Archive for November, 2005
The Latin Rascals
Live on WRKS ’85
The Latin Rascals, aka Albert Cabrera and Tony Moran, come from the strain of unsung classic radio DJ’s in NYC. They help break Freestyle music in the mid-80s and also flexed a lot of re-edit, cut-n-paste techniques applied from the Disco era. I’m including snippets from one of their radio sets that aired on WRKS December 1985.
Anything was fair game to be spliced for the Rascals—remixed buildin from Whodini to Man Parrish to a crazy Furious 5 rmx. Keep in mind the Rascals practiced manually cutting and pasting reel to reel tape edits. They also went by the moniker, Big Apple Productions. Here’s a peak of their pioneering megamix style and a reminder how early hiphop was bein flipped alongside the Electro-Freestyle flava.
I apologize for my inactivity.. Last semester of college more hectic than I expected. I’ll be still supplyin your fix soon..
Shadrach (Peanut Butter Wolf Remix)
from DVD Remixes White Label 12″ (2002, White Label)
Intergalactic (Mike Relm Beatbox Remix)
from White Label 12″ (1999, White Label)
Sure Shot (Large Professor Remix)
from Sure Shot 12″ (1994, Capitol)
So What ‘Cha Want (Soul Assassin Remix)
from So What ‘Cha Want 12″ (1992, Capitol)
I’ve been running around like a maniac the last couple of weeks so I have little time to post up. Just wanted to give some recognition to one of my favorite hiphop groups and lace you all with 4 dope remixes. It’s a neat idea that these cats give the acapellas away for free on their website so beatmakers and DJ’s worldwide can take a gander and recreate some funky hiphop styles. These are only 4 out of a zillion remixes, but I can guarantee, they are some of the best. When I have more time, I’ll make a more thorough post. Enjoy your weekend folks.