Cobblestone Tavern: 1 yr Anniversary Mixtape

“Cobblestone Tavern: 1 yr Anniversary Mixtape” is the first mixtape co-produced by DJ DubK and myself.

The concept him and I came up with for this mixtape was to pack as many of the most popular songs (we currently spin at Cobblestone) into a 60 minute mix. After debating the track list and researching the keys of each track, we came up with this.

Tracklist:

Miley Cyrus
Nolia (GoGreen Edit)
Strip vs Back That Thang Up
Bubble Butt (Deville)
Don’t Drop That Thun Thun Thun (Acap)
Work vs Goin’ Back To Cali
Headband
Whistle (Flo-Rida Twerk Edit) (GoGreen Hype) (Transition)
Scream and Shout
Blurred Lines
Locked Out Of Heaven (GoGreen Edit) (R3hab Remix)
23 (GoGreen Edit)
Tapout
Bandz A Make Her Dance (GoGreen Cut)
Still In This B*tch (GoGreen Edit)
Bugatti1yearAnniversary
Work
Don’t Stop The Party
Don’t Stop Believin’ in Breakbeats
Take Me Home Tonight
Boston Vs Kesha
Alive
Summertime Sadness
I luv It
#thatPOWER
Love More (GoGreen Transition)
We Can’t Stop
Beat It (Dennis Blaze)
Make It Nasty
RIP
Bring It Back
Gas Pedal
Ayy Ladies
Up Down (Do This All Day) (Satoru Acap In)
Red Nose
Diamonds
Royals (GoGreen Edit)
We’re Going Home

Listen/Download Here.

Interview: Kyle Otto – Producer/Crate Digger

Today, I had the opportunity to visit with Kyle Otto. He’s a Hip Hop producer, former DJ, and vinyl collector from Hamilton, OH.otto

Otto produced a big part of Blayze513′s first solo release – #HIStory. Together they crafted the Hamilton anthem, “Hometown.” He also produced “Building a Dream”, “Decisions”, “Find a Way” and “W.T.M.C.” for the project.

“Decisions” and the ballad “Hometown” are two of my favorite records on #HIStory. Listen below to hear how Otto flipped the “Hometown Glory” record by Adele.

Kyle Otto, formerly The Cincinnati Kid, is quickly becoming a go-to producer for Cincinnati MC’s. He has produced beats for Santino Corleon, Trademark Aaron, Blayze, Menace and I.O. He’s also produced for Hamilton artist Trey G, Trub, and DBurbs.

Let’s get into the interview, here’s what he had to say:

How long have you been producing and collecting records?

“Producing since 2006. Record collecting for 13yrs. I was producing Hip Hop prior to 2006, but that was the year I sold my first record, that makes it official. I started collecting records back in 2001. My mother bought me an entry level set of Numark decks for my 17th birthday, November 13th. She doesn’t know it but that day changed my life.”

So that’s when you caught the fever?

“I walked an hour to the record store that morning and bought 2 records. Outkast’s ‘Aquemini’ and Mos Def’s ‘Black on Both Sides’.”

Your production style is very sample-based, How many records are in your collection?

“I have bought and sold thousands of (vinyl) records over the years. Currently, I have a few crates here and a few in storage. I wish I could have kept all the records over the years.”

Yeah, I know the feeling. What’s your favorite album in your crates?

“Millie Jackson’s 1972 self titled release, ‘Millie Jackson’.”

When you find that perfect sample on vinyl, what are you using to chop it up?

“First things first – sample selection is HUGE! When I find a sample, the first thing I do is track it into ProTools. I used to be 100% hardware and do it all in the MPC 4000. I now use a plethora of digital & analog gear to process, chop, and play the sample or flip it.”

What’s in your studio?

“I use ProTools 8 HD for recording and mixes. I use logic for 75% of production. I have a Roland Fantom G8, Roland MV-8800, MPC 2500, MPC 4000, and a Audio Technica AT-120 Direct Drive for sampling. And a MacBook Pro.”

Are your beats first inspired by a sample, or do you start by programming the drums first?

