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Set aside some free time for this batch of goodies. Drummer/journalist/DJ Kieran K Meadows has been diligently delivering a series of top-notch mixtapes, and in an effort to give credit where credit is due, we’ve compiled three of his greatest set for you to enjoy here and now. Meadows’s personal style skews toward the dense island rhythms of reggae, dub, and roots (he’s been known to pick up the pen for LargeUp) but these three mixes travel all over the map.

His first mixtape, “The Good Friday Mix, Vol. 1” is a big batch of avant-hip-hop interspersed with soul and boasts Flying Lotus, Jessie Ware, J Dilla, Miguel, Big Boi, and a dynamite Frank Ocean remix that’s extra heavy on the bass. From there, we’ve included his “For The Lovers” mixtape, which is (expectedly) much smoother and sultry–expect D’Angelo, Kimbra, Whitney Houston and Lauryn Hill to set the mood. Finally, Meadows’s most recent edition of “The Good Friday Mix” awaits your ears, boasting top-notch material from ATCQ, KRS-One, more Dilla, Common and Vic Mensa. Enjoy the wise and wide sound selection and keep your eye on Mr. Meadows in the coming year.

For those who are in NYC, be sure to catch KKM drumming live with his live hip-hop group, Illegalize at Brooklyn’s The Paper Box this coming Saturday, January 17th!. Details here.


Shuggie Otis – “Freedom Flight”
Joaquin Colter – Dark Circles”
Flying Lotus – “Zodiac Shit”
Jessie Ware – “Sweet Talk”
Ngaiire – “Dirty Hercules (ft. Nai Pailm)”
Frank Ocean – “Thinkin’ About You (Ryan Hemsworth Bootleg Edit)”
Big Boi – “CPU (ft. Phantogram)”
Capital Cities – “Kangaroo Court”
Jose James – “Trouble (Oh No Remix)”
J Dilla – “Tomita (Meadows Edit ft. Phes of Illegalize)
Melo-X – “God Magic”
Mos Def – “Excellence”
Jane Doe – “Bullshit (ft. Talib Kweli & Black Thought)”
Kabaka Pyramid – “Free From Chains”
Popcaan – “Medal (ZJ Liquid Adorn Refix)”
Miguel – “Adorn (Tropical Blends ‘Take You Ova’ Remix ft. Konshens)”
Rihanna – “Diamonds (Jason J-Vibe Farmer Remix)”


Whitney Houston – “For the Lovers”
Lauryn Hill – “The ‘Love Interludes'”
Annita – “Fiz Pra Voce”
Kimbra – “Withdraw”
Alicia Keys – “Butterflyz (The Drumline Mix)”
D’Angelo – “Tell Me If You Still Care About Me (S.O.S. Band Cover)”
Jose James – “Made for Love”
The Dream – “New Orleans”
Talib Kweli – “Come Here (ft. Miguel)”
Mayer Hawthorne – “Crime (ft. Kendrick Lamar)”
Usher – “Climax (Jr. Blender Remix)”
Sizzla – “Good Love”
Busy Signal – “Come Over (Missing You)”
Barrington Levy & Shaggy – “Only You”
Ricky Blaze – “Just You And I”
Los Rakas – “Abrazame (ft. Faviola)”
Gyptian – “Hold Yuh”
Vybz Kartel – “Push It In (Take It Out)”
Rihanna – “Rude Boy (Remix ft. Agent Sasco a.k.a. Assassin)”
Kes The Band – “Can’t Wait”
Baju Banton – “Up Close and Personal”
Tanto Metro & Devonte – “Everyone Falls in Love”


Intro: Excerpt From an Interview With Graffiti Artist ‘Dez’
KRS-One – “Out For Fame”
Black Star – “Respiration”
Diving Beings – “We Can Get Fly (ft. Black Thought & Questlove)”
Black Milk – “Cold Day”
Hawk House – “Round We Go”
Nitty Scott, MC – “Auntie Maria’s Crib”
Vic Mensa – “Orange Soda”
A Tribe Called Quest – “Find A Way”
J Dilla – “Without You (Lucy Pearl-Jay Dee Remix)”
Jay-Z – “Lucifer (Kev Brown ‘The Brown Album’ Remix)”
Aaliyah – “Are You That Somebody”
Sango – “Baile Somebody”
MC Bola – “Ela E Top”
Emicida – “Triunfo”
Common – “I Want You”
Derrick Hodge – “Live Today (ft. Common)”
Marian Mereba – “Sinking Ships (YS Remix ft. Yasmin Semali)
Amel Larrieux – “Afraid”
Denitta And Sene – “Casanova”
Tinashe – “1 For Me”
Mariami – “Gates (Georgia On My Mind)”
Illegalize – “2 Can Play (That Game)”

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