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We, like all the other decent people in the world, have been profoundly affected by Michael’s passing. I still can’t really believe it. So this month’s Welfare is dedicated to the man who changed all of our lives for the better. None of us would be DJing right now if it wasn’t for this man’s music.

(Click the song names to take you to the off-site sharing pages where you can download the tunes. For detailed instructions on how to navigate the sharing sites where we host our files, we’ve got instructions at the end of this post)

empanadamn | MJ ALL DAY
I’m not that into the re-workings of masterpieces, but these are a few standouts that I feel are worthy of sharing. enjoy.

Michael Jackson “I Can’t Help It” (Tangoterje Re-Edit)
A jazzy, midtempo re-edit that adds a little kick by Oslo’s Todd Terje. Check the breakdown and build up. Perfect!

Michael Jackson “Never Can Say Goodbye” (Beatnick & K-Salaam Remix)
New York producer / DJ duo Beatnick & K-Salaam come correct with their take on a Jackson 5 gem.

Floetry “Butterflies”
Originally written by Marsha Ambrosius of English duo Floetry as a single for Michael Jackson’s Invincible in 2001, this track was later released on their debut Floetic the following year.

Michael Jackson “Rock With You” (Joey Honey Late Remix)
A dark, downtempo to uptempo and back again rendition (with a dash of dubbyness) of a normally funky track by buhbOmp resident producer Joey Honey.

Michael Jackson “Baby Be Mine”

My favorite! No remix, re-edit or revamping necessary for this feel good, dance jam.

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dj lil tiger | MJ ALL DAY x 2

Jackson 5 – It’s Great To Be Here (Remix)
Guaranteed happiness every time I play this tune. Off of the Maybe Tomorrow LP. DJ-friendly intro on this remix.

Michael Jackson – Working Day & Night
One of my favorite joints from the masterpiece Off The Wall

Michael Jackson – I Wanna Be Where You Are
A gem from Michael’s solo debut in 1972, Got to Be There

Michael Jackson – Billie Jean (Original 12″ Version)
In all it’s extended glory.

Jackson 5 – Dancing Machine
Classic. Classic. Classic. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

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cashless | Streef Sweefper

Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough (Tim & Tim Edit)
Try to find something about “Tim & Tim” online, I dare you. That’s not what matters here. What does matter here is that this funky updated italo-ish is business. Cop accordingly.

De La Soul – Breakadawn
When world’s collide, beauty happens. De La employs a fairly straight forward sample of the intro to MJ’s I Can’t Help It and the rest is magic.

Michael Jackson – Hot Street (U-Tern edit)
Another excellent Michael Jackson re-edit by U-Tern. You might not have heard “Hot Street” before, but here’s a little background for ya.

Written by Rod Temperton and failed to make Michael’s album, Thriller, as Temperton and Quincy Jones didn’t feel it was strong enough.

Jackson 5 – We’re Almost There (Dj Spinna remix)
A great remix, although I think it loses some of the emotion of the original.

The Jackson 5 – Body Language (King Most intro edit)
Some strong funk on this joker! The horns are big, the bass heavy… This stomper was made to move people and King Most helps the dj’s deliver it to the masses!

Bonus: Luda X The Jackson 5 – Body Language / Slap

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** INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOWNLOADING **
We host all our Welfare downloads off-site, so what you need to do to download them is to click on the song name in the post, and then look for a download link on the page that that takes you to.

We mostly use divShare, so for divShare follow these steps to download the songs:

- Click on the name of the song. That will take you to a divShare page.

- On the divShare page, look for the black circle with an arrow pointing down. Below that arrow is a link that says “Download original”. Click that link and after a few seconds, the download should start automatically.

That should do it.

If the file is hosted on some other site besides divShare (like ZShare or MediaFire or something) then just look for a link on that site’s page that says download. When you click on the download link, it will probably do something similar to divShare and make you wait a handful of seconds before it starts the download (or offers a specific link to the download).

Hit us up in the comments if you need further instruction. We’re here to help. Thanks.

Home for Carnival 5

I’ve been wanting to post this up since I got the preview of it last week, but the holiday (and the residual effects of the holiday) have kept me dumb busy. So my apologies for holding out on y’all.

