Tribute Mixes
Brazil

Tribute to MARCOS VALLE – Selected by SPACEWALKER

Marcos Valle burst onto the Brazilian music scene half a century ago as part, or to be more exact, the leader of the second wave of bossa nova songwriters and arrangers. Unlike a lot of his contemporaries, Valle refused to be stuck with the “bossa nova” tag, managing to reinvent …

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Soul & Funk

Tribute to GIL SCOTT-HERON – Selected by KOBAL

Here is an absolute must in our growing series of Tribute mixes (check them out here), a wonderful homage crafted by our good friend and world class record digger, DJ Kobal. 90 minutes of some of the most beautiful music from Gil Scott-Heron, one of the most influencial and important …

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Tribute Mixes
Beats

Tribute to KENLO CRAQNUQUES – Selected by LEXIS

I love our tribute mix series which, like the website, covers a wide range of genres from house masters to  jazz legends back to more experimental beats. This is one that has been on my mind for some time. Kenlo Craqnuques is one of our homegrown heroes (grew up in Quebec …

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Tribute Mixes
Jazz Soul & Funk

Tribute to DONALD BYRD – Selected by KOBAL

A lovely blend of some of the most beautiful that Donald Byrd, the genius of the trumpet has given us. A vinyl-only mix featurting music that he played or produced (The Blackbyrds). Mix by DJ Kobal (Montreal) – https://www.facebook.com/djkobal/ TRACKLIST Coming soon

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Tribute Mixes
House / Techno

Tribute to FRANKIE KNUCKLES – Selected by The Rawsoul

When I woke up and found out that Frankie Knuckles was gone I was quite surprised but mostly very sad. I went straight to the basement and started digging all of his records, productions and remixes. As I started to listen to his music; sadness promptly faded away as his …

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Tribute Mixes
House / Techno

Tribute to 95 NORTH – Selected & Mixed by AMATEUR AT PLAY

95 North (or any one of the roughly 10 aliases or so they’ve used during careers that span over two decades) consists of Doug Smith and Richard Payton, two DJs from the USA. In the photo above, Richard’s on the right and Doug is on the left. By their own admission, they’re …

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Tribute Mixes
Jazz

Tribute to PHIL COHRAN – Selected by Guilty

The mix tape starts off with an excerpt from The Spanish Suite. It is near forty-minutes covering both sides of a record by the same name. This piece was written by Cohran in dedication to Moorish Spain and their cosmos-oriented musical systems which was to enlighten Europe over the ages. …

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Latin

Tribute to HECTOR LAVOE – Selected by Asma

Hector Juan Pérez Martínez better known as Hector Lavoe aka El Cantante de los Cantantes is a Puerto Rican salsa legend. The iconic figure left Ponce at sixteen to settle in NYC and a year later was recording vocals for Willie Colon (Fania label co-founder). After lending his stupendous voice to a …

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Tribute Mixes
Jazz

Tribute to CANNONBALL ADDERLEY – Selected by Kris Guilty

Mixed & Selected by KRIS GUILTY: “Cannonball Adderley was one of my first jazz obsessions. Along with Art Blakey, Ahmad Jamal & Sun Ra… There were a few years where any record I would come across by these leaders would make its way home with me for further listening. This …

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