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Mix Lull - 19 April 2006

It has been a while. Here's another mix. It started out as a "long songs are good" mix but that was a long time ago. It's now different. Download link will expire in 1 week.

1. "Everlasting Love" — Alisa — We Love Katamari OST
I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I LLLOVE YOU

2. "Regret" — New Order — Republic
I guess that's what they all sayyy

3. "Please Return to Me" — The Fleets — The Complete Stax-VoltSingles
All of this Stax/Volt box set is hotness.

Devaluation of the Dollar - March 28, 2006

A friend of mine who shall remain nameless (name begins with D and ends with AN SMITH - that narrows it down to about two million) recently expressed to me that he wasn't so fond of the 1970s when it comes to rock n' roll. With several exceptions (namely Bowie), he felt that the decade was pretty much a wasteland. And so the myth goes: while the '60s were radical, the '80s were fun, the '90s remind us of our childhood, and the '00s have witnessed the merger of pop, hip hop, and electronica into one glorious genre of production virtuosity... the '70s, well, there were indulgent solos and there was disco.

Not true.

Bangerz 'n Mash - March 21, 2006

Round 3 of mixes continues on with my selection of choice cuts that are so hot they cook.

1) Plantlife/Nina Sky: "Love 4 the World/Turnin' Me On" (Fabriclive 24: Diplo)
The handclap/"Hey!" background makes this song a burner to start off with. Do I love Diplo cause he's a dope selector or cause he loves Ludacris as much as I do?

2) Kaoma: "Lambada"
The Forbidden Dance. I've been promising it on my first few mixes, but never delivered. Finally makes the cut by popular demand.

Conversion of a Jew - Jan. 31, 2006

Okay, so this mix includes at least two party fowls – see if you can spot them – but, as Lars von Trier says, rules are made to be broken. There’s a bigger picture at work here. And that picture is Jesus. The best song on this mix is by Dusty Springfield.

1. Pulp: "I'm a Man" (This Is Hardcore)
Here I start my journey at my Jewiest. Though Jews are often associated by mass culture with femininity or weakness, I am inverting that stereotype. Jews are some of the most hetero-masculine, homophobic, "square" people I know. Just look at Jerry Seinfeld or Larry David or Woody Allen.

Abuliatronix - January 17, 2006

1. Junior Senior: "Hello" (Hey Hey My My Yo Yo)
2. Junior Senior: "Hip Hop A Lula" (Hey Hey My My Yo Yo)

I know I'm not allowed to put 2 songs by the same band on my mix, but I hardly think the 44 second intro counts as a song. But it fits perfectly as an intro to my second mix. This is the best song off their new album, which is better and more balanced than the last. If Andy D believed in some sort of god, they would be it.

Two Cheers for the Hottest Mix Chyeah Chyeah - January 10, 2006

Tracklisting for "Two Cheers for the Hottest Mix Chyeah Chyeah"

1. "Chaiya Chaiya" (Dil Se)
Trina drop your hatin' on B-wood and admit that this song is doper than dope. Dude's singing performance sets new precedents. And that heavy breathing, damn. For those that don't know, if any, in the movie this song is performed atop an old timey steam train while the man and woman and like 300 Pakistani extras are riding through what have to be da Hindu Kush.

2. Dillinger: "Cocaine in My Brain" (Cocaine In My Brain)
Everytime I walk in the rain, man oh man, I feel a pain. I feel a burning pain, keep on burning in my bloody brain. Team-No-Coke da realest. This dude has a song called "Marijuana in my brain" which is also good.

Mixchange 2006, Round One: "BUCKLE UP!" - Jan. 4, 2006

TO: HUSTLAZ
FROM: T$
TIME: 01.04.06 4:19 AM
RE: BUCKLE UP FOR 2006!

get dat, get dat, get dat mix!

I am pretty sure this one is even better than my first one. At least I can say I listen to it more...

01. J-Kwon: "Hood Hop"
(my favorite song of all time... in late 2004)

02. Suicide: "Cheree (Reprise)"
(serious lovemaking material)

03. The Chameleons: "Second Skin"
(more lovemaking)

04. The Juan Maclean: "Give Me Every Little Thing"

Mix Allergic to Wintertime HOT - November 22, 2005

Tracklist for Mix Allergic to Wintertime HOT

1. RZA: "My Lovin' is Digi" (Bobby Digital)
The church choral group at the beginning is fucking awesome. Best mix lead-off line ever? I'm going to say a solid Maybe.

2. Lil' Kim: "Lighters Up (Welcome to Brooklyn)" (The Naked Truth)
South 4th. St. Hustlaz anthem. Our town is the truth.

3. The Trammps: "Rubber Band"
You may remember me from tracks by The Game or the Clipse mixtape. We all know the only thing 50 listens to in his spare time is 1970s disco anyway.

4. Iggy Pop: "Success" (Lust For Life)

Smear Campaign - Nov. 22, 2005

1. Masaru Sato: "Yojimbo Theme" (Yojimbo)
The overture to the classic 1961 Kurosawa film of the same name. Possibly the best piece of music ever in a movie. 45 seconds through the track, it gets sooooo groovy.

2. Unknown: "Vinheta Bagulhao" (As Melhores do la)
Fourteen seconds of pure favella heaven. I wish it were a 3 minute song. :(

3. Unknown: "Cuca louca" (Castelo 10)
One of the better favella tracks. Is able to use the standard capoiera drums in the background sometimes without sounding stupid. Also, more of a pop song than its favella brothers. A+ material.

My Mixtapes Bring All the Boys to the Yard - Nov. 22, 2005

This mix (GET DAT, BOYEE!)is certainly the only one manifesting a female point of view on youth and the accompanying depression and anguish, and the associated behavior of systematically, incrementally burning out happiness receptors in one's brain.

Anyway, my point was that I am the only girl up in hurre, and girls really know how to party!

TO: HUSTLAZ/BOYZ
FROM: HUSTLINA/COCAINE ELAINE
DATE: 11.22.05
RE: BANGERZ

1. Monochrome Set: "Eine Symphonie des Grauens" (Westminster Affair)

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