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Mixtape Mondays: Gilles Peterson, Full Crate & FS Green, Osunlade

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.Gilles Peterson

After surviving Hurricane Sandy, a freak snow-storm, and the 2012 Presidential election, things seem to be slowly returning to normal in New York City.  The subways are all running. The sun has returned, along with 60 degree weather, and President Obama got four more years in the White House.  November is quickly redeeming itself in our eyes.

But enough about all of that.  You're here for some mixtapes, and this week we have some great ones for you. Gilles Peterson drops a vinyl-only mix in the eclectic style only he can pull off.  Osunlade celebrates the right to vote with a house mix for the ages.  Full Crate & FS Green unleash the newest 65 minutes in their monthly mixtape series.

Gilles Peterson - Bless The Basement 1:

By now, we all should know that Gilles Peterson, BBC Radio host and Brownswood Records head-honcho, is to be given your full trust whenever he steps behind the decks.  Peterson's eclectic style is on display on Bless The Basement 1, a vinyl-only mix that touches on reggae, early 80's champagne soul, disco and more.  Mr. Peterson didn't leave a tracklist behind, but all of you Shazam enthusiasts should be able to identify tracks by The Brute Steel Force Band, Brigitte Fontaine, and Jaye P. Morgan amongst others. Or stick it out to the end where Gilles and Rob "Earl Zinger" Gallagher go through the tracklist.

(No tracklist or download available.  Sorry 'bout that!)

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.FS Green & Full Crate "Mixing Monthly: October 2012"

Full Crate & FS Green - "Mixing October 2012"

Amsterdam's Full Crate & FS Green have made a names for themselves thanks to their production work. As Mixtape Mondays devotees already know, the two also have a great mixtape series called "Mixing Monthly."  After launching in 2008, the series took a break for awhile but returned in full force in early 2012.  The October 2012 edition is a smooth mix of R&B and soul featuring tracks from The Internet, Robert Glasper, Michael & Janet Jackson, Freddie Joachim and many more!


+ The Internet - Give It Time

+ αtμ - Sept Nights

+ Nas - Owe Me Ft. Ginuwine (Sango Edit)

+ Sweater Beats - The Limit

+ Cashmere Cat - Paws

+ Insightful - Allah

+ Robert Glasper - Twice Ft. Solange Knowles & The Roots (?uestlove's Twice Baked Remix)

+ Mister Lies - Cleam

+ Duck House - Flaw

+ Freddie Joachim - Golden Temple Ft. Mar

+ Michael Jackson - Butterflies (Nelson D Mix)

+ Satin Jackets - Aaliyah's boat

+ Janet Jackson - If (Kaytranada Rmx)

+ Utrecht - APC

+ Sky Ferreira - Everything Is Embarrasing

+ Ruddyp - Cater 2 U (Carling Ruse Remix)

+ Rihanna - You Da One (J.u.D. Remix)

+ Mr_Carmack - The Next Morning


Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.Osunlade "Right To Vote"

Osunlade - Right To Vote:

I first got hip to Osunlade back in the 90s when he was still producing R&B joints like Eric Benet's "Femininity" and Freddie Jackson's "Was It Something" under his birthname, Christian Warren.  By the end of the decade, Warren had changed his name to Osunlade, left R&B behind and switched full time to house music. On "Right To Vote," released before Election Day 2012, Osunlade sets the mood for the re-election of President Obama with a selection of uplifting soulful house jams.


01 Nick Curly “Piano In The Dark” (Yoruba Soul Mix)

02 At One “African Healing Dance” ft Wyoma (Atjazz Astro Remix)

03 Pablo Fierro “Amarte Asi” (Jose Marquez Remix)

04 Jill Scott “My Love” (Jason B Edit)

05 Dosline ft Suede “This Is My Jam”

06 Afefe Iku “Mirror Dance” (Dean Zephrin Edit)

07 Candeia “Saudacao a Toco Preto”(Fabio Genito Remix)

08 Pablo Fierro “Vida” (Afro Mix)

09 Nickodemis “Under The Volcano” (Jose Marquez Remix)

10 Soldier Ascension “Ascensao do Doldado”

11 Rafael Moraes “Birth” ft Capitol A