While She Slept (Mona Lisa) - Pipomixes

 

My daughter slept in our room for the first 5 months of her life (she actually slept in our bed in my wife's arms for the first 3 months).  During these first 5 months, it was lights outs at the Mixes household at around 8pm where my wife and I would just lay still hoping that nothing would wake the baby.  It was during these nights that this mix was created.  I spent hours on end, night after night, listening to massive amounts of music playing through my headphones.  Much of the music playing in my headphones during this time was music that I probably would have never listened to under more ordinary circumstances.  As I would engage in the nightly ritual of listening to music, I would take notes in my iphone's notepad to identify which songs I thought would blend well with each other.  Once my wife and I were able to transition my daughter to her own room I was able to finagle some turntable time for myself while she slept to actually lay the mix down (mostly in headphones of course).

The mix includes music from $1 bin records whose names I don't remember, dusty finger breaks, Oddisee, Will Sessions, Ghostface, Beat less, Jay Electronica, El Michels Affair, J. Rocc, Damu, Blackalicious, Madlib, Spinna, Gravediggaz, PUTS, David Axelrod, Slum Village, Dilla, and more...  For those of you who enjoy my mixes, you will enjoy.  TRUST ME.

18 comments:

Rudy Martinez said...

That shit was dope. Reminded me of some old KCRW vibe shit. Makes me want to start smoking weed again!

Binh said...

Positive! Just the type of layering mix I like, thanks a lot! Didn't manage to associate all sound snippets to the according tracks yet, but the GFK acapella drops where already a fine treat.

ADA said...

really good through and through! your daughter is lucky to have such a musical upbringing, blessings Pipo!

Anonymous said...

Pipo, I haven't pressed 'PLAY' yet - just want to let you know that I've been waiting for this since you announced it. . .

DJ Kikkoman said...

Glad you were able to finagle some turntable time Pipo!! Can't wait to hear it...

*Kikko*

Eric Nord said...

Pipo stepping up his game! I'm definitely feeling the instrumental/jazzy/downtempo vibe on this one. Plus, you've got the quick-mix, sample trainspotter action. The limited vocals add spice without detracting from the vibe. I'm on my 2nd playback.

pipomixes said...

That's high praise from the Mixtape King! I'll take it.

Anonymous said...

A very pleasant mix, nice one Pipo!

Anonymous said...

Nice Pip0!!

thanks for all you do... thanks for blessing us with great musical journeys....

-bird

Anonymous said...

. . .Pipo, your daughter will be so blessed to rediscover this after some years - make sure you burn or tape it, you must preserve this in physical format (for her). This is the crown jewel of your published material.

Anonymous said...

I swear your mixes seem to go by really fast, your mastery of mix-flow leaves me speechless. Props.

pipomixes said...

I'm glad to hear everybody is enjoying the mix. Thank you for all the nice words. Compiling the mix was as much fun as actually doing the mix.

Thank you for everybody's continued support of the blog.

p76 said...

tres dope!

whiteanduptight said...

nice mix, thanx!

Bowls said...

Damn dude...this is legit! Really nice job here.

Anonymous said...

props kid. 9zero till infinity type style. feeling mixture to the fullest. blendzzzzzz

Anonymous said...

THANKS PIPO LOVE THIS

JSAND

Anonymous said...

wow, dope mix...
from one dad to another.
Dadsdiggin'