Dj Spanish Fly didn’t invent gangster rap, but when you go back to the early 80’s and double-check who was pumping 808’s MAD GRIMeY and whose flow was MAD SLoW, he’s at the top of the list. Most well-known for his association with Three 6 Mafia, Spanish Fly’s style has remained the same over time, unstifled by changing fads. His rhymes are creepy, smooth, stoned slow and sly. Spanish Fly still has a slot on Memphis’s Hot 107.1 , recently released a new mixtape and has started touring in various cities across the country.
RBMA:Yeah it seems like that kind of Memphis energy has spread a lot over the past two decades.
SPANISH FLY:Yeah, all over the world, and that’s what I be proud about. I’ll be sitting back laughing every time I hear Drumma [Boy] do something with Drake or [DJ] Paul [of Three 6 Mafia] do something or [Yo] Gotti do something, because it’s just an accomplishment, man. (RBMA)
Wanna win a pair of tickets to see DJ Spanish Fly open for Danny Brown? Olivia S.’s show “We are Floating in Space” will give away a pair at Thursday at 5 AM. Here is what Olivia says about Dj Spanish Fly:
“DJ Spanish Fly reminds me of one of the first friends I made in high school…we would always listen to music together; we both liked music from the south, though I was more into Southern rock/blues while he liked Southern hip hop. There were artists I knew like Lil Jon and Organized Noize, but I remember him also playing stuff I hadn’t heard before at the time like DJ Spanish Fly…for whatever especially loved the obscure track “Alright” off the A.B.C.D.E. album, and I couldn’t help but think back to that and smile when I heard about the show this Friday. I’ve since explored more by DJ Spanish fly and can appreciate the simplicity and directness of his music/have much respect for the influence that he had on a lot of the hip hop coming out of Memphis during the 80s-90s. ”
The name means “you wanna be American” in the Neapolitan dialect of Italian. It comes from a 50s Neapolitan pop song of the same name. As far as Italian music goes, I like to play 60s bubblegum pop w/ background dancers, anti-war political songs, 70s giallo/horror film soundtracks, spaghetti Western soundtracks, 80s synth pop, Italian takes on dream pop and shoegaze, and Italo-Disco. I also play American music that’s somehow relevant to Italy, like songs about lasagna and pizza, or Ella Fitzgerald performances in Rome. I get a lot of suggestions from my Italian friends that I met over the summer, but I also find a lot of the music on my own.
what animal do you think your show is most like?
A pig – a roasted pig. Every culture has their own version of roast pig. In Italy they call it porchetta, and it’s smothered in herbs and the skin gets so crunchy you could break a tooth on it. In America we call it pulled pork. Commonalities between cultures, such as our shared love for slowly roasted pig, is what brings people together.
instead of “i’ll be there for you”, what song would you pick for the opening credits of the tv show “Friends”
My Little Airport – Leo, Are You Still Jumping Out Of Windows In Expensive Clothes?
who do you wish could listen to your show — dead or alive?
My 70-something-year-old Italian host mom, Flavia, but she doesn’t have Internet at home.
best concert you’ve been to?
Mirah at the Cat last fall – I took a picture with her and got her autograph! If only she could have brought Thao Nguyen with her, I think I would have been the happiest person in the world. Oh, but I also saw Brian Blade/Christian McBride/Chick Corea performing together in Finney in fall 2010, and I got to meet all three of them. So I think that was better.
Franco Battiato – Summer on a Solitary Beach
Fausto Leali – A Chi (I first heard this song in the film La meglio gioventu – highly recommended – but check out this video for the backup dancers that have absolutely no rhythm at all)
Roberta Mazzoni – Bugiardo (Girlfriend and her lying ex-boy go sailing while giving each other the side-eye.)
Fred Buscaglione – Guarda che luna (classic 50s pop)
Fabio Frizzi – Sequence 8 Theme from Zombi 2 (classic 70s horror movie music)
Luciano Cilio – Primo quadro della conoscenza (This album as a whole is one of the best pieces of modern composition I know – unfortunately, Cilio committed suicide in 1983, leaving behind only a single album.)
Goblin – Theme from Profondo Rosso (prog-rock horror film soundtrack)
Brian Ice – Talking to the Night
Max-Him – Lady Fantasy
Amin-Peck – Girls On Me
General Decay – Pyramid
Baby’s Gang ft. Boney M – Happy Song
Ryan Paris – Dolce Vita (This one wins it all.)
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*Interviews with the OSCA SOPAs + OSWELL Sexualized Violence Coordinators,
*Interviews with the student body
*Discussion of the changes regarding oberlin’s sexual offense policy
*& more content coming
Its been a while since our last Release- But Live From Studio B now presents Sea Pups!! It was a pleasure to have these guys in the studio and they sound awesome!
Live From Studio B would also like to apologize to both our audience as wellas Sea Pups. Because of unforeseen technical difficulties- We regret to inform you we will not be posting any videos of this amazing session.
Keep Listening! Our next release will be Idol Hour!
My show is Jesse’s Juicy Patties. Catch me on WOBC every Friday Midnight to 1 AM (technically saturday morning). I play only the finest hand-selected trax from the collections of the one and only DJ. J. Walnut. only the hottest r&b cla$$ics, hip hop gold, p funk jamz, irie riddems, & all things tight for your friday night.
a quick sampling of some Juicy Patties played on my show:
Summer Time (NOLA BOUNCE REMIX) – The Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff
if you could have anyone alive or dead hear your show, who would it be?
If I could have anyone listen to this show, it would be Funk Master Flex, then he could further my radio career and give me late nights on HOT 97, also Michelle Obama, because I think she would like it alot. ( I love WOBC though, I wish I could have a show on wobc for the rest of my life. 100% serious, doing my radio show is without a doubt the best hour of my week every week, and I try to make it the same way for my listeners)
is your show more of a dog or cat person?
My show is definitely more of a dog person, atomic dog that is. or a hot dog, fresh n juicy.
what’s the best concert you’ve ever been to?
the best concert I’ve ever been to? that’s really tough. I saw the P-Funk allstars several years ago at the BB King club and I seriously lost my shit at that show. I saw James Brown a year before he died, and I feel really lucky to have seen that. As far as oberlin shows go, Freddie Gibbs was really fun, first person I’ve seen to spark a ***** in the sco and he got the whole crowd to shout “**** police” over and over which I found pretty entertaining. There’s too many good shows to count, and I know as soon as I send this interview I’m gunna remember one thats way better than all these.
if you could only hear one album for the rest of your life what would it be?
One album for the rest of my life? another tough question but I’ve already thought about this so its easy. “The Low End Theory” by A Tribe Called Quest. I think Tribe is as close as you can get to perfect music. this album fits every mood, I can party to it, chill to it, eat to it, put it on first thing in the morning to get up and goin, or put it on at night before I go to bed, I even lost my virginity to this album. hands down, The Low End Theory for the rest of my life. done and done.
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