Fresh off a round of solid projects we catch up with the DJ’s and share an exclusive preview of the Two-Headed Monster album from Blueprint this Mixtape Monday.
DJ Rahdu kicks things off for the selectors with a jazz funk and rare grooves set for Discogs Mix 071. DJ Stylus treats listeners to House After Dark, bbytre plays r&b, nu-soul and more for the latest from Staying Underground’s Collaborator Series, and Jeff Haight drops another dose of the finest beats around for NINETOFIVE’s Beat Sessions.
Mixtape Monday: DJ Eclipse, Magestik Legend & More Go Off With New Work
Rub Radio raises the stakes with a Hype Williams tribute special for Brooklyn Radio. Seangran stays cool with Dominic J Marshall and DayKoda, and Shaun Anthoney-Bey reminds listeners to Pray Everyday.
DJ Tara drops a toast to the nightlife with the latest in her Life of The Party series, and Marco Weibel and Mawkus are joined by Malik Abdul-Rahmaan for Darker Than Wax FM #121. There’s a bunch of goodies this week, so get in where you fit in.
Blueprint – Two-Headed Monster
Known to many as a prolific MC, Blueprint dusts off his producer’s cap to showcase his skills behind the boards and in the booth on the aptly titled Two-Headed Monster LP.
Throughout the history of hip-hop, there have been many great producers and many great MCs, but very few who excelled at both. With Two-Headed Monster, Blueprint shows once again that he a monster at both beats and rhymes. Produced entirely by Blueprint, the album also features guest appearances from underground legends Slug of Atmosphere, Aceyalone, Mr. Lif, Wordsworth, Supastition, and Has-Lo. The result is a soulful boom-bap album that adds onto the legacy of the great MC/Producers who paved the way before him.
DJ Rahdu – Discogs Mix 071
DJ Rahdu drops tunes from Roy Ayers, K-Def & The 45 King, Donald Byrd, Azymuth, Buttering Trio and more for Discogs Mix 071.
I honestly had no clue what to include on my mix for Discogs. I had an idea of course, but was unsure of exactly how I wanted to present/express myself. I’ve done a boatload of Nu Soul/Hip Hop mixes, and several mixes of the new jazz artists on the scene and didn’t wanna paint myself in a corner artistically. When I think of Discogs, vinyl immediately comes to mind so I decided to start with a funk jazz/rare grooves set and kinda feel my way out from there. I went to my lil’ DJ studio, opened the window, let the sun in and what you hear is Discogs Mix 71. This mix is the perfect soundtrack for your Spring and Summer – outdoors or in your ride with the windows and top down. I hope you enjoy!
Shaun Anthoney-Bey – Pray Everyday
Old Money alum and Brooklyn native Shaun Anthoney-Bey drops tunes from Frank Ocean, Azealia Banks, DJ Lag, Goldlink, Theo Parrish, D.R.A.M. and more during the small but mighty Pray Everyday mix.
DJ Roane x Matt Nelkin x Sir Kez – Liquid Beat Radio 05.18
Liquid Beat Radio is back with their weekly dose of the best and the brightest for XRAY.FM. The May 18th broadcast includes tracks from Ivan Ave, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Fat Jon, DJ Spinna, Yesterdays New Quintet, Lone Catalysts, Ayatollah and more.
Jeff Haight – Beat Sessions Ep. 18
Jeff Haight drops one hour of instrumental heat during Episode 18 of Beat Sessions for NINETOFIVE. The tracklisting is a mash of fresh sounds that features joints from The Kount, Dr. Dundiff, Eli Way, Flamingosis and more.
The Rub – Rub Radio: Hype Williams Tribute Special
The Rub primed fans for a recent screening of Belly with a quick musical tribute to celebrated director Hype Williams. To think the result of this decision was anything but fire is crazy.
To get pumped up for our Belly screening and afterparty, we’ve been gathering up all the songs with Hype Williams music videos. Hype has directed something like 200 clips since 1991 – he’s done 20 videos with Kanye West alone. So to keep the mix from being 10 hours long, we focused on his mid to late 90s output, basically the Belly era. And it’s a real meaningful time for us, as we went from rocking house parties to playing primetime slots in New York clubs along this same timeline.
Seangran – Stay Cool #020
Seangran serves up a guest mix from Italian selector DayKoda with the 20th installment of the Stay Cool mix series.
This week we dropped part one of our debut compilation and I caught up with the talented Jazz musician and beatmaker Dominic J Marshall about his new releases and DayKoda from Italy supplied an incredible guestmix. Stay Cool #020 also marks the first time the show was fully improvised, so let me know if you enjoyed it!
DJ Tara – Life of the Party: May Mix
DJ Tara takes a moment to toast the nightlife for the May 2018 installment of her Life of the Party mix series.
This podcast is inspired by and is about nightlife. There are so many stories buried within a night out at a bar or club or any space that has music and dancing. There are so many people involved that make these magical nights happen and the aim of this podcast is to tell some of these stories by talking to those who contribute to nightlife – from the DJs to the venue owners to the bouncers and more. For many, nightlife isn’t just entertainment. It is sanctuary and freedom when day-to-day life does not afford those opportunities.
DJ Stylus – House After Dark
DJ Stylus’ April 9th guest set for DJ Paul Howard‘s House After Dark show on WPFW 89.3 FM has surfaced for your listening pleasure. Stylus spins tracks from Crackazat, IMC Soul x Dawn Pemberton, Reel People x Darien, Blakai x Bembe Segue, Jazztronik and more.
bbytre – Collaborator Series 053
Mistah Rapsey is joined in the mix by bbytre for the fifty-third installment of the Collaborator Series from Staying Underground. bbytre plays the opening set, which features tracks from Res, Knxwledge, Zikomo, Funky DL, Vivian Green, Ohbliv, Bahamadia and more.
Malik Abdul-Rahmaan – Darker Than Wax FM #121
Marco Weibel and Mawkus are joined by New York-based producer and bonafide vinyl junkie Malik Abdul-Rahmaan for Darker Than Wax FM #121. Abdul-Rahmaan serves up a guest mix packed with original beats inspired by his travels across the globe as well as cuts by other producers in his orbit.
Aabo – Spring Mixtape
Fresh from providing the track for Elujay‘s smash, “Starchild,” producer Aabo celebrates the Lafa Taylor-assisted collaborative release Feel (The Remixes) with the Spring Mixtape. Dropping almost one hour of jams, he features tracks from Aminé, Midas Hutch, Jarreau Vandal, Brenda Russell, Jordan Rakei, Les Sins and many more.