Mixtape Monday, Vol 29

JFB – Red Bull Thre3style World Final Qualifying Heat

This last week or so, Chile played host to the annual Red Bull Thre3style World Final. This has grown immensely from the first World Final in Paris, which I was lucky enough to take part in back in 2010 – it now comprises qualifying heats before the Grand Final.

The UK hasn’t featured in the World Final line-up for a few years, but this year the incredible JFB won a wild card place, and headed out to fly the flag!

Sadly it wasn’t to be in the Grand Final – I’ve yet to see the winning set from DJ Puffy, but it must have been impressive. But I have seen JFB’s extraordinary qualifying heat set that got him his place in the Grand Final, and seriously, it is 15 minutes of stunning skill, inch-perfect preparation, inventive transitions and fun tunes. Enjoy!

Mixtape Monday, Vol 28

Endless Rhythm – Week 1

I generally try and keep these section reserved for other people’s mixes I’ve enjoyed listening to, but every so often I’ve popped in one of my own. Today is one such day!

I give you my brand new radio show on Music Box Radio, which will air weekly 9pm-11pm, then be hosted on this here Mixcloud I’ve set up!

Expect the very best, all genres and all eras in the mix, taking in well-worn classics that have served me over the years, through to up-front promos I’ve just been sent.

Here’s what was up in Week 1!

Hidden Agenda – Big Lamp
Chance the Rapper – All Night (feat. Knox Fortune) (Kaytranada Extended Joint)
Plant Life – When She Smiles She Lights The Sky (4 Hero Remix)
Most Wanted – Calm Down Instrumental
Giant Panda – Racist
Dizzee Rascal V Beatvandals – Old Skool Mashup V2 ( Beatvandals Mix )
The Pointer Sisters – Automatic
Behling – Last Chance
LL Cool J – Jingling Baby (Remixed But Still Jingling)
Central Line – Walking Into Sunshine (Original Larry Levan 12” Mix)
Moderat – Eating Hooks (Siriusmo Remix – Solomun Edit)
Booka Shade – Lost High (Dennis Ferrer Remix)
Soul of Hex – Nobody
Jean Jacques Smoothie – 2 People (Blonde Version)
Demuir – Roots Of House
Solardo – Tribesmen
Groove Armada – Superstylin (Riva Starr Edit)
Red Rack’em – Tomato Pope
Champion + Four Tet – Flip Side
Walker & Royce – I.T.B.
Doc Daneeka – Never Wanna Lose You
Dimitri From Stoke On Trent – I Wanna Be Your Lobster
Chic – Everybody Dance (12” Version)
Boy 8-Bit – Action Break
Roy Davis Jr – Gabriel (Live Garage Version)
Freeway – What We Do” (featuring Jay-Z/Beanie Sigel)
Giggs – The Best
Slum Village – Fourth & Back (Rock Music)
Anderson .Paak – Come Down
People Under the Stairs – Trippin’ At The Disco
Amerie – Take Control
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
Different Marks – Lavender Lady

Mixtape Monday, Vol 26

PBR Streetgang have been on my radar for a long time, yet somewhere out on the fringes, with only a handful of tracks making into my sets despite all being excellent. A friend posted this mix the other day on Facebook with an endorsement of it’s quality, and I thought it was high time I gave their DJing a proper listen.

And you know what? It’s jolly good. I sat working away on some admin type nonsense, shazaming merrily away every few minutes as a new corker came through the speakers.

Highly recommended.

 

Mixtape Monday, Vol 25

Santero – Dirty Bones Mix

I was lucky enough to hit the new Shoreditch outlet of Dirty Bones a couple of times during their soft launch, and on the 2nd visit got chatting with a few of the staff. One thing led to another, and here is a mix I’ve put together for them celebrating our mutual love of classic hip hop, and the funk and disco sounds that inspired it.

I really enjoyed making this mix, so hopefully I will do a 2nd volume of my Boom Bap Y’all mix soon!

Enjoy!

Mixtape Monday, Vol 22

Beats In Space 847 – Marcus Marr

It’s still Monday somewhere! I’ve been a bit sloppy with my Monday posts, but this week I’m just outside the right timezone for this to be legit – my excuse, it was my birthday today!

Anyway, to the music. Marcus Marr is someone I’ve long been a fan of, thanks to his superb disco-tinged productions, especially this cracker.

The mix here is superb. I have this habit of screencapping mixes while I’m listening to them so that a couple of times a week I can go and buy the tracks that stood out for me in the music I’ve been listening to. Most mixes you might get 1 or 2, but this mix clocked in at a hefty 7 screencaps! So get your ear’oles round this bad boy, it really is excellent.