25 Is The Magic Number!

  • 25 Is The Magic Number!
    POSTED May 29 2013


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    via DJ Food

     

    “Now waaaaaiit a minute!” People are really pulling out the stops for the Solid Steel 25th year anniversary guest mixes at the moment. Last week Gilles Peterson not only made a Brit Funk mix but also a special video promo to go with it.

    This week though, sees the return of United States of Audio aka Dave Trigg with what I’m already calling ‘Mix of the Year’. Riffing off the same idea as our ‘Paul’s Boutique’ reconstruction last year, he takes on De La Soul‘s classic ’3 Feet High & Rising’ LP (which is also about to turn 25). I’ll turn it over to Dave for the explanation:

    “Several years in the making (well it’s an idea that’s been knocking around for a while anyway!), and including around 100 tracks, this is my personal tribute to De La Soul’s ’3 Feet High and Rising’. Using original sample sources, album tracks, interviews and rarities, ‘How High’s The Water Mama’ tells the story of one of hip hop’s most influential albums.

    When De La Soul’s debut album dropped in 1989 I was ten years old. Yet, by some stroke of amazing good fortune a cassette copy of ’3 Feet High and Rising’ found its way into my hands thanks to my best mate’s older brother (though I’m pretty sure said brother had no idea of this fact!). The music was a revelation and had a significant influence in shaping my musical tastes – in fact I can’t think of any other album that has had such a profound effect on me as this one. Thus ’3 Feet High and Rising’ holds a special place in my musical affections. Now, some twenty-five years after its original release, it’s time to pay my respect to Pos, Dove, Mase, and Prince Paul…”

    The pace and flow of this mix is a masterclass in how to put songs together and the ease with which he balances the sonics of a huge number of vastly different genres can only have meant hours of mixdown time. The reconstruction of the ‘Cool Breeze On The Rocks’ section is worth the price of admission alone (with a great nod to Solid Steel too). It gives a fresh take on ’3 Feet…’ and reminds you of how many great songs they recontexualised within it. It’s also a history lesson, with interview segments where the band talk about the making of the album, the hippy tag and the sample lawsuits.

     



    This is the one to beat in 2013. Also, in a bizarre coincidence, the latest issue of Wax Poetics features De La talking about the making of the very same album.

    Hit the read more break below to find out just how insane the tracklisting is and to check just how many tracks he jammed into the epic hour mix.

     



    United States of Audio - De La Intro

    Average White Band - School Boy Crush - Atlantic

    De La Soul - Intro - Tommy Boy

    Bob Dorough - Three is a Magic Number - Capitol

    Double Dee & Steinski - Lesson 3 (History Of Hip Hop Mix) - Tommy Boy

    Run DMC - Here We Go (Live at the Funhouse) - Profile

    Johnny Cash - Five Feet High and Rising - Columbia

    Syl Johnson - Different Strokes - BGP Records

    James Brown - Funky Drummer - Harmless

    De La Soul - The Magic Number (Too Mad Mix) - Tommy Boy

    Fatback - Is This the Future? - Spring Records

    De La Soul - The Magic Number (1-2-3 Mix) - Tommy Boy

    De La Soul - The Magic Number - Tommy Boy

    The Monkees - Mary, Mary - RCA Victor

    The Mad Lads - No Strings Attached - Volt

    Cymande - Bra - Janus

    The New Birth - Got to Get a Knut - RCA Victor

    De La Soul - Can U Keep A Secret - Tommy Boy

    Maggie Thrett - Soupy - Dynovoice

    De La Soul - Jenifa Taught Me (Derwin’s Revenge) - Tommy Boy

    De La Soul - Derwin - Tommy Boy

    Steve Miller Band - Take The Money And Run - Mercury

    Liberace - Chopsticks - Columbia

    De La Soul - Ghetto Thang - Tommy Boy

    Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express - Capitol

    James Brown - Funky President - Polydor

    The Blackbyrds - Rock Creek Park - BGP Records

    De La Soul - Eye Know (Know It All mix) - Tommy Boy

    De La Soul - Eye Know - Tommy Boy

    Steely Dan - Peg - ABC Records

    Otis Redding - (Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay - Atlantic

    The Mad Lads - Make This Young Lady Mine - Volt

    De La Soul - Tread Water (Squire Mix) - Flying International

    De La Soul - Tread Water (Mr Fish Mix) - Flying International

    De La Soul - Tread Water - Tommy Boy

    The People’s Choice - I Likes To Do It - Mojo

    The People’s Choice - I Likes To Do It (Extended Mix) - Jamie Record Co.

