Music allows for time to stretch long past ourselves, embedding itself into the fabric of reality and propelling the individual forward, backward, or deep into the moment. Wrapping us all up in it's thick cloud of smoke, it shows us other lives and people, new love and wonderment and promising to unite our web of moments into a great tapestry. Here are a few glimpses into the past, the future, and the ultimate almighty now through the foggy purple tinted lens of life's greatest unifier - good music.
( BREAKS / HIP HOP / JAZZ / NU BEATS )
Shifting arrays of sonic color and expression come together in a cloud of musical promise within the Label Love series; volume three manifests much like the previous two, raining radioactive sonic waves down on the masses, mutating us all into something more like shining light and less like earthbound promises and regrets. Make sense? Listen. There is a wide variety of colors to see here.
Exile - Intro to the Outro Mixtape
( HIP HOP / RAP )
Exile has experienced divinity through vibrations of sound, and in turn was blessed to become something akin to a demigod or a genie. His otherwordly manifestation of music pulls in many other talented and true travellers and seekers of truth, and together they have presented this gem of a collection. If you like unique bangin beats and solid raps, let these songs into your head and move your feet. One of my favorite producers and a bunch of really solid emcees is hard to deny, especially when Exile is shining some light on his upcoming solo album. Check for that in future; check for this now.
Rapping With Paul White - Mixed by DJ Househoes
( HIP HOP / LEFTFIELD / BEATS / REMIXES )
Paul White has achieved a higher level of understanding through music, and, like Exile, has returned to enhance the musical diversity of our celestial reality. Diving deep into the earth and the ocean, returning with fuzzy warm secretive techniques of sound manipulation and evolution, surrounding himself with the memories and ghosts of great hip hop figures, Paul White may be an alien. This mix from the wise DJ Houseshoes showcases the eccentric and illuminated one - Paul White.
Happy Endings - Mini Mix by DJ Jayceeoh
( RAP / CLUB / HIP HOP )
Smooth and unassuming, Jayceeoh has seventeen arms and can simultaneously occupy five dimensions, blessing beings across a range of spectrums with music that moves. He can flip any style, any tempo, any vibe and make it sound proper, moving the minds and bodies of any who are within range of perception. For this mix, rap is the main focus, warming up the world for a recent show he played in Vancouver's Fortune Sound Club. Other notable mixes have been found recently from musical anthropologists across the globe, including a pop heavy uptempo mash mix, and a real diverse yet warm tape to get you worshipping sun and dance called SPF 60.
Look at how much fun they're having!
DJ Dubconscious - Fractured Sentiments Mix
( BASS / DANCEHALL / BEATS / JUKE / DUB / HIP HOP )
All kinds of low frequncies are rinsed out on this amazing audio experience, which the OG Dubconscious brings to the masses on this Shambhala oriented mix. He goes all over, rooted in the dancehall vibe that transforms any event into a mashed out, boots up, big fire kind of event. Drawing on his own experiences, memories, and travels around the world and the universe, Dub comes to us all once again to remind any and all to move to the riddim. Listen deep.
(Acumen - some FFD on here. You know you love it.)
Saving the best for last.....
( DRUM & BASS / JUNGLE / HIP HOP / BASS )
Can we please get through one post, one moment, without DJ LoGo? Well, no. We can't. In the words of my brother and Shadow Shogun crew mate Acumen, LoGo is never not killin it. With the insistence of time itself, this supreme selector rinses out a fine selection of drum & bass and hip hop, presenting a well considered and amazingly executed voyage through rhythm and rhyme. Stylish, dark, heavy, and infinitely expanding, the musical equivalent of a black hole constantly expands, engulfing the willing and the weak while laying waste to all who stand in opposition. In fact, the vibe of absolute submission and decimation through beautiful bass manipulation expands past even the confines of this mix and this time into other realities. How? Such questions cannot be addressed here. To listen to what the future holds, check LoGo's post apocalyptic exploration into realms we mere mortals cannot comprehend, glimpses into that which lays ahead, made possible through the skills of a DJ who knows no bounds.
Time cannot contain a man like LoGo. Get low and look sharp. Recognize the moment and immerse yourself. Recognize real.
Until next time.