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VAHÉ // VEE’Z DEMO TAPE (2012) // VEE’Z 90s MIX (SIDE A + B)

for the better part of 2012 i been tinkering around with my own music sheit, aiming to release a “demo tape” (online as well as on actual cassette tape). the hour is now upon us: this is probly the best collection of songs i’ve ever produced. the ingestion of which is made all the more easier by the entertaining interludes that also litter it (consisting of ppl i know saying random crap). while my vocal abilities could always improve, i stand by all the music on this 90min monster of a demo. a good portion of these will get the proper makeover and released as singles with guest vocalists (followed shortly thereafter by my first ever real foray into music videos. exciting stuff (for me)). as always, for anyone who has ever followed my solo musical endeavours, this shit is FO FREE. i’ve never charged money for my music for anyone and any situation, and i don’t intend to start now. i know that makes me sound like i’m up my own ass, but i merely state that as someone who enjoys a shitload of free music, it ain’t no thang for me to do the same. besides, i’ve never relied on any aspects of my creative self for financial stability. hard enuf trin to find any kinda work these days, let alone ur dream shit. ANYways, as we return from tangentland, please enjoy the following demo with an open mind and sense of humour. i feel closest to this project more than any other right now, like i just released a baby from my teet (i’ll stop talking now).

trackleest:

01. VAHÉ – INTRO
02. EMERΔLD JULIUS – EMERΔLDΔNGELDUST
03. THANK GOD IT’S EASTER (Interlude) (feat. BIG BOOTY SNATCHER)
04. CHACHI MANDELA – BEIRUT @ DUSK
05. THE TIM TAM RISES (Interlude) (feat. BIFF)
06. MIṨTΔṾΞΞ – ASTROFREAK
07. GENERIC 80s BAD GUY – BASTIANO’S REVENGE
08. OLAAAAA, MI AMO LO-LI-TAAA (Interlude) (feat. SHI-SHI McGEE)
09. CHOMPY RODRIGUEZ – HUBRIS
10. SAM JACK vs SEAGULLS (Interlude) (feat. ILL GABINETTO)
11. MIṨTΔṾΞΞ – CHEDDAR
12. VEE’Z GOT THE KEY (Interlude)
13. THE FRIENDLY BANDIT – CHANGES (feat. BASSCLEF)
14. VEENUS MARCIULIONIS – DARKSYDEUVLUV (feat. MIṨTΔṾΞΞ)
15. WHERE’S A FUCKING PTERODACTYL WHEN YOU NEED ONE? (Interlude)
16. EMERΔLD JULIUS – MONEY + FLOW (Snippet) (feat. GIGI)
17. HUSH/SLUT – REMINISCE
18. DOOJ (Interlude) (feat. MAKMUTMAT)
19. MIṨTΔṾΞΞ – JIEMBA
20. ODE TO VAHÉ (Interlude) (feat. AMAN10)
21. CHOMPY RODRIGUEZ – SUFFOCATING IN THE WIND
22. GENERIC 80s BAD GUY – SPYDER & THE VAMP
23. MIṨTΔṾΞΞ – BEYOND IMAGINATION
24. MIṨTΔṾΞΞ – LUCID (Interlude)
25. VAHÉ – A DREAM UPON WAKING
26. CROCODILE…MENISON (Interlude) (feat. PHONG DONG)
27. EMERΔLD JULIUS – FRΔNKS
28. MIṨTΔṾΞΞ – U KNOW
29. NANITES (Interlude) (feat. MEZCAL)
30. MIṨTΔṾΞΞ – SCREAM³
31. FFS! (Interlude) (feat. IGNATIUS BUNT)
32. PHYLICIA – MUCH LOVE (feat. MIṨTΔṾΞΞ)
33. I NEED ACTION (Interlude) (feat. MICHAEL TUGLESS)
34. HUSH/SLUT – HOTBOX
35. HUSH/SLUT – FALL (Interlude)
36. MIṨTΔṾΞΞ – I THINK THAT I SHOULD BE
37. EMERΔLD JULIUS – COSMOSIS
38. MIṨTΔṾΞΞ – OKAY
39. SOMEBODY TO PEEEEE ONNNN (Interlude) (feat. DEMOLI)
40. CHACHI MANDELA – MR. & MRS. CHACHI MANDELA (feat. CHORDS)
41. TO BE LOOVVVED, TO BE LAUWWWED (Interlude)
42. MIṨTΔṾΞΞ – SPECIAL FEELING
43. MIṨTΔṾΞΞ – ABOUT YOU
44. BOWLIN’, WARNEY (Interlude) (feat. CLUB NOIR)
45. MIṨTΔṾΞΞ – CAN’T GO HOME AGAIN

