The Cover Mix - Mixed by Nightmares On Wax

 

“I made this mix after my interview and conversation with Ralph Moore for Mixmag, and it's inspired by lots of the music and references we were discussing. I wanted to do a mix for Mixmag you wouldn’t usually get going through soul, funk, reggae, disco, R&B and house. All the songs are tunes I’ve been digging this past year during the pandemic. I had a lot of fun digging records for this mix and recorded it live in my studio The Other Ship in Ibiza.”

Paid in Full (Originals) - Mixed by DJ Big Texas

 

Last mix we heard from DJ Big Texas was his Originals mix of Jay Electronica's album. As you may recall, that album and mix dropped just as our COVID world was beginning. Was a little worried about for a minute. Great to hear DJ Big Texas back in the mix.

ITS BEEN A LONG TIME, I SHOULDN'T HAVE LEFT YOU WITHOUT A STRONG MIX TO STEP TO, THINKING OF HOW MANY WEAK MIXES YOU SLEPT THROUGH "TIME'S UP" I'M SORRY I KEPT YOU!!
BIG TEXAS IS BACK, STRONGER THAN EVER!! THIS TIME HE FOLLOWS UP WITH HIS UNRELEASED MIXTAPE SPENT (4YEARS) IN THE VAULTS...BE SURE YOU LIKE SHARE AND SUBSCRIBE!! AND REMEMBER,
THIS IS A BIG TEXAS SPECIAL EDITION!!!! ITS GREAT TO BE HERE, RIGHT WHERE I BELONG!!!

The Foundation 9/18/21 (The Dramatics and E-Swift)

 

Tonight on The Foundation the first half of the show is dedicated to The Dramatics and artists that sampled their work. The second half I spin some of my favorite E-Swift (of Tha Alkaholiks) productions and samples. He's always been one of my favorites and, in my opinion, his work is criminally underrated. Tap in Saturdays from 10-11 PM EST on Radio Free Brooklyn.

Jailhouse Lawyers Mixtape - Mixed by DJ Ian Head

 

I really respect where DJ Ian Head is trying to go with his latest mixes. He is trying to use his craft of record knowledge (and mixing them together) to do something a little bit different, and say something. THIS IS WHAT ALL DJs SHOULD BE DOING! Push the boundaries and do something a little bit different. Highly Recommended.

Last month the latest edition of the Jailhouse Lawyer's Handbook was released by the Center for Constitutional Rights and the National Lawyer's Guild. Anyone in prison can write to either organization for a free copy, and family and friends can view and download copies at jailhouselaw.org. As part of the release, award-winning journalist and jailhouse lawyer Mumia Abu-Jamal recorded a segment on Prison Radio (prisonradio.org) regarding the critically important work of Jailhouse Lawyers. The Center for Constitutional Rights, where I work, also recorded a podcast featuring JLH co-editor and senior staff attorney Chinyere Ezie discussing the latest edition of the handbook. You can listen to that full podcast here: ccrjustice.org/activist-files

Also in the past month, the legend Brian Jackson released his new album with Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge on their label Jazz is Dead. It's an incredible piece of music and I recommend everyone purchase it! You can grab a copy here: thebrianjackson.bandcamp.com/album/bria…son-jid008

I decided it might be fun to throw together a quick mix of parts of Brian Jackson's new album beneath the important words of Mumia and my colleague Chinyere. It's a short mix, just around 15 minutes long, but hope everyone takes a moment to listen. Jailhouse Lawyer's are doing unbelievable legal and advocacy work from inside prison walls that is often unheard and unappreciated on the outside.

Many thanks to all who appear on this mix!