Saturday, September 14, 2013

DJ A-Dog presents:2 Years Ago (Various Artists)

Various Artists - 2 Years Ago Hosted by DJ A-D0G. Continuing with the chat about what i consider hip hop, and the new music that has taken it's name sometime that i think should be labeled different.Based on lyrics,content,beats etc. Sharing with Friends For A-Dog this is another example of what i grew up listening to and felt is worthy of carrying that name. Here's a clean mix of some favorites of mine..."2 years ago,a friend of mine...asked me to say some MC rhymes.So i said this rhyme,that i had to say,the rhyme was def,and it went this way...jay chopped the record down to the bone..." -RUN DMC Get's a good time! And there's a ton of music to listen to once you get diggin'! happy Saturday! peace,love & hip hop! A_ cover: Steez (classics)

DJ A-Dog x Living Proof Mag presents: Tru Skool (Various Artists)

Friends For A-Dog I replied to a comment that my dude Luis Calderin posted as #oldmanning on the hip hop nowadays... i replied w/plenty to say since i feel the same way. Wanted 2 share what i classify as hip hop and what we grew up on,as well as some of the groups since i feel i live in this time still. Big shouts to NG at [ 2 one 5 ] Creative & Living Proof for putting this out together to show example of what we feel True Skool is. Mixed & blended by DJ A-D0G. Here's my reply to his comment,and i have some other throwback mixes to share also...stay tuned: *hip hop opinion* Luis Calderin I can agree...that's why when I DJ I play music. They should call what I think u r speaking of rap or come up with a new name since it is a new sound. Hop hop should be the same,and can't be changed...the days of Krs-1,A Tribe called quest,De la soul,Run dmc,Public enemy etc....the list of mine goes on that I can name and file as hip hop in my definition. Lyrics that I could relate to even tho I wasn't from NYC or some big city...we might just need to come up with a new genre name for what they call hip hop...the new 'music' has nothing motivating to talk about,undanceable beats,lower tempos that u could almost speak over and not consider rhyming...big budgets to make the music tho,as well as backing by sponsors! I miss the sampling of rare beats and grooves which made me learn about funk and soul groups that I have never heard of...I could go on and on,maybe we music seminar so we can all learn old and new. Way to open up the same but great topic! #oldmanning Peace A_

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

DJ A​-​Dog: 'Well Blended 3' (Hip hop remix compilation)

A compilation of hip hop remixes/re-fixes. Various Artist,You can see that by #3 in this Well Blended mini series is i started re-using acapellas that i enjoyed remixing often. Oh well u can never have enough of some artist remixes. All remixes by A-Dog Cover design by A-Dog cut & paste with various stickers,die cuts.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

DJ A​-​Dog: 'Well Blended 3' (Hip Hop Remix Compilation)

A compilation of hip hop remixes/re-fixes. Various Artist,You can see that by #3 in this Well Blended mini series is i started re-using acapellas that i enjoyed remixing often. Oh well u can never have enough of some artist remixes. credits released 26 August 2008 All remixes by A-Dog Cover design by A-Dog cut & paste with various stickers,die cuts. illustrations of turntable,headphones & microphone by josie

DJ A-Dog presents: 'Reggae-Fix' (Hip Hop/Reggae Remixes Compilation)

A collection of hip hop-reggae remixes. Not a fully blended mix so you can use these as single remixes to bump in the club. Have had this done for years just wasn't as quick to have it online. Nowadays to share the tunes and get them far it's the best option. So fans of both these genres i hope you take a listen and enjoy...also a selecta maybe you can run a few in your set. peace and love everytime! let the music guide you... Blends,remixes,song selection,remixes by:DJ A-Dog Photo & photo edit: Brian Kavenaugh Cover design: A.Williams

Saturday, August 24, 2013

DJ A​-​Dog: 'Pon Di Rise' (Reggae/Hip hop)

Classic blend style mixtape with some hip hop refix flavor added to the mix...for the longest time this has been my style. To me they go hand in hand,there wouldn't be 1 without the other. Hope you enjoy this one! Never had it online,hype to be able to share it with everyone! All blend,remixes & song selection: DJ A-Dog Cover concept & Artwork: SAC-Luminome

A-Dog presents: 'Raise Up'

