Midnight Rockers Express Take Us To A Different Kind Of Church On This New Mixtape
Mixtape mainstays Midnight Rockers Express - the duo of Lee Harrison and DJ GETLIVE - are back with their first new MRE tape of the year.
MRE32 starts off with Pastor T.L. Barrett's "Father Stretch My Hands" (the sampled for Kanye West'sThe Life of Pablo highlight of the same name), and launches into a mix that includes Madlib, Skepta, Beyoncé and James Blake, Nina Simone, and others.
Midnight Rockers Express live up to their name - clocking in at an hour and eight minutes, the tape is a chill, relaxing mix that should be perfect for late-night commutes or wind-down sessions. Lee and GETLIVE flesh out a cohesive combo of new music (James Blake and Bon Iver's "I Need A Forest Fire"; Alicia Keys' "In Common"; Drake's "With You") and older gems (Madlib's "Come Here My Dear") alike. By the time Simone's "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" closes out the tape, you're likely to either run it back for a repeat listen or binge on MRE's Mixcloud for hours on end.
Aside from a live session at Kinfolk 90 in March, this is the first installment in the Midnight Rockers Express series since MRE31, which was uploaded four months ago and originally broadcast in December 2015.
See the tracklist below, click play to listen, and follow MRE on Mixcloud.
- PASTOR T L BARRETT — Father Stretch My Hands
- MACHINEDRUM — Body Touch
- KELELA — The High (HEAVEE & DJ SPINN Remix)
- DJ PAYPAL — We Finally Made It
- JEREMIAH JAE F. TRE — Greetings
- MADLIB — Come Here My Dear
- ARCHY MARSHALL — Swell
- SKEPTA — Castles
- ROSES GABOR — Rush
- JAMES BLAKE F. BON IVER — I Need A Forest Fire
- BEYONCE F. JAMES BLAKE — Forward
- LIL SILVA — Lines
- ALICIA KEYS — In Common
- DRAKE F. PARTYNEXTDOOR — With You
- DAWN RICHARD — Swim Free
- FLOATING POINTS — Nespole
- ASH WALKER — The Slopes
- NINA SIMONE — Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues