8/1 – Tues. Dinner & A Mixtape returns to San Diego @ Pardon My French

8/1 – Tuesday Dinner & A Mixtape returns to Sand Diego at Pardon My French Bar & Kitchen

7/26 – TONITE – Celebrating ROCAFELLA RECORDS w/ It’s The Real @ the HighLine Ballroom NYC

#itsthereal Rocafella Records Celebration Podcast 7/26 At The Highline Ballroom NYC

7/13 – TONITE – Questlove Presents Bowltrain at Brooklyn Bowl w/ Your’s truly on the wheels

7/13 TONITE – Questlove Presents : Bowltrain @ BrooklynBowl w/ yours truly

6/9 – We celebrate the Life of PH (PumpkinHead) at MockingbirdNYC

TONITE 6/9 – PH/Pumpkinhead 2nd annual memorial party

6/11 – Grub Street Beats & Eats at the Hester Street Fair 12 – 5 PM

June 11th Beats & Eats

http://www.grubstreet.com/2016/06/beats-eats-event.html

June 11th @
The Hester Street Fair
http://www.hesterstreetfair.com
Corner of Essex & Hester Street
12-5PM

In a collaboration with the Hester Street Fair, Grub is hosting an event called Beats & Eats on Saturday, June 11 (from noon to 5 p.m.), and it’s exactly what it sounds like: lots to eat from local restaurants, plus beer, and DJ sets from Brendan Fallis and Neil Armstrong. The food vendors include Gordos Cantina, Macaron Parlour, Boothbay Lobster, Mozz Arepas, and Mikey Likes It Ice Cream

Remix for All Star Weekend X V-Day Part 2 – Drake X TOTAL Best I Ever Had

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When I made the Drake Best I ever Had X 112 remix, cialis I was experimenting with a lot of different instrumentals, pilule and this one sounded pretty smooth as well. I released both of them as a pack, called the “pretty little remixes”.

As I head up to T.dot this weekend for NBA All Star Weekend / Valentine’s Day Weekend, I thought this would be proper all around to be reintroduced as well.

Go find a main piece, side piece, side side piece or whatevers clever, put on the game, put on the remixes at the end of the nite and chill.

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Remix for All Star Weekend X V-Day – Drake X 112 Best I Ever Had

Best I Ever Had Drake X 112 Remix for All Star Weekend / Valentine’s Day

10/9 – DJNA joins the WERC Crew in ATL for VIBES @ Bassment

10/9/15 VIBES @ Bassment 79 Poplar St.
ATLANTA This is HUGE!

WERC + 10.DEEP & ABL RADIO PRESENTS: VIBES

OCT 9th Friday at Bassment
79 Poplar St.

‘VIBES’ w/ Sango, unhealthy Noah B, online Neil Armstrong, J. Boogie, Soulection and WERC CREW kicks off on October 9th, and you’re invited to come ‘Get Your Life’ at the dopest party in Atlanta. Meet us at Bassment (79 Poplar Street Northwest). Arrive early, this show will sell out!
** 21+ Show

Headlining the night : @Sango_
with

@SPZRKT @DJNeilArmstrong @TheWhooligan @AndrePower @MisterMcClenney @JBoogieJustin @XavierBLK @JeremyAvalon @DJHourGlass

Tickets on sale at sango.splashthat.com/
www.wercatl.com/

WERC AB+L Radio @Soulection
#WERCCrew
#Soulection

10/9/15 VIBES @ Bassment 79 Poplar St.

ExtraOrdinary Part 2 is HERE. Available on USB cassette & Digital DL

10 years ago i Made this mix called ExtraOrdinary.

NOW, Part 2 is HERE.

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From the liner Notes :
It’s kinda fresh you listen to more than hip-hop…

10 years ago I dropped the mixtape ExtraOrdinary as part of the “all out king” mixtape series. What was on it? Groups like 10, stuff 000 Maniacs, The Doors, Nirvana, & Laura Branigan. Basically a lot of artists that fall outside the realm of urban music. At the time, the usual way of integrating “non hip hop” into the mix was the every popular “mashup”. But on this mix there was none of that. Regardless, it was mixed with a hip hop aesthetic, with the songs flowing into one another seamlessly.

