Saturday, December 18, 2010

some beats

Have had a very productive day in the studio today, so I thought I would post up some stuff I have been working on lately. Every thing is unmixed/mastered, so its pretty raw, but for now its all I got.

this one still needs another key line, but I have been messing with the arrangement and drums so I thought I would put it up for some feedback. Bass is courtesy of Mr Evan Whetter

Lose My Mind by thedlch

this one is another beat for an up comming project with Integer1
Integer1 beat by thedlch

and this is an old one that i posted a little while back, but i now have it on soundcloud for a short time

Inner Vizions by thedlch

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Strictly Vintage, throwback mix

What is a strictly vintage throw back mix you ask? Well for this one a few of us got together and pulled out some of our personal favorite 90's era tracks, some well known and some not so well know, lots of double copies and mistakes and all recorded live! Free download as usual

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

dL and Inkswel

This is the mix that myself and my good friend Inkswel made together a few weeks ago, all edits were done in house, all off of original vinyl pressing's, so no mp3's were harmed in the making in this Boogie Bash Mixtape!
free download (you know it!)

or here

shout outs to Wax Museum Crew (Ocky, Alix, Tim and Guy),Admin,Bass, Doobz, Jnr, Sam and Sac, Fresh Fools and Badge

Love Break Vol III

I try to keep my content as exclusive as possible, by which I mean mixes that either I have done or a close friend has handed to me. This way I dont have post here that you can see on 100 other blogs, but every now and then I make an exception, and this mix, this is one of those times!

COSMO BAKER "LOVE BREAK THREE - The Heart's Final Chapter

Love's Intro
Ace Spectrum "I Don't Want To Play Around"
Banks & Hampton "I'm Gonna Have To Tell Her"
Major Harris "I Got Over Love"
New Birth "It's Been A Long Time"
Eddie Holman "It's Over"
Black Ivory "(It's) Time To Say Goodbye"
Marvin Gaye "Anger"
Top Shelf "Let Them Keep On Talking"
Lloyd Price "What Did You Do With My Love"
Jerry Butler "No Money Down"
The Moments "Love On A Two-Way Street"
Steve Parks "Still Thinking Of You"
Solomon Burke "Everlasting Love"
Clay Hunt "(I'm Claimin') FInders Keepers"
Angela Winbush "Angel"
The Isley Brothers "Ain't I Been Good To You"
Sweet Blindness "Ain't No Use"
Billy Stewart "Cross My Heart"
The Delfonics "Trying To Make A Fool Out Of Me"
Freddie Hughes "Sarah Mae"
The Three Degrees "Collage"
Nancy Wilson "I'm In Love"
Patrice Rushen "Where There Is Love"
Joann Garett "It's No Secret"
Bobby Womack "Woman's Gotta Have It"
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles "A Legend In It's Own Time"
Ben Vereen "I'll Keep A Light In My Window"
Teddy Pendergrass "I'll Never See Heaven Again"
Diana Ross "One Love In My Lifetime"
Brothers By Choice "Baby, You Really Got me Going"
Mary Wells "Two Lovers History"

Love Break Three - The Heart's Final Chapter by cosmobaker

Hot Soul Summer Vol 2 The Reggae Sessions

Well it was decided by the majority (and by majority I mean the people that responded on facebook) that the next mix was to be a reggae mix, and as today is the official beginning of summer down here in South Australia I though what better than to do a Summer Reggae mix for those longs days and nights on the beach! All recorded live off of vinyl as usual

free download here :)

DL--Hot Soul Summer Vol 2 The Reggae Sessions by Decades

Friday, November 12, 2010

dL live on Melbourne's Kiss FM

Recorded live for Kiss FM Melbourne, All ads have been cut out (which is why some tracks start and end kind of suddenly). The first 30 or so minutes is all Guy Nice and then I take over to finish up, contains tracks from Rakaa, Looptroop, Guilty Simpson, PPP, Diamond D, Celph Titled and Buckshot, PBody, Decades, Black Twang and a couple of my own instro's!

