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Friday, May 29, 2009

HILLEL COOL J- ANOTHER ONE FROM THE VAULTS

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New Year’s Eve… a time for celebration, friends, and basically just a good old fashion time to start the year off right. I bring to you a mix from NYE 2006. This one I challenged myself to step out of just a hip-hop framework and attempted to bring in a diversity of music from funk, rock, house, etc. You’ll notice each part has it’s own distinct flavor. Anyway, I hope you enjoy and let it just remind you to sit back, smile, and have a good new year.

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PART 1- the beginningPART 2- a little funky
PART 3- back to basicsPART 4- tricked out ending

1
Beatles- Elenor Rigby
Talib Kweli- Lonely People
Rusty Pelicans- All I Have Inst
Rob Swift- Define Music
J5- Monkey Bars
Bustah Rhymes- Dangerous Remix
Andre Johnson- Way We Swing
Lords of Underground- Chief Rocka
Mr Scruff- Come ON Grandad
Onyx- Slam
Cut Chemist- Lesson 4
MLK Jr.- I Have A Dream Speech
2
Precyz- Comanche
Eminem- Drug Ballad
Quantic- Don’t Joke With A Hungry Man
Ugly Duckling- Turn It Up Inst
Aretha Franklin- Rock Steady
Lifesavas- Fa Show Remix Inst
Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock- It Takes Two
Up Bustle & Out- African Friendship
Rock Master Scott- The Roof Is On Fire
Kurtis Blow- The Breaks Inst
Sound Species- Approach To Sub City
Lionel Richie- All Night Long
St. Germain- So Flute
De La Soul- Keepin’ The Faith (7″ UK) Mix
Michael Jackson- Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough
Chekov- Turntable Soul Kicking
George Carlin- 7 Words You Can’t Say
3
Wu-Tang- Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthin To Fuck With
Dr. Dre- Still D.R.E. Inst
Reflection Eternal- Too Late
J-Live- Whoever
Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince- Brand New Funk Inst
N.O.W. ft Corinnena Joseph- Play On
Lauryn Hill- Ex-Factor Acapella
DJ Shadow- Midnight in Perfect World (Gab Mix)
4
Prince- When Doves Cry
Cassius- Feeling For You
Pepe Bradock- Demarre Le Chouve
Stevie Wonder- Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing
Eddie Mates- Afreeka
Mos Def- Umi Says
AC/DC- You Shock Me All Night Long

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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Hillel Cool J – Diggin’ In The Vault

In honor of the pictures of old parties and flyers, I bring you two mixes from the vault. The first is only the beginning of a mix I did for a night at Lava Lounge. For over a year, illmeasures held down Saturday nights on Damen Ave. I enjoyed that time so much… the crew always there, loads of friends, strangers… all feeling the joy and vibes of our night. It was a great time indeed. This is one of the best beginnings of a mix I did, where the rest fell off so only I get to hear the complete version. Next, I drop to you another infamous Halloween party mix. Again, illmeasures just keep things dropping on Halloween year after year. Some truly great times. This one is from 2006.

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New Vintage Part 1

Digital Underground- Nuthin’ Nis Funky
DJ DSL- Neu, 6 Min
KRS-One- KRS-One Attacks
Ol’ Dirty Bastard- Shimmy Shimmy Ya
RJD2- Cut Out To FL
MLK Jr.- I Have A Dream speech
Tribe Called Quest- Can I Kick It?
Dr. Dre- Still D.R.E. Inst.
Dr. Dre- Forgot About Dre Acapella

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Halloween2006

Lifesavas- Head Exercise Remix Inst
Blackalicious- My Pen and Pad
The Roots- In The Music
J-Live- Play Inst
Reflection Eternal- Too Late
High & Mighty- BBoy Document
Numskullz- I’m Alive Inst
J-Live- Stir of Echoes
Masterminds- OneTwoThree
J5- The Game
Schoolz of Thought- Everythingsallright Inst
Prefuse 73- Nuno
Hi-Tek- Round and Round
Common- I Used To Love H.E.R. Acapella
LT Dilla- Chi Town Riders Inst
Black Eyed Peas- Lil Lil
Funkdoobiest- Holdin’ It Down
Freddy Fresh- It’s a Latin Thing
Alkaholics- Aww Shit
El-P- Lazerfaces’ Warning RJD2 Remix Inst
Disney- Haunted House sounds
M.R. vs Q.S.O.- Pushin Ronson
Jazzanova- The One-Tet DJ DSL Remix
Lauryn Hill- Doo Wop Remix
Japanese 12″ Inst
Digital Underground- Same Song
Lone Catalysts- En La Ciudad Inst
DJ DSL- Coming w/The Sound into Happy Bear
MLK Jr.- “I Have a Dream” speech
Redman- Da Goodness
Big Bossa- Roller Bootie
Public Enemy- Bring Da Noise
DJ Food- Conscioiusness (Unconscious Dub)

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Hillel Cool J- Tribute Called Quest

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Although you can give credit to Run DMC’s “Raising Hell”, my love of hip-hop can strongly be tied to the group known as A Tribe Called Quest. There is no mistaking the voice of Q-Tip and Phife over samples of such jazz giants as Ron Carter or Roy Ayers. Not only was I learning that hip-hop wasn’t all guns and thugs, but I was being introduced to the sounds of jazz. Thus, as a young DJ, I had to make a tribute mix. This really is one of my very first mixtapes (that I actually recorded onto a tape!) I think I did this one around 2000.  Basically, if you don’t know, now you do.

