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In 43 Sets
- 29 Tracks, 18.48.53
- 3 Tracks, 1.37.00
- 34 Tracks, 10.24.42
- 22 Tracks, 3.25.54
In 2 Groups
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Release Date: Oct 30, 2012
Nils Frahm – Familiar (00:00)
Salmonella Dub – Problems (01:27)
Nicolas Jaar – Mi Mujer (06:50)
Postiljonen – Rivers (13:13)
Smoke City – Underwater Love (14:48)
J. Ralph – One Million Miles Away (18:05)
Unknown – 009 (21:45)
Isaac Aesili – With You (25:12)
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – How Long Do I Have To Wait For You? [Ticklah Remix] (27:01)
The Slip – Landing (30:35)
The Black Seeds – The Prince (31:31)
Wild Belle – Keep You (33:56)
Barnaby – Bag Of Money (37:12)
G. Love – Hobo Blues (41:25)
Busy Signal – Bye Bye [Sabbo beat-up] (42:13)
The rootfire Mix 001 was inspired from years listening to mixtapes by OneSoundUK and Slayed By Shadows out of the UK. I loved how they each combined roots with pop culture. The mixes usually stuck to themes like drum&bass, ska, etc, but often added vocal samples from movies. The playlist was about an hour long and could always be played seamlessly as one track.
Last month I spent a lot of time listening to speeches by ill Gates. ill Gates is a dub step producer out of Canada, but also travels around the world educating producers on how to stay focused and get things done. One theme that ill Gates comes back to over and over again is that paper, scissors, and tape are the most important tools for producers. What he means by this is that despite all the technology available for producing music, it is better to stay focused and complete mixes even if that means using the simplest tools available. For example- with Garageband any artist with a Mac can cut up songs, rearrange them, and create something that can be released to the world. So many times people get hung up and worried about putting things out, because they are not perfect.
The ill Gates approach appealed to me because I am not a musician. I never knew how to match beats or how songs in different keys could work together. A few weeks ago I watched some youtube tutorials, and last weekend committed to creating and finishing my first mixtape aka rootfire Mix 001.