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DJ Red Alert

Okayplayer is back to burn with three mixes to get you right for the week. One of our true heros, DJ Red Alert, says goodbye to KISS-FM just before it merges with WBLS. New York City now officially has only one urban radio station. (Don’t get us started.) We also have a Marc Mac x Dilla mix and a 4/20 mix from Darien Birks of The Stuyvesants full of rare groove loveliness.

DJ Red Alert – Thank You Mix (Final 98.7 KISS FM Show

Saturday night, über-legendary DJ Red Alert broadcasted his final mix from 98.7 KISS FM. The station is officially merging with it’s long-time rival, 107.5 WBLS. Frankly, it’s not such a happy situation (the Village Voice describes the arrangement in more detail). Nevertheless, Red Alert delivered a heartfelt goodbye to his alma mater of almost 20 years by delivering a signature mix of funk, soul, and hip-hop classics. Stream via Soundcloud. (Spotted at ET)

Part 1

Part 2

Marc Mac x Bonafide Beats – 46 Minutes of Dilla Magic

London-based producer Marc Mac crafted this mix in conjunction with BBE and Bonafide Beats for World Record Store Day 2012. He throws in quite a few beat tape tracks that J Dilla aficionados will recognize, as well as some official Jay Dee/Ummah remixes. At this point, there may be more Dilla mixtapes than there are Dilla productions (and that’s saying a LOT), but if you can never have too much of a good thing, maybe they’re the case in point. Stream it below.

Darien Birks (flwrpt) – 420 

In celebration of that important date, 4/20 (if you have to ask, just Google it), Brooklyn renaissance man, Darien Birks, (flwrpt blog owner, graphic artist, and 1/2 of the production duo, The Stuyvesants, amongst other things) dropped this potent mix of buttery-smooth soul joints. And I mean JOINTS. It features artists like Isaac Hayes, Little Beaver, Roy Ayers, Faze-O, and one my personal favorites, Pleasure. Extra dope on 4/20, but great for any day, really. See the tracklist below. Download, roll that ish, light that ish, etc.

Check out his other mixes on flwrpt, including a Sounds of Spring mix from last month that features two remixes from yours truly.

>>Download (via flwrpt)

Tracklist:
Madlib – Mind Touch
Penny Goodwin – Too Soon You’re Old
Isaac Hayes – Walk On By
Little Beaver – Party Down
Little Beaver – Let the Good Times Roll
Sweet Charles – Hang Out & Hustle
Curtis Mayfield – Pusherman
Kool & the Gang – Summer Madness
Faze-O – Ridin’ High
Pleasure – Old Flame
Madlib – Blunt Break
Jermaine Jackson – Castles of Sand
Patti Austin – That’s Enough for Me
Roy Ayers – Baby I Need Your Love
Al Green – I’m Still In Love With You
Madlib – Deep
Black Widow – An Afterthought

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  • stylist

    Sam, thank you for posting this! Like tons of others I grew up ever so carefully taping the Red Alert show from start to end every Friday and Saturday and then play those tapes with my friends for the whole week. We used to try to battle to see who had the best cuts on tape from both the Magic Show and Red’s show! Big ups to you!!

  • http://sisterescape.blogspot.com/ Le Chele

    I grew up on Kiss and BLS from way back in the day. Radio used to be so great before corporations took over. Each region and individual radio stations had their own styles and programming was based on what the listeners and DJs wanted hear and play. As a result, you never felt like the same five songs were constantly being shoved down your throat.

    http://sisterescape.blogspot.com/2012/05/to-987-kiss-fm-special-tribute-to.html

  • collette

    how come pt.2 of red alerts thank you mix isn’t available?

  • collette

    How come pt.2 of red alert mixtape isn’t available

  • Plumbduff

    Yo..whats up with part 1?