Discography

AUDIO & DOWNLOADS

the pharcyde - runnin' / passin' me by (chris read remixes)

RELEASE TYPE: Double 7inch Vinyl Single

LABEL: BBE x Delicious Vinyl

RELEASE DATE: 12th May 2014

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop

ARTWORK: Leroy Nockolds

DESCRIPTION: Clear vinyl double 7inch release for BBE Records in collaboration with Delicious Vinyl featuring remixes of two of The Pharcyde's best loved classics. Runnin' features vocalist Lizzy Parks and Giles Barratt on guitar.

 

     

 

 

LISTEN to this release on Bandcamp or Spotify, EXPLORE connections on WhoSampled or PURCHASE the 7inch single by following the link buttons above.

chris read - 'small steps' album

RELEASE TYPE: Album (CD / Digital)

LABEL: Breakin' Bread (label website here)

RELEASE DATE: March 2014

GENRE TAGS: Soul / Latin / Funk / Afro Beat / Dub / Hip Hop / Jazz

ARTWORK: Mags Brolly

DESCRIPTION: Debut album for Breakin Bread records. Singles, Versions & Unreleased Tracks. The best moments from five 7" singles for the lable plus new tracks, alternate versions and more. Featured artists include Lizzy Parks, Phill Most Chill, Myles Sanko and The So Much Soul Players.

 

     

 

 

LISTEN to this release on Bandcamp or Spotify, PURCHASE the CD or digital album by following the link buttons above.

Chris Read 'Small steps' lp promo mixtape

RELEASE TYPE: Promo mix

LABEL: Breakin Bread

RELEASE DATE: February 2014

GENRE TAGS: Soul / Latin / Afrobeat / Dub / Funk / Hip Hop

ARTWORK: Mags Brolly

DESCRIPTION: Promo mix containing tracks from my forthcoming LP for Breakin Bread records. Featured guests include Lizzy Parks, Phill Most Chill and Myles Sanko.

 

 

 

 

 

LISTEN to this release on Mixcloud or Soundcloud by clicking on the link buttons above.

CLASSIC MATERIAL EDITION #16 BONUS TRACK - PRODUCED BY CHRIS READ

RELEASE TYPE: Unofficial remixes

LABEL: Classic Material

RELEASE DATE: February 2014

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop

ARTWORK: Nick Armitage

DESCRIPTION: The last in Classic Material's bonus material series. A bundle of 5 Chris Read remixes of tracks released between 2006 and 2010. Produced back in 2009 / 2010. Little Brother, Lupe Fiasco and J Live feature. Read more here.

 

 

 

 

LISTEN to / DOWNLOAD this release on Bandcamp by clicking on the link button above.

mr bongo x whosampleD: incredible bongo band 40th anniversary mixtape mixed by chris read

RELEASE TYPE: Guest mix

LABEL: Commissioned by Mr Bongo & WhoSampled

RELEASE DATE: February 2014

GENRE TAGS: Original Samples / Hip Hop

ARTWORK: Leroy Nocklods

DESCRIPTION: Mix in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Incredible Bongo Band's classic Bongo Rock LP comprising album tracks alongside those who have sampled them. Read more here.

 

 

 

 

 

LISTEN to this release on Mixcloud by clicking on the link button above.

chris read feat. MYLES SANKO & THE SO MUCH SOUL PLAYERS - THE MAGIC IS GONE 7"

RELEASE TYPE: 7 Inch Single / Digital Release

LABEL: Breakin' Bread (label website here)

RELEASE DATE: February 2014

GENRE TAGS: Funk / Soul / Hammond Funk

ARTWORK: Breakin Bread in house

DESCRIPTION: Fifth 7 Inch single for the Breakin' Bread label featuring Speedometer front man Myles Sanko and the Soul Much Soul Players (Rob Barron, Giles Barratt, Joe Egan). Uptempo vocal Funk 45with a Hammond heavy instrumental reprise on the flip. Also available as 4 track digi-single with instrumental and Renegades of Jazz remix.

 

      

 

 

LISTEN to this release on Bandcamp or Soundcloud or EXPLORE remix connections on WhoSampled by following the link buttons above.

SO MUCH SOUL PRESENTS 'THE FUNKY DRUMMERS' PART 1 (JUST THE DRUMS)

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape

LABEL: Presented in association with So Much Soul

RELEASE DATE: December 2013

GENRE TAGS: Samples / Drum Breaks

ARTWORK: John Brotherhood

DESCRIPTION: Alternate version of the 'FunkyDrummers' (Crunkies Pick) mix posted in November, stripped back to just the drums. A tribute to Funk, Soul, Rock and Jazz's funkiest drummers. Read more here.

 

 

 

 

LISTEN to this release on Mixcloud or LISTEN / DOWNLOAD on Bandcamp by clicking on the link buttons above.

BEST of bbe records 2013 - mixed and compiled by chris read

RELEASE TYPE: Compilation / Mix Album

LABEL: BBE (label website here)

RELEASE DATE: December 2013

GENRE TAGS: Eclectic / Contemporary Soul / Electronica

ARTWORK: Jake Holloway

DESCRIPTION: Compilation of the finest moments from BBE Records' 2013 releases including new music from Hartley & Wolfe, Bilal, Louie Vega and many more. Includes three Chris Read remixes. Available as unmixed tracks or full length mix. Read more here.

 

       

 

 

LISTEN to the mixed version on Mixcloud, LISTEN to tracks on Spotify, PURCHASE the digital package direct from BBE (with options to buy as Mp3 or Wav), PURCHASE digitally from iTunes by following the link buttons above.

SO MUCH SOUL PRESENTS 'THE FUNKY DRUMMERS' PART 1 (CRUNKIES PICK)

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape

LABEL: Presented in assoication with So Much Soul

RELEASE DATE: November 2013

GENRE TAGS: Samples / Drum Breaks

ARTWORK: John Brotherhood

DESCRIPTION: Cut up style mix of 100 or so of Funk, Soul, Rock and Jazz's funkiest drums and licks. Read more here.

 

 

 

 

 

LISTEN to this release on Mixcloud or LISTEN / DOWNLOAD on Bandcamp by clicking on the link buttons above.

whosampled x wax poETICS: A TRIBE CALLED QUEST 'MIDNIGHT MARAUDERS' 20th anniversary mixtape

RELEASE TYPE: Guest mix

LABEL: Commissioned by WhoSampled x Wax Poetics

RELEASE DATE: November 2013

GENRE TAGS: Original Samples / Hip Hop / 90s / Classics

ARTWORK: Leroy Nockolds

DESCRIPTION: Guest mix for WhoSampled & Wax Poetics in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of A Tribe Called Quest's third studio LP 'MIdnight Marauders'. Read more here.

 

 

 

 

 

LISTEN to this release on Mixcloud or Soundcloud by clicking on the link buttons above.

whosampled x wax poetics: souls of miscHief '93 til infinity' 20th anniversary mixtape

RELEASE TYPE: Guest mix

LABEL: Commissioned by WhoSampled x Wax Poetics

RELEASE DATE: October 2013

GENRE TAGS: Original Samples / Hip Hop / 90s / Classics

ARTWORK: Leroy Nockolds

DESCRIPTION: Guest mix for WhoSampled & Wax Poetics in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Souls of Mischief's seminal debut LP '93 Til Infinity'. Read more here.

 

 

 

 

 

LISTEN to this release on Mixcloud or Soundcloud by clicking on the link buttons above.

ADIDAS 'UNite all originals' mixtape mixed by chris read for whosampled

RELEASE TYPE: Guest mix

LABEL: Commissioned by WhoSampled

RELEASE DATE: September 2013

GENRE TAGS: Original Samples / Hip Hop

ARTWORK: Adidas Originals

DESCRIPTION: Mix of cuts from some of Hip Hop's biggest names alongside the original sample material. Produced for WhoSampled in support of Adidas' 'Unite All Originals' campaign. Read more here.

 

 

 

 

 

LISTEN to this release on Mixcloud by clicking on the link button above.

chris read feat. phill most chill - rap tradition 7"

RELEASE TYPE: 7 Inch Single / Digital Release

LABEL: Breakin' Bread (label website here)

RELEASE DATE: 2nd September 2013

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Fast Rap / Throwback

ARTWORK: Darrell Krum

DESCRIPTION: Fourth 7 Inch single for the Breakin' Bread label featuring Philadelphia's 'Soulman' Phill Most Chill. Two Fast-Rap throwback cuts produced by Chris Read featuring guest vocalist 80s rap icon Phill Most Chill. Seven inch single features original version and Chris Read Rap Renaissance Remix. Digi-single features both versions plus instrumentals.Read more here.

