Mixtape Mondays: Peanut Butter Wolf, Bad Brains, Truth & Soul, LeFtO + akalepse!
This week's Mixtape Monday features an eclectic round up of mixes from Peanut Butter Wolf, Bad Brains, LeFtO, akalepse, and Truth And Soul Records. Jumping off with a premiere of the most recent installment of Stones Throw's Mix Series, Peanut Butter Wolf throws his collaboration with The Doctor's Orders our way including unreleased tracks from Madlib, Oh No and MED. Then Bad Brains drops Mixtape No. 179 featuring Darryl Jennings, a two hour mix of "classic, crucial rubba selections, the illest old school punk shit, the illest hip-hop old school screwed vintage shit , and unreleased D.C. shit." Next we have not one, but TWO episodes from LeFtO strutting his grasp of contemporary R&B and hip-hop and featuring some yet to be heard heat from the likes of Pusha T and Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, The Internet and Chance The Rapper. Then we have a steamy mash of Detroit funk by akalepse and finally, to knock out your case of the Mondays give Truth And Soul Record's The Time Was Right mix a good gander, mixed by DeeJay Young Chris. Get your fix for the work week after the drop.
Stones Throw founder, DJ and head-honcho Peanut Butter Wolf drops an exquisite mix of unreleased gems from some of the best in the west. Peep his effort in conjunction with The Doctor's Orders in promotion of London's best hip-hop party featuring DJ Premier, The Nextmen, Mr. Thing, Spin Doctor and hosted by the man himself.
Next up, The Voice Of Cassandre (psst that's Darryl Jennings) delivers a true to form raw mix of the Bad Brains crew. This 2 hour mix is perfect for those trying to beat their case of the Mondays into the ground, boasting some choice selection from Singer Blue, The White Mandingos, Leroy Smart, Aswad, Akon featuring Styles P and so much more. DC stand up! Listen to this ill mix below.
Next up we have a bifurcated effort from Belgium's resident hip-hop head with episodes #555 and #556 of mixtape show. The first, a broad gathering of new gems from your favorite MCs and producers. And the latter, a mix of old-school R&B and new-school drops brought to us by none other than Maseo of De La Soul fame. Check out the new installments below.
Next on deck is Truth And Soul Records' own jefe and house DJ, akalepse. The Brooklyn crate-digger and curator of 45s gives us a taste of the mix that garnered him the notoriety and respect of his peers. EVIVA is a smooth mix of Detroit funk and classic instrumentals. Indulge in the funk below.
Finally, the last bit of dopeness to get you through your week comes to us form the aforementioned Truth And Soul Records with a heady mash of rare soul cuts and 45s mixed by DeeJay Young Chris on The Time Was Right. Get your old soul in below.