Check Yo' Ponytail 2
POSTED ON Monday December 3rd, 2012

Our next CYP2 is just a day away! To help the time go by between now and then, check out the latest addition to our CYP2 mixtape series. This time around we asked L.A. producer and Friends of Friends artist, Groundislava, to put together a mix resulting in 30 minutes of slightly sensual, slightly funked out selections. From Boards of Canada to Simian Mobile Disco to Trey Songz, Groundislava flawlessly strings them all together, peppering some non-album originals into the mix as he goes.

Groundislava will be performing at CYP2 tomorrow, December 4th, at the Echoplex. How To Dress Well, Born Gold, Beacon, Bago, and Ille will be performing as well. So dress warm and come join us for tomorrow’s sure to be special evening. In the meantime, grab a pair of headphones and vibe out to the Groundislava mix below.

Tickets are available HERE.

1. Boards of Canada: Bocuma
2. Simian Mobile Disco: Seraphim
3. Groundislava: Jasper’s Song II
4. Trey Songz: Can’t Help But Wait
5. The Tuss: Shiz Ko E
6. Boards of Canada: Pete Standing Alone
7. Groundislava: Untitled Rough Demo
8. Groundislava: Final Impasse (Version 2)
9. Bigbang: Bad Boy
10. Groundislava: Night


POSTED ON Monday April 30th, 2012

This past year we’ve had a string of fantastic additions to the Check Yo Ponytail mixtape series and the latest is no exception. Freekno – a Check Yo Ponytail Mixtape comes courtesy of Australia producer, Light Year, as he prepares for his CYP2 debut. The mix is an hour long jaunt of deep and dark techno complete with percolating melodics and a driving bass pulse, creating a seamless progression with a sensual, driving energy that is certain to infect the dance floor.

Light Year will be performing at Check Yo Ponytail this Thursday, May 3. Tiga, Damian Lazarus, and Franki Chan will be on hand as well. In the meantime, download the Freekno mixtape below.

Tickets are available HERE.


1. Junoir Boys – You’ll Improve Me (Caribou Remix)
2. Douglas Greed, Rosa Rough – Go Down On You
3.Tomas Barford – Saturdaya
4. Green Velvet & Harvard Bass – Kickin It
5. Light Year – Reversion
6. French Fries – Yo Vogue
7. Nautiluss – Mixed Numbers
8. Kill Frency – Booty Clap (Acapella)
9. Christopher Just – I’m A Disco Dancer (John Tejada Remix)
10. Intra:mental – Pyramid
11. Nina Kraviz – Ghetto Kraviz
12. Headman – It Rough (Chicken Lips Remix)
13. Gesaffelstein – Control Movement
14. Rekorder – Rekorder 7.2
15. Azari & III – Reckless With Your Love (Tiga Remix)
16. Light Year – Moderation
17. Kolsch – Opr
18. The Chemical Brothers – Electronic Battle Weapon 8
19. Moodymann – Freeki Mutha F cker


POSTED ON Thursday February 23rd, 2012

Today, our friends over at Complex premiered the latest installment of the Check Yo Ponytail Mixtape series. This time around, Brooklyn’s Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire has stepped up and delivered on The Peel Off Pregame Mixtape. Clocking in at just over an hour, The Peel Off Pregame begins as a smooth blend of classic MC legends (Nas, Dilla) mixed with hip-hop’s emerging underground (Das Racist, Danny Brown). Each MC’s delivery has a unique energy that seems to compliment each other flawlessly, despite the many years between the release of some of these well thought out selections. The Peel Off Pregame isn’t all beats and verses though. Expect several variants that range anywhere from Sister Sledge and The Jones Girls to LCD Soundsystem and a fitting DJ Medhi tribute towards the end. The Peel Off Pregame serves as a telling case study on the past & future of modern hip hop culture. It succeeds at showcasing eXquire’s diverse taste and range while also showing us that that their is a broad spectrum of music to appreciate and be inspired by.

Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire will be performing at Check Yo Ponytail on February 28th. Joining him will be Das Racist and Young L. Tickets are available here. Be sure to check out Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire, Das Racist, Danny Brown and more in The Pregame Peel Off.


Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire- No Time (feat. Goldie Glo)
Das Racist- Shut Up, Man Feat. El-P
Danny Brown x Black Milk- Zap
Nas- I Already Know
Soloplexus- Red Handed (Shinical Remix)
Blu & Exile- Dancing In The Rain
Jay-Z + Dilla- The Ruler’s Back (Dilla Mix)
Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire- Huzzah! (Remix feat. Despot, Das Racist, Danny Brown & El-P)
Jaylib- The Mission (Stringed Out Remix)
Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire- The Departed
Q-Tip- Getting Up
Sister Sledge- Reach Your Peak
Black Sheep – Flavor of the Month
Danny Brown- Pac Blood
Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire- Water Crackerz
Noreaga- Nothing
Das Racist- Selena
Assagai – Telephone Girl x Jay-Z & Kanye That’s my Bitch (Meet the Sample)
Rakim- Follow The Leader
The Jones Girls- Nights Over Egypt
Bobby Brown- My Prerogative
LL Cool J- Jingling Baby [Remixed But Still Jingling]
Das Racist- Girl
DJ Nature- Destiny Reprise
Rebirth- Evil Vibrations
LCD Soundsystem- Losing My Edge
Dj Mehdi (RIP) – Pocket Piano
Das Volt- Fantasy
Toby Tobias- Macasu (MCDE Remix)
Crown Heights Affair- Dreaming a Dream