FROM THE VAULTS: Garth Trinidad – Live dublab Mix (10.04.00)


Five years into his career at KCRW hosting the award-winning program “Chocolate City” and long before music supervising on Entourage and Crips and Bloods: Made in America, LA’s own Garth Trinidad came on “Breastfed” with Carlos Niño at the start of dublab’s second year. He spun an hour of excellent, independent hip-hop and soul, with a couple super smooth stopovers in jazz and drum ’n’ bass.

This mix starts out lush with the sumptuous, mood-setting orchestration of “Mariko” then warms up with some Bobby Womack and Shuggie Otis before heading into rap territory with Bahamdia’s “Commonwealth”. Listen to Garth’s discussion with Carlos at the end about the state of hip-hop/rap in 2000, and the link between jazz, house music and the legendary writer-producers The Mizell Brothers.


James Clavell – Mariko (Cond. Maurice Jarre)
Rae & Christian – Get a Life (Feat. Bobby Womack)
Shuggie Otis – Not Available
The Creators – Hoe’s and Dough (Instrumental)
Bahamadia – Commonwealth
Track Dealer – Off That
Gang Starr – The Militia (Feat. Big Shug & Freddie Foxxx)
Reflection Eternal – The Human Element
Schoolz of Thought – One of Those Days
The Pharcyde – Trust (J-Swift Remix)
Spearhead – Positive
The Mighty Bop – Ride Away
King Britt presents Scuba – Patience (Feat. Vikter Duplaix)
Bahamadia – Pep Talk
Zion I – Inner Light / Venus (Version)
Parliament – Sir Nose D Voidoffunk
Donald Byrd – Fancy Free

      Garth Trinidad - Live dublab Mix (10.04.00)


FROM THE VAULTS is an ongoing curation project produced by Ben Sinclair, resurfacing rare live performances and DJ sets recorded during dublab’s first ten years. | Facebook