DJ Hullewud – The Break North Mixtape

November 9th, 2010 by sawtay · CR8APES

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DJ Hullewud – The Break North Mixtape

Hullewud writes:

“Here it is…finally!!! What do I mean by that, well I will have to take you back a few years to tell you how this one came about. Growing up in London I was always part of the hip hop scene, there wasn’t much of one but there was a small one. A few years ago I found out that there was a bi-weekly open mic hip hop night called Dirty Thursdays. I stopped in one night and was blown away by the talent this city had, I really had no idea! It was nothing like I had seen in London, all these hip hop kids coming together for the love of the music…and the
reaction some of these MC’s were getting was mind blowing….why did it take so long to get a night like this? I felt that it was about time that people outside of London knew what was going on in the Forest City. I decided to reach out to whoever I could and attempt to put together a mixtape comprised of nothing by London MC’s. The plan didn’t end up working and it was put on the backburner and forgotten about. A month ago I got an email from Brent (Just Entertainment) asking me if I would be interested in doing a mixtape for an online hip hop magazine, the only catch was that I had to include an exclusive track from one of his artists (Alex Dimez). I have been involved with a couple of Alex Dimez shows and he had passed my name on to Brent. Now normally all the mixtapes I do are old school hip hop and I just didn’t feel right doing an old school mix and dropping Alex’s track somewhere in the mix. Maybe it was time to go back to my original plan and make some minor adjustments. I reached out to as many London and area MC’s as I could, and MC’s that I have been fortunate to do shows with or have met over the past few years. The response I got was much better this time around and the tracks started flying in to my inbox. Although this mixtape isn’t the all London hip hop mix I had originally planned, I still think that it is close to what I had envisioned. There is still a big London presence on this mixtape from artists that still live in London to artists that are originally from London to artists that are from just outside of London, there are some artists on here that have no London connection whatsoever but somehow we have crossed paths and wanted to be involved. You might look at the track listing and say that you have never heard of 75% of the artists, but in my opinion it’s about time that you do! Please sit back and enjoy what I have called “The Break North Mixtape”, hopefully you all enjoy it!”

Tracklisting:
1. Shad – Yaa I Get It (Oddisee Remix)
2. Alex Dimez (Feat. King Jus) – Green
3. More Or Les – Ain’t Goin’ Out
4. Mullet & Steps (Feat. Timbuktu & Chokeules) – How We Do
5. Maddub – Bills Work Sleep
6. Tre Leji – I’m Gon’ Roll
7. Modulok – Timewalker
8. Moore & Exit Only – Cry Wolf
9. The Extremities (Feat. KitKnows & Smashbrovaz) – Right Now
10. Ghettosocks – Guillotine
11. Recordface (Feat. Chokeules) – Double Knot
12. Wise Boyz Noize – Walk It Off (Fresh Kils Remix)
13. Timbuktu – The New Science
14. Lionize Prime – Maple Leaf Rap Kid
15. Waffle – Soundcheck
16. The Extremities (Feat. Lushlife, Ghettosocks & Ambition) – Dial Tones
17. OK Cobra (Feat. More Or Les, Wordburglar, Chokeules & Jesse Dangerously) – I Quit (Backburner Remix)
18. Ant Grant – Mirror Mirror

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Reel Asian Opening Night Gala Party w/ DJ Jun

October 31st, 2010 by invisible · Events

The Reel Asian Film Festival has invited me back to spin for their Opening Night Gala Party.  Great festival, great party.  Hope to see you there.

SPECIAL EVENT | TUE NOV 9 | DOORS OPEN 9:00 PM | CENTURY ROOM
Admission: $10 or FREE with Opening Night Screening stub
Performers: Featuring DJ Jun (invisible-friends.com)

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DJ Jun – Boom Shots!

October 18th, 2010 by invisible · DJ Jun

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DJ Jun – Boom Shots!

Here’s the next installment with an assortment of boom tunes.  Expect to hear some Funk, Soul, Hip hop, Reggae, Rock, Re edits, Remixes and new releases.  Enjoy.

Tracklisting:

Nairobi Sisters – Promised Land Dub (Flames)
Lenis Guess – How You Gonna Do It? (Plut)
3 Titans – The Life of a Scholar (Daptone)
Aretha Franklin – One Step (Featurecast Re-Edit) (Dubplate)
Blundetto – My One Girl feat Lateef The Truthspeaker (Heavenly Sweetness)
Rita Wright – Touch Me Take Me (Dusty Fingers)
Congress Alley – Congress Alley (AVCO)
J. Rawls presents The Liquid Crystal Project- Tribute to Dilla (Turntable Jazz)
Delegations – Oh Honey (State Records)
Gang Starr – Just To Get a RIP (The Gaff & Marvel RMX)
Blundetto – Voices w/ Hindi Zahra (Heavenly Sweetness)
Archie Whitewater – Cross Country (Cadet Concept)
Brethren – Outside Love (Tiffany)
The Universals – New Generation (Funk45)
Ernie & The Top Notes, Inc. – Things Are Better (Fordom)
Shaolin Temple Defenders – I Know What It Is (Soulbeats Records)

