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Avery :: Abstractions 3

September 21st, 2010 No comments

This is third volume of my Abstractions series.  I recorded it on 3 turntables on May 16, 2003 and combined lounge, downtempo, hip-hop, samba soul, afrobeat, and reggae/dub.  Then I intermingled some spoken word/comedy on top of it all.  The mix basically follows its title name and is in fact quite abstract in it's aggregate form but somehow it all works.  The mix starts off with a funny track from comedy legend Robin Williams.  The next several tracks are some underground hip-hop gems from the likes Peanut Butter Wolf, K-Otix, Latyrx, etc.  Around track 10, I change it up with some downtempo tracks starting off with one of my favorite groups of the 90s: Deee-Lite.  For any of you who are not familiar with them, please check out their "Dewdrops In The Garden" LP.  It's got to be one of my all time favs.  The Funki Porcini track is interesting as it plays with warping the tempo as to mimic the trip of Alice in Wonderland.  Later on I dive into some Brazilian flavor from Wanderléa and Clube Do Balanço.  The next step is into a little afrobeat and the mix finishes with some reggae/dub flavor including the stylings of Augustus Pablo.

Abstractions 3 - May 2003

(download - 79:27 - 190.7mb 320kbps mp3)

1 / Robin Williams  /  Grim Rapper  /  Columbia
2 / Peanut Butter Wolf /  Phonies  /  Stones Throw
3 / Cooly's Hotbox  /  What a Surprise  /  Sole
4 / Les Nubians  /  Tabou Remixes  /  Virgin France
5 / K-Otix /  Do You Wanna Be an MC  / K Otix Entertainment
6 / Latyrx  /  Say That  /  Solesides
7 / Last Emperor  /  Secret Wars  /  whitelabel
8 / Jigmastas  /  Beyond Real Remix  /  Beyond Real
8 / Network Reps  /  Simplistic  /  Network Entertainment
9 / Kombo  /  I Don't Stop  /  Infinite / Entertainment
10 / Deee-Lite  /  Stay in Bed, Forget the Rest  /  Elektra
11 / Funki Porcini  /  Farewell Alice  /  Ninja Tune
12 / Litlle Axe  /  Ride On  /  React /
13 / Strata 3  /  (It's Not) A Man's World  /  Bush
14 / Wanderléa / Mané João /  Universal
15 / Clube Do Balanço  /  Kriola  /  Mr Bongo
16 / Brown Tempo  /  Homage  /  Rhythm & Culture
17 / KMD  /  Gasface Refill  /  Elektra
18 / Marlena Shaw  /  California Soul  /  Chess
19 / Cedric Im Brooks  /  Africa  /  Honest Jon's
20 / Orlando Julius & The Afro Sounders  /  Alo Mi Alo  /  Premier
21 / Augustus Pablo  /  East of the River Nile  /  Ocho
22 / Cottonball  /  Tempest Dub  /  Quango