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EMF – Unbelievable (Steve1der & Pickster Remix)
Of course we had to Moombah the shit outta this 90′s classic. Enjoy!
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I made this for all my working club DJ’s that grind it out each and every week. Classic material hands up vibes on this one with a DJ user friendly short Intro and an Acapella Outro. This one was an exclusive feature on DJ Benzi’s “Get Right Radio Summer Mix 2012″ Grab that too!

Big ups to all my Moombahton Massive!


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Miss Platnum is a Romanian-German Singer with a strong female voice.
Telling her man he needs to buy her a Mercedes Benz like all of her friends,
or she’ll take his friend! This dancy Tropical tune got the Pickster Moombah
touch with additional production from Les Gourmets from France.



A Hot Ghetto Mess of Hip-Hop, Art, and B-Boys: The 10-Year Journey of The Blunt Club

By Benjamin Leatherman Thu., May 17 2012  PHOENIX NEW TIMES BLOG – UP ON THE SUN

If Adam Dumper is feeling a little melancholy right now, there’s a good reason. This week has a bit of a “best of times/worst of times” vibe for the local hip-hop impresario and street artist, who’s better known by his alter ego Dumperfoo.

Three days ago, his longtime employer Wet Paint announced its closure after 11 years of selling graf art supplies and functioning as an epicenter of urban and hip-hop culture in the Valley. Meanwhile, Dumper will be celebrating the triumphant 10-year anniversary of The Blunt Club starting tonight, which served as Phoenix’s premiere hip-hop night for exactly a decade. Leaning against a rack of canvases inside Wet Paint, Dumper reflects on the event’s longevity and how it contrasts with the impending closure of the art store.

“Yeah, it’s pretty gnarly,” Dumper says. “This place has been like my corporate headquarters. It’s been intertwined with The Blunt Club and has been a big reason why the night has gone on as long as it has. This is where I took calls to book artists, I had stuff sent here and met artists here. It blows that it’s getting shut down.”

But after the doors at Wet Paint close, The Blunt Club will keep going strong. It’s been the Valley’s pimpest hip-hop joint and a showcase for rap artistry, turntable wizardry, and fly street culture that’s survived financial peril and moving to four different venues.
You could fill a novel with a list of all the influential artists and acts who’ve performed at the event, illustrated by all the dope art that’s been created over the years by Dumper and others.

In honor of the pair of 10-year celebrations that will take place over the next two nights,New Times recently interview Dumper and longtime Blunt Club DJs Pickster One and Mr. Hyder about the history of the event and all the crazy shit that’s gone down over the last decade.

The old Priceless Inn in Tempe.

Back in the Day
Adam Dumper: Keith Nichols started Priceless Inn right before the Blunt Club started in ’02, was on tour with Emerg [McVay] and Eminem, because Keith used to manage Bionic Jive and they were opening for Eminem. And they were talking about starting this club night with spoken word, because it was big at that time with Def Poetry Jam on TV. So Keith and Emerg came at me and were like, “Yo, we gotta do this trip-hop night with spoken word and live art called The Blunt Club.” I was working at Wet Paint at the time, doing shows and promotions, and was like, “Cool.” I booked all the DJs and acts and went with it and have been running with it ever since.

Mr. Hyder: I was one of the first resident DJs there, one of the original four with Dumper, Keith, and Emerg. Back then, we wanted it to have a lounge vibe, like something cool for people to come chill out at that wasn’t necessarily a show. And it stayed in the form for a couple years before we turned up the heat on the music. Back in the day though, it had more of a creative vibe, like a lot of people would go there and write and draw. Me, Organic, and Rest in Peace Eskimo would hang out and play dominoes for a couple hours while DJs were spinning Portishead, Massive Attack, and like downtempo kind of grooves.

Pickster One: It was raw. I went to The Blunt Club for years before being part of it, but I remember it being all downtempo, jazzy, trip-hop with poetry. And then it slowly began shifting to hip-hop. They started booking live acts to go along with the poets, and the hip-hop began taking over. The DJs started out playing dancey breakbeats and the b-boys started performing and it evolved from there.

Bionic Jive member and longtime Blunt Club host Emerg McVay

Emerg McVay…The Host With the Most
Dumper: He’s definitely been a big part of this thing. We had Bionic Jive there a few times. Or we’d have Emerg rock a solo set by himself, or me and him would host the poetry together. That was fun just talking shit with him to the crowd. He’s an awesome host. Merge brought the whole vibe of it [back] in the day, keeping everybody happy and making sure they’re into the show. I miss not having Merge there, cause I don’t want to talk to the crowd. I just want to sit behind the turntables and hide.

Pickster: He’s the kinda person that just demands attention. If he talks, you listen. He’s a funny guy. He’s traveled all over the world with Eminem and Proof and a ton of other tours. He’s just a seasoned pro. You don’t tell him what to do, you give him a list of what we’ve got going on that night and he handles it like a professional. A good host is like gold.

Poetry and Rhymes
Dumper: A year into it at P.I., I started bringing in stuff I wanted to see, like my friends and groups that I knew. Just throwing in DJs and people I saw at hip-hop shows. “Hey, I heard you have The Blunt Club going on, can you throw me on?” That was before Doug Quick was working with me in the booking. Most of the poets that we had doing spoken word were MCs spitting poetry one night and then come back and rap on other nights. So it went hand-in-hand. Our crowds started getting more hip-hop, but for a while there we had a mixture of old school folks to hip-hop dudes to punkers. It’s always been a melting pot of different kinds of people.

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Collaborating With the Hip-Hop Scene
Dumper: In the early days, I was frequenting club nights like Kill Mill and collaborating with Drunken Immortals. And some of those nights evolved from what we were doing, and some of what we did evolved from what they were doing. Even Z-Trip and his stuff back in the day influenced what we did at Blunt Club. It also was inspired by a night I was doing with [artist] Jim Mahfood called Move 98 and I’d buy art supplies and spray paint and everybody would paint the back of the fence line at Boston’s. And there were DJs and hip-hop. That was probably how I met Keith and Emerg and how they got me to do The Blunt Club.

Pickster: There’s been a few Thursdays that popped up but none of ‘em were in direct competition with Blunt Club. Even when like Groove Candy moved to Thursdays, people tried to make that a big deal out of it. But we’ve always been homies and play each other’s nights, it’s a whole different scene.

Dumper: After a good year, word started spreading to other cities and then we started getting people from L.A. who wanted to play. Then word of The Blunt Club went worldwide.

Blunt Club residents past and present: Tricky T (left) and Pickster One.

Turntable Titans
Dumper: We’ve always had great DJs over the years. Tricky T, Element, DJ Daddy Rich from 3rd Base was a resident. And Hyder and Organic were in the mix for years.

Pickster: Each resident always brought something different to The Blunt Club. Hyder is the dude that always surprises you. You may think you’d know what to expect from him, and then he’d just pull something out of nowhere and you’d be like, “Where the fuck did you get this?” He was the dude who never played the typical hip-hop classics. He’d bring out some funk, old school stuff, or cater to the b-boys at any given time.

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Dumper: Definitely Pickster brings a lot of variety of music to the table, but he’s still playing stuff that’s the core of our night. He can play from moombahton to reggae to dancehall to hip-hop to b-boy stuff to funk or whatever and mix it all together and it seems like the perfect ride. I can say, “Hey Pickster, we’re gonna do an ’80s thing tonight,” and – boom – he’s got it. Or a ’90s night, or an all dancehall set, he can handle it. He’s got tons of styles, but there’s always something fluid to the whole thing.

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Pickster: Element’s probably one of the best scratch DJs in Arizona. Him and M2, those dudes are the cleanest scratchers around. I’m okay, but honestly, those dudes are way better. We had D-Styles, who’s one of the best scratchers in the world, and he saw Element and was like “Woah!” And Tricky is one of my favorite to watch because he has these crazy transitional mixes and a real unorthodox way of mixing records. I don’t know if he picked it up from [his mentor Z-Trip], but he’s really clean. We were lucky to have Radar as a resident and he was awesome. He’s always fun to play with.

Souls of Mischief perform at the Blunt Club

The Alternative Hip-Hop Tip
We’ve always had that classic hip-hop feel that everyone grew up on and loves. We’ve just always kept that. We never really went for the mainstream, newest Top 40 stuff. We occasionally mix it in because once in awhile there is good Top 40 songs, but for the most part we’ve always maintained a focus on good hip-hop. Really it’s our crowd who want to hear that stuff and come back because they know what they’re gonna get. It’s funny because we’ve had some of the best DJs come through and they try to do what they’re used to, like rank-and-file shit, and we tell ‘em, “Just play some hip-hop.” Sure enough, by the end of the set they say, “I haven’t been able to do that for years.” Its just classic party hip-hop you don’t hear elsewhere, man.

Dumper: And we do a lot of live stuff too that’s the newest in underground hip-hop every week. You never knew what to expect, whether it’s a jazz band coming through or a reggae group, or electronic stuff. It’s been a mixture of all different types of stuff. We had a symphony violinist [Daniel Bernard Roumain] last year who was killer and did classic hip-hop songs on violin.

