Mixtape Mondays: Moovmnt, Fontenay, DJ Jedi

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

We at Okayplayer are strong believers in the importance of education. That's why this week's Mixtape Mondays dabbles a bit in geology, geometry, and astronomy courtesy of Moovmnt.com's Glimmering Fractions mix, Fontenay's Summer Love Triangle, and DJ Jedi's mix of original samples used by Digable Planets. That's right, kids. We had joy, we had fun. We had seasons in the sun. And now back-to-school time is almost here...

Fontenay - Summer Love Triangle:

I'm not sure if my ears just weren't pointed in the right direction and I'm just late to this revelation, but apparently Onra's 2010 Long Distance LP has birthed a new movement of producers chopping up 80's post-disco dance classics.  I came to this realization after listening to Fontenay's "Summer Love Triangle" mix which almost acts as a crash course in heavily compressed boogie chops. Going on a trip to the beach?  This mix is as necessary as sunscreen.


1/ Maitro - Abstract Romance

2/ Teams - Love Distance

3/ Duff Disco - Return Of The Duff

4/ Demon - You Are My High (Kartell Remix)

5/ Kartell - Pantera

6/ Cherokee - Take Care Of You

7/ Joseph Terruel - It´s Only Love Doing Its Thing

8/ Jazzy eyewear - Fantasy (Les Loup´s Ruffdraft Remix)

9/ Knight One - Kiss

10/ Vanilla - Midnight

11/ Kartell - Cost Of Love

12/ MAM - Everybody

13/ Kartell - La Jeunesse Retrouvée

14/ Teams - Stunts

15/ Chicago ´87 - Last Drink (Vostok-1 Remix)

16/ Small Pyramids - Look No Further

17/ VA - Prelude to Blackjack

18/ Darius - Maliblue

19/ Phil Weeks - That´s All Right With Me

20/ Tsutchie - Deeper Than Words

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.Glimmering Fractions: Mix07 Ruby

Moovmnt - Glimmering Fractions Mix 07: Ruby:

The fellas at Moovmnt.com released the 7th mix in their Glimmering Fractions mixtape series.  The latest installation, dubbed "Ruby," definitely sparkles like one. A classy mix of neo and future soul, hip-hop, and a little bit of house, "Ruby" continues Moovmnt's tradition of supporting some of the finest underground sounds, new and old.


01 Kan Sano - Svara

02 Katalyst - How Bout Us Ft. Steve Spacek

03 Flying Lotus - Between Friends (Thundercat Instrumental version)

04 AFTA-1 - Intro Dream

05 Jill Scott - A Long Walk (The Jazzy Jeff Redux)

06 Gagle X Ovall - Heaven Ft. Shea Soul

07 The Noire - Fire To The Flame

08 B. Bravo & Teeko - Double Up (K Murda's Theme)

09 Sweatson Klank - I Can't Explain

10 Hazel - 3AM

12 Masta Ace - Son of Yvonne

13 Funkommunity - Liquefaction

14 Marbert Rocel - Let's Take Off (Osunlade Yoruba Soul Vocal Mix)

15 Roy Ayers - Searching (Yoruba Suite Remix)

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

Fans of Digable Planets will dig DJ Jedi's mix of records sampled by the groundbreaking hip-hop trio on their two albums, Reachin' and Blowout Comb. Gems from Kool & The Gang, Roy Ayers, Lonnie Liston Smith and Sonny Rollins fill up this 5-year-old mix brought to our attention by BamaLoveSoul.com.


01. Hamilton Bohannon – Thoughts & Wishes

02. Lonnie Liston Smith – Devika (Goddess)

03. Kool & The Gang – Summer Madness

04. The Ohio Players – Funky Worm

05. Eddie Harris – Superfluous

06. The Crusaders – Mystique Blues

07. Herbie Hancock – Watermelon Man

08. The Last Poets – Black Is – Chant

09. The Crusaders – Lilies of the Nile

10. Bobbi Humphrey – Blacks and Blues

11. Herbie Mann – Push Push

12. Edwin Starr – Easin’ In

13. Curtis Mayfield – Give Me Your Love (Love Song)

14. Tavares – Bad Times

15. Eddie Harris – Get On Up And Dance

16. KC & The Sunshine Band – Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong

17. The Crusaders – Listen And You’ll See

18. Roy Ayers – We Live In Brooklyn, Baby

19. Digable Planets – May 4th Movement Intro

20. Motherlode – Soft Shell

21. The Meters – Here Comes the Meter Man

22. The Headhunters – God Made Me Funky

23. Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s – Blow Your Head

24. James Brown – Soul Pride (pt. 2)

25. Roy Ayers – Ebony Blaze

26. Shuggie Otis – Island Letter

27. Skull Snaps – It’s A New Day

28. Bob James – Blue Lick

29. Bobbi Humphrey – Jasper Country Man

30. Herbie Hancock – Rain Dance

31. Sonny Rollins – Mambo Bounce

32. Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers – Stretchin’