Today I have the pleasure of sharing a fresh mix from a fellow DJ who stays on his grind. Hailing from Cali, DJ Still Life recently relocated to Brooklyn and has quickly found himself at one of the better jobs I can imagine (promoting records for Strut, !K7, and BBE among other notable labels). A long-time contributor to one of my favorite funk & soul blogs (www.earfuzz.com), he now also hosts a Thursday night show on East Village Radio called “Pain In My Heart” and puts together a regular podcast on GiantsArise.com called “The Raw & The Crooked”. Today’s Afro Tripping mix is the 10th installment in that series- which is eclectic enough to feature indie rock, dancehall, euro psych and just about anything else that people who like good music listen to.Â Start checking the man’s back catalogue and see why his diverse mixing style represents exactly what we love here at Mixtape Riot: NO BOUNDARIES, JUST GOOD MUSIC.Â For theÂ Tripping mix, Still Life put together a solid 30-minute collection of funky, syncopated afrobeat- old and new. It’s definitely danceable, but also dubby and lazy enough to accompany a nice Sunday hammock session (if only I had a hommock!).Â We still haven’t had the opportunity to actually DJ a party together yet, but hopefully we can remedy that situation soon.
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1. Omo Mi Gbo Temi -Â Kollington Ayinla
2. Watch We (Soul Jazz Orchestra Remix) -Â Horace Andy & Ashley Beedle
3. Psychedelic Woman (Bonobo Remix) -Â Honny & The Bees Band
4. NNT -Â Lightening Head
5. Mondo Soul Funky -Â Ebo Taylor Jr.
6. Afro Beat Blues -Â Ojah W/ Hugh Masekela
7. Beaten Metal -Â Antibalas
8. Watch â€˜Em -Â Black Milk
9. Asiko -Â Tony Allen
10. Gbagada Gbogodo Gbodgo -Â Luisito Quintero Jr.
11. Aye -Â The Mighty Underdogs
12. Keep It Rockinâ€™ (Afro Dub) -Â Wunmi
In other news… peep the updated blogroll (finally- I know we’re kinda slow sometimes) and holler if you run or know of other good blogs that we should check. We DO actually read the e-mails you send, it just takes us a while.