WE THINK VALENTINE’S DAY IS A CROCK YET…

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Valentine’s Day mix by Dust & Grooves by Dust & Grooves on Mixcloud

I contributed two songs to this. And regardless my feelings about the holiday, I do love me some good slow jams. Hope you will too.

BEARD GAME!

Fearbeard

Freeway feat. Jakk Frost & Malik B & Tana Da Beast: Beards R’ Us
From Freedom of Speech mix tape (2012)

This new mixtape is rather fire. Beard Science in full effect.

FLIPPING YOU A HOLIDAY GIFT

I’ve been in the midst of digitizing my old hip-hop tapes and the last actual cassette mix-tape I put together was this: Double Flip Vol. 9, originally created in 1999/2000. It was a double tape (hence the name) and packs in 2 hours of music.

You can find more info and the tracklist here.

Enjoy! (And happy holidays from Soul Sides to you and yours).

AN EARLY HOLIDAY GIFT: A GREAT FROM ’98

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Polyrhythmatic was the 8th installment in my hip-hop mixtape series, originally released in 1998. This took me about five months to put together and all said, I’m still satisfied with most of my song choices here. There’s only a handful of tracks I’d probably swap out but for the most part, a lot of these still hold up for me.

Side A: shape of the rhythm intro
Jurassic 5: Concrete Schoolyard
Shabaam Sadeeq: [...]

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WORKING ON A MIX: YOUR INPUT NEEDED!

I’m way way way overdue to create a new mixtape. I have three that have been “in planning” (which is to say…I’ve been thinking about them) and wanted to see what my readers would prefer since I’m open on which one I do first.

1) Rooster Sauce: Soul, Funk and Psych from the Asian Diaspora

This would feature a variety of songs from different Asian/Asian American groups playing the aforementioned genres. It’s been a fun concept mix to collect records for, perhaps for obvious self-identity reasons.

2) The Spirit Moves [...]

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