The point of making it was to show that good music is good music. I was trying to get people out of their comfort zone, or maybe realize that the box that they were in musically could be a lot bigger if they were open to it. I’m sure when people heard it some were suprised and not interested. But others have told me that ExtraOrdinary was one of their favorites.

Part 2 is meant to carry on the tradition. Music that isn’t funk, but is funky in its own way. Songs that wouldn’t be considered soul but can still make you feel something. There are songs on here that you will know just because they are part of the pop stream of consciousness. Some of the songs are gems waiting for your eats to discover them.

They are all songs that will be out of the ordinary…
ExtraOrdinary.

“You gotta do everything… If you specialize in one thing, you really can’t call yourself an All Out King.”

For A LIMITED TIME,we have brought the price of ExtraOrdinary Part 2 Cassette USB back to $15 Dollars.

Listen to Samples below for freezy.

For the Love Of Queens – Cornerstone Mixtape #181

CornerStone Mixtape #181 Feb 2015

This released last Friday but got a bit lost in the mix of last week’s madness. No biggie, because love should be celebrated everyday. This is cornerstone mixtape #181 by the @1200squad. A mix for valentine’s day, perfect for cuffing season as this cold weather has creeped in. . For some of my superfans you might recognize this from the digital DL only ‘turndown’. Listen to it here for FREE – bit.ly/1J9IW3M

Peep the Will (PHA)Rell – Love Me Sexy Remix Video

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Will Ferrell Meets Pharell for this “All Star Weekend X Valentine’s Day” Remix of Love Me Sexy.

The Will (PHA)RELL Love me Sexy Remix

Feb 14th. Valentine’s Day and the NBA All Star Weekend converged in NYC, but so did the release of DJ Neil Armstrong’s Mixtape Warmfuzzy Part 2 – a collection of music from all over the musical spectrum celebrating that crazy little thing called Love.

One of the remixes from the mixtape is this one, Will Ferrell Meets Pharell on a track made by the ficticious Basketball Player Jackie Moon. The perfect song melding Neil Armstrong’s love of Music and Basketball.

DJ Neil Armstrong’s longtime DJ Partner DJ Daddy Dog from his crew the 5th Platoon set it to the proper visuals to bring it all together properly. Peep the video here – bit.ly/willpharell-lovemesexy

Download it herehttps://soundcloud.com/neil-armstrong-3/will-pharell-love-me-sexy-remix – FREE .

If you want to pick up the brand new mix #warmfuzzypart2 head over here –

http://bit.ly/warmfuzzypart2

Listen to more samples of the new mix here:

https://soundcloud.com/neil-armstrong-3/warmfuzzypart2-final-sample-2
https://soundcloud.com/neil-armstrong-3/new-flame-love-in-this-club

Happy Vday , enjoy NBA All Star weekend!

Warmfuzzy Part 2 Pre Order Begins Today

 

Pre-Order Warmfuzzy Part 2 Now

Order the the new installment of the Warmfuzzy Mixtape series, case celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the first chapter.

Another soundtrack to Valentine’s Day, encompassing artists from all across the musical spectrum. Good music about that “crazy little thing called love”. Peep the sample above.

Shipping Begins Feb 7th . For guaranteed delivery (US ONLY) before FEB 14th, please choose Priority Shipping. Order must be made by FEB 10th.

NOTE : You can also PICKUP your order if you are planning to attend the New York DINNER AND A MIXTAPE Warmfuzzy Part 2 / Pre-Valentine’s Day Dinner at Maharlika NYC ON Feb 10thdetails here. To Set UP PICKUP – Choose the “Pickup” Option in the delivery method when ordering.

We are offering 2 Warmfuzzy Part 2 Packages – The Warmfuzzy 10 Year Anniversary Boxset, and the Warmfuzzy Part 2 USB Cassette.


