I've touched on the Hi-Hat Club before, about a year ago when DJ Dexter released volume three, and so was excited to take hear that the label behind the series, Melting Pot, are to release a box set containing all five albums released to date.
If you are unfamiliar with the Hi-Hat Club it is basically a series of hip-hop producer albums - a bit like BBE's well known Beat Generation series (in which J Dilla's entry predictably owns) but with a slightly more cosmopolitan feel.
Anyway - it's a pretty nice spring day here in England today and this Minimix of the series put together by DJ Illiaz is just the ticket: laid back and jazzy. It certainly makes me want to check out the rest of the Hi-Hat series.
Twit One - Windyridge Hulk Hodn - Rawissue Suff Daddy - Chinatown Chill Dexter - One For Yusef Brenk - Cannibal Love Fid Mella - Hahaha FS Green - 1 Up Full Crate - Never Never djAdlib - Tatsusan
The Hi-Hat Club Box Set is out now on MPM, although it doesn't look to have had an UK release yet so keep them peeled. It includes five LPs, two CDs and a 52-page booklet.
BlackPlastic doesn't know much about this video apart from its awesome-ness. It's a soul joint that is a bit reminiscent of some of Common's material from the Like Water For Chocolate era only a bit more melancholic. The video itself is pretty special so stick with it - it starts off very understated but as the song progresses it really starts to reflect the sounds - we won't say any more than that because it would spoil it.
The song is taken from the Conversations With Her EP, which is out now on Melting Pot Music, and the video is directed by Eric3000 & Marque.