I’m putting out 3 mixes at once. November is pretty laid back month for me as far as Citizen goes so I spent some more time on music. And there’s a lot going on in my music brain right now so I just didn’t feel like one mix was going to cut it.
Thus, you get 3 Looks. A house look. A hip hop look. And a penguin look.
1. For this house mix, I tried to do something smooth that you press play, kick it and listen to an hour set. Nothing fancy, just a well thought through, in key mix. Laced with classic hip hop (Fugees, Luniz, Biggie), I love that about it, which is why I went with a couple more hip hop/vocalesque tracks like the Detroit Grad Pubahs and AC Slater/Del Harris. I restrained though when it came to adding mainstream remixes and just tried to stick to a more classic simple format. And though I went slightly club house at the end, I made sure to stay far away from big drops here and club shit because I don’t have enough girls standing next to me. Yes, that’s a knock on clubs.
2. Elements of classicness in this new hip hop mix too. Started with some underground but found my way to some De la Soul & Pharcyde. Not quite typical tracks from them (a Bit Funk remix of Pharcyde and a guest spot from Pos). I’m excited to play some Talib Kweli from his album earlier this year which I think was under appreciated. That Talib and Busta track is “drugs.” I did put some new twerky shit in there but no twerk edits. I spin them live but not on this mix. Just wanted to keep it my style and again, play a smooth set you can listen to all the way through. I threw in a little not so obvious new Jay Z, some 2 Chainz guest spots a serious Drake Edit and that’s my hip hop mix.
3. This mix is so random that I titled it something random. But I wanted to play those songs and they don’t really fit any genre of mix that I’d want to spin for an hour or so. Afrojack, Jamiroqui, TLC, Jay Z, Baauer, Sia, Weekend, Pretty Lights, Talking Heads, LIPS cover, Phil Collins, Vampire Weekend, Simon and Garfunkel, should I keep going? The point is the mix doesn’t make sense. but I made it and I actually put some work into it. I played it a couple different ways with different songs until I settled on this. So BEHOLD, the Penguin mix has been created.