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The Diary Volume 1.5 'Twenty Years of the Remix' (10th Anniversary Expanded Edition) [Unmixed]

The Diary Volume 1.5 'Twenty Years of the Remix' (10th Anniversary Expanded Edition) [Unmixed]

Chart positions

This show was 8th in the global rap chart and 18th in the global hip hop chart.

Ten years ago I put together a 'remixtape' as a follow up of sorts to 'The Diary' (at the time my most popular mixtape by a country mile). The concept expands on the chronology theme of the original, this time concentrating on trends in production: one iconic track from each year between 1989 and 2009, remixed in tribute to the popular production styles of the original year of release, from the James Brown influenced style of the late 80s and the jazz inflected styles of the early 90s to the unique sounds of producers Buckwild, Jay Dee, DJ Premier and others. As this was not on Mixcloud at the time, I've put together this 10th Anniversary expanded edition with ten additional tracks I made around the same time that were not included on the original CD, many of them never before on Mixcloud.

Cover artwork by John Brotherhood in tribute to Buddy Esquire.

Track list



Cant stop commenting. That RAW remix is bananas


J5 remix so fuckin money!


That Funkdoobiest remix straight heat!!!


This selection is dope! Dancing' in the living room. Are these remixes available for download somewhere?

Chris Read
Chris Read

Not all in one album, but you'll find most of them in the Classic Material or Diary sections on my bandcamp:

New York Rican Soul

Chris Read the beat encyclopedia !!


yeah now that's what I'm talking about!!!!

Ricky Douglas

Yeah lad

Gianbattista Bertanzetti