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Vahé:LeisureCAST – 027. ///MACADOCIOUS///

MACADOCIOUS

Vahé:LeisureCAST – 027. ///MACADOCIOUS///

in an attempt to finally catch my own tail and restart this BLAUG somethin proper, here is a 3+hr mix of the finest unheralded, underrated and largely unheard G-FUNK classics i could find (released approx. 4 months ago). i spent many months sorting through hundreds of joints to arrive at these 47. plz enjoy in good health, and by that i mean smoke a fat one n float off to the sounds of the fonk.

tracklist:

01. domino – macadocious
02. kid fresh – hard wit da smoothness
03. asa – the other day
04. da fam – i like (feat. el debarge & amg)
05. peeps – why (prod. by battlecat)
06. lil’ gene (aka mr. sandman) – 1996
07. big jake – pimp til i die
08. dallah’ man (aka jimmy da gent) – hey you
09. mc quake – drop top caddy
10. boo – 12 in the mornin’
11. presidential playas – gotta be down
12. mr. x – playa’s life
13. double k.o. – trop a l’ouest
14. b.g. knocc out & gangsta dresta – compton hoe
15. dead end – my deeds is done (remix)
16. g pack – pass the dank
17. big fellas – we put it down
18. kock d. zell – reason
19. sk – real good
20. 3-2 – them against me
21. rev up musicc – live 4 die 4
22. fat daddy – not one could do me
23. flow click – rollin’
24. battlecat – swerve on
25. n sane – female gee (feat. le le)
26. 815 click – feel it
27. aelpeacha – mets de la funky
28. ceaser – thank god
29. the dove shack – smoke out (feat. montell jordan)
30. cleaveland city crooks – throw ya’ hands up
31. poppy – my day
32. gangsta boogie – block party
33. romey rome – bounce with me
34. city to city – suspect
35. mob affiliates – paper chase
36. pat chilla – hard on my grind
37. daddy-d – southside
38. pede – let me be
39. g double p – high
40. dee arthur – cognac sippa
41. that nigga winfree – it’s the juice (feat. milki, the mad wun)
42. hakim & j-mack – playalasticshitwedo
43. l. g. wise – responsibility
44. macadocious ent. – smoke with me
45. mad dog clique – heartless
46. 4 trey – ghetto situations
47. mw ghetto soldiers – smoke on.

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MISTA VEE PRESENTS…THE BABYGIRL SUITE: PT. I + II (my 2012 AALIYAH tribute mix featuring the finest babygirl bootleg remixes & covers)

presenting my two-part tribute to one of the most influential female artists of her generation, Aaliyah Dana Haughton. i have spent a decade wondering how i could show my love and appreciation for this lady being a part of my musical upbringing (by way of the massive talents of Da Bassment clique’s Timbaland, Missy Elliott and Static Major). and instead of just putting together a best of compilation as anyone else can, i scoured the Internets instead to find THE finest bootleg remixes and cover versions of babygirl classics. i believe this is the best collection as any you will find online.

4babygirl.

MISTA VEE PRESENTS…THE BABYGIRL SUITE: PT. I

01. INTERLUDE (By XplosiveDJAntman) (Intro)
02. 4 PAGE LETTER (CFCF Remix)
03. pOSH – A MILLION(M)
04. WE NEED A RESOLUTION (MIṨTΔṾΞΞ RESOLVEITMIX)
05. ARE YOU THAT SOMEBODY (SANGO Remix) (feat. TIMBALAND)
06. AALIYAH x DAM-FUNK x SHASH’U – ROCK DA BOAT
07. TRY AGAIN (DANIEL DARDEN Remix)
08. ONE IN A MILLION (EAR JERKER Remix)
09. ARE YOU THAT SOMEBODY (TKo Remix) (feat. TIMBALAND)
10. ROCK THE BOAT (STRAM Remix)
11. COME BACK IN ONE PIECE (NICE GIRL, WRONG PLACE Remix) (feat. DMX)
12. TRY AGAIN (DJ SQ‘s Dancehall Remix)
13. ARE YOU THAT SOMEBODY (GENTLEMEN THIEVES Remix) (feat. TIMBALAND)
14. ROCK THE BOAT (ELAQUENT Remix)
15. IF YOUR GIRL ONLY KNEW (SOULSPY Edit)
16. COME OVER (ROB MANGA‘S Goodsoul Edit)
17. DON’T KNOW WHAT TO TELL YA (ALEX DATSUN‘S Edit)
18. ONE IN A MILLION (DJ BOOGIE Mash-Up)
19. 4 PAGE LETTER (KAYTRADAMUS 1986 Remix)
20. A PRAYER

