Mixtape Mondays: Teleseen, De La Soul, Notorious Exchange + More


This week's edition of Mixtape Mondays is full of enough gems and jewels that you'll think it's Valentine's Day all over again--if your Valentine's Day was an international getaway that included stop overs in Angola, Brazil and all bouts. Our bloggers-in-arms over at Okayafrica kick things off with the premiere of a new mix from  Teleseen--the very first artist to be released on Feel Up records, the new brand imprint from Jillionaire 0f Major Lazer fame (not to mention LargeUp fame) The stakes is high that you'll enjoy Gibril Kuyateh's tribute to De La Soul's 25th Anniversary. DJ Junior of Record Breakin' shares some jazzy vinyl cuts while Nzungunzungu shows us a world where r&b meets Angolan beats. Traveler takes us the rest away around the world around the world and the homie DJ Synapse makes sure we have the necessary assortment of stunner shades for such a holiday with his "Stunner of The Month." DJ Rahdu not only shares the latest of his Diamond Soul XXXperience broadcasts but also puts us up on DJ Needles' brilliant concept mix The Notorious Exchange (yes, that's Foreign Exchange jams moshed up with B.I.G. in the spirit of Needles' Tribe Called Kast mix). After Chairman Mao delights us with a collection of classic reggae covers,  DJ LeFtO takes it all home with not one but two installments of his show, blending deep house, hip hop, and everything in between. Join us on this global adventure by clicking through.


Okayplayer is extremely proud to team with Okayafrica in premiering the Double Meaning mix from sonic internet turrorist-ninja Teleseen. As mentioned, Teleseen is the first artist coming out on Feel Up Records, the new Brooklyn-based imprint from Jillionaire of Major Lazer. Here's how they described the new venture and the inaugural mix:

Feel Up is a Brooklyn-based record label founded by Major Lazer's own Jillionaire. With over 15 years of experience, Jillionaire has created a unique sound that is known and loved by the masses, mashing house and electro with the warm caribbean rhythms of soca and dancehall. In 2014, this uplifting and eclectic approach to music will finally be collected under one roof with the launch of Feel Up Records, aiming to present a variety of sounds from around the world, to the world.

Teleseen takes on a 20 track journey through house, zouk, tarraxinha, and techno from Angola and South Africa, with occasional side trips to Portugal and Brazil.

Teleseen - Double Meaning mix Tracklist

1. Angola Trip - Olivs

2. Midnite Bheng - Jumping Back Slash

3. Digital World(Crazy Drum) - Acizzy ft DJ Cubic

4. Tarde(Interlude) - Martine

5. Elegom Bounsa feat Maskarado - DJ Djeff

6. African Salsa (Motion Remix) - DJ Maspila ft Lady B

7. Chunk Hiss - Phontonz

8. Mamela - Skeat

9. Moto feat Pastilha - DJ Satelite

10. Hwwambo - DJ NiggaFox

11. Alone(Silvio Afro Drums Edit) - Liquideep

12. Patadas - Black Drums

13. Never Loved Anyone - DJ Shimza

14. Mi Ma Bo - Renato Xtrova & Edison PP

15. Xuxuado - Black Drums ft. Elly Baybe e Betinho Guevara

16. Avril - Rooted Soul

17. Auntie Fatty(DrumTalk Remix) - The Busy Twist

18. Ze Diwa - DJ Malvado

19. Depois Do Carnaval(Spiritual South Remix) - Azymuth

20. Casa Rosa - Malandro

21. Obame (Dub mix) - Afrobuddh & Kakatsitsi Drummers

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

Homie and Okayafrica contributor GiKu AKA Gibril Kuyateh came through with an all-daisy-everything mix to commemorate De La Soul's 25th anniversary of recorded awesomeness--a respectful romp through their entire catalog and a proper thank you for De La's thank you gift of free music from the other day.

Columbia Nights Mixtape

DJ Junior of Record Breakin' comes through with his Sound Traveler mix, running down some inspirations from the progressive electric jazz era (Dexter Wansel anybody?) and arriving fittingly at their spiritual heirs in Columbia Nights.


