Category Archives: DJ Mike Who

Mixtape Mondays With Cheif Boima & Geko Jones

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Mixtape Mondays errrrbody, Cheif Boima and Geko Jones come correct with a big mix of African and Latin vibes that join the dots between two of the most exciting continents and cultures. This mix is packed full of heaters you have probably never heard  from two of the deepest in the game. Cheif Boima:  ” For several years, Geko and I have been following and rearranging the lines that connect Africa and Latin America through our musical explorations.This mix, which touches on Champeta, Semba, Ndombolo, Morna, House, Kuduro, and neo-Highlife, is our latest take on the contemporary African manifestations of Latin music.”

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MP3: Di Delas – Meus Amigos 

MP3: M-Kaze – I Bin No Know 

A Tribute To Jay Dee…

JAY DEE ARTWORK

Winding through to the end of Dilla Month i only thought it would be appropriate to blog this mix i put up about two weeks back.

This is the first in a three part series of mixes I will be doing to say thanks to easily one of the most talented and forward thinking minds period. Jay Dee single handily changed the way I and I’m sure countless others listen to hip hop and music in general. I was a late appreciator of this man’s genius and after giving myself the time to properly digest alot of Dilla’s music in in my own time on my own terms it was mind blowing realising all the amazing joints he cut solo as well as for some of my favourite groups, it only seemed right to go ahead with this mix. In all honesty I said to myself I would stay away from ever doing a Dilla tape because it has been done so well by so many amazing dj’s and producers but something else told me if this tape gets one more person hyped to delve a Little deeper into his immense back catalogue then it’s all worth it. This mix is basically a bunch of some my first introductions to tracks from Dilla, some classics, some b sides, instrumentals and some remix’s that bump more than the og’s, again it is only a scratch on the surface of this man’s body of work, stay tuned for parts 2 and 3. Please enjoy, pass along and share with friends, fam and appreciators.

All Sydney peeps the Official Genius Of J Dilla Tribute night goes down on the 2nd of March, with a live band and some of Sydney’s finest on the Turntables all paying Tribute to the late great Jay Dee. All proceeds going direct to Ma Dukes. http://www.facebook.com/events/236211166514705/?fref=ts

Download: A Tribute To Jay Dee By Mike Who

Tracklisting.

Mike Who intro
Jay Dee Bullshittin_’ (Remix Instrumental)
Jay Dee – Whatever You Want (Feat. N’dea Davenport)
Jay Dee- The One
Janet Jackson- Got Till It’s Gone (Ummah Jay Dee Mix)
J Dilla- So Far To Go Ft. Common And D’angelo
Mood- Secrets Of The Sand (Remix) (prod. by Jay Dee)
The Pharcyde- Y (Jaydee Remix)
J Dilla- Illasoul (Instrumental)
Common-Nag Champa (Afrodisiac For The World)
T-Love- Who Smoked Sunshine Instrumental
Slum Village Feat. Jazzy Jeff – I Don’t Know
J Dilla- Circus
Busta Rhymes (Feat. Rampage The Last Boy Scout) – Whoo Ha (Jay Dee Bounce Remix)
J Dilla- In The Streets
Jaylib- Starz
Slum Village- Players
Jay Dee- Heroin Joint
A Tribe Called Quest feat. Tammy Lucas- 1nce Again
A Tribe Called Quest – Keeping It Moving
J Dilla- Won’t Do
Slum Village- Fall In Love (Remix) Instrumental
Slum Village- Raise It Up
J Dilla- We F’ed Up (feat. Frank-N-Dank)
J Dilla- Say It feat Ta’Raach and Exile
J Dilla – It’s Like That
Jaylib- React (Feat. Quasimoto)
J Dilla- First Time feat. Baatin
Q-Tip- Let’s Ride
The Roots- Dynamite
Slum Village-Look Of Love (Remix) Instrumental
1st Down – A Day With The Homiez
Common-Funky For You (Feat. Bilal & Jill Scott)
The Notorious B.I.G.-Goin Back To Cali (J Dilla Remix)
Four Tet-As Serious As Your Life (Jay Dee Remix)
Illa J- We Here
J Dilla- Think Twice (ft. Dwele)
Slum Village- Hold Tight (Remix) (Feat. Q-Tip)
J Dilla-The Best That Ever Did It

MP3: Slum Village- Players

MP3: Four Tet-As Serious As Your Life (Jay Dee Remix)

MP3: Slum Village- Hold Tight (Remix) (Feat. Q-Tip)

 

As An Added bonus check out the Homie and one of  Sydney’s finest on the mic Ellesquire doing his thing over Fall In Love below.

