DJ Whitney comes through for this episode of Seratocast with her 'Sweet Heat' mix. The NYC DJ drops us a great 67-track long mix of Hip Hop, Rap, Trap and Reggae.
'Sweet Heat is like that versatile friend who's always down no matter what the situation is. Throw it on to get ready for your day, entertain your peoples and/or to help you get through a tough deadline. It's upbeat and your neighbours will enjoy your music selection too.'
1. Get It Girl - Brianna Perry ft. Rick Ross
2. No Limit - G-Eazy ft. A$AP Rocky & Cardi B
3. Bang Bang - Troy Ave ft. 50 Cent
4. Plain Jane - A$AP Ferg
5. Juice - Yo Gotti
6. Pull Up Wit Ah Stick - SahBabii ft. Loso Loaded
7. Sauce It Up - Lil Uzi Vert
8. Childs Play - Drake
9. Regula - Teemonee
10. Flex - Rich Homie Quan
11. Soul Survivor - Young Jeezy ft Akon
12. Whoa! - Black Rob
13. Teach Me How To Dougie - Cali Swag District
14. It's Goin' Down - Yung Joc ft. Nitti
15. 6 Foot 7 Foot - Lil Wayne ft. Cory Gunz
16. Check On It - Beyonce ft. Bun B & Slim Thug
17. Dirt Off Your Shoulder
18. Throw Some D's - Rich Boy
19. Beamer, Benz or Bentley - Lloyd Banks ft. Juelz Santana
20. Ooouuu - Young M.A
21. I'm A Boss - Meek Mill
22. Body Party (Remix) - Ciara
23. Nobody Has To Know - Kranium
24. Come Into My Room - Mavado ft. Stacious
25. Wine Slow - Gyptian
26. Bashment Party - Rayvon & Red Foxy
27. So Mi Like It - Spice
28. Work - Rihanna ft. Drake
29. No Games - Serani
30. Radar - Tory Lanez
31. Murder She Wrote - Chaka Demus & Pliers
32. Good Hole - Lexxus
33. Tight Up Skirt - Red Rat
34. Luv - Tory Lanez
35. Find Your Love (Remix) - Drake
36. Rich Girl - Louchie Lou & Michie One
37. Fever - Vybz Kartel
38. Your Number - Ayo Jay
39. Your Number (Remix) - Ayo Jay ft. Chris Brown & Kid Ink
40. Bedroom Bully - Busy SIgnal
41. Popalik - Cho
42. Bunx Up - DeeWunn ft. Marcy Chin
43. Let Me Blow Your Mind (Remix) - Eve ft. Gwen Stefani
44. Jookie - O-Skeez
45. No Letting Go - Wayne Wonder
46. Gyal You A Party Animal - Charly Black
47. I Like The Way - Timaya
48. Ashawo (Remix) - Flavour
49. Mi Gente - J Balvin & Willy William
50. No Scrubs (Remix) - TLC
51. Needed Me (Remix) - Rihanna
52. My Woman My Everything - Patoranking ft. Wande Coal
53. Do Like That - Korede Bello
54. Kontrol - Maleek Berry
55. Personally - P-Square
56. Caro - Starboy ft. Wizkid & L.A.X
57. Culo - Pitbull ft. Lil Jon
58. Mete Mete - Ceky Viciny & Tali
59. The Anthem - Pitbull ft. Lil Jon
60. Move Ya Body - Nina Sky ft. Jabba
61. Turnin' Me On - Nina Sky ft. Pitbull
62. Pop That (Freestyle) - Gunplay
63. Satisfaction (Remix) - Benny Benassi
64. 7/11 (Remix) - Beyonce
65. Nice & Slow (Remix) - Usher
66. Bartier Cardi - 21 Savage ft. Cardi B
67. Motor Sport - Migos ft. Nicki Minaj & Cardi B
After you've finished the mix have a quick read of the few questions we popped Whitney.
What are three words that describe DJ Whitney?
Driven, inclusive, energetic.
You believe strongly in empowering young girls and women through music with DJing and production. What is some of the programming you have done to achieve this?
Together with my team IMG Agency & Records, we have held workshops at various homeless shelters where I have taught DJ lessons to some awesome young women (and young adults in general). I believe strongly that we can't always control our circumstances, but we can always improve our quality of life and that's what I have hoped to provide through these workshops. At each workshop, the girls in the room have said it was really awesome to see a woman doing the deejaying -- I love that. Representation is so important!
You recently taught a DJ class to homeless youth in NYC. How was that experience and how did the youth take to the class?
It has been amazing. For myself, teaching the workshops have been challenging and new, but super humbling and rewarding. I believe inclusivity is one of the most important things always, so for us to bring programming like this to homeless shelters around the city is a huge blessing. The youth have been incredibly receptive and they love getting the opportunity to have the hands-on experience that we've been able to provide for them. After teaching the basics of mixing, I've given all of them all the opportunity to try themselves. When they do it seamlessly, their reactions are priceless.
How do you feel about the term "Female DJ"?
It's as silly to me as saying a "male DJ" -- why are we making it gendered? To me it's like, "ok...and?" As a culture, we've been socialized to associate "dj" with male-ness or masculinity. I'm trying to shift the culture and shatter that association. The future is female.
Tell us about your relationship with IMG Records and working with artist Tangina Stone.
When I met Anastasia (in a totally non-music setting), she told me about Tangina and I started listening to her music, following her on socials and I immediately loved her sound, her brand and what she stands for. One day Anastasia asked me if I had a passport and if I'd be interested in spinning for Tangina at Canadian Music Festival -- I said yes and the rest is history. After working with Tangina and the whole IMG team on a few occasions, Anastasia reached out to me and asked if I'd want to sign with them. It was a no-brainer for me. All female-owned and operated? They hustle and they're not about the BS? Yes.