After changing her name from DJ SPK to APPOLLONIA earlier this morning, APPOLLONIA also released a new mix, Caffeine Dreams. Appollonia spins tracks from Mac Miller, Domo Genesis, MellowHype, Logic, Ab-Soul, Statik Selektah, Raekwon, Joey Bada$$, A$AP Nast, and more. Check it out below.
Continue reading @AppolloniatheDJ (fka DJ SPK) / Caffeine Dreams (Live Mix)
Parisian producer and HW&W Recordings artist Stwo aired his latest mix this past Saturday for the Diplo & Friends show on BBC Radio 1xtra.
Stwo’s mix features Sango, Mr. Carmack, Falcons, Pomo, Kaytranada, LAKIM, Flume, Lido, Drake, Lil Kim, The Weeknd and Nas.
Continue reading STWO for Diplo & Friends BBCRADIO1XTRA / BBCRADIO1 (stream)
As we approach the 20th anniversary of Nas’ undisputed 5-mic debut LP Illmatic this April 19th, it’s important that we take time reflect on his greatness, and the amount of jewels he’s dropped on us during his double-decade (plus) career. Whether or not he’s made an album that’s ever topped Illmatic is debatable (most recently a rap scribe argued that It Was Written was stronger overall), but there’s no denying that he’s given us an overwhelming heap of hip-hop music to enjoy since he officially stepped foot in the game as a solo artist. And though a majority of our favorite Nas songs can be found on the dozen or so solo and collaborative projects that have hit the shelves since Illmatic’s release, he’s got a ton of mixtape classics too, many of which were never officially released.
Continue reading 20 Classic Nas Mixtape Cuts
On J. Cole’s new album Born Sinner, J. Cole included “Let Nas Down” that spoke on disappointing the Queensbridge legend, Nas with his previous efforts. Nas gives his responses by remixing the Roc Nation emcee song. Check original and remix below. Continue reading Let Nas Down rmx // J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar’s track “m.A.A.d. city” is a two part journey that literally makes the crown of my head tingle every time I hear it. It is so vivid, aggressive, and transportive that I’m sure that I could compare it to actual literary works. Full of colorful dimensions and graphic imagery this one song has the same sensory impact as the entire classic illmatic album by Nas. As a die-hard Nas fan I was initially offended by Kendrick’s illmatic comparison mainly due to overt differences, but this song alone makes those comparisons more legitimate to me. I’m sure you guys will be the judge and jury though.
Regardless of how you feel about the illmatic comparison, the song is undoubtedly note-worthy. Aside, MC Eiht’s intro gives me life and I need it as my alarm ringer. Enjoy.
Continue reading m.A.A.d. city // Kendrick Lamar x MC Eiht
DJ SPK has dropped another mix for the lovers…and lovehaters. Stream the 25 tracked mixtape and download the individual tracks below.
Continue reading DJ SPK presents Love Me Not [mixtape]