Archive for the ‘soul’ Category

RANDOM BIG TUNE OF THE DAY

March 5, 2009

Doobie Brothers – What A Fool Believes

White boy soul at it’s finest. Justin Timberlake owes them and the Bee Gees his career.

P.S. 100th post!

RANDOM BIG TUNE OF THE DAY

February 11, 2009

In the hecticness that is this week and the chaoticness that is this weekend…here is the eye of the storm:

D’ANGELO – REALLY LOVE

Remember this teaser joint from ’06 and everyone saying he was coming back? I can’t believe he has this much staying power.

IT’S MONDAY, BUT I’M LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND.

February 9, 2009

HUGE DJ SPIN OFF IN THE CITY!

AS PER USUAL, THIS WEEK WITH BIG JACKS AND ROYALE OF GRANDGROOVE!

THE BIG VALENTINE’S JUMP OFF, WITH A TRIBUTE TO NATIVE TONGUES AND BONITA APPLEBUM!

I’M DOUBLE BOOKED! BUT IT’S THE BEST KIND OF DOUBLE BOOKING: UPSTAIRS AND DOWNSTAIRS GIGS! COME OUT TO THE LOVE FEST! KIM DAVIS PERFORMS LIVE!

DJ’S GOT THAT CABIN FEVER! A GRIP OF M*IXES

February 4, 2009

Turns out I’m not the only one sitting around in his pyjamas eating pop tarts and making hot mixes to get through the winter blahs. Here’s a grip of amazing mixes I’ve been picking up through the blogosphere.

LA’s own DJ Mike B throws up his set with the follow up to his legendary collection of Los Angeles slap. From classic NWA and Dre-era heat to Freestyle Fellowship and Pharcyde, the vibe of the mix is definitely something ride to throughout. Hosted by the big streetwear label the Hundreds.

DJ MIKE B x THE HUNDREDS – DRIVE BY BANGERS PART 2 Hosted by Scotty Ill

1. Intro feat Bun B, Scotty iLL and Ben Hundreds
2. Eazy E & Ron De Vu – LA Is The Place
3. World Class Wreckin Cru – The Cabbage Patch
4. Eazy-E – Imma Break It Down
5. NWA – 100 Miles and Runnin
6. NWA – Alwayz Into Somethin
7. The D.O.C. – Funky Enough
8. Eazy – E – Eazy Duz it
9. Ice Cube – A Bitch Iz A Bitch
10. Dr Dre ft Royce The 5’9″ – Pimpin’
11. Dr. Dre ft Snoop & Parliament – Let Me Ride Remix
12. Warren G – This DJ
13. Warren G ft Nate Dogg – Regulate
14. Snoop Dogg – Buck Em
15. Silk ft Snoop Dogg – Pop Lockin
16. Tha Eastsidaz Feat. Nate Dogg – Eastiside Ridaz
17. DJ Fashen interlude – On The BLVD
18. LA Confidential – Let’s All Roll
19. Anotha Level – Whats That Ya Say
20. Murs – LA
21. The Nonce – Mix Tapes
22. Freestyle Felowship – Cornbread
23. The Pharcyde – Oh Shit!
24. The Pharcyde – Ya Mama
25. The Pharcyde – Drop (Beatminerz Remix)
26. The Pharcyde – Runnin (Jay Dee Remix)
27. The Pharcyde – Quinton’s On His Way
28. Quinton – I’m Not An MC
29. Peyote Cody interlude
30. Ras Kass – Understandable Smooth
31. Ras Kass – Anything Goes
32. Beastie Boys ft B-Real – So Whatcha Want (Soul Assasins Remix)
33. Cypress Hill – Hand On The Glock
34. Funkdoobiest ft B-Real – Wopbabalubop
35. Funkdoobiest – I’m Shittin On Em
36. House Of Pain – Who’s The Man
37. House Of Pain – Put Ya Head Out
38. Whooliganz – Put Your Hands Up
39. House Of Pain – Shamrocks & Shenanigans (DJ Muggs Remix)
40. Everlast – Never Missing A Beat
41. Bobby Hundreds Interlude/Rodney O & Joe Cooley – Humps For The Boulevard
42. Rodney O & Joe Cooley – U Don’t Hear Me Tho
43. Rodney O & Joe Cooley – Everlasting Bass
44. Ice-T interlude
45. Ice-T – Home Of The Bodybag
46. Ice-T – OG Original Gangsta
47. Ice-T – 6 n tha Morning
48. Ice-T – Colors
49. Ice-T – High Rollers
50. Ice-T – 99 Problems
51. Above The Law – VSOP
52. Above The Law ft Dr Dre, MC Ren, Eazy E & The D.O.C.- The Last Song
53. Scotty & Ben Outro

