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Pac Man (Jason Torres Footwork Edit)

by Mike Jones

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WHO?

How about a fresh 160bpm trap and footwork inspired flip of one of the best Mike Jones flows?

DJ Screw RIP, Michael 5000 Watts and the OG Ron C were probably the first DJs I ever really got into. Turn of the century hip hop, especially the stuff coming out of Texas was a huge influence on me and my crew in high school and to this day.

Our post hardcore band, The Rose Tremont, would sometimes play shows in flashy oversized "Dirty South" jerseys we would scoop from Highland Mall in Austin, TX. This was partially to shock audiences, "Why were these skinny white dudes thrashing about onstage in rapper clothes?", but also, it was a real and sincere message from us, showing that we considered the Texas DIY hip hop scene just as "punk" or "hardcore" as the mostly white bands in skinny jeans with silly haircuts.

We recognized and respected that these rappers and DJs were recording their flows and mixes most often at home or in low budge studios, and were selling the results out of their car trunks or in local stores. The hustle was astounding.

Mike Jones was huge when I was in high school and his tagline being his literal name was the most annoying yet effective advertising yet in hip hop. To this day, you can yell out, "Who?!" and the right crowd of people will yell back 'MIKE JONES!!!" To this day I remember his phone number he would include in his flows, 281-330-8004, which if called, would give you a little pre-recorded message about his upcoming releases if I remember correctly. That is Mr. Gattis level marketing right there.

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released March 5, 2021

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Jason Torres Austin, Texas

Curator of a wide sonic palette, Jason Torres is an Austin TX producer and DJ who is best known for his jungle, rave, and footwork inspired edits and remixes. His original compositions are reflective of his obsession with dance music history, video games, sound art, and politics. ... more

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