Mixtape Monday: Ally Al's Exclusive Halloween Mix, House Shoes, Cuurlzzz + More!
Things are getting certifiably spooky in Mixtape Monday this morning. Yes, we're as susceptible to Halloween as the next news outlet, and so we're very proud to bring you all the world premiere of Ally Al's Beats, Tricks & Treats Halloween mixtape, a set that's as frightening as it is funky and as macabre as it is magnificent. Past the ghoul get-down there are brand hip-hop new tones from House Shoes, a new love mix from Cuurlzzz, a dose of classic 90s boom-bap, some 80s pillow talk and more. So turn up the volume and light the jack-o-lanterns. Your week in mixtapes starts now.
Ally Al has donned his grim reaper outfit and hit the decks with fearsome intent, sewing together a musical costume that's sure to frighten even the bravest of dancers. The theme, somewhat loosely, is one of ghouls and undead dangers, but really the point is to make your head not so hard that it falls straight off your neck and bounces down the driveway into the hands of trick-or-treaters. (Hey, we said it was a macabre affair). With cuts from D'Angelo, Cypress Hill, Gravediggaz and more, this mix goes bump in the night in all the right ways. Okayplayer is very pleased to offer up the world premiere, and once you're done digging it, go check out more of Ally's material here.
The Arsonists - Halloween
Keith Murray - Straight Loonie ft Eric Sermon & Jamal
Redman - Journey Throo Da Darkside
D'Angelo - Devil's Pie
Cypress Hill - "Illusions ( Harpsichord Mix )"
Quasimoto - "Put A Curse On You"
Nine - "Redrum"
Gravediggaz - "Diary of a Madman/ Graveyard Chamber"
MYKILL MYERS - "Best Friends Become Strangers"
Once again you've got no choice but to get down to House Shoes's new Dublab Magic series. This time the Detroit DJ legend ixes it up with a bit of DJ Soko, Denmark Vessey, Jay Rock, Breezy Lovejoy and boatloads of 14KT. It's a relentless re-up education in what's vibing across today's digital airwaves, so put your headphones and prepare for the lesson to begin.
