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DillaVersary

Hip Hop

The past week has been really sweet. To start it off, I got some new equipment to mix with. I can’t even explain how excited I am to have this. While I’m still adjusting to it, my mixes should be much better. And this is my first hip-hop mix on it. And it arrived just on time, because….

It’s Dilla week! I’ve been listening to his stuff all week, and it was time to mix up my annual all-Dilla beats mix to celebrate his life and work. This was a great one to mix too, and I live broadcasted it as well (more on that later). It’s just over 90 minutes.

Here’s are the tracks, all Dilla production with some interview snippets sprinkled in…..

  1. J Dilla – Make Em NV (Instrumental)
  2. J Dilla – Beat 14
  3. Pharcyde – Drop (Instrumental)
  4. Frank N Dank – Sex On The Beach
  5. Slum Village – Fall In Love Remix (Instrumental)
  6. Slum Village – Selfish (Instrumental)
  7. Common – Heat (Instrumental)
  8. Slum Village – Are You Ready
  9. Common Sense – The Question
  10. Pharcyde – Runnin’ (Instrumental)
  11. Pharcyde – Somethin’ That Means Somethin’ (Instrumental)
  12. Amp Fiddler – Waltz Of A Ghetto Fly
  13. A Tribe Called Quest – Find A Way
  14. J Dilla – Reckless Driving (Instrumental)
  15. Common Sense – Thelonius
  16. J Dilla – U and Ur Smile
  17. Phat Kat – Dont Nobody Care About Us (Instrumental)
  18. Das Efx – Microphone Master (Jay Dee Remix)
  19. The Roots Feat. Elo – Dynamite!
  20. J Dilla – Shouts (Alt)
  21. A Tribe Called Quest – Moms
  22. Phife Dawg – 4 Horsemen
  23. Slum Village – Fantastic (Instrumental)
  24. Slum Village – Players
  25. J Dilla – Dreamy
  26. J Dilla – Doo Doo
  27. J Dilla – The $
  28. De La Soul – Stakes Is High Remix (Instrumental)
  29. De La Soul – Stakes Is High
  30. Que D – Rock Box
  31. Brother Jack McDuff – Oblighetto (Jay Dee Remix)

Enjoy!

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Candles for Dilla

Hip Hop

Yesterday, February 7th, marked the birthday of the late Dilla. So not only did I listen to his music all day to celebrate, I thought it would be a good idea to mix up some Dilla tunes as well. Of course, since you’re reading this…. it was recorded.

I could have mixed his music for hours. His discography is ridiculously amazing, and large. This is, in no way, my version of a “best of Dilla” mix though. They’re just tracks that I felt like listening to at the time….all produced by Dilla.

Anywho, I’ll post the tracklisting later. But for now….

Enjoy.

UPDATE: It just occurred to me that some listeners may be interested in hearing that full interview that I grabbed the snippet from at the beginning of this mix. It’s a great interview that’s just over 40 minutes. So I’ve posted it here to listen to, or you can download it here.

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Dilla Sounds

Hip Hop

I had been wanting to do an all Dilla produced mix since I started this site, but just hadn’t gotten around to it yet. That was until I was reminded via Twitter that I need to make one. So I did.

When I first recorded it, I didn’t really have any plans to post it, I just wanted hear how I mixed it all. But after a few listens, I figured I’d share, since I enjoyed it. So I hope you like it as well. Download away.

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Rhymes Universal

Hip Hop

gangstarr

I’m a week late on getting around to this, but last week I meant to post a Gang Starr mix in tribute to Guru who passed away April 19, 2010. In the same way that I do my yearly Dilla tributes, it’s only right that I do the same for what might be my favorite all time hip hop duo.

This is, in no way, a best of. It’s just some tracks that I felt like mixing up and a few favorites.

R.I.P. Guru.

Enjoy!

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Chill Mode Mix Vol. 8

Chill Mode Hip Hop

I’m just now realizing that it’s been almost a year since the last Chill Mode Mix was posted here. That’s pretty pathetic, and I can guarantee that it won’t be this long until the next one is recorded. I’m getting pretty comfortable with my new controller though, so these will start smoothing out and sounding better and better.

