The Mishka Keep Watch mix series is one of the most prestigious and forward thinking out there. It has featured names like Skream, Major Lazer, Rusko, Buraka Som Sistema, 12th Planet, and more. Needless to say, I was thrilled to get the nod back in January of 2011 for Vol. XXIII.
Well, my excitement has gone up 10 notches, as they have just ranked my mix the most memorable of the whole freaking series! #1, bwoy! Read the article here and peep the mix below.
“1. Shiftee – Keep Watch Vol. XXIII
At the end of the day, a mix is not just a collection of tracks, but it’s the combination of those things into a larger singular unit. Shiftee’s turn on the decks had to number one just because of the immense skill this world champion DJ displayed putting this thing together. You can practically hear him panting in the background as his hands fly lightning fast from knob to slider to scratch.
In addition to the technical aspects, Shiftee was aces on the track selection, mixing of the moment hip hop with every kind of dance music under the sun and then chopping it all into an intoxicating mixture that hits as hard today as the day it dropped. Kudos to you Shiftee, and to all the artists who have contributed a Keep Watch mix. You all killed it!” – Mishka Bloglin