1. Pucho and His Latin Soul Brothers – Naima
2. Tall Black Guy – Whenever it Comes to You*
3. STRO – Hey!Hey!*
4. STRO – Virgina Wolf*
5. Denmark Vessey – Be Great (ft. Black Milk)
6. DJ Soko – The Beast (ft. Guilty Simpson)
7. EXT – Drums*
8. BRENK – 10 Crack Commandments*
9. NOTTZ – Kick In the Door*
10. Fashawn x Alchemist – Dreams (ft. Evidence)
11. Tuamie – SimpleNClean*
12. Skillz – FUCK NIGGAS THO*
13. Blu Jeedo JDavey
14. CHANES – Coins*
15. Cavalier – Tuck & Roll (ft. Quelle Chris, Iman Omari)
16. House Shoes – Nose Bleeds/MTFO (ft. Danny Brown, Quelle) (prod House Shoes)
17. Quelle – Golden (prod House Shoes)
18. Quelle – SLAVES (ft. Roc Marciano) (prod House Shoes)
19. The Purist – Patina (ft. Roc Marciano)
20. The Purist – By the Book (ft. Roc Marciano)
21. Jay Rock – Fly On the Wall (ft. Busta Rhymes)
22. Breezey Lovejoy – P.Y.P.
23. Flying Lotus – DMT Song (ft. Thundercat)
24. White Boiz – LIVE FROM THE MOTHERSHIP
25. The Lyman Woodard Organization - Joy Road*
26. Nottz – Joy Road pt. 1 & 2*
27. Jonwayne – Gross
28. SWARVY – Jawbreaker*
29. SWARVY – Aquarian*
30. Nottz – Where I Wanna Be
31. Phatkat – Dedication to the Suckers
32. Tuamie – nanamimiithankthee
33. Tuamie – Mullen Drink
34. Illingsworth – Kings*
35. CashUs king – Mo Betta Blues (ft. Donel Smokes)
36. 14KT – Off the Presses*
37. 14KT – Swis Mist*
38. 14KT/ D’Angelo – She’s Always In My Hair*
39. 14KT – The Library*
40. 14KT – Verbal Intercourse
41. 14KT – W.C.E.F. (ft. MED & Kokane)
42. Denmark Vessey – Think Happy Thoughts
43. Denmark Vessey & Scud One – drunk off the power of thought
44. Dert Floyd – the new once more
45. DJ Harrison – LostJDillaBeat
46. Dert – Flip Sessions Vol. 2*
47. Raj Mahal – gosel*
48. Chino XL – EYE (prod House Shoes)
49. Willie Jones III – The Thorn
50. Kendrick Lamar – Rigamortus
51. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson – Untitled/ Fantastic
* = Street Corner Music
The dust crackles and the beats crush on MarQ Spekt's new set, a demonstration of eminently proper boom-bap sourced from radio rarities and classic sides. From Jaylib classics to unnamed curiosities, this is an affirmation of dark and moody hip-hop from front to back. Get yourself some.
How could you possibly hope to put such a pitch-perfect mix of 80s boudoir tunes into words? Best to keep things hushed. Pour yourself two snifters of cognac, light a few candles and make sure the dimmer switch is working before you press play on this new offering from DJ Wax On and Sparkle Motion (aka MR TOBES). Their "Pillow Talk" mix hits all the right spots as it curls and courses through the very best quiet storm R&B cuts--songs that let your lover know exactly what you've got in mind. The Brothers Johnson, The Pointer Sisters, Cameo, Passion and more all make it a...well...we're almost too bothered to continue. Listen below, download it here, and pass the courvoisier.
Brooklyn's own Cuurlzzz brings it once more on her newest set, dubbed "The Very Next Day." A classic feel inundates the mix, thanks to selections like Bobby Hutcherson, Eddie Hazel and The Emotions. It's the kind of mix that can transport you back to the weekend, when you had nothing but a long sunlit afternoon ahead of you and, hopefully, someone dear to spend it with.
Bobby Hutcherson - "Love Song"
Starve - "Body Fusion"
Enchantment - "Sunshine"
Sylvia Striplin - "You Can't Turn Me Away"
Eddie Hazel - "Frantic Moment"
Don Blackman - "Holding You, Loving You"
Blue Magic - "On The Rain"
The Emotions - "If You Think.."
Ramp - "Daylight"
Creative Source - "I'd Find You Anywhere"
The New Birth - "Do It Again"
Ed Banger Records finally got their shot at a BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, and the man behind the label most certainly made the most of it. Old soul cuts from Teddy Pendergrass and others mix perfectly with the neo-house of DJ Mehdi. Cassius and Para One also lend their talents, which means that this one's a three-headed hydra of brilliant rhythms.
Ghost Culture – Lucky
Breakbot – Back For More
SebastiAn – Arabest
Trevor Jackson – Rgbpm3
Gesaffelstein – The Voice