 

    

 

 

LISTEN to this release on Bandcamp or Soundcloud, EXPLORE remix connections on WhoSampled, PURCHASE the 7 Inch single or PURCHASE the digi-single on iTunes by following the link buttons above.

SIMBA & MILTON GULLI FEAT ZUBZ - SCENARIO (CHRIS rEAD RAP RENAISSANCE REMIX)

RELEASE TYPE: Remix

LABEL: BBE Records

RELEASE DATE: 2nd September 2013

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Cover Version

ARTWORK: Jake Holloway

DESCRIPTION: Remix of Mozambique duo Simba & Milton Gulli's 'Scenario' lifted from the BBE album of Tribe Called Quest cover versions 'Heroes... A Tribute to the Tribe'. Read more here.

 

 

   

 

 

LISTEN to this release on Bandcamp or Soundcloud, EXPLORE remix connections on WhoSampled, PURCHASE the 7 Inch single or PURCHASE the digi-single on iTunes by following the link buttons above.

WHOSAMPLED PRESEnTS JAY-z: the SAMPLES MIXED BY CHRIS READ

RELEASE TYPE: Guest mix

LABEL: Commissioned by WhoSampled

RELEASE DATE: July 2013

GENRE TAGS: Funk / Soul / Original Samples

ARTWORK: Leroy Nockolds

DESCRIPTION: Mix of original sample material used by Jay-Z produced to coincide with the release of Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta, Holy Grail' long player. Read more here.

 

 

 

 

 

LISTEN to this release on Mixcloud by clicking on the link button above.

BTGMX013: "intelligent sounds 1995-1997" mixed by chris read

RELEASE TYPE: Guest mix

LABEL: Bridging The Gap

RELEASE DATE: 24th June 2013

GENRE TAGS: Drum & Bass

ARTWORK: BTG London

DESCRIPTION: Mix of jazz influenced Drum & Bass tracks released between 1995 and 1997 produced as a guest mix for London based music / design taste makers Bridging The Gap.

 

 

 

 

 

LISTEN to / DOWNLOAD this release by clicking on the link button above.

WHOSAMPLED PRESEnTS KANYE WEST:the SAMPLES MIXED BY CHRIS READ

RELEASE TYPE: Guest mix

LABEL: Commissioned by WhoSampled

RELEASE DATE: June 2013

GENRE TAGS: Funk / Soul / Original Samples

ARTWORK: Leroy Nockolds

DESCRIPTION: Mix of original sample material used by Kanye West produced to coincide with the release of Kanye's 'Yeezus' long player. Read more here.

 

 

 

 

 

LISTEN to this release on Mixcloud by clicking on the link button above.

WHOSAMPLED PRESEnTS DAFT PUNK: SAMPLES MIXED BY CHRIS READ

RELEASE TYPE: Guest mix

LABEL: Commissioned by WhoSampled

RELEASE DATE: May 2013

GENRE TAGS: Disco / Boogie / Funk / Rock / Original Samples

ARTWORK: Leroy Nockolds

DESCRIPTION: Mix of original sample material used by Daft Punk produced to coincide with the release of Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories' long player. Read more here.

 

 

 

 

 

LISTEN to this release on Mixcloud by clicking on the link button above.

LOS TRansatlanticos - baila cumbia (chris read's latin concrete dub)

RELEASE TYPE: Digital Single

LABEL: BBE Records

RELEASE DATE: 8th May 2013

GENRE TAGS: Latin / Beats

ARTWORK: Jake Holloway

DESCRIPTION: Remix EP containing remixes of tracks from Los Transatlanticos' 'First Trip' LP by Chris Read, Mr Bird, O De Lanzac and others. Read more here.

 

 

 

 

 

LISTEN to this release on Bandcamp, Soundcloud or Spotify, EXPLORE remix connections on WhoSampled, PURCHASE the digital single direct from BBE or PURCHASE the digi-single on iTunes by following the link buttons above.

YESKING FEAT MEL UYE-PARKER - OVERPROOF (CHRIS READ REMIX)

RELEASE TYPE: Digital Single

LABEL: BBE Records

RELEASE DATE: 28th January 2013

GENRE TAGS: Dub / Soulstep

ARTWORK: Paul Curtis

DESCRIPTION: Lead single from YesKing's second LP 'Re-Recod Not Fade Away'. The single features Mel Uye-Parker on vocals and remixes from Chris Read, Sola Rosa & Joe Revell.

 

 

   

 

 

LISTEN to this release on Bandcamp, Soundcloud or Spotify, EXPLORE remix connections on WhoSampled, PURCHASE the digital single direct from BBE or PURCHASE the digi-single on iTunes by following the link buttons above.

chris read - southern hospitality TWelve 12"s guest mix

RELEASE TYPE: Guest Mix

LABEL: Southern Hospitality

RELEASE DATE: January 2013

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / 90s Hip Hop

ARTWORK: Southern Hospitality in house

DESCRIPTION: The 43rd of Souther Hospitality's 'Twelve 12"s' live vinyl only mix series. Twelve mid '90s dancefloor hip hop edits from Armand Van Helden's much maligned AV8 records imprint in the mix.

 

 

    

 

 

DOWNLOAD this release or LISTEN streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) by following the link buttons above.

CHRIS READ - BIZaRRE ride ii The pharcyde official 20th anniversary mixtape

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape (Official)

LABEL: Delicious Vinyl / Wax Poetics

RELEASE DATE: January 2013

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / 90s Hip Hop

ARTWORK: John Brotherhood (Designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: Mixtape release in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of The Pharcyde's seminal 'Bizarre Ride' album and in support of the 'Bizarre Ride Live' tour in conjunction with classic West Coast label Delicious Vinyl and revered Brooklyn vinyl journal Wax Poetics. Read more here.

 

    

 

 

DOWNLOAD this release or LISTEN streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) or LISTEN / DOWNLOAD on Soundcloud by following the link buttons above.

POSITIVE FLOW FEAT OMAR - DO WHAT I DO (CHRIS READ'S ALL NIGHT rEMIX)

RELEASE TYPE: Remix (Official)

LABEL: Tokyo Dawn (website here)

RELEASE DATE: December 2012

GENRE TAGS: Electronic Soul / Future Boogie

ARTWORK: Tokyo Dawn

DESCRIPTION: Remix of Positive Flow's 'Do What I Do' featuring UK Soul legend Omar, taken from the 2012 album 'Flow Lines'.

 

 

   

 

 

LISTEN to this release streaming on Soundcloud or Bandcamp or EXPLORE remix connections on WhoSampled by following the link buttons above.

DJ VADIM / The LAST SKEPTIK / CHRIS READ / YESKING - bbe allstArs mixtape

RELEASE TYPE: Guest mix

LABEL: BBE Records (website here)

RELEASE DATE: December 2012

GENRE TAGS: Electronic Soul / Jazztronica / Beats / Dub

ARTWORK: BBE

DESCRIPTION: 'BBE Allstars' sees four London based DJ / Producers collaborate on a series of remixes for the BBE label. This mixtape launches the project. Read more here.

 

 

 

 

LISTEN to this release streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) by following the link button above.

cHRIS READ - RITMOS LATINOS 3

RELEASE TYPE: Guest mix

LABEL: Breakin Bread guest mix (website here)

RELEASE DATE: November 2012

GENRE TAGS: Latin / Latin Beats

ARTWORK: Leroy Knockolds

DESCRIPTION: Third in a series of Ritmos Latinos Mixtapes, released in support of and as a promo mix for the 'Mambo Jazz Del Pito' 7" single (see below). Read more here.

 

 

 

 

LISTEN to this release streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) by following the link button above.

chris read - mambo jazz del pito (the whistle song)

RELEASE TYPE: 7 Inch Single / Digital Release

LABEL: Breakin' Bread (label website here)

RELEASE DATE: 19th November 2012

GENRE TAGS: Latin / Beats / Tropical

ARTWORK: Breakin Bread in house designer

DESCRIPTION: Third 7 Inch single for the Breakin' Bread label featuring two Latin flavoured dancefloor cuts. 'Mambo Jazz Del Pito' is an uptempo Latin cut which fuses pulsing percussion with jazz instrumentation featuring samba guitarist Giles Barratt. The B-Side see Bastard Jazz tropical don Captian Planet give the track a boogaloo-n-bass rework. Read more here.

