Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sled Island Mix

My dad was so fired up for Sled Island that he wanted to flood his ipod with tunes from the bands playing this week in Calgary.

It has now resulted in a sweet new Al Emes mixtape - I helped him string it together... Check it out:

"Pete Emes of Smalltown DJs has a musical mastermind of a Dad who is a also a fan of Sled Island. Going beyond regular fandom, Mr.Al Emes put his discerning ears to work and created this great Sled Island mix made up entirely of Sled Island bands. Al is very excited about this year’s lineup and he had a tough time choosing between Extinction and Answer to Yourself by The Soft Pack. "

Emes Sled Island 11 for 2011

Link to Download mix


1) Freeway - Kurt Vile

2) 23 - Blonde Redhead

3) Sleep Forever - Crocodiles

4) Easy - Deer Tick

5) Camp Out - An Horse

6) Castanets - Alejandro Escovedo

7) Back to the Sea - Sandwitches

8) Absinthe Party - Minus the Bear

9) Dead Sound - The Raveonettes

10) Harlem River Blues - Justin Townes Earle

11) Extinction - The Soft Pack

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Oi, S&M #12 is in like 10 days, on the 28th.

As usual, we did a mix. This one is for when you're getting ready to go out, and the sun is just going down.

Here's the mix:


1. Dr Hook - Sexy Eyes

2. Roysopp - Eple (Fatboy Slim rmx)

3. Joey Negro (but he's white) - Why? (JN Block Party mix)

4. In Flagranti - Anglo-Saxon Pragmatism

5. Vitalic - Allan Dellon

6. Solomun - Love Recycled 2

7. Eddie C - Deepa

8. James Curd - Left The Ground

9. Richard Richard - Garbure

10. Grandtheft - Let Me Out (Eli Escobar rmx)

11. Consistent - Higher Feel

12. FoxFace - Take Advantage

13. Steffi - Yours

14. Azari & III - Indigo

15. Joris Voorn - Incident (Miyagi rmx)

16. Danny Daze - Fall Away From Love

Monday, May 16, 2011

New/Old Tune with Malente & Neighbour - FREE DOWNLOAD

Awesome news - Homebreakin and Juno Download have teamed up to give away a tune we made a while back with Malente & Neighbour. It's called Waking up and it features our homie Lady P on vocals. Super fun poppy dancefloor material. Enjoy - let us know what you think. Thanks.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Dad's April Mixtape

Here's some good news, my dad has a new mixtape. And the third installment doesn't disappoint. He's had this one on his ipod for a couple weeks now and he is pleased with it. Thats why he compiles these. For himself. I don't think he's entirely comfortable with me posting them on the web. But they should be heard! They're really great. The legendary Ivan Rankic is back in the mix putting the whole thing together for Big Al again. This one has Lou Reed and The Pixies on it!!!! The best.

Al Emes Mix 3 - April 2011 (Mediafire Link)


LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends
The Strokes - Barely Legal
Los Compesinos! - You! Me! Dancing!
William Shatner - Common People
The Corin Tucker Band - Doubt
Beck - Que Onda Guero
Arcade Fire - Sprawl II
The Clique - I am Superman
Lou Reed - This Magic Moment
Pinback - Fortress
Galaxie 500 - Fourth of July
The Decemberists - Down by the Water
Pixies - Bam Thwok
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - We're all in love
Le Tigre - Hot Topic
Lower Dens - Blue & Silver
TV on the Radio - Province
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth
Amanda Palmer - Idiotheque
Johnny Cash - Hurt

Also make sure to grab his Dec 2010 mix here, and his Sept 2010 playlist is here.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ultra Miami 2011

Ok damn - what a week at SXSW. So many great times were had. Thanks to Prince Klassen and MC for all the hospitality. Some of the best things I saw were: TV on the Radio, Bun B w Erykah Badu, Shabazz Palaces, Cubic Zirconia, Kingdom, The Suzan, Telephoned, Jubilee, Sabo, Bird Peterson and a bunch of other fun shows. Austin is so boss.

