Jay Electronica and Nujabes never got a chance to connect before the producer passed. But DJaytiger’s Nu Electronica mash-up mixtape has resurfaced. And it’s a great opportunity to imagine what could have been.
On the mash-up maestro’s revived 2019 tape, classic and loose Jay Electronica verses find a fitting home on the airy, yet potent, suites of the late Japanese producer. “Exhibit A” gets paired with Nujabes’ “Day By Day,” “True Lightyears” meets “Grey Matter” (complete with an MF DOOM appearance,) “Fat Belly Bella” floats over “Prayer,” and “We Made It” washes across “Unstoppable.” And that’s just the tip of this 19-track behemoth.
Nu Electronica extends DJaytiger’s run of crucial blends, which have included era-blurring links between DJ Premier and Nipsey Hussle on The Premier Hussle, The Notorious B.I.G. and James Brown on The Notorious James Brown, and most recently, Wu-Tang Clan and J Dilla on Dilla Rules Everything Around Me (D.R.E.A.M.)
Stream DJaytiger’s Nu Electronica mixtape below and scroll on for the project’s full tracklist. Head over to Full Blast Radio’s Youtube page to dive into the producer’s back catalog and hold tight for his next dispatch.
Nu Electronica Tracklist:
01 – Intro (Rest In Beats)
02 – Departure vs City Lights
03 – Exhibit A vs Day By Day Remix
04 – Light Years ft MF DOOM vs Grey Matter
05 – We Made It ft #JayZ vs Unstoppable
06 – Jazzmatazz vs Kumomi ft Guru of
07 – Abracadabra vs Sky Is Tumbling
08 – Better in Tune with the Infinite
09 – My World (#Nas Salute) vs Luv(sic)
10 – FatBellyBella vs Prayer
11 – Because He Broke The Rules vs Dead Season
12 – Exhibit C vs Who’s Theme
13 – I Keep On vs A Space In Air
14 – Letter To Fallon vs The Old Light (Voices From 93 Million Miles Away Remix)
15 – Just Begun ft #TalibKweli, J. Cole and Mos Def vs The Final View
16 – San Pellegrino With Lemon vs Rainy Way Back Home
17 – Dear Moleskine vs Peaceland
18 – I Keep On Remix ft Pete Rock, Pharoahe Monch and Apathy vs A Space In Air
19 – FYI vs Spiral