DJ DEVASTATE - In Recollection: A Dual Label Anthology (2012-2018) (Purple + Mustard Swirl LP) (Vinyl)
To honor the life and art of the late DJ Devastate, Coalmine Records is proud to team up with the Swedish artist’s native label, Counterweight Records, on this very special Black Friday release. The Swedish-born deejay and producer passed away at the young age of 35 years old in March 2018 and left a huge hole in the hearts of his friends, his family, and his fans. If there’s any consolation, it’s that we have his incredible art left with us to remember him by, and we and Counterweight couldn’t be more excited to share this vinyl release that showcases his immense skill set. On the Coalmine side, you’ll find four of our favorite tracks featuring the talents of Devastate. They include his turntablist exhibition on the Max I Million remix of “Perfect Timing” by C.L. Smooth & Skyzoo, and his headnodding, funky production on El Da Sensei’s straight-fire “Show Stoppa.” You’ll also find J57’s fresh remix of “Show Stoppa,” in addition to Create & Devastate’s hard-nosed “Most Confident” with Wildchild & MED. Counterweight’s side is equally as fly, boasting the Create & Devastatefeatured “I Rap Black” from heavyweights Chuck D, Bishop Lamont & Mykill Miers. You also get to hear Devastate rock the boards on the super-blunted “Riddim Up On Em” and on Baby Blak’s soulful “Moves to Make.” And then there’s his smooth and hypnotic remix of Chapee & Max I Million’s “Feel It,” which also includes some stellar scratching. There’s just so much to love about what you hear on this release, which truly exemplifies just why we so deeply miss our friend DJ Devastate. He was a soulful, gifted, and inspired artist and man, and we’re glad his spirit lives on through his music. DON'T JUST LISTEN TO MUSIC EXPERIENCE IT.
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