“I make 90% of all my samples and drum sounds. If you sample and its not a record, I live by the motto, no one should be able to tell you where you got it.”

What other producers/dj’s/artists do you see as your primary inspiration?

“I’m inspired by a lot of producers and artists from Hi-Tek to Just Blayze, Jay-Z, Eminem, Outkast. I could go on and on…”

Do you have a favorite record that you’ve worked on?

“Projects are like children, you have to love them all equally…or at least say that you do.” (Laughs)

There’s some heavy sampling on one of your most recent projects – #HIStory. I’m very biased, being Blayze’s DJ and life-long friend, but I feel like #HIStory is a very solid Hip Hop album, props on those beats! How did you and Brandon link up?

“Appreciate the compliment sir, Blayze and I went to school together. It wasn’t until 2010, almost 10 yrs out of school, that I sent him a record and reached out to him. I barely even knew him really, but music has a funny way of bringing people together. We recorded a track and that sparked the relationship.”

What can we expect from you in the near future?

“I currently have projects in the works for Blayze, Santino Corleon, Trademark Aaron, Sleep (of II-man Cypher), Joey Mack and a few other records to be named later.”

Trademark Aaron and Sleep recently dropped ‘You Don’t Want It’ How did you cook up that sound?

“We wanted to take it back to hip hop, but give it a horror story feel. Wait till you hear the rest of that EP… I’ll let Trademark Aaron fill people in on that joint. S/O to TM Aaron and Sleep btw!”

Well I wish you the best of luck. Any last words?

“ALWAYS be truly honest with yourself! #supportlocalart #frequencyrulesall”

Word. 

This guy is about to attack the industry. I can’t wait to get in the studio with him again. Check out Kyle Otto on FaceBook and Soundcloud.

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How did you come up with your DJ name?

I think DJ names are corny and would rather use my own name. But here’s how I accepted the name, DJ GoGreen.

I work full-time in the environmental cleaning industry. A lot of my company’s products and methods are considered ‘Green.’ Basically I specialize in knowing all the technical aspects of our products.

‘Green’ is also something that I practice at home. My definition of ‘Green’ is being efficient and living within your means while being conscious of the chemical footprint you leave behind – common sense stuff. I learned this from my Grandma who grew up in the hills of Kentucky. She’s very thrifty and does not waste much nor will you find many chemicals in her house. She still hangs clothes on a line outside to dry! I’m a very practical and simple person just like my Grandma.

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I have a very bad habit of disappearing, or going MIA on my friends. It’s not that I do it on purpose I’m just a very busy dude. I’ve been known to go radio silent (cell phone off) for a few days at a time.

My partner Fidel Cashflo started saying, “he’s gone green” – meaning there’s no use in trying to reach him, he’s lost. The term quickly became a big joke in our crew and it just stuck. “Gone Green” can be used to describe a lot of things now, but those are inside jokes that I can’t explain here.

 

PLAYLIST FROM RICK’S FARM

Here’s part of my playlist from a recent set I played at Rick’s Farm in Ross, OH.