 

Also on the Dilla Month roundup we get a tribute from Sydney Mc making moves Empress Mc in the form of a Free 11 track download on her bandcamp page. Heat over Dilla Instrumentals. Download Here.

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http://empressmc.bandcamp.com/album/dilla-diaries

 

Critical Beatdown

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With no shortage of goodness in Sydney rolling through January and leaving a heap of people broke and drunk one too many nights a week, February continues to Deliver. This Friday the 8th of Feb see’s Golden Era don’s, ULTRAMAGNETIC MC’s,  Kool Keith, TR Love and Ced Gee grace Sydney shores for the first and most likely ever time. They are here to celebrate the 25th anniversary of there much loved Critical Beatdown album. Supported by Sydney mainstays Big Village’s Loose Change. Along with Dj’s Frenzie and Mike Who.  At only 50 bones a ticket it’s a no brainer for any golden era Hip Hop fans.  Tickets through Moshtik ..DO IT!!

 

MP3: Ultramagnetic MC’s-  Moe Luv’s Theme

MP3: Ultramagnetic MC’s- Watch Me Now

 

 

Back on The Grid

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So i have been well and truly off the grid as far blogging has been concerned. For anyone that doesn’t know iv’e been back home in Sydney for about 2 and a half months, after a year away on the South American continent and since coming home iv’e been kind of busy eating ice cream, catching up with fam and friends and playing some really fun shows. But for now i’m going to try and make an effort to post some goodness  on the regular.

This is nothing but a few tunes that have been in my crates of late and thought worth sharing with you good people. Enjoy, Mike Who

Download: Tim-Maia- Rational Culture (Sine Qua Non Edit) 

Download:  Ta-Ku – Side To Side

MP3: Chancha Via Circuito- Bussitpondem (ft. jahdan Blakkamoore)

MP3: Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes — The Love I Lost (Theo Parrish Re-Edit) 

Mixtape Mondays with Kenny Dope

Seriously when doesn’t the Dopeman deliver, 100 percent  hands down one of my top 5 fav dj/producers of all time.Kenny Dope is the definition of legit, from his seminal work as one half of MOW, as well as dropping all matter f heat on some of my most cherished 12’s and comps, to tastemaker, ridiculously dope dj,  and Head honcho of KayDee the list is too long to continue. Anyone who isn’t down with Kenny Dope needs to do get acquainted with one of the most significant figures across more styles of music than you care to know about.  This Mixtape Mondays we check  another all 45’s mix of funk, soul and original breaks from the man himself. Listen below or sign up to his Newsletter  to download and cop regular heat. LONG LIVE THE DOPEMAN!!

 

Download: The Soul Command- Hook and Sling

Growing Pains with Preacha

This week in Growing pains we get inside the head of Sydney badman Preacha. Preacha is also a good homie and i feel very lucky that he broke down some of the jams that helped to sculpt his varied musical leanings. For anyone that isn’t clued in to Preacha, he is one of Sydney’s upfront tastemakers, responsible for holding down  presenter duties on FBi Radio’s “Low Motion” with partner in crime Max Gosford. Preacha has also  played and regulated a bunch of the most significant bass parties across Sydney, as well as supporting all of your favourite internationals. For now let’s delve into some of the tunes that got him hooked.

Download: Kraftwerk – Pocket Calculator

This is one of my earliest musical memories that doesn’t involve Iron Maiden or Bon Jovi. My mum used to tape all the Godzilla movies for me when they aired on SBS and at the end of one of the movies (I think it was Godzilla Vs. Biollante) there was a whole bunch of weird music videos. This was one of them. I remember bugging out like “Who would make a song about a calculator?” but I couldn’t get the words out of my head. Plus I had one of those Speak & Spell joints that made the same kinda sounds. Still listen to this album all the time.

MP3: Eric B. & Rakim – Don’t Sweat The Technique 

I first discovered this gem on the NBA Jam Session VHS tape around 93. This was the illest out of all the NBA tapes that were out back then because not only did you get all the highlights from the gods of that era but they were cut up with videos by Bell Biv DeVoe & Wreckx-N-Effect! That funky-ass baseline and Rakim’s delivery made this track stand out for me though. My brother Blake & I used to setup the Michael Jordan Pro in the lounge room, pop this tape in and get our Spud Webb on.

