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Guest Mix: DJ Double O – Trippin in the Disco

Funk Guest Mix Hip Hop

I’m pretty excited to be posting this guest mix from Double O, who started DJ’ing at the exact same time as I did. I remember us both staring at this old mixer and turntable on one side, cd player on the other, wondering how the hell this stuff works. We spent countless hours record shopping, learning tricks, finding gigs, and and listening to other DJ’s. We always pushed ourselves to better our craft. He kept it going after I took a hiatus for a number of years to focus on my career.

This mix is very good though. I’ve listened to it a few times, and it’s quite the adventure of a mix. So check it out and play it loud!

Enjoy.

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Hump Day Bumps Show #9

Hip Hop

I had a blast doing the show this week. Even though I stumbled across some technical difficulties with my internet going out mid show(!!), I maintained the recording and picked it up in stride. Oddly, I felt the least prepared for this show with having no tracks picked out, and I think it ended up being one of the better live shows I’ve done.

I loved the track selection, and the good feedback really made me want to mix all night. So I thought it would be good to post this mix for the podcast in case people didn’t catch it live. Of course there’s the video as well (in two parts).

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Hip to the Bone

Hip Hop

Even though I had fun doing this weeks show, I felt incredible rusty. I loved the track selection, but wasn’t pleased with the execution. I wanted a do-over, so I decided to make another hip hop mix. Plus it was time to add another mix to the podcast anyways. But this one felt a lot better, and I had a lot of fun recording it.

Here are the tracks….

  1. X-Ecutioners – Solve For X
  2. Jeru The Damaja – Ya Playin Yaself
  3. Defari – Say It Twice
  4. Rasco – Sophisticated Mic Pro’s
  5. Jurassic 5 – What’s Golden
  6. Kanye West Ft. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver – Monster
  7. Pharcyde – Groupie Therapy (Instrumental)
  8. People Under The Stairs – L.A. Song
  9. A Tribe Called Quest – Push It Along
  10. Asheru & Blue Black – Meals to Dinner Time Prelude (Instrumental)
  11. Hieroglyphics – You Never Knew (Remix)
  12. Beatnuts – No Equal
  13. Common – I Used To Love H.E.R. (Instrumental)
  14. De La Soul – Supa Emcees
  15. Jazz Spastiks – (Never Been To) California
  16. Little Brother – Nic’s Groove

Enjoy!

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Hump Day Bumps Show – Hip Hop Debut

Hip Hop

This week was the first hip hop edition of the Hump Day Bumps Show. I decided to just merge the hip hop into this show, instead of creating a completely separate show that would end up being at the same time on Wednesday anyways.

As of now, I’m thinking every 3rd show for hip hop. If that format doesn’t work out, I’ll change it up. I’ll default to the listeners to let me know how they’re liking it.

The show went very well. Had lots of good feedback about the tracks played. I still need to find a better alternative to ustream. I’m not paying $99/month to be ad free, so I’m looking into Google Hangouts and some other stuff. Please let me know if you have suggestions.

Enjoy the mix!

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Guest Mix: Steve Fox – Rhythm Sauce

Guest Mix Hip Hop

My buddy, Steve Fox, sent me over a mix that he cut together of some pretty chill hip hop tracks. It reminds me of Back in high school when we used to make tons of mixtapes on cassettes, and made sure we paused the endings of songs at just the right point so it would transition into the next song nicely. Those were the days.

Anyways, check out this latest guest mix. Some gems in there.

Enjoy.

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Chill Mode Mix Vol. 9

Chill Mode Hip Hop

For the past few months I’ve been going through my oversized music library trying to purge my collection. For as fun as it was collecting tons of music over the last 10ish years, it’s a big pain in my ass managing that music when it comes to DJing. Of course going through my library I find some gems here and there that I hadn’t heard in a while. And that brings me to the latest volume of the Chill Mode Mix series.

While I felt a little rusty at parts, I think it turned out pretty decent. Enough to not want to keep it to myself.

  1. Kero One – In All The Wrong Places
  2. Crown City Rockers Ft. Destani Wolf – Sidestep
  3. D’Angelo – Devil’s Pie
  4. LMNO – Grin And Bear It
  5. Sound Providers – Pacific Vibrations
  6. Urbs & Cutex – Up & Down
  7. Move.meant – Say When
  8. Brand Nubian – Shinin’ Star
  9. Gang Starr – Tonz ‘O’ Gunz
  10. Big Noyd Ft. Mobb Deep – Recognize & Realize (Part 2)
  11. Thes One – Tribute to Weldon Irvine
  12. Fat Jon – Repaint Tomorrow

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The Other Half

Hip Hop

I had been thinking about this new theme of a mix for a few months now. And while going through my library and removing tons of music, I stumbled across many songs that would be awesome for this mix. It’s all about artists talking about women… in a good way. Very laid back.

Here are the tracks…

  1. G-Depp – Head over Wheels
  2. Binary Star – Glen Close
  3. Lupe Fiasco – Paris, Tokyo
  4. Devin the Dude – Think Boutchu
  5. Black Eyed Peas – The Way You Make Me Feel
  6. Ghostface Killah, Raekwon & Cappadonna – Camay
  7. Rasco – Hey Love
  8. Brand Nubian – Sincerely
  9. Slum Village – Fall in Love
  10. Rakim – Show Me Love
  11. Shin-Ski – Funky DL / Not The 1 4 Me (Shin-Ski Remix)
  12. Del the Funky Homosapien – Love is Worth
  13. Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebum
  14. People Under the Stairs – Fly Love Songs

Enjoy!

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Guest Mix: DJ Cee – Back Again

Guest Mix Hip Hop

I had been trying for months to get my buddy Dan, aka DJ Cee, to dust off his records and get me a mix to post on the site. And he did just that. I’ve listened to this mix at least 3 times recently, and it’s really good. Check it out! This won’t be the last time I post one of his mixes here.

Enjoy.

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Mellotones

Hip Hop

As promised, we’re back with a hip hop mix. I really like this one too. Some good old school tunes and a few modern tracks splashed in there too. A lot of inspiration from this mix came from listening to a lot of Jazz Spastiks mixes on upstream. If you haven’t listened to them before, definitely check them out.

Here’s the track listing….

  1. Jazz Spastiks – Sabata
  2. Mr. Complex Ft. L Fudge – Scrape Your Back Out
  3. O.C. – What I Represent
  4. Da Youngsta’s – What I Represent
  5. Channel Live – Lock It Up
  6. Da Youngsta’s – Mad Props
  7. DJ Jazzy Jeff Ft. CL Smooth – All I Know
  8. Jazz Spastiks – Peakflow
  9. Prince Paul – MC Hustler (Horror City)
  10. Jay-Z Ft. Memphis Bleek – Coming of Age
  11. Termanology Ft. Bun B – How We Rock
  12. Artifacts – What Goes On?
  13. Da Youngsta’s – Illy Filly Funk
  14. Mr. Complex Ft. Pharoahe Monch – Scream, Shout
  15. Rakim – Show Me Love
  16. Apani – Abracadabra
  17. J Live – Practice
  18. Jazz Spastiks – Super Effective

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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