The good folks at (iN)SECT Records sent an email about this Detroit cat Chanes. I was digging the artwork for (iN)TANGIBLES and gave it a spin. I rocked it for a whole day before I went back and read the email again. Chanes has a good blend of, well a bit of everything, and there’s a couple of snippet tracks on (iN)TANGIBLES I can’t wait to here the whole thing.
“We had heard about Cameron Falsetti a.k.a. Chanes, for a while now, I think first from Detroit’s Ambassador, House Shoes, we dug a little deeper and we started to see a young man with an already prolific career. Reaching out to him to see if he would be down to give us a mix for the (iN), We were not ready for what we got, all songs produced by Chanes with 8 exclusive joints. Artwork by Mike Combs”
And now for the long awaited next episode of Beats+Crates Radio mixed by DJ Mantron. Purple High is for all you music lovers that want to feel grown. DJ Mantron, through some J Dilla, Mos Def, Nicolay & Kay, The Pharcyde, and J*Davey, brings you a mix that will have you dancing. Lately I have been driving a lot, and Purple High has been my soundtrack for the road. I’ll tell you Life Is Better with Purple High in heavy rotation. Download DJ Mantron’s episode of Beats+Crates Radio: Purple High here. Click “Continue reading” below to see the whole playlist. BIG thanks to DJ Mantron and J1 aka THE DEER.
To start off, I have listened to this episode of Beats+Crates Radio 12 times (and counting). No joke. J1 has got a group of talented friends, and P.U.D.G.E. raised the bar on this one. P.U.D.G.E. is a DJ, emcee, a beat maker, and continues to crank out the projects. This episode of Beats+Crates Radio, Hanging Wit The Homeboys, covers the Hip Hop gamut in 53 minutes. I asked P.U.D.G.E. about the title and he answered, “Cuz I know and/or am associated wit everyone on the playlist.” I stopped for a minute and was like “wow,” and proceeded to go over the playlist a 2nd and 3rd time. Yes, that dope. P.U.D.G.E.’s got quite a few projects out now, but is getting ready to drop another in a few days on BandCamp. Keep your eye and ears open.Download Episode 004: Hangin Wit The Homeboys here. Check out P.U.D.G.E. on MySpace, Twitter, & BandCamp. BIG thanks P.U.D.G.E. for knocking this one outta the park. Click below “continue reading” for the tracklist.
For all you folks who can’t get enough good music, Beats+Crates Radio is up and running. It’s brought to you by your favorite DJ and mine J1 aka THE DEER. He’ll be creating a series of mixes from his collection & having special guests do their thang. Hold on tight and crank up the volume, it’s going to be an experience.
For most of y’all I don’t have to tell you who Houseshoes is, but for those of you sleeping under a rock he is Hip Hop! To the point, laid back, real, Detroit, and all around good dude are just a few ways I would describe Houseshoes. From killing it DJing to making ill beats this is the guy to know. A while back I got this track called Castles by Houseshoes. Since then I’ve been keeping an eye out for whatever he drops, even podcast. Unlike other podcast, Houseshoes’ reads more like a resume and list of his friends. I’m amazed of all the projects and the people he’s worked with. Be sure to check out The Makings and keep your eyes and ears open for his LP, and look for him at Shoes House(Blue Monkey Lounge) in Hollywood. BIG thanks to Houseshoes for taking the time.
Houseshoes – Castles
The professor of Funk J1 aka THE DEER schools us on Parliament Funkadelic with Cosmic Slop. Take A Trip made me think about every album I owned that sampled those tracks, and that was a dope trip. Cosmic Slop will make you want to dig for more funk, and at the very least will get you out of your seat and dance. J1 drops stuff on us that educates and/or gives us a better appreciation for music (in my case, inspires creativity). If you can catch up with him and chat about music, J1 will definitely drop some knowledge on you. Download Cosmic Slop here and if this doesn’t get you hooked on funk…I don’t know what will. Enjoy. BIG thanks J1 for another dope mix.
