Saturday, 18 September 2010

Modern Marvel

This is all about the best kind of hip hop there is. It starts with a bit of 90s acid jazz type business including, yes that Digable Planet classic and the first of a spoken word centred track. After that, Erykah, Kelis, Gang Starr, Nas, Common and Marvin (see what I mean?!). Some beautiful poetry from Saul Williams and Blackalicious. But the pinnacle is the two Mos Def tracks, off one of most underrated albums of recent times, The New Danger; the sweet flow of Sunshine and the epic Modern Marvel. It samples Marvin and it is totally worthy. It ends with a guy who is leading way in future soul AND is from London! Enjoy it, I have.

Urban Species - Just a matter of time
Brooklyn Funk Essentials - The revolution was postponed because of rain
US3 - It's like that
Digable Planets - Rebirth of Slick (Cool like dat)
Erykah Badu - Cleva
Kelis - Glow ft. Raphael Saadiq
Gang Starr - Moment of Truth
Nas - Get Down
Common - Chi City
Mos Def - Sunshine
Marvin Gaye - Flyin High (in the friendly sky)
Mos Def - Modern Marvel
Blackalicious - Release
Robert Glasper - Butterfly
Bjork - Joga (live at the Royal Opera House)
Spacek - Sexy Curvatia

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Dilla Tribute

There's loads of Dilla mixes out there, most with a far great depth of knowledge than me but it had to be done. It kicks off with a few great tributes then onto some of my favourite cuts.

Miguel Atwood Ferguson Dillchestra - Untitled Fantastic
Slum Village - Fantastic interlude 2
Robert Glasper Trio - J Dillalude
Robert Glasper,Chris Dave, Mos Def - Thelonius (live)
Slum Village - Fall in Love
Common - Nag Champa (afrodisiac for the world)
Slum Village - You know what love is
The Roots with The Miguel Atwood Ferguson Dillchestra - Antiquity
Slum Village - Untitled-Fantastic
Jay Dee - in tha spot
Jay Dee, Madlib - the jam
Yesterdays New Quintet - Mestizo Eyes
Slum Village - Thelonius ft Common