Spoek Mathambo 'Escape from '85' (mixtape)

Spoek Mathambo 'Escape from '85' (mixtape)
South African DJ/rapper Spoek Mathambo is celebrating his 27th birthday today (July 2) by dropping a freebie release titled Escape from '85.

The conceptual project fetes Mathambo's birth year and finds him rapping atop synth-and-sample-spiked tributes to era-appropriate cuts from Madonna, Queen and Prince. Joining in on the fun are Yadi, BB James, Cherry B and more.

"In general it was a great time for theĀ beginningsĀ of house and techno, innovations in hip-hop, pop," Mathambo told Dazed Digital.

You can pick out the familiar bits while enjoying the futuristic funk collection by streaming it down below or downloading it over here.