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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Hillel Cool J- The 21st Century Project continues

21st-century

For the beginning of this mix project, please see: 2000 and 2001

OK party people, here is two more years for yah. I’m really enjoying this project so I hope you are enjoying it too. Post up your comments in the comments section.

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20022003

Tracklisting:
2002
DJ Shadow ft. Mos Def- Six Days (Remix) (prod. DJ Shadow)
RJD2 ft. Blueprint- Final Frontier (prod. RJD2)
DJ DSL- Beats Fur Die Party (prod. DJ DSL)
DJ Vadim ft. Demolition Man- Who Me (prod. DJ Vadim)
Zion I- Kharma (prod. Amp Live)
Jurassic 5- Freedom Inst. (prod. DJ Nu-Mark)
Emanon- What You Live For (prod. Aloe Blacc)
Edan- Mic Manipulator (prod. Edan)
RJD2- Ghostwriter (prod. RJD2)
J-Live- MCee (prod. J-Live)
Mystik Journeymen ft. Me’Shell N’Degeccello- Jambalaya (prod. Sunspot Jonz)

2003
Boom Bip- U R Here (prod. Boom Bip)
Punjabi MC- Mundian To Bach Ke (prod. Punjabi MC)
No Luck Club- Percussion Funktion (prod. The Chan Brothers)
Chops ft. Mystic- No Pressure (prod. Chops)
J-Zone- Too Many Babies Inst. (prod. J-Zone)
Livesavas- Head Exercise (prod. JUMBO The Garbageman)
Soul Position- Printmatic (prod. RJD2)
Diverse- Ain’t Right (prod. Madlib)
Lexicon ft. Dizzy Dustin- Party Party People (prod. Vin Skully)
Atmosphere- Apple (prod. A.N.T.)

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Chicago WestFest Recording-Sunday

two chicago house icons

two chicago house icons

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Booya, Chicago West-Town represented full force at this year’s WestFest. Like last year illmeasures was once again on hand to provide the ill-sound (we have 3 blown sub drivers to proove it!). illmeasures’ own Justin Reed and Striz anchored Saturday and Sunday respectively. The other DJs were cool as shit, the crowd was electric…We love you chi-town!

Sunday

Striz – Downtempo into Broken beats & House

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John Simmons – House

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Beat Giants – House

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John Mork – House

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Diz – House

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Derrick L Carter – House

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Special thanks to BassByThePound/Smallbar and the West Town Chamber of Commerce.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Chicago WestFest Recordings-Saturday

DJ Craze - getting ILL on Chicago Ave.

DJ Craze - getting ILL on Chicago Ave.

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Booya, Chicago West-Town represented full force at this year’s WestFest.  Like last year illmeasures was once again on hand to provide the ill-sound (we have 3 blown sub drivers to proove it!).  illmeasures’ own Justin Reed and Striz anchored Saturday and Sunday respectively.  The other DJs were cool as shit, the crowd was electric…We love you chi-town!

Saturday

Justin Reed – downtempo

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DJ MTM – misc

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DJ Willy Joy – pop, house and electro house

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Mark Gertz/Trancid – electro house

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DJ Zebo – nudisco and house

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Million $ Mano – house and freestyle

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DJ Craze – electro house – first half only (mc obliterated most of second half)

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Special thanks to SmartBar and the West Town Chamber of Commerce.

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Freakeasy #7

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Big up the freakeasy massive!

July Freakeasy was off the chain celbrating DhakFu’s bday and Ixnee and Hax’s Bon Voyage.  rented sound blew the roof of the mutha.  Where were you?

Whoah B – Dubstep

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Striz – Funky House

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Brad Miner – Tech House

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Striz and JR live on Gravel Radio WNUR 89.3FM

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wnur-gravel radio

Big ups to Tim Stroh and Gravel Radio for hosting Striz and myself-6-16-2009.  It was a great chance for me to flex my downtempo/hiphop credentials – the result was serato blessed bangers and raw electonic headnod bizness.

JR downtempo/hiphop

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striz got funky as a mosqueeter’s tweeter playing a mix of OG funk bombs and modern dope.

Striz\’s Funky excursions

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Hillel Cool J- The 21st Century Project

hip_hop_is_dead

For a long time now, over and over you hear heads arguing that hip-hop is dead. Recently I got into a discussion about this very topic over at a favorite blog of mine Martini & Jopparelli’s Music Selections. Basically, although I love the classic jams (as evident in many of my mixes) I recognize that there are still amazing musicians in this hip-hop game. That discussion got me thinking about doing a 21st century mix to highlight what has been produced in the last decade. Why argue when you can listen and enjoy, right? Here’s the beginnings of my newest project. I present to you the years 2000 and 2001. I hope this continues to inspire your love of hip-hop music.

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20002001

Tracklisting:
2000
Reflection Eternal- Too Late (prod. Hi-Tek)
People Under The Stairs- We’ll Be There (prod. Thes One)
Masterminds- Joints 2000 (prod. Mr. Khaliyl)
DJ Presto- Relax Your Mind (prod. DJ Presto)
Slum Village- Conant Garden (prod. Jay Dee)
Dead Prez- Hip-Hop (prod. Dead Prez)
Blackalicious- Deception (prod. Chief Xcel)
Jel- Stop (and Listen) (prod. Jel)
Funkstorung- Grammy Winner (prod. Funkstorung)
Rise- Do You Know Him? (prod. DJ Spinna)
Rubicon ft. Ronnie B- Mister Mister (prod. Rubicon)
Schoolz of Thought- One Of Those Days (prod. 88-Keys)

2001
Jigmastas- Nocturnal Jam (prod. DJ Spinna)
Alp- Pistachio (prod. Alp)
J.Rawls ft. J-Live- Great Live Caper (prod. J.Rawls)
Eyedea & Abilities- Liquid Sovereignty (prod. DJ Abilities)
Unspoken Heard- This Is Me (prod. The Sound Providers)
Hi-Tek ft. Jonell- Round & Round (prod. Hi-Tek)
Prefuse 73- Nuno (prod. Prefuse 73)
Mars Ill- Sphere of Hip Hop (prod. DUST)
Aesop Rock- 9-5ers Anthem (prod. Blockhead)
Cannibal Ox- A B-Boys Alpha (prod. El-P)

2002 (sneak peak)
DJ Shadow ft. Mos Def- Six Days Remix (prod. DJ Shadow)

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