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AllyAl Mixtape Monday
AllyAl Mixtape Monday

Mixtape Monday, Labor Day Edition: DJ Ally Al's 'Summer's End' Mix + Carnival Mixtapes From, Machel Montano, Clap Clap + More

AllyAl Mixtape Monday

Despite the Summer winding down, OKP has collected a variety of mixes to keep the good vibes here. First off, we have the premiere of DJ AllyAl's Summer's End Mix, an eclectic collection of bittersweet jams from the likes of ParlimentMinnie Riperton, Eddie Hazel and DJ Shadow. Next up we have the latest installment of Africa In Your Earbuds curated by Clap!Clap! (via Okayafrica, naturally--click through for info on their Labor Day/Carnival edition of their dynamic Electrafrique parties as well). Plus in the spirit of NYC's West Indian Carnival on Labor Day peep Jam Central's "It's A Carnival" mix and LargeUp Radio's once-in-a-lifetime session with soca star Machel Montano for the perfect soundtrack to your Labor Day BBQ.

AllyAl Mixtape Monday

DJ AllyAl's Summers End mix perfectly matches the changing seasons. See what he had to say below, as well as the stream and tracklist.

Hope all is well in your worlds. The last Summer Mix from me for 2014, a eclectic selection of Summery vibes and oncoming Autumnal melancholy smiley Bit random, but then again, so am I
Without foither ado, please enjoy...



intro ( Tell us bright eyes... ) 
Morning Order - Hugh Hopper & Alan Gowan 
Les Fluers - Minnie Riperton 
Help Me - Joni Mitchell 
Headless Heroes - Eugene McDaniels 
All Your Goodies Are Gone - Parliament 
Mysterious Vibes - The Blackbyrds 
Frantic Moment - Eddie Hazel 
Stem/ Long Stem/ Transmission 2 - DJ Shadow 
Running Up That Hill - Kate Bush 
I Want You - Elvis Costello 
Sometime It Snows In April - Prince 
Aladdin Sane - David Bowie


Cristiano Crisci AKA Clap!Clap! curated the latest Africa In Your Earbuds mixtape by blending modern sounds such as footwork and juke with African field recordings.

“This mix consists of deep research, not only inside my records and my digital libraries but inside my soul,” he tells us. “This mix perfectly reflects what my emotions are living in these days. Constant changes, good, bad, sad and nice humor. These sounds have a big meaning for me and this mix is the best way to express what I’m feeling now.”

If you're in NYC, you can get Africa in your circulatory system as well as your earbuds, via tonight's Electrafrique event (info & RSVP below) all others, take two Clap and call us in the morning.

Maybe catch some of the parade on the Parkway then join us at Output in Williamsburg for a special edition of our monthly Okayafrica Electrafrique party. Fantastic African tunes spinning all day 2pm-10pm on the rooftop of Output (we'll move it inside to the "Panther Room" if it rains).

We've got hosts hosts DJ CortegaDJ Underdog, and Kashaka, and special guest, Lisbon’s Afro-Portuguese DJ pioneer Marfox (Sao Tome & Principe / Portugal)!

>>>RSVP here by 2pm for FREE Entry (via Okayafrica)


Unknow - Children sing with Mbira and Kalimba

Wolumei - Akrowa

Lucie Eyenga - Brigitte

Sunny black's band - Mi Fon To O

Bella Below - Awoula

Gnonnas Pedro - How Much Love Naturally Coast

Orlando Julius Ekemode - Ashiko

Gyedu Blay Ambolley - Burkina

Maurice Maiga and Amore Cultural group - Ana ce shashashai

Super otete mpomamu - Atakora Manu

Super Doeths - Akula (Owu Onye Ara)

A.B. Crentsil - Ehurisi

Kaiti Brothers - Ndungata

Katitu boys band - Mundu Mbiti

Peter Mwambi - Mueni

Unknow - Man from BAKA people sing and play Likembe music with Meje and Mbira

Tshibitshabo, Tumba, Groupe de Flutistes Bayeke avec Lulua Jazz - Kwimba nkudila

Abass Akande Obesere - introduction

Akendengue - Bineng

National Jazz du Dahomey - Alui Mado Kpogbe

Sunny black's band - Atin Djoyin Madan

largeup jam central its a carnival

In NYC Labor Day means West Indian Carnival and we're proud to note that our Caribbean channel partners LargeUp have established themselves as the authority for all things Carnival-related. So when they drop a definitive Carnival 2014 mix (curated by Brooklyn's own Jam Central) you know that's your one-stop shop for soca and bacchanal. Get the mix and backstory below via LargeUp (and if you really want to see how they get down, click through for their LargeUp Session with Machel Montano, recorded live on Miss Lily's radio):

Soca music tends to fan out into the world through two different waves over the course of the year. First, around the start of the year (and increasingly during the holiday season the year before), you have the tunes for Trinidad Carnival. And then, as spring turns into summer, things start getting hot again as the carnival calendar moves through the Eastern Caribbean from St. Vincent to Grenada.

