Mixtape Monday: DJ Jazzy Jeff x MICK, Yaadcore, DJ Cuzzin B + More
DJ Jazzy Jeff and MICK are back this Mixtape Monday to make the summer season official with Summertime 9!
In keeping with the theme, this week’s roundup includes a handful of seasonally appropriate sets. Yaadcore mashes it up with a Summer 2018 mix for FADER, DJ Cuzzin B drops the Average White Mixtape, DJ Zimmie goes back to the grill with the Burger Was The Case mix and Benji B drops a fresh dance mix for KAR 96FM.
Houseshoes is back to making MAGIC, Induce delivers a pair of sets for the Steppin Heavy Mix Series from Wax Poetics. Wonway Posibul and Dion Decibels drop two hours worth of hip-hop, soul and electronic for the latest from ThinkBeat Radio. Mr. Sonny James spins a quick set for Serato, Le Mellotron returns to the fold with the sixth installment of the Funky French League mix and DJ Spinna’s End of Summer 2017 mix caps the collection.
DJ Jazzy Jeff x MICK - Summertime Vol. 9
DJ Jazzy Jeff and MICK are fresh from the lab with the highly-anticipated Summer Vol. 9 mixtape. The latest in their annual collaborative mix series features tracks from Amerie, The Beatnuts, Pebbles, Outkast, A Tribe Called Quest, The Carters, Stevie Wonder, George Benson, Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth plus more.
Yaadcore - FADER Mix (Summer 2018)
Dubwise Jamaica founder and rising selector Yaadcore drops gems across his FADER Mix for Summer 2018. The 34-minute set features tracks from a bevy of newcomers mixed in with certified reggae classics.
DJ Cuzzin B - Average White Mixtape 9
DJ Cuzzin B pays tribute to his “sisters and brothas from the other color” with the Average White Mixtape 9. The tape features tracks from Toto, Average White Band, Steely Dan, Amy Winehouse, Benny Sings, MGMT, Louis Cole and more.
Run P - G.O.O.D. Samples
Run P brings listeners up to speed on music behind G.O.O.D. Music’s 2018 output with the G.O.O.D. Samples Mix.
In what has consistently been an exploration of the creative process and context behind a classic album, Run P.'s Sample Series weaves original songs sampled on an artist's album with insightful soundbytes from their various interviews. This time around Run P. salutes G.O.O.D. Music's historical hip-hop moment --the rolling out of 5 albums from Teyana Taylor, Nas, Kid Cudi, Pusha T, and Kanye himself during Black Music Month 2018. Giving his Sample Series treatment to the collective body of work, Run reveals what seems to be a production-driven G.O.O.D. music compilation (as opposed to 5 full albums) and a deep dive into the many faces of Ye, the silence of Nasir, among other life-changing moments faced by the crew.
DJ Zimmie - YGTG Vol. 10 (Burger Was The Case)
DJ Zimmie is back in the saddle for the tenth edition of the You Gots To Grill series entitled Burger Was The Case.
The video for Dr. Dre’s “Nuthin’ But A G Thang” started my love affair with West Coast G-Funk culture. I was immediately drawn not only to the sounds but also the aesthetics. The music took all my favorite hip-hop elements and laid them over smooth, funky, soulful samples. And the visuals were the cherry on top. Lowriders, gorgeous yet dangerous women and since it’s always Summer in California, BBQs. The “You Gots To Grill” mix series is the soundtrack to those BBQs. Sample-based hip-hop, G-Funk, soul classics and a few left turns to keep the ladies happy while the fellas are slappin’ dominos. Get you a plate....
Benji B - KAR 96FM Mix
Benji B teams with Kar Audio Systems for the KAR 96FM mix, featuring two hours of electronic, dancehall and hip-hop for your whips. Gza, Aaliyah, Portishead, Missy Elliott, Mr. Vegas, Busta Flex, Cajmere and more make the cut.
Induce - Steppin Heavy Mix Series #1 & 2
Induce serves up a pair of all-vinyl, live mixes created from original pressings for the Steppin Heavy Mix Series from Wax Poetics. The sets packed with 80s dance classics include tracks from Gwen McRae, Leroy Burgess, Yvette Cason, Syreeta, Dez Dickerson and more.
Wonway x Dion Decibels - ThinkBeat Radio 06.30.18
Wonway Posibul and Dion Decibels spin two hours of hip-hop, soul and electronic for the latest installment of their KPFA monthly, ThinkBeat Radio. Tap in and travel with them through the land of music.
Mr. Sonny James - Serato In The Mix Series
Illvibe Collective representative and Calidelphia resident Mr. Sonny James drops a quick set for Serato’s In The Mix series. The unedited, 26-minute mix completed in one take is a bubbly dance-friendly excursion full of dope edits.
Le Mellotron - Funky French League #6
Le Mellotron lays the boogie on thick with the sixth installment of the Funky French League series mixed by resident DJ’s Young Pulse, Dabeull, Lazy Flow, Arthur Chaps, Woody Braun, Mr. Willy, DJ Asko and Uncle T.
Houseshoes - MAGIC 07.04.18
The latest edition of MAGIC from Street Corner Music chief Houseshoes is a rundown of new artists and music featuring tracks from Kev Brown, Sonny Jim x Conway, Illingsworth, Danny Brown, Elaquent, wowflower, Mach Hommy x The God Fahim, Waajeed, Ahmad Jamal and more.
DJ Spinna - Journey Mix (End of Summer 2017)
Rewinding the tape to 2017, we revisit DJ Spinna’s end of summer mix entitled Journey. Check out the two-hour set full of exclusive jams from around this time last year and savor the final months of the 2018 season. Don't forget to wish DJ Spinna well when you see him.
Karas Lamb writes and digs for tunes you haven’t heard yet. She actually wants to listen to your mixtape. Follow her on Twitter @karaslamb or Instagram @blamblamkaraslamb.