Mixes

Marc Mac is one of my musical heroes. As a key member of the legendary production/composing team 4hero, Marc has been pioneering music styles for the better part of the past two decades.

Over the past year or so, he has also put out a series of podcasts highlighting the work of various arrangers who have inspired him:

I have always been moved by great orchestral accompaniments and the amazing arrangers of the 60′s and 70′s, sadly this art form is slowly receding throughout today’s Soul music. Although I also love the classical/pop arrangements of masters such as George Martin, Lalo Schifrin, Hal & Burt and the great reggae arrangements of Brian Rogers (arranged for Jamaican singer John Holt) throughout this series of podcasts I wanna focus on my fave soul arrangers cats like Charles Stepney, Richard Evans, Gene Page, Wade Marcus, Charles Chalmers, Quincy Jones and Jerry Peters.

Long overdue, he’s just posted the latest installment, forgoing the single arranger focus of previous episodes to pull together gems “from the back of the soul crates, great vocal, string, horns and riddim sections all over these”:

The Soul Arranger (Part 5) – The Soul Crate

Marc Mac’s crates are never to be fuxed with. Amazing tunes from start to finish.

Check out his podOmatic page to catch the rest of the episodes. You won’t be disappointed.

Also, check out the video below from 4hero’s most recent album, Play With the Changes, if you’re not yet familiar with the brilliance of Marc Mac’s composing/production:

Soul Evidence R&B mix …

In: Downloads, Mixes, Music

Spotted this on the 4hero board this past weekend and I’ve been enjoying these tunes a lot the past few days:

Soul Evidence December 2008 R&B mix

I don’t have a lot of info on this just yet, as the Soul Evidence blog only has a handful of posts. But it’s a good handful. Peep when you get a chance.

Here’s the playlist for the mix:

Keyshia Cole – Oh-Oh, Yeah-Yea
Musiq Soulchild – Sobeautiful
Anthony Hamilton – The Point of It All
Stacy Epps – The Way That I Live
Frezna – Yo Yo Affair
Musiq Soulchild – Until
Anthony Hamilton – Cool (ft. David Banner)
The Foreign Exchange – Take Off The Blues
The Foreign Exchange – Sweeter Than You
Erik Rico – Wonderful
2000 Black – So Right
Keyshia Cole – Brand New
Jazzanova – Rockin’ You Eternally (ft. Leon Ware & Dwele)
Dwele – Love Ultra
Daru – Karen Clark Sherd – Nothing Without You pt. 2

Lots of goodies in there. Anthony Hamilton in particular has been my shit for a minute now. If you dig it, holler at Bizzz/G80 on his blog and let him know what you think.

For our 11th episode, EMPANADAMN and DJ LIL TIGER team up on a quick, 40-minute mix of styles from Hip-Hop, soul, pop and beyond with throwbacks and currents all thrown in. We have plenty on the slate for ’09, so nibble on this for a bit and enjoy the holidays.

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You can catch the tracklist in the comments below.

Tommy ain’t my muhfuggin Boy…

In: Downloads, Mixes, Music

We got this cassette tape back in 2000 at Cisco Records in Amemura, Osaka, Japan. Mixed by the self-proclaimed King of Diggin himself, it’s a journey through lesser known, raer and classic releases on the iconic Tommy Boy label. I wanted to save it for archiving purposes, since its fairly raer, but I also decided to share it here. Enjoy.
raer

Download @ 320kbps.

Bonus titular reference (in case you missed it):

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As mentioned earlier, Damage Control did a tribute to Pimp C last night, hosted by Matt Sonzala, DJ Chill and Bun B, and they’ve made the whole three-hour show available for download. Get it here:

Damage Control – Pimp C Tribute Show on KPFT 90.1FM Houston

You can read more about it on the Austin Surreal blog. In Matt’s words:

Today marks the day, the one year anniversary of the death of Pimp C. It saddens me, as I am sure it saddens you to know that our man is gone, but you know, we are still here and we have to keep this mans name alive. He was a pioneer, an innovator, a man who kept the south on his shoulders and brought us to where we are today. He and Bun B are two of the most important hip-hop (countryraptune) artists of all time.

They also posted a Pimp C tribute mix by UGK’s DJ Dolby D. You can download the mp3 of that here:

Dolby D – Pimp C Tribute Mix 2008

Propers to Damage Control and Austin Surreal for doing all this.

Here’s another Obama mix to add to the collection, this one from The Evil Genius DJ Green Lantern and Russell Simmons. Heads up: that Mavado “We Need Barack” dub is sick as fuck. Don’t say we didn’t warn you:

Took a few delays but the Green Lantern x Russell Simmons x Barack Obama mixtape is here. With a line up that consists of Jay-Z, Talib Kweli, Nas, Charles Hamilton, Joell Ortiz, Busta Rhymes, Joe Budden and more you should already know it’s dope.

