Mixtape Monday: New Mixtapes From The Music Snobs x Odd Future, Trackstar x No I.D. + DJ Lindsey x R&B
Mixtapes! Get your mixtapes here! This week on Mixtape Monday we launch with the premiere of OKP boards regular AllyAl's guest mixtape for The Music Snobs featuring a trip through Odd Future. If you're familiar with Al's tapes or listened to The Music Snobs podcast when they go in on a subject (like, say, discussing Ghostface Killah with Erykah Badu) you already know this is going to be the definitive OFWGKTA mix to end all OFWGKTA mixes. Once you've gotten your art-hip-hop wolfgang fix, the homie DJ Lindsey brings us a hand-crafted set of electronic-soaked r&b with The Good Good. We then take things over to Chi town for a guide to No I.D.'s best beats, sequenced by Trackstar The DJ. And more and more and more mixtapes on the way, as Mixtape Monday rolls on!
OKP- Comerade DJ AllyAl has blended together the many sides of Odd Future for The Music Snobs.
After The Music Snobs podcast broke down the power of Cali crew Odd Future, OKP board member veteran AllyAl was inspired to bless them with a guest DJ mix for their The Music Snobs In The Mix series. Al's mix serves as a graduate lesson in all things OFWGKTA, spanning the L.A. supergroup's hip-hop, soul and remix projects, well worthy of Snobs everywhere.
You can find download the set and find the tracklist and stream below.
Lone/ Jornada - Tyler the Creator
Molasses ft RZA - Earl Sweatshirt
Yonkers - Tyler the Creator
Knight ft Domo Genesis - Earl Sweatshirt
Crack Rock - Frank Ocean
Pack Up - The Jet Age of Tomorrow
Live It Up - The Internet
Don't Tell The Mermaids - The Jet Age of Tomorrow
Naked ft Hodgy Beats - The Jet Age of Tomorrow
Treehome 95 ft Coco O and Erykah Badu - Tyler the Creator
You're The One ( Odd Future's The Internet Rmx ) - Charli XCX
Nagoya ft Hodgy Beats - Jonti
Monks - Frank Ocean
Burgundy ft Vince Staples - Earl Sweatshirt
Navy - Kilo Kish
Boss Life - Domo Genesis
Dont'cha - The Internet
Blue Jeans ( Odd Future's The Internet Rmx )
Rolex - Hodgy Beats
Guess Who's Back ft Casey Veggies - Domo Genesis
Give It Time - The Internet
DJ Lindsey has dropped The Good Good, an exploration of r&b infused with future electronic beats in conjunction with The Fader. She did a masterful job of selecting tracks that show off the many sides of modern soul/r&b music. See what she had to say about the collection, and view the tracklist + stream below.
I’ve always been a fan of the music that includes both electronic sounds and a good soulful vocal since I did Negroclash back in the day. This is just a modernized version of that party’s aesthetic. I feel like we explored the 70s, 80s & early 90s thoroughly with guest DJs like Mantronix, Larry Heard, Red Alert, Jazzy Joyce, etc and this is just the natural progression of my interest in that sound. Now I’m really excited for artists like Kaytranada who produced “Friday Night” for ReVa Devito, Fatima, Falcons, BOSCO, Sophie & OGs like Tiny, J*Davey & Nina Sky.
AbJo — Gladius
TOKiMONSTA — Realla feat. Anderson Paak
Bok Bok — Da Foxtrot
Murlo vs Ashanti — Movies
Tameka Tiny Harris — What the F@#k You Gon DO?
Leikeli47 — F*ck the Summer Up
Nina Sky — Stoners Ft. Smoke Dza
Tory Lanez — R.I.D.E. (Falcons Remix)
Ice Underlord — Sevyn Streeter Sex On The Roof Meltdown
D’Angelo — Brown Sugar (Budgie’s Ratchetized Remix)
Lil Silva (Feat. BANKS) — Don’t You Love
Jesse Boykins III — B4 The Night is Thru (Ruckazoid Version)
Snoop Dogg Feat Kali Uchis — On Edge
Fatima — Ridin’ Round (Sky High)
Sophie — Elle
J*DaVeY — Love? Yeah!
