Mixtape Mondays: Valentine's Day Mixes by DJ EKO, DJ Preservation - Okayplayer

Mixtape Mondays: Valentine's Day Mixes by DJ EKO, DJ Preservation

Soultronica - DJ EKO Valentine's Day MixCover: Elijah Pfotenhauer

DJ EKO – Soultronica

DJ EKO has been in the game for years, from a radio show in the Bay to a journalism stint at URB Magazine. She was also posting about Dilla on the Okayplayer boards some years ago…yeah, she’s legit. Now she’s based in NYC, DJing around the city and beyond. She also occasionally bangs out choice mixes like Soultronica, this soulful blend of newish joints from some of our favorites (Hudson Mohawk, Frank Ocean, SBTRKT, Miguel, y muchas mas) exclusively presented by Okayplayer. It’s not JUST meant for Valentine’s Day, but seems especially appropriate this week. Download it via Soundcloud – you’ll see what we mean (full tracklist after the jump).


DJ Preservation – Talkin’ About My Baby

When he’s not busy DJing and producing for Yasiin Bey (exhibit A from Bey’s ‘Quiet Dog Bite Hard’: “Preservation makes the greatest hip-hop…”), DJ Preservation cooks up some lovely mixtapes in his New Jersey apartment/record archive. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, he hit us with this no-frills, one-track blend of sexy 45s, specifically focusing on those classic intros where the singer is smooth-talking their lover, lighting the proverbial candles before jumping into the first verse. Think of the intro to every Barry White song you’ve ever heard. But rarer. And dustier. Get it.


Soultronica Tracklist:

Hudson Mohawk+Robin Hannibal+Myele Manzanza : Ain’t Nobody Like You
Joker : On My Mind
Frank Ocean : We All Try
The Weeknd : What You Need (Prison Garde Rmx)
OOoOO : No Summer4U
Kelly Rowland : Motivation (Jacques Greene Rmx)
James Drake : Wilhelm’s Fucking Best
TV on The Radio : Love Dog
Subeena+Jamie Woon : Solidify
Ifan Dafydd : No Good
SBTRKT : Never Never
Little Dragon : Ritual Union (Tensnake Rmx)
Salva : Keys Open Doors (MachineDrum Rmx)
Cecil : Bossom
Jay Haze+Laila Tov : Tonight
Tiombe Lockhart : Drifter
Goapele+Los Rakas : Play
Vida Jafari : The People
Mar : Inglewood
Miguel : Sure Thing (Brook D’Leau Rmx)
Lunice : Out of Touch
New Edition : A Little Bit of Love (Brenmar Rmx)
Sade : By Your Side (Cottonbelly Rmx)
J*Davey : Get Together

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