Chris Read – “Classic Material” Hip Hop Mix Series

Classic Material is a movement. Boasting seventeen contributors with some of the UK’s finest DJ talent, Classic Material celebrates “30+ years of recorded rap music through a series of events, exhibitions, mixtape releases and more.” Each month focuses on paying tribute to a defining era or year in hip hop’s history via “music, design, photography and film.”

Record collector, former BBC 1Xtra resident DJ, and hip hop historian of sorts, Chris Read functions as the curator of the Classic Material mix series. All the mixes are streamable online and free for download. June saw the 8th edition of the series, focusing on the hip hop of 1994. Stream and download below.

Download Classic Material, Edition #8: 1994 [MP3]

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Record Breakin’ Music: Five Year Anniversary Mix + MP3

In celebration of their 5 year label Anniversary, our friends at Record Breakin had DJ lil’ dave mix some tunes from the catalog as well some future gems that will be coming out on the label. The tracklist includes artists like Joy Jones, Spinnerty, Kissey Asplund, Anthony Valadez, Coultrain, Ragen Fykes & Ohmega Watts, DJ Stylus and many more. If you like what you hear, support the upcoming album: Record Breakin’ Music 5 Year Anniversary. The compilation will be available on February 7th, here and at other fine retail outlets in physical CD or digital format.

Record Breakin’ Music 5 Year Anniversary Mix by DJ lil’ dave by Recordbreakin