Mixtape Mondays: Philly Sound Konnoisseurs, Ta-ku, Tycho, Spoek Mathambo, P. Morris + More
After a long weekend full of celebrating independence however you please, nothing feels better than continuing the good vibes with Mixtape Mondays. We kick things off with a short but sweet mix from Ta-ku and a chillout soundtrack curated by Tycho. Spoek Mathambo brings us to South Africa and P. Morris crafts a genre hopping mixtape featuring unreleased tracks from artists performing on the Boiler Room SkyyStream tour. DJ Matthew Law keeps the party going with a funky fresh mix from Questlove's annual pre-Independence Day party that captures his opening set from PSK. Click through to hear our Mixtape Monday picks and be on the lookout for more to be added throughout the day.
Australia's Ta-ku delivers a satisfying mix as part of a collaboration with clothing brand Daily Paper. Speaking on the collection, he said:
"I come from a heritage of smiling faces and warm personalities. Whenever I put together a piece of music or a set of songs I want them to best embody me as I can. This mix is very light and energetic featuring music from friends of mine around the world. Enjoy."
Tycho has put together a fantastic two+ hour long collection of relaxing beats and remixes titled Palms. He handpicks remixes of artists such as The Avalanches, Bonobo, Drake, and Washed Out among others. Peep the tracklist and stream below and be prepared to turn this up at your nearest pool.
Dauwd - Ikopol
Avalanches - Since I Left You (Cornelius Remix)
Hot Chip - How Do You Do (Todd Terje Remix)
Grizzly Bear - Gun-Shy (Lindstrom Remix)
Chrome Sparks - Marijuana
Airbird and Napolion - In The Zone
Com Truise - VHS Sex
The Smiths - This Charming Man (Luis Leon Bootleg)
Bonobo - Cirrus
Dauwd - Lydia
Gold Panda - Vanilla Minus
Mirror People - Kaleidoscope (Psychemagik_Remix)
Lonely Boy - When I Think About (Giom_Remix)
Drake - Too Much ft. Sampha (Jessie Andrews & Jason Burns Remix)
Duke Dumont - The Giver
Dauwd - Whats There / Heat Division
Tycho - Awake
Studio - Life's a Beach
Washed Out - Amor Fati
Flying Lotus - Zodiac Shit
Royksopp - Happy Up Here (Holy Fuck Remix)
Trvst - Sulk
Kean Sanders - Dance Me
Justin Martin - Ruff Stuff (Edit)
Dauwd - Acidreams
Spoek Mathambo brings us the first installment in a mixtape series highlighting South African electronic artists that are featured in the forthcoming documentary Future Sound of Mzansi. He focuses on selections by DJ Spoko. View the tracklist and stream below and head over to Okayafrica for more info on the film.
DJ Spoko - SumerSalt (Samaninja Mix)
Tribal Warriors - Motota Mutapa
DJ Spoko - Batauweng (ft. Kapa Kapa)
Pegasus Warning - The Mountain (Mujava, Spoko, Spoek Mathambo, Machepies, Panyaza Remix)
DJ Mujava - Township Funk
DJ Spoko - Flying Dutchman
DJ Spoko - Oriwango ft. MK
DJ Spoko - Sgubhu dance
Fantasma - Peaking
Glasser - Home (DJ Spoko Township_Remix)
Tribal Warriors - Lerato ft. Noe-Li (Prod. by Dj Spoko & Panyaza)
Tribal Warriors - Predaitor (Prod. by Dj Spoko )
Tribal Warriors - In the heart of the nite_saxmix (Prod. by Dj Spoko & Panyaza)
DJ Spoko - Shang Lo Dance
DJ Spoko - ProblemChild
Bizz_Makhi - Raga Melomo e Prod.by_Blaq_Ghozt_III
DJ Spoko - I Remember ft. G Dog
DJ Spoko - Lord Labaqaxiamo
DJ Mujava - Mugwanti / Sgwejegweje
In a partnership with Skyy Vodka and Boiler Room, producer P. Morris, has released a flowing set of unreleased music from eleven Boiler Room performers including Low Limit, Rabit , Tycho, and Vatican Shadow. This collection shows off the assortment of genre's reflected by Boiler Room's artists. Find the excellent stream and tracklist below.
Rabit – 40 Below
Hej Fund – Develop That
Low Limit – Seat Bel
Grenier – Voids
Benedek – ChKA
P. Morris – Diamond Grind
Giraffage – Money
Low Limit – I Been On
Rabit – Swings
Vatican Shadow – Al Queda
Benedek – 707 Jam
Brogan Bentley – Ask When I’m Night
Tycho – Plains
Matthew Law (fka DJ PHSH) got the party started on July 3rd with the opening set at PSK (Philadelphia Sound Konnoisseurs) - DJ Questlove's annual Pre-Independence Day fête in Philadelphia, featuring a host of heavy-hitters doing damage on the decks. This year was no different with Law rocking a soulful set ahead of appearances from DJ Cash Money, Rich Medina, J Rocc and Questo. The mix follows Matthew Law's stellar contribution as the architect of the official mixtape for the Roots Picnic 2014. Check the track below to relive the night and keep the party going. Stay tuned for more from Matthew Law and the Illvibe Collective.
Some cats have all the luck. LA turntable demigod and longtime Madlib cohort J Rocc has already enjoyed years of collaboration with some of hip-hop's greatest, and now it seems he's won a massive stash of vinyl to add to his already overflowing library. The good folk at Get On Down held a contest over social media earlier this month, and Rocc was declared the winner of a guap and a half's worth of classic cuts. Thankfully for all of us he's gone and made a 25 minute mixdown of his favorites out of the new stash. A bit of Eric B & Rakim, a delicious chop of GZA's "Liquid Swords", and even some Boogie Down Productions nostalgia are all included in this set. When great DJs win, we all win.
Ever elusive and excellent, DJ Doo Wop came out of hiding last week with a very special treat. His Summer Coolout tape takes a direct, limited, and ingenious approach by only featuring music from the year 2000. Where were you when you first heard Donell Jones's "This Luv" or Ruff Endz's "No More"? Doo Wop's mix is a sonic DeLorean trip 14 years into the past and is sure to jog some memories you forgot that you'd forgotten.
King Louie aka King L aka Louis Johnson came on strong last weekend with his first mixtape release of 2014. The Chi-town MC who buzzed everybody's radars with his "Send it Up" verse on Yeezus has been honing in on a sound that retains much of the future-rap stylings of Ye's LP while at the same time reasserting KL's ability to weave rhymes over a tough-as-nails trap beat. Production credits include Bobby Johnson, Jay Storm, and BlockOnDaTrakk. Highly recommended is the guitar-and-clatter bounce of "Ambitions As A Rider".
The final addition to this week's mixtape roundup comes straight from Robbie Unkut and covers the years of 2000-present. It's equal parts smooth and raw, throwback and new school, with cuts from Prodigy, Mobb Deep, and Kool G Rap. You can download the entire thing right here. Until next week, keep digging the beats, rhymes and life.
Mobb Deep - "Win Or Lose"
Dilated Peoples - "Back Again"
Blaq Poet - "Bloody Mess"
Prodigy - "Bang On 'Em"
Prodigy - "Dirty New Yorker"
Big Twins - "Wanna Be Down"
Styles P and DJ Green Lantern - "Make Money From Entertainment"
Kool G Rap ft. Havoc - "Amerikkka's Nightmare"
Domo Genesis ft. Freddie Gibbs and Prodigy - "No Angels"
Boldy James - "You Know"
Mobb Deep - "Lifetime"