Dj Eons One comes through with another great vintage mix. Originally released on vinyl circa 1988.

Dj Prince Ice – Dopemix Vol. 1

Here’s a nice megamix from 1988 on Megajamm Recordz by the mysterious “DJ Prince Ice”. My money’s on Prince Ice being fake name so King Tech and his homies (Mark 5 who produced a grip of tracks on Dre Dog’s “I Hate You With a Passion” album and Big Ed who has a pretty eclectic resume) wouldn’t get sued for pillaging all the tracks necessary to make “Dopemix Vol. 1”. What sets this mix apart from other megamixes of the time is the sheer amount of scratching. This ain’t no Latin Rascals tape splicing mix here, this is real DJs cutting wax over an unwavering 808 pattern. While it does include many megamix staples “Prince Ice” gets some dirt under his nails dropping snippets of Ice T’s “Colors” and G Rap’s “Poison”. There is a distinct Bay Area sound to this mix that many listeners outside the 415 (I’m talking pre 510) may not catch. File this one next to your Flynamic Force and In-A-Minute Records.