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Soul Boulders 2

After a long wait, and a good dose of elbow grease, 
we are proud to announce that Soul Boulders 2 is officially out today!

Matthew Africa & DJ B.Cause - Soul Boulders 2 Snippets by djbcause

To purchase the mix in digital mp3 format go here.

To purchase the mix in physical form, please send payment via Paypal to matthewafrica at hotmail dot com. The price including shipping is $10 in the U.S, $11 to Canada. and $14 to the rest of the world.

I was going to write something nice about the mix for the blog today.  However, after reading Matthew's articulate summary I have decided to post it here and forgo my awkward attempt at an eloquent description of such matters. Thanks to all who have supported this project!

"For those who aren't familiar with Soul Boulders, here's the story.
Back in 2005, B.Cause posted a mind-blowing 10-minute mini-mix on the SoulStrut message board. The songs were exquisite but hard to pigeonhole-- soulful and funky, but not purely funk or soul, slow, p…

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Rest In Peace

Soul 45: Brothers By Choice - Oh Darlin'

Smooth 70s vibes here on this West Coast indie, ALA being a subsidiary of the well know Laff comedy label. Really can't be too mad at it, even if it is just a overt rip of the midtempo Delegation hit.
Brothers By Choice - Oh Darlin'

R&B Edit: Move On/Work On Me

New R n B edit using a new J. Cole beat with an acapella from Ahmad's old project, 4th Avenue Jones.
4th avenue jones - move on (b.cause work on me edit) by djbcause

Rap 12": Misfitz Ov Stylz

Classic hype a$$ cut from local outfit Misfitz Ov Stylz, off of their obscure '95 4 song EP on Size 12 Management. Big ups to DJ Lexx, one of the first DJ's to show me love in the bay when I was just starting to play records out.
Misfitz Ov Stylz - Where Fuck U At?

Zack is Back

New and dope installment of one of my favorite mix series, "Weekday Warrior" by Four Color Zack. Yeah, dude is nice w/ his and plays all kind of joints. And the cuts and transitions are absolutely on point. I respect that. Check it ouuuut....

Weekday Warrior Pt. 3 (for Kicks Hawaii) by fourcolorzack

Brand New Blend: Mad/Quickie

Here's a new in key blend, "quickie" not only is the instrumental used but also describes the creation of this edit. Fit so well it practically made itself....just re-arranged the beat, etc.
Ne-yo - mad (b.cause quickie blend) by djbcause

Slow Funk Edit: Attica Blues - Blueprint

Acid jazz/trip hop throwback for the fun of it...
Attica blues - blueprint (b.cause shopped + crude mix) by djbcause

New Edit: All I Want Is You - Keep It Up

Hey folks! Just finished this Miguel edit up, used a Milton Wright sample and added keys, created drum fills, etc. It's a summery night kind of vibe, hope you like.
Miguel - all i want is you (b.cause keep it up edit) by djbcause

Risk & Cooz Opening At 111 Minna July 7th

Tomorrow I will be DJing at 111 Minna for a really cool art show opening featuring West Coast graffiti legends RISK & COOZ. From what I've seen so far there will be some really amazing works, and there is no cover to get in. I'll be rocking tunes after 7PM. Hope to see you there!

More info on the artists:

Teeko: Light Up The Darkness

On July 1st, the talented good fellow and friend Teeko is about to unleash his brand new album, "Light Up The Darkness". It's a tightly woven web of floating, futuristic funk nestled within countless layers of dreamy synth, percussion, and ill sounds. If you cop now you get the digipak PLUS the 9 song vinyl EP when it ships. Recommended!
Grab/hear it here:

New Blend: I Don't Deserve You

Long time no see folks! Sorry for the hiatus....Here's a blend with the new Lloyd Banks hit, snuggling up to an old funky T.I./Jazze Pha slapp.
Lloyd banks feat jeremih - i don't deserve you (b.cause let's get away fix) by djbcause

Fourcolorzack: Live Dream Mix

The friend Fourcolorzack from Seattle is a savage in the mix, and on the cut! One of my favorite DJs's a fine example of why.

The-Dream 30 Mins Live (4.29.11) by fourcolorzack

Plus, I admire his persistence in showcasing the Dream, who is easily one of the best and most creative R&B artists out these days.

Philly Garage 45: Clock Wise

Frantic, heavy instrumental sounds from this underground punk/garage rock group out of Philadelphia. I went through my storage space recently and was pleased to re-discover this 1980 obscurity. So much so that I thought I'd share!
Clock Wise

Playin' Kinda Ruff CD Back In Stock

A quick heads up - I have some more copies of the Troutman Legacy mix. Give me a shout, only have about 25 left. $10 shipped anywhere your heart desires.

