"Waxing Weird: A Tribute to 'Weird Al' Yankovic"

This is a mixtape years in the making: "Waxing Weird: A Tribute to 'Weird Al' Yankovic" is finally available for your listening pleasure! It's 60 minutes of Weird Al classics, rarities, album cuts, and comedy spots getting the proper hip-hop tribute mix treatment they've long deserved. The man's catalog is way too deep for this mix to be exhaustive, but you will get a rundown of his unmatched (and ongoing) stretch of greatness. Available for streaming, downloading, or purchasing at my Bandcamp page.

The Faultline Project

"Skate & Move" b/w "Gimme Lovin'"

After years of spinning 45s, I finally produced one, released on the Adventures in Paradise label. The Faultline Project is vocals by Kisura Hendrix and K. Nightshift and beats and scratches by me. Our first offering is a pair of full-on summer jams: “Skate & Move” is a piece of classic roller boogie, and “Gimme Lovin'” brings an uptempo bounce. Both of them are nothing but good vibes and sunshine music.The vinyl is very limited-edition, but the digital audio (including instrumentals unavailable on vinyl) is available at the Adventures in Paradise Bandcamp page.

Tenure Tracks: A Tribute to Large Professor (DJ mix)

This mix is a tribute to one of my biggest influences in hip-hop and one of the greatest producers of all time. It contains an hour's worth of Large Pro beats and rhymes, original samples, and special blends, covering his career from his debut single up to his latest album and shining the spotlight on some of his lesser-known work. The Professor definitely schools people with his music; this is my take on his curriculum vitae.

This mix is a tribute to one of my biggest influences in hip-hop and one of the greatest producers of all time. It contains an hour's worth of Large Pro beats and rhymes, original samples, and special blends, covering his career from his debut single up to his latest album and shining the spotlight on some of his lesser-known work. The Professor definitely schools people with his music; this is my take on his curriculum vitae.

Yameen (feat. Ty)

"Hard Work" (DJ Enki remix)
Yameen (feat. Ty)

"Hard Work" (DJ Enki remix)

My man Yameen hollered at me to do a remix of the hip-house tune he did with Ty, and I jumped at the opportunity, as I always love to work on uptempo stuff. I took it in more of a boom-bap direction and added scratches where there used to be instrumental sections.

My man Yameen hollered at me to do a remix of the hip-house tune he did with Ty, and I jumped at the opportunity, as I always love to work on uptempo stuff. I took it in more of a boom-bap direction and added scratches where there used to be instrumental sections.

The Jackson 5

"Little Bitty Pretty One" (DJ Enki remix)
The Jackson 5

"Little Bitty Pretty One" (DJ Enki remix)

A little punch-up of a classic tune I did for the Motown on Mondays crew. Definitely a crowd motivator and an easy singalong joint!

A little punch-up of a classic tune I did for the Motown on Mondays crew. Definitely a crowd motivator and an easy singalong joint!

The Blend Kings (DJ Platurn & DJ Enki)

Blendapella 2 (DJ mix)

In 2006, we made "Blendapella" as a reaction to the then-burgeoning concept of the "mash-up DJ." Years later, DJing has moved even further in the direction of hype over ability. DJ-in-a-box has become not just real, but commonplace. New technology keeps pushing DJs further away from the craft of DJing, and it's almost to the point that a DJ actually DJing live is the exception and not the rule. So we felt it was time to revisit the Blendapella concept and get back to basics. Every sound on this mix comes from original-pressing vinyl, and the blending was done live by DJs instead of in post-production by software. Enjoy! -- DJs Enki & Platurn PKA The Blend Kings

Bacon the Funk (DJ mix)

A musical tribute to ham, pork, and the king of all foods: bacon. For maximum enjoyment, check the tracklist:
"That's Not Beef, That's Pork"--Atmosphere
"Ham 'N' Eggs"--A Tribe Called Quest
"Who's Got the Bacon?"--Howie B
"High on the Hog"--Tony Borders
"Ham Hocks Espanol"--Jimmy Castor
"Hand for the Hog"/"Two Pigs and a Hog"/"Bacon Biscuit Blues"--John Short/Freddie Perren/Aerosmith
"Bacon Fat"--Andre Williams
"Funky Thing"/"Pigs"--Chuck Cornish/Cypress Hill
"Bacon and Eggs"--Kurupt
"Pork Soda"--Primus
"Poke Chop Sandwich"--ZZ Top
"Hoggin' Ain't E-Z"--Total Devastation
"Pork"--The Pharcyde
"Selling My Pork Chops"--Memphis Minnie

Break It Down (DJ mix)

This mix is 45 minutes of breaks, beats, loops, and snippets (taken strictly off original-pressing vinyl, in case you care about that sort of thing) all arranged in a compositional, half DJing/half beatmaking style.

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