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Classic Material Bonus Mix #6: Dancehall Hip Hop ’91-99

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The Classic Material ‘bonus’ mixes fill the gaps in the original Classic Material Hip Hop History mixtape series, exploring specific sub genres or spin off genres not covered in the main series. #6 delves into Mid 90s Dancehall Hip Hop, the pairing of Ragga/Dancehall vocals with classic Hip Hop production.[…]

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Classic Material Bonus Mix #5: Hip Hop Soul ’92-98

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The Classic Material ‘bonus’ mixes fill the gaps in the original Classic Material Hip Hop History mixtape series, each exploring a specific sub genre or spin off genre not covered in the main series. #5 delves into Mid 90s R&B, specifically the pairing of R&B vocals with classic Hip Hop[…]

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Classic Material Bonus Mix #4: New Jack Rap ’89-93

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The Classic Material ‘bonus’ mixes fill the gaps in the original Classic Material Hip Hop History mixtape series, each exploring a specific sub genre or spin off genre not covered in the main series. #4 delves into the late 80s / early 90s sound of New Jack Swing, and more[…]

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Classic Material Bonus Mix #3: Hip House ’89-91

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About this time last year I put together a mix of Hip-House tracks as bonus mix for the Classic Material series, which filled a gap in the series’ coverage of 1989 which had previously overlooked the short-lived but still pretty important sub-genre of Hip-House. More people liked it than I[…]

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Follow My Newly Updated Youtube Channel

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About 10 years ago I set up a Youtube Channel and pretty much never uploaded anything there because why would that be the place you go to listen to music? Anyway, times done changed – I spent a good chunk of Lockdown 1.0 uploading pretty much everything the algorithm would[…]

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Mr Bongo Hip Hop 45s Mix

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The Mr Bongo label’s recent Hip Hop 45s series sees classic Hip Hop tracks from the 80s, 90s and beyond reissued on 7″ vinyl in original picture sleeves. Every track featured in the series is a certified classic and a high proportion of these records featured heavily in my DJ[…]

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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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Classic Material Bonus Mix #2: Hip House ’89

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“Back when Nick Armitage and I kicked off our Classic Material project back in 2011, my intention had been to compliment our monthly series of era specific mixes with a set of Bonus Mixes focussing on various Hip Hop sub-genres and spin off scenes that emerged during those eras. With[…]

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