Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Mizell Mix

The Mizell Brothers are hands down amongst my all time favorite producers. Their productions were imbued with a certain airy, happy vibe and spirit that you just knew when you were listening to something that they had their hand in. The artists that they collaborated with include Marvin Gaye and the Jackson5 (who they made huge hits for) but they are probably best known for their career defining albums for the likes of trumpeter Donald Byrd, flautist Bobbi Humphrey, and Johnny Hammond.

Here is a mix from a DJ Matthew Africa ,who i believe resides in the town (Oakland), that includes many of their classic productions for the aforementioned artists and more. Good work sir Matt.

Don't sleep on this one! It may be the end of summer but the Mizells make it feel like summer all year round!

Check it out here!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Restless People - Don't Back Down

To all the people who, like me, are not ready for summer to be over (really, I barely got to enjoy any of it!) here's a nice end of summer jam by some of the people that brought us Professor Murder.

Download at Pitchfork.