Mixtape Mondays: Blackmale Beats - Skool Assembly mix
Mixtape Mondays: Blackmale Beats - Skool Assembly mix

Mixtape Mondays: Blackmale Beats, Diplo, DJ Still Life + More

Mixtape Mondays: Blackmale Beats - Skool Assembly mix

After a weekend celebrating your pops, Mixtape Mondays comes around again with a crate full of musical gems. Blackmale Beats kicks things off with Skool Assembly, a soulful mix the duo created for the Tate museum in Britain, influenced by English school assemblies and featuring soundbits that cover a wide range of topics--get just a taste below and click through for OKP's online premiere of this essential mix. Meanwhile, in the rest of the world Diplo continues the vibes with a genre-spanning BBC mix celebrating the 2014 World Cup. J Boogie and DJ Chicken George blend the likes of Bob MarleyJustin Timberlake and Kaytranada seamlessly into a set recorded live at SXSW. The Soulection crew bring the party to the Boiler Room with back to back sets. DJ Allen Thayer honors Brazillian legend Lincoln Olivetti with an 80 minute career-spanning collection. Pesadão Tropical drops a global bass set while  J.Rocc spins live at The Do- Over. Rounding things out we have a one-of-a-kind set from DJ Day promoting People Under The Stairs' latest record and Stwo's set from Diplo & Friends. Whether you're in World Cup mode or 'my cup' mode, we got your soundtrack for this week:

Mixtape Mondays: Blackmale Beats - Skool Assembly mix

Museum-quality mixing by Blackmale Beats (you remember them from previous Mixtape Mondays inclusions) but besides the soulful synthwork and soundbites, you know from the title that beat streets is a lesson, too. Check the artist's statement that accompanies Blackmale's sonic recreation/interrogation of their school assembly days:

‘Skool Assembly’ - The meaning behind this was inspired by our primary and secondary school assembly experiences. School assembly’s were always intense and added a vibrant start to the day. At most every assembly had a local relevant message and involved music or singing. We have taken that concept and brought it back to life in a Blackmale Beats form. ~ Blackmale Beats.

Covering topics such as, British Hip-Hop (past/present/future), Marginalisation, community, culture, creativity, South London plus more. Breaking through with a soulful British twist accompanied with sound bites from programs such as The Real McCoy, Grange Hill, Only Fools And Horses, and Ali G.

Track List

1. The Soul Show - (Prod By. Blackmale Beats) {36sec}

2. Space Fun - (Prod By. Blackmale Beats) {2.08}

3. NEETS Not In Education Employment Or Training - (Prod By. Blackmale Beats) {3.43}

4. Who's Got Your Mind - (Prod By. Blackmale Beats) {6.45}

5. Just Be Thankful - (Prod By. Blackmale Beats) {8.27}

6. This Is My Home .Feat PheonixDaFire,JTheEx, Donna Hines & Alim Kamara - (Prod By. Blackmale Beats) {15.23}

7. Say No To Burger Sauce .Feat Art Daley - (Prod By. Blackmale Beats) {18.19}

8. Blak Twang Speaks/Classic Moments .Feat Blak Twang - (Prod By. Blackmale Beats) {22.19}

9. Ghetto Yute - (Prod By. Blackmale Beats) {27.57}

10. Roots & Culture .Feat Levi Roots - (Prod By. Blackmale Beats) {29.11}

11.Warrior Song - (Prod By. Blackmale Beats) *Exclusive* {33.00}

12. Got It Bad .Feat GeEky mE aka Joel Culpepper - (Prod By. Blackmale Beats) 2010 unreleased {36.32)

13. Eton College Gangsters - (Prod By. Blackmale Beats) {39.11}

14. Special Vide - Midas Touch - (Prod By. Blackmale Beats) {40.51}

15. Be Something .Feat Deuan German Of CEN Networks & The Kids - (Prod By. Blackmale Beats) {42.55}

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

Love him or hate 'im (we now there's a lot of both camps out there) Wes Diplo is incontestably the globetrottingest DJ/producer in the spotlight right now--plus he has a special relationship with the music and hood culture of Brazil. All of which makes him sort of the perfect selector to soundtrack the World Cup's spectacle of global competition. Check out his BBC mix dropped this week to celebrate the er, kick-off, of FIFA 2014:

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J Boogie Mix

This tropical SXSW set from J Boogie and Chicken George of Grown Kids Radio sounds like it would be celebrating FIFA business, too--maybe in honor of Colombia's strong showing in the first round of the World Cup--but it's really just how these cats get down all the damn time:

Robin S x Kid Ink - Show Me Love (Cutso Super Blend)

Los Rakas - Soy Raka (Bonus)

QQ - One Drop (Deejay Theory remix)

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Could You Be Loved (Deejay Theory remix)

Luvless - Castles In The Sky - Just the 2 Of Us

Duff Disco - Marvin

Justin Timberlake - Moombah Tie (JBoogie Edit)

Brother in Arms - Jamaican Gyal

Janet Jackson - If (Kaytranada Edition - Live Set Version)

Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (Mikos Remix)

112 - I Don't Wanna Fall in Love (Deepjack & Mr.Nu Remix)

Amerie - 1 Thing (Cherokee Remix)

Sharam Jey - Money Right

Brooklyn Classic - Don't Stop, Don't Go

Supercat Pack - Girlstown Bizness (J-Boogie It Go Remix)

Kaytranada - At All

Sunner Soul vs. Network - Pump it up Sunner Soul Strong Dub re-edit)

Still Life West Coast Mixtape

DJ Still Life has made Californication of the world his mission and he is joined by Meka on the latest installment of the Str8 West Coastin series (what up, Joe Eleven), which applies the G-force to the modern era, rounding up jams from New School players of the likes of Schoolboy Q, Casey Veggies, Tinashe and more:

