‘Classic Material Edition #6 (1992)’ Mixtape
Edition #6 of our monthly Classic Material series pays tribute to the hip hop of 1992, a year most notable for shifts in production techniques and styles and perhaps more importantly sampling trends. Abandoning over-saturated funk standards in favour of obscure jazz samples, producers such Showbiz, Diamond D, Q Tip and many others besides laid the foundations for the laid back jazz led sound that characterised countless East Coast classics of the early to mid 90s. On the West Coast, Dr Dre’s seminal Chronic LP also broke new ground in terms of production style with a polished classicly LA sound that formed the blueprint for the ‘G Funk’ sound which ruled supreme throughout the early 90s.
The Classic Material Edition #6 party takes place at the City Arts and Music Project in London on Saturday 16th April 2011 with special guest Big Ted (Teddy’s Jam / Blak Twang / Kiss Fm).
You can also download bonus tracks originally featured on the Classic Material Edition #6 Mix CD. The CDs have long since sold out but you can now get the bonus tracks via Bandcamp. Featured tracks include a Chris Read remix of an Ultramagnetic MCs classic and a bonus megamix of popular cuts released in ’92.