Two Times x Sofie Mixtape
Two Times x Sofie Mixtape

Mixtape Monday: Soulection, Ninja Tune x BBC, SBTRKT + More!

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

While you were up on the roof trying to Instagram the damn SuperBloodMoon, we were scouring the net to find the very best new sets of music and bring them all together under one web page roof. Yes it's time once more for Mixtape Monday, and this time 'round we're leading off with one of the finest offerings from Soulection Radio in recent memory, a session that sees Inglewood up-and-comer SiR performing live in-studio. From there, we've got vintage soul cuts, neo-R&B and, yes, hip-hop beats so powerful that the sheer sound of them might knock the sun out of the sky. Would that bring on a perpetual eclipse? We never passed our astronomy classes, but we do know that it's time to get to the mixtape goods. Let's begin.

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

Unfailingly excellent week after week after week, the Soulection Radio show is always one of the best parts of our weekend. Hosted by the collective's founder Joe Kay, the show always mixes classic grooves, just-right hip-hop and plenty of progressive and wild new material into a blend that's intelligent and high-vibing from beginning to end. This weekend saw Inglewood's own SiR stop by the program to share thoughts on his own musical progression, writing songs for Jill Scott and, most importantly, perform live in studio. If you haven't checked in with this West Coast collective and the brilliant beat scene that's bubbling in the PST, now's the time to do so.


1. Thundercat - Looking for the Perfect Beat Doc

2. Monte Booker - May (ft. Ravyn Lenae)

3. Oshi - Thank You

4. Tek.Lun - EUREKA!

5. Sivey - stills intrumental

6. Dr. MaD - Special way

7. M-Phazes - Going Away (prod. by M-Phazes)

8. Nas - Queens Get the Money (CLEAN)

9. McCallaman - Surrender (Gud Nite)

10. Kay Franklin - See How It Goes

11. Anderson.Paak x Asher x Donnie Trumpet x Rami - Make it Work Mix

12. DJ Cable - JUSTIFIED PT. 2

13. DEFFIE - Onefifteen

14. N.E.R.D - She Wants To Move

15. Snoop Dogg - Beautiful ft. Hidden Beach Records

16. Tangoterje - Cant Help It (Samba rmx)

17. Montel2099 - Trying

18. Bryson Tiller - Ease Feat WunTayk Timmy

19. Sean Leon - 81

20. Tre Capital - Critical Thinking

21. Mr. Carmack - Just Wait Til Tomorrow

22. esta. - Simply

23. Pheo. - Real Old Cigar

24. AFTA-1 - Superheroes (Afta-1 remix)

25. Esthero - Superheroes

26. J Dilla - Bye

27. A Tribe Called Quest - That Shit

28. J Dilla - She Said (Remix)

29. IAMNOBODI - Good Wine

30. Toro Y Moi - Grown Up Calls

31. Toro Y Moi - So Many Details

32. Toro Y Moi - Day One

33. Nuyorican Soul - Habriendo El Dominante

34. Kendrick Lamar - Alright

35. Budgie - Budgie’s Groove

36. Jill Scott - Fool’s Gold

37. Tiffany Gouche - Fantasy

38. PYRMDPLAZA - Glasss

39. J Dilla - So Far To Go ft. Common & D’Angelo

40. J Dilla - Playa (interlude) (Long Live Dilla) ft. SiR

41. Anderson. Pack - The City

42. SiR - Love You (Live)

43. SiR - Cannabis and Karaoke (Live)

44. SiR - The Buller and the Gun (Live)

45. SiR - In The Sky (Live)

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

It's astonishing that 25 years have already passed since the creation of Ninja Tune Records, the UK electro-dance-downtempo label that has brought the world some of the most delicious modern grooves. From Bonobo to Antibalas, the acts that have called Ninja Tune have done so very much to push the culture forward, and now in a new Essential Mix for the BBC, label founders Coldcut team up with electro-funk pioneer Seven Davis Jr to lay down a retrospective of the label's past and present. You'll hear everything, from Roots Manuva to Flying Lotus to Dorian Concept and beyond. Congrats to NT; we'd be nothing without y'all.


