Saturday, September 29, 2007

A Touch Of Jazz - Acid That Is...

After a long sabbatical from posting mixes because of some unforseen predicament, am back and ready to share more of my work and the music that I enjoy listening to.

For today's post, will be offering somethin' different once more. Have compiled some of the best Acid Jazz and Jazz Rap, which I enjoy very much when I want relax and just chill out. This mix is also the best soundtrack for rainy, gloomy days.

Acid Jazz is a term that has been used to refer to original recordings by artists like Roy Ayers, Donald Byrd's Blackbyrds, and other rare groove artists (the term "rare groove" refers to the fact that the vinyl albums collected by DJs were rare and difficult to find. The DJs often pasted blank labels over the record's regular label to keep other DJs from finding out what records they were sampling), while Jazz Rap is a fusion of alternative hip hop and jazz, developed in the late 80s and early 90s. Known for intellectual, often socio-political or Afrocentric lyrics and jazz beats (sometimes performed by a live band, instead of sampled), jazz rap sells primarily to a small fan base.

Usual suspects in today's mix would include music from A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, People Under The Stairs, Guru, Jurassic 5, Martine Girault, Thievery Corporation, Count Basic, Ninja Tunes, and remixes from DJ Nu-Mark, GB, Two Lone Swordsmen and Thievery Corporation.

1) Intro
2) Spiritual Love - Urban Species - from my Best Of Acid Jazz CD Volume 1

3) Big City - Outside - from my Best of Acid Jazz CD Volume 1
4) A Bad Trip - Night Train - from my Best Of Acid Jazz CD Volume 2
5) Been Thinking About You - Martin Girault - cool tune!
6) Schooled In The Trade - People Under The Stairs - cool vibe!

7) San Francisco Knights - People Under The Stairs - nice Jazzy Hip Hop; love their stuff!
8) The Richest Man In Babylon - Thievery Corporation (The Beatmeister's Babylon Remix) - masters of acid jazz
9) The LA Song - People Under The Stairs - my fave PUTS tune!; have scratched my way through this!
10) Feel The Revival - Guru vs. Martine Girault (The Beatmeister's Jazzy MashUp Mix) - hope you enjoy this mashup by yours truly :)
11) Can I Kick It - A Tribe Called Quest (The Beatmeister's Kickin' It Remix) - Q-Tip and the rest of gang kickin' it!
12) Remember Me - Count Basic - from my Best Of Acid Jazz Volume 1
13) The Urban Theme - Maxwell - another Acid Jazz pioneer; from my Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite CD

14) Shaolin Satellite - Theivery Corporation (Full Length Version) - cool, laidback tune!
15) Up, Bustle & Out - Ninja Tunes - cool jazzy dub!
16) Pure Shores - All Saints (2 Da Beach U Don't Stop Remix) - nice remix; another of wifey's faves!
17) Keepin' The Faith - De La Soul (Fly N' Funky Remix) - jazzy hip hip pioneers; title sounds like a favorite line used in "Prison Break;" our current fave series BTW.
18) Bold And Black - Eddie Harris (DJ Nu-Mark Remix) - from my "Atlantiquity" CD; Jazz and Funk classics remixed
19) Buddy - De La Soul feat. A Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Brothers, Queen Latifah & Monie Love (12" Remix)
20) Funk You Up - The Sequence (Two Lone Swordsmen Remix)
21) Battleflag - Lo Fidelity Allstars - from my MTV Amp CD
22) Just A Little Lovin' - Carmen McCrae (GB Remix) - from my "Atlantiquity" CD; Jazz and Funk classics remixed
23) Stakes Is High - De La Soul feat. Mos Def (Remix) - Jazz HipHop at its best
24) Warning Shots - Thievery Corporation (Vinyl Version) - cool hiphop beats infused with some reggae

25) The Game - Jurassic 5 - Hip Hop You Don't Stop
26) Holy Calamity - Handsome Boy Modelling School (Featuring DJ Shadow & Dj Quest) - hip-hop collaboration between Dan The Automator and Prince Paul (producer of De La Soul)

Please check out my previous post titled, "Some Cool Urban Vibes - The Beatmeister's HipHop MixTape", if you enjoyed this one.

Today is indeed The Rebirth Of Cool!


Fernando said...

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the beatmeister said...

Hi Fernando,

Thanks for the banner my friend. Appreciate it greatly. :) Loved it.

Have a great day!