Sunday, 20 December 2009

I look pretty tall but my heels are high

Here’s a mix thing what, just tracks using Melvin Blissesese’s’s’s’s’s Synthetic Substitution. Mildly mixed but needed to be done, here’s what’s on it

OG Style- Catch ‘Em Slippin’

Great track from a great album, he even says “we’ve been waiting on this break for a long time”. Clever. I always hears “what about the doubters” as “what about the downloads”. Even before they invented them. Double clever.

De La Soul- Potholes in My Lawn

De La also use the drums in Stone Age and Millie Pulled a Pistol on Santa (would have been seasonal) but here they use the piano yeah.

The Pharcyde- Ya Mama

Your mum.

Ghostface Killah- Mighty Healthy

Same break and some of the same lyrics as the next track.

Divine Force- Holy War

As interpolated by Ghostface (^this^). The best thing they did. Got this for 20p.

Ultramagnetic MCs- Ego Trippin’

The oldest track on this? Probably. One of the best? Yes.

Frankie Cutlass- Boriquas on the Set

Fat Joe and stuff.

Bizmarkie- Cool V’s Tribute to Scratching

Biz is also on De La’s Substitution sampling Stone Age. SIX DEGREES OF KEVIN BACON. Big Daddy Kane’s Just Rhymin’ With Biz uses a bit of Substitution too. As does Looks Like a Job For.

Wu-Tang Clan- Clan in da Front

Rza and the Wu love this break. Because it’s good.

Gang Starr- Code of the Streets

Primo with the substitution break. Also using one of my favourite scratch sounds.

Naughty By Nature- OPP (inst)

As heard in the summer of whenever. Yeah, you know how I roll.

Tony D- Adam’s Nightmare

The beat that Naughty by Nature nicked. Another hip hop legend gone this year.

Public Enemy- Don’t Believe the Hype

Reminds me of a 6th form ice skating trip. Oh how we laughed. PE like the break too.

Gang Starr- Dwyck

Primo again. You know the one. The lemonade one.

Prince Rakeem- Deadly Venoms

Pre-Wu Rza. You disagree with me, fuck you mister.

Def Jef- Black to the Future

He’s Def and his name is Jef. He did some alright tracks.

Nice and Smooth- Skill Trade

Just the piano again. Just little bits though.

Supreme Nyborn- Versatile Extension

Let’s remix it. Booom

EMF- Rough Potential

Not that EMF but ^that^ EMF, Electro Motive Force. Incidentally I saw EMF (that EMF) supporting Boo Ya Tribe many years ago. Big boy riddims.

Schoolly D- Saturday Night

How the fluck did he get so cool. Could have also used Saturday Night Live by Masta Ace which uses large bits of the break, and has Premier on it. KEVIN BACON.

Choice MCs- This is the B-Side

Better than the A-side. Pianos and that.

Public Enemy- Brothers Gonna Work It Out (dub)

They did a track called The B-Side Wins again but this was an A-side. Weird. Could have included Miuzi Weighs a Ton too, if it would mix nice.

BTX- This Jam is Black

Super, a sprightly number from the great Select label.

DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince- Jazzy’s Groove

Final track and cut short before Grover Washington Jr comes in just in case it provoked a facebook group to try to post a mix of shouty rap metal instead.

Listen to it