Friends For A-Dog Hey yo,getting the weekend started with some super old and classic style mixtapes from 'nuff years ago! Remember when you would just do blend tapes of joints and tunes you dug at the time with some remixes and some turntable tricks & cuts added...well i do and i did. DJ A-D0G uploading and sharing all the old mixes,just have to get them uploaded. if u knew me years ago i probably gave u a hard copy of one of these discs that u will see me post in the near future. enjoy nonetheless and have a chill weekend. peace! A_

Friday, August 23, 2013

A-Dog Re-issue: Simmer Down (hip hop,downtempo & Instrumentals)

Simmer Down by Andy A-Dog Williams on Mixcloud

A mixtape put together of some more mellow joints i dig. Just a classic blend tape of hip hop,downtempo & instrumental grooves. Not many cuts and tricks...just an hour+ of good music. I made this a bunch of years ago To name some of the artists on this mix: Little Brother,Digable Planets,Slum Village,De La Soul,Bush Babees,J-Live,Handsome Boy Modeling School,Nas,DJ Numark,Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth. I hope you all enjoy the vibes on this one...peace! Download Mixtape: DJ A-Dog:Simmer Down

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A​-​Dog presents BIG​:​The Re​-​fixed Tape

Just on the re-share tip of mixes i've made in the past...all mixtapes available Big thanks to my queen for the dope ass illustration for the cover. contact her at:

Saturday, August 17, 2013



Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Beat Junkies: Always 1 of my Favorite crews!

Just sharing this video of one of favorite dj crews in the world! These guys have always inspired me as a team and individually.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

A-Dog x Pirate Films 'Bottom Line Premier Mix'

DJ A-Dog presents The 'Bottom Line' world premier mixtape. Brought back the turntablism mixed with the production to create some unique refixes/remixes...super hype on this project.Hope the peeps in Innsbruck Austria are feeling it when i drop it on them this week. Big thanks to Pirate Films,Blotto,Burton,Status,Feisty Ink,Skullcandy. credits released 14 September 2011 Cover design:A.Williams

Dead Prez 'Hip hop' (A-Dog Gotye Re-fix)

local burlington homie made the beat from this classic tune,i linked the almighty Dead Prez for the refix. feeling the blend,hope y'all do' peace until next time...trying to get back on the block with everyone!! DJ A-dog

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Peace and thanks to all @friendsforadog for all the love and support! Holdin' it down in Boston/Cambridge MA post stem cell/bone marrow transplant! What a miracle it was to have odds of 1 & 20 million, and a few months later have a donor that came thru for me and went the whole way!! So now I'm feeling good with my new cells/bone marrow,but there is a lot of tricky meds in and out of the hospital the first few weeks after my procedure to make sure all stays well. But we will be back shortly Josie Furchgott Sourdiffe and I to participate in our favorite Burlington activities like the farmers/artist market,the waterfront,bike path,intervale etc. I couldn't have done this without the help and support from all of you! I am truly blessed to have a community and friends local and far in my corner to help me fight! So see y'all soon,and when I do I'm gonna have to be a lil less physical with everyone for awhile. Much love! A_ photo:Asa Sourdiffe

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Can I get Everlasting Love-BlakRocJayKeys

Still working slowly but surely on this mash-up tape. Two heavy hitting artists…Black Keys & Jay-Z. Wrapping them up in a nice package for everyone. Another leak from the full mix tape 'Can I get A… vs Everlasting love' full mix soon...

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Be The Match (A-Dog Remix) Extended 2013

Be The Match (A-Dog Remix) Extended 2013 from DJ A_DOG on Vimeo.

For people with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma or other diseases, a cure exists. Be The Match® connects patients with their donor match for a life-saving marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant. This recent campaign is to Help Black patients fight leukemia & sickle cell. There are many ways to show your support and spread the word about the need for more African American marrow donors. KEVIN WESTON-For Weston, a newlywed and father, time is critical. Weston has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia and urgently needs a marrow donor. The 44-year-old award-winning journalist from the San Francisco Bay area is using his personal search for a marrow donor to draw attention to the need for more African Americans to join Be The Match Registry®; the nation’s listing of volunteer marrow donors. Weston needs one match, but hopes that among the 1,000 African Americans he hopes to recruit there will be matches for many other patients.A-DOG aka ANDY WILLIAMS-This Vermont-based turntablist who has toured with hip-hop greats like Nas and Snoop Dogg is now fighting for his life against acute myeloid leukemia (AML). His African American and Filipino heritage make his search for a donor particularly challenging. Only 4 percent of the registry is mixed-raced, creating a critical need for more diverse donors.CAROL MARTIN-HICKS-As a health specialist, Martin-Hicks has helped patients overcome illness and ailments. But now the 47-year-old from South Carolina is hoping someone will step up and save her life. After overcoming breast cancer, she’s now fighting leukemia and her only hope for a cure is a marrow transplant. I took the info,facts & some graphics from MARROW.ORG & BE THE MATCH and remixed them around and added a beat of mine to assist the campaign to get more African Americans on the registry. Thanks to all who took a few minutes to take look and get educated on what myself and thousands of others are going through. much love to all! Video Remix & Music: Andy Williams aka DJ A-Dog

