The DJ’s do work this Mixtape Monday with sets from the archives, plenty of new joints and even a pair of mixes ripe for the summer season.
DJ Platurn is first up with the second installment of his Breaking The Ice mix series, which celebrates Icelandic rare grooves. Sucio Smash and Timmhotep Aku dig into the vaults to share their 2005 Squeeze Radio two-year anniversary broadcast, and Meka (of 2DopeBoyz) pays tribute to DJ Premier.
Robert Luis is back on deck with the latest edition of UNFOLD for Tru Thoughts. Sameed digs Q-Tip’s jazz sample selections for NTS Radio, Joe Kay rocks live from Edmonton for Soulection Radio #305 and DJ CNG is Still Vibin.
Rounding things out, OaktownSoul drops vibrant melodies, Vanati Woods is Smothered + Covered, DJ LotusMoon celebrates Black Girl Magik and Cagefather drops off a pair of sets for the sunny days ahead.
DJ Platurn – Breaking The Ice Pt. 2
DJ Platurn drops the second installment of the Breaking The Ice mix series, out now on Fat Beats.
Breaking the Ice is an extended mix of rare—mostly never before heard—Icelandic tracks that are heavily underscored with psych, funk, soul, disco, and in-the-pocket rhythms, all of which are expertly mixed by renowned DJ and turntablist, DJ Platurn. The music presented has been compiled through a lifetime of collecting, while others have been passed down through Platurn’s familial, musical roots.
Suce x Timm See – Squeeze Radio 2nd Anniversary Show
The second anniversary broadcast of Sucio Smash and Timmhotep Aku’s Squeeze Radio show aired in March 2005 on WKCR. The show, which features an appearance from Bobbito, also boasts a grip of freestyles and some of your other Lyricist Lounge and Golden Era faves.
Hosted by Suce (Sucio Smash) formerly DJ Jer2 and Timm See aka Timmhotep Aku. Squeeze Radio show was the home for raw and uncut music from 2003-2010 via WKCR 89.9FM and was voted Best Hip Hop Radio Show in New York City by Time Out Magazine
Robert Luis – UNFOLD 03.25.18
Robert Luis is back in the saddle with the latest edition of UNFOLD for Tru Thoughts featuring Khruangin, Bjork, Camp Lo and more.
Music from Khraungbin & Phenomonel Handclap Band. Soul from Miink, Yazmin Lacey and Amber Navran. Hip Hop from Camp Lo amd Ocean Wisdom feat Rodney P & Roots Manuva. Reggae from Jah Screechy, Fabian, Dennis Brown & Aswad. Jazzy Dub Sitar from Uniting Of Opposites. Disco from Giovanni Damico and Sophie Lloyd feat Dames Brown. Plus a classic from Bjork. Tune in and press play.
Sameed – A Tribe Called Quest Jazz Samples
Sameed rocks an hour-long set of jazz samples flipped by Q-Tip for A Tribe Called Quest‘s records during a set for NTS Radio.
Meka (of 2DopeBoyz) celebrates the birthday of DJ Premier with the latest 50 For 50 mix featuring a combination of “old classics, recent bangers, utilized acapellas, and flipped original samples.”
In honor of Primo’s born day, I crafted this mix. I crammed 50-plus different songs (count them, if you don’t believe me) into this it, I played old classics, recent bangers, utilized acapellas, and flipped the original samples.
Joe Kay rocks live from Alberta, Canada for Soulection Radio Show #350. The two-hour set packs in a little something for everybody with a gang of new music from Sango, IAMDDB, AbJo, Hans, Childish Major, DJ Yung Vamp and more.
DJ CNG – Still Vibin: Setblock #10
DJ CNG drops a grip of jams with the arrival of Still Vibin: Setblock #10. Tracks from Greybox, Esta, AbJo, Cashmere Cat, Naji, Joyce Wrice, Kero One, Angie Stone, Tom Misch, Wantigga and more make the cut.
OaktownSoul – Show #27
OaktownSoul takes listeners directly into the heartbeat of Tha Town with the arrival of Show #27. Packed with plenty of bounce and lush grooves, the latest in their signature series combines vibrant melodies and intentional sounds for diverse minds.
Vanati Woods – Smothered + Covered 2
Vanati Woods blesses the tables with a dope selection of heaters for the second installment of the Smothered + Covered mix series from Atlanta’s WERC Crew. “Slice 2” is a sumptuous dance party mix that should make a great soundtrack for any last-minute house party when a playlist just won’t do.
DJ LotusMoon – A Lil’ Bit Of Honey
Inspired by her mother, DJ LotusMoon drops a little bit of honey for the latest edition of the Black Girl Magik mix series.
Recently, I have been thinking a lot about the ways in which we nurture/replenish the soul and I think for me that has been returning to this idea of “home” in many ways – particularity family…particularly my mother. She inspires me to move through this life always with love and with light. And in my journey as a DJ, much of that blossoms from her; right now, I’m thinking of a Saturday or Sunday morning… Donny Hathaway turned all the way up on the speakers or, hmm, the bass of a House track and the flow of her body just fully immersed in the beat. So yeah, feeling grateful for my momma and blessed to have experienced and listened to a multitude of sounds that reflect the richness of my heritage, specifically the deep pulse and soul that unravels through so many sounds and rhythms of the African and Caribbean Diasporas. And in the present, I speak with and through music to foster a space for our bodies to connect/reconnect with that pulse and soul, re align with ourselves and others, while keeping us infinitely turned in to layers of time.
Cagefather – The Takeover Pts. 1 & 2
Anticipating warmer weather, Cagefather drops his bbq-friendly, two-part The Takeover mix. If you aren’t geographically close to a warm climate, this pair of mixes should be a great placeholder until the sun comes out.