Playing tracks by
>> Hive, The Cinematic Orchestra, Alif Tree, Quantic, Willie Bobo and more.
A while ago, a friend of mine asked if I would do an acid jazz mix for Mixcloud. I've been meaning to do it for a while, but I only now had the time. None of the tracks here are drum and bass, but it's not hard to see the influence these tunes have had upon me and the many other soulful drum and bass producers. A 2-and-a-half hour selection of acid jazz, hiphop, funk, and other feel-good genres, the sounds of this mix will be intimately familiar to anyone who's ever attended a summer gathering I've DJed. A perfect soundtrack to the Independence Day fireworks sure to be lighting up my motherland tomorrow.
I apologize for the lower-than-normal bitrate of the mix, and the fact that it's in mono rather than stereo. In order to get around Mixcloud's 100MB upload cap with a mix of this length, I had to make a few concessions.
HUGE shouts to DJ Shagz, who has been my one of my musical mentors, and a valued friend, for many years. I nicked a track from him. http://mixcloud.com/djshagz