Soulman – Come To Me Softly & Beautiful (Download)

Soulman returns!  The man behind World of Beats and Archaeologists Classics returns to deliver a double dose of professional crate digging to his legion of eager listeners.  Beautiful and Come To Me Softly, two new mixes that were released within days of each, highlight a number of Soulman’s personal phych rock, jazz, and soul favorites. Beautiful: Just playing a … Read more

Crate Kings 4: Classic – Remixed Joints From The Golden Era

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The fourth installment of Crate Kings marks a milestone as the first non-instrumental Crate Kings collaborative producer project.  Ten producers remixed 20 classic tracks in an effort to pay tribute to classic artists, showcase the musical skill of each producer, and aid in the growth of the Crate Kings production community.

The fourth volume of anything is never easy, but I’m proud to say that a core group of Crate Kings readers and forum loyalists have yet again delivered by utilizing their ability to work together and bring new life to what were already amazing songs.

Whether it be P. Illa’s reworking of Del La Soul’s "Stakes Is High", Yabba’s update to EPMD’s "Strictly Business", or Figment’s take on Jay Z’s high-powered anthem "The Ruler’s Back", there’s no doubt that each track was crafted using a unique, yet powerful combination of talent, initiative, and drive.

Many thanks to each contributing producer and all the readers, forum members, and DJ’s who’ve supported Crate Kings, therefore, directly contributing to the success of projects such as CK4.

Three different versions of CK4 have been supplied, depending on listener preference, so please feel free to download, listen, and spread the word in whichever way you choose.

Download: Crate Kings 4: Classic (Remixed Joints From The Golden Era)

 Back Cover + Tracklist after the break!

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Mix Tape Magnets Make Your Fridge Even Cooler

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What better way to bring back a bit of nostalgia and reminisce about the days of splicing snapped tapes and reassembling broken cassette shells. 

Designed by Master Control Program, The Mix Tape Magnet measures approximately 1.25" by 2" and is available in a variety of labels and colors. 

$8 makes you an owner, but grab one quickly as stock is limited.

[via Gadget Venue]

More pics after the jump!

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CTI Records September Mix by DJ Ian Head

DJ Ian Head drops the September edition of his monthly mix series.  This time he tackles the beloved CTI catalog and give us all a taste of that classic Creed Taylor/KUDU goodness.  As a mix that will keep you busy with enough classic samples and breaks to cause massive inspiration, this comes with full fledged … Read more

DJ Ian Head & Verbal Math – July ’08 Mixtape (Download)

Crate diggers and vinyl fans will appreciate the latest monthly installment of Hip-Hop and original samples offered up by DJ Ian Head & Verbal Math.  No tracklist… you’ll have to do your own homework on that one. Download: July 2008 Summertime Cookout Dollabin Style Also check out Everyday Beats for archived mixes and original music.