Los Angeles' Total Freedom is a bit of an unsung hero, one of those figures who seems to have his hand in just about every cool event in the City of Angels, even if his name is rarely sitting at the top of the flyer. He's a key member of the Fade to Mind crew, and although his track-producing partners Kingdom and Nguzunguzu might grab more attention, Total Freedom just might be the best DJ of them all. Yesterday, he put those skills on display with a new mixtape for Opening Ceremony. Granted, it's not a listen for the faint of heart, as he fearlessly traverses grime, R&B, new age, drum & bass, hardstyle, and tropical bass, not to mention a litany of indefinable points in between.
Next Friday, Total Freedom will be putting his talents on display at the next Fade to Mind party in Los Angeles. For those of us not in Southern California, this new mixtape should serve as a substantial consolation gift. Head here for Opening Ceremony's original mixtape post and a short Q&A with the artist, or simply stream/download the mix from the player below, which has been posted along with the complete tracklist.
1. BECOMING CHAINA - DUTCH E GERM
2. YOU VS THEM (VZ DRUMM VZ THUNDER VZ JOHNNY ON AIR GUITAR TF WASH) - JHENE AIKO
3. THE SECRET - BRIAN ENO & ROBERT FRIPP
4. HELPLESS - URBANIZED
5. HOW CAN I RESIST U - FATIMA AL QADIRI
6. HOOD BY AIR THEME - KINGDOM
7. MO TELLO - DJ FUNANA
8. VIRUS - MARKO MIX DJ
9. BECOME THE SKY - B-FRONT & FRONTLINER
10. GIMME THE LOOT (REMIX) - DJ DIOR
11. SURGEON LUV - TF EDITOR
12. ANGRY KID - KID D
13. SAY MY NAME - DJ FLUKES
14. JEMSHEED (NGUZUNGUZU REMIX) - AYSHAY
15. DARK HEARTS w/ SASHAS SONG (TF TAKE) - BOK BOK
16. HORNS FOR 94 w/ ARAFAT DAGI - J. BALL w/ ABDURRAHMAN ONUL
17. DREAMS OF HEAVEN (SHORTY'S MIX) - CODENAME JOHN
18. SADDEST SONG IN THE WORLD EVER.
19. YOUTUBE PREACHING w/ TARRACHA CU MI - TEYANA TAYLOR w/ DJ MAFIA BOY
20. OPA LOCKDOWN - MASSACOORAMAAN
21. HELPLESS - URBANIZED
22. SOUNDLINK - DJ YUNG TELLEM