May 15, 2008

The Diddy / R&B Classics Mix

Back in 2005, while I was spinnin The CFDA Awards after-party at Bungalow 8, someone from Bad Boy approached me and told me that Diddy wanted a mixtape of what I was spinnin that night. I found it kind of weird because I played his CFDA Awards after-party a year earlier at Marquee and got a bad review (I think it was because I was wearing a Polo T-Shirt). Anyhow, a few weeks later I got a call from Bad Boy requesting for the mix again cuz Diddy was in St Tropez and wanted something to listen to. Later that night I linked up with El Saeso at La Esquina and we ran over the Williamsburg Bridge into Brooklyn to the Manhattan Bridge and back into the city. This was my first case of catching a runner's high and I couldn't go to sleep. What I did instead was record this. Enjoy...

(Recorded in 2005)

1. The Family "The Screams Of Passion"
2. Loose Ends "Hangin' On A String"
3. New Edition "A Little Bit Of Love"
4. Stephanie Mills "You Put A Rush On Me"
5. Guy "I Like"
6. Run DMC "Sucker MC's"
7. Stetsasonic "Go Stetsa"
8. Doug E. Fresh "The Original Human Beat Box"
9. Treacherous Three "Feel The Heartbeat"
10. T-Ski Valley "Catch The Beat"
11. Bernard Wright "Who Do You Love"
12. Nu Shooz "I Can't Wait"
13. Sweet G "Games People Play"
14. Steve Arrington "Weak In The Knees"
15. Orange Krush "Action"
16. Mt. Airy Groove "Pieces Of A Dream"
17. Grace Jones "Pull Up To My Bumper"
18. Blondie "Rapture"
19. Grandmaster Flash "Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash"
20. Queen "Another One Bites The Dust"
21. Indeep "Last Night A DJ Saved My Life"
22. Skyy "High"
23. Boz Scaggs "Lowdown"
24. Chaka Khan "I Know You, I Live You"
25. Stevie Wonder "Do I Do"


Theophilus said...

dude...this mix is beyond AWESOME!! thank you for making this great mix

do you have the tracklist for this mix??

Oliver said...

Listening now...Incredible stuff

DJ Diva said...

LOL I need no tracklist cause I know and love all these tracks!!!LOL

Great mix! Check me out sometime..I'm def gonna link you!

Mr Crump said...

This is my Shit! Stephanie Mills, Bernard Wright, Loose Ends. The 1980s had some overlooked JAMS. Tracklist please!!!

Mr.1derful said...

dope mix, i'm takin notes. haha.

Ming said...

man i was born in 1984, but the old 80s joints have a space in my heart. I am keeping up wiht the blog all the way from Shanghai, China. Please post a playlist!

DJ SOUL said...

Happy to see that some of the peeps that check this blog are open to this... Also, my apology to the first few people who commented on this mix! I accidently erased the blog by mistake and lost your comments! Sorry!

Michael in LA said...

Goos stuff DJ - downloaded it last week and I'm using it to ease the Tuesday morning blues here at work...

Jaycee said...

good job on the mix my brotha. just the inspiration i needed to get out of this rut i've been in these last few days...

B.A. said...

Yo Soul,

thx for postin that mix! Man, so many memories hit up and on time!!! thy for that! a tracklist would be lovely!!! or just a answer 2 my quest....

who was that right after the "nu shooz" - i cant wait????

that games people play joint!?
i remember that song, just dont remember who it was, anybody?

1love from oversees!


Noe said...

sick playlist. I was born in 87 and i vibe to this like i grew up on it.

Brandon said...

I been trying to dl this all morning, for my own lil' version of St. Tropez in the office. Shout to Foxx in Collateral.

But is Zshare trippin for anyone else?

BackinDaDayz said...

Thanks Soul for posting this mix, but I tried to download from the site and its saying thats its unavailable. Can you please upload again. Thanks