FROM THE LINER NOTES :

Feb 14th 2005… how time flies.

I made this mixtape on that date, with this written in the liner notes:

For the next hour, I need you to open up your minds a little somethin. This is the 1st of the AOK Series. You see – you gotta do everything, if you specialize in just one thing, you can’t call yourself an ALL OUT KING. This may be somewhat of a stretch for all y’all who are used to their music in neat little packets. We’re taking a trip, and you’re probably going to hear things your not used to. Don’t worry, I won’t hit you over the head too hard, we’ll do this in babysteps…

This one’s called Warmfuzzy, like the feeling. It’s to “celebrate” Valentine’s Day, but if you’re as pimp as you think you are, this cd should be good all yr round.

At that time, music wasn’t quite this multi-genre stew it is today. Kanye West and Paul McCartney weren’t dropping collabo songs. Miley Cyrus wasn’t making music w/ Juicy J. But on the Warmfuzzy mix, there was everything on it – from Coldplay to Queen to Al Green to Slum Village, mixed NOT in the usual “mash-up” fashion of the time, but in a distinctly tasteful way that made everything cohesive. The subject matter for all the music was that “crazy little thing called Love”. Love kept warmfuzzy together.

After it’s release it became one of the mixes I was most well known for, and also the one that was my favorite to create.

This mix you hold here is Warmfuzzy part 2. Although 10 yrs have passed, the infinite pursuit still goes on. May this be the soundtrack to the next chapters in your story. I’ll still be right here with you…

 


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Warmfuzzy 10 Year Anniversary Boxset

As this is the 10 year anniversary of the 1st Warmfuzzy Mixtape, we are doing a limited edition Boxset for this release.

Included in this special release is a copy of Warmfuzzy on CD with its original CD artwork , a copy of the brand new mix Warmfuzzy Part 2 on USB Cassette, a limited edition Warmfuzzy thong for that special someone you trying get some booty from, all housed in a gold foil embossed commemorative box. Only 100 pieces were made for this release of the complete 10 yr anniversary Warmfuzzy collection. This is the perfect gift for the music lover who likes to get bizzy.


PRICE : SOLD OUT


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Here it is, the latest installment of the Warmfuzzy Mixtape Series – Warmfuzzy Part 2.

This is presented to you in USB Cassette – merging the past with the future. A Digital Copy of the complete mixtape is loaded onto a USB stick in the familiar form of those cassettes we used when mixtapes were really mix “tapes”.

 

1/15 – Join us at Bunker Vietnamese For Dinner & A Mixtape – Leaving Dishes Vol 1 release event

JOIN US  JAN 15th – THURSDAY

FOR THE NYC “DINNER & A MIXTAPE” X BUNKER VIETNAMESE – LEAVING DISHES VOL 1 release event.

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Tickets for the event can be purchased here via eventbrite – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dinner-a-mixtape-leaving-dishes-nyc-release-at-bunker-vietnamese-tickets-15152072256

“Dinner & A Mixtape” is the name of a worldwide series of events hosted by DJ Neil Armstrong, recipe sharing his love of music & good food. Started in 2013, they have been held in New York, Hong Kong, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Manila Philippines.

The idea is simple – partnering up with great restaurants around the world, Dinner & A mixtape provides the opportunity to enjoy music and food together in a very unique setting. Often the restaurant will creat a special menu just for the event, and the soundtrack is provided by a new installment in DJ Neil Armstrong’s Mixtape Library. Part eating experience, part listening session. The food nourishes the body, and music feeds the soul.

This event on January 15 Thursday has a slight twist. This is the NYC celebration of the release of “Leaving Dishes Vol 1”, the instagram food guide documenting and sharing all the delicious restaurants around the world that DJ Neil Armstrong has had the opportunity to visit travelling the globe as a DJ. 104 restaurants and 34 cities are shown in a conveniently “sized for travel” soft cover book. Only 250 copies of volume 1 were made.

