DJ Devastate - In Recollection: A Dual Label Anthology
Coalmine & Counterweight Records Present a Dual Label Anthology In Recollection of Their Beloved Friend, DJ Devastate
By: Coalmine Records
The Swedish-born DJ and producer passed away at the young age of 35 years old in March 2018 and left a huge whole in the hearts of his friends, his family, and his fans. If there's any consolation, it's that we have his incredible art left with us to remember him by, and we and Counterweight couldn't be more excited to share this eight-track vinyl release that showcases his immense skill set.
On the Coalmine side, you'll find five of our favorite tracks featuring the talents of Devastate. They include his head-nodding, funky production on El Da Sensei's straight-fire "Show Stoppa," along with his turntablist exhibition on the Max I Million remix of "Perfect Timing" by C.L. Smooth & Skyzoo. You'll also find J57's fresh remix of "Show Stoppa," Create & Devastate's hard-nosed "Most Confident" with Wildchild & MED, and the notably grimy ode to Brooklyn on "Crime After Crime," which is helmed by rapper Illa Ghee, an artist that the late Devastate always wanted to have worked with.
Counterweight's side is equally as fly, boasting the Create & Devastate-featured "I Rap Black" from heavyweights Chuck D, Bishop Lamont & Mykill Miers. You also get to hear Devastate rock the boards on the super-blunted "Riddim Up On Em" and on Baby Blak's soulful "Moves to Make." And then there's his smooth and hypnotic remix of Chapee & Max I Million's "Feel It," which also includes some stellar scratching.
There's just so much to love about what you hear on this release, which truly exemplifies just why we so deeply miss our friend DJ Devastate. He was a soulful, gifted, and inspired artist and man, and we're glad his spirit lives on through his music.
01. Show Stoppa (feat. El Da Sensei) [prod. by DJ Devastate]
02. Perfect Timing (Max I Million Remix) [feat. C.L. Smooth & Skyzoo]
03. Crime After Crime (feat. Illa Ghee) [prod. by DJ Devastate]
04. Most Confident (feat. Wildchild & MED) [prod. by Create & Devastate]
05. Show Stoppa (J57 Remix) [feat. El Da Sensei & J57]
06. Show Stoppa (Instrumental)
01. I Rap Black (feat. Chuck D, Bishop Lamont & Mykill Miers) [prod. by Max I Million]
02. Medicine (feat. ADL) [prod. by DJ Devastate & Segerfalk]
03. Moves To Make (feat. Baby Blak) [prod. by DJ Devastate]
04. Feel It (DJ Devastate Remix) [feat. Chapee]
05. Riddim Up On Em (prod. by prod. by DJ Devastate)
06. Feel It (Remix Instrumental)