Playing tracks by
The Beastie Boys, Beastie Boys, The Beastie-Boys, Beasties and The Beasties.
A little set I put together as a personal tribute to my man, Nathanial Hörnblowér (aka Adam Yauch, aka MCA), founding member of The Beastie Boys and all round good guy. I dropped it as a Funkdub warm-up set when we hosted The Hackney Colliery Band on Saturday 19th May 2012 at Telfords Warehouse, Chester, UK.
Diggin' in the crates, I found plenty of the funk instrumentals that took me back to the one and only time I had the fortune to see the Beastie Boys, alongside my long-standing cohort, Gentleman Kush. On a dark December night in Manchester 2004, not long after our first outing together as "Weekend Breaks", soon to become Funkdub, we watched the Three MC's spit with style. A personal highlight was their half-hour fairground carousel stage lull of funk loveliness.
So, in all it's rawness, I give you my own half-hour funk tribute set, consisting of ten tracks of The Beastie Boys. And barely a mic check or a scratch in place. Ouch.
RIP MCA August 5, 1964 – May 4, 2012