Reva DeVito —Friday Night
Vic Mensa — Down On My Luck
Treasure Fingers & BOSCO — Names (Taste Tester Remix)
LSDXOXO — BURN Ft. DJ Uniique
Trackstar The DJ has mixed together an hour and twenty minutes of No I.D.'s best beats. Featuring everything from his work with Common, Jay Z and Nas to Pusha T, Kendrick Lamar and Rick Ross, this covers the wide-spanning imprint the Chicago producer has had on mainstream hip-hop. Presented by FSD & The Smoking Section, this mix will catch you up on any beats you may have somehow missed by the the talented No I.D. Peep the tracklist and stream below.
1. Intro/First Day of School
2. Common – Resurrection
3. Jay-Z/Nas – Success
4. Kendrick Lamar – Control
5. Jay-Z – D.O.A. (Death of Autotune)
6. Kanye West/Swizz Beats – So Appalled
7. Nas/Large Professor – Loco-Motive
8. Common – Kingdom
9. Twista/Raekwon – The Heat
10. No I.D./Dug Infinite – State to State
11. Jay-Z – All Around the World
12. Common Sense – Soul by the Pound
13. Common – Communism
14. Common/Canibus – Makin a Name for Ourselves
15. Common – Sweet
16. Kanye West – Dark Fantasy
17. Jay-Z/Kanye West – Primetime
18. Killer Mike/T.I./Big Boi – Ready Set Go Remix
19. Nas/Rick Ross – Accidental Murderers
20. Ghostface Killah – Metal Lungies
21. Bump J – Letter to My Competition
22. Beanie Sigel – Man’s World
23. Nas – Daughters
24. Common – Invocation
25. Mikkey Halsted/BJ The Chicago Kid/Freddie Gibbs – Field N**** Blues
26. Common/Nas – Ghetto Dreams
27. Jay-Z – Fallin’
28. Rick Ross/Cee-Lo – Tears of Joy
29. Pac Div – The Greatness
30. Rhymefest – Stolen
31. Mikkey Halsted – Karma
32. No I.D./Dug Infinite – The Real Weight
33. Pusha T/Future – Pain
34. Rhymefest – Chica Go Rillas
35. Common – Hungry
36. Kanye West/Kid Cudi – Gorgeous
37. Naledge – Broke Diaries
38. Big Sean – 10 2 10
39. Kanye West/Charlie Wilson – Bound 2
40. Killer Mike – God in the Building
41. Infamous Syndicate – Here I Go
42. Big Sean – I Do It
43. GLC/Really Doe – Success
44. Jay-Z – Thank You
45. Vince Staples – Turn
46. Slaughterhouse – Get Up
47. Common/No ID – In My Own World
48. Common Sense – Breaker 1/9
49. G-Unit – Smile
50. Cocaine 80s/Common – Six Ft. Over
51. Common – Rewind That
52. Common/Lauryn Hill – Retrospect For Life
53. Common – I Used to Love H.E.R.
With the likes of Guitar Slim, The Meters and Frank Ocean calling New Orleans home, it's safe to say the Big Easy's pedigree reaches wider than the delta itself. With that in mind, Personify has done us listeners a great deed and unveiled his "Welcome to New Orleans" mixtape of non-stop NOLA sound. The mix is the very first installment in a regular regional series curated by Tucker & Bloom and will get feet tapping and heads nodding from the very first beat. Personify is a New Orleans native and hoped to turn just a little more love light on the stylings of his hometown; it's safe to say he's succeeded and then some--this one's a long funky number.