Thursday, April 11, 2013

throwback thursday

DJ A-D0G for #throwbackthursday and to Friends For A-Dog sharing this older re-mixtape of mine.Mostly 90's era tunes (my favorite) flipped by me. Hope everyone's having a great thursday! feeling good over here,there is good news in the air to go along with the positivity & strength i have been rocking with and that you all have shown and or shared with me! one love! A_

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Celebrate BIGGIE's Life (March (9th Tribute)

Friends For A-Dog let's celebrate 1 of the best lyricist life! Christopher BiggieSmalls Wallace was taken from us on this day,so lets remember him by rocking his beats & rhymes loud! I will get you started…have a nice saturday! Big up to my queen FEISTY INK for the cover illustration. life is precious! A_ Downlink:A-Dog x BIGGIE 'The reggae fixed Tape'

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Thanks 2 Santigold for making amazing Music 'Unstoppable'

DJ A-Dog-Thanks 2 Santigold for making amazing Music 'Unstoppable' from DJ A_DOG on Vimeo.

Thanks 2 Santigold for making amazing Music! Have been a fan of hers since she came on the scene. Also wanted to thank her for shouting me out during her encore performance at the Burton U.S. Open in Vail Colorado this past saturday! She also reached out to me saying she's passing that mantra along to me which has been a savior for her in the past! An amazing woman and artist! Haven't done a small workout video since my life got a little flipped around the past months. Been positively 'Unstoppable' at eating well,juicing and walking to get my strength level up while weathering this storm.Big shout out to my queen Josie and her family as well as my fam...along with my amazing support system from Burlington to all points in between far and wide that have reached out with donations,prayers,vibes and much more then i can fathom. Everyone has made it a ton easier to go thru something like this and i love you all! Feels good to be back on the tables,little shaky,but i will be full steam very soon! All music in this video by Santigold. A_

Friday, February 8, 2013

Limited Edition 'Friends for A-dog' posters by JDK

Big shout out to the crew at JDK for supporting my cause and donating their time & creativity to help me out during my health battle. Along with everyone else they came thru and created these Limited Edition 'Friends for A-dog' posters that will be available at the Higher Ground show with my man DJ Z-Trip. They sent over this flick of one of the first printed un-cut versions so i could peep it. I am very blessed to have creative wonderful friends like this in my corner! A_

