With the summer months slowly edging our way in the Northern hemp'sphere at least. Something that dropped in January from the UK's NuNorthernSoul label. 2 stunningly re-crafted 90's hip-hop classics, Mos Def's 'Umi Says' and The Pharcyde's 'Runnin', both molded with folk flavours by self taught multi instrumentalist BJ Smith of Smith and Mudd fame. As the doffing of the cap to the originals suggests they are two faithful covers but ones that offer a new interpretation, adding a twist to the rich history of each track, perfect summer chill fodder. Classics in waiting!
Most of the vinyl is sold out now but you can still pick up the CD & on Digital via beatport/bandcamp/iTunes