Leading up to the vinyl release of the ‘Looking Back EP‘, SoSure Music presents their first download in their SSMWL download series. The first comes from New Yorker, Hollis Parker, who drops SSMWL001, in his words:
“SSMWL001 was inspired by Pete Rock remixes, DJ Clue mixtapes and, of course, white label releases. One of the most intriguing things when digging in crates are white labels – if there are no markings (or just a few cryptic markings) it is impossible to have any idea what exactly is on the record. It’s a complete surprise, which is why I left the track untitled as such.
The concept behind the mix itself came from listening to several old Pete Rock remixes from the early to mid-90s, and how he took tracks and really enhanced them with his own jazzy spin. The other influence was DJ Clue mixtapes, where Clue would take R&B acapellas and put them over thorough, street Hip Hop beats. So I kinda wanted to combine all of those feelings into one song, which came out as SSMWL001.” – Hollis Parker