original cover art by BRANDON REDENIUS. re-coloured and re-touched by VAHÉ.

MISTA VEE PRESENTS…THE BABYGIRL SUITE: PT. II

01. KATERINA GEORGIO – ONE IN A MILLION (feat. JEM) (Intro)
02. MARK DE CLIVE-LOWE – MORE THAN A WOMAN (feat. NIA ANDREWS) (Live @ KCRW)
03. KYLA – AT YOUR BEST (YOU ARE LOVE)
04. THE ECHOCENTRICS – WE NEED A RESOLUTION (feat. TITA LIMA)
05. AMORIA & JOK’A’FACE – IF YOUR GIRL ONLY KNEW
06. SARAH HABASS – ARE YOU FEELING ME
07. BELL – ARE YOU THAT SOMEBODY
08. CHYLL WILL – ONE IN A MILLION
09. ANNA MUTIA – MORE THAN A WOMAN
10. YO SMOKE – I CARE 4 U
11. SMOKE E. DIGGLERA – ONE IN A MILLION
12. ANHAYLA – 4 PAGE LETTER
13. JENNA ANDREWS – HOT LIKE FIRE
14. CAYLA – I MISS YOU
15. SOJIE – ARE YOU THAT SOMEBODY
16. EPITHET MUSIC – ONE IN A MILLION (feat. FALLON DOUGLAS)
17. COLLATERAL – TRY AGAIN
18. KINOKONIJI – ROCK THE BOAT
19. THE XX – HOT LIKE FIRE
20. FOREST SWORDS – IF YOUR GIRL
21. JAKE “JUNNY” KIM – ONE MAN WOMAN (feat. CARMINA)

original cover art by MEZMACKO.

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VAHÉ // VEE’Z DEMO TAPE (2012) // VEE’Z 90s MIX (SIDE A + B)

for the better part of 2012 i been tinkering around with my own music sheit, aiming to release a “demo tape” (online as well as on actual cassette tape). the hour is now upon us: this is probly the best collection of songs i’ve ever produced. the ingestion of which is made all the more easier by the entertaining interludes that also litter it (consisting of ppl i know saying random crap). while my vocal abilities could always improve, i stand by all the music on this 90min monster of a demo. a good portion of these will get the proper makeover and released as singles with guest vocalists (followed shortly thereafter by my first ever real foray into music videos. exciting stuff (for me)). as always, for anyone who has ever followed my solo musical endeavours, this shit is FO FREE. i’ve never charged money for my music for anyone and any situation, and i don’t intend to start now. i know that makes me sound like i’m up my own ass, but i merely state that as someone who enjoys a shitload of free music, it ain’t no thang for me to do the same. besides, i’ve never relied on any aspects of my creative self for financial stability. hard enuf trin to find any kinda work these days, let alone ur dream shit. ANYways, as we return from tangentland, please enjoy the following demo with an open mind and sense of humour. i feel closest to this project more than any other right now, like i just released a baby from my teet (i’ll stop talking now).

trackleest:

