WOW… that was a great time. Thank you so much to the great DJs & supporters that have made Fresh Jamz the Bay Area’s best Happy Hour for the last 6 years. Here is the annual mix to reward you!
This event has been close to our hearts for so many reasons and it feels so good that it resonates with so many good people. Every month is dedicated to you. It’s also unbelievably fun to have a whole bar jumping and screaming at 8 pm!
This year, like years past, we created an anniversary CD to give away to the early birds. The CD features short mixes from myself, Odiaka, and Hector. My part is a mix of what I play at Fresh Jamz—new and old Dancehall, Dubplates, new and old school Hip Hop, and classic funk. There’s a local angle with the super homie Jern Eye starting off the mix, and of course remixes and combinations of genres here and there. To cover all that, I had to fit 23 tracks on the 23 minute mix. Just a taste of the event itself. The mix and the tracklist is the first of the tracks below.
Odiaka’s piece of the mix is posted below that. Odiaka is the founder of Fresh Jamz and it’s been an amazing six years being the other half of the party. Odiaka one of my favorite DJs, hailing from Atlanta and possessing a true party rocker sensibility. The energy he brings to any party is infectious and he brings the same energy to this mix. Join us at Fresh Jamz or find him at the Usual Nonsense at Radio Bar on the third Saturday of every month.
This year, we are joined by DJ Hector, a man Odiaka and I admire as a DJ and a close friend in everyday life. Hector has long been considered one of the best DJs in the Bay, and has helped us quite a bit in our Fresh Jamz journey. His section of the mix showcases his knowledge of music and his touch with the crowd. Catch him live at Era for Trends on Saturdays and Nexus Wednesdays.
Jern Eye — The Happening
Sizzla — Truth and Rights Dubplate
Konshens & Romain Virgo — We No Worry Bout Them
Born Jamericans — send me your love remix 2 instrumental
Born Jamericans — send me your love remix 2
Special Ed — I Got It Made
Beenie — Man slam lil john remix
Ol Dirty Bastard — Shimmy Shimmy Ya
Major Lazer — Bubble Butt
Adde Instrumentals — Block Party Riddim (Instrumental)
Christopher Martin & Ajrenalin — Distorted
Popcaan — Unruly Rave
Charly — Black Happiness
Qq & Venomus — One Drop
Ward 21 — Nothing Unusual (feat. DeeWunn & Point O)
Timberlee — Duppy
DJ Snake & Lil Jon Turn — Down For What
Vybz Kartel — Business (Willy Chin-Blackchiney Remix)
TOK — Bumaye
New Birth — Wash My Hands I Wash My Hands…(b.cause break/edit)
Bunji Garlin — Differentology (Ready for the Road)