as a bonus, i’ve also compiled a 2-part 90s mix just as extra goodness to go along with my demo tape release. majority of SIDE A leans heavily in the dnb, jungle, 2step, garage, early house direction.

trackleest:

01. nookie – the blues
02. source direct – snake style
03. 3 rude bwoy – red eye dub
04. sunshine productions – above the clouds
05. crazy bald heads – first born
06. underground solution – tonight
07. sonic solution – music
08. antonio – take you there
09. deep sensation – get together (deep vocal mix)
10. daniel j. lewis – spend the night
11. blapps posse – don’t hold back (blappstrumental)
12. camden connection – deeper (tuff jam mix)
13. ceybil – love so special (original underground club dub)
14. the dat project ii – tech-vibe (zzz mix)
15. n joi – the kraken
16. a baffled republic – sweetness (i wanna ho)
17. fierce men on wax – go girl (heavenly girls mix)
18. tito puente – ran kan kan (masters at work 12″ club mix)
19. jodeci – won’t waste you (nick hussey remix)

SIDE B delves more into the kinda stuff i was weened on as a kid: new jack swing, hip hop & rnb. enjoy!

 trackleest:

01. mc brains – oochie coochie (12″ version)
02. level iii – groove ya (club mix)
03. kool skool – my girl (radio edit)
04. bubba – i like your style
05. shä-key – soulsville
06. masta ace – postin’ high
07. dj quik – can i eat it? (unreleased demo version)
08. digable planets – little renee
09. sha’dasious – u kan’t play me
10. clever jeff – late night tip
11. jade – five-four-three-two (yo! time is up)
12. sweet sable – old times’ sake
13. o.c. – can’t go wrong
14. black moon – killin’ every nigga (unreleased)
15. j. quest – come and give it (you know what i want) (feat. gina)
16. rocky padilla – jackie
17. intro – funny how time flies (slow mix)
18. sa-deuce – don’t waste my time (ballad remix)
19. kut klose – i like
20. vybe – slow and easy
21. vanilla ice – never wanna be without you

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The UnFunkWitables – Mix #005: TRANS-FUNKY-ACIDS (by BASSCLEF)

2012 marks over one year of The UnFunkWitables assaulting ppls earholes with obscure tunes of 80s pleasure. after a brief hiatus, plz enjoy our first mix for the new year as we enter our 2nd phase of funkdom, via BASSCLEF and 33 more heavy selections covering the spectrum of 80s boogie & synthfunk. tracklist (or something resembling it) below. stream/dwnld via Soundcloud and downld via mediafire link further down. ENJOY.

tracklist

01. searchin
02. if it hurts
03. skip to lou
04. part part part
05. hold on
06. backflash
07. be mine
08. teaser
09. haunting
10. party
11. hurt me
12. person to person
13. feelin
14. ha heh heh ha!
15. on the way
16. emergency
17. feelin good
18. come to me
19. affair
20. bitter
21. to the disco
22. hesitate for love
23. this could only be
24. go away
25. L-E-D-Y lady
26. aaaalright
28. do it
29. i’m gonna getcha
30. outta my hands
31. later
32. all this time
33. looking for you.

