Posts Tagged ‘Marvin Gaye

13
Feb
10

Not Your Average Valentine’s Day-Themed Mixes.. DJ Matt Cali & Russel Fong | Cosmo Baker

Whether or not you celebrate the holiday dedicated to men attempting to impress women who possess unrealistic expectations* St. Valentine, anyone can appreciate some fresh vibes.

First up is a spankin’ new mix from some of HTT‘s good friends, turntable master Matt Cali and music historian Russel Fong. I’ll let Cali tell it:

… If you are looking for a sappy slow jam mixtape, you are obviously unfamiliar with the way these two get down (pause). Luvsick is a perfect blend of all types of love songs ranging from REO Speedwagon, Radiohead, Teddy Pendergrass, to the likes of Slum Village, Jodeci and Lil Wayne. And like all Russel Fong and Matt Cali presentations, it is mixed in true school turntable fashion.

Now that sounds dope, don’t it?

For the traditionalists, expert create-digger Cosmo Baker splices soul and classic R&B on his Valentine’s Roll Mix. Featuring songs by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, and of course Prince, this will help the fellas get their ladies in that special mood.

Bump these while you do whatever it is you do this weekend. Don’t forget guys – wrap it up be safe.

Shouts to Russel & Matt, plus the gracious homie Gotty & Co at TSS for the second jawn. Enjoy!

*I keed, I keed. Y’all lovers do y’all thang.

 

Luvsick

Download: DJ Matt Cali & Russel Fong – Luvsick

Cosmo Baker - Valentine's Roll Mix

Download: Cosmo Baker – Valentine’s Roll Mix

Track List:

The Friends Of Distinction “Circles”
Aretha Franklin “Call Me”
Donny Hathaway “I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know”
Rick James “Fire & Desire” feat. Teena Marie
Curtis Mayfield “Sweet Exorcist”
James Brown “That’s My Desire”
Otis Redding “That’s How Strong My Love Is”
Sam Cooke “Bring It On Home To Me”
Irma Thomas “Ruler Of My Heart”
Al Green “Simply Beautiful”
The Isley Brothers “Voyage To Atlantis”
George Harrison “I’ll Take You Anytime”
Stevie Wonder “I Believe (When I Fall In Love)”
Patrice Rushen “Settle For My Love”
Prince “Adore”
Quincy Jones “The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite)”
Rene & Angela “Your Smile” (12? Version)
The Isley Brothers “Fire And Rain”
The Smith Connection “Rainy Days And Mondays”
Darondo “Listen To My Song”
The Beach Boys “Forever”
Rita Wright “I Can’t Give Back The Love I Feel For You”
Black Ivory “Got To Be There”
Brenda Russell “So Good, So Right”
Bonnie Pointer “More And More”
David Bowie “Can You Hear Me”
Earth, Wind And Fire “Can’t Hide Love”
The Rolling Stones “Let It Loose”
East Of Underground “I Love You For All Seasons”
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell “If This World Were Mine”
The Delfonics “Walk Right Up To The Sun”
New Birth “You Are What I’m All About”
Steely Dan “Any Major Dude”
Bill Withers “Can We Pretend”

24
Dec
09

Russel Fong & DJ Matt Cali – The Little X-Mas Tape

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It was tough to hold off on posting this beauty of a mix by crate digger Russel Fong and DJ Matt Cali, but I promised myself I’d wait ’til Christmas Eve. Lucky for y’all, it’s here!

Both Russel and Matt have a knack for splicing old school treats with modern flavor, which is evident on this holiday-themed mix. Listen as Stevie Wonder’s “What Christmas Means To Me” and Run-DMC’s “Christmas in Hollis” flow between cheerful samples and jingling bells. Also featured on the tape are jams from Marvin Gaye, Snoop Dogg, Alicia Keys and more.

As Matt explains it:

Russel and I were on the phone together discussing some upcoming themes for new mixtapes and we both expressed are displeasure with corny holiday music. Russel mentioned he had some good old school jams and I had a couple of favorites myself so I fired up the turntables and there you have it.” Russel adds, “We just wanted to keep it short and sweet and play some good holiday jams.” 

Well, they certainly put together an impressive mix. Shouts to both of the fellas for the heads up, click the covers or download link below and spin it for some holiday goodness. Enjoy!

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Download: Russel Fong & DJ Matt Cali – The Little X-Mas Tape

30
Sep
09

Event Reminder: Ghostface x Beatnick & K-Salaam Tonight

Tonight

Here’s your friendly reminder that MySpace Music, Socialight & Digiwaxx are presenting Ghostface Killah live tonight at Hiro Ballroom NYC alongside production duo Beatnick & K-Salaam.

Doors open at 8 PM, but since this is a free show I’d recommend showing up crazy early. William Cooper and I will be in the building promoting Beware of the Pale Horse so come say what’s up if you see us out there. Dallas Penn might be joining us as well.

Ghost will be promoting his latest effort Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City while Beatnick & K-Salaam should be rocking songs from their fly remix album Never Can Say Goodbye featuring reinterpretations of classics from Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.

Download Never Can Say Goodbye below and support Tony Starks (and my Amazon account) by scooping his album here. Shout to Freestyle Madness Blog for the link, Enjoy!

Never Can Say Goodbye

Download: Beatnick & K-Salaam – Never Can Say Goodbye

Track List:

01. Michael Jackson – I’ll Be There Remix (Prod. By Beatnick & K-Salaam)
02. Marvin Gaye – Ain’t No Mountain (Prod. by Beatnick & K-Salaam)
03. Stevie Wonder – My Cherie Amor Remix (Prod. by Beatnick & K-Salaam)
04. Michael Jackson – Never Can Say Goodbye (Prod. by Beatnick & K-Salaam)
05. Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On Remix (Prod. by Beatnick & K-Salaam)
06. Stevie Wonder – Uptight Remix (Prod. by Beatnick & K-Salaam)
07. Michael Jackson – ABC Remix (Prod. by Beatnick & K-Salaam)
08. Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On Remix (Prod. by Beatnick & K-Salaam)





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