Monday, September 9, 2013

Gummy Soul x Souls Of Mischief - 93 Still

All the Souls Of Mischief fans need to jump on this immediately...

So, the 90s are behind us.. way fucking behind us. The year 1993 might as well be 1977...those 20 years since Souls' debut classic flew right effin' by people.

But, backpackers will always have their memories of that fateful early 90s classic delivered by the west coast collective, and now they'll be able to revisit the project in a brand new way thanks to Gummy Soul..

Read below for the complete lowdown and stream.

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of 93 'Til Infinity, Souls of Mischief graciously opened their vaults to give Gummy Soul the exclusive acapellas of their classic album, to remix for the first time ever. 

As the framework of the project, Gummy Soul’s Wally Clark, dug through his extensive record collection, and gathered all of the songs that were sampled to make hip-hop in 1993. Jazz, Funk and Soul songs, used to create classics from Digable Planets, Snoop Dogg and Black Moon, were then re-contextualized to provide familiar, yet updated versions of some of hip-hop’s most beloved material. 

"I wanted to take all of the records that people used back then, and create new compositions using the same techniques they were using – such as filtered bass lines, classic drum breaks, echo-y horns – to make an album that sounds like it could have been released in 1993," says Clark. "It was an amazing exercise trying to capture the essence of a sacred time in hip-hop. It also allowed me to playfully use samples that are normally deemed off-limits, because they are too well known." 

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