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Mixtape Madness #6 – DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist / Brainfreeze


Reminiscent of Double Dee and Steinski’s seminal ‘Lessons’ series but with the added bonus of being done live rather than over painstaking months with a razor and sticky tape, Brainfreeze is the hip-hop tour de force from DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist.

Consisting of two 25-ish minute mixes entitled Uno and Dos, Brainfreeze started life as a recording of a practice session for a series of shows that the pair were to perform in ’99. It’s a masterclass in cutting,scratching and beat-juggling old funk and soul 45s, slicing sections of tracks in and out of one another whilst maintaining the overall flow of the mix, which in my opinion is something a lot of more ‘technical’ DJs can forget in an effort to flex their skills.

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Hip to the Hop with Sherlock Ohms


Here’s my ‘stand in’ slot from 23rd June – someone who was down to play the slot did a no show, so I jumped into the gap and winged it a little – great to play straight up and down hip-hop bangers, must do it more often.

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