For as long as I’ve been a DJ, I’ve incorporated the blend, aka live remix into my sets as often as possible. It has become a lost & forgotten aspect of most DJ sets. The art of mixing, like really mixing and putting your personal touch on a set of music.
What is a blend exactly. Well, if you’re an oldschool DJ like myself then the label “blend” is synonymous with a) extended/long mixes of 2 songs, or b) mixing an acapella of 1 song with a beat/instrumental of another. In this instance I am showcasing the acapella blend. For the record, I do not, never have used the sync feature to execute a blend mix, or any mix for that matter, and there is no overdubbing involved here, except for my vocals/ID tags. One continuous mix from start to finish. This mix showcases primarily Hip-Hop vocals, with a couple of R&B acapella’s included. I hope you enjoy this Recycled Funk vibe!
Beat-Instrumental / Vocal
Yussef Kamaal – Yo Chavez / Aaliyah – One in a million
Sly5thAve – Still D.R.E. / Nas – I know I can
Eric Lau – Lau’s Lament / Lauryn Hill – Lost one
Buddy Sativa – Una Peripecia / Common – The light
Bob James – Nautilus (Shoes edit) / Notorious B.I.G. – Going back to Cali
Dexter – Practice / Mobb Deep – Drop a gem on em
S.S.O. – Faded lady (Tasun rework) / Busta Rhymes – New York
Mark Ronson – Valerie feat. Amy Winehouse / Pomo – On my mind
Parliament – Chopped flashlights (Kenny Dope) / Bruno Mars – 24K Magic