Gorillaz Member Russel Shares Sounds of Chicago Mix

The return to the limelight from Gorillaz doesn’t seem to be over quite yet.  It seemed like yesterday that they were unveiling a 26 track behemoth of an album with seemingly-unconventional collaborations galore with the likes of Vince Staples, De La Soul, DRAM, Pusha T, and many more.

Earlier this week, group member Russel put together a mix of all of the goodness of Chicago funk, house and breakbeat that will give even those most seasoned music veterans some new gems to dig up.  Notable inclusions include Herbie Hancock, Common, Earth, Wind & Fire, Ramsey Lewis and more like some poetry from Gil Scott-Heron.  Peep the mix and full track list below:

Rockit – Herbie Hancock
We Real Cool – Gwendolyn Brooks then Morgan Freeman
Chicago Gansters – Gangster Boogie
C’mon Children – Earth, Wind & Fire
The Revolution will not be televised – Gil Scott-Heron
Invocation – Common
The Old Man And The Sea – Ernest Hemingway
Red Velvet – Monte Booker feat. Smino
Street Player – Chicago
Letter to the NewYork Times – Loraine Hansberry
This is Acid – Maurice
Beyond The Clouds – Mr Fingers
Seventh Fold – Ramsey Lewis
This Bitter Earth – Dinah Washington
Boa Constrictor – Shel Silverstein

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam