Download a hype, collaborative mixtape between Staying Underground and RPM’s Culturite.
Staying Underground and RPM connected earlier this year over a love of dope beats and good music.
Host and curator Thomas Rapsey’s expertly curated Staying Underground mixtapes are, as he puts it, “Where The Future Culture Is Found”, and his selections—which range widely through soul, hip-hop, electronics, instrumentals, and destination out experiments—are second to none.
Listening through his Collaborator series—which pairs a guest DJ mix on the A Side, with Rapsey helming the B Side—we thought it would be fire to join forces.
RPM’s Culturite (aka Jarrett Martineau), who compiled our Indigenous Futurisms and #NationHood Mixtapes, drops a mix of his latest favourites, while Rapsey rounds out the B Side with some killer cuts, both interspersed with iconic cinematic samples.
And it’s only fitting that we drop this new collab on October 12th—Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
Let’s make this a time to reorient our attention away from the evils of colonial marauders, and toward the celebration of Indigenous life—and the music that unites us in struggle for a decolonized world.
Staying Underground x RPM prsnt:
A Side: Culturite
1. Phantogram – Fall in Love (RATKING Falling Off Remix)
2. J Dilla – Dillatronic #7
3. Branko – Take Off (Ft. Princess Nokia)
4. Flako – Twelve O’Clock Shadow
5. Frank Liin – Enslaved
6. Little Simz – Is This Freedom?
7. OSHUN – Protect Your Self [Prod. by Eric David]
8. ILLER – Healings
9. Aesop Rock – Cat Food
10. Ras_G – Let _ G Know… (Keep It A Billion)
11. Low Leaf + King Britt – A Light Within
12. Fatima – Circles
13. WOKE – The Lavishments of Light Looking (Ft. George Clinton)
14. emune & deadxbeat – thru time
B Side: Mistah Rapsey
1. Estere – Reptilian Journey (Jordan Rakei Remix)
2. KEITA JUMA – H O L Y
3. Tom Misch – High
4. Mndsgn – Exhale
5. Blu – Cosmophobia [Prod. by fate]
6. Jitwam – Alone
7. Pacific Yew – (((( Bloodroot Bloom ))))
8. Jean Deaux – Who Am I
9. Mo Kolours – Orphan’s Lament
10. +ma – indigo w/ v.wegen
11. Little Simz – Wings [Prod. by IAMNOBODI]
12. Kanye West – Touch the Sky (Johnnie Young Remix)
13. Janita – Let Me Love You (NeguimBeats Remix)
14. montell2099 – found
15. Ta-ku – Krule Love