:::DOWNLOAD:::

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Vahé – Bits N’ Pieces (2011)

Vahé
Bits N’ Pieces

genre: EveryFuckingThing

a 79min roller-coaster ride of the various musical nuggets i’ve concocted over the years. features released, unreleased and some REALLY unreleased material. stuff ranging back from 2002/03 when i first started all the way up to November 2011. for reasons that no longer matter, i got sick of holding on to large quantities of unfinished music. ideas come and go, but a finished product seems to be hard to come by. so instead of agonising over a small handful of songs, i thought i’d go in the opposite direction and just dump 75 of em on y’all instead. luckily each track has been trimmed to an average length b/w 30secs-1min. u could call em ‘bite-size morsels from a curly mind’, but that’s more like somethin i would say. yous are free to call it whatever you like (“crap” being one of the words u could use).

fair warning: includes snippets of me singing, rapping and/or fucking around. approach with open mind, sense of humour & spliff in hand.

tracklist:

01. vaaaheeeyyyy (intro) (0:02)
02. shook up (1:04)
03. kiss me, baby (pt. i) (1:34)
04. boiry avenues ^ (1:12)
05. YOU + (1:07)
06. honey, baby (1:42)
07. melancholy metronome # (0:58)
08. whutchu talkin’ bout (0:30)
09. blink, and she’s gone (1:13)
10. musical jihad (1:52)
11. i came from a star (but fell so far) (1:39)
12. eroticdirtyheadcorvette (0:43)
13. beached wail (1:28)
14. space, flight 289 (1:19)
15. crescent (0:40)
16. run # (0:44)
17. one perfect day (0:34)
18. dooinit (chyaknow) (1:08)
19. hevelius (0:48)
20. whatchadoin (feat. soulbrotha) # (1:29)
21. your booty taste like nachos (0:42)
22. …make jack a dull boy (1:07)
23. risk, rage & rebellion # (0:37)
24. go on (get into it) (3:30)
25. watch ya step (0:35)
26. raggedy bitch (feat. big booty snatcher) (2:09)
27. glory (0:59)
28. magma ocean (0:50)
29. i got ~ (1:38)
30. a chachi chronic break ^ (0:35)
31. green island (0:48)
32. superstring love thing (0:59)
33. change (feat. athena) (1:06)
34. flowing water (0:24)
35. if u were mine (0:29)
36. kiss me baby (pt. ii) (1:44)
37. luxury.life.style (0:33)
38. bobyahead (1:16)
39. the sound of dreams coming true # (1:26)
40. acid trip (1:37)
41. jello shots (1:16)
42. dodgin’ chyckenz ~ (0:50)
43. give love a chance (feat. a brother named george & donwill) (1:06)
44. where you can’t follow # (1:28)
45. at ease (0:32)
46. like magic (0:46)
47. speak on it (0:45)
48. rip/torn (0:54)
49. toe-food (0:54)
50. transient lunar phenomena (0:36)
51. room 508/rapper t’s msn rap freestyle (1:02)
52. petals (1:08)
53. another fire (0:42)
54. the day you fell into me (0:45)
55. searchin’ (0:55)
56. champagne… # (1:47)
57. red/violet (0:27)
58. dreamlude (1:03)
59. tidal force (0:31)
60. smoke, heartache & the stars (1:03)
61. helios (0:44)
62. we are who we think we are (0:53)
63. otha fish ~ (0:51)
64. moonsglow (0:28)
65. the afterschool special (1:25)
66. wrong impression (0:33)
67. just be (pt. ii) (1:07)
68. measure of a man (feat. bintu) (1:18)
69. my weakness (1:09)
70. death & circumstance (0:40)
71. smokesogood (1:00)
72. super(ficial)woman (0:32)
73. see you in my dreams (1:02)
74. love (1:07)
75. every morning * (3:42)

download or stream via Bandcamp link below.

runtime: 79:51.

key:

+ as “The Friendly Bandit”.
# as “Chachi Mandela”.
~ as “Apophys”.
* as “Mista Vee”.
^ as part of “Club Noir”.

everything else as “Vahé”.

