Ras G entered the dimensions a year ago. Perhaps he never left. Ras was always on some other ish. For all of us stuck in the Third Dimension, he is very missed.
Seamless uptempo mix for those in need of their spirits lifted.
"The only time you wear a Tuxedo is when it's time to party."
I put this fix together on the fly for a family road trip earlier in the year. Nothing fancy, smooth transitions, no bad language, just a whole lot of funk. Pop this on, it's the soundtrack to your summer.
Tuxedo are Mayer Hawthorne (Aquarius) and Jake One (Taurus). Their collaboration as Tuxedo began with an exchange of mixtapes way back in 2006 and through their love of 80s soul and funk. Their music is a throwback to the funk and boogie of the eighties, heavy in bass synth and catchy grooves and choruses.
Tuxedo’s body of work, while wholly original, is an exercise in honoring its forebears, recalling the future-funk wobble of Zapp, Gap, Jam/Lewis and Junie Morrison, while nodding lyrically to Mtume, Jodeci and Cameo.
If you've never hear of Tuxedo before, welcome to your new favorite group. You're welcome!
The Beat Junkies performed a 12-hour marathon mix on Sunday. Unfortunately, most DJs are no longer archiving their sets on Twitch to avoid being taken down. However, there are dozens of snippets that you can watch HERE to give you some inspiration.
Bowls delivers the second, Highly Recommended edition of jazz cuts sampled by J. Dilla. Props to Bowls for discovering some hidden gems that are mostly unknown by the dustiest of crate diggers. The mix highlights Bowls' talents as a digger; as well as Dilla's wizardry of manipulating sample sources.
Recorded nearly 7 years after the first volume, Another Token Jazz Hour is my second 60-minute mix of jazz records sampled by Jay Dee AKA J Dilla. All tracks were ripped from 100% original vinyl pressings, except for the 2 songs that were only issued on CD/cassette. As for the music itself, this journey dives a bit deeper than its predecessor. 70+ samples referencing everything from the classics to the largely-unknown. At its core, though, it’s just like the first one - an earnest tribute to his ear and passion for music, his timeless contributions, and his legacy as the greatest beatmaker ever. Enjoy, please share it, and thank you for listening!
Part 2 of Doobie Howser's Doom opus.