MXTP MONDAY 22: THE 1017 TAPE

BRICCCCKKKKKKKKKK SQUUAAAADDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brick Squad hoe! If you don't know get familiar!!! This tape is a celebration of Gucci Mane's musical legacy, and those he helped grow through the ranks of 1017 Brick Squad, his legendary record label. 1017 had a major part in developing the sounds of the late-2000s that captivated Atlanta and the trap world by proxy. 1017 launched the careers of major stars like Young Thug, Waka Flocka, and Zaytoven, and paved the way, in a less direct fashion, for younger artists like 21 Savage and Kodak Black. Gucci is the star of Woptober, and the tape reflects this, mostly being Flocka and 'Wop, but one can't overlook the achievements of other 1017 artists featured like Peewee Longway (a.k.a. Longway Sinatra), Frenchie and Young Dolph.

10/17 won't fall on a Monday again until 2022 and by then who knows what levels of stardom Gucci and Waka will ascend to (and hopefully by then they'd squash their beef 😒). We felt it our duty to celebrate, on this very Woptober, with a mix of our 17 favourite Brick Squad anthems. Squad!

1.    Alaska to Atlanta - OJ da Juiceman (0:08)

2.    Karma - Waka Flocka Flame (0:50)

3.    Death of Me - Waka Flocka Flame (4:42)

4.    Hard in da Paint - Waka Flocka Flame (8:42)

5.     War Ready Remix- Gucci Mane (12:48)

6.     Classical - Gucci Mane (14:00)

7.     Birds of a Feather - Gucci Mane (17:31)

8.     Nobody - Gucci Mane (20:56)

9.     Trap House 3 (ft. Rick Ross)  - Gucci Mane (24:00)

10.   Trap Back (Slim K C&S) - Gucci Mane (27:46)

11.     Mr. Blue Benjamin - Peewee Longway (32:58)

12.    Intro (ft. Peewee Longway & Young Thug) - Gucci Mane (36:30)

13.    Anything But Broke (ft. French Montana & Frenchie) - Waka Flocka Flame (40:22)

14.    Randy Savage (ft. B Ceeze & Frenchie) - Waka Flocka Flame (44:28)

15.    Ferrari Boyz - Gucci Mane & Waka Flocka Flame (48:18)

16.    Fugitive (ft. Peewee Longway & Young Dolph) - Waka Flocka Flame (52:24)

17.    Fell (ft. Gucci Mane & Young Thug) - Waka Flocka Flame (57:00)

Some of our favourite 10/17 projects below, available fo' free:
Block Illegal
DuFlocka Rant 2
World War 3: Lean
Salute Me or Shoot Me Vol. 4

R.I.P. Slim Dunkin', R.I.P. Yung Fresh. Happy 10/17!

MXTP MONDAY 21: SYNTHETIC DREAMS // ANALOG NIGHTMARES

We're back with our second ever guest tape, a selection of songs from Vile Maxim, new conjurer of synthetic darkness and beautiful, cinematic audioscapes. This tape, like his music, is a wonderful collection of happy, dreamy, haunting, and completely enveloping electronic instrumentals to sate your post-Stranger Things sonic lust. This mixtape goes from spirited and warm to weird real fast. It's a frenzied sort of weird, without any loss of vibrancy between the many layers of music and many artists on the tape. Vibrancy is the big electric motif holding this whole thing together. Big hitters on this joint, in our humble opinion, are Sunset to Sunrise, Want U, Pale Flesh, and Souls at Zero. Souls at Zero is such a crushing crescendo of equal parts evil, climax, and cathartic noise...just listen to the tape. Enjoy below.

