mixtape
13 Jan
2 hours & 23 tracks of Swedish house + techno for BBC Radio 1

The always great Essential Mix series for BBC Radio 1 is gonna throw in a new twist this year. For 2015 the plan is to invite two great DJs/producers/artists together to collaborate on a single mix, creating something truly unique. First up to bat is Sweden’s great Eric Prydz, who teams up with protégé Jeremy Olander on […]


Imagine Claude VonStroke’s 2009 track “MonsterIsland” as the soundtrack blasting in a transformative yet alien environment you’re appearing in for the first time. You’d be about 10 times more stoked to be there. Hit the fast forward button to 2015, and VonStroke & Co’s Dirtybird record label is now 10 years old all grown up from its humble beginnings in San Francisco’s Lower […]


Incarcerated rapper Gucci Mane adds some nutcracker-like trap riffs to his Christmas list with a new 15-track solo effort titled East Atlanta Santa. With a variety of orchestral instruments like the flute, church bells and ghost-like synths making recorded appearances, as well as a track featuring none other than Shawty Lo, East Atlanta Santa is a guided tour through parties in mansions and a […]


LIAS beloved record label Ninja Tune bestows a mega 61-track playlist upon the end of 2014.  Their Ninja Tune & Family in 2014 collects their best releases plus tracks from sub-label family members like Big Dada Sound and Technicolour Recordings. Expect edgy hip hop from artists like Wiley and Busdriver interspersed like boulders in a stream between tracks […]


2014 was a year of lite pop — think tin cans, diamond rings, and police controversy — and I don’t mean that in the diminished or lacking in substance or seriousness sense of the term, I mean it in terms of the beer sense of the term. We had fun gathering up some of our favorite tracks from this year […]


Remember when central Florida ruled the dance scene with an ecstasy-laced Mickey Mouse glove? Don’t lie, most people don’t either. But it happened. Orlando and Tampa for a brief, delicious, 8-up moment ruled the underground dancefloor with a distinct sound that could only be identified as “Funky Breaks”, aka Florida Breaks. Hard to believe that […]


We’ve covered many of Ninja Tunes’ Solid Steel Radio shows and podcasts over the years, because frankly the Ninja Tune team is peerless. Everything from their tribute to De La Soul’s legendary 3 Feet High and Rising to Herbaliser’s War Of The Worlds mixtape to their 25th anniversary Genesis of Coldcut recap, the team always puts out immaculately conceived and executed musical […]


Starting early this past summer, Raekwon figured out for us that #TBT can mean more than posting old acne-scarred photos of prom night. Since then, vintage soul and R&B jams got a Raekwon weekly redo thanks to a little Wu-spiration. The “Throwback-Thursday/TBT” mixes included new flows over the likes of many classics from the Gap Band, the Isley Brothers and The Spinners, […]

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