Important Blog Announcement

 

As some of you may have already picked up on; I've taken to posting mixes on my Twitter account. A variety of factors have motivated this experiment. One, it's just easier for me to tweet mixes and share them from my twitter account. Two, there's a lot more traffic on social media than there is on blogs these days.

The blog will remain active. Going forward I'll use the blog for editorials, along with promoting the most elite of elite mixes. Consider it a new category more prestigious than the Highly Recommended label. My hope is that this change will keep me spreading mixes, and continue to preserve and celebrate the art form of the mixtape.

Fugees: The Score 25th Anniversary Mix Vol.1 - Mixed by DJ Filthy Rich

 

Celebrating 25 years of Fugees classic LP 'The Score' with a mix of rarities, remixes, blends + original samples. One of the reasons I liked this album was the fusion of dancehall reggae & island culture, so I took it a step further and added Cutty Ranks, Mad Lion, Buju Banton, Bounty Killer, Born Jamericans & Kulcha Don to the mix. Vol.2 coming soon... SOCIALS: www.instagram.com/djfilthyrich/ twitter.com/djfilthyrich416 www.facebook.com/DJ-Filthy-Rich-572216909601122/ www.youtube.com/user/djfilthyrich1/videos

Pullin from the Stacks - Episode 180 (School Band Records) - DJ Ian Head

 

This past weekend I hit up Egon's store Rappcats where DJ Shadow was selling some of his vast collection. I missed the opening day but snuck in and out on Sunday with a random high school band record, featuring a nice cover of Freddie Hubbard's "Little Sunflower" as well as some original tunes. That record reminded me I'd been wanting to do a school band episode of Pullin for awhile now, so it was a good inspiration to dig through my crate of very random college and high school music for a couple of my favorites. You never know what you're getting with these records - so many are poor quality recordings or cheesy renditions, but among the many there are some real gems. Hope you dig.