1.    Sunrise to Sunset - Anoraak (0:02)

2.    Hopeless Romantic- FM Attack (4:32)

3.    One Last Time - Miami Nights (7:44)

4.    Want U - Grum (10:10)

5.     Ether Drift - Com Truise (13:47)

6.     Skeptical- The Range (18:08)

7.     Dive - Caribou (21:54)

8.     Anthonio (Berlin Breakdown Version) - Annie (23:57)

9.     Abyss - John Carpenter (32:47)

10.   Oubliette - Fatima Al Qadiri (34:10)

11.     Pale Flesh - Crystal Castles (37:42)

12.    The Gathering - College (40:42)

13.    The Fog - John Carpenter (45:39)

14.    Souls at Zero (ft. Astronoid) - Perturbator (48:45)

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Listen to Vile Maxim's first tape, Overgrowth, here.
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MXTP MONDAY 20: BACK TO JAPAN

By: The Enemy Staff

Much like the scents, sounds and visual stimuli of going to a new place, the music one plays when venturing abroad serves as a lasting reminder of the trip. With music one can reminisce days, months, and years after travel, calling back to a time, place, and mind-state where all that mattered was immersing oneself in a foreign culture and turning up with foreign homies. Five friends of ours just came back from such a trip. To aid in their reminiscing, we curated their most-played songs into this eclectic list of music you see below. The mix flows between intense and calm as our friends tell us of moving from the vibrant, overwhelming, acid-like Tokyo to calmer cities like Kyoto and experiencing all the secret shows, odd shops, and micro bars in between.

1.    The Acid Intro (0:00)

2.    Twurk Sum - Lil B (0:53)

3.    Hi Roller - Lil Uzi Vert (3:36)

4.    Canadian Goose – Lil Uzi Vert (08:13)

5.    Vibin' In Ths Bih (ft. Gucci Mane) - Kodak Black (11:46)

6.     Blown A Wish - My Bloody Valentine (14:40)

7.     I'm On a Plain - Nirvana (18:16)

8.     JAV Interlude (21:15)

9.     Revel In Flesh - Entombed (21:37)

10.    Dead Embryonic Cells - Sepultura (25:00)

11.     Natural - Clams Casino (Clammy Clams) (29:50)

10.    JAV Interlude II (33:41)

11.    Pt. III - Isaiah Rashad (34:13)

14.    Shook Ones Pt. II (Japanese Cut) - Mobb Deep (36:56)

15.    Kelly Rowland- Madeintyo (42:18)

16.    Straight Up - Paula Abdul (44:56)

17.    When the Sun Hits - Slowdive (48:40)

18.    Ziplock (ft. Gorilla Zoe) - OJ da Juiceman (52:26)

MXTP MONDAY 19: SPACE ELEVATOR

All the otherworldly things I'm about to see.
Do the aliens eat pizza?
What am I gonna take back to Earth?

These are our first thoughts on the Space Elevator, a mixtape for you on your journey to the Planet β–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆβ–ˆ . Big thanks to Dave Shaw for compiling this guest tape, a first for the site!

1.    Midnight Shuffle - Cosmos 

2.    KC Vapes - Body-san

3.    Evening Call - Project Pablo 

4.    This Is My Truth - Toshiki Kadomatsu

5.    Double Crush - C.Kostra

6.    Stratus - Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

7.    Going Deaf - Persona La Ave

8.    Fresh Fruit - Potions

9.    Rare Happiness - Hunee

10.   Shimendoka - Haruomi Hosono


To hear more of Dave Shaw be sure to check out his aliases Glass Random, Camp David, and Orlando Gloom.
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MXTP MONDAY 18: BREAKUP BALLADS

It's the yin and yang; we made a beautiful love mixtape, and so we must make a beautiful breakup playlist. These sonic tales of woe, loss, sorrow, and catharsis are brought to you by David Bowie, King Krule, and Lykke Li, among other contemporary balladeers. It's compiled into 3 acts: denial, extreme sadness, and finally, the not-so-bad-ness. And now that it's on Soundcloud, you can download this companion piece to your breakup and take the feelings with you wherever you go! Happy Monday!

