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‘Classic Material Edition #9 (1995)’ Mixtape

  • Release date: 2011-07-01
  • Label: Classic Material

Edition #9 of our monthly Classic Material series pays tribute to the hip hop of 1995. The output of ’95 arguably typifies what is often referred to as the ‘mid 90s sound’, with filtered and layered grooves accompanying crisp programmed drums at a tempo generally far lower than in previous years. The general trend for decreasing tempos peaked in ’95 with a significant proportion of single releases barely breaking the 90bpm mark.

1995 is also notable for the rise of a darker more melancholy production style with even the darkest of backdrops (Mobb Deep’s Shook Ones Part 2 for example) scoring as unlikely club hits. There were of course also a host of more typically upbeat club tracks, Blahzay Blahzay’s ‘Danger’ and ODB’s ‘Shimmy Shimmy Ya’ being good examples.

The Classic Material Edition #9 party takes place at the City Arts and Music Project in London on Saturday 16th July with special guests Matman and Daredevil (ITF / DMC Champs).


1. Classic Material Intro
2. Das EFX – Intro
3. Grand Puba – I Like It (Instrumental)
4. Chris Read – Theme #3 (Scratchapella)
5. Mic Genronimo – Masta I.C (Instrumental)
6. Funkdoobiest – Dedicated (Acapella)
7. Jamal – Fades ‘Em All (Pete Rock Remix Instrumental)
8. Mark B feat MCM – A Certain Special Skill (Instrumental)
9. Das EFX – Here It Is
10. Das EFX – Can’t Have Nuttin (Instrumental)
11. Bushwackas – Caught Up In The Game
12. Supreme NTM – Tout N’est Pas Ci Facile
13. Blahzay Blahzay – Danger
14. Show & AG – Time For…
15. Ill and Al Scratch – Don’t Shut Down on a Player (Acapella)
16. Organised Confusion feat O.C – You Won’t Go Far
17. World Renown – Long Jev (Vocal)
18. World Renown – Long Jev (Instrumental)
19. Common – Resurrection ’95 (Acapella)
20. Show & AG – You Know Now (Buckwild Remix)
21. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Searching (Remix)
22. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Searching (Remix Instrumental)
23. Erick Sermon – Bomdigi (Acapella)
24. Masta Ase Incorporated – Phat Kat Ride (Instrumental)
25. Masta Ase Incorporated – Terror
26. Mobb Deep – Give Up The Goods (Instrumental)
27. Lords of the Undergound – What I’m After (Acapella)
28. Lords of the Undergound – What I’m After (Bonus Beats)
29. Funkdoobiest – Who Ra Ra (Instrumental)
30. Chubb Rock, Masta Ase and Special Ed – Brooklyn Dodgers Part 2