Yasiin Bey & Preservation Present: The REcstatic (Remix Album)

blame it on Shake June 13, 2013

Yasiin Bey and his tour DJ, Preservation, team up to rework Yasiin Mos’ 2009 release The Ecstatic. Dope!

The project started as a slow build with a few songs and then it become a challenge to do them all. Because it was a sample-based album, I wanted to keep the remixes sample-based and for them to have the same pitch, key and tone as the originals. The original beats were non-traditional and the amount of singing made it very difficult to remix with this intention of the same energy. It’s the result of countless hours of digging through records to sample, constructing the beat, wrapping it around the vocal, adjusting the tempo, and so on. ‘Quiet Dog Bite Hard’ was exciting because I was remixing my own track and it drew me into the process, and ‘Workers Comp’ was the most unique due to its complex time signature. [okp]

DOWNLOAD: Yasiin Bey & Preservation Present: The REcstatic (Remix Album)
– Check HipHopDX an in depth look into the project’s creation.

  • DT

    “Mos Def” is one of, if not, the greatest rap name ever. Sucks he’s changed it.

  • BobbyWhite

    one of my favorite albums fuck yes

  • agree with the comment above, but he is also one of the best rappers EVER so he can do what he wants…funny how just the Yeezus tracklisting gets like 9,000 comments on here but a free remix lp from Mos gets 1…shameful shit..i remember when Kanye would be grateful for Mos features

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  • Solez

    I don’t frequent this site as much as I used to. But damn, what a treat. I’ve been on a Mos Def tear lately. Dope coincidence to run into this. Can’t wait to hear it…

  • Sta-Infinate

    Up there with the top remix albums. Great work

  • DG

    After listening to Yeezus, this is fuckin treat!!!!!!!!!!

  • ear2ear

    Preservation’s debut album is coming in July with new music from Bey. Sounds hard. I am not too into remixes of songs I love, but I really did enjoy this.

  • Omar

    Amazing job to whoever put together this remix, thats true talent to take a classic album like this and make the remix sound great

  • Phillmeeh

    This is dope! I like the reflip of History. I wonder if they have released the instrumentals for this… All the beats are dope. Good samples.