Blind Rhythm: The Ace Hotel Live Mix Eight

I decided to go back and pay tribute to one of my heroes, Mark Gonzales. His skateboarding and art all have rhythm, and I just thought how music and skateboarding go hand in hand. Think of this as a track to bump while you’re zooming through traffic, or rather what the Gonz or Jason Lee might listen to while hitting a late night sesh. Skateboarding was such a huge part of my life when I was younger, and I remember looking up to a guy like the Gonz, and now that we have grown up (and are the same age), wanted to give a nod to a guy who has shaped skateboarding and art in a huge way.

With Jazz influenced tracks from Madlib, J-Rocc and Bob James (an Arrested Development sample) , Hip Hop rarities from ATCQ featuring Jay Dee, Da Bush Babees and Bumpy Knuckles instrumentals, Rocksteady from Justin Hines and a Reggae influenced track from J Live as well as a head nodder to boot, Funk from Greyboy feat. Bart Davenport redoing Cymande, Lack of Afro turning Arctic Monkeys into a drum fest, Ethiopian sounds from Mulata Astatke, plus remixes of James Brown, Jimmy Smith and Bio Ritmo from Kenny Dope, Lyrics Born and E’s E respectively, wacky Ernest Bourgnine soundtrack Funk Rock and finishing up with some Ska. This mix was done all live and in one take. Please enjoy and pass it on.

Blind Rhythm: The Ace Hotel Live Mix Eight Track List

Tribute to the Gonz
Madlib – Slim’s Return
King Solomon – The Moon Walk
Billy Strange – put a Little Led In Your Zeppelin
Bumpy Knuckles – Part of My Life
J-Rocc – Thru the Tulips
A Tribe Called Quest Featuring Jay Dee – That Shit
Greyboy feat. Bart Davenport – Genevieve
Richard Evans – Patutu
Bob James – Tappan Zee
Bio Ritmo – Dina’s Mambo (E’s E Remix)
Justin Hines & the Dominoes – Save A Bread
Fela Ransome Kuti & Nigeria ’77 – Our Lady Frustration
Da Bush Babees – Swing It (Instrumental)
Beyond There – On Wax
J Live – Satisfied (Dub)/ The Way That I Rhyme feat. Boog Brown
Lack of Afro – When the Sun Goes Down
James Brown – There Was A Time (Kenny Dope Remix)
Jimmy Smith – Stay Loose (Lyrics Born Remix)
Mulata Astatke – Yegelle Tezeta
Bob Marley – Simmer Down
Bitin’ My Shit Outro

Check it out on my Mixcloud page.

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