Son Raw wants to know why you smoking reggie?
It’s impossible to listen to the music DJs Rashad, Spinn and Earl are making these days without making connections. Connections to the records they sample – 90s Hip-Hop classics like Lyrics to Go, Luchini and C.R.E.A.M get atomized and accelerated along with the classic soul platters Chicago has always had a soft-spot for. Connections to the Ghetto House scene that birthed their style but also to early London Jungle whose influence looms large over the jazzy chords and breakbeats of their latest material. Connections to electronic Jazz and the idea of pushing music further and twisting it into new shapes that motivated Midwestern producers from J Dilla to Theo Parrish. Hell, the only thing their 90 minute clinic doesn’t sound like, mercifully, is EDM. That can only be a good thing.
Oh, and Hyperdub don Kode9 holds down the first 30 minutes of the mix, dropping nothing but bombs from Jessy Lanza, Coolie G and Scratcha DVA. They’re touring together, dates after the jump.