I have to say that I had a great time putting this one together. I was going to do Disco but somehow it shaped up into a battle between Diana Ross and Donna Summer. Long before there was a Bey Bey and Rhi Rhi battle…there was the grown Diva battle between Diana and Donna. Disco was good for Diana’s emerging solo career and for the newcomer Donna’s breakout hits. The 70’s were good to these ladies so I included most of their fast hits!
The new year is starting out great for me…I’ve been pulled back into my old hustle of making customized mixtapes. I had so much fun with this one. It has everything on it from hip-hop to soca. A little reggae, some R&B and of course some old school!!!
So this week’s mix is all about cheating songs. Nuff said! Enjoy and don’t get caught! I don’t wanna read about none of yall in the news!
(THE CD VERSION OF THIS MIX CAN BE PURCHASED HERE) My boy Fave recently went on a search for my first House Music Mixtape on the mixtress. That made me smile but then I listened to it too. I have come such a long way since then. I decided to do a bit of a […]
This week’s mix is some of the best of Timberland. Timberland is one of the best R&B producers I know. Yeah, I know he does rap too but his hiphop beats always appeals to these R&B ears of mine. He has the ability to make the hardest MCs sound danceable! Timberland is a genius. His beats always leave you slightly off kilter, slightly off beat with enough break for grinding. Yeah…I spent a lot of time grinding to Tim. Don’t let the lights go dim on some Aaliyah…don’t let the lights go dim and I owed somebody like Nas…Enough reminiscing…
Hey Everybody! I had more requests for the 90’s so this time I went mid late 90’s. Full of the bouncy R&B joints and since I spent the weekend with hubby, I threw in a few joints for him too!
Look at that…Two mixes in a row. Gotta get it out while it’s in me. I’m starting something new by letting my peeps know when I used their drops. Love yall!!!
August has been hot in NYC. Likewise the R&B being released is just as hot!
Mellow May – This mix was requested by my best friend Tutu. Yeah she’s my best friend. Divaliscious is my sister and Tutu is my best friend. She requested this mix for her b’day back in April and although I was still going to class at Scratch, I put this together for her. I used some of songs I was listening to in April and may…with some of the songs i used for my final at the Scratch Academy…with some of the songs I heard during Tutu’s birthday weekend…
I will end up taking a few weeks off from the Mixtress because of the job, plus I’m learning so much at the Scratch Academy I wanna start practicing at home more. With the new turntables and loads of records that I have to catalog…I will be quite busy!
So I’m gonna leave you with some funk to tide you over til I get back. I also have a surprise!
Hey Everybody ..It’s DJ Diva and It’s time for the Monday Mixtape!!!! In setting up with ITunes I’ve found that it is necessary (?) to label the Mixtapes with episodes. I actually started the Monday Mixtapes in January so this week’s episode is #12 and is Blue Eyed Soul from the 80’s. My mom was […]