LatchKey Kid Mixtape, vol. 1

by DJ 8-Bit Mullet (and various artists)

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The Latchkey Kid Mixtape, vol. 1 is a poignant journey through childhood in the 80s & early 90s. While most of my work until now has been inspired by retro video games, this time I blended loops and beats from various artists who sampled TV shows from that era (mostly sitcoms).

Simply hearing the theme from a game, TV show, movie, or commercial takes me back to that exact time and place where I can picture myself, where I was, who I was with, and many details of the setting and circumstances.

While we tend to remember the 80s/90s as a positive time of glitter, big hair, and cheesiness, life still went on - with all of its heartfelt moments, vicissitudes, and heartbreak.

Accordingly, this mix explores themes such as starting anew, friendship, exploration, hope, family, abandonment, illness, and grieving.

Unlike the weekly mixes I produce for my music podcast, "official" mixtapes like these are usually more meaningful projects that take a few months to put together and represent my finest work.

This mixtape is the first part of a trilogy. The next two will focus on 80s-90s movie and cartoon show remixes and mashups. Follow me for updates!

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released April 27, 2017

This mixtape would not be possible without the outstanding tracks from the following producers:

Jae Enceeti - Who's the Boss? (Theme song remix)
TCustomz - Matlock Theme Hip Hop Beat
BioLizard1991 - Retro Tv Theme Remix Series Vol. 1 - Matlock
RawlydaBeats - Three Company Remix
Raisi K - The Golden Girls - Thank You
VCityBeats - Taxi Opening Theme Song Remix - Ain't Shit Y'all Can Tell Me
Raisi K - Reading Rainbow - You Can Take My Word For It
ImpactXL - Theme from MacGyver (sampled beat)
Freshley Crusher - NextGen
YeknoMusic - "Everybody Knows" (Cheers Remix)
Strazdine - Seinfeld Hip Hop Instrumental Beat
Ruler Inc. - Retro Tv Theme Remix Series Vol.1 - Days of Our Lives
Jugoe - Days in Dub - Main Theme (A Days of Our Lives Remix Project)
Solid Zero Entertainment - Family Matters (Urkel HipHop Remix)
MwangiBeatz - OG Instrumental (FreshPrince sample)
Raisi K - Game Seven [NBA on NBC Theme Tribute] 
Raisi K - Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - The Rangers Are Back [Again]
GAGE - Mighty Morphin Power Rangers | White Ranger Theme [ Tiger Power]
Z. Woods - Saved By the Bell Theme Song (R&B Remix)

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8-Bit Mullet Richmond, Virginia

DJ 8-Bit Mullet is a mashup artist and turntablist with much love for retro video games, TV, and movie themes. His hip-hop & electronic remixes are fresh spins on soundtracks most 80’s or 90’s children know and love.

8-Bit Mullet regularly invites local artists to perform at his private parties in Richmond, VA.

His music is all free and can be downloaded at 8bitmullet.com.
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