UPDATE: This mixtape is now downloadable! Hit either of the links below to download, transfer to the listening device of your choice and let the BBQ begin! Have a safe and happy 4th of July y’all.
It is officially the Juneteenth of July, folks. Independence Day is almost upon us and the sidewalks in NYC are hot enough to melt vinyl copies of Stevie Wonder’s Hotter Than July LP into overpriced ashtrays. Summertime is here, that’s what I’m trying to say. For us, July means two major things in 2012 that it did not mean in 2011–#1: on July 17th Nasir Jones’ Life Is Good LP will hit you in the face like a blast of hot air off a Queens-bound express train (pre-order here). And #2: on July 23rd we will be marking the 1st anniversary of Amy Winehouse’s passing (purchase her posthumous LP Lioness here). So we could not really think of a better way to recognize the fact that life is beautiful and also bittersweet than with Terry Urban‘s incredibly appropriate mix of incredibly dope music from both artists, together again on the concept-driven project he’s titled simply: Me & Mr. Jones. We present it here as an Okayplayer exclusive mixtape–the 3rd in our series including Sam Champ‘s D’Angelo Live and DJ Low B’s Roots Picnic Mix. Stream it below exclusively on OKP!