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New Mixtape and Pullin from the Stacks!

DOWNLOAD: June Favorites Mixtape

Wow – it’s been around eight months since this site has seen an update! Apologies – hopefully everyone is following things via social media on Instagram, Soundcloud, iTunes etc. Many thanks to all who’ve been keeping up with things and downloading the latest episodes!

Finally had time to put together a little DJ-mix for the first time this year. I had originally hoped to get this out around my 40th birthday in March, but as with many plans, that didn’t quite come together. So this is like a post-birthday-early-summer-favorites mix. On my 30th birthday, I put together a long, all-vinyl mixtape of many of my all-time favorite hip-hop records. This time around, I wanted to highlight a number of songs that have stayed in rotation for years – some for over a decade – but weren’t all vinyl, or all hip-hop. Just some personal favorites that have meaning to me. I also got to experiment a little with my new Pioneer DJ mixer, throwing in a few minor effects on transitions, which was fun.

Pullin the Stacks podcast also continues, with episode #87 available shortly! Subscribe on iTunes or catch up with the latest episodes via Soundcloud.

Fingers-crossed I’ll have at least one more summertime mix in the coming months, but we’ll see how it goes…for now, hope you enjoy these selections.

TRACKLIST:
Nu Shooz “I Can’t Wait (Unplugged)”
Visioneers/Marc Mac “Dirty Old Bossa Nova”
Quantic & Alice Russell “Left & Right”
mister T. “The Soul Man”
Five Fingers of Funk “360”
DJ Day “Skyy Can You Feel Me”
Lifesavas “Me”
Grouch “Breathe”
Collapsible Mammals “Quarter Lives”
Devin the Dude “Right Now”
Ka.lil / Khingz “Summer Daze”
BJ the Chicago Kid “Turnin Me Up”
Souljazz Orchestra “Lotus Flower”

By DJ Ian Head

Purveyor of mixes, beats and more since 1999.