For this event we partnered up with Bunker Vietnamese, located in DJ Neil Armstrong’s home Borough of Queens NYC. Celebrating it’s 2 year anniversary, Chef Jimmy Tu of Bunker will be creating a very special Vietnamese “Family Style” Tasting Menu for one night only. Throughout the night DJ Neil Armstrong’s Mixtape library will be playing, including excerpts of unreleased remixes he has created over the years.

Attendees of Dinner & A Mixtape x Bunker will receive a very special gift bag, which includes a copy of “Leaving Dishes vol 1”, A limited edition Bunker X DJ Neil Armstrong T-shirt, and a sample of “Bunkers own Hot Sauce” in an event commemorative bottle, which they will be debuting at this event. Finally – all attendees will recieve a FREE Download Link for DJ Neil Armstrong’s COMPLETE Mixtape Library. The DL link alone is worth over $150 dollars, and we want everyone be able to take home the music with them along with their fully satisfied bellies. 

Dinner & A Mixtape Gift Bag

Bunkers Hot Sauce

Very VERY Limited Tickets are available for this event. 2 seatings of 24 persons each, at 6 PM, and 8 PM . The Cost for a ticket for “Dinner And A Mixtape X Bunker” is $75 , which includes a 6 course “Family Style” Tasting Menu, A Signature Cocktail created for the night, and the gift bag. 

Dinner & A Mixtape Vietnamese Feast

MENU

Oysters, Clams, Scallops & Ceviche

Amaranth Shrimp Soup

Traditional Spring Rolls with Heritage Pork & Crab

Lemongrass Whole Sea Bass

Vietnamese Grass Fed Oxtail Stew with star anise, chili, lemongrass & organic carrots.

Dessert – To Be Announced

* Note – This will be Family Style – Unlike a prix fixe meal, where everyone at the table receives the same courses on individual plates, family-style meals mean helping yourself from large serving platters of main dishes and sides.

Location: Bunker Vietnamese – 46-63 Metropolitan Ave.Ridgewood ,  NY  11385 See Map

For questions: please contact : [email protected]

 
About DJ Neil Armstrong 
 
DJ Neil Armstrong, member of the 5th Platoon DJ crew from NYC as well as Jay-Z’s former tour DJ and Adidas Global Ambassador, is celebrating the release of his instragram food guide book “Leaving Dishes vol 1”. Check out his bio here.
 
About Bunker Vietnamese
 
Opened 2 short years ago in Ridgewood Queens NY, Bunker Vietnamese has created a buzz that has garnered them respect from the food community and a devoted fan base willing to wait online for hours for a chance to taste the amazing food of owner and Chef Jimmy Tu, an alum of Eleven Madison Park . Accolades include 2 Michelin recommendations, 2014 Time Out New York Critics’ Pick, and 2013 Grub Street Best New Cheap Eats of 2013.
 

Original5 Available Now…


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Original 5 – Available Now

Want to see the TRACKLIST ? – GO HERE – http://djneilarmstrong.com/store-2/original-5/original5-tracklist/

The Next chapter in the Original Series, sale we now present to you original5. Exploring the musical DNA of the songs we love, cialis by connecting the original samples that were used to make the music. Mixed with that Neil Armstrong aesthetic you have come to expect. Listen to the sample on soundcloud.

USB Mixtape Original5

DJ Neil Armstrong’s mixes have been released on Cassette, CD and Digital Release. This time around we are melding the old and the new, bringing back that nostalgia of handing off an actual mixtape to one of your friends. Original5 is coming out on Cassette USB. The old meets the new , with a fully digital USB hard drive in that recognizable old school cassette form factor. A true mix “tape” for the modern world. Don’t worry, you won’t need a cassette deck to play this new mix. Just need a computer or a player that accepts USBs. * Files on the Cassette USB are in WAV format for highest quality transfer, and also the mix is presented as one long MP3.

