Sunday, May 31, 2009
It’s time for another original thegoodvibez mix. So for this chapter, I concocted a mix of Chilled out vibes that includes some jazzy hip-hop, some downtempo electronica, and some silky smooth soul. Sometimes I like to raise the roof however that mix will put babies to sleep. My favorite track we’re very hard to choose as usual but the opening track: Poetry ft. Q-Tip, Erykah Badu & MeShell N'degeocello by Roy Hargrove from the album The RH Factor: Hard Groove is simply majestic, Roy Hargrove is the horn of our generation and if you are not into jazz look him he’s worth it and he’s definitely not your grandpa’s jazzman. Then I have to show love to Misteur Valaire with the track Press 2 from the album Friterday Night. These cats are just doing their thing; their music is an amalgamation of jazz, techno and hip-hop. Their album is free but I would of gladly paid for their music. Last but not least is This Beat by The Jazzual Suspects part of the mushroom jazz series mixed by DJ Mark Farina from OM Records and I’ve been following that series since the beginning (late 90’s) I have all the volumes and Farina never ceases to amaze me.
1-Poetry ft. Q-Tip, Erykah Badu & MeShell N'degeocello / Roy Hargrove
2-The Jackal / Ronny Jordan
3-Press 2 / Misteur Valaire
4-Death By Chocolate / De Phazz
5-This Beat / The Jazzual Suspects
6-Welcome To The Paranormal / Padmo'
7-Loop Prisoner / Jazz Liberatorz
8-It's Coming Down / Exile
9-SnapMusic / Apple Juice Kid
10-City (5-6 Theme) / Sylk130
11-Dynamic Force / Red
12-Lost Vibes / 45
13-La Barrosa 14 Horas / Humming Urban Stereo
14-The Way You Look At Me / Freddie Cruger Present The 3 Foot People
15-La Femme Parallel (ft. LouLou) / Thievery Corporation
Hope you will enjoy, comments and suggestions are welcome.
Peace & I’m out
Friday, May 29, 2009
I always enjoyed the Label OM Records, I discovered them in the late 90’s early 2000 during the electronic music explosion. They even had a strong hip hop group called People Under The Stairs. My favorite artists from that Label are DJ Mark Farina famous for his Mushroom Jazz series, Kaskade, Samantha James, and DJ Collette. The Last purchase I made was OM Lounge: 15 Year Anniversary and it was some sweet chilled out vibes. Anyways while browsing on their site… at work, I found out they do podcasts and I found a sweet one, strictly downtempo electronica so you can smooth it out some.
This is the newest downtempo mix from OM Records recording artist Cates&dpL. Fresh off the release of Through the Weekend, the duo keeps it moving with this moody yet uplifting downtempo set featuring Thievery Corporation, Asad Rizvi and a couple of their own productions. Please click the banner to redirect to the podcast page where you can stream the mix using the Om Records audio player or download the mix by right cicking.
Cates&dpL – Sunday Roast Track list:
Cates&dpL – Late Night Nothingness
National Skyline – Some Will Say
Anoraak – Endless Summer
Asad Rizvi – Dois Polos
Shrift – As Far as I Can See
Rocket Empire – Simmer Down Jammie
Cates&dpL – Fountain Maze
The Januaries – The Girl’s Insane (Thievery Corporation Remix)
Peace & I'm out
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Khrysis is one of the main in-house producers for North Carolina rap collective the Justus League, alongside 9th Wonder. In addition to producing Justus League artists he has also produced for artists such as Sean Price, Masta Ace, and Jean Grae. His productions utilize samples of records with intricate melodies and diverse drum beats. He began in his teens, recording tracks from his father's massive jazz and R&B record collection onto tape, and then extracting drum samples to make loops using a dual cassette player. He worked at his college's radio station, WNCU, where he met rapper Chaundon, who introduced him to 9th Wonder, and while attending North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina, he began an association with the Justus League. (WIKIPEDIA)
Now this is an instrumental mixtape mixed by none other then Rhettmatic from the Beat Junkies, It's a free download (you gotta love the net) and it feels like J Dilla's Donuts meaning every track is about two minutes long and it's mixed to perfection. Now a lot of people are saying that he's just a 9th wonder copy however I'm not convinced, I mean their beats are somewhat constructed the same way but that's about it now I'm not gonna take away 9th Wonder's skill but I think in this hip hop world there's enough room for both.
Bottom line, this is real dope and it's cool to appreciate just the instrumental aspect of hip hop music. This cat's been making noise in the underground for a minute and he's definitely on my list of top producers and that mixtape will give you a sample.
2. King Kong (Sean Price)
3. Awesome (The Away Team)
4. The Rap Game (Cormega ft. Little Brother)
5. Still Here (LEGACY)
6. Hearing Aid (Sean Price)
7. That N*gga (Jozee Mo)
8. Talkin Dirty (Ness)
9. Cool As A Fan (Little Brother)
10. Back At It (Little Brother)
11. Money On The Table (The Away Team)
12. N*ggaz Is Commin (Torae ft. Tash)
13. Starvation (LIttle Brother ft. Chaundon)
14. Can I Live (Chaundon)
15. Crazy (Rapper Big Pooh)
16. Keep It To The Side (Rapper Big Pooh)
17. Greedy (The Away Team)
18. After The Party (Little Brother)
19. Waitin On You (Kenn Starr)
20. Sick Em (Smif-N-Wesson)
21. One (Sean Price)
22. Something To See (Torae)
23. Psycho Ward (The Away Team ft. Sean Price)
24. Word Has It (Supastition)
25. Rize (Median)
26. Sum Of Me (The Away Team ft. Evidence)
27. Gun Rap (Smif-N-Wesson)
28. JM Heartbreak (Jozee Mo)
29. The Weirdo Zone (Joe Scudda)
30. Told You That (Chaundon)
31. Real Late (Peter Rosenburg ft. Phonte)
Thanks for everybody that drops by and leaves comment I appreciate your support, I'll be posting a new mix very soon as well as the old links that no longer work.
Peace & I'm out.