Mixtape Monday: D'Angelo x Ally Al Mega Mix Premiere, Sims x N.W.A., DJ Spinna + More
With the onset of fall comes a fresh new set of sounds in our new Mixtape Monday roundup. Simply put, it’s all about D’Angelo this week (and, really, every week on Okayplayer) thanks to the brand new Vanguard mixtape from Ally Al. He’s put together some of the best of D‘s material, both from albums and studio rarities, and sewn them together with a few live recordings and remix jawns to create a un-funk-wit-able set that is sure to become essential listening. Beyond that, Sims has composed an N.W.A. samples set that underlines us the musicality of West Coast rap, and DJ Spinna takes us back to the old school 808 house parties of the day. There’s also Tycho, Kronika and great things from Dope Folks on tap, so get on in and get yourself some.