2018 Mixtape Awards


That time of year has arrived again. A REMINDER TO ALL THOSE INCLUDED AND NOT INCLUDED ON THE LIST: Some of you make a living off this whole DJ thing of ours; some of you are trying to make a living off this; while others are content to just be bedroom enthusiasts.  Whoever you are, you are extraordinarily talented if your mix has been posted on this blog (regardless if it made the list).  I am a music snob.  I take music, hip hop culture, and the artform of deejaying very seriously.  I don't post bullshit (for the most part), and I don't give out compliments loosely.  If I've said your mix is dope, it's because I think your mix is dope.  And if I think your mix is dope, it's because it is.  This blog only survives if all of you keep mixing.  The blog dies when your mixes dry up, so keep mixing motherf%ckers!  We are all getting older, gaining responsibilities, and losing free-time with each day.  I get it.  Believe me, I do. However, keep creating.  Even if it's only for a few minutes a day, keep creating. Keep diggin'; keep searching for inspiration; keep working at your craft. Lastly, thank you to all of you who continue to inspire me and give me new ideas on where to take my craft.

Top Mixes of 2018 (in no particular order)

#WakandaForeverEver - Mixed by J. Period 
Fear of a Brown Planet - Mixed by DJ Eclipse
Keep On Moving - Mixed by Omega:NYC
Sleeping Enemies - Mixed by DJ Bacon 
Nasir Originals - Mixed by DJ BIG Texas
Abcntmnded Radio 04 - Mixed by Abcntmnded  
rare bEa$TIE BOy$ Part 2 - Mixed by DJ Bacon
Hatian Space Program - Mixed by Pipomixes
Doggystyle 25th Anniversary Mixtape - Mixed by DJ Matman
A Clan Called Wu: Enter the Marauders - Mixed by DJ Filthy Rick
Flaunt Edward Live on NTS Radio - Mixed by Flaunt Edwards (aka J. Rocc)
Jurassic 5 vs. Major Force - Mixed by DeathHop
Thee Notorious Mini Mix 3 - Mixed by Thee MikeB 
9 Minutes of the 90s (Megamix) - Mixed by Mr. Switch and Jimi Needles 
We Got it From Here... (Slowed and Throwed) - Mixed by DJ Surrup 
Dusty Donuts #10 (Anthology Mix) - Mixed by Marc Hype 
Dedicated to You, But You Weren't Listening - Mixed by Herby Hammock 

Most Technically Sound Mix Award
Dedicated to You, But You Weren't Listening - Mixed by Herby Hammock

Playback Award 
We Got it From Here... (Slowed and Throwed) - Mixed by DJ Surrup 

Track Selection Award
Abcntmnded Radio 04 - Mixed by Abcntmnded

Next Level Award
#WakandaForeverEver - Mixed by J. Period 

Best Mixes of 2018 That You Won't Likely Hear Until 2019 (if you're lucky) Award
Stay Fresh - J. Rocc
Sorry Ms. Jackson - Pipomixes
TR808 - Omega: NYC 

Mix That Would Have Never Made The List 10 Years Ago Award (Expanding Horizons)
Flaunt Edward Live on NTS Radio - Mixed by Flaunt Edwards (aka J. Rocc)

Please Find Your Way Back to the Turntables Award
DJ Sheep
DJ MoeBedda
DJ Kikkoman

Budgie Boiler Room London DJ Set



You're not going to get all sorts of intricate blends or juggles with this set, but it's as smooth of psych-synth set you'll hear.

SCM Founder & CEO House Shoes Interview:



House Shoes discusses being informed of Dilla's passing, moving out to L.A., his friendship with Dilla, and Dilla spending so much time making beats that he'd have to bandage his fingers.