To inaugurate our Boiler Room debut in Philadelphia DJ Jazzy Jeff takes us on a 2 hour ride. It’s been far too long since our last session with him in London, catch him here on his home turf.
**New Show Alert** Funk Flex presents "5 Minutes of Funk". Every week, Funk Flex will invite an elite DJ to scratch, blend and show some of their skill set. Don't forget to tune in every week and to press the subscribe button as well. Oh, and don't play yourself and press the play button.
Hudson Mohawke liberates the 10th installment of his annual "Valentines Slow Jams" mixtape series. Stream or download below.
Download: Hudson Mohawke - Valentines Slow Jams X
In love with Hip Hop since 1988, 12 Finger Dan is still rocking the real ish as he proves with his latest Snowgoons Best Of Mix. "The Snowgoons discography is pretty impressive. Over the past decade the Goons did tracks with well respected artists and Hip Hop legends. With the release of their latest album "Goon Bap", it`s time to put together a Best Of mix and show respect for their work.", explains the DJ from Hamburg/Germany, who is also part of the Soulbrotha producer duo.
From their 2007 debut "German Lugers", the collabo albums with Onyx and M.O.P. to the current output "Goon Bap", 12 Finger Dan gives an overview on the Snowgoons career over the past ten years.
Download: 12 Finger Dan - Best Of Snowgoons Mix
"Last friday I performed a J Dilla tribute set in Brussels (Belgium)... enjoy! 1 SP 404sx + 1 turntable + 1 laptop. RIP Dilla Dawg!"
With his expertly crafted and all-vinyl new mix, Massachusetts-based deejay/producer DJ Manipulator shows love to the genre that birthed Hip-Hop as we know it. "Jazz Is Everything" is thirty music-packed minutes of Jazz cuts that later served as the inspiration (and backbone) of a bevy of classic rap joints. From start to finish, Manip uses "Jazz Is Everything" to drive home the point that Jazz is indeed damn-near everything. That's because all of the material on here have been sampled in one way or another (and often multiple times) to create the instrumentals of so many beloved songs. And those songs run the gamut from De La Soul's "Stakes Is High", to Method Man & Redman's "Maaad Crew", to Gang Starr's "ALONGWAYTOGO". The end result is a wonderfully mixed tip of the hat to both the original artists (including Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, and Stevie Wonder) and the hip-hop legends who sampled them (including J Dilla, Pete Rock, and Clark Kent). It also helps to educate younger listeners just getting into Hip-Hop—and hopefully Jazz, too—and those older heads just looking for something smooth to listen to this weekend.
DJ Manipulator dropped his latest original music, the Conway-featured burner "2 Drums", this past fall. Expect more from the deejay/producer in the coming months, but until then, kick back with this funky and, of course, jazzy mix.
Hit the jump for the full tracklisting.
Chillout mixes and discusses his roots as a DJ with DJ Enuff on National DJ Day.
For National DJ Day, Enuff interviews DJ Scratch about how he got started and what motivates him. Scratch of course shows off some of his skills.