Mixtape Mondays: Falcons on Diplo & Friends fro BBC 1Xtra
Mixtape Mondays: Falcons on Diplo & Friends fro BBC 1Xtra

Mixtape Monday: Falcons, Stones Throw, Marley Marl x Pete Rock + More

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Mixtape Mondays is upon us, kids, and if your monday started anything like my monday then WE GON' NEED SOME BEATS. Luckily we have a new mix from Okayplayer Top 14 Artist To WatchFalcons, putting down post-Timbaland future r&b on BBC 1xtra's Diplo & Friends show, Marley Marl reuniting with the Chocolate Boy Wonder Pete Rock as well as Clark Kent and Kevy Kev for a Mt. Rushmore of a throwback moment on In Control Radio, Uproot Andy and DJ Ushka reinventing New York with their magical urbanism,  DJ Lexis and the not-evil geniuses behind Music Is My Sanctuary curating a collection dedicated to the mighty indie Stones Throw Records, Brothers In Arms applying their automatic scratching machine to your nu-disco itch, LargeUp schooling us on Trinidad Carnival with a soca-centric soundtrack and Paul Pre running through some of our other favorite new artists to watch. Don't wait--click true and let these capable selectors get your Mixtape Monday back on the right track (s) immediately.

Mixtape Mondays: Falcons on Diplo & Friends fro BBC 1Xtra

On this cameo for the latest installment of BBC 1 Xtra's Diplo & Friends Radio, Falcons runs through a grip of futuR&B, kicking off with Kaytranada, rinsing lots of his fellow 14er Sango and even his own remixes for the likes of M.I.A. Along the way Yung Falcs provides a window into the hotbed of musical intrigue that is L.A. right now--so true. Watch for more from this cat, er, raptor soon both on Okayplayer and in Austin, Texas...stream below, scroll down for tracklist.


Kaytranada - You're Late - Unreleased

Ludacris - The Potion (Instrumental) – Def Jam

Falcons – Sumbody – Free Download

Falcons – Be Quiet - HW&W Recordings

Arnold - 100 Dreams (i Luv Your Girl Rmx) – Free Download

Falcons – Cell - HW&W Recordings

Odb - Shimmy Shimmy Ya (Mr. Carmack Remix)

Djemba Djemba - I Just Go (Falcons Remix) – Jeffrees

Falcons - Vroom – Free Download

Asia Cruise - Boyfriend (Falcons Remix) – Free Download

Panama - Always (Wave Racer Remix) – Future Classic

Ldru - The Tropics – Future Classic

Rustie - Starttt - Unreleased

Ginuwine – Pony - Epic

Waka X Ginuwine - Hard In The Pony (Oneman Edit) – Free Download

Sango - Baile Somebody - HW&W Recordings

Sango - BB Don't Cry (It's Gon' Be Ok) – Free Download

Billionaire Black - Hella Thots (Iceboi X Lil Texas Edit) – Free Download

Falcons - 2me - HW&W Recordings

Ciara feat Mike G - Oh! (Falcons Remix) – Free Download

The Freshest X J Cole X Missy Elliot - Nobodies Perfect (Falcons Remix) – Free Download

Trey Songz - Neighbors Know My Name (Tk Kayemba Remix) – Free Download

DJ Bark Lee - M.O.N.I.C.A.

Fluke Nukes - Wetter 1.4

Ty Dolla Sign - Paranoid (Falcons & Dj Hoodboi Remix)

Dj Hoodboi & Trippy Turtle - Marvin Gay & Chardonnay

Sweater Beats - Feel Me (Falcons Remix) - Symbols Recordings

Falcons - I Can Do What I Want - Unreleased

Toni Romiti - Miss Me (DJ Sliink Remix Ft. DJ Bake) – Free Download

Lido Lido Ft. Muri - Lost (Stwo Remix) - Unreleased

M.I.A. - Yala (Falcons Remix) - Unreleased

Asap Ferg Feat. ASAP Rocky – Shabba - RCA Records

SoDrumatic - Dance For You - Free Download

Mixtape Mondays: Marley Marl & Pete Rock reunite on WBLS

Hip-hop father figure Marley Marl recently staged a joyful reunion with his In Control Radio cohorts Clark Kent, Kevy Kev and his protegé Pete Rock, originally known as the Chocolate Boy Wonder. This mix gives new meaning to the tagline "Golden Era Radio." History in the (re) making. Stream below:

