#TBT this week comes from Ayres and his Sun Lovers reggae and dancehall mix that won a Scion free mix competition several years ago. This is fitting as it’s actually (almost) warm and sunny in NY finally and it’s June. Turn this one up loud as this mix is full of classics new and old and is perfect for this time of here. Revisit this one in full above.
TBT this week to the O.G. Trill Dad, DJ Ayres and his Parent Trap mixtape. Trap Music was all the rage with the kids just a few years ago, but the grown ups were definitely being left out. This mix was made for all the Trill Dads and Twerkin’ Moms so they could join in on the fun! It’s always been time to get Grown and Trappy as DJ Ayres mixed the biggest and best in adult contemporary electronic trap music, including music by Diplo, Miguel, Keys N Krates, Ryan Hemsworth, RL Grime, The Rub, Sinjin Hawke & Just Blaze. Presented by Mad Decent Worldwide Radio – Ayres was twerkin’ all the mollies! Revisit this banger of a mix in full above.
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TBT this week to our History of Hip-Hop mix from 2007. Are these tunes really 10 years old at this point? Good lord. So many of these gems were club bangers and were downloaded in masses on the Hollerboard and some of them even got famous on that infamous messageboard. Arguable that B.o.B.’s career was started there, flat earth controversy many years later aside. What an amazing year for rap. Ye, Jay, Benny & Spankrock, Kid Cudi, Dude & Nem, Cool Kids, Kid Sis, Rich Boy, 50 and so much more. Revisit this amazing year for rap with the stream above and free download below.
Download: History of Hip-Hop 2007 (Mixed By DJ Ayres) (right-click, save as)
Artwork by Rhek for Sharks and Hammers
Tracklist after the jump!
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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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.
Hova Song / Intro
Where I’m From
PSA (Just Blaze Remix)
Crew Love (ft. Memphis Bleek & Beanie Sigel)
Parking Lot Pimpin’ (ft. Beanie Sigel)
It’s Like That
Coming of Age (ft. Memphis Bleek)
Coming of Age (Da Sequel ft. Memphis Bleek)
A Week Ago (ft. Too $hort)
Calling My Name
Laser in Your Ear
44 Four’s (live)
Blunts and Army
Rap Game Crack Game
South Philly Niggaz
I Am Hov
Reservoir Dogs (ft. The Lox, Beanie Sigel and Sauce Money)
Can I Live
U Don’t Know (remix ft. M.O.P.)
Early This Morning
1-900-Hustler (ft. Beanie Sigel, Freeway & Memphis Bleek)
Young Black and Gifted
The Streets (ft. R-Kelly)
This Can’t Be Life (ft. Beanie Sigel)
Soon You’ll Understand
In My Lifetime (Big Jaz radio remix)
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 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 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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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 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.