This week we are honoured to have George Spits taking up the mix duties.
Hailing from Miami and one third of The Llamabeats, George started making beats and writing rhymes back in 2009. Before that he learnt his trade as a studio engineer for Damian Marley, Nas, and even Lil Jon.
Now now a fully fledged MC/producer his production style is incredibly varied and never really considered a specific genre, although they are usually built around heavy drumbeats. Now six albums in with the Llamas, George has decided to go out into the world on his own with his first solo album Hoodlum. However its still nothing but a musical collaboration between all Llama alumni.
For his exclusive Beatnik mix, Mr Spits has put together a selection of the music that has influenced his sound, both past and present.
“The tracks I chose here are songs that I believe have all in one way or another changed my life. Some changed me in a spiritual sense, and others in a way that caused me to simply create something completely different and new. They are just perfect songs to me and I can truly listen to any of these at any time, and instantly put all my Earthly thoughts and bullshit aside to just enjoy the sound and my current state of mind.” – George Spits
Bob Marley – Kaya
Danger Doom – Benzie Box
The Mars Volta – Son et Lumière
The Mars Volta – Inertiatic ESP
Madlib – Lifetime (Lifeline)
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
Slightly Stoopid – Fire Shot
Sublime – Scarlet Begonias
Kanye West – Get Em High (Feat. Talib Kweli & Common)
The Fugees – Fu-Gee-La
Easy Star All-Stars and Citizen Cope – Karma Police
Pink Floyd – Great Gig In The Sky
RJD2 – Ghostwriter
George Spits – Substance Abuse (Feat. The Benchwarmers Clique)