Cassady Locke is an old friend, a dj/producer who lives in Brooklyn NY. He loves R&B, Soca, UK Garage, and M.U.S.C.L.E., and he puts weird seaweed protein in his smoothies. For his new EP on T&A Records, Locke draws inspiration from the UK. Influenced equally by classic garage producers such as Wookie and MJ Cole, and new artists like Sbtrkt with a strong nod to 90’s R&B Locke bridges the gap between Teddy Riley and Gorgon City. With a strong Jersey Club remix from our own DJ Ayres, the EP is a no-brainer, and it’s a free download!

He has had records under Cassady Locke and just Cassady going back like 15 years, including these Latin-flavored collaborations with Sabo on Bersa Discos:

Beatport has more on Sol Selectas and on Statra, a NY deep house label:

Find those here

Cassady plays in very exclusive rooms all over New York City, check out his smooth ass 90s R&B mix:

Lazy Sunday, 90’s R&B by Cassady Locke on Mixcloud

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Tatiana & Ayres Remix Contest Winner

JWS is the winner of the “Beautiful People” remix contest on Legitmix, sponsored by OkayFuture! Buy JWS’s remix here.

Listen to all the remixes from the contest here.

Download the original EP, with remixes from Treasure Fingers and Them Jeans, for free.

Beautiful People Remix Contest

DJ Ayres Tatiana remix

photo by Kenny Rodriguez, art by Respire

Singer Tatiana Owens and producer DJ Ayres just released Beautiful People, a cover of Barbara Tucker’s 1994 classic house anthem, updated with a UK Garage swagger, a big ol’ bassline and Tatiana’s soaring diva vocals. Now you can add your own beautiful touch to “Beautiful People” by remixing the track using any sample, any style, any way you want! The winner will receive $250 plus the opportunity to be on an official release coming out via DJ Ayres & Tittsworth’s T&A Records.

The competition is made possible by Legitmix, technology that helps remixers and the artists they sample get credited and paid. Stream & buy “Beautiful People” below and keep reading for contest rules.


1) Go to and download the acapella and stems.

2) Make a remix using any sample that can be found in iTunes. You MUST use a sample and be willing to identify it.

3) Submit your track to the “Beautiful People” Legitmix page:

4) Add a photo, bio and social links to your Legitmix profile.

Deadline to enter is Dec 31, 2013. The winner will be contacted by email. Please don’t share your work until the winner has been announced.

How Legitmix works:

For help:

For terms & conditions:

About the artists:

Tatiana Owens is a 21 year-old Harlem-based singer, whose music has been featured on MTV, VH1 and Showtime. “Black and White,” her collaboration with Ayres’s The Rub crew and rapper Bigg Base, went to #1 on the RapNetwork Record Breakers College Chart, and her song “Pendulum” was nominated for Best Pop Song at the Hollywood Music Awards. Follow on Twitter and Like on Facebook.

DJ Ayres is your favorite DJ’s third favorite DJ. The Village Voice called DJ Ayres and DJ Eleven’s monthly Brooklyn party, The Rub, “the best party to dance sweatily to smart music.” And the New York Times called Ayres “One of New York’s best mixtape DJs.” He has shared bills with Gucci Mane, Diplo, Justice, LCD Soundsystem and The Chemical Brothers – and toured with A-Trak, Ghostface and Bun B. Ayres makes music and releases it on T&A Records with his partner Tittsworth. Follow on Twitter and Like on Facebook.

A brand new remix of The Rub “Dutty Gyal” featuring Natalie Storm is on this compilation from T&A Records. Smalltown DJs slow the tempo with this insanely catchy moombahton remix. Grab it here:

Free Download (Zip file)
Beatport  / Amazon

Moombahton Forever

Tittsworth and I just released this huge compilation on T&A Records, with help from Dave Nada, Bro Safari, Craze, LeDoom, Vamos Promo and a bunch of our favorite producers.  And it’s free!

Download the entire compilation as a Zip at

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DJ Ayres EP & Video

The EP is finally here!

Buy it so I can pay my taxes! iTunes / Amazon / Juno / Turntable Lab

My friend Harry and I threw this video together for Flashing Lights:

DJ Ayres – Flashing Lights.

Studio Daze

Been working hard in the studio!

DJ Ayres – Flashing Lights Theme (out now on T&A Records!)

Frank Ocean – Swim Good ft. UGK (JD & Ayres blend)

Torro Torro – Blue Blouse (DJ Ayres remix) out now on T&A Records!  Free download at XLR8R

Wayne Wonder x Munchi – No Letting Go (DJ Ayres blend) (free download)

Jeremih & 50 Cent – Down on Me (DJ Ayres remix) (free download)

Afrojack – Pacha on Acid (DJ Ayres edit) (free download)

More downloads after the jump!
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Free T&A / Crookers / Munchi

The Zombies for Money remix of Torro Torro “Blue Blouse” is free on RCRDLBL. EP out May 8! Listen to the whole thing on Soundcloud now.

Torro Torro – Blue Blouse by T&ARecords

Crookers remixed Munchi’s “Shottas” featuring Mr Lexx! And lucky for you they’re giving it away for free on their blog. We have a whole EP of Shottas remixes coming in the next month or so on T&A records, and you can buy the original on the Murda Sounds EP.
Munchi ft Mr Lexx – Shottas (Crookers Remix) by

As many of you know, Munchi suffered a seizure while on tour in Hawaii two weeks ago.  He was in a coma for 9 hours and in the hospital for 11 days.  The seizure was the result of a intracerebral hemorrhage in the left side of his brain, with no prior history of illness.  He’s doing a lot better now, out of the hospital and resting up.  Yesterday we started a fundraiser and raised over $5000, bought Munchi a flight home to Rotterdam and covered the cost of his meds.  Today we’re working on getting his hospital bills, which will surely be very high.  If you haven’t given yet, please visit his page and do what you can to help:

Munchi x MIA

Munchi has two songs with MIA on her new mixtape: Murda Sound is taken from the T&A EP of the same name and Tamil Beat is brand new. Get the mix here and get his debut EP on T&A Records

Dirty South Joe – Best of Munchi


Best of Munchi Mix by Dirty South Joe (right click “save target as”)

In the spring of 2010, an unknown kid from the Netherlands named Munchi sent Dave Nada a handful of Moombahton tracks, which he passed around to his friends. Since then, Munchi has gone from being a few DJs’ best kept secret to a highly sought-after producer. He’s been cranking out monthly promo EPs all year, and when Tittsworth and I reached out to him about doing an EP on T&A, he sent us everything from Baltimore Club, Kuduro, Baile Funk and Cumbia to House, Breakcore and deep Dubstep. But genre labels do Munchi a disservice, as every track combines elements from different styles and influences. A Dominican kid living in Rotterdam, he has been making reggaeton with Dutch influences since way before Dave coined Moombahton, and all sorts of weird shit before “Tropical” became a blanket term for the global bass movement. Simply put, he’s our favorite new producer and his tracks are fucking insane. Dirty South Joe agrees, so he whipped up a live mix of Munchi favorites, including a bunch of tracks off Munchi’s Murda Sound EP (out Nov 2) and as-yet untitled album coming on T&A this winter.

Munchi will be making his debut in DC and LA this week: catch him at Moombahton Massive on Oct 27 at U Street Music Hall and Friday, Oct 29 at the Dance Right x Mad Decent party at the Standard in LA.

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