Today we bring you some West Coast rap vibes x Stax Records sounds created by a talented crew from the Midwest. Both styles of music were influential and ruthless in their own right and these sounds forever have put a mark on the music industry. Chicago’s Altered Tapes pays tribute to both and combines them together seamlessly for their ninth release and a 45. The track was previously released in Sept. 2020, now pressed up for your turntable and ears here in 2021. Let’s go!
We love a good edit here at Flea Market Funk and both sides of this seven inch are artists that are no stranger to putting together masterful edits of tracks. This time The Chi’s Altered Tapes take Eazy E’s “Eazy-er Said Than Dunn” and put him together with The Crown Prince of Dance aka Rufus Thomas and just slay the A-Side. With crispy ass drums and horn stabs from “The Breakdown” they proceed to break it down to the very last compound as Eazy’s flow and that Stax sound flipped just right makes the engine go. On the flip side, one of the game’s beat and most innovative, DJ Platurn. Residing in Oaktown by way of Iceland, Platurn has been on the scene for quite some time. Keeping forty-five records alive one record at a a time, the experienced digger, DJ, and producer digs into the Stax catalog and comes up with a doozie of a track in “King Penguin”. Another great edit/flip/ re-lick that has beefed up drums and an updated feel that will surely get the crowd moving. Listen to both tracks below and pre-order on the Heat Rock label. Out on June 18th.
Pre-order the forty-five, available 6.18.21 here.