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Jason Palma – Thanksgiving Jazz Mix

October 12th, 2010 by invisible · CR8APES

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Jason Palma – Thanksgiving Jazz mix

Jason Palma of Higher Ground Radio, Foot Prints, Freedom Time & Play De Record is one of the main reasons why I started Djing.  Through his radio shows, parties and store, the man has exposed me and much of Toronto to a wide variety of music ranging from; Funk, Soul, Afrobeat, Latin and Brasilian to Dub, Reggae, Brokenbeat, Electro, House and Hip Hop.  So it gives me great pleasure to be able to post a Jazz mix of his at Cr8apes.  Enjoy.  -Jun

Jason writes:

“For some reason I just felt like playing some jazz records. Here they are, comepletely spontaneous. A bit of a warmup to Freedom Time on November 12th! I guess I should do this more often.”

Tracklisting:

Rheta Hughes “Come On Home” (Columbia)
Roy Ayers “Ricardo’s Dilemma” (United Artists)
Howard Rumsey “Night In Tunisia” (Contemporary)
Dizzy Gillespie “Theme From The Cool World” (Philips)
Clarke Boland Sextet “Ensadinado” (Columbia)
Quintessence “Salsa De Santa Rosa” (Quintessence)
Monty Alexander “So What” (MPS)
Rachel Gould “Little Brother” (Trion)
Rob Agerbeek Quintet “The Chair Dance” (Polydor)
Staffan Abeleen Quintet “Mr Minor” (Odeon)
Marco Di Marco Trio “Par Avion” (Modern Jazz)
Noro Morales Quintet “Saona” (Tico)
Alvin Queen “64 Fillette” (Nilva)
Joe Lee Wilson and Bond St. “Blue Train” (Survival)
Esther Phillips “Just Say Goodbye” (Atlantic)

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Freeman Dre & the Kitchen Party – ALBUM RELEASE PARTY

October 3rd, 2010 by invisible · Events

Our friends, Freeman Dre & the Kitchen Party are celebrating the release of their debut album “RED DOOR, SECOND FLOOR”.

Thursday, October 28th at the Dakota Tavern.
249 Ossington Ave (at Dundas)
Toronto, ON
Show starts at 10pm.
10$ to get in & includes a copy of the album

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DJ CATALIST – PLAY IT AGAIN

September 14th, 2010 by sawtay · CR8APES


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DJ Catalist – Play It Again

DJ Catalist of Grand Analog has blessed us with one of his many mixes.

In his own words;

“This is on some Fazz Joul Sunk vibes, just some music that will make you feel right.  After listening once, you might want to play it again. Big up to Cr8apes!”

Tracklist:

Incredible Bongo Band – Pipeline (Pride)
Hot Fudge – The Little Good (Music DeWolfe)
Zbigniew Namyslowski – Mango-Boogie (Muza)
University Of Miami Jazz Band – Shining Star (Hansen)
Ed Kelly & Friend – Pippin (Theresa)
Seu Jorge – Everybody Loves The Sunshine (Now-Again)
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Moments (Choice Cuts)
Lonnie Smith – Move Your Hand (Blue Note)
Raw Soul – Stormy Weather (Plut)
Ellen McIlwaine – Higher Ground (Ko’Tai)
Linda Lewis – Sideway Shuffle (Reprise)
Courtial – Take The Time (Pipeline)
Michael Boothman – Greasy (Tabu)
DJ Catalist – Real Soul (BstrdBoots)
Mr. Beatnick – What’s Going On Reconstruction (Shhhhh)
Donny Burks – You Never Know What You Have (Until You Lose It) (Metromedia)

Check out his latest release on BstrdBoots and his soundcloud page.

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Paul E. Lopes – Earth, Wind & More Fiyah!!!

August 23rd, 2010 by invisible · CR8APES

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Paul E. Lopes – Earth Wind and More Fiyah!!!

Legendary Toronto DJ, Paul E. Lopes writes:

“My last reggae mix ‘Dettol Pt. 2′ was early dancehall, but now it’s time for strictly conscious music.

No vanity, sins or slackness… Fo’ward!!!

I dedicate this mix to the legendary Lincoln Barrington “Sugar” Minott and also Bobby “Melody” Powell, who also recently passed.”

Tracklist:

Sugar Minott – Jah Jah Children
Johnny Osbourne – Jah Promise
Stephanie Samuels – Africa We Want To Go
Junior Byles – Fade Away
Jennifer Lara – Consider Me
Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On (Al Finger’s Truth & Rights Rmx)
Jah Cure & Christopher Ellis – Why Can’t We
Sanchez – Unchained
Yami Bolo – Jah Made Them All
Wailing Souls – Things & Time
Cymande – For Baby Woh
Bobby Melody – Jah Bring I Joy In The Morning
Mighty Diamonds – Right Time
Gregory Isaacs – Mr. Cop
The Itals – In A Dis Ya Time
Cornell Campbell – Bandulu
Ranking Dread – Hard Time
Dadawah – Run Come Rally

You can catch Paul E. Lopes spinning at his monthly Bump N’ Hustle parties along side DJ Mike Tull.

