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#HIPHOP50 Wax Poetics x Classic Material: The Breaks of 1993

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Blurb from Wax Poetics: 2023 may be behind us, but #HIPHOP50 has some months still to run! In celebration of the genre’s 50th year, we’ve teamed up with London based ‘Classic Material’ to present a chronologically themed series of mixtapes celebrating the history of recorded Rap music, mixed by Chris Read. Alongside[…]

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Suburban Architecture ‘Inside / Outside Promo Mix’

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In support of the release of Suburban Architecture’s sixth E.P ‘Inside / Outside’, we’ve put together this 10 track mix containing all 4 tracks from the E.P, our alongside a selection of current favourites from contemporary producers also drawing influence from the sounds of 90s Suburbia: Fracture, Tim Reaper, Accello[…]

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2023 Wrap Up

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A big thanks to everyone I worked with this year!: Classic Material, a project Nick Armitage, John Brotherhood and I started 12 years ago made a comeback for #HIPHOP50, re-running our mixtape series first with Wax Poetics magazine and then with Apple Music. I picked up ‘The Breaks’ mix series where I left off (absolutely insane[…]

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Manifesto in Stereo #003 Winter ’23

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I’m pleased to share with you the third volume of this new (nearly) quarterly mix series, ‘Manifesto in Stereo’. The mission, or Manifesto if you like, is a simple one – to play music that is moving me right now outside the restrictions of heavily themed mixes . A proportion[…]

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Suburban Architecture – New Towns Mixtape #007

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This is the seventh in our ‘New Towns’ mixtape series showcasing new and recent / contemporary Drum & Bass music rooted in or influenced by the intelligent, ambient or atmospheric sounds of the mid 90s. The intention is not necessarily to focus on brand new releases, but simply to play[…]

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#HIPHOP50 Wax Poetics x Classic Material: The Breaks of 1992

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Blurb from Wax Poetics: “In celebration of Hip Hop’s 50th year, we’ve teamed up with London based ‘Classic Material’ to present a chronologically themed series of mixtapes celebrating the history of recorded Rap music, mixed by Chris Read. Alongside the Hip Hop series, this companion Breaks series takes our re-cap[…]

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BBC 6 Music Ultimate Breaks & Beats Mix Now on Mixcloud

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My Ultimate Breaks & Beats tribute mix for @bbc6music’s @hueymorgan show (first aired as part of the station’s #HIPHOP50 celebration last month) has now been added to my Mixcloud. 15 minute mix containing around 30 original Funk, Soul, Disco cuts featured on the legendary UBB compilation series.  Track list: 1. Rufus Thomas – The Breakdown Part[…]

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#HIPHOP50: Classic Material Edition #6 (1992)

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Blurb from Wax Poetics: In celebration of Hip Hop’s 50th year, we’ve teamed up with London based ‘Classic Material’ to present a chronologically themed series of mixtapes celebrating the history of recorded rap music, mixed by Chris Read. Edition #6 in this year by year series pays tribute to the Hip Hop[…]

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Suburban Architecture – New Towns #006 Mixtape

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This is the sixth in our ‘New Towns’ mixtape series showcasing new and recent / contemporary Drum & Bass music rooted in or influenced by the intelligent, ambient or atmospheric sounds of the mid 90s. The intention is not necessarily to focus on brand new releases, but simply to play[…]

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#HIPHOP50: Classic Material The Breaks of 1991

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Blurb from Wax Poetics: In celebration of Hip Hop’s 50th year, we’ve teamed up with London based ‘Classic Material’ to present a chronologically themed series of mixtapes celebrating the history of recorded Rap music, mixed by Chris Read. Alongside the Hip Hop series, this companion Breaks series takes our re-cap[…]

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