This week is Ultra in Miami, so the madness continues. Uh Oh.

Smalltown will be appearing at two parties, first tonight at Bar for Michna & Lsangres Birthday:

Then tomorrow night looks like the funnest thing in history. Mad Decent and Trouble & Bass Present: Jump, Jive & Wail, with Paul Devro, Bosco Delray, Drop the Lime and a bunch of other mates. There will be a bunch of special guests and madness ensuing. OMG double drop!

So see you in Miami - holler at me and we can hit the beach for some weightlifting and rollerskates.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

SXSW 2011

Hey Smalltown DJs are playing a couple of shows this week in Austin, TX for SXSW.

First, tonight at Beso Cantina is the Gigacrate showcase, with U-Tern, Smalltown, Eleven, and a bunch more great djs:

And tomorrow night it's Do it To it - with Telephoned, Dillon Francis, Bird Peterson, Smalltown, Prince Klassen and Mike 2600.

Both should be super fun, hit me up if you would like to be on the list for either, then we can go for late night tacos. TACOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Dudes & dudettes, we are back once again, on March 26th, and as always, we are super stoked to bring you another night where we get to jam hard to our favorite party in town with our favorite peoples. It's been a crazy year so far. Lately, we've been busy doing the damn thing from constantly being on the road touring to spending many hours in the studio making the perfect tune (Stars & Muscles EP. coming soon), so there are lots of exciting things to get aroused about, and of course you're all part of it.

In the meantime, Let's celebrate episode 10. Stars & Muscles jammy jam is a fun party, you better ask somebody! We deliver nothing but the goods right where it counts and by that we mean the real schitt, no gimmicks - strictly gems from boogie-funk, disco, house and all the classics, new & old. We don't have to explain this all the time, just come, bring your hormones & a good crew and come dance with a cutie or two. Fuck a TigerBlood, we got that Williams Blood.

Come before 11pm or a meet and greet with our pal, The Joker. Can't wait to see you again. Let's Get Gooey! B.Y.O.S.**
**Bring Your Own Sweat

Download the new mix and have a dance party.

STARS & MUSCLES 10 Mix by DJ Pump & Wax Romeo
Man Friday - Winners (Larry Levan demo mix)
Royal Cash - Radioactivity
In Flagranti - Brash And Vulgar
Wax Romeo - I Hope I Get The Mumps
Punks Jump Up - Blockhead (Symbol One remix)
Orgue Electronique - Texas, Brooklyn, Heaven
George Morel - Let's Groove
Maxxi Soundsystem - Criticize
Hercules And Love Affair - My House (Stopmakingme remix)
Mercury - Spiritual (Tom Trago remix)
In Flagranti - Hollow Discourse
Tim Deluxe - It Just Won't Do (Diskjokke remix)
Dionigi - X Funk
Irene Cara - Breakdance (dub)
Macho - Not Tonight (Ballroom edit)
Laid Back - Cocaine Cool
Dennis Ferrer - Red Room
Cyber People - Polaris

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Thee Mike B Cannonballz Mix

Mike B is one of our favorite people and djs and producers. He always comes correct and he is funny which is very important. He just made this awesome Cannonballz mix for the Sunday night he does at Drais in LA with Fashen. You can download by clicking the arrow on the right of the embedded player below. It's sooper good! Go Mike! Music rules!

(thee) Mike B - Cannonballz Mix FebMar 2011 by theemikeb

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Bird Peterson - Smalltown Romeo Remix

We just did a remix for Bird Peterson's massive new single on Teenage Riot Records called The Bad Atom. We warped it into a old school sounding breaks number complete with hip-hop tempo breakdown. The 90s! You can check it out and/or buy it at one of the links below - thanks!


Also on Juno:


Hey kinkies, it's almost spring, so that's kinda neat, even if it is colder than a polar bear's handcuffs that he keeps in the freezer, just in case. At any rate, in order to tide you over until the sun grows a pair, here's a mixy we did to promote our single on Plant Music called "Party Motion". You can grab it by clicking on the down-arrow on the left of the player below.

