The A to Zinc and Fresh Beats #4 mixtapes, by DJ Vitamin D, represent our 7th installment from The California Project. These are really solid mixes with a great selection of music. If you haven’t checked out the other mixes in this series I strongly recommend you get to listening.
This is the first full length album from Young American Primitive, released in 1993 on the San Francisco label ZoëMagik Records. It’s one of my top 5 favorite albums from that year. Unfortunately, the follow up album African Cosmopolitan was never commercially released, and future musical output from this talented artist was minimal.
Young American Primitive – Young American Primitive (Complete Album)
1 Intro 0:20
2 Trance Formation 6:05
3 Flux 0:45
4 Young American Primitive 6:05
5 Ritual 6:11
6 Sunrise 8:03
7 Daydream 4:20
8 Over & Out 6:50
9 These Waves 6:48
10 Monolith Part One 5:06
11 Monolith Part Two 7:26
I’ve had quite a number of requests for this Eli Star mixtape. It’s called Omega, it was released in 1994, and it’s great! Some mixes are a joy to listen to because of the nostalgia associated with them, and some mixes still just sound great, this mix is in the latter group. I love that Eli tended to play a lot of good music that other DJ’s didn’t.
This is the first mixtape from the Cybersex series by DJ Thee-O. Here’s what Thee-O had to say about this tape:
“Cybersex came out in October of 1993. That year was very much a transitional year of techno music. You had things going into different directions. Trance was starting to form and the breakbeat techno I was spinning was starting to mutate into drum n’ bass. At the time I was really getting to the new sounds that Warp Records was doing with their Artificial Intelligence series which includes artists as Black Dog Productions, Aphex Twin, B-12 and Autechre to name a few. At the same time R&S was doing a side label called Apollo that was also moving more into what today would be called IDM. I started getting into these sounds and decide to create a tape with these sounds. I am pretty happy about how it came as it was very different for the time. It is still one of my favorite mixes. I hope you enjoy.” – Thee-O
The California Project – 16 tapes, 8 DJ’s and 24 hours of mixed music. A very ambitious and limited release from 1994, with mixes from DJ’s Ron D Core, Simply Jeff/DJ Spinn, DRC, Jon Bishop, DJ Dan, Vitamin D, DJ Trance, and Thee-O.
This first installment from The California Project showcases the sounds of DJ Thee-O. Special thanks to Thee-O for contributing this and numerous titles from the Biohazard catalog to the site. More mixes by Thee-O are available here