VF Mix 126: De La Soul by Ty





A trip to the D.A.I.S.Y. Age.

Highly respected elder of UK hip-hop, Ty returns this month with his fifth album A Work Of Heart, released on Jazz Re:freshed on 2nd March.

To mark the release, Ty dug deep into his archive to knit together a 45-minute tribute to the almighty De La Soul, who featured on his 2006 album Closer.

For this exclusive mix, Ty skips through 13 tracks, from classic Dilla / Marvin Gaye mash-ups and collaborations with DJ Honda to cuts from their 2016 return and the Anonymous Nobody…

In a similar vein, A Work Of Heart pays its dues to hip-hop history, with guest turns for The Last Poets’ Umar Bin Hassan, Durrty Goodz, Tall Black Guy and Wayne Francis from United Vibrations, while nodding to jazz funk legends like Roy Ayers on the conscious ‘Brixton Baby’.

Listen to the mix above and check out the tracklist below.


1. De La Soul ft. Common – The Bizness
2. De La Soul & J Dilla – Marvin Jaye
3. De La Soul – View
4. De La Soul – Verbal Clap
5. De La Soul ft. Dave West – Beautiful Night
6. DJ Honda ft. De La Soul – Trouble In The Water
7. De La Soul ft. Ghostface Killah – He comes
8. De La Soul – Pony Ride
9. De La Soul- You Got it
10. Sean Paul ft. De La Soul – Shoomp
11. De La Soul – Foolin
12. De La Soul – U Don’t Wanna B.D.S BUST DAT SHIT
13. De La Soul ft. Butta Verses – NO

Ty’s A Work Of Heart is released on Jazz Re:freshed on 2nd March. Order a copy here.

Tour dates:

12.03 Archspace, London, UK
16.03 La Palace, Paris, France
17.03 ELECTROCHOC Festival, Bourgoin-Jallieu, France
22.03 Fluc, Vienna, Austria
23.03 Musik and Frieden, Berlin, Germany
29.03 Zwischenbau, Rostock, Germany
30.03 One Love Festival Tenerife, Spain
31.03 Paper Club, Las Palmas, Spain
04.04 Mojo, Hamburg, Germany
05.04 CLF Art Cafe, Block A, Bussey Building,London, UK
06.04 Duycker, Hoofddorp, Netherlands
20.05 Hare and Hounds Birmingham, UK
21.05 Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds, UK
23.05 Picture House Social, Sheffield, UK
24.05 Patterns (upstairs) Brighton, UK
25.05 The Louisiana, Bristol, UK