Short new mix of hip-hop and beats. Threw it together on a Sunday morning, apologies for the sloppy cuts!
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
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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.
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.
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.
A little something I cooked up recently for a project I’m conceptualizing.