DJ A.P. is practically a household name at this point. It would be difficult to find any DJ who was playing club spots before the days of Serato/Traktor who didn't have at least one, if not several AV8 releases in their crate (Yes, Fatman Scoop shouting over the Diwali Riddim was essential). Jersey-boy DJ A.P. was the guy behind the infamous "NRC's Got Ya' Bouncin!" This drop, omnipresent in his blends (his outta control x gin and juice blend STILL kills it during my throwback hip-hop sets) identified his rise to fame as one of the defining voices of the 90's and millennial party-break era. Since then, he has continued to release dope, DJ friendly edits/remixes.
I was def. sleeping on his remix of Blurred Lines. As I made my way through the depths of soundcloud to dig for jams for the premiere of my new Saturday residency this weekend at one of Rochester's well-known nightspots, Vinyl, I came across this gem.
You can never get enough of those muted guitars and keys in Herman Kelly & Life's "Dance To The Drummer's Beat". In a feat of creative genius you wish you thought of, A.P. laced the sample with the acapella of Blurred Lines for a different feel, and what many would consider a crowd-pleasing result. It also features a verse at the end by up rapper Z Nuff Star.
=> You can download a .Zip of the Rap & No-Rap Versions Here(Dropbox).
We're hoping to feature more stuff from A.P.'s vaults. Until then..FOLLOW: @DJAPNRCPRO
p.s. A.P. recently 'grammed' a pic of his OG AV8 shirt! That's some history right there!
Tweet me pics or the names of your FAVORITE AV8 Partybreaks - 2000Down is compiling tracks for a future .zip to be released on the blog :) - @DJALYKHAN