Feb 22, 2013 12:20PM

Oyster Playlist: Levins

To get you in the mood for the new Pop That party at Goodgod with Shantan this Saturday.

Hello, this is Levins. My pal Shantan and I have a new night starting at Goodgod this Saturday. It's called Pop That. We've wanted to start a night like this for a while — the concept of the night is rap and R&B interspersed with club music inspired by rap.

I used to do a party with some pals called Ro Sham Bo and we had a similar, more club music-based policy. These days all I really get to play is rap/R&B sets, which I love, but lately I have been missing being able to put the tempo up and play club stuff. Similarly, Shantan has been running Stolen Records for almost a decade now — it used to be 100% hip hop but a few years ago he expanded the music policy to include dancey stuff, reggae, dubstep, whatever party music he was feeling. You can catch Shantan at Goodgod every other weekend running parties that are generally focused on one kind of music, but he too has missed that club stuff.

So in preparation for this Saturday, allow me to run you through twenty minutes of music that you'll hear at Pop That.

Let's start with the song we named the night after — the recent single from French Montana, 'Pop That'. So straight away we got a rap song sampling a Miami Bass song (Luke's 'I Wanna Rock'), which are two genres you'll hear a lot of on Saturday night!

A nice mix of new rap and old classic Miami Bass joints. 

That will mix nicely into an older song by Lunice — 'Hitmane's Anthem'. Maybe you heard that EP he made with Hudson Mohawke last year, TNGHT. He'll probably get a lot of play at Pop That, his tunes are perfect to mix between rap and club stuff. 

Now I wanna drop one of my all time faves from five years ago — 'Watch My Feet' by Chicago's Dude N Em. They didn't really have any hits besides this, and this was hardly a hit! For a very short while it looked like there would be a few songs that combined rap and juke, unfortunately this was a rare (but fantastic) example.

Let's play a few juke songs next.

And back to one of the best rap songs from 2011 — 'Shake N Fries' by Gucci Mane and Ludacris.

Straight into probably THE best R&B song from 2012 — 'Parachute' by Future & R Kelly.

And finally we'll slow things down a bit with this awesome bootleg of Mariah Carey's 'I Want To Know What Love Is' that some producer called HNNY made!

So there you have it. Approximately 20 minutes of music you're likely to hear at Pop That this Saturday night in the Goodgod Danceteria. Tickets are just $5 and that gets you access to four fine gentlemen DJing — myself, Shantan Wantan Ichiban, Kato and Joyride. Why don't you click attending here?

At some point in the night we'll be invading The Dip kitchen and recreating this video.

Andrew Levins

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