New Mixes From The Folks

Been catching up with some things, listening to mixes etc - thought I'd round some of 'em up for a post here at DITD. To start things off, one from the homie for a homie - King Most kicks off a new mix series for Kicks Hawaii and Super Handsome Sound - shout out to Chris Kam aka DJ Delve. I should be submitting a mix to the series in the near future as well.
DL link:
Also while we're at it here's Delve's new mix, lot of good jams on this and the Aaliyah blend at the top is so smoooth:
Get Right Warmup Mix
Benny B from NYC with some fresh Nu-Funk and Disco flavors:
April Fools Mix - Live at a Bar by thatdjbennyb
Some killer summer vibed out heaters from the man/beast DJ Day!
DJ Day - Way Out of Living by DJDay

Recently I was laced with a really tight CD only mix from 2 good friends and dope DJs Cutso and Mamabear called "Getting To Know You" - here's the snippet mix to get a sip of the …

Listening Lounge "REMIXED" - this Friday At Minna!


Numark + F.A.M.E. + Platurn & J-Boogie Tonight!

Advance tix going fast at:

Black Mercedes/R.I.P. Nate Dogg

Been such a crazy week in the world. Much of my thoughts have been with the overwhelming tragedy in Japan. Had not really wrapped my mind around this 'till last was pretty emotional running many of the late, great Nate Dogg's timeless melodies at our party. His passing is truly the end of an era, in a way. I was thinking not long ago, that record companies stopped making rap promo 12"s roughly around the same time that N.D. stopped lacing hooks we grew to love. Rest In Peace. May the g-funk live on...
Dj quik feat. nate dogg - black mercedes (b.cause duke of dukes rework) by djbcause

New Blend: Last Night/Humming Burd Heartbeat

Was messing around with the new K. Perry instrumental the other day, and came up with this blendelton.
Last Night (hummin' burd heart beat blend)

Fams Jams

Bunch of new good stuff floating through by some of my talented friends and folks, thought I'd share a few tunes.
First off, grab that Pendletons joint on 45 right now - there's only 200 and it's fresh! Groove Merchant has them, as does Turntablelab.

Next mention is the homies Vin Sol And Charles McCloud with a nice bassey minimal house rework of a Sade classic. Free download - sweet!
Couldn't Love You More - Vin Sol & Charles McCloud by Vin Sol

Vin Roc and Mike Baker's new song is pretty damn fly. Go to Vin's site for more infoz, and to DL and/or buy.

This an old one, but I really meant to post it up here long ago so why not now. Lunice beats, Jealous Guys raps. Still dope. Big ups and courtesy of Southern Hospitality.

Bonus beats: peep the dude DJ Vajra's tight Fugees blend with the "all i want is you" beat:
Ready Or Not (DJ Vajra Remix) by DJ Vajra

Blend: Try Again/Lovin' You No More

Here's a new r&b blend, just for fun. I'm a sucker for a piano beat.

Tonight: 4OneFunktion 4 Year Anniversary Party!

Elbo Room, Tonight!

New Remix: Bottom's Up

New remix using an MPC beat, which I am trying to do much more of this year. I stuttered up the Dynamic Superiors sample with some 808s, sparce keys, and lots of snare fills. The DIY acapellas isn't too bad but you can hear some slight artifacts if you listen carefully, my apologies for not having something better to work with.
Trey songz feat nikki minaj - bottoms up (b.cause remix) by djbcause

Recommended Mix! Funk On Sight by Vitamin D

Meant to share this before but got caught up over the holidays, a great mix from the dude Vitamin D out of Sea-Town - this thing is hella creative all the way through, with some funky cuts and solid remixes using a few acapellas I wouldn't mind getting my hands on :)
Funk on sight by Vitamin_D

Edit: Sleeping With A Broken Heart/Black & Yellow

Finished off another idea, an R&B bridge for the Wiz K hit.
Sleeping With A Broken Heart (black & yellow edit)

Happy New Year/House Cleaning Edit

Hey folks, I just wanted to thank all the people who make to the effort to check in now and again over here at DITD. I thought as a token of my gratitude I would share a few unreleased joints that I didn't quite finish last year. I'll start with this BOB/Common joint I was about to trash until I worked it out. Happy New Year! More stuff in the next few days...
Nuthin' On You (go edit)