Amazing radio show by Exile & DJ Day, very insightful.


“It’s tempting to think that there is a warm, fuzzy and sunny side to DJ Day’s music when you know he was born in Palm Springs, grew up in Southern California and practically lives in the desert. Be that as it may, sunny grooves like his don’t just make themselves, no matter how Californian you may be. And so it should be noted that he spent years cutting his teeth in the LA Underground, alongside friends like Aloe Blacc and Exile. The very same Exile learned to play the accordion while living in his grandfather’s garage only seeing his father from time to time. He was first introduced to hip hop from roller skating rinks and the movie ‘Breakin’. Later for Christmas his cousin gave him his first tapes – The Sex Pistols’ ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’ and LL Cool J’s ‘Radio’. After that his love for hip hop grew into trying to create it himself. It started with a beat box in the 5th grade as well as trying to scratch on a home stereo system. He would hold the tape button down while pressing the phono button, which cut the music on and off creating a transformer scratch as he moved the record back and forth. After honing his skills as a turntablist with no mixer, he finally purchased a mixer with a one-button sampler and a four track. Later at the age of 18, Exile met then 16-year-old rapper Aloe Blacc and they began recording songs on the four track. The rest, as they say, is history, with records like Blu and Exile’s ‘Below The Heavens’, production work with Mobb Deep, Jurassic 5, Akon, Snoop Dogg and others. Given the shared backstory of Day and Exile, it’s no surprise these Headphone Highlights offer an essential ride through hip hop history. Photo by Robert Winter.”

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Playlist After The Jump…


LL Cool J – I Can’t Live Without My Radio – Def Jam
Marvin Gaye – Time To Get It Together (Alternate Extended Mix) – Universal
King Tee – Ko Rock Stuff – Capitol
Blame One – Supreme Beings – Soulspazm
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – A Touch Of Jazz – Jive
Herbie Hancock – Watermelon Man – Columbia
Idris Muhammad – Loran’s Dance – Kudu
Parliament – Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker) – Casablanca
Large Professor – I Juswannachill – Geffen
L.T.D. – Love To The World – A&M
Yosaku & DJ Day – The Bottle – BSTRD Boots

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