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CaveCast 011 – Sampling & Cultural Reappropriation with DJ Apt One

DJ Apt One breaks down sampling history with Player Piano Rolls, Cam’ron, Bad Fusion Jazz, Funky President, Folk Music and Gangstarr’s “Above the Clouds.”

DJ Apt One was a part of the multi-genre style of DJing that catapulted his adopted Philadelphia to the pinnacle of the DJ world in the early 2000s. His years of seasoning as a DJ have seen him play all styles imaginable all across the US and Europe.

As a part of the duo RCMP, his work foreshadowed the emergence of Nu-Disco before the genre even had a name.

DJ Apt One is an internationally renowned disco edit-maker, appearing on compilations alongside the likes of Todd Terje and Tom Moulton. He has officially remixed global stars as diverse as Wiz Khalifa and Gregor Salto.

He is also one of the OGs of “Moombahton” – the polyglot global EDM movement that saw DJ Apt One find fame on the BBC, NPR and elsewhere along with pioneers Dave Nada, DJ Sabo, Dillon Francis and more.

He is a founder and executive of Young Robots Records.

DJ Apt One has shared stages with some of the best talents of this generation, including The Rub, Diplo, Tittsworth, Juan Maclean, Treasure Fingers, Nick Catchdubs, Gigamesh, Big Freedia, Blaqstarr, DJ Sega, Sammy Bananas, Spank Rock, Dave Nada, Wale, Dillon Francis, Peanut Butter Wolf, De La Soul, !!!, RJD2, Bonde do Role, DJ Neil Armstrong, The Budos Band, The Flaming Lips, Flosstradamus and more..

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Jim’ll Mixit – The Sound of Chess Records

Went round an old friend’s house,  and had a dig through his 45s, and came away with some of his doubles (Thanks Terry!)…

He’s got some seriously rare stuff, I might have to haul my Akai down there at some point and start harvesting. Anyways, I saw a couple of 45s from this label, and it reminded me of this lovely mix from Cambridge’s own Jim’ll Mixit..

In his own words:

This special mix was done for my father, who introduced me to the sound of soul / blues / RnB / Boogie and serious music from his favorite label. I thought I’d return the favor. There is nothing in here that’s earth shatteringly rare. However everything is top draw in my opinion. I hope you have as much fun listening to it as I had making it.

Much love.


Whack this on and brighten up your day:


To download hit the button in the player, and be sure to check out Jim’s soundcloud page.