Last month I finished a Tarantino Breaks and a Bootlegs and B-Side mix that will both post sometime in the future. I was in the early stages of putting together a Beatles themed mix. At least that was until I heard this mix. Just like all deejays should refrain from doing a Dilla mix unless they can top Act III or IV, I recommend stepping away from the Beatles (or UBB for that matter) unless they can build on this mix. Description of the mix and download link after the jump. Highly Recommended.
Like the scores of musical sounds and ideas it is meticulously crafted from, Ultimate Breaks and Beatles belongs to nobody yet everybody. Composed of crates upon crates of Beatles records, obscure covers of Beatles songs, the entire 25 volume Ultimate Breaks and Beats series and plenty more, it is a celebration of record collecting, DJing, hip hop music, and above all, the unparalleled resonance and influence of both the almighty Beatles and the almighty Ultimate Breaks and Beats series. In the tradition of its two titanic subjects, the mix defies genre; at once spanning, re-contextualizing, and transcending everything from classical to blues to jazz to rock to rap in just over and hour. Unlike your neighborhood hipster laptop DJ's latest trendy "mash ups", there were absolutely no software, sequencers, or techno used here--just a ton of vinyl, two turntables, a mixer, and an 8 track...
We here at LO DO Industries certainly hope that you enjoy it. If so, please copy and share with as many people as possible, for free of course. If not, keep it to yourself flavor hater. To Ultimate Breaks and Beatles, I raise a hoppy brew. Scott and Mike did a fine job once again. To paraphrase Pablo Picasso: good DJs copy, great DJs steal....
"No one, however, has done quite what Down and Cutler managed to do here. 'Ultimate Breaks and Beatles' celebrates the enduring magic of the original music. But more importantly, it rescues the mash-up from the very real threat facing it â€” the danger of it becoming too trendy, too easy to execute, too much a product of the computer technology and not of the imagination. 'Breaks and Beatles' recontextualizes the art and the artifacts themselves, and if the Beatlesâ€™ music doesnâ€™t actually need any assistance in retaining its relevance, Down and Cutler have managed to find new possibilities in that music. Kudos are due." The Buffalo News, 2009
Please can we have a tracklist (or do you know who the rapper is at the 4:36 mark)? Dopeness!
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