#TBT – Ayres & Titties



With Dave Chappelle recently bringing his Lil Jon impression out of retirement, it’s only right we throw it back to 2006! Ayres & Titties mix for Money Studies has officially been re-upped. Baltimore Club forever.

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#TBT – DJ Ayres – Best Of Jay-Z Mixtape



Dj Ayres Best Of Jay Z Mixtape

One of our favorite rappers ever, Jay-Z, was born on December 4th, 1969. This now makes him now 47 years old. To honor young Hov getting ‘oh so close’ to that half century mark, we look back to a mix DJ Ayres made back in 2009 with a stack of his favorite Jay-Z tunes.

Here is what Ayres had to say back when he released this classic….

Here are a bunch of my favorite Jay-Z songs, mostly album cuts with a few freestyles and secret joints thrown in for good measure. Since Jay “retired” and came back, his music hasn’t sounded as urgent or hungry to me. He sounds like he’s coasting along, so I wanted to go back and pull out a bunch of his music that made you bob your head, marvel at his flow, puff out your chest, or even raise the little hairs on the back of your neck. The feelings you got from songs like “Where I’m From,” “D’Evils,” “1-900-Hustler” and “You Don’t Know.” Not included: #1 singles you’ve heard a million times, lazy one-take flows, lyrics about inventing the button-down shirt, songs dissing rappers who would later be signed to Jay-Z’s label, and songs produced by Eminem.

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TBT this week comes courtesy DJ Ayres and his 28 min megamix of all things Mannie Fresh. We’re approaching the 5 year anniversary of the special night celebrating the catalog of Mannie Fresh at DROM and all these tunes still sound completely outstanding. You’ve got some token Big Tymers classics, Young Jeezy’s breakout single, a forever DJ weapon from Lil Wayne and so many underrated catalog anthems in this mix. This one definitely deserves the revisit and maybe even multiple listens as we head into Labor Day weekend. Get your roll on indeed.

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DJ Marvel Heavy Warmup



DJ Marvel – Heavy Warmup 17 by Ayres Haxton on hearthis.at

DJ Marvel delivers the Essential Mix of Heavy Warmup, clocking in at 100 minutes! As always with The Freshest, expect an impeccable selection of hip-hop, R&B, dancehall and classics, tons of clever ideas, and funky cuts.


#TBT – DJ Ayres – 80’s Re:Union Mix



TBT this week takes us back to the sounds of the 1980’s with a killer mix from DJ Ayres. This 80’s Re:Union Mix is a deft mix of New Wave, Post Punk, Alternative and Dance music from so many favorite artists and tunes from the time period. With so much of this music approaching the 40 year old mark, it’s safe to say most of this tracklist falls into the bonafide “classics” category at this point. Madonna, David Bowie, Prince, Donna Summer, The Cure and so many other great artists are featured here. Revisit this mix below and get your 80’s fix on in a major way

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Metropolis II



I’m on vacation in LA so I shouldn’t be posting but we saw this at LACMA yesterday and I had to share it.


#TBT – DJ Ayres – Safe For Work II



#TBT this week comes from DJ Ayres and his 3 year old mix for The Hairpin with his Safe For Work II mix. As a follow up to the lost first volume (Soundcloud removals are oh so real), this is vibe friendly mix full of non-offensive language tunes for the office crowd. Janet, Kylie, Frank Ocean, Bjork and more all holding down this great mix of 90’s, diva house and chill feels. Revisit the stream below in full.

DJ Ayres – Safe For Work Volume 2 presented by The Hairpin by Dj Ayres on Mixcloud


As Labor Day weekend is now upon us and summer has so quickly started coming to an end, it only makes sense to revisit the “Summer of The Rub” mix on the #TBT tip as it’s classic sounds seem to forever encapsulate this time of year so well. Timeless rock and soul proliferate this mix with the kind of vibes and flow you’ve come to expect from Ayres and Eleven. This is one to turn on loud this weekend and completely kick back to. We all hope your summer was as enjoyable as ours.

DJ Eleven & DJ Ayres (The Rub) – Summer of The Rub by Djeleven on Mixcloud

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#TBT DJ Ayres – DJ Ayres’s Laboratory



So in 2012, Ayres dropped a nice little series of mixes with the insanely talented Mike 2600 designing all the cover art. For today’s #TBT we revisit the DJ Ayres’s Laboratory set that’s loaded with catchy indie dance tunes, remixed pop gems and some tastefully turnt levels towards the end. Ace as always. Stream and download this one below.

DJ Ayres’s Laboratory by Dj Ayres on Mixcloud

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#TBT DJ Ayres – Mixpak FM 025



TBT this week is an incredibly diverse and banging mix from DJ Ayres that dropped via the Mixpak crew back in 2011. As an entry into their long running mix series, Mixpak FM 25 is loaded with all sorts of tropical and bashment vibes over the course of 70 minutes and runs through a ridiculous tracklist that sounds very fresh 4 years later. Whether it’s classic jungle, roots era dubstep and vintage dancehall grooves or even the moombahton and tropical bass sounds that were very relevant at the time…this mix is still quite the summertime turnup. Stream and download are both available on this one below.

Mixpak Mix by Dj Ayres on Mixcloud

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