Mixtape Monday #29

When it comes to football versus music, I guess I’ll take Dego‘s side and choose the world’s finest sport. But as I haven’t posted any mixes lately, I wanted to give you an update on those anyway.

I meant to post those Waajeed beat tapes, but as they weren’t embeddable I never did. If you haven’t heard them elsewhere by now, you can find parts one and two on his SoundCloud page.

Remember those days when Mr Beatnick played records on Ustream once a week? I really miss those! This month there’s no reason to complain, as the London-based producer did a guestmix for Hyponik and another on for i-D magazine.

As part of Dazed’s mixtape competition, here’s a rare mix from UK producer Actress.

Our friends Two Hungry Ghosts have released a tribute compilation to the drum & bass era stretching from 1992 to 1997. For a little extra promotion, they also got a special mixtape by Tim Reaper.

And as I started with two doubles, I’m gonna end this post with two “classic” techno mixes by Detroit’s Kenny Larkin. You’ll find them here and there.

Weekly Bits 6/2012

It’s been a week full of Dilla, no doubt about that. Like every year, people around the world payed tribute in various ways and I’d like to highlight some of them.

Do the Dilla is a free compilation with tracks from Mr. Dibiase, Ta-Ku, Abby Lee Tee and many others.

Another compilation comes from our friends at Two Hungry Ghosts. It’s called For Dilla and comes with beats from AD Bourke and Mecca:83 among others.

We haven’t heard from Waajeed for a while, but the Detroit-based producer relaunched his Bling47 website with a couple of videos worth checking out. Another good read can be found on Egotripland.com, who talked to Waajeed about his favourite Dilla samples.

I’m sure there has been a lot more. If you came across something worth mentioning, feel free to leave a comment.

In other news, I might interest you in Sonali Aggarwal’s documentary From Jack to Juke: 25 Years of Ghetto House. Runs for about an hour and you can expect what the title says.

The latest episode of Stylin’ has Sampha (of SBTRKT fame) on the show. Highly recommend show, Ennio Styles nailed it once again.

Lastly, witness Frenchman Nemoy as he mashes up Freddie Hubbard with Roy Ayers in this live jam called Everybody Loves Red Clay.

Waajeed – Tetris

If you didn’t get yourself a copy of Scion’s Blu Jemz compilation, then you missed one of the best compilations of the year. The CD-only release came out about half a year ago and features tracks from the likes of Flying Lotus, Mike Slott, Bullion, Dorian Concept and.. Waajeed!

L.A. Record is offering his track Tetris from the compilation for free download. Though I seriously think you should go for the whole package, it’s a great compilation (especially when you think it comes from a car company).

Oct 8, 2009 Forgot to mention, you can stream the entire compilation on last.fm

Weekly Bits 18/2009

The third edition of the Low End Theory Podcast is now available for download, featuring Gaslamp Killer and Ras G on the decks. Gaslamp Killer is currently touring in support for Flying Lotus, there are still some chances to catch them live.

Another mixtape comes from Rednose Distrikt‘s Aardvarck. In fact, this has been around for a while already, but Crazy Birds brought it to my attention.

Speaking of Aardvarck, Dutch label Eat Concrete has put together an exclusive compilation for Nalden!

Detroit producer Waajeed (Bling47/PPP) was the first DJ to play records on Deviation TV, a new live format from Benji B. If the link doesn’t work for you, try this instead.

Deviation Sessions

After 14 editions already, the Deviation Sessions celebrated with a Christmas Special yesterday night at the Gramaphone in London. As a special thank-you to all supporters, you can now download all available recordings from the club. Included are mixes from IG Culture, Rich Medina, Morgan Zarate, Waajeed and others.