But here are the tracks…

  1. 14k – Marbles
  2. M.E.D. – JWF (Instrumental)
  3. Hazy Rooms – Herbal Essence
  4. Apani – Abracadabra
  5. Mumbles – The Guidelines
  6. M.E.D. Ft. Talib Kweli – Classic
  7. Redman – Yesh Yesh Ya’ll (Instrumental)
  8. GZA – Shadowboxin (Instrumental)
  9. Big Pun – Boomerang (Instrumental)
  10. Cappadonna – Dart Throwing
  11. Pharcyde – Groupie Therapy (Instrumental)
  12. The Notorious B.I.G. – I Got a Story to Tell
  13. A Tribe Called Quest – Like It Like That
  14. Group Home – Supa Star
  15. Nas – One Love
  16. J Dilla – Shouts (Alt) (Instrumental)
  17. Necro – Dead Body Disposal (Instrumental)

Enjoy!

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Table Manners

Hip Hop

This site was long overdue for a new hip hop mix, and I was well aware of this. So I decided to finally lay down a new mix of chillness for your headphones. It’s a little rough around the edges, but I had to battle through some technical and software issues. But there are some gems that you not haven’t heard here before, and others that you have. Either way, it all sounds good.

Here are the tracks…

  1. Godfather Don – Status
  2. J Dilla – U and Ur Smile
  3. Talib Kweli & Mos Def – Thieves In The Night
  4. The Roots Ft. Greg Porn & Track North – Kool On
  5. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Thuggin’
  6. Godfather Don – She’s Gone
  7. Nujabes – Rainyway Back Home
  8. Anotha Level – What’s That Cha Say
  9. De La Soul – In The Woods
  10. The Fab 5 – Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka (Instrumental)
  11. Slum Village – Untitled/Fantastic (Instrumental)
  12. Gang Starr – Half And Half (Instrumental)
  13. Mobb Deep – Hell On Earth (Instrumental)
  14. Lootpack – Hityawitdat
  15. Group Home – Up Against the Wall
  16. Beatnuts – Find That
  17. Godfather Don – For Ma Pa

Enjoy!

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House Broken

House

I had the pleasure of being in invited to DJ at Sakana Sushi Lounge along with DJ Diallo. I had a blast, and it was fun to get out and DJ in the wild again. It was also my first time DJ’ing a house set outside of the confines of my own house. I think did fairly decent considering I had a good 10 minutes to learn to use Serato and CJD’s before jumping on.

So unfortunately, I didn’t have my own equipment there to record my set….however, I did record a practice session of my set, which is what you’re about to listen to. Here are the tracks:

  1. The Pointer Sisters – Send Him-Back (Pilooski Edit)
  2. Cajmere & Gene Farris – Red Line
  3. Mario Dubbz – Always There
  4. DJ Rhythm – Brazilian Soul (The Jazzy Joint Mix)
  5. Corduroy Mavericks – Lets Get Down
  6. Jon Allegro – Inspector Haddock
  7. Iz & Diz – Operator
  8. Funk Mediterraneo – Mediterranean Jazz (J.Caprice & John Thomas Remix)
  9. Joss Moog – Room 27
  10. Gramophonedzie – Why Don’t You (Original Mix)
  11. South of Roosevelt – Take The Bomb
  12. Brett Johnson – Stopmakingsense
  13. White Lotus Society – Space Cadillac (Derrick Carter Dub)
  14. Gene Farris – Here I Am Baby (Mark Farina Mix)
  15. Arco – First Time
  16. Johnny Corporate – Sunday Shoutin’ (B Boys Shouting Dub)

Enjoy. And more guest mixes coming soon!

