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Jun 16

We recently reconnected with the legendary DJ Cash Money.  He had a quick chat with DJ ALF of Hip Hop Slam about his newest project, a mix of songs from the 50s and 60s (given the Cash Money treatment, of course).

DJ ALF: What was the motivation for you to come up with the 50’s vs. 60’s mix?

DJ Cash Money: I have always been a fan of that genre of music and wanted to do something different and creative…So I had made this video of me mixing these songs and posted on Facebook..I remember getting call early in the morning from my man Michael Hanna from GoPro..He was telling me that my video was getting like a thousand views per hour…I was like “Oh Shit”!!  So it reached 100,000 views in 3 days…This is when I decided to do another video…Sadly one of the kings of rock n roll “Chuck Berry’ passed away when I was in the middle of making the video..So this was my dedication to him….So from all the great response I received I knew I was onto something different.So I decided to make a project out of it…

DJ ALF: How much of a challenge was it for you to construct this particular mix compared to the days of before DVS?

DJ Cash Money:  I think the most difficult part was picking the songs to be used for the mix.. There are so many great songs from this genre.

DJ ALF: If someone is new to DJing or just listening to your style of mixing, what are some of the things should they expect to hear while listening to the mix?

DJ Cash Money: If you heard the original songs, then listen to how I made them sound completely different..As I always say” You might have heard these songs , but Never like this”….It’s funky from the first record I play…

DJ ALF: If you haven’t done so already, do you plan on performing the mix on the road or was your plans just to construct it for the people to listen to it wherever and whenever their hearts desire?

DJ Cash Money: Yes, I am doing a full campaign for this project…I’m in a lane not too many are really in right now…I am hoping to do a tour of all the Motown on Mondays in the US….Those nights are so great & fun with the music they play but the ultimate goal would be a residency in Las Vegas….

DJ ALF: Before you came up with the final product of the 50’s vs. 60’s mix, did you think of one direction that you scrapped such as mixing the songs in chronological order by the year it was made?

DJ Cash Money: Well the first video I did was more 60’s Motown music and a few 50’s…The second video has more 50’s songs in there…It’s a very good balance and done DJ Cash Money style….C’mon I’m cutting up Bill Haley – Shake Rattle & Roll….Who does that???? LOL..

DJ ALF: Where can people out check out and/or purchase your mix?

DJ Cash Money: Everyone can order now at www.therealdjcashmoney.com.  You buy a custom designed T-shirt and and get the extended audio promotional mix on cd & custom designed flash drive….The flash drive has the two videos plus my press kit…you can also get both here (CD or USB)

DJ ALF: Any final comments or shout outs?

DJ Cash Money: I put my heart & soul in this project and I am so proud of it….If people love the Motown sound and 50’s & 60’s Rock n Roll remixed with Hip hop beats then mixed & cut up by DJ Cash Money….then this is for you !! “You Might Have Heard These Songs , but Never Like This”.
DJ Cash Money is performing live at Brewerytown Beats Record Store, 2710 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA  TODAY  June 16th starting at 5pm (it’s free!) .  He’s got some special guests & Blaak the 9th Man.
DJ ALF is hosting Skratchpad DC on June 25th from 2:30-6:00 pm at the Beat Refinery in Bethesda, MD.

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Jan 04

2016 saw the passing of many legendary musicians.  Peanut Butter Wolf did a great series of mixes summing up the musical loss from last year.  We’ve had them on repeat this week…

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Mar 27

Q-Tip’s Friday night Abstract Radio show on Beats 1 was dedicated to Phife Dawg who passed away this week from complications from diabetes.  Featured are rare live tracks from Tip’s personal archive as well as remembrances from Chuck D, Kendrick Lamar, Domino, Tajai and Casual from Hieroglyphics, El-P, and Outkast.

via Ambrosia for Heads

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Mar 20

Stones Throw & Leaving Records are hosting an event at SXSW tonight, Friday, March 20, 8P-2A at Empire Garage & Control Room. This is a 21+ event, free with badge or wristband. Tickets available at the door for those without badge or wristband. This venue has two rooms.

Empire Garage:

STONES THROW ’56’ DJs 8:00P
MILD HIGH CLUB 9:00
SILK RHODES 9:30
NXWORRIES Anderson Paak & Knxwledge 10:00
TUXEDO Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One, live with band 11:00
Funkmosphere Party from midnight-2AM:
DAM-FUNK
PEANUT BUTTER WOLF
J.ROCC

Control Room with Leaving Records:

MATTHEWDAVID 8:00P
BROGAN BENTLEY 9:00
TRANCE FARMERS 9:40
BENEDEK 10:20
MNDSGN 11:00
SAMIYAM 11:40
RAS G 12:20A

In case you can’t make it, they’ve put together a playlist so you can still feel the vibe.

