Mixtape Monday: Labor Day Edition [DJ Big Texas, Soulection, Afrobuddha + More!]
It may be a holiday, but we're we know that a proper Labor Day soundtrack is an absolute must, and so in that spirit we're bringing you a very special update of Mixtape Monday. We know you want to spend the day outside near a grill and a few choice beverages, so we're keeping things short and sweet. Page through and you'll find the best, newest mixes to soundtrack your holiday weekend (and the shortened work week that's just around the corner). From DJ Big Texas's take on N.W.A. to the Fela-funk stylings of Afrobuddha, it's high-minded and diverse this weekend.
01.Sam's Intro - Count Ossie
02.Dancin Shoes Rapso - Brother Resistance
03.Instigator Dub (feat Dennis Bovell) - Golden Teacher
04.Congo Man (Carl Craig edit) - The Congos
05.Zone (Drum Mix) - Afrobuddha
06.Che Che Cole (Makossa) - Antibalas
07.First Time Around - Skyy
08.Sunny Ti De Ariya (Kay Suzuki edit) - King Sunny Ade
09.Crotona Park - Dave Valentin
10.Grass - African Suite
11. Hot to Trot - Alfredo De La Fre
DJ Big Texas dropped the goods with these N.W.A.-themed mixes in commemoration of Straight Outta Compton. Here it is, in his own words:
ITS AN N.W.A. WEEKEND WITH THE PREMIERE OF THE MOVIE STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (IN THEATERS) Straight Outta Compton is the debut studio album by American hip hop group N.W.A, released August 9, 1988 on group member Eazy-E's record label Ruthless Records. Production for the album was handled by Dr. Dre with DJ Yella giving co-production. The album has been viewed as the pioneering record of gangsta rap with its ever-present profanity and violent lyrics. It has been considered groundbreaking by music writers and has had an enormous impact on the evolution of West Coast hip hop.
THA MUTHAFUKKIN' SAGA CONTINUES!!...DJ BIG TEXAS IS BACK AT CHA WITH ANOTHER SPECIAL EDITION FROM THE N.W.A. WEEKEND MOVIE PREMIERE STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (IN THEATERS) THIS IS THE ORIGINAL SET OF THE 1990 RELEASE OF 100 MILES AND RUNNIN' 100 Miles and Runnin' is the only EP by hip hop group N.W.A, released on August 14, 1990 (25 YEARS AGO) on Ruthless Records. It is the first record the group released after Ice Cube began a solo career, and it contains a number of negative references to him. Though reviews were positive, it had reached platinum status by September 1992.
Mistah Rapsey of Staying Underground dropped off this excellent and funky number in late August, sending off the summer in style with UGK, Goldlink, Willow Smith, Snoop Dogg, Little Simz and more.
1. Da-P - Limit Break
2. ETHEREAL - Blown w/ Alexandria
3. Golden Rules - Never Die (Ft. Yasiin Bey)
4. UGK - Underground
5. Thundercat - That Moment
6. Tek.lun - Echoes
7. GoldLink - Hip Hop [Prod. by Tek.lun]
8. Ao Logics - Marvin’s Mess
9. Ta-ku - Long Time No See (Ft. Atu) (Ekali Remix)
10. invention - ｎａｔｕｒｅ_ｂｕｍｐ_000
11. Willow Smith - Female Intuition (Freestyle)
12. Lijadu Sisters - Sunshine
13. Snoop Dogg - California Roll (Ft. Stevie Wonder)
14. Chester Watson - Wrath of the Guided
15. Little Simz - Is This Freedom
16. Yasiin Bey - Marigolds (Ft. Electric Wire Hustle)
17. M.I.A. - Y.A.L.A.
Our dear friends over at Soulection--Joe Kay especially--keep on keeping on with their new Beats 1-sanctioned radio show. Around our office it's essential listening each weekend when it drops, and we'd be remiss not to show it some shine this holiday go-round. Kehlani guest stars on this one and brings her own mix to the table, so don't delay--press play on the sound of tomorrow.
Audible Treats brought some podcast goodness of their own last week, dropping new Symba, ProbCause and more. It's short and sweet, so listen in below.
Trae Tha Truth - “Determined”
Main Attrakionz – “Cycles”
Symba - “Stuck In My Ways”
ProbCause – “Back to the Future” prod. by Gramatik
KYLE - “King Wavy”
DJWS has deftly created a bassline house-flavored tribute to Honolulu for his entry as the 50th installment in Lexdray’s hallowed City Series of mixes. Packed with classics and fresh hotness alike, White Shadow takes listeners on a raucous but sleek-sounding odyssey through the wide realm of bass-driven house music new and old. This is a mix to unite househeads once and for all, with the lovely islands playing as mental, if not physical, backdrop.
Age's "Owl Sessions" tape is a bit dusty and plenty eclectic.
This mix was hosted on the Nerdtorious site, home of David Ma (Nerdtorious, Wax Poetics, egotripland). It's a mixtape pure, simple and full of raps that are classics! It'll either make you feel old, feel a bit nostalgic or introduce you to something new.
Pro dubbed double cassette in flat hard case, multiple random tape artwork, Tape Kings sticker inc. inside. 12 Artists, 3 Hours of beats, 2 cassettes. A collaboration between Brainfood recordings and MUJ. First in a series.
Minneapolis producer and DJ su na put together a lovely little mix for Nest HQ, one that he calls "a transparent look into what's been moving me lately. It's also sort of a hint to a new direction with my music. I’ve been spending less energy on following trends and more on creating a clear representation of myself. I think producing with that intention, combined with consistency and patience, usually results in a dope product."
1 Persian Empire – DONC
2 DIVERSA – I Love You For Existing
3 Arca – Anaesthetic
4 su na – Hudson
5 Persian Empire – Echo’s Tribute
6 Alicia Keys – You Don’t Know My Name (SMLE Remix)
7 swim good x Merival – since u asked
8 josh pan x medasin – hopes up
9 Lord Apex – Bebop ☯ Senzo
10 Allan Kingdom – Wavy featuring Spooky Black
11 RVDICAL THE KID – Funk With Me (Ft. EphRem & Aywy)
12 Gravez – Youth
13 Jay Prince – Polaroids (Chloe Martini Remix)
14 GoldLink – Dance on Me (su na Remix)
15 Bobby Raps – hinnem lix
16 Herzeloyde – Pull
So, I’m in this new realm where I’m constantly meeting new people and introducing myself. I’ve always been told first impressions are lasting, so I’m introducing myself by presenting this mix to yall as a representation of me and all the elements that come with my artistry. Hope yall enjoy all the grooves, melodies, and bass lines. Peace!
1. Arthur Verocai- Caboclo
2. Linafornia- dot wav (Freestyle Fellowship remix)
3. Outkast- Spotteottiedopaliscious
5. Mr. SCRUFF - Honeydew
6. Johnny Osbourne- Love is Universal
7. Clint Eastwood & General Saint- I Can't Take Another World War
8. Marcia Griffiths - Feel Like Jumping
9. Linafornia - dubwarpp
10. Nasrockwell- bendincorners
11. Me'shell Ndegeocello- Soul Searching
12. Bucwheed- Smokers' Emporium
13. Roy Ayers- Everybody Loves the Sunshine
14. Mulatu Astatke- Mulatu
16. Linafornia- wussup
17. S. I. N. - Power of the P
18. Freestyle Fellowship- Heavy Weights
19. Linafornia- hi-scrimps