As 420 passes into the twilight hours, we get semi-sophistimacated.
“Gentlemen Prefer Blunts” is a soul-fueled homage to DJ Screw and the syrupy southern Chopped & Screwed slow jams. The mixtape consists entirely of vinyl 45s played back at a plodding 33 1/3 rpms, with juggling and DJ tricks whenever double copies were had. The slow mix invites listeners to hear Sharon Jones in a new light, and re-experience classic tracks from Rick James and Donald Byrd through codeine-soaked ears. Continuing the tradition of Dj Screw and keeping with their Funk and Soul background, Ill Mondo presents “Gentlemen Prefer Blunts.” This free mixtape is a fresh take on Chopped and Screwed music, focusing on classic Soul and rare groove records from the 60’s and 70’s. This is the first in a series, and Ill Mondo plan to bring many more lost gems along with instant classics, all played back at a slow, head-nodding pace. Enjoy!”
Full tracklisting is below the jump. More info about the mix here.
Zapp and Roger – Computer Love
Bernard Wright – Haboglabotribin
George McCrae – I Get Lifted
Ben E. King – Supernatural Thing
Rick James – You and I
Funkadelic – Connections and Disconnections
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings – Got To Be The Way It Is
Black Blood – Swahili
Roy Ayers – Evolution
Parliament – Knee Deep
Yellow Magic Orchestra – Behind The Mask
Senor Coconut – Behind The Mask
Donald Byrd – Black Byrd