George Duke - From Me To You

Jaco Pastorius - Kuru/Speak Like a Child

Dexter Wansel - The Sweetest Pain

Norman Connors - Captain Connors

George Duke - Rashid

Yusef Lateef - Eastern Market

Cortex - L'Enfant Samba

Bob James - I Want To Thank You (Very Much)

Patrice Rushen - What's the Story

Les McCann - Sometimes I Cry

Herbie Hancock - Trust Me

Jon Lucien - Gaku

Sly & The Family Stone - Africa Talks To You "The Asphalt Jungle"

Shuggie Otis - Not Available

Miles Davis - Call It Anything

Band of Gypsies - Who Knows

Weather Report - Manolete

Weather Report - Boogie Woogie Waltz

The Controllers - Hello!

Ed Green - My Love For You And The Ugly

Ronnie Laws - All For You

Darwin Jones - On A Lovely Night Like This

Steve Arrington - Beddie-Biey

Stevie Wonder - Race Babbling

I-Level - Give Me

Columbia Nights - All In

Perfect Lullaby Vol 2

More zouk madness from prolific production crew Nzungunzungu, exploring the interzone where Angolan riddims intersect with your favorite Mariah Carey, Urrrsher and Marques Houston jams (oh, don't front like you don't have a favorite Marques Houston jam).


Dj Fofuxo & Dj Pausas vs. Yuki Koshimoto – Tarracho Exxelentt/ New Moon (MA edit)

Dj Lil Thug vs. Aaliyah – Hot tarraxa/ Dont think they know (MA edit)

Dj N.k – Não Chora Mais Não

Dj Cratera – My girl. My Music

Cassie – Diced Pineapples (NGUZU kizomba remix)

Marbonu – Pura Melodia

Dj tiba – Tarracha Poderoza 2009

Dj Dadifox vs. Ciara – Tarraxo Dueces (MA edit)

Usher Ft. Rick Ross – Let Me See (M&N PRO REMIX)

Nova & Jory – La Noche Perfecta

Chris Brown – Another Round (Phraze zouk remix)

Dj Malcolm – 4 ev

Marques Houston- Clubbin Zouk mix (by N.G productions)

Dj NigGa fox vs. Kelela- Tarraxo HUMBÃ√/ The High (MA edit)

Dj Rick & Dj Lil thug – Saudade Eterna

Dj Salez – Tarracha di nhOs

Dj Bison – Tarraxo Indiano

T Pain – I cant believe it (Peejay Zouk fusion remix)

Dj Malcolm – 14 malo

Rihanna – Diamonds (Kizomba remix by MalcriadoBeats)

Mariah Carey – Touch my Body (Zouk remix by Phraze)

Future – Honest (Zouk remix by Phraze & StyloBeatz)

DJ Joyce Gomes & Revolucion – Choro do Corno

Dj Xocolath – My Song

Mary J Blige – Be without you (NA remix)

Six Degrees Records

Traveler (not to be confused with Sound Traveler above) turns in the most globally-minded mix on our international edition of Mixtape Mondays with his Damn, This Planet Is Funky mix, covering damn near every destination under the sun from Turkey to Timbuktu. Listen below via Six Degrees Records:

Traveler's "Damn, This Planet is Funky!" Mix by Sixdegreesrecords on Mixcloud

DJ-Rahdu The Diamond Soul xxxperience 007

DJ Rahdu of Bama Love Soul brings the latest installment of his soulful Diamond Soul XXXperience mixes, and...(click through for the rest of this sentence)

Roy Ayers – Everybody Loves the Sunshine (The reflex Rework)

Teedra Moses – Caught Up

Max Kane -Ebb & Flow feat Coultrain

Kan Sano – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Question – Channels

K. Sparks – Nostalgia Nights

MAZE – Happy Feelin’s (AGFA Redux)

Rainy Milo – ‘Bout You (Tall Black Guy Remix)

Ikebe Shakedown – The Offering

Eufórquestra – The Price is Right

The Brand New Heavies – Dream Come True

Laetitia Dana – Courant D’Air

Jose James – Make It Right

ShunGu – Just.Chill

Al B. Sure -Night and Day (Onra Edit)

