TiRon Answers The Who, What When Where & Why’s Of The Hipster Term

•November 24, 2010 • Leave a Comment

What is a hipster?:

Wll, wikipedia defines it as a term used in north america to describe young, well educated urban middle and upper class adults with leftist or liberal social and political views and interests in non mainstream fashion and music. But the hood term is “a nigga in tight ass pants”.

What is a hipster rapper?: I guess a hipster rapper would be a hipster that rapped. Much like a gangster who rapped would be a gangster rapper. Thing with that is, when either become profitable, it becomes saturated with liars that don’t live the lifestyle.

From what you’ve heard, what is the cliche definition of a hipster rapper?: a dude that wears colorful streetwear clothing and rhymes about his sneakers.

Have you ever been considered one?: nah, and if so its because of the folks I’m affiliated with being called one.

Turned off?: well, I wouldn’t say I’m turned on. That would be strange lol. Everyone has opinions so I guess call me what you will, doesn’t really bother me. Unless you’re talkin shit…

Floating around: because of the new scene that’s emerging in hip hop. Its no longer fashionable to rock xxxxxxl white t’s, that’s not what the kids are doing these days and the music they listen to reflects that.

Labeled hipster or just a musician: I don’t think anyone can be labeled just one thing these days, and if so…that artist will become boring to the masses due to the fact that everything from the slang we speak, the food we eat, and the life we live is all influenced by different cultures.

Late 80 early 90 hipsters: all the gutter gangsta/hustlin/pimp rap that came out from too short, nwa, dj quik, geto boys. Because at that particular time that culture wasn’t really popular, and when it blew up…it really exploded onto the scene. Much like this “hipster” movement that’s going on now…


DJ Cable & DJ Hotpoint Present: “Heavy Petting” – Valentine’s Mixtape

•February 12, 2010 • Leave a Comment

No, the bears are NOT me and DJ Hotpoint.

Seeing as it’s Valentine’s Day this Sunday, we decided to put together a selection of Slow Jams, plus some R&B, Soul and Hip Hop classics that should get you in the mood for some good ol’ fashioned sexy time with your partner(s) this weekend.

There were a whole load of other joints that we wanted to fit in, such as Smooth “Undercover Lover”, Keith Sweat “Nobody”, even some Bobby Brown and Babyface; however I think we’ve provided you with a smooth mix.

Kudos to whoever gets busy to this mix (especially during the bonus track). Enjoy!



01. Busta Rhymes Feat. Janet Jackson – What’s It Gonna Be?!
02. Aaliyah – One In A Million
03. Usher – Nice & Slow
04. Shai – If I Ever Fall In Love
05. Ginuwine – In Those Jeans
06. Jodeci – Freak N’ You
07. K-Ci & Jo Jo – Tell Me It’s Real
08. Silk – Freak Me
09. iMX – First Time
10. Pretty Ricky – Grind With Me
11. Wayne Marshall – G Spot
12. Ludacris Feat. Raphael Saadiq – Splash Waterfalls (Remix)
13. Donell Jones – Shorty (Got Her Eyes On Me)
14. John Legend Feat. Estelle – No Other Love
15. Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On
16. Bobby Caldwell – What You Won’t Do For Love
17. Isley Brothers – Between The Sheets
18. D’Angelo – Lady
19. 112 – Cupid
20. Case Feat. Foxy Brown – Touch Me, Tease Me
21. Whitehead Bros. – Forget I Was A G
22. Jazzy Jeff Feat. Erro – Rock Wit U
23. Marcus Miller – Much Too Much
24. Mary Jane Girls – All Night Long
25. LL Cool J – Doin’ It
26. Bonus Track!

NOTE: Just to let you know as well, there isn’t any turntablist stuff on this mix, mainly due to the fact that cutting up two copies of slow jams such as “Freak N’ You” would sound pretty…erm…odd…Just some simple transitions for easy listening.

Vote for DJ Cable in the Next Generation DJ Competition!

•December 22, 2009 • Leave a Comment


Easy people, thought I’d do a quick spot of online self promo, and ask for your help in order for me to win this dope competition!

Those kinds folks at Pioneer, Beatport, DJ Magazine and Let’s Mix have come together to launch ‘Next Generation DJ’ (NGDJ), a talent competition designed to unearth the next superstar DJ and to give him or her the chance to win a life changing prize!

