Mixtape Monday:The Gaslamp Killer, DJ Rashad Hayes, DJ Matman + More!

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.

We're very pleased to bring you what may be the final Mixtape Monday roundup of 2015--a final batch of audio presents, gift wrapped and nestled under the tree just for you and yours. And given that's the case, we've determined to go out in style with a dynamic duo set from The Gaslamp Killer, shot on video by the great folks at Boiler Room. Further on down the line we're bringing you new sounds from DJ Rashad Hayes, Complexion and some vintage holiday-inspired Cookin' Soul goodness. It's time to end the year on a high, funky note. Mixtapes begin now.

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.

The Gaslamp Killer delivered the goods, as per usual, during a 5 year anniversary Boiler Room set in Los Angeles last month. Video of the session has just recently made its way online, and so if you're just hearing this for the first time or revisiting it for another go-round, you'll definitely enjoy watching and learning as GLK goes to work atop the decks.



Dj Rashad Hayes Party Mixtape

Our own good friend DJ Rashad Hayes has made your holiday entertaining easy this year with a mixtape full of mostly-modern bangers that will surely keep people moving out on the dance floor. The man himself explains the set just so:

Whipped up this fun mix featuring young stars Drake, Future, Bryson Tiller, Kendrick Lamar, Game, Ty $, PartynextDoor, Travis Scott, Tory Lanez & Post Malone. Also included unreleased Dr. Dre track (!), & some classics. Work out to it, Vibe out, Just a cool mix. :)

DJ Matman Hotline Mixtape Art

Nothing but hip-hop and R&B cuts about the thing that rules all our lives...phones. DJ Matman put it into perspective:

The recent success of 'Hotline Bling' had me thinking about all the other good phone-related tracks out there, and before I knew it I had a fresh mixtape on my hands!

At just over an hour long 'The Hotline Mix' mix squeezes in close to 50 Hip Hop, RnB, Disco, Funk & Reggae bangers from artists such as Biggie, Tupac, Nas, Swindle, Jill Scott, Bounty Killer, Blackstreet, Rick James, ATCQ, Pharaoh Monch, Zhane, ODB, Loose Ends, Missy Elliot, Al Green, Slum Village, Usher, Robert Glasper, Erykah Badu, Busy Signal, Kraftwerk, De La Soul, Public Enemy, Tweet, Jay-z, and many more!

I also managed to incorporate my love of Comedy, lacing the mix with skits from the likes of Louis CK, Dave Chapelle, Aziz Ansari, Kayvan Novak, Craig Robinson, Joe Rogan, Seinfeld, & The Jerky Boys. Enjoy!

Listen to the entire thing below, and don't forget to put your phone down for a bit and savor the groove. This is an ingenious piece of work right here.

