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To celebrate his new album 10 Summers, King of the Beats DJ Mustard is taking over Dazed: with a long-read with the man himself, a megamix from New York DJ Tanner, and a Pop Quiz with Ty Dolla $ign, its a total Mustard Marathon.
A master of the mixtape with 15 years experience behind the decks, Tanner is an ultra-sensitive, scarily accurate barometer for what’s happening on dance floors across the USA right now. A forward-thinking fixture on the Manhattan and Brooklyn nightlife scene, it’s his mixtape game that’s got us listening up and feeding our ears. To celebrate Dazed X DJ Mustard day, Tanner made us an exclusive megamix playlist dedicated to the producer’s distinctive sound – a sound which has infiltrated big hitter, big noise tracks from YG, Tyga and Tinashe. So before you head out to pick up Mustard’s new album 10 Summers, get to know the undisputed champion of the beats with this exclusive mix. "Mustard has been running the game for a minute," says Tanner. "While a lot of the production has similar elements the scope of the artists is really broad (east coast, west coast, R&B...) Repping the mixtape and street side was important to me on this mix – as well as switching it up with some blends on the more popular songs to keep it interesting."
YG ft Rich Homie Quan, Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj - "My Nigga Remix"
DJ Mustard - "Intro" (ft. Lil Snupe)
Riff Raff - "How to be the Man" (inst)
YG ft Tyga & Nipsey Hustle - "Bitches Ain't Shit"
Pink Dollaz - "Bad Bitch"
YG ft Nipsey Hussle - "You Broke"
DJ Mustard ft Dom Kennedy - "Nothin Like Me"
Young Scrap - "Love L.A."
Wiz Khalifa ft Ty Dolla $ign - "You and Your Friends"
Kid Ink ft Chris Brown - "Show Me"
Buju Banton - "Champion" (Faction Dub Plate) (DJ Arems Show Me Blend)
Beenie Man ft. Chevelle Franklyn - "Dancehall Queen" (Robzilla Show Me Blend)
Kid Ink ft Chris Trey Songz & Juicy J - "Show Me Remix"
Dusty Springfield - "The Look of Love" (Self Help Don't Tell 'Em Blend)
Jeremih - "Don't Tell 'em"
TeeFLii ft 2 Chainz - "24 Hours"
TeeFLii ft Tyga - "This D"
Susanne Vega - "Tom's Diner" (Tracy Glover Blend)
Tyga - "Rack City"
Trey Songz - "NaNa" (DJ Smerk Fu-Gee-La intro)
Vybz Kartel - "Business" (Kenny Meez NaNa remix)
Ty Dolla $ign ft Trey Songz - "Paranoid remix"
Deejay Theory - "Paranoid roc remix"
Nipsey Hussle ft Pacman - "Where your Money at?"
Red Cafe - "I Love This Shit"
YG - "Left, Right"
YG ft Schoolboy Q - "I Just Wanna Party"
Young Jeezy - "R.I.P"
2 Chainz - "I'm Different"
Freddie Gibbs ft YG - "Every City"
DJ Mustard ft Joe Moses - "Burn Rubber"
Joe Moses - "I do it for the Ratchets"
Paul Wall ft Kid Ink - "Getting Tho'd"
T-Pain ft B.o.B - "Up Down"
B.o.B ft 2 Chainz - "Headband"
YG ft Drake - "Who Do You Love"
Kirko Bangz - "Shirt By Versace"
Meek Mill - "I'm rollin'"
Tyga - "Throw it Up"
Young Jeezy ft E-40 - "All the Same"
DJ Mustard Ty Dolla $ign - "Down On Me"
August Alsina ft B.o.B - "Numb (Remix)"
Tinashe ft SchoolBoy Q - "2 On"
YG ft TeeFlii - "Do it to Ya"
Ty Dolla $ign ft Wiz Khalifa & The Weekend - "Or Nah"
Rick Ross ft Kanye West & Big Sean - "Sanctified"
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