Archive for the ‘mix’ tag
VP Records has been putting out their double volume compilation, Strictly The Best, since 1990. That’s a long time for a compilation series. I’ve been a fan of the series as far back as I can remember listening to reggae, but this is the first time I’ve seen VP promote it with accompanying mixes. No complaints here. Volume 46 is all lover’s rock and roots and 47 is dancehall. Walshy Fire must be a very busy man.
Here’s a dope, fairly recent classic rock mix that DJs Ayres and Eleven, aka The Rub, made to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of their Brooklyn dance party/DJ night: “We came up with a big list, and then narrowed it down to 1967-1973, took out the obvious “UBB Rock Breaks” (“In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida”) and the stuff which was too soft (“Strawberry Letter 23″), then we each mixed for 30 minutes and boom!”
Congrats on ten years, dudes.
Shoutouts to DJ Smutlee for putting out a dancehall mixtape that’s actually worthy of blogging. It’s a been a minute.
The London club DJ, mixtape maker, & blend specialist does what he does best on this 61-minute mix, which features a bunch of new jams, a couple tried a true classics and smattering of original mashups. Smutlee has made quite a name for himself in the moombahton scene lately, but it’s good to see that he’s still as keen on the dancehall as ever. Hope y’all enjoy this one as much as I do. It’s on steady bump. Hit the jump for the massive tracklist.
Holy chit! I was just talking about it being the beginning of the end of summer and how I needed to max out my enjoyment of the warm weather while I still can. Then, I open up my Twitter, and lo and behold, the perfect soundtrack for doing just that appears before my very eyes – good looks, DJ Chilly. Now that the hard part’s figured out, I welcome you to join me as I grab summer by the cojones and dance my way through the rest of it with some bloodclat estilo y sabrosura to the aptly-titled Ciao Verano mix.
Massive ups to DJ Panamami (awesome name) for the mix and the impeccable timing. Head over to Parlour Magazine for a mini-interview with the mixmaster herself, and peep the tracklist over at Jay Z’s Life + Times.
Here’s a crazy mix from Vancouver, BC’s Blondtron (we see you neighbor to the north!). The track selection is eclectic, to say the least – just how we like our mixes over here at LxNxM. Prince Zimboo makes an appearance here and there, but this is by no means an all-Zimboo-everything mixtape. He’s more like a special guest. So, come for the Zimboo, but stay and enjoy the Spoek Mathambo, Big Freedia, Mr. Lexx, and Aloe Blacc/Wu-Tang and Dougie/Ace of Base mashups, among others. Trust me. It’s well worth 65 minutes of your time.
I found this on the Mad Decent blog, naturally.
This past Wednesday’s Gilles Peterson Worldwide on BBC1 was a banger, and it’s well worth a Sunday afternoon/evening replay. The tastemaker’s tastemaker debuted some fresh, previously unheard material from a few of my personal, and LxNxM’s, favorites: Lunice, Tokimonsta, Flying Lotus and Raphael Saadiq. He also threw the new Little Dragon single, “Nightlight,” in the playlist and played an exclusive, short-but-sweet DJ set from Ms. “On & On” herself. (If those aren’t enough reasons for you to listen, then you’re on the wrong blog, dude.)
You probably already know about my unrequited love for Erykah – no need to repeat myself too much, lest I come off as a creep-o. But I gotta say, Erykah’s DJ sets are always on point. She might not be a seamless mixmaster, but she knows how to get deep. And I’m not just talking about the depth of her crates, but the depth of the feeling she’s able to convey with her song selection. That’s why it’s also cool to hear Erykah and Gilles geek out on the music afterward. The love that these two have for the music is inspirational and infectious. Turntables, here I come!
New York based DJ guy Uproot Andy made a pretty cool mix (they call it a podcast) for XLR8R the other day. You should check it out, especially if you’re into dancehall, UK funky, nu cumbia, ghettotech and/or anything with lots of bass.
For best results, listen loudly (good speakers, please) and dance. Alternatively, listen with your headphones on and bob your head like nobody’s watching. Really, though, do whatever you feel. It’s all good. No one’s judging. (jk, I’m judging.)
Stream, download and peep the tracklist here.
The internet is a wonderful place, really. I can’t imagine how else I would have ever found this excellent 60 minute, all-vinyl mix of classic 80s digital reggae from a sound system out of Girona, Catalonia (not Spain). Big up RAGGATTACK! This mix kills. Download it here or stream it in it’s entirety below. Peep the tracklist after the jump.
Que pasa? here is another choice mix from the homie Dj Chorizo Funk, posted up a few days back – an “all vinyl” mix recorded live at Body Rock in Austin, Tejas. For our seattle based folk- Chorizo will be en la cocina tonight at the dj100proof / DJ Sean Cee / DJ Darwin Birthday Bash! @ Nectar, FREE SHOW! Buen provecho.