Music Remixes

De La Soul – Stakes is High (Volta Cab Edit)

The dope thing about the modern breadth of music–from EMPT to Hypem all the way up to Soundcloud–is the breadth of the landscape. It’s pretty cool to see people from places like Kazakhstan (Farleon), Cairo (Allen Walker), Tokyo (Shinichi!) and Saint Petersburg (Klar and Pf) making dope electronic music that crosses continents and hits ears in seconds. It’s unifying and it makes me feel worldly, like I’m constantly backpacking through Europe.

The latest addition to the United Nations of (not EDM) Producers comes from the city of Dnipropetrovs’k in Ukraine and goes by Volta Cab (n0t to be confused with Volta Bureau). And he’s making some serious waves with some dreamy, classed out tunes. Volta Cab took on a De La Soul classic, both proving that not all people in Eastern European are prohibited from listening to Hip Hop and that at least one of them knows how to make babies with music.

Put on your adult diapers, cause when Volta Cab‘s in the house, shit is going to get wet.

De La Soul – Stakes is High (Volta Cab Edit)


MJ Cole – Crazy Love (Volta Cab Dub Mix)

And this (for the Scinemax lovers):

Tesla Boy – In Your Eyes (Volta Cab “Soft Core” Remix)




Tony Touch – What’s That? (Que Eso) (feat. Mos Def & De La Soul)

I was always traveling as a youngin’ so I didn’t exactly have a lot of free time on my hands. However, every now and then I had a month or two long pit stop in NYC that I would spend fearlessly tearing up the city in my BMX. Long story short I was reckless, cutting off cabs, bunny hopping curbs, cutting through crowds at full speed, jumping stairs, showing off for girls I never talked to, I mean looking back now I’m surprised I never broke any bones or got hit by a car or something. This has little relevance for todays post except that it reminded me of Tony Touch’s The Piece Maker, the album that was pretty much my soundtrack back in the day.

Tony Touch is a DJ from NYC who had some pretty good recognition in the 90’s Hip Hop circuits. The album as a whole is raw but the one song that stuck with me was the feature with Mos Def and De La Soul called What’s That? (Que Eso). In this classic braggadocios hip hop track all the emcees are giving thoroughly explaining why their style is so good, I love it. What’s really fresh about this song is though is how Mos Def efforlessly raps effortlessly raps in Spanish and English…

Understand that when I shine all your light is through, yall ni%*@s wack in one language son I’m nice in two…”

The beat for this track is extremely weird but the perfect canvas for lyricism, you don’t hear too many of those these days. Alright, not much else to say about this, just one of those rare but dope tracks that never made it anywhere near the mainstream or underground for that matter, enjoy.

I’m from NYC so see why in me, there’s a lot hustlin found around my chi…

Tony Touch feat. Mos Def & De La Soul – What’s That? (Que Eso?)