The big homie Eleven from The Rub put out another depressing ass mix (and I mean that as a compliment!) setting the tone for everyone that love to dwell in a pool their own self-loathing. Brought to you by Buffalo’s ill online store Krudmart.

DJ ELEVEN – WINTER SADNESS PART TWO

Bill Withers – Hope She’ll Be Happier
The Ordells – Sippin’ a Cup of Coffee
William Bell – Everybody Loves A Winner
Sam Cooke – Trouble Blues
Sleepy Brown – Curse On You
Demarco – Fallen Soldier (DJ Eleven remix)
Ann Peebles – Trouble Heartaches & Sadness
Ying Yang Twins – Wind
The Notorious BIG – Suicidal Thoughts
Tom Jones – Motherless Child
The Clash – Straight To Hell
Lost Boyz – Renee
Marvin Gaye – I Wish It Would Rain
Mayer Hawthorne – Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out
J-Boogie’s Dubtronic Science feat. Zumbi – For Your Love
Bobby Womack – Nobody Wants You When You’re Down And Out (Nobody’s Safe Chump)
Bill Withers – Better Off Dead
The Smiths – Death Of A Disco Dancer
K.anye West – Coldest Winter
Al Green – Strong As Death (Sweet As Love)
Isley Brothers – Ain’t I Been Good to You Pt. 2
UGK – One Day

Out of Philly, Bo Bliz, one half of Crossfaded Bacon, continues on with his crew’s bi-weekly series of mixes, this time focusing on new and hot club ish (read: Baltimore/Philly club shit). Personally, this is my lane, so I ride hard for this shit.

BO BLIZ presents the 1st & 15th Mix Series: Club Shit

1. Blaqstarr- Ryder Girl (K-Swift Version)
2. Emynd- Philly 2 Bmore
3. KW Griff- Hood Up
4. Chavy Boys of London- London Wild
5. Bo Bliz- APW
6. Say Wut- Crank It 2008
7. DJ Sega- Everybody Handz Up 2
8. Bo Bliz- Stick ‘Em Up
9. Mike Mumbles- Fight ‘Em
10. Emynd- To All My Haters
11. KW Griff- Y’all Ain’t Safe
12. DJ Tamiel- Wild Mf’s
13. Chavy Boys of London- The Future (Remix)
14. KW Griff- The Force
15. Debonair Samir- Gang Signs Up
16. Debonair Samir- Throw It Up
17. Boy 8 Bit- Bulbs Burn Out
18. Rod Lee- Calling All The People
19. Rod Lee- I’m In The Building
20. Rod Lee- If You Not Welcome On The Block
21. Blaqstarr- Get My Gun
22. Blaqstarr- Feel It In The Air
23. Blaqstarr- Tote It
24. DJ Sega (ft. Mz Streamz)- Tear It Up
25. KW Griff- The Champ Is Here
26. KW Griff- No Problems
27. Scottie Matelic- Scottieottie
28. Ron Rico- Pop The Trunk
29. DJ Unk- In Yo Face (Scottie B Remix)
30. Killer Mike- Two Sides
31. David Banner- K.O.
32. DG Yola- I Just Don’t Give A Fuck
33. Shawty Lo- Easily I Approach
34. Young Jeezy- Crazy World

DJ Fashen picks up where Neoteric and Matty C leave off with this hot series of new disco and electro-ish house. Check for that A-Trak remix of Kilometer! HOT!