Breakup Ballads

1.    Uh-Oh/Telenovella Intro (0:00)

2.    Modern Love - David Bowie (0:33)

3.    Train in Vain - The Clash (4:29)

4.    Baby Blue (ft. Chance the Rapper) – Action Bronson (07:27)

5.    Unrequited Love - Lykke Li (12:04)

6.     Without You - spooky black (15:13)

7.     The Worst - JhenΓ© Aiko (19:55)

8.     Internal Bleeding - KiD CuDi (24:08)

9.     Cavalier - James Vincent McMorrow (28:27)

10.     Good Morning Heartache - Billie Holiday (33:09)

11.    Alone and Suffering - Lil' Ugly Mane (36:38)

12.     Baby Blue - King Krule (38:18)

13.     U Don't Have to Call - Childish Gambino (41:51)

14.     Porcelain - Moby (45:04)

15.     Sadness is a Blessing - Lykke Li (48:11)

16.    Alone Again Or - Love (52:05)

MXTP MONDAY 17: THE FORNITAPE

We originally planned to live up to our inner corniness and put this mixtape up on Valentine's Day. However, given more thought (and also as a useful excuse for further procrastination), we realized that February is a pretty bad time for Valentine's Day, even for those who believe the holiday is more than corporate ploy for post-Christmas spending. So, we decided to delay our lovemaking playlist for times more conducive to lovemaking. Commercialization, faux-romance, and banality aside, February 14th is right in the middle of the year's most depressing month, where winter is still in full effect and warmth and happiness are only ideas that exist on your Instagram timeline. The zombification is at its height. March isn't that much better, but it's still better. You're not feeling the social commitment to be romantic (or wallow over your lack of romance) in the shittiest month of the year, people are getting brighter and more hopeful as the days become longer, and one can even dare to say that Winnipeg might experience Spring around the actual Spring Equinox. Exciting times. Anyways, this is a mixtape to celebrate one of the only good parts of Valentine's Day. We hope you're still getting some a month past the holiday of love, and we hope the frigid, depressing February fucking is replaced by some optimistic, warm March fucking. πŸ’‹ (MXTPs now available on Soundcloud!)

The Fornitape

1.    Mclovin Intro (0:00)

2.    Tell It Like It Is - Aaron Neville (0:05)

2.    Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye (2:41)

3.    Untitled (How Does It Feel) - D'Angelo (6:46)

4.    Between The Sheets - Isley Brothers (11:06)

5.     Fucking You Tonight - Notorious B.I.G. ft. R. Kelly (16:37)

6.     Loving You - Minnie Riperton (22:15)

7.     Crushin' - J. Dilla (25:15)

8.     I'll Make You Famous - Da Youngsta's (29:04)

9.     Been Around Ya Girl - Big Baby Gandhi (32:47)

10.    Rich $ex - Future (35:42)

11.     Peacoat - Future (39:31)

12.    Beautiful Areolas - Meyhem Lauren (42:19)

13.    Gianna Michaels - Big Baby Gandhi (44:57)

14.    Cockblock Interlude (46:58)

14.    I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness (47:07)

15.    This Modern Love - Bloc Party (50:40)

MXTP MONDAY 16: THE DILLA TAPE

This Sunday would've marked the 42nd birthday of the illustrious hip-hop virtuoso, J Dilla. In celebration, Super Duty Tough Work (SDTW) will be hosting their 2nd annual Dilla Day, a celebration of J. Dilla's life through the talents of Winnipeg's music community. The Enemy will be reporting on the event, as we did last year, but we also wanted to put together our own special something for the man who changed so many lives. So here's The Dilla Tape, a collection of Dilla-produced tracks, his own songs, and instrumentals, as well as a couple of remixes and renditions by musicians inspired by him. We asked SDTW's frontman Brendan Kinley to contribute a few of his favourite tracks as well. Celebrate Dilla this Saturday at the Good Will, and anytime you want with this mixtape.

