Chris Read Discography

Chris Read Discography

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The Diary Volume 1.5 ‘Twenty Years of the Remix’ (10th Anniversary Expanded Edition)

  • Release date: 2019-01-07
  • Label: Music of Substance

Ten years ago I put together a ‘remixtape’ as a follow up of sorts to ‘The Diary’ (at the time my most popular mixtape by a country mile). The concept expands on the chronology theme of the original, this time concentrating on trends in production: one iconic track from each year between 1989 and 2009, remixed in tribute to the popular production styles of the original year of release, from the James Brown influenced style of the late 80s and the jazz inflected styles of the early 90s to the unique sounds of producers Buckwild, Jay Dee, DJ Premier and others. For this 10th Anniversary expanded edition I’ve added ten additional tracks I put together around the same time that were not included on the original CD, many of them never before on Mixcloud.

Here’s what a few folks had to say about it at the time:

“Up there with Paul C, Pete Rock, Premier and all! – I can’t think of another Hip Hop CD I’ve played so much in years!” (Andy Smith – Portishead)

“Chris continues the rap anthology concept of his super-dope ‘The Diary’ megamix in the shape of a remix project – a great platform for Chris to showcase his ample beat-making skills.” (DJ Woody – Former World ITF Champion)

“Crazy! This is Rap History in the making. Chris proves his production skills on this one to the fullest. A wonderful and refreshing journey through all eras of hip hop. Double thumbs up!” (Marc Hype – MPM Records / Former ITF Champion)


1. Theme #3 (Intro) – Chris Read
2. We Got Our Own Thang (Chris Read Remix) – Heavy D & The Boyz
3. Rhythm Is The Master (Chris Read Remix) – DJ Kool Chip & Chuck Chillout
4. Let the Rhythm Hit Em (Chris Read Remix) – Eric B & Rakim
5. Hip Hop Junkies (Chris Read Remix) – Nice & Smooth
6. Poppa Large (Chris Read Remix) – Ultramagnetic MCs
7. Passin’ Me By (Chris Read Remix) – The Pharcyde
8. Iz U Wit Me? (Chris Read Remix) – Da Youngstas
9. Rock On (Chris Read Remix) – Funkdoobiest
10. Shook Ones Part II (Chris Read Remix) – Mobb Deep
11. Bomdigi (Chris Read Remix) – Erick Sermon
12. World Famous (Chris Read Remix) – MOP
13. Woo Hah Got You All In Check (Chris Read Remix) – Busta Rhymes
14. Runnin’ (Chris Read Remix) – The Pharcyde
15. Off The Books (Chris Read Remix) – The Beatnuts
16. The Trifest (Chris Read Remix) – DJ Honda feat The Beatnuts
17. Better (Chris Read Remix) – Unspoken Heard
18. Car Horn (Chris Read Remix) – Common
19. Quality Control (Chris Read Remix) – Jurassic 5
20. Love is Gone (Chris Read Remix) – Jaz O & Immobilaire
21. The Way You Do It (Chris Read Remix) – Little Brother
22. Whatever You Say (Chris Read Remix) – Little Brother
23. Raw (Chris Read Remix) – Checkmate feat Concise & Royce 5’9
24. Pause (Chris Read Remix) – Jay Dee feat Frank & Dank
25. Always (Chris Read Remix) – Kev Brown
26. Kick Push (Chris Read Remix) – Lupe Fiasco
27. Life of the Party (Chris Read Remix) – Little Brother feat Carlitta Durand
28. I Need You (Chris Read Remix) – Darien Brockington feat Little Brother
29. Ladder of Success (Chris Read Remix) – DJ KO feat Phonte, Masta Ace, Wordsworth & K Hill