Mixtape Monday: Larry Smith Tribute, A-Trak, Quantic, Tony Touch & More!
Welcome to the first proper 2015 installment of Mixtape Monday. Do you feel funkier already? If not, then prepare thyself because on deck is a glorious grip of mixes from all corners of the hip-hop multiverse, a perfect blend of retro and futuristic that has us giddy about what the rest of the young year has in store. Most pressing are the sprawling new sets from ace DJs A-Trak and Quantic, who each served up genre-defying eclectic mixes in the past weeks, proving that their ears are as wide as ever. We’ve also amassed new sets from DJ QBert and the long-standing legend Tony Touch. But to kick it all off we’re helping to pay tribute to a recently passed legend–bassist and early hip-hop producer Larry Smith–who was lost at the end of last year and given a properly commemorative mix by DJ Eclipse. Read on, dear mixtape mavens, and feel good about what’s coming in 2k15.