Blac Renderings: Pop, Politics—and Hot D.J. Mixes

When not commemorating The Wire’s showdown between Omar and Brother Mouzone or laying bare Bill Clinton's condescending attitude toward Barack Obama, Blac Renderings presents superior mixes from NYC and its environs. Recent highlights: Rontronik’s foray into minimal, DJ Cappel and Smitty’s gimmick-transcending mash-up of Notorious B.I.G. and Frank Sinatra, and a mix from Jorge Velez, who takes on classic Detroit techno—along with Led Zeppelin and Genesis.