Mixtape Mondays: Trinidad Senolia Premiere New Deep House Mix, Combat Jack's Larry Levan Tribute, Afro House + More
This morning we are rolling in the deep on Mixtape Monday--deep house, to be specific. Two of our favorite selectors, Garth Trinidad and Mateo Senolia--collectively known as Trinidad-Senolia--come true with the debut of their new mix Deep Wood Stomp in this Okayplayer exclusive premiere. We also have Afro House from DJ Jay Lopes and Combat Jack and Francis Chiser's eclectic Larry Levan tribute mix of mid-80s club classics. Plus we'll be dropping in more of the best mixes of house, hip-hop, soul and reggae that the web has to offer. Click through to let the soundtrack your week begin...
If Trinidad-Senolia sounds like a soundsystem for audiophiles, it is. Garth Trinidad and Mateo Senolia have both made their name with their willingness to go deeper in their selections but we are extremely proud to premiere Deep Wood Stomp--the deepest of all possible deep house mixes. The blend is something they put together especially for us and represents a micro-genre the scientists are referring to as 'okaydeep'. Press play below to see how deep you can get:
Mixtape-spotter par excellence DJ Umb over at Generation Bass put us up on two excellent mixes with a Lusophone lean to them. One is an excellent Afro House mix from Jay Lopes that segues nicely our of our Trinidad-Senolia segment but with Portuguese hooks and subtle coupe/kuduro/zouk rhthms that'll set you up nicely for the kizomba mix (also Jay Lopes) they threw in as a bonus). Stream the house mix below and hit GB for the other mix if you kizomba.
Combat Jack has established himself as one of the rap game's most compelling interviewers--largely because he was able to parlay the deep rolodex he compiled as one of the rap game's most prolific lawyers into an impressive roster of guests, from Dame Dash to Busta Rhymes. Now he seems to be parlaying his parlay into a tertiary role as a selector and if this Larry Levan tribute he put together with Francis Chiser is any indication--he might be the best-ish at that, too. Listen below and scroll down for the tracklist of eclectic classics.
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01. Taana Gardner – Heartbeat
02. Linda Clifford – Runaway Love
03. Womack & Womack – I’m Scared of You
04. Gwen Guthrie – Aint Nothin Goin On But The Rent
05. Touch – Without You
06. NYC Peech Boys – Don’t Make Me Wait
07. The Clash – The Magnificent Seven
08. Diane Ross – Love Hangover
09. Grace Jones – Pull Up The Bumper
10. The It – Donnie
11. Talking Heads – Once In A Lifetime
12. Liz Torres – Can’t Get Enough
13. ESG – Moody
14. Ten City – Devotion
15. Jungle Wonz – The Jungle
16. Loose Joints – Is It All Over My Face?
17. Inner Life – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
18. Robert Owens – I’ll Be Your Friend
19. First Choice – Double Cross
20. Mr. Fingers – Can You Feel It
21. Jungle Wonz – Time Marches On
22. Fingers Inc. – Mystery of Love
23. Raze – Break 4 Love
24. Third World – Now That We Found Love
25. Chip E – Life This
26. Jeanette “JT” Thomas – Shake Your Body
27. Steve “Silk” Hurley – Jack Your Body
28. Marshall Jefferson – Move Your Body
29. Ralph Rosario – You Used to Hold Me
30. Frankie Knuckles f. Jamie Principle – Baby Wants To Ride
31. Gil Scott-Heron – The Bottle
32. Roy Ayers – Running Away
33. Cyamnde – Bra
34. First Choice – Let No Man Put Asunder
35. Joubert Singers – Stand On the World
36. Stevie Wonder – All I Do
The almighty, all-knowing roots, reggae, dub, and dancehall sound selectors at NYC's Deadly Dragon put on one burner after another this summer, and thankfully the audio evidence of at least one such party has survived. True to Deadly Dragon's reputation as one of the world's top shops, the mix is a dynamite cross-section of island stylings past and present, rare and renowned. This one hit the decks in Brooklyn back in July at Deadly's ROOTS OF SOUND SYSTEM Pt.4: TRIBUTE TO STUDIO 1 party, which featured Jah Wise, Downbeat The Ruler, Carlton Livingstone, Ranking Joe and Screechy Dan. and if you close your eyes you can easily feel the hot city night swaying out from your speakers with each echo of dub-drenched reverb.
True to his own cinematic, dusty-sunlight-on-the-desert-roadway sound, Tycho's latest DJ mix is something transportive and special. The musician--real name Scott Hansen--crafted this "Black Sunrise" set exclusively for last month's Burning Man festival and reportedly began playing at 5:40 a.m., just as the sun crept over the Nevada horizon. Loaded with gems from Boards of Canada, Bibio, Little Dragon and his own Tycho tracks, Hansen's mix sounds sublime from just about any listening location; one can only imagine what it was like out on that arid early morning.
