SCRATCHTHEBLOCK PRESENTS: JAZZ-HOP AU GO-GO
Howdy jazz-hop tasters!
Take your favorite headphones and prepare yourself for another journey through jazz and hip-hop rhythms.
The new jazz-hop selection titled Jazz-Hop Au-Go-Go is a gathering of must have hip-hop gems with jazz sonorities compiled only for your pleasure.
TOMMY GUNN – FEAR (PRODUCED BY ERICK SERMON)
Def Squad affiliated, Tommy Gunn kicks off this selection with a supa-dupa-banger titled Fear. The emcee (who passed away in 1996!!) dropped solid bars over an impressive boom-bap and jazzy instrumental masterfully cooked by hip-hop mogul Erick Sermon who included the joint on Def Squad’s compilation titled Insomnia.
THE PHARCYDE – PASSIN’ ME BY (CHRIS READ REMIX)
In 2012 Los Angeles label Delicious Vinyl recruited BBE DJ/producer Chris Read to work on a mixtape for the 20th Anniversary of The Pharcyde‘s Bizarre Ride. It was a fruitful collaboration and in 2014 BBE and Delicious Vinyl dropped a double vinyl 7inch of two superlative remixes of the most important pieces by The Pharcyde: Runnin’ and Passin’ Me By. We wanna recommend the unbelievable treatment remix of Passin’ Me By. Chris Read put his wise hands on the epic John Martinez production adding his remarkable touch with a jazzy flavourful rhythm.Make sure you to grab Chris Read last project titled All Night
PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS – PLUNKEN’ EM
Back in 2003 to resume a dope project by underground hip-hop group People Under The Stairs. Their fourth album titled …Or Stay Tuned represents something interesting with aesthetically and technically beautiful hip-hop joints.We selected Plunken’Em. PUTS appeared on jazz-hop selections In Stereo Smokin Session Jazz-Hop And Cadillac
OL’ BURGER BEATS FEAT. ILLA J – 20 YEARS
Norwegian emerging beatmaker Ol’Burger Beats earned his stripes with a masterpiece titled High Rhodes. The well-appointed opus unveils a soulful approach and a marked penchant for 90’s hip-hop beats a la J.Dilla. The young beat wizard enlists Quelle Chris,ScienZe among others to give mo’ substance to the mellow rhythms. Taste the superlative jazzy track titled 20 Years performed by hip-hop emcee Illa J (who will drop in October his self-titled album , check out the leak titled All Good Part.2). You can also peep the official music video
JOHN ROBINSON AND PAT VAN DYKE – FULL CIRCLE (REMIX)
What happens if the microphone of South Bronx emcee John Robinson met the flawless beats of drummer, composer, producer and band leader Pat Van Dyke? Last year the dynamic rapper and the mastermind producer joined their skills to record a collaborative project titled Modern Vintage recruiting some guests such as Sadat X of Brand Nubian and El Da Sensei. Prick up your ears and pay attention for the top-tier remix of da jazz-hop tune titled Full Circle.This year PVD released the classy instrumental titled Right On Time via Jakarta Records confirming his indisputable talent.John Robinson appeared on neo-soul selection Da Groove , jazz selection Lullaby Of Birdland. He also released the collaborative album titled We The Prolific alongside swiss producer Chief
FREDDIE JOACHIM FEAT. SURREAL – MATTER OF TIME
Super-producer/DJ Freddie Joachim is one of the most prominent artist s able to mix elements of jazz with elements of hip-hop ,cooking top-notch beats for Joey Bada$$,Muneshine,The Upstarts and delivering impeccable remixes. In 2008 Mr.Joachim released In With Time a full-length album from which we selected Matter Of Time featuring Jeremy Ian Thomas aka Surreal
ERIC B AND RAKIM – RELAX WITH PEP
Back in da dayz when east coast hip-hop group Erik B and Rakim dropped Don’t Sweat The Techinique. On da fourth album the veteran duo delivered prophetic rhymes and solid beats counting on the support of a luminary such as Large Professor. Pump the volume and enjoy yourself with the jazzy joint titled Relax With Pep.
EAST FLATBUSH PROJECT FEAT. DES – TRIED BY 12 (ADAM KAY REMIX)
Brooklyn hip-hop underground producer Spencer Bellamy aka East Flatbush Project earned a lot of praises with the massive 1996 single titled Tried By 12 alongside his fellow citizen Ron Smith aka DeS. The jazz-hop treatment remix finely crafted by danish young beatmaker/producer Adam Kay (who appeared on The Remix Session Vol.7 and Vol.8) is simply amazing.Make sure you to grab The Remixes Vol.1
DR.OOP FEAT. CHUCK DIESEL AND OMEGA – JONESIN
Last year in June we introduced The Red Gold & Green Machine a group composed by Dr.Oop and soulstress Tonye Aganaba.Today we showcase a project by Dr.Oop as solo artist dropped two years ago and titled Mad Ziontist. Check out what we consider the centerpiece of the entire album, Jonesin featuring Chuck Diesel and Omega.
CVEES – SPREAD LOVE TO YA
Harlem hip-hop outfit Cvees (consisting of Swave Sevah,Ike P and Probe DMS) offers us a soulful and jazzy tune titled Spread To Love Ya from the EP Hip-Hop VS Rap dropped in 2005 via Tokyo Dawn Records