Party Motion Mixy by Plant Music

1. Scientist - Your Teeth In My Neck
2. Talking Heads - Girlfriend Is Better (Bit Funk Edit)
3. Cole Medina - Buffalo Bill
4. Chicken Lips - Loty
5. In Flagranti - Relax (Cover)
6. Hrdvsion - Captivated Heart
7. Tittsworth - Molly's Party (DJ Wool dub)
8. Eli Escobar - Love Thing pt. 1 (Eli Rework)
9. Dj Le Roi Feat. Roland Clark - I Get Deep
10. Green Velvet - La La Land (Pleasurekraft 'Sideshow' remix)
11. Evil Nine - Silent Runner
12. Murphy Jax Feat. Mike Dunn - It's The Music (Alden Tyrell remix)
13. Bobmo - My House
14. Sovnger - Breathless (Alex Gopher Niight Mix)
15. Gesaffelstein - Atmosphere
16. Wax Romeo - I Hope I Fall Down The Stairs (Smalltown DJs remix)
17. Punks Jump Up - Blockhead (Edit)
18. Hrdvsion - Right And Tight
19. The Risks - Risks Tune
20. Firefly - Don't Be A Fool

We didn't even put the actual track on the mix,'s a link to download the shit-hot remix our good pal, Malente did for us, which you can grab below by right-clicking (or ctrl-clicking on mac), and selecting "save":

Smalltown Romeo - Party Motion (Malente remix)

And just in case you haven't seen the video, here it is:

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sammy Bananas - Move Your Body

Our great buddy Sam has just released his first original track on Fool's Gold Records and it's so good. He asked us to do a Smalltown Romeo remix which is cool - and there are also remixes by Cassian and Toy Selectah. The Cassian mix is great. Anyways - check out the release and support great independent music.

Move Your Body 12" by Sammybananas

Buy the Single Here on Beatport

And there's a free download of Toy Selectah's awesome Raverton remix here:

Monday, February 14, 2011

Jackie Shane

The CBC Radio's Inside the Music aired this great feature documentary on the underrated R&B legend, Jackie Shane. Although he was American born, he made a notable contribution to the 1960’s Canadian music scene. Aside from being a seriously talented performer, Jackie attracted attention for his cross-dressing, openly gay ways.

This doc sheds some light on the otherwise very mysterious figure (he doesn’t even have a Wikipedia page!) There are still many unknowns about what happened to Jackie in the end, but he left behind some sick tunes.

Here is the only known footage of Jackie, singing Rufus Thomas’ Walking the Dog.

I Got Mine: The story of Jackie Shane Produced & narrated by Elaine Banks (via the CBC).

Click here to download the chart topping Any Other Way.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Party Motion on Turntable Lab

The Party Motion single has jumped to number 3 on the TTL charts, which is one of our all time favorite record stores - lets make it go to number 1! Please and thanks.

Party Motion Video

Matt Luckhurst made this awesome new video for the new Smalltown Romeo single Party Motion. Smalltown Romeo is Wax Romeo & The Smalltown Djs.

Thanks to Ashley, Sabrina, Nishga, Sarmad, Josh and everybody who helped.

Also check out the cameo by Fool's Gold's own Telephoned aka Sammy Bananas & Maggie Horn.

Friday, January 28, 2011

U Street Music Hall Mix.

We're super excited to present this new mini mix we've done to support our upcoming show at U Street Music Hall in Washington, DC on Sat Jan 29th. This is the first Smalltown Djs show at Uhall - and we're couldn't be more fired up about it. The mix features some of out current favorites in the Garage, Bassline, Club, & UK Funky realm. Hope you like it. Thanks to Prince Zimboo, Slarta John, Tittsworth, Will Eastman, Fort Knox Five and see you at Uhall on Saturday night.

