Occasional Mix 11

Download: Occasional Mix #11

Short new mix of hip-hop and beats. Threw it together on a Sunday morning, apologies for the sloppy cuts!

Ka.lil: Sunday Morning 6:28am
Sulpacio Jones: Really Don’t Matter
Moka Only ft. Plug 2: Mr. Megahustle
Clear Soul Forces: Stack Yo Paypuh!!
J. Dilla: Beat 3
Rough Draft: 1763 Eddy Road
Shuteyes: S.E. Always
Evolve-One: Lost
Opoetik and Evolve-One: Talk to Myself
Sly5thAve: Don’t Kill my Vibe


The Digging Never Stops (All-45s Mixtape)

DOWNLOAD: The Digging Never Stops (August Mixtape)

Travels happened this summer – couple days in Pittsburgh, two weeks in Portland, few days in Chicago, then back to the Apple. Along the way, multiple visits were made to key vinyl vendors. Additionally, I went back through some old boxes I’d left at my mom’s house the past few years and pulled out a couple gems. In-between roaming the aisles and avoiding papercuts while thumbing through record sleeves, it was interesting to think about how my priorities in digging have changed. I’ve really been getting into some of the slower, bluesier soul joints – don’t know if it’s the thick summer weather or I’m just getting older. That being said, I’m still out here looking for the funk.

This is an all-vinyl mixtape, about half an hour of a few of the 45s that I found over the past couple months. Big shout out to all the fam and digging peoples and especially my non-digging friends who let me sneak off for a couple hours to stare at record labels.

I’m starting to put together a more lengthy “Fall” mix, but had to throw something out there in the meantime. THE DIGGING NEVER STOPS!! Hope you enjoy.

– DJ Ian Head


Slow blog posting…

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Occasional Mix #10

Occasional Mix #10 – DJ Ian Head (Download)

With the start of March, I’m still trying to get a handle on some new routines and find time to dedicate to digging, mixtapes and beats. Definitely working toward some bigger, conceptual mix projects in the coming month or two, but here’s a little something for the headphones – the latest Occasional Mix, which is mostly an excuse to play newish hip-hop and give myself something to listen to when riding the train to work. Hope there’s something on here you haven’t heard before.

Shabazz Palaces
Attica Blues
Abyssinian Creole (unreleased)
Bambu ft. Rocky Rivera
Kendrick Lamar
Damu the Fudgemunk
Ras Nebyu
Suntonio Bandanaz
Moka Only


DJ Ian Head on Instagram

So I’m on Instagram – gonna try and post some interesting, record-and-hip-hop-nerd-type photos. Here’s something that fell out a record sleeve recently – a promo postcard for those buyers of early Solesides (now Quannum) vinyl. Notice the early web address – Solesides didn’t even have its own domain name, but you could still get the latest 411.


Occasional Mix #9

Download: Occasional Mix #9 (DJ Ian Head)

Another short mix of hip-hop I’m bumpin right now. Homeboy Sandman, The Physics, Clear Soul Forces, Es Nine, Marc Mac and KA.lil. Check for it.


DJ Ian Head “Music to Eat Donuts By (late night at the diner)”

A little something I cooked up recently for a project I’m conceptualizing.


DJ Center, DJ Ian Head and Joe Blaxx: The 45 Sessions Pt. 1

Finally edited the first part of a fun little “battle” DJ Center and I had awhile back, playing 45s out the crates while the infamous drummer and producer Joe Blaxx held court. Check for it!