Let me introduce some of my dear friends from Twitter.
I apologise in advance for the severe lack of glitz, glam & glitter…

If your name is not mentioned, please don’t get offended.
The list is already long, but should probably still be extended.

I want to start off with Juslikemusic who I have known for a year,
This Saturday is his bday so please head over and give him a big cheer.

On my own birthday I had the pleasure of meeting
CubikMusikgunniessdj, Soul_Identity and Greymatterbeats
I can honestly say that that day was one of my life’s best birthday treats.

I am blessed to have the peeps that show me love and are there to support,
Friendly creatures like paulriley1982futureancient, bmxkris, bkcl, EL3G, Dooks13, onthebuzz, thefunkhouse, and bluevibestudio

Then I have the overly talented people who I simply just admire
People like MrBeatnick, BullionNess, The_Real_Semtek, illum_sphere, the8bitch, daddydark and of course, Mr. Scrimshire

Not to mention some of the bloggers that know their shit and never disappoint,
Fellow writers and music lovers like putmeonit, OndaSonora, nutriot and on_point

Oh, and I need big up the boys that make me giggle, and not just djhoop,
But also his mates, thenextmen and matt_the_good

Before I round this up I’d like to send some extra love to LaidBackRadio
Not only for the musical inspiration, but for letting me do a show.

CubikMusiks Birthday Mix

Last weekend I had the absolute pleasure of finally meeting Colin, the mastermind behind the amazing website CubikMusik. We met through Twitter a couple of months ago and whilst talking about different things we realized that our birthdays were three days apart. Being two music lovers (and coincidentally loving the same types of music), we set up a “challenge” to make each other birthday mixes. He had to make a mix for me covering the years from 1974 to 2009 (the year he was born to his current birthday) and I had to create a mix for him with 35 songs (which is the age he turned). And below is the result… I don’t really have much else to say, apart from that I hope Colin (and you guys) enjoy this little treat. It was made with a lot of love, so if nothing else, I hope at least that shines through.

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Tracklisting for CubikMusik’s Birthday Mix:

01. Indigo Jam Unit – Be
02. DJ Day – What Planet What Station (Instrumental)
03. Jimmy Castor Bunch – It’s Just Begun
04. The Beginning Of The End – Monkey Tamarind
05. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)
06. De La Soul – Buddy Feat. The Jungle Brothers & Q-Tip
07. Bobby Timmons – Moanin’
08. The Matthew Herbert Big Band – Just Swing
09. Benny Goodman – Sing, Sing, Sing
10. Rashaan Roland Kirk – Spirits Up Above
11. Silvio Cesar – Samba Do Carioca
12. Elza Soares – Mas Que Nada
13. Antonio Carlos Jobim & Astrud Gilberto – Agua De Beber
14. Fela Anikulapo Kuti – Zombie
15. Jimmy Smith – Got My Mojo Working
16. Mr President – Love & Happiness Feat. Mr Day
17. Donald Byrd – Think Twice
18. Grace Jones – Pull Up To The Bumper
19. Erykah Badu – I Want You
20. Zion I & The Grouch – Trains And Planes
21. Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra – Let Me Blow Your Mind
22. Beat Konducta – Trouble
23. Stetsasonic – Talkin’ All That Jazz
24. Guru – Respect the Architect Feat. Ramsey Lewis & Bahamadia
25. UMC’s – One To Grow On
26. Charizma – Red Light Green Light
27. Freestylers – B-Boy Stance Feat. Tenor Fly
28. Roots Manuva – Witness (1 Hope)
29. Benga – Night
30. Paul White – Alien Nature
31. Waajeed And The Jazz Katz – Want U 2
32. The Long Lost – Woebegone (Flying Lotus’ Luckiest Charm)
33. Robert Glasper – Maiden Voyage/Everything In It’s Right Place
34. Fink – Hush Now Feat. Tina Grace
35. Nina Simone – Blues For Mama

If you haven’t downloaded the fantastic mix he made for me, you should do it now:
74-09 Birthday Mix