A DJ Blendz PSA…

A quick reminder: In case any of my readers are interested, I do still have a few of these custom designed USB/flash drives for sale/ mixtape subscription. Just click on the ‘Contact Me/Subscription’ to purchase and/or get more information. The USB/flash drives all have one of my mixes in it so you won’t only be getting a nicely designed USB, you will be getting a DJ Blendz mix. All custom designs are in picture up top. Don’t sleep, get it while these particular ones last!

Essential 90’s beat tapes(Bandcamp)

Bandcamp Daily just did a drop on five essential 90’s beat tapes and among those these are the 3 stand-outs…

Pete Rock – Lost Sessions:

A goldmine of some previously unheard beats from one of the greatest producers of all time. Pete Rock’s Lost Sessions are full of the kind of bouncy, soulful tracks, similar to those found on classics like Soul Survivor and INI’s Center Of Attention. The entire tape is exceptional but tracks like “Vibes,” Flash Back,” and “Blue Monday” stand out for their adept drum programming, elastic bass, and blissful atmosphere.

K-Def – Beats From The 90’s Vol 1:

K-Def is the producer of countless classic ‘90s rap records from Lords Of The Underground, World Renown, and Real Live. K-Def came up under the tutelage of sampling and production pioneer Marley Marl. His Beats From The 90s series gives listeners a snapshot of the head-nodding material that he was creating throughout the decade.

DJ Spinna – 1997 Beat Tape:

Equally gifted as a maker of both hip-hop and house music, DJ Spinna’s production discography spans genres as well as decades. His 1997 Beat Tape showcases his talent for molding jazzy samples into stark drum and bass-heavy underground hip-hop.

DJ Blendz – August Mix 2019

My new mix is up with some of that good rap music, minus the trap beats and mumble rapping lol…

Ty Farris & Trox Ft. Noveliss – Seize It
Rome Streetz – World In My Palm
38 Spesh – Extendos
Recognize Ali – Colombian Marijuana
Dave East Ft. Max B – Wanna Be A G
Apathy – Be My Boo
Tha God Fahim – Danger
Diabolic – The Story
Nas – QB Politics
Es – Do Better Challenge
Joell Ortiz & Salaam Remi – Box Talk
Daddy O(Stetsasonic) Ft. Pos(De La Soul) – From My Hood 2 U
DITC Ft. Cory Gunz & David Bars – Like Us
Alchemist Ft. Schoolboy Q – WYGDTNS
Blu & Damu The Fudgemunk – Grey Heaven
Crimeapple & DJ Muggs – Telling Me Lies
Skyzoo & Pete Rock – It’s All Good
Kyo Itachi & Skanks Ft. Da Flyy Hooligan – I Had
Big Flip Papi Ft. Taj Mahal & RJ Payne – Live

To purchase this mix on custom USB click on ‘Contact Me/Mix Subscription’ on top of page

On the making of ‘Ms. Fat Booty’…

A portion of an article from Micro-Chop’s Gino Sorcinelli on the Aretha Franklin-sampled track by Ayatollah

The pain she channeled into the love-lorn music and vocals on “One Step Ahead” inspired Ayatollah to craft several renditions of the “Ms. Fat Booty” beat before deciding on the best version. As was the case in other Franklin-sampled 90s cuts like Onyx’s “Last Dayz” and Mobb Deep’s “Drop a Gem On ‘Em,” her voice makes the “Ms. Fat Booty” beat unforgettable. Her singing provides the perfect vocal elements for the hook and is also prominent throughout every other section of the song.

Around the time Ayatollah finalized the instrumental, he started developing a relationship with Rawkus records. The label’s A & Rs avoided listening to his beat tapes at first because of their busy schedules, but they changed their tune when he continued to show up at their offices on a regular basis with music to share.

One fateful day, Ayatollah arrived with a beat tape containing “Ms. Fat Booty” and earned himself a seat in the Rawkus conference room. Mos Def was so impressed by the work on this tape that he purchased the instrumentals for “Ms. Fat Booty” and “Know That” from Black on Both Sides, as well as six other productions that have yet to see the light of day. “I don’t know what he did with them, but if you thought those two were some great records, you have to hear the other six,” he told Nodfactor. “The other six were amazing, like really amazing.”

Bobby Reed – The Time Is Right For Love(DJ Filthy Rich Rmx)

A Filthy blend…

Da Beatminerz sampled Bobby Reed’s ‘The Time Is Right For Love’ for Smif N Wessun’s ‘We Came Up (Crystal Stair)’ . The smooth soul sample combined with Evil Dee & Walt’s knockin drums to make a 💯 certified banger. I decided to isolate the drums, and mix Bobby’s original over them.

Rebel Diaz – Know Your Rights (Video)

Off the ‘State Of Emergency’ project..

$tate of €mergency is a multimedia series on violence and migration; a collection of stories, songs, and images of people surviving in the face of fascist repression. Includes a frontline report from a migrant concentration camp, collaborative songs of protest, and more.

July Mix (2019)

My new mix for you to nod your head to. Track-list below…

Dyzzi – Jordan 1’s & Sk8 Highs
Jay Electronica – My World (Nujabes Rmx)
Big Tone & House Shoes – From My Mouth To God’s Ears
The Good People – The Moodment
P So & 2 Hungry Bros – Bags & Boards
38 Spesh Ft. CashWithUs – Block Food
David Bars – City Don’t Sleep
Murs & 9th Wonder – Gas Station Gucci Belt
Nas – Bad Energy
Che Noir Ft. Termanalogy – Kiss The Ring
David Bars – On Another Level
Rasheed Chappelle – The Oath
Da Buze Bruvaz – Porsche Carreras
Craig Mack Ft. Big, Rampage, LL – Flava In Ya’ Ear(Rmx)
Milano & Showbiz – The Gospel
God Fahim – My Rhymes Tight Like OJ Glovez
Des Brennan – Yesteryear

Rare cut alert…

If you’re a regular reader of this site then you probably familiar with the video alert I be posting of records I play on my monthly mixes. Now comes the rare cut alert, and it’s exactly how it sounds. Joints that you might’ve heard back in the day but ain’t know a video existed of it. ‘Til now. Check out P-Lyve & Ken Du spit that ’94 NY grimy shit over a beat by Dominic Owen