Pete Philly & Perquisite

Mindstate

(UR008)
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Soulful, thought provoking and brimming with musicality, ‘Mindstate’ is the fruit of 18 months worth of labour by MC Pete Philly and composer/producer Perquisite. These men not only merge hiphop with styles as insanely disparate as 60’s psychedelic, classical music and broken beat, they actually make it sound effortless. On ‘Mindstate’, Pete and Perq marshall help not only from vocalists Senna, Cee Major (The Proov) and Jazz musicians Jesse van Ruller (winner of the prestigious Thelonious Monk Competition 1995) and Benjamin Herman (winner of the Edison Award in 2000), but also from none other than Talib Kweli, who didn’t hesitate to declare Pete Philly & Perquisite to be ‘musically (…) light years ahead of the game’.

Also check out Pete Philly & Perquisite’s official website: http://www.petephillyandperquisite.com.

Tracklist

  1. CD (Epitaph 6762-2) Worldwide release
  2. CD (PCD-23603) Japanese release

    +18. Hope (DJ Mitsu the Beats remix) (4:51)

  3. 2LP (Epitaph 6762-1) European release
    1. Intro (0:53)
    2. Relieved (2:45)
    3. Insomnia (3:11)
    4. Motivated (4:37)
    5. Eager (3:54)
    6. Lazy (3:58)
    7. Respect (3:25)
    8. Cocksure (2:55)
    9. Grateful (3:55)
    10. Mindstate (5:56)
    11. Mellow feat. Senna (3:54)
    12. Paranoid (5:24)
    13. Cheeky feat. Cee Major (4:53)
    14. Hope feat. Talib Kweli (4:32)
    15. Amazed (6:36)