Thousands of these CDs were distributed for free during the '07 Magic Convention, a convention where any and every clothing line showcases their new fashions and apparel. This is a sight to see, especially on the 'urban' side of things. I was there to DJ a few Phat Farm events and this mix was a bonus, for me and for Mr. Simmons & co.
I was excited to get the call to compile and produce a promotional mix CD that musically announced the "Arrival" of Argyle Culture, an evolution of his Hip Hop inspired clothing line Phat Farm into more of a gentleman's style - a gentleman that grew up urban but is now holding maybe a couple higher education degrees and a nice gig, and the sagging jean & 10x too big t-shirt or athletic jersey look has been outgrown.
Let your opinions be what they may about Mr. Simmons, I appreciate the man, especially his approving of this mix. After swimming against the current for so long, musically, to get asked to do this kind of mix for a contemporary 'urban' fashion line is unusual, gratifying, and in away, my own Arrival into the consciousness of the ghetto fabulous.
I had complete creative freedom in terms of selecting and sequencing the songs on the Arrival. Press play and listen to what turned out to be a classic and garnered the 1st direct "Thank you" from Russell after doing a few of his events over the course of this decade.
That felt good.
Qool DJ Marv presents The Arrival
1. Reginald R. Robinson – Lift Every Voice And Sing
2. Zero 7 – Your Place
3. Jazzanova – Sirens
4. M.F.S.B. – Something For Nothing
5. Pharoahe Monch – So Good
6. Visioneers – Dirty Old Bossa Nova
7. Mary J. Blige – Beautiful Day
8. Young-Holt Unlimited – Listen Here
9. Lemongrass – Fritz The Cat
10. Jamie Cullum – Frontin
11. Natalie Williams – Does It Feel Good
12. Paris Angeles – Circus
13. OutKast – Funkin’ Around
14. Chic – So Fine
15. Roy Ayers – Can’t You See Me
16. Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes – Don’t Leave Me This Way
You can also catch my epic 4 hour recording of 90% 90's Hip Hop that was recorded at the convention right here: http://www.limachips.com/djmixes4
"You still like hip hop? It's all marketing now." - Anthony Junior (Tony Sopranos' then teenage son talking to a friend - season three)