7 Days Soundbites 'It's A-Dog Week' 2/6/13

It's A-Dog Week! Soundbites BY DAN BOLLES [02.06.13] It is A-Dog Week here in the Queen City. Well, unofficially, at least. Sadly, I’m told I don’t have the power to officially designate special, citywide holidays — see my ill-fated attempts at “Ed Bemis Day,” “Trey Look-alike Week” and “Dan Bolles Appreciation Month.” I’m told it has something to do with my not being the mayor. Well played, Miro. Anyway, if I did wield such power, my first act would be to designate the upcoming seven days as A-Dog Week, since we’ll have not one, not two, but three blowout bashes raising money to help the estimable local DJ — aka Andy Williams — offset the cost of his ongoing treatment for leukemia. The first such benefit is this Wednesday, February 6, at Nectar’s and features Williams’ old hip-hop group, Tha VT Union, reuniting for their first show since 2010 — see last week’s Soundbites for the full story. Bennie number two is the following night, Thursday, February 7, at Red Square, where A-Dog has been a fixture since … well, as long as I can remember. I’ve been sneaking into that joint since I was, like, 19, so let’s just say it’s been a while. (Note from the 7D legal team: Sorry! Please don’t arrest Dan.) The Red Square show will feature a smorgasbord of local DJ talent including Cre8, Mashtodon, Kata & Con Yay, Stavros, Dee Jay Baron, Robbie J, Bonjour-Hi!’s Vidi Vici, Dakota, Mario and the godfather of BTV house DJs, Craig Mitchell. Completing the Fitid hat trick, Higher Ground will host a massive blowout on Monday, February 11, with DJs spinning in both rooms, including Baron, Vidi Vici and Cousin Dave in the Showcase Lounge. Meanwhile, in the Ballroom, highlights include Lazerdisk Party Sex, Nexus Artist’s Chris Pattison and another reunion of local hip-hop royalty, Eye Oh You, which featured post-Belizbeha Fattie B and Konflik on the mics and A-Dog on the ones and twos, and was an evolutionary precursor to the aforementioned VT Union. Oh, yeah, the show also features the legendary DJ Z-Trip, who is among the most revered live-performance DJs on the planet and an incomparable producer — just ask Public Enemy, who tabbed him on their last record. He’s also a personal friend of A-Dog, dating back to their days rocking parties for Burton and Gravis. To paraphrase Ron Burgundy, he’s kind of a big deal. I think most of us expected an exceptional outpouring of support for A-Dog, who is not only one of the region’s finest turntablist but one of the friendliest and most likable people you could ever meet. But even I didn’t anticipate the community rallying around him to this degree. It’s been astonishing. The Higher Ground show will be at least the fifth major benefit in Williams’ honor since his diagnosis in December. And each has been very successful. I don’t see that trend changing this week. I had the chance to chat with Williams over the weekend. We spoke by phone — his immune system is still recovering from two rounds of chemotherapy, so visitors are kept at a minimum to decrease the risk of infection. Anyone who has experienced chemotherapy or watched a loved one go through it knows how debilitating it can be. And it can take weeks, or months, to recover even a fraction of that lost energy. But chatting with Andy, I was struck by how normal he seemed. During our 20-minute conversation, I never once got the sense that I was speaking to a gravely ill man. Maybe a little bored — hospitals don’t offer much in the way of entertainment, though he has been making remixes on his laptop, enlightening younger nurses on the finer points of A Tribe Called Quest and catching up on TV. But not sick. He sounded like his usual, upbeat self. Perhaps it’s because Andy is hopefully on the back nine with his in-patient treatment and is physically recovering. But — at the risk of being maudlin — I think a lot of it has to do with the support the local music community has sent his way. It’s a cliché that the power of positive thinking can affect healing. But as someone who has recently seen a family member battle cancer (which has, against very long odds, gone into remission), I can tell you it’s absolutely true. This stuff matters. Williams declined to answer questions about his prognosis and when he might begin outpatient treatment, mostly because he doesn’t really know and he doesn’t want to give false hope. But he did say he’s deeply moved by the community support, and that he hadn’t quite realized how many lives he has touched. “The support has been unbelievable,” said Williams. “But I had a feeling Burlington would be there for me. It always has been.”

Sunday, February 3, 2013

A-Dog x Full Sail x Visionary 16mm Crew

A-DOG x Full Sail (Visionary 16mm Crew) from DJ A_DOG on Vimeo.

It was in the works for me to go Full Sail University in Florida sometime in 2012 to speak about inspiration on how i make my mix tapes and remixes. It was set up thru a friend of mine (Nate Hayward) who was giving those mixes to Bekha Lee (video set design instructor) at Full Sail. Long story short...when Bekha's students start working on set designs everyday the are asked what they choose to listen to...7 outta 10 times (her words) they want to listen to a mix of mine while they work! Which is why we were trying to make it happen for me to go down there,speak a bit and maybe dj for them at the school or maybe get a club gig. So things were not able to happen in 2012 and of course i have quite the speed bump to get over for the moment...which is happening gracefully! But the crew at Full Sail (Visionary 16mm Crew) got wind of my situation and sent me a T-shirt signed by the whole class and this video they made for me. Talk about uplifting! I inspired them to work...they inspire me to get better and keep the music coming to them! It's all 360. Just really wanted to share this with everyone.Thanks you to (Visionary 16mm Crew) and Bekhah Lee at Full Sail University! I will be down there soon to rock with y'all...much love! A-Dog Mixes Available for download: BANDCAMP MIXCLOUD SOUNDCLOUD