Original5 hits the streets

Price : $20 + shipping – fullfillment via www.sandboxautomatic.com

DJ Neil Armstrong “Original 5” USB cassette [$20]

6/30 – SneakerPimps After Party Rio De Janeiro @ I HATE MONDAYS at Cave

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I Hate Mondays. That’s the same in every language it seems. Come out and party with us as we close out the Sneakerpimps Brazil Run. Your’s truly on the wheels…

Haters, agora é pra valer! Nessa segunda estaremos realizando uma edição super especial da I Hate Mondays em parceria com a Adidas Originals na Cave, trazendo o projeto Sneaker Pimps para o Rio. Pra quem não conhece, o Sneaker Pimps é um misto de exposição, feira de compra/venda/troca, live painting e show, que nasceu na Austrália e roda o mundo, desde 2002.

Como já estamos… podemos dizer, íntimos da marca, tão íntimos que tem até hotsite na nossa página: ihateflash.net/adidas, resolvemos oferecer uma comemoração em conjunto pelo sucesso do projeto em terras brasileiras e pela ótima fase do I Hate Flash ?. O que podemos garantir é que vai ser uma noite inesquecível, noite e dia, não podemos esquecer do nosso after 0800 no Arpex.

O LINEUP:

– DJ Neil Armstrong (NY)
www.djneilarmstrong.com/

– Copacabana Club (DJ Set)
copacabanaclub.com.br/

– I Hate Flash Crew (Fala que is we!)
ihateflash.net/

Fotos das últimas edições:
ihateflash.net/busca?utf8=?&search=i+hate+mondays

Ingresso:
– R$ 30 dilmas até 00:00 e depois R$ 40
– Não aceita cartão na entrada, mas aceita no bar.
– Não tem lista que dê desconto, mas se você der attending/comparecer aqui no evento, leva inteiramente de grátis o after na praia!

CAVE
Rua Francisco Otaviano, 20

*Proibido para menores de 18 anos.

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6/24 – Please join me @ Jeepney NYC for “Dinner & A Mixtape” – 40th Bday celebration / listening session

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TUESDAY June 24th

DJ Neil Armstrong and Jeepney Present

Dinner & A Mixtape

The NYC Listening Session for the release of Dj Neil Armstrong’s “Original5” & his 40th Birthday Celebration

Featuring an exclusive “So So So Fresh Lumpiang Armstrong” dish by Chef Miguel Trinidad

Jeepney : 201 1st Ave @ 12th St.

RSVP For Table Seatings from 6 – 11 PM
RSVP : 212.533.4121 / [email protected]

Menu: jeepneynyc.com

Twitter : @jeepneynyc / @djneilarmstrong
Instagram : @jeepneynyc / @djneilarmstrong

#DinnerAndAMixtape
#JeepneyNYCXDJNeilArmstrong

For my Music and Foodie Fanatics in #NYC, case please join me Tuesday June 24th, as my two great passions – food and music – come together for a special event. This gathering is serving 2 purposes – to celebrate my 40th birthday, and to celebrate the release of my new mixtape “Original5”. The new never heard before mixtape will be the soundtrack for your dinner. Eats and Beats.

The event will be held at Jeepney Gastropub @ 201 1st Ave @ 12th Street, New York City’s much lauded restaurant experiences proudly offering innovative & traditional Filipino dishes especially designed to transport diners straight to Manila. In celebration of my birthday, Jeepney will also be serving a special dish called “So So So Fresh Lumpiang Armstrong” exclusively for the event.

We are taking reservations now for table seatings between 6 PM – 11 PM . The Restaurant will stay open late and for those who just want to pop in and enjoy the music, Jeepney has a great bar area with Drink Specials for the night.

RSVP For Table Seatings from 6 – 11 PM
RSVP : 212.533.4121 / [email protected] ***Mention you are reserving for DJ Neil Armstrong’s Dinner & A Mixtape Celebration.

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Dinner & A Mixtape will be coming to Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Portland, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Toronto . Dates TBA

Counting down to the new mixtape by releasing 2 Original for free…

Mid June right around my birthday I’m releasing a new mixtape – Original part 5 . In the meantime to get y’all ready for the release I’m re-releasing the previous chapters in the “Original” mixtape series. Up next – 2 Original.

