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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.

empress mc

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

 

Mixtape Mondays with Mike Who

This Mixtape Monday i’m going on the self indulgent tip and posting a mix i just finished myself.  Today’s Mix is a follow up to a last years Sucker For Love Volume 1. After a year of procrastinating and thinking about tunes that would make sense, it’s finally done an hour and 20 mins of Love related jams covering everything from Hip Hop, Soul and Funk to New Jack, Garage and Disco and everything in between.  I’ve also thrown in a few freeloads from the mix because you know i’m nice like that. Much Love to all the Haters, Mike Who, xo

Tracklist on soundcloud page Mike Who

Mike Who Sucker For Love Vol 2

Download:  New Edition-A Little Bit Of Love- (Brenmar Remix) 

Download: The Spinners- i‘ll Be Around (DJ Apt One Edit)

Download: Erykah Badu- Love of My life (Shelltoes Remix)

Common – Blue Sky (Produced by No I.D.)


The second single from Common’s new album The Dreamer, The Believer due out November 22. It seems like Common has come full circle and is working again with Chicago producer No I.D., who worked on a some of his earlier releases. Maybe I am the only one, but I just wish he would take it back a little further and start rapping with the squeal in his voice again. Remember those days in hip hop history, when everybody had to have a little gimmick in their flow (Ala Das Efx)?

Download: Common – Blue Sky

Download: Common ft Joy Denalane – Go (Jazzanova Remix)

Download: Floetry – Supastar ft Common (Freddie Joachim Remix)

Download: Common Sense – Take It Ezy

Sucker For Love Vol.1: A Mixtape By Mike Who?

I had been talking about doing a mix about all my favourite tunes themed on Love and everyone was sick of hearing me talk about it and not actually hearing the mix. So last uni holidays I was actually productive and here is the finished product with Love from me to you. So grab a partner, open your finest casked wine and get familiar. Big love to the homies from Well Dressed Vandals for doing me a cover so i can be all legit.

Lots Love from Mike Who..xo

Here are also some seperate tunes for your download because Stolen records fm Loves you..

MP3: El Debarge – I Like It | Buy Me
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MP3: Roy Ayres – Love Will Bring Us Back Together | Buy Me
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MP3: Common – The Light (Kero One mix)
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MP3: Apache – Gangsta Bitch | Buy Me
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