Episode 81: 7L Steps Into The AM

If you’ve ever been to a good party in Boston our man 7L needs no introduction. if you’ve ever been into underground hip-hop you already know him as one half of 7L & Esoteric. If you’ve ever been lucky enough to get your hands one of the amazing Bladerunners mixes, than you also know who 7L is. If you’ve ever asked the question: who is Boston’s mixtape king? Then you’d know the answer is 7L. Here at Soul Clap HQ we don’t throw the word legend around lightly, but when it comes to 7L there’s no better word to describe the combination of skills, creativity, positivity and work ethic that has kept him at the top of Boston’s DJ world for well over a decade (this is where we also have to shout out DJ Kon and DJ Bruno for also being amazing!). So of course when the man himself handed me a stack of 5 (or was it 6?) new mix CDs on one of my last nights out in The Bean, I couldn’t wait to pop them in the deck. Luckily for me we had to drive to Montreal the next day so we got to hear all the sounds on the way (including Music To Be Murdered By, which is a whole other story), but the one that really jumped out was this genius mix-up of some of our favorite (and forgotten) soft rock jams of all time.

We know what you’re saying, “soft rock, has the Clap lost their minds?!” But fear not loyal listeners, we promise this is the perfect mix to get you in the holiday spirit. No matter what holiday it is that you’re celebrating and whoever it is that you’re spending it with, Grandmaster 7L is going to Step you Into The AM in ways your pretty little ears never imagined. In the end we couldn’t imagine a better way to end such a magical year than with such a magical mix by one of our most magical friends from our magical home of Boston. So happy holidaze and a massive thank you for all the love in 2010 and here’s to many more adventures together, in 2011 and beyond.

Kenny Loggins – This is It
Samantha Sang – Emotions
Seals & Crofts – Get Closer
Maria Muldaur – Midnight at the Oasis
Ambrosia – How Much I Feel
Bobby Caldwell – What You Won’t Do for Love
Toto – Rossana
Benny Mardones – Into the Night
Hall & Oats – When the Morning Comes
Beer Break
Carole King – Its too Late
Carly Simon – You Belong to Me
Pointer Sisters – Slow Hand
Doobie Brothers – What a Fool Believes
Snif n Tears – Drivers Seat
Steely Dan – Time out of Mind
Boz Scaggs – Lowdown
Jan Hammer – Don’t You Know

The Adventures of Soul Clap Episode 81: 7L Steps Into The AM