Tuesday, September 20, 2005

THE BLOG IS DEAD



Long live the site.

CERTIFIED BANANAS HAS MOVED TO WWW.CERTIFIEDBANANAS.COM

Go there.

















Tuesday, September 06, 2005

out of breath

NOW WITH SPECIAL GUEST DJ C of BEAT RESEARCH



Two nights in Boston area this weekend: Our monthly throwdown, listed above (9/9 at the Enormous Room), special guest DJ C. We are bringing some serrrrious sound system reinforcements, so come get down without fear of technical glitches! Party wil be at least 50x more fun than the flyer!

And more importantly, Sunday, Sept 11th we're spinning at a Hurricane Katrina benefit organized by them Honeypump dudes. It's at Great Scott, 1222 Commonwealth Ave, Allston, MA, and we're playing along with DJs Knife, Drisky and D-Wiz... 18+, $10 donation--which is the least we should be doing anyway.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Not so much repetition as reiteration

I try not to repeat myself, but sometimes this is necessary:

Saturday. Savalas. Fast Times Times Two, CB+C&J. This will be so thoroughly thoro. We have our peoples rolling in from Philly, Providence, Tdot, the Pacific Northwest. I kid you not. Here's what you need to know for anyone who's still confused.

By the way, we are offically caught up in summer and slacking--September's mix is coming, but it's gonna be a little while. In the meantime, just bump this on loop.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Keep it moving



SAVE THE DATE, CANCEL ALL PRIOR ENGAGEMENTS, THIS IS WHERE YOU WANT TO BE! IT'S OUR NEW YORK PREMIER, BABY!


Thanks so much to Nick Catchdubs for coming through and rocking our Enormous Room night once again--his sets were super tight, and this was definitely our best night in Cambridge so far. Many, many thanks to everyone who came and toughed out the technical difficulties with the sound--we'll have something sorted out by next month, we PROMISE. Thanks to Chris for the picture.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

The day is here...




Ok, here's the deal. The Certified Bananas site is undergoing some changes. From this point on you will be able to download the mixes for the current and previous months to your heart's content, but after that point, they'll be coming out of free mode.

The good news is that we've put in the work to design some kick ass CD versions of all the mixes. We're talking original artwork for each mix, hand-screened yellow discs, packaged with love by Mr. Vandal and Sneez le Skeez themselves. Just click here to speed over to our new storefront, where you can get your hands on the cds for all the previous mixes. Our rates are extremely reasonable, as you well know from experiencing 7 free mixtapes thus far. These things might even be worth something someday!

and also....
AUGUST MIX
Instructions:

Listen to this mix in a non-air-conditioned, hot ass 3rd floor apartment with a bit of whisky and the first tomatoes of the season.

Friday, July 08, 2005

Put it in the air



This was the view from the booth at the Enormous Room last Friday when Caps and Jones came through. It was a killer night--Caps and Jones are the motherfucking dudes for real, people. I can't stress this enough. Amazing as DJs and even better as peeps--anyone in New York with half a brain should be attending their Saturday night jam on the regular. Much thanks to all the other folks that made it happen--Chris, Carly, Courtney and the other folks at the Enormous, and of course all our friends who came from near and far to shake that shit. Much appreciated everyone, and we promise to do it again soon.

Stay tuned for major, major updates in the next couple weeks, folks. A ton of dates in August from Toronto to Boston and in between, new web steez, and maybe even some CB product to hold in your hands.

Lastly, of course, keep dropping that July Mix like it's hot. Thanks for all the feedback, much appreciated.

Friday, July 01, 2005

JULY BANANAS INVASION!!!

You may have never thought to ask, or may have been wondering all along, but two years minus 4 days ago, Certified Bananas was born. It happened at Rough Trade Record Shop (Neals Yard location) London, England. After arriving at Heathrow earlier that morning, Young P was tired. When he looked up from his record browsing, he thought that the Vandal was just a hallucination. But he was real. Somehow, Providence had converged on London. They laughed and then stole some champagne later that night to celebrate. We thought we'd take it back to the Isles for july two double-0 fizzle.

Get the July Mix here


Tracklist:

Coldplay - Clocks
Brandy - Should I Go
Kopa Riddim (instrumental)
The Beatles - Taxman
The Rolling Stones - I Miss You
Trick Daddy - Boy(accapella)
The Zombies - Time of the Season
Missy ft. Ludacris - Gossip Folks (accapella)
The Kinks - Picture Book
Amerie ft. T.I. - Touch Remix (accapella)
David Bowie - Under Pressure
Elastica - Connection
The Who - Teenage Wasteland
Pitbull - Toma (accapella)
Art Brut - Good Weekend
R. Kelly - Ignition (accapella)
Bloc Party - Like Eating Glass
The Faces - Ooh La La