2. Betty Harris - "Break in the Road"
3. Lee Dorsey - "Give it Up"
4. Lagniappe Breaks - "Cuts and Scrapes Interlude"
5. Salt - "Hung Up"
6. Eddie Bo & Inez Cheatham - "Lover and a Friend"
7. Enticers - "Thief"
8. The Meters - "Thinking"
9. Cyril Neville - "Gossip"
10. Porgy Jones - "Catch Joe Potato"
11. Headhunters - "God Made Me Funky"
12. Wild Magnolias - "Corey Died on the Battlefield"
13. Al Hirt & Hugo Montenegro - "Sentries Change"
14. James K-Nine - "Live It Up"
15. Eddie Bo - "Hook and Sling Part 1 & 2"
16. Abraham - "Hook and Boogie Part 1 & 2"
17. Smokey Johnson & Company - "The Funkie Moon"
18. Eddie Bo - "Check Your Bucket"
19. Ernie K. Doe - "Here Come the Girls"
20. Mary Jane Hooper - "I’ve Got Reasons"
21. Bonnie & Shelia - "Keep Me Hanging On"
22. Inell Young - "What Do You See In Her"
23. Betty Harris - "Mean Man"
24. Explosions - "Hip-Drop"
25. Explosions - "Garden of Four Trees"
26. Marilyn Barbarin & The Soul Finders - "Reborn"
27. Eddie Bo & The Soul Finders - "We’re Doing It (Thang) Part 2"
28. The Gaturs - "Cold Bear"
29. Johnny Moore - "Haven’t I Been Good To You"
30. Dr. John - "Right Place Wrong Time"
31. The Meters - "Simple Song"
32. The Meters - "Oh, Calcutta!"
33. Warren Lee - "Funky Belly"
34. Robert Parker - "Hip Huggin’"
35. The Gaturs - "Gator Bait"
36. African Music Machine - "Tropical"
37. The Wild Magnolias - "Soul, Soul, Soul"
38. Inell Young - "The Next Ball Game"
39. Ernie & The Top Notes Inc.- "Dap Walk"
40. “Candy” Phillips - "Timber Part 1"
41. African Music Machine - "Black Water Gold"
42. Willie Tee - "Sweet Thing"
43. Chuck Carbo - "Can I Be Your Squeeze"
44. African Music Machine - "The Dapp"
45. Roy Ward - "Horse With A Freeze Part 1"
46. Lee Dorsey - "Four Corners Part 1 & 2"
47. Professor Longhair - "Big Chief"
48. The Gaturs - "Hunk of Funk"
49. Lee Dorsey & Betty Harris - "Lots of Lovin’"
50. The Gaturs - "Yeah You’re Right"
51. Willie Tee - "Teasing You Again"
52. Betty Harris - "I’m Gonna Git Ya"
53. The Wild Magnolias - "Saints"
Full Crate never fails in his provision of note-perfect sonic smoothness; his production work is so choice it might bring a tear to your eye. His latest DJ set, dished out live from the weekly Voyage night at Amsterdam's Melkweg club, is further proof that Crate's vision reaches wide. Plan for a decidedly upbeat dancefloor house affair with cuts from Route 94, Pharrell, plenty of Disclosure and a bit of Duke Dumont. It may be Monday, but there's gotta be a club open somewhere.
Earlier this summer tragedy struck the European festival circuit when 25-year-old Londoner Julian Andoh drowned during France's Worldwide Festival. Since his death, support from all around the global music community has been pouring in and the legendary BBC DJ Gilles Peterson himself recently opened up his home studio for the making of a tribute mix. The tracks all come straight from Julian's home record collection and were threaded together by his cohorts at the BNTL collective. It's hard not to listen without a slight air of sadness, but you have to believe that Julian would have wanted us all to turn it up loud and enjoy.