Paperclip People – Oscillator
Erol Alkan – A Hold On Love
Teddy Pendergrass – You Can’t Hide (Dimitri From Paris Disco Blend)
Boston Bun – Paris Groove (Club Mix)
Justice – Never Be Alone (DJ Hell’s Bavarian Gigolo Mix)
Tiga – Louder Than A Bomb
DJ Falcon – Together
Boys Noize – Donnastag
Basement Jaxx – Same Old Show
Motorbass – Flying Fingers
Joakim – Come Into My Kitchen (Basement Dub)
Riton – Lost In Sound
DJ Mehdi – Pocket Piano (Brodinski Remix)
Fulgeance – Gitem
Para One – Wake Me Up
[unknown] – Unknown
Ode – Rummel
Juliet Sikora – Larry’s Garage
Sh*t Robot – Where It’s At (feat. Reggie Watts) (Johnny Aux Remix)
Basement Boys – God Help Those (Who Help Themselves)
DJ Wild – Love Every Day
Romanthony – Trust (Mia Dora Mix)
Cajmere – Feelin’ Kinda High
Loco Dice – Carthago
Funky Green Dogs – High Up
Larry Heard – The Sun Can Compare
Kerri Chandler – Back To The Raw (Dark Vocal Mix) w/ Preacher Man (Acapella)
Jovonn – Back To House (Ian Pooley’s New Dub) w/ In The Beginning
Todd Terry – Can You Feel It
DJ Sneak – Compute
Cajmere – Percolator (Green Velvet Mix)
George Morel – Let’s Groove
Mike Dunn – God Made Me Funky
Club Style – Crazy Wild
The African Dream – All The Same Family
Pop Rocks – Purple Jelly
The Deep – Love Your Brother
Todd Edwards – Can’t You Believe
Romanthony – Let Me Show You Love (Crooklyn Dub)
Hardrive – Deep Inside
Moodymann – U Can Dance If U Want 2
Fix – Player’s Anthem
Thomas Bangalter – Spinal Beats w/ Untitled
Sound Stream – Good Soul
Submission – Women Beat Their Men (Cevin’s Peak Hour Dub)
Paul Johnson – Hear The Music
Josh One – Contemplation (King Britt Funke Mix)
Black Magic – Freedom (Make It Funky) (Color 1 On & On Strong Vocal Mix)
Para One – Elevation (Soul Mix)
Artwork by Simbayu
Taimles has embarked on a new series of mixtapes dubbed "ear 2 da beats" and, as a way of paying homage to his heroes, has decided that each mix will be a wall-to-wall single artist affair. First up is the progressive beatmaker legend Mr. Carmack. Excellent choice.
(All songs by Mr. Carmack)
Get The Fuck Out My Face (Mr. Carmack Remix)
Cocaine With Great Dane
Roller (New Look)
Kahala (ft. Lakim)
Ones (ft. Kaytranada)
Stay That Night
Noodling With Papi
Mayo - Ballin (Prod. Mr Carmack)
Say Yes Or Say No
Geometrik (ft. Esta)
Spring Shit (ft. Jacuzzi)
Fire (No Payroll)
Move Like Lions Do
Our own good friends at (iN)Sect Records helped Butcher Bear put together his new sweet mixtape, one dubbed "Upside Down Cake." Loaded with sugary goods from Jonwayne, Jack deJohnette, Blu and Butcher's own cuts, the mix is tasteful and filling in just the right way. Pass us another slice?
Butcher Bear “ineedyouneedme” ft. Sir Froderick
You & Me Falconry - When i hear you sing it makes me uncomfortable
Blu - Silent
Sacred - Brushed
Zackey Force Funk - Bombs
Jonwayne - Zeroh’s Song
Bebe K’Roche - Kahlua Mama
Koreless - 4D
Will Sessions - Dub Rock (Black Milk)
jack dejohnette’s special edition - ebony
Patty Blingh & The Akebulan Five - Brother: The Point (2562 Remix)
Esgar - Starscream
Shafiq Husayn - The Mumba
Soundspecies & Ahu - Can We Call It Love
MRR-ADM - ?
BANGAAR - Khundar (demo version)
Butcher Bear “This is How the Game gets you Played” ft. SelfSays (soundfounder remix)
It's DJ DNYCE, it's neo-soul and it's most definitely funky. Is it a little bit cheesy? Sure, but that's what Mixtape Monday is all about.
1. Kem - You're On My Mind
2. Big U - Let's Get Away
3. E-3 - Got Me Thinkin
4. Roszunn - A Hold Of You
5. JSoul - Beautiful Nights
6. Olivier Daysoul - Finer Things In Life
7. Omar - There's Nothing Like This (RR Remix)
8. Musiq - Fish In the Sea
9. Slakah The Beatchild - The Cure
10. Greg Banks - Music
11. Mike James - Fresh Air
12. Peven Everett - I Can Be Your Boyfriend
13. Slakah The Beatchild - I Surrender
14. Darrius - Get Down To This Loving Remix
15. Don-E - Little Star
16. Tone Richardson - Sitting
17. Charles - For The Lord Remix
18. Black Coffey - Rocket Love
19. Brantley De'Angelo - I Did It For Love
20. Meself - Truf About It
21. Conrad St Julien - Music
22. Reeso 90220 - 28 Days (M.Box Mix)