“Searching” is a 1995 single by Pete Rock & CL Smooth, released just prior to the duo’s breakup . It was remixed and re-released in ’96 as a promotional 12′. The original version can be found on the group’s second album, The Main Ingredient, but the remix was only made..
How long has it been since Cormega’s last new album, ’02′s The True Meaning? “6 years” is the easy answer, but consider this: the original title to its follow-up — Urban Legend — was swiped by T.I., which led Mega to change the title to The Inevitable. This happened in..
“The Light” was a second single released by Common in support of his 4th album, Like Water for Chocolate. It’s produced by Jay Dee, before he took on the J Dilla alias. Jay employs an oft used drum break by the Detroit Emeralds and tweaks the snares and hi hats..
(Love that single cover) “Strobelite Honey” is a 1992 single released by Queens-based duo Black Sheep. The song was the second single released of the group’s debut, A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing. The song received an incredible number of remixes on 12′s, most of them dance/house remixes, so I’m only..
“93 ‘Til Infinity” was the debut single of Hieroglyphics-affiliated group Souls of Mischief. It’s produced by group member A-Plus, who uses a lovely Billy Cobham sample, with laidback keys complimented by a wailing sax and rugged drums. The song also has an instantly memorable chorus: This is how we chill/..
“Drop” was a single released by the Pharcyde, in support of their second album, Labcabincalifornia. It was produced by J Dilla, still going by Jay Dee at the time. Dilla employs his soon-to-be signature crisp, neck-snapping snares and claps. He uses a haunting, spacey backwards sample and a scratched chorus..
Sorry for the absence, I’ve been crazy busy with exams coming up in a week or so. But I’ve had Busta Rhymes on the brain lately and I wanted to cover him for my weekly Remix Tuesdays feature. Today I’m covering the World Wide Remix of Busta’s classic “Woo-Hah!! Got..
I’m back from my hiatus to resume writing again and of course I needed to write a new instalment of the weekly Remix Tuesday. I had to take some time off from blogging. I had a huge amount of school work and just didn’t have the time. Shouts to..
Aaron M is the midst of a short blogging hiatus (so necessary, sometimes), hence the lack of a Remix Tuesday last week. So, I figured I’d assume the role, if only to maintain some continuity, and to hit y’all off with some dope shit. And, as you can see in..