A Producer Reimagines The Music Of A.T.C.Q.’s Midnight Marauders (Audio)

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A Tribe Called Quest’s third album, Midnight Marauders is one of their most beloved. The late 1993 Jive/RCA Records release picked up where ’91’s Low End Theory left off, featuring easy-to-relate-to rhymes and incredible sample-based musical compositions.

Large Professor and Skeff Anslem each contributed a single track, while guests included Dave (of De La Soul), Busta Rhymes, and the aforementioned Extra P. More than 23 years later, Heads still take “award tours” through the platinum album, and artists still aim to tap into some of that creative magic from Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad.

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London, England producer Funky DL aimed to pay respect to Midnight Marauders. That’s why the veteran beat-maker recreated the instrumentals to the album, claiming he sampled no break-beats or loops. The re-imagination is dreamy, moving, and grabbing to anybody looking for something different, that could easily be played in many environments.

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Previously, DL (who also raps) has worked with A.T.C.Q. affiliate Sadat X, and appeared on BBE Records compilations (Pete Rock, will.i.am, J. Dilla).