I gotta say, as a record collector/digger, I need to get on my A game when it comes to these Soviet era breaks. I mean peep these funky, psych records in this video compilation!
Anyway, DJ Scientist, an avid and well known digger from Germany enlisted producer Fulgeance, where the two minds collaborated to create an album titled The Soviet Tape. For one of the first offerings, they’ve called on DopeHouse favorite Blu along with Open Mike Eagle. The result is nothing short of spectacular. Listen for yourself. egotripland.
Taking forgotten records from Russia to Moldavia, The Ukraine, Georgia, Lithuania, Latvia and beyond, the duo have interspersed the largely instrumental album with skits culled from 60s CIA documentaries as well as vocal cuts featuring Blu, Open Mike Eagle and DistantStarr. This all adds up to a release that is both a throwback to the uncertain times of the Cold War and a tribute to the great depth of music that the former Union was responsible for.