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The After Dark Mixtape

  I originally intended to drop this one in the run up to the Wax Poetics After Dark party at Le Pigalle in Paris, but, sometimes shit happens and sometimes flower pots fall on laptops and mixtapes get lost. In my opinion it’s never too late for good music to circulate though, so, am excited […]

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Mecca and the Soul Brother Mixtape

  I remember falling in love so hard when I bought Mecca and the Soul Brother (shout out Rockaboom in Leicester, U.K.!) back when I was a teenager just like it was yesterday. Pete Rock’s production in tandem with CL Smooth’s rap style was perfection: the drums, the rolling rhyme flows, those sublime teasing interludes…  Everything sounded […]

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De La Soul Stakes Is High 20th Anniversary Mixtape

Earlier this month, De La Soul’s fourth studio album Stakes Is High celebrated it’s twentieth birthday. To mark the occasion – you guessed it – my buddy Chris Read pulled together a sweet mixtape of original sample material, remixes, and album tracks. This one took me on a real trip down memory lane! Read my […]

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Pete Rock & CL Smooth All Souled Out 25th Anniversary Mixtape

The homie Chris Read has crafted yet another super dope mixtape, this time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s debut EP All Souled Out. Originally posted on Wax Poetics here. *   To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s now classic debut All Souled Out, released June 25th, […]

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Jay Z Reasonable Doubt 20th Anniversary Mixtape

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Jay Z’s Reasonable Doubt, the homie DJ Matman created a super fine mixtape for Wax Poetics and WhoSampled. Peep the feature as it ran on Wax Poetics below! * “My house was the party house; I had the cool parents. My pops and my mom both had afros, it […]

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De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead 25th Anniversary Mixtape

Today is the 25th anniversary of De La Soul’s sophomore album De La Soul Is Dead. I bought De La Soul Is Dead on CD at the formative age of seventeen, and remember listening to it all the goddamn time. It is such a special record, full of hilarious skits and truly dope samples. I’m super excited […]

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The Preatures Mixtape for Dazed Digital + Jack Moffitt Q&A

This Spring I was fortunate to work on a little feature for Dazed & Confused, where I asked one of my favourite Australian bands The Preatures to put together a mixtape. Providing an aural glimpse into their world, the mix places contemporary gems alongside classic jams. Check out my write up and interview with Jack […]

A Tribe Called Quest Mixtape

Earlier this month I worked with my friend Chris Read on a mixtape project to celebrate the 25th anniversary of A Tribe Called Quest’s debut album People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm. The album is my personal favourite from the Tribe oeuvre – I’ve said it numerous times, but there is just something […]

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Slowdive’s Slowdaze : Exclusive Mixtape for Dazed & Confused

I have been hooked on Slowdive since the first time I watched Gregg Araki’s classic The Doom Generation, and the use of “Blue Skied An’ Clear” just before the credits roll is one of my favourite moments in film. When the cult shoegaze group announced their reunion last month, I got my hustle on and was […]