Mixtape Monday: Exclusive DJ Raydar Ellis's Kanye West Birthday Megamix Premiere + More!
Mixtape Monday is very proud and pleased to be back on your digital screen of choice. But there’s really no time for pleasantries this time ’round because there are two crucial announcements to make: first, it’s summer! Yes the calendar might not be declaring the official solstice for a few weeks yet, but the breezy and backyard-ready mixes are already rolling in and we’re sure that the best way to spend the entire week is under the sun with a stereo close at hand. Second, we’ve got a very special birthday in the house. Yes Kanye West turns 38 today, and to commemorate the occasion Okayplayer is proud to premiere the very special new Kanye West Birthday Mix from DJ Raydar Ellis, an incredible 87 minutes of the very best tracks ever made by the prolific and divisive artist. Look a little further and you’ll find Big Jacks‘s new summery Heatwave mix, along with a brand new set from DJ QBert, plus Music is My Sanctuary, sofie, Lakim and DJ Aware. There’s so much that we’re so very excite about, so stop reading and start listening–the mixtapes begin now.