Classic Material & Mama Presents... The Coup LIVE @ The Jazz Café

The Coup

The Coup & Boots Riley come to Camden Town's Jazz Café in October. Myself and Chris Read on support duties.

Tickets available here.

The Coup is a band from Oakland, CA. Their music is an amalgamation of influences, including funk, punk, hip hop, and soul. Because of the lyrics of leader and frontman Boots Riley, they are often put into the category of political hip hop. The Coup is politically communist in its music and aligns itself with other radical music groups such as The Clash, Dead Prez and Rage Against the Machine. The group’s music is characterized by aggressive, yet danceable bass- driven backbeats overlaid by humorous, hopeful, and often witty lyrics- with a bent towards the literary- that critique, observe, and lampoon capitalism, American politics, patriarchal exploitation, police brutality, romance, working at fast food places, and being at cocaine parties with rich people, among other things.

Classic Material Edition #16 Bonus Tracks (Download)

Last year we rounded off our series of Classic Material mixes with a mix covering the years 2001 to 2005 which didn’t feature as part of the original CD series. The  intention had been to supplement that with a final mix covering the years 2006 to 2010, but time ran away and that idea has been parked for the foreseeable, so, to wrap up the series, here are the bonus tracks that were intended to go along with that mix: A selection of remixes of music released between 2006 and 2010 produced by Chris Read back in 2009 /2010.

Listen / download here or via the widget below:

Classic Material & Mama Presents... Akil from Jurassic 5 LIVE @ The Jazz Café

Hot on the heels of Jurassic 5 announcing dates for 2014, Classic Material & Mama Presents are delighted to bring Akil the MC to The Jazz Cafe in January for an exclusive London solo show. In the 6 years since J5 last toured Akil The MC has not missed a beat and will be performing a mixture of new material as well as classic J5 tracks.

Myself & DJ Chris Read to support.

Buy tickets here.

WhoSampled x Chris Read - 'Unite All Originals' Mixtape

Hip Hop legends Run-DMC have teamed up with DJ / producer A-Trak to create a new track featured on adidas Originals‘ latest campaign, #UniteAllOriginals. Adidas are now offering a chance to hop on the track and Drop a Rhyme on A-Trak’s beat alongside Run-DMC! In support of the competition and to offer some inspiration, WhoSampled have put together an exclusive mix placing some of Hip Hop’s greats alongside the records they have sampled, uniting some of the featured artists’ best loved hits with their original sources.

Mixed by my good friend and Classic Material partner Chris Read.