 

   

 

 

LISTEN to this release on Bandcamp, Soundcloud or Spotify, EXPLORE remix connections on WhoSampled, PURCHASE the 7 Inch single, PURCHASE the digi-single from iTunes or READ release information on Discogs by following the link buttons above.

chris read - private wax special

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape (Official)

LABEL: BBE Records (website here)

RELEASE DATE: September 2012

GENRE TAGS: Disco / Boogie / Disco Fusion / Rare

ARTWORK: Jake Holloway

DESCRIPTION: Promo mix for BBE records to accompany their 'Private Wax Volume 1' release compiled by Zaf's Music. Read more here.

 

 

 

 

LISTEN to this release streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) by following the link button above.

chris read - best of perception & today records

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape (Official)

LABEL: BBE Records (website here)

RELEASE DATE: Original release April 2012 / Mix uploaded September 2012

GENRE TAGS: Funk / Soul / Jazz / Rock / Sampled Breaks

ARTWORK: Jake Holloway

DESCRIPTION: Promo mix for BBE records to accompany their 'Best of Perception & Today Records' release compiled by DJ Spinna & BBE Soundsystem. Originally released in April 2012 alongside a similar mix from DJ Spinna. Read more here.

 

 

 

LISTEN to this release streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) by following the link button above.

chris read - classic material bonus material

RELEASE TYPE: Remix Collection (CD / Unofficial)

LABEL: Rap Music Fan Club / Self Released

RELEASE DATE: 16th August 2012

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / 80s Hip Hop / 90s Hip Hop / Classic Material

ARTWORK: Logo design by Welikeourjob (Designer website here) / Layout by Nick Armitage

DESCRIPTION: Collection of remixes featured as bonus tracks on the Classic Material mix series CDs plus some previously unreleased remixes made available together for the first time on this limited edition CD, available exclusively to attendees of the Classic Material x Normski x Foot Patrol t-shirt collection launch party on 16th August 2012. Teaser track available on Bandcamp. Read more here.

 

  

 

 

LISTEN to this release on Bandcamp (with option to DOWNLOAD in a selection of formats) by following the link button above. Physical copies of this release are no longer available.

DJ CENTER FEATURING ODDISEE - LEAVE THE CITY OUTSIDE (CHRIS READ REMIX) EP

RELEASE TYPE: Digital EP

LABEL: Push The Fader (label website here)

RELEASE DATE: 10th July 2012

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Jazz / Beats

ARTWORK: Welikeourjob (Designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: 4 track Remix EP of DJ Center featuring Oddisee's 'Leave The City Outside' taken from DJ Center's acclaimed debut LP 'Everything In Time'. Includes original version, Chris Read Remix plus instrumentals. Read more here.

 

       

 

 

LISTEN to this release on Bandcamp, Soundcloud or Spotify, EXPLORE remix connections on WhoSampled or PURCHASE the digital single by following the link buttons above.

CHRIS READ - CLASSIC MATERIAL EDITION #15 part 1 (2001-2005)

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape (Unofficial)

LABEL: Rap Music Fan Club / Self Released

RELEASE DATE: June 2012

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Rap / Indie Hip Hop

ARTWORK: Nick Armitage (Designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: Fifteenth edition of the Classic Material mix series, celebrating 30+ years of recorded rap music, released ahead of the Classic Material x Foot Patrol collaboration project. This edition celebrates the music of 2001-2005. Read more here.

 

    

 

 

DOWNLOAD this release or LISTEN streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) by following the link buttons above.

chris read - latin concrete special: ritmos latinos #2

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape (Official)

LABEL: BBE Records (website here)

RELEASE DATE: May 2012

GENRE TAGS: Latin / Beats / Tropical

ARTWORK: Jake Holloway

DESCRIPTION: Mixcloud exclusive promo mix in support of the release of the 'Latin Concrete' mix / compilation album for BBE records. The second mix in the 'Ritmos Latinos' series. Read more here.

 

 

 

 

LISTEN to this release streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) by following the link button above.

chris read PRESENTS BOUTIQUE BEATS: a TRIBUTE TO MCA

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape (Unofficial)

LABEL: N/A

RELEASE DATE: May 2012

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Funk / Soul / Samples / Tribute Mix

ARTWORK: Leroy Nockolds (website here)

DESCRIPTION: A mix in tribute to Adam Yauch, better known as MCA of the Beastie Boys following his untimely passing after a three year battle with cancer. Beastie Boys classics, remixes, acapellas and healthy dose of sampled breaks in the mix. Read more here.

 

 

 

 

DOWNLOAD this release or LISTEN streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) by following the link buttons above.

chris read presents... latin concrete: A MODERN LATIN BEAT SUITE

RELEASE TYPE: Compilation / Mix Album (Double CD / Download Package)

LABEL: BBE (label website here)

RELEASE DATE: 30th April 2012

GENRE TAGS: Latin / New Latin / New Cumbia / Samba

ARTWORK: Jake Holloway

DESCRIPTION: Mixed compilation of DJ / producer led music with a Latin influence featuring artists including Oddisee, Quantic, Captain Planet, Black Grass and Chris Read. Released as a double CD (one mixed / one unmixed) or as a digital download package which includes the mixed version and unmixed tracks. Read more here.

 

      

 

 

LISTEN to tracks on Spotify, PURCHASE the CD or digital package direct from BBE (with options to buy as Mp3 or Wav), PURCHASE digitally from iTunes, READ release information on Discogs or LISTEN to an extract from the mixed version on Mixcloud by following the link buttons above.

 

chris read & dj spinna - best of perception & today records mix for bbe

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape (Official)

LABEL: BBE Records (website here)

RELEASE DATE: April 2012

GENRE TAGS: Funk / Soul / Jazz / Latin / Rock

ARTWORK: Jake Holloway

DESCRIPTION: Selection of tracks from BBE's 'Best of Perception & Today Records' compilation chosen and mixed by Chris Read & New York's DJ Spinna. Read more here.

 

 

 

 

LISTEN to this release streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) by following the link button above.

cAPTAIN PLANET - SAMBA RADIENTE (CHRIS READ REMIX)

RELEASE TYPE: 12 Inch Single / Digital Release

LABEL: Bastard Jazz (label website here)

RELEASE DATE: 5th March 2012

GENRE TAGS: Latin / Beats / Samba / Dancefloor

ARTWORK: Bastard Jazz

DESCRIPTION: Collection of remixes of / by New York tropical heavyweight Captain Planet. Includes Chris Read Remix of Samba Radiente, a percussion heavy dancefloor Samba cut. Available as 5 track 12 inch single or 8 track digi-single. Read more here.

 

      

 

 

LISTEN to this release on Bandcamp, Soundcloud or Spotify, EXPLORE remix connections on WhoSampled or PURCHASE the 12 Inch single, PURCHASE the digital single on iTunes or READ release information on Discogs by following the link buttons above.

chris read - LIVE AT mIXCLOUD HISTORY OF HIP HOP EVENT AT BIG CHILL LONDON

RELEASE TYPE: Live mix

LABEL: N/A - Live Recording

RELEASE DATE: Posted January 2012 (Recorded February 2011)

GENRE TAGS: 80s Hip Hop / Disco Rap / Breaks

ARTWORK: Mixcloud in house

DESCRIPTION: Live recording of Chris Read's 80s Hip Hop set a Mixcloud's 'History of Hip Hop' event at London's Big Chill House in February 2011. Read more here.

 

 

 

 

LISTEN to this release streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) by following the link button above.

CHRIS READ & MARC HYPE - WORLD'S THIRD GREATEST CHRISTMAS MIXTAPE

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape (Unofficial)

LABEL: N/A

RELEASE DATE: December 2011

GENRE TAGS: Christmas / Reggae / Hip Hop / Funk / Soul / Boogie / Jazz

ARTWORK: Welikeourjob (Designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: Follow up to the previous years' popular seasonal mixtapes of Christmas themed Hip Hop, Funk, Soul and much else besides. Two full length mixes, mixed by Chris Read and ITF Champion Marc Hype (Melting Pot Music).  All presented in good humour and with a dose of Christmas cheer. Read more here.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOWNLOAD Chris's mix, LISTEN to Chris's mix streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) or LISTEN to Marc's mix (with the option to download) on Marc's Soundcloud page by following the link buttons above.

CHRIS READ - CLASSIC MATERIAL EDITION #14 (2000)

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape (Unofficial) (Download / CD with bonus features)

LABEL: Rap Music Fan Club / Self Released

RELEASE DATE: December 2011

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Rap / Indie Hip Hop

ARTWORK: Welikeourjob (Designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: Fourteenth edition of the monthly Classic Material mix series, celebrating 30+ years of recorded rap music.  This edition celebrates the music of 2000. Each edition celebrates the music of a specific yearor era in hip hop's colourful history. Read more here.