Coldcut – Timber [Ninja Tune]

Bogus Order – Zen Bones [Ninja Tune]

Roots Manuva – Don’t Breathe Out [Big Dada]

Romare – Roots [Ninja Tune]

Reckonwrong – Radio Magic Tracks [Whities]

Konk – Your Life (What U Want) [Sleeping Bag]

Beat Spacek – I Wanna Know (Seven Davis Jr Midnight Remix) [Ninja Tune]

Klasmos – Looped [Erased Tapes]

Arthur Russell – See My Brother, He’s Jumping Out (Let’s Go Swimming #2) [Audika]

Martyn – Glassbeadgames (8 Hours at Fabric Dub) [Ninja Tune]

Lee Bannon – Memory 6 [Ninja Tune]

The Bug – Poison Dart [Ninja Tune]

Wiley – Step 2001 (prod. by Zomby) [Big Dada]

Teeth – Shawty [502 Recordings]

Moresounds – Altercations [Astrophonica]

DJ Spinn – Dubby (feat. Danny Brown) [Hyperdub]

Bonobo – Eyesdown (Machinedrum Remix) (feat. Andreya Triana) [Ninja Tune]

Dream Continuum – Giv A Lil Luv [Planet Mu]

Funki Porcini – King Ashabanapal (Dillinja Mix) [Ninja Tune]

DJ Food – Scratch Yer Head (Squarepusher Mix) [Ninja Tune]

Machinedrum – Eyesdontlie (DJ Shadow Remix) [Ninja Tune]

DJ Vadim – Terrorist (Instrumental) [Ninja Tune]

Jeru the Damaja – Come Clean (Sabre’s 20/20 Bootleg) [White]

East Flatbush Project – Tried by Twelve [Ninja Tune]

O.C. – Times Up [Wild Pitch]

Illum Sphere – Ritual [Ninja Tune]

Brother Ah – Love Piece [Strata East]

The Prime Element – En El Amanecer Del Tiempo (In The Dawn of Time) [Trova]

Flying Lotus – Zodiac Shit [Warp]

Eddie Kendricks – My People, Hold On [Tamla]

WIFE – Bodies [Left Blank]

cLOUDDEAD – Dead Dogs Two (Boards of Canada Remix) [Big Dada]

Blockhead – The Music Scene [Ninja Tune]

Toto Chiavetta – Revolution Has Come [White]

Seven Davis Jr. – Sunday Morning (Kaytronik Ruff Kut Mix) [Ninja Tune]

Frikardo – 30 Degrees [Lyre]

Bonobo – Flashlight [Ninja Tune]

Alfabet – Lap The Music [Rush Hour]

Steven Julien – Kingdom (Unreleased) [White]

Moodymann – Sunday Hotel [KDJ]

ThatManMonkz – In Bed With You (feat. Pete Simpson) [Classic]

Dorian Concept – Draft Culture (Nathan Fake Remix) [Ninja Tune]

Chris Turner – FlyLOVE (Simbad Edit) [Rebirth]

GEM1N17 – Spaceflight (Rhode & Brown LFO in Space Remix) [Plant Music]

Steven Julien – 90 Chick [White]

Jesse Rose – It’s Not Over (feat. Seven Davis Jr.) [White]

Toto Chiavetta – Prayer [White]

Seven Davis Jr. – Dancing On The Sun (Reprise) (feat. Yazmin Money Watkins) [White]

Seven Davis Jr. – See The Light [White]

Bonobo – Pelican [Ninja Tune]

SBTRKT- Transitions [EP Stream]

If you haven't been paying attention, it's your own damn fault. SBTRKT has been firing off brilliant residency shows for the BBC for months now, and his latest show (his third overall) is perhaps his brightest missive yet. From Radiohead to Lupe Fiasco, herein wait a plethora of grooves including exclusive white label drops of his own material.


yuk. – mndloop [Leaving Records]

Aphex Twin – In The Sky [White Label]

Radiohead – You And Whose Army? [Capitol Records]

