LCNL 042: Hip Hop Instrumentals Mix

ring mod mix

Selected by Gabriel Bogart
Dubbed by the new objective

A while back I started asking Gabe for suggestions on hip hop producers, and quickly invited him to put together a mix on this theme.  He sent me this HUGE four hour playlist, so I decided to run through it and break it into two different sessions.  I improvised this mix based on his playlist, and padded it a bit and probably roughed up the corners a bit to make it fit but I think it has a pretty consistent mood and flow.  Late night and hazy.  Part Two next week.  Enjoy. (JS)

Download/listen at Soundcloud or on Mixcloud.

Selected by Gabriel Bogart

I have been listening to HipHop for 30-plus years. When I first heard the beat, the hypnotic loops, and the then-odd-sounding scratch noises I fell instantly in love. HipHop sounded like my music. It is a form that will forever be tied to my life, even if I am simultaneously highly critical of it.

As a bar tender, I am often privileged to play my own taste in tunes for the alcohol-consuming public to enjoy, or not. On busy nights, it can be hard to keep up DJ duties while staying on top of serving drinks and kicking out unruly drunks, let alone keeping myself flush with clean glassware. So, in light of this, and instead of frequently fumbling with my iPod to play something to stem the tide of musical silence, which can only be drowned out by the din of drunken throngs availing each other with news of their most recent Facebook posts, I created this playlist. It is long. Maybe even prohibitively so, but it serves an important function. That function is to keep the music going in the background, without interruption. A good string of beats can really set the mood for a late Friday night crowd, but it also keeps the bar tender happy, head bobbing to the rhythm. When I’m not at work, this playlist is great to have on when cleaning the apartment or writing. In particular, I structured this playlist around my current favorite beatmaker, Knxwledge. I tried to stick to that aesthetic, but occasionally strayed outside the lines.

Without patting myself too hard on the back, I will say that many a customer has come up to ask me what I’m playing during the length of this set. It always makes me happy to turn new people on to new tunes and this set is prefect for that. (Gabriel Bogart)

[Check out more of Knx’s productions on the great hazy Leaving Records, and look out for a new record on the legendary Stones Throw. JS]


Fred Hampton
Knxwledge – theothr.knwxusp [TWRK] (edit)
Samiyam – Lunch Meat
Paul White – Wait For Me
Onra – Open the Door
Onra and Quetzal – In My Place
Lukid – Veto
Knxwldge – 1stkameout[SqwrHill}/Knxwhere
J-Zone – Spoiled Rotten (Instrumentals)
Raekwon – Criminology
Samiyam – Rice Crackers
Teebs – Wind Loop (objective  version)
CASTLE – Then You Can Breathe/I Can See The Range/Memory Bank
Chanes – MemoryhouseScenery
Dak – Lookup
Dday One -Dying Heart
40:00- 41-55
the new objective – die heart again
DJ Premier – Track 5
Knxwldge –
Chanes – a pretty kettle of fish
Castle – Cain’t evaluate   49:38ish
Raekwon – Ice Cream   ends:54:45
40 Winks – For the Traveler
3:33 (Parallel Thought) – 333N5 (version)
thenewobjective interlude00Genesis – Button Mashing / Early Bird
Teebs – While You Dooooo (extended)
Ssaliva – Moonblood
Stephen Farris – Together
Samiyam – On a Bad Day
Pixelord – Kiss Your TV
Paul White – Hustle
Opus – The Fallen (screwed)
Mr. Cooper – 04 part 04
Lukid -Onandon
~ 1:33:00
Kone – In the Wind
Knxwledge -NoMoreAps / Poak / Build my Word Around Jew
1:48:00 – I have built outro

About Joseph Sannicandro

writer | traveler | sound organizer | contrarian | concerned citizen

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