I consider Ras G a beat gawd. For that reason, having Ras G co-sign my Cocaine Donuts mix was one of my personal highlights as a DJ. Going back and forth with Ras G via twitter, I was asked to give the Pipomixes treatment to Ras' latest release, Stargate Music. Knowing Ras is a big Mach Hommy fan, I mixed/mashed/stoned Mach Hommy with beats from Ras' Stargate Music (along with many other Ras G releases). I hope I did justice to both of these avant-garde artists.
BTW For those not feeling Stoney's steez; this is the mix you'll most likely enjoy.
De la's first four albums are all classics, but Buhloone Mindstate is my favorite on most days of the week.
De La Soul's 3rd studio album Buhloone Mindstate was released on 21st September 1993 and provided another step change in the celebrated band's constant evolution. As the group's last album produced by long time production partner Prince Paul, the LP was no less musically ambitious than previous efforts. Sample material, as before, touches on Soul, Funk, Rock & Jazz, this time with the incorporation of some guest vocalists and notably live instrumentation from jazz/funk legends and frequent James Brown collaborators Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley and Pee Wee Ellis. The result is an album that, even if not their best selling, certainly stands up to its critical acclaim 25 years after release. "It might blow up, but it won't go pop" as the album's mantra states.
In celebration of the album's 25th anniversary we're pleased to present in collaboration with Wax Poetics this exclusive mixtape of album cuts, remixes, interview snippets and of course original sample material, mixed by Chris Read.
If you're like me, you get annoyed by the "cool kids" circle-jerk that has become Jazzy Jeff's Playlist Retreat. Be that as it may, that doesn't mean a circle-jerk can't produce some worthy DJ video for us all to enjoy.