01. VAHÉ – INTRO
02. EMERΔLD JULIUS – EMERΔLDΔNGELDUST
03. THANK GOD IT’S EASTER (Interlude) (feat. BIG BOOTY SNATCHER)
04. CHACHI MANDELA – BEIRUT @ DUSK
05. THE TIM TAM RISES (Interlude) (feat. BIFF)
06. MIṨTΔṾΞΞ – ASTROFREAK
07. GENERIC 80s BAD GUY – BASTIANO’S REVENGE
08. OLAAAAA, MI AMO LO-LI-TAAA (Interlude) (feat. SHI-SHI McGEE)
09. CHOMPY RODRIGUEZ – HUBRIS
10. SAM JACK vs SEAGULLS (Interlude) (feat. ILL GABINETTO)
11. MIṨTΔṾΞΞ – CHEDDAR
12. VEE’Z GOT THE KEY (Interlude)
13. THE FRIENDLY BANDIT – CHANGES (feat. BASSCLEF)
14. VEENUS MARCIULIONIS – DARKSYDEUVLUV (feat. MIṨTΔṾΞΞ)
15. WHERE’S A FUCKING PTERODACTYL WHEN YOU NEED ONE? (Interlude)
16. EMERΔLD JULIUS – MONEY + FLOW (Snippet) (feat. GIGI)
17. HUSH/SLUT – REMINISCE
18. DOOJ (Interlude) (feat. MAKMUTMAT)
19. MIṨTΔṾΞΞ – JIEMBA
20. ODE TO VAHÉ (Interlude) (feat. AMAN10)
21. CHOMPY RODRIGUEZ – SUFFOCATING IN THE WIND
22. GENERIC 80s BAD GUY – SPYDER & THE VAMP
23. MIṨTΔṾΞΞ – BEYOND IMAGINATION
24. MIṨTΔṾΞΞ – LUCID (Interlude)
25. VAHÉ – A DREAM UPON WAKING
26. CROCODILE…MENISON (Interlude) (feat. PHONG DONG)
27. EMERΔLD JULIUS – FRΔNKS
28. MIṨTΔṾΞΞ – U KNOW
29. NANITES (Interlude) (feat. MEZCAL)
30. MIṨTΔṾΞΞ – SCREAM³
31. FFS! (Interlude) (feat. IGNATIUS BUNT)
32. PHYLICIA – MUCH LOVE (feat. MIṨTΔṾΞΞ)
33. I NEED ACTION (Interlude) (feat. MICHAEL TUGLESS)
34. HUSH/SLUT – HOTBOX
35. HUSH/SLUT – FALL (Interlude)
36. MIṨTΔṾΞΞ – I THINK THAT I SHOULD BE
37. EMERΔLD JULIUS – COSMOSIS
38. MIṨTΔṾΞΞ – OKAY
39. SOMEBODY TO PEEEEE ONNNN (Interlude) (feat. DEMOLI)
40. CHACHI MANDELA – MR. & MRS. CHACHI MANDELA (feat. CHORDS)
41. TO BE LOOVVVED, TO BE LAUWWWED (Interlude)
42. MIṨTΔṾΞΞ – SPECIAL FEELING
43. MIṨTΔṾΞΞ – ABOUT YOU
44. BOWLIN’, WARNEY (Interlude) (feat. CLUB NOIR)
45. MIṨTΔṾΞΞ – CAN’T GO HOME AGAIN

as a bonus, i’ve also compiled a 2-part 90s mix just as extra goodness to go along with my demo tape release. majority of SIDE A leans heavily in the dnb, jungle, 2step, garage, early house direction.

trackleest:

01. nookie – the blues
02. source direct – snake style
03. 3 rude bwoy – red eye dub
04. sunshine productions – above the clouds
05. crazy bald heads – first born
06. underground solution – tonight
07. sonic solution – music
08. antonio – take you there
09. deep sensation – get together (deep vocal mix)
10. daniel j. lewis – spend the night
11. blapps posse – don’t hold back (blappstrumental)
12. camden connection – deeper (tuff jam mix)
13. ceybil – love so special (original underground club dub)
14. the dat project ii – tech-vibe (zzz mix)
15. n joi – the kraken
16. a baffled republic – sweetness (i wanna ho)
17. fierce men on wax – go girl (heavenly girls mix)
18. tito puente – ran kan kan (masters at work 12″ club mix)
19. jodeci – won’t waste you (nick hussey remix)

