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one man’s garbage


Stumbled upon this little gem from producer yU and the mellomusicgroup and was instantly transported to 2004 and a little album that dropped by the name of “The Adventures of Lord Quas”.

Although not derivative of Quasimoto or Madlib in anyway, A Garbage Beat Tape has that same dirty/vignette/snippet feel that made Lord Quas infamous.  But yU makes it his own with an infusion of soul and psychedelic garage paired with that post Dilla swing that should keep everyone bouncy.

Oh yeah, and make sure to stay tuned for the OUTRO to this mix.  Illest we’ve heard in a long while.  Highly recommended.

LISTEN!!! – A GARBAGE BEAT TAPE

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silky faces (THE RETURN OF)

If GOSLING’S character from DRIVE met a girl who lived south of the 10 Freeway, this is the mix he’d play en route to her house.

Smooth like satin sheets and dripping with that nostalgic future funk, LA based SILKY FACES have given you that mix to play when the sun goes down in the West.

What you do with it is up to you.

LISTEN!!! – SILKY FACES VOL. II

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we drink it up (MPSU #28)

Rain.  Yes.  Los Angeles.

If you’re from the East Coast or Europe or Cananda or some other locale where it rains preternaturally, I’m sorry.  You can punch me in the face if you want.  But here, in LA, rain is an event and something to be cherished.  That’s how it rolls when you live in a desert.  You want to dance in the stuff.  Drink it down.  Or write about it.

Anyways, we’re feeling blessed around here at MM!!! headquarters.  Not just for the rain but for those of you who refuse to let us die;  who refuse to let us tuck are tails between our legs and limp into the horizon.  It’s been almost three years since we started this blog, something which was the first of it’s kind back in the olden days of 2008.  Much has changed since then, we aren’t able to update as much and mixes are everywhere, which is awesome but also makes us lazy in what we do here at the blog.

But you guys keep checking us out, sending us mixes, sharing your art and a window into your world, and for that we feel eternally blessed.  Thank you.  Danke.  Merci beaucoup and gracias amigo.  It’s truly our pleasure.

Blending together everything right about TODAY IN LOS ANGELES, is Polish dj Luckmall’s Mozaika mix.  Described as a “fresh one hour travel through 24 tracks of ambitious electronica, chill and melodic dubstep” it is the perfect compliment for the raindrops dancing on your window, whether you are in LA or not.

LISTEN!!! – MOZAIKA

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***THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS RECENTLY SENT US MIXES!  WE’RE GONNA POST THEM.  PROMISE.

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Wish we could’ve known you better. (MPSU #27)

In 100 records and just about 57 minutes, DJ BRAYAZ takes us on a rapid transit tour of recent hip hop history in his LESSON 100 mix.

More akin to GIRLTALK than STEINSKI or DJ SHADOW, Brayaz’ mix is a lightning round of the music that inspired the inglorious DRUMKICK RADIO over the last seven years.  Bouncing from Daedelus, to Tribe and blending back into Bjork, Lesson 100 is an amalgam of everything right and funky in the world and it is in heavy rotation here in the lab.

And although PAUL THE OCTOPUS is undoubtedly our favorite thing to come out of Germany this year, this mix is a very close second, which is nothing short of the highest compliment for everyone involved.

LISTEN!!! – LESSON 100

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first name dante, last name beze

Two good things, together for the first time.  Courtesy MAX TANNONE.

And just in time for the summer.

LISTEN!!! – MOS DUB

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GURU, July 17, 1966 – April 19, 2010

Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal, aka Keith Elam, aka 1/2 of GANGSTARR.

Thanks for the music.  Respect.

LISTEN!!! -THE BEST OF GANGSTARR mixed by DJ SUPADAVE

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don’t think twice

Don’t be scurrrrred my friend!  I know, I know.  Dylan getting beatified by some sample happy producer.  Not exactly what you would imagine as a love connection.  Brings to mind some of the ill-fated “collaborations” that P. Diddy has wrought on us.  Well, this is not that.

And I’ll tell you why:  J. PERIOD.  The Los Angeles native who now resides in the Big Apple, is consistently pushing the edge of what hip hop is and what hip hop can be.   And this Bob Dylan mix, part of the larger MESSENGER SERIES mixes and done in collaboration with Somali (a place where music was just banned by the way) native K’naan, is tribute to just that.

It highlights the best parts of a musical era gone and infuses it with the best parts of the current musical climate and it becomes…well, good fucking music.

LISTEN!!! – K’NAAN x BOB DYLAN, with J. PERIOD on the el producto

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