Death Mix Plus
You have to go way back to dig up a special mix like this. Courtesy of Paul Winley, the man who pioneered the New York City label that released many early classic rap / electrofunk records in the late 70s and early 80s, this classic Afrika Bambaataa "Death Mix" finds it way to CD for the first time in history. Originally recorded at James Monroe High School in the Bronx (talk about old school...), this electric / turntable / breaks record was one of the many classic recordings from the Hip Hop Godfather. The first section is 'Death Mix Part 1" and "Part 2", and the second half is anchored by the Cosmic Force (made up of Chubby Chubb, Ice Ice, Lisa Lee, and Little Ikey C) and the Soul Sonic Force (Consisting of 20 or so members including Mr. Biggs, Pow Wow, G.L.O.B.E., and Jazzy Jay) on "Zulu Nation Throwdown Volume 1" and "Volume 2". Also featured on this compilation are instrumentals for both 'Throwdowns' by the Harlem Underground Band. Laying the foundation for Hip Hop and some of today's recycled samples and breaks, this CD is a true old schoolers delight.