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.

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?

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

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: Soundclash
Visionaries: Blessings
Black Eyed Peas: Que Dices?
Kweli: Manifesto
Divine Styler: Beyond Mecca
Us Plus One: […]

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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 […]

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DEEP COVERS ON SPLENDID RADIO


For those who’ve never listened to my Deep Covers mix-CD (and really, what excuse do you have for that!), the folks at SplendidRadio.com are currently streaming it. (Just scroll down the playlist to find it).

And don’t forget, it’s still available as a digital album from the good folks at East Bay Digital.

MY ARETHA MIX


TRACKLIST:
1. “Drinking Again” – Aretha Franklin
2. “The Night Time is the Right Time” – Aretha Franklin
3. “Son of a Preacher Man” – Aretha Franklin
4. “Mr. Big” – Aretha Franklin
5. “Baby I Love You” – Aretha Franklin (sampler)
6. “Cry Like a Baby” – Aretha Franklin
7. “Until You Come Back To Me” – Stevie Wonder
8. “Until You Come Back To Me” – Aretha Franklin
9. “I Can’t Wait Until I See My Baby’s Face” – Aretha Franklin
[…]

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MR. LONELY + LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME

  

I didn’t mean for them all to get timed this way; I actually had the first two done months ago and was waiting for the “right moment” (translation: waiting to get off my lazy a**) to drop ’em. The deal is this: after finishing up Soul Sides Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, I began to think what a Vol. 3 might look like. The first two volumes often aimed for breadth but for a theoretical Vol. 3, I wanted to narrow in a bit and think more about […]

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PAC DIV: LEFT-HAND BALLERS

Pacific Division: Church League Champions mixtape

What’s staying in heavy rotation right now. Ball up.