Das EFX Dead Serious 25th Anniversary Mixtape

Mixed by Chris Read for Wax Poetics & WhoSampled

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Today marks the 25th anniversary of East Coast hip-hop duo Das EFX’s debut LP Dead Serious. Released April 7th, 1992, on East West Records,¬†Dead Serious was executive produced by hip-hop heavyweights EPMD and features classic singles such as “They Want EFX” and “Mic Checka.”

To celebrate the record’s birthday, our friend Chris Read has crafted yet another exclusive¬†mixtape featuring album tracks, alternate versions, and original sample material.

Listen up and enjoy!

Artwork : Leon Nockolds

Track list:

1. Das EFX – Straight Out The Sewer (Remix #1 Instrumental)
2. Chris Read – Theme #3 (Scratchapella)3. Stanley Turrentine – The Man With The Sad Face (sampled in ‘If Only’)
4. Doug E Fresh & Slick Rick – La Di Da Di (sampled in ‘If Only’) [Extract]
5. Das EFX – If Only
6. James Brown – Think ’73 (sampled in ‘Mic Checka’)
7. Lyn Collins – Think (About It) (sampled in ‘Mic Checka’) [Extract]
8. Skull Snaps – It’s A New Day (sampled in ‘Mic Checka’) [Loop]
9. Das EFX – Mic Checka
10. James Brown – The Payback (sampled in ‘Mic Checka’) [Extract]
11. Audio Two – Top Billin (sampled in ‘Mic Checka’) [Extract]
12. Otis Redding – The Happy Song (Dum Dum) (sampled in ‘Dum Dums’)
13. Lee Dorsey – Get Out My Life Woman (sampled in ‘Dum Dums’) [Loop]
14. Run DMC – Here We Go (Live at the Funhouse) (sampled in ‘Dum Dums’) [Extract]
15. Das EFX – Dum Dums
16. Wilson Pickett – Get Me Back On Time, Engine #9 (sampled in ‘Dum Dums’) [Extract]
17. Skull Snaps – Its A New Day (sampled in Straight Out The Sewer) [Loop]
18. Parliament – Funkin For Fun (sampled in Straight Out The Sewer) [Loop]
19. Das EFX – Straight Out The Sewer
20. Biz Markie – Vapors (sampled in Straight Out The Sewer) [Extract]
21. Skull Snaps – It’s A New Day (sampled in East Coast) [Loop]
22. BDP – Original Lyrics (sampled in East Coast) [Extract]
23. Eric B & Rakim – Eric B Is President (sampled in East Coast) [Extract]
24. EPMD – So Watcha Sayin (sampled in East Coast) [Extract]
25. Das EFX – East Coast
26. Joe Tex – Papa Was Too (sampled in Brooklyn to T-Neck) [Loop]
27. ESG – UFO (sampled in Brooklyn to T-Neck) [Loop]
28. Chubb Rock – What’s The Word (sampled in Brooklyn to T-Neck) [Extract]
29. EPMD – Hardcore (sampled in Brooklyn to T-Neck) [Extract]
30. Das EFX – Brooklyn to T-Neck
31. James Brown – Blind Man Can See It (sampled in They Want EFX)
32. BDP – Breath Control II (sampled in They Want EFX) [Extract]
33. EPMD – Underground (sampled in They Want EFX) [Extract]
34. Das EFX – They Want EFX
35. The Emotions – Blind Alley (sampled in Klap Ya Handz)
36. The Meters – Hand Clapping Song (sampled in Klap Ya Handz) [Extract]
37. Das EFX – Klap Ya Handz
38. Audio 2 – Top Billin (sampled in Klap Ya Handz) [Extract]
39. Booker T & The MGs – Hip Hug Her (sampled in Looseys)
40. Special Ed – Howdown (sampled in Looseys) [Extract]
41. Das EFX – Looseys
42. James Brown – Funky President (sampled in Looseys) [Extract]
43. The Emotions – Blind Alley (sampled in Jussummen) [Loop]
44. Das EFX – Jussummen
45. Doug E Fresh & Slick Rick – La Di Da Di (sampled in Jussummen) [Extract]
46. Das EFX – Hard Like A Criminal

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