February 19, 2010 Share


I have said it before and I will say it again, sometimes, when you want to hear the hottest Hip Hop in the States, and beyond, you need to check the DJ’s overseas. It’s not that you can’t find them here, but let’s admit it; in the states, the airwaves are on lock down and only play the music of the major players in the games. This makes it hard on up and coming DJ’s as well. For a DJ to make a name for himself in the clubs or even in mix tapes he follows the Radio stations model, playing the same songs, (in the same order many times), essentially locking out the underground Hip Hop acts. This is not so much the case overseas, where I find an appreciation for laidback beats, subject matter of a non-gangsta nature, and lyricism with depth that reminds me of the US circa 1980’s.

Sad indeed, but let’s not fret, the Internet has made things easier to dig deeper and pull out the hidden Hip Hop gems we so surely need. Like the tracks in this episode of Weekend Mix, a far-reaching collection of new and old, expertly mixed by German DJ, BeatPete. Featuring tracks from Common – Invocation, Jigmastas feat. Guru, Rita J. feat. Capital D. & Mr. Greenweedz, Slum Village feat. Pete Rock and much more, you’ll be boppin’ your head like it was 1998 all over again.


BeatPete – Mentally Travelin´ – Mix –

A ca. 60 Minutes Hip Hop Mindsiesta

1. Intro
2. Zion I feat. The Grouch & Goapele – Flow
3. One Self – Cats & Dogs
4. Ohmega Watts feat. Tiffany Simpson – Mind Power
5. Common – Invocation
6. Crown City Rockers – You, You, You
7. Jazz Liberatorz feat. Declaime – Music Makes The World Go Round – Dela RMX
8. TY – Mind Made Up
9. Digable Planets – 9th Wonder – Blackitalism
10. All Natural & Lone Catalysts – Renaissance
11. Jigmastas feat. Guru – So What
12. King Britt feat. Quasimoto – Spaces
13. Jazz Liberatorz feat. Aloe Blacc – What´s Real
14. Grand Agent – Waughter
15. Kista feat. Tableek – Talk With God
16. Skit
17. Rita J. feat. Capital D. & Mr. Greenweedz – Dreams & Aspirations
18. The Nextmen feat. Grap Luva – Thinking Man´s Session
19. Slum Village feat. Pete Rock – Once Upon A Time
20. Ethos – Ethos
21. Aloe Blacc – Not The One
22. 3582 feat. Lacks – I Would Change – RMX
23. Kan Kick Beat

The spontaneous result of a long night with a lot of vinyl, coffee and … . Relax.