DJ Platurn – Help Is On The Way: A Native Tongues Inspired Disco Mix
A 23 year veteran of the music industry, DJ Platurn has traveled the world many times over, bringing phenomenal music to multiple corners of the globe. Through his travels, he’s built a reputation as a tastemaker with vision and a sense of community and in turn preserving crucial aspects of DJ and music culture. Founder of the Oakland Faders and The 45 Sessions, the man is just getting started. With a few very popular A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul tribute mixes under his belt, we were excited when he proposed the theme for his exclusive contribution to the Discogs mix series: A Native Tongues Inspired Disco Mix.
Platurn had the following to say about his mix:
Two Tribe and two De La mixes deep, I wanted to try my hand at all the uptempo disco type joints the Natives have sampled over the years. Primarily all 12″ versions, edited and with some at-liberty sprinkles on top, I let the grooves breathe and stepped back on the heavy tech. Nothing crazy rare going on here, just good music with the classic dance floor vibe in mind. After all these years, the NT catalog of breaks never ceases to amaze, and the roller skate OGs stand alone tough as anything out. Slap it on whenever and wherever — it’s sure to make you get up and dance.
So, whether you’re a Native Tongues fan (ATCQ, De La, Jungle Brothers, Black Sheep, et. al.), a breaks/samples head, or a disco fan (why not all three?), DJ Platurn’s “Help Is On The Way” is guaranteed to brighten your day!
1. Intro (00:00)
2. Love Unlimited Orchestra – I Wanna Stay (01:12)
3. The Whatnauts – Help Is On The Way (03:20)
4. Freedom – Get Up And Dance (06:40)
5. Crash Crew – High Power Rap (07:52)
6. Taana Gardner – No Frills (10:05)
7. Fat Larry’s Band – Act Like You Know (14:03)
8. Slave – Just A Touch Of Love (17:48)
9. Commodores – I Like What You Do (24:05)
10. Ralph MacDonald – Jam On The Groove (27:13)
11. Instant Funk – I Got My Mind Made Up (30:56)
12. Roy Ayers – Running Away (37:18)
13. Sharon Redd – Never Give You Up (44:13)
14. Young & Company – I Like What You’re Doing To Me (48:04)
15. The New Birth – Got To Get A Knutt (52:06)
Photo credit: Jose Lim