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Mixtape Monday: IllVibe Premiere, DJ Limelight x Andre 3000 Exclusive, Record Breakin' Sound Traveler & Many More!

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Come one come all for another extra-fine edition of Mixtape Monday. The post office might be closed but this roundup is open for business. A great many mixes are on deck this week, but right away we're kicking off with a highlight: Illvibe Collective (coming outta Philly) has bestowed BODYROCK upon us, an Okayplayer exclusive multi-DJ set that bangs harder than anything we've heard this side of July. Beyond there are packages from Record Breakin' Music and House Shoes to unwrap, and more missives from DJ Rashad and LeFtO on the way. Not only that but we've heard rumblings of another exclusive headed your way today--this one from DJ Limelight, who just might have some Andre 3000-ish tricks up his sleeve... We're not pulling a Columbus and saying we "discovered" these fine mixtapes; we're just doing our best to bring the goods to you and yours. Happy Monday, y'all.

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Are you craving an old school, bass-heavy session? Been a while since you bumped to Home Team? Did you miss the Best Block Party Ever, again? Dry those eyes and don your coldest sneakers because the finely Philadelphian Illvibe collective has just dropped BODYROCK--exclusively for Okayplayer and this here Mixtape Monday.

This one's a posse set that features sessions from IV's DJ Skipmode, lil'dave, Mr. Sonny James, Phillip Lee and Matthew Law. You want Kenny Dope? He's here. You craving Nas, D'Angelo, Mr. Carmack and Missy E? They all here, banging hard from start to finish. Illvibe has brought it in a very real way, and this one's sure to sate your R&B, funk and hip-hop hankerings all week long. Booyakasha!

As an added bonus, the entire mix is available for full download right here.

BODYROCK Okayplayer Mixtape Tracklist:

DJ Skipmode

The Meters - "Handclappin' Song"

A Tribe Called Quest - "Clap Your Hands"

Pharcyde - "Passin' Me By (Skipmode's Product Blend)"

Bobby Konders / Mikey Jarrett - "Mack Daddy"

Kenny Dope - "Pick It Up"

Home Team - "Pick It Up"

For Real - "Jackyl The Bear"

Nubian Crackers/ Artifacts - "Do You Wanna Hear It?"

Redman - "Time 4 Sum Aksion"


Olivier Daysoul - "Foolish"

Lucy Pearl - "Don't Mess With My Man"


Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - "Brass in Africa"

The Soul Rebels - "Get Lucky"

Teena Marie - "Behind The Groove (M+M Lost Dub)"

Justin Timberlake - "Let The Groove Get In (Sammy Bananas bootleg)"

Deee-Lite - "Groove is in the Heart (Altered Tapes Rework)"

Concept Neuf - "The Path (Sofrito edit)"

Umoja - "Ghana Hima"

D'Angelo - "Spanish Joint (Osage refix)"

Skeewiff - "Another Star"

Mr. Sonny James

Nas x Mr. Scruff - "If I Ruled The Floor (Mr. Sonny James Edit)"

Tropkillaz ft. DJ Craze - "Fire"

The Bul Bey - "On"

Mr. Carmack - "Birth Control"

DJ Serious x Erykah Badu - "Popped Honey (Mr. Sonny James Edit)"

The Pharcyde - "Somethin’ (Mr. Sonny James’ Sample Edit)"

Linda Divine - "I’ll Say It Again"

Black Sheep x Bahamadia - "Rock On, Come On (Mr. Sonny James Edit)"

Muhsinah - "Luv w Luv"

Falcons x Clipse - "When The Last Time You Were Quiet"

Eve x Sharam Jey & Sirus Hood - "Tambourine (Mr. Sonny James Picture Edit)"

Phillip Lee

Goapele - "Hey Boy"

Pharrell Williams - "Frontin' (Disclosure Re-Work)"

Jazzanova - "I Can See"

Piano Cover - "Good Times"

Romanthony - "Bring You Up"

Million Dollar Disco - "Message To The People"

Zaki Ibrahim, Kid Fonque & DJ Whisky - "Be (Atjazz & Jullian Gomes rmx)"

Herve & Zebra Katz - "Tear The House Up"

