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MCMI REPORT: Masta Ace and Rasco join DJ Create on ‘Let’s Go EP’ (Remixes by DJ Devastate & Koolade)


Masta Ace and Rasco join DJ Create on ‘Let’s Go EP’, with remixes by DJ Devastate and Koolade. At first I didn’t know what to think of this project – was it really an EP, or a single with a b-side? I mean, back in the day, this would have been a typical A-Side / B-Side vinyl single, with different versions of each song, and instrumentals and ‘a cappellas‘. Nowadays of course, with digital music such as downloadable MP3’s and CD’s there really aren’t two sides anymore. But then I clicked on the link to check it out and what to call it didn’t matter to me, it was just dope Hip Hop music.


The project consists of two songs produced by DJ Create, one featuring Brownsville native Masta Ace of the legendary Juice Crew and current rap group EMC, the other featuring Rasco, from San Fransico, who is half of Cali Agents (with Planet Asia). The original production by DJ Create is hot, but there are remixes of each song as well, equally flavor, by DJ Devestate who remixed ‘Let’s Go‘ featuring Ace, and Koolade, who redid ‘Let ‘Em Know‘ featuring Rasco. Like I said, both original versions plus the remixes are equally tight. I enjoyed every track. Which producer killed which joint harder will be a matter of opinion, but it is all worth listening to, so click the link and check it out for yourself.

Jonas Hilmersson created the artwork. Threshold Recordings partnered with Elite Fleet Records, to bring you the EP and both mixes of ‘Let’s Go’ are available on 7-inch yellow vinyl at UGHH, in limited quantities.


You can stream the tracks for free at AudioMack and SoundCloud, but I’m pretty sure you are going to want the instrumentals and aca’s for freestyles and remixes, and for that you have to support the project at  SpotifyAmazonGoogle PlayTidal or UGHH (Vinyl)Drop a comment and let me know which song or beat is the best out of the four.

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Substantial – ‘Art Is Where The Home Is’ (HIWTAI Remixes)

Substantial‘Art Is Where The Home Is’ (HIWTAI Remixes) is a collection of remixes & live versions of songs from his critically acclaimed Mello Music Group debut, ‘Home Is Where The Art Is’. If you loved the original, executive produced by producer Oddisee, you will want to check out this somewhat more mellow version, featuring production by Bop Alloy’s Marcus D, Japanese beatsmith Haruka NakamuraDeacon The Villain from  CunninLynguists, DMV producers, Sean Toure’, Jsoul & The Other Guys, Jazz Hop production team A June & J Beat & Jackson, and Mississippi’s 5-D.

unnamedThere are also some tracks featuring DC area’s live band Sound of the City, who jazz up the singles ‘See Hear’ and ‘Check My Resume’. One new song on the project is the previously unreleased ‘Lost Lost’ featuring Jsoul, produced by yU of Diamond District.

A CD of the Remixes is only available as an import on the Japanese boutique label Rockwell Product Shop. But you can get it digitally from Substantial’s own Bandcamp page and listen to or download the original album from Mell0 Music Group

Substantial is currently on tour with Marcus D (as the group Bop Alloy). For tour info, check http://www.bopalloy.com/showdates and click Another Day In The Life Of…‘ to hear their 2nd album.

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