About These Mixes

About These Mixes 2017-05-30T08:39:32+00:00

I used to collect cassette tapes from Washington DC area DJ’s in the late 1990’s. People like DJ Geometrix and the Trooperz, Scott Henry, and Lexus King influenced me to start recording my own mixes after I had begun collecting records. I started writing just charlie on them and the name stuck. Some of the mixes I made between 1999 – 2008 are here for free download, as well as some more recent ones.

I used to distribute the mixes below on CD (originally burned and printed individually), now they live on the internet. Download them and listen to them at home or on the go in MP3 format. Most of these mixes are recorded at 192kbps and are about an hour in length. Tracklists and cover art below, too. I hope you have as much fun listening to them as I did assembling and recording them.

Mix Index

Martial Art: Atmospheric, Ethereal Drum & Bass

Art & Description

Just Charlie & Passai - Martial Art

Who knew that my childhood friend would turn into a powerhouse atmospheric drum & bass producer? In total, there are only a handful of people around the globe who have access to these tracks, and they include LTJ Bukem and Fabio. Listen to the mix that broke the phenomenal underground atmospheric producer Passai, and led to LTJ Bukem cutting and playing his dubplates around the world.

Tracklist

  1. Passai – Ascensio
  2. Passai – Fall Time Jazz
  3. Passai – Flight
  4. Passai – Heavenly Bodies (Remix)
  5. Passai – Crystal Clarity
  6. Passai – Resurrection
  7. Passai – Endless Light
  8. Passai – Voices From the Other Side
  9. Passai – Purple Horizon
  10. Passai – Breezing On By
  11. Passai – Revolver
  12. Passai – Being Unknown
  13. Passai – End of Days
  14. Passai – Eternity

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Martial Art MP3

8|8 Grand Imperial Mystic: Justice

Art & Description

Grand Imperial Mystic

This mix is part of a mixtape project from 2015 called 8|8 wherein 8 people created 8-song long mixtapes around pre-determined themes. Like the second mix, this one has a political theme, but it is mostly focused on a political figure of unity: Robert Kennedy. At the beginning and end of the mix are his speech immediately following Dr. King’s death. Contrasted with Kennedy’s optimism and wisdom are Jerry Falwell Jr., pastor Jamal Bryant, Randy Marsh from South Park and 6th century philosopher Aeschylus.

It is a multi-genre mix which features hip hop, electronic music and funk among others.

Tracklist

  1. Flying Lotus – Siren Song (Stan Forbee remix)
  2. Brother Ali – Uncle Sam Goddamn
  3. Alan Parker – Border Incident
  4. The Black Angels – Young Dead Men
  5. Clipse – Kinda Like a Big Deal
  6. Blu Mar Ten – All or Nothing (Conrank remix)
  7. Dumbfoundead & DJ Zo – Crushing Limbs
  8. DJ Shadow – Midnight in a Perfect World

Sampled on this Mix

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Grand Imperial Mystic MP3

8|8 Anger: 2016 U.S. Politics

Art & Description

Just Charlie - Anger

This is the second mix that I created for the 8|8 project, the first being Grand Imperial Mystic. As you can probably tell, there is a Donald Trump theme to this mix, as this was recorded the week that Sarah Palin endorsed Trump. From both sides of the political aisle there was palpable discontent.

This theme was not particularly easy because it demanded striking a balance between anger and music that I would want to listen to. I do not listen to much angry music. It was a fun project which forced me to go slightly outside of my musical comfort zone. It includes a lot of inside jokes and a few film references.

Tracklist

  1. Black Sun Empire – Wasteland (feat. SPL)
  2. Bob Dylan – Masters of War
  3. Bassnectar – Seek & Destroy (Remix)
  4. Metallica – Seek & Destroy
  5. Black Flag – Rise Above
  6. The Eagles – Peaceful Easy Feeling
  7. Carly Simon & James Taylor – Mockingbird
  8. John Lennon – Gimme Some Truth

Sampled on this Mix

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Anger MP3

Downtempo Pilots: A Trip Hop Journey

Art & Description

Just Charlie - Downtempo Pilots

In 2006, I teamed up with Toronto-based DJ and producer “Smokey” to host a series of downtempo events at the Hemp House in Chengdu. At the second Downtempo Pilots event, the two of us recorded our own mix cd’s and gave away 100 copies each. This is my Downtempo Pilots mix: an elite selection of trip hop, lounge, and downtempo.

