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Infinite Regress Collective Mixtape 2009

Yeah, that says 2009 up there, not 2010, which means I've been meaning to post this for a few weeks now. In any event...

Our man Tim over at Infinite Regress ran the 3rd annual Collective Mixtape project toward the end of 2009. In a nutshell he asks people to do covers of songs released that calendar year. I had done this in the past, and always look forward to the project as forced excuse to work on some music.

This year I chose to cover "You're so far around the bend" by Brooklyn favorites The National. The track appeared on the Dark was the Night compilation (regular readers know we are oh so fond of that album here at Stupidfresh.)

Without further ado have a listen to my version, which couldn't have been done without the wonders of Garage Band.

So Far Around the Bend (The National) - lippy

Treat your self to a trip over to Infinite Regress and take in the other submissions, which are all great for different reasons.

Highs in the low 70s

Today’s forecast is funk & soul! This continuous mix was made to enhance those perfect spring days. Highs in the low 70s, flip-flops, no worries and people in the ‘hood looking good. The breezy tracks included here also represent the “low 70s”, roughly the years 1970–1975.

Highs in the low 70s - lippy
(MP3 - 45 minutes - 65MB)

Here's a zip file of the mix to download:
Highs in the low 70s - lippy ZIP
(ZIP - 45 minutes - 62MB)

1. Express Yourself (alt. version) - Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band
2. He's My Sunny Boy - Diana Ross & The Supremes
3. (Everybody Wanna Get Rich) Rite Away - Dr. John
4. Running Back and Forth - Edwin Starr
5. Right On - Clarence Wheeler & The Enforcers
6. If You Let Me - Eddie Kendricks
7. Israelites – Desmond Dekker
8. Sunshine on my Shoulders - Nat Townsley Jr.
9. I Wanna Be Where You Are - Michael Jackson
10. Ecstasy - Ohio Players
11. You Got The Love - Rufus & Chaka Khan
12. Rien Ne Va Plus - Funk Factory
13. Rocking Chair – Betty Padgett
14. You Keep Me Hanging On – Bonnie and Sheila
15. Funky to the Bone – Fredi Henchi & the Soul Setters
16. Chug Chug Chug-A-Lug (Push N' Shove) Part II - The Meters
17. Heaven Must be Like This – Ohio Players

The Streets - Trust Me (Lippy Edit)

The Streets (British rapper Mike Skinner) has been doing a stellar job at releasing his new songs as mp3s via his Twitter feed. This morning he shared the raw tracks that make up one of these songs, "Trust Me" so people could remix it.

Below is my take on this song (which was pretty darn good before I ever got a chance to slice it up).

The Streets - Trust Me (Lippy Edit)

He's been sharing some remixes back onto his Twitter feed - maybe this one will get a mention. Let me know what you think.

Infinite Regress Collective Mixtape 2008

This is year two for the Infinite Regress Collective Mixtape project on Tim's blog of the same name, Infinite Regress.

The concept of how the project works is simple:
  • People pick a song to cover and record to submit to the mixtape. Preferably the song would be from the last year of music (a guideline I totally missed in the 2007 mixtape when I covered a Yaz track from 1982!)
  • Tim collects all of the cover songs people submit, and begins posting them day by day for listening and commenting.
  • Once it's all finished up he burns them all to CDs with killer original cover art and sends them out to participants, friends and loved ones.
For me, it's a great excuse to be creative and make something for the sake of making something. What a country!

This year I decided to stay in this century and had a go with "Ready for the Floor" originally by Hot Chip. You can check the post on Infinite Regress with more description.

Here is the cover itself for your listening pleasure.

Ready For the Floor (Cover) - Lippy

I highly recommend keeping up with the daily posts on IR - they are sure to be varied, inspirational and good ol' fashioned fun.


Well here's a little ditty just for you ! I've put together this (almost) hour long mix called groovetime. It's a collection of some of my favorite songs I've heard in the last few months, pasted together with a few extra edits and treats along the way.


