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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Rare Groove/Soul/Hip Hop DJ Mix: Chris Read - bbe Mixtape Competition 2010 

Bbe Mixtape Competition 2010 by Chris Read (Musicofsubstance) on Mixcloud

I normally try and post more jazz, rare groove and reggae-esque vibes on a Sunday (as well as some news and current affairs type stuff) so I figure a quality mix of music in those genres as well hip hop based on samples from them, especially as done by UK 'megamix' specialist Chris Read, should be OK too!

Here's his plug for the mix:

"BBE is, I can say with some confidence, my favourite record label of recent years in terms of consistency and quality of output. From legendary modern day artists such as Dilla and Pete Rock to compilations of obscure and forgotten gems, it's a label that covers a lot of ground and does it all with style.

So it almost goes without saying that putting this mix together was an absolute pleasure. The toughest thing was not deciding what to include but what to leave out. I probably could have made a dozen mixtapes with the pile of records I pulled out before getting started and it would have been simple enough to produce a complete mix of music from any one of the label's many genres, but I wanted to try and represent the label's full range.

What I ended up with is a fairly quick paced mix which passes through modern soul, hip hop, funk, boogie, disco, a touch of house, reggae, nu jazz, vocal jazz and dancefloor jazz pretty much in that order with a few little surprises along the way. A mix that's so varied is always going to be a little risky as not everybody shares the same range of tastes but I think I've accurately portrayed the label's range of output and had some fun in the process and that, after all, is the most important thing. If you've checked my previous mixtapes, you'll know what to expect in terms of presentation and mixing style, and if not - well here's your chance... I hope you enjoy!

Track Listing:

01. Chris Read – Theme #3 (Scratchapella)
02. J Dilla – Think Twice (Instrumental) (Welcome 2 Detroit Instrumentals)
03. Katalyst feat Steve Spacek – How Bout Us (What’s Happening)
04. J Dilla – Body Movin (Instrumental) (The Shining Instrumentals)
05. J Dilla – Baby (The Shining)
06. J Dilla – Won’t Do (Insturmental) (The Shining Instrumentals)
07. J Dilla feat Frank N Dank – Pause (Acapella) (Beat Generation EP #2)
08. King Britt – Emotional Quotient Deringer (Instrumental) (Adventures In Lo
Fi Instrumentals)
09. Jazzy Jeff feat J Live – Break It Down (My Peoples 12”)
10. Pete Rock feat Freddie Foxxx – Mind Frame (Instrumental) (Mind Frame
11. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Appreciate (Acapella) (It’s A Love Thing 12”)
12. Pete Rock – Hiphopcrisy (Petestrumentals)
13. Pete Rock – Pete’s Jazz (Petestrumentals)
14. INI – Props (Centre Of Attention)
15. Third Guitar – Baby Don’t Cry (Kenny Dope & Keb Darge: Funk Spectrum
Volume 2)
16. The Willard Posey Reunion – Cissy Strut N American Woman (Kenny
Dope & Keb Darge: Funk Spectrum Volume 2)
17. The Soul Seven – The Cissy’s Thang (Kenny Dope & Keb Darge: Funk
Spectrum Volume 2)
18. Kenny Dope – Can U Handle It? (Beat Generation EP #1)
19. Melba Moore – Standing Right Here (Kenny Dope: Strange Games And
Funky Things Volume 3)
20. Joe Coleman – Get It Off The Ground (Kenny Dope & Keb Darge: Funk
Spectrum Volume 2)
21. Donny McCullogh – From The Heart (Kon & Amir: Off Track Volume 3)
22. The Fabulous Conti Family – You’ve Got Me Goin Baby (Kon & Amir: Off
Track Volume 2)
22. Roy Ayers – Tarzan (Osunlade Mix) (Virgin Ubiquity Remixed)
23. Million Dollar Orchestra – Canal Street Bus Stop (Better Days)
24. DJ Vadim – Hidden Treasure (Acapella) (Hidden Treasure EP)
25. DJ Vadim – Watch That Sound (J Star Remix) (Soundcatcher Extras)
26. Roy Ayers – Mystic Voyage (Dj Marky & XRS Mix) (Virgin Ubiquity
27. Q Project – Move On (4 Hero & Dj Marky: Kings Of Drum & Bass)
28. Aaron Jerome – Marrakech (Time To Rearrange)
29. Re Jazz – Inner City Life (Gilles Peterson & Jazzanova: Kings Of Jazz)
30. DJ Vadim – Manchester (The Sound Catcher)
31. 4 Hero – Spirits In Transit (Gilles Peterson & Jazzanova: Kings Of Jazz)
32. Sleepwalker – Ai-No Kawa (A Riot On Old Street)

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