Tracklist

  1. Ini – Microphone Wanderlust
  2. Thievery Corporation – Until The Morning (Rewound Remix)
  3. Wagon Christ – Boney L
  4. Sneaker Pimps – 6 Underground
  5. Coldcut – Eine Kleine Hed Musick
  6. Bonobo – Noctuary
  7. Ini – Center of Attention
  8. DJ Krush – Kemuri
  9. The Cinematic Orchestra – Channel 1 Suite
  10. Erykah Badu – Back In The Day
  11. The Foreign Exchange – Nic’s Groove
  12. Cujo – Break Charmer
  13. Wu Tang Clan – Can It All Be So Simple
  14. Blockhead – You¡¯ve Got Maelstrom
  15. Amon Tobin – Micro People
  16. Danny Breaks – Astral Vibes (Zoostrumental)
  17. Riton – Put That On My Momma
  18. Extended Spirit – Illicity Pt. 1
  19. RJD2 – Rain
  20. Thunderball – On The Sly
  21. Moby – Porcelain
  22. AIM – Good Disease

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Downtempo Pilots MP3

Hip Hop Heroes: Golden Age Hip Hop Forever

Art & Description

Just Charlie - Hip Hop Heroes

After receiving the 100th request for “It’s your birthday” (hint: 50 Cent) in Chinese clubs, I knew I had to record and distribute a golden-age hip hop mix to distribute among Chinese hip hop fans. This is it. I tear through 40+ tracks in one hour, mixing and scratching through the entire thing. If you know, you know. Check the tracklist below.

Tracklist

  1. Just Charlie Intro
  2. Lord Finesse – Hip 2 Da Game (Remix)
  3. Notorious BIG – Warning
  4. Wu Tang Clan – La Saga
  5. Smif n wessun – Bucktown
  6. Big L – MVP (Remix)
  7. Masta Ace – Brooklyn Masala
  8. A Tribe Called Quest – Find a Way
  9. Talib Kweli – Get By
  10. Craig Mack – Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)
  11. The GZA – Dual of the Iron Mic
  12. Nas – Life’s a Bitch (Remix Feat. AZ)
  13. Jedi Mind Tricks – Heavenly Divine
  14. Mos Def – Brooklyn
  15. Busta Rhymes – Woo Hah
  16. RJD2 & Atmosphere – Final Frontier
  17. The Fugees – Ready or Not
  18. Cunninglynguists – America Loves Gangsters
  19. Warren G – Regulate
  20. Snoop Dogg – Murder Was the Case
  21. Mobb Deep – Survival of the Fittest
  22. DMX – Damien
  23. Tupac – I Get Around
  24. The Lost Boyz – Music Makes Me High
  25. Saigon – Didundidunt
  26. Cyne – Nothing’s Sacred
  27. Jeru – Return of the Crooklyn Dodger
  28. Das EFX – They Want EFX
  29. Dilated Peoples – Heavy Rotation
  30. Ice-T – Colors
  31. Black Moon – Who Got Da Props
  32. Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Shimmy Shimmy Ya
  33. Dr Dre – Nuthin’ But a G Thang
  34. Pete Rock – T.R.O.Y.
  35. Coolio – Fantastic Voyage
  36. House of Pain – Jump Around (Remix)
  37. Souls of Mischief – 93′ till Infinity
  38. Beastie Boys – Get It Together
  39. Hunters & Gatherers – Bay Shit
  40. Outkast – Rosa Parks
  41. Slick Rick – Children’s Story
  42. Ini Kamoze – Here Comes the Hot Stepper
  43. Naughty By Nature – Hip Hop Hooray
  44. Hunters & Gatherers – Conscious Observer

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Hip Hop Heroes MP3

Marked 4 Death: Gangsta Rap Saga

Art & Description

Just Charlie - Marked 4 Death

Marked 4 Death is an homage to rhythm and urban chaos in the United States’ major cities. When Washington DC and Detroit vied for most violent city in the nation in the 1990’s, it wasn’t just an epidemic: it was a culture with its own soundtrack.