The Hotline Mix by Dj Matman on Mixcloud


01. Swindle – Phone Me / Aziz Ansari Intro

02. Robert Glasper ft. Jill Scott & Pharaoh Monch – Calls (Remix)

03. Tweet – Call Me

04. Phonte – Callin’ Me

05. Ta-Ku – Call / Booty Call skit

06. Motion Man – Booty Call

07. Blackstreet – Booti Call (Gonna Get U Home With Me Mix)

08. Blackstreet – Booti Call (OG Mix)

09. Parker Brothaz ft. Big Pooh & Talib Kweli – Text Me (Allstar remix)

10. Prince Paul – Other Line / Louis CK skit

11. Bounty Killer – Cellular Phone (Remix)

12. Usher ft. Ludacris – U Don’t Have To Call (Remix)

13. Naughty NMX – Name And Number (Ring Ring) / Jerky Boys Skit

14. De La Soul – Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)

15. Zhane – Request Line / Craig Robinson skit

16. Jazzy Jeff & Ayah – Telephone

17. A Tribe Called Quest – Skypager

18. Dream – Mr Telephone Man

19. Planet Asia – Mr Telephone Man

20. Esther Williams – Last Night Changed It all / Seinfeld Skit

21. Assagai – Telephone Girl

22. Public Enemy – 911 Is a Joke

22. John Wayne – Call The Police

24. Busy Signal – Dem Call The Police

25. The Firm – Phone Tap

26. Notorious B.I.G. – Warning

27. Ta-Ku – Same Number, Same Hood

28. Alicia Keys – How Come You Don’t Call Me (Neptunes Remix)

29. Al Green – Call Me, Come Back Home / Dave Chapelle Skit

30. Slum Village – Call Me

31. Blackstreet – The Fix (OG Mix)

32. Blackstreet – The Fix (Hip Hop Mix ft. Jay-Z)

33. Brenda Holloway – Operator

34. Old Dirty Bastard ft. Pharell – Operator

35. Dinosaurus Rex – Just Call / Joe Rogan Skit

36. Masego & Medasin ft. Krs – Sego Hotline

37. Rick James – Call Me Up / Fonejacker Skit

38. Skyy – Call Me

39. Midnight Star – Operator Funk

40. Dave Aju – Caller #7 (Seth Troxler & Subb-an Remix)

41. Missy Elliott ft. 702 – Beep Me 911

42. Tupac – What’z Ya Phone Number

43. Loose Ends – Dial 999

44. Kraftwerk – The Telephone Call / Simon Pegg skit

45. The Sylvers – Hot Line

46. Unsub – Hotline Bling Remix

47. Erykah Badu – Cel U Lar Device

48. Drake – Hotline Bling


And entire mixtape dedicated to the rare, vintage and under-appreciated portions of Mystikal's catalog. Yes. Yes please. Many thanks to DJ Breakem Off and DJ Dow Jones.

DJ Optimus

You'll catch loads of new age goodness in DJ Optimus's new set, a batch that includes the work of The Game, MentPlus, Diamond D, Big K.R.I.T., Knxwledge X Notorious B.I.G., Oddisee, Med & Blu, Big Grams and much more.

DJ Optimus - Jukebox Delight vol.3 by Ldbk on Mixcloud

Para One Rap NYC 90's

One of the absolute most-tasteful compositions we've heard in quite some time, Para One's 90's NYC Hip-Hop mix for Rinse FM is exactly what it needs to be. Hard-hitting in its kick-snare knock and so damn on point lyrically, it's got us in love with that East Coast thing all over again.


Para One - Poisoned Apples

Public Enemy - 911 Is A Joke

Black Sheep - The Choice Is Yours

Brand Nubian - Slow Down

Lord Finesse - Hip 2 Da Game

Da Bush Babees - We Run Things

Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Take You There

A Tribe Called Quest - Electric Relaxation

A Tribe Called Quest - Jazz (We’ve Got)

De La Soul - Breakadawn

Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs - Love Comes & Goes

Apache - Gangsta Bitch

E.P.M.D. - Headbanger

Naughty By Nature - Let The Ho’s Go

Lords Of The Underground - Chief Rocka

FU-Schnickens - Breakdown

Nine - Tha Cypha

Paula Perry - Paula’s Jam

Mad Lion - Take It Easy

Channel Live - Mad Izm (Feat. KRS-One)

KRS-One - « P » Is Still Free

Smiff-N-Wessun - Sound Bwoy Bureill

O.G.C. - No Fear

Fab 5 - Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka

Heltah Skeltah & O.G.C. - Blah

Black Moon - Buck Em Down

Black Moon - War Zone

Grand Puba - I Like It

Crooklyn Dodgers (Special Ed, Masta Acn & Buckshot) - Brooklyn

Crooklyn Dodgers (Chubb Rock, Jeru The Damaja & O.C.) - Return Of The Brooklyn Dodgers

Jeru The Damaja - Come Clean

D.I.T.C. Feat. Big L & Fat Joe - The Enemy

Group Home - Livin’ Proof

Showbiz & AG - Next Level (DJ Premier Remix)

Showbiz & AG - Full Scale

D.I.T.C. Feat. A.G., Big L & O.C. - Thick

All City - The Actual

Sadat X - Stages And Lights

M.O.P. - Handle Ur Bizness

Shoote Da Hustler Feat. Trigger Tha Gambler - Broken Language

Royal Flush - Worldwide

The East Flatbush Project Feat. Des - Tried By 12

Jamal - Fades Them All (Pete Rock Remix)

Das Efx - Real Hip Hop (Pete Rock Remix)

Nas - Represent

Mobb Deep - Shook Ones Pt. II

Big Noyd - Recognize & Realize Pt. II

Cobb Deep - Still Shinin’

