June 12, 2015

Jim Sharp "Straighten It Out" (Mixtape, 2012)

Soul, Funk, Hip Hop, a mix close to the perfection arranged by the very talented Jim Sharp. A trip through sample heaven (Naughty By Nature, Blackstreet, Biz Markie, Notorious B.I.G., Pete Rock, Wu-Tang Clan, and A Tribe Called Quest, etc) carefully re-edited and put down in a tasteful mix that will make your neck snap. Jim Sharp was trying to recreate the vibe at Ali B’s famous Saturday night Paradise sessions in West London when he put this mix together back in 2012. Jim Sharp did a superb job with this mix, hitting us sample heads with looped drum breaks and samples, while also keeping the dancers moving and recreating the vibe. Peace to the good people at FMF for reminding me about this mix. I'll share Part 2 in a follow-up post soon, hope y'all dig sample mixes, too? LMK.