all instruments, production,
vocals, writing, mixing
& arrangements by Vahé
except:

track 06 (guitar by BASSCLEF), track 12 (guitar, bass & co-arranged by BASSCLEF), track 20 (written & performed by Soulbrotha), track 26 (performed by Big Booty Snatcher), track 29 (b/ground vocals, beatbox & various sound efx by Big Booty Snatcher & Rapper T), track 33 (written & performed by Athena), track 43 (written & performed by A Brother Named George & Donwill), track 45 (keys by BASSCLEF), track 51 (freestyle raps by Rapper T, laughs by Paul M.), track 53 (produced by Mark De Clive-Lowe), track 57 (keys & synths by BASSCLEF), track 68 (written, performed & co-produced by Bintu), track 75 (guitar by Chords).

(c) 2003-2011.

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The UnFunkWitables (UFK) – Mix #003: VOXBOX (by BASSCLEF)

MIX #003: VOXBOX

both the UFK and this BLAUG have been on a bit of a hiatus the last couple months, this is for a bunch of reasons, none of which relates to music or awesome 80s neon pastel colours. but during that time off BASSCLEF, one half of The UnFunkWitables crew, was busy prepping the next huge installment of our monthly/bi-monthly mix series unearthing the greatest 80s funk n’ r&b gems out there. from what he tells me, BASSCLEF mixed the whole thing while running away from Biff Tannen on a hoverboard, but then he hit a body of water and…well, everyone knows hoverboards don’t work on water. these minor distractions aside, we are proud to present Mix #003: VOXBOX. in this installment, BASSCLEF takes us on a journey of wavering tempos, eras & facets of funk/r&b that the 80s so abundantly had to offer. pump this loud and come say hi to Mista Vee + BASSCLEF @ the official Facebook & Twitter pages 🙂

tracklist:

01. active force – keep on rockin’
02. active force – rise up
03. zapp – heartbreaker (part i, part ii)
04. dick smith – sunny
05. diane richards – forget about your lady
06. five star – let me be the one
07. gayle adams – love fever
08. kleeer – intimate connection
09. klique – inside me
10. jerry knight – fire
11. i level – give me
12. jane child – don’t wanna fall in love (7″ remix version)
13. mason & dayo – party on the corner
14. one way – cutie pie
15. stacy lattisaw – sneakin’ out
16. rufus & chaka khan – better together
17. tanya love – change
18. tyrone brunson – the smurf
19. nocera – summertime summertime
20. alisha – too turned on
21. the jonzun crew – space is the place
22. midnight star – freak-a-zoid
23. zinga – calling mr. t
24. foxxy – get off
25. tom hooker – only one
26. jeanette lady day – come let me love you
27. maurice mcgee – do i do
28. chemise – she can’t love you
29. carrie lucas – show me where you’re coming from
30. deniece williams – causing a commotion
31. david koven – désolé
32. diane tell – souvent, longtemps, enormement
33. alfonzo surrett – gotta be love

:::DOWNLOAD:::

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presenting…Mista Vee (of The UnFunkWitables)

if ur not up on The UnFunkWitables just yet, we (my older brother BASSCLEF and myself, Mista Vee) are a duo who worship at the altar of the unsung heroes of funk, soul and r&b from the illustrious period in history known simply as: THE 80s! 🙂 sofar we’ve produced two scorching hot mixes of the finest, phattest jams to be found anywhere on the PLANET. and to further our funk cause we are also venturing into solo dolo territory. right now we want you to meet Mista Vee, he (well, ME) has got his own Facebook page for the purposes of posting up random obscure 80s funk joints via YouTube, and also for whenever he has enough time to create some original work (of the same synthfunkin’ ilk). click here to ‘like’ him today! 😀

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The UnFunkWitables (UFK) – Mix #002 (by Mista Vee)

Mix #002

The UFK return for another round of nonstop 80s funk, boogie, r&b and soul gems. after first round heat from BASSCLEF on Mix #001, Mista Vee turns it up a notch with 38 of the phattest jams ever recorded but seldom heard.

tracklist:

01. the night people – night person
02. keith & darrell – work that body
03. ltd – kickin back
04. armenta & majik – you’re my one
05. barbara jeyne – i like the way you move
06. cheryl lynn – if you’ll be true to me
07. the horne section – ladyshine
08. celena duncan – shine on
09. collage – in the mix
10. marshall titus – take a chance
11. junko ohashi – dancing
12. katie kissoon – you’re the one
13. blue feather – let’s funk tonight (instrumental)
14. brothers ii – you
15. young and company – i like (what you’re doing to me)
16. ritchie family – alright on the night
17. cameron – magic of you
18. jimmy ross – first true love affair
19. ndugu & the chocolate jam co. –  send you my love
20. sinnamon – thanks to you
21. active force – cold blooded lover
22. maurice massiah – we can go to your house
23. dynasty – day and night
24. kashif – stone love
25. masayoshi takanaka – chill me out
26. james otis jr. – baby come on
27. klymaxx – don’t hide your love
28. francois feldman & yellowhand – you want every night
29. enchantment – i know you’re hot
30. empress – give in to love
31. zafra bros. – will you see me tonight
32. evan rogers – secret love
33. mighty fire – sixth street
34. phillys st. james – candelight afternoon
35. stephanie – funky school
36. wendell morrison – what it be like
37. street angels – dressing up
38. stephen washington – please don’t go

:::DOWNLOAD:::

please spread the word, help the funk ease the suffering of the masses, send people to our Facebook page 🙂 an official website is currently in the works. for now, we’d appreciate a ‘like’ on FB and any re-blogging or tweeting of our stuff. peace & may the spirit of the funk be with u.

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The UnFunkWitables (UFK) – Mix #001 (by BASSCLEF)

Mix #001

my older brother (aka BASSCLEF) and i (going by the general nom de plume Mista Vee, one which i’ve had before i knew there was a Mr. V on the scene) both share a passionate love of a genre of music we’ve dubbed, Obscure 80s Funk. France calls it boogie music, a genre that’s not quite disco and not quite JB funk, but a wonderful hybrid that is maybe only recently coming back in popularity, as is apparent by more and more neo-80s electro-funk acts on the scene. the more synth-tinged nature of the music could even be traced as the root of the current dominant electro-house. or perhaps ur just a fan of funky phat basslines, bangin drums, reverbed handclaps, spacey synth solos and 7min jams with a groovy breakdown around the 5min mark that consists of nothin but drums and poppin bass. simply put, the music is hard to resist. and we’ve found it hard to resist the pull of being the pushers of this sound. clearly we’re not the only ones, but we’d like to make a worthy addition to an oft-ignored genre that is simply littered with funky gems waiting to be heard.

tracklist:

01. liesette wilson – caveman boogie
02. leroy burgess – get down friday night
03. aurra – make up your mind
04. class action – weekend
05. fonda rae – over like a fat rat
06. aretha franklin – get it right
07. pure energy – spaced out
08. northend & michelle wallace – it’s right
09. earons – video baby
10. unlimited touch – searching to find the one
11. grace jones – la vie en rose
12. blair – nightlife
13. heatwave – the groove line
14. neney – candye lover boy
15. prince – extra lovable
16. mazarati – 100mph
17. madame x – just that type of girl
18. bobby nunn – she’s just a groupie
19. dolette mcdonald – xtra special
20. pleasure – give it up
21. pleasure – sending my love (synth solo by BASSCLEF)
22. the nick straker band – a little bit of jazz
23. steve shelto – don’t give your love away
24. inner life – moment of my life
25. invisible man’s band – all night thing
26. carl bean – i was born this way
27. komikko – feel alright
28. collage – do you like our music
29. high fashion – feelin lucky lately
30. total constrast – takes a little time
31. the time – get it up
32. donna washington – you can’t hide from the boogie
33. shalamar – don’t try to change me

:::DOWNLOAD:::

expect a new mix from myself mid-Feb. follow us on our Facebook page to recieve updates. new mixes will be posted there & here, as well as on the individual UFK page on the homepage of this blog. a website and pod-o-matic page are forthcoming. please spread the word 🙂

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