TrackBlasters Radio: 25.02.19

Da More Fire Monday – The Correct Flava To Start Your Week!

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Off The Record: DJ Premier On D’Angelo’s “Devil’s Pie” [Video]

There’s a story behind every song. Whether the track was conceived via email exchange, crafted in-studio or pieced together using unreleased material, there’s always a story—the only variable is who tells it. Today, on MASS APPEAL’s Off The Record, that “who” is DJ Premier. The legendary beatsmith and disc jockey has been behind some of music’s most pivotal moments and movements, from producing on Nas’s ‘Illmatic’ to commandeering Christina Aguilera’s ‘Back to Basics’ album more than a decade later, and the many worlds of hypnotic scratches and snares that fall in between. But Preemo will never forget the night he got a call from D’Angelo as he left a studio session with Canibus—that call led to the session that produced “Devil’s Pie.” “I was leaving [the studio] and my phone just happened to ring,” Preemo recalls. “Just, on the humble, it was D. He was like ‘Yo, what you doing?’ I said, ‘I’m just leaving the studio with Canibus. We were working on something but the track didn’t work out.’ He goes, ‘Can I hear it?’ I said, ‘Yeah. It’s just a bass line, though, not a lot of stuff happening.’ I went over there, played it, and he just starts going, ‘Yo! I want this.’” To boot, when Premier showed up, he was surrounded by J Dilla, Alchemist and ?uestlove. In hindsight, there’s no way that session could’ve resulted in something any less than spectacular. The proof is in the pudding—and the pie. Enjoy the full story above.

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TrackBlasters Radio: 03.03.17

Da Fat Friday Afternoon – The Official Soundtrack To Your Weekend Host: DJ P.R. Happy Friday, ya’ll! Press play and enjoy. Record Of The Day: THEY. – Deep End Playlist Thundercat feat. Kendrick Lamar – Walk On By Childish Gambino – Redbone Wale feat. Lil Wayne – Fashion Week Big Sean feat. The-Dream – Sunday Morning Jetpack DJ Khaled feat. Beyonce & Jay-Z – Shining **Record Of The Day** THEY. – Deep End Thundercat feat. Wiz Khalifa – Drink Dat TLC – Diggin’ On You (Kaytranada Edit) Fat Joe & Remy Ma feat. Ty Dolla $ign – Money Showers The Game – However Do You Want It **Throwback** The Game feat. 50 Cent – Hate It Or Love It Snoop Dogg feat. Dr. Dre & D’Angelo – Imagine D’Angelo feat. Method Man & Redman – Left & Right Jonell feat. Method Man – Round & Round (Remix) Method Man – Break Ups 2 Make Ups Download here (right click and save as…)

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TrackBlasters Radio: 24.02.17

Da Fat Friday Afternoon – The Official Soundtrack To Your Weekend Host: DJ P.R. Happy Friday, ya’ll! Press play and enjoy. Record Of The Day: Thundercat feat. Kendrick Lamar – Walk On By Playlist SZA – Drew Barrymore 6LACK & Jhene Aiko – First Fuck **Record Of The Day** Thundercat feat. Kendrick Lamar – Walk On By Big Sean feat. Jeremih – Light DJ Khaled feat. Beyonce & Jay-Z – Shining Fat Joe & Remy Ma feat. The-Dream & Vindata – Heartbreak **ASAP Yams aka Stevearelli The Don Presents “Spread Those Cheeks Girl Volume 1 (Side A)” Brandy – I Wanna Be Down SWV – Anything Soul For Real feat. Heavy D – Candy Rain (Remix) Monica – Just One Of Those Days D’Angelo – Brown Sugar Jodeci feat. Raekwon – Freek’n You (Remix) Ghost Town DJ’s – My Boo Mona Lisa feat. The Lost Boyz – Can’t Be Wastin My Time Allure feat. Nas – Head Over Heels TLC – Creep Groove Theory – Keep Tryin’ Zhane feat. Busta Rhymes – It’s A Party (J Dilla Remix) Stephen Simmonds feat. Big L – I Can’t Do That Download here (right click and save as…)

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