Monday, May 3, 2010
FACT mix 145: DJ Overdose
DJ Overdose probably isn’t a familiar name to most of you, but it bloody well ought to be.
FACT was first introduced to this veteran purveyor of electro, hip-hop and Miami bass (his collection of the latter is world-renowned) through When I Sold My Soul To The Machine, a brilliant documentary about the Hague electronic music scene centered around I-f, Legowelt, Bunker Records, Syncom Data et al (be sure to check it out on YouTube).
Obsessed with hip-hop from the off, Grandmaster Flash’s ‘The Message’ and Freeze Force’s ‘Boogie Down Bronx’ inspired Overdose to take up DJing aged 16, and he went on to produce beats for local Hague rappers. His first release to generate real interest outside of the Netherlands was the ‘Trust Me’ 12″, which came out on I-f’s Murder Capital label in 2002; it was followed in 2007 with his biggest record to date, ‘The Beat’. Most recently came the far moodier, more introspective and soundtrack-influenced In For The Kill LP, released on Danny Wolfers’ Strange Life label last year.
As well as his solo productions, Overdose is engaged in a number of collaborative projects, most notably Novamen (with Mr Pauli) and The Hasbeens (with Alden Tyrell) – both have a strong italo flavour to them, though our man claims not to own a single italo record. We’re particularly into the Hasbeens gear: check out the none-more-uplifting (albeit pretty sardonic) Clone cut ‘Keep Fooling Yourself’ here, it’s an absolute barn-stormer.
Overdose’s mix was recorded 100% live and exclusively for FACT, a hip-hop-biased take on the WBMX sound featuring tracks from the likes of Daniel Sofer, 2 Live Crew, Shannon, Geto Boys and Ice-T. Get into it, and read the interview with our selector over the page.
1. lisa lisa and the cult jam – i wonder if i take you home
2. daniel sofer – rhythm rock rap
3. agallah – club hoppin’
4. dj overdose – know who you are
5. 2 live crew – what i like
6. safire – let me be the one (dub beats)
7. p-funk all stars – hydraulic pump
8. break machine – breakdance party
9. C.O.D. - in the bottle
10. ciara – 1′2 step
11. shannon – give me tonight (dub)
12. sparky d vs the playgirls – the battle
13. ice t – body rock
14. eric b and rakim – my melody
15. just ice – booga bandit bitch
16. the b boys – stick up kids
17. sir mix-a-lot – gortex
18. stetsasonic – bust that groove
19. fat boys – big and beautifull (dubapella/instrumental)
20. geto boys – my minds playing tricks on me (dirty)
21. krs-one – 13 and good
22. kool g rap – on the run (dirty untouchable version)
23. geto boys – city under siege