MIXTAPE 80 – FROM LA WITH LOVE


MIXTAPE 80 – FROM LA WITH LOVE

My bad on the delay. First things first –

The Mixtape Show is in the final round for the award for Best (Podsafe) Music Podcast on the internet. Thanks for getting us this far – let’s take it this year! The voting opens on the 28th and goes to the 10th of August, and you can vote every single day. I fully expect all of you to do that. I’ll be posting details on how to vote once the polls open.

It’s also probably a good idea to keep an eye on this space in the next couple of weeks – there’s gonna be a hell of a lot of music coming your way – the podcasts will be coming in more often, and there’s going to be a bunch of giveaways. So if you like free shiny discs with pretty songs on them, you should pay attention.

So – this episode. This is a compilation that came out a little while ago that spent a good amount of time in the ride, but for whatever reason has really been slept on. ArtDontSleep’s new From LA With Love has a mission statement that is a kinda tall order, but I am definitely feeling the music. I only have the promo version, but I hear the official release comes with a mini art booklet. Definitely a release worth checking out. This episode is a cool little mix put together by Kuthma that runs you through some of the highlights. Check the soultronica vibe on a lot of these cuts…

Here’s the official tracklist from the CD – obviously this isn’t the order of the podcast.
01. From Leaf to Feather – Night Sun
02. Nobody presents: Blank Blue – All the Shallow Deep
03. Sound Directions – Wildflower
04. Tarek “Dj Dusk” Captan – Let me know
05. A Race of Angels – Just Begin
06. Adventure Time – This Dome Is Our Home
07. Nathan Yell – Goodbye
08. Coleman - No Strings Attached
09. Computer Jay feat. The Gray Kid – 1000 Fold
10. Exile - In The Night 22 [more exile here]
11. Georgia Anne Muldrow – Killa Peach (I had no idea she produced! More of her here)
12. Flying Lotus – It’s A Secret [hell to the yes. more Flying Lotus]
13. Take feat. Gaby Hernandez – Walk Away
14. Yesterdays New Quintet – I Remember John Coltrane
15. The Gaslamp Killer feat. Gonjasufi - Kobwebs
16. Free Moral Agents – Sound At Sea
17. Carlos Nino & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson – Nag Champa (you’ve seen Carlos before as part of Ammon contact – more from them here)

Aaaand that’s about all I can get away with leaking. More info at myspace.com/fromlawithlove.

Oh – intro is that new Madlib - Get It Right.

As always, hit up the comments section, let me know what yall thought of this one..

MIXTAPE EPISODE 53 – BEAT TAPE VOL 2


MIXTAPE EPISODE 53 – BEAT TAPE VOL 2

And as promised, back by popular demand, it’s the Mixtape Show Beat Tape Volume 2. No Juggernaut this time, but plenty of dope instrumentals. Listen:

RZA – Flying Birds. I think this was a secret instrumental on a soundtrack. I mean come on, it’s the RZA. It’s short, but you’ll like it.

Kenny Keys – A Woman’s Gotta Have It. You should recognize this name from the Eulorhythmics interview – the dude is really that ridiculous. This joint in particular stayed in my mp3 player for a miiiinute. myspace.com/kennykeys1987

Jay Dee - A Man’s World Flip. This one didn’t make it into Episode 28, but I had to get it out there. I’m not sure if this one was ever officially released – I don’ t think it was – so ignore the title I gave it. jdilla.org

Suburb – selection from the fall tape. If you weren’t aware, the man Suburb is my favorite beatmaker at the moment – which, given my impeccable taste in music, should really say something. If you don’t feel this joint right here, you don’t have a soul. myspace.com/suhburb

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EPISODE 42 – SUMMER MIXTAPE


EPISODE 42 – SUMMER MIXTAPE

That’s right. When you run as dope a show as mine is, you get to redeclare summer, and nobody bats a motherfucking eye.

This episode, as you probably noticed, is the Summer Mixtape – yet another concept episode. Basically the concept here is a typical summer day – I won’t get all nostalgic about summers spent during my middle school years – you know, ice cream, running through sprinklers, and coke binges, you get the idea. One day, one mixtape. Here we go.

NOTICE – MAKE SURE TO NOMINATE THE MIXTAPE SHOW! CLICK HERE TO GET US (ALL) AN AWARD (in the “podsafe music” category)

4:35 AM: Eulorhythmics – Good Life (Intro). Yeah, I probably coulda put this one at the end, but damn, it’s such a dope intro that I had to switch it up. This is the joint you wake up to, before the sun wakes up. This is off their EP, which, incidentally, is probably up there with the best shit I’ve heard this month. Highly recommended, and there should be an interview with one of the members of Eulo fairly soon – watch out for that. allnatural.com.
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MIXTAPE EPISODE 41 – RELIGIOUS STUDIES


MIXTAPE 41 – RELIGIOUS STUDIES

Well, I had to do it. Today’s show contains more than a few joints that a lot of people out there would consider blasphemous. That’s fine. Before you call Focus on the Family on me though, (happened once before), think for a second about shit like the crack epidemic, about Katrina, about Sudan, and then tell me that there’s no good reason that people should feel like they’ve been shut out. Let’s move.

Mobb Deep feat 50 Cent – Pearly Gates. Exile on the beats here. This is the joint that was censored by Interscope – as in you can’t even get this version that you’re about to hear here in stores. I mean, you’ve got Prodigy saying shit like that he’s going to “see [Jesus] when he sees him” or that he’s gonna beat Jesus up “like the movie” (I’m assuming he’s talking about The Passion of the Christ). But of course, I don’t know what happened in the movie because I didn’t see it, because of the White Jesus factor.

Also, why are people whining about Fiddy singing on hooks? I think he sings good hooks. Please leave Fiddy alone. Dude wants to sing, let him sing. He’s had a rough life. Poor guy.
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