DJ Top 5 2011 Archive

This week features Fusicology’s Top 5 albums from artists performing at the 4th Annual Roots Picnic.

1. The Roots: How I Got Over [+Digital Booklet]
2. Esperanza Spalding: Chamber Music Society
3. Nas: Illmatic (Anniversary Edition)
4. Wiz Khalifa: Rolling Papers
5. Little Dragon: Machine Dreams
BONUS: J Period & Black Thought mixtape

This week Fusicology picks the Top 5 Albums Part 2 from the Detroit Movement Festival Memorial Day Weekend.

1. Gaslamp Killer: All Killer
2. Aux 88 – Mad Scientist
3. Claude Young – Nocturnal
4. Little Dragon – Machine Dreams
5. Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma

This week Fusicology picks the Top 5 Albums from the Detroit Movement Festival Memorial Day Weekend.

1. DaM-FunK: Toeachizown
2. Goldie: Timeless
3. Kerri Chandler: The Essentials
4. Carl Craig: Sessions
5. Tortured Soul: Did You Miss Me

This week’s Top 5 features a collection of artists set to perform at the UCLA JazzReggae Festival Memorial Day Weekend.

1. Tallib Kweli: Gutter Rainbows (Amazon Bonus Album)
2. Little Dragon: Machine Dreams
3. Lupe Fiasco: Lasers
4. Bilal: Airtight’s Revenge
5. Karriem Riggins: Music Kaleidoscope


This week, DJ Soul Sister the Queen of Rare Grooves in New Orleans.

1. There It Is – James Brown
2. Gigolo – Eddie Fisher
3. Found the Groove – Wreckin’ Crew
4. Nice and Soft – Wish & La Rita Gaskin
5. By My Side – Nicholas Payton

This week, DJ Doc of the World Famous Superfriends & Spasmodic Movements Radio gives us his Top 5 and this week’s featured podcast, Deep Inside The Mind of Osunlade, Vol. 1.

1. DJ Kent – Falling Back (Black Coffee Remix)
2. Dennis Ferrer – Touch the Sky (BSC Remix)
3. Carmen Rogers – It’s Me (Salah Ananse Mix)
4. Cool Million ft. Jenequa – Making Love
5. Manuel Gottsching – E2-E4

This week, DJ Phaze represents Munich, Germany with his Top 5.

1. Reel People ft. Darien – “Sure” (Album Mix)
2. Siji – “Ijo”
3. Marc De Clive Lowe presents Sy Smith – “Teena (Lovergirl Syberized)”
4. Erykah Badu – “Out My Mind, Just In Time (DJ Kiva rmx)”
5. Slakah the Beatchild – “Something Forever”

This week Fusicology picks the Top 5 Albums from the Cochella Music & Arts Festival Lineup, April 15 – 17, 2011.

1. Distant Relatives: Nas & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
2. New Amerykah Part Two: Erykah Badu
3. Transition: Ryan Leslie
4. Midnight Menu: Tokimonsta
5. Must See: Kyle Hall

This week’s DJ Top 5 is from DJ Ron Trent (Future Vision, Prescription, City Beat Chicago) from Chicago.

1. Erykah Badu – Ron Trent’s Honey Remix
2. Glenn Underground ft Peven Everett – How Bad I Want You
3. Trinidadian Deep – Island JuJu
4. Fela Kuti – Whitchcraft (KC Edit)
5. Ron Trent – Space Dance (Future Vision)

This week’s DJ Top 5 is from DJ Tendaji Lathan from LA.

1. You’re So Gangsta (Playmore Group Rmx) – Chromeo
2. All Black Everything – Lupe Fiasco
3. Groove Me – Maximum Balloon feat. Theophilus London
4. Wylin Cause I’m Young – Kid Cudi feat. Kanye West
5. Pumped Up Kicks – Foster the People

This week’s DJ Top 5 is from Schipilkas from LA by the way of Brooklyn. You can also take a listen to his tracks on the last two What Is Good Music compilations.

1. DJ Lionel Richie – “All Night Long (All Night)”
2. Jazzanova – “Let Me Show Ya (Henrik Schwarz Remix)”
3. Reel People f/Angela Johnson – “In The Sun (Album Mix)”
4. Detroit Grand Pu Bahs – “Sandwiches”
5. Bugz In The Attic f/Wunmi – “Zombie (Zombie 2003)”
Bonus – Schpilkas – “Bobo”

This week, Fusicology decided to pick our favorite SXSW performers and add them to our Top 5. To find out more about the 2011 SXSW Events, please click here.