B-Boys and Nunchuks
Pickster: We’ve had some of the best b-boys in the world come though, because they know if they show up at any given time the DJs at The Blunt Club can throw it down. Furious Styles Crew have been big supporters over the years and still come out.

Dumper: One of my best things to happen there was when a wushu kung-fu team came in with swords, staffs, knives, and nunchuks. And they did a whole show in the middle of Hollywood Alley, where dudes were kicking the ceiling and like flinging these friggin’ staffs with swords on the end. It was the craziest night. There were people were gathered around in a b-boy circle while they’re knife fighting at the bar.

It was the coolest shit I’ve ever seen. Those guys are like Buddhist monk ninjas who were killing it for like 20 minutes. Luckily no one died. It was our first couple of weeks at Hollywood Alley and I tried to bring in the weirdest shit imaginable back then, like “I want a kung-fu team at The Blunt Club.” We were kinda worried about things, like if we had the right insurance. Ross loved it and was laughing the entire time.

A typical Blunt Club crowd.

Theme Nights and Special Guests
Pickster: The theme nights are fun, like we did A Tribe Called Quest versus De La Soul [one week]. That was dope. We did East Coast versus West Coast with basically two sets of turntables. One setup would play East Coast and the other setup would do West Coast. And Dumper drew and shit, like some big giant Eastside and Westside hand signs that battled it out.

Hyder: I really liked it when Grupo Fantasma, a 13-piece Latin band from Texas came out and gave the Blunt a whole new vibe. And a whole bunch of new people came to check out the music.

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Dumper: For me, it’s always been about some of the classic hip-hop acts we’ve hosted like Souls of Mischief Or Jeru the Damaja, that was a great night. I could go for days. Digable Planets was one of the biggest for me. I knew when we started this thing out I wanted to bring out Pharcyde and Digable Planets, two of the groups from the 90s that I grew up skating to and listened to every day.

Pickster: We had Black Sheep and became friends with Dres and DJ’d for him a couple times and we became homies. That was awesome. And he’d call up Doug and want to come out go golfing. It was like, yeah, I’m going golfing with Dres. Wild stuff. Afrika Bambaataa came through and was all over the place had a great time. He was playing electronica and Baltimore club music. It was so funny. It’s like these icons you looked up to your entire life and they’re down to earth good people.

Chuck D. of Public Enemy at Hollywood Alley in 2006

The Night Public Enemy Stopped By
Pickster: Their concert at the Marquee was cancelled and they had a signing at Atomic Comics on the westside and Doug, Dumper, and me went by to check it out. Doug was like, “Hey we’ve got a night we’ve been doing for years and it’s the real deal hip-hop spot in AZ. Would you want to come down?” Their guy was like, “We only have to ask one person,” and he whispered in Chuck D.’s ear and he said, “We’ll do it.”

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We didn’t know if they were going to show up, it was all on Chuck D.’s word and we were a little worried. We sent out text messages and put it out on MySpace and by the time we got from Atomic Comics over to Hollywood Alley, the club was completely sold out and there was like 200 people lined up outside. And sure enough, around midnight there was this bang on the back door, it swung open and Public Enemy’s security came in with flashlights, started moving people around and swatted cigarettes out of people’s hands. And Chuck D. came in with ‘em. It was crazy. Oh my God.

Dumper: It was like people were literally standing on the tables at Hollywood Alley. They played for like an hour and a half. It just so happened that Drunken Immortals were playing the same night so there was a whole band already setup on stage so they played with a live band. Flavor Flav did like a 10-minute drum solo. And they played “By the Time I Get to Arizona,” which they hadn’t done since a U2 concert back in the day. I saw a girl in the front faint, like Beatles style.

A packed house at The Blunt Club

New Venues and Big Problems
Dumper: Because of the venue size we had to get a bigger venue we moved it to Hollywood Alley in 2005. Ross [Wincek] is an awesome guy. We had some of my favorite times there. It was good food, good people, and an anything goes kinda thing over there. Some of our best times and our best shows. Crazy people showing up all the time. You never knew what was gonna happen. It was sold out every week. The reason we went to Club Red in 2008 was because it was around the time that Ross’ mom passed away and they were having some financial problems [at Hollywood Alley] and we thought it might be smart to move. We probably should’ve stayed there.

