Hip Hop Soul Funk Jazz


J Rocc – Blue Note Mixtape

*Note from OURSOUNDTRACKS – As much as possible, I try to avoid putting up mixes that I just found on the net.  However, there are times when some mixes just need to be shared, and this is one.  I’ve got about 3 mixes lined up to be recorded, but just haven’t had the chance to get them done.  Also have a couple mixes from friends I need to get up as well… BUT IN THE MEAN TIME, enjoy this scrounged mix.  Thank You Rappcats/Stone Throw.

J.Rocc BlueNote

If you don’t already know, J Rocc is one of the premier DJs in the hip hop world.  Beat Junkie crew founder and Stones Throw Records’ main DJ.  I’ve seen the guy play heaps of times back in LA, and at the Dilla Ruff Draft rerelease here in Tokyo…the man is the man.  Here again, he is taking us to school, bringing us some great Blue Note originals together with their later hip hop counterparts.  Nice! chilled out mix.

I found this mix originally on Rappcats, which is a great site for all kinds a goodies in the hip hop world; especially Madlib, Dilla, Doom etc. related stuff.  Make sure to check it from time to time.  Here’s what’s written about the mix:

Blue Note has just released “Droppin’ Science: Greatest Samples From The Blue Note Lab” – a collection of records from their back catalog which have been sampled for tracks by Dilla, Dre, Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Pete Rock, and many others.

J Rocc has these records and many of the records that sampled them, and J Rocc cannot stop making incredible mixtapes ….

The Mix


miked (oursoundtracks)

music for nodding

these are two of a 3-part “series” called Tribecca (named after the person responsible for getting my head back into hiphop at the time). this “series” consists of three different sets i made over the period of a year. i had never played hiphop before and went out and just bought a half a crate’s worth of used records one day and started from there. a techno dj trying to play hip hop. the first two parts (first one not up here yet) were made in LA (6-7 years ago) just after delving into hiphop mixing, and, it shows. I CANT SCRATCH. the third was made some months later in oakland and shows a slight improvement in mixing. all of these mixes were one-offs for practice and never intended to be shared…some songs i would choose to leave off if i could, some mixes and scratching i would edit out…but in the end, oh well, they are just here to be listened to for laughs and good music.

part II gets a little dark in the middle but ends on some funner old school

Tribecca II (mix by miked)

Tribecca III (mix by miked)


dj shigeki

for those “I just want to hear some good hip hop” days…

I highly RECOMMEND this great hip hop mix filled with 7o minutes of goodness from local DJ and friend here in Tokyo, DJ Shigeki. This guy has been nice enough to get me in to 4 or 5 shows for free since being here in Tokyo and I’ve enjoyed every one. This mix is a fair reflection of his live sets. Thank you Shigeki. One cd, two tracks.

DJ Shigeki – HipHop – Part I

DJ Shigeki – HipHop – Part II

for those reachin for Pacific heights days…

This is a jazz mix brought to you by a talented hip hop DJ and friend here in Tokyo; DJ Shigeki. This is one cd which had 3 trakcs on it. It stars a bit funky, but soon enough is straight jazz. Classic selections.

DJ Shigeki – Jazz – Part I

DJ Shigeki – Jazz – Part II

DJ Shigeki – Jazz – Part III



for sweaty “ghetto” days…

This mix, from the founder of the Studio One myspace page, Mr. Mooriemanm, takes it from Soul, Funk, Hip Hop, Reggae…from the Last Poets to Cypress Hill… I’ve been enjoying this mix frequently on my sweaty train ride to and from work; thank you Moorieman!

“Moorie’s Blaxploitation Revisted Featuring The Last Poets (mix by Moorieman)



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