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Paul E. Lopes – Dettol: 80’s PART 2

August 16th, 2010 by invisible · CR8APES

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Paul E. Lopes – Dettol 80’s Pt 2

Paul E. Lopes writes:

“I waited ’til it was hot, really hot, to finish part 2 of the ‘fling b4 sleng teng’. Today was f’yah outside so here it is….”

Tracklist:

1. Anthony Johnson – Strictly Rub-A-Dub
2. Dennis Brown – Your Love Got A Hold On Me
3. Beres Hammond – Groovy Little Thing
4. John Holt – Sweetie Come Brush Me
5. Freddie McGregor – Stop Loving You
6. Freddie McGregor – Big Ship
7. Johnny Osbourne – Ice Cream Love
8. InI Kamoze – World-A-Music
9. InI Kamoze – Trouble You No Trouble Me
10. Junior Murvin – Cool Out Son
11. Willie Williams – Armagideon Time
12. Michigan & Smiley – Nice Up The Dance
13. Yellowman & Peter Metro – The Girl Is Mine
14. Half Pint – Winsome
15. Johnny Osbourne – Water Pumping
16. Linval Thompson – Look How Me Sexy
17. Don Carlos – I’m Not Getting Crazy
18. Yellowman – I’m Getting Married
19. Toyan – Spar With Me
20. Eek-A-Mouse – Een-A-Moy
21. Barrington Levy – My Woman
22. Little John – All Over Me
23. Little John – Say What You Say
24. Brigadier Jerry – Jamaica, Jamaica
25. Peter Metro & Zu-Zu – Calypso, Calypso
26. Early B – Girls Dem Sexy
27. Jah Thomas – Shoulder Move

Check out Part 1 here.

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DJ Uncle Q – Give Thanks/An Organic Blend of Soul and Spices

July 23rd, 2010 by sawtay · CR8APES

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Earlier this summer we had the pleasure of hosting Uncle Q as he visited us from his home base in DC. Being fans of his work as one half of Critically Acclaim we were amped at the opportunity to sharing Quartermain’s mix with our followers at CR8APES. So sit back and let Q fuel your soul with his Give Thanks/An Organic Blend of Soul and Spices mix.

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Tracklist:

Intro
Don’t give up the good life – The Sylvers
It ain’t over till it’s over – Lenny Kravits
Thinking of you – Tony! Toni! Tone!
Without love – Peter Brown
Thankful n’ thoughtful – Sly & The Family Stone
Hey love – Steve Wonder
Until you come back to me (Thant’s what I’m gonna do) – Aretha Franklin
I want you – Marvin Gaye
Be thankful for what you’ve got – William DeVaughn
Love has found it’s way – Dennis Brown
1127 (Woolie’s Waltz) – Quartermaine
Kiss of life – Sade
Today – Tom Scott
Love is the message –  M.F.S.B.
Cut it up Q – Quartermaine
I want to thank you – Alicia Myers
I found lovin’ – Fatback
Baby be mine – Michael Jackson
Back together again – Roberta Flack and Donnie Hathaway
Glow of love – Luther Vandross

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DJ Jun – Tough Love 2

June 22nd, 2010 by invisible · DJ Jun

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DJ Jun – Tough Love 2

One of the things that I really enjoy about creating mixes and podcasts is that I get to go through the crates and pick out tunes I don’t usually get to play out much.  Some of my most favorite tracks are those slower soul love jams that just melt you away with every listen, but end up taking a back seat to something more uptempo for the party.  The next mix is a compilation of just that…15 bangin’ soul love songs from the vinyl vault, which make up the second installment in the ‘Tough Love‘ series.

A big Shout to Boule at Consortium Distributions and Brian C for being dude.  If you’re in the Montreal area, CD quality versions of ‘Tough Love 2′ are being given away with purchases at the Consortium Pop-Up Shop on St. Laurent until the month’s end.  Grab’em before they’re gone.

Enjoy the mix!

Tracklist:

Hodges, James, Smith & Crawford – Nobody (Mpingo)
Ruby Andrews – You Made a Believer (Out of Me) (Zodiac)
Alice Clark – You Don’t Care (Mainstream)
Smith – Baby It’s You (Dunhill / ABC)
The Lovelites – This Love Is Real (UNI)
The Olympians – How Can I Love (Now That You’re Gone) (Truth & Soul)
Kings Go Forth – High On Your Love (Mr. C’s)
Eddie Kendricks – Intimate Friends (Tamla)
The Voices of East Harlem – Giving Love (Just Sunshine Records)
The Persuaders – Thin Line Between Love and Hate (ATCO)
Kool Blues – Can We Try Love Again (Capsoul)
Marie “Queenie” Lyons – I Don’t Want Nobody To Have It But You (DeLuxe)
Halleluiah Chorus – I’ve Got to Find a Way (Nickel)
Wendy Rene – After Laughter (Stax)
Isley Brothers  – Don’t Say Goodnight (T Neck)

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