Nine months ago, DJ Rehab’s best friend AJ passed away. Eight months later, the DJ would lose his father to cancer. Now the local artist is channeling his bereavement into a positive, productive place with the creation of a sample album of sorts. “I’ve sampled almost 300 different artists from the last 50 years into a contemporary piece of art,” he says. “… And it’s been a painstaking process.”

DJ Rehab has worked on the piece, titled Color of Sound, for the past three months, with the intention of releasing it today, Fri. July 28 — his late friend’s birthday. “…  That’s why I began work on this mix was to give me relief from grief,” he says.

The artist has mixed it all, like Future’s “Mask Off” with “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac, and everything from the Allman Brothers to Notorious BIG.  He says, “Think Girl Talk but with a Southern twist.” 

Other acts to look for include Weezer, Tom Petty, Jay-Z,  the Beatles, Wu-Tang, Rihanna, Fleetwood Mac, the Supremes, Guns N Roses, Milky Chance, Earth Wind and Fire, Slightly Stoopid, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Temptations, Billy Squire, Calvin Harris, Outkast, Al Green, Michael Jackson,  Ace of Base, the BeeGees,  Johnny Cash, and the Hollies.

“I really just wanted to create something unique and have my dad and AJ’s favorite artists thrown in,” he says. “I made a mix like this five years ago and people always ask me when I was going to make another. But folks don’t realize how hard it is. I was extra motivated this time around. When I started I was grieving so hard I couldn’t escape the pain.”

Check out the mix for yourself above on Soundcloud. The massive track listing is below.

1. Off The Wall – Michael Jackson (Acapella)

2. Dark Horse- Katy Perry (Instrumental)

3. Are You That Somebody- Aaliya (Acapella)

4. The Night Out – Martin Solveig (Acapella)

5. Going Down – Yung Joc (Instrumental)

6. Rude Boy- Rihanna (Acapella)

7. Maniac –Michael Sembello

8. Snap Yo Fingers – Lil’ Jon (Acapella)

9. Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses

10. TKO- Justin Timberlake (Acapella)

11. Panda- Desiigner (Acapella)

12. Grind With Me (Acapella)

13. Right Here, Right Now –Fatboy Slim (Acapella)

14. Beast Mode- Eliminate

15. Still Fly- Big Tymers (Acapella)

16. Controlla- Drake

17. Still Fly- Big Tymers- Instrumental

18. Pick It Up- Acapella

19. Tell The DJ Turn It Up- Trey Songz (Acapella)

20. Teach Me How To Dougie – Cali Swag District (Instrumental)

21. Neck Of The Woods- Birdman Feat Lil Wayne (Acapella)

22. Hello- Lionel Richie

23. Show Me Love- Robin S (Acapella)

24. Mask Off- Future (Acapella)

25. Dreams- Fleetwood Mac

26. Lisztomania-Phoenix (RAC Remix)

27. Triumph- Wu Tang Clan (Instrumental)

28. Come Together –The Beatles (Acapella)

29. My Girl – Temptations (Acapella)

30. Area Codes- Ludacris (Instrumental)

31. Show Me What You Got- Jay-Z (DJ Green Lantern Bootleg)

32. Basshead- Bassnectar

33. It’s So Hard –Big Pun (Acapella)

34. Mo Bounce- Iggy Azalea (Instrumental)

35. Heads High- Kid Cobra

36. Partition- Beyonce’ (Electric Bodega Remix)

37. Coastin – Zion I (DeepStrut Edit)

38. Buddy Holly – Weezer (Acapella)

39. Sound Of The Beast – Danny Diggz

40. AXL F- Harold Faltermeyer

41. The Big Beat- Billy Squier

42. Walking On A Dream – Empire of The Sun (Acapella)

43. This Girl- Kungs Vs Cookin on 3 Burners (Acapella)

44. Ain’t No Fun- Snoop Dogg ( Instrumental)

45. Blame- Calvin Harris (Acapella)

46. Slow Motion – Juvenile (Instrumental)

47. Empire State of Mind – Jay-Z (Instrumental)

48. I Feel It Coming – The Weeknd Feat Daft Punk

49. Locked Up- Akon Feat Styles P (Instrumental)

50. Xxplosive- Dr. Dre (Instrumental)

51. Wait It Out – Imogen Heap (Artec Remix)

52. The Sign – Ace Of Base (Instrumental)

53. Lean On- DJ Snake Ft MO (Acapella)

54. Summertime- DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince (Instrumental)

55. Intro- The XX

56. I’m Different- 2 Chainz (Instrumental)

57. Fade- ZHU (Acapella)

58. Landslide –Fleetwood Mac (Acapella)

59. Roc Boyz- Jay-Z (Matoma Remix)

60. Crispy -Kinfolk Kia Shine

61. All Eyez On Me- Tupac (Instrumental)

62. Knockin Boots- Candyman (Instrumental)

63. Let’s Get It On- Al Green

64. You’re the One That I Want- Grease Soundtrack

65. All The Way Up- Fat Joe Feat Remy Ma and French Montana (Acapella)

66. Stayin’ Alive- The Bee Gees (Instrumental)

67. No Sleep Till Brooklyn – Beastie Boys (Instrumental)

68. Twerkulator- Dirty Aud!o

69. This Must Be The Place- Talking Heads (Viceroy Remix)

70. Bad& Bouji- Migos (Acapella)

71. Wanna Be Startin Something -Michael Jackson

72. Summertime- Calvin Harris (Instrumental)

73. Push It- Salt N Pepa (Instrumental)

74. Folsom Prison Blues –Johnny Cash (Acapella)

75. Long Cool Woman – The Hollies

76. Black Beatles- Rae Sremmund Feat. Gucci Mane (Acapella)

77. Sunday Morning –KOS

78. Big Pimpin’- Jay-Z (Kid Cedek Remix)

79. Fly Away- Lenny Kravitz (Acapella)

80. Sugar Pie Honey Bunch- The Four Tops (Acapella)

81. Commas- Future (Instrumental)

82. Closer To The Sun –Slightly Stoopid

83. Whatever You Like- T.I (Acapella)

84. No Type- Party Favor

85. Whats Your Name- Lynyrd Skynrd (Acapella)

86. Whatever You Like- T.I (Instrumental)

87. Mr. Jones – Counting Crows

88. Summer- Calvin Harris (Acapella)

89. Jump- Anthem Kingz Bmore Flip

90. Long Train Runnin’- The Doobie Brothers (Acapella)

91. 679- Fetty Wap (Instrumental)