Slag Boom Van Loon - "Poppy Seed (Boards Of Canada Remix)"
Boards of Canada - "Olson"
Clark - "Tooth Moves"
Manitoba - "Dundas, Ontario"
Atoms For Peace - "Dropped"
Tycho - "Dye"
Photek - "Pharoah"
Ulrich Schnauss - "In All The Wrong Places"
Tycho - "Awake"
Bibio - "À tout à l'heure"
Airbird and Napoleon - "In The Zone"
Tycho - "Awake (Com Truise Remix)"
Psychemagik - "Cosmic Forest"
Cos-Ber-Zam - "Ne Noya (Daphni Mix)"
Leon Vynehall - "Time"
Leon Vynehall - "Be Brave, Clench Fists"
Fort Romeau - "Jetée"
Dauwd - "Lydia"
Mirror People - "Kaleidoscope (Psychemagik Remix)"
Mano Le Tough - "Primative People (Tale Of Us Remix)"
16 Bit Lolitas - "Deep Space Girls (DAVI Remix)"
Dauwd - "Heat Division"
Tycho - "L"
Lancaster – "Beachy Thing"
Panama - "Destroyer"
White Denim - "A Place to Start"
Washed Out - "Amor Fati"
Little Dragon - "Little Man (Tycho Remix)"
Moths - "Heart"
White Denim - "Street Joy"
There's no denying that summertime and mixtapes go together. We did our best to prove that point, but you don't have to take our word for it. The good head Kinky Electric Noise did his best to bring back the warm weather with his AfroLatinBeatz Sunset Mix, a nonstop meltdown of some of the finest world groove material this side of of the Afrika Shrine. Texan funk family Brownout is well-represented, as is percussion legend Tito Puente. A dance-ready affair that's guaranteed to get Lagos, London, Brooklyn and Buenos Aires all bumping, Kinky Electric Noise has us believing that summer can be a yearlong state of mind. See you on the beach.
Brownout - "Slinky (Caz Remix)"
Danny Massure - "Nows Da Time (Danny Massure Afro Instrumental)"
Bombastic Jam - "Revolucion Valiente (Los Chicos Altos Remix)"
Noema - "Iko Iko (Dub)"
Afrolicious - "Do What You Got To Do (Lucio K Remix)"
Brownout - "Olvidalo (Jeremy Sole Remix)"
Funky Bijou Breaks Aka Stereophonk - "Bonus Jump Up Break"
Jungle Fire - "Comencemos (Renegades Of Jazz Remix)"
Tito Puente - "Ran Kan Kan (Thunderball Vs. Fort Knox Five Remix)"
Voodoocuts - "Mi Boogaloop"
Fania All Stars vs Empresarios - "Ponte Duro (Empresarios Dubplate Especial)"
The good work that LeFtO puts in is nigh-legendary in the Mixtape Mondays archives. Somehow each mix seems more on point than the last, and now the Brussels brainiac is back with some of the best of what's new in the beat-driven world. You'll find the already-legendary FlyLo x K.Dot cut the twisted new iteration of Toro Y Moi. It's all pruned and remolded by LeFtO's sharp production skills--worth the listen for his inventive chops and cuts alone. Most importantly, though, the set features a fresh world exclusive from The Gaslamp Killer's newest project!
If you want to play for keeps, a download link can be found right here.
LTGL - "Synchronized, not talking" (Forthcoming Tangram Records)
High Klassified - "Hyrule Kastle" (Fool's Gold)
Photay - "No Sass" (Forthcoming Astronautica)
Raury - "Woodcrest Manor"
Leon Ware - "Rockin' You Eternally"
Boogie - "Numb"
Rustie - "Paradise Stone" (Warp Records)
Clap! Clap! - "Kuj Yato" (Black Acre)
Flying Lotus - "Never Catch Me ft. Kendrick Lamar & Thundercat" (Forthcoming Warp Records)
Diggs Duke - "Covered in Cloth" (Brownswood)
Mazhar Ve Fuat - "Adimiz Miskindir Bizim (lefto edit)"
Action Bronson - "Easy Rider"
MNEK - "Wrote a Song about You (Kaytranada remix)"
Kyodai - "So Special" (Local Talk)
Shadow Child & Doorly - "Piano Weapon (instrumental)"
Amp Live - "100,000 WATTS"
Mono/Poly - "Urania" (Brainfeeder)
Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra - "Have You Heard the Latest News from Neptune" (Forthcoming Strut Recordings)
Cid Rim - "Changes" (Jameszoo remix)
The Gaslamp Killer - "Auckland To Melbourne" (WORLD EXCLUSIVE)
Jonwayne - "Kenan and Kale" (Stones Throw)
Geotheory - "Pull Up"
Druguse - "Hood Rich Life" (forthcoming All City Dublin)
Caribou - "Silver" (Forthcoming Merge Records)
Homeboy Sandman - "Problems" (Stones Throw)
Adrian Younge and Bilal - "Sirens II"
Otis Brown III ft. Bilal - "The Thought Of You Part 1" (Blue Note)
Statik Selektah - "Slum Villain ft. Joey Bada$$"
Mo Kolours - "Mo Brasil" (22a)
Airhead - "October" (Hemlock)
Mr Assister - "Bala" (Forthcoming 1-800-Dinosaur)
Les Sins (Toro Y Moi) - "Bother" (Forthcoming Company Records)
Floating Points - "Sparkling Controversy" (Eglo Records)
Fader has been doing us all the kindest of deeds this year, publishing weekly mixes from the minds of musicians on the cutting edge of production, beatmaking, and technological composition. Their newest installment features samplings from UK producer Matt Cutler, aka Lone. The young mingler of hip-hop and techno tropes doesn't shy away from the heavy hitters like Joey Bada$$ and the classic sheen of Viola Wills. Culter told Fader "The vibe of this one, I guess, is more a listening thing... sort of like a mini radio show. I wanted it to be a nice little snapshot of some of the tunes I'm listening to a lot." It's a beautiful little snapshot indeed.
Susumu Yokota - "Saku"
Lone - "Emission Lines (Ambient Mix)"
Viola Wills - "Dare To Dream"
Joey Bada$$ - Two Lips"
Blackmoon - "Who Got The Props?"
Lenny White - "I'll See You Soon"
Smiff N Wessun - "Next Shit"
Clark - "Dew On The Mouth"
Kool Keith - "Remember Me?"