Mixtape Monday: Kiefer, Zed Bias, Marcia Carr, Casanova + More
Kiefer Shackelford follows his Leaving Records debut with one heck of a set for NTS Radio. Meanwhile, Zed Bias pays tribute to peak boogie funk, R&B and pop jams with '80s Street Soul mix. Marcia Carr delivers absolute perfection in session for RINSE.fm.
Last, but certainly not least, Edan and Cut Chemist salute The Funky Drummer, Clyde Stubblefield and Brooklyn MC, Casanova, sends a kite to Taxstone. Dig in to these grooves, but be safe tho, beloved.
Kiefer Shackelford - KIEFER SHACKELFORD
Leaving Records artist and rising sound man Kiefer Shackelford recently took a break from bubbling underground to visit NTS Radio’s L.A. studio. The visit follows the release of his debut Kickinit Alone LP, which dropped in February. The result is a 1-hour set of originals and unreleased work that packs the intoxicating groove and piano chops he has quickly become known for.
Durkin - MURK [Mix]
New England sound man Durkin presents the MURK [Mix] for Beantown outfit Steady Leanin. The trap dominant set is also chopped, screwed and soulful at points. The 1-hour mix features tracks from Mozzy, Lil Pump, Jerry Butler, MNDSGN, Kur, Humble Haitian, PNB Rock, Nebu Kiniza and more. Keep an ear peeled and you’ll notice that Durkin even drops one of his own joints into the mix.
Zed Bias - '80s Street Soul
Zed Bias drops a gem for the boogie funk lovers, jheri curl r&b aficionados and anyone that came of age during the Reagan era with the '80s Street Soul mix. The set built for bodyroll enthusiasts across the globe includes tracks from Sylvia Striplin, El Debarge, Howard Johnson, Kleeer, Al B. Sure, Loose Ends, Milton Wright, Melba Moore and more. Let your soul glow.
Krs. - Soca & Blues Vol. 1
Toronto producer and Film Noir chief Krs. delivers the post-carnival mix du jour with the Soca & Blues Vol. 1 tape - a vibe heavy collection of joints featuring tracks from Machel Montano, Kes the Band, Angela Hunte, Kerwin du Bois and more.
I've been wanting to release a project for almost 3 years. I spent time crafting each track trying to get that sweet spot of Electronic elements fused with the heavy riddims and bass from Carnival and Dancehall music
Cut Chemist x Edan - A Stable Sound Ep. 12: Sound Of The Funky Drummer
Cut Chemist and Edan pay their respects to Clyde Stubblefield with A Stable Sound Episode 12. The nearly two hour set digs through a bevy of hip-hop gems that sampled the funky drummer, including tracks from Sweet Tee & Jazzy Joyce, RUN-DMC, Poison Ladd Slr and Beats In General.
In honor of his passing, Edan and I play our favorite rap records that sample Clyde Stubblefield's classic beat that changed hip hop forever.
DJ Yamez - DJ Yamez 03/17/17 on @WAXXFM
DJ Yamez drops a fairly straightforward and ridiculously funky electronic set for NYC’s WAXX.FM. Two hours deep, the intoxicating trap, dance and soul mix features tracks from Ghost Town DJ’s, Cap 1, Braille, Missy Elliott, Machinedrum, Flosstradamus and more.
Marcia Carr - Rinse FM Podcast 03.19.17
London’s own Marcia Carr brings a bit of her MiXed Bag magic to the good folks at Rinse FM for their Sunday slot. Carr reinforces her status as one of the queens of the UK club scene with a 3-hour set ripe for the dancers and diggers. Spinning jazz, funk, house and soul gems, Carr drops tracks from The B.B. & Q. Band, Aurra, Janet Jackson, The Montgomery Express, Roy Ayers and more.
Kenny Fresh - Tight Songs Episode #141
The latest edition of the Tight Songs series from Fresh Selects has landed featuring two hours of electronic, hip-hop, trap and soul. The set boasts joints from Drake, Smino, Goldlink, Ill Camille, Devin The Dude, Jonah Levine Collective, The Pendletons, Omar, DJ Harrison, The Cosmic Children and more.
Joe Kay - Soulection Radio Show #300
Soulection chief Joe Kay steps up to bat for the 300th episode of Soulection Radio. The 3-hour set is typical of the jam packed mixes that have become The Sound of Tomorrow’s calling card. This go-round, tracks from Aquanote, Sango, Usher, Miles Davis, Bobby Valentino, Lupe Fiasco, Tupac and Portishead are amongst the many that make the cut.
Casanova - Be Safe Tho Mixtape
Podcast personality and cult favorite, Taxstone, may have officially reached legend status in the streets with the arrival of Be Safe Tho, the debut mixtape from Brooklyn-bred spitter Casanova. Dedicated to one of the most beloved voices in the world of rapcasting, the 11-track tape is a kite to Tax, who was recently incarcerated on weapons charges related to the now-infamous Irving Plaza shooting involving rapper Troy Ave in 2016. The tape features contributions from Jahlil Beats, Chris Brown and more.