MKO is around the corner and everyone is getting prepared for the contest. Each year the freestyle contest gets more and more intense as overall skill and creativity evolves in the Kendama world. The finals is without a doubt one of the most hype moments during the contest. This year we are very excited to have our very own Jake Wiens on stage not as an MC or a competitor but as a DJ! Jake has been producing mixes catered to Kendama play and is taking his skills LIVE to the main stage to provide the beats to fuel the freestyle gladiators as they put their skills to the test.
Jake has put together a live recording of his “SESH” mixtape that features a taste of whats to come during the freestyle contest. Make sure to download the mix for free, grab some homies, and SESH!
LISTEN / DOWNLOAD NOW!
MAD TING – SWINDLE
DROP DOWN – LADY BEE
Heard Me – RL GRIME
Sweat Dreams – HEX COUGAR
Tambo Remix – MR CARMACK
Animal – BRO SAFARI , UFO!
ili – TROYBOI
ODB Shimmy Shimmy Ya – MR CARMACK
Voyage Feat. Zepher – PART NATIVE
Ceramic Drips – MORE//NIGHT
Meet in the Middle (REMIX) – EKALI
Jamming dama always seems more fun when you are listening to some of your favorite songs. Here are my top 5 songs to jam to and why. Give them a listen and see if they inspire you like they inspire me.
Keep House – Ball of Flame Shoot Fire
What Do You Mean – Justin Bieber
Antidote – Travis Scott
Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye – A$AP Rocky
Father Stretch My Hands, Pt.1 – yeezy
Opportunity Cost – G Eazy
“Keep House” is the perfect song to just go in on. From the comfort of his own home(s), Sander produced the timeless Edit #9 using this song and it has forever just sent me into a cozy but vulnerable place to really center in on dama. s/o colin <3
I have always been a shameless Bieber fan- and with the single “What do you Mean” it just puts me in a discoverable feel for dama with new tricks that can really pop!
Anytime TJ and I are together, one of us starts to hum Travis Scott randomly until we both catch on and just go IN. Boys got BARZ (not at all*) Just a fun fact that always gets me / TEEJ extra hyped!
A$AP Rocky was used in the OG GT Prospect edit featuring 2 Bears, Aynedter, and Stodd. Specifically, with Aynedter’s part, everything just clicked with his trick choice, flow, and of course the red/white/black color way from his prospect mod. Just a memorable edit for me, Aynedter and Wiens know my love of the steez!!! #10fttall #100lbs
Kanye does nothing but get me stoked for any occasion. With his newest album “The Life of Pablo” – the single “Father Stretch my Hands” has always stuck out to me as a song I look forward to playing and just vibing out to.
….and lastly for a bonus track, I have to place G Eazy up there with “Opportunity Cost” as one of my most relatable and vibrant tracks to play kendama to.
Dama Jams Vol. 3 is short and sweet. Mellow, electronic, with some hard hitting and strange beats to accompany you during your next dama sesh.
Haley is currently jamming a Padauk proto type Ken with a silk Tama! Get your own right null
Looking for that perfect playlist to listen to while you dama? Well Haley Bishoff brings you Dama Jams Vol. 2!