Side A

1. Lolo Intro

2. Salva feat. Kurupt, Schoolboy Q, Problem & Bad Lucc – Drop That Bitch

3. Nocando – Never Mine

4. Casey Veggies – Life Changes

5. Lana Del Rey feat. Fashawn – West Coast (remix)

6. YG feat. Kendrick Lamar – Really Be (Smokin’ & Drinkin’)

7. Kendrick Lamar – West Coast Right On Time

8. Droop E. feat. Nite Jewel & J Stalin – N The Traffic

9. Tinashe – Days In The West

10. Dom Kennedy – My Type of Party

11. Schoolboy Q – Man of the Year

Side B

1. Warm Brew – The Ride

2. TiRon & Ayomari – All My Love f. Yummy Bingham

3. OverDoz. – Pasadena

4. Joe Moses – Ratchets

5. Sage The Gemini – Red Nose

6. Nipsey Hussle – Checc Me Out feat. Dom Kennedy & Cobby Supreme

7. Ty Dolla $ign – Familiar

8. Skeme – Different

9. Ab-Soul – Empathy f. Alori Joh & jaVonte’

10. OverDoz. – F$WSAD f. Problem

11. Fredo Santana – Jealous f. Kendrick Lamar

12. Audio Push – Shine

Soulection Boiler Room

The Soulection crew always represents, so you know their back-to-back Boilerroom sets will be straight goodness. This one needs no preamble, just keep it on play for days:

Lincoln Olivetti Mix

Continuing our Brazilian theme (have you noticed a pattern yet?) the Wax Poetics crew educates us on the music of Brazilian icon Lincoln Olivetti:

Putaria Tropical Mixtape

More tropical sounds and Lusophone breakbeats for FIFA fever--with plenty of representation from Okayafrica (and Eddie STATS) favorites Buraka Som Sistema.

Mc Tarapi - Coloca A Mão No Meu Garoto (Maffalda Fingido Ser O Lido Remix)

Spenda C - Weapon

Spenda C - Milk Bottle

Dj Comrade - Mulherada

Buraka Som Sistema - Hangover

Wost - Raptor

Captain Steel - Power Failure

Jhonny Ice - Pumba la pumba

Mayhem x Antiserum - Hustle

RL Grime Ft What so not - Tell me

DJ Kin - Carolina 2000

Jason Derulo X Buraka Som Sistema - Wiggle Wegue (Jaloo Mashup)

Rell The Soundbender - Acid Youths

Tropkillaz - Badman

Flying Buff - Abandonado

Jackal x Gorila e Preto - Os novinhos tão bubblegum (Marginal Men Edit)

Omulu ft Pedrinho - Dom Dom Dom

UZ X Aazar - Shake

Munchi - Wisin Y Yandel 101

Flying Buff - Bhangra

Omulu X Dj Comrade X MC Bin Laden - Passinho do faraó RMX

MusiqFuckersz Ft Linka & Mondello G - Baile Funk ( Neki Stranac Moombahton mix)

Uproot Andy Ft MC Gringo e MC Nem - Fock me Avontade (Boyfriend Rmx)

Montagem - Fudendo Além do Horizonte (DJ RD da NH e Andre BPM)

Mc Gabi X Nandinho X Nego do Borel - Executando a Putariedade (Dj Andre mendes)

Bonde do Tigrão - Cerol na mão/entra e sai

Doguinha - Carne do momento (Dj's Igor do Dick e RD da NH)

MC Tekinho SP - Lá no camarote (Pesadão Tropical Rmx)

Pesadão Tropical - Vem Piranha (DUZ RMX)

Pesadão Tropical - Vem piranha (Original Mix)

Barriga Amarela Mix - Pikas in Paris

Mc Rodolfinho - Como é bom ser vida loka (Laudz Rmx)

J Rocc Do Over Desert

Two words: 1) J. 2) Rocc. 1) Do. 2) Over. 1) Nuff. 2) Said. 1) Hit. 2) Play:

dj day puts mix

Indie rap vets People Under The Stairs come out from hiding to dance around for this DJ Day mix:

Stwo for Diplo and friends mix

Last but not least another Diplo-related jawn rounds things up with this STWO guest set on his regular BBC radio show:


Middle Of Things - Sango ft. SPRZKT (Stwo Remix)

Crush On You - Lil Kim (AOBeats & Brad Ford Remix)

Charles Barkley - The Celestics

Walkin - Mr. Carmack

Reference - Mr. Carmack

I Just Go (Falcons Remix) - Djemba Djemba

Worst Behaviour - Drake

Vulnerable (Pomo Remix) - Tinashe

Incoming (Original Mix) - Celsius

Go Ahead - KAYTRANADA (Unreleased)

I Stay On My Cool - Jay Prince w/ Stwo

Dawn - Basenji

FDB - Young Dro (LAKIM Remix)

Latch - Disclosure (Lido Remix)

Middle Finger - Dog Blood (S-Type Version)

All Me - Drake (Stwo Remix)

Float - Chiefs

Grapevine - Mr. Carmack (Mr. Carmack Remix)

Or Nah - The Weeknd (Stwo Edit)

Think They Hard - Singularis

Ethereal -Rvdical The Kid & MisterM

You Owe Me ft. Ginuwine - Nas (Sango Edit)

Simpler - Mr. Carmack

Gentleman - PSY (Kaelin Ellis Remix)

Want you - Elaksi

Tell Me - RL Grime & What So Not

Hyperparadise - Hermitude x Flume (GANZ Flip)

Dark Hadou - DaP (Mr. Carmack Remix)