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Classic Material Edition#9 (1995)

Classic Material Edition#9 (1995)

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Playing tracks by

Funkdoobiest, DAS EFX, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Show and AG, Common and more.

Edition #9 of our monthly Classic Material series pays tribute to the hip hop of 1995. The output of '95 arguably typifies what is often referred to as the 'mid 90s sound', with filtered and layered grooves accompanying crisp programmed drums at a tempo generally far lower than in previous years. The general trend for decreasing tempos peaked in '95 with a significant proportion of single releases barely breaking the 90bpm mark.

1995 is also notable for the rise of a darker more melancholy production style with even the darkest of backdrops (Mobb Deep's Shook Ones Part 2 for example) scoring as unlikely club hits. There were of course also a host of more typically upbeat club tracks, Blahzay Blahzay's 'Danger' and ODB's 'Shimmy Shimmy Ya' being good examples.

The Classic Material Edition #9 party takes place at the City Arts and Music Project in London on Saturday 16th July with special guests Matman and Daredevil (ITF / DMC Champs).

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Word up this is so fresh! Liberation of tha soul!

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Thank you for a terrific stroll...that memory lane stuff gets me right in the gut every time!! Way to sock it to me!!

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Nice trip down memory lane. Keep up the good work!

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I want to be Chris Read when I grow up..... dude I have not heard one bad mix!!!!

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Amazing mixes dude, keep it up!

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Penny Arcade

Lush stuff. Hip-hop got me into record collecting and now just going back and filling in the gaps from my favourite era, so these mixes are great (and useful!). Cheers!

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Francesco DeSensi

These classic material mixes of yours a great. They have amazing flow to them.

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jamurai
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'What I'm after' over 'Give up the Goods' is dope!

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hi chris, ur on fire man!!! loveing them more and more can't wait till the next one keep up the good work bud dwarf ;@))

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Your mix made me sign up for the site.. It's poppin on here!

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Billy Emsley
Billy Emsley

Love it Chris, anotha concise and intelligent compilation from a heavy year for hip hop. Also, once again moulded together in your usual immaculate manner. Good work fella!!

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you ill mo' fo'.

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01D
01D

back in the years, 1995 was a good year in case of Hip Hop....THX

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Chris Read (MusicOfSubstance)

Another disclaimer for the nerds and train spotters: Firstly, World Renown's 'Long Jev' has never officially been released as far as I know but should have been released in '95 were it not for label issues and was present on many House of Hits mixtapes / radio shows from that year. I managed to get hold of a copy to include here because I love the track but the audio quality is not as good as I would like it to be.

Secondly, Pharcyde's '4 Better or 4 Worse' was on their 1991 'Bizarre Ride' album but the acapella was also issued as a bonus track to 'Runnin' from their 1995 'Labcabincalifornia' album. However, I've not been able to see for sure if that release was actually from 1995 or a later issue - I've given the track the benefit of the doubt.

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