Posts Tagged ‘mix’

The Greatest Mix In All of Spotify (1992-95 Hip-Hop by Philaflava)

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

This is mammoth! 390+ tracks, 27+ hours of music featuring Masta Ace, Spice 1, Lord Finesse, World Renown, Brand Nubian, Tha Alkaholiks, Mic Geronimo, Mac Mall, all the way to Da King & I. This has to be the most complete 92-95 mix of hip-hop you’ll hear on Spotify. Check it out and enjoy your weekend!

    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.

    “3 Feet High and Rising” remade by United States of Audio

    Friday, May 24th, 2013

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    Best mix of 2013? Yes.

    Following on from last year’s treatment of ‘Paul’s Boutique‘, United States of Audio does the same with De la Soul’s groundbreaking album 3 Feet High and Rising. It’s not just a mix, but more like an audio documentary about an album that is also about to celebrate it’s 25th anniversary. In his own words;

    ‘Several years in the making and including around 100 tracks, this is my personal tribute to De La Soul’s ‘3 Feet High and Rising’. Using original sample sources, album tracks, interviews and rarities, ‘How High’s The Water Mama’ tells the story of one of hip hop’s most influential albums.

    When De La Soul’s debut album dropped in 1989 I was ten years old. Yet, by some stroke of amazing good fortune a cassette copy of ‘3 Feet High and Rising’ found its way into my hands thanks to my best mate’s older brother (though I’m pretty sure said brother had no idea of this fact!). The music was a revelation and had a significant influence in shaping my musical tastes – in fact I can’t think of any other album that has had such a profound effect on me as this one. Thus ‘3 Feet High and Rising’ holds a special place in my musical affections. Now, some twenty-five years after its original release, it’s time to pay my respect to Pos, Dove, Mase, and Prince Paul…’

    Go to the SoundCloud page for the full track list and to download, it’s mad long. Thanks to Kev and Megatrip for the link.


    Remembering Donald Byrd

    Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

    While t.r.o.y. focuses primarily on hip-hop music and culture, we know a thing or two about other genres and eras as well. After all, what kind of diggers would we be without at least a few crates full of jazz, funk and soul LPs? Early this month, the music world suffered a tremendous loss with the passing of jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd. A masterful bandleader and prolific sideman, Dr. Byrd is survived by a gargantuan discography spanning five decades and perhaps as many styles and subgenres. The lasting impact of these recordings was and is especially evident within the annals of hip-hop, as Byrd’s music has been sampled literally hundreds of times, by everyone from the Bombsquad to the Beatnuts.

    Shortly after Byrd’s death, DJ and record collector Gilles Peterson got to work on a comprehensive multi-volume tribute, appropriately broken down into two parts, “The Acoustic Years” and “The Electric Years.” These mixes can be streamed below, along with a video introduction by Peterson himself.

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    As I said earlier, Dr. Byrd’s music has been sampled and re-sampled numerous times over the years. This begs the question, what’s your favorite Donald Byrd flip? Hit us up in the comments section, and maybe we’ll get a poll going.

    Pete Rock “Delicious Vinyl 25th Anniversary Mix”

    Monday, September 10th, 2012

    Not sure how this mix has gone unnoticed for this long.

    “The Stussy x Delicious Vinyl Collection celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the LA-based record label. The minor label started in the late 80s and became a major figure in the evolution of hip-hop through the early 90s with acts such as The Pharcyde, Masta Ace, Tone Loc, The Whoridas, Young MC and Brand New Heavies. They continue to maintain working relationships with these early artists and also support the next generation of musical talent including Dom Kennedy and Casey Veggies.”

    Thanks to the King for the link. And check out the full line of Stussy x Delicious Vinyl shirts HERE.


    “Paul’s Boutique” remade by DJ Cheeba, DJ Moneyshot & DJ Food

    Friday, August 31st, 2012

    Megatrip has been keeping me updated about this for a couple weeks now. Looks like it finally aired last night on the Solid Steel Radio Show and it is nothing short of brilliant.

    from the DJ Food blog:
    3 years in the making, 3 DJs working with over 150 tracks to recreate one of the seminal sampling albums of all time, at last Cheeba, Moneyshot and I can reveal ‘Caught In The Middle Of A 3-Way Mix’. Our tribute to the classic Beastie Boys album ‘Paul’s Boutique’remixed and re-imagined from all the original samples plus a cappellas, period interviews and the Beasties’ own audio commentary from the reissued release.

