A DJ is oftentimes judged on how well he can thread together seemingly disparate genres while stealthily hiding the seams. And by all accounts New York's DJ Language is a genius with the needle. Language's latest, Real Music for Real People, proffers a brilliant patchwork of hip-hop legends such as Nas and Pete Rock & CL Smooth alongside young'uns such as soul singer Natalie Gardiner and sleaze-funk proprietor Black Spade. Language finds the common ground between the various sonic textures. And though Real Music is all over the place, it makes sense in the end. r
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