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Das EFX ‘Dead Serious’ 25th Anniversary Mixtape

  • Release date: 2017-04-07
  • Label: Wax Poetics x WhoSampled

Mixcloud chart positions: Funk chart: #1 / Soul chart: #1 / Rap chart: #1

Blurb from WhoSampled:

“April 7th 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of Das EFX’s debut LP ‘Dead Serious’. Executive produced by EPMD, the LP shares its sonic template with Hit Squad productions of the era from the likes of Redman, K Solo and EPMD themselves. Densely layered samples are the order of the day, classic drum breaks, P-Funk basslines and layer upon layer of atmospherics and vocal snippets all appearing in spades. It’s the album’s vocal style however that defined it, with ‘Diggedy-Das’s playfully unique and subsequently much imitated style of slang being the LP’s most memorable feature. In keeping with tradition, we’re pleased to present this exclusive mixtape of album tracks, alt versions and original sample material in collaboration Wax Poetics, mixed by Chris Read.”


  1. Das EFX – Straight Out The Sewer (Remix #1 Instrumental)
  2. Chris Read – Theme #3 (Scratchapella)
  3. Stanley Turrentine – The Man With The Sad Face (sampled in ‘If Only’)
  4. Doug E Fresh & Slick Rick – La Di Da Di (sampled in ‘If Only’) [Extract]
  5. Das EFX – If Only
  6. James Brown – Think ’73 (sampled in ‘Mic Checka’)
  7. Lyn Collins – Think (About It) (sampled in ‘Mic Checka’) [Extract]
  8. Skull Snaps – It’s A New Day (sampled in ‘Mic Checka’) [Loop]
  9. Das EFX – Mic Checka
  10. James Brown – The Payback (sampled in ‘Mic Checka’) [Extract]
  11. Audio Two – Top Billin (sampled in ‘Mic Checka’) [Extract]
  12. Otis Redding – The Happy Song (Dum Dum) (sampled in ‘Dum Dums’)
  13. Lee Dorsey – Get Out My Life Woman (sampled in ‘Dum Dums’) [Loop]
  14. Run DMC – Here We Go (Live at the Funhouse) (sampled in ‘Dum Dums’) [Extract]
  15. Das EFX – Dum Dums
  16. Wilson Pickett – Get Me Back On Time, Engine #9 (sampled in ‘Dum Dums’) [Extract]
  17. Skull Snaps – Its A New Day (sampled in Straight Out The Sewer) [Loop]
  18. Parliament – Funkin For Fun (sampled in Straight Out The Sewer) [Loop]
  19. Das EFX – Straight Out The Sewer
  20. Biz Markie – Vapors (sampled in Straight Out The Sewer) [Extract]
  21. Skull Snaps – It’s A New Day (sampled in East Coast) [Loop]
  22. BDP – Original Lyrics (sampled in East Coast) [Extract]
  23. Eric B & Rakim – Eric B Is President (sampled in East Coast) [Extract]
  24. EPMD – So Watcha Sayin (sampled in East Coast) [Extract]
  25. Das EFX – East Coast
  26. Joe Tex – Papa Was Too (sampled in Brooklyn to T-Neck) [Loop]
  27. ESG – UFO (sampled in Brooklyn to T-Neck) [Loop]
  28. Chubb Rock – What’s The Word (sampled in Brooklyn to T-Neck) [Extract]
  29. EPMD – Hardcore (sampled in Brooklyn to T-Neck) [Extract]
  30. Das EFX – Brooklyn to T-Neck
  31. James Brown – Blind Man Can See It (sampled in They Want EFX)
  32. BDP – Breath Control II (sampled in They Want EFX) [Extract] 
  33. EPMD – Underground (sampled in They Want EFX) [Extract]
  34. Das EFX – They Want EFX
  35. The Emotions – Blind Alley (sampled in Klap Ya Handz)
  36. The Meters – Hand Clapping Song (sampled in Klap Ya Handz) [Extract]
  37. Das EFX – Klap Ya Handz
  38. Audio 2 – Top Billin (sampled in Klap Ya Handz) [Extract]
  39. Booker T & The MGs – Hip Hug Her (sampled in Looseys)
  40. Special Ed – Howdown (sampled in Looseys) [Extract]
  41. Das EFX – Looseys
  42. James Brown – Funky President (sampled in Looseys) [Extract]
  43. The Emotions – Blind Alley (sampled in Jussummen) [Loop]
  44. Das EFX – Jussummen
  45. Doug E Fresh & Slick Rick – La Di Da Di (sampled in Jussummen) [Extract] 
  46. 46. Das EFX – Hard Like A Criminal