October 15, 2013

Son Raw does this for the culture.

At some point this season, you will need a turn up mix for  when you’re having drinks, lest you leave the house sober: you should probably make it Oneman’s latest. Whereas London’s finest already effortlessly combined Garage, House, Grime and Dubstep into an all inclusive smorgasbord of UK street styles, his recent efforts have seen him expand his purview to include music from Chicago, Atlanta and beyond, making him one of the more versatile selectors working right now.

If commercial EDM seeks to mash up Brostep, Trance, Trap and other tasteless exercises in testosterone for the benefit of an uber-white audience, Oneman offers a poignant reminder that Hip-Hop, R&B and House can be mixed into a potent antidote for funkier, more selective dance floors. Where else can unreleased material from DMZ-hermit Loefah sit side by side with Danny Brown, Drake, Jeremih and Ciara? Perhaps the best thing about Solitaire Vol. 2 however, is how it all comes together: some of these tracks aren’t spectacular on their own (Hi Lil Ugly Mane!) but through the power of blending and juxtaposition, the tape’s 90 minute run time goes by in a flash. Recommended to gangstas that dance, as well as boogie.


Darq E Freaker – Yeah, Yeah, Yeah [Dun Know]
Paleman – The Day
DJ Smokey – Purple Durty Sprite
Loefah – Grand Master [Ruff Mix]
Lil Ugly Mane – Throw Dem Gunz
Eyedress – Lunallena
Derek Djons – You And Your Pals
Kelly Rowland – Dirty Laundry [Rabit Remix]
Lil Durk – Dis Ain’t What U Want
Mumdance – Legion
Bok Bok & Tom Trago – Get Me What U Want
Tyree – Acid Over
Meli’sa Morgan – Do Me Baby
Paleman – Who This
Ciara – Ride [Marcx Remix]
Plasticman – The Search [Mak & Pasteman Remix]
Loefah – Champion
Lofty305 x Brtsh Knights – South Of The River
Jay Weed – Dazzled
Rich Homie Quan – Some Type Of Way
Alex Deamonds – Air Max 97
Luke Vibert – London
Rabit – Yellow Haze
Beyonce – Naughty Girl [Brenmar & Finesse Remix]
Twwth – Thousand Million
King Los – Like Me [Dj Tiga x Tim Dolla x Brenmar Club Edit]
Denzel Curry – Talk That Shit
Eyedress – No Competition
Lil Ugly Mane – Serious Shit
Parris – Cold Nights
Jeremih – Ex-To-See
Lofty305 – Expensive Nut Bussa
Denel Curry ft. Nell – Tales From The Darkside
Fatima Al-Qadiri – Knight Fare
Wiley – And Again
The Phantom – Earth Beat
Danny Brown – DIP
Surkin – Oedo 606 [Sam Tiba Remix]
Drake – Futhest Thing
Mount Kimbie ft. King Krule – You Took Your Time [Oneman Remix ft. Jeremiah Jae]
Rabit – Send

We rely on your support to keep POW alive. Please take a second to donate on Patreon!