The Pharcyde & DJ Spinna Release “LABCABINCALIFORNIA: #BeamMeUpSpinna” Mixtape

The Pharcyde is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of their iconic album Labcabincalifornia by releasing a commemorative mixtape. In a collaborative effort, the #BeamMeUpSpinna mixtape is mixed by NYC’s DJ Spinna and features “Nasty Habits”, an unreleased joint from the vault produced by ShowBiz that features Ralph Tresvant & Bobby Brown. Imani & Bootie Brown also invited a group of producers to remix and add their own personal spin on a few of the Labcabincalifornia songs that you all know and love.

DJ Mike Relm re-­‐works a mash up of “Drop”, SBBX remixes “Groupie Therapy”, Moka Only drops his version of “Y”, Ta’Raach teams up with Bootie Brown to co-­‐produce “Devil Music: The Devils Kitchen Remix”, and The Pharcyde’s own Bootie Brown remixes “Runnin’.”

Full Track Listing for LabcabinCalifornia: #BeamMeUpSpinna

1. She Said (Jay Dee Inst -­‐ Fuzz Face and Twank -­‐ LP Version)
2. Splattitorium
3. Nasty Habits feat. Ralph Tresvant & Bobby Brown
4. Imani Jay Dee Skit
5. Bullshit
6. Pharcyde
7. Somethin’ That Means Somethin’
8. Y (LP Version – Jay Dee Remix – Full Remix)
9. Heart and Soul
10. Hey You
11. Moment In Time
12. Groupie THERAPY (LP Inst – SBBX Remix)
13. Imani intro with Jay Dee
14. Runnin (Jay Dee Remix – Brownski Remix)
15. The Hustle
16. little D
17. Devil Music (LP Version – Devils Kitchen Full Mix)
18. James The Engineer (Interlude)
19. Drop (Bootie Brown Freestyle – Beatminerz Remix – LP Version – Inc Remix)
20. The E.N.D
21. Pandemonium
22. All Live
23. It’s all Good
24. Nigga Skit

DJ SPINNA is a heavily touted presence in the international soulful house music scene. He is known for his vast accomplishments as a producer, is celebrated for his “Soul Slam” events and Stevie Wonder inspired WONDER-­‐Full Dj performances and subsequent collaborations.

The Pharcyde’s sophomore album “LabcabinCalifornia” was originally released on November 14th, 1995. The group
enlisted a young and then unknown James Yancey aka J DILLA to produce beats, like the cult classic “Runnin.” They also collaborated with director Spike Jonze (“Being John Malkovich” “Adaptation”) on the video for “Drop.” Labcabincalifornia has consistently and continues to reinforce their steadfast refusal to tread familiar artistic grounds.

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The Pharcyde “LabCabinCalifornia” 20 Year Anniversary!

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Pharcyde is set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their second album Labcabincalifornia, originally released on November 14th, 1995. The Bicycle Music Company/Concord Music Group has digitally released the three-CD 40- song Labcabincalifornia (Deluxe Edition) featuring the re-mastered version of the original album, including remixes and the rare Jay Dee instrumentals. The Pharcyde’s merch company, MerchSwag, will feature exclusive 20th anniversary gear, available only at www.merchswag.com

The Pharcyde released Labcabincalifornia, their follow up to the landmark Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (itself released on November 24th, 1992) with the album ultimately launching three singles, “Runnin’”, “She Said” and “Drop” (which would go on to massive MTV music video fame due to it’s first ever entirely backwards filmed video directed by Spike Jonze).

Over the next 20 years, the legacy of Labcabincalifornia would continue to rise in part due to the production work by the legendary Jay Dee, aka J Dilla (who would succumb to illness in 2006).

Labcabincalifornia” is an artistic breakthrough, and because of the deep shift in hip-hop production in the last two decades, the timelessness of the album is more apparent than ever.” – Treble Music’s Induction of Labcabincalifornia into their Hall Of Fame

“If Labcabincalifornia came out today, boasting production by J Dilla on seven out of 17 tracks would be a big deal…” – Complex Magazine

“Years ahead of its time for a scene still hung over from The Chronic, Labcabincalifornia was an under-appreciated album that would almost certainly have fared better amidst the alt-rap renaissance of 1999.” – Rap Reviews

J Dilla produced arguably one of his best tracks for The Pharcyde – “Runnin” which was released as the first single off Labcabincalifornia. – Stop The Breaks

In celebration of the album’s 20th anniversary, Labcabincalifornia (Deluxe Edition) has been released digitally and is officially available for the first time at all music streaming services. Disc One features the original record from start to finish. Disc Two collects all the instrumentals including the Jay Dee beats for “Runnin’” and “Drop” as well as his instrumental remix of “She Said”. The third disc compiles the remixes and ‘B-Cydes’ including the fan favorite “Emerald Butterfly”.

The Pharcyde is Bootie Brown and Imani who are actively touring in celebration of the 20th anniversary. Complete updates and news about a special project in the works to celebrate Labcabincalifornia can be found by visiting www.thepharcyde.com.

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Read A Book: The Pharcyde “Bizarre Ride II” By 33 1/3 Books

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For music nerds and causal perusers of geek-dom far and wide, the 33 1/3 book series has been a treasure trove of insight, taking us deep into the recording processes of some of the game’s most cherished albums. They’ve taken is deep into the heady, future-set sounds of jazz-giant Miles Davis, explored the eternal brilliance of J Dilla, given us an intimate tour of Prince‘s compound and generally, graced us with a wealth of otherwise unknown tidbits pertaining to our favorite (y)our favorite records.

For more information on the books click here.

To view the full catalog of 33 1/3 books click here.

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The Pharcyde at “Untapped Festival” in Dallas

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Mark your calendars! Saturday, November 7 2015 we will be at Untapped Festival in Dallas,Texas. Untapped Festival is Texas’ hugely popular craft beer and music festival. Tapping a dope music lineup that spans three stages, we’ll be headlining the festival along with Flaming Lips, Dr. Dog, Cloud Nothings, Elle King, The Mowgli’s, Steve Gunn, UME and Dallas local favorites, Valise and Birds of Night. To purchase your tickets click here.

 

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