 

     

 

 

DOWNLOAD this release or LISTEN streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) by following the link buttons above. Physical copies of this release are now sold out. You can LISTEN to or DOWNLOAD CD bonus tracks via Bandcamp by following the link button above.

THE ELECTRIC - OVERLOADED (CHRIS READ REMIX)

RELEASE TYPE: Remix (Official)

LABEL: Organically Grown Sounds

RELEASE DATE: December 2011

GENRE TAGS: Electronic Soul

ARTWORK: Unknown

DESCRIPTION: Previously unreleased Chris Read Remix of 'Overloaded' by the Electric (DJ Vadim, Pugs Atomz & Sabira Jade). Released here to coincide with Chris Read & DJ Vadim's 'Soulstep' colloborative mixtape (see below). Read more here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LISTEN to this release on Bandcamp or on Soundcloud or EXPLORE remix connections on WhoSampled by following the link buttons above.

CHRIS READ & DJ VADIM - SOULSTEP

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape

LABEL: N/A - In association with www.djvadim.com

RELEASE DATE: December 2011

GENRE TAGS: Soultronica / Jazztronica / Electronica

ARTWORK: www.djvadim.com

DESCRIPTION: Collaboration between seasoned DJ, Producer and world traveller, DJ Vadim and Chris Read. 75 minutes of tempo shifting electronica with a soulful edge mixed of course by Vadim (first half) and Chris Read (second half). Read more here.

 

    

 

 

DOWNLOAD this release via Vadim's site or LISTEN streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) by following the link buttons above.

CHRIS READ - CLASSIC MATERIAL EDITION #13 (1999)

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape (Unofficial) (Download / CD with bonus features)

LABEL: Rap Music Fan Club / Self Released

RELEASE DATE: November 2011

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Rap / 90s Hip Hop

ARTWORK: Welikeourjob (Designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: Thirteenth edition of the monthly Classic Material mix series, celebrating 30+ years of recorded rap music.  This edition celebrates the music of 1999. Each subsequent edition celebrates the music of a specific year in hip hop's colourful history. Read more here.

 

       

 

 

DOWNLOAD this release or LISTEN streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) by following the link buttons above. Physical copies of this release are now sold out. You can LISTEN to or DOWNLOAD CD bonus tracks via Bandcamp by following the link button above.

Chris read - spine radio guest mix volume 26

RELEASE TYPE: Guest Mix

LABEL: N/A Spine Radio / Spine TV (website here)

RELEASE DATE: November 2011

GENRE TAGS: Soultronica / Jazztronica / Synth Music

ARTWORK: Photo by Paz Dean / Design by Spine TV in house

DESCRIPTION: Chris Read guest mix for Spine Radio comprising just over 1 hour of jazz and soul influenced electronica. Previous volumes have been contributed by the likes of DJ Vadim, Seiji, The Nextmen, The Bees and 4 Hero's Dego. Read more here.

 

 

 

LISTEN to this release streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) by following the link button above.

CHRIS READ - CLASSIC MATERIAL EDITION #12 (1998)

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape (Unofficial) (Download / CD with bonus features)

LABEL: Rap Music Fan Club / Self Released

RELEASE DATE: October 2011

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Rap / 90s Hip Hop

ARTWORK: Welikeourjob (Designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: Twelfth edition of the monthly Classic Material mix series, celebrating 30+ years of recorded rap music.  This edition celebrates the music of 1998. Each subsequent edition celebrates the music of a specific year in hip hop's colourful history. Read more here.

 

       

 

 

DOWNLOAD this release or LISTEN streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) by following the link buttons above. Physical copies of this release are now sold out. You can LISTEN to or DOWNLOAD CD bonus tracks via Bandcamp by following the link button above.

chris read - fat city x breakin bread guest mix: 'NEW AFRO SCENE'

RELEASE TYPE: Guest mix

LABEL: Fat City x Breakin Bread (promo only)

RELEASE DATE: October 2011

GENRE TAGS: Afrobeat / New Afro / Tropical / Beats

ARTWORK: Chris Read

DESCRIPTION: Guest mix for Fat City & Breakin Bread in support of the release of the Breakin Bread 7 inch single 'Sons D'Afrique' b/w 'Dub Afrique' (see below), following its feature as Fat City's Record of the Week. Read more here.

 

 

 

LISTEN to this release streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) by following the link button above.

chris read - SONS D'AFRIQUE / DUB AFRIQUE

RELEASE TYPE: 7 Inch Single / Digital Release

LABEL: Breakin' Bread (label website here)

RELEASE DATE: 7 Inch Single: 2nd October 2011 / Digital Release: 14th October 2011

GENRE TAGS: Afro / Beats / Tropical

ARTWORK: Breakin Bread in house designer

DESCRIPTION: Second 7 Inch single for the Breakin' Bread label featuring two Afrobeat flavoured dancefloor cuts. 'Sons D'Afrique' mixes uptempo brush drums with an Afrobeat bassline, attention grabbing horns and traditional chants. 'Dub Afrique', although slightly more uptempo, takes a more laid back approach to the Afro sound with warm punchy bass and atmospheric flutes sitting atop a fast paced Afro drum groove. Read more here.

 

    

 

 

LISTEN to this release on Bandcamp, Soundcloud or Spotify, PURCHASE the 7 Inch single, PURCHASE the digi-single or READ releas information on Discogs by following the link buttons above.

CHRIS READ - BBE 15 "15 YEARS OF REAL MUSIC FOR REAL PEOPLE"

RELEASE TYPE: Compilation / Mix Album (Double CD / Download Package)

LABEL: BBE (label website here)

RELEASE DATE: September 2011

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Funk / Soul / Broken / House / Jazz / Eclectic

ARTWORK: Jake Holloway

DESCRIPTION: Complilation in celebration of the 15th Anniversary of revered eclectic label BBE. Two 75 minute mixes taking in the finer moments from the label's catalogue including tracks by Jay Dee, Pete Rock, Madlib, Jazzy Jeff, Aaron Jerome, DJ Vadim, Viktor Duplaix, Osunlade, Roy Ayers and many many more. Read more here.

 

    

 

 

LISTEN to a 30 minute extract from this release on Mixcloud, LISTEN to individual tracks on Spotify, PURCHASE the CD or digital package direct from BBE (with options to buy as Mp3 or Wav), PURCHASE the digital package on iTunes or READ release information Discogs by following the link buttons above.

CHRIS READ - CLASSIC MATERIAL EDITION #11 (1997)

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape (Unofficial) (Download / CD with bonus features)

LABEL: Rap Music Fan Club / Self Released

RELEASE DATE: September 2011

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Rap / 90s Hip Hop

ARTWORK: Welikeourjob (Designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: Eleventh edition of the monthly Classic Material mix series, celebrating 30+ years of recorded rap music.  This edition celebrates the music of 1997. Each subsequent edition celebrates the music of a specific year in hip hop's colourful history. Read more here.

 

       

 

 

DOWNLOAD this release or LISTEN streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) by following the link buttons above. Physical copies of this release are now sold out. You can LISTEN to or DOWNLOAD CD bonus tracks via Bandcamp by following the link button above.

chris read - fat city x breakin bread guest mix: 'ritmos latinos'

RELEASE TYPE: Guest mix

LABEL: Fat City x Breakin Bread (promo only)

RELEASE DATE: August 2011

GENRE TAGS: Latin / Cumbia / Tropical / Beats

ARTWORK: Chris Read

DESCRIPTION: Guest mix for Fat City & Breakin Bread in support of the release of the Breakin Bread 7 inch single 'Disco Cumbia' b/w 'Ritmos Colombianos' (see below), following its feature as Fat City's Record of the Week. Read more here.

 

 

 

LISTEN to this release streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) by following the link button above.

CHRIS READ - CLASSIC MATERIAL EDITION #10 (1996)

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape (Unofficial) (Download / CD with bonus features)

LABEL: Rap Music Fan Club / Self Released

RELEASE DATE: August 2011

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Rap / 90s Hip Hop

ARTWORK: Welikeourjob (Designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: Tenth edition of the monthly Classic Material mix series, celebrating 30+ years of recorded rap music.  This edition celebrates the music of 1996. Each subsequent edition celebrates the music of a specific year in hip hop's colourful history. Read more here.

