Aural History. Narrative Mixtapes. Phonograpic Memories. Good Vibrations. Let me tell you a story.

Gotta Find A Way (An SD Arrangement)

3hreePeaceWing takes a detour flipping The Moments’ classic “Gotta Find a Way”.

Shabba (An SD Arrangement)

Niki.Nel flips a trap lord favorite for the dance floor. Pure fiyah.

And Right Then, A Cool Breeze Blew

Music to mellow out your tuesday. RC & The Gritz with E. Badu

Enter The Sublime

With Flying Lotus dropping an esoteric heater from his upcoming album “You’re Dead”

Another Sure Shot Long Player

The Distortion of Sound is a documentary about the decline of sound quality and how technology has changed the way we listen to music. It will open your ears and inspire you to reach for richer, more soul-stirring musical experiences. Hear it all at

Turns out those mp3s are ubiquitous and garbage. Get your .wav game up.

Blame It On The Boogie

The Busy Twist offers an infections groove and all around happy vibes… Please dig.

F#!k Thursday

I throwback when I want. The fugees rip the stage at the Apollo in 1996. Performances this open and wide ranging culturally are so hard to come by nowadays. Remembering the days when the hip-hop community resisted being stereotyped.

Permutations - An SD Arrangement

Keeping with our unique approach to the remix aesthetic and what we like to call “grown folks music”, SD Arrangements are original beats and remixes produced exclusively by The Sonic Drifter. 3hreePeaceWing remixes Jeremy Steig’s composition, Permutations.

#Wallstreet #downtown #nyc #architecture #lookup #perspective #thesonicdrifter
#Wallstreet #downtown #nyc #architecture #lookup #perspective #thesonicdrifter

#Wallstreet #downtown #nyc #architecture #lookup #perspective #thesonicdrifter

Yuh Dun Nuh

Uno cyan sleep pon dis one. A special blend from our selecta, Niki Nel will ‘ave yuh missin’ di islands. Roll one & ‘njoy di tunes.


1 - Miss Louise Bennett Intro
2 - All I Can Say, Love Joys
3 - Dubbing My Way, King Tubby
4 - Jah Jah, U-Roy
5 - Dreamland, Bob Marley
6 - Superstar (Part 1), K-OS
7 - Ain’t No Stopