This week we welcome back Long Dark Tunnel to the Dusk Dubs family...
"First of all, what an absolute pleasure to be given an opportunity to shine a light on a corner of my musical delights. With so many legitimate musical producers and DJs showcasing their talents on a weekly basis, it is very humbling for me as an enthusiast to join the DuskDubs ranks. Special praise once again goes to the Dusk DUbs team for their faultless endeavours in trying to maintain a weekly flow of sounds - often varying yet always beautiful.
My first real musical love has stuck with me throughout my years, Hiphop. A genre of sound like no other which ripped up the copybook on creating a musical track and started the whole process all over again. The producers, DJs and MCs have such a broad spectrum of influences in their music which they never shy away from - whether it's jazz, funk, soul, blues, politics or history - every story is told through the sounds and lyrics. The whole concept of sampling another artist's track was so alien to modern day music that it caused an uproar.
Perhaps, hiphop was at its best when it was causing an uproar - whether it was musically or socially - or both.
I've tried my very best to recreate that mixtape feel, varying classic tracks with newer sounds and throwing in loads of skits which were often the bedrock of the early hip-hop artists' albums.
I really hope you enjoy this selection half as much as I enjoyed putting it together."
1) The Roots - Act Won
2) Gang Starr - Jazz Thing
3) Madlib - Alfred Lion Break
4) De La Soul - Stakes is High (remix)
5) Digable Planets - Highing Fly
6) Muneshine - Venus & Mars (Freddie Joachim Mix)
7) MF Doom - Back In The Day
8) DJ Krush - Meiso
9) Madlib - Andrew Hill Break
10) Pharcyde - Bullshit
11) Jurassic 5 - Quality Control
12) Big KRIT - Dreamin
13) Apollo Brown - Trophies
14) J Dilla - Anti American Graffiti
15) Madvillian - Supervillian Theme
16) Likwit Junkies - LJ's Anthem
17) Pete Rock - Justice
18) Jeru The Damaja - Playing Ya Jazz
19) Jackson 5 Sample
20) Mos Def - Mathematics (20SYL Mix)
21) Jurassic 5 - Setup
22) Slum Village - Fall In Love
23) Pete Rock - Gonna Love You
24) Steve Spacek - Dollar
25) Public Enemy - Incident at 66.6FM
26) Joey Badass - Waves
27) Madvillian - Rhinestone Cowboy
28) Madlib - Blue Note Interlude
29) Apollo Brown & OC - Fantastic
30) Freddie Joachim - Kool In The Summer
31) The Roots - Act Too
32) J Dilla Ft. Common & D'Angelo - So Far To Go