Horsepower’s FACT mix is Benny Ill’s work, and represents the music that’s influenced Horsepower across the years, mixed sublimely into a party-friendly selection.
Bob James – Nautlius EPMD – It’s my Thing Man Parrish – Hip-Hop Be Pop (Part One) Cybotron – Clear Rhythim is Rhythim – Kaos Infiniti – Think Quick Unknown – White Label Kerri Chandler – Hi Judy Underground Solution – Luv Dancin’ New York S.O.H.O. – Hot Music Black Magic – Let It Go Scott Tonic – Jazzmatazz Insync – Storm
Back in the late 90’s we were touring in N. America and Japan a lot and mixtapes were a small, cheap piece of merchandise to sell at shows so I put this collection together. Using scraps of turntable jams from Stealth, Solid Steel and various other gigs we’d been recording over the preceding years as well as answerphone messages and other miscellanea, this ramshackle collection resulted.
It’s all live, virtually all improvised, there are mistakes, needle skips, sloppy scratches and bad sound quality (sound sources were from cassette or portable DAT generally). There were possibly around 500 copies made but I only had one myself. The audio for this rip was taken from the master DAT though and EQ’d and balanced in places to make it a nicer listen. The cover image of a John Coltrane painting was taken in Tortoise’s kitchen in Chicago, one Sunday on a day off when PC and I were there with Bundy K Brown, hence the title.Sunday At Bundy’s - DJ Food’s Audio Scrapbook
1/ Starter (Liquid Rooms - Tokyo Nov ‘96) 2/ Words I Manifest (Liquid Rooms - Tokyo Nov ‘96) 3/ Here We Go, Are You Ready For Another (Stealth - Blue Note Dec ‘95) 4/ Ge’ Down (Krush & Food - Osaka Nov ‘96) 5/ Don’t Push Me! (Koln ‘95) 6/ Give The D.J A Breakfast (Liquid Rooms - Tokyo Nov ‘96) 7/ Electro Inferno (Liquid Rooms - Tokyo Nov ‘96) 8/ Squarepusher vs. Strictly Pt.2 (Solid Steel Dec ‘95) 9/ Crank This Mother (Osaka Nov ‘96) 10/ Idle Banter (Warwick ‘95)
Here are a bunch of Rap Treats from motherfuckin’ Dr. Dre. They are the mix tapes that Dre did from 1985 to 1989 including the 5 tapes he did for the Rodium Swap Meet. We actually posted a few of these before that you can check HERE and HERE but I figured all the tapes on one post makes more sense. These tapes are dope. Every song on them is a big tune and Dre went off on the mix. It sounds like he used an 8 track because most of these, especially the Rodium tapes, are the definition of a megamix. On top of that, Dre also jumps on the mic and gets Eazy-E and Ice Cube to rock some intros. The crazy thing to me is that Dre’s career was in full effect when he was making these (first with the World Class Wrecking Crew and then with N.W.A.). It’s dope to me that Dre still has the itch to put out mix tapes when N.W.A. was changing the rap game and getting the feds excited. Remember, these are Mix Tapes. Which means they were recorded off cassette tapes so embrace the hiss and take them for what they are - a slice of history. — Jay Swing