Download: Aphex Twin – Windowlicker

Now it’s like 1999, me and Blake are up late Friday night watching RAGE as per usual. This video comes on with 2 dudes riding in a drop top trying to run game on some females. Plus they’re cursing up a storm so I’m thinking this is gonna be some of the hardest gangsta rap shit I’ve ever heard. Then some creepy looking dude jumps out of a limo busting out some MJ type moves and the girls faces change to his! And the beats are like nothing I’ve heard before. My brother changed the channel and we just looked at each other like “What the fuck was that?!?” We flipped it back and now the girls have turned into grotesque monsters and the music is just blowing my mind. I couldn’t get the images and sounds out of my head for the rest of the weekend and I haven’t been the same since.

WATCH THIS CLIP!!

MP3: Pharoahe Monch – Simon Says 

I think it was the October 1999 issue of The Source magazine the came with a little extra booklet of the top 25 Hip Hop Quotables up to that point. Included was Pharoahe’s verse from the classic Organized Konfusion track ‘Stray Bullet’ and even though I had never heard the song I thought it was the illest rhyme ever. So when I saw he had a solo album coming out I copped it as soon as it dropped. As soon as I popped the CD in the deck I knew I had made the right purchase. Up until then I was still jamming shit like 2Pac & DMX real hard but the ‘Internal Affairs’ album opened me up to the whole underground independent hip hop movement that was going on at the time. From then on I probably spent more time at Next Level Records than I did at school, spending all my lunch money on records. The whole album is dope but he flipped the Godzilla theme on this joint which kinda takes us back to where this little piece started. It’s all cyclical.

>>> This is also a brand new mix done be Preacha for the upcoming Mega festival OutsideIn. The mix covers a host of the artists playing on the day. Preacha will be holding down peaktime duties on the day. I would advise anyone who hasn’t got tickets yet to get their shite together before there sold out and you’ll be crying with regret.

Growing Pains with LinoType

Growing pains continues to bubble along,  and this week i am hyped to introduce to the big homie LinoType. Lino is our West Coast Correspondent here at Stolen Records, you all may know Lino from his posts on the blog, that generally make a lot more sense than my own or Shantan’s babble. Lino also happens to be a genuine dude, known for his Pai mai knowledge of tunes, don like skills on the turntables and his uber baritone voice. Lino was a part time Sydney resident/ illegal immigrant and during this time he regulated a bunch of parties, came and hung out at Stolen Records and was my only ever guest at the Who Over.

Intro By LinoType…

Michael Who is a real bro, and for real bros, I won’t mind taking a little trip down memory lane. I’ve gone through many musical phases in life, from soft rock singer to west coast gangster to staunch underground elitist to southern rap fanatic. If anyone was wondering, my current playlist revolves around 2 Chainz and old Prince.

Download: Tag Team – Whoomp There It Is

This was the first cassingle I ever bought. Around that time, my sister started college in New York, and I remember our family helping her move out there. ‘Whoomp’ would get played all day on NYC radio, and I remember it being one of the first rap songs where I caught all of the lyrics. That infectious hook was undeniable, and I just had to own it, since it barely got played in LA at the time.

Download:2Pac – I Got My Mind Made Up

Middle school was all about fronting like you were either in a gang, or that you knew some gang members, or that you knew about gangs. 2Pac would get the most play, along with a lot of ‘Westsiiide’ posturing. It’s funny because the best song on the album was the joint with 2 rappers from NYC. Daz hooked up the beat that can best be described as nocturnal, Method Man compared himself to Magellan and Johnny Cash in one verse, and everyone else came extra correct. (For the record, I’m more of a Biggie guy)

MP3: Bob James – Nautilus

I had already been buying vinyl for a while by the time I got this, but this was the first record I picked up that made me want to have a legit record collection. Listening to this for the first time was like being exposed to the matrix. Shout outs to The Record Spot in Thousand Oaks. If the owner’s daughter is working, you’ll probably have an awkward time. All she does is talk to her boyfriend on the phone and complain about working. However if the owner is there, he’ll hook you up. He noticed me looking through the jazz section, and basically handed me the Bob James joint and recommended I check it out.