DJ Matman – Classic Material Guest Mix: 1995 Volume 1 [Stream / Download]

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Earlier this year I was asked to dj a guest slot at London’s Classic Material, a clubnight dedicated to chronicling the history of hip hop year by year.

I was asked to spin at the 1995 event, a great year for hip hop and of particular relevance to me as it was around this time I started my addiction to buying hip hop records, spending all my spare cash & lunch money on LPs & 12’s!

I ended up playing over 2 hours at Classic Material, and these mixes represent how I put it down that night, and in roughly the same order. To the best of my knowledge I followed the rules of the event, playing tracks either released on 12″ or on an LP released in 1995, along with any original songs they sampled – This means for example I get away with playing ‘Daaam’ by Tha Alkoholiks even though the single dropped in ’94, as it was also on their ‘Coast II Coast’ LP in ’95..

For anyone out there thinking where’s all the Wu-tang / Pharcyde / Group Home releases etc. – relax! you’ll find them & a lot more in Volume II, dropping soon…


01. DJ Matman – 1995 intro*
02. D & D Allstars (Mad Lion/Doug E Fresh/KRS 1/Smif N Wessun/Fat Joe/Jeru) – 1, 2 Pass It (Matman Runnin’ Thingz Remix)^
03. Lost Boyz – Lifestyles of The Rich & Shameless
04. Lost Boyz – Renee
05. Camp Lo – Coolie High (Paradise Remix by Ski)
06. Mary Jane Girls – All Night Long
07. Redman – Can’t Wait (Remix #2)
08. Show & Ag – Next Level (show’s mix)
09. Show & AG – Next Level (Premier’s Nyte Time Remix)
10. Common Sense – Resurrection ’95 (Extra P Remix)
11. Common Sense – Resurrection ’95 (Large Professor Remix)
12. Common Sense – Resurrection ’95 (OG version)
13. Blazhzay Blazhay – Danger
14. Blahzay Blazhay – Danger Pt. 2
15. Heltah Skeltah & Originoo Gunn Clappaz – Blah
16. Heltah Skeltah & Originoo Gunn Clappaz – Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka
17. LL Cool J ft. Keith Murray – I Shot Ya (Remix)
18. Patrice Rushen – You Remind Me
19. Keith Murray – Dip Dip Die (You Remix Me)
20. Erick Sermon – Bomdigi
21. Red Hot Lover Tone – ’98 (Instrumental)
22. Red Hot Lover Tone ft. Notorious B.I.G. – 4 My Peeps
23. Total ft. Notorious B.I.G. – Can’t You See
24. El Debarge – Stay With Me
25. Notorious B.I.G. – One More Chance/Stay With Me
26. Notorious B.I.G. – One More Chance (Hip Hop Mix)
27. Nine – Whutcha Want
28. Frankie Cutlass ft. Doo Wop & Fat Joe – Boriquas On Da Set
29. Akinyele & Sadat X – Loud Hangover
30. Johnny Guitar Watson – Superman Lover
31. Mad Skillz – The Nod Factor
32. Cameo – Rigor Mortis
33. DJ Quik – Get At Me
34. Crooklyn Clan – Put Your Hands Up (hip hop hands dub)
35. Cypress Hill ft. Erick Sermon – Throw Your Hands In The Air
36. Das Efx – Real Hip Hop (Pete Rock Remix)
37. Das Efx – Real Hip Hop (OG Mix)
38. Masta Ace – Sittin’ On Chrome (Rockaway Ave Mix)
39. Masta Ace – The Phat Kat Ride
40. Masta Ace – INC Ride
41. Big L – Put It On
42. Onyx ft. Khrist, Smoothe Da Hustler & Trigger Tha Gambler – Purse Snatchers Pt. 2
43. Mobb Deep – Survival Of The Fittest
44. Mobb Deep – Shook Ones Pt. II
45. Le Pamplemouse – Gimmie What You Got
46. Tha Alkaholiks – Daaam!

* uses Black Sheep’s ‘North South East West (Showbiz Remix)’ Instrumental
^ based roughly on a bootleg remix out at the time called ‘Djs Runnin thingz’ – my version incorporates the original track, the DJ Premier remix, & instrumentals of Krs 1’s ‘Mc’s Act Like They Don’t Know’, Fat Joe’s ‘Success’ (Premier remix), Smif n Wessun’s ‘Sound Bwoy Bureill’ & Jeru Tha Damaja’s ‘Da Bitchez’.

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