    De La Soul - What’s More - Tommy Boy

    De La Soul - A Little Bit of Soap - Tommy Boy

    The Jarmels - A Little Bit of Soap - Laurie Records

    Sly & The Family Stone - Poet - Epic

    De La Soul - Description - Tommy Boy

    Melvin Bliss - Synthetic Substitution - Sunburst Records

    War - Magic Mountain - ABC Records

    De La Soul - They Don’t Know That The Soul Don’t Go For That - Tommy Boy

    Parliament - Little Ole Country Boy - Invictus

    Barry White - I’m Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby - 20th Century Records

    United States of Audio - A Cooler Breeze on the Rocks

    [Featuring:

    Richard Pryor - Crap Game - Laff Records

    Vaughan Mason And Crew - Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll - Brunswick

    MC Lyte - Lyte as a Rock - Atlantic

    Ashford & Simpson - Solid - Capitol

    Fearless Four - Rockin’ It - Enjoy Records

    Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock (Acapella) - Tommy Boy

    Cutmaster D.C. - Brooklyn Rocks - Zakia Records

    Run DMC - Hit It Run - Profile

    Beastie Boys - The New Style - Def Jam

    Treacherous Three - Body Rock - Sugar Hill

    The Real Roxanne - Bang Zoom - Cooltempo

    Public Enemy - Night of the Living Bassheads - Def Jam

    L.L. Cool J - Rock The Bells - Def Jam

    Michael Jackson - Rock With You - Epic

    The B-Boys - Rock The House - Streetwave

    Disco Dave - High Power Rap - Mike & Dave Records

    Imperial Brothers - We Come To Rock - Streetwave]

    Wilson Pickett - Hey Jude - Atlantic

    The Turtles - You Showed Me - White Whale

    De La Soul - Plug Tunin’ (Original 12" Version) - Tommy Boy

    The Invitations - Written on the Wall - DynoVoice

    Billy Joel - Stiletto - Columbia

    De La Soul - Buddy - Tommy Boy

    Taana Gardner - Heartbeat - West End Records

    De La Soul - Buddy (Native Souls Instrumental) - Tommy Boy

    The Commodores - Girl, I think the World About You - Motown

    Eddie Harris - Get On Up and Dance - Atlantic

    De La Soul - Take It Off - Tommy Boy

    Funky 4 + 1 - That’s The Joint - Sugar Hill

    The Turtles - I’m Chief Kamanawanalea (We’re The Royal Macadamia Nuts) - White Whale

    Detroit Emeralds - Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms) - Westbound

    Hall and Oates - I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) - RCA Victor

    De La Soul - Say No Go (Bonus Beats) - Tommy Boy

    Sly Stone - Cross Word Puzzle - Epic

    The Emotions - Best of My Love - CBS

    De La Soul - Say No Go - Tommy Boy

    De La Soul - Say No Go (Unity Mix) - Tommy Boy

    De La Soul - Me Myself and I (Richie Rich remix) - Tommy Boy

    De La Soul - Me Myseld and I (Instrumental) - Tommy Boy

    Edwin Birdsong - Rapper Dapper - Salsoul

    Funkadelic - Not Just Knee Deep - Warner Bros

    Doug E. Fresh - The Original Human Beatbox - Vintertainment

    Sequence - Funk You Up - Sugar Hill

    De La Soul - This Is A Recording 4 Living In A Full Time ERA (L.I.F.E.) - Tommy Boy

    Magic Disco Machine - Scratchin’ - Motown

    Ohio Players - Funky Worm - Westbound

    De La Soul - Ain’t Hip to be Labeled a Hippie - Tommy Boy

    T-Ski Valley - Catch The Beat - Grand Groove

    The Rascals - My World - Atlantic

    De La Soul - D.A.I.S.Y. Age - Tommy Boy

    Johnny Cash - Five Feet High and Rising - Columbia

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via DJ Food

 

“Now waaaaaiit a minute!” People are really pulling out the stops for the Solid Steel 25th year anniversary guest mixes at the moment. Last week Gilles Peterson not only made a Brit Funk mix but also a special video promo to go with it.

