Acid Jazz


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Shelter day 182, September 18th, 2020—installment 40 of live-streamed, all-vinyl DJ sets while we're sheltering during the COVID-19 pandemic.

My time as a resident DJ at the Mushroom Jazz weekly (91-94) was a truly foundational journey. Acid Jazz was part rave culture, part San Francisco Jazz Funk culture (Blackbirds/JBs/Herbie), and part hip hop/dancehall culture — all swirled together into a melting pot of fresh spacey dance funk. Acid Jazz quickly evolved in many direction: Trip Hop, Broken Beat, Downtempo, Hip Hop, Future Jazz, etc. — leaving the original sound hard to pin down. This mix meanders through some of the early sounds from late 80s trailblazers like The Brand New Heavies and Diana Brown & Barrie K. Sharpe, to the point where the Trip Hop sound began to dominate. A trip down memory lane from 30 years ago. Enjoy!

Tracklist
  1. Greyboy - Unwind Your Mind
  2. The Family Tree - Hang On To Your Pride
  3. Lalomie Washburn - Try My Love
  4. Esperanto - All Good Things
  5. Diana Brown & Barrie K. Sharpe - Yes It’s You
  6. August - Pushin & Shovin
  7. Malka Family - Taude Groove
  8. Mother Earth - Look To The Light
  9. The Brand New Heavies - Dream Come True
  10. Double Vision - Conscience
  11. Spirit Level - Feel The Music
  12. Galliano - Totally Together
  13. Bulldogs - Drums For The Listeners
  14. The Balistic Brothers Vs. The Eccentric Afro’s - Goodvibes…Goodnight
  15. The Big Cheese All Stars - Mung (Jo Manix Remix)
  16. Galliano - Long Time Gone (Palm Skins Production Remix)

Music Data
Represented Years

1987 - 1993

Characteristics
Energy
Low
High
Vibe
moody
upbeat
Tempo
slow
fast
Rhythm
simple
complex
Vocals
none
many
Mood
Genre
Personal Rating

5/10

Popularity

4/10


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