poolboi blu has a lot to celebrate these days… his show schedule has been busy, the latest Faylita Hicks release was exclusively produced by him, he has new merch available for the summer, and poolblu.com recently went live. poolboi blu has always been one to spread the goodness around, and it seems his idea of celebrating this latest wave of good would be via the release of the latest mix in his now iconic series, sincere (volume 009). There’s been a bit of mellowness on the last few mixes, but for the most part, this one is a bit more high energy. Otherwise, it’s up to par with all that you’d expect from the series… on point track selections, clean mixes and transitions, and it’s long enough for you to vibe to while being short enough to leave you anticipating the next volume. The sincere series seems here to stay, as does poolboi blu, so do yourself a favor and get hip (if you’re not already).
A few days ago, I found myself chilling out at poolboi blu‘s crib with the homies gost, Pink Ranger and a few more folks. We were watching the Rockets beat the Warriors and basically having a good time in anticipation of the Pecan Street Festival that weekend, but while most of us were hanging out, poolboi blu was in work mode, putting together the mix that would become sincere (volume 008). For this session, we find a series of reflectively lyrical songs with extremely heavy rhythms, all of which are definitely complete vibe-setters. As always, the mixing is on point, the song selection is way ahead of the curve, and poolboi blu continues to drive home the culture and aesthetic he has created for himself. Dig it, leave a comment, and share it around.
If feels like poolboi blu just blessed us with ANTSY, but clearly, he is not one to rest on his laurels. After ‘taking January off’ like a lot of us creatives did (taking the month off being tongue in cheek, as we were still putting in work), poolboi blu is back in full swing for February with a follow-up track drop to his latest entry in the sincere mix series. The track, shmoney, is a Cardi B flip with the distinct characteristics of both the sampler and the sampled present. As a bit of a bonus, the mutual homie Red Comet stepped up with a video flip as well that perfectly suits the track.
Check out both of these gems, do the appropriate amount of downloading, commenting, sharing and all that, and don’t forget to support your local creatives!
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Tagged ANTSY, cardi b, chief, poolboi blu, red comet, shmoney, sincere, the doomsday device
You already know what it is. poolboi blu drops a new volume in the sincere series, and folks should take notice. For sincere (volume 007), poolboi blu decided to focus on diversity even more so than usual, in terms of tempo, tone and cut selection. The result is another seamless mix, but one with plenty of dynamics, and not just for flash, but rises and falls that take you on a bit of a journey through a handful of newer songs and current favorites. If you haven’t been lucky enough to catch poolboi blu live lately, or if you’ve just been stuck on Antsy, don’t sleep on sincere (volume 007), because the series is alive and well.
Every time the homeboy poolboi blu makes moves it makes me happy to know I’m in league with such creative and motivated people. After a successful run of several mixes in his sincere mix series, poolboi blu was tapped by Brown State of Mind to create a mix for their Flora Sound series. The series, a showcase of Austin-based DJs, fits right in line with poolboi‘s eclectic range and refined tastes, making N°3 a standout piece. poolboi made sure to cover the hip-hop, R&B, rock, electronic and remix bases perfectly on this one. Give it a like, give it a comment it, and share it around so that everyone can get down.
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Tagged austin, brown state of mind, chief, dj, Flora Sound N°3, poolboi blu, sincere, the doomsday device
It’s common knowledge that I’m a fan of poolboi blu‘s sincere series of mixes. His taste in music is always refreshing, and his song selection is cutting edge… often way ahead of the normal curve. With sincere (volume 006), we find poolboi blu making moves in the higher BPM range, but with much more reserved confidence than high-energy performances in the rhymes and singing. The mix is longer than normal, but with the sounds you’re getting, that’s a good thing. It’s good to know that the sincere series will hopefully continue into 2019 and beyond. Definitely give this one some listens, some shares, and maybe even a few bucks so that poolboi blu can enjoy the holiday season properly.
sincere (volume 005) just dropped, and it’s safe to say that poolboi blu is feeling maximum levels of swagger these days. The sincere series has been getting progressively stronger with each release, but (volume 005) is a true achievement. The song selection flows seamlessly… the mixes are clean, concise and executed precisely… best of all, poolboi blu doubled down on the mix length, clocking in at just over 45 minutes with (volume 005). There’s a handful of songs I really dig on this mix, as well as a few that feel like possible new favorite songs in the making. This mix is most definitely the right way to transition out of that summer madness.
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Tagged (volume 005), bandcamp, chief, mixtape, poolboi blu, sincere, the doomsday device