This week though, sees the return of United States of Audio aka Dave Trigg with what I’m already calling ‘Mix of the Year’. Riffing off the same idea as our ‘Paul’s Boutique’ reconstruction last year, he takes on De La Soul‘s classic ’3 Feet High & Rising’ LP (which is also about to turn 25). I’ll turn it over to Dave for the explanation:

“Several years in the making (well it’s an idea that’s been knocking around for a while anyway!), and including around 100 tracks, this is my personal tribute to De La Soul’s ’3 Feet High and Rising’. Using original sample sources, album tracks, interviews and rarities, ‘How High’s The Water Mama’ tells the story of one of hip hop’s most influential albums.

When De La Soul’s debut album dropped in 1989 I was ten years old. Yet, by some stroke of amazing good fortune a cassette copy of ’3 Feet High and Rising’ found its way into my hands thanks to my best mate’s older brother (though I’m pretty sure said brother had no idea of this fact!). The music was a revelation and had a significant influence in shaping my musical tastes – in fact I can’t think of any other album that has had such a profound effect on me as this one. Thus ’3 Feet High and Rising’ holds a special place in my musical affections. Now, some twenty-five years after its original release, it’s time to pay my respect to Pos, Dove, Mase, and Prince Paul…”

The pace and flow of this mix is a masterclass in how to put songs together and the ease with which he balances the sonics of a huge number of vastly different genres can only have meant hours of mixdown time. The reconstruction of the ‘Cool Breeze On The Rocks’ section is worth the price of admission alone (with a great nod to Solid Steel too). It gives a fresh take on ’3 Feet…’ and reminds you of how many great songs they recontexualised within it. It’s also a history lesson, with interview segments where the band talk about the making of the album, the hippy tag and the sample lawsuits.

 



This is the one to beat in 2013. Also, in a bizarre coincidence, the latest issue of Wax Poetics features De La talking about the making of the very same album.

Hit the read more break below to find out just how insane the tracklisting is and to check just how many tracks he jammed into the epic hour mix.

 



United States of Audio - De La Intro

Average White Band - School Boy Crush - Atlantic

De La Soul - Intro - Tommy Boy

Bob Dorough - Three is a Magic Number - Capitol

Double Dee & Steinski - Lesson 3 (History Of Hip Hop Mix) - Tommy Boy

Run DMC - Here We Go (Live at the Funhouse) - Profile

Johnny Cash - Five Feet High and Rising - Columbia

Syl Johnson - Different Strokes - BGP Records

James Brown - Funky Drummer - Harmless

De La Soul - The Magic Number (Too Mad Mix) - Tommy Boy

Fatback - Is This the Future? - Spring Records

De La Soul - The Magic Number (1-2-3 Mix) - Tommy Boy

De La Soul - The Magic Number - Tommy Boy

The Monkees - Mary, Mary - RCA Victor

The Mad Lads - No Strings Attached - Volt

Cymande - Bra - Janus

The New Birth - Got to Get a Knut - RCA Victor

De La Soul - Can U Keep A Secret - Tommy Boy

Maggie Thrett - Soupy - Dynovoice

De La Soul - Jenifa Taught Me (Derwin’s Revenge) - Tommy Boy

De La Soul - Derwin - Tommy Boy

Steve Miller Band - Take The Money And Run - Mercury

Liberace - Chopsticks - Columbia

De La Soul - Ghetto Thang - Tommy Boy

Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express - Capitol

James Brown - Funky President - Polydor

The Blackbyrds - Rock Creek Park - BGP Records

De La Soul - Eye Know (Know It All mix) - Tommy Boy

De La Soul - Eye Know - Tommy Boy

Steely Dan - Peg - ABC Records

Otis Redding - (Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay - Atlantic

The Mad Lads - Make This Young Lady Mine - Volt

De La Soul - Tread Water (Squire Mix) - Flying International

De La Soul - Tread Water (Mr Fish Mix) - Flying International

De La Soul - Tread Water - Tommy Boy

The People’s Choice - I Likes To Do It - Mojo

The People’s Choice - I Likes To Do It (Extended Mix) - Jamie Record Co.