Kelela – Rewind [Cherry Coffee Music]

PARTYNEXTDOOR – Kehlani’s Freestyle [OVO Sound]

SBTRKT – Kalimboid [White Label]

Arca – Untitled (SBTRKT Rework) [White Label]

Pangaea – Memories [White Label]

Wen – Signals [Keysound Recordings]

Tev’n – Don’t Belong [White Label]

Lorenzo Senni – MakeBelieve [Editions Mego]

LiL JaBBA – Tomorrow [White Label]

Lido & Canblaster – Rush Hour [Pelican Fly]

Toro y Moi – Prayer Hands [Samantha]

Kanye West – Power [Roc-A-Fella Records]

The Seventh – Excessive [White Label]

Erykah Badu – Gone Baby, Don’t Be Long [Universal Motown]

Justin Timberlake – Señorita (Instrumental) [Jive]

Pusha T – Hot (feat. Pusha T) (The Neptunes Instrumental) [Star Trak Entertainment]

Toro y Moi – Boo Boo Mobile [White Label]

SBTRKT – Untitled [White Label]

Goldie – Inner City Life [Metalheadz]

SBTRKT – Tamagotchi [Young Turks]

Lupe Fiasco – Pyramid [White Label]

Floating Points – Shangrila [R2 Records]

The Smiths – This Night Has Opened My Eyes [Rough Trade]

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

This man can do no wrong. For his latest BBC Worldwide mix, Gilles Peterson delivered the globetrotting goods, digging into plenty of African and Middle Eastern grooves.

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

The funk mistress sofie threw it down for Two Times, playing vintage 20th century boogie and wild 30th century neo-R&B, all of it in the dark and unpredictable style that she's become known for. Dig right in.

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

DJ Rahdu and the Netherlands' own Nicolay, talking beats and sharing musical favorites? That's all you need to know. Listen in below.


The Foreign Exchange – Can’t Turn Around (Nicolay’s Houstyle Takeover Mix)

Nicolay – Sun Rings / Uprising

Phuturistix – Let There Be love feat Chris Jam

Nicolay – I Am the Man feat Black Spade

…::Nicolay Interview 1::…

Thundercat – Lone Wolf & Cub

…::Nicolay Interview 2::…

Foreign Exchange – Milk & Honey

…::Nicolay Interview 3::…

Nicolay – We Can Fly

The Foreign Exchange – Asking For A Friend (Stro Elliot’s Roller

Jazzanova – Soon (Jazzy Jeff Mix)

Dam Funk x Nite Jewel – Can U Read Me

Makaya McCraven – Sticky Notes

Abnormal – If Only DayDreams Were Real

DjeuhDjoah & Lieutenant Nicholson – T’es Qui

D.R.A.M. – Cha Cha (Applejac’s U Didn’t See This Comin Remix)

Blackalicious – Twist of Time

Headnodic & Raashan Ahmad – Celebrate Yourself

Disclosure – Holdin On (Dam Funk ReFreak) feat Gregory Porter

Nicolay – Saturday Night feat Carlitta Durand

D’angelo – Jonz in My Bonz (DJ Mitsu the Beats ReWork)

Jill Scott – Whatever (AudioSavage’s Summer Madness Remix)

Dornik – Second Thoughts

Clara Hill – Endlessly (Freddie Joachim Remix)

Christian Scott – Of a New Cool

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

We're keeping the radio show theme going with Lexis's latest installment of Music is My Sanctuary--one in which we get treated to Guilty Simpson, Blended Babies, Jill Scott and more. Here's what the mix-maker had to say about this new offering:

Back from Europe on a 3 week tour, feeling tired but very inspired from all the good people i’ve met and the great music i’ve brought back.

Big shout out to all of the good people who hosted me and danced to the music. Shout out to Brussels, London, Belgrade, Montenegro, Croatia, Amsterdam and Poland!

