MATTHEW AFRICA + E-40 = BEASTIN’

DJ Matthew Africa puts together a “best of E-40” mix. [Insert some crazy Yay slang phrase here]

TWO NEW MIXTAPES + REVAMPED MIX PAGE

These were a long time coming but I finally got around to making some new mixes. Even though it’s hard to make the time, I get so much pleasure out of putting these together and I personally, I feel like I hit a strong groove with how these two came together.1

Aretha Redux is an overhaul of my previous Aretha mix that improves on that version with new songs and new segues, covering a lot of her lesser-known hits plus a few choice covers. Learn more.

Deep Covers 3 is […]

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FREE MIXES

 

 

 

 

Thanks to the emergence of cloud-based music services, I’ve made a slew of old mixes available for free now. Just visit my page on Mixcloud.

If you enjoy these free mixes, why not help support our site by buying one of other mixes?

ROCK WITH IT: SOUL BOULDERS 2

My dudes Josh B. Cause and Matthew Africa have put out their long awaited sequel to one of my favorite mixes of the last few years, Soul Boulders. Slow, funky soul cookers = unfadeable.

Here’s the sampler:

To order, go here.

BACK FROM THE DEAD: INCOGNITOS MIXTAPE (ON TAPE!)

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Back in 1999, I created the first version of my Incognitos mixtape (back when mixtapes were actually on cassette). As with the newer digital version, the idea here was to focus on “gems that slipped through the cracks” – songs that, for whatever reason (poor airplay, limited distribution, sample clearance, etc., never really saw much light.

I had sent a box of tapes to a national distributor, based in the Bay Area, and years later, they sent me back all the unsold stock, which was around 150+ copies. They languished in […]

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MICK BOOGIE AND JAZZY JEFF: SUMMERTIME 2

They’re back.

CHRIS READ, RETURNING TO THE CLASSICS

If you’re not listening to Chris Read’s incredible “Classic Material” series of year-oriented hip-hop mixes, you must hate hip-hop.

2010 REVIEW (FROM THE BINS)


There are other songs that could have made this list but I really went with those songs that, at the end of the year, I still enjoyed as much as when I first heard ’em. Interesting trends I noticed in my listening taste as a result of putting this playlist together: gospel was obviously big for me this year, reggae was not, and despite a wealth of Latin, only a few songs really stayed with me. As always, soul was huge but not so much funk. Jazz was totally shut out. We’ll have to see what […]

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GUEST SET: MELTING POT 11/14/10

I sat in for Michael Barnes on KPFK’s Melting Pot today. Included a few tracks I’ve had up here of late but a lot you haven’t heard from me yet. Enjoy!

The Melting Pot, 11-14-10

Quantic: Cumbia De Dilla
The East St. Louis Gospelettes: Have Mercy On Me
Kanye West: Devil in a New Dress
The Whatnauts: I’ll Erase the Pain
Golden Harmonettes: I Do Love You
Syl Johnson: Try Me (LP Version)
Syl Johnson: All I Need Is Someone Like You
Syl Johnson: Soul Heaven (All from The Complete […]

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SUMMER MEMORIES

Back in August, me and Rani D put together two different summer songs themed sets right towards the end of the season. Devil’s PIe now has ’em available for download. Here’s the tracklisting:

PART 1 – DJ O-DUB
1. Heatwave “Star Of The Story”
2. Smif N’ Wessun “Ain’t Nothing More But the $”
3. Erykah Badu “Fall In Love”
4. Stro “BTL”
5. Fat Joe “Slow Down”
6. Gary Wright “Love Is Alive”
7. Big City “Love Dance”
8. Organo Bailable “El Preso”
9. TNT Band “Making […]

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