Blowout Breaks - Mixed by DJ Jedi

Another re-up for your re-listening pleasure. I wouldn't say that this mix was slept-on, but I will say that this mix is so good that it deserves another listen by those of you who don't have it in steady rotation.

Here's the review written by Fader magazine:

"Nineties jazz cats Digable Planets are a natural selection for a "these are the breaks" collection, and here DJ Jedi lets it all bang out with over 70 minutes of the group's sample sources. Southern California's Jedi served as the tour DJ when the Digs recently reunited and he nonchalantly cuts their building blocks together. If the Digable Planets are meant for the sunset hours and Butterfly's soul-rock Cherrywine project is for the blurry past-midnight, then Blowout Breaks for breakfast will get you right for the rest of day. Hearing Shuggie Otis's "Island Letter" slip into Skull Snaps' "It's A New Day" is even better than eggs and facon on an English muffin with green hot sauce."

Blowout Breaks - Mixed by DJ Jedi (download)

01. Hamilton Bohannon - Thoughts & Wishes
02. Lonnie Liston Smith - Devika (Goddess)
03. Kool & The Gang - Summer Madness
04. The Ohio Players - Funky Worm
05. Eddie Harris - Superfluous
06. The Crusaders - Mystique Blues
07. Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man
08. The Last Poets - Black Is - Chant
09. The Crusaders - Lilies of the Nile
10. Bobbi Humphrey - Blacks and Blues
11. Herbie Mann - Push Push
12. Edwin Starr - Easin' In
13. Curtis Mayfield - Give Me Your Love (Love Song)
14. Tavares - Bad Times
15. Eddie Harris - Get On Up And Dance
16. KC & The Sunshine Band - Ain't Nothin' Wrong
17. The Crusaders - Listen And You'll See
18. Roy Ayers - We Live In Brooklyn, Baby
19. Digable Planets - May 4th Movement Intro
20. Motherlode - Soft Shell
21. The Meters - Here Comes the Meter Man
22. The Headhunters - God Made Me Funky
23. Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s - Blow Your Head
24. James Brown - Soul Pride (pt. 2)
25. Roy Ayers - Ebony Blaze
26. Shuggie Otis - Island Letter
27. Skull Snaps - It's A New Day
28. Bob James - Blue Lick
29. Bobbi Humphrey - Jasper Country Man
30. Herbie Hancock - Rain Dance
31. Sonny Rollins - Mambo Bounce
32. Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers - Stretchin'


The Dynamic Hamza 21® said...

hmm I never heard of Jedi before. Where he's from? I'm always in mood for a good breaks mix so I'm going check this.

btw, that Chris Read MJ mix was pretty good but it didn't have two of MJ's best songs "Rock my World" and "Butterflies". Just a minor oversight IMO.

The Dynamic Hamza 21® said...

oh man this thing put me to sleep. I gave listening to this after 15 minutes. Way too laidback for me.

Eric Nord said...

i thought the chris read mix was meh (Premo and J's I thought were better). and Blowout Breaks is one of my all-time favorites.

different strokes.

makes the world go 'round.