When percussionist/ musician Eric Bobo (Cypress Hill) and World Famous Beat Junkies DJ Rhettmatic came together on Bobo’s 2009 solo release Meeting Of The Minds, the idea for the DJ/percussion group was birthed. The rest is history. They released Bobo Meets Rhettmatic: The Mixtape to critical acclaim.
After loads of tour dates, the mixtape, and bridging the gap between Latin music and turntablism, the two have come together on another release, Cypress Junkies – a three-part mixtape series with a mini EP due November 3, 2011. With appearances by Dilated Peoples’ Rakaa Iriscience and Fitz and The Tantrum’s Noelle Scaggs, the mix features three new mixes as well as four studio tracks.
“ Both of these talented musicians take their superior talent, music knowledge and experience and go into uncharted territories combining Bobo’s percussion with the precision that is DJ Rhettmatic. Pure genius. ”
BMR kicks everything off with the “BMR Funk Set” and will release the “Mini Break Set” and the “BMR Latin Set” every following Thursday until release day. Not that live musicians and DJ collaborations are that uncommon, but BMR take it to a new level. Both of these talented musicians take their superior talent, music knowledge and experience and go into uncharted territories combining Bobo’s percussion with the precision that is DJ Rhettmatic. Pure genius. The two bring that personal feeling back to the music, a feeling of sitting in the park with your homies and your lady while you groove to the good music. Whether it’s Classic Hip Hop, Low Rider anthems, Latin Soul or dirty Funk, you had a good time. BMR brings that feeling back into the numb state of music that is 2011. They might not be the first to try live musicians with DJ’s, but they are certainly two of the best at it. Stay tuned for the next two mixes which I will be dropping each week.
Percussions: Eric Bobo (Cypress Hill)
Turntables: Dj Rhettmatic (Beat Junkies)
BMR FUNK SET:
Good Times – Chic
Square Biz – Teena Marie
Pumpin It Up – P-Funk Allstars
Brazillian Rhymes – Earth Wind & Fire
I’m Ready – Kano
Planet Rock – Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force