Welcome to Domo DJ, my first attempt at making an MP3 rotation site. I'm not a big fan of MP3 rotation sites, because usually they feature music that I don't like, so I decided to start my own in the hopes of filling a niche that the rest of you, similar to me, may be in. Anyway, the usual rules apply here. The files offered are seriously for evaluation purposes, because most of the music I'm posting is underground hip-hop, or music from a different language (may or may not be underground). For those unfamiliar with these genres/languages, I strongly urge you to check them out. Who knows, maybe you'll like them and support them in the future? Worst case scenario: you'll become a bit more cultured and have broadened your music tastes. Note that the songs are taken down after a week, but they are still archived in case you would like to see what I recommended in the past. To download, right click the link and choose "Save As" or whatever it says in your browser.
Weekly Note: It's been a good month or so since I've updated, so I decided to go with something special this time. I'm uploading my "New Age Hip Hop" mix, which is a compliation of 18 songs representing modern "hip hop." Those who have stayed wary from hip hop because of the misconception that it is all about beats, loops, and scratches will definitely want to check out this set. The files will be uploaded in the order they are on the mix, because order is extremely important in the making of mixes :o. Of course, since 5 files are uploaded per week, this album will be uploaded over the period of a month, with some songs re-appearing from previous rotations. P.S. The past two weeks' rotations are still up, in case anyone really still wants them :o. I'll probably keep up the past week or two's rotations now, since updates are so rare now :/.
September, 2004. Week 4.
.:' JMX NAHH / nujabes / latitude
.:' 3:56 / 4.51
"You eat the same piece of cake day in and day out, that tired ass flavor gets played out (no doubt)..." Another great song remixed/produced by Nujabes, Latitude is sung by Fat Jon, Pase Rock, and Sonic of the Five Deez. This song is typically Nujabes, in that it uses classical instruments over kicks and snares as the instrumentals of the music. "Latitude" is quite creative, lyrically, and is a classic "representin'" track. What is a "representin'" track? Hip Hop is plagued with these songs in which artists are free to artfully boast about themselves and shout out where they're from. Like virtually all of Nujabes' productions, this is a song that can't be missed, and is great to listen to on the road.
JMX NAHH / pase rock / post world ':.
4:19 / 5.94 ':.
Although "Post World" isn't entirely instrumental, it may as well be. It is the perfect 'driving song,' since it's upbeat, snappy (literally), with headnodic lyrics. The lyrics are as random as they come, which makes this song even more interesting. Again, piano is the primary instrument used, with hands as the replacement for snares. Like "Blessin' It," this song is just pure ear candy and a pleasure to listen to on the road.
.:' JMX NAHH / nujabes / lady brown
.:' 3:18 / 4.55
"So fine and it just ain't fair, so beautiful and so damn rare." Lady Brown was described as being a "jazzier Roots" by Mitch. "[He] and Drew Bejhatnia had a vision to make a hip hop group, and it woulda sounded like this." This song is an enflourage of instruments with one of the smoothest bass lines I've ever heard. Superimposed on the musical mosaic is the lyrical stylings of Cise Starr (the vocalist in this song), who describes, metaphorically, the ideal woman. "So as we lay, I reminisce on the day that we met / Please god, never let me forget."
JMX NAHH / nujabes / f.i.l.o. ':.
3:31 / 4.83 ':.
First In Last Out. Lyrics courtesy of Shing02. The song may sound a bit "experimental" for some; I just call it an acquired taste. Unfortunately, the quality of the rip isn't perfect, as there are a lot of scratches that aren't supposed to be there. Otherwise, still a great song.
.:' JMX NAHH / funky dl / day by day (nujabes remix)
.:' 4:36 / 6.33
So far, the songs have been mostly ear candy, running the gamut in subjects, from Quicktime Media Players, to love, to radios, satellites, computer screens, television, and so forth. Day by Day is a bit more refined in that it is somewhat more insightful than the other songs, combining a deeper message with some awesome Nujabes beats. And as you've probably noticed, the song descriptions are getting shorter and shorter, as I am lacking time to come up with the lavish descriptions I once provided. Of course, who bases their decision to download a song by reading the description? Here, all the songs are hip hop, they're all a bit "different," and they're all damn good. It's a wonder that you're even reading this.