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Flakes

Hip Hop

Happy new year PR listeners! I’ve finally gotten around to getting another mix done. The holiday season jammed things up, and didn’t offer as much free time as I thought I’d have. I actually did record one, but had some technical difficulties, so I chose not to post it. So here we go with the first mix of 2011, and I dig it. Here’s your tracklisting:

  1. Method Man & Redman – How High (LP Version)
  2. Ol Dirty Bastard – Brooklyn Zoo (Instrumental)
  3. Ol Dirty Bastard – Brooklyn Zoo [Lord Digga Remix]
  4. Ali Vegas – The Specialist
  5. Jaylib – The Red
  6. Pharcyde – Groupie Therapy (Instrumental)
  7. Thes One – Target
  8. Jazz Spastiks Ft. Junclassic – Hot Shit!
  9. A Tribe Called Quest – What Really Goes On
  10. A Tribe Called Quest – God Lives Through
  11. No I.D. – Super Nova
  12. Jazz Spastiks – Amber Leaf
  13. Gang Starr – Code of the Streets
  14. Masterminds – Liberty (Instrumental)
  15. Mos Def – Mathematics
  16. Capone-N-Noreaga – Bang, Bang (Instrumental)
  17. Digable Planets – Graffiti
  18. Giano & Michael Knight – Walking The Dog
  19. J Dilla – U and Ur Smile
  20. The Pharcyde – Runnin’
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Chill Mode Mix Vol. 6

Chill Mode Hip Hop Instrumental

I thought it was time for another installment of the Chill Mode Mix series. I actually didn’t think about this being apart of the series until I was about halfway through. I probably should have started it off with more instrumentals, like the previous ones…. but there are plenty of instrumentals in here to, you know, chill to. Here’s the tracks:

  1. Jazz Spastiks – Yes, Yes Feat. Rebels to the Grain
  2. Dug Infinite – Exceptance
  3. MC Eiht – Late Nite Hype Part 2
  4. Lootpack – On Point
  5. Black Star – Twice Inna Lifetime (Instrumental)
  6. No I.D. – I Used To Love H.E.R. (Remix)
  7. Jazz Spastiks Ft. C-dash – Dashtastik
  8. MF Doom – Licorice
  9. Atmosphere – Free Or Dead (Instrumental)
  10. Busta Rhymes – Break Ya Neck (Instrumental)
  11. Jay-Z – People Are Talking (Instrumental)
  12. Dr. Dre – Bitch Niggaz (Instrumental)
  13. J Dilla – Alien Family (Instrumental)
  14. Shyheim Ft. Squig- Shoalin Style
  15. Quasimoto – Microphone Mathematics
  16. Non Phixion – Black Helicopters (Instrumental)
  17. Showbiz & A.G. – You Know Now [Remix]
  18. Aaliyah – If Your Girl Only Knew (Instrumental)
  19. People Under The Stairs – The Breakdown

Enjoy!

P.S. I have two tracks in this mix from Jazz Spastiks. One of the best groups I’ve heard in a while, and you should check out their album 12 Bit Spit. You will definitely be hearing more of their tracks in my mixes to come. They’re that good.

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Autumnal

Hip Hop

While I was recording this mix, for some reason, it gave me the vibe of fall. Hence the name of this mix. It took me forever to get this thing recorded. The first time I mixed up all these tracks, I loved it before I even listened back through it. Then when I went to listen, I noticed the djay software had crapped out and only recorded 10 minutes. So I gave up for the night, but luckily saved out the history.

So I finally go through it all, and I think it turned out decent. Not great, but it’s still a good listen. Here’s the tracklisting….

  1. J Dilla – Crushin’ (Yeeeeaah!)
  2. Atmosphere – Between The Lines (Instrumental)
  3. SWV – Can We (Instrumental)
  4. Notorious BIG – The What (Instrumental)
  5. A Tribe Called Quest – Sucka Nigga
  6. Domino – Getto Jam
  7. InI – Grown Man Sport (Instrumental)
  8. Jay-Z – Dead Presidents II
  9. Black Star – Brown Skin Lady (Instrumental)
  10. Group Home – Tha Realness
  11. Mobb Deep Ft. Kool G Rap – The Realest
  12. Gang Starr – All For The Cash
  13. Madvillain – All Caps
  14. Organized Konfusion – Why
  15. KRS-ONE – A Friend
  16. Mobb Deep – Thug Muzik (Instrumental)

Enjoy.

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