Hey, it’s cold outside! You need some warm basslines to heat you up. Here’s a short vinyl mix I did a while ago, focused on the similarities between Fusion Jazz and Hip Hop Instrumentals. You dig Hip Hop and Jazz as we do, don’t you?
Similarly to my previous mix, I tried to put together a sequence of smooth tunes that sound good together (at least to me), and tried to create an atmosphere out of it. The Lowest Common Denominator is having a warm and deep bassline, somehow Lowend-Theory-sounding, you know what i mean, we all love that sound.
You got some Fusion Jazz originals represented by virtuosos like Stanley Clarke (who provides a really cool intro if you ask me), Miroslav Vitous and german band Passport, some 90′s Hip Hop classic instrumentals, a classic UBB tune by Bo Diddley (really nasty drums), an underrated track from Funkadalic followed by a great sampling of the same by none other than the 45 King.
Then you got some Barry White, a couple of crazy jazzy beats from the Wild Style soundtrack, a Tribe Called Quest break I took from a bootleg vinyl I bought in Paris many years ago (that’s when I discovered breaks albums…crazy), and the solemn El Michaels Affair banger “Glaciers Of Ice” to close the mix. Hope you enjoy it as I did making it. Peace.
Stanley Clarke – Life Suite Part 1 [Atlantic, 1974]
Nas – The World Is Yours (Tip mix) – Instr. [Columbia, 1994]
Omniscence – Amazin – Instr. [UGC 2001]
Bo Diddley – Hit Or Miss [Street Beat]
Passport – Homunculus [Atlantic, 1974]
Wild Style OST – Gangbusters [Beyongolia, 1998]
Funkadelic – A Joyful Process [Westbound, 1971]
45 King – We Got The Funk [Tuff City, 1988]
Funk Master – You Can…. [Promo]
Black Moon – I Got Cha Opin – Instr. [Wreck, 1994]
Lords Of The Underground – Funky Child – Instr. [Pendulum, 1992]
Black Moon – Reality (Killing Every…) – Instr. [Wreck, 1994]
Wild Style OST – Jungle Beat – Gangbusters [Beyongolia, 1998]
Miroslav Vitous – Infinite Search [Atlantic, 1974]
Beats From A Tribe [Bootleg]
El Michaels Affair – Glaciers Of Ice [Truth & Soul, 2006]
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