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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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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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The Little Brother Show (10th Anniversary Re-Up)

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Cult North Carolina Hip Hop outfit Little Brother just released / surprise dropped a new album ‘May the Lord Watch’, their first in nearly a decade, which seemed as good an excuse as any to dig out this EP of Little Brother Remixes I put together, coincidentally almost exactly 10[…]

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Nas ‘Illmatic’ 25th Anniversary Mixtape

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Blurb from WhoSampled: “April 19th 1994 saw the release of one of what would go on to be recognised as one of the greatest Hip Hop albums of all time, Nas’s seminal debut, ‘Illmatic’. Following much talked about appearances on Main Source’s ‘Live at the Barbecue’, MC Serch’s ‘Back to the Grill’, and[…]

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