Been a minute, eh? The good people at BamaLoveSoul put together this mix of Steve Spacek tunes and I’m loving it. Spacek is inimitable, as this hour-long set proves. The BLS background writeup and a tracklist is below.

Like most, I found out about Spacek when their single Eve first hit the US in 2001. Their sound was completely unlike anything I heard before; left field, yet soulful electronic sounds anchored by the sexy, smoky vocals of Steve Smith aka Steve Spacek who I assumed was the only member of the group. Spacek was is actually a 3 man collective including guitarist, Edmund Cavill and drummer, Morgan Zarate who has gone on to do some pleasant production respectively. Together they released 2 albums but the volume of their work, including solo albums, remixes, production and features is vast. This is our Love Letter to the brothers Spacek delivered with hopes that there will be a new collaborative album sometime soon. Thanks for the great music Spacek. We love y’all!

George Duke – Feel (spacek Mix)
Stephanie Mckay – Tell It Like It Is (Morgan Spacek Remix)
Troubleman – Without You feat Steve Spacek
Katalyst – How Bout Us feat Steve Spacek
Space Invadas – Imaginist
Spacek – Porno feat Vikter Duplaix
Kingsbread – It’s Alright
The Underwolves – Under Your Sky (spacek Remix)
GB – Simply So (Instrumental) feat Spacek
Morgan Spacek – Welcome Beat
Black Pocket – Other Magic
Spacek – Getaway (Osunlade Remix)
Steve Spacek – Dolla (Up Hygh Remix)
Platinum Pied Pipers – No worries feat Steve Spacek
Black Pocket – Thank You and Credits
Harmonic 313 – Falling Away feat Steve Spacek
K-Kruz – Look Honest feat Steve Spacek
Chamade Beat – U&I (Jr Eakee Remix) feat Steve Spacek
Morgan – iiiiii feat Steve Spacek
Pete Philly & Perquisite – Mellow (Morgan Spacek Remix)
Cro Magnon – Time Flies feat Steve Spacek
Steve Spacek – Reversible Top
Steve Spacek – The Hills
sweet Robots Against the Machine – Wake Up (Spacek Remix)
Steve & I – Come Get Me
Africa Hi Tech – Don’t Fight it
Black Pocket – Al Softly
Steve Spacek – Peep Live Show

Robert Glasper - “Dillatude #2” (Blue Note, 2012)

The live instrument covers, tributes, odes, and Dilla-themed tracks from the likes of The Roots and Robert Glasper never cease to amaze me… super heavy, deep stuff. Here’s a new, extended Glasper/Dilla jams and it rides out so nice. A magical medley of breathtaking stuff.

Hit the 2:45 mark as Glasper and Co. break into a rendition of the Stereolab/”Come Play In the Milky Night”-sampled beat that Dilla gave to Busta Rhymes, "Show Me What You Got." Straight-up goosebump/chills kind of stuff.

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“I let this album nearly drive me insane,” Kevin Parker says. “I’ve never experienced that before—music actually sending you around the bend. I actually thought this album was going to kill me, which sounds really stupid. For a while, I had this weird insomnia. I couldn’t get to sleep until like 10 in the morning because I was thinking about how many choruses are back-to-back in this particular song and the chord change…I started getting vertigo, I kept thinking I was going to fall over. I was really unhealthy. I’d been a vegetarian for five years and I started eating meat because I was like, What the fuck’s wrong with me?”

TOTALLY WORTH IT. THANKS KP. YOUR INSANITY PAID OFF.

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FEATURE: TAME IMPALA IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE

“I let this album nearly drive me insane,” Kevin Parker says. “I’ve never experienced that before—music actually sending you around the bend. I actually thought this album was going to kill me, which sounds really stupid. For a while, I had this weird insomnia. I couldn’t get to sleep until like 10 in the morning because I was thinking about how many choruses are back-to-back in this particular song and the chord change…I started getting vertigo, I kept thinking I was going to fall over. I was really unhealthy. I’d been a vegetarian for five years and I started eating meat because I was like, What the fuck’s wrong with me?”

TOTALLY WORTH IT. THANKS KP. YOUR INSANITY PAID OFF.