Dimitri is the fucking man. The only person I know who listens to more music than I do. And he knows a lot more than I. His music knowledge is incredible. Also I listen to most genres of music, I'm pretty sure Dimitri listens to every genre. Ever. I've gotten a ton of great music off him over the years, some of which I've posted here, and he started making mixtapes a couple years ago. He's recently put all these mixtapes on his new blog, Dimitri's Dungeon.
I know nobody comes here for funky soul music. It's a shame you guys aren't really the target audience for most of these comps. But you're all open-minded and have diverse tastes. Hopefully some will be inspired to dig deeper into these genres. Probably the best comp for funk-newbies is Dimitri's Funk Favorites Part III - Fresh Grooves. The first two funk comps are about overlooked classic material and this is more about the stuff made in the last decade. Or start with the first Soul Mix which is the first compilation I got from Dimitri a couple years ago. You especially have to hear the Shuggie Otis track. Please share Dimitri's mixes with any websites/forums/blogs in the soul/funk scene, cuz those are the ears that will really dig these comps. There's also a sweet Hip-Hop comp here.
For those more into experimental music and exotic sounds (this is where most of my readers should start) you'll want to get Dimitri's Dungeon mixtapes. These comps run the gamut of every concievable genre of music. Weird and wild journeys that'll take you all around the world and back and forward through time! The comps have even more funk, Library Music tracks, mind-numbing Psych nuggets, Contemporary Classical pieces (even opera!), weird Italo stuff, smile inducing Electro tracks, dark 80's synth-pop, analog bleep bloop bullshit, electro-acoustic sound experiments, film music (like the epic Shredder's Suite from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), etc, etc...
I should also mention that Dimitri is insane and thinks a mixtape should be 3+hours long. With 9 mixes on his site there's probably almost 40 hours of music there!. A lot of tracks on these comps are just plain weird (some even annoying IMO). So these comps can be hard to get through but trust me, it's worth it for the incredible gems. Anyways I've never posted any mixtapes on here before but these come with my highest reccomendation. Happy listening.
P.S. If I ever get around to making mixes/comps I'll be posting them on Dimitri's page.Also Dimitri is working on two more mixes! Should be posted soon.