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Mixtape Monday: Hear DJ Still Life’s San Francisco Mix For #AREACODES

Mixtape Monday: Hear DJ Still Life’s San Francisco Mix For #AREACODES

Tokyo, 2014 (shot on Kodak Portra 160 with a 28mm)

Tokyo, 2014 (shot on Kodak Portra 160 with a 28mm)

What does Tony Bennett, Jerry Garcia and Rappin’ 4-Tay all have in common? No, they aren’t the latest flavors from Ben & Jerry’s, but they all are musicians who have direct ties to this week’s Mixtape Monday recap of our curated DJ series, #AREACODES.

For those who haven’t yet listened to our awesome-audio-filled adventure, Okayplayer links up with a mixmaster to dedicate two hours to the dope sounds of a region here in our beautiful U.S. of A. After spreading love the brotherly way for Philadelphia with DJ Matthew Law, we head west for some sun, warm weather and frothy sounds from the 415.

That’s San Francisco for those who don’t know.

We couldn’t think of a better, more illustrious name that DJ Still Live to play the best, tangiest hits from the Left Coast. With a heavy mix of legends (E-40, The Grateful Dead, Huey Lewis), low-key rap gods (Dr. Octagon, Richie Rich, Young Cellski) and critically acclaimed hit-makers (2Pac, The Doobie Brothers, Sly & The Family Stone) — this week’s Mixtape Monday recap will have you moving and grooving before the afternoon rush hour kicks in.

“I grew up in Mountain View,” DJ Still Life told us when we asked him to speak on some of the tracks he played during #AREACODES episode deux. “It was still part of the 415 when I grew up. I had Huey Lewis’ album ‘Sports’ on cassette in grade school, and all the little neighborhood kids thought he was the man. I didn’t even have a concept of regional identity at the time as far as local musicians go, but Huey Lewis rep’d pretty hard for the Bay.”

As we dig deeper into our rolodex, we invite you (and all those in-or-around the 212) to come dance, groove, play with the new Samsung S7 and hear this week’s performer—DJ Nadus—at 837 Washington Street in the hustling and bustling Meatpacking District. While you step through the virtual reality tunnel by Black Egg and Kenzo Digital, you can wild out to the sounds of this week’s coming episode which features the sounds of Dirty Jerz (that’s New Jersey for you slowpokes—tracklist below and tape above).


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Track List:

Gabor Szabo – San Franciscan Nights
Fifty Foot Hose – Rose
Cold Blood – I Just Want To Make Love To You
Cold Blood – Kissing My Love
Linda Tillery – Freedom Time
The Loading Zone – Can I Dedicate
Sugar Pie Desanto – Git Back
De La Soul – Area (Still Life Area Codes edit)
San Quinn, E-40, Richie Rich – Timing
Lee Oskar / DJ Shadow – San Francisco Bay / Three Freaks (DJ Still Life blend)
Rappin’ 4-Tay – Playaz Club
The Jacka feat. Andre Nickatina – Glamorous Lifestyle
LoveRance feat. E-40 – Up!
2Pac feat. Digital Underground – I Get Around
Mariah Carey feat. ODB – Fantasy (loop)
Sage The Gemini feat. Iamsu! – Gas Pedal
Sly & The Family Stone – Trip To Your Heart
Sly & The Family Stone – Loose Booty
JT The Bigga Figga feat. RBL Posse – SFC
Ray Luv – Get My Money On
IMP feat. Cellski & Dre Dog – Frisco
RBL Posse – Don’t Give Me No Bammer Weed
Steve Miller Band – Fly Like An Eagle (DJ Still Life edit)
Grateful Dead – Shakedown Street
Con Funk Shun – Ffun
DJ Zeph feat. Raashan Ahmad – Floorwax
Boz Skaggs – Lowdown
Sly & The Family Stone – Thank You (Falettin Me Be Mice Elf Again)
Cool Benny – Wobble Cha
Santana – Oye Como Va
Aromadozesski Therapy – Strudle Strut
Sapo – Been Had
The Doobie Brothers – Long Train Runnin’ (Yosaku Blue Eyed Soul edit)
Sylvester – Over And Over
Andre Nickatina feat. San Quinn – A Yo
E-40 – Choices (Warriors version)
4 Non Blonds – What’s Going On
Jefferson Airplane – Somebody To Love
Blue Cheer – Summertime Blues
The Beau Brummels – Just A Little
The Doobie Brothers – Jesus Is Just Alright
Huey Lewis & The News – The Heart Of Rock N Roll
Tommy Tutone – 867-5309 Jenny
Starship – We Built This City
Dr. Octagon – Bear Witness
Handsome Boy Modeling School – Holy Calamity
Folk Implosion – Natural One
Faith No More – Midlife Crisis
Chris Isaac – Wicked Game
Big Brother & The Holding Company – Piece of My Heart
Soft Touch – Plenty of Action
Young Cellski – Living In Da Bay
Darondo – Didn’t I (re-edit)
The Paris Sisters – I Love How You Love Me


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