DJ Krush is a pioneering Japanese legend, respected far and wide for his innovative use of turntables, sampling and the general advancement of instrumental hip-hop. Forming the Krush Posse in 1987 to push the music in his home country, he really made a name on the international stage with his solo DJ and production work after their split in 1992. Countless releases on scene-leading record labels (such as Mo' Wax and Ninja Tune) established him as a major player in the trip-hop genre that exploded in the late 90s. However, his music was always much more diverse and experimental - in his hands, turntables became musical instruments with unlimited possibilities. He also has this eerie ability to mix records at different tempos yet still have it somehow work...?!?
This particular mix is billed as a "A 60 Minute Remix Of Ninja Tunes Back & Front Catalogue". This could be seen as restrictive but it actually focuses Krush into producing a perfect hour of ambience with tracks from DJ Vadim, The Herbaliser, London Funk Allstars and Coldcut (tracklist in the comments and MP3 tags).
For years... and this is meant in a good way... this tape could send me to sleep anytime I listened to it! Useful during the daytime (when normal people were going about their business loudly) to pump up the volume, drown out the background noise and slip into slumber as Krush's blunted beatz, chilled cutz and hypnotic mixing take you down. Get your own copy of this modern day bedtime story, AKA ambient after-party mixtape, now.
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DJ Krush - Back In The Base - 1997
Source: Memorex CRX II S60-Type II
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