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Mar 05

Prince Paul just uploaded part II of his series, ‘It’s Not the Size of Your Mix,  It’s How You Use It”.   He says, “If you like hip hop that has been neglected and thrown in the gutter, then you will love this.  If you are into Summer Jam and Selfie Hip Hop, you will probably despise this”.

Afternoon listening…

Prince Paul’s ” Its Not the size of your Mix Its how you use it ” Mix Tape Vol 1 (Obscure Series) by Prince Paul on Mixcloud

Prince Paul’s ” Its Not the size of your Mix Its how you use it ” Mix Tape Vol 2 (Obscure Series) by Prince Paul on Mixcloud

via Ego Trip.

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Feb 16

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Over the Valentines’ weekend, Pharoahe Monch released  “Lost In Translation”,  a collection of previously released songs from his solo albums as well as features from 2000 to 2015.   All the songs have Love as the theme.   The one new track is “Home (HGH)” featuring Phonte’ and Tamisha.

 

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Sep 29

 

DJ Shadow + Cut Chemist are currently on the Renegades of Rhythm Tour using records from Afrika Bambaataa’s record collection. Cut Chemist put together this mix as a small slice of what they’re playing.   Essential.

The tour continues tonight in Vegas:

09/29 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl: TICKETS
10/01 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues: TICKETS
10/02 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues: TICKETS
10/03 – Los Angeles, CA – The Palladium: TICKETS
10/04 – San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine: TICKETS
10/06 – Arcata, CA – Humboldt State University: TICKETS
10/07 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater: TICKETS
10/08 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre: TICKETS
10/09 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom: TICKETS
11/06 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met: TICKETS
11/08 – Montréal, QC, Canada – Theatre Corona: TICKETS
11/10 – Syracuse, NY – The Westcott Theater: TICKETS
11/11 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom: TICKETS
11/14 – Milvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theater: TICKETS
11/15 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater: TICKETS
11/17 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre:  TICKETS
11/20 – Winnipeg, MB, Canada – Garrick Centre: TICKETS
11/21 – Saskatoon, SK, Canada – O’Brians Event Centre: TICKETS
11/22 – Edmonton, AB, Canada – Encore at WEM: TICKETS
11/23 – Calgary, AB, Canada – Flames Central: TICKETS
11/25 – Oakland, CA, United States – The Fox: TICKETS

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Jul 23

 

Egon has put together a mixtape of psychedelic rock, Krautrock, and obscure, overlooked gems from the 60s-70s rock scene. These are many of the same records that inspired Madlib’s Rock Konducta. (Track list possibly coming soon.)

via Rappcats

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Jun 18

 

New mix from DJ Wrex, “Irie”  featuring island vibes…

Cover by joey@varsityblack.com

Tracklist:
Soja – Jah Atmosphere
Anuhea – Simple Love Song
Kolohe Kai – This is the Life
Iration – Falling
The Green – Wake Up
Kolohe Kai – Ehu Girl
Stephen Marley Ft. Melanie Fiona – No Cigarette Smoking (In My Room)
The Mana’o Company – Roots Rockin
Ekolu – Down In The Valley
Kolohe Kai – Cool Down
Katchafire – Irie
Damon Williams Feat. Ekolu – Downpressor Man
The Mana’o Company – Honey
UB40 – Bring Me Your Cup
Alborosie – Kingston Town
Anuhea – Come Over Love
Common Kings – Alcoholic
Stephen Marley Ft. Damian Marley – Jah Army
The Mana’o Company Ft. Three Plus & Fiji – Steppin Out
Collie Buddz – Blind To You
The Mana’o Company – Drop Baby Drop/Who Loves You Pretty Baby
Katchafire – Sweet As
Rebelution – Safe and Sound
Rebel Souljahz – Play Me Like a Fool
Steel Pulse – Worth His Weight In Gold (Rally Round)
Steel Pulse – Roller Skates
Sublime With Rome – Can You Feel It (Ft. Wiz Khalifa)
Fiji – Smokin’ Session
Junior Kelly – Boom draw
Beres Hammond -Rock Away
Dirty Heads – Lay Me Down
Peter Andre – Mysterious Girl
Kymani Marley – New Heights
SDIB – Midnight Hour
J Boog – Let’s Do It Again
Common Kings – No Other Love (Feat. J-Boog & Fiji)
Magic – Rude

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Jun 06

 

This week was a good week for mixtapes. Two our favorites are from J. Period & DJ Scratch flippin’ James Brown on The Big Payback Mix and Amerigo Gazaway with Yasiin Gaye: The Return: Side Two, which pair Marvin Gaye’s production with some pka Mos Def from the late 90’s.  Enjoy the listen, have a great weekend!

 

 

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