RECESS Intermission

RECESS INTERMISSION

Feeling good! Had fun making a mix for the good folks at RECESS. Check out all the other great Intermission music selections. October 2013.

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  1. BEN WESTBEECH So Good Today (feat The Dap-Kings)
  2. JMSN Love & Pain (Kaytranada Remix)
  3. BROTHER JACK MCDUFF Oblighetto (Platurn Scenario Edit)
  4. RENE & ANGELA I Love You More
  5. SOUL II SOUL Back To Life (LNTG Forbidden Interpretation)
  6. OMAR Feeling You (feat. Stevie Wonder)
  7. MAXWELL Sumthin' Sumthin' (ESTA. Remix)
  8. LEON WARE Orchids For The Sun (feat. Quadron)

YOUR DADDY LOVES YOU (OAKMONT MIX)

YOUR DADDY LOVES YOU (OAKMONT MIX)

I added some beats to Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson's "Your Daddy Loves You" from their classic 1974 album "Winter In America." Made originally for LittleBigCassius (see below), the track is here for others to play. Happy pappy day! 112 bpm, 320k. June 2010.

  1. Your Daddy Loves You (Oakmont Mix)   download  mp3, 7.1MB

LITTLEBIGCASSIUS

LITTLEBIGCASSIUS

Cassius, your daddy loves you! This was a mix for my son turning the magical five. The name and artwork was a play on his favorite game LittleBigPlanet (which also features the DJ Krush track). May 2010.

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  1. GIL SCOTT-HERON Parents (Interlude)
  2. VISIONEERS The World Is Yours (Extended)
  3. GHOSTFACE KILLAH The Sun (feat Raekwon, Slick Rick, and RZA)
  4. THE METERS Handclapping Song
  5. DJ KRUSH Song 2
  6. TOWA TEI Happy (Q-Tip Remix Dub)
  7. SLICK RICK It's A Boy (Large Professor Remix)
  8. EL MICHELS AFFAIR   C.R.E.A.M.
  9. APPLE JUICE KID SnapMusic
  10. LORDS OF THE UNDERGROUND Funky Child
  11. JACKSON 5   ABC (Salaam Remi Krunk-A-Delic Party Mix)
  12. HUGH MASEKELA Grazing In The Grass
  13. OMAR Be Thankful (feat Angie Stone) (Blaze Mix)
  14. GIL SCOTT-HERON & BRIAN JACKSON Your Daddy Loves You (Oakmont Mix)
  15. THE ROOTS Din Da Da
  16. SERGIO MENDES Here Comes The Sun

MR. FIVES - Hot Wax

MR. FIVES - HOT WAX

Hot Wax hosts Freddy and Marky asked my great friend and dj partner The Selecter DJ Kirk and me to represent Mr. Fives musically one night on the decks. A week before the party we dropped a special Mr. Fives mix. May 2010.

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  1. TERRY CALLIER I Don't Want To See Myself
  2. LOOSE ENDS Time Is Ticking
  3. YOUNG DISCIPLES Get Yourself Together
  4. MARY J. BLIGE Real Love (Talkin Love Mix)
  5. INNOCENCE Let's Push It (Big Beat Mix)
  6. MICHELLE GAYLE Looking Up
  7. ASWAD Need Your Love (Each & Every Day)
  8. BARRINGTON LEVY Come On Little Girl
  9. ECCLETON JARRETT Turn On The Heat
  10. HOME T, COCOA TEA & SHABBA RANKS Pirates Anthem
  11. DREAM WARRIORS & GANG STARR I Lost My Ignorance (Tim Bran Remix)
  12. MASTERS AT WORK Get Up
  13. A TRIBE CALLED QUEST Buggin' Out
  14. EQUATION My Life
  15. AFTER 7 Can't Stop (One World 12")
  16. CARON WHEELER UK Black (Massive 7")
  17. LAFAYETTE AFRO ROCK BAND Hihache
  18. STETSASONIC Talkin' All That Jazz (Dominoes Vocal)
  19. ORGANIZED KONFUSION Walk Into The Sun (Bill K Mix)
  20. THE CHIMES Heaven (Summer Breeze Mix)

HANZO STEEL VOL. 2

HANZO STEEL VOL. 2

Part two of the Hanzo Steel series again in homage to Kill Bill with most of the usual suspects from the first round. Cover art for both by Billions McMillions. Also 2004.

