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.
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.
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Another couple months, another five episodes of Pullin from the Stacks. Thanks to everyone for the continued support! Check out Soundcloud and iTunes for tracklistings and regular updates.
Sorry for the lag in web updates – for those who don’t know, I’m more frequently updating social media – Soundcloud, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr – than this website, which remains a “home base” but I don’t always have time to keep up with.
As 2015 winds down, here’s the last few episodes of Pullin from the Stacks. It’s been a very busy fall season and I haven’t had the time to put together and finish several other projects I’ve been working on, but hopefully in the new year there’ll be a few cool treats in addition to the ongoing podcast series. Many thanks to all that continue to listen and support the podcast though! Much appreciated.
Hope everyone is well.
Two more recent episodes for you all the check – first, I was able to go to Cuba last month for work-related reasons, and get a little bit of digging in. So I put together a mix of some of my favorites from that trip. Next, I’ve recently been grabbing some long sought-after pieces the past couple months, and wanted to play a few on the latest episode, along with some other eclectic selections. Be sure to check out that new Sly 5th Avenue record, available from my people at Kooyman Records: http://kooymanrecords.bandcamp.com.
Thanks for everyone’s support on this podcast the past year! More to come.
– DJ Ian Head