    Add to this a custom illustration from Paul’s Boutique super-fan and all-round great guy Jim Mahfood, taking time out from recent art duties on Tank Girl, and you have an alternate version of the album. The mix was over half way finished when we heard the tragic news of Adam Yauch‘s passing this May so this is also our nod to his memory, RIP MCA.

    Big respect to Cheeba and Moneyshot for all their hard work and for the latter for inspiring the project with his classic mix of their ‘Check Your Head’ three years ago. Obviously massive respect goes out to The Beasties, The Dust Brothers, Mario C. and all involved in the making of the original album.

    full tracklist after the jump.




    Debonair P’s “Hydrabeats Megamix (80 Beats In 80 Minutes)”

    Thursday, January 5th, 2012

    Pulled straight from the forum, Debonair P was kind enough to hit us with a new mix for the new year.

    He says “I thought I would kick things off for 2012 with this mix I put together a few months back compiling my favourite 80 beats from the Hydrabeats series of instrumental records.  14 Hydrabeats records were released around 1997 on Hydra Entertainment, featuring instrumentals from producers such as Godfather Don, The Beatnuts, Nick Wiz, Ghetto Professionals, E-Boogie, A Kid Called Roots, The Unsociables etc.  While the tracklist is based purely on personal taste, I did try to include at least a couple of tracks from each of the 14 records in the series – hopefully the mix should provide a nice overview of the whole series.”

    Get the tracklist and download over at his blog.


    Scott Down & DJ Cutler “Ultimate Breaks & Beatles”

    Friday, September 9th, 2011

    My brother sent me this mix yesterday he grabbed from Pipomixes via Mixcrate. Absolutely mind blowing. So I’m all set to blog about it, but it turns out this mix has been around since 2009 and was even covered by our sister site, Steady Bloggin. So how exactly did I miss this the first time around?


    From Mixcrate:
    Like the scores of musical sounds and ideas it is meticulously crafted from, Ultimate Breaks and Beatles belongs to nobody yet everybody. Composed of crates upon crates of Beatles records, obscure covers of Beatles songs, the entire 25 volume Ultimate Breaks and Beats series and plenty more, it is a celebration of record collecting, DJing, hip hop music, and above all, the unparalleled resonance and influence of both the almighty Beatles and the almighty Ultimate Breaks and Beats series. In the tradition of its two titanic subjects, the mix defies genre; at once spanning, re-contextualizing, and transcending everything from classical to blues to jazz to rock to rap in just over and hour. Unlike your neighborhood hipster laptop DJ’s latest trendy “mash ups”, there were absolutely no software, sequencers, or techno used here–just a ton of vinyl, two turntables, a mixer, and an 8 track…

    We here at LO DO Industries certainly hope that you enjoy it. If so, please copy and share with as many people as possible, for free of course. If not, keep it to yourself flavor hater. To Ultimate Breaks and Beatles, I raise a hoppy brew. Scott and Mike did a fine job once again. To paraphrase Pablo Picasso: good DJs copy, great DJs steal….

    “No one, however, has done quite what Down and Cutler managed to do here. ‘Ultimate Breaks and Beatles’ celebrates the enduring magic of the original music. But more importantly, it rescues the mash-up from the very real threat facing it — the danger of it becoming too trendy, too easy to execute, too much a product of the computer technology and not of the imagination. ‘Breaks and Beatles’ recontextualizes the art and the artifacts themselves, and if the Beatles’ music doesn’t actually need any assistance in retaining its relevance, Down and Cutler have managed to find new possibilities in that music. Kudos are due.”
    -The Buffalo News, 2009


    As I’m not authorized to post my own links to this mix, the only way to get it is from Mixcrate. Trust me, it’s worth the 30 seconds to register.



    T.R.O.Y.’s Unofficial Wu-Wednesday (Week 12)

    Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

    Here’s a nice DJ PMD tribute mix that I got off satellite radio a few days after Ol’ Dirty’s passing. I know this type of thing is always more appropriate for mid-November listening, but who doesn’t need a little more Dirty in their life? Also included in the d/l is a scan of Russell Jones’ obituary as it appeared in The Boston Globe (thanks Mom).

    DJ PMD-Ol’ Dirty Bastard Tribute Mix (2004)