Further bridging the gap between live music & DJ’ing,
we are proud to present the exclusive premiere of the new mixtape/EP
from percussionist x turntablist duo – Bobo Meets Rhettmatic.
Clearly two veterans in their own rights –
Eric Bobo (son of Latin jazz legend, Willie Bobo)
has been a member of Cypress Hill for over 15 years now,
& has also played for the Beastie Boys, The Black Crowes,
Tha Alkaholiks, Gnarls Barkley & countless others;
& Rhettmatic has of course been a part of the groundbreaking
World Famous Beat Junkies ever since they first formed in the early 90′s,
before going on to release albums w/ Visionaries, Buff1 (as Crown Royale) & others,
& has provided scratches for hundreds, if not thousands, of records -
it was almost inevitable that the two would eventually Meet.
Taking their name from the title of their first collaboration
(for Bobo’s Meeting Of The Minds solo album in 2005),
the duo officially formed in 2009
& released the self-titled Bobo Meets Rhettmatic – The Mixtape
to critical acclaim & fanfare that same year,
& have been touring the world both together & seperately ever since.
For their follow-up release – The Cypress Junkies Mixtape/EP,
BMR cleverly fuse their one-on-one battle/collaboration-style live sets
w/ their in-studio, original productions as a duo,
splitting the project into two halves -
the first half being a live Mixtape
featuring three different routines/sets by genre;
& then the second as an EP featuring 4 new co-productions,
one of which – “Rosetta Stone” features extended family members,
Rakaa Iriscience (of Dilated Peoples) and Noelle Scaggs (of Fitz & The Tantrums).
Below you can find the full tracklisting of The Mixtape/EP,
as well as stream the project below via their Soundcloud,
before downloading the full, tracked-out release below -
available exclusively from FRSH SLCTS.
Also included are two bonus videos of BMR doing what they do live.
Be sure to catch them when they play in your area -
as this is most definitely one show that you do not want to miss.
CYPRESS JUNKIES MIX
1. BMR Funk Set
Chic – Good Times
Teena Marie – Square Biz
P-Funk All Stars – Pumpin It Up
Earth, Wind & Fire – Brazilian Rhyme
Kano – I’m Ready
Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock
2. BMR Mini Break Set
Earth, Wind & Fire – Africano
Manu Dibango – Soul Makossa
3. BMR Latin Set
Fruko y Sus Tesos – Cali De Rumba
Joe Arroyo y La Verdad – Rebeliòn
Willie Bobo – Haitian Lady
Bruno E Sexteto – Urubú Jazz
Louie Vega & The EOL Band – Aphrodite
Tracks 4 – 7 produced by Eric Bobo & Rhettmatic for Cypress Junkies Production,
except “Uptown Soul” co-produced by J.Rocc for Beat Junkie Sound
Engineered & Mixed by Jay Turner
Artwork by Transit Studios
Selected by KNNY FRSH for FRSH SLCTS