artworks-000059849351-dtxk0x-t500x500Salva stays savage mixing 15 HBK and Bay Area slaps into a thirty minute mix in advance of IAMSU, Kool John, and Sage the Gemini’s Check Yo Ponytail show this Friday at the Echoplex. I shouldn’t feel the need to repeat myself with these dudes. Su was on Shots Fired. Peace, Love & Shmoplife is one of the most unsung tapes of the year. HBK is the Bay Area analogue to Mustard, YG, and Ty$, but it’s difficult to draw lines between them. The distance between the Bay and Southern California is probably closer than it has been since Ant Banks and Celly Cel were releasing northern G-Funk records. Salva understands rap music better than any dance producer I’m familiar with and his remixes and gear shifts reveal a man extremely slick with the gas pedal.

The latter hit belongs to Sage the Gemini, whose unofficial “Slow Down” sequel continues to make J12 dances break out. His latest hit, “Red Nose” is starting a different dance craze, proving that if you can get teenagers to dance, you will stay paid faster than you can say “Pee Wee Herman.” This is a great mix. Don’t get any speeding tickets.



1. Sage The Gemini ft. Iamsu – Gas Pedal (Salva Remix)
2. HBK Gang – Quit Cattin
3. Rossi ft. Iamsu – Like This (Salva’s Gijibae Edit)
4. Iamsu – 100 Grand (Salva’s Ballin’ Edit)
5. Iamsu ft. P-Lo & Sage The Gemini – Return of the Mac
6. Nick Catchdubs ft. Iamsu & Jay Ant – Bizness
7. HBK Gang – Gettin It (Salva’s Paranoid Edit)
8. Sage The Gemini – Swerve
9. P-Lo – Going To Work (Hood Mix)
10. Loverance ft. Iamsu – Up! (Salva’s TWRK Edit)
11. Roach Gigz ft. Iamsu – It’s Lit (Salva & Hook Doin’ It Edit)
12. Sage The Gemini – Don’t You
13. Sage The Gemini – Red Nose
14. August Alsina ft. Iamsu & Problem – Numb
15. 100s – 1999

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