I love a good mashup. Well, only if it’s interesting, well executed and doesn’t have shout outs to the producer every ten seconds.
Russian-born, Miami-based DJ/producer, Tendjz (pronounced tenjeez), has created three mashup gems. Blending 70s and 80s Russian jazz instrumentals with the Hip Hop of his favorite artists, he manages to create seamless and utterly enjoyable jams. De la Soviet, the first of the trilogy, features De la Soul classics with Soviet soul and jazz samples. Next, the music of Q-Tip gets the same treatment on Q-Tipokratiya. And finally Nas and Common are mashed up on CommoNasm.
All three albums are available for free download via soundcloud. For more about this fantastic producer check out his website: tendjiz.com