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.