I have been really into my design stuff lately, and well, my inspiration this week is drawn from Robert Brownjohn and of all things, a vitamin package. Super clean stuff, and I like the “selected” cuts label, so here goes. Always in awe of the stuff Dilla did, his lifting of a Stereolab sample for Busta Rhymes is genius, while some originals by the Los Angeles Negros, The Battered Ornaments, The Coasters, The JB’s, and Gary Wright have been sampled before, heavily and well, not so heavily. There is some Golden Age Hip Hop with Pete Rock and CL Smooth featuring Grand Puba (and using the Coasters sample) while Diamond and KRS-One meet and Da Bush Babees swing it, newer Hip Hop straight from Shaolin and Ghostface feat. Raekwon and Capadonna, some funky Reggae with Boris Gardiner, rockin’ steady with Delroy Wilson, and ecellent re-interpretation of Eddie Harris by DJ Nu-Mark, and some Rock with the Who. I mean if you can’t get down with “Emminence Front” think about it again. Shout out to Shut Skateboards vet Derek Rinaldi on that track. Always switching it up for you on these Ace mixes, it was done all live, one take, and is a good representation of what you’re gonna hear if you come out on Fridays at the Ace Hotel in NYC to hear me play.
Selected Cuts: The Ace Hotel Live Mix 5 Track List
Stereolab – Come and Play In the Milky Night
Busta Rhymes/ Jay Dee – Show Me What You Got
Los Angeles Negros – El Rey y Yo
The Battered Ornaments – Crosswords and Safety Pins
The Coasters – Down Home Girl
Pete Rock & CL Smooth feat. Grand Puba – Skinz
Boris Gardiner feat. Leslie Butler – Funky N*gg*r
Bohannon – Run It Down Mr. DJ
Bobby Hutcherson – Montara (The Roots Remix)
The Who – Emminence Front
Gary Wright – Love Is Alive
Ghostface feat. Cappadanna – Ghetto
KRS-One – Hip Hop vs. Rap (Prestige Edit)
Da Bush Babees – Swing It (Instrumental)
The JB’s – More Peas
Eddie Harris – Bold and Black (DJ Nu-Mark Edit)
Delroy Wilson – Dancing Mood
Check out Selected Cuts: The Ace Hotel Live Mix 5 on my Mixcloud page.
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