A boom bap continuum: beats to live by

1 12 2009

2tall, DJ Clockwork and Kper. Raise your hand if you had ever heard of these three cats. I hadn’t, but am sure digging their meticulously mixed ode to the boom, the bip, the boom bip. ‘A boom bap continuum’ is a mixtape with a mission:

to highlight the lineage of hip-hop production and beat making from the turn of the millennium to the present day, and perhaps shed some light on the fairly quiet revolution that has been taking place under the surface of mainstream media in recent years.

Download the mixtape and the artwork. Check the killer tracklist. And spread the word.

[H/T: ilovenewwork.com]

Branding Bullion: Mixed up in Love II

4 08 2009

Soul Sunday is still in summer recess, but who could have thunk that Bullion would drop volume two of his brilliant Mixed Up In Love mixes in the middle of summer? If you haven’t copped volume one, I suggest you do so promptly. Essential easy listening.

Mixed Up In Love II

1. Free Spirits Intro
2. Sweet And Innocent – Express Your Love
3. Iron Butterfly – It Must Be Love
4. The Moody Blues – I Don’t Mind
5. The Manhattans – Follow Your Heart
6. Birtha – Feeling Lonely
7. The Bee Gees – To Love Somebody
8. ELO – Telephone Line
9. Joni Mitchell – Solid Love
10. The Four Tops – Still Water (LOVE)
11. Let’s Kiss Blonde Coeds Interlude
12. Adrian Baker – Is This Love
13. Ned Doheny – A Love Of Your Own
14. Tony Grey – She’s My Love
15. The Koobas – Woe Is It Love My Dear?
16. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – More Love
17. Free Spirits Outro

[H/T: CubikMusik]

Strictly sea panda spring time love breaks

29 03 2009

Scholars, triathletes, b-boys & fly girls, lend me your ears. DJ Magneto has a treat for you. 75 minutes of grown folks music. A perfectly mixed, I-got-a-love-jones-for-your-body-and-skin-tone mixtape.  Soul sunday chillin’ to the sounds of Bill, Leroy, Marvin & Minnie. Tracklist and download below.

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Blu is the color of my true love’s hair

16 03 2009

It’s ironic that the best hip hop songs – a genre known for misogyny, heterosexual normativity, violence glorification and hollow consumerism – are about love. Here to demonstrate that irony once again is Blu. His latest mixtape is certified dope. Love, love the Billie Holiday sample in “Amnesia”. Tracklist and download after the jump.

[Via Souled On]

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