A new mix has emerged from New York based producer MNTN. One of the main producers for r’n’b artist BOYSLASHFRIEND and rapper/singer GETOVERHER. For the mix MNTN lends his support to the protestors at Standing Rock. The mix itself is an audio journey through different genres and soundscapes featuring everything from J Dilla to Nine Inch Nails. In this highly politically charged year, this mix serves as a social commentary that borrows from protest music both new and old.
Gucci Mane’s release from prison was widely celebrated by rap fans the world over. The news of his release spread quick and true to form Gucci already released a new track ‘First Day Out the Feds’. His career has not been without it’s share of controversy but through it all he’s been one of the most prolific and influential rap artists of our time. You’d be hard pressed to name a producer or artist he hasn’t worked with at this point. A great primer on his life story is this FADER piece that was released last year.
As a fan of his music I am glad to see that he’s getting so much love. This mix is a tribute to Guwop and features many of my favorite Guwop tracks to date. Listen to it on Soundcloud below or click through directly to it.
Im exited to present another mix in the series, this time from Deejay Ruckert founder of classical trax and the label Paradise rhythm. Not only is he an excellent arbiter of new electronic music, he’s a skilled selector in his own right putting together this electric 90 minute mix for you guys. The mix goes in many different directions but maintains it’s progressive hard hitting DNA throughout. In Rueckert’s own words he describes the mix below.
I wanted to make a mix that represents raw club music, hence the opening. All the music in the mix is pushing forward the sound of grime and club. Make sure you lookout out for releases from my label, Paradise Rhythm as well as my new curated mix series, Mutations.
Thanks your friend…Deejay Rueckert
Today I’m excited to bring back the Third Looks mix from Brooklyn based DJ and producer owwwls. He recently collaborated with Princess Nokia‘s on her debut mixtape ‘Metallic Butterfly’ and has recorded a uptempo soundtrack filled with underground club music.
For a better idea of what to expect, I asked owwwls to intro the mix
This mix closely reflects my current club music influences. Wanted to put something together hard hitting and atmospheric, with influences of RnB, Trap, and New Bass/Garage, with some Kawaii and Big Room elements.
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We got another mix for you this time by New York based Ibe Soliman. He’s a DJ and producer who has worked with the likes of Faith Evans, Keyshia Cole, Rick Ross, and Kendrick Lamar. Heading into a Spring, check out this upbeat and fast moving mix that will get bodies moving at your next function.
“Slowly but surely Jersey Club has been creeping into my sets so I put together some songs I dig with some remixes i did, and some other spring time joints.” – Ibe Soliman
I hit up Zul from Singapore to select sounds for Third Looks Mix 002. Zul is not only a DJ; he runs a fantastic website that covers a range of electronic music called Subvert HQ (Facebook Page). I asked him to just give a quick brief about what listeners can expect from the hour long mix.
“I’ve been influenced by the deeper end of drum ‘n’ bass – the styles known as microfunk or Autonomic – for awhile now. This mix blends together some of the style’s best tunes in recent years, I just hope people like the selection as much as I’ve I had fun putting it together.”
I’ve been wanting to add an music component to Third Looks for some time now. I’ve been listening to more and more mixes through soundcloud through the last year and figured why not share sounds from some of my favorite DJs/producers with you directly. I really like the experience of putting on a well curated mix and just zoning out to it. I intend for this to become a regular feature on the site and I’d love to hear any feedback you may have on this initial offering.
First up in the series is a mix by Note of PTP (Purple Tape Pedigree). He may be a familiar face to some of you as he’s been featured in a style profile here some time ago. When I first heard the mix, I wasn’t familiar with most of the tracks or artists on here, but it was learning experience that was worth the investment. This is the sort of mix play practically anywhere, whether you’re getting work done at the office or drinking with friends at the crib.
I asked Note to describe the mix in a sentence and this is what he submitted. But I suggest you just throw on a good pair of headphones or play this on a deserving system and hear it for yourself.
You can follow Note on twitter
Dime MTL are fine purveyors of skate videos and honest street apparel and accessories. For their latest caper Dime tapped Tommy Kruise to launch their series of mixtapes with this slow-simmered summer banger entitled ‘Porn for the Blind’. The mix has is sprinkled with well-selected rap vocals laid and should be considered highly-priority listening for these August nights. Check below to both stream and download the mix.
Also of note is today’s release of the Dime ‘Fruit of the Loom’ t-shirt. The shirt is a literal inside-out flip, bringing the Fruit of the Loom tag graphic to the forefront.
My personal favorite graphic by Dime is the ‘Visage’ T-shirt which has just been re-stocked. Both t-shirts can be purchased on the online shop for $30.
DJ Benji B brought something special for the holiday season with this mix he created in tandem with a 16-piee string section. I first heard this mix through the speakers at Nomad in Toronto and it’s been on blast at home ever since. In it he re-imagines songs by a who’s who of top musicmakers in 2012: Dwele, Bok Bok, TNGHT, Kanye West, Flying Lotus and Jeremih. It’s worth it simply for the flawless version of Drake – Headlines alone but don’t take my word for it, the stream can be found below.
Watch a video of the mix live on youtube below.
Alternatively you can stream the 120 min audio mix through the BBC radio site.