Heavyweights Radio (11/19/14) Featuring J. Rocc

J. Rocc spinning a live hip hop set in promotion of his and MED's Axel F Theme Music LP. J. Rocc promoting new music is usually a good thing for us mix heads because it means lots of live mixes for us to consume :)  Mix begins at the 1 hour 22 minute mark.

Heatwavez - Mixed by Mr. Tobes & DJ Dub

Mr. Tobes has the 80's genre more monopolized than your local cable company.  While listening to this excellent all female electro themed mix, I realized that it was these very songs featured on this mix that served as my gateway to rap.  Basically, these were the jams that appealed to a 5-6 year old Pipomixes.  Listening to these song lead me to ultimately hear L.A. Dream Team's "Dream Team in the House."  That, then lead to Run DMC; and it was a rap (literally) after that.  Enjoy the mix.

80s R&B kingpin MR TOBES (Sparkle Motion) recruits electronic music mastermind DJ Dub (Invader FM) for an hour's worth of top choice female Freestyle and Electro grooves from the mid to late 1980s.
Featured tracks include the Bernard Edwards produced magic of 'Don't You Want Me (Remix)' by Jody Wately, the Kurtis Mantronik Trap-blueprint-brilliance of Nocera's infectious 'Summertime, Summertime', the Armand Van Helden sampled smash 'Do You Want It Right Now' by Siedah Garrett and the timeless pop classics 'Crush On You' and 'Tell It To My Heart' by The Jets and Taylor Dayne, respectively.
Perfect for the beach, gym or your next B-Boy/B-Girl showdown. Download and enjoy the sizzle...


Shannon - Stronger Together
Sweet Sensation - Hooked On You
Wish f/Fonda Rae - Touch Me (All Night Long)
Jody Watley - Don't You Want Me (Remix)
Taylor Dayne - Tell It To My Heart
Carmen - Time To Move
Brenda K. Starr - What You See Is What You Get
Nu Shooz - Don't Let Me Be The One
Jets - Crush On You
Pretty Poison - Catch Me I'm Falling
Siedah Garrett - Do You Want It Right Now
Eileen Flores - Touch Me With Your Heart
The Jets - Cross My Broken Heart (Extended Version)
Xena - On The Upside
Pyjama Party - Yo No Sé
Exposé - Point Of No Return
Vikki Love With Nuance - Just Love You
Exposé - Come Go With Me (Extended Mix)
Rochelle - Magic Man
Angela - All Hung Up
Nocera - Summertime


Rock & Soul "Blend Off" DJ Competition

I don't know, I think DJ Ease has a legitimate gripe for not winning this. What do you all think? Respect to all deejays still doing live blends. Few may appreciate you, but those who know, know. 1st and 2nd place finishers after the jump.

DJ Butta L @ Rock & Soul Holiday Party 2013

The soul of hip hop will always be in NYC. The backbone of hip hop will always be the deejay. The Mecca for deejays will forever be Rock & Soul (IMO). Hopefully, it won't take 11 months for Rock & Soul to post their 2014 Holiday Party videos.

Pullin from the Stacks (Ep. 5) - DJ Ian Head

Another excellent episode of choice cuts to get you through the day. Brought to you by the dusty crate digger, Ian Head.

Back with some funky covers and heavy soul. Tracklisting: Black Pearl, Freda Payne, Curtis Mayfield, Cal Tjader, Willie Bobo, Ella Fitzgerald, Sly and the Family, Incredible Bongo Band, Rare Earth, Freddy Robinson, Pete Seeger.