Tracklist

  1. Everyone’s a Target Intro
  2. Too $hort – The Ghetto
  3. Mobb Deep – Survival of the Fittest / Hell on Earth
  4. Deda – Marked4Death
  5. Notorious BIG – Who Shot Ya
  6. Warren G – Regulate
  7. 2Pac – Hit Em Up
  8. Dr. Dre – Natural Born Killaz
  9. Saigon – War (Remix)
  10. Scarface – I Seen a Man Die
  11. Eazy-e – Boyz N the Hood
  12. Clipse – Virginia
  13. Coolio – Gangsta’s Paradise
  14. Ice Cube – Amerikkka’s Most Wanted
  15. Cypress Hill – How I Could Just Kill a Man
  16. N.W.A. – Straight Outta Compton
  17. UGK – Die One Day

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Marked 4 Death MP3

The Source Code: Inside Drum & Bass

Art & Description

Just Charlie - The Source Code

A healthy mix of all things drum & bass, from Dillinja rinse outs to lush atmopsheric tunes from the likes of Polar and Cartridge. Recorded in Bangkok, Thailand 2008 and broadcast on local radio.

Tracklist

  1. Klute – Song Seller
  2. D-Bridge – True Romance
  3. Blu Mar Ten – Blurunner
  4. Future Engineers – Shattered
  5. Cartridge – Another Way
  6. USB – The Swallow
  7. Future Prophecies – Illusion of Time
  8. Break – Extreme Moments
  9. Dom & Roland – Can’t Punish Me
  10. Amit – Village Folk
  11. Polar – 7th Avenue
  12. Sonic – What U Do 2 Me
  13. Klute – Part of Me
  14. TC & Distorted Minds – Compton
    / Dillinja – All Aboard (Double Drop)
  15. Cause 4 Concern – Moongerm
  16. Origin Unknown – Grudge Match
  17. Optical – The Shining
  18. Juju – The Summer
  19. Use of Weapons – Mojo Woman

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The Source Code MP3

Vampire Hunter Disco: Upbeat Electronic

Art & Description

Vampire Hunter Disco

In the Spring of 2015 I started a new project with a friend called the Chengdu Gaming Federation, which was a social gaming event. After a few months of playing a random assortment of music and feeling out what worked best for the event, I made this upbeat electronic mix infused with video game samples.

Tracklist

  1. Ronnie Jones – Video Games
  2. Gigamesh – Enjoy (Oliver Remix)
  3. Daphni – Cos-Ber-Zam Ne Noya
  4. DJ Mehdi – Boggin’
  5. James Brown – Cold Swear (Japan Mix)
  6. Brother Soul – Cookies
  7. Mark Jones – 5 South (feat. Brasstracks)
  8. Mix Chopin – Ecliptic
  9. Sade – Smooth Operator
  10. Boston & Malente – Higher
  11. Classixx – I’ll Get You (fear. Jeppe)
  12. Mr. Scruff – Get a Move On
  13. Daft Punk – Burnin’
  14. Teddy Douglas & Lous Radio – The Violin
  15. Aphex Twin – Windowlicker

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Vampire Hunter Disco MP3

The Chinese Connection: Future & Past House

Art & Description

Just Charlie - Chinese Connection

A house and breaks mix which harkens to the late 1990’s when I was introduced to the DJ’ing game. I was raised on Gene Farris, DJ Dan, and Armand Van Helden and that sound is carried forth into the next decade. Timeless tunes in this mix which anyone familiar with house music in the 1990’s will know and love.

I recorded this mix after touring around China for a year and finding that hip hop is often difficult to for Chinese audiences (which typically do not speak English) to grasp.

Tracklist

  1. Shawn Ward – Azul
  2. Armand Van Helden – Flowers
  3. Teddy Douglas & Louis Radio – The Violin
  4. Deep House Soldiers – In My Bag (ECB Remix)
  5. Angel Alanis – Musica Del Rio Chicago
  6. Buckethead – The Bomb
  7. Armand Van Helden – The Boogie Monster
  8. DJ Icey – Underground Stylez
  9. Daft Punk – Around the World
  10. Basement Jaxx – Rendez Vu
  11. Paul Johnson – Get Get Down
  12. Armand Van Helden – Psychic Bounty Killaz
  13. Axwell – Transatlantic Flight
  14. Novy vs Eniac – Pumpin’
  15. Prodigy – Narayan
  16. Dogzilla feat. SKB – Big Chat
  17. Tocadisco – Body Language (Remix)
  18. Ricky Stone – Shanghai Taxi
  19. Fred Everything – Studio C
  20. John Tejada – The End of It All

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The Chinese Connection MP3