1. Intro - Guitar
2. Zadie Bobo - Ernesto Djedje
3. Paper Planes (DFA Remix) - M.I.A.
4. DWYCK (Little Kids remix) - Gang Starr
5. Ooh Baby- Pamoja (DJ Lippy Edit)
6. Gimme Some (Mike Mangini Remix) - Nina Simone
7. Tears Dry on their Own (New Young Pony Club Fucked-Up Remix) - Amy Winehouse
8. Honey (Captain Planet Remix) - Erykah Badu
9. Groove Time (DJ Lippy Edit)- Monguito Santamaria
10. Theme from Which Way is Up? - Stargard
11. All Through the Night - Escort
12. Gold Rush - The Chandeliers
13. Raid (Koushik Remix) - Madvillain
14. Uphill Peace of Mind - Carol Grimes
15. Stand (Larry Levin Mix) - The Joubert Singers
16. Lady - Modjo
17. Outro - Guitar

Here's groovetime as one long mp3 to listen to or download:
DJ Lippy - groovetime

Also, here is a .zip file of the mix split into separate tracks
DJ Lippy - groovetime ZIP

Hit me up with some comments and tell me what you think!

Bang That Door

I've been quietly working on this one for a minute. I used to work with a guy named Hakim - he's one of those people you hope you have the pleasure of being around when you're on the j-o-b. Hakim would sing his way through the workday, and would often make up songs about things that happened and the people he interacted with.

The thing is - the dude has chops. Sure, I know you have some dude at your job that does the same thing, but they don't sound as good as Hakim.

Before moving on to a new gig, we recorded a bunch of acapella tracks to have on hand. I now present the first of what I hope are many Hakim's Moods remixes. I know isn't my normal "style" of music to make, but whatever. It sounds right, and I like trying new things. Let's go hang gliding together sometime.

Lippy (ft. Hakim) - Bang That Door

We Could Do This

I scored a synth a few months back and have been messing around with it. This track feels good, and it's probably me best vocal work to date (thank you vocal effects!). Electro love.

Check out this neat imbedded player!

we could do this.mp3

That's Right

This is a new take on the Sylvia Striplin song "Can't Turn Me Away", most notably sampled for "Get Money" by Biggie/Junior Mafia. That bass line is SO big though I thought it deserved a new treatment with some smoother vocals/scratches on top (like sprinkles).

That's Right

Make Me Wanna Holler

This is a new longer version of "Holler" which was the best product of my Song-a-Day Project. It's now back with a new bridge, and an elongated ending. This song makes me feel real good.

Make me Wanna Holler

Seven Nation Soul

One part funk breakbeats - one part acapella soul version of White Stripes Seven Nation Army. Enjoy.

Seven Nation Soul

The Space Between

And it begins. This is an idea for an opening track to a concept album I've been thinking about. With this song, I wanted to create the sensation of what it feels like to be alone and closed off, but still wanting to open up to let someone else into your life. How there is beauty in that solitude, but also a sadness. It's not really trying to convey an inspirational feeling - more of an attempt to capture the feeling in it's natural state.

I like the string sections on here - it creates a movie score feel which goes along with the fact that the album will in essence be telling a story. This track will set the timbre for the album, but also allow for later contrast against it as the other songs will be more upbeat to a degree.

The Space Between

That's Boosh

A full-on honest to goodness kick-ass take no prisoners RAP song by the Bus Stop (Ranztron and Lippy). Rap - as in we are rapping. Listen to it and watch your ladies.

That's Boosh

To Seek a New Home

The latest offering from The Bus Stop (Big Lip & Big Ranz). This nugget is an homage to the records put out by the Memphix label. Dark, sultry loops that are mysterious but still head nodding.

To Seek a New Home

Scenes From an F-Train

Probably the best track from the Stupidfresh album. My best scratching recorded, and the song played most frequently on WRUV in Vermont!

Scenes From an F-Train

Low Max

The opening track from my album Stupidfresh - it feels like a lifetime ago.

Low Max

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