Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Reggae Chops & Apple Sauce isn't your everyday mixtape, and as the quirky name suggests the mixers had fun with this one. This one of a kind mix is actually comprised of track after track of songs completely re-built and transformed into dancehall-friendly versions of their original counterparts.

Today these mixes are made much easier than when they first saw the light of day, says heavyweight DJ Danny.Like many 20-something jocks, he used to frequent clubs in the late 90's and hear the party breaks, chops, etc and watch the club energy go through the roof. "Back then there wasn't 20 remixes and edits of every record out, there was only the original, so those breaks and chops really stood out then you know?!" He leads off the project with a selection of 12 club-ready joints ranging from his vicious chop of Lil' Jon's "Outta Your Mind" to his incredible rendition of LL's "Doin it."

Diggz goes on to credit DJ Riz (1/2 of the legendary duo The Crooklyn Clan & Special Events DJ for the NFL) as the originator of these chops. Riz was "Chopping" on hardware pieces (Think ASR10's not APC20's ha ha) since the mid-late 90's and is nothing short of a legend in the DJ game. His chopping of songs like Foxy Brown's "Get You Home" birthed classics like The Crooklyn Clan's "Ladyz" which can still be heard in clubs to this day. A remix of the track can be heard in Riz's section of the project along with an exclusive chop of the Fatman Scoop club anthem he co-produced with Sizzahandz; "Be Faithful."

No stranger to the scene, DJ Steve1der ( who has worked on mixtapes w/ the likes of Neil Armstrong & is the past resident at Jet Nightclub in Las Vegas ) didnt hesitate to jump on the mix after Diggz brought the idea to the table. Half a year later a full hour of these chops are made and you're reading this write up. 1der closes out the CD, bringing his own west coast / funky style to the table with such chops as Classix "I'll Get You" and YG's "Toot it & Boot it." All in all the the project is well put together and promises to be a fun listening experience for anyone who's a fan of hip-hop, dancehall, or club music in general. Don't sleep on this one!

Reggae Chops & Apple Sauce (Dj Danny Diggz, Dj Riz, Steve1der) by DJ STEVE1DER

1 comment:

  1. Check out @steve1der video mix on THE CUT right now.