I believe I made it back in 2001/2002 . It follows the theme of the first mixtape – going back and forth between hip hop songs and the sampled music they originated from. The theme of the mixtape wasn’t anything new, discount but something like this hadn’t been done by a member of the turntablist battle community. Heavy on the scratching, all the original samples came off of real vinyl. These were the days before mp3’s and broadband allowed everyone to have the same music, so making this mixtape required some real digging.

Listen for free up top, and if you want to download a digital copy to keep for yourself, click the buy now button below (fulfillment via payloads.com)


If you want a physical copy , jest head over here – http://www.bit.ly/2original

My 40th Bday is coming up, and thefuture.fm & yours truly are giving y’all some gifts…

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There’s a lot to celebrate these days. thefuture.fm has released a preview beta version of their new website for y’all to see, and in about a month, my 40th Bday is coming up.

Instead of getting gifts though, I want to give back to my fans who have made my career what it is, and with the future.fm relaunching, this would be the perfect time to offer Original for free as a way to celebrate new milestone for both myself and the future.fm.

Hear for the first time officially, Original for digital streaming…

Original : Hip Hop songs mixed with their original sample counterparts. made back in 2001, this was the mixtape that started everything for me. It became so popular that it ended up becoming a series , dubbed the “original mixtape series”.

12 years later, i’ve gotten a lot of new fans over the years, and there are many thefuture.fm fans who have not have had the opportunity to hear it. Now is your chance.

Every week leading up to my bday in June I will be releasing another mixtape in the “original” series, so check back for the upcoming month as I open up the rest of my mixtape catalog for the future.fm followers…

If you want to purchase the mix cd just go here or click the button below.

Original remastered
[$10]





ALSO AVAILABLE NOW IN DIGITAL DOWNLOAD FORMAT – $6.50, immediate secure download – just click the Buy Now button below to purchase. (fulfillment through payloadz.com, delivered as a zip file)


For valentine’s Day we gonna turn down…

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Another mix for valentine’s day and everyday. This one is all ‘new’ artists and music. No song is over 5 years old. I often here folk complain about the state of new music. There is still great stuff out there, you just have to look for it ;)

I ran into a lot of technical difficulties today, so for until 10 PM Eastern Standard Time I will streaming the new mix FREE via thefuture.fm After that, it will be available via Subscription to thefuture.fm and also via Digital Download at the DJ Neil Armstrong website. In the meantime, enjoy the free stream….

How Style Wars helped me make Warmfuzzy and the All Out King mixtape series

After I did the Sweeet Series, clinic I had this bright idea to try to make 6 mixtapes in 6 months. I was going to call it the “All Out King” mixtape series. I did end up making the series, tadalafil but it took me about 7 years to finish.

lf you specialize in one thing,
you really can’t call yourself an all-out king. – min one from style wars

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This quote from Min one became the whole idea for the new series. I was going to showcase my range of music knowledge by creating mixtapes of different genres. To be the music equivalent of a graffiti all out king.

And from this quote, Warmfuzzy, Filthy, Extraordinary, Oscillate Wildly, Music For When Nobody’s Looking and Original All Out king were Born. Each mixtape part of the same series BUT of very distinctive genres / subject matter. At that time it wasn’t that common place. You were not going to here De La Soul and the Cure on the same mixtape, unless it was in like a kitchy/campy sort of mash up way. The intent of these mixes was to keep the original integrity of the music and figure out how to connect everything.

First up in this was my valentine’s day mix warm fuzzy. We just gave it an official release via thefuture.fm

Shouts out to Haena Kang who did the artwork for the whole mixtape series.

If you like what you hear now, you can purchase a physical copy of the mix by clicking the “add to cart button” , the perfect gift for a music lover for Feb 14th and everyday.


WarmFuzzy
[$10]



You can also purchase the complete Sweeet 10 Year Anniversary Boxset by clicking here.