DJ FASHEN – WHITE LIGHT FOUR

1.Colours (Fred Falke Remix) – Hot Chip
2. Lion (Bag Raiders Remix) – ZZZ
3. Valentine (Plastic Fang Remix) – Justice
4. Paranoid (Pocketknife’s House Mix) – Terence Trent D’arby
5. Love Is Not A Competition But I’m Winning (Nelson Grover Remix) – Kaiser Chiefs
6. Everything In Its Right Place (Gigamesh vs. Discotech Remix) – Radiohead
7. Forever – DVAS
8. Kids (Soulwax Remix) – MGMT
9. Circuit (Areoplane Remix) – David Rubato
10. This Boy’s In Love (Lifelike Remix) – The Presets
11. Kilometer (A-Trak Remix) – Sebastien Tellier
12. I’m Good, I’m Gone (Fred Falke Remix) – Lykke Li
13. Survivor (Saint Pauli Remix) – Fare Soldi
14. Hold On (D.I.M. Remix) – Hot Chip
15. Class of 1984 (Anoraak Remix) – Futurecop!
16. Solid Gold – The Golden Filter
17. Shooting Stars – Bag Raiders
18. All To Vivid (Kill The Noise Remix) – VEGA
19. Paris Is Burning (Cut Copy Remix) – Ladyhawke
20. Pocket (The Presets Radio Mix) – Sam Sparro
21. Great Dj (Calvin Harris Remix) – Ting Tings
22. Happy Therapy (Lifelike Remix) – Demon
23. Crimewave – Crystal Castles vs. Health
24. Destination Part 2 – Damn Arms
25. Baby (Breakbot Remix) – Pnau


In honour of their gig in Washington DC during the time of the historic inauguration, Meistro and Deep Sang put out an double disc of uplifting house tunes. Definitely more useful than a commemorative plate. Bump it frequently.

Meistro – Yes We Did Part 1

1) Raven Maize – Forever Together
2) Basement Boys Allstars – Holiday (Only Obama Dub)
3) Aly-Us – Follow Me
4) Kenlou III – What a Sensation (Sensational Mix)
5) Funky Horns feat. Peven Everett – Blow
6) Eddie Perez – I Like
7) Funky Green Dogs – Reach for Me
8) Liquid Dope – Dope Goes Back / Groove Junkies present Rick Keller – Black Man in the White House (acapella)
9) Blaze – My Beat (Derrick Carter’s Disco Circus Mix)
10) Copyright – He Is (Ferrer & Sydenham Inc Vocal Mix)
11) Ralphi Rosario with Linda Clifford – Wanna Give It Up (Lego’s Dub)
12) Doug Willis – Lovin’ Game
13) Roy Ayers – Sugar (Joey Negro Club Mix)
14) DJ Meme – V.I.A. (Meistro’s Obama Edit)
15) Dennis Ferrer feat Karlon Brooks Sr. – Change the World
16) Doug Willis – Power to the People
17) Willie Hutch – Brothers Gonna Work it Out (7 Samurai edit)