LP and Double L, the duo that make up G13 Sound International have been murdering the soca mixes for years now with their Home For Carnival mix CD series. And after stocking up on killer soca tunes for the past year, they’ve finally unleashed Home For Carnival 5, their most polished and most impressive soca mix to date. I’m so geeked about this, you have no idea. Hear it for yourself:

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This is a really well-thought-out mix that starts with a nice mid-tempo energy and builds itself up as it goes along. If you want a good feel for the diversity of styles within soca music right now, listen to this mix from beginning to end. And if it doesn’t lively up your day, I think something might actually be wrong with you.

Here’s what LP has to say about it:

As some of you may know, Double L and me recently completed our 5th soca mix CD as G13 Sound International. As a representation from almost every island in the Caribbean, we took our favorite songs from the last year or so, and then set out to make an extremely fun mix … one that combines energy, creativity, and top selection in order to let soca artists, producers, and music from every island live and breathe. …

We’re really happy with the way this mix turned out and more than anything, in an uncertain world, we know this mix can provide a lot of joy and inspiration to those who love great soca music.

Amen.

LP and Double L have such a deep knowledge and appreciation of soca, and they’re like missionaries spreading the energy and the culture of the music. Seriously, these dudes get it. LP has been hitting up damn near every soca-related celebration in the Western Hemisphere, so you know his love is pure and deep. If you don’t believe me, check his twitter feed. My man spreading the gospel of soca 20 tweets at a time!

For real, I got too much respect for these cats. The truth is in the music. Listen to the mix and you’ll know.

Also, If you dig the soca vibes (and really, how can you not?), make sure to check out the mix they did for Mad Decent Radio back in March.

Big up soca music all day and all night.

:: New Music :: Nas – Film

In: Downloads, Music

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Nas blesses us again with a rare glimpse of his true genius. All I can do is shake my head and wonder what could have been.

Nas – Film (@ 256kbps)

Moe Choi in the middle. Where he at? In the middle.

Moe Choi in the middle. Where he at? In the middle.

For the rainy day (or any day).

Choimatic “20 Minutes Of Mahogany”

This is a mix by the homie Moe Choi aka Choimatic. A blend of good, soulful music from a dude who loves Morrissey as much as he loves M.O.P. I mean look at dude: he’s got gold fronts and has lines shaved in his head and he hangs out with Large Professor, Rob Swift and DJ Lomang (Ghostface’s DJ in China) while wearing a Depeche Mode lambswool knit sweater. Mind blasting.

You should listen on the strength of that alone.

Catch him spinning with me (Empanadamn) next Sunday, June 28, at Littlefield for the mixtape exchange party that I have yet to create a clever name for.

How the hell did June get here already? Here’s another monthly Welfare handout from the buhbOmp crew to give you a boost while summer slowly kicks in.

(Click the song names to take you to the off-site sharing pages where you can download the tunes. For detailed instructions on how to navigate the sharing sites where we host our files, we’ve got instructions at the end of this post)

cashless | If you got a playlist, then you shoulda stayed home!

Little Dragon Feat. Trackademicks – After The Rain (Trackademics Remix)
*Sorry only a 192kbps file
I first heard Yukimi Nagano’s soulful croonage over Sleepwalker’s “Afloat” (big up to the dude Aser for dropping the knowledge gem way back in 2006) and she’s been a name I’ve casually followed since. Here she is with the rest of her band, Little Dragon with some remix love from Bay Area producer Trackademics.

Sa-Ra – Bitch Baby
*Sorry only a 192kbps file here AGAIN
Seriously ill summer track that just happens to be the lead single from Sa-Ra’s official debut album, Nuclear Evolution, The Age of Love. Make sure you cop this album when it drops!

Snap aka Red Clay – Live Learn
This man is a Houston legend. A staple in the underground hip hop scene here, Snap’s always impressed me with vicious wordplay and even more dangerous delivery. Big ups to the crew over at Rappers I know, so leaking this.

The Dream – Walkin’ on the Moon (UMYO Remix)
UMYO is yet another in a short line of Scandinavian producers that I’m rapidly becoming obsessed with. His treatment of Walkin’ on the Moon mellows out the vibe a bit, but still keeps it’s club compliance.

