DecibelCast Vol. 16 – “GRL PRBLMS”

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We’ve all been there at some point in our lives; a relationship gets hard and problems start to occur:  fights, disagreements, arguments—maybe even time apart or breaking up.  Most of the time these issues can be fixed or overcame with time, but this requires some thinking, some love and the right music to make it through.

For me, hip-hop has always served well.  I don’t know why it works, maybe it’s the heavy beats, the nonchalant dismissal of feelings, or just the overall understanding that these types of things are universal, that everyone goes through them.  To that end, this mix is dedicated to the struggles we all go through in relationships and to the problems each and every man has with his woman, as explained by some of the best tracks out there right now.

“Hip-hop isn’t nearly as complex as a woman is.”
– Talib Kweli

Download GRL PRBLMS.zip

 

TRACKLIST

“GRLS” – salute

“Untitled feat. Chance The Rapper” – Mr. MFN eXquire

“Sunday feat. Frank Ocean” – Earl Sweatshirt

“Count On Me” – Lucki Eck$

“When It Rains” – Dag Savage feat. Aloe Blacc

“Serve This Royalty” – Big K.R.I.T.

“Can We Chill” – Riff Raff

“Keyz feat. Gucci Mane, Deniro Farrar, Nacho Picasso” – Blue Sky Black Death

“Constant Conversations” (Remix feat Juicy J) – Passion Pit

“You Song” – Lil Wayne feat. Chance The Rapper

“Float On feat. Charli XCX” – Danny Brown

“Vortex feat. Kid Cudi & Pusha T” – King Chip

“Dreamin’ (Prod. by Ryan Hemsworth)” – Shady Blaze

“Your Drums, Your Love” – AlunaGeorge

“Stay Close feat. Boldy James, Alexander Spit & Aaron Cohen” – Flume

“We Were In Love” – Ta-ku

“If Your Girl Only Knew (WoodysProduce Remix)” – Aaliyah

“All The Time feat. Lil Wayne & Natasha Mosley” – Jeremih

“Take A Fall For Me feat. Rza” – James Blake

“Cocaine Woman” – Lucki Eck$

“She (Shlohmo Remix)” – Laura Mvula

 

DecibelCast Vol. 6 “Summer Soulstice Mixtape”

“Here it is a groove slightly transformed, just a bit of a break from the norm…” pretty much sums up this mix and it also sparks the memory of probably the most classic hip hop summer song of all time. That’s sort of what we were going for with this edition of DecibelCast, a familiar summer vibe but with a slightly tweaked, newer update, filled with tracks that bring forth that feeling of hot relaxing days and fun party nights.  There are a few old school classics and some remixes but also plenty of fresh brand new shit to keep it interesting as well.

This time around we also decided the best way to make a “mixtape” is to actually mix the damn thing, so we enlisted a compadre to do this proper.  FlyPaper Music has been DJing for quite some time and always holds it down (check out his soundcloud here). Although the mix was mostly curated by me (Evander Hologram), we both worked on this together for way too many long summer nights trying to make this thing perfect to bump for years to come (which also kinda explains why its coming mid-summer).  Either way we hope it moves your soul, makes you “just sit back and unwind” and most of all, enjoy, cause this is summertime.

Download the complete mix as one track below (tracked version coming soon..) And if you wish for a full track by track version unmixed send us a request and we can probably make it happen too.

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Or  download the ZIP

Tracklist:

Doveshack – “Summertime In The LBC”

Warren G – “This DJ”

Glasses Malone – “That Good”

Beastie Boys – “Don’t Play No Game That I Cant Win (feat. Santigold)”

DJ Shadow feat. Little Dragon – “Scale It Back (Benji Boko Remix)”

Danny Brown – “Grown Up”

A$AP Rocky – “Houston Old Head”

Kool and the Gang – “Summer Madness”

DJ Jazzy Jeff and Mick Boogie – “Summertime 2012 Intro feat. Will Smith”

The Cool Kids – “Summerjam feat. Maxine Ashley”

Northern Lights – “Blowin Smoke”

Quincy Jones – “Summertime in the City”

Pharcyde – “Passin Me By (Aim and Shoot Remix by Dropsteady Freddy)

Funkommunity – “Dandelion”

Twin Sister – “Meet The Frownies”

Kendrick Lamar feat. Dr. Dre – “The Recipe”

Ellie Goulding – “High For This (The Weeknd Cover)”

Brothers from Another – “Molly Moons”

Joey Bada$$ – “Where It’s At (Prod. By J. Dilla)”

Insightful – “Sleepy Eyed”

A.Dd+ – “Insomniac Dreaming”

Vanilla – “The Sun Room”

Jai Paul – “Jasmine”

Big K.R.I.T. – “Wake Up”

Schoolboy Q – “How We Feeling”

Staple Sisters – “Lets Do It Again”

Ice Cube – “Today Was A Good Day (Remix)”

 

*Any/All feedback welcome