Tensei – Retrospective (Guest Mix)

Tensei – Retrospective (Guest Mix)

Hailing from the musical hotbed of Chicago, Tensei (Midas Wells & Chris Kramer) fuse styles such as hip-hop, soul, jazz, library, electronic music, and house, while being steeped in the tradition of classic hip-hop production. However, they do not rely on records for samples. Both Chris & Midas play and compose most music themselves with real and digital instruments.

They’ve created a retrospective mix for The Find. The 42-minute mix features highlights spanning seven years (as early as Tensei’s Plug Research days), as well as unreleased and new music.

Including tracks with the likes of Black Thought, Bilal, Makaya McCraven, Denmark Vessey, ADaD, Yaw, The Black Opera, among others. There are also a few teasers in the mix of Tensei’s upcoming new releases on Tokyo Dawn Records, kicking off in early 2019.

“Special thanks to Tall Black Guy, J Ivy, Jimetta Rose, Vic Spencer, Finale, A. Billi Free, & Jamall Bufford of The Black Opera for the drops.” – Chris


  1. Baby (Instrumental) (Tokyo Dawn)
  2. Onyx
  3. Relationtrips
  4. Walk a Mile (Instrumental)
  5. Never Alone ft. Suliaman (Tokyo Dawn)
  6. Fresh Roasted – Mello’d
  7. Bilal ft. ADaD – “Robots” Tensei Remix (Plug Research)
  8. Amazing ft. Sam Trump (Tokyo Dawn)
  9. Homeworking
  10. Ooh Whip
  11. Hide in the light ft. The Black Opera (Tokyo Dawn)
  12. Josh One ft. Eighty & ADaD “Further” Tensei Remix (Boomnote)
  13. ADaD//Tensei Lovin’ It ft. Denmark Vessey (Self Released)
  14. Passport (Plug Research)
  15. Galt MacDermott – Coffee Cold (Tensei Cover)
  16. Alright ft. ADaD & Yaw Makaya McCraven Remix (Self Released)
  17. Ask Them ft. Yaw & Najite Olokun Prophecy (Tokyo Dawn)
  18. ADaD//Tensei – I’m Gonna Make It ft. Black Thought & Yaw (Self Released)
  19. Fall in Love Instrumental (Plug Research)
  20. Too Familiar Instrumental
  21. Movement Instrumental
  22. Congregation
  23. ADaD//Tensei ft. Yaw – Danger Us (Self Released)
  24. Telemetry ft.Kiara Lanier & Kafele (Tokyo Dawn)

Just an ordinary guy always on the hunt for extraordinary music. Not just as the founder of The Find Magazine & Rucksack Records, but also as a freelance music journalist (bylines at Tracklib, Bandcamp, Wax Poetics, DIG Mag, among others) and—above all—out of love for all kinds of good music.