G-bo the pro & Rei Double R inspired me to make the sweeet series…

Sweeet Part 2 , site the “sequel” to sweeet . I put that in quotes because, technically Bittersweeet is the sequel… but whatevers. At some point I guess there will be a bittersweeet part 2 etc etc. Like spin-offs from tv episodes. Think of it like that.

If you haven’t heard it yet you can hear it hear via thefuture.fm.

I made sweeet part 2 in 2009, and previous to that the last mixtape (oscillate wildly) I made was in like 2006. So It had been a 3 year hiatus between creative projects, and 7 years since the 1st sweeet dropped.

In between that period a lot had things had happened. I was already on tour with Jay-z. Mash-ups were no longer the buzz, and dubstep had just reared its head for the early adopters to jump on.

With Sweeet part 2 I wanted to bring back some nostalgia and really tie the 1st two mixtapes together. So first I used a picture from the same batch of photos for the cover. In case you were wondering, the baby pictures used for all my covers are pictures of me as a child. Yes, I was wearing a plaid suit coat.

The next thing I did, was contact G-Bo The Pro.

Now for those of you who don’t know, G-bo and his old partner Rei Double R were responsible for some amazing mixtapes and a great influence on yours truly. So much so, that on the liner notes of sweeet, I shouted them out. They inspired the whole style of djing that I did for Sweeet. As time went on I actually got to meet both of them, and eventually was able to call my heroes peers.

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For sweeet part 2 , I enlisted the help of G-Bo, to do a drop for the new mix, to tie everything together and to give homage to one of the guys that inspired me to do what I do . His appearance can be found at about 4:24 of the mixtape , where he tells ya’ll that we’re “Blending, not Mashing”. This was the first time I had ever used a “drop” on one of my mixtapes.

g-bo the pro

Big shouts to these two mixtape pioneers. If you’ve ever enjoyed anything I’ve done, you can thank these guys for paving the way.

Follow them at:
facebook.com/djreidoubleR
www.gbothepro.com

Twitter:G-Bo The Pro
Twitter:Rei Double R

Sample of the new Valentine’s Day Mixtape ‘Turn down…’ – Drake x Montell Jordan…

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and DJ Neil Armstrong is at it again, online with a new mixtape to provide the soundtrack for your Feb 14th .

As always, look Mr. Armstrong likes to bridge the gap between the old and the new.
This is the intro sample of the mixtape , malady extended out into a “full length” mp3, downloadable for free – a remix of Drake’s Hold on we’re going home .

On Feb 14th, Neil Armstrong will be releasing the mixtape exclusively via thefuture.fm – http://www.tinyurl.com/djnaxthefuturefm.

If you happen to be in NYC Wednesday Feb 12th, come thru and hear a sneak peak of the new mixtape a few days early and have a early valentine’s day dinner at Fat Buddha in the LES for his “Dinner & A Mixtape” event.

Peace out Jay Leno show…

Another one of our tv icons is moving on to their next chapter. One of my fond memories was getting to perform on his short lived “Jay Leno” Show during my run with Jay-Z . If y’all remember, treatment this was right after the infamous Taylor Swift incident with Kanye West at the VMA awards.

Peep the whole performance below…

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Smoove – the mixtape that got me known as a “Mash Up” DJ…

The countdown to Valentine’s Day continues, cheap with the official digital streaming release of Smoove via thefuture.fm.

If you’ve been under a rock for the last 13 years and haven’t heard it yet, here it is for your listening pleasure.

This is one of my early mixes where I started incorporating a larger music spectrum . Led Zeppelin all of my love, mixed with the instrumental from Biggie’s One More Chance for example. For a lack of a better label, this got me known as a dreaded “MASH UP” DJ.

I’ve never really liked that term, but I understood. The time was different. So crazy how different things are today. In 2014, some of the grammy’s best performances were “mash-ups”. Like Imagine Dragons x Kendrick Lamar.

The influence of hip hop, of Hip Hop Djing culture on music as a whole is pretty amazing.