Universal Magnetic B-Boy Scientific

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01.  Formula 7 – Soundboy
02.  Organized Konfusion – Bring It On
03.  DJ Zinc – Reach Out
04.  Craig Mack – Flava In Ya Ear (Instrumental)
05.  Evil II feat. Ice Cube – Cops Ain’t Shit
06.  Lemon D – This Is LA
07.  Ascend – 1,2,3 (Remix)
08.  Arrested Development – People Everyday (Instrumental)
09.  Jeru The Damaja – D Original (Instrumental)
10.  D’Cruze – Freedom
11.  Redman & Method Man – How High (Acapella)
12.  Company Flow – Vital Nerve (Instrumental)
13.  Cut Chemist – Layered Laird
14.  Maximum Style – Hard As Hell
15.  Mickey Finn & Aphrodite – Bad Ass!!
16.  Maximum Style – The Teacher
17.  Bassface – Steamroller Tune
18.  DJ Solo & DJ Aura – Wreckin’ Shit
19.  Tek 9 – Libra
20.  Mickey Finn & Aphrodite – Drop Top Caddy
21.  Breakbeat Science feat. Camp Lo – Black Nostaljack
22.  The Ballistic Brothers – I Don’t Know
23.  DJ Krush feat. The Roots – Meiso (4 Hero Remix)
24.  Junglist Posse & DJ Cam – Summersmashshit
25.  A-Sides – Into Existence
26.  Boogie Down Productions – I’m Still #1
27.  Goldie feat. KRS-One – Digital
28.  Beyond Reality – Spice
29.  Beyond Reality – Control
30.  Master Ace – Me & The Biz
31.  DJ Red – Devastate
32.  Minus 8 – The Sweetest Sounds
33.  Run-DMC – Together Forever
34.  Junglist Posse & DJ Cam – Freestylelifeshit
35.  Dr. Octagon – Blue Flowers (DJ Hype Remix)
36.  Ed OG & Da Bulldogs – Be A Father To Your Child (Instrumental)
37.  The Force Of One – Sign Of The Times
38.  Skool Of Hard Knocks – Get Down
39.  Tha Alkaholics – Likwit (Acapella)
40.  EPS & 2-Vibe – Hype The Funk
41.  Aphrodite – Hit Me!!
42.  J-Majik – Arabian Nights
43.  LL Cool J – Jack The Ripper
44.  2 Player – Extreme Possibilities (Wagon Christ Mix)
45.  FJ – FJ Volume III
46.  Bounty Killer feat. Jeru The Damaja – Suicide Murder (Acapella)
47.  Oscar Da Grouch – Funky Crew
48.  Lemon D feat. Camp Lo – Luchini
49.  DJ Zinc – Super Sharp Shooter (Remix)
50.  Method Man – PLO Style (Acapella)
51.  u-Ziq – Lunatic Harness
52.  Roni Size – Daylight
53.  A Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebum
54.  The Almighty RSO – One In The Chamba (Instrumental)
55.  Maximum Style – Steppin’ Stone
56.  D’Cruze – The Funk
57.  Biz Markie – Nobody Beats The Biz
58.  DJ SS – Bite It
59.  Goodfellas – Impact
60.  Aphrodite – Tower Bass
61.  Mulder – Stick Up Kid
62.  L Double – Version
63.  Jeru The Damaja – Come Clean
64.  Natural Born Chillers – Rock The Funky Beat
65.  Public Enemy – Miuzi Weighs A Ton
66.  DJ SS – Niceness
67.  Amazon II – King Of The Beats
68.  Aphrodite feat. The Jungle Brothers – Jungle Brother

I can honestly say, without a doubt, that this is the best mixtape that I have ever made.  There were many DJ’s around at this time who were touted for their ability to combine Drum & Bass and Rap, for scratching over top of Drum & Bass, etc., but whenever I would listen to any of their mixtapes, I was always unimpressed.  Since Rap music was my one love, and I had been listening to Drum & Bass since the early 1990’s, I was confident that I could do a much better job than all of the other DJ’s.

So in 1997, I made the “Universal Magnetic B-Boy Scientific” mixtape.  I took what I had learned in 1996 from doing my “Old School Hip Hop” mixtape, improved upon it, and got a lot more complex with my 4-track cassette recording/mixdown skills.  I also wanted to incorporate the best of my blends and mashups that had already appeared on my previous, lesser known mixtapes.

This time around, my goal was to try and have something new happening every 16 bars(!).  By doing the mixtape in this way, the energy and hypeness would be virtually nonstop.  The only time that I would allow a song to “breathe” or play out was during the rap-verse parts, otherwise, I had to keep it comin’.

I accomplished this by do a couple of different things… by dropping in a new song every 16 bars, by rocking doubles of the same song, by doing a new scratch, by dropping in a rap acapella or rap instrumental, etc.  There were many times in the mix when there were two Drum & Bass songs playing at the same time.  I also made sure that I never used the same scratch sound more than once throughout the mix.  Also, keep in mind that I used the Tascam Porta 03 MKII Ministudio to make this mixtape.  You couldn’t begin to imagine how difficult and challenging it was for me to record and mix this thing down using this machine:

I sold a couple hundred of these handmade mixtapes throughout metro Detroit, Lansing, and Ann Arbor, as well as online through ATAK Distribution.  My “Universal Magnetic” mixtape, along with my “Old School Hip Hop” mixtape, helped me network and meet new people, make moves, get my name out there, and open new doors for me to get DJ gigs outside of Flint.  I recorded one of these gigs and turned it into a followup mixtape (i.e., as a follow up to “Universal Magnetic”).  You will definitely want to check it out in my “Mechanical  Pulse” post!

At the time, it was a HUGE thing for me to see “Universal Magnetic” reviewed in Urb magazine.  It meant a lot to me.  Urb magazine was THE music bible of its time:

And I was surprised when I saw it reviewed in Elemental magazine:

And it even turned up in a smaller zine called Tha Pride:

 

2 Responses

  1. Been looking for this online for about 15 years! No way this page has been up since 97….
    But whatever the case, thank you for posting this. I actually just found my old cassette today in a box of shit at my folks house.

    http://bit.ly/1KoL1YZ

    1. Oh man… I haven’t seen the cassette tape in awhile! Thanks for posting/commenting. And you’re right… the site hasn’t been up since 1997. I just dated each page the same as the time when the mixtape/album was released (to force rank them in the order they were released, from newest to oldest).

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