11/2 – Dinner & A Mixtape comes to Seattle
10/21 – The Boom Bap Live! in Nashville
DJNA Brand Blank Tape USB drives
Digital DJ Pool – 5 Remixes for the spring…
Recap from Dinner & A Mixtape Montreal at Junior Restaurant
The Weeknd meets Michael Jackson via Yours Truly.
DJ Neil Armstrong on Myxtv for the My Motto Web series.
DJ NA on the New York Said Podcast
Everyday except Feb 14th is SidePiece Valentine’s Day… so let’s celebrate. Pre-Order Now.
10 years ago i Made this mix called ExtraOrdinary.
NOW, Part 2 is HERE.
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…
“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.
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
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.
Download it here – https://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 –
Listen to more samples of the new mix here:
Happy Vday , enjoy NBA All Star weekend!
|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 10th – details here. To Set UP PICKUP – Choose the “Pickup” Option in the delivery method when ordering.
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…
|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”.
ONLINE SALE BEGINS DEC 12th Friday
I LOVE to Eat. Over the last 15 years my travels as a DJ have given me the opportunity to grub all over the world. For the last 3 Years I’ve been documenting all the great food I’ve eaten via my instagram page – @djneilarmstrong It got to the point where folk started hitting me up for places to eat when they were in NYC, clinic in Tokyo, in Sydney etc etc. The instagram posts started to become a guide for my fellow foodies/music lovers.
Only 250 copies printed. Over 140 pages, over 100 restaurants in 34 cities around the world. If you are in a city that I’ve eaten in and need some advice on where to eat, you can find out all the necessary info with ease.
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Fully Laced has very limited quantities left for y’all liquid drinkers who want to imbibe in style. Get yours now before its too late…
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If you guys have been following my instagram and Facebook, illness you know I love to eat when I travel. I recently did an instagram takeover for foodrepublic.com, and it went so well they wanted me to start doing a travel food journal for them.
Click the pick above to see what I ate and what you should try to find if you ever find yourself in Taipei Taiwan…
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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
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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.
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)
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From the website – www.foodrepublic.com
Food Republic. This is a company and a website founded on the idea that guys everywhere are putting food at the center of their lives like never before. Whether you’re a casual cook, help a pro, or you don’t set foot in the kitchen unless starvation is creeping in and that months-old package of ramen in the cupboard is more appealing than the drive to the nearest fast-food joint, chances are you think about food a lot.
For my fans who follow me on instagram and facebook, you know I love food. Love to cook it, love to take pictures of it, and definitely love to eat it.
My life as a DJ has given me the opportunity to travel the world, and on the way I’ve eaten a thing or two or ten that I would normally not get a chance to sample.
For the next 2 weeks @foodrepublic is letting me TakeOver there instagram, to share with you some of the food and experiences I’m having while out here on the other side of the world in asia.
For my foodie travellers, I’ll be showing you guys and gals stuff to add to your eating bucketlists.
You will get to see some local eats from Tokyo and Kyoto Japan, Seoul Korea, Shanghai China, Hong Kong and Beijing .
A Happy Traveller is a well Fed one.
Remember to follow my foodblog at pommedesgarcons.com !
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In 2004 famously wore two different colors of his adidas T-Mac3 representing the east and the west in the All Star Game.
This year they got retroed, and non other than Tracy McGrady himself to celebrate at the store in Teaneck New Jersey. Fans both new and old came thru, waited patiently online to cope their own pairs…
I of course made sure to cope a pair for myself, which I got signed by the man T-Mac.
And I of course brought some gifts for Mr. McGrady too .
Usually i try to wear my kicks at least once… but I think this pair is going on display right now ;)
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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….
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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.
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.
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Today for the first time Bittersweeet is available officially via digital delivery. Its been floating around the internet for quite some time now, ailment but because of thefuture.fm everything is all nice and legal, viagra AND I’ll be able to get all the artists that are featured on the mixtape payed ;)
Thinking back I would say that Bittersweeet was probably my favorite mixtape that got me a lot of attention… which was pretty strange for the time period. My background was as a battle DJ. A Hip Hop DJ. So I was supposed to play Wu-Tang. Definitely not love songs.
But I always dared to be different, sickness and this mixtape ended up in the hands of some pretty important folk.
Among those people was a person named Ashley Nicoles, who at the time happened to be Damon Dashes and Jay-z’s personal assistant. Through him I imagine, the mixtapes made their way up the rocafella food chain, and according to word of mouth stories they ended up in the hands of Mr Carter, and Damon Dash.
In fact, I had a meeting via Ashley sometime in 2004 with Damon Dash, which for me being a turntablist DJ was just a crazy unimaginable eye opening experience. It was a very short conversation. Damon was in the middle of a lot of business, he said “I like your work”, and kept it moving.
After that, I got a call from another music executive at Rocafella, Mr Kenny Burns, who was running “RocMusic” – the rocafella label with “non”hiphop artists. We had a longer meeting, and I ended up making this mixtape, that never really came out, because right around the time it should have come out, was when Rocafella records fell apart.