Pickster: We’ve coulda thrown in the towel a couple times if we wanted to. For instance, when it was Club Red. It was just a big venue to fill. And for a year and a half we filled the place with 800 people every week. It went good at that spot for a while. I lost count at the number of times we packed the place. Some of the shows, the line was all the way to the Jack in the Box. And then when the economy started dipping, people couldn’t afford to go to big name shows every week our attendance started dropping. And now we’re a free night at the Yucca.

Dumper: There’s been a few times when I wanted to. Me and Doug went into debt bringing in a couple of big shows. We were trying to do a national acts every week and fill an 800-person venue and that started hurting our pockets and our pride. We were trying to do something cool that people weren’t supporting. And we were trainwrecking as the economy was getting really bad.

The Legacy of the Blunt Club:
Hyder: I would easily say we were the premier hip-hop night in Arizona. There were some other cats out there doing some things, but the amount of people we brought to The Blunt Club — from Black Sheep to the Hieroglyphics to Roc Raida — nobody else in Arizona was doing that. I’ve had DJs worldwide tell me there’s not vibe like at The Blunt Club. Just the art, the b-boys, and the DJs, and the way that way that everyone’s cohesive with one another, whether you’re a painter, or a breakdancer, or a rapper…it doesn’t compare to anywhere else. We booked internationally known artists and gave them a taste of Arizona. “Hey, Arizona is not a sleepy pudding, we get down out here too.”

Pickster: It’s got this special vibe that doesn’t happen anywhere else [in Arizona]. I’m sure there are other nights somewhere in other places in the United States that are similar, but most people who come through Arizona say there’s nothing like it.


Big Ups to Generation Bass for always being at the front lines of pushing this Moombahton Movement. Today in conjunction with MixMag Magazine Generation Bass release a 2 Disc set of all the New Wave of Moombahton Producers putting in work now. It’s an All Star cast on this comp, and a grip of my homies I Make music with, Play with, And support. Big ups to all the artists, writers and people envolved!
Words From Vamos Promo/MixMag Magazine:
Seems like moombahton doesn’t sleep. Even after a hectic year of top-drawer releases and rapid development, Generation Bass still found time to lay down a marker for 2012 and show that this new tropical genre isn’t going anywhere any time soon. From Paul David’s big-room take on the sound to the deep Latin vibes of Modabot, these 35 tracks show off a scene at its most fertile. Dalé moombahton!
Generation Bass Presents:: New Wave of Moombahton Vol. 1 Mix by Vicious Viv Generation Bass Presents:: New Wave of Moombahton Vol. 1 by ViciouzViv
1.. Dskotek – Ride of Valkyrie (Noms Remix)
2.. Paul David – Red Light
3.. SLVRSNKRS – Moombacid Bounce
4.. Cabo Blanco – La Fiesta
5.. 2Deep – Carnaval Trix
6.. Kid Cedek – 20: T.W.E.L.V.E.
7.. Shelco Garcia – Party hopin Feat. Teen Wolf
8.. Carrier/J-Trick – Turnip The Base
9.. gLAdiator – Brand New
10.. Afrojack vs Ronaissance Replica (Ronaissance Moombahton Remix)
11.. BIGMAKK – Heads High
12.. CoreyCorey Haim – Ku Chi Ta Chi
13.. Arehouse – Besame Ahora O Nunca
14.. Mango Troops – Luna & Soul
15.. ZSonic -93 Avenue Roi Baudouin
16.. Chong X – Dobry Den
17.. Hoodwink – Hoodwink Theme
18.. Heisenberg – Powder Glory
1.. Prodjé – She’s a Hoot
2.. OktoRed & Warlord – Got It
3.. Somejerk – Busy Riddim
4.. STLKRFXXX – Like This
5.. babySTEPS – I Can’t Stand The Rain
6.. Freaky Philip – Coño
7.. Cabo Blanco – Latinas Rule
8.. Paul David – Stylin
9.. Puga – Break
10.. Jabo – Zamoh.
11.. Frandomeda vs Mango Troops – Andromeda
12.. MJ Cole_Southern Electric (banginclude moombah remix)
13.. Modabot – Fabulosa
14.. AntonKemmeren – Zorros Fighting Legion
15.. Kick Around Sounds – Waltz Me
16.. ZSonic ft. Hatsune Miku – J-Polkaton
17.. La Muerta – Amores De La Ghetto (Silenton refixx)

I recently got Connected with my Homie DrunkMaster Flex AKA DJ Benzi from Get Right Records outta New York, from my Other Homie Oren J from Silver Medallion. I first got hipped to Benzi from a mix he put out Called the “Sunscreen Mixtape” that had a nice Mix of  new Hip-Hop, Throwbacks, Nu Disco, and Moombahton. He tossed a couple of my Tracks on the Mix too.


