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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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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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DJ Set at Seed Library, Shoreditch this Saturday

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I’m pleased to be back at Seed Library Shoreditch (below One Hundred Hotel) this Saturday, for another all night, all vinyl session. Mostly selection, minimal mixing for this one. Come through for good drinks, food and of course soundtrack! Further info and table bookings here.

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Classic Material x Apple Music: New Mixes Added

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Earlier this year Classic Material teamed up with Apple Music to offer all of the 90s editions of the Classic Material year by year mixtape series, officially licensed on the streaming service. As we enter the last month of Hip Hop’s 50th year, we’re pleased to announce that the 80s[…]

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#HIPHOP50: Classic Material Bonus Mix #6

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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. This sixth bonus mix focuses on another sub-genre popularised in the 90s[…]

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DJ Set This Saturday at Jujus, East London

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Catch me playing alongside some of London’s finest – Shortee Blitz (Kiss FM), Mr Thing (BBE), Bobbafatt (First Word) and Batman (Dropping Science) at Jujus on Brick Land in celebration of the birthdays of two of the crew – Nick Armitage and Mo Fingaz. Entry is FREE!

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#HIPHOP50: Classic Material Megamix #7 (1993)

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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. This megamix serves as short form companion to our recent 1993 mixtape,[…]

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