 

      

 

 

DOWNLOAD this release or LISTEN streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) by following the link buttons above. Physical copies of this release are now sold out. You can LISTEN to or DOWNLOAD CD bonus tracks via Bandcamp by following the link button above.

chris read - disco cumbia / ritmos colombianos

RELEASE TYPE: 7 Inch Single / Digital Release

LABEL: Breakin' Bread (label website here)

RELEASE DATE: 7 Inch Single: 12th August 2011 / Digital Release: 30th August 2011

GENRE TAGS: Latin / Beats / Cumbia

ARTWORK: Breakin Bread in house designer

DESCRIPTION: Debut 7 Inch single for the Breakin' Bread label featuring two Latin flavoured dancefloor cuts. 'Disco Cumbia' mixes disco tempo break drums with Cumbia bass, infectious horns and a hint of Batacuda in carnival spirit. 'Ritmos Comobianos' applies similar influences to a loose midtempo b-boy drum break. Read more here.

 

       

 

 

LISTEN to this release on Bandcamp, Soundcloud or Spotify, PURCHASE the 7 Inch single or PURCHASE the digital single from iTunes or READ release information on Discogs by following the link buttons above.

chris read - classic material edition #9 (1995)

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape (Unofficial) (Download / CD with bonus features)

LABEL: Rap Music Fan Club / Self Released

RELEASE DATE: July 2011

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Rap / 90s Hip Hop

ARTWORK: Welikeourjob (Designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: Ninth edition of the monthly Classic Material mix series, celebrating 30+ years of recorded rap music.  This edition celebrates the music of 1995. Each subsequent edition celebrates the music of a specific year in hip hop's colourful history. Read more here.

 

      

 

 

DOWNLOAD this release or LISTEN streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) by following the link buttons above. Physical copies of this release are now sold out. You can LISTEN to or DOWNLOAD CD bonus tracks via Bandcamp by following the link button above.

CHRIS READ - CHANNEL 4 ATHLETICS SOUNDTRACK 2011: pHILLIPS IDOWU

RELEASE TYPE: Soundtrack Mix

LABEL: N/A (Channel 4 website here)

RELEASE DATE: July 2011

GENRE TAGS: Afro Beat / Afro Hip Hop / Afro Broken

ARTWORK: Unknown

DESCRIPTION: Winning submission of 8 tracks for inclusion in a Channel 4 vignette on British Nigerian triple jumper Phillips Idowu. Predominantly made up of contemporary tracks by British artists influenced by the musical legacy of Nigeria's Fela Kuti. Read more here.

 

 

 

LISTEN to this release streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) by following the link button above.

chris read - classic material edition #8 (1994)

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape (Unofficial) (Download / CD with bonus features)

LABEL: Rap Music Fan Club / Self Released

RELEASE DATE: June 2011

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Rap / 90s Hip Hop

ARTWORK: Welikeourjob (Designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: Eighth edition of the monthly Classic Material mix series, celebrating 30+ years of recorded rap music.  This edition celebrates the music of 1994. Each subsequent edition celebrates the music of a specific year in hip hop's colourful history. Read more here.

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOWNLOAD this release or LISTEN streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) by following the link buttons above. Physical copies of this release are now sold out. You can LISTEN to or DOWNLOAD CD bonus tracks via Bandcamp by following the link button above.

maylight - one try

RELEASE TYPE: Teaser Track (Produced by Chris Read)

LABEL: N/A

RELEASE DATE: June 2011

GENRE TAGS: Jazz / Electronics / Soul

ARTWORK: Welikeourjob (Designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: Maylight is a seven musician strong collective featuring the vocal talents of Lizzy Parks (Tru Thoughts) and produced by Chris Read. 'One Try' is a teaser / promo track taken from Maylight's forthcoming self titled EP. We are currently inviting label interest. 

 

 

 

LISTEN to this release on Bandcamp or Soundcloud by following the link buttons above.

chris read - classic material edition #7 (1993)

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape (Unofficial) (Download / CD with bonus features)

LABEL: Rap Music Fan Club / Self Released

RELEASE DATE: May 2011

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Rap / 90s Hip Hop

ARTWORK: Welikeourjob (Designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: Seventh edition of the monthly Classic Material mix series, celebrating 30+ years of recorded rap music.  This edition celebrates the music of 1993. Each subsequent edition celebrates the music of a specific year in hip hop's colourful history. Read more here.

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOWNLOAD this release or LISTEN streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) by following the link buttons above. Physical copies of this release are now sold out. You can LISTEN to or DOWNLOAD CD bonus tracks via Bandcamp by following the link button above.

LIZZY PARKS - THIS AND THAT (CHRIS READ REMIX)

RELEASE TYPE: Remix (Official)

LABEL: Original Version, Tru Thoughts / This Version, Lizzy Parks tour CD

RELEASE DATE: April 2011

GENRE TAGS: Soul / Downbeat / Vocal

ARTWORK: Unknown

DESCRIPTION: Chris Read Remix of the title track from Lizzy Parks' Tru Thoughts 'This and That' album.  Available exclusively on the limited edition CD sold on Lizzy's 2011 UK / European tour.  Read more here.  

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LISTEN to this release on Bandcamp or on Soundcloud or EXPLORE remix connections on WhoSampled by following the link buttons above.

chris read - classic material edition #6 (1992)

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape (Unofficial) (Download / CD with bonus features)

LABEL: Rap Music Fan Club / Self Released

RELEASE DATE: April 2011

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Rap / 90s Hip Hop

ARTWORK: Welikeourjob (Designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: Sixth edition of the monthly Classic Material mix series, celebrating 30+ years of recorded rap music.  This edition celebrates the music of 1992. Each subsequent edition celebrates the music of a specific year in hip hop's colourful history. Read more here.

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOWNLOAD this release or LISTEN streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) by following the link buttons above. Physical copies of this release are now sold out. You can LISTEN to or DOWNLOAD CD bonus tracks via Bandcamp by following the link button above.

dj spinna, mr thing & chris read - official beat generation 10th anniversary mix album

RELEASE TYPE: Compilation / Mix Album (Double Vinyl / Double CD / Download Package)

LABEL: BBE (label website here)

RELEASE DATE: March 2011

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Independent / Beats

ARTWORK: BBE in house design

DESCRIPTION: Complilation celebrating 10 years of BBE's Beat Generation series featuring artists such as Pete Rock, Dilla, Jazzy Jeff and others. Available as unmixed double vinyl, double CD mixed by DJ Spinna and Mr Thing or digital package with mixes from Spinna, Mr Thing and Chris Read plus a selection of unmixed tracks.

 

 

 

 

LISTEN to an extract from Chris's mix streaming on MIxcloud, PURCHASE the digital package direct from BBE (with options to buy as Mp3 or Wav) or PURCHASE the digital package from iTunes by following the link buttons above.

chris read - classic material edition #5 (1991)

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape (Unofficial) (Download / CD with bonus features)

LABEL: Rap Music Fan Club / Self Released

RELEASE DATE: March 2011

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Rap / 90s Hip Hop

ARTWORK: Welikeourjob (Designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: Fifth edition of the monthly Classic Material mix series, celebrating 30+ years of recorded rap music.  This edition celebrates the music of 1991. Each subsequent edition celebrates the music of a specific year in hip hop's colourful history. Read more here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOWNLOAD this release or LISTEN streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) by following the link buttons above. Physical copies of this release are now sold out. You can LISTEN to or DOWNLOAD CD bonus tracks via Bandcamp by following the link button above.

chris read - classic material edition #4 (1990)

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape (Unofficial) (Download / CD with bonus features)

LABEL: Rap Music Fan Club / Self Released

RELEASE DATE: February 2011

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Rap / 90s Hip Hop

ARTWORK: Welikeourjob (Designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: Fourth edition of the monthly Classic Material mix series, celebrating 30+ years of recorded rap music.  This edition celebrates the music of 1990. Each subsequent edition celebrates the music of a specific year in hip hop's colourful history. Read more here.

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOWNLOAD this release or LISTEN streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) by following the link buttons above. Physical copies of this release are now sold out. You can LISTEN to or DOWNLOAD CD bonus tracks via Bandcamp by following the link button above.

CHRIS READ - CLASSIC mATERIAL EDITION #3 (1989)

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape (Unofficial) (Download / CD with bonus features)

LABEL: Rap Music Fan Club / Self Released

RELEASE DATE: January 2011

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Rap / 80s Hip Hop

ARTWORK: Welikeourjob (Designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: Third edition of the monthly Classic Material mix series, celebrating 30+ years of recorded rap music.  This edition celebrates the music of 1989. Each subsequent edition celebrates the music of a specific year in hip hop's colourful history. Read more here.