For my entry, I’ve submitted “The Mash Down: Vol. 2” which you may have stumbled across on all good blogs/sites. The way the competition works is by getting you lovely people to vote for my mix to win.

All you need to do is to click on this link, and vote at the top. You’ll need to provide a valid email address, but rest assured you won’t get spammed in any way. I only need 200 votes to qualify to get to the 2nd stage of the competition, so please, hurry up and get voting! 🙂


DJ Cable “The Mash Down Vol. 3”

•August 25, 2009 • Leave a Comment

So after a few months of waiting, the third installment of the “Mash Down” series is finally here for your listening pleasure! First up, thanks to everyone who supported and downloaded Volume 2. If you’re new to the blog, or have simply missed out, you can still grab it HERE

This time around, I’ve gone in with a mixture of Dubstep, Grime, Bassline/UK Garage, and some Southern Hip Hop from the likes of Crissy Criss, High Rankin, Rusko, Joker, Emalkay, Ruff Squad, Tempz, Bonecrusher, David Banner and more. The selection is pretty upfront and aggressive (sprinkled with a couple of classic anthems too), as I wanted to make this bang from start to finish.

As usual, there are a few scratch sections here and there, plus a few double drops for good measure 🙂

DOWNLOAD (192kbps): “The Mash Down Vol. 3”


01. Intro…
02. Mark Instinct – Invader
03. N-Type & The Others – Technophobe
04. Maniac – Thug
05. The Prodigy – Warrior’s Dance (Benga Remix)
06. JME – Standard
07. Reso – Smash Yer Face In
08. Crissy Criss – Kick, Snare
09. Distance – Night Vision (Skream Remix)
10. Jakes – Rock The Bells
11. Emalkay – Explicit
12. Chase & Status – Saxon
13. Chase & Status – Saxon (OH SNAP! Edit Stylee)
14. The Count & Sinden – Hardcore Girls (Project Bassline Remix)
15. Jammin – Hold On + “Scratch Interlude”
16. Ludacris Feat. Shawnna – What’s Your Fantasy
17. Jakes & Joker – 3Klane
18. Skepta – I Spy
19. Tempa T – Next Hype
20. Rusko – Mr. Muscle
21. D.O.K. – Warning
22. Benga – Buzzin’
23. Kyza – Go (Bar 9 Remix)
24. Foreign Beggars Vs. Rouge A Levres (Feat. Primecuts) – Hit That Gash (Itchy Naaan Re-rub)
25. Vista – Forcefield
26. Bonecrusher Feat. Killer Mike & T.I. – Never Scared
27. Caspa – Marmite
28. Ruff Sqwad – Xtra
29. Skream – Simple City
30. High Rankin – No Money For Guns
31. Joker – Do It
32. Seven – Drop
33. David Banner Feat. Lil Flip – Like A Pimp
34. Chingy – Juice
35. Fused Forces – What’s Going Down
36. Basement Jaxx – Raindrops (Doorly’s Dubstep Remix)

Got any thoughts? Let me know what you think.

P.S. Shouts to Gio for the artwork. It’s alot.

Vote for DJ Cable in the “Vice x Grolsch Block Party Mix Competition”!

•August 13, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Easy people, thought I’d do a quick spot of online self promo, and ask for your help in order for me to win this dope competition!

In a nutshell, Vice & Pacemaker have come up with a competition, where one lucky DJ will do a warm-up gig for Sweat X & Alexander Robotnick at the Grolsch Block Party on August 21st, in Stockholm! The top five voted mixes by August 18th enter the final, where VICE selects the winner.

For my entry, I’ve submitted “The Mash Down: Vol. 2” which you may have stumbled across on this blog, and on all other good blogs/sites. The way the competition works is by getting you lovely people to vote for my mix to win.

All you need to do is to click on this link and click on the “thumbs up” icon. The more votes I get, the better a chance I have at winning!

Thanks in advance for your support. Get voting! 🙂

DJ Cable Guest Mix on BBC Asian Network

•April 11, 2009 • Leave a Comment


It’s been a pretty exciting week so far. On top of having 5 shows to do, and Serato Video-SL arriving in the post, I also had a guest mix aired on DJ Kayper’s show on BBC Asian Network, as part of the Hype “Mixtape Challenge”.