SIDE B delves more into the kinda stuff i was weened on as a kid: new jack swing, hip hop & rnb. enjoy!

 trackleest:

01. mc brains – oochie coochie (12″ version)
02. level iii – groove ya (club mix)
03. kool skool – my girl (radio edit)
04. bubba – i like your style
05. shä-key – soulsville
06. masta ace – postin’ high
07. dj quik – can i eat it? (unreleased demo version)
08. digable planets – little renee
09. sha’dasious – u kan’t play me
10. clever jeff – late night tip
11. jade – five-four-three-two (yo! time is up)
12. sweet sable – old times’ sake
13. o.c. – can’t go wrong
14. black moon – killin’ every nigga (unreleased)
15. j. quest – come and give it (you know what i want) (feat. gina)
16. rocky padilla – jackie
17. intro – funny how time flies (slow mix)
18. sa-deuce – don’t waste my time (ballad remix)
19. kut klose – i like
20. vybe – slow and easy
21. vanilla ice – never wanna be without you

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C.O.A.C.M presents…5 Questions with: OPTIONS

1. what’s your name, where are you from & how did you get involved with music?

Options from Chicago. i was born with a love of drums, but it kinda stayed dormant until my college years when i was introduced to Hip Hop production. then it came back with a vengeance. my first piece of ‘gear’ was MTV Music Generator for the PlayStation. i actually still have that. it’d be fun to pull out and mess around with now…

2. how did your particular track in the mix come about/is there a story behind its creation?

this track is my remix of a song by the band Inspired Flight. it was for a contest. i didn’t win, but it ended up being a great exercise for me because it forced me to work differently than i do normally. rather than finding a nice vinyl bit and working from there, i’ve got a song in a particular key and with a particular vibe in a style other than Hip Hop to build around. it stretched me and gave me a hint of what i could do if i stepped outside of my comfort zone.

3. who or what inspires you to create? and how do you STAY inspired?

other artists inspire me to create. not just other musicians, but anyone creative, no matter what their medium is. seeing other people painting/writing/taking photos–whatever–and getting their ideas out makes me want to go home and get busy on my stuff. because of that, it’s not really hard to stay inspired.

4. your opinion on copyright and the sharing of music? (specifically tunes made by unsigned, under-the-radar and
bedroom artists that are then shared by fans?).

i embrace what the internet has allowed artists to do. the tools we have to work with now for promotion and other things (which i honestly haven’t been using as much as i should!) are really amazing. a lot of unsigned artists just want to be heard, so it makes sense for them to make their music as easy to get as possible. if it’s then shared by fans, it only increases the artist’s profile, so it’s great up to a certain point. but the downside to sharing in general and the easy accessibility of everything is that things get devalued if they are so easy to get and replace. it can become disposable and no one wants their work to be viewed that way.

5. the best place to listen/download/buy your tunes? and any final words you’d like to say to the Internets?

for now, the best places are my Soundcloud page and my Bandcamp page where i recently put up an EP of tracks i made while living overseas the past couple of years. actually, almost everything i have online now is fairly old. the stuff i’m doing now is still Hip Hop at its core, but i’m incorporating aspects of other genres i listen to and just generally working to take tracks further than i used to.
as for final words, just a sincere ‘thank you’ to anyone/everyone who’s listening to/commenting on/downloading my stuff. there’s so much music floating out there now, so i appreciate anyone listening to ME. check out my sites and stay tuned because the new stuff is coming and i’m excited for people to hear it. also, peace to Vahé for this platform.