92. Fat Bottomed Girls- Queen (Acapella)

93. Ain’t Nuthin But A G Thang- Dr. Dre (Instrumental)

94. Shape Of You- Ed Sheeran (Acapella)

95. Hotstepper- Ini Kamoze (Instrumental)

96. No Diggigty- Blackstreet (Instrumental)

97. Broken Wings- Mr. Mister

98. Tom’s Diner –DNA (Instrumental)

99. Sleepwalking – Goon Bags Remix

100. Mama Said Knock You Out- LL Cool J (Acapella)

101. There She Goes- Babyface (Instrumental)

102. Runnin’ Down A Dream- Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers (Acapella)

103. I Just Wanna Love You- Jay-Z (Acapella)

104. New York, New York- Frank Sinatra

105. 0-100 – Drake (Grandtheft Bootleg)

106. Mo Money, Mo Problems- Notorious BIG (Acapella)

107. Under Pressure- David Bowie and Queen (Instrumental)

108. Fantasy- Mariah Carey Feat ODB

109. Hello, I Love You- The Doors (Acapella)

110. Frontin- Pharrell Feat Jay-Z

111. You Make My Dreams Come True- Hall & Oates

112. Tear The Roof Off- Method Man and Redman (Acapella)

113. Back Then – Mike Jones (Instrumental)

114. Fancy- Iggy Azalea

115. Fiesta- Jay-Z Feat R Kelly (Acapella)

116. Mungo Jerry- In The Summertime

117. I Know You See It- Yung Joc

118. Hard In The Paint – Waka Flaka (Beliaio Remix)

119. Love Is A Battlefield – Pat Bennetar

120. Outside- Ellie Goulding

121. Mask Off- Future (Instrumental)

122. Some Cut-Trilleville

123. Don’t Stand So Close To Me- The Police (Acapella)

124. Lovesong- 311

125. 1999- Prince (Acapella)

126. Swing- Savage (Instrumental)

127. Black Water- The Doobie Brother (Acapella)

128. Country Grammar- Nelly (Instrumental)

129. Throw Some Ds – Rich Boy (Kid Womp Remix)

130. My Boo- Ghost Town DJs (Instrumental)

131. September- Earth, Wind and Fire (Acapella)

132. Bad Moon Rising- Creedence Clearwater Revival (Acapella)

133. Snap Back and Tattoos- Driicky Graham (Instrumental)

134. My Pony- Ginuwine (Instrumental)

135. Sex On Fire- Kings Of Leon (Acapella)

136. Lights – Ellie Goulding (Instrumental)

137. Be Easy- T.I (Instrumental)

138. Let Me Love You- Justin Bieber (Acapella)

139. Little Secrets- Passion Pit (Instrumental)

140. Creep- Radiohead

141. Stanky Leg- G Spot (Instrumental)

142. Rhythm Of The Night- Corona (Acapella)

143. Creep- TLC (Lemi Vice Remix)

144. Stolen Dance- Milky Chance

145. You Keep Me Hangin On- The Supremes (Acapella)

146. Out Of Touch- Hall & Oates

147. Ocean Drive- Duke Dumont

148. Around The Way Girl – LL Cool J (Instrumental)

149. I Love It- Icona Pop (Acapella)

150. You Can Do It – Ice Cube (Instrumental)

151. Me & U- Cassie (Instrumental)

152. California Girls- The Beach Boys (Acapella)

153. No Hands – Roscoe Dash Feat Waka Flaka (Mike D Remix)

154. Sweet Caroline-Neil Diamond (Acapella)

155. Panda- Desiigner (Instrumental)

156. Still Tippin’ – Slim Thug (Instrumental)

157. Bad Girls- M.I.A (Nacey Bootleg)

158. I Got My Mind Set On You- George Harrison

159. Knuck If You Buck- Crime Mob (Acapella)

160. I Got Ocho Cinco Keys- Deville

161. 2 Hearts Digitalism

162. Rockin Me- Steve Miller Band (Acapella)

163. I’m On One- DJ Khaled (Instrumental)

164. Danger Zone- Kenny Loggins

165. I Write Sins Not Tragedies- Panic! At The Disco

166. Don’t Fear The Reaper- Blue Oyster Cult

167. SNL Skit- More Cowbell

168. The Boys of Summer- Don Henley

169. Three Kings- Slim Thug Feat Bun B( Acapella)

170. Dance Move Sucka- Africa Bambaata (Acapella)

171. Ready Or Not- The Fugess (Instrumental)

172. Crave You- Royal Refix

173. Sweet Nothing – Calvin Harris Feat Florence Welch (Acapella)

174. Summit- Skrillex

175. Drank In My Cup- Kirko Bangz (Instrumental )

176. Simple Man- Lynyrd Skynrd (Acapella)

177. I Can- Nas (Acapella)

178. Gonna Fly Now- Bill Conti

179. Juicy In Brooklyn- Deville

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