Free download here

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Blue Note Mix

2 updates in a weekend!!!! Here is one for the jazz fans, a mix I put together today using only Blue Note jazz records, strictly vinyl, with lots of pops and crackles at no extra cost.

free download here

or here
dL's Blue Note Mix by Decades mixes

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Well, it turns out I was wrong I havent been able to do much more on the music tip lately, with the exception of a soul mix that is available via password only. But we did manage to get together the other night and record a mix of some of my personal favorite The Roots tracks, every single album (except one, and who ever can tell me which album that is gets special bonus access to said soul mix) is represented on this mix, from the 1993 debut of Organix all the way through to this year's How I Got Over, it also contains some rarer remixes and so on to keep every one happy. As usual it was all recorded live and strictly using vinyl.

bonus beat, my remix from a few years ago of the Roots Dont See Us track

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Its been a little while between updates, but i just finally purchased a replacement turntable for my faulty 1200 and should be able to post a few more mixes in the coming weeks, in the mean time this one was done by biz and doobz a few weeks back, called the migraine remedy for good reason, its a great listen and has been on very high rotation in my car for a while now.

Migraine remedy mix biz and doobz by Decades mixes

Thursday, September 9, 2010

dL Time

This is a shout out to my famous time management abilities (or lack thereof :)), its a very heavily jazz and soul influenced (mainly) hip hop mix, a lot of instrumentals and a few surprises, as usual all freestyled and strictly vinyl!
tracks from
Jazz Liberatorz
Def Jeff
Apollo Brown
Kero One
Peanut Butter Wolf
Madvillan (Remix!)
Dialated Peoples
The Roots
Kev Brown
and more

dL time by thedlch

or here

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Its been crazy busy, but we were finally able to get around to doing another mix for those of you that are into that kind of thing. As our good friends from Wax Museum Records have now opened an Adelaide store, we rolled through and picked up a few tasty treats, so we decided to make a mix from those treat. Mix includes tracks from artist like Ed OG and Pete Rock through to Just Ice, Eaze E and even tracks from Mitsu, Muro and Dilla and heaps more!

If you cant make it to the new store peep the online store here

downLoad here
or here

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Quick Preview

A new mix is definitely on its way for those who care, but to keep things ticking over I have uploaded a beat I made the other day, its not finished and has only been very roughly mixed, but I thought I would put it out there for some feedback.

Classique Trial by thedlch

Sunday, July 18, 2010

a little remix

A quick remix i did tonight of Azymuth's track Young Embrace

Young Embrace by Decades mixes

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Jazz Beats

For the more frequent visitors you would probably have noticed that it seems to have slowed down a little around here lately, I have been getting ready for the arrival of my second child, very exciting times! There are a couple of produced mixtapes in the works at the moment, but they will be getting done when I have time, which might be a little while, so I have decided to give people a look into the instrumental project I am working on at the moment, all the beats are heavily jazz based and are only rough versions at this point in time, I am hoping to have the release finished by around September, so stay tuned.

ps if you need alternative links let me know
peace dL!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Another Instrumental Hip Hop Mix

I have to say I am a little surprised that the last mix of instrumental beats was not downloaded any where near as much as we thought it would be (i used to get asked 3-4 times a week for instrumental mixes), but despite this we still decided to get together and make another 70 minutes of instrumental goodness, this one features tracks from Jazz Liberatorz, G.O.A.T.S, Pete Rock, De La, Dr Octagon, The Roots, Madlib, Lord Finesse, OC and more

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Music for your soul.......

