August 28, 2008

Epic Post Fail: The Mystic Brew Review

Some posts can be like the 'Hoff doing a Baconator after hours - slow, difficult, and you sort of lose your appetite halfway through. I was working on this one back in June to showcase Diplo as the classy international tastemaker that he is (obvs), including the sample lineage of a few joints such as Ronnie Foster's "Mystic Brew" (Ronnie>Tribe>Madlib>Diplo) and Marlena Shaw's "California Soul" as it weaves through DJ Premier in the 90s and back to Dip in 2K times.

But that was more than two months ago, so, FAIL. Enjoy these at least.

Ronnie Foster - Mystic Brew

A Tribe Called Quest - Electric Relaxation

Madlib - Mystic Bounce

Diplo - Brew Barrymore

Enjoy more fails and owned/pwned moments at the Fail Blog.


Anonymous said...

I'd be careful about heaping too much praise on Diplo. His style is just too derivative. He comes across as a genre dilettante, lacking that power of purity.

He's rubbed a lot of the the originators of certain sounds he pulls from the wrong way. That ain't cool. Respect your musical forefathers if your gonna get rich off of their innovation.

Anonymous said...

Good find on that Madlib track. Hadn't heard that version before. It takes a minute to get with the dissonance, but it's a nice interpretation once you get into it. Word.