Gigacrate party on Wed. Mar. 17 and Do it To It on Thurs. Mar. 18.  Check out the above artwork and please come hang out with us at one of these parties.  TEXAS!!!!!!


(via REAS)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Mike 2600 and BRLSQ Design have made a cd compilation to promote their event at SXSW and good music in general. Not just great designers but great djs and creative minds, check out the link below to pick up a copy of the cd.

Preview of the DO IT TO IT VOLUME III compilation CD from BRSLQOTHEQUE / Burlesque of North America.

Songs in order of their appearance in this mix: 
Smalltown DJs "Autograph" 
Jimmy 2 Times "Errbody Drunk" 
Nick Catchdubs "Beep Me 911" 
Bird Peterson "My Wackadoo Trip to the Oral Surgeon" 
Business Class "Running (DJ Ayres remix)" 
Zebo "Your Night" 
Prince "I Wanna Be Your Lover (White Girl Lust Bump remix)" 
Willy Joy "Into You" 
Bassanova "Trunk Funk" 
DZ "Untitled Facemelter (Skulltrane remix)" 
Mike 2600 "Boogie Down Bronx" 
BK-One "Turn That MF Up" 
Wale ft Gucci Mane "Pretty Girls (Emynd's Go-go remix)" 
Amanda Blank "Might Like You Better (DJ Eleven remix)" 
Skinny Friedman "Who Dat" 
fONKSQUISh & Billy Bass Nelson "Planets (DJ Apt One remix)" 
Genesis "Land of Confusion (Michna & Woodman edit)" 
Wale "Make Her Say (Cubic Zirconia remix)" 
Prince Klassen "Horny Rosa" 
Pumpkin Patch "Doobie Bras"

Grab the CD at DO IT TO IT 3: 
Thursday March 18th at Silhouette (718 Congress Ave, Austin TX) 
Details & RSVP

And if you're gonna be in Austin make sure to check out the party at Silhouette on Thursday (Smalltown Romeo will be playing and partying): 

Monday, March 1, 2010


Our good friend the big homie DJ Eleven has just done an awesome mix for the White Light series - so I thought I would re-post it. Joe always make great mixtapes - if you haven't listened then try to track down as many as you can starting with his WEBSITE.

DJ Eleven says:

"When Matty C first told me about the White Light series, he kept coming back to a description of listening to music while driving at night. Since most of us in New York City don't drive, traveling music has to be approached differently. So I set out to make a mix from records I never get a chance to play out that would provide the perfect soundtrack to the walking, turnstile hopping, dude-selling-his-beat-tape-out-front-of-Fat Beats-avoiding, taxi-hailing, dollar-van-riding, slice-grabbing, coffee-on-the-run-drinking, and then walking a little more that is getting around the Rotten Apple."


Tracklist in the comments section.