Lots of music for you guys this update, first up its an 80 minute mix of all instrumental hip hop, includes instro's from every one from Group Home (Dj Premier), Phi Life Cypher, EPMD, Gagle, Supernatural, Common Sense, Dj Honda, A Tribe Called Quest, Dilla, D-Styles, AZ, Nine, Diamond, Buckwild and more!
Blunt Instrumentals by Decades mixes

Next is the Decades appearance on the legendary Melbourne hip hop radio show Top Billin' (RRR) hosted by Dj Sheriff Rosco and Lee Rawls, it contains a hour or so dj mix by myself and a small live showcase from Decades
Decades RRR Top Billin by Decades

ps the Fairtilizer link is the complete 2 hour show, where as the soundcloud link is only the 1 hour of Decades.

speaking of Decades, there is also another exclusive peak at the album, it is one of my personal favorite tracks too! this will only be up for a day or 2 so get on it asap!
Yesterday Rough Version by Decades

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Quick Remix

So i made this beat and couldnt make up my mind what it needed to work, so i threw this Grap Luva acapella on it for reference, its a little rough around the edges, but i still like it. down load is high quality wav for any one that wants it
Revenge dL remix by thedlch

Friday, May 21, 2010

Decades Radio Part II

This will more than likely be an ongoing thing now, I am sure there are quite a few people with similar taste in music to us, so we will keep recording these mixes when the guys get together. The majority have been hip hop lately, but there will be more afro/reggae/jazz and soul mixes in the near future. This one was once again recorded directly to a high quality metal tape for that old school feel and features rare tracks from Delta (yes for the kings is fnally on a mixtape), BDP, Slick Rick, Urban Poets, Reference Point, Public Enemy, Tuff Crew, The Creators, Busta, Show and AG, EPMD, 3rd Bass and more. FREE DOWNLOAD!

Soundcloud here
part 1
Decades Radio part 2 Side 1 by Decades

part 2
Decades Radio part 2 Side 2 by Decades

Fairtilizer Here
part 1

part 2

Both have free download links, if you have any difficulties downloading them, leave a comment and i will help you out.

face book here

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

BSharp Records, the Ill Fated Mix

in 2007 I was asked to do an underground version of the Bee Sharp records promo mixes (remember them?!) it was meant to feature Inkswel (as a rapper non the less), Dialect and a few other guys freestyling over the instros but never got off of the ground due to some political moves (from what i was told anyway) , tracklist features music from madlib/lootpack, 3rd bass, delta, 7L and Esoteric, Aesop Rock, Peanut Butter Wolf, Mhz Crew and even some little interludes from yours truely.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Decades Radio

DL, Biz,DoobZ, and JnR present the Decades Radio Mix, a 30minute live mix of US and UK hip hop, lots of obscure gems and remixes!

or soundcloud it here

Decades Radio by Decades

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Its not very often i post anything other than mixtapes on here, but over the past few months myself and good friend biz (aka toobiz aka the pirate of richmond aka worst guy ever etc) have been putting in some time in the studio making some music that we are truly prepared to stand behind. Both of us have been very active in the local music scene over the past 8-10 years, both of us are part of 7 piece Jazz/Funk?hip-Hop band , both of us were involved in Mindfield (Crackhouse) and both of us have also had other side projects to keep us busy over the last few years, but we also both seemed to want to try and push our music into some different directions, and over time we have realized that direction was very similar, so we have formed Decades, below is the first releases we have to offer, the first is a quick sneak peak at the title track from the album and the second is a free track (available in wav and mp3 format) entitled Enjoy the Ride, we have chosen these 2 tracks to start with as they offer what we feel is a good insight into some of the range we feel we can offer. please feel free to leave any feedback, be it positive or negative
peace dL

Live Another Day DL by Decades

Enjoy the Ride free version by Decades

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

dl biz doobz and admin present

Another quick freestyle mix recorded in home boys kitchen, all vinyl and more than a few blunts.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Reggae Blast Off

I am most definitely a newb when it comes to reggae, but i put this together quickly last night for people like myself and some of my friends that like soul and funk inspired reggae/dub and reggae/dub inspired hip hop

Monday, April 5, 2010

Birthday Beats

It was mine and my man doobz's birthday over the week end, so we caught up on Sunday night, put a 100 minute tape in the deck, pressed record and four of us played a few tracks, apologies for part 2's 10 minute Diamond D juggle we thought the tape was about to run out :)

Oishi Stylus Part 2

This is the second half of the mixtape I made the other day, I re-recorded it thinking a needle had played up, but it turns out it was the tape we recorded it on, so I have uploaded it anyway, as with the last side, this was all recorded live, all freestyled and all off of vinyl. The mix is my small tribute to some of my favorite NY beats from days past to present.

