Benji B’s off, so Jamie xx steps in to guest-present the show. There’s exclusive mixes from John Talabot & Nic Tasker. Modeselektor pick three records and James Blake swings by and drops off some exclusive new music.
Listen to the full two hour set HERE (new James Blake track around the 28 minute mark).
New mix from London-based DJ Hannah Faith. Perfect summervibe. Tracklist after the jump.
“Felt good to return with another stacked show full of forgotten music that I think you should rediscover or learn of. I have to say that since i’ve started my show on Rinse, it has been the toughest 4 weeks as far as preparing and performing the show. It’s all part of the legacy though. I have never had to dig this hard in my life! I really kept this show smooth and highlighted a lot of neo-soul and melodic tracks. No matter how advanced or “future” the music keeps getting, I can’t help but go back to my roots. We are still fighting a never ending battle against the majors which is why we have to dig harder but at the end of it all it will all be alright.
Stay tuned for some great special guests to come on the show soon. Spread the word, tell a friend.” – Joe Kay
Today, master Turntablist DJ Scratch and musicologist J. Period release The Big Payback a two disc mixtape which pays homage to the pioneer of hip-hop James Brown. There is no way to reduce the importance of James Brown’s music to hip-hop in 25 examples because without James Brown there is no hip-hop (not to mention any other forms of modern club or dance related music). And that applies whether you’re talking hip-hop constructed via samples, or played by keyboard or band, or built from (turntable) scratch. The Big Payback emphasizes the premise that celebrated the range of James’ influence on hip-hop over different eras. Read More
Yesterday DJ Rhetorik dropped “Spring Minimix”, a warm-weather essential with a super smooth flow that confirms what many of us already know: the talented crew at Visionary Music Group is gearing up to make tsunami sized waves on the music scene this summer. I’m sure the 2,000+ people that have already pushed play on this dope mix agree, so kick off the weekend right and give it a listen, you can thank us later. Follow the #RattPack on Twitter @Logic301, Castro @cdotcastro, Jon Bellion @jonbellion and Rhetorik @DJRhetorik
It’s always exciting to see the younger generation pay homage to those that inspired them and paved the way for them. Connor displays his appreciation for BIG on the DJ Khaled hosted A Tribute To The Notorious B.I.G. Vol.1. Download, here!
One of your favorite bloggers is a DOPE ASS DJ. MekDot got on the 1s and 2s for about 70 minutes and displayed some mixing skills and showcased his music knowledge for you heathens. Peep game!
This is just what I ever needed in life. None other than my homie Dj Chubb E. Swagg to mix this For The 99 And 2000 Cash Money Millionaires megamix. Get taken back and listen to all primetime Cash Money Records, featuring Mannie Fresh, Magnolia Shorty, Juvenile, The Hot Boy$, and much more.
The progression of the West Coast (somewhat) can be found in Dame’s latest mix, California Love! Peep game, below!