  1. Billions McMillions - Intro, Vol. 2
  2. Bart Blackstone - Shepherd's Bounce
  3. Billions McMillions - Five-Point Exploding Heart Technique
  4. Billions McMillions - The Hanzo Style
  5. DJ Gerry V - Wide Lightning   download  mp3, 4.0MB
  6. DJ Gerry V - Enlightened Path   download  mp3, 7.3MB
  7. Bart Blackstone - Half-Japanesie (Green Hornet Hardcore Roar Remix)
  8. Bart Blackstone - The Wrath of Beatrix (Bonus Break)
  9. Billions McMillions - Hanzo Steel (Shepherd's Revenge)

HANZO STEEL VOL. 1

HANZO STEEL VOL. 1

A group of guys got together and made some mixes inspired by Tarantino’s Kill Bill film. Blackstone and Atari brought the noise from Cali while Billions and I got down in NYC. From 2004.

  1. Intro
  2. Bart Blackstone & DJ Atari - Bang Bang (Overture)
  3. Bart Blackstone & DJ Atari - Truck Turner (Can't Knock the Hustle)
  4. Billions McMillions - Missted Nerve
  5. Tokyo Interlude
  6. Bart Blackstone & DJ Atari - Battle Without Honor or Humanity
  7. Billions McMillions - Ironside Jumpoff
  8. DJ Gerry V - The Flower of Carnage (Fives Mix)   download  mp3, 5.6MB
  9. Bart Blackstone & DJ Atari - Twisted Nerve (Biter's Revenge Bonus Mix)

TRUE LOVES

TRUE LOVES

True chief Mike B asked me to make a Valentine’s Day promo one year. I answered with a somewhat semiautobiographical dj mix. So many mixtapes were borne from lovers angst and joy, and the host of emotions in between—this was my mixtape for Julie. The cover shows our kids on the roof of our old Brooklyn brownstone. February 2003.

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  1. TAKE 6 Spread Love (45 King remix)
  2. JURASSIC 5 FEAT. NELLY FURTADO Thin Line
  3. AVERAGE WHITE BAND School Boy Crush
  4. INDIA.ARIE Strength, Courage and Wisdom
  5. LIL’ MO FEAT. LIL’ KIM 10 Commandments
  6. MARLENA SHAW California Soul
  7. FAZE-O Riding High
  8. CRAIG DAVID FEAT. MOS DEF 7 Days (DJ Premier Remix)
  9. SADE By Your Side (Cottonbelly’s Fola Mix Edit)
  10. ROY AYERS UBIQUITY We Live In Brooklyn
  11. BROWNSTONE If You Love Me (Acappella) + JUSTICE SYSTEM Dedication to Bambaataa (Diamond D Reminisce-Strumental Mix)
  12. COMMON The Light
  13. N.E.R.D. Stay Together
  14. ANGIE STONE Wish I Didn’t Miss You (white label remix)
  15. CARMEN McRAE How Long Has This Been Going On? (MJ Cole Remix)
  16. AALIYAH One In A Million
  17. DR. BUZZARD’S ORIGINAL SAVANNAH BAND Sunshower

HARD DRIVE

HARD DRIVE (ELIMINATING BAD BLOCKS)

A continuous mix of soul, jazz, electronic, d&b and hip-hop. I only made a handful of these for a few folks interested at the time (Acid Jazz mailing list!). Reminds me personally of working and living in Manhattan. Firstborn Maceo does a little drop at the end. From 1998.

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  1. ROY AYERS UBIQUITY Life Is Just A Moment - Part II
  2. PRESSURE DROP Caught In Session
  3. SERGIO MENDES & BRASIL ‘66 For What It’s Worth
  4. ON First Time (More Rockers Remix)
  5. MILES DAVIS/BILL LASWELL Rated X (Doc Scott Remix)
  6. MAJOR FORCE PRODUCTIONS Doctor Dub
  7. SILENT POETS FEAT. INGRID SCHROEDER Cherry Tree (Attica Blues Remix)
  8. THE HEATH BROTHERS Smilin’ Billy Suite, Part II
  9. DJ KRUSH Kemuri + CHOCOLATE BAM BOO Test Da Rocket Launcha
  10. NUYORICAN SOUL Black Gold of the Sun (4hero Mix)
  11. DJ SHADOW Scatter Brain
  12. SQUAREPUSHER Cooper’s World
  13. RAY BRYANT Up Above the Rock
  14. D*NOTE Waiting Hopefully (4hero Mix)
  15. RYUICHI SAKAMOTO Anger (Rare Force 2 Meg Mix)
  16. NINA SIMONE See-Line Woman
  17. LALO SCHIFRIN The Human Fly (end)

WHITE LABEL, 1998

WHITE LABEL, 1998

More Sade mixes. I took the Clean Heart blend from 2WD and tried using Original Concept instead of Masta Ace. The results were mixed, no pun intended.

