Mixtape Mondays: Boolu Master x Vince Montana Jr., DJ Blue, AllyAl
While supervising the relaunch of Okayafrica yesterday, we had plenty of time to get familiar with this week's Mixtape Mondays selections. Boolu Master's tribute to the late Vince Montana Jr had us doing the hustle while we waited for files to import. DJ Blue's Origami mixtape kept our feet tapping while we continued to wait for files to import. AllyAl's Are Friends Eclectic? mix had us nodding our heads in victory as the relaunch process came to an end.
Now we just gotta find something to listen to while we finish up our income taxes today...
Boolu Master - "Vince Montana Jr. Tribute Mix"
This past Saturday, legendary composer, arranger and percussionist Vince Montana Jr passed away at the age of 85. Known for his work with legendary groups like the O'Jays, MFSB and the Salsoul Orchestra, Montana's work packed dance floors in the 70s and continues to do so to this day. Check out this excellent mix by Boolu Master that features many of Montana's best known tracks!
1. The Salsoul Orchestra "Take Some Time Out For Love" (feat. Jocelyn Brown)
2. Salsoul Orchestra "Runaway"
3. MFSB "T.L.C. (Tender Lovin Care)"
4. The Salsoul Orchestra "Seconds" (feat. Loleatta Holloway)
5. The Salsoul Orchestra "Ooh, I Love It (Love Break)"
6. The Salsoul Orchestra "You're Just The Right Size"
7. Montana Orchestra "Heavy Vibes"
8. MFSB "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)"
9. Double Exposure "My Love Is Free" (John Morales Remix)
10. Goody Goody "It Looks Like Love"
11. Montana Orchestra "Esto Parese Amor (Love Vibes)"
12. Oscar P & C Scott "The Message" (NYC Philly Tribute Mix)
13. Charo & The Salsoul Orchestra "Dance A Little Bit Closer" (12" Mix)
14. The Intruders "I'll Always Love My Mama"
15. The O'Jays "I Love Music" (Remix)
16. Loleatta Holloway "Catch Me On The Rebound"
DJ Blue "Origami: The Mix"
Amsterdam's DJ Blue says this mix was inspired by Origami, the ancient Japanese art of paper folding. We're not sure exactly what the connection is between Origami and the collection of bass heavy electronic funk and house contained in this mix, but it really doesn't matter. Paper cranes are awesome and so is this mix.
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AllyAl "Are Friends Eclectic? 28.7.12"
AllyAl has been posting great mixes on the OKP message boards for years now, and we're not sure what took so long for us to feature him in this column. He recently posted an unreleased mix from last year done for his "Are Friends Eclectic?" radio show. Lots of jams here from Erykah Badu, Outkast, Onra, Prince, Mandrill and more!
1. Fatima "Higher"
2. Erykah Badu "Love"
3. GeOlogy "Superstar" (feat. Mos Def)
4. Kev Brown "Albany"
5. Onra "The One" (Waajeed Remix) (feat. T3)
6. Mabanua "Done Already"
7. Owusu & Hannibal "Le Fox"
8. Outkast "ATLiens" (instrumental)
9. Prince "In Love"
10. Paul White "What's Good For Me"
11. Samiyam "Donuts with Sprinkles"
12. Shafiq Husayn "Changes" (feat. Om'Mas Keith & Thundercat)
13. Subeena "Solidify" (feat. Om'Mas Keith & Jamie Woon)
14. Floating Points Ensemble "Post Suite"
15. Mandrill "Afrikus Retrospectus"
16. Scrimshire "All Roads Lead You Home"
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