Change In Rhythm: A Celebration of the Drum Mix

Change In Rhythm Cover

For quite a while now I’ve wanted to put together a mix that featured a bunch of drum breaks, original samples, atmospheric soundtracks, and snippets of a small portion of the vinyl that I have in my crates. What was stopping me really, was just doing it. Yes, it has been done before, but I wanted to do my own mix that celebrated the drum. I always like some funky breaks, drum samples and what not, and I knew it had to be all vinyl, all original, and in one take. These types of mixes have been done before by legends like DJ Riz, Paul Nice, Soulman, Lord Finesse, DJ Muro and others. Their mixes helped me understand the music, and kept me digging deeper. There are many more that have inspired me to put this mix together. Included are a lot of records on here that you may recognize and some you may not. Original Samples from Idris Muhammad, Isaac Hayes, Black Ivory, JJ Johnson among others sit side by side to movie soundtracks, Saturday morning cartoons, college Jazz bands, TV themes, Latin vibes, Hard Bop, and interesting cover songs. With production from people like David Axelrod, Quincy Jones, and Creed Taylor to name a few, I think there is a little bit of heat on this mix. If that’s not enough, some of my favorite producers such as DJ Premier, The Dust Brothers, and J.Dilla have chopped up some of these sides too. I’m hoping this will be the first in a series of mixes like this, and that you all can appreciate something a little different from me here at Flea Market Funk. Like I said, it was done all in one take and live, so dig on the clicks, pops, and improvised flow. Thanks for the support. Enjoy.

Change In Rhythm Track List

Couldn’t Understand Intro
Cannonball Adderly – Introduction
Lonnie Smith – Funky Reaction
Cal Tjader – Solar Heat
George Benson – Summertime
Stanley Turrentine – Sister Sanctified
Les McCann – Us
Buddy Merrill – Son of a Preacher Man
East Coast – Miss Gigi
Bob Dorough – I Got Six
Motherlode – When I Die
Ron Carter – Opus 1.5
Herbie Mann – House of the Rising Sun
Aphrodite’s Child – The Beast
Mongo Santamaria – The Windjammer
Shirley Bassey – Spinning Wheel
Jimmy McGriff – Ain’t It Funky Now
Main Ingredient – Summer Breeze
Return to Forever – Sophistifunk
Seawind – Wings of Love
Black Ivory – I Keep Asking Questions
The New Birth – Take This Train To Freedom
The Counts – Change In Rhythm
Hugo Montenegro – The Ecstacy of Gold
Jerry Goldsmith – New Identity
Billy Strange – Love Theme for Bunny and Bill
Isaac Hayes – Hung Up On My Baby
JJ Johnson – Parade Strut
Melba Liston – Ringo Smith
Jah Grundy – Shaolin Disciples
Dennis Coffey & Luchi De Jesus – At the Beach
Idris Muhammad – Loran’s Damce
Hank Crawford – Alone Again Naturally
Gil Scott-Heron – Needles Eye
US Navy Port Authority Band – Super Strut
Esther Phillips – Mister Magic
Grover Washington Jr. – Mister Magic
T.Swift & the Electric Bag – Are You Experienced?
Lou Rawls – Season of the Witch
Deodato – Black Dog
Billy Cobham – Crosswinds
Barry White – Stick Up
Young-Holt Unlimited – Food Stamps
Elvin Jones – Frost Bite
Quincy Jones – Theme from Ironsides
Dick Griffin – Jakuba’s Dance
Lalo Schifrin – Wheat Germ Landscape
Wilbert Longmire – Funshine Bob
Ramsey Lewis – Hot Dawgit
North Texas State Lab Band – Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Roy Ayers – Mystic Voyage
Sun Ra – New Day
Miles Davis Quintet – Au bar du Petit Bac
Marion Brown – Porto Nova
Color of Drums Outro

Listen to Change In Rhythm on my mixcloud page.

Keep Diggin’!

5 responses to “Change In Rhythm: A Celebration of the Drum Mix

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  2. Prestige! Love the mix and love your work in general, you’re a beast, you’re that dude, etc etc. Keep it up! Is it just me or is that a “secret” track after spinning wheel? The “vamos a bailar el chachacha” is very familiar but I only have melodic memory, I can never remember track names….

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