November 30, 2023

RandoMax Radio Episode #55!

 



Episode fifty-five of the ongoing RandoMax Radio concern will be exactly what you think it will be before ever pressing ‘play’, except for the actual songs included. Those will be different than before, all of them solidly entertaining, some of them perhaps having slipped off your radar long ago but always welcome, others perhaps brand-new to your senses. The best way I can put it is this: I love music, and I love sharing music with different people. Maybe you’ll enjoy these selections, maybe you won’t, but I do, and more importantly to me, I’d bet some of you two will also dig these.

The tracklist will be revealed at a later date, which you should have seen coming, but what you won’t see coming is how well these tracks work with one another. And if you find yourself in the holiday spirit, might I suggest this mix as a potential soundtrack?



As always, the artists above receive royalties each time you listen, so you should support their work by pressing ‘play’ and getting all of your friends to do the same. Share/repost this mix across your socials, and while you’re at it, I hope you’ll consider supporting the Patreon, because not only will you unlock exclusive content, you’ll be helping to keep my side quests active and engaging.

Enjoy!

-Max

November 15, 2023

The Max-Approved Mixtape - Episode #35! (Brought to you by RandoMax Radio)


 

We’ve reached thirty-five episodes of the Max-Approved Mixtape (or thirty-nine, if you’re one of the lucky ones that got to hear the four test installments), which brings us to a grand total of three hundred and fifty hip hop tracks that deserve to be added to the playlists of everyone reading these words. They’re all personally co-signed by me, but I’m not trying to puff myself up or anything. I just genuinely enjoy introducing people to music they weren’t familiar with, or reminding people why they liked something in the first place. So, this month is more of that.

Press ‘play’ on this month’s #Maxtape and then come find me on social media, or in the comments below, to tell me what you think.



MAX-APPROVED MIXTAPE EPISODE #35:

1. Eto – "Rusty Stainless" (featuring Rome Streetz and Willie the Kid)
2. K*nye W*st, Ludacris, and The Game – "The Whole City Behind Us"
3. Fat Joe – “Respect Mine" (featuring Raekwon)
4. Boldy James x The Alchemist – “Moochie"
5. Sir Michael Rocks – “Foreign Features"
6. Action Bronson x The Alchemist – “Sylvester Lundgren” (featuring Meyhem Lauren and AG Da Coroner)
7. Main Source – “Set It Off" (featuring Lotto, Shaqueen, Jay, & Shiek)
8. Q-Tip – “Renaissance Rap (Remix)” (featuring Busta Rhymes, Raekwon, and Lil Wayne)
9. GZA.Genius – “Pencil (featuring Masta Killa and RZA)
10. RJ Payne x Cartune Beatz – “Pighead"

As always, the artists above receive royalties each time you listen, so you should support their work by pressing ‘play’ and getting all of your friends to do the same. Share/repost this mix across your socials, and while you’re at it, I hope you’ll consider supporting the Patreon, because not only will you unlock exclusive content, you’ll be helping to keep my projects side quests.

Enjoy!

-Max

October 30, 2023

RandoMax Radio Episode #54!

 


Episode fifty-four of RandoMax Radio may be dropping during spooky season, but there isn't anything scary to be found here, unless you're one of those readers who found my blogs because of the hip hop commentary, but chooses not to listen to any other genre of music. In that case, I can't help you.

As always, every track featured is something from my personal playlist, and stuff only qualifies for that level of prestige if it's actually, you know, good. Each song presented won't necessarily belong next to one another, but they most certainly work together. Press 'play' to find your new favorite song.

The tracklist will be revealed at a later date, as always, but it's about the journey, not necessarily the destination.



EDIT: It's time.

