24
Sep
08

Smooth It Out With the Vampire Mix…

No, not another post about those jangly folks in Brooklyn.  But wait, it’s about another four-piece from the borough next door – that being A Tribe Called Quest and Brooklyn’s neighbor: Queens.  And if you don’t know/remember them, they put out five LPs that some consider being the catalyst for intelligent hip-hop.  You can form your own opinions by spinning their records.  Something we can both agree on though is the remix below and its brilliance….

Norman Cook – A.K.A. Fatboy Slim was also part of a movement in the 1990’s; that being the big-beat movement.  He may have been known for dumbing down dance music for the masses, although I saw it as making it more digestible for you and me.  He was responsible for getting me into more electronic based music in the late 90’s.  In 2000 though, he flipped the script and released a remix album – The Fatboy Slim/Norman Cook collection – with songs from Beats International, (a Cooke side project) A Tribe Called Quest, James Brown, etc.  The album spans across all feel good genres, like reggae, house, hip-hop, and includes his fun, party-like attitude. Give a spin to Tribe’s “I left my wallet in El Segundo” – that originally appeared on ATCQ’s ’90 album, People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm.  And then see how laid-back, smooth, yet funky Mr. Cook can flip it…

A Tribe Called Quest :: I left my wallet in El Segundo

A Tribe Called Quest :: I left my wallet in El Segundo (Vampire Mix)

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