Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Quick Hitters:: Yash Kapoor - My Meditation

The sun is hot in Halifax, hopefully it's the same where you are, and I bet can guess what you'd like to hear to finish off your humpday. Is it a blend of remixed underground hip hop classics and original electro instrumentals? Oh. Well, for the sake of this post, let's just pretend it is exactly what you were looking for.

Vancouver DJ/Producer Yash Kapoor sent us his debut album a couple of weeks ago, and it a perfect listen for a day such as this. It features a nice blend of hip hop, from classics like Passin' Me By to underground favorites from Little Brother, Dilated and Lord Quas up to modern songs like two from k-os' new album and Kanye's recent pity party. There's certainly an electronic influence to be found here, but that's mainly on the instrumental tracks, as Yash keeps things knockin' like you'd expect for the songs he's chosen.

As far as my highlights go, the addictive twang of the spaghetti western guitars on Little Brother's Life of the Party on the opener are hard to resist. As I mentioned, the instrumental jams are heavy on the electro side of things, but Patience, thumps along lovely. A 60's Batman sample serves as intro for the bottom-heavy remix of the Beasties' Body Movin. The funky, quirky take on k-os' Astronaut is solid, and I think it gives the original a run for its money. Yash's take on The Roots' Star sounds familiar, like I should recognize the beat, but it's quite good regardless.

So, now for the best part, Yash is giving this album away gratis. So grab it and chair-dance the rest of the afternoon away.

MP3:: Little Brother - Life of the Party (Yash Kapoor Remix)

MP3:: k-os - Zambony (Yash Kapoor Remix)

MP3:: Quasimoto - Broad Factor (Yash Kapoor Remix)

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