The Dilla Tape

1.     Welcome to the Show - J Dilla

2.    Fuck the Police - J Dilla

3.    The $ – J Dilla

4.     Body Movin' - J Dilla

5.     Nothing Like This - J Dilla

6.     Lightworks - J Dilla

7.     Staten Island Murda Goons - Ghostface Killah

8.     Heat - Common

9.     The Rhyme (The Slum Village Remix) - Keith Murray

10.    ABRACADABRA - Jay Electronica

11.     The Official– Jaylib

12.     Stakes is High - De La Soul

13.     Ma Dukes (instrumental) - J Dilla

14.     Didn't Cha Know - Erykah Badu

15.    Look Into Her Eyes - The Roots

BONUS: Fall In Love (Orchestral Tribute) - Ma Dukes Orchestra

MXTP MONDAY 15: THE TWERKTAPE

It's exam season, so we were considering making a playlist of study music for all the academics out there. But then we realized that it's exam season, and nobody wants to study, everybody wants to get their twerk on! So stay positive, push through, and if you're done exams or not in school celebrate with this tight Twerktape!

The Twerktape

1.     Handsome & Wealthy - Migos

2.    Kicked Out Da Club - Chippy Nonstop

3.     Freak Hoe – Future

4.     Fetti - Future

5.     No Type - Rae Sremmurd

6.     Vice City (ft. Black Hippy) - Jay Rock

7.     House Party (ft. Young Chris)  - Meek Mill

8.     Streetz - RetcH

9.     OG Bobby Johnson - Que

10.    Bandz a Make Her Dance (ft. 2Chainz & Lil' Wayne) - Juicy J

11.     Make Sum Shake – Cool Amerika

12.     Back That Azz Up (ft. Mannie Fresh & Lil' Wayne) - Juvenile

13.     Hardcore Girls - Rye Rye

14.     Fuck the Summer Up (ft. Biker Boy Pug) - Leikeli47

15.    Back Up (ft. Big Sean) - Dej Loaf

BONUS: Bad Girls - M.I.A.

MXTP MONDAY 14: ODE TO MOTOWN

It was a time of matching tuxedos, polished, choreographed moves, and a sound booming with soul; today we pay respects to Motown. This mixtape honours legends like Stevie Wonder, Kool and the Gang, and Aretha Franklin, with backup from some lesser-known heavyweights to hopefully broaden your interest in the genre. Big shout-outs to Victoria Weir, WATG Steve, and Obscurist Works for their input, and the Good Will for keeping the Motown spirit alive in Winnipeg.

 Ode to Motown

1.     Get Down On It - Kool & The Gang

2.    Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett

3.     Uptight (Everything's Alright) – Stevie Wonder

4.     Band of Gold - Freda Payne

5.     Think - Aretha Franklin

6.     It's the Same Old Song - Four Tops

7.     Statue of a Fool  - David Ruffin

8.     Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes

9.     Hold On, I'm Comin' - Sam & Dave

10.    Snatching It Back - Clarence Carter

11.     Shotgun – Jr. Walker & The All Stars

12.     War - Edwin Starr

13.     Give It To Me Baby - Rick James

14.     I Want You Back - The Jackson 5

15.     Morning Sunrise - Weldon Irvine

MXTP MONDAY 13: ROLLING DEEP

This is pure function music: a mixtape for when you're about to turn up or for reminiscing about the last function you went to with all of your closest friends. A$AP MOB, Wu, and Terror Squad encapsulate the feeling of getting wild with all the compadres and worrying about nothing but having a good time.

Rolling Deep

1.      Ante Up - M.O.P.

2.     Lean Back - Terror Squad (ft. Fat Joe & Remy)

3.     Brooklyn Zoo – Ol' Dirty Bastard

4.     Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthin' Ta Fuck Wit - Wu-Tang Clan

5.     Trillmatic - A$AP Mob (ft. A$AP Nast & Method Man)

6.     Hella Hoes - A$AP Mob

7.    Windows  - Chance The Rapper (ft. Alex Wiley & Akenya Seymour)

8.     Clique - Kanye West (ft. Big Sean & Jay-Z)

9.    1..2..Pass It - D&D All-Stars

10.    Survival of The Fittest - Mobb Deep

11.     Poppin' Them Thangs – G-Unit

12.    Dipset Anthem - The Diplomats

13.   Big Rings (What A Time To Be Alive) - Drake & Future

14.   March Maddness - Future

15.    1 Train - A$AP Rocky (ft. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, YelaWolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson & Big K.R.I.T.)