  1. War Of The Hearts, Fives Mix
  2. Clean Heart, Fives Mix
  3. War Of The Hearts, Fives Dub
  4. Clean Heart, Fives Beats

TABLE MANNERS

TABLE MANNERS, TM-001

Compilation EP by San Francisco djs The Pirate DJs (DJ Mind Motion, Da Riddim Selecta Rolo 1-3, DJ Ivan), DJ Pause, and myself. Released March 1995.

SIDE A

  1. The Pirate DJs - Make Some Noise
  2. Main Ingredienz - Back On Up (produced by Pause)
  3. Stereotype - Moving On (produced by Gerry V)
  4. Dayze - Straight Underground (produced by Pause)

SIDE B

  1. Dayze & Main Ingredienz - S.F.C. (produced by Pause)
  2. Taz & D-Low - WYSIWYG (produced by The Pirate DJs)
  3. Stereotype - Moving Beats (produced by Gerry V)
  4. The Pirate DJs - Wicked Good To Me

2-WHEEL DRIVE

2-WHEEL DRIVE

While I recorded a few mixtapes over the years, this was the first I actually saved, gave out, and still listen to. I originally made it in 1994 and revisited it ten years later since my cassette player gave up the ghost a long time ago. By 2004 mashups were everywhere, but in 94 we just called them blends.

SIDE 1   download  mp3, 50.5MB

  1. BILL COSBY  Driving In San Francisco (Excerpt)
  2. TUFF CREW  Going The Distance
  3. MASTA ACE INCORPORATED  Born To Roll (Instrumental) + SADE Clean Heart
  4. DE LA SOUL FEAT. MACEO PARKER  I Be Blowin’
  5. BLACKALICIOUS Swan Lake
  6. BBT-1 TEST PRESSING
  7. THAT’S HOW IT IS The Beat Is Over (Instrumental) + MASTERS AT WORK FEAT. SCREECHIE Dan Give It To Me (Acappella)
  8. BUJU BANTON Deportees (Transporter Subway Instrumental) + JUNGLE BROTHERS On The Road Again (Remix Acappella)
  9. A TRIBE CALLED QUEST Check The Rhime + MACEO PARKER/FRED WESLEY Track Number One
  10. YOUNG DISCIPLES Funky Yeh Funki (Mek It)
  11. YOUNG DISCIPLES FEAT. MASTA ACE Talkin’ What I Feel
  12. COOL WORLD ENSEMBLE It’s A Cool World + ORGANIZED KONFUSION Fudge Pudge (Acappella)
  13. ME’SHELL NDGÉOCELLO If That’s Your Boyfriend (Existential Meditation Mix)

SIDE 2   download  mp3, 63.9MB

  1. UNITED FUTURE ORGANIZATION Moondance (Moon Chant, Unkle Remix) + KRS-ONE Hip-Hop Vs Rap (Acappella)
  2. HEN-GEE & EVIL-E Hermana Tan Linda (Instrumental)
  3. RUN DMC Peter Piper (Instrumental) + JOCELYN BROWN Love’s Gonna Get You
  4. AVA CHERRY Gimme Gimme (Radio Boot Mix)
  5. SOULS OF MISCHIEF 93 ‘Til Infinity (Instrumental) + SOUL II SOUL Back To Life
  6. MARVIN GAYE “T” Plays It Cool + GANG STARR Just To Get A Rep (Acappella)
  7. THE BRAND NEW HEAVIES Never Stop (Heavy Beats Mix) + ERIC B. & RAKIM I Know You Got Soul (Acappella)
  8. MAD LION Take It Easy
  9. DJ SHADOW & THE GROOVE ROBBERS DJ Shadow’s Theme
  10. DJ KRUSH Edge Of Blue
  11. GRANT GREEN Down Here On The Ground + THE PHARCYDE Passin Me By (Acappella)
  12. RAMSEY LEWIS Les Fleurs + NAS IT Ain’t Hard To Tell (Acappella)

WHITE LABEL, 1994

WHITE LABEL, 1994

As a big fan of Sade, I always managed to get her songs in play, especially live blending her vocals with some rugged beats underneath. This was an early attempt to record some of those ideas. Even though the audio mixdown and mastering was poor (sorry my bad), the record made its way around the world, eventually rebooted on vinyl and cd a few times over, mostly for the Bonus Kiss Mix.

  1. Wrong Dub   download  mp3, 6.5MB
  2. Bonus Kiss Mix   download  mp3, 14.4MB
  3. Bonus Smooth Mix   download  mp3, 11.8MB
  4. Bonus Nothing Mix   download  mp3, 10.4MB