Frank Fridays: Adam Weiss Eric Ducker Welcome to Frank Fridays, where every time we let a professional let you know what you should be listening to this weekend and when to listen to it. Adam Weiss is one half of HAM on Everything, the Los Angeles party promoting and DJing team who get live at undisclosed locations around the city. Weiss works with his partner David Romo to bring together all of the city’s wildlings so they collectively lose their minds on the dancefloor. Check out three tracks he’ll be playing this weekend: HAM on Everything is mostly known for throwing rap shows, but we also do a lot of late night dance music parties where the focus isn’t on live performances or rap music, like the one I’m DJing tomorrow night. Here’s what I’m excited to play there. Drake, “Controlla” I’m the hugest Drake fan. In my eyes he is the GOAT right now. There’s obviously been a heavy dancehall/Jamaican influence on his music since the If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late mixtape. Then him and 40 just did that Nardwuar interview, in which he used heavy Jamaican slang and mentioned Vybz Kartel, Mavado, and others. As a result. it’s time to play some fuckin dancehall! So I’ll do “Controlla” off VIEWS, featuring Popcaan, who’s a great dancehall artist. He was mentored by Vybz Kartel and is kinda holdin’ it down while Vybz is locked up. Ding Dong, “Badman Forward, Badman Pull Up” From there we’ll dive into some heavy dancehall. The one I’m really looking forward to playing is “Badman Forward, Badman Pull Up” by Ding Dong. It’s an early 2000s classic dancehall record and it just fuckin’ goes. The record just sounds tuff, but also there’s no way you can’t dance when it comes on. Automatic reaction. Leftside, “Monkey Biznizz (Wiwek remix)” Like I said, the party I’m djing tomorrow night is a late night dance party, so I can’t do dancehall the whole time. I definitely also wanna play some fast 160 BPM club music and some bassline type shit. Probably after a few dancehall records I’ll play Wiwek’s remix of Leftside’s “Monkey Biznizz. Wiwek is a super tight DJ/producer from Holland signed to Skrillex’s label, OWSLA, now, although this particular record was put out by Mad Decent. And Leftside is another dancehall artist who is also super dope. I figure a club/electro house-y remix of a dancehall song is pretty much the perfect transition from dancehall into the more bassline stuff I want to play.