About to make the long drive back from Italy to Prague so been sniffing around online for some mixes and came across a couple of things on the Hollaboard, one of which is this Bounce remix/blend of Dollars (the most remixed/blended track of recent times) from the mighty Emynd, loving that New Orleans sound, finally got a run of good gigs coming up again after the annual July slump, so this is gonna be a regular feature!
All the old Hipsters are coming back home to roost it seems, Bang Bang Bang is clearly Mark Ronson’s best work since Here Comes The Fuzz (yeah yeah I liked it, I really did), same can’t be said for Count & Sinden who try and rework the original into a fidgety housey monster that falls a bit flat, good effort though I guess and will be handy for student disco’s! Wasn’t there an LP due there sometime?
Chin strokey high brow instrumental hip hop might be making a comeback of late but it is by no means a new phenomenon. The Mo Wax flag ship dj’s came hard with an ultra trendy (for 1996) Essential Mix that completely altered my perception of DJing at the time! As Dj skills progressively got better these mixes began to sound dated but now Dj’s are progressively getting worse again this mix is actually sounding fresh!
If anyone can answer the question of “what really happened to Mo Wax and why it went from an ultra trendy label with an amazing out put to such an epic failure in such a short space of time?” I would be glad to hear it!
Not a usual Meanubucket style post but I very much came from this era of music and it was mixes like this that got me into “Hip hop” style Djing back in the day when I was only mixing house. One of the most impressive essential mixes of all time… if you don’t believe me check the tracklist below!