Hopefully you've caught the mention before that I'm a regular working DJ and have been for a number of years (think before the advent of Serato as to how far back I'm dating myself). Basically, and I'll be completely real about it, DJs are lazy these days. I don't care who you are, what your background is, or what equipment you use to play... the shit is so boring. The guys with technical skill aren't taking risks with track selection and the guys with the selections and original productions can't DJ or no longer care about DJing. Maybe I'm just an old head in the minority or something, but I immediately nominate Four Color Zack's Diplo & Friends mix as the early favorite for mixtape of the year. This kid and Thre3style World Champ does it all; every DJ that peeps this should get motivated to step it up or hang 'em up.

You've got exclusives and new tunes from him and host of relevant names you know and like and then includes the crazy and difficult mixes like Kanye's "Black Skinhead" into Green Day's "Longview" that he pulls off with complete ease. Basically, dude went complete beastmode on this and it's everything a dj set should be in 2014. Add in the drop of one of the new tunes from the mix, which is a remix of Jodeci he did with Hedspin and you've got a post loaded with goodies. Go in.

Tracklist:

Ludacris ft Jeremih & Cashmere Cat - Party Girls (FCZ Spiteful Edit) [Def Jam]
A-Trak & GTA - Landline 2.0 [Fool's Gold]
Hudson Mohawke - Thunder Bay [Warp]
Grandtheft & Smalltown DJs - Flying (4B Remix) [Main Course]
London Future & Djemba Djemba - Look At Me Now ft Ifa Sayo [Mad Decent]
Travis Porter - Make It Rain [Porter House/RCA]
Eurythmics - Here Comes the Rain Again [RCA]
Diplo & GTA - Boy Oh Boy (Thugli Remix) [Free Download]
Lionel Richie - Hello [Motown]
The Count & Sinden ft. Bashy - Addicted To You [Domino]
Jillionaire & Salvatore Ganacci ft. Sanjin - Fresh [Universal]
Deorro & ZooFunktion - Hype (Autoerotique Remix) [Dim Mak]
Gooba - Owls [Main Course]
Gregor Salto & Wiwek - On Your Mark [G-Rex]
Diplo - Set It Off feat. Lazerdisk Party Sex (Sleepy Tom Remix) [Mad Decent]
Bob Marley - Jammin' [Island]
Mike Hawkins, Henry Fong, & Toby Green - Hot Steppa [Spinnin]
Bot - Go Down [Dim Mak]
Kanye West - Black Skinhead [Def Jam]
Green Day - Longview [Reprise]
Flosstradamus ft Casino - Mosh Pit [Ultra]
HxV - Flex [Free Download]
What So Not - Jaguar [Owsla]
Cashmere Cat - Wedding Bells [Lucky Me]
Soul 2 Soul - Back to Life [10 Records/Virgin]
Suddenbeatz ft. DJ Craze - Bring It Back Now [Forthcoming Slow Roast]
Four Color Zack & Tropkillaz - Lightas [Soon Come]
Skrillex – Stranger [Owsla]
Ape Drums - Bookshelf [USB]
DJ Scene & Four Color Zack - Slap It Down [Forthcoming]
$yrup - Amazon [Vicious B****]
Baauer - Slip (Not Given)
Continent Number 6 - Afromerica [Barclay]
Diplo ft Imanos, Faustix, & Kai - Revolution [Mad Decent]
Janet Jackson - I Get Lonely ft. SisQó (DJ Hoodboi Remix) [Free Download]
Hedspin & Four Color Zack - Freekin' U [CDR]
T-Pain - Love With A Stripper [Sony]
DJ Tameil - Ice Cream & Cake [Not Given]
Future - Same Damn Time [Epic]
Spooky - Devil's Paradise [Trouble & Bass]
Trick Daddy - Shut up [Slip-n-Slide]
Kanye West - Bound 2 [Def Jam]
Roberta Flack - Gone Away [Atlantic]
Keys N Krates - Dum Dee Dum [Dim Mak]
RL Grime - Heard Me [Fool's Gold]
Four Color Zack - Rude [CDR]
Grandtheft & Jackal - Let Me Tell You Something [Not Given)
Aquadrop - MILF Weed ft KG Man [Main Course]
Stylo G - Badd Ft. Sister Nancy (So Shifty Remix) [3Beat]
Elliphant - Revolusion [Mad Decent]
Vampire Weekend - A-Punk [XL]
Rancid - Time Bomb [Epitaph]
Nirvana - Stay Away [DGC]