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OK what we have here for you is a KILLER 1994-1995 100% unreleased project outta New Jersey including a bunch of low key artists as well as a major joint from Massive Staff who you will remember from the Nasty Newark Air '94 EP. 

Amazing material - you'll def wanna check out the snippets.


265 copies on Black Vinyl



Here's a little intro to MIxture:


"From his birth and the inception of his parents' company in the late 70's (Music Incorporated) Kasem A.K.A. Mixture was born with music in his D.N.A. The eclectic taste in his parent's music collection and the fact that his father deejayed during the weekends at the infamous Joe's Golden Door in Newark, N.J. as "Mr.C" provided the perfect landscape for Mixture to navigate through and expand.


During the mid 80's Kasem was given DJ equipment and a non-midi drum  machine plus sample keyboard and all access to the music collection of his family. Hip-Hop was entering into its "Golden Age" era and Kasem was DJing around the Newark (Brick City) and Irvington area at various clubs, school events and street events. Kasem was also laying his production foundation down working with various rappers and singers utilizing a four track cassette machine he obtained. He formed a group with Mello-Moe, a local rapper, and started working more extensively doing demos and performing at the infamous Club Sensations in downtown Newark.


Performing as Mello-Moe and Kasem on Friday's amature nights gave the winner the opportunity to perform as the Saturdays' opening act for the major performer of the weekend such as Eric B and Rakim, Public Enemy, Boogie Down Productions, Big Daddy Kane, EPMD among many others. They reigned undefeated, enjoying the Saturday slot for many weekends.They got the attention of an aspiring manager who started putting them in studios in Manhattan, networking and in turn introduced them to M.C, Peaches. M.C. Peaches was a female rapper from the Vailsberg section of Newark who was signed to First Priority Music (M.C. Lyte, Audio Two etc). They all started collaborating on demos and gained the attention of Nat Robinson the CEO of FPM. Not long after, Mello-Moe and Kasem were signed to FPM, working on songs in Brooklyn and Staten Island.


After a few years of being with FPM, Kasem became dissatisfied with the progress and decided to leave the situation. Not content to be stagnant, he went to a certification school for audio engineering in NYC. After graduating top of the class he started interning and engineering at various studios in NJ. Soon after, Mello-Moe and Kasem reconnected and started recording at Fly Guy Productions (later renamed The Safehouse) in East Orange (Illtown) and at In Session Studio in downtown Newark (beneath Club Sensations). This culminated with the release of an EP released in 1993 as the Party Poopers on My Disc/Emotive records that Kasem produced and engineered.

Additionally. Kasem gained the opportunity to engineer at the famous House of Music in West Orange in 1993. HoM was known to be the recording home of Slave, Dr Buzzard's Original Savannah Band, and Kool and The Gang among others in the 1970's and was the initial recording and production home of The Fugees through its Le' Jam Productions during the early 1990's. Kasem became the primary Hip-Hop engineer there working with all the who's who in the Essex County, NJ and surrounding areas (including NYC) scene up until closing of the studio in 1995.


After HoM's closing, Kasem purchased his own studio recording and production equipment and started producing and recording clients in a studio apartment in the Irvington Center area. He also transformed himself as a self produced solo artist rebranding himself Mixture These recordings represent the 1994-1995 era of Kasem/Mixture's productions".





Mixture - The Potion 94-95 EP [Vinyl]