Mixtape Monday: Vashtie, Lushlife, Jonah Cruzz, Matthew Law + More
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Paul White - Everything You’ve Forgotten (Free Beat Tape)
UK sound man Paul White drops off a compelling collection of psychedelic beats with the Everything You've Forgotten beat tape. A frequent collaborator of Danny Brown and Open Mike Eagle, White places his signature abstract sound out front for the duration of the otherworldly 19-beat instrumental set. As the title indicates, this tape is available for the low.
Head over to Bandcamp for the download.
Hannah.Faith - FEELS FADER Mix
Dealing exclusively in high vibrational sound, Hannah.Faith serves up the 1-hour FEELS mix for FADER, featuring tracks from Kaytranada, Solange, LAKIM, Afro Cuban Jazz Project, CYGN, Freddie Joachim, Stro Elliot and more. Hannah.Faith dropped this set with a message about the music:
"Feels was carefully curated to bring a feel good energy into the new year, exploring various sounds and merging them together to create a storytelling piece. A journey through the hardship we have faced. The realizations. The love shared. The joyous moments. I feel liable to create straight from the heart, and keep it as real and as raw as possible, I want these mixes to reflect the times of now and all the positive attributes our generation has to offer. The club bangers can be amazing and all but I want to push the not so highlighted artists who are geniuses. No pressure, just good music."
DJ Matthew Law x TJ Mizell - Friends & Fam 3-Year Anniversary (LIVE) Mix
DJ's Matthew Law and TJ Mizell team to celebrate the 3-year anniversary of Law's signature Friends & Fam party. The live tag team set captures the brilliance of the Philly residency, which tests the floor boards of Kung Fu Necktie every third Saturday. The set from Law and Mizell includes tracks from State Property, Drake, Bruno Mars, Bad Boy Records, Future, Skepta, Ghost Town DJ's, Gucci Mane and more.
Va$htie - #ONE16GOAT Mix
NYC’s Downtown Girl, Va$htie, celebrates “influential and iconic Capricorn women” with the #ONE16GOAT mix honoring Sade, Aaliyah, FKA Twigs and Kate Moss; all of them celebrated birthdays on January 16th. The title of the mix conjures not only the animal associated with the Capricorn zodiac sign, but the acronym for "greatest of all time" - something, it could be argued, almost all of them have in common. This mix also happens to be an absolute dream for fans of chill r&b classics.
14KT - 2016KT [Year Of Collaborations] Mix
Ypsilanti's own 14KT celebrates a year of choice collaborations with the 2016KT mix. Fourteen tracks deep, the 30-minute set features cuts from Elzhi, Boog Brown, The Black Opera, Thurz, Danny Brown, I'CED, Obie Iyoha and more. This selection also boasts a pair of unreleased tracks, including a remix of Zelia Day's "Compass."
GROOVEMENT x Pablo Blanquito - Don't Sweat The Technique
DJ Pablo Blanquito of Reform Radio's City Whispers is in session for GROOVEMENT with the Don't Sweat The Technique mix. Clocking in just shy of the 1 hour and 30 minute mark, the set features tracks from Haitus Kaiyote, Saul Williams, Madison McFerrin, Diggs Duke, Eric Lau, Les Nubians, Low Leaf, Samantha Levital, La Tribu De Abrante and more.
DJ Candlestick - Chophall Vol. 1 (Chopped Not Slopped Reggae)
OG Ron C & The Chopstars present DJ Candlestick's Chophall Vol. 1 tape full of chopped and screwed dancehall classics. The combo probably sounds a little wild on paper but veteran chopstar Candlestick delivers a seamless mix featuring tracks from Vybz Kartel, Mavado, Popcaan, Tanto Metro & Devonte, Tory Lanez, Rihanna and more. If you need music to cruise to or happen to bogle a little slower than the rest, this is the mix for you.
>>>Click Here To Stream + Download DJ Candlestick's Chophall Vol. 1 Tape<<<
Jonah Cruzz - Just To Get By Mixtape
Georgia-bred spitter Jonah Cruzz follows the 2015 Cruzz Control EP with the Just To Get By mixtape. The 14-track release is free of features, allowing Cruzz to shine without distraction. Lending his drawl and candor to the mix, Cruzz serves up a slice of life on each cut as he moves deftly between spitting hard and crooning over ticking percussion. The mixtape boasts production from Ralph Da Ruler, Earl Black, 5PiECE, Stribb and SLWJMZ. ATL stand up!
Lushlife - Idols + Enemies Mixtape
Producer Lushlife serves up some food for thought with the Idols + Enemies mixtape. Squarely at the intersection of arts and activism, the tape formally titled My Idols Are Dead + My Enemies Are In Power features contributions from Killer Mike, Moor Mother, Billy Woods, Jedediah Purdy, Zilla Rocca, Sut Jhally, Little Strike and Mike Eagle. Proceeds from the sale of the tape benefit the ACLU. Lushlife breaks down the finer points of the project:
November’s dystopian presidential election sent all of us looking for answers. My Idols Are Dead + My Enemies Are In Power brings together artists, activists, and academics to explore how we got here, and what to do next. We stand with poor folks, Muslims, people of color, the LGBTQ community, and all Americans against any attack on our civil rights.
>>>Click Here To Stream The Idols + Enemies Mixtape via Pitchfork<<<
DJ Nate Geezie - The Rink
DJ Nate Geezie steps up to bat for the latest edition of The Mixologists series from SoulBounce. The Naptown-bred, D.C. based selector delivers a mix billed as "Saturday morning cleaning music" and jam packed with roller skating gems. The 1-hour set includes classic tracks from Zhané, The Gap Band, Michael Jackson, Gabriel Garzón-Montano, Maxwell and Sheila E. Lace up and take this thing for a spin.