Mark Force - "Smoke It"

Sammy Bananas - "My Body"

KW Griff - "Good Man"

Matthew Law

Hackney Parrot - Tessela

Pump Dance - Banana Seat

Find A Way feat. Jeanette "Lady" Day (Original Mix) - Grandtheft, Cosmo Baker, Jeanette "Lady" Day

don't play me - kaasi & bambarra

Phoneline - Funkineven & Fatima

Bother - Les Sins


Broken Language - Onra

DJ Play - Illvibe Collective

Awake O' Zion (J.Rocc & Flaunt Edit)

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Where were you the first time you heard the words "International underground thunder pounds when I stomp the ground"? For decades how Andre 3000 has given us line after line after line of hip-hop gold, and as time passes it seems his body of work only sounds better with age. After Outkast ripped the 2014 festival circuit in half and Mr. Benjamin himself stepped into the role of Jimi Hendrix, this all-Andre 3 Stacks mix from DJ Limelight is a thing of timely beauty.

Limelight has put in serious work on this one, chopping the greatest of 3000's moments into a mix that rises and falls in all the right places on its path through ATL hip-hop history. The "Elevators" remix. The Joe Simon sample on "So Fresh, So Clean." The "International Players Anthem"--all the classics become tools for Limelight's expert sonic construction. This is the kind of concentrated, artistic mixing that Mixtape Monday digs the most.

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Record Breakin' Music's DJ Junior has delivered another batch of diligent selections with his newest edition of the Sound Traveler mixtape series. Heavy on the atmospherics, saccharine synth lines and cooled-out verses, the mix has been dubbed Mecca:83. "The artists featured on this mix are people I consider family," he told Okayplayer in an email. "They're artists I will rep regardless of how much/little hype they have or which label they record for. Over the past few years many of them have also become my personal friends." Rather than load up on some of the more obvious bangers of today and yesteryear, Mecca:83 sheds light on the heat that you might be sleeping on. We owe Junior many thanks for the turn on to Redefinition's new "Bahia Affair," and for reminding us just how dope Jon Rogers "For You" is. Slide into something comfortable and prepare for Sound Traveling.


REdefinition - "Bahia Affair feat Nardo Says" (Expansions Collective)

Giorgio Oehlers - "No Heart Feelings" (CDr)

Extra Medium - "No Thy Self feat Miles Bonny & John Robinson" (RecordBreakin)

Marc Rapson - "The Kalimba" (Expansions Collective)

DistantStarr - "Radiation" (My First Moth)

Maximoe - "One For Ahmad" (Expansions Collective)

Dutchy - "Dedicado!" (Expansions Collective)

Jon Rogers - "For You" (Expansions Collective)

Simon S - "Black Bounce" (Futuristica Music)

Alexis Davis - "The Lift" (Expansions Collective)

Giorgio Oehlers - "Trip To The Stars" (CDr)

Mecca:83 - "The Inbetween" (Expansions Collective)

DOC Mastermind - "Don't Turn Your Back on your homies" (CDr)

Dagmxy - "ASA" (Expansions Collective)

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House Shoes brought some brand new mix stylings to the left coast last month, and the evidence of his work has finally made it from his decks to our ears. Shoes's set unfurls with the gorgeous "You Can Do Better Than Drums" from LA producer DertBeats. From that point on things stay cinematic and the flavor shifts from spacey to bedrock-banging as only House can shift it. Our weeks will always have time for the LA-living Detroit tiger.

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This one's a love letter from our cohorts at Okayafrica. British-South African producer Moroka compiled a devout tribute mix to his homeland late last month, and now The Gospel of Kwaito is here, singing praises. Full of gospel songs recalled from his South African youth, Moroka's mix is heavy on the soaring hymns but still packs plenty of guitar-driven SA bounce. Kwaito told Okayafrica "Growing up in South Africa, I was surrounded by sounds of African gospel and traditional song where the music is transmitted as a joyous soundtrack to weddings, funerals, protests and communal gatherings," and you can read the full lowdown over at our sister site.

