The Pharcyde – Runnin / Passin Me By (Chris Read Remixes) 7inch Vinyl Double Pack (BBE Records x Delicious Vinyl)

Pharcyde_400I’m very pleased to announce that this remix release for BBE Records x Delicious Vinyl (available exclusively on 7inch vinyl double pack), will be in stores on May 12th and is available to pre-order now from Juno. Blurb from BBE below:

“In the closing months of 2012 BBE label artist Chris Read was enlisted by classic Los Angeles imprint Delicious Vinyl to produce a mixtape for Wax Poetics magazine celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the release of The Pharcyde’s seminal debut LP ‘Bizarre Ride’. The resulting mix was a runaway success clocking tens of thousands of plays online and kickstarted a relationship with the label that would go on to see Chris remix two of the group’s best loved tracks, ‘Runnin’ and ‘Passin Me By’.

Those tracks are now available for the first time on this limited edition BBE x Delicious Vinyl double vinyl 7inch release. Treating the familiar original with respect, Chris has called upon the vocal talents of long time collaborators Lizzy Parks (Tru Thoughts) and guitarist Giles Barratt (Breakin Bread) to rework passages from ‘Runnin’ to create a 2014 update on the themes of the much loved Jay Dee produced classic. ‘Passin Me By’ meanwhile gets a ’90s throwback rework utilising sample material from the original to great effect to create a track which bears all the hallmarks of the golden era.

Mastered and cut by Walter Coelho who cut Jay Dee’s ‘Welcome to Detroit’ back in 2001, the circle is complete!”

Listen to previews on Bandcamp or Soundcloud via the widget below:

Disc 1 (Side A)

Disc 2 (Side A)

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About musicofsubstance

A collector of hip hop, funk, soul, boogie and related beats and jazz based music since the late eighties. Came to prominence as a club DJ through involvement in Substance (one of the UK's largest and longest running hip hop and funk nights) and a 2 year spell as mix DJ on BBC Radio 1Xtra. In recent years a steady output of high profile mix albums has allowed me to DJ worldwide. Currently compiling a series of mix albums for the BBE label and producing an album for BBC New Urban Music Bursary award winning 7 piece jazz / soul outfit 'Maylight'.
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