Monday, January 28, 2013


Big thanks to my homie Z-TRIP who i've had the pleasure of knowing for over a decade in our Gravis days together (big up Luis Calderin).As well as having the honor to open up and share the turntables during a few parties together.He is and has been 1 of the inspirations to my dj style,and i can't even fathom that he's showing so much love and gonna headline mt benefit at HIGHER GROUND.You can check with them for updates and more information on the evening. Also have to shoutout BURTON SNOWBOARDS for everything they have done and are doing for this show also. I could go on for days thanking everyone for their help and support,but that would be it's own I am blessed to have friends and a community like the one i have. one love! I'll be back on the block soon! DJ A-Dog
There are few DJs that work as hard as Zach Sciacca aka Z‑Trip. On the road or in the studio. In front of thousands of fans or alone on the side of a mountain, Zach is always working at his craft and trying to be the best he can be. His passion is music, no matter what the style. Always trying to innovate and find new ways of blending tracks and constructing sets. It's this passion and dedication that has led him to become one of the worlds premier DJs. "I'm constantly living on no sleep. I'm constantly living on deadlines. I'm also constantly trying to outdo my shows and myself, get better and pay attention to what's coming in. There's a lot of processing. "I wake up every morning ready to go on some, whats next? What can I do? How can I learn? How can I absorb?" Rather than on stage, in the heat of the moment, it's the time away from the spotlight where Z‑Trip finds his inspiration. SERATO ICON

Friday, January 18, 2013

Biggie vs. Antwoord-Back 2 Cali (A-dog Blend)

Still making blends no matter where i'm at...Die Antwoord is the crazy electro duo that had this beat on 1 of their older albums. I was feeling the electro-hop vibe of it and new it needed some vocals. Choose our man BIG to take us to cali on this one. enjoy and bang it out if u feelin' it... See everyone soon! peace A_

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Leukemia Challenge...

Andy (DJ A-Dog) was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) on December 19, 2012. Because of his cytogenetics, he must have a bone marrow transplant in order to be cured, making it a life saving procedure for Andy. A global registry run by Be The Match connects patients with their donor match for a bone marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant. I urge you all to please consider becoming part of the Be The Match donor database and spreading the word to everyone you know. Even if you aren't a match for Andy you could save someone elses life! (See link below) Because of Andy's ethnicity (Filipino/African Amercian) he is facing some unique challenges in finding a match, as are other people who are of mixed race. Currenty, only 4% of registered donors are of mixed race, creating an urgent need for these donors. Markers used in finding a match are inherited which means patients are more likely to match someone from their own ancestry. Adding more donors from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds to the Be The Match Registry increases the likelihood that all patients will find the match they need. Registering is an easy & painless process of requesting a free cheek swab kit from Be The Match. You will then be in the global registry for patients that are in need, including Andy. About 1 in 540 people who join will become a bone marrow donor. With modern technology dontaing bone marrow is free, quick and easy. Please follow this link to join the registry and give hope to people like Andy all over the world. MARROW.ORG No matter what your ethnicity or background please consider joining the bone marrow registry, the more people that join the better the chance that Andy will find a match and be cured! Please register and spread the word as quickly as possible - this is a time sensitive process. Thanks for your continual support, Josie (Andy's partner) Please contact me with any questions at LOVE 4 A.DOG Or drop by FriendsForADog to keep up on his situation and recovery.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Be The Match (A-Dog Rmx.) Marrow.Org

Be The Match Graphics Info (A-dog Remix) from DJ A_DOG on Vimeo.

Watch first-hand accounts from those who have donated bone marrow, plus learn information on donating bone marrow, including side effects and recovery time. For people with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma or other diseases, a cure exists. Be The Match® connects patients with their donor match for a life-saving marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant. For more extensive information:

Thursday, December 6, 2012

No snow yet here in VT but it's still cold as ever...definitely winter. To all my Burlington and the surrounding area peeps,still got the tunes rockin' at The Red Square every Thursday...10-close. No cover,just beats...!

A-Dog-Don P (lesson workout 1)

A-Dog-Don P (lesson workout 1) from DJ A_DOG on Vimeo.

Giving to DJ Lessons to my little man Don P the last couple weeks…i'm teaching him the fundamentals along with everything else you need in your tool belt to become a complete party rocker. My man is 9 years old and has an amazing grasp and really listens,i am feeling he really wants to take it somewhere. Shout out to his pops Carlo,y'all know him from many of the Positive Pie restaurants around VT.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

DJ A-Dog presents:'Trapped In VT'

Stepping into the Electronic Dance Music lane for a sec...some TrapTempo fot that azz! This is just a mix of electro trap joints that are out right now. Direct Download:'TRAPPED IN VT