electrocaïne session #077 – Cream Cracker
What could beat fresh waves, by a ‘non conform-to-norms’ podcast with Mauritian groovecrafter and DJ, Cream Cracker; whose influence ranges from Detroit’s heavy bass to light djembes from Africa. This podcast is in short, all that one need to a non-stop bounce, brace up! Discover more about him through our lil’ chat below.
Where, When and How was this mix recorded?
How would you describe it to us?
Your mixing skills are on point! What notable experiences would you attribute to this polished and refined dexterity? Or was it more something on the long run?
I think it’s on a long term; like to never back down with work, work and work… well first of all you need passion and secondly practice, the rest will flow.
Can you relate your first time being behind decks?
Well Damn, that was long ago loool… didn’t have them skills but had the same love for music, vinyls and turntables.
How did you pick your monicker?
Well “Cream Cracker” is the short way to describe my auto-portrait, such as the ‘Cream’ is for the good part and the “Cracker” for the dark one…
This set is all about a medley and a detailed blend of grooving tunes, could you share with us, a bit, of your early influences?
Influences: Q Bert N Craze for the skills, Jay Dilla for the beats, Mos Def for the lyrics, and afrobeat, funk, house, urban music mix with sum tropical cream…, but hip hop and its evolution is what my influence is mostly based on… I remain Hip Hop at heart.
You run your own collective called The Bakery, and more recently a venue.
The Bakery started 3 years ago in 2014, combining street artists, graphic designers, djs, musicians, vjs and visionists. Our aim is the consolidation and development of artistic and cultural structures to ensure the promotion of visual arts and music. Recently we’ve teamed up and expanded into a real bakery in Cascavelle giving us a space to host and promote artists and friends in a cozy setup with live and DJ sets.
The Kartel Soundsystema, could you tell us more about it?
Kartel SoundSystema is a community of rudeboy based in Mauritius. Our mission is to keep it real by bringing their heritage music such as Seggae/Reggae/Dancehall and Hip Hop to different forms including Toasting/Drum N’ Bass/Ghetto Dub/Footwork and Futurebeats. From rare grooves to new moves, using the latest technology to build on the past, simultaneously conscious of the current climate. A real Synthesis of Dub and Dance music aesthetics, pulling from the enduring and mutating DNA strands of each to create something that’s beyond a mere mixture of styles.
Frankie Cutlass- Old School Radio (Interlude)
Yasiin Gaye – Travellin’ Man Pt. II
Romare – Down The Line (It Takes A Number)
Mr. Carmack – Humbled Tall Black Guy – Cole Marrom
Stro Elliot – Soul II Stro
fLako – Eclosure
Eric Lau – Bismillah
Romare – Prison Blues-ROMARE
Anderson .Paak – Am I Wrong (feat. ScHoolboy Q)
Chaos In The CBD – Observe
Jimi Bazzouka – So So Ye
Cesaria Evora – Angola (Carl Craig’s Mix)
Dimitri From Paris – I Love Music
Barbara Mason – You Know Who I Love (Olivier Boogie Edit)
Mos Def – Ms. Fat Booty (Louis Futon Remix)
Joss Moog – Hey Mr Dj (Original Mix)
Bell Biv Devoe – Poison
Flume – Holdin’ On (Kaytranada Edit)
Roger and Zapp – So Ruff, So Tuff
Mark Ronson Feat. D’Angelo – Glass Mountain Trust (B. Bravo & Teeko Re-Funk)
Mr. Scruff – We Are Coming (Max Graef Remix)
Schoolboy Q – Man Of The Year
Final Home (Cream Cracker Smuth Remix Version) (Featuring Esthero)