Capone-N-Noreaga - Illegal Life

Da Youngsta’s Feat. Mobb Deep - Bloodshed And War

Wu-Tang-Clan - Protect Ya Neck

Method Man - Bring The Pain

GZA - Shadowboxin’

Raekwon Feat. Ghost face Killah - Ice Cream

Ol’ Dirty Bastard - Brooklyn Zoo (Lord Digga Remix)

Wu-Tang-Clan - Triumph

Killarmy - Wu-Renegades

Gravedigger - Dangerous Mindz

Shabazz The Disciple - Death Be The Penalty

Onyx - Last Dayz

LL Cool J - I shot Ya (Remix)

Redman - Funkomama

Keith Murray - The Most Beautifullest Thing In This World

Craig Mack - Flava In Ya Ear

Blahzay Blahzay - Danger

Busta Rhymes - Everything Remains Raw

AZ - Sugar Hill (Remix)

Jay-Z - Dead Presidents II

Junior Mafia - Get Money

The Notorious B.I.G. - Kick In The Door

Gang Starr - Above The Clouds

Cookin Soul Notorious B.I.G. Ready for Christmas

This one isn't new by any stretch, but it does include some of the funkiest damn holiday music we've ever heard. Cookin' Soul blended Christmas classics with the work of the legendary Notorious B.I.G., and the results are merry and bright.

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Mistah Rapsey did it once more with his Collaborator mixtape series, this time tappingJehan to share a dynamic set that spans across multiple eras in its effort to craft the perfect blend of beats. Jehan put his half of the broadcast into perspective:

I wanted this mix to bridge 2015 with the sounds and feel of yesteryear. Most (if not all) of the tunes were recorded this year, but each of the artists wear their appreciation of music history on their sleeves - from DJ Harrison’s tape hiss to Ravyn Lenae’s soulful timbre. Whether the tracks have a lo-fi feel, a deep analogue warmth, or a purely conceptual linkage to the masters, my aim is that the mix connects us to the past as we remember it… or re-imagine it. - Jehan

From there, Rapsey delivers a set that's meant to mirror the vibe of Jehan, and we can attest that both selectors absolutely nail it. Dig in.


A side: Jehan

1. Butcher Brown - Lay It Back (Throw It Back)

2. Ohbliv - Patience

3. Cazal Organism - Cazal Organism Plays Robert Glasper

4. DJ Harrison - Soulquarians

5. Blu - Thriller (Instrumental)

6. Stro Elliot - Kamaal Coltrane

7. NxWorries - Link Up

8. Woke - The Lavishments Of Light Looking

9. Z A C - 2067

10. Joyce Wrice - Ain’t No Need

11. Ravyn Lenae - Mr. Sun

12. Kirkis - Hypno

B side: Mistah Rapsey

1. NorvisJr - down4love

2. Felix - work

3. foisey. - MorningBlues

4. Peyton - Jelly [prod. Bobby Earth]

5. Archy Marshall - Ammi Ammi (Ft. Jamie Isaac)

6. Gonjisufi - Nikels And Dimes

7. Lucille Ghatti - At your (Neck)

8. Flamingosis - Transparency

9. Knxwledge. - mydesire[fortwin][vanuys]

10. SiR - Liberation (Ft. Anderson .Paak)

11. Raekwon - To The Top (Ft. Maino) [prod. By Roads-Art]

12. Pacific Yew - (((( Money Tree ))))

13. S0ul Unreal - justanothaday.

Esa Highlife Boiler Room Mixtape

"This mix explores the old while looking to the future, a new breed of talent from SA, the music that’s influenced us, presenting new ideas. This mix may need time to marinate, it will allow for an understanding of the future of music and club culture in South Africa. We’re currently living in very challenging times, the world is about to erupt, we may not even be here for very long, so lets make the best of today."

Nils Frahm Christmas Mix

Piano virtuoso Nils Frahm has put together a holiday mix of his favorite Christmas music, and it's a fantastic little bit of winter warmth.

thank you all for supporting us and our enterprises this year.

torsten and i would like to thank you with our annual collection of cheesy, moody, crackly music; which we hope will simulate your hearth, wherever you may be spending this dark and chilly season!

also as this is our 10th edition (time flies!) so share the love and the link!

have a great holiday, relax, reflect and as always, be nice!

with love,

nils and torsten