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A Tribute Called Quest

Tracklist:
“A Tribe Called Quest…”
Like It Like That
The Pressure
Can I Kick It
Same Ol’ Thing
The Ummah Freestyle
Against The World
Bonita Applebum (12″ Why? Edit)
Phony Rappers
Mr. Muhammud Inst
It’s Yours Inst
Check The Rhyme
Electric Relaxation
Scenerio
Rhythm (Devoted To The Art Of Moving Butts)
Luck of Lucien
Da Booty
Peace, Prosperity & Paper
Buggin’ Out
Award Tour
1nce Again
Push It Along
We’ve Got The Jazz

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Hillel Cool J 10/31/2005

Digging in the crates, I bring you one of my favorite mixes. This one was laid down at one of our legendary Halloween loft parties. I think this is one of my best party mixes so I hope you shake your ass while listening. Enjoy!

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Part 1
Lauryn Hill- Lost Ones Acapella
Murs- Brotherly Love Inst
Black Star- Definition
J-Zone- The Commandments Inst
Disneyland- Haunted House
JB’s- Pass the Peas
Common- I Am Music
Mr. Bird- Brand New Plan
Black Eyed Peas- Weekends
DJ Paul- No Jumper Cables Remix Inst
Mos Def- Sex, Love, and Money
Run DMC- Jam Master Jay Inst
Run DMC- Is It Live
Prefuse 73- Point to b
DJ Shadow- Organ Donor Extended Overhaul

Part 2
DJ Shadow- Midnight in a Perfect World Gab Mix
Ohmega Watts- Request
DJ DSL- The One-Tel Remix
DJ DSL- Havana Club
Rob Swift- Interview with a Colored Man
Wagon Christ- Thick Stew
Digable Planets- Where I’m From Aural G Ride Mix
BDP- Duck Down Inst
Little Brother- “Support Your Own…”
Common- Chi-City
Jeru- Come Clean
KRS-One- MCs Act Like They Don’t Know
Ice-T- Somebody Gotta Do It Inst

Part 3
Rob Swift- Define Music
Visit Venus- Planet of the Breaks (Escape)
De La Soul- Roller Skate Jam Named Saturday 6:00am Mix
2 Live Crew- One and One
Jurassic 5- Monkey Bars
Deckwrecka- Catch Wrecka
J-Live- Don’t Play
J-Live- Play Inst

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Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

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Monday, February 9, 2009

Hillel Cool J 12/31/03

Over the next couple weeks, I hope to post up some of my favorite mixes. This first re-up is from New Year’s Eve many years ago and was one of those mixes where I just brought out a bunch of classics. This one was definitely 80s and old-school focused. I hope you enjoy.

Tracklist:
PART 1
Doug E Fresh- La Di Da Di
Tone Loc- Wild Thing Inst
Tone Loc- Wild Thing
Newcleus- Jam On It
Rock Master Scott/The Dynamic Three- The Roof Is On Fire
Kurtis Blow- The Breaks Inst
Madonna- Holiday

PART 2
Rodney O/Joe Cooley- Supercuts Inst
Africa Bambataa/Soul Sonic Force- Looking 4 The Perfect Beat Inst
Young MC- Bust A Move
Michael Jackson- Billie Jean
Michael Jackson/Paul McCartney- Say Say Say
Sugarhill Gang- Rapper’s Delight
Herbie Hancock- Rock It
GQ- Disco Nights
Anita Ward- Ring My Bell

PART 3
Grandmaster Caz- South Bronx Subway Rap
Grandmaster Flash/Furious 5- White Lines Inst
Kraftwerk- Pop Music
Run DMC- Peter Piper
Queen Latifah- Papers
Black Eyed Peas- Que Dices Inst
MC Search- Back To The Grill
Slick Rick- Children’s Story
Eric B and Rakim- Paid In Full
Digable Planets- Cool Like That
Big Daddy Kane- Smooth Operator
Black Sheep- The Choice Is Yours
Biz Markie- Make The Music With Your Mouth

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PART 1

PART 2

PART 3

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Friday, February 6, 2009

Hillel Cool J 10/08

What up all. Here’s a tasty hip-hop mix that I spun for my buddy Ben’s 30th birthday out here in SF. Hope you enjoy it.

Tracklist:
Gang Starr- Above the Clouds
Soulive- Bridge to Burma Remix Inst
Kanye West- Two Words
DOC- It’s Funky Enough
Mr Scruff- Ug
The Roots- Don’t Feel Right
Rob Swift- Dope on Plastic Scratch Version
Dr. Dre- Nuthin but a “G” Thang
Pharcyde- Passin Me By Inst
Digital Underground- Freaks of Industry
Common- Soul By The Pound Thump Mix Inst
Bustah Rhymes- Woo Hah
Prefuse 73- Hideyaface Prefuse Edit Inst
Prefuse 73- Nuno
Jurassic 5- Concrete and Clay
Unspoken Heard- Jamboree Inst
J-Live- MCee
Armand Van Helden- Word Up Doc
Lauryn Hill- Everything Is Everything
Gang Starr- Words I Manifest Remix Inst
Armand Van Helden- Hot Butter
Fresh Prince and Jazzy Jeff- Brand New Funk
Eric B and Rakim- Paid In Full 7 Min of Madness
Notorious BIG- Juicy Inst
The Roots- Get Busy
Mr Scruff- Spandex Man
Jurassic 5- Canto De Ossanha
The Beatnuts- Off the Books
Beastie Boys- Hey Ladies
Hero No 7- Party Record 102
Digable Planets- Cool Like That
Jazzy Jeff- Duke Jordan’s Night in Tunisia Remix
Common- Go Jazzanova Remix

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