My latest hip-hop mix is made of the best old school sitcom remixes from around the web. It's a continuous blend of 80s & 90s tv show theme song hip-hop remixes and is free to download.
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!
This mixtape would not be possible without the outstanding tracks from the following old school sitcom remix 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)