MXTP MONDAY 12: STEEZUS

This mixtape is all about steeze!! More specifically, it's about the daily process of putting together some flawless outfit to wear to a party, or school, or a show or whatever. Find your sartorial inspiration with tracks from Playboi Carti, Das Racist & French Montana (HAAAAANH)

Steezus

1.      Change Clothes - Jay-Z (ft. Pharrell)

2.     Black Mags - The Cool Kids

3.     Gold and a Pager – The Cool Kids

4.     Are You Around - Michael Christmas (ft. Polyester The Saint)

5.     Pro Nails - Kid Sister

6.     Can't Tell Me Nothing - Kanye West

7.     Jocking My Style  - Craig Mack

8.     Cool Style - Raashan Ahmad

9.     This Is Why I'm Hot - Mims

10.    Fashion Killa - A$AP Rocky

11.     Broke Boi – Playboy Carti

12.    White Tee - Dem Franchise Boyz

13.    Ain't Worried About Nothin' - French Montana

14.    Dolce & Gabbana - RiFF RAFF

15.    Fashion Party - Das Racist

MXTP MONDAY 11: SEIZE THE DAY

Last week we help you through a zombie apocalypse and this week we help you through the morning. Rather, we help you through the final boss of mornings, Monday morning. Put this mixtape on when you get up and you'll glide through your a.m. routine like your life is actually in order. Getting out of a warm, comfy bed is always unnatural but experiencing as much of the day as possible (especially on a day where you don't have commitments to work or school) is an ever-underrated feeling. SEIZE THE DAY; get up early and enjoy the extra free time for creative pursuits, or just doing what you want before responsibility comes looking for you.

Seize The Day

1.      Continental Kush Breakfast (ft. Den10) - Smoke DZA

2.     Nothing But Us (ft. Curren$y & Smoke DZA) - Ski Beatz

3.     Grown Up – Danny Brown

4.     Rose Garden - Shad

5.     Hey DJ - Lighter Shade of Brown

6.     Damn It Feels Good to be a Gangster - Geto Boys

7.     So Good - Tuxedo

8.     Back of the Van - Ladyhawke

9.     Hold My Life - The Replacements

10.    Give It Away - Red Hot Chili Peppers

11.     Low F – Superchunk

12.    Feels Blind - Bikini Kill

13.    Vomitspit - MF DOOM

14.    Catchin' the Vibe - Quasimoto

15.    1st of tha Month - Bone Thugs N Harmony

MXTP MONDAY 10: BRRAINSSS!!!

The setting is our city, post-apocalyptic. Most of the previously brain-dead population are now actual zombies, and as you're holed up in your stronghold of choice fighting off the undead, the skies clear and this mixtape blares down from the heavens. If Cro Mags, Suicidal Tendencies, and Bone Thugs don't inspire you to survive then we really can't help you any more. Good luck.

BRRAINSSS!!!

1.      Malfunction - Cro Mags

2.     Show You No Mercy - Cro Mags

3.     Cyco Vision – Suicidal Tendencies

4.     Fix Me - Black Flag

5.     Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine

6.     Come Up and Get Me - Death Grips

7.     Never Scared (ft. T.I. & Killer Mike)  - Bone Crusher

8.     Bring da Ruckus - Wu-Tang Clan

9.     Guerillas in tha Mist - Da Lench Mob

10.    Devil's Son - Big L

11.     Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide – Gravediggaz

12.    All We Got Iz Us (Evil Streetz) - Onyx

13.    Face-Off - Flatbush Zombies

14.    Thug Luv (ft. Tupac) - Bone Thugs N Harmony

15.    Crossroads - Bone Thugs N Harmony

Happy Halloween from the homies at The EnemyπŸ’€

MXTP MONDAY 9: BROKE DREAM$

This week's theme is money. We're talking about being broke and being rich, or at least dreaming about being rich. Money is a huge motif in rap and so this playlist is rap heavy, but also features some luxurious tracks from Gwen Stefani, The Virgins, and X.

