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The Mixologists: DJ Tara’s ‘Vivid’

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While we love the R&B and soul music of yesterday and today, we're also looking ahead to what R&B/soul music will sound like in the future (hey, it says it right there in the tagline). As we celebrate our birthday all month long, we'd be remiss if we didn't give you a preview of what's to come. Enter ever-talented NYC-based turntablist DJ Tara. She wowed up back in the spring with her Spring In My Step mix, so we knew she'd be the perfect addition to The Mixologists crew.

It's clear that DJ Tara knows what's up, as she's created Vivid, a mix sure to get you dancing as you look forward to what's coming down the pike. With her inclusion of bangers from folks like Tinashe, The Internet, MaxwellChris Turner, Trackademicks, Miguel and even Sade alongside flips from Pomo, Moon Boots, aywy. & Sh?m and Machinedrum, we think you'll agree that the future is looking rather bright.

If you're liking the flow that DJ Tara's assembled, you can see the master at work at two events in New York City this weekend. First, she'll be spinning at Brooklyn Tap House during the finale party for the Makossa BK Cookout on Saturday (August 23rd). The event is free, but you must RSVP to attend. On Sunday (August 24th), she'll be spinning at the All GRRRL Grill BBQ at Brooklyn's Project Parlor from 2 PM-8 PM. This event, too, is no cover, but it's a fundraiser for the Safe Homes Project, so come prepared to give.

For all those not in the New York City area, be prepared to be amazed by the sounds of tomorrow today when you take a listen to Vivid and grab the free download.

DJ Tara's Vivid [Download]

Tinashe - Vulnerable (Pomo Remix)
Nick Wisdom - Things Ya Do To Me
Maxwell - Ascension (aywy. & Sh?m Edit)
The Internet - Dontcha
Michelle Williams - Hello Heartbreak (Machinedrum Remix)
Bondax - Gold (Moon Boots Remix)
Chris Turner - FlyLOVE
Dwele - Lady (Wantigga Flip)
Sade - Couldn't Love You More (Vin Soul & Matrixxman Remix)
Trackademicks feat. Phonte & Carlitta Durand - Halfway
Miguel - Party Life


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