This week’s selections reflect hint at the diversity of the daily OKP office playlists. We get bored easily, so to keep it fresh, we’re going from a mix that makes the case for Organized Noize to be counted among the greats of this here modern soul game, to a mix that makes the case for the female MCs of Baile Funk–and then from Brazil to Boston for a Statik Selektah showcase.
DJ Trackstar – Out of the Darkness: The Best of Organized Noize:
Organized Noize is one of the most influential production crews of the past few decades. The trio (Sleepy Brown, Rico Wade, Ray Murray) played a massive role in the commercial ascent of Southern soul and hip-hop music. They introduced the world to Outkast and Goodie Mob, and acted as the creative force behind classic albums (Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik) and commercial megahits (TLC‘s “Waterfalls”). But despite their credentials, they rarely come up in G.O.A.T. discussions, and largely avoid the public eye (Sleepy Brown is the exception). This mix was conceived to make the case for their genius in 80 minutes. Presented by Smoking Section, Devil’s Pie, TSS, 2DopeBoyz and Maurice Garland.com.
DJ Comrade – Mulheres Do Baile Mixtape Vol. 1:
I’m no baile funk expert, but I do know that there are a lot of female MCs in the game. I also know that when I rocked this mix at work last week I was approximately twice as productive. It’s probably better that I don’t speak the language. If the lyrics are half as naughty as I imagine they are, I’d be useless and/or trying to book the next flight to Brazil.
Statik Selektah & JFK – #AGE, All Green Everything:
Massachussetts-natives, Statik Selektah and JFK, recently dropped a mix of some of their own joints. Especially for fans of post-Edo G, New England-based boom-bap hip-hop and/or the Celtics.