RANDOMAX RADIO EPISODE #54:

1. Charli XCX – “Gold Coins"
2. Beach House – “Dark Spring"
3. EPMD – “Get Off The Bandwagon"
4. Fischerspooner – “Cloud”
5. Public Enemy – “Lost At Birth”
6. Violent Femmes – “Add It Up"
7. Olivia Rodrigo – “jealousy jealousy”
8. Fort Minor – “Spraypaint & Ink Pens” (featuring Ghostface Killah and Lupe Fiasco)
9. Nas – “Nobody" (featuring Ms. Lauryn Hill)
10. A$AP Rocky – “Praise the Lord (Da Shine)" (featuring Skepta)
11. Shai – “Comforter"
12. TR/ST – “Capitol”
13. White Town – “Your Woman”
14. Black Milk – “Could It Be”
15. The Smiths – “This Night Has Opened My Eyes”
16. Joshua Radin – “Winter”

 

The artists involved receive royalties every time you listen, so you can support their work by pressing 'play', running this in the background on a loop, and telling your friends to do the same. Share/repost this mix across your socials, and while you're at it, jump over to the Patreon and secure your spot to support the written word. Every little bit helps keep these projects alive and sustainable, and I am grateful for everyone for coming back consistently. I promise the content well over here on the free feed hasn't quite dried up yet.

Enjoy!

-Max

October 14, 2023

The Max-Approved Mixtape - Episode #34! (Brought to you by RandoMax Radio)

 

 

Episode 34 of the Max-Approved Mixtape is here, and it's a little bit different this time around. It's still comprised of ten hip hop tracks that I love and wholeheartedly endorse, but this month's edition features production coming from a single source: DJ Premier. "Isn't this just an episode of that Producers Guild thing you seem to have abandoned?", you may ask yourself, and the answer is no, it hasn't been abandoned, I've just been caught up in real life nonsense. But it is similar, but not entirely. You see, the Producers Guild series is designed to showcase a producer's versatility behind the boards regarding artists, sounds, genres, and whatnot. This episode, however, is merely ten boom bap songs I enjoy that I think you'll also like. So, not the same thing. Besides, none of these tracks even made the final cut for those Producers Guild episodes, so you'll like this one regardless.

Press ‘play’ on this month’s #Maxtape and then come find me on social media, or in the comments below, to tell me what you think.



MAX-APPROVED MIXTAPE EPISODE #34:

1. Jeru the Damaja – "Not Your Average"
2. Bumpy Knuckles – "That Preemo Shit"
3. Big Shug – “Do Ya"
4. M.O.P. – “Salute Part II” (featuring Gang Starr)
5. Teflon – “Hostile Takeover” (featuring Benny the Butcher)
6. Das EFX – “Real Hip Hop”
7. Demigodz – “Worst Nightmare"
8. Royce da 5'9" – “Second Place”
9. Gang Starr – “Speak Ya Clout” (featuring Lil' Dap and Jeru the Damaja)
10. KRS-One – “I Can't Wake Up"

As always, the artists above receive royalties each time you listen, so you should support their work by pressing ‘play’ and getting all of your friends to do the same. Share/repost this mix across your socials, and while you’re at it, I hope you’ll consider supporting the Patreon, because not only will you unlock exclusive content, you’ll be helping to keep my projects side quests.

Enjoy!

-Max

September 28, 2023

RandoMax Radio Episode #53!

 


Episode fifty-three of the only radio mix show-slash-podcast-slash-playlist hybrid thingamabob that matters on this website is now available. As always, every track featured is something from my personal playlist that I love, songs with special meaning or simply something that I thought fucking banged, it all counts.You'll be surprised how well this combination of songs flows together. Press 'play' to find your new favorite song.

The tracklist will be revealed at a later date, as usual, but you won't even need it after pressing 'play', he said to himself with a smirk.


EDIT: It's time.

RANDOMAX RADIO EPISODE #53:

1. Tiësto – “Feel It In My Bones” (featuring Tegan and Sara)
2. Jay-Z – “Picasso Baby”
3. New Order – “Plastic”
4. Everlast – “Tired”
5. Pastel Ghost – “Lilacs”
6. Lil Wayne – “Believe Me" (featuring Drake)
7. Sunbelt – “Spin It”
8. The Preatures – “Is This How You Feel?”
9. múm – “We Have A Map Of The Piano”
10. N.E.R.D. – “Truth or Dare” (featuring Kelis and Pusha T (credited as Terrar))
11. Gorillaz – “Dare” (featuring Shaun Ryder)
12. Anderson .Paak – “Come Down”
13. CSS – “Let’s Make Love and Listen to Death From Above”
14. Science Fiction – “Losing You Is What Drowning Feels Like”
15. Nu Shooz – “I Can’t Wait”
16. The Beloved – “Sweet Harmony”

 

 

The artists involved receive royalties every time you listen, so you can support their work by pressing 'play', running this in the background on a loop, and telling your friends to do the same. Share/repost this mix across your socials, and while you're at it, jump over to the Patreon and secure your spot to support the written word. Every little bit helps keep these projects alive and sustainable, and I am grateful for everyone for coming back consistently. I promise the content well over here on the free feed hasn't quite dried up yet.