1. DJ Vadim Presents: The Electric
2. Adrian Younge: Black Dynamite (Score)
3. Saigon: Greatest Story Never Told
4. J*DaVeY: The Beauty In Distortion / The Land Of The Lost
5. Black Milk: Album Of The Year

We took a quick break but we return with Aphrosoul’s DJ Top 5 out of Brooklyn N-Y-C representing

1. Jamiroquai – Blow Your Mind
2. Vikter Duplaix – Electric Love (Boddhi Satva Remix)
3. Teresa Jenee’ – Remember (Yoruba Old School Mix)
4. Peven Everett – Inspiration (Timmy Regisford Mix)
5. Fela Kuti – Water No Get Enemy

This week Fusicology welcomes back DJ Destroyer (Strictly Social, Fast Fwd, Soul Union, Umoja Soundsystem, LA) and his Top 5 picks. You can check out his latest podcast at and follow him on Twitter @djdestroyer.

1. In A Song (Spinna Remix) – DJ Center Ft. Middlechild
2. Vicadin – Jose James & Flying Lotus
3. Sou Do Futuro – Orakel
4. The One (Waajeed Remix) – Onra ft. T3
5. Chicago Jazz EP – Cajmere & Gene Farris

This week Fusicology celebrates the winners of the 53rd Grammy Awards. Please check out our Grammy Nominee Podcast and Post-Grammy Review.

1. Esperanza Spalding
2. Cee-Lo Green
3. The Roots & John Legend
4. Herbie Hancock
5. Jay-Z and Alicia Keys

This week, Fusicology’s DJ Top 5 features DJ Cuzzin B of Point Blank DJs & Tru Skool. Check out Cuzzin B’s bonus mix “Cuzzin B’s Top 5″ exclusively on

1. Slakah The Beatchild – Down
2. Adele – Rollin In The Deep (Jamie xx Rmx)
3. Actual Proof – Letta to Coretta ft. Bird & The Midnight Falcons
4. UGK – It’s Supposed to Bubble
5. Herbie Hancock – Trust Me

This week, Fusicology is honored to present KCRW’s own, Garth Trinidad’s (8 – 10pm PST) top 5 as a feature. If you are in LA during Grammy Week, please check out Mojamoja hosted by Garth.

1. Toro y Moi – Still Sound (Carpark)
2. Jean Grae feat Mela Machinko – The Bridge (Blacksmith)
3. Free Moral Agents – Ageless (Hudson Mohawke Remix) (promo)
4. Jamiroquai – She’s a Fast Persuader (Mercury UK)
5. Res – The Chain (promo)

Talib Kweli has made a living delivering Hip Hop in its purest form. His latest release, “Gutter Rainbows” showcases his ability to connect the dots from track to track and keep you intrigued from start to finish. We’ve decided to showcase Talib over the years at his best in no particular order.

1. Gutter Rainbows
2. The Beautiful Stuggle
3. Quality
4. Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
5. Reflection Eternal [Train of Thought]
6. Bonus: Reflection Eternal [Revolutions Per Minute]

Mark de Clive-Lowe decided to answer the call and submit his top 5 Deep Soulful House tracks this week. You can find out more about Mark and his releases at

1. Phil Asher & The Mighty Zaf feat ZANSIKA – Shakin It Up (restless soul)
2. Alton Miller – Light Years Away LP (Mixed Signals Music)
3. Warm Days feat Swindle and Natalie Maddix – Selfish Skies (Atjazz Remix) (Warm Days)
4. MdCL – Uplifted (Reel People Music) * forthcoming
5. Mariella – Lovesick (MdCL remix) (tru statement) * forthcoming

In celebration of Madlib’s new release Medicine Show #11 Low Budget Hi Fi Music, we’ve decided to put together some of his best projects. Since he has a number of gems to choose from, here are a few we’ve narrowed down in no particular order. In the meantime, preorder his latest Medicine Show project dropping on January 18, 2011.

1. Jaylib – Champion Sound [Complete Set]
2. Madvillainy 2: The Madlib Remix
3. Quasimoto – The Unseen
4. Medicine Show #1 – Before The Verdict
5. Beat Konducta Vols 1 & 2

This week’s Top 5 features DJ Applejac’s (ATL) Top 5 Mixtapes

Aight…I decided to name my favorite mixtapes ever (in no particular order). On some real DJ shyt. Here goes…

Kid Capri -Old School pt. 2
DJ Spinna & Bobbito- Wonder Wrote It, vol. 1
DJ Jaycee- From The Soul: The Music & Influence of De La Soul
DJ Q-Bert- Demolition Pumpkin Squeeze Muzik: A Preskool breakmix
J. Rocc- James Brown & Friends