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Eras #002: Drum Funk ’98 mixed by Suburban Architecture

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Following on from Suburban Architecture’s ‘Architects’ mix series, ‘Eras’ pays tribute to era-specific movements in the evolution of Drum & Bass. Edition #002 looks back to ’98 with a selection of tracks that typify the so called ‘Drum Funk’ sound – upright bass, tough stepping drums and horn stabs rule[…]

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FootPatrol ‘Frequent Players’ Guest Mix

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I was invited by FootPatrol to put together a mix for Record Store Day. The brief: one day in Soho record shops to buy records within their given budget and put together a mix using only those records. The resulting mix is pretty eclectic: some Spoken Word, Sampled Soul, 80s,[…]

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‘Taken Out’ (Colo(u)rs of the World Bonus Track)

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This track was originally recorded by Pugs and I whilst working on the ‘Colo(u)rs of the World’ album, but ultimately was not included, partly because it felt slightly out of place with the general vibe of the album. It was recorded during the time of the London riots and references[…]

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Brooklyn Radio Guest Mix: Oonops Drops 100th Jubilee Show

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I recently did a Guest Mix for DJ Oonops’ 100th Brooklyn Radio show, alongside the good company of Rich Medina and Kutiman. Blurb from Oonops: “It’s been almost seven years now that Oonops started his »Oonops Drops« show on Brooklyn Radio with over 1.1 million plays on Mixcloud to this[…]

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Pete Rock & CL Smooth ‘Main Ingredient’ 25th Anniversary Mixtape

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Blurb from WhoSampled: “This month marks the 25th Anniversary of Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth’s 2nd (and final) full length LP ‘The Main Ingredient’. Following in the footsteps of 1992’s Mecca and the Soul Brother, the album comprises tracks built from densely layered samples, frequently previously un-sampled jazz fusion cuts mixed[…]

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Common ‘Resurrection’ 25th Anniversary Mixtape

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Blurb from WhoSampled: “This weekend marked the 25th Anniversary of Common’s classic sophomore LP ‘Resurrection’. The follow up to his 1992 debut ‘Can I Borrow a Dollar?’, the album is produced almost entirely by No I.D., with contributions from Ynot. With a heavy reliance on jazz, samples on the LP come from the[…]

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Suburban Architecture ‘Visions E.P’ Promo Mix

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Blurb from Suburban Architecture: “In support of the release of our debut E.P ‘Visions’, we’ve put together this 10 track mix containing all 4 tracks from E.P plus a selection of current favourites from contemporary producers also drawing influence from the sounds of 90s Suburbia: Sully, Coco Bryce, SPY and[…]

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