Show #77 features a bit of everything including some exclusives! It will be a little bit more uptempo than usual just because I’ve been in a club every 2-3 days all summer long so I guess i’m just in that mindset…

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

NYC's own Kieran K. Meadows has been laying down consistently excellent offerings with The Refresh Radio Show, and his newest installment is certainly no exception. With both Everyday People's Rich Knight and EyeSpyBK's Frei Speech taking control in the show's later portion, this borderline three hour jam session is the perfect re-up on what's grooving hard around the galaxy's earphones today.


--Kieran K Meadows's set--




















Talking to Rich Knight (0:58:40 – 1:08:20)

Rich Knight’s set (1:08:20 – 2:06:00)

SiR: Cannabis and Karaoke

SiR: Jay-Z

Andre 3000: Where Are My Panties?

Mos Def: The Panties

Lenny Kravitz: Come On and Love Me

N.E.R.D.: Am I High

Sade: By Your Side (Neptunes Remix)

Jill Scott: Bedda at Home

Lenny Kravitz: I Belong To You

Janet Jackson: Got Til It’s Gone (ft. Q-Tip, Joni Mitchell) A Tribe Called Quest: Find A Way

LION BABE: Treat Me Like Fire

Erykah Badu: Soldier

N.E.R.D.: Run to the Sun

Ryan Leslie: Is It Real Love

The Internet: Just Sayin/I Tried

Jordan Francis: Sweeterman

Drake: Sweeter Man

Drake: From Time (ft. Jhene Aiko) (Atu and Sango Edit) Drake: From Time (ft. Jhene Aiko) (TF Chop)

SPZRKT: Blind Man

Blaq Tuxedo: Next

Justin Bieber: All That Matters (Tommy Jacob remix) Jay Electronica: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge)

Lupe Fiasco: US placers (ft. Kanye West, Pharrell) Chase N Cashe: HIPPY

Frei Speech’s set (2:12:00 – 2:48:03)

Oddisee: Ain’t That Peculiar Remix Oddisee: Mean It When I Said It Roman GianArthur: No Surprises Cavalier: Trail of Tears

Al Hirt: Harlem Hendoo

The Roots: Stay Cool

Jesse Boykins III: From Time Drake: From Time (Instrumental)

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

Fresh Selects continues to log wins in their column this year, especially thanks to the latest projects from both SiR and Iman Omari. A great deal of hustle on the label's part is needed to make it all happen, and yet they still make time for their regular "Tight Songs" radio show, during which they come correct with the greatest grooves, new and old.


Dimples by John Lee Hooker

Hi-Heel Sneakers by Tommy Tucker

Ice Cream Man by John Brim

Searchin' by Sly Stone on 7"

Mary Ann by Little Stevie Wonder on Tribute To Uncle Ray (Tamla)

Minute Maid by TOPE

Let The Good Times Roll by Judy Henske

The Devil Gives Me Everything by Willie West & The High Society Brothers

Come See About Me by Don Covay & The Goodtimers

Bad Boy by The Jive Bombers

You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want To) by Screamin' Jay Hawkins

I Put A Spell On You by Demon Fuzz

Tummy by Iman Omari

Maybe So, Maybe No by New Holidays

Wait A Minute, Baby by Johnny "Guitar" Watson

Girl From The Mountain by Ghetto Brothers

These Eyes by The Guess Who

Sweetness by Yes

Though You Are Far Away by Colin Blunstone

E Class by TOPE

Smokin' (feat. Spacek) by Guilty Simpson

Tuck & Roll (feat. Quelle Chris & Iman Omari) by Cavalier

Never Die (Paul White Remix) (feat. Freddie Gibbs & Yasiin Bey) by Golden Rules

TO/DAY/MORROW (feat. Bishop Nehru) by Hodgy Beats

High Noon by Foul Mouth

Heartbroken In Love by Bones & Beeker

All Day by Kay Franklin

Joyride by The Jack Moves

ALL:NEED by Roman GianArthur

Down River by Bastien Keb

Slow (Low Limit Remix) by D33J

Bodies by Via Rosa

Retroblame by ArimaEderra

Focus Point by Fred Fades & Eikrem on Jazz Cats (King Underground)

Miss Purty by Cory Henry