Sampa The Great Released A Hiatus Kaiyote Mixtape.. And It's Really, Really Cool
Talk about striking musical gold. Sampa The Great had a rather successful year, topping FBi Radio's Record Of The Year for her groundbreaking The Great Mixtape. So, what happens after that? Nothing other than taking Hiatus Kaiyote's genius album, Choose Your Weapon, and flipping it into an eclectic, electric remix project.
"We'd just been on tour with Hiatus Kaiyote and they hit me up for a remix, so I flipped six or so tracks over a few days," says Sampa’s head producer and band-leader, Godriguez.
"I arranged the beats into one long-flowing track and then Sampa came over and jammed one long take of vocals over them. There was a special energy to the music we were flipping and the way the beats turned out and how Sampa put down her parts. Seven odd days after they'd asked if we wanted to do a remix, we’d finished a lil’ mixtape!"
If you're an HK guru, this mixtape, Weapon Chosen, is a rather thrilling one for you. Be prepared to press 'replay'.