Jingle Jangle The Legion
Stages and Lights Sadat X
Fakin Jax INI
Power Of Nine Ether Scienz of Life
A Little of this Grand Puba
Come Widdit Ahmad Ras Kass and Saafir
All Love DITC
Through these veins Afu-Ra
Haagen Daz The Boulevard Connection
Priceless All City

OIshiStyus Side2 by thedlch

Friday, April 2, 2010

OIshi Stylus

So the other night we decided that we needed to make a Japanese Hip Hop mixtape, so we burnt down a few, put a tape in the deck and went for it. All recorded live in doobz's kitchen (with the speakers in the lounge for that added rawness), so there are a few little hiccups in the mixing, but the tape still bangs! The other side should be uploaded soon (we had a small issue with one needle only coming through on one side so I need to try and fix that before i post it)

the tape features tracks from Mitsu, Gagle, Gortex, Dj Muro, Dj Krush, Grooveman Spot and many more

or here on soundcloud
Oishi Stylus1 by thedlch

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Afro Mix

A quick mix i put together to get to know some of the Afro records I have purchased lately, I may still change it yet as I am not sure I am 100% happy with the outcome, but i have upoaded it in the mean time

wav file
Afro Mix 1 Fixed1 by thedlch


available upon request

plaese to enjoy

Monday, February 8, 2010

Live on Tape

Well updates have been few and far between lately, but this one should keep you going for a while, all recorded onto analogue tapes (so tape 1 and 2 will fit perfectly onto a 90 minute tape and tape 3 and 4 will fit perfectly onto a 100 minute tape), this was all recorded live on Friday night, so the music does change up with what was happening, but dont let that put you off, i have been bumping these in my car and it is easily some of the best car mixtapes I have listened to! Totaling just over 3 hours there is every thing from Japanese Hip Hop (Grooveman Spot, Mitsu and so on), Jazz (Art Blakey, Horace Silver etc) Soul (Ruth Brown, The Sylvers, Marvin Gaye, Dorris Duke etc) Afro (Ice Cream, Fela Kuti, BLO, and more) , there is alos some good old fshioned boombap hip hop, (even the rare Ahmad, Ras Kass & Saafir Come Widdit remix and the Afu Ra Through these veins and heaps more), its just a shame we managed to miss the first hour due to a tape pause issue :)

tape 1

or here

tape 2

or here

tape 3

or here

tape 4

or here

Friday, January 29, 2010

Dj Code1 Time and Place Mixtape

This mix will be available for purchase soon as a packaged CD with some incredible art work and more, in the mean time please enjoy!

Time and Place: New York City in the early eighties. Against a backdrop of crime, poverty and drugs, creativity thrived. From the birth of Hip Hop uptown, to the refinement of modern DJ techniques in the downtown clubs, more advancement happened during this time than any other period in recent history. This mix pays respect to that era through the underground music of the time. From Hip Hop flavored boogie to straight up club records that would become the building blocks for house music… this was a special Time and Place!

Happy Feeling - Denroy Morgan
Long Enough - Last Poets
Station Break- Captain Sky
Havin’ Fun - Cotton Candy (2Dave edit)
Jazzy Rhythm – Michelle Wallace
It’s Just A Groove – Glen Adams Affair
This Beat Is Mine – Vicky D
You’re My Number 1 – Radiance
I’ve Got A Song For You – Free Russell
(I’m Just A) Sucker For A Pretty Face – West Phillips
D.J.’s Delight – Ingram
Thanks To You – Sinnamon
Hupendi Muziki Wangu? ! – K.I.D.

available as a wav here
Time & Place by davecode

or 192 bit mp3 here
Dj Code's Time and Place Mi by david.latte