Alot of the mixtapes I've ripped recently have tended to be to be on the boom-bap backpacker side of things. Nothing wrong with that of course but I thought I'd switch it up and drop some early 00s mix CDs for you, starting off with a dope mix by DJ Juice...
DJ Yoda and OBFZL contributor Tobes return in their Sparkle Motion guise for another of their 'Flight School' mixes.
"Buckle up and brace yourselves for Sparkle Motion's third and final
installment of their hugely popular "Flight School" mixtape series. If
you've flown with them before, you already know what to expect: first
class 80s funk, soul and R&B breaks, obscure and familiar, all mixed
together with superior turntable skills. Download and prepare for take
Shout to Craig for coming through with some audio of this for me. Kam's debut album 'Neva Again' was a favourite of mine when it dropped but one thing that always bothered me was that the version of 'Peace Treaty' (also the lead single) was different to the one that had been getting played on Westwood and Kiss FM. I thought that maybe it existed as a remix on the promo or test press but so far the only place it has emerged is in the form of this mp3 ripped from a tape of a Westwood show from December 1992.
Ok, its not drastically different, but that sample in the chorus is missing on the LP version and although hearing it now, it admittedly sounds a bit cluttered, I always felt that the released version was missing something without it. As with alot of these kind of situations I guess it comes down to which version you heard first. Either way, Rap Nerds love them some unreleased alternative versions so it had to be posted.
Last night's show on Kane FM, featuring a dope guest mix by DJ A To The L out of Florida.
I've had some great mixes on the show over the last year but I feel like he kind of upped the ante with this one. Don't sleep.
To return the favour I sent him over a mix for his show on WVFS, which aired on Saturday night
He's posted both mixes on his site so go here to check them out . Hopefully we'll hook up another GU1 - 850 Rap Exchange later in the year.
Puff Daddy ft The LOX 'All About The Benjamins' (original
BootcampClick 'Headz Aint Redee'
Ghostface Killah ft Raekwon & Cappadonna 'Fish'
Ras Kass 'Soul On Ice' (remix)
Kool G Rap ft Nas 'Fast Life' (Vinyl Reanimators remix)
A Tribe Called Quest 'Mr Incognito'
Cypress Hill 'Illusions' (Q Tip remix)
Doo Wop & King Sun 'New York Love (All Eyes On Sun)'
Camp Lo 'Coolie High' (Paradise mix)
Raekwon & Ghostface Killah 'Rainy Dayz' (remix)
Don't forget to check The Infinite Hip Hop Show this Sunday night on Kane FM. I'll be doing my thing from 9-11pm UK time. If you're a DJ (specifically, one that can mix 2 records together) and want to submit a guest mix for the show then get in touch
I think this originally first surfaced on Stretch Armstrong's blog (and as that was 6 years years ago, the links are now dead) "We'd play this cassette on the air frequently, despite the awful sound
quality, and it was regularly requested. It's the first time most
people heard Redman, and you could imagine the buzz it created for the
young Reggie Noble. Red has often sited us playing this as his break -
the reason he got on. That may or may not be true, but it definitely
created a huge interest in him among the listeners. Biz is entertaining
as usual, but because this is only audio, you don't get the full Biz
experience. Redman, on the other hand, just destroys it."
This is something I downloaded from somewhere about 10 years ago and recently rediscovered on a spindle of old CDRs. Trying to find out a bit of background info on it hasnt been easy though. Until I'm told otherwise, I'm going with it being broadcast live on BBC 1xtra from the UK Takeover event in Nottingham that ran for a few years. If anyone knows any more/different then let me know.