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'Yasiin Gaye - Ms. Fat Booty'

- If you only download one free album this weekend makes sure it’s Yasiin Gaye’s - The Departure. An excellent project combining Marvin Gaye and Mos Def. These mash-ups are sublime, they’re less about throwing songs together and more about combing musical elements in intricate ways to create an even more coherent whole. You can download the full album here (but don’t hang about, it’s already been taken down previously) : soulmatesproject.bandcamp.com/album/yasi…e-side-one

Here’s the full sales pitch: Amerigo Gazaway’s *Soul Mates* series continues the theme of his previous work in creating collaborations that never were. On the series’ latest installment, Amerigo unites Brooklyn rapper Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and soul legend Marvin Gaye for a dream collaboration aptly titled “Yasiin Gaye”. Building the album’s foundation from deconstructed samples of Gaye’s Motown classics, Gazaway re-purposes the instrumentation into new productions within a similar framework. Carefully weaving Bey’s tangled raps and Gaye’s soulful vocals over his new arrangements, the producer delivers a quality much closer to an authentic collaboration than a lukewarm “mashup” album.

'DJ DSK & Mystro - I Know You Got Sole (Heaven) - Silverbak Gorillzz Remix'

- Silverbak Gorillzz featured on the blog about a month ago. Here they come good again with a live funk / hip hop remix of DJ DSK & Mystro (which in itself is a riff on ‘I Know You Got Soul’ by Eric B & Rakim). Looks like it’s part of a remix competition over here - http://www.remixcomps.com/contest/dj-dsk-mystro-remix-contest
Good luck guys. Fingers crossed.

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