essential mixtape

Essential Mixtape Alert: DJ Young EZ – Guaranteed Raw Vol. 1

Essential Mixtape Alert: DJ Young EZ – Guaranteed Raw Vol. 1

Okayplayer’s Mixtape Mondays feature has opened me up to a whole new world of mixtapes. I am Jasmine, they are Aladdin and this particular mixtape is RUH RUH LIKE A DUNGEON DRAGON. DJ Young EZ describes Guaranteed Raw Vol. 1 as such: “An hour of classic 90s hip-hop shit cause Dipset is what’s ‘old school’(…)

Essential Mixtape Alert: Freeway + Girl Talk’s Broken Ankles

Essential Mixtape Alert: Freeway + Girl Talk’s Broken Ankles

SIX TRACKS OF FIRE! I mean, wow. I guess it’s not surprising that Freeway, Girl Talk and a host of guest stars including Waka Flocka Flame and Jadakiss would make something that went so incredibly hard, but still. WHOA. Broken Ankles is incredible. Download it for free on Datpiff! And also definitely watch the video(…)

Essential Mixtape Alert: The Hood Internet Volume 7

Essential Mixtape Alert: The Hood Internet Volume 7

YO! This mix has been out since April, but I keep coming back to it over + over + OVER whenever I need a life boost. If you like Drake, Purity Ring, Danny Brown, Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake, Juicy J, Trinidad James, Action Bronson, Tame Impala, Dirty Projectors, Robyn….really, if you like ANY music at(…)

Praise the Internet: CVS Bangers Volume 2

Praise the Internet: CVS Bangers Volume 2

GET IT, INNANET! DJ Hennessy Youngman is back with CVS Bangers Volume 2! It’s longer and stronger than the original – so that means like 50 times the airhorn and 5 times the sad white guys. My personal favorite moment comes during the bridge of “Manic Monday” – listen for it!

FACT Magazine: Essential Mixes for Days

FACT Magazine: Essential Mixes for Days

Dear friends, I’m about to drop a tip on you that may change your musical life. If you’d like to be exposed to new and interesting music that’s wrapped up in a fun and easy-to-consume package, please listen to FACT mixes. If you’re unfamiliar, FACT is a UK-based magazine (online-only as of 2009) and once(…)