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Das EFX 'Dead Serious' 25th Anniversary Mixtape mixed by Chris Read

Das EFX 'Dead Serious' 25th Anniversary Mixtape mixed by Chris Read

Chart positions

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

Today (April 7th 2017) marks the 25th anniversary of Das EFX's debut LP 'Dead Serious'. Executive produced by EPMD, the LP shares its sonic template with Hit Squad productions of the era from the likes of Redman, K Solo and EPMD themselves. Densely layered samples are the order of the day, classic drum breaks, P-Funk basslines and layer upon layer of atmospherics and vocal snippets all appearing in spades. It's the album's vocal style however that defined it, with 'Diggedy-Das's playfully unique and subsequently much imitated style of slang being the LP's most memorable feature. In keeping with tradition, we're pleased to present this exclusive mixtape of album tracks, alt versions and original sample material in collaboration, mixed by

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David Stoddart

Boom! Epic mix \o/

eL bEaTz...


Igodan Victor



I own the album for more than 25 years then ;) I think Dre and Skoob influenced Hip Hop even if I thought, this was very underground at the time it was released. Good to know where the samples of their beats come from too

Dyl★n Edw★rd⚡️

Biggedy-up kriggedy-Chris Riggedy-Reed!!!


Always good to hear real hip-hop is never forgotten!!!!!

The Animal Crackers

Always Diggy DOPE, is there DL link?



Fredo Frito

Amazing show!! Thanks!! :)

Chicco Lamalfa