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOWNLOAD this release or LISTEN streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) by following the link buttons above. Physical copies of this release are now sold out. You can LISTEN to or DOWNLOAD CD bonus tracks via Bandcamp by following the link button above.

CHRIS READ & MARC HYPE - WORLD'S SECOND GREATEST CHRISTMAS MIXTAPE

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape (Unofficial)

LABEL: N/A

RELEASE DATE: December 2010

GENRE TAGS: Christmas / Reggae / Hip Hop / Funk / Soul / Boogie / Jazz

ARTWORK: Welikeourjob (Designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: Follow up to the previous year's popular seasonal mixtape of Christmas themed Hip Hop, Funk, Soul and much else besides. Two full length mixes, mixed by Chris Read and ITF Champion Marc Hype (Melting Pot Music).  All presented in good humour and with a dose of Christmas cheer.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOWNLOAD Chris's mix, LISTEN to Chris's mix streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) or LISTEN to Marc's mix (with the option to download) on Marc's Soundcloud page by following the link buttons above.

CHRIS READ - CLASSIC MATERIAL X SPINE TV 80S ELECTRO BONUS MIX

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape (Unofficial) (Download)

LABEL: Rap Music Fan Club / Self Released

RELEASE DATE: November 2010

GENRE TAGS: 80s Electro / Electro Funk / Electro Rap / 80s Hip Hop

ARTWORK: Welikeourjob (Designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: Bonus mix from the Classic Material mix series, taking in early 80s Electro Rap and Electro Funk. Made available in conjunction with Spine TV. Read more here.

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOWNLOAD this release or LISTEN streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) by following the link buttons above.

CHRIS READ - CLASSIC mATERIAL EDITION #2 (1988)

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape (Unofficial) (Download / CD with bonus features)

LABEL: Rap Music Fan Club / Self Released

RELEASE DATE: November 2010

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Rap / Sample based Hip Hop / 80s Hip Hop

ARTWORK: Welikeourjob (Designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: Second edition of the monthly Classic Material mix series, celebrating 30+ years of recorded rap music.  This edition celebrates the music of 1988. Each subsequent edition celebrates the music of a specific year in hip hop's colourful history. Read more here.

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOWNLOAD this release or LISTEN streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) by following the link buttons above. Physical copies of this release are now sold out. You can LISTEN to or DOWNLOAD CD bonus tracks via Bandcamp by following the link button above.

CHRIS READ - CLASSIC MATERIAL EDITION #1 PART 2 (1984-1987)

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape (Unofficial) (Download / CD with bonus features)

LABEL: Rap Music Fan Club / Self Released

RELEASE DATE: October 2010

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Rap / Drum Machine Rap / 80s Hip Hop

ARTWORK: Welikeourjob (Designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: Part 2 of the first edition of the monthly Classic Material mix series, celebrating 30+ years of recorded rap music.  This edition celebrates music from the years 1979 to 1983.  Read more here.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOWNLOAD this release or LISTEN streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) by following the link buttons above. Physical copies of this release are now sold out.

CHRIS READ - CLASSIC MATERIAL EDITION #1 (1979-1983)

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape (Unofficial) (Download / CD with bonus features)

LABEL: Rap Music Fan Club / Self Released

RELEASE DATE: October 2010

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Rap / Disco Rap / 80s Hip Hop

ARTWORK: Welikeourjob (Designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: Part 1 of the first edition of the monthly Classic Material mix series, celebrating 30+ years of recorded rap music.  This edition celebrates music from the years 1979 to 1983.  Read more here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOWNLOAD this release or LISTEN streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) by following the link buttons above. Physical copies of this release are now sold out. You can LISTEN to or DOWNLOAD CD bonus tracks via Bandcamp by following the link button above.

CHRIS READ & DJ NICKNAME - SO MUCH SOUL! MINIMIX (mIXTAPE)

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape (Unofficial) (CD / Download)

LABEL: So Much Soul / Self Released

RELEASE DATE: August 2010

GENRE TAGS: Funk / Soul / Funk 45 / Modern Funk

ARTWORK: Nick Armitage (Designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: Popular mixtape released as a promotional item for our Central London club night 'So Much Soul'. 30 minutes of contemporary Funk and Soul from the likes of Quantic Soul Orchestra and Randa Khamis who performed at the club night. Also Availaible briefly on a promo CD.

 

 

 

 

DOWNLOAD this release or LISTEN streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) by following the link buttons above.

chris read - bbe label mixtape

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape (Official)

LABEL: BBE (label website here)

RELEASE DATE: July 2010

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Funk / Soul / Disco / Jazz / Beats

ARTWORK: Unknown

DESCRIPTION: Winning entry in BBE records' 2010 mixtape competition.  Fast paced multi genre mix taking in tracks from the label's extensive catalogue.

 

 

 

 

LISTEN to this release streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) by following the link button above.

THE GENERATION - "KON MUAN KHAN" (CHRIS READ'S DISCO DUB)

RELEASE TYPE: Remix (Unreleased)

LABEL: Zudrangma Records

RELEASE DATE: March 2010

GENRE TAGS: Thai Funk / Disco / Re-edit / Disco Dubs

ARTWORK: Layout Chris Read / Logo design Maft Sai

DESCRIPTION: 10 minute dubbed out vocal free re-edit / remix of rare Thai Disco track 'Kon Muan Khan' by The Generation produced for Bangkok's 'Zudrangma' re-issue label. 

 

 

   

 

 

LISTEN to this release streaming on Bandcamp (with option to DOWNLOAD in a selection of formats), LISTEN streaming on Souncloud (also with option to DOWNLOAD) or EXPLORE remix connections on WhoSampled by following the link buttons above.

DJ KO FEATURING PHONTE, MASTA ACE, WORDSWORTH & k HILL - LADDER OF SUCCESS (cHRIS READ REMIX)

RELEASE TYPE: Remix (Unreleased)

LABEL: Elementality

RELEASE DATE: January 2010

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Soul / Independent / Beats

ARTWORK: Layout Chris Read / Logo design Johann Chan (designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: Remix of DJ KO's 'Ladder of Success', featuring Little Brother's Phonte, Masta Ace and others.  Remixes were invited by the label in promotion of DJ KO's ongoing series of releases.

 

 

  

 

 

LISTEN to this release on Bandcamp (with option to DOWNLOAD in a selection of formats) or EXPLORE remix connections on WhoSampled by following the link buttons above.

CHRIS READ & MARC HYPE PRESENT 'THE WORLD'S GREATEST CHRISTMAS MIXTAPE'

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape (Unofficial)

LABEL: N/A

RELEASE DATE: December 2009

GENRE TAGS: Christmas / Hip Hop / Funk / Soul / Boogie / Disco

ARTWORK: Welikeourjob (Designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: Popular seasonal mixtape of Christmas themed Hip Hop, Funk, Soul and much else besides. Two full length mixes, mixed by Chris Read and ITF Champion Marc Hype (Melting Pot Music).  All presented in good humour and with a dose of Christmas cheer.

 

    

 

 

DOWNLOAD Chris's mix, LISTEN to Chris's mix streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) or LISTEN to Marc's mix on Soundcloud (with option to DOWNLOAD) by following the link buttons above.

chris read presents... "the little brother show " (remix e.p)

RELEASE TYPE: Remixes (Unofficial)

LABEL: Music of Substance / Self Released

RELEASE DATE: November 2009

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Soul / Independent / Beats

ARTWORK: Welikeourjob (Designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: Well received 9 Track EP of my remixes of tracks by Independent Hip Hop saviours Little Brother, also featuring the soulful vocals of Carlitta Durand and Darien Brockington. Jazzy and soulful beats with a contemporary production sound.

 

  

 

 

LISTEN to this release on Bandcamp (with option to DOWNLOAD in a selection of formats) or READ release information on Discogs by following the link buttons above.

chris read presents... "the little brother show" (Remix e.p) (instrumental version)

RELEASE TYPE: Remix Instrumentals (Unofficial)

LABEL: Music of Substance / Self Released

RELEASE DATE: November 2009

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Soul / Independent / Beats

ARTWORK: Welikeourjob (Designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: Instrumental version of the "Little Brother Show EP" which appears above for Serato DJs, beat lovers and anyone else who cares to check it. 9 Track Instrumental EP with a contemporary feel.

