Mixtape Mondays: Ta-Ku, Kriswontwo x Georgia Anne Muldrow, AllyAl x X-Mas + Gilles Peterson x Nelson Mandela
This week's Mixtape Mondays features a Red Bull Music Academy mix from Kriswontwo, an X-mas themed compilation from longtime Okayplayer AllyAl, soulful selections from Ta-Ku, and--of course--a carefully crafted tribute to Nelson Mandela mixed by Gilles Peterson. Click through for streams and downloads. Enjoy!
Kriswontwo is an incredibly talented producer (and homie) from Copenhagen. He was lucky enough to recently record an EP alongside OKP favorite Georgia Anne Muldrow. He placed a preview of their collaboration (which will be released next year on GAM & hubby Dudley Perkins' Someothaship imprint) in a brand new mix for Red Bull Studios. Included are remixes of Kanye West, Busta Rhymes and many other luminaries. Check the tracklist below and hit the link below to head over to to stream his mix.
>>>Stream (via Red Bull Studios)
Blitz The Ambassador ft. Sarkodie - Internationally Known (Kriswontwo remix)
Felix De Luca ft. Kay - Everything is Camouflage (Kriswontwo remix)
Weon - Neon Color Field
Weon - Ananse
Georgia Anne Muldrow - Dimension
Busta Rhymes - Woo Hah! Got You All in Check (Kriswontwo remix)
Brandy - Afrodisiac (Kriswontwo remix)
Kanye West - Jesus Walks (Kriswontwo remix)
Weon - Orange Mound Visionary
Larry & Kay - Outskirts
OKP Boards-member AllyAl has posted his classic mix of Christmas songs to get you in the holiday spirit; a blend that's been deckin the halls of dedicated Okayplayers for a few seasons now. This ain't your average everyday Christmastime muzak. The mix features Stevie Wonder, Rotary Connection, Donny Hathaway, David Bowie, Wham, Run DMC, Paul White, Jackie Wilson, The Treacherous 3 and Prince. Stream this excellent compilation below.
Ta-Ku has dropped a brand new mix for the hipsters at Hype Trak titled Drive Slow, Homie Part Two. Here's what T-K had to say about it:
"After all the love from "Drive Slow, Homie" I just HAD to make another musical journey for your whip.
In usual fashion, the mix starts of with some laid back - top down jams that are perfect for your sundown. Slowly moving into the uptempo soul jams mixed with the never disapointing jersey movement. To be honest, i encourage you to bump this on ALL occasions. You could bump this mix while taking your moms to the dentist or while you and your homies/homegirls are trappin' out in your hatchback Barina.
Whether you riding solo or with a whip full of your peoples. TURN UP!"
Check the tracklist and stream below.
Stwo - Syrup
Jeftuz - Girl
Trian Kayhuta - Alright
Tajan & fwdslxsh - Beautiful
Drake - From Time (Full Crate Remix) [Unreleased]
TNV x Rami B - Old School Covertible [Unreleased]
Professa - Goodnight Bump
Evil Needle - Light Ray
Mr Carmack - ifoundsomething [Unreleased]
Atu - YF Ella Remix [Unreleased]
Dpat - Untitled [Unreleased]
Rook Milo - Cobalt Polo [Unreleased]
Penthouse Penthouse - Private Jet [Unreleased]
RLP - DRP_DAT [Unreleased]
Sivey - Waterbed Slow-mo [Unreleased]
Ghost Town DJ's - My Boo (Wave Racer Remix)
Ta-ku - Electr(on)ic Relaxation (Benzi x Espinosa EDIT) [Unreleased]
Lord Shrimpy - Remedy
Masuka - Whatadime
HOWLS (Ta-ku & KitPop) x B.Lewis - Go [Unreleased]
In case you missed it, we rewind on this essential post from the other day because Mixtape Monday would not be complete if we didn't include Gilles Peterson's moving tribute to Nelson Mandela. Peterson compiled 15 songs, including Miles Davis, Gil Scott-Heron, and Hugh Masakela to name a few, that reflect South Africa and the life of Mandela. Listen to the mix below. RIP Madiba.