Options‘ most awesome remix to the Inspired Flight original is, imo, far superior and i’m proud to spotlight it for y’all here and in the CONFESSIONS OF A CURLY MIND Vol. 1 mix. download as .zip, .rar or via Soundcloud below:

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HUSH/SLUT – SLUTlets Vol. 1 (2012)

i’m currently in the midst of working on new music for a full 10 track LP of HUSH/SLUT material (featuring rappers, poets & singers amongst other musos (if i can get em)), and i wanted to turf some of these leftover beats i had that i wasn’t gonna do anything with. decided to release em in short but sweet bursts known as SLUTlets. 7 beats in 8mins. i know i’m bias as hayl but it’s got some pretty decent replay value. Vol. 2 is gonna be much more cohesive with around 10 beats (which is kinda what i wanna average em at).

tracklist:

01. hazel
02. pre-cum
03. fall
04. getting over
05. soulare
06. intracosmos
07. dread

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CONFESSIONS OF A CURLY MIND Vol. 1

a couple of months ago i put the call out (mostly via Okayplayer) for indie/bedroom artists to submit their links and/or music to a new compilation i was putting together, named after my blog as it’s intended to be exclusive to here. the idea is to expose y’all to more than the norm but shining a light in as many musical corners as possible. as a result i’ve been able to compile 24 slick tunes ranging from soulful hip hop, to beats, to spaced out dub, funk, acoustic, NEO neo soul & a track or two that i can’t really classify in the traditional sense. all up, it’s nearly 80mins of great tunes and you don’t need money to listen or enjoy the shit. all i (and i guess by extension, we) ask is you take the chance to listen and possibly discover some new favourite artists in the process 🙂

if you’d prefer a single file download check it out via Soundcloud, or grab the separated/tracked links below the tracklist.

01. kai mwaafrika – love buzz (feat. laurel hall) (3:27)
02. self – fear (3:46)
03. davu – strange days (3:09)
04. m.c. logic – maniac (m.c. logic mix) (2:24)
05. pete marriott – the kidnapping (unmixed snippet) (feat. romance) (3:07)
06. king fuvi – faster (3:40)
07. canayda – tryna get paid (rough mix) (prod. by j clyde) (3:07)
08. tha-d.com – return to d-funk (exclusive) (2:26)
09. proc – look (2:14)
10. pete simpson & monkz – introrude (2:32)
11. nij beats – star trek (sketch for arthur) (1:42)
12. 3.14 (pi) – el in tune with nature (2:32)
13. the essential drop – allesklar…kool (2:13)
14. cb010 – raise the bar (1:32)
15. just plain ant – another one (feat. joey ripps) (co-prod. by ohbliv) (4:11)
16. lyle horowitz – blue lights (midpoint remix) (feat. loud pack lucy) (2:49)
17. soulbrotha (aka sb) – exceptional (feat. shakara weston) (prod. by aeon) (3:35)
18. p. nom – no stress (4:04)
19. inspired flight – it always takes (option’s local zen remix) (3:55)
20. mar – our attempt (3:56)
21. justin deremo – bless no stress (3:04)
22. mon-tag – the other day (2:18)
23. room e – funeral theme (7:11)
24. jodeci – beautiful company (3:52)

runtime = 76:59.

:::DOWNLOAD:::
zip | rar

over the course of the next month i will also be spotlighting each individual artist that appears on the mix with a 5 question mini-interview, so you can briefly get to know your friendly neighbourhood music-lovers.

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Vahé – Bits N’ Pieces (2011)

Vahé
Bits N’ Pieces

genre: EveryFuckingThing

a 79min roller-coaster ride of the various musical nuggets i’ve concocted over the years. features released, unreleased and some REALLY unreleased material. stuff ranging back from 2002/03 when i first started all the way up to November 2011. for reasons that no longer matter, i got sick of holding on to large quantities of unfinished music. ideas come and go, but a finished product seems to be hard to come by. so instead of agonising over a small handful of songs, i thought i’d go in the opposite direction and just dump 75 of em on y’all instead. luckily each track has been trimmed to an average length b/w 30secs-1min. u could call em ‘bite-size morsels from a curly mind’, but that’s more like somethin i would say. yous are free to call it whatever you like (“crap” being one of the words u could use).

fair warning: includes snippets of me singing, rapping and/or fucking around. approach with open mind, sense of humour & spliff in hand.

