Rich Medina Made A Colorful Mixtape To Complement A New Museum Installation (Audio)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native Rich Medina is a legend behind the turntables. Whether spinning Hip-Hop, House, Soul, or Rare Groove, the DJ/producer has been at the epicenter of nightlife for Heads in Philly and New York City for decades now. Always an innovator, Rich’s latest musical vision, 13 Joints, ties into an art installation at Manhattan’s New Museum.

Inspired by Chris Ofili’s “Night And Day” exhibit, which ends on February 1, the DJ took the colors and strokes of the painter, and aimed to complement the themes with his vast crates. In the hour-plus of music, selections include grooves from the 20th Century Steel Band, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, Fela Kuti, Eugene McDaniels and more. With some deft, truly unique mixing along the way, this stack of wax appeals to lovers of dusty crates, samples, Hip-Hop, Soul, R&B, and Afrobeat alike.

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