Given my propensity to be really into beat-driven music, it should come as no surprise that I prefer instrumental hip-hop to the lyrical variety. Not that there’s anything wrong with vocal hip-hop, but I often feel like the beats are lost in translation. Here’s a double shot of instrumental hip-hop that’s perfect for anytime of […]

What do you get when you combine dancehall vocals with UK funky house (aka 4/4 UK Garage)? Gabriel Heatwave’s Funky Bashment mix. This mix was originally featured on XLR8R’s Podcast in late September. If you dig this type of vibe you can get more from Heatwave’s website/blog. The Heatwave – Funky Bashment Mix (right click, […]

If you love the Purple One, you’re going to wet yourself over this Prince mix by Canadian DJ U-Tern. Check the tracklist below… Tracklist: Prince – Wet Dream Cousin (Unreleased) Prince – Something In The Water (Does Not Compute) (Demo Version) Prince – Do Yourself A Favour (Unreleased) Prince – I Could Never Take The […]

DJ Andy Smith of Portishead fame has made quite a few of his DJ mixes available to the world at large. His Radio 1 Essential Mix set from April 1995 is probably the best of the efforts I’ve heard. Its a highly entertaining mix of hip-hop, jazz, classic Portishead tracks, and plenty of soul. Right […]

This one speaks for itself. Classic GZA and Wu-Tang. Filetype: mp3 Time: 1:20 Size: 85mb Bitrate: 192kbps GZA – Wordplay Master (Hosted by J-Love) Tracklist: 01. GZA-Fame (Remix) 02. GZA-Clan In Da Front 03. GZA-I Gotcha Back 04. GZA ft. Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa & Ol’ Dirty Bastard-Duel Of The Iron Mic 05. GZA ft. […]

Atlanta DJ, and all around good guy, Bobble checks in with links to some of his classic mixes. Bobble’s Podomatic Site. My personal favs: Wooly Pomposities “Side A of a mixtape made for the BULLETPROOF mixtape distributor in Pittsburgh, PA. Bulletproof are the folks who hosted Steel City Jungle, which is said to be the […]

This clip features Sister Nancy, whose now-legendary tune “Bam Bam” was made popular through being played in the film Belly. What I love about Nancy is that she looks like a school mom who just dropped her kids off before going in and slaughtering the dance. Here she is alongside the great Killa Man Jaro […]