Good Morning Mix: DJ Maseo's soulful Boiler Room set
DJ Maseo of rap’s De La Soul can set a summer mood like no one else. In 2017, Maseo performed a rooftop set in London for Boiler Room, putting his immaculate track selection and smooth mixing style on full display. Three years later, Maseo’s appearance continues to be an mix made for easy listening during the dog days of summer.
Maseo sticks to mostly classic soul and funk in his mix, including the likes of Sly & The Family Stone, Kool & The Gang, James Brown, and more in his list of live inclusions. Surprisingly, yet fittingly, The Police and David Bowie find their way into the mix as well. Of course, a Maseo mix wouldn’t be complete without a De La Soul track, so expect to find at least one woven into Maseo’s set.
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