11 Mixes Worth Listening to This Week

In honor of Fat Beats' passing, some classic DJ Premier mixtapes: a "Crooklyn Cuts" mixtape from 1996, featuring a rousing opening shot of M.O.P., the Money Boss Players' classic "Walk With a Limp" and the much beloved and unfortunately named Hillfiguz, and the era-defining (and staunchly "East Coast") "New York Reality Check 101". (stream)

"What I never really hired...was business people...I would hope people would do the right thing..." An engrossing, interview-heavy, Fat Beats-themed episode of DJ Eclipse's legendary "Halftime" show. (stream)

Chairman Mao with two new, radically different sets: "Get Yourself Together," a splendid soul mix, and a special interview/guest session with Dave Tompkins of "How To Wreck a Nice Beach" fame.

The versatile yet humble DJ Anonymous has relaunched his site, and it's an embarrassment of riches. 100 Limousines—who hosted the Finn's class "False Alarm" mix—recommends the "Disco #5 Mix" and I can't disagree. (stream)

For fans of Moodymann or Italians Do It Better: "Openness," a terrific slow-ish, vocal house mix by Leech. (DL)

A special mix from Kode9 and Burial in honor of visionary BBC DJ Mary Anne Hobbs' send-off show. (stream and DL)

Massive reggae mixes over at the shockingly consistent Meatskull and Test Pressing blogs. Depending on your mood: disco-reggae, unbelievable 70s-80s Wackies stuff, a more contemporary "culture" mix




 




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Hua Hsu teaches in the English Department at Vassar College and writes about music, sports, and culture. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Bookforum, Slate, The Village Voice, The Boston Globe Ideas section and The Wire (for whom he writes a bi-monthly column). He is on the editorial board for the New Literary History of America.

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