Posts Tagged ‘continuous mix’

DJ Moneyshot Deconstructs It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

Friday, August 9th, 2013


Those of you who listened to the Solid Steel Radio Show‘s treatments of 3 Feet High and Rising and Paul’s Boutique know what to expect. Those who haven’t need to get on that, and be ready to take in a seamless hour-long mix that is part behind-the-scenes audio-documentary, part sample archive, and all dope… or as they put it:

It’s another special show as our own DJ Moneyshot presents another classic album deconstructed for the Solid Steel 25th Anniversary. Public Enemy’s ‘It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back’ is also 25 years old and to honour both occasions DJ Moneyshot shows us once again why he’s the mixtape king with the career-best offering, Solid Steel and the Hour of Chaos. Over 60 blistering minutes he takes in all the beats, breaks, samples and spoken word nuggets that made this seminal Bomb Squad production such an explosive release. Amongst the vast stack of tracks in the mix, expect words of wisdom from Louis Farrakhan, exclusive interviews with Hank Shocklee, and all the soul, rock ‘n’ roll and early rap tracks that went into making up P.E’s (if not hip-hop’s) finest album.

Full tracklist after the jump.

Spin Doctor vs. De La Soul – Brakes Is High

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Snagged this mix from the good blokes over at Dephect Clothing. In their own words:

A chronological blend of over 60 De La Soul classics and the original breaks used to create them from their first four albums; ‘3 Feet High & Rising’, ‘De La Soul Is Dead’, ‘Buhloon Mindstate’ & ‘Stakes Is High’ & coming in at around 1 hour 45 mins this is a must for anyone with a love of Hip-Hop, Jazz, Soul & the art of sampling.

While this isn’t quite the monumental feat of sample source remixing that A Tribute to the Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique was, it is a nice mix to enjoy over the weekend. Click here to download.

-Samuel Diamond

Let’s Take It Back To ’79 (mix)

Monday, July 25th, 2011


Our homie Sigma just blessed us with this incredible mix:

This is a mix of hip-hop tracks that were all released in 1979, although there may be some debate over the year of release of one or two of these songs. This is a proper mix, not just a compilation of tracks.

Don’t expect pristine sound quality throughout!

After the jump: download link, tracklisting, and run down of the album art for each file (must be seen to be believed.) (more…)

DJ Chief One – 1991 Mixtape

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

The homie blessingindisguise put us on to this mix, featuring tracks from all the heroes of ’91 from Nice N’ Smooth to LONS to PRT and more, courtesy of DJ Chief One. Click here for tracklist and download link.


DJ Timber – Superbad

Friday, May 20th, 2011


Belfast’s DJ Timber rocks some serious breaks in this mix all B-boys and beatdiggers should love. 67 minutes of funky drums!!!

Spotted via Domeshots & Fat Laces

DJ Lord Ron – Preserving The Culture Mix 1

Sunday, May 15th, 2011


Zulu Nation’s D.J. Lord Ron Tears it up on the Ones and Twos for our New Weekly Mix, trust me people we got some nice stuff in store for ya! What Are You Doing……… To Preserve The Culture!- A-FS 201-973

Spotted via Preserving The Culture

D. Ca$h – 90s Hip Hop (mix)

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

A nice continuous mix to make your Saturday evening that much better, from Toronto’s D. Ca$h.

90s HIP HOP by D. CA$H


Portland 90s Rap Classsics

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Another mix spotted by dirt_dog, helmed by DJ Ian Head:

Despite what one would think, the hip-hop scene when I was growing up in Portland wasn’t just a bunch of skinny white nerds like me. There were – and are – some very passionate, incredible, original artists, and many of them continue on today, whether in PDX or elsewhere. In high school, as much as I waited for NYC or LA artists to visit the town and perform, I attended countless local shows and was inspired by these artists often more than those who passed through.

Before I ever owned a turntable, I was a dedicated fan. This tape is a dedication to the artists and music that I grew up on.

Stream/Download “Portland 90s Rap Classics” here. For more info and liner note anecdotes, check


DJ Nikoless (Kevin Beacham): The High School Jams

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

This mix was included with an extensive Kevin Beacham interview over at Extra Large:

I never released this anywhere. I actually did it to play at my 20 Year High School Reunion because they hadn’t booked a DJ yet. They eventually booked our Lake County DJ Legend, Capt 2 Fresh so my services were not needed and I’d rather listen to him play live anyway. In any event, it’s a simple mix of cuts that were big in the North Chicago High School Days (’86-’88)

DJ Nikoless: The High School Jams


Bomb Squad Mix 005

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Stream or Download Bomb Squad Mix 005

Another one discovered by dirt_dog:

1:00:01 // November 2010 // BOMB SQUAD Mix 005 switches things up with this tribute to Nelson Mandela with fresh new sounds inspired by the big tunes coming out of South Africa. We had a party doing this mix and tapping into the roots…big up to all the African massive worldwide!

More Bomb Squad mixes at Hank Shocklee’s website. Enjoy!