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Blessed with the moniker of her favorite summer cut, 2 On comes straight from the large aka Suze aka one of our favorite dancehall selectors. Cuts new and old, exclusive and well-worn make their appearance in Suze's island-minded set, which fittingly includes a rework of Tinashe's club-wrecker smack dab in its midsection along with an absurd Tony Goods remix of Bey's "Partition," Mavado and more. Gwaan push play before this reggaedubdancehallneosoca burner blazes by.


Murlo & Gemma Dunleavy - "Jasmine [forthcoming Mixpak]"

MJ Cole - "Crazy Love (Murlo edit)"

Vybz Kartel - "Miami Vice Episode"

Kranium - "Nobody Haffi Now"

Mavado - "Tie Yuh"

Popcaan - "Fall in Love"

Deebuzz & Skarra Mucci - "Bubbler"

Agent Sasco - "Hear Mi Nuh"

Ward 21 - "Spot The J"

Demarco - "Gyal Anthem"

Konshens - "Caribbean Party"

I Octane - "Hot Spot"

T Pain - "Up Down (Dj Septik remix)"

Rizzla - "Paranoid Dembow"

Cassie - "Me & U (Samrai remix)"

Tinashe x Jubilee - "2 On JMZ (Four Color Zack remix)"

Leftside - "Wickedest Wine"

Shatta Wale - "Mamobi"

Smutlee - "Igloo Riddim"

Beyonce - "Partition (Tony Goods remix)"

Joey B - "Tonga"

Bunji Garlin - "Carnival Tabanca"

Henry King - "Olopa"

Sarkodie feat. Fuse ODG - "Down on one knee"

Obeyah - "Helicopter Riddim"

Drippin - "Air Jordans"

Baglady - "Fire"

Wildlife! - "Whoah (forthcoming Mixpak)"

Murlo & Wildlife! - "Control (forthcoming Mixpak/Man Recordings)"

Kid Antoine - "Expected Encounter"

Tu Si - "Grita (Banginclude Dominican club bootleg)"

False Witness - "Dominican Ha"

Rizzla - "Club Cecile"

RDX - "Kotch (J Heat Remix)"

Wizard - "Like A Pro (Dubbel Dutch remix)"

False Witness - "Reckless Slippy"

Sofie NTS Radio

We're very happy to present a newcomer to the #MixtapeMonday scene by the name of Sofie Fatouretchi, who in addition to heading up Boiler Room's LA operations is steadily amassing a mighty array of slightly-chilled mixes that recall the smokey backroom afterparties of your big city hip-hop dreams. Her latest, dubbed SOS Radio is flush with RBL Posse, Jayo Felony and Swarvy, packing a dark and subtle atmosphere that has us feeling right on this rainy Monday. Keep fingers crossed for more from sofie. in the near future--we're already doing the same.

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Keeping things sufficiently straight is NYC's own DJ Rashad Hayes. His latest, The Pulse 2014, is a surefire club-pleaser that features assist work from Suss One and DJ Clue. Goods from Drake, Dej Loaf, Hov and more make this here pulse a proper piece of turn up material. Even though we at Okayplayer are surely guilty of spending a little too much time relaxing at the crib, we've been known to hit the club in full force and the next time we do, we hope it's sounding something like this.

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Another newcomer is making an an appearance on this week's mixtape roundup. Ontario-based producer, MC, spoken word artist and student Brett Klassen has made a set designed for easy studying and note taking. Full of many of OKP favorites as well as lesser-known greats--we see you, Snarky Puppy--the mix is a surprisingly fluid batch of cuts that will help get library-dwellers through their fall midterms, even if their heads are involuntarily nodding as they work. Anytime Brian Eno rubs shoulders with Blood Orange it's a victory as far as we're concerned.

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And finally, a bit of local Brooklyn fire. Williamsburg is lucky to host the regular afro-latin-hip-hop throwdown iBomba brings some of the most fiery in all the world to club Bembe for roof-blowing evenings on the regular. New Dutty Artz memberSelectra K7 recently brought his skills to Bembe, and the result was a glorious set of globe-trotting dance music. Relive the moment (or get into it for the first time) thanks to the good people at work behind the iBomba scenes and stay satisfied until next week when we'll be back with more mix magic. Mixtape Monday is signing off--keep on moving to it, y'all.