Floatingpoints – Lovemelikethis(ftps remix)
Ok, I need the venti latte pass with extra foam on this remix, but I’m making up for it with extra heavy early rotation. Holleur at it, folkels.

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dj lil tiger | on some nostalgia shit

Leela James – My Joy (Quentin Harris Vocal)
Classic deep house production from the legend Quentin Harris.

Cedric “Im” Brooks – United Africa
Uplifting little number from Jamaica’s Cedric Brooks off his big band jazz/reggae album United Africa.

Joe Bataan – Chevere Que Chevere
Here’s a funky, soulful, percussive tune from El Barrio‘s Godfather of Latin Soul, Joe Bataan, off his 2005 Call My Name LP. Black Filipinos stand up! Halfies stay winning.

Do or Die feat. Twista – Po Pimp
Dolla Holla Show classic. This is the tune that put Twista back on the map for me.

Fugazi – Sweet and Low
Since I’m traipsing through the sprawling fields of my youth, I’ll throw in this favorite of mine from punk heroes Fugazi. This still gets me every time I hear it.

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empanadamn | spring 2009: you half-stepped.

Jay-Z “D.O.A.” (Death Of Autotune)
F-auto-tune, hip-hop is dead, where the real MCs at?, yadda yadda. Who cares? I’m just happy to hear that Dion is staying busy. This song will not change the game.
 

Ellie Goulding “Starry Eyed” (Jakwob Remix)
This was hipped to me by Elz. Right now, this is it for me; the tune is getting played on repeat like I was a teenage girl in love. Now, I’m not totally into dubstep, but something about girly-pop vocals, dashes of xylophone and galloping drum change-ups against the low-end grit and grind that sounds like a giant electric can opener getting in a fight with a trash compactor that totally does it for me.

The Isley Brothers “For The Love Of You”
Not only sample worthy, but a stand alone, feel good track for that summer breeze steez.

Koop “Summer Sun” (Feat. Yukimi Nagano)
I discovered Koop while watching TV at a concert. Though I couldn’t hear anything from the video, I was captivated by the style of the video with its layers, shapes and fast cuts, but moreover WHO THE HELL IS THAT HOT CHICK UP IN THERE SANGIN’?!?!? After reading the credits, I went home did the research and boom: Koop -> Yukimi Nanago. At the time, she was probably 16 or 17, so I’m totally a pedol’ dirty-scum-bag. Forgive me for having taste in good music. Catch her group Little Dragon at SummerStage this July with an awesome line-up!
(Side note, Koop is the reason why Aser & I are friends.)

Sonny & Cher “I Got You Babe”
Last, but not least, this is a special dedication to some good, long-time friends Jamie & Wes. The two love birds went away to Paris a couple of weeks ago and returned engaged. So this one’s for them – congratulations! I love you guys. (No auto-tune-o.)

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Don’t forget to check out our Welfare archives.

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** INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOWNLOADING **
We host all our Welfare downloads off-site, so what you need to do to download them is to click on the song name in the post, and then look for a download link on the page that that takes you to.

We mostly use divShare, so for divShare follow these steps to download the songs:

- Click on the name of the song. That will take you to a divShare page.

- On the divShare page, look for the black circle with an arrow pointing down. Below that arrow is a link that says “Download original”. Click that link and after a few seconds, the download should start automatically.

That should do it.

If the file is hosted on some other site besides divShare (like ZShare or MediaFire or something) then just look for a link on that site’s page that says download. When you click on the download link, it will probably do something similar to divShare and make you wait a handful of seconds before it starts the download (or offers a specific link to the download).

Hit us up in the comments if you need further instruction. We’re here to help. Thanks.

Way back before the interwebs and series of tubes, people used to trade/barter rap goodies on cassettes or record music straight from radio shows. Well, some people may have been messing around with girls or avoiding playing Bill Walsh College Football and NHL 94 like the meaning of life was trapped inside the game … but those people missed out. Ahem, moving on.

I think I became an official tape barterer with many of the people on this site (looking at you Lil Tiger, Cashless, K. Orr), plus we all had our own connections spread out around the world that would bring us a few treats from time to time.