Scott Grooves - "Expansions (feat Roy Ayers) Intro Speech"
Mala - "Alicia"
Hijak - "Tears"
Von D - "Bon Feat Zhakee"
Groove Chronicles - "Stone Cold"
Joy Orbison - Hyph Mngo"
Mount Kimbie - "Maybes (James Blake Remix)"
Addison Groove - "Sexual"
Homework - "I'm Into This"
No Boundaries - "Modular Pursuits (Daphni Remix)"
Fantastic Plastic Machine - "Whistle Song (Grant Nelson Club Mix)"
MK - "Given"
Kyle Hall - "Crushed"
Darling Farah - "Berline (Christian Martin Remix)"
Seven Davis Jr - "Breaker"
Beat Spacek - "Alone in the Sun"
King Garbage - "Telephone"
Andrew Ashong - "Never Dreamed"
Gabriel Garzon-Montano - "Pour Mamon"
Dirg Gerner - "Before its Over"
Fatima - "Mind"
Maynard Ferguson - "Mister Mellow"
Arctic Monkeys - "Brianstorm"
Tinashe has been driving the world half-wild ever since her scintillating Black Water mixtape dropped late last year. Since then she's crossed paths with Sango and kept us all rapt and ready for her newest offering. Until that happens, at least, we've got this homespun playlist from Tinashe thanks to go the good people at Fader.
The set may seem like a disparate ordeal at first, with James Blake, Disclosure, Bon Iver, Janet Jackson and Metric all getting playtime, but listen closer and you'll understand. Tinashe has picked out songs that are swimming deep in the waters of longing, nostalgia and desire. It's a privileged peek into what influences her most and has us all the more interested in where she's headed next.
Our brilliant siblings over at okayafrica work hard to bring the world the Africa In Your Earbuds series, a regular stream of mixes that chronicles some of the very best hip-hop being made on the mother continent today. This latest mix is curated by DJ Thomas Gesthuizen aka Jumanne/J4 /Gioumanne and is a sprawling hour of percussion-heavy grooves that draws heavily from the 1980s. Read the full track-by-track explication over at Okayafrica and do yourself a favor in checking out Gesthuizen's 24/7 African hip-hop radio stream.
Mac Gregor – "Nan ye li kan"
Wally Badarou – "He was a rasta in London town"
Tumblack – "Chunga Funk
M’bamina – "Kilowi-Kilowi
Ujamaa – "Pokea"
Unique – "Business"
Seigneur Tabu Ley Rochereau – "Haffi deo"
Errol de la Fuente – "Happines"
Jobby Valente – "Coup de main"
Henri Guedon – "22 Mai Delivrance"
Lucky Zebila – "Eh la moto!"
Kyeremateng Stars – "Beema se hmm"
Kwaku Dadey – "Twin cities"
F Micalizzi – "Hear it tonight"
Dama Damawuzan – "Misiqui"
Uncle Joe’s Afri-beat – "Onua"
Kantata – "Monsom"
Kelly Brown Family – "We need each other"
Ray Lema – "Dansometer
Bobongo Stars – "Simba moto"
Sunburst – "Ukuti Ukuti"
Alex Sambat – "Black"
Group NSI – Gadé sa ki ka passé dote kote"
Julien Babinga – "Mbongui Percussions"
Ali & Tam’s avec l’Orchestre Malo – "Malo"
Abyssia – "Risin’"
Percussions and Company – "Infernal round"
Fuzz – "Disco-tunga"
This weekend past marked the 20th birthday of the debut Gravediggaz LP 6 Feet Deep, a record that not only displayed the NYC crew's razor sharp rhyme stylistics but brought together two of hip-hop's greatest producers in Prince Paul and the RZA. With that seminal moment in mind, the folks at Up North Trips have woven a new mix of nothing but RZA and Prince Paul joints that span the entire careers of both. On tap is De La Soul, Stetsasonic, ODB, Earl Sweatshirt and more. It's an ivy league-level course in hip-hop history, and all you have to do is press play.