tracklist:

01. vaaaheeeyyyy (intro) (0:02)
02. shook up (1:04)
03. kiss me, baby (pt. i) (1:34)
04. boiry avenues ^ (1:12)
05. YOU + (1:07)
06. honey, baby (1:42)
07. melancholy metronome # (0:58)
08. whutchu talkin’ bout (0:30)
09. blink, and she’s gone (1:13)
10. musical jihad (1:52)
11. i came from a star (but fell so far) (1:39)
12. eroticdirtyheadcorvette (0:43)
13. beached wail (1:28)
14. space, flight 289 (1:19)
15. crescent (0:40)
16. run # (0:44)
17. one perfect day (0:34)
18. dooinit (chyaknow) (1:08)
19. hevelius (0:48)
20. whatchadoin (feat. soulbrotha) # (1:29)
21. your booty taste like nachos (0:42)
22. …make jack a dull boy (1:07)
23. risk, rage & rebellion # (0:37)
24. go on (get into it) (3:30)
25. watch ya step (0:35)
26. raggedy bitch (feat. big booty snatcher) (2:09)
27. glory (0:59)
28. magma ocean (0:50)
29. i got ~ (1:38)
30. a chachi chronic break ^ (0:35)
31. green island (0:48)
32. superstring love thing (0:59)
33. change (feat. athena) (1:06)
34. flowing water (0:24)
35. if u were mine (0:29)
36. kiss me baby (pt. ii) (1:44)
37. luxury.life.style (0:33)
38. bobyahead (1:16)
39. the sound of dreams coming true # (1:26)
40. acid trip (1:37)
41. jello shots (1:16)
42. dodgin’ chyckenz ~ (0:50)
43. give love a chance (feat. a brother named george & donwill) (1:06)
44. where you can’t follow # (1:28)
45. at ease (0:32)
46. like magic (0:46)
47. speak on it (0:45)
48. rip/torn (0:54)
49. toe-food (0:54)
50. transient lunar phenomena (0:36)
51. room 508/rapper t’s msn rap freestyle (1:02)
52. petals (1:08)
53. another fire (0:42)
54. the day you fell into me (0:45)
55. searchin’ (0:55)
56. champagne… # (1:47)
57. red/violet (0:27)
58. dreamlude (1:03)
59. tidal force (0:31)
60. smoke, heartache & the stars (1:03)
61. helios (0:44)
62. we are who we think we are (0:53)
63. otha fish ~ (0:51)
64. moonsglow (0:28)
65. the afterschool special (1:25)
66. wrong impression (0:33)
67. just be (pt. ii) (1:07)
68. measure of a man (feat. bintu) (1:18)
69. my weakness (1:09)
70. death & circumstance (0:40)
71. smokesogood (1:00)
72. super(ficial)woman (0:32)
73. see you in my dreams (1:02)
74. love (1:07)
75. every morning * (3:42)

download or stream via Bandcamp link below.

runtime: 79:51.

key:

+ as “The Friendly Bandit”.
# as “Chachi Mandela”.
~ as “Apophys”.
* as “Mista Vee”.
^ as part of “Club Noir”.

everything else as “Vahé”.

all instruments, production,
vocals, writing, mixing
& arrangements by Vahé
except:

track 06 (guitar by BASSCLEF), track 12 (guitar, bass & co-arranged by BASSCLEF), track 20 (written & performed by Soulbrotha), track 26 (performed by Big Booty Snatcher), track 29 (b/ground vocals, beatbox & various sound efx by Big Booty Snatcher & Rapper T), track 33 (written & performed by Athena), track 43 (written & performed by A Brother Named George & Donwill), track 45 (keys by BASSCLEF), track 51 (freestyle raps by Rapper T, laughs by Paul M.), track 53 (produced by Mark De Clive-Lowe), track 57 (keys & synths by BASSCLEF), track 68 (written, performed & co-produced by Bintu), track 75 (guitar by Chords).

(c) 2003-2011.

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