Back in the day, we would treat these like buried treasures, playing them on our radio shows (usually complete with us talking over a part of it, just to be assholes or protect our “exclusives”). Seems kinda funny now in the mpfree age, I know. So anyway, I’ve had these tapes sitting around for many years now and have always wanted to digitize them. This is tape one in the process. I’m going to try and put up one or two every week or so, the “or so” being in place to protect me from ridicule when I post vol 2 up six months from now.

I’ve included a pic of the tape case below, which gives you a track listing. Comically, this tape was titled, “Some Shit U Ain’t Got!!!”. Yes, with the “U” and the three exclamation marks. Clever naming FAIL, indeed. My favorites include the Nas freestyle–the third verse is banana mango hotness (inside joke alert), plus the “you better get it on time kid” line was used often by me back in the day for no reason. The Mr. Voodoo songs also are nice, Voodoo was way too slept on for that time.

some-shit-u-aint-got-cover

Track Listing:
Mr. Voodoo – Magic
Mr. Voodoo – Hemlock
Stretch & Bobbito – A random freestyle that “Chill” Will Strickland (Houston folks definitely know the name) was really feeling and dubbed for me.
Nas “freestyle”
Artifacts & Total Pack
Instrumental
Kool Keith – Kick a Dope Verse
Kool Keith – Shit is Wack
Kool Keith – Rhymes I Sniff
Kool Keith – Peein’ on Em’
Ultramgnetic MC’s – Checkin My Style
Instrumental

Download: Some Shit U Ain’t Got!!! Cassette

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We featured Part 1 of this last month, so we had to come back around and give Part 2 some shine.

Leftside Wobble is back with another trip down memory lane. No barriers. Just good music. In his words:

House, Techno, Garage, Nu Wave, Acid, Tribal, Miami Deep, Breakbeat – good memories ensured for those who should know better and a great musical journey for those new to some of these tracks.

Delirious Influences part 2 by Leftside Wobble

¬ DOWNLOAD IT HERE (or click on the down-arrow at right in the audio preview above)

Here’s the tracklist (for more info and a detailed tracklist with video and wiki links, hit up his blog.):

Bang The Party – Bang, Bang, Your Mine
No Smoke – Koro Koro
DSR – Thrust
Fallout – Morning After
Musto & Bones – We’re Out Of Control
808 State – Let Yourself Go
Reese – Just Another Chance
Djum Djum – Difference
A Man Called Adam – Techno Powers
Underground Solution – Luv Dancing
Virgo Four – In a Vision
Fingers Inc – Distant Planet
Jungle Wonz – Bird In a Guilded Cage
Jamie Principle – Waiting For My Angel
Geoge Kranz – Din Da Da
Armando – Confusions Revenge
Model 500 – Off To Battle

He’s got a ton of other mixes on his SoundCloud page and on his blog, too. Check them out.

And, of course, shouts to Mr. Wobble for giving us the heads up on this.

Big L 5/30 Tribute mixed by DJ Soul

In: Downloads, Mixes, Music, NYC

Another well compiled mix by NYC’s DJ Soul.

It’s been ten years since the rap game lost Big L. On Saturday, May 30th (which would have been his 35th birthday), I dropped an online mix to remind people why he was one of the illest. Shouts to Lord Finesse, DJ Premier, Rich King & the brother of Big L for their assistance and allowing the project to happen. – DJ Soul

Click here to download Big L 5/30 Tribute mixed by DJ Soul

Tracklisting
1. Intro (Part 1) feat. Lord Finesse
2. Intro (Part 2) feat. Funkmaster Flex & Nas
3. Principle Of The New School (Freestyle)
4. Yes You May Remix feat. Lord Finesse
5. DJ Premier Interlude
6. MVP (Live From Amsterdam)
7. Ebonics
8. Internationally Known feat. OC
9. Hit It (unreleased)
10. I Shoulda Worn A Rubba aka The Clinic (unreleased)
11. American Dream feat. McGruff, Mase, Cam’ron & Bloodshed
12. Sandman 118th (Freestyle)
13. Games Females Play (unreleased)
14. School Dayz (unreleased)
15. The Devil’s Son (Live From Amsterdam)
16 .Times Is Hard On The Blvd (unreleased)
17. Day One feat. Diamond
18. Interlude feat. Fat Joe
19. The Enemy feat. Fat Joe
20. Street Struck
21. Interlude feat. Bobbito
22. 95 Freestyle feat. Jay-Z
23. Uptown Connection aka Danger Zone feat. Mase & McGruff
24. Lord Finesse Interlude
25. How Will I Make It (unreleased)

We featured an early preview of Karizma‘s much anticipated A Mind of Its Own V2.0 album back in March.

