Mixtape Monday: The Du-Rites, Maïa, Waajeed, The Putbacks + More
New music from The Du-Rites, Maïa, Waajeed, The Putbacks and more make the cut this Mixtape Monday.
The Du-Rites serve up an ode to funky TV show themes with the arrival of Gamma Ray Jones. Maïa drops the Motion EP, Waajeed is back with From The Dirt, The Putbacks drop their self-titled debut and Daniel Crawford delivers Revolution.
Representing for hip-hop, Mankind and The Deity Complex take a trip on the Sol Trane. Statik Selektah and Termanology follow with Still 1982. After years on the scene, Big Twins makes his formal debut with Grimey Life, Willie The Kid and Klever Skemes team again for Gold Rush 2 and Pakistani producer Hasan drops Soul Knocks.
Maïa - Motion EP
Brisbane’s own Maïa follows her buzzworthy 2016 lofi mixtape with the lush, self-produced Motion EP.
The Du-Rites - Gamma Ray Jones
J-Zone and Pablo Martin are back as The Du-Rites with the release of their latest project entitled Gamma Ray Jones.
Inspired by the musical scores of the iconic cop shows of the 1960s and ‘70s, Gamma Ray Jones is the musical backdrop for a lost 1972 TV series that never made it past the cutting room floor at NBC. With the rival crime-fighting shows of the day brawling for airtime (Mannix, McCloud, Banacek, Cannon, Barnaby Jones, The Mod Squad, The Rockford Files, etc.), Gamma Ray Jones proved too real, too violent and too expensive to produce, prompting the network to cease production on the series after the pilot episode, Get This Turkey Outta Here!, was filmed. The fact that the star of the show was none other than NYC’s own street justice warrior, Pedro “Gamma Ray” Jones, Hollywood execs didn’t want the smoke. The pilot sat in a film reel vault for 46 years with one glaring omission - the music. Enter: The Du-Rites.
Waajeed - From The Dirt LP
One year after the release of his acclaimed Shango EP, Dirt Tech Reck founder, and Detroit institution, Waajeed drops his ten-track album From The Dirt.
Daniel Crawford - Revolution
Daniel Crawford tackles police brutality and completes a trilogy of releases that began in 2012 with the recent arrival of Revolution. The album boasts appearances from DJ Jazzy Jeff, Dayne Jordan, Maimouna Youssef, Kaidi Tatham, Osunlade and Jimetta Rose.
Mankind x The Deity Complex - Mankind: Sol-Trane
Mankind spits over production from The Deity Complex on their thirteen-track collaborative ode to the classic True York City sound entitled Mankind: Sol-Trane.
Statik Selektah x Termanology - Still 1982
Statik Selektah and Termanology drop the sequel to their 2010 album 1982with the release of Still 1982, featuring appearances from Benny The Butcher, Conway, CJ Fly, and Lil’ Fame.
Willie The Kid x Klever Skemes - Gold Rush 2
Grand Rapids spitter Willie The Kid is back on wax alongside producer and frequent collaborator Klever Skemes as the pair deliver the follow-up to the October 2018 project Gold Rush, entitled Gold Rush 2.
Karas Lamb writes and digs for tunes you haven’t heard yet. She actually wants to listen to your mixtape. Follow her on Twitter @karaslamb or Instagram @blamblamkaraslamb.