Bastard Jazz

We’re getting deep into the thick of year-end round up season, and one of the standout labels this year for consistent, quality releases has been Brooklyn-based Bastard Jazz Recordings. In celebration of the spoils of their labor in 2013, label head DRM and co-hort Erik the Red took advantage of the weekend snowstorm to share some liquor and compile a mix of some of their favorites.

As DRM tells it, the booze-blessed Best of Bastard Jazz 2013 collaboration was “fueled by some high class Reposado Tequila that E brought back from Mexico City, and some low class Bourbon that I bought across the street,” and features diverse tracks from the likes of Potatohead People, Colm K, Starship Connection and Mugpush. The mix also has a couple of unreleased gems from digital disco specialist Lord Echo and “Globetrotting Cooker of Gumbo” Captain Planet, plus a few tracks from the label’s BSTRD Boots side-hustle.

With a tastemaker’s mentality that has been the driving force behind the label for almost a decade, DRM and Erik (who also lends his talents to the mighty Giant Step crew) have cooked up a warm, tasty stew of head-nodding beats, digitally charged disco, global boogie and dubbed out bliss. You can listen to and download the mix here.

If you like what you hear, you can cop many of the tracks direct from Bastard Jazz’s online shop. Here’s the full tracklisting:

1. Potatohead People – Kosmichemusik – Kosmichemusik EP
2. Lord Echo – Bohemian Idol – Curiosities
3. Billy Hoyle – Iemanja – Os Afros Sambas Reworks (BSTRD Boots)
4. Mugpush feat. Black Spade – Came Too Far – Tempo Dreams Vol. 2
5. Potatohead people feat. Frank Nitt – Back To My Shit – Koshmichemusik EP
6. Colm K – The Attic – The Love EP
7. Starship Connection – We Can Go All Night – Tempo Dreams Vol. 2
8. Colm K – Nothing – The Love EP
9. Lord Echo – Molten Lava – Curiosities
10. The Sol Power Allstars – Mesdames Yo – Sol Power Allstars EP (BSTRD
11. Captain Planet – Selva De Mi Mente – Unreleased
12. Lord Echo – Digital Haircut Dub – Unreleased
13. The Sol Power Allstars – Night In Tunisia – Sol Power Allstars EP (BSTRD
14. Lord Echo feat. Mara TK – Put It In My Head – Curiosities
15. DJ Smash – Merry Wanna – Cut N Run Edits (BSTRD Boots)


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