Parliament – P-funk (Wants To Get Funked Up)
Funkadelic – A Joyful Process
Eddie Hazel – Frantic Moment
Parliament – One Of Those Funky Things
Parliament – (Gloryholastoopid) Pin The Tale On The Funky
Parliament – Bop Gun (Endangered Species)
Parliament – Let’s Play House
Parliament – All Your Goodies Are Gone
Parliament – I’ve Been Watchin You (Move Your Sexy Body)
Take A Trip will definitely take you on a trip. I rocked it the first time, and mentally went through my albums figuring out who sampled what. The second time I played it I was enjoying the original tracks, so I played it a 3rd time straight. J1 is throwing out the knowledge on this one. He breaks out classics that artists from Mary j., Mos Def, Dr. Dre, to J. Dilla have sampled from artisits like Brenda Russell, L.T.D., Howard Robert’s Quartet, and Ronnie Laws; just to name a few you may have heard of. Going from The Stashbox to Take A Trip shows the range that J1 has as a DJ, producer, and drummer. Take A Trip will get any DJ or producer to think heavy on their next sample. If you’re like me and love checking out where samples come from (the original tracks), this is the podcast for you. Download Take A Trip here. Check out what else J1 is up to on MySpace and Twitter. BIG thanks J1 for another dope exclusive.
1. WHERE THERE IS LOVE – PATRICE RUSHEN
2. A LITTLE BIT OF LOVE – BRENDA RUSSELL
3. LOVE BALLAD – L.T.D.
4. DIRTY OLD BOSSA NOVA – HOWARD ROBERTS QUARTET
5. FOOL’S PARADISE – MELI’SA MORGAN
6. ONE STEP AHEAD – ARETHA FRANKLIN
7. MERCY MERCY MERCY – WILLIE MITCHELL
8. TIDAL WAVE – RONNIE LAWS
9. I WANNA DO SOMETHING FREAKY TO YOU – LEON HAYWOOD
10. MR. COOL – RASPUTIN’S STASH
11. YOU’RE GONNA NEED ME – DIONNE WARWICK
12. MI COSA – WES MONTGOMERY :::::::::::ALL JOINTS ON VINYL::::::::::::
Beats+Crates has been blessed with this exclusive podcast by J1. I met him at the JAY $TAY PAID release party in L.A. and we threw out some ideas. J1 did one better and cranked out this mix of what he’s rockin in only a few days! BIG thanks to J1 for the podcast, and the HVW8 for gettin me hooked on Attack of the Deer.
1. Nino Moschella “If You Believe” Sa-Ra RMX
Nino’s album is dope and it’s a must that we have all sa-ra wax on deck so this was a no brainer 4 the kick off.
2. RJD2 “Bus Stop Bities”
Love this joint from a fellow buckeye(((oh. Stand up)))) love the drums on this too.
3. Radiohead “Everything In Its Right Place”
4sho one of my favorite groups of all time.. And the this melody is the bizness, and i love the rhodes so this is my zone right here.
4. Platinum Pied Pipers “The Look of Love”
Craaaazy remix/flip of a classic tune feat. Maestro 4sho 1 of my records to vibe to (shout out 2 groove merchant records//sf//)
5. Dabrye “With a Professional”
I wish I could of seen this session just to see hoe he did this. His sound is dope and this joint is hella mysterious…
6. Dwight Trible “Otherwordly”
Big shout to the homie///gb/// he made this track and if you aint hip check the name/////gb///////
7. Fat Freddy’s Drop “Flashback” Jazzanova RMX
Dope remix from Jazzanova 4 the super dope band out of new zealand both of these crews are heavy so I had to get this as soon as I seen it.
8. Silouette brown “Whose in Charge”
On this 1 two super talented brothas team up on production ///dego/// & ///kaidi tatham/// if you aint hip to their crews ((((4hero)))) & ((((bugzintheattic))))
Check em out this album to me is some of the most soulful broken-beat the whole album is bangin!!!!
9. Dam-funk “Gold”
This just felt like the perfect ending truly my favorite nighttime smoke jam.. Put this on and just getyomindright!!!!!
There it is ya’ll vibe to it hope u enjoy and please remember all selections were///vinyl/// we love records!!!!!!!!!!! – J1
You can’t ever get enough of Jay Dilla. J. Rocc brings another installment to “Thank You Jay Dee.” I’m telling you, when J. Rocc did the first one I burned up my ipod playing it.
If you have been sleeping under a rock or just don’t know how far Dilla has reached, check out Thank You Jay Dee v. 1-4. You’ll do like I did when I heard the first one…”I didn’t know Dilla did that one too!” BIG thanks to J. Rocc and Stones Throw for bring it.