U Street Music Hall Mix - Smalltown DJs by Smalltown Djs

UHall Mix - Tracklist

1. King of the Tweets - Tomb Crew
2. Twinkle feat Spyda (Baobinga Remix) - Gella
3. Loving the Vibe - Smalltown Djs
4. Hold Me feat Katy B - The Count & Sinden
5. Block Off - Peruz, Sala & Takeshy Kurosawa
6. Chango (Malente Remix) - Teenage Mutants
7. Broadway feat Buiza - Kid Kalo
8. Sausage Party - Doorly
9. Chambacu - Schlachthofbronx
10. Special (Toddla T Remix) - Madslinky
11. Taking it Down - Brenmar

Monday, January 17, 2011


Alright folks - here it is. 2010 was a subliminally awesome year for music. We've been making these 'Best of" mixes for three years now and its so fun to put together these tunes that didn't usually get lots of club play by us or other djs, but got played a ton at other times over the year - hotels, house parties, airports, office time, wherever. There's a bunch of great stuff that didn't make it on but so it goes. All your feedback is greatly appreciated - last year it was awesome to hear about the various times/places people were enjoying the Best of 09 mix.

BEST OF 2010 - SMALLTOWN DJS (Direct Link)
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BEST OF 2010 - SMALLTOWN DJS (Mediafire)


1) Go Outside - Cults
2) The High Road - Broken Bells
3) Shine Blockas feat Gucci Mane - Big Boi
4) All Summer feat Kid Cudi - Best Coast & Rostam
5) Heaven's on Fire - The Radio Dept.
6) Rolling in the Deep (Jamie XX Remix) - Adele
7) Sprawl 2 - Arcade Fire
8) Cocaine Blues - Escort
9) Superstar (Prince Klassen Edit) - Ghostface Killah
10) Congratulations (Erol Alkan Remix) - MGMT
11) Round and Round - Ariel Pink's Haunted Grafitti
12) Norway (Skinny Friedman Edit) - Beach House
13) Change - LCD Soundsystem
14) Take Me Over - Cut Copy
15) Dancing on my Own - Robyn
16) Revival - Deerhunter
17) Baby I'm Yours (Siriusmo Remix) - Breakbot
18) Count Your Lovers (Eli Escobar Remix) - Clubfeet
19) Coma Cat - Tensnake
20) Church - The 2 Bears
21) VCR (Four Tet Remix) - The XX
22) Real Life - Tanlines
23) Home - LCD Soundsystem
24) Releaserpm feat. Lizzie Bougatos - Win Win
25) The Gaudy Side of Town - Gayngs

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Jim Henson

I just finished reading Street Gang - a bio about Sesame Street and Jim Henson. It brought back so many awesome memories, and reminded me what a genius Jim Henson was. Kids from our generation were so lucky to have a show like that. The music was unbelievable, and it was funny. And the Muppets are the best thing ever. Anyways - I would recommend the book unless you are a sad grinch who hates fun.

Speaking of the Muppets, this is fun:

Justin Robertson

I've been a big fan of Justin Robertson for years so I was mad excited to see him include In Flagranti's remix of Party Motion on his new Dj mix. I guess he has an album coming out, and his newest project is called Deadstock 33s - so keep your ears peeled for that. And check out this mix - filled with acid, house and goodness.

JUSTIN ROBERTSON-SNAKECHARMER-DJ MIX-DEC 2010 by justinrobertson/deadstock

Justin Robertson Snakecharmer DJ Mix - Dec 2010 Tracklist

1.Wonky Tonk Dirty edit -Ivan Smagghe mix
2.Murphy Jaxx-Its The Music [Alden Tyrell mix]
3.The Deadstock 33s And Stopmakingme-A Rising Madness
5.Siskid-The Lord with Practise
6.Kikumoto Allstars-iIll make you jack
7.Smalltown Romeo-party motion [Inflagranti mix]
8.Firemire-Firemire [Remute mix]
9The Deadstock 33s-Snakecharmer
10.Matthew Johnson-Blame the Midget
11.Jon Giovanni-take off [night dub]
12.Para One-Animal Style
13.Silver Columns-Brow Beaten [Optimo mix]
14.Retro Grade-Escape Sequence

Monday, January 3, 2011

Rye Rye feat M.I.A (Smalltown Djs - Video Remix)

Download the video edit for the Smalltown Djs Sunshine Remix here: