December 30, 2010

iLL Nodder Hip Hop Mix

Here's a mix that was meant for a collaboration project with DJ Orbit for Proverse Goods (www.proverse.com). The project got pushed back so we decided to release this mix and DJ Orbit's mix for your listening pleasure. Orbit hasn't published his mix yet, but look out for that one.

Enjoy and let me know what you think!

Track List
=====================

Brand New Funk - Dj Jazzy Jeff
Peace - Soul Elevation
Like That - Memphis Bleek
Jukebox - Kidz In The Hall
Monster (Dj Surreal Edit) - Kanye West
I'm Ill - Red Cafe
The Invizible Man - Roy Hamilton Iii
The Future - Joe Budden
You Can't Change The World - Kwote Scriptures
Put It Down - Redman

Download here: http://www.mixcrate.com/mix/26351/DJ-Surreal-iLL-Nodder


DJ Surreal - iLL Nodder by DJ Surreal

November 4, 2010

Drake ft Mary J Blige - Fancy (DJ Surreal Edit) (Clean)

I liked Drake's version of Fancy but I loved Mary J Blige's version. You can't leave out Drake's first verse of the song so I decided to try and mash the two songs together. Hope you all like it. Let me know what you think!

http://soundcloud.com/djsurreal/drake-ft-mary-j-blige-fancy-dj-surreal-edit-clean

Drake ft Mary J Blige - Fancy (DJ Surreal Edit) (Clean) by DJ Surreal

October 22, 2010

Miguel ft Joell Ortiz - All I Want Is You (DJ Surreal Edit) (clean)

There needs to be more artists making this kind of music, I love it. DJ Goose asked if I could add a smoother transition for this song and I tried to do just that. Let me know how you like it!

http://soundcloud.com/djsurreal/miguel-ft-joell-ortiz-all-i-want-is-you-dj-surreal-edit-clean
  Miguel ft Joell Ortiz - All I Want Is You (DJ Surreal Edit) (clean) by DJ Surreal

October 19, 2010

Sound Science Shout Outs

We've been blessed to have awesome guest djs come spin with me and my crew (Sound Science Crew) at Mountain Bar. Here are some videos of them in action or making a shout out. Who's next? You'll have to follow us and find out! =)

September 30, 2010

Citizen Smith this Saturday!

Say you're with "DJ SURREAL" or "SOUND SCIENCE" at the door! See you there!

From Flyers

September 18, 2010

Kanye West ft Jay Z and Nicki Minaj - Monster (DJ Surreal Edit)

** UPDATE **
Here's the track on MediaFire. Get it while it's still up: http://www.mediafire.com/?o2fipejny3bctz5

** UPDATE **
November 24, 2010. Track has been taken down as requested by Sound Cloud. Thank you to the 556 people who listened to it and the 83 people that downloaded it! Much love!


Let me know what you think! Enjoy!
http://soundcloud.com/djsurreal/kanyewest-monster-dj-surreal-edit-clean
KanyeWest - Monster (DJ Surreal Edit) (clean) by DJ Surreal

September 17, 2010

Scratch Perverts Video

This is an old vid but I just wanted to post it here so it saves me from scouring Vimeo again.

http://www.vimeo.com/8947399

Neurosonics Audiomedical Laboratories from Hatem Zekri on Vimeo.

September 10, 2010

Keri Hilson vs Drake - The Best Turn On

I finally got the time to lay down a track. I've been thinking about this mash up for awhile so here you go!

Enjoy and please let me know what you think! Spread the love if you like it. Thanks!

Mediafire link: http://www.mediafire.com/?2qs0880j99jtbs4

  Keri Hilson vs Drake - The Best Turn On (DJ Surreal Mashup) (dirty) by DJ Surreal

September 4, 2010

Bruno Mars :: Just The Way You Are

Loving this song! I miss artists making this kind of music.

UPDATE: Replaced with official video 9/29

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjhCEhWiKXk



I love it even more when R&B groups add some flavor to it. Reminds me of one of my favorite R&B groups,  Boys II Men.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77GNAskGguY

August 25, 2010

Moving With The Times - Electro Mix

This is my first mix using Ableton. It turned from using a couple of tracks to learn how to use the program into a full mix project of some of my favorite electro tracks. I hope you all enjoy!

Big thank you to DJ Goose and DJ Orbit for their constructive criticism and ideas.

Track List
============================
One- Swedish House Mafia
Find Your Love (Enferno Remix) - Drake
California Gurls (Mstrkft Remix) - Katy Perry
No Getting Over You - David Guetta
Sexy Bitch (Chuckie Remix) - David Guetta Ft Akon
Bulletproof (Hypercrush Remix) - La Roux
I Like That - Richard Vission
Show Me Love (Infinity Remix) - Mike Candys And Jack Holiday
San Francisco - Global Deejays
We Will Rock You (Cherry Coke Remix) - Queen

Download here: http://www.mixcrate.com/mix/15534/DJ-Surreal-Moving-With-The-Times/
Or here: http://www.mediafire.com/?uu41g2atzr42prj

DJ Surreal - Moving With The Times by DJ Surreal

July 28, 2010

Linkin Park :: A Thousand Suns Album

Linkin Park is one of my favorite bands and I am so excited that they're finally coming out with a new CD. I really liked how they switched everything up in Minutes To Midnight and I can't wait to hear what they've done with the new album. Check out the teaser video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zznd_9NyJaM

July 16, 2010

Ne-Yo - Champagne Life

Ne-Yo does it again with this song. I can't wait for the new album to come out.

UPDATE :: Here's the official video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqayCgvI_uI



July 11, 2010

Mountain Bar :: 7/17/2010

I will be at spinning at Mountain Bar again for our monthly event there. Come check it out!

Click here for full details on the Sound Science Crew FB Page


From Flyers

July 8, 2010

Ice Cube - I Rep That West

From a sea of rappers gone electro, comes Ice Cube. Keeping it like his old school sound, Ice Cube brings back the good ol' west coast beat.

Favorite Lines:
1. "I'm too west coast for the west coast // to Fresnos to Cerritos // to soul food and burritos"
2. "All you west coast DJs check your wrists (showing a limp wrist in the video) if you're scared to add the big fish to your playlist"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TC9JbuENoYQ

June 29, 2010

11 Things Not To Say To A DJ

I came across this online and found it hilarious! I thought I would share. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQXTJG6VDPQ

June 26, 2010

Mountain Bar Pics :: 6/19/2010 ft DJ Rawn

I have too much fun at our monthly Blend event at the Mountain Bar. This month was definitely not an exception. I opened up the night for DJ Goose and our special guest for the night, DJ Rawn. Next month, we are going to feature another "named" DJ so we'll see who it will be!

Opening up the night.
DJ Goose singing along as I played "Only You" by 112

Me and DJ Rawn. He rocked it that night and kept the floor moving until we had to shut down. Crazy skills.

You can check out more pics at the Platinum Club website: http://www.platinumclubla.com

What a great night!

June 23, 2010

Game ft Justin Timberlake - Ain't No Doubt About It

It feels so refreshing to hear a Neptunes beat on the air once again. This song needs more air play!
This isn't the official video but this is the cleanest audio I found on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRYL0GqpBHc

June 18, 2010

Spinning with DJ Rawn

This Saturday, I will be at Mountain Bar once again. This time, DJ Goose and I will be opening for DJ RAWN. I remember listening to Rawn on Power 106 and rocking out to his "aquanet" set. I was into break dancing back in the day so I would record some of his funk mixes and would practice on them. Not sure if I still have those tapes, but thinking about it definitely brings back some windbreaker memories. haha.

 Let's go!

 The Mountain Bar
473 Gin Ling Way
Los Angeles, CA
www.themountainbar.com


May 27, 2010

Soul Elevation - Got Luv

I went to the DMC West Coast Regionals battle last week and saw Soul Elevation perform and I became an instant fan. Meeting DJ Icy Ice just topped it all off. Here's showing some love to Soul Elevation (Toquon / DJ Icy Ice).



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9tmZU2Oy8g

May 17, 2010

Opening for DJ Icy Ice

This Saturday, I finally get to open up for one of the influential DJs for me, DJ Icy Ice. Growing up, I listened to 3 DJs on the air: DJ E-man on Power106, DJ Hideo and DJ Icy Ice on 92.3 The Beat. These three DJs became my inspirational figures as I dreamed of getting on the turntables.

Spinning with Icy Ice is huge for me because I have been a long time fan and supporter. When I learned about his record store, Stacks, opened up in Cerritos, I would shop there simply because he owned the place.

This Saturday marks another milestone in my DJ career as I get lined up with DJ Icy Ice at Mountain Bar. Because of DJ Goose, this event became possible.

Now, the question is: what should I play that night??? One thing is for sure, I need to get some practice in and scratch off the rust! See you all there!!

Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/event.php?eid=122653947758274&ref=mf

April 29, 2010

Travie McCoy ft Bruno Mars - Billionaire

For days, I couldn't think of why the song sounds so familiar. Finally, I realized that it sounds just like Sublime's Santeria. In any case, this is my currently my MFSATM.

Video:

April 15, 2010

La Roux - Bulletproof

Not sure what it is about this song, but I'm diggin it. It doesn't help that the video reminds me of Nintendo, Tetris and geeky movies like Tron. Basically, all the geeky stuff I grew up with. Oh, can't forget about the Rubix cube!

April 6, 2010

Friday Nights @ LaBrie's in Glendale

This Friday night, I will be spinning alongside DJ ChristTheChemist of Platinum Club LA at our new weekly spot in Glendale called LaBrie's Lounge! The owner of the place used to own Jimmy's Lounge in LA so you know this place is dope. Check out the photo gallery on the website!

No cover, 21+, casual dress, and get a drink ticket for a free drink between 9pm - 10pm. It's all about good times at this place! See you there!!

LaBrie's Lounge
806 E. Colorado Street
Glendale, CA 91205
www.labriesla.com

From Flyers

April 5, 2010

Mountain Bar Recap

Thank you to everyone that came out and joined us to celebrate Sound Science's One Year Anniversary! It was a great turn out and I had a great time playing for you all. It was awesome to see some Betas and some old friends that came out for DJ Toastee's birthday. Pictures from the event are posted on Platinum Club LA website. Here are some highlights:

Here's DJ Goose opening up. In the pic (Goose, Me, G-Foodie, Mandy)


Here's DJ Toastee with his birthday set:


Me on the turntables


Me, DJ Goose and DJ Roldan

Here's the crowd while I was spinning:

Sound Science Crew (Me, Roldan, Toastee, Goose) minus Orbit.

Sound Science Crew (Roldan, Me, Toastee, Orbit) minus Goose.

Here's a bonus pic, courtesy of DJ Orbit. LOL.

I've had a couple of people ask me what songs I've played that night so here you go:
P.Y.T Remix - Michael Jackson
Shots - LMFAO ft Lil Jon
California Love (Remix)
Let The Bass Kick - DJ Chuckie ft Jermaine Dupri
California Dreaming - Benny Benassi
Put Your Hands Up For LA - Fedde Le Grande
We Run LA (Steve Dub Edit) - Ya Boy
San Francisco - Global DJ's
Sexy Bitch Chuckie/Felli Remix - David Guetta t. Akon
Boom Boom Guetta - Black Eyed Peas
Satisfaction -Benny Benassi
Technologic - Daft Punk
Magic Carpet Ride - Mighty Dub Kats
Tik Tok Remix - Kesha
Show Me Love (Infinity Remix)
I Gotta Feeling (Remix) - David Guetta ft Black Eyed Peas
Let Me Think About It (Fedde Le Grande Remix) - Ida Corr
KernKraft 400 - Zombie Nation
Viva La Vida (Telemitry Remix) - Coldplay
Telephone - Lady Gaga ft Beyonce
Bizarre Love Triangle - New Order
Girls On the Dance Floor - Far East Movement
Just Dance - Lady Gaga Feat. Colby O'Donis
Spotlight featuring Usher - Gucci Mane
Once again, thank you all so much for coming out!! Hope to see you all again soon!

March 23, 2010

SSC Turns One @ Mountain Bar

Please come and join me along with all the Sound Science DJs to celebrate our first year!

Check out the post at the Sound Science blog here.

From Flyers

March 4, 2010

Jay Z - Dead Presidents

I'd love to get into producing and it's awesome to see how other people came up with a classic. More producers should share how they do things to open up the platform for good music.



Ski Beatz showing how he made the beat.

March 2, 2010

DJ Hideo slipmats

As you may or may not know, DJ Hideo, a very influential DJ to me, has been diagnosed with colon cancer. You can read more at his website: www.djhideo.com.

One day, I saw a post on his website for some custom slipmats. I thought, "meh, I don't need another pair". But when I saw that part of the proceeds go towards his fund, I didn't hesitate to get it. Here's the link to the post on his website: Hideo Slipmats. You can mix and match designs if you'd like. I opted to get a matching pair. A pair of mats came to about $35 with tax and shipping which I didn't mind if I was helping out, even just a little.