Broke Dream$

1.      Money (Part 1) - Jelleestone

2.     I Need a Dollar - Aloe Blacc

3.     Dollar Bill – Dudley Perkins

4.     Paper Trail$ - Joey Badass

5.     Gold Digger (ft. Jamie Foxx) - Kanye West

6.     A Milli - Lil' Wayne

7.     Mula (ft. 3 Glizzy) - Shy Glizzy

8.      Rich $ex - Future

9.     Rhymes Like Dimes (ft. DJ Cucumber Slice) - MF DOOM

10.    C.R.E.A.M. - Wu-Tang Clan

11.     Turn Me Away (get MuNNY) – Erykah Badu

12.    Rich Girl (ft. Eve) - Gwen Stefani

13.    Rich Girls - The Virgins

14.    She's Expensive - The Virgins

15.    We're Desperate - X

BONUS: The Brokest Rapper You Know - Sean Price (R.I.P.)

One thing's for sure, money can't buy me happiness...but I'm happiest when I can buy what I want, anytime that I want 🎢

MXTP MONDAY 8: WEST COAST POOL PARTY

Fall is fully on: that means cold, harsh winds, the stress of mid-terms, and the dreadful thought of snow in our near future. Before the full deep freeze occurs and we all hibernate for the winter, let us transport you to a less stressful time and place; a party atmosphere in sunny Southern California. This West Coast Pool Party mix is a perfect temporary getaway from sweater-weather Winnipeg, and hopefully will brighten up your October a little bit before school comes. Shoutouts to Steve of WATG and 3Peat for the suggestion!

West Coast Pool Party

1.      L.A. Calling - Crystal Fighters

2.    Deadbeat Summer - Neon Indian

3.    King of the Beach – Wavves

4.    Gin & Juice (ft. Dat Nigga Daz) - Snoop Dogg

5.    Let's Get High (ft. Kurupt & Ms. Roq) - Dr. Dre

6.    I Get Around (ft. Shock-G & Money-B) - Tupac

7.     Cali Funk – Shorty

8.     Doggy Dogg World (ft. Tha Dogg Pound & The Dramatics) - Snoop Dogg

9.     Summertime in the LBC - Dove Shack

10.    Everybody Loves the Sunshine - Roy Ayers

MXTP MONDAY 7: BACK 2 SKOOL

School for the most part sucks and that's a given. But you need it and that's why you haul your ass out of bed at 9 a.m. or earlier to get to class. Motivate yourself for the school day with The Enemy's Back 2 Skool playlist! It's guaranteed to give you the grades you need to finish school and jump into that sweet 9-to-5 pencil pushing desk job that you always dreamed of doing as a kid! Yay!

Back 2 Skool

1.      School High - Pro Era

2.      School Spirit - Kanye West

3.      New Soul – Yael NaΓ―m

4.     New Beat - Toro Y Moi

5.      Cutting Class - Cerebral Ballzy

6.      Sk8 All Day - Cerebral Ballzy

7.      Nervous Breakdown – Black Flag

8.     Windowsill - Arcade Fire

9.     Can't Tell Me Nothing - Kanye West

10.    Work (Remix) - A$AP FERG

11.     Old School (ft. Talib Kweli) – DANGERDOOM

12.    Express Yourself - N.W.A.

13.     The Choice is Yours - Black Sheep

14.     The World is Yours - Nas

15.     School Days – Dizzy Gillespie