 

  

 

 

LISTEN to this release on Bandcamp (with option to DOWNLOAD in a selection of formats) by following the link buttons above.

chris read - MICHAEL JACKSON: THE LEGACY

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape (Unofficial)

LABEL: N/A

RELEASE DATE: June 2009

GENRE TAGS: Soul / Funk / Disco / Boogie / Pop / Hip Hop

ARTWORK: Welikeourjob (Designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: Critically acclaimed mixtape paying tribute to the King of Pop following his death in June 2009. The mix takes in original tracks from The Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson alongside remixes, re-edits, cover versions and tracks which have sampled Jackson's originals.

 

    

 

 

DOWNLOAD this release, LISTEN on Mixcloud or DOWNLOAD the tracklist (complete with sample credits) by following the link buttons above.

CHRIS READ AND DANNY DELTA - ADIDAS ORIGINALS "GAME ON" MIXTAPE

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape (Official)

LABEL: Commission for Adidas Originals

RELEASE DATE: 2009

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Soul / Funk / Beats / Eclectic

ARTWORK: Welikeourjob (Designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: Mixtape commissioned by Adidas France as a promotional item for their 2009 summer season, "Game On". Read more here.

 

 

 

 

DOWNLOAD this release or LISTEN on Mixcloud by following the link buttons above.

x men - musica negra (Chris Read remix)

RELEASE TYPE: Remix (Unofficial)

LABEL: N/A

RELEASE DATE: 2009

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Independent / Turntablism

ARTWORK: Chris Read

DESCRIPTION: Remix of X Men's 'Musica Negra', originally intended for but cut from Diary Volume 1.5. Released here later in the year in memory of the sad loss of X Men member Roc Raida.

 

 

 

 

 

DOWNLOAD vocal and instrumental version of this track by following the link button above.

CHRIS READ - THE DIaRY VOLUME 1.5 (20 YEARS OF THE REMIX) (iNSTRUMENTAL VERSION)

RELEASE TYPE: Remix Instrumentals (Unofficial) (Download)

LABEL: Music of Substance / Self Released

RELEASE DATE: 2008

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Rap / Soul / 80s / 90s / post 2000 / Classics / Independent / Beats

ARTWORK: Welikeourjob (Designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: Instrumental version of the critically acclaimed sequel to online hit, 'The Diary'. One track from each of the last 20 years remixed in tribute to the production style and sampling trends popular at the date of original release.

 

  

 

 

LISTEN to this release on Bandcamp (with option to DOWNLOAD in a selection of formats) by following the link buttons above.

chris read - The diary volume 1.5 (20 years of the remix)

RELEASE TYPE: Remixes (Unofficial) (CD / Download)

LABEL: Music of Substance / Self Released

RELEASE DATE: 2008

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Rap / Soul / 80s / 90s / post 2000 / Classics / Independent / Beats

ARTWORK: Welikeourjob (Designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: The critically acclaimed sequel to online hit, 'The Diary'. One track from each of the last 20 years remixed in tribute to the production style and sampling trends popular at the date of original release.

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LISTEN to this release on Bandcamp (with option to DOWNLOAD in a selection of formats) by following the link button above. Physical copies of this release are now out of print but you may be able to purchase a second hand copy from Discogs.

MAYLIGHT - LIVE AT JAZZ CLUB BIRMINGHAM

RELEASE TYPE: Live band performance

LABEL: N/A Recorded live at Birmingham Jazz Club.

RELEASE DATE: October 2008

GENRE TAGS: Funk / Soul / Jazz / Abstract / Live

ARTWORK: Unknown

DESCRIPTION: Live performance by BBC New Urban Award winning Maylight, a seven piece jazz / soul ensemble featuring Tru Thought's Lizzy Parks on vocals and Chris Read on turntables / sampler. Stylistically very different to the material recorded for release in 2010.

 

 

 

DOWNLOAD this release by following the link button above.

cHRIS READ - ONE MOTION CREW ROUTINE MUSIC

RELEASE TYPE: Edit

LABEL: N/A

RELEASE DATE: August 2008

GENRE TAGS: B Boy Breaks / 90s Hip Hop / Uptempo

ARTWORK: Unknown

DESCRIPTION: 6 minute long edit of approximately 10 classic b-boy breaks, uptempo 90s hip hop instrumentals and modern uptempo cuts for use by London's One Motion Crew for their battle routines. Featured on a UK television show about the crew aired the following year.

 

 

 

DOWNLOAD this release by following the link button above.

chris read - the diary (world's greatest rap megamix)

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape (CD and 8 page booklet / Download)

LABEL: Music of Substance / Self Released

RELEASE DATE: December 2007

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Rap / 70s / 80s / 90s / post 2000 / Classics / Independent / Vinyl only

ARTWORK: Welikeourjob (Designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: A chronological mix of hip hop's landmark recordings by order of release from 1979 to 2007. 801 records in the blend! Downloaded tens of thousands of times, prodcasted to over a million people and broadcast on national radio in around 30 countries, this is my most popular mix to date.

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LISTEN to this release on Bandcamp (with option to DOWNLOAD in a selection of formats), LISTEN streaming on Mixcloud, DOWNLOAD the tracklist booklet or LISTEN to the Youtube playlist by following the link buttons above. Physical copies of this release are now out of print but you may be able to purchase a second hand copy from Discogs.

PHARRELL WILLIAMS - FRONTIN (CHRIS READ'S JAZZ MIX)

RELEASE TYPE: Remix (Unofficial)

LABEL: N/A

RELEASE DATE: 2006

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Jazz / Beats / Dancefloor / Slightly Corny

ARTWORK: Chris Read

DESCRIPTION: Remix of Pharrell and Jay Z's 'Frontin' utilising sample material from jazz painist Jamie Cullum's cover version of the same track. 

 

 

 

 

 

LISTEN to this release streaming on Bandcamp (with option to DOWNLOAD in a selection of fromats) by following the link buttons above.

CHRIS READ - "COFFEE TABLE MUSIC VOLUME 1" (MIXTAPE)

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape (Unofficial)

LABEL: N/A

RELEASE DATE: 2006

GENRE TAGS: Nu Jazz / Jazz Beats / Broken / Beats / Uptempo / Vinyl only

ARTWORK: Welikeourjob (Designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: Mix of jazz beats orientated tracks (mostly instrumental) at 121.8bpm.  Mixture of material from the late 90s onward from the labels including Ubiquity, Internal Bass and others.

 

 

  

 

 

DOWNLOAD this release or LISTEN streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) by following the link buttons above.

Chris read - "tribute to the adidas shelltoe"

RELEASE TYPE: Unreleased track

LABEL: N/A

RELEASE DATE: 2005

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Beats / Samples

ARTWORK: Unknown

DESCRIPTION: Short cut up style track made almost entirely of rappers / singers referencing Adidas design classic the 'Shelltoe'. Later used as the outro on an official mixtape for Adidas Originals.

 

 

 

 

 

LISTEN to this release on Bandcamp (with option to DOWNLOAD in selection of formats) by following the link buttons above.

"whack it!" (mash up ep)

RELEASE TYPE: Bootleg / Mash Up (Unofficial)

LABEL: N/A

RELEASE DATE: 2005

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Ragga / Soul / Dancefloor / Slightly Corny

ARTWORK: Logo by Chris Read

DESCRIPTION: Light hearted but not hugely creative 4 track EP of dancefloor friendly bootlegs of familiar tracks with a twist. Not to be taken terribly seriously.

 

 

 

 

DOWNLOAD this release by following the link button above.

chris read - "Not necessarily anything else ”

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape / Radio broadcast

LABEL: N/A - First Broadcast on BBC Radio 1 Xtra 2004 (website here) / Broadcast on Ninja Tune / Solid Steel Radio Show 2005 (website here)

RELEASE DATE: 2004 / 2005

GENRE TAGS: Eclectic / Hip Hop / Beats / Vinyl Only

ARTWORK: Photography / Layout by Johann Chan (designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: Multi genre mix CD follow up to 'Not Necessarily Anything In Particular', comprising highlights from my appearances on BBC Radio 1Xtra's Saturday night mix show.

 

 

 

 

DOWNLOAD this release or LISTEN streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) by following the link buttons above.

CHORDS & PROMOE – SUPERMARKET SWEEP (Chris Read Remix)

RELEASE TYPE: Remix (Official)

LABEL: Jazz Fudge Recordings (Unreleased) (Discogs catalogue here)

RELEASE DATE: Produced 2003 / Unreleased

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Independent / UK / Sweden

ARTWORK: Unknown

DESCRIPTION: Remix of Chords and Promoe's 'Supermarket Sweep', pencilled for inclusion on the B-Side of the UK release of the single which sadly never came out on account of Jazz Fudge closing.

