Podcasts & Mixes

Saturday Listening: Listen To Our #BoachellaBirthday Mix

blame it on Meka March 31, 2018

I haven’t done a mix in several months. There’s a reason for that.

Anyways, one of my close friends asked if, for their birthday, I could craft a mix that would double as a soundtrack to their Coachella adventures. After a couple months of asking, I found myself with a rare weekend “off,” so I figured why not.

What was originally planned as a quickstrike mix turned into a massive, daylong session because I got into a groove and didn’t stop until I got out of it. What was then supposed to be an hourlong mix turned into a three-hour bedroom session that I — a notorious self-critic/perfectionist — actually enjoyed putting together when it was done.

As it’s for a Coachella trip, the mix leans towards West Coast music old and new, from 2Pac and Snoop Dogg to SOB x RBE and Nipsey Hussle. The mix also delves into R&B, funk and soul, because at this point in my life and career you’re absolutely not going to get a “trap” soundtrack out of me. Per usual, I slid in samples, acapellas, and random skits throughout as well.

It’s essentially just a random assortment of tracks to help you with your day, drive or night. Check it out below.

While you’re at it, run back our birthday mix for DJ Premier as well.