1. Gravediggaz - "Diary of a Madman" (RZA)
2. Everlast - "The Men In Blue" (Prince Paul)
3. Ghostface - "Nutmeg" (RZA)
4. Stetsasonic - "We're The Band" (Prince Paul)
5. Cappadonna - "'97 Mentality" (RZA)
6. De La Soul - "Plug Tunin'" (Prince Paul)
7. Earl Sweatshirt - "Molasses" (RZA)
8. Handsome Boy Modeling School - "The Truth" (Prince Paul)
9. Notorious B.I.G. - "Long Kiss Goodnight" (RZA)
10. De La Soul - "Fanatic of the B Word" (Prince Paul)
11. Ol' Dirty Bastard - "Snakes" (RZA)
12. Gravediggaz - "Defective Trip (Trippin')" (Prince Paul)
13. AZ - "Whatever Happened" (The Birth) (RZA)
14. Slick Rick - "Behind Bars" (Prince Paul)
15. Shaq - "No Hooks" (RZA)
16. Prince Paul - "It's a Stickup" (Prince Paul)
17. GZA - "Liquid Swords" (RZA)
18. De La Soul - "If It Wasn't For You" (Prince Paul)
19. Big Pun - "Tres Leches" (RZA)
20. Handsome Boy Modeling School - "Holy Calamity" (Prince Paul)
(Photo: Mattie Krall)
Last week we tipped you off to Big Cats's "Island Universes" mixtape, and the hardworking Minneapolis producer is already back to give us more. Island Universes Part II is an even deeper trip to the bottom of of the sea, with searching bassline samples and shimmering percussion breaks overlapping each other in the most creative way possible.
Big Cats proves himself to be a deft designer, finding the most unexpectedly lush bits of tracks from Kendrick Lamar, Black Milk and more. Some cuts serve as centerpieces, and others chime in only briefly to bridge one texture to the next, but almost every measure is in some way enhanced by the man at the hlm. If Big Cats's first tape was the tide pulling us out to sea, this set is proof that that's exactly where we want to be. Out amongst these islands the stars shine bright and the water's just right.
Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media - "Funky Motion"
Sango - "Here With Me"
Kendrick Lamar - "Tammy’s Song"
Lil Wayne & Gunplay - "Beat The Shit"
Dexter Wansel - "Life on Mars"
Dorothy Ashby - "Soul Vibrations"
Madvillian - "Sickfit"
Jansen - "Sega Bodega"
Big Cats - "Untitled Instrumental #1"
Alice Coltrane - "Journey In Satchidananda"
John Coltrane - "Africa"
Fog - "Prancing Around Like a Fuck"
Roland Kirk - "I Talk With The Spirits"
Asher Roth - "Common Knowledge"
Saba - "Est N19g4"
Schoolboy Q - "Banger (moshpit)"
Meredith Monk - "Do You Be?"
Gabor Szabo - "Galatea’s Guitar"
Kaytranada - "Club Bang"
Thundercat - "For Love (I Come Your Friend)"
Gold Panda - "My Father in Hong Kong 1961"
Steve Reich - "Music For Mallet Instruments, Voices, and Organ"
Lapalux - "Quartz"
Moondog - "Oo Debut"
Duke Westlake - "Rain Gutta"
Pharoah Sanders - "Kazuko (Peace Child)"
Big Cats - "Untitled Instrumental #2"
Lusine - "Forks"
Old and New Dreams - "Chairman Mao"
Central African Pygmies - "Sanza"
Dave Brubeck - "Koto Song"
Black Moon - "How Many MCs (Jon Wayne remix)"
Benz - "Tokyo Drift 2.0"
K. Raydio & Psymun - "Jupiter"
Assane Thiam — "Li Tama Di Joy Wax La"
Black Milk x BADBADNOTGOOD - "Now or Never"
Jelacee - "Roswell"
Flying Lotus - "Time Vampires"
Terry Riley - "In C"
John Cage - "Sonata II for Prepared Piano"
Mr. Carmack - "This Morning Was Funny"
Teebs - "Bern Rhythm"
Gold Panda - "Junk City II"