Well, the promo machine keeps chugging away (and I’ll shamelessly help that effort here). R2, the label, has just released an EPK (electronic press kit) for the new record, which is slated for release on June 29. You can sample all 15 tracks via the player on their site. You can also check out the promo video below:

Some of the footage in the video was taken from an interview with OffTheMeters.com. You can check out their full Karizma interview there.

And here’s the sneak preview podcast they’ve done for the album. (It’s longer than the sampler I posted back in March).

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After setting 2007 alight with his award winning debut solo album A Mind Of Its Own, Karizma returns with the highly anticipated sequel: A Mind Of Its Own – Version 2.0 The Upgrade! Karizma continues to defy categorization as he moves between his customarily ferocious club bangers through down-tempo burners, atmospheric soundtracks and even smoothed out soul with featured vocalists Monique Bingham, Fruity and Djinji Brown on rap duty. Karizma’s trademark fusion of raw electronic grooves transcend through the house, broken, dubstep and so called ‘funky house’ scenes, his raw style influencing beatmakers across the genres. Karizma has been putting in the work in 2008 tearing up dancefloors the world over from the far-east, throughout Europe and coast to coast in the U.S. In That time he produced over 20 tracks for this album, (additional tracks available digitally) not to mention remixes for numerous artists including 4Hero, Osunlade and Dennis Ferrer’s Objektivity label. On A Mind Of Its Own V2.0 The Upgrade, Karizma has raised the bar once again as he continues to find new ways to rock clubs, cars and headphones worldwide …

Soul Imperial – From 9:00 Until mix

In: Downloads, Mixes, Music, NYC

Soul Imperial

It’s a beautiful day outside in NY, and this new Soul Imperial mix from the good folks at Mixtape Riot is the perfect soundtrack. Ballantino and Elegante put a little of everything into this one and it works from front to back.

In their words:

This is a mix to make you feel good and help celebrate life, just like we’ve been doing in Brooklyn so far this summer.

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¬ full mp3 (right-click and save as)
¬ .zip file with separate tracks (right-click and save as)

I’m a lover of all things Soca, so I’m def not mad at the Caribbean love on here.

Here’s the tracklisting:

Lakeside – From 9:00 Until
Machel Montano ft. Collie Buddz – Fly Away
Stevie Wonder – Love Light In Flight
Friendly Fires ft. Au Revoir Simone – Paris (Aeroplane remix)
Karen Viera – Rock Me Slowly
Larry Wu – Let Me Show You
Mr. Vegas – Genie Wine (remix)
Machel Montano ft. Mr Vegas – Dance With You (remix)
Trick Daddy ft. Cee-Lo & Big Boi – In Da Wind (Captain Planet Roller Boogie remix)
Junior – Mama Used To Say
Billy Ocean – Night (Feel Like Getting Down) (Ayres edit)
Stevie Nicks – Stand Back (DJ Eli Escobar remix)
Chaka Kahn – Fate (Todd Terje edit)
Fat Freddy’s Drop – Flashback (Jazzanova remix)
Estelle – No Substitute Love (Treasure Fingers remix)
The Dream ft. Kanye West – Walking On The Moon
Zola – Shosholoza
Beenie Man – Good Ohh (DJ Gregory remix)
Akon – Don’t Matter (Calypso remix)
Fela Kuti / Kano – I.T.T. + I’m Ready (Afrodisiac Sound System)
Whitest Boy Alive – Golden Cage (Fred Falke Remix)
Three 6 Mafia / Arcade Fire – Stay Flie (Tacit Remix)
Jackson 5 – Never Can Say Goodbye (K-Salaam & Beatnick remix)

Hit them up at the standard channels:

soulimperial.com
myspace.com/soulimperial
Soul Imperial Facebook Page

mixtaperiot.com
myspace.com/mixtaperiot
Mixtape Riot Facebook Page

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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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