The Samurai – Depakote & Friends

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We return to L.A. for our latest guest mix. Depakote is a producer who got in touch with us after we’d posted about the Sun Ra beat tape a few months ago. He was one of the producers on said beat tape and he sent us links to a bunch of his freely available beat tapes/albums. I liked what I heard and we got chatting. One thing leading to another he sent me a preview of his forthcoming album and I asked him for a guest mix.

Fast forward a couple of months and the mix is here, put together by his friend The Samurai and featuring music from Depakote himself as well as friends in and around L.A. As the attention continues to build on the Californian city and its bubbling electronic and hip hop scenes this mix provides a perfect snapshot of what many of the city’s upcoming producers are up to.

Depakote will be releasing his debut album on the Hightpoint Lowlife label in the near future, entitled ‘It’s not 94 anymore’. Having had the pleasure of checking a preview of it I must say it’s a rather nice release, a real slice of modern L.A. boom bap that fits perfectly within the city’s recent, and incredibly varied, hip hop output.

While you wait enjoy this mix and look for more from the man in forthcoming shows!

Download the mix here (right click and save as)

Tracklist:
Parliament Funkadelic – Fire It Up Intro
Depakote – Calculator
Depakote – Schlitze
Depakote – Spork
Depakote – Heartattack
Bahwee – Flavors Track 2
Joe Burn’em VS The Pharcyde – Stand By Me VS Passin Me By
Depakote VS The Pharcyde – Gingersnap VS Passin Me By
Depakote – El Dandy
Depakote and Coincidence – Dan Marjele
Depakote – EYE U
Depakote VS Nas – Mushmaster 12 VS Made You Look
Co.Fee – Norman Bates
Depakote – I Live For The Funk
Coincidence – Breaking Even
Kid Headphones – Gumshoe
Kid Headphones – Endless Skies
Don Bo – Isaac Hayes
Shlomo – Hot Boxing The Cockpit
Depakote – Whiteplastic remix
Juj – Don’t Hate On Tech Decks
Depakote – Lilykoranic

Links:
http://www.myspace.com/depakote
http://www.myspace.com/cofee
http://www.myspace.com/samuraibeats
http://www.myspace.com/coincidenceuno
http://www.myspace.com/kidheadphones
http://www.myspace.com/donbo1
http://www.myspace.com/djjuj
http://www.myspace.com/shlomoshun
http://highpointlowlife.com/
http://my.rawkus.com/profile/JoeBurnem

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