Mixtape Monday: Hear DJ Matthew Law's Philly Mix For #AREACODES (215 Edition)
Philadelphia natives (or anybody who's driven through the city limits, really) already know that the City of Brotherly Love is the "America Starts Here" spot. Appropriately, it's also the #AREACODES-starts-here spot since our inaugural edition of the new Okayplayer-curated DJ series for Samsung is dedicated body and Philly soul to the 215 area code. We couldn't think of a better illedelph ambassador to put it on for his city than DJ Matthew Law and he kicked the series off in fine style with a mix heavy on the Bilal, Boyz II Men and DJ Jazzy Jeff. Matt undoubtedly got creative with the concept--including some unique edits and remixes of your favorite tracks--say Kendrick Lamar's "Alright"--by fellow Philly representers like DJ Sega. But any amateur or professional historian of illa-fifth dynamite will be gratified to see that the mix also hits all the familiar Philly corners you'd want in a 215 set, from The O'Jays to The Roots. Scroll down to listen and get the complete tracklist.
Then get ready for the next installment in our series featuring DJ Still Life of Str8 West Coastin fame, repping for the 415 Area Code (that's San Francisco for you non-Cali types--event details below).
The best part of #AREACODES is that if you're in the 212, you can play too. Come hear Still Life's set live within Samsung's (mind-blowing) 837 space, located at 837 Washington in the hustling West Side locale of Manhattan that we call the meatpacking district (even though it's more of an arts & culture hub than anything, these days) and wander through the brain-rearranging Virtual Reality tunnel/installation by Black Egg and Kenzo Digital while you go dumb to the sounds of SF.
DJ Matthew Law's 215 Mix For #AREACODES:
Matthew Law Shout Out - DJ Jazzy Jeff
Narration - Sylk 130
Space is The Place - Sun Ra
Reminisce - Bilal ft. Mos Def
Get It Got It (Chaos Lewis Remix) - Kindred The Family Soul
Floetic - Floetry
Thank You - Boyz II Men
Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble - Dj Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
Guys Ain't Nothing But Trouble - Dj Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince ft. Ice Cream "Tee"
Silent Treatment (Questions Mix) - The Roots
Just Friends (Sunny) - Musiq Soulchild
Let It Go feat. Chill Moody (Prod. by Dilemma) - Beano
Can't Stop Won't Stop (Phresh Edit) - Young Gunz
Serious (BDP Remix) - Steady B
Way To Go Bro (Philly Moombahsoul Edit) - Dave Fogg
Bounce In E Flat - Matthew Law
I Wanna Stay - Love Unlimited Orchestra
The Mighty Hard Rocker (12" Vocal) - Cash Money & Marvelous
Motownphilly [12" Version] - Boyz II Men
K-Jee - M.F.S.B.
Family Affair - M.F.S.B.
Know This - Michael The Lion
Hurt So Bad (a Tom Moulton Mix) - Philly Devotions
You Can't Hide From Yourself (dj100proof's Dimitri re-re-edit) - Teddy Pendergrass
DJ Play - Illvibe Collective
Waiting For - Osage
Paris At Night (Matthew Law Remix) - Taboo
Find A Way feat. Jeanette "Lady" Day (Original Mix) - Grandtheft, Cosmo Baker, Jeanette "Lady" Day
I Love Music - The O'Jays
Living Together - The Jacksons
Alright (DJ Sega Remix) - Kendrick Lamar
Wolves (Matthew Law x Jabair Remix) - Kanye West
ANNE (KING BRITT MOODY MIX) - Santigold
LZR - Starkey
Drip - Swizzymack
ontop168 - Josh Hey
When The People Cheer - The Roots
Let The Dollar Circulate - Billy Paul
New Beginning - Dexter Wansel
Funky Dividends - Three Times Dope
Theme From The Planets - Dexter Wansel
Out Of Nothing - Rich Medina
Darlin Darlin Baby - The O'Jays