The ‘Twelve 12s’ series has got to an incredible 50th instalment! We want to thank all the DJs who’ve been involved with series since we started it in 2009 & also to everyone who has shared, blogged and retweeted them, we thank you! In honour of this & timed to perfection for Record Store day on the 20th April, We’ll be putting on a special ‘Twelve 12’s event at The Social, London in association with our good homies from www.whosampled.com (see flyer below).
So, there was only ever really one person who could have done our 50th mix, the man who came up with the idea for the series and also put together the very first instalment – Southern Hospitality’s very own Rob Pursey!
‘For our 50th edition of the Twelve 12″s series we had to celebrate one of the groups that so many of our contributors share a love for and can genuinely claim to be one of the greatest groups in rap history – De La Soul! Ever since arriving with the landmark ‘3 Feet High And Rising’, De La just evolved with each album in a way that few groups from their era were able to, bringing us so many essential and cherished moments in rap history. Therefore, it’s difficult enough to even have a favourite De La Soul album, such is the richness and quality of each release, let alone choose only 12 tracks for this mix! So, here is just a personal selection of some favourite remixes, 12″ only cuts, promos and alternative versions from the true masters of the genre. Enjoy!’ – Rob
So there you have it, and in case you missed the incredible first forty nine instalments featuring mixes from DJs Rob Pursey, Superix, James Lebens, DJ Ayres, DJ Dub, DJ Hudson, Matt Evans, Spin Doctor, Matthew Africa, Cosmo Baker, DJ Eleven, Big Jacks, Drew Huge, Donsta. J-Squared, Superix, 7L, Rookie, DJ Co-Op, Superix, Matt Evans, Y.O.K.O., Rob, Akuma, Superix, Spin Doctor, Dee Rock, Jimmy Plate, DJ Detail, Chris Read, Jerry Jones & Pete Humphries – you can still download them all here or stream here. Watch out for another ‘Twelve 12s coming very soon… For track listing and running order – see the cover