 

 

 

 

LISTEN to this release streaming on Bandcamp (with option to DOWNLOAD in a selection of formats) or EXPLORE remix connections by following the link buttons above.

ty & aphletik - 'keep on' / 'can't live like this' (CHRIS READ REMIXES)

RELEASE TYPE: Remixes (Official)

LABEL: Above The Clouds Recordings (Unreleased)

RELEASE DATE: Produced 2003 / Unreleased

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Independent / UK / US / Soulful / Jazzy

ARTWORK: Unknown

DESCRIPTION: Two remixes of The Bone Idols feat Ty & Aphletik's 2003 summer classic 'Keep On' and one remix of the B Side 'Can't Live Like This', produced for the Above the Clouds label.  Pencilled for release as the B-Side of a follow up single which never transpired.

 

 

 

LISTEN to this release streaming on Bandcamp (with option to DOWNLOAD in a selection of formats) by following the link buttons above.

danny delta & the headshell crew - the headshell mix

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape (Unofficial)

LABEL: Headshell / Self Released

RELEASE DATE: 2003

GENRE TAGS: Eclectic / Hip Hop / Beats / Vinyl Only

ARTWORK: Design by Cyrus Vantoch-Wood

DESCRIPTION: The only release on this page I was not directly involved in making in some way, this mix was put together by the DJs responsible for London's Headshell night at which I became a resident shortly after this CD was made.

 

 

 

 

DOWNLOAD this release or LISTEN streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the tracklist) by following the link buttons above.

SOFTLY RECORDINGS - UNRELEASED REMIXES

RELEASE TYPE: Remixes (Official)

LABEL: Softly Recordings (Unreleased)

RELEASE DATE: Produced 2002 / Unreleased

GENRE TAGS: Downbeat / Jazz / Dub / Female Vocal

ARTWORK: Logo design Michael Cassidy

DESCRIPTION: Collection of remixes produced for Barcelona based Softly Recordings.  Pencilled for release on a remix compilation CD which never transpired.

 

 

 

 

 

DOWNLOAD this release or LISTEN streaming on Bandcamp by following the link buttons above.

chirs read - NOT NECESSARILY ANYTHING IN PARTICULAR

RELEASE TYPE: Mixtape / Radio broadcast

LABEL: N/A Broadcast on Ninja Tune / Solid Steel Radio Show (website here)

RELEASE DATE: July 2002

GENRE TAGS: Eclectic / Hip Hop / Beats / Vinyl Only

ARTWORK: Photography / Logo design / Layout by Johann Chan (designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: Multi genre mix CD in a similar veign to Coldcut's 'Journeys by DJ' broadcast on DJ Food's legendary Solid Steel radio show on BBC Radio London.

 

 

 

 

 

DOWNLOAD this release or LISTEN streaming on Mixcloud (where you can also view the track listing) by following the link buttons above.

Chris Read & Roc 1- in the mix LIVE on Radio 1

RELEASE TYPE: Live DJ Set / Radio broadcast

LABEL: N/A Broadcast live on Radio 1 One World Show (website here)

RELEASE DATE: November 2001

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Beats / Vinyl Only

ARTWORK: Photography / Logo design / Layout by Johann Chan (designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: Four deck DJ set performed by Substance resident DJs Chris Read and Roc 1, recorded live at the Custard Factory in Birmingham.

 

 

    

 

 

DOWNLOAD this release by following the link button above.

Substance Hip Hop Orchestra live on Radio 1

RELEASE TYPE: Live band performance / Radio broadcast

LABEL: N/A Broadcast on Radio 1 One World Show (website here)

RELEASE DATE: November 2001

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Funk / Soul / Jazz / Live

ARTWORK: Photography / Logo design / Layout by Johann Chan (designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: Live performance by extended line up of the Substance house band, the "Hip Hop Orchestra", recorded live at the Custard Factory in Birmingham.

 

 

    

 

 

LISTEN to this release on Soundcloud (with option to download) by following the link button above.

mad flow - it's the who? (s.2 remix)

RELEASE TYPE: Remix (Official)

LABEL: Original track released by Different Drummer / Remix unreleased

RELEASE DATE: Original track produced 2001 / Remix produced 2009

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Independent / UK

ARTWORK: Photography / Logo design by Johann Chan (designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: Remix of Mad Flow and Chris Read's 'It's The Who?' taken from the Lyric Superbrand LP, produced by Australian producer S.2. in 2009.

 

 

  

 

 

LISTEN to this release on Bandcamp (with option to DOWNLOAD in a selection of formats) by following the link buttons above.

mad flow - untitled e.p

RELEASE TYPE: EP (Unreleased tracks)

LABEL: Different Drummer (Unreleased)

RELEASE DATE: Produced 2001

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Independent / UK

ARTWORK: Photography / Layout / Logo design by Johann Chan (designer website here)

DESCRIPTION: A collection of unmastered tracks and sketches produced at the same time as and shortly after those appearing on the Lyric Superbrand LP planned for an EP release which was never completed.

 

  

 

 

LISTEN to this release on Bandcamp (with option to DOWNLOAD in a selection of formats) by following the link button above.

"lyric superbrand" project - unreleased tracks

RELEASE TYPE: EP (Unreleased tracks)

LABEL: Different Drummer (Unreleased)

RELEASE DATE: Produced 2001

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Independent / UK / Jazz / Beats

ARTWORK: Ninety (artist website here)

DESCRIPTION: A collection of unmastered tracks and sketches produced at the same time as or shortly after those appearing on the Lyric Superbrand LP planned for further releases which never transpired. Read more here.

 

  

 

LISTEN to this release on Bandcamp (with option to DOWNLOAD in a selection of formats) by following the link button above.

MR THING - "EAR THIS" MIX CD FOR BREAKIN' POINT MAGAZINE

RELEASE TYPE: Mixed Album / Compilation (CD)

LABEL: Breakin' Point

RELEASE DATE: May 2001

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Independent / UK / Turntablism

ARTWORK: N/A

DESCRIPTION: Mixed CD compilation for Breakin' Point magazine mixed by World Champion DJ Mr Thing featuring Mad Flow and Chris Read's 'It's The Who?' taken from the Substance "Lyric Superbrand" compilation alongside tracks from J Rawls, J Live, Ty and more. Read more about this release here.

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Physical copies of this release are now out of print but you may be able to purchase a second hand copy from Discogs.

"bangers & mash" a collection of uk hip hop classics - mixed by rob life

RELEASE TYPE: Mixed Album / Compilation (CD)

LABEL: Boombox Distribution

RELEASE DATE: 2004

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Independent / UK / Classics / 90s Hip Hop

ARTWORK: Ben Swift (artist website here)

DESCRIPTION: Mixed CD compilation for the Boombox Distribution network featuring Lord Laing's 'Do What You Like' taken from the Substance "Lyric Superbrand" compilation as the opening track alongside tracks from Lewis Parker, the Herbaliser and more. Read more about this release here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Physical copies of this release are now out of print but you may be able to purchase a second hand copy from Discogs.

substance presents "lyric superbrand"- compiled by chris read

RELEASE TYPE: Album (Double Vinyl / CD / Download)

LABEL: Different Drummer (Discogs catalogue here)

RELEASE DATE: June 2001

GENRE TAGS: Hip Hop / Independent / UK / Soul / Jazz / Beats / Turntablism

ARTWORK: Ninety (artist website here)

DESCRIPTION: A collection of tracks by artists associated with the Substance club night.  Compiled by and in part produced by Chris Read. Read more here.

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LISTEN to a selection of tracks from this release (with option to DOWNLOAD in a selection of formats) on Bandcamp by following the link button above. Physical copies of this release are now out of print but you may be able to purchase a second hand copy from Discogs.

feedback / disclaimer

SHOW SOME LOVE! - If you can spare the time to send us an email and tell us if you liked something, we would be grateful.  It's the only real way to tell if people like what we're doing.   We promise not to send you spam or pass on your email address to others although, if you would like to be informed of site updates etc by email, let us know and we'll stick you on the mailing list.  You won’t be added to the list unless you ask.

 

COPYRIGHT - Any music posted on this site is here for the purposes of promoting the artists in question.  All downloads appearing on this page have been produced, edited, performed, remixed or in some way created / manipulated by the artists who run this site. To the extent that any material posted here is available in the commercial market place, we urge our readers to use this page only for the purposes of previewing that music and to purchase the original recordings.  Should you feel that anything posted here breaches copyright in any way, please email us and let us know so that we can take appropriate action.