Illvibe Blends is a collection of mashups, mixes, and re-edits that has been concieved, engineered and compiled by the Illvibe Collective DJ/Production crew. Typically, the Illvibe Crew has been serving up these types of mixes and blends live, using acapellas and instrumentals. But for the first time, the crew goes behind the scenes to studio-engineer and polish these mixes. With the goal of sharing these party delights, the crew decided to circulate these tracks to their DJ cohorts and now to the music-loving masses.
Mostly drawing from Hip Hop influence, the tracks still manage to span a variety of genres and music styles in the classic soulful Illvibe style. This project features classic songs and verses from Jay-Z, Aaliyah, Biggie, Freeway, Q-Tip, Kanye, Kweli, Bahamadia, Main Source, Blackalicious, Method Man & Redman, Mobb Deep, and more. And the foundation for lots of these blends come from artists such as the O’Jays, Can, The Alchemist, Vanity 6, Zed Bias, Fela, and select productions by J Dilla. Vol. 2 soon come