Our good mate Edseven from mighty underground warehouse party posse Lioness just sent me this dope mix from the archive. It features a stack of the beats, breaks and spaced out electronic flavors you can expect to hear him throwing down for the warm up at this weekends Waajeed gig.
As usual the mix covered some serious ground, with some hip hop, cosmic beat vibes and some Detroit electronic goodness.
WAAJEED @ SODAFACTORY THIS FRIDAY (FREE PARTY)
Catch Waajeed playing this Friday at Soda Factory with local support from JC, Edseven, DJ Saywhut & Frenzie
Funkdafied are proud to anounce that headlining the next Funkdafied @ Soda Factory will be the legendary DJ / Producer WAAJEED from Detroit with DJ Saywhut, Frenzie and JC in Support. All this and the event will be FREE ENTRY!!
According to Waajeed, his first MPC had previously belonged to J Dilla. After the hardware was broken by Questlove, J Dilla said that Waajeed could keep it if he could fix it. His first beats were made on that very same MPC after managing to correct the problem.
Waajeed was then mentored by late Slum Village rapper and producer James Yancey, better known to the world as J Dilla. Inheriting an MPC 2000 from Yancey, he began producing on his own, recording some of his first songs with fellow Detroiters Elzhi and Dwele, and contributing heavily to Slum Village’s Trinity album in wake of Yancey’s departure from the group. In 2001, he established his own imprint, the Bling47 Group, while a quest for Drum Crazy break LP distribution in Detroit led to a recording deal with Ubiquity Records and the formation of the Platinum Pied Pipers (PPP) with Darnell “Saadiq” Bolden.
In 2003, PPP released its debut “Ridin’ High”/“Open Your Eyes” single, and two years later, the full-length Triple P. Triple P, with production contributions from instrumentalists Mystro and Mark de Clive-Lowe, and features from Sa-Ra Creative Partners, Steve Spacek, and hometown MCs Ta’Raach (aka Lacks) and Invincible, earned the duo widespread industry acclaim as well as aided in launching the careers of Georgia Anne Muldrow and Tiombe Lockhart. On Abundance, the 2009 follow-up to Triple P, the talents of up-and-comers Coultrain, Karma Stewart, and Jamila Raegan were on display as Waajeed expanded the group’s sound in reflection of inspiration garnered from countless remix projects, world tours, and collaborations with artists such as Cee-Lo, Estelle, Jazmine Sullivan, Raheem DeVaughn, and Daniel Merriweather.
2010 and beyond finds Waajeed still in lofty collaborative company, musically (Diddy, Mayer Hawthorne), but also broadening expertise in videography and continuing his work on the lecture circuit, including a four-year relationship with the Red Bull Music Academy and an appearance at the 2010 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival’s Bodega Education Initiative in support of his mentor and friend, J Dilla. The forthcoming PPP3 album and projects with “Mad” Mike Banks, Karizma, Ana Tijoux, and Invincible are certain to keep the still-emerging producer grounded and on the right path.
This promises to be a very special event and we emphasise that people should arrive early as the venue will reach capacity.
1] Frank N Dank – Hit it (skit)
2] Shawn J Period – Journeys End
3] Dj Spinna – Dillagence
4] J Dilla – Two Can Win
5] Carly Simon – Why (extended instrumental)
6] Electric Wire Hustle – Perception
7] A Tribe Called Quest – Lyrics to Go
8] Dabrye – Smoking the Edge
9] ViBesquad – Swivel
10] Waajeed – Jeedo Suave
11] Edseven – Pigeon Clap
12] Frank N Dank – Spitkicker (Daz I Kue remix)
13] Soulphiction – I Just Wait (radio edit)
14] Lee Fields & the Explorers – Get on The Good Foot (instrumental)
15] Aloe Blacc – I Need a Dollar (How to make it in America)
16] Johnson & Jonson – Wow!
17] O.boogie – Paper Chaser (Tom Trago remix)
18] Mos Def – Quiet Dog Bite Hard
19] Mr Scruff – Noodles
20] Soulphiction – Make it Slow
21] Cersaria Evora – Angola (Carl Craig Mix)
22] Soho – Hot Music
23] Floating Points – Truly
24] Motor City Drum Ensemble – Raw cuts #5
25] Soulphiction – Jump Off the Bandwaggon
26] Mos Def – Umi Says.
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