Mixtape Mondays: James Blake, Josh Wink, Okayafrica x Carlos Mena, LAFAWNDAH x FADER, DJ Young EZ & RBMA's Larry Levan Street Party
Mixtape Mondays returns for May 19th with a great selection of dope mixes including contributions from James Blake, Josh Wink, Okayafrica x Carlos Mena, LAFAWNDAH x FADER, DJ Young EZ and Red Bull Music Academy's live tribute to the legendary Larry Levan. James Blake drops new music in the mix for the latest from his monthly residency with BBC Radio 1. The legendary Josh Wink rocks live from Patronaat in Holland and Okayafrica teams with DJ Carlos Mena for the latest from the Africa In Your Earbuds series. Parisian singer LAFAWNDAH kills in the mix for FADER while RBMA Radio drops a huge mix from the Larry Levan Street Party and DJ Young EZ closes things out with a classic hip-hop mix.
James Blake is back in the saddle with the latest mix for his monthly residency with BBC Radio 1. The 2-hour mix features a bunch of choice cuts and an exclusive peek at a new track called "Bell" from an artist named Nat King Scrondle. The mix also includes tracks from Talking Heads, Prince, Schoolboy Q, Bill Withers and more. Click the link below to stream the full mix from BBC Radio 1. Stay tuned for more from James Blake.
Stream his two hour mix over at BBC.
Philly DJ and Ovum Recordings co-founder Josh Wink kills the dancefloor during a set at Holland's club Patronaat. The set features tracks released by the label founded by Wink and partner King Britt. The mix comes ahead of Wink's upcoming gig at the Mysteryland USA festival on May 24th in Upstate New York. Josh Wink talked about the set and his approach to rocking crowds in a recent interview with Rolling Stone:
"This mix was recorded live and was hour one of a three-hour set," Wink tells Rolling Stone. "I love to take the audience on the journey, and early in the night is a great time for me to explore the deeper side of my music and to start telling the story of the evening."
Check the track below to listen to the full mix from Josh Wink. Stay tuned for more.
Africa In Your Earbuds returns with DJ Carlos Mena in the mix for the 52nd edition of the ongoing series. The BEMBE founder and Ocha and Ocha Mzansi Records head brings the heat with an hour-long mix that features joints from Black Coffee, Fela Kuti and more. Mena described the massive mix in conversation with Okayafrica:
“The selections on this mix represent what is currently playing in my studio during breaks,” Carlos describes, “From the extremely funky Sofi Hellborg tune to the poignant Abbey Lincoln and Max Roach collaboration “All Africa,” drums and percussion is the sometimes not so subtle theme. Each tune here feeds my spirit in it’s own way and I hope it does the same for you.”
Check the track below to listen to the latest edition of Africa In Your Earbuds. Stay tuned for more from Okayafrica and Carlos Mena.
"Wouldn't That Be Fun" Sofi Hellborg Ft Tony Allen and Timbuktu (Sweden/Nigeria)
"Traveler (enaWadan Tri Motional Remix)" Black Coffee ft. Nomsa Mazwai & Black Motion (S.A.)
"Boya iro ni" Sola Akingbola (Nigeria/UK)
"Mi Kple Dogbekpo" Lokonon Andre & Les Volcans (Benin)
"Heta (Original Main Mix)" Jaso ft Mzee (S.A.)
"Ah Ndiyah (Boddhi Satva's Ancestral Soul Remix)" Oumou Sangare (Mali/CAR)
"Ariwo" Ginger Baker with Fela Kuti (UK/Nigeria)
"Tribute to Obabi (Ogun)" The Last Poets (USA)
"All Africa" Abbey Lincoln & Max Roach (USA)
DJ's François Kevorkian, David DePino and Joey Llanos recently teamed with Jocelyn Brown to rock the massive https://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/events/nyc-2014-larry-levan-street-party">Larry Levan Street Party for Redbull Music Academy. The huge event was thrown in honor of the DJ, whose epic Saturday Mass sessions during the 80's at NYC's Paradise Garage have become the stuff of legend. The party thrown in honor of Levan was thrown in support of a petition to rename a section of King Street Larry Levan Way. Check the track below to listen to the full mix from the May 11th event. Sign the petition in support of the efforts to rename King Street at causes.com. Stay tuned for more from Red Bull Music Academy and RBMA Radio.
DJ Joey Llanos
Tehran born Parisian singer LAFAWNDAH drops a deep collection of joints in the mix for FADER that offer insight into the her varied influences and a peek at her new music. LAFAWNDAH's zouk-influenced pop aesthetic is the basis for the sensual mix, which features tracks from Lady Saw, Demdike Stare, Shabazz Palaces and more. Check the track below to stream the latest from LAFAWNDAH. Stream her self-titled EP via SoundCloud. Stay tuned for more.
Massacooraman – “Conch Circuits”
Ghada Shbeir – “Mater Dolorosa”
DJ Rashad – “Reverb”
Kawai Kenji – “Utai I – Making of Cyborg (2.0 Ver)”
Lady Saw – “Nah Mix Nah Mingle”
Ace of Base – “All That She Wants” VS. Photek – “Ni Ten Ichi Ryu”
The Sabres of Paradise – “Theme 4″
Shabazz Palaces – “An Echo from the Hosts that Profess Infinitum”
Tartit – “Tihar Bayatin”
Roberto de Simone – ”Secondo Coro Delle Lavandaie”
LAFAWNDAH – “Tabotab” (singing over 2562 – “Jerash Hekwerken”)
Demdike Stare – “Hashshashin Chant”
Karen Carpenter Show – “Drums Are Not Suitable For A Young Lady”
DJ Young EZ serves up a serious dose of heat with a mix of hip-hop classics with the Guaranteed Raw Vol. 1 mix. The one hour mix of 90's hip-hop is a spot-on compilation of some of the best joints from the golden era including tracks from Big Daddy Kane, A Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang Clan, The Roots and much, much more. Check the track below to listen to Guaranteed Raw Vol. 1. Stay tuned for more from DJ Young EZ.
01) eric b & rakim - i know you got soul
02) big daddy kane - ain't no half-steppin
03) epmd - you gots to chill
04) positive k - i got a man
05) ll cool j - around the way girl
06) pm dawn - set adrift on memory bliss
07) diamond d - i went for mine
08) nine - whatcha want?
09) beatnuts f. big pun & cuban link - off the books
10) wu-tang clan - shame on a nigga
11) tha alkaholiks - only when i'm drunk
12) doug e. fresh & slick rick - ladi dadi
13) the roots - mellow my man
14) a tribe called quest - bonita applebum
15) outkast - millennium
16) black star - astronomy (8th light)
17) de la soul f. common - the bizness
18) a tribe called quest - 1nce again
19) slum village f. pete rock - once upon a time
20) busta rhymes - woo hah!! got you all in check (jay dee other shit remix)
21) crooklyn dodgers - crooklyn
22) crooklyn dodgers - return of the crooklyn dodgers
23) capone-n-noreaga - black gangsta!
24) ras kass - soul on ice remix
25) black moon - how many mcees
26) smif-n-wessum - bucktown
27) artifacts - wrong side of the tracks
28) the roots - clones
29) kool g rap & dj polo - ill street blues
30) o.c. - time's up
31) jeru the damaja - come clean
32) onyx - throw ya gunz
33) m.o.p. - how about some hardcore
34) big l f. kid capri - put it on
35) lord finesse - hip 2 da game
36) mobb deep - party over
37) nas f. az - life's a bitch
38) az - sugar hill
39) killah priest - basic instructions before leaving earth
40) gang starr - moment of truth