For those that don’t know, each week Kayper does the “Mixtape Challenge” on her show, where she challenges a DJ to fit 3 or 4 Desi tracks into a 15 minute mix of any genre; be it cutting them up, remixing/re-editing them, etc…In other words, you gotta be creative!

Previous DJs who’ve taken up the challenge include Crookers, MJ Cole, DJ Craze & DJ Yoda, so I knew I had to step my game up! So as a result, this mix showcases a lot more scratching, a whole mixture of genres, and some re-editing which I’ve done in Ableton. I hope you enjoy it!

Oh, there’s also a brief interview with me at the start too…You can all witness how…erm…monotone/quiet I am lol…

Listen/Get: DJ Cable “Mixtape Challenge” for BBC Asian Network


01. Interview/Intro
02. Sukshinda – Shinda Wanga
03. Snoop Doog – Drop It Like It’s Hot (Instrumental)
04. AC/DC – Back In Black
05. DJ H & Rags – Char Panj
06. Mavado – So Special/Unfinished Business Riddim (Instrumental)
07. Dil Se – Chaiyya Chaiyya
08. J-Kwon Tipsy (Instrumental)
09. Queen – We Will Rock You
10. DJ Starski & DJ AD – Right Thurr 2009
11. DJ Vix – Ah Chak Bottel Daru Di
12. DJ Class Feat. Lil Jon – I’m The Ish (Bonus Beats)
13. K.I.G. Family – Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes
14. Dizzee Rascal – Stand Up Tall
15. DJ Zinc – 138 Trek (Bonus Beats)
16. Jammin’ – Go DJ
17. Skepta – Duppy
18. Benga – 26 Basslines
19. Shreya Ghosal – Silsila Ye Chahat Ka
20. Chase & Status – Eastern Jam

Got any thoughts? Be sure to leave a comment or holla

P.S. Some of you may recognise a few tracks here from “The Mash Down: Vol. 2”. You can still grab it here for FREE!

DJ Cable “The Mash Down: Vol. 2”

•March 10, 2009 • Leave a Comment


Thought I’d finally get round to posting up on here again! Anyhow, here’s the next installment of my cross-genre monthly mixes for your listening pleasure, entitled “The Mash Down”. Thanks to everyone who copped the previous mix. If you missed out, you can grab it here

This month’s mix is mixture of bass-heavy Electro, Baltimore Club, UK Funky, UK Garage, Grime, Bassline & Dubstep, from the likes of More Fire Crew, Jack Beats, Caspa, Benga, Fake Blood, K.I.G. Family, Diplo, Boy Better Know, Kid Cudi and more… Plus some cuts, doubles, and a nice little scratch section from yours truly! Overall, a nice selection of club tracks, new & old..

Listen/Get: DJ Cable “The Mash Down: Vol. 2”


01. Intro
02. Boy Better Know – Too Many Man
03. DJ Class – I’m The Ish
04. The Count of Monte Cristal – B-More Forward
05. DJ Tameil – I Get Money
06. Diplo Feat. Rye Rye – Wassup Wassup (DJ Sega Remix)
07. Kazey & Bulldog – Big Truck
08. Dave Nada – Where Brooklyn At?
09. Roundtable Knights – Freak From Desire
10. Dillinja – Twist ‘Em Out (Proper Villains Remix)
11. AC Slater – Jack Got Jacked (Jack Beats Remix)
12. Cypress Hill – Insane In The Brain (2 Bit Thugs Remix)
13. Fake Blood – Mars
14. DJ Mujava – Township Funk (Radioclit Remix)
15. K.I.G. Family – Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes
16. Dizzee Rascal – Stand Up Tall
17. More Fire Crew – Oi!
18. Jammin – Go DJ + DJ Cable “Scratch Attack”
19. Skepta – Duppy
20. Benga – 26 Basslines
21. Kid Sister – Pro Nails (Rusko Remix)
22. Caspa – My Pet Monster
23. TC – Where’s My Money? (Caspa Remix – Jack Beats Re-edit)
24. Kid Cudi – Day N Nite (Agent X Remix)
25. Lethal Bizzle – Bizzle Bizzle

Got any thoughts? Leave a comment or get in touch

P.S. Shouts to Uri for sorting the artwork for this project. Be sure to hit up her blog for other graphic design work, and details on how to contact her.