When Oren J linked us we just kinda started chatting back and forth and next thing you Know were trading tunes and working on some tunes.

This Remix of the Classic Pointer Sisters Tune, Automatic just puts a nice Moombahton Flip and a new face on a Huge Classic tune.  A nice DJ Party Tool for your A Crate.

The Pointer Sisters – Automatic (Drunkmaster Flex & Pickster One Moombahton Remix) by PicksterOne

Stay tuned for More classic Pickster & Drunkmaster Flex Flips soon!


My Brother DJ Melo has been working really hard this last year, and today he dropped his Star Time EP. I have a tune called “Heater” on there with him.
Melo & Pickster – Heater (Star Time EP) by PicksterOne
Be sure to check out the Whole Release:

Released by: Think 2wice
Release/catalogue number: THINK010
Release date: Oct 11, 2011


Dj Melo – Star Time EP by Think 2wice


A James Brown sample hasn’t had to tell anyone in the know in our favorite tropical genre that DJ Melo was a star. The Phoenix, Arizona native has paced moombahton every step of the way. However, with his latest Think 2wice records release, the Star Time EP (available from Amazon, Juno Download and Beatport), he finally makes the move to being a leader of the pack. Proving that steady growth and accomplishment is always the most preferred method of success, the Arizona gunslinger fires a shot as broad as it is deep into the sky, signaling the arrival of the next world renowned moombahtonista. Melo’s command of traditional Latin rhythms mixes with a next level understanding of bass for a moombahton style that combines the depth and bombast that have attracted most ears to the movement. In six original tracks and three top tier remixes, Melo makes a dominant statement in the underground’s most populist sound of the moment.

1. Star Time
2. Topless Riddim
3. Heater ft. Pickster
4. The Comeback
5. Lunar Eclipse
6. Corrosion
7. Heater (Sazon Booya Remix)
8. Star Time (Boyfriend Remix)
9. Topless Riddim (Fellow Remix)


Goodtimes Music Festival 2010 -

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Join us for a full day and night of music, arts and good times as we take the show back to its roots. This year will bring you an awesome, eclectic line up of musical, visual art and performance talents for the mind and senses in an open outdoor setting. For those that have joined us, we welcome you again. For those that haven’t, don’t miss out on Northern Arizona’s best outdoor underground music and arts festival.

Crusher Sound System Playing the Late Night Booty Shakin Party Set!!!!!    Bass For Your Face AZ… Exploding Cacti with Sub Bass!!! HA


So this past weekend at the Rock The Bells Festival in San Bernadino, CA. My Crew Furious Styles Crew competed in the Freestyle Sessions B-Boy battle and made it all the way to the finals. They ended up taking second behind Killa4nia outta LA. Here is a couple videos paparrazied from the Festival….

Furious Souldiers vs. killa4nia


Furious Souldiers Vs KLAN D EST 1 CREW (FRANCE)


I grew up listening to West Coast & East Coast Hip-Hop. I’ve always been a fan of Biggie. He made so many club classics in such a short span of time , I’m convinced that you could drop a classic Biggie tune at any club night, in in city in the U.S., still today and it will go over fine, and the same for the next 10years. Which says alot considering he died 13 years ago. I’ve DJ’ed in many clubs in many cities all over the world, and have DJ homies that travel city to city all the time. So i’ve made a DJ Tool that you can use in different city’s utilizing the classic Biggie party break, “Where Brooklyn At?”  Flipping it up, “Where Phoenix At?”, Where Vegas At?”, “Where Frisco at?” etc.  With a acapella loop at the end of the tune so you can mix into whatever you want after. (Dj Talk) haha Enjoy!
Download LinkZip File of all City’s (Mediafire)
Where Brooklyn At – Pickster One DJ Tool (Phoenix Remix)

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Where Brooklyn At – Pickster One DJ Tool (Frisco Remix)

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Where Brooklyn At – Pickster One DJ Tool (Vegas Remix)

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Where Brooklyn At – Pickster One DJ Tool (Oakland Remix)

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Other City’s included in Where Brooklyn At – All City’s Dj Tool Zip:

Miami, Seattle, Portland, Chicago, Cali, Atlanta, Denver, Philly, Baltimore, Houston, Naptown



Bonus: I tried to get some decent video footage of the classic battle of Biggie vs. Tupac that the “Where Brooklyn At?” audio clip came from. But I couldn’t find anything decent soooo. I found this clip of a young Biggie battling in the streets of Brooklyn.

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