DEEP SANG – YES WE DID! MIX #2

1. DRRTYHAZE…Superhigh
2. Funk Fusion Band…Can You Feel It
3. Billy Frazier…Billy Who?
4. Wild Rumpus feat. Beardyman…Rock The Joint (Reverso 68 Remix)
5. Hercules & Love Affair…You Belong
6. Lola…I Need More
7. Yolanta Sy…The Garden (Llija Rudman Version)
8. Faze Action…Hypnotic (Disco Mix)
9. Aleem…Release Yourself (SDC Re-Edit)
10. Tony Lee…Love So Deep
11. Inner Life…I Like It Like That
12. David Joseph…You Can’t Hide Love (Larry Levan Mix)
13. LSB…Loco Motion
14. A Guy Called Gerald…Voodoo Ray (12″ Penthouse Mix)
15. Blaze…If You Should Need A Friend (Movin Mix)
16. Hanson & Davis…Can’t Stop (Piano Dub)
17. 3-Voices…Escape (Jungle Box)
18. Arts & Crafts…I’ve Been Searching (Walter Gibbons Mix)
19. Nick Chacona & Anthony Mansfield…Oh Snap (Tal M Klein Remix)
20. Shining Star…The Stranger
21. Kenix…There’s Never Been (No One Like You)

RANDOM BIG TUNE OF THE DAY TWO PACK!

February 3, 2009

LISA LISA AND THE CULT JAM – LET THE BEAT HIT EM

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MAIN SOURCE – LOOKIN OUT THE FRONT DOOR

Ayah presents “A Peace For Gaza”

January 30, 2009

The homegirl Ayah is throwing a benefit to raise awareness and promote peace in the war-torn Gaza strip. Performing alongside her is the ephemeral Zaki Ibrahim and opening vibes by DJ Agile. A midweek show for a great cause. Do see your way out to it.

In support of the event, Ayah has released a new song entitled “Imagine 2009,” free for all.

AYAH – IMAGINE 2009

THE SOCIAL EXPERIMENT M*X – Part 2!!!

January 27, 2009

Long awaited, but never debated, and always appreciated. Here’s the goods. Something for everyone, hit me up and lemme know what you think.

Social Experiment Part Two

Social Experiment Part Two

Social Experiment Part Two

Social Experiment Part Two

RANDOM BIG TUNE OF THE DAY TWO-PACK!

January 9, 2009

TERENCE TRENT D’ARBY – SIGN YOUR NAME

TERENCE TRENT D’ARBY – WISHING WELL

RANDOM BIG TUNE OF THE DAY

January 6, 2009

SILK – HOOKED ON YOU

According to one of the comments, this used to be huge club banger in KIGALI, RWANDA.

Keyshia vs. Mary – A dissection of two distinguished ladies

December 29, 2008

So sue me, I’m only starting to get into the amazing talent that is Keyshia Cole. I wasn’t really feeling that track she did with Kanye a while back, but always knew she had an ill voice. “Let It Go” was the first song of hers I had in serious rotation. And now with that 2Pac joint AND that fine family viewing known as her reality TV show all up in the mix, I’m fully on board, looking to get retroactively get her catalogue in my repertoire.

That being said, I can finally see why more people have been making comparisons between her and my reigning queen of soul, Mary J. Blige. Most are cosmetic I know, and I highly doubt Keyshia is making a serious stab at the crown like that, but it feels like the people that groom her (stylists, video directors, song arrangers) are placing Cole soooo close to Blige that it leaves people no other option but to compare.

Par example:

Mary J. Blige – “Everything”
directed by Hype Williams

Keyshia Cole – “Heaven Sent”
directed by Benny Boom

It’s like what Russell Peters said: the media places two images together, doesn’t say anything about them, but lets the media draw their own conclusions. Like a picture an asian person coupled with a car accident. You’re left with the question “What do you think?”

Mary J. Blige ft. Smif ‘N’ Wessun – I Love You (Remix) (1995)

Lil’ Wayne ft. Keyshia Cole – “I Love You” (2008)

Sequels always suck, and no one’s ever really done well for themselves being the second coming of some big name (see: Sean Lennon, Frank Sinatra Jr., Nick Carter, lol). Keyshia will definitely find her own lane and will rule all in the years to come, but the powers that be need to dead all this jockeying for position. Mary’s one of those artists that is going to be around for a long time, so that’ll be a very large shadow that you’ll have to run far away from to not be under.