Redefinition Records selected some of its favorite producers that share one collective love: De La Soul. On this EP, each producer expresses this long lasting love through a remix, remake or tribute. This does not result in a random collection of same ol’ remixes, but each track reflects personal influences and inspiration. A personal, unique style just like De La had its very own eclectic sound.
K-Def‘s remix of ‘Stakes Is High’ kicks in the hardest with banging drums and the remarkable use of the Ahmad Jamal sample. Of course it includes the infamous ‘Vibes… Vibrations’ by James Brown as well. Host K-Murdock‘s track is more subtle with an ambient touch, reminiscent to the mellow style on ’The Scenic Route’ by his hip hop group Panacea.
On the other hand, we have DJ Stitches & BP. The obscure movie samples on their remake of ‘Millie Pulled A Gun On Santa’ are explicit and give this version an extra playful dimension. Astronote‘s track is completely different compared to the aforementioned contributions. The tribute by the French producer slightly leans towards an electronic orientated beat.
Stakes Is High (K-Def Kush Remix)
LA: Catch De La Soul with Z Trip and more at Rock Boxx
Powerhouse DJ/producer Z-Trip, known for his insane remix skills, brings the boomin’ Rock Boxx Tour to the Hollywood Palladium this Friday Aug. 19, 2011. The Rock Boxx Tour boasts the line up of hip hop heavyweights De La Soul, alt-tronic beat master, Nosaj Thing and a strong backbone of LA underground hip hop, DJ/producer/engineer whiz Daddy Kev. This show will be the ultimate crossroads of where hip hop and electronic music meet. Get ready to be blown away!