Mixtape Wednesday features hand-picked vinyl mixes and the record-collectors who created them. Find out what inspired this mix in the section below.
Your Name + Location:
Jimmy, South East coast of the UK, releasing vinyl mixes on Soundcloud as MonkeyPocket (don't ask!)
What inspired this mix? Tell us a little about it:
This is the latest of my jazzfunkbreaks mixes, inspired by my love of this music and me diggin' through my vinyl collection to find my sounds that fit. These are the grooves and breaks that keep me searchin' (and spending!)
What was your process for putting the mix together?
I have a vibe in mind before recording, so I revisit a lot of wax to find the right tracks. Takes a few evenings (this is my favourite bit). I don't like to play too many complete tracks, so just drop the best sections or breaks from the tracks I'm feelin'. Keeps the mix movin'!
Favorite song on the mix?
Hard to say, pleased with the way all of this one came out. Especially happy with the vocal intro from Rahsaan Roland Kirk though, and the first track by Junior Mance seems to set the vibe well.
What’s next on your plate these days?
More buyin' (when I've got the time and money), and another mix in a few weeks. I like to put one out every month or so. Just a hobby between real life commitments though, I don't play out very much these days.
Big up to anyone who checks out my mixes on Soundcloud (oh, and to James Brown and Miles Davis, my world would be very different without you)
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