Mixtape Monday: J. Period, DJ Soko, DJ Ill Digitz x DJ OP! + More
The DJ’s bring the otherworldly heat this Mixtape Monday with guest sets, tag team mixes, anniversary tributes, and a number of great selections.
J. Period jumpstarts the roundup with his OutKast x The Black Panther mashup tape entitled Wakanda Forever Ever. Nina Sol, Wonway Posibul, and HEYLOVE represent for Oaktown with the latest Constellations mix. DJ Soko keeps it Left Of Center for WAXX.FM and DJ Roane mans the tables for Discogs Mix 070.
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Lexis welcomes the spring season for Music Is My Sanctuary, Simon Shungu guests with Mistah Rapsey for Collaborator Series #052 and DJ Ill Digitz rocks with DJ OP! for the latest from The Midnight Snack.
Robert Luis digs roots reggae, dub, dancehall and more for UNFOLD from Tru Thoughts and DJ Finale closes out this week’s finds with a tribute to Nas’ 1994 debut album Illmatic.
J. Period - Wakanda Forever Ever
Back from a trip to the top of the Billboard charts with The Hamilton Mixtape, J. Period combines OutKast with The Black Panther on Wakanda Forever Ever.
Award-winning DJ/Producer J.PERIOD (Billboard #1 album for The Hamilton Mixtape) takes listeners on an EPIC journey into the secret forests between Wakanda and Stankonia, sampling the Black Panther score and soundtrack to create exclusive new Outkast remixes that explore the roots of hip hop in the African drum, themes of empowerment and identity, and the musical intersections between the Afro-futuristic world of Black Panther and intergalactic funk of Outkast.
Constellations OAK - Star Map Sessions Vol. 2
Constellations OAK residents DJ Nina Sol, Wonway Posibul and HEYLOVE dig the zodiac with the Star Map Sessions Vol. 2 mix. Recorded in one take, the hour-long, three-selector set throws back to the theme of Cannonball Adderley’s Soul Zodiac and includes sets for the Gemini, Cancer and Leo constellations.
DJ Soko - Left Of Center Radio 04.15.18
DJ Soko is back in the saddle with WAXX.FM with his latest Left of Center set for the month of April 2018. The mix clocks in just shy of the one hour mark and boasts some of the toughest spitters. Tracks from PRhyme, Conway The Machine, Guilty Simpson, Phonte, Mobb Deep, Beanie Sigel, The LOX, Benny The Butcher, Nipsey Hussle and M.O.P. all make the cut.
DJ Roane - Discogs Mix 070
Liquid Beat Radio selector DJ Roane takes center stage for Discogs Mix 070. Dropping just over one hour of music, he features tracks from JuJu Rogers x Bluestaeb, Social Lovers, Harvey Sutherland, Psychic Mirrors, Byron The Aquarius and more.
"In this mix I wanted to showcase some of my favorite current artists and record labels. I also mixed in a couple throwbacks, as well as one of my own remixes. It goes through elements of Boom Bap, Boogie, Disco, House, and Jazz." - DJ Roane
Lexis - It Happens Every Spring Vol. 5
Lexis looks ahead to the warmer months with the It Happens Every Spring Vol. 5 mix for Music Is My Sanctuary.
I am constantly working on mixes, guest appearances or radio sessions. My musical mind is always occupied on the two or three projects that are on my plate. However, my annual spring mix has become my favorite, it remains on my mind all year round. Initially the inspiration came from the fact that Winters in Montreal, Canada are so tough, lasting 6 months of the year instead of 4. Once again this year it explains why the mix is out late April instead of late March, we just broke the freezing point a couple days ago! The idea behind the mix is to present songs that have a certain spiritual, beautiful, powerful, and inspiring quality to them. Of course as I always do I try to pick across many genres and eras. From spiritual jazz to modern classical, to hip-hop back to house music.
Simon ShunGu - Collaborator Series 052
Renaissance man and Brussels representative Simon Shungu is the latest selector to contribute to the Collaborator Series from Staying Underground. Shungu precedes Mistah Rapsey in the mix with a twenty-minute set. Featured tracks include material from Erick Cosaque, Taydreamin, Jimetta Rose, Gwen Bunn, Swarvy, Lion Babe and more.
Your Grandparents - Chopped & Screwed: 420 Edition
L.A. based collective Your Grandparents celebrate 4/20 with their Chopped & Screwed mix for all of the cannabis enthusiasts. The soulful 24-minute mix is the perfect soundtrack for anyone planning to get lifted this week. Burn one if you got it.
DJ Ill Digitz x DJ OP! - The Midnight Snack Ep. 12
DJ Ill Digitz is joined by Kooley High bandmate Charlie Smarts and DJ OP! for Episode 12 of The Midnight Snack from WAXX.FM. Ill Digitz spins hour one, featuring tracks from Statik Selektah, Sean Price x Small Professor, Black Moon, Chuuwee, DJ Jazzy Jeff x Slum Village, Medina Green, Earl Sweatshirt and more. OP! crushes the second half of the two-hour set.
Robert Luis - UNFOLD 04.22.18
Robert Luis spins reggae, dub, and dancehall on the latest edition of UNFOLD from Tru Thoughts. Featured tracks include tunes from Smiley Culture, Rasheda, Protoje, Rodney P, Lion Art, Flowering Inferno, Ward 21 and Ghost Writerz.
DJ Finale - Nas Illmatic Mix
DJ Finale celebrates the 24th anniversary of Nas’ acclaimed 1994 debut album Illmatic with a no-frills mix named for the MC and the project. At just below the half-hour mark, the short set from Finale takes listeners on a journey through a seminal release regarded by some as one of the best in hip-hop.