Amsterdam’s Rush Hour is one of the best record stores I’ve never been to (but ordered from countless times), and an excellent label. Unfortunately, their website isn’t anywhere near as good as their various doings and one of its more overlooked sections, because it’s easy to overlook, is their mixtape page. Here is a mix I came across the other day, and despite being two years old already, it’s worth checking out. It’s titled a beat battle between two of our favourites producers, Jameszoo and Paul White, runs for over two hours and features their own productions and records close to their heart. Hope you enjoy this one as much as I did!
From the french capital to the West Indies. The Paris DJs Soundsystem is back with their famous thematic mixes. Following the more than 7 years old “West Indies Vintage Funk Vol. 1” it’s thankfully now time for the second edition of Caribbean soul.
Red Light Radio’s All Around The Globe is back with a tropicália special, tracklist included!
Funkycan out of Berlin made a nice sunny mix, from “Strawberry Letter 23” to “Can You Feel It” it’s very well rounded.
Also out of Berlin, Jazzanova associate Alex Barck dropped his fourth My Kind of House mixes and it’s as good as the previous three.
Already a week old, but Romare’s summer mix is still worth a mention.
Shows like this are the reason why Red Light Radio is one of the best online radio stations. On “All Around the Globe” Remco Beeskow and Jorn Konijn focus on obscure and rare music from all places and genres. This time they present great findings from Central America.
Kutski of BBC Radio 1 tracks down the history of Roland’s famous and more relevant than ever 808s, 303s and 909s. 60 minutes of background informations to sharpen your knowledge in electronic music.
Juan Gomez, who is also running a nice Tumblr blog, made a sweet afrobeat mixtape highlighting Accra’s music scene in the 1970s.
Record collector Gene Pontecorvo from Austin, Texas made a deep psych and folk rock mix called “Drugged, Tormented, Forgiven, Redeemed: Suburban Malaise in the 1970s”. It’s all in the name!
This week’s jazz contribution comes from John “L.A. Jay” Barnes III, who made a mix for crate diggers favorite Wax Poetics magazine.
And last but not least you have a couple of hours left to listen to last week’s two hour show of selector and reggae representative David Rodigan on BBC 1xtra.
One of the good things about every year’s best-of-mania is that you can actually find some stuff you slept on before. In my case these were a couple of mixtapes I’d like to share with you.
From the head of Aus Music comes a nice selection of house music, the 80 minutes long Within Matter Mix by Will Saul (just in case: alternate link).
And from there it’s not far to Scuba‘s guestmix for Brazilian platform Tranquera. A bit of house and techno, some dubstep and everything in between.
Dutch artist Parra is doing some mixes every now and then, always a bit different from what we usually write about, but never disappointing – like his latest for Red Light Radio.
The last one isn’t exactly something I slept on, but I haven’t mentioned it either. Put together by Breakbot for all you lovers out there: Valentine Mix for Dazed Digital.