[QUICK MIX - CHILL/BASS] Ryan Hemsworth – “COOL DJ MIX”

[QUICK MIX - CHILL/BASS] Ryan Hemsworth - "COOL DJ MIX"

Ryan Hemsworth takes over this Quick Mix with his blend of chilled-out hip hop and bass vibes in his “Cool DJ Mix”. “First mix of 2014 and it feels good to be back. This is what my brain feels like and it’s weird. Listen to this on headphones when you’re zooted on a greyhound bus […]

[R&B/Hip Hop] Miguel ft. Wale – “Bennie And The Jets” (Elton John Cover)

[R&B/Hip Hop] Miguel ft. Wale - "Bennie And The Jets" (Elton John Cover)

Head into just about any bar with a karaoke machine for the night and chances are you’ll hear a pretty shitty cover of Elton John‘s classic single “Benny And The Jets” being sung (read shouted into the mic) by some drunk, half bald man with a mixed drink in his hand. It’s inevitable, like the […]

[ELECTRONIC/HIP HOP] Daft Punk ft. Jay Z – “Computerized”

[ELECTRONIC/HIP HOP] Daft Punk ft. Jay Z - "Computerized"

In the movie I, Robot, Will Smith’s character plays a detective who bears a strong distrust of robots and contemporary technology in a dystopian future. In the end, (Spoiler Alert) his fears become realized as the AI’s indisputable logic threatens all of humanity. We’re a long time from seeing human-like robots in every home, but […]

[ELECTRONIC/HIP HOP] Ellie Goulding ft. Angel Haze – “Life Round Here” (James Blake Cover)

[ELECTRONIC/HIP HOP]  Ellie Goulding ft. Angel Haze - "Life Round Here" (James Blake Cover)

The B’s come together as British and Brooklyn bad bitches Ellie Goulding and Angel Haze join forces and tackle James Blake‘s “Life Round Here.” Mr. Blake has been getting a lot of attention from the femmes recently as Lorde previously covered his single “Retrograde.” Produced by Noah Breakfast and originally debuted on BBC Radio 1, […]

[CHILL/HIP HOP] Bishop Nehru – “You Stressin’” (Produced by Disclosure)

[CHILL/HIP HOP] Bishop Nehru - "You Stressin'" (Produced by Disclosure)

It’s a chill evening in the chilly city of Chicago as the temps plummet further south and my thermostat heads north. So a chill new track is exactly what I need to wrap myself up in at the moment. With slick vibes courtesy of Disclosure, NY rapper Bishop Nehru glides effortlessly through chorus and verse […]

[TRAP/HIP HOP] Kanye West – “Good Life” (Party Ghost Remix) [Free Download]

[TRAP/HIP HOP] Kanye West - "Good Life" (Party Ghost Remix) [Free Download]

Taking a beat from Yeezy’s heydey (back when he was getting critical acclaim for his music rather than his actions), Californian producer Party Ghost has given Kanye‘s “Good Life” an uplifting remix that’s both throwback and uniquely modern. Succulent synths and syncopated trap sounds run amock in the dancey update, which lays down the nostalgia […]

[QUICK MIX - HIP HOP/R&B] Snoop Dogg – ‘THANKSGIVN 13 Mixx’

[QUICK MIX - HIP HOP/R&B] Snoop Dogg - 'THANKSGIVN 13 Mixx'

“From the mancave” of the hip-hop legend himself, Snoop Lion/Dogg presents his hip-hop and R&B inspired ‘THANKSGIVN 13 Mixx’.    

[ELECTRO SWING/ HIP-HOP] Odjbox ft. Nas – “Made You Look”

[ELECTRO SWING/ HIP-HOP] Odjbox ft. Nas - "Made You Look"

If there’s one thing I can count on to lift my head out of the snowy haze that has descended upon Chicago, it’s music. And more specifically in this case, the uplifting electro-swing vibes of UK producer Odjbox and the jazzy, hip-hop jam “Made You Look” featuring Nas. Resurrecting the smokey, lounge vibes of the […]

[CONCERT COVERAGE/PHOTO RECAP] Halloween 2013: Freaky Deaky with GRiZ, Kill Paris, Danny Brown, & TOKiMONSTA

[CONCERT COVERAGE/PHOTO RECAP] Halloween 2013: Freaky Deaky with GRiZ, Kill Paris, Danny Brown, & TOKiMONSTA

Reading music:   There’s no doubt that the icy grip of winter is reaching out toward Chicago as leaves have begun to say their final goodbyes for the year and the birds have pretty much said, “Eff this place, we’re flying south.” But had you been headed to Aragon Ballroom last Friday night, you probably […]

[QUICK MIX - HIP-HOP/FUNK] Skratch Bastid – ‘Satisfaction Guaranteed Mix’

[QUICK MIX - HIP-HOP/FUNK]  Skratch Bastid - 'Satisfaction Guaranteed Mix'

Satisfaction Guaranteed was released in late 2008. I did a tour in Canada to promote it and passed it out to DJs I met on the road. This week, DJ Jazzy Jeff featured the mix on his “Your Favorite DJ’s Favorite DJs” series. It wasn’t on Soundcloud until now, so here you go! A few […]

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