Now this is in the age before twitter, before social media was so crazy. This was before camera phones and smartphones, pre selfie era. So I don’t have much documentation of what went down. All I have is what I remember, and this cover of the Rocafella mixtape that I made that would never be released.
Here’s another blast from the past – A review by one of the “DJ” magazines that was around called Tablist.
So that was my first encounter with Rocafella Records, and unfortunately at the time it wasn’t the greatest experience. I made this mixtape, put a lot of work and effort and time into it, had delusions of grandeur of maybe working with one of rocafellas artists , and then… nothing.
Years later, in 2008, I ended up Djing for Mr. Carter. Sometimes Nice guys don’t finish last ;)
And now, for those who haven’t heard it yet, or haven’t heard it in years –
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The foundation of my career has always been making mixtapes, and I was never able to get them officially online for digital delivery because of the legal issues… until now ;)
I’ve joined thefuture.fm , a digital platform that allows me to not only stream my mixtapes legally, but also gets the artists whose music is on my mixes paid.
From thefuture.fm website –
We built a platform for you to listen to all the best mixes in the world. For you to discover new music. For you to enjoy music non-stop. For you to find high quality music in every genre. We want to give you the most professional DJs; DJs that not only play at the most exclusive events, the best clubs and the biggest festivals around the world, but also up and coming producers scouted from all over the net.
But we didn’t stop there. We also created technology that doesn’t exist anywhere else. Technology that lets you learn what songs you’re listening to, and buy them if you love them. Because we’re streaming only for one reason; so that we can track the songs that get played and pay royalties to the artists who’s music you enjoy.
Helping you find the best music
That’s what we’re about.
Pretty sweeet huh? ;) And speaking of sweeet, thefuture.fm’s first project with me involves counting down to valentine’s day .
As part of my new partnership with thefuture.fm , we are counting down to Valentine’s day by digitally releasing all the cds in the Sweeet 10 Year Anniversary gift set, culminating with a brand new Valentine’s Day Mix available exclusively on thefuture.fm
So for the very first time, officially available for digital distribution via thefuture.fm , we present to you Sweeet.
If ya want to bring a copy home to your significant other , it is still available for purchase, just click the add to cart button below .
And for those who HAVE TO HAVE it on your iPhones, iPods, iPads, zunes (remember those??) droids or bberrys, well, you can purchase a immediate secure digital download right here – Just click this buy now button below. (NOTE:fulfillment through payloadz.com, delivered as a zip file)
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I got my own custom #stansmith digital label, get one of your very own NOW!
Endorse the #StanSmith! Tweet an image of yourself at @adidasOriginals and tag it with #StanSmith to get your own personal digital tongue label! Out of all the labels created we’ll pick a winner each day until TODAY who will receive their very own personalised pair of Stan Smith’s! See more >> http://adidas.com/go/rJAAA
the #stansmith is back!
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Even when I was with Jay-z, thumb a lot of the current social media environment was still in its infancy. I’ve gained a lot of new followers on Facebook, for sale twitter, instagram who don’t really know all my history.
To start off 2014 right, allow me to reintroduce myself courtesy of http://www.ballinonabudget.tv , my folk from the Land Down Under. I was there in Australia recently for adidas and the Brooklyn nets, but I actually did this interview 2 years ago while I was in town for carbon Festival.
Just FYI – we got to do this interview with the beautiful gold coast in the background…
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Endorse the #StanSmith! Tweet an image of yourself at @adidasOriginals and tag it with #StanSmith to get your own personal digital tongue label! Out of all the labels created we’ll pick a winner each day until Friday who will receive their very own personalised pair of Stan Smith’s! See more >> http://adidas.com/go/rJAAA
Remember the #stansmith is coming back Jan 15th!
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My kicks were inspired by the orange and blue of the NY Knicks . Maybe if they see the stuff that Ayishat is doing they may be inspired to start playing like the champs they could be . Sorry, troche I digress ;)
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Wanna make your own customs? You can do that at http://www.miadidas.com. Post up your creations with these hashtags to join in the conversation – #sneakerswitch #miadidas #sneakers #kicks #adidas #threestripes #custom #collector
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A little while ago I contributed some cuts to a song by Chops .
Want to hear it? peep it here on Hypetrak who debut it yesterday.
This song is part of a project called Strength in Numbers.
From his website –
About 3 years back, I noticed amazing Asian American artists making waves, and rekindled an old dream: a project with ALL strong Asian talent! Artists today who go through many of the things my group did, overcoming the same obstacles, same struggles, pushing forward, and going beyond.
I spent 2 YEARS making music with over 30 of the best Asian American rappers and singers, with special guests from Japan and Korea
This is my chance, OUR chance, to make a statement together… with undeniably talented artists who stand for great music.
The songs for the album are done. The music is made. But in order for this project to become a physical reality, we need your help.
Please check out the #Strengthinnumbers Kickstarter Page.
We are proud to announce that you fans made this project a reality! Thank you every each one of you who have supported and listened to the work done on this album….