Enjoy!

-Max

September 21, 2023

The Max-Approved Mixtape - Episode #33! (Brought to you by RandoMax Radio)

 

 

Episode 33 of the Max-Approved Mixtape is here, and it's a doozy. Not in that you won't believe what's to come, because the tracklist is right there, folks, you can prepare yourselves accordingly, but you will likely hear something you haven't thought of in a while, and it'll bring a smile to your face, which is all one can ask for in these troubling times. You'll enjoy this one very much, is what I'm saying.

Press ‘play’ on this month’s #Maxtape and then come find me on social media to tell me what you think.



MAX-APPROVED MIXTAPE EPISODE #33:

1. Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, Street Life, and Masta Killa - "Execute Them"
2. Rome Streetz - "Destiny Child"
3. Prodigy x The Alchemist – “Y.N.T.” (featuring Domo Genesis)
4. Kool Keith – “Cold Freezer” (featuring Bumpy Knuckles)
5. A Tribe Called Quest – “Busta’s Lament”
6. Pusha T – “Let the Smokers Shine the Coupes”
7. Lloyd Banks – “Menace” (featuring Conway the Machine)
8. Jay-Z– “Adnis”
9. Funkmaster Flex – “Let’s Be Specific” (featuring Cool Whip, Tragedy, Freddie Foxxx, Raekwon, and Havoc)
10. The Notorious B.I.G. – “Come On (Original)” (featuring Sadat X)

As always, the artists above receive royalties each time you listen, so you should support their work by pressing ‘play’ and getting all of your friends to do the same. Share/repost this mix across your socials, and while you’re at it, I hope you’ll consider supporting the Patreon, because not only will you unlock exclusive content, you’ll be helping to keep my projects side quests.

Enjoy!

-Max

August 31, 2023

RandoMax Radio Episode #52!

 


Episode fifty-two of the best radio mix show-slash-podcast-slash-playlist hybrid thingamabob is now available to bless your ears and your heart, swooping in at the very last moment to carry you away from the drudgery of your working life, or if you happen to have a job which you love, to help you love it that much more for an hour or so. There's some very good shit here, if I may say so myself, but I'm a biased source of information, seeing as how each volume features nothing but songs I love, but just give it a try - some off-the-wall stuff you never realized you liked can be found here. Press 'play' to find your new favorite song.

The tracklist will be revealed at a later date, as usual, but you don't really need it.


EDIT: The time has come. No more secrets.

RANDOMAX RADIO EPISODE #52:

1. Camouflage – “The Great Commandment”
2. Polo G – “Go Stupid” (featuring Stunna 4 Vegas, NLE Choppa, and Mike Will Made It)
3. My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult – “A Daisy Chain 4 Satan (Acid & Flowerz Mix)”
4. Santigold – “Disparate Youth”
5. Robyn – “Dancing On My Own”
6. Drake & 21 Savage – “More M’s”
7. Queen Latifah – “Dance For Me (Ultimatum Remix)”
8. New Order – “Procession”
9. Exposé – “Let Me Be The One”
10. The Ramones – “My Brain is Hanging Upside Down”
11. The xx – “Intro”
12. The Cure – “Another Journey By Train”
13. Section 25 – “Reflection”
14. Washed Out – “Before”
15. Heltah Skeltah – “Letha Brainz Blo”
16. Radiohead – “In Limbo”

 

The artists involved receive royalties every time you listen, so you can support their work by pressing 'play' and telling your friends to do the same. Share/repost this mix across your socials, and while you're at it, jump over to the Patreon and secure your spot to support the written word. Every little bit helps keep these projects alive and sustainable, and I am grateful for everyone for coming back consistently. I promise the content well over here on the free feed hasn't quite dried up yet.


Enjoy!

-Max