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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

DJ Platurn's New Mix of De La Soul Samples Is an Orgy of Beautiful Breaks

Posted By on Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 10:08 AM

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Like any proper hip-hop head, Oakland Fader DJ Platurn reveres De La Soul. He reveres De La Soul so much that 10 years ago, Platurn put out a mix CD of songs -- many of them prety obscure -- that the group sampled, weaving together those clips and breaks into one seamless experience.

And Platurn reveres De La Soul so much that he just did that ... again. The results are excellent.

So This Is De La Heaven Pt. 2 is out today on CD and Mixcrate, where you can stream it for free. It's another mix of songs sampled by De La Soul, blended together impeccably. And for fans of a dusty break and an old soul tune, it's a pretty excellent experience. Give it a listen, or grab a hard copy.

Also today, Platurn releases a very different mix: Mind Blowing Decisions Pt. 1, an experiment in mixing more contemporary electronic dance music. You can stream that one below.

Seriously, though, the De La Soul mix might just make your day:

DJ Platurn -- So This Is De La Heaven, Part 2 (stream)

-- @iPORT


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