Quick and dirty lunchtime/BBQ mix for the holiday. Literal mix of older, new-ish, pop, hip-hop, this and that. It’s a general smattering: a bit random, not particularly thematic, but a universally decent mix for a mid-day holiday meal.
Start off mellow for the swelter. Pre-interlude: less local, a bit bossa nova and ska over funk, try it on for size …
Now for the interlude …
Let it build, drop, and ride. Post-Interlude: more local, more go-go, very vibeable basslines, a second half to work off the meal … naturally featuring DC’s finest: Wale — it wouldn’t be Distriction without him
Throwback finale for a classic urban summer holiday finish
Pretty Green ft. Santogold – Mark Ronson
Rock the Smile ft. The Clash vs. Jay-Z vs. Lily Allen – DJ Nicky T
I Poke Her Face ft. Lady Gaga, Kanye West, and Common – Kid Cudi
Paper Planes (Terry Urban Remix) ft. Nas – M.I.A.
Brown Paper Bag – Roni Size/Reprazent
Interlude ft. Jay-Z and The Beatles – DJ Danger Mouse
Kids ft. MGMT – Chiddy Bang
Ice Cream Girls ft. TCB – Wale
Back in the Go-Go ft. Bun B and Pusha T – Wale
Milkshake Freestyle (Better Than Yours) ft. Common- Kanye West
Let Me Clear My Throat ft. Biz Markie and Doug E. Fresh – DJ Kool
For what it’s worth: enjoi.