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Essence Essentials: Playlists Both Old and New + Artist of the Months

RuffDraft
RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
edited January 2013 in The Essence
Often, Essence posters have created mixes for other Essence heads to enjoy. Mostly because the underground is slept on and because mixes give posters the opportunity to be exposed to new artists. Sometimes this means posters have selected a particular theme dedicated to a particular country, region, type of music or mixes dedicated to the DJ. Furthermore, I have created a series entitled "Artist of the Month", which will allow posters to discover a new Artist each month. The links to the Artist of the Month series can be found at the bottom of this post.

Here are the more recent mixes provided by Essence heads in our Essence Essentials series:

Essence Essentials / Ruff Draft: Since We Last Spoke
Essence Essentials / Renegade's Weekly Mix Number 2
Essence Essentials / ninja edition
Essence Essentials / Dillas Mix Down
Essence Essentials / Dillas mix II: The Renaissance
Essence Essentials / Ruff Draft Presents... Japanese Joy
Essence Essentials/ RuffDraft: Essencial
Essence Essentials / Ninja Senses: Behind The Music
Essence Essentials/ Ninja Senses: Intermission
Essence Essentials / Ninja Senses: Keep it movin'
Essence Essentials / Dilla: Dill-Jazz
Essence Essentials/Dilla: Dill-Hard
Essence Essentials/Dilla: POWERsoUL
Essence Essentials/Ninja: Booked
Essence Essentials/Dilla: POWERsouL 2
Essence Essentials/Dilla: NoWords
NEWLY ADDED: Essence Essentials/Ruff Draft: Japanese Joy Vol. 2

These mixes were originally provided in our Official Thread.

Flashbacks:

The Essence Playlist of the Month August 2009
Christmas 2006: Allhiphop: The Essence Vol. 4
The Essence Playlist of the Year 2004
The Essence Playlist of the Year 2010

Artist of the Month:

Artist of the Month: CYNE 'Cultivating Your New Experience'
Artist of the Month: CunninLynguists - A Decade of Genius
Artist of the Month: k-os - Singer, Emcee, Producer & Dreadlocks of Wisdom
Artist of the Month: Jean Grae - The Genius of Jean Grae
Artist of the Month: Kendrick Lamar - Hiii Powered Black Hippy

Playlist of the Month:

The Essence Playlist of the Month February 2011
The Essence Playlist of the Month March 2011
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Comments

  • rip.dilla
    rip.dilla ... push up the fader... bust the meter... shake the tweeter Members Posts: 17,412 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2010
    Nice one fam... the first two of mine weren't mastered properly LOL... I'm getting good vibes from the last one with jazz on it
  • RuffDraft
    RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2010
    rip.dilla wrote: »
    Nice one fam... the first two of mine weren't mastered properly LOL... I'm getting good vibes from the last one with jazz on it

    haha no problem, at least we're good for future mixes :tu
  • Neslom
    Neslom Members Posts: 431
    edited September 2010
    Nice, would be great to have links for all mixes on the first page so they are easier to find. You should update the first post when new mixes are posted in the other thread.
  • RuffDraft
    RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2010
    Neslom wrote: »
    Nice, would be great to have links for all mixes on the first page so they are easier to find. You should update the first post when new mixes are posted in the other thread.

    Yeah, that's what's going to happen, when someone posts a mix in the forum, it'll be stickied for a week - going in rotation as usual, once it's unstickied, the thread will stay open but the link will go in here and the next mix will be stickied and so on...
  • ninjasenses
    ninjasenses Members Posts: 157
    edited September 2010
    FINALLY kenna is back in action!! congrats man and im glad we got some here who gives a 🤬 about the essence to keep it going strong :tu
  • ninjasenses
    ninjasenses Members Posts: 157
    edited September 2010
    RuffDraft wrote: »
    Yeah, that's what's going to happen, when someone posts a mix in the forum, it'll be stickied for a week - going in rotation as usual, once it's unstickied, the thread will stay open but the link will go in here and the next mix will be stickied and so on...

    Think thats a great idea
  • RuffDraft
    RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2010
    FINALLY kenna is back in action!! congrats man and im glad we got some here who gives a 🤬 about the essence to keep it going strong :tu

    Thanks Ninja, looks a lot better already, keep them posts coming!

    Dilla's mix is coming tomorrow!
  • RuffDraft
    RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2010
    The Essence Playlist of the Month August 2009 has been added as part of our flashback playlists.
  • RuffDraft
    RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2010
    Back in 2006 we used to post up our favourite tracks of the year and make a mix of the best. Vol. 4 of that series from 2006 has now been added to the first post.

    Allhiphop, The Essence Vol. 4
  • RuffDraft
    RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2010
    Added Ninja Senses: Intermission to the list :tu
  • RuffDraft
    RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2010
    Added Essencial to this list :tu
  • RuffDraft
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    edited December 2010
    Added Dilla's POWERsoUL to the list :tu
  • RuffDraft
    RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2010
    Added Ninja's Booked to the list :tu
  • RuffDraft
    RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2010
    Added The Essence Playlist of the Year, 2004 to the original post :tu
  • RuffDraft
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    edited December 2010
  • RuffDraft
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    edited February 2011
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    edited February 2011
  • RuffDraft
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    edited March 2011
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    edited March 2011
  • Ishi
    Ishi "You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger" Members Posts: 4,649 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2011
    Oh wee where to start where to start :p
  • RuffDraft
    RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2011
    Ishi wrote: »
    Oh wee where to start where to start :p

    LOL. Enjoy!!! I always envied the thought of someone finding all of these at once, there's so many good playlists… still gutted because I lost a bunch of the playlists post 2004 that I used to have on my old laptop that I had to delete from….

    Post in this thread about any of them that you check out :tu
  • Ishi
    Ishi "You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger" Members Posts: 4,649 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2011
    Props on Japanese boy :D now on to the next one so far downloaded 3
  • RuffDraft
    RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2011
    Ishi wrote: »
    Props on Japanese boy :D now on to the next one so far downloaded 3

    Japanese Joy lol otherwise, that sounds a bit suspect lol.

    Props :tu You enjoy that mix? What's some of your favourites?
  • Ishi
    Ishi "You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger" Members Posts: 4,649 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2011
    Lol excuse my spelling if that was the actual title and with that artwork you made...... You would have killed me with laughter.


    Children of earth,Haku,Take u somewhere,Sol, Hold on, Get em up, Dear Japan were some of my favorites love that feel to the production on most of those tracks it was something different to what we hear over here.



    btw what do you suggest i peep next out of all those playlists
  • RuffDraft
    RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2011
    Ishi wrote: »
    Lol excuse my spelling if that was the actual title and with that artwork you made...... You would have killed me with laughter.

    Children of earth,Haku,Take u somewhere,Sol, Hold on, Get em up, Dear Japan were some of my favorites love that feel to the production on most of those tracks it was something different to what we hear over here.

    btw what do you suggest i peep next out of all those playlists

    LOL I'll give you that one @ bolded!

    Yeah definitely, it's the music that I work to, that I also play in my class, so it's really cool… I listen to more Japanese hip hop than anything else, but largely listen to that playlist alone (I've played it going on 60 times now (in full)).

    Since We Last Spoke, that was the first playlist that we did in the new, new Essence. So it'd be a good place to start and one that I spent quite a while on…

    I'd also check out The Essence Playlist of the Year 2004. I'm gutted that I've lost the other playlists of the years. I know Ninja's still got his copies, but he's really busy nowadays and doesn't stop by as much.

    But seriously, all is dependent on your tastes, everyone who has contributed has generally taken their time with them and they're all very listenable :tu
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