Tracklist …

1. Intro
2. David Banner,Busta Rhymes,Talib Kweli “Black President” Rmx pt1 *
3. Barack Obama “Stand Up”*
4. Nas Speaks on Politics
5. Styles P and Cassidy “Make It Out”*
6. Jay-z Speaks “The American Dream”
7. Barack Obama “One Mic, One People”
8. Russell Simmons Speaks on Obama
9. Joe Budden,Twista,John Mayer “Waiting on the World to Change 2008″
10. Angie Martinez “Yes We Need A Mixtape!!”
11. Kanye West,Malik Yusef “Promised land
12. Wale,Rhymefest,Christina K, Royce 5′9 “Black President” RMX Pt2*
13. Barack Obama “My Life”*
14. Jay-z “Lick a Shot”*
15. Russell Simmons on Change
16. Wyclef “Obama for President”
17. Charles Hamilton “The Moment”
18. Find ur Dreams (interlude) *
19. George Bush’s Highlight Reel
20. Mikkey Halsted “King George” *
21. Obama on Hip-Hop
22. Joel Ortiz feat Dante Hawkins “Letter To Obama” *
23. Akon , U.M. “Aint No Sunshine” *
24. Qadir, Dwayne (Invasion) “Its My Time
25. Johnny Polygon (Invasion),Amanda Diva “Colorblind” *
26. Mavado “We Need Barack” *
27. Jay-Z / Gabe Real “What We Need” (Speech)
28. Qadir “Yes We Can” Outro

Come get it like you know you want it ®

I’ve been buhbomping the hell out of King Most’s Obamix since Cashless hipped me to it a couple of weeks ago. Here are two more to add to the collection, one from Arizona’s DJ Z-Trip and the other from Miami’s Tom Leroc.

In Z-Trip’s own words:

Recently, Shepard Fairey and I threw some fundraisers for the Obama campaign. We called them “The Party for Change”. …

I’ve been wanting to put the mix I’ve been doing at these shows online, in hopes of spreading the word to people who need to hear it most.

Download Z-Trip’s Obama mix

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Download DJ Tom Laroc’s State of the Union Mix

More info and tracklisting …

Every wookie has his day

Every wookie has his day

The creative masterminds at Shilo.tv present The MotherFucking Gaslamp’s contribution to their We Make It Good mix series. It’s an aggressive, mean one, so be prepared yungn’s…

Tracklist:

GLK INTRO
BUCKETHEAD – SKRATCH BEAT
UGK – INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS ANTHEM
ROBOTO – VORTEX COOKIES (fLako Rmx) – GLK EDIT
NIRVANA – SCENTLESS APPRENTICE
KALYANJI ANANDJI – DHARMATMA THEME – TOMMY’S EDIT
JAYLIB – CHAMPION SOUND
DABRYE – ENCODED FLOW INSTRUMENTAL
FUZZ FACE – BRAINSWAPPER
SAMIYAM – PORNO SLAP
THE ROOTS – GET BUSY
THE CLIPSE – GRINDIN’
DJ SIGNIFY – LISTEN / THE ISOLATIONIST – INSTRUMENTALS
ALEXANDERS DARK BAND – DRUM ATTIK
OHNO – FAST GAMBLE
BULLION – I KNOW THERES NO ANSWER
THE SLAPPED EYEBALLERS – REDE HET SIE GSEIT
LES MOGOL – KALEIDOSCOPIC DREAM
THE GASLAMP KILLER – SHOWSTOPPER
FLYING LOTUS & THE GASLAMP KILLER – GNG BNG

…FIN…

Download the TMFGLK mix here.

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Brazil is the new Japan (Dj Nuts related)

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That's me in back of her...

Sao Paolo’s Dj Nuts delivers Brazilian bossa, funk, samba, rock, etc on Embalo Jovem, which I think means, “Bow Down to Brazil, bitches!”

Since I don’t remember anything from my single semester of Brazilian Portuguese back in 1995, I won’t speak on the mix other than to say pick it up here.

 King Most X Obama

King Most X Obama

Big up to the dude King Most for blessing the intrawebs with an uplifting mix celebrating the historic nomination, campaign and eventual swearing in of the next president of the United States, Barack Obama. Enough of my thoughts, here’s what King Most had to say about the mix himself:

KING MOST – THE OBAMIX

The intent of this mix was to try and capture what WE’VE all been feeling these past months: hope, struggle, and the importance of facing a challenge. It also serves as a reminder, and perhaps an introduction to what OUR candidate is all about. With that being said enjoy, register, & get involved

History, Change, & Victory In November
-King Most

Intro/Smoked Sugar: I’m A Winner
Roy Davis Jr.: People Get Ready
Jackson 5: We’re Almost There (DJ Spinna Remix)
Erykah Badu: Soldier (Sasaac Remix)
Masta Ace: Beautifull
Black Spade: We Need A Revolution
Skull Snaps: It’s A New Day
Marvin Gaye & The Mizzel Brothers: We Are We Going?
James Brown: Mind Power
Antibalas: Si, Se Puede
Grandmaster Flash: The Message (Next Message Blend Version)
Dj Day: A Place To Go
Double Exposure: Everyman For Himself
Donald Byrd: Change Makes Ya Wanna Hustle
Stevie Wonder: Blackman (Kay Sputnik Re-Edit)
L.T.D.: Love To The World
Cymande: Bra
Pitbull: American War
The Dynamics: Move On Up

and big shouts to my dude Prince Aries of D2S for the graphics.

Download here

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EPISODE 13. DJ LIL TIGER
and EMPANADAMN

DJ LIL TIGER starts things off with a love-themed Soul set with splashes of classic disco and contemporary R&B. EMPANADAMN holds it down in the second half with a mesh of synthy dance, pop, Hip-Hop and electro.

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EPISODE 221. 02 AUG 2016.

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