Press Play Dee Jays – Beg, Borrow & Steal Mixtape
These fellas made their way onto my playlists waaaay back last year on my 4th of July mixtapes with their stellar pairing of The Knife’s “Heartbeat” with Drake’s “Forever”. They finally got around to make a mixtape that features all the usual suspects, but also DMX, Asher Roth, Oasis and an expert mixing of Eminem’s “The Real Slim Shady” with Daft Punk’s “Robot Rock”. Aside from the Lil Jon/Darude mash-up, I’m all in favor of this mix. Beg, Steal & Borrow Mixtape by Press Play Dee Jays
Milkman – Algorithms (.zip)
Not gonna lie, I’ve been pretty much avoiding Milkman despite the peer pressure of others. I’m glad I finally gave in. He starts thing off on a great note with a mash-up of Twista’s “Overnight Celebrity” and Cee-Lo’s “F You” and Algorithms just gets better from there with everyone from R. Kelly to Usher to Gaga and more. And Milkman even puts his own spin on things by not just making mash-ups, but remixing things along the way. Take note of the breakdown at the beginning of “Another One”. This is also definitely the first time I’ve heard The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Come On” since my days driving the Beretta with the No Limit tank on the back (yea, I said it).
Milkman – Sky High (.mp3)
The Hood Internet – Wacka Flocka Flame vs The Hood Internet
You know them from, well being my favorite remixers aside from Gregg Gillis. Here the Hood Internet take on Wacka Flocka Flame’s hood ass catalog and give it the indie treatment. My favorite is “No Hands vs Crystal Castles”. Waka Flocka Flame x The Hood Internet by hoodinternet
DJ Jordan V – Ybar Anniversary CD (.zip)
Currently one of the best DJ’s in Chi-town, DJ Jordan V dropped a mix in November that I’ve been listening to quite often. I’m biased since hes from my hometown, but its damn good. That Jay-Z blend of “Public Service Announcement” with Saigon’s “Come On Baby” into Luda’s “My Chick Bad” and M.O.P’s “Ante Up”, is as seamless and head nodding is masterful. The next hour of the mix is even more party-friendly (and eclectic, yea I heard that Nirvana) and worth multiple spins.
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