Souls of Mischief '93 Til Infinity' 20th Anniversary Mixtape - Mixed by Chris Read

I know the title doesn't suggest the most novel of themes, but Chris Read has really mastered the art of the tribute/break mix. As with all Chris Read mixes, expect a well planned and technically executed mix.

Hailing from Oakland, California, Souls of Mischief for many epitomise a wave of West Coast acts who broke from the dominent ‘West Coast Sound’ associated with the late 80s / early 90s output of Los Angeles and to an extent the Bay Area, delivering refreshingly honest lyrical content against the backdrop of an eclectic palette of sample material.

The album’s lead single ’93 til Infinity‘ and its prominent use of Billy Cobham‘s ‘Heather’ was an instant classic, still regularly lauded as the anthem of one of Hip Hop’s most celebrated years. The album that followed lived up to anticipation, drawing on sample material from disparate elements of Jazz, Funk, Soul, Rock, Hip Hop and Folk, all assisting in giving the LP its unique feel, often compared with the similarly eclectic approach of The Pharcyde and other celebrated acts of the era.

In celebration of the album’s 20th Anniversary, we’ve teamed up with Wax Poetics to present an exclusive mixtape comprising tracks from the album, alternate versions and of course original sample material used in the album’s production. Mixed by WhoSampled’s Chris Read:

1. Souls of Mischief – ‘Tell Me Who Profits’ (Instrumental)
2. Chris Read – ‘Theme #3′ (Scratchapella)
3. George Benson and Brother Jack McDuff - ‘Shadow Dancers’ (Sampled in ‘Let ‘Em Know’)
4. A-Plus Interview Extract
5. Too Short – ‘Dope Fiend Beat’ (Extract) (Sampled in ‘Let ‘Em Know’)
6. Souls of Mischief – ‘Let ‘Em Know’
7. Detroit Emeralds – ‘You’re Getting A Little Too Smart’ (Sampled in ‘Let Em Know’)
8. Boogie Down Productions – ‘Jah Rulez’ (Extract) (Sampled in ‘That’s When Ya Lost’)
9. The Doors – ‘Who Do You Love?’ (Sampled in ‘That’s When Ya Lost’)
10. Jack Bruce – Statues (Extract) (Sampled in ‘That’s When Ya Lost’)
11. Souls of Mischief – ‘That’s When Ya Lost’
12. Lafayette Afro Rock Band – ‘Hihache’ (Sampled in ‘That’s When Ya Lost’)
13. Jerry Butler and Jerry Peters – ‘Speak the Truth to the People (Frankie’s Theme)’ (Sampled in ‘Disseshowedo’)
14. Main Source – ‘Fakin’ The Funk’ (Extract) (Sampled in ‘Disseshowedo’)
15. Souls of Mischief – ‘Disseshowedo’
16. Les McCann – ‘North Carolina’ (Loop) (Sampled in ‘What A Way To Go Out’)
17. EPMD – ‘I’m Housin’ (Extract) (Sampled in ‘What A Way To Go Out’)
18. Souls of Mischief – ‘What A Way To Go Out’
19. Freddie Hubbard – ‘Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey’ (Sampled in ‘Never No More’)
20. Souls of Mischief – ‘Never No More’
21. Beastie Boys – ‘Pass The Mic’ (Loop) (Sampled in ’93 til Infinity’ (Remix))
22. Souls of Mischief – ’93 til Infinity’ (Remix)
23. Billy Cobham – ‘Heather’ (Sampled in ’93 Til Infinity’)
24. Souls of Mischief – ’93 Til Infinity’
25. Souls of Mischief – ‘Anything Can Happen’ (Instrumental)
26. Traffic – ‘Rainmaker’ (Sampled in ‘Anything Can Happen’)
27. Souls of Mischief – ‘Anything Can Happen’
28. The Loading Zone – ‘Can I Dedicate’ (Sampled in ‘Live and Let Live’)
29. Souls of Mischief – ‘Live and Let Live’
30. Souls of Mischief – ‘A Name I Call Myself’
31. Gang Starr feat Damo D-Ski – ‘Knowledge’ (Extract) (Sampled in ‘Make Your Mind Up’)
32. The Ramsey Lewis Trio – ‘Collage’ (Sampled in ‘Make Your Mind Up’)
33. Souls of Mischief – ‘Make Your Mind Up’
34. Curtis Mayfield – ‘We’re A Winner’ (Live) (Sampled in ‘Limitations’)
35. Souls of Mischief – ‘Limitations’
36. Souls of Mischief – ‘Outro’
37. The Propositions – ‘Africana’ (Sampled in ‘Outro’)

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