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DJ Assault offers hours of ghetto-tech, for free
December 13, 2010 10:49 AM   Subscribe

DJ Assault (born Craig De Sean Adams, aka Craig Diamonds "The Street Narrator") is a Detroit-based music producer, who was part of a movement to bring ghetto-tech, aka booty house, from the urban streets of Detroit to the suburban club circuit. With his Jefferson Ave. label, he's bringing it directly to you, via the internet, for free. Four albums, 22 EPs, 11 DJ mixes, and three bonus collections of rap and "accelerated funk", all streaming and downloadable. [Warning: most music is NSFW or those sensitive to repetitive, crude lyrics]
posted by filthy light thief (25 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
Ass
Titties
Ass & Titties
Ass Ass
Titties Titties
Ass & Titties.
posted by orville sash at 10:52 AM on December 13, 2010 [10 favorites]


DJ Assult has been discussed previously on the Blue, but he started posting his Jefferson Ave. tracks for free earlier this year.

If you're looking for some words to cover the music, this album review is great, covering not only the album in question (not available on Assult's website), but also DJ Assult's place in the realm of techno.
posted by filthy light thief at 10:53 AM on December 13, 2010


And yes, there is a lot of Ass & Titties (and worse), but as covered in the Pop Matters review, some of the production is really enjoyable (if you enjoy this sort of tangent from techno).
posted by filthy light thief at 10:59 AM on December 13, 2010


Assult?
posted by lumensimus at 11:02 AM on December 13, 2010


I saw him play at the 930 club a few years ago...rather awesome raw mixing flavored with old-school obscene distorted shouting.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:06 AM on December 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


"OH! He really *is* saying 'two asses, for titties,' not 'to asses for titties!' It's just some DJ Assault threesome thing!"

I scared the hell out of Mr. F that glorious day in 2005, waking up out of a sound sleep at 7am to share that dubious revelation.
posted by fairytale of los angeles at 11:09 AM on December 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


er, *four* titties
posted by fairytale of los angeles at 11:10 AM on December 13, 2010


lumensimus: Assult?

Ah, erm, yes. Heh, missed the spell-check warnings there, it seems.

posted by filthy light thief at 11:14 AM on December 13, 2010


Oh hey, I am at this very moment listening to my friends' awesome booty house mix from 1999 or 2000.

I present to you Sinestro's Playhouse -- 50 records in 60 minutes, mixed from vinyl on 3 turntables in one take.
posted by empath at 11:17 AM on December 13, 2010


(see previous booty house post)
posted by empath at 11:18 AM on December 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Let me see you
Let me see you
Let me see you
Let me see you
Let me see you
Let me see you
Let me see you
Let me see you
Pop
Pop-Pop
Pop-Pop.
posted by orville sash at 11:53 AM on December 13, 2010


Hah! Ass n Titties, and Nipples n Clits were co-anthems for a road trip I went on with friends years ago.

Good times.
posted by utsutsu at 11:58 AM on December 13, 2010


"OH! He really *is* saying 'two asses, for titties,' not 'to asses for titties!' It's just some DJ Assault threesome thing!"

007 Will Return in:

"From Russia With Titties"

Also there's a "To Sir, with Titties" joke in there as well.
posted by Eideteker at 12:07 PM on December 13, 2010


thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou
posted by bboyberlin at 12:19 PM on December 13, 2010


My son was involved in the Detroit/Pontiac/Ypsi music scene before moving to Korea. Among the club mixes he left behind for me to deal with were DJ Assault, Jay Dee, Majestik Legend, One Be-Lo, D-12, and, I dunno, about 30 or so others.

I guess it is symptomatic of my old-fartdom, but I did find Assault to be overly repetitive, and I remember that when I added a couple of his his jams to Mrs. Bubba's iPod (without first listening to them) I got a "Really? REALLY? REALLY?!?! when the titties & asses got rolling.
posted by beelzbubba at 1:04 PM on December 13, 2010


This is the best Xmas ever! And probably the first time I've uttered something without sarcasm in 20 years!
posted by loriginedumonde at 2:02 PM on December 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


I would like to take a moment to note that in seventh grade, the first commenter in this thread mercilessly mocked Disco D for not knowing who Gwar was.

This has been your Middle School Memories Moment on MetaFilter.
posted by klangklangston at 2:30 PM on December 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


loriginedumonde: This is the best Xmas ever!

I'll be honest, I've been thinking about this cache of tracks for a while, but I posted it now, in part, to offset the holiday music.

And probably the first time I've uttered something without sarcasm in 20 years!

Sorry for breaking your streak (I think)
posted by filthy light thief at 2:34 PM on December 13, 2010


And unfortunately, I can't find the Cornish in a Turtleneck "Booty" album anywhere online. It was like Ween and DJ Assault had a kid.
posted by klangklangston at 2:41 PM on December 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Whoa...

I would like to take a moment to note that in seventh grade, the first commenter in this thread mercilessly mocked Disco D for not knowing who Gwar was.

It is very likely true that I did give D some shit about Gwar, but I had so little cache back then, I had to work what I had.

I was only dimly aware of the Kraftwerk/Hip-Hop connection a la Bambaataa when Assault's "Check Stub" came out. When I heard this insanely fast song with an insanely loopy call and response and a riff flipped directly from "It's More Fun To Compute", it kinda broke my brain.

I'm fairly unashamed to say that while I have records by both Craig Diamonds and DJ Assault, I had no idea they were one in the same. Now can someone find me a copy of "Who You Wit" on 12" please?
posted by orville sash at 7:25 PM on December 13, 2010


Also, someone told me the other day that when we were in high school I found a Huey Lewis CD in the back of his car and I rolled the window down and threw it out. I was such an asshole back then!
posted by orville sash at 7:29 PM on December 13, 2010 [2 favorites]


On my quick search, I haven't found "Who You Wit," but I did find the collection of tapes, going back to the late 1980s, including the 1988 New Years Eve Derrick May mix and Farley “JackMaster” Funk (Live) WBMX Chicago, plus Jeff Mills from 1986!
posted by filthy light thief at 7:38 PM on December 13, 2010


In college, we went to see DJ Assault at a big party in Detroit As we lined up outside the venue, there were about a dozen heavily-made-up women standing along the curb, wearing neon-colored mesh bikini tops and impossibly short skirts, and holding those little small handbags. One of our friends, who was a freshman and had grown up out in the sticks, saw these women and sad something along the lines of

"Are those... hoes?
I man, are those hoes hoes?
I mean, like, real hoes, not just hoes as a thing.
Not hoes, but, like, hoe hoes."

We couldn't stop laughing the rest of the night. We It still cracks me up.
posted by Jon_Evil at 10:56 PM on December 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


riddled with typos, sorry
posted by Jon_Evil at 10:58 PM on December 13, 2010


"riddled with typos"

"REDDLE ME THES, BATAMN!"?

"I don't understand any part of this clue from the Riddler, chum."

"Holy fatfingeritis, Batman! It looks like the Riddler's been hanging out on YouTube!"
posted by Eideteker at 10:03 AM on December 14, 2010


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