Remix time ~ nice work here on an already entertaining outing: ”The brothers’ sophisticated style and penchant for 60s latin influenced jazz by the likes of Horace Silver and Francy Bolland has been brought right up-to-date by some of the most heavyweight producers around, and a few new names to watch. Up and coming beat-maker from Caracas, Venezula, Jimmy Flamante kicks things off in a low slung style akin to producer of the moment Tall Black Guy, who also features with his typically laid back re-working of one of the original album’s highlights. Elsewhere, latin specialist Sunlightsquare drops a 4/4 version of “Some Other Wonder” that’s aimed strictly at the dance floor, as does the mysterious Bman, and newcomers Skinshape impress with a dubbed out take of the very cheeky “Momo”. Look out for Herma Puma’s re-imagination of “The Chief”, taking it directly back to its B-Movie roots, as well as the popular interpretation by our very own Part-Time Heroes. And don’t forget label mate/boss Scrimshire who also weighs in with a sultry remix of “She Who Dares” and beat heads Frameworks, whose version of “El Nino” will keep lovers of both hip hop and jazz happy in equal measure.”
Revisiting a really outstanding mix from the Golden Age of Hip Hop: Ant – Melodies and Memories 85-89 .
Into the bizarre world of Madlib today on the sound system.
Altered Beats - Assassin Knowledges Of The Remanipulated …. critical beats from Laswell’s dive into the realm of hip-hop. Essential listening much of it crafted from DXT and Laz, both of whom make Herbie’s Rockit the monster that it is…. turntablism, beats, bass and a handful of kung-fu and conspiracy theory samples… big fun.
Unpredictable, ambitious, mad perfection in the mix this week from Solid Steel ~ hint : old school/Beastie themed collision! The weekly radio shows / podcasts are really worth a listen if you aren’t initiated yet…. outstanding (really) … read here.
“This is a project that I was asked to do I guess sometime in the early 2000’s . It was a remix for a Bob James project . the idea was to take an existing piece of work and flip it . So this was my flip . I had Pete Miser come in and do some vocal snippets . I never knew what happened to the project but I did put a lot of work into this mix so I figured I would share it . Enjoy , Prince Paul unreleased series .”
a Friday morning dose of Doom!
Ape vs Mo’ Wax on deck this am : Forgot how good, and still fresh Eastward sounds! For that matter, a great deal of the record is great. May take the edge off the 105 degree forecast….
J Dilla via Behind the Beat