Downlow Mixtape 2011 ~ DJ Kev Sakoda


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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Downlow Mixtape 2011


2011 begins what I believe is my 20TH YEAR on the air at KSPC 88.7FM in Claremont, Cali. I say, "I believe" because ever since my boy Fuzz brought me to the station to assist with "The Downlow" way back when, I've stopped saying the year (remember what Tip said...yeah, the real Tip). From that point on, I've been lucky enough to help introduce some of the world's best HipHop artists, working with the homies Phyz.Ed, J-Free, and DJ Hyphen along the way.

In the mid-late 90's, Phyz.Ed and I started making mixtapes (when they were really still cassettes). We sold them hand-to-hand at the legendary club UNITY all around Los Angeles (maximum respect to Bigga B & Orlando). The principle always remained the same...good music actually blended together with some skill...not just disposable amateur compilations.

The intervening years have brought many changes to HipHop culture and the art of mixtape DJing (or lack thereof). Rather than complain about what I don't dig, I'd prefer to keep playing the type of music I like, for the type of people who still like to hear it. This mix isn't really a "Best of 2010" (who the hell am I to tell you what's best to you?), but it definitely represents a small slice of the joints I enjoyed rocking during the year. I hope you can pop it in your virtual-deck and make that hour of your life a little more enjoyable.


P.S. Big thanks to TREK LIFE (and family) for the shouts. "Everything Changed Nothing," "New Money," "Price I've Paid" and more available for heads to purchase and suckas to steal.


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DJ Premier feat MC Eiht "Fine By Me"
Joell Ortiz "Ohh"
Trek Life "So Supreme"
Skyzoo & Illmind "Speakers On Blast"
Pacific Division "Rollin'"
Diamond District "I Mean Business"
DJ Lord Ron feat Guru "Propaganda"
Redman "Tiger Style Crane"
Slaine "Night After Night"
Royce Da 5'9 feat Phonte "Something 2 Ride 2"
Shad "Rose Garden"
Tunji "Towards The Future"
Luckyiam.PSC feat Imani, Pep Love "Sumpthin 2 Say"
Daytona "Contemplation"
Boho Fau & Elevated Soul "Caffeine"
Nottz feat Black Milk "Blast That"
Ski Beatz feat Mos Def "24 Hour Karate School"
Emcee Reach "Radio Love"
Marco Polo & Torae feat DJ Revolution "Double Barrel"
Blaq Poet "Ain't Nuttin Changed"
Bun B "Let 'Em Know"
Styles Of Beyond "Hard"
Get Busy Committee "Opening Ceremony"
2 Hungry Bros & 8th W1 "Stupid Face"
Droop "Midtown Memoirs"
DJ Center feat Oddisee "Leave The City Outside"
Skotch Davis "Hate To Love"


Unknown said...

Love that cover! Lmao

Kev Sakoda said...

Yeah...I messed up and didn't give DJ Drone a shout in the main post. I saw him go from being a dude with no turntables to a real DJ doing the radio show!

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