When I received them, I didn't expect much. But, as soon as I tried them on, I was surprised. The mats feel like they're butter rugs, but with more cushion. If that's not smooth enough, the package comes with 2 wax mats to give you a more slippery feel. I thought that I would just keep these mats on ice, but I like them so much that I have been using them on my practice gear since I got them.

Get well Hideo! God Bless!

February 7, 2010

Mountain Bar :: February 13th

I will be spinning at Mountain Bar! I will have the 9:30 - 11pm set so come early and hang out with me!

Here's the event details: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=300305838896&ref=mf

January 25, 2010

Live Session 20100124

I couldn't sleep Saturday night so I decided to use that time and record another live session. I went with an old school hip hop track list again. Hopefully, you'll hear a song that you haven't heard in awhile. Enjoy!

Track List
=============================
Take It Back To The Old School Break
Tennessee - Arrested Development
Award Tour - A Tribe Called Quest
They Call Me D-Nice - D-Nice
Rebirth Of Slick - Digable Planets
Breakdown - Fuschnikens
Paid In Full - Eric B & Rakim
OPP - Naughty By Nature
They Want Efx - Das EFX
Breathe And Stop - Q-Tip
You Gots To Chill - EPMD

Download here: http://www.mediafire.com/?t2tnzdm0mmm
Podcast here: http://djsurreal.podomatic.com/entry/2010-01-27T10_44_36-08_00

DJ Surreal - Live Session 20100124 by DJ Surreal

January 19, 2010

Live Session 20100118

I finally got motivated enough to setup my gear and record a live session. The recording is a little low because I didn't want to wake the wifey and lil one sleeping in the other room. This is one take, 30 minutes with mistakes and everything. It's a good learning tool for me to improve my mixing. I hope you all like it!

Here's the track list:
===================================
Bag Lady -  Erykah Badu                
Back In The Day (Remix) - Ahmad                      
Fu-Gee-La (Remix) - Fugees                      
Cant you See -Total ft Notorious Big      
Bring It All To Me - Blaque                      
Can We Talk? - Tevin Campbell              
Come & Talk To Me (Hip Hop Remix) - Jodeci                    
Lost Without You Remix - Robin Thicke                
Waterfalls - TLC                                      
Valentine (Album Version) - Lloyd                      
Is This Love - Chris Brown

Download here: http://www.mediafire.com/?m11zmmt0izj
Mixcrate link: http://www.mixcrate.com/mix/5033/DJ-Surreal-Live-Session-20100118

January 13, 2010

Back to Pasadena!

I will be djing at 72 North again with Platinum Club this Saturday, January 16. We are usually in the patio while the Rhyme Along crew run the inside doing hip hop Karaoke. Come out and chill with me! It's open format music in the patio so I like playing there.

http://www.seventytwonorth.com/

People were asking me for the playlist the last time I was there on January 2nd, so here it is in order. I'm going to try and do this for every gig. Maybe in the future, I can record my mix so you all can listen. Project!

Ghetto Superstar (32) - Pras ft ODB
What it is (instrumental) - Busta Rhymes              
What it is (clean) -  Busta Rhymes
Crossover (32) -  EPMD
Choice Is Yours (32) -  Black Sheep
Scenario (32) -  A Tribe Called Quest
I Wish (32) - Skee Lo          
[02] - Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (BPM 100)          
Vivrant Thing (32) - Q Tip      
Girls Around The World INSTR - Lloyd ft Lil Wayne          
Girls Around The World - Lloyd ft Lil Wayne        
Danger (Been So Long) (Inst) -  Mystikal          
Danger (Been So Long) (Clean) - Mystikal
Chief Rocka (32) - Lords of The Underground      
Award Tour (32) - A Tribe Called Quest      
Soul Clap (32) - Showbiz        
You Don't Hear Me Tho (instrumental) - Rodney O & Joe Cooley
You Don't Hear Me Tho (clean) - Rodney O & Joe Cooley
Ditty (instrumental) - Paperboy
Ditty (clean) -Paperboy
Onyx- Slam (98 bpm) (fm) - Onyx        
Breathe & Stop (32) - Q-Tip
Watch Out Now (32) - The Beatnuts          
Fallen Remix (instrumental) -Mya ft Pharcyd
Fallen Remix (clean) - Mya ft Pharcyde    
Can I Kick It (32) -A Tribe Called Quest    
The Light (32) - Common
Case of the Ex (Inst) - Mya
Case of the Ex (Clean)  -Mya        
Try Again (32) - Aaliyah    
Quiet Storm (instrumental) - Mobb Deep        
Quiet Storm (clean) - Mobb Deep