I started working on this tape over a year ago. People seemed to dig the first one (thank you egotripland!), and it was fun to make, so I figured I’d cut up a few more random breaks and funky records for a sequel. After laying down the music, it still seemed missing something, and so I started going back and adding vocal samples and audio clips, from both vinyl and digital sources. There is an old clip of De La Soul being interviewed on NPR where Dave and Maceo talk about the ways djs and producers buy and dig for records, and it inspired me to search further for related – and unrelated – soundbites. In the end, this tape is kind of an adventure through the world of record-buying, classic movies, 90s Grammy award ceremonies, and b-side rap accapellas, all over a backdrop of breakbeats direct from my personal crates. Like the first mix, the bulk of the mixing was done using Serato but everything besides the interview clips is from original wax.
RIP David Axelrod and Walter “Junie” Morrison. Geniuses who inspired me and countless others.
Apologies for the lack of updates recently – been super busy. As usual, Soundcloud and Instagram are updated on a consistent basis.
It’s here! The Dollabin crew of DJ Ian Head and Verbal Math has finally pressed our own piece of wax. The A-side is a favorite from our first release ten years ago, “Pragmatic,” and the B-side is the exclusive new song “Style Points Coda.” As a bonus, we threw on an instrumental of “Pragmatic” as well.
Vinyl is in limited supply so grab a copy now!
Thanks so everyone who continues to support independent music.
The second vinyl release from Everydaybeats is coming very soon…this time from the Dollabin duo, Verbal Math and DJ Ian Head. Ten years after our EP release dedicated to digging up old records, we’re pressing our own music up on wax. Side A is a classic from that original release, and Side B are a couple vinyl exclusives. Stay tuned!
Lots of good funky treats the past couple months, including the latest episode full of records from recent digging adventures in Portland.
More coming soon!
A mix of a few hip-hop album-only classics, all from original vinyl. Which means, they all sound crunchy and old and kinda rough. But hopefully also fun.
Tracklisting: Freddie Foxxx, Jungle Brothers, Organized Konfusion, Yo-Yo, LLCoolJ, 3rd Bass, EPMD, Above the Law, Del the Funkee Homosapien, Gang Starr, MC Lyte, Big Daddy Kane, Ice Cube, Black Sheep.
I thought I’d dedicate a few jazz selections from all-time Tribe songs with especially classic Phife verses to the one and only Funky Diabetic. Tribe’s music is forever, and changed my life forever. Styles upon styles upon styles. Rest in Power Phife Dawg.