Thursday, July 31, 2014

DJ Volatile - The Amerie Mixtape


When I downloaded this mix I was hoping for the best but expecting the worse since I wasn't familiar with Amerie's catalog. Surprisingly , this mix is everything you expect from a best of mix. Selecting only the superb tunes from Amerie's catalog the UK's DJ Volatile will make everyone who hears this an Amerie fan.


DJ Volatile
The Amerie Mixtape
(2014) |72 MB|


DJ Volatile - The Amerie Mixtape (2014)


DJ Ian Head - Summer Madness


I usually do not post material that isn't available for free but since DJ Ian Head has always been good friend and fan to the mixtape blogosphere over the years I am making this exception.

"After years of digging deeply into crates and crafting original and eclectic mixtapes for listeners worldwide, DJ Ian Head delivers his own limited edition vinyl release. The a-side covers the slow funk classic "Summer Madness" while the b-side is a more upbeat and soulful composition, "Travel Jazz."

Limited to 200 copies, the record is pressed on clear vinyl with a unique hand-stamped cover.



DJ Ian Head
Summer Madness
Travel Jazz
(2014)


DJ Ian Head  - Summer Madness


Pipomixes - Beats,Headphones & Coffee


Pipomixes is back with another mix. I struggle to describe "Beats, Headphones, & Coffee". At it's core it's definitely random but those of who enjoyed his previous mix Minmlism should love this mix as well.

One part Dilla tribute, one part jazzy Hip hop, and one part experimental music . Not for everyone but those with open minds might find Pipomixes latest effort worth your attention



Pipomixes
Beats, Headphones, & Coffee
(2014) |114 MB|


Pipomixes - Beats, Headphones, & Coffee (2014)


Monday, July 28, 2014

Blog News 2014 - REQUESTS




#1
As some of you may remember I ran contest to expose upcoming deejays to a wider audience (HERE) back in May of this year. Truly the contest was a dismal failure. Whether it was a lack upcoming Hip Hops or a lack deejays who still turntables or my marketing efforts were not cast wide enough, I didn't receive one submission. I had some queries about the contest but ultimately as I suspected, the dearth of Hip Hop deejays is immense.

In any case in the future I try again. I refuse to believe with history of great mixes that have been released over the years nobody is inspired to produce a fantastic Hip Hop/Funk mix of their own. As a young deejay comping up I was, and even still,today am inspired by my peers and elders thus I know there will great talent in the future that rival the great mixmasters of today and the past. Scratch nerdy can only go so far. As well as allowing mainstream music industry to dictate your playlist.

In my view history is repeating itself. Today's climate reminds of the mid 90's when many deejays were growing tired of playing radio hits and staring digging into Hip Hop's past and discovered the source material that was Hip Hop's foundation, namely old Funk and Jazz breaks. Which in time lead to more deejays exploring other forms of music like Bossanova ,Brazilian funk and jazz and 60's and 70's psychedelic Rock from around the world.

That is what separates the strong from the weak, the great from the mediocre, the dynamic from the static. Searching for the perfect beat is a quest few undertake yet there will always be those who do. Hence, the reason my early attempt to discover to new talent hasn't dissuaded me from trying again in the future.


#2



I know many of you have been desiring me upload many of mixes from previous posts. With over eight years of posting mixes weekly I have quite a catalog of mixes that can not found elsewhere on the web. With that for a limited time I will entertaining only 20 requests, only two per person. You can use the contact form to send in your request HERE.



Remember you can only request  two files per person and the deadline is Saturday, August 2nd, 12PM PDT.


#3

I 've meaning to redesign the site and as I always state time is an issue. However, nearly 80% of the work is done and DSFL will be ready to have new look by September's end. Thus please bare with me if you experience any glitches when visiting the site.

Well that's it for now,I know this has been long post so thanks for reading it. Eid Mubarak for all fellow Muslims around the world and thanks to all visitors,old and new, for continuing to visit DSFL. Unlike many of my peers I have no desire to stop searching and posting great mixes and music, if you keep coming back I will keep having something worthwhile for your enjoyment. Now go and listen to my new mix Lost And Found: the 45 King Blends and enjoy.

Peace & Blessings
Hamza




 
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