Brooklyn-based DJ Jam Central’s “It’s A Carnival” mix rounds up a sampling of the soca that has been running 2014′s summer carnivals: Vincy Mas (St. Vincent), Lucian Carnival (St. Lucia), Crop Over (Barbados) and Spicemas (Grenada), not to mention Caribana in Toronto. The mix includes both summer releases as well as Trinidad holdovers that are still running d road. Featured artists include Machel Montano (Trinidad), Skinny Fabulous (St. Vincent), Lil Rick (Barbados), Bunji Garlin (Trinidad), Porgie and Murda aka Lead Pipe and Saddis (Barbados), Busy Signal (Jamaica), RDX (Jamaica), Peter Ram (Barbados), Patrice Roberts (Trinidad), Kerwin Du Bois (Trinidad), Tian Winter (Antigua) and more.

>>>Read More (via LargeUp)


1. Busy Signal – All Night

2. Big Red The DJ – Nothing To Say

3. Yannick Hooper & Holla Bak – Wine Sampling

4. Sour Sop Riddim – Inches – Vibes (So Nice)

5. Sour Sop Riddim – Saddis – Take Mi Stress Away

6. Sour Sop Riddim – Lead Pipe – Carnival Addiction

7. Nutron – Keep Dancing

8. Sunburn Riddim – Lil Rick – U & I

9. Jackpot Riddim – Rdx & Lil Rick – Wine Come Up

10. Master Blaster Riddim – Lil Rick – I Like Um

11. Master Blaster Riddim – Sekon Sta Feat. King Bubba FM – Bashment Time

12. Bang Bang Riddim – Porgie N Murda – Benup

13. Super Lynks Riddim – Gorg – Drop It

14. Scorpion Pepper Riddim – Sekon Sta – Touchdown.Mp3

15. Scorpion Pepper Riddim – Lil Rick – Can’t Kill My Vibe

16. Scorpion Pepper Riddim – King Bubba Fm – Gimmie Wha Ya Got


17. Azonto Riddim – Holla Bak – My Life

18. Azonto Riddim – King Bubba Fm – I’ll Never Give Up (Born To Win)

19. Hypasounds – Dutti (Dj Puffy Edit)

20. Shanta Prince – Stush (Precision Road Mix)

21. Axiom Riddim – Lead Pipe & Saddis – Ah Feeling

22. Stiffy – Girl Stick It

23. Bad Boy Riddim – Lil Rick – I Feel Wotless

24. Bad Boy Riddim – King Bubba Fm – Bad Boy ‘Gimmie Lil Piece’

25. Lil Rick – Drop

26. Mikey Feat. Lil Rick – Next To De Roap (Remix)

27. Skinny Fabulous Feat. Diplo – Party Hardcore (Major Lazer)

28. Bunji Garlin & Major Lazer – It’s A Carnival

29. June Bomb Riddim (First Edition) – King Bubba Fm – Come Out To Win

30. June Bomb Riddim (First Edition) – Lil Rick – Great Day

31. June Bomb Riddim (Second Edition) – Patrice Roberts – Push Up On It

32. June Bomb Riddim (Second Edition) – Blaxx – Badness

33. June Bomb Riddim (Second Edition) – Skinny Fabulous – Anywhere Dat We Step

34. June Bomb Riddim (First Edition) – Sekon Sta – Put In That Work

35. Popso 4 (Stage Show Riddim) – King Bubba Fm & Kerwin Dubois Feat. Jah Cure & Lil Rick – Partyak ‘Party People Anthem’

36. Popso 4 (Stage Show Riddim) – Sekon Sta – Bumper Swag

37. Mr.Romel Riddim – Lil Rick – Flawless

38. Mr.Romel Riddim – Rdx – Shella

39. Mr.Romel Riddim – Porgie & Murda – Giddyup

40. Kes – Just Wanna Jam

Mixtape Monday: Bunji Garlin w/ LargeUp Sessions on Miss Lily's Radio

Carnival came a little early to NYC this year when soca king Machel Montano kicked off the loooong weekend with an appearance on The LargeUp Sessions on Miss Lily's Radio in Manhattan--an appearance that turned in to a pop-up pre-carnival! LargeUp has the story--and thankfully recorded the whole show for posterity:

Machel Montano dropped by Miss Lily’s Variety last night to kick off Labor Day Weekend in NYC with a special edition of The LargeUp Sessions on This was no ordinary radio show, though: More like a stage show or a fete. Trinidad’s soca king literally took over our weekly radio program from the moment he stepped in the building, leading singalongs, playing the cowbell on a bottle, and breaking down his new album, The Happiest Man Alive, for the capacity crowd gathered for the M Store Pop-Up Shop. Dozens more who couldn’t get inside lined the streets around Miss Lily’s, watching through the windows.

>>>Read More (via LargeUp)