De La Soul - What’s More - Tommy Boy

De La Soul - A Little Bit of Soap - Tommy Boy

The Jarmels - A Little Bit of Soap - Laurie Records

Sly & The Family Stone - Poet - Epic

De La Soul - Description - Tommy Boy

Melvin Bliss - Synthetic Substitution - Sunburst Records

War - Magic Mountain - ABC Records

De La Soul - They Don’t Know That The Soul Don’t Go For That - Tommy Boy

Parliament - Little Ole Country Boy - Invictus

Barry White - I’m Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby - 20th Century Records

United States of Audio - A Cooler Breeze on the Rocks

[Featuring:

Richard Pryor - Crap Game - Laff Records

Vaughan Mason And Crew - Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll - Brunswick

MC Lyte - Lyte as a Rock - Atlantic

Ashford & Simpson - Solid - Capitol

Fearless Four - Rockin’ It - Enjoy Records

Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock (Acapella) - Tommy Boy

Cutmaster D.C. - Brooklyn Rocks - Zakia Records

Run DMC - Hit It Run - Profile

Beastie Boys - The New Style - Def Jam

Treacherous Three - Body Rock - Sugar Hill

The Real Roxanne - Bang Zoom - Cooltempo

Public Enemy - Night of the Living Bassheads - Def Jam

L.L. Cool J - Rock The Bells - Def Jam

Michael Jackson - Rock With You - Epic

The B-Boys - Rock The House - Streetwave

Disco Dave - High Power Rap - Mike & Dave Records

Imperial Brothers - We Come To Rock - Streetwave]

Wilson Pickett - Hey Jude - Atlantic

The Turtles - You Showed Me - White Whale

De La Soul - Plug Tunin’ (Original 12" Version) - Tommy Boy

The Invitations - Written on the Wall - DynoVoice

Billy Joel - Stiletto - Columbia

De La Soul - Buddy - Tommy Boy

Taana Gardner - Heartbeat - West End Records

De La Soul - Buddy (Native Souls Instrumental) - Tommy Boy

The Commodores - Girl, I think the World About You - Motown

Eddie Harris - Get On Up and Dance - Atlantic

De La Soul - Take It Off - Tommy Boy

Funky 4 + 1 - That’s The Joint - Sugar Hill

The Turtles - I’m Chief Kamanawanalea (We’re The Royal Macadamia Nuts) - White Whale

Detroit Emeralds - Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms) - Westbound

Hall and Oates - I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) - RCA Victor

De La Soul - Say No Go (Bonus Beats) - Tommy Boy

Sly Stone - Cross Word Puzzle - Epic

The Emotions - Best of My Love - CBS

De La Soul - Say No Go - Tommy Boy

De La Soul - Say No Go (Unity Mix) - Tommy Boy

De La Soul - Me Myself and I (Richie Rich remix) - Tommy Boy

De La Soul - Me Myseld and I (Instrumental) - Tommy Boy

Edwin Birdsong - Rapper Dapper - Salsoul

Funkadelic - Not Just Knee Deep - Warner Bros

Doug E. Fresh - The Original Human Beatbox - Vintertainment

Sequence - Funk You Up - Sugar Hill

De La Soul - This Is A Recording 4 Living In A Full Time ERA (L.I.F.E.) - Tommy Boy

Magic Disco Machine - Scratchin’ - Motown

Ohio Players - Funky Worm - Westbound

De La Soul - Ain’t Hip to be Labeled a Hippie - Tommy Boy

T-Ski Valley - Catch The Beat - Grand Groove

The Rascals - My World - Atlantic

De La Soul - D.A.I.S.Y. Age - Tommy Boy

Johnny Cash - Five Feet High and Rising - Columbia

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