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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.

Mixtape Mondays with Mike Who

I’m going on the self indulgent tip this Mixtape Mondays and blogging one of my own tapes. I put this mix up a few days ago and it’s  basically me going on a club tangent. It touches on House, Techno, Uk Bass and a bunch of other easter eggs you will have to listen to find. In a way you could consider this my coming home mix. After living in Chile for close to a year, i’m around 2 weeks i’m heading back home to Sydney and i’m hyped to catch up with fam and friends, eat some good food, play some fun parties and spend a summer in Sydney. See errrrbody soon!!

Mike Who Vibes N Tings

Tracklist is on my soundcloud page, which also has a bunch of other tapes and podcasts floating around on it. Cop here…Mike Who

Some freeloads from the mix

Download: Boddika- Up and Dance  

 Download: Ben Tactic- Tremolater

Download: Mike G- Noob City

Mixtape Mondays With Skratch Bastid and The Gaff

I wanted to leave this mix to post towards the end of the year to have some sort of grand finale or retrospective mix of the year  post, but i got impatient and wanted to share with anyone who hasn’t checked it yet. Soul Sisters Stand Up, is a mind blowing mix put together over the course of two years by two of the most legit dj’s worldwide, The Gaff and Skratch Bastid. These two dons of the turntables pay tribute to the female soul, funk and Rnb vocalists of the 60’s nd 70’s the right way. This mixtape is done proper,  real mixing, tight blends, tidy cuts, tasteful doubles and littered with original sample sources. There isn’t really much more i can say to get you to download this mix, easily one of the most hyped tapes of the year and with due respect. Download, share with crew, kiss me later.

Soul Sisters Stand Up

Part 1: Skratch Bastid- Stand Up 

Part 2: The Gaff- Good Old Days

Freeloads

Download: The Emotions- Blind Alley

Download: Wendy Rene- After Laughter

Mixtape Mondays with Cut Chemist

This Mixtape Monday Goes legit. The one and only Cut Chemist live in the mix covering all matter of heat  from between 1973 through to 79 on the disco, funk, soul and original breaks tip. Cut Chemist certainly needs no introduction,Without a doubt one of the most influential and amazing DJ/Proudcer, Crate Digger and tastemakers of the last 20 years. He has had his fingers in way too many musical pies ranging from production duties for Jurrassic 5 and  Ozomatli too His collaborations with Shadow, mind blowing live shows as well cameos in Movies and docos. If your still interested get acquainted HERE.

For now get your Monday Morning blissed out vibes on to this ridiculously good set.

Cut Chemist- Disco is Dead Mix (1973-1979)

Freeloads

Download: Claudja Barry- Love For The Sake Of Love

Download: Bobby Byrd- I Know You Got Soul

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Cut on Digging.

Mixtape Mondays with Ruckus Roboticus

Ok so this Mixtape Monday is a history lesson, but it’s a fun histroy lesson that’s not actually that old. Today we’re  revisiting one of the most hyped mixes of 2007, Ruckus Robotics The Music Machine Mix, which was awarded Solid Steels best mix of the Year in 07, which is pretty much the mixtape game equivalent  to winning a Oscar. The mix itself goes everywhere from the Micky Mouse club to Bow Wow and the Avalanches to LCD soudsystem, all laced together with subtle cuts and playful samples to keep things fun and interesting. The mix is ripped from the Beat Oracle radio show on WCRS, so you will here some chit chat and history from Ruckus himself. Big Ups Beat Oracle for making this downloadable and available to the rest of the world. This mix won’t be for everyone, but for those who can appreciate a dj with serious skills and sense of humor, then this is for you. Ruckus Roboticus went on to release an insanely good album “Playing With Scratches” and continues to blow minds with  mixtapes, originals, remixes and edits.

DOWNLOAD: The Music Machine mix By Ruckus Roboticus. 

Check Ruckus Robotics Getting freaky on the cut and paste tip below.

FREELOADS

Download:  The Avalanches – Frontier Psychiatrist

Download: Pookey Blow – Get Up (And Go to School)

Download: Musical Youth – Pass the Dutchie

Mixtape Mondays With Paul Nice

Mixtape mondays week 2, i didn’t flake out. It was kind of a no brainer for me to take one of Paul Nice’s tapes for this week. He has been one of my biggest influences for years. Immaculate taste in music, skills to boot and  killer production. I am still angry at myself for missing him spin at O-ii-shi all those years back. I have listened to most of his tapes and can safely say they are all jems.  This 70 mins of  soul soaked goodness should make your monday just that little bit more bearable.

Few freeloads because i love you all.

Download: Nikka Costa-like a feather

Download: Minnie Riperton – Baby This Love I Have

Hostel World

Over the last week i somehow managed talk a hostel owner in chile to give me a job. I don’t really do that much, answer a few phone calls, respond to some emails and talk shit to other tourists about my wealth of knowledge on shoestring travel in South America. Long story short i sit on the internet generally being unproductive. So in the spirit of productivity i’m sharing some tunes that i have been playing too much today.

Download: Sammy Bananas- La Musica

L.O.T.U.G funky child sample goes rave, i would probably loose my shit too this if i was drunk and wanted to hear hip hop.

Download: Flosstradamus- Rollup

My 420 anthem from the other day, phone conversations in spanish were a struggle this day.

Download: Los Rakas- feat e-40- Pimpin Smokin Dro

Yay Area!!

Download: Outkast-Spottieottiedopalicious (Nacey Remix)

Sacred ground to rework but this is actually really awesome