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The Diary Volume 2 'The Breaks of the 80s'

The Diary Volume 2 'The Breaks of the 80s'

Chart positions

This show was 1st in the global funk chart, 1st in the global soul chart, 2nd in the global jazz chart and 4th in the global hip hop chart.

A little over 10 years ago I put out a mixtape called 'The Diary', by far the most ambitious mix I'd ever attempted - 801 iconic Hip Hop tracks in order of release from 1979 to 2009 in an 80 minute mix. It took literally years to put together and created enough buzz when it came out to set in motion a minor obsession with chronologically arranged mixes, the main result of which was a series called Classic Material, a set of 16 mixes each containing music from a specific year in Hip Hop history (in date order of course).

Volume Two, takes the concept a level deeper, this time reconstructing classics from Hip Hop's first decade from their constituent sample material. Arranged chronologically of course, this mix reassembles popular Hip Hop tunes from 1979 to 1989 utilising only the Funk, Soul, Rock and Jazz tracks from which they were originally composed. Close to 200 tracks appear. A track list (with sample credits) can be found here:


Stuart Black

Outstanding Mix some absolute classic gems on here , I also love to build breaks mixes, i haven't done one back as far as this but check the definitive mixes below as maybe up your street as well . :)

Tony Tone
Tony Tone

Great set wow job well done salute to you sir

D.j. Goodword

This is straight-up​ insane!


Excellent Mix!


This Mix is FIRE! Reminds me of the days in the park in the Bx! In the crates for sure!🔥🔥


Luuuuuurrrrrvvvveeee it

TheMe MusiQ

This is how a MIX is supposed sound!

DJ Wayne Dickson (Groove Line)

Amazing mix, Chris.
Cheers, Wayne.

Dj Kirk State

Straight fire all the way through

Aum Breath

Funky fresh and fly! Well done!