This week we’re offering up mixes of hip hop, disco & funk, and house from some of the best producers (and their dads) in the game. Enjoy.
J Dilla: Back to the Crib
Ten years after his death, Dilla still manages to impress. This tape was recorded at the turn of the millenium and jumps between 50 different tracks in 45 minutes; the man had talent.
There’s some absolute classics in here, including Chaka Khan’s ‘Ain’t Nobody’, Hall & Oates’ ‘I Can’t Go For That’ and Evelyn Champagne King’s ‘I’m In Love’. Clean cuts all of them.
Floating Points & Jamie xx – NTS
These two excellent selectors provide feel-good vibes for two hours of disco, soul and a few house bangers thrown in for good measure.
It’s the number one mix in the soul and house charts on Mixcloud for good reason.
Krystal Klear and his dad on Rinse FM
Dublin’s own Krystal Klear takes his dad on the air for a special mix of tunes that influenced him and his taste in disco music. His papa used to be a pirate radio DJ in the ’70s and ’80s alongside Gerry Ryan, so he knows what he’s doing behind a radio desk.
Anyone with an interest in music in modern Ireland, this one’s for you.
Lone Dekmantel Podcast 084
Lone is one of the best producers around in terms of cultivating a different sound for each release, while still managing to sound distinctly like himself, and this mix does something very similar.
Sultry grooves sit alongside jackin’ house and dark acid house tunes with ease. Listen out for some unreleased gems from Lone himself.
Fatima’s maple syrup waffle mix
Eglo Records’ head soulstress Fatima doles up a sweet and sticky mix jumping from footwork to hip hop, and finishing up with her slow and smooth cover of Ty Dolla $ign’s ‘Straight Up’ over a DJ Screw beat.