Controller 7 – Bumps (West Coast Rap Mix)

A double throwback mix from 2008, courtesy of Controller 7 and some fine Bay Area rap. Controller 7 is one of our mainstay forum regulars who has a knack for funky hip hop productions. Hip Hop mixes were never our thing on the Strut because where do you draw the line? We are not Worldstarhiphop. BUT, this mix was enough for us to make that…

Ed Motta – City Pop Vol. 2

Brazilian musician Ed Motta compiles a mix of cool Japanese “City Pop”. Japanese representations of Western music always add a new edge and come out sounding better in ways. City Pop is musical menagerie of styles, taking from J-Pop, soft rock, AOR, and bits of funk and boogie. Ed Motta compiled a fine mix showcasing the cool vibes of City Pop. Any producers with a…

King Most and Proof – Soul Slam Purple Mix

This Prince mix was made exclusively for the 11th annual Soul Slam in San Francisco. I can’t believe it’s been a year since Prince passed away. Time really does fly. DJs King Most and Proof put together this mix of covers, remixes, classics and rarities for the Soul Slam event in San Fran and they came nice with it.

LISTEN: Exile’s Soul Circle Radio Mix

The LA beatking dropped a dope mix for Soul Circle Radio including tracks from Nas, Snoop Dogg and ATCQ. Anything Exile puts together is worth listening to and this mix is no exception. The MPC maestro threaded together some fine selections and even had time to give Soul Circle Radio an interview. Get ready for some Biggie, Common, Nas, and Kendrick amongst others. Stream it…

Scott Xylo – ESP (XK Remix)

Our very own Scott Xylo gets the remix treatment by our very own Xomodo on “ESP”. Despite having a collective of dope artists, we’ve yet to have any of them sample each other. Until now. Newest recruit Xomodo decided it was time to rectify that and chose Scott Xylo’s ESP as his blank canvas. The resulting masterpiece changed the vibe completely, from hazy spiritualism into…

Wrongtom – Upper Street Arkestrations (DJ Mix)

Wrongtom created an hour-long spiritual jazz mix from his record collections last year and you should hear it. To warm up for the Sun Ra Arkestra is a huge accolade from my perspective as a fan. That’s precisely what Wrongtom was doing last March at the Islington Assembly Halls. Amongst the crowd was Cosmic Sounds label boss Zeljko Kerleta who requested a mix for the…

DJ Spivey – Jamiroquai (The Remix Project)

To whet your appetite for their upcoming album, here’s a funk/rare groove/acid jazz/house mix courtesy of DJ Spivey. We’ll let DJ Spivey describe the mix: I still remember the first time I stumbled on that first Jamiroquai CD. The year was 1993 and I walked by that Disc many times while shopping for 12 inch House Cuts at Record Time Music Store, right outside of…