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Summer Of '93: Digable Planets' Ishmael Butler; Movie Soundtracks; Minor Empire

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Friday, July 19, 2013

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Join Soundcheck all this week as we revisit landmark albums, singles and watershed moments that sizzled in the summer of 1993. Plus, special guests join us to look back at movies, pop culture and city life from the steamy months of '93.

Today, The Takeaway's Kristen Meinzer and Rafer Guzman -- who together co-host the Movie Date podcast -- talk about the soundtracks to some of 1993's biggest movies, from Free Willy to Judgment Night, and hopefully everything in between.

Then, Ishmael Butler of the legendary hip hop group Digable Planets and now Shabazz Palaces reflects on Digable Planets' 1993 album Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space). Butler also sets the scene about what he was doing musically back then and what he was listening to 20 years ago.

And East meets West when Turkish band Minor Empire drops by to perform in the Soundcheck studio.


Summer Of '93: Blockbuster Soundtracks With 'Movie Date'

There was a lot happening musically during the summer of '93 -- and there was also a lot happening in the movie theaters. The blockbuster hit "Jurassic Park" -- directed by Steven Spielberg and scored by John Williams -- became the top earning film of all time (only to be beaten out a few years later by "Titanic"). But that wasn't the only memorable film to come out of that summer, especially when it came to soundtracks.

Kristen Meinzer and Rafer Guzman of The Takeaway's "Movie Date" podcast join us to talk about their personal favorites from that summer -- from the rap-rock of "Judgment Night" to the indie pop of "So I Married An Axe Murderer." 


Digable Planets' Ishmael Butler Reaches Back To '93

Ishmael Butler, of hip hop groups Digable Planets and Shabazz Palaces talks about what he was up to during the summer of 1993. Hint: getting ready to release a hit record.


Minor Empire: Psychedelic Turkish Sounds, In The Studio

Turkish-Canadian group Minor Empire brings its psychedelic sound live to the studio.


Download This: Emicida

The Brazilian MC Emicida performs at Brasil Summerfest Saturday afternoon. Download “Cacariacô.”


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