Mix: Massive

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Producers have been dropping seriously fast tracks lately and try as I might, I couldn’t fit them in a mix. So I made a whole new mix that starts brisk and ends somewhere past breakneck speed. It’s a face-ripper, folks. Highlights include a cut from the banging new Machinedrum album and a killer 12-inch on Metalheadz by, of all people, Om Unit. This one goes to 11.

1. Pinch & Shackleton – Torn & Submerged
2. Boody & LE1F – Soda (MikeQ & Divoli S’vere Daughter’s Ha Remix)
3. Visionist – Escape
4. Nomine – Anxiety Tribe
5. Wiley – Flying (Bass mix)
6. Addison Groove – Footcrab
7. RP Boo – Steamidity
8. Traxman – War On Mars ft. DJ Fred
9. DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn – Brighter Days
10. John Wizards – Limpop
11. Ruffhouse – Greyscale
12. Machinedrum – Gunshotta
13. System – Sound Man
14. Mark Pritchard – Soundboy Fuck Off
15. Om Unit – The Hand
16. Addison Groove & Sam Binga – Ol Man Ek

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New mix: Black Tie Affair

Black Tie Affair: a-void Salutes Canadian Hip-Hop by davemorris_to

Download MP3 here: http://www.mediafire.com/listen/qb485bnbnqe4qnf/01_Black_Tie_Affair.mp3

I’m going to be appearing at the Polaris Music Prize Hip-Hop Salon on Dec 14, at the Drake Hotel in Toronto, on a panel with Ty Harper, Anupa Mistry, Thomas Quinlan and moderated by Joshua Ostroff. It should be a cracking event, not least because we’re talking about our favourite new Canadian hip-hop records (in my case, by Rich Kidd and Ian Kamau).

Come check it out! http://www.facebook.com/events/282778095094189

In the meantime, I made this little tribute to some of my favourite Canadian hip-hop, which you can stream or download to your heart’s content. Some old-school gems, obscure stuff, and a smidgen of scratching. DO IT. Tracklist below.

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1. Kardinal Offishall, “Bakardi Slang”
2. Drake, “City Is Mine”
3. Rascalz, “Dreaded Fist”
4. IRS, “No Hesitation f. Planet Asia”
5. Empire, “Boom & Pound”
6. Tona, “Dial Tone (Lyve rmx) f. Theology 3, JD Era”
7. Saukrates, “Bag Da Biscuit”
8. Michie Mee & L.A. Luv, “Canada Large”
9. Ghetto Concept, “Precious Metals (rmx f. Sticky Fingaz)”
10. Main Source, “Where We’re Coming From”
11. k-os, “B-Boy Stance”
12. Buck 65, “Benz f. Cadence Weapon”
13. KGB, “Letters Of Three”
14. Maestro Fresh Wes, “Drop The Needle (45 King remix)”