A Tribe Called Quest - 'Electric Relaxation' (1993)
I was hanging out, having brunch in a Brooklyn diner with my newly proposed-to fiancee, it was a cool crisp November day, the sun was shining, kwoffee, waffles, eggs and bacon, with ATCQ playing in the background. Bliss.
I love the video with it's black and white shots, in what is an homage to Manhattan. The wonderful use of Ronnie Foster's 'Mystic Brew' sample capturing the mood perfectly over great interplay, as always, between Q-tip and Phife. It's just a fabulous piece of laid back New York Hip Hop.
New York is a special place for me and who better to represent, than Brooklyn's finest. It's everything I love about ATCQ and the genre, a timeless classic.
The original track is hard to beat but I recently came across a version which gives it a run for it's money by the Propellerheads, very DJ Muggs (House of Pain). I heard it on DJ, Mick Boogie's tribute to ATCQ (check out my other ATCQ post and download the mix there).
Electric Relaxation (Propellerheads Mix) - A Tribe Called Quest
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