9:00PM
Run DMC feat. Aerosmith – Walk This Way (Mister Gray ReDrum)
Rolling Stones – Beast Of Burden (19Sixty Edit)
Joan Jett – I Love Rock & Roll (Mister Gray ReDrum)
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama (Xtra beats)
Kid Rock – All Summer Long (Intro)
Brooks And Dunn – Ain’t Nothing ‘Bout You (GoGreen Edit)
Nelly – Ride Wit Me (Clean – Acapella Out)
Usher – Yeah (Intro) (Main)
Prince – Pussy Control (Rowshay Edit)
Jagged Edge ft Run – Let’s Get Married (Remix) (Intro)
Ciara ft. Missy Elliott – 1, 2 Step
Justin Timberlake – Sexy Back (Fat Wax)
Rob Base ft DJ EZ Rock (Crooklyn Clan/DJ Kool) – It Takes Two x It Takes Kool (Partybreak)
Tone Loc – Funky Cold Medina
Young MC – Bust A Move
Michael Jackson – Billie Jean (Intro)
Robin Thicke ft T.I. & Pharrell – Blurred Lines (Intro – Dirty)
Blackstreet – Booty Call (original remix)
The McCoys – Hang On Sloopy (19Sixty Quick Edit)
Nelly – Hot In Herre (Angle Edit-Dirty)
LL Cool J vs T.I. – Headsprung (DJ Smerk Ball Blend) – Ay Ladies Acap Out
Joe Budden – Pump It Up (Into – Clean)
Digital Underground – Humpty Dance (The Beatfreakz Party Banger BREAK INTRO ReDrum) – Coolio – Fantastic Voyage (Donk Edit)
Kool & The Gang – Get Down On It (Dreamz Short Edit) – Intro
The Commodores – Brickhouse (Intro)
10:00pm
Kool & The Gang – Ladies Night (Poprocks)
Chic – Good Times (JD Live Redrum)
Sugar Hill Gang – Rappers Delight (EDIT)
Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby (Jason Bee Edit)
Luke Bryan – Country Girl (Shake It For Me)(DJ Skillz Remix)
Johnny Cash vs Busta Rhymes – Ring of Fire (DJ Rehab Edit)
Beastie Boys – Intergalactic (INTRO)
Green Day – When I Come Around (Dj JD ReDrum)
Buckcherry – Crazy Bitch (Digital Dave Short Edit)
John Cougar – Jack & Diane (kevin scott edit)
Leona Lewis vs Pitbull & Ying Yang Twins – Bleeding Love (DJENFO_ BRING IT BACK MASHUP)
Edwin Starr vs Gwen Stefani – War (Drum Mashup) *
Gwen Stefani – Hollaback Girl (CLEAN)(Quick Edit) – 2A
INXS – Need You Tonight
DJ Super Scott – Long Train Runnin (DJ Super Scott Edit)
Pitbull ft Trina & Young Boss – Go Girl (Intro – Clean)
Ying Yang Twins – Drop (Clean) (PeteDown Edit)
Missy Elliott feat Ciara & Fatman Scoop – Lose Control (PeteDown Edit) Clean
Salt & Pepa – Push It (Intro)
Sir Mix-A-Lot – Baby Got Back (Intro)
2 Live Crew – Hoochie Mama (Intro – Clean)
Flo Rida – Get Low (DJ Wicked Hype Intro – Clean)
Quad City Djs – Cmon N Ride It (Angle Edit-Clean Acap Out)
69 Boyz – Tootsie Roll (Intro)
Journey vs. DJ Homicide – Any Way You Want It Poppin
DJ Allan – Locked Out Of Heaven (Dj Intro Hype) – Bruno Mars [144 Bpm] Clean
The Police – Roxanne
The 2 Live Crew – Shake A Lil Somethin (Angle Edit-Clean)
Tag Team (VM Edit) – Whoomp (There It Is) (QUICK EDIT/ACAPELLA OUT)
Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (CK ReDrum Intro)
Macklemore vs Jake Reno vs Harry De La Funky – Thrift Shop (126-95 Transition) – Dirty
V.I.C. ft. The Package Store & Frank Ski – Wobble (CLEAN-Intro)
Juvenile – Back That Thang Up (CLEAN-Jason Bee Intro)
The Finnaticz vs Snoop Dogg – Drop That Thun Thun (Kaos Prime Blend)
Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell – Drop It Like It’s Hot (Intro – Clean)
Ester Dean ft Lil Wayne, Trey Songs and Diddy – Drop It Low (Remix) (PeteDown Intro) (Dirty)
Queen – Fat Bottomed Girls
California Swag District – Teach Me How To Dougie (CLEAN-Jason Bee Intro)
Blake Shelton – Boys ‘Round Here
Zac Brown Band – Chicken Fried
11:00pm
Alan Jackson – Chattahoochee
50 Cent – In Da Club (DIRTY-Dj Phase Refix)
Nelly ft. P. Diddy & Murphy Lee – Shake Ya Tailfeather (Clean)
Petey Pablo – Raise Up [DIRTY-VM SHORT EDIT]
Floriday Georgia Line – Cruise
Darius Rucker – Wagon Wheel
Hank Williams Jr. – Family Tradition