Jim Sharp - Midnight Marauders Revisted EP

I've been waiting for this and now it's finally here. You know I don't normally post on Saturday but couldn't wait to drop this on you. I may not be the first (there's an 8 hour time difference between UK and California) but I won't be the last post it.

Several months back UK's Jim Sharp told about his tribute project to A Tribe Called Quest's Midnight Mauraders album and have been exicitingly waiting to hear it. Long time visitors to DSFL should well acquainted with the name Jim Sharp. His Straighten It Out mixes should be in every mixtape fan's collection. It's been awhile since we had heard anything new from him but now we are blessed with one hell of a tribute mix.

"On November 9th 1993 A Tribe Called Quest's 'Midnight Marauders' dropped. ATCQ was (and still is) my favourite rap group and listening to Marauders now, it seems incredible how it's endured the test of time. With the advancement of technology it has been possible to attain previously unreleased vocals and with this in mind I started to rebuild tracks from Marauders from their original samples. (it's important to note that technology has only moved so far and the majority of vocals were impossible to get) I took a lot of time to imagine how Q-tip would have captured the samples, probably using a turntable and an MPC. Consciously not using pitch correct, sampling one side of the audio and bouncing it to stereo and continually trying to get the right filter, echo, pitch and sound from the original sample. I also re-imagined big sections of tracks paying homage to some of my favourite producers such as Premier, DJ Shadow, 9th Wonder and Large Professor. I thought about what it would have been like to have some legends of the game such as Biggie, Nas and Biz Markie dropping guest verses next to Tip and Phife. I completely understand how dear Tribe fans hold Marauders and it was important to me that it had a fresh take but stayed true to the original ethos. This was a labour of love and I hope people dig it for what it is. "
Jim Sharp

Jim Sharp
Midnight Marauders Revisted EP
(2013) | 69 MB|

Jim Sharp - Midnight Marauders Revisted EP

Marauders Revisited Tour Guide
Award Tour (Jim Sharp Revisit)
Midnight (Jim Sharp Re-Imagine)
Interlude OK to be NOT OK
We Can Get Down (Jim Sharp's Boom Bap Mix)
Electric Relaxation (Jim Sharp Revisit)
Keep It Rollin (Jim Sharp's Queens Mix feat. Nas & Extra P)
The Chase (Jim Sharp's Part 3 feat. Biz Markie)
Hot Sex (Jim Sharp Revisit feat. Biggie Smalls)

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