The cultural influences are always there in everything Amit does but f**k me if it doesn’t work perfectly. I’ve seen him live a few times and went mental and this was a good few years after I stopped dancing. More to come here from him here I’m sure.
I thought this came out before 2000 but hey. According to the discogs page the melody comes from David Bowie’s ‘Let’s Dance’, maybe that’s why I like it so much. Mixing with this tune is so much fun, the bassline is a hurricane.
Mickey Finn @ AWOL (second set of tapes) was 60 minutes of bliss. Every tune was a banger, every mix a delight. This tune was on there and signifies the time, you could still use pianos and not be cheesy with it. Another one that defies time and takes you somewhere else. I wish I could have been there for that set.
Dego from 4 Hero remixing a 1992 Code 071 track under his Tek 9 moniker. Pretty unrecognisable as a remix it’s a testament to just how inventive and free jungle was back then. Utter classic.
All the sets from a huge night. Old skool special. Catch the story at Drumtrip. Cheers for the heads up!
“November 23rd marks the 20th Anniversary of Snoop Dogg’s highly-acclaimed Doggystyle, in which his lyrical realism and distinctive vocal flow forever changed hip-hop and helped define the genre into what it is today.
In honor of this date, Snoop has created an enticing mixtape of the samples used on Doggystyle. Never done before, Snoop offers exclusive commentary about each song and the behind-the-scenes stories that went on during the making of the historic record. The mixtape offers fans a once-in-a-lifetime experience to hear first-hand, the creative process behind the record.”
My mate had this EP, it’s another of the ones I used to learn to mix with. It’s all about the pads at 1:57.
I heard this in a pub the other day and thought it was Cypress Hill’s Black Sunday and was very pleasantly surprised to hear it carry on. I hastened to the bar and quickly as multiple drinks would allow and slurred a demand for an ID. They only knew the album being played but that was enough for me to track it down later on when I confusingly found it scrawled on my hand.
Sounding pretty good so far. Deep.
I’ve said this before, these guys were way ahead of their time. This was the hazy summer sounding soundtrack of my very early twenties.