B. Visible – Catch

Medline – Walk, Run, Jump & Fly (2222)

Quantic & Alice Russell – Look Around the Corner

Mara Hruby – Simply Beautiful

Tamara Davidson – 9

Cherokee – Don’t Matter (FKJ Remix)


Colman Brothers – Some Other Wonder (Sunlightsquare Remix)

Yellowtail -Blunted Strut

Brenda Nicole Moorer – Bloom

Kurt & Courtney – Lithium feat Jimetta Rose

Brandon Williams – Now I Know feat Jesse Boykins III & Robert Glasper

ALTA – We Said Go

Mar – A Simple Go

Sidewalk Chalk-CBR

DJ Needles Notorious Exchange mixtape

...Rahdu also teased a new mix from DJ Needles called Notorious Exchange--the Notorious B.I.G. and Foreign Exchange are two of our favoritest musical acts ever--but only one got there start on Okayplayer. Get a taste below and stay tuned for the full project dropping March 9th.

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DJ Synapse Mixtape

DJ Synapse provides a run down of all the varieties of what he describes as 'clerb music' for his Stunner of The Month mix, which we say: Yerp.

1. Theme for a Stunner (Exclusive) - Misha D. feat. Les Mizz

2. Brick - LoudPvck

3. Keep Her Close (Synapse Wants It Edit) - Odesza

4. U.O.E.N.O (Crnkn Remix) - Rocko (Feat. Every Rapper)

5. Take This Up - Starslinger

6. Twerk Dirty - DJ Holiday (Feat. Waka Flocka & Wiz Khalifa)

7. The Willies (Synapse Where's Your Headit) - ΜIC ΤΗΞ DΓUΜϟ

8. Rowdy A - Audio Push

9. Bounce And Bang (Juke Ellington Trill Remix) - Kaptain Cadillac

10. Versace (KickRaux Trap 2.0 Remix) - Migos (Feat. Drake)

11. Hold On (eSenTRIK Remix) (Synapse Wiggle (Ed)It) - Pusha T. (Feat. Rick Ross)

12. Gas Pump - Sinjin Hawke & DJ Sliink

13. Work It Out - Skyve Reuter

14. More (J-Lah Remix) - Tamia

15. Love Me (AC Slater & ETC!ETC! Remix/Synapse Satisfaction Edit) - Lil Wayne

16. Impossible (DJ Sliink Remix) - Shontelle

17. Bands A Make Her Dance (DJYONNY B-more Remix) - Juicy J

18. Twerk Dat A$$ - David Sebastian

19. Birthday Sex (Yarin Lidor Remix/Synapse Busta Your Hands Edit) - Jeremiah

20. Do My Thing (JayCeeOh Remix 2.0) - Estelle ft Janelle Monae

21. Stunner Theme Dos (Exclusive) - Misha D. feat. Les Mizz

Chairman Mao Reggae

Master of records Chairman Mao displays his extensive knowledge of reggae 45s (too) with this 'cross 135th Street mix of soul and disco covers on his recurring RBMA radio show.

lefto show 572

We ride out with two new shows from DJ LeftO (#572 & 573 to be specific) running down some of our favorite new jams from Common, Kelis and Little Dragon. Press play below:

norman connors - butterfly

chief - time machine

BADBADNOTGOOD - can't leave the night

ruriko ohgami - fuwari fuwa fuwa

the spandettes - sweet & saccharine

dylan cohl - my mental

schoolboy q - the purge (ft. tyler the creator, kurupt)

the doppelgangaz - holla holla

gagle - stand still

jungle by night - desdemona

teebs - view point

isaiah rashad - ronnie drake

howls (ta ku) - untitled

nikitch - paused

ltgl - healthy lunch ideas

mo'kolours - milke black

little dragon - klapp klapp

nick waterhouse - it no 3

di melo - aceito tudo

trees - exodus

gamertag - maze impact

minor science - hapless

kelis - jerk ribs (will saul remix)

four tet & terror danjah - killer

max graef - nr 5