Mixtape Mondays: MIMS x Stones Throw 18 x 18 playlist

The Music Is My Sanctuary crew come with not one but two new goodies for us: first off DJ Lexis drops show #66 in the MIMS mix series, but we also get a conceptual playlist in the form of '18 x 18'--a dedication to Stones Throw Records wherein 18 music connoiseurs including Anthony Valadez, Marc de Clive Lowe, Shigeto, Mochilla, LeftO, Skratch Bastid, Akalepse, Kaytranada & more run down 18 of their favorite releases from the legendary indie on the occasion of their 18th anniversary, not to mention the screening tour for the film My Vinyl Weighs A Ton (which documents the labels rise) arriving in Montreal this Wednesday, March 5th (MIMS is co-presenting, get info/tickets here). Hit the links below to get all the peanut buttery goodness:

>>>Stream DJ Lexis - MIMS Show #66

>>>MIMS 18 x 18 Stones Throw Playlist

Mixtape Monday: Uproot Andy for Que Bajo

NY tropicalista Uproot Andy demonstrates his mastery of nu-cumbia and takes us through a gamut of international sounds from Afro-Colombian to Ethiojazz on his new Que Bajo mixtape for Vice/Noisey. Stream below, scroll down for tracklist and hit Vice for the full interview if you ablo the español.

1. Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto - Manolo (Uproot Andy Remix)

2. Los Cojolites - Luna Negra (Uproot Andy Remix)

3. Konshens & J CapriPull Up To Mi Bumper

4. Munchi - El Desaparecido

5. Dillon Francis & DJ Snake - Get Low (uproot cumbia de los estados edit)

6. Mahendra Kapoor - Sada Vasda Raje Panjab (Uproot Andy Remix)

7. Aidonia - Pon Di Cocky (Djemba Djemba Remix)

8. Estrellas de la Kumbia - Camino a Colombia (Uproot Andy Remix)

9. Sage the Gemini - Gas Pedal (RGGDs Remix)

10. Ya yo no soy un pelao (interlude)

11. Yellow Claw x DJ Snake x Spanker - Slow Down

12. Schachthofbronx x Sabo x Nadastrom - Negra Linda

13. Rayven Justice - Slide Thru (Chief Boima Remix)

14. Mulatu Astatke x K'naan x Mos Def - America (Uproot Andy Remix)

15. Tomas Barfod - November Skies (Jerome LOL Remix)

16. QQ - One Drop (Deejay Theory Remix)

17. Dubbel Dutch - Rare Earth

18. ya yo no soy un pelao

19. A Tribe Called Red - Look at This

20. Grupo Socavon - Homenaje a Justino (Uproot Andy Remix)

21. Les Rapaces - Bassoue (Uproot Andy Remix)

22. Di Delas - Meus Amigos

21. Gyptian - Nah Let Go (Brosill Remix)

Mixtape Mondays: DJ Ushka for Open City

Photo by Nabil Rahman.

In a similar vein, DJ Ushka winds through the sounds of Crown Heights AKA the world with a mix of soca, kuduro, dembow and other "foreign brown" sounds. The mix was created to accompany a feature on Ushka in Open City mag penned by none other than sometime OKP and LargeUp contributor Rishi Nath, exploring the space where her musical selection interwines with her grassroots activism and touching on gentrification, "global bass" and ghetto orientalism. Get an excerpt and an on-camera clip below and then click true for the full piece:

Can you talk about how music and politics meld in your mixtapes?

The title “Foreign Brown” came out of a conversation I was having with my friend Mariana, a Venezuelan artist who goes by MPeach, and we were talking about citizenship—she’s a Venezuelan citizen, I’m a Sri Lankan citizen—and how we’ve been in the States for like hell-a-long! It’s very difficult for me to go home. I need a tourist visa to go home. So I said to her, “Man, it’s like being foreign-brown no matter where you go.” That’s where the title came from. We both were like, “Oh my god, that should be a mixtape title!”

“Foreign Brown” is really eclectic. It starts with a song about La Migra, about immigration custom enforcement, it was made by a friend, Lido Pimienta, a Columbian vocalist living in Toronto. I really wanted to connect my politics, themes of migration, to other themes including colorism, alienation, immigration, but also just make a fun mixtape to dance to.

>>>Read More (via Open City)

Nguzunguzu – Skycell

Future Brown – Wanna Party (feat. Tink)

Nicki Pla – Tu Si Grita (Banginclude remix)

Dubbel Dutch – Deepa (vocal mix)

M.I.A – Y.A.L.A (Mike Q remix)

French Fries – Coconut (feat. Bambounou)

Kerwin Du Bois- Press a Button (Coconut Shell Riddim)

Dj Yirvin & Dj Cypress – Huaynoquenhio

Familia Tm- Sá Mátimba

DJ Sbu feat. Zahara – Lengoma

Mixtape Mondays: LargeUp's soca-centric edition

It's Carnival time in Trinidad right ya now and true to wining form, LargeUp delivers a soca-centric edition of their own Mixtape Mondays column. Kick off with Private Ryan's Soca Brainwash mix and click true for 2 more. While you're up you're going to want to read their "Rules Of D Road" and master the do's and DEFINITELY DO NOTs of wining.

>>>More Soca (via LargeUp)

>>>Rules Of D Road: The Do's & Don'ts Of Winin' (via LargeUp)

Mixtape Monday: Paul Pre - The 4000

Zo spotted this '4000 Lovers' mix from Paul Pre over at BlindiForTheKids, released to celebrate hitting his goal of 4000 followers (how many followers do you need to start your own religion?). Apparently Pre's devotional rites demand the sounds of Nzungunzungu, Kelela, Le1f, Ab-Soul and Sango which adds up to quite a ministry (of sound). Stream below, scroll down for tracklisting.


01. Nguzunguzu – Foam Feathers

02. Kelela – Keep It Cool (Prod. Jam City)

03. Esgar – Slash

04. Brownz – Think

05. BMB – Needtrill

06. JMSN x Ab-Soul – You’re Gone (IAMNOBODI Remix)

07. Le1f – Jack (produced by FaltyDL)

08. Rami.B – HomeWorks

09. Sango – Memory Loss (Zuper Remix)

10. Thomas White – Killah

11. Silkie – Preacher’s Pain

12. Om Unit – Nagual

13. Eprom – Super FX

14. Salute – Diamond Glares

15. Grá – Hypnosis

16. Nangdo – Hear What

17. Jenovah – Lovers

18. We Sink – Blackspot

19. Jordan Rakei – Add the Bassline (Evil Needle Remix)

20. Sango – Por Tudo

21. Lone – Dream Ache

Mixtape Monday: Brothers In Arms - Night Moves 003

We ride out to the sounds of Brothers In Arms stepping away in the triangle between house garage and nu disco. The seamless and soulful transitions from Chris Brown to George Benson to Quadron are relevatory but we were already on board with any tracklist that ends on the words 'featuring Jeanette "Lady" Day'. Stream below, scroll down for tracklisting.

Darius & Crayon - Alicia

Satin Jackets vs. Aaliyah - Rock the Boat

Zimmer - Galapagos

Banks - Warm Water (Snakehips Remix)

Crayon - Give you Up feat. KLP (Darius Remix)

Chris Brown - Fine China (B. Bravo Remix)

Destiny's Child - Bug a Boo (Ganz Remix)

Sharon Redd - Can U (LNTG Rework)

Brother in Arms - Movin'

George Benson - Turn Your Love Around (Shit Hot Sound System Re-Rub)

Vanilla - Suede

Pherotone - My Baby (Mr.Nu & Deepjack Tropical Breeze Remix)

Brother in Arms - Jamaican Gyal

Quadron - Hey Love (Classixx Remix)

Gwen Guthrie - Nothing Goin On But The Rent (Melo Rework)

Brother in Arms - Hot 4 U

Modjo - Lady (Kaytranada Remix)

Honom - Shape (BIA Kuff EDIT)

Mat.Joe - Heart To Find (my love is the shhh)

LouLou Players, Kolombo - Touch Ur Body

Moon Boots - C.Y.S.

Zhu - Moves like Ms Jackson

Gorgon feat. Yasmin - City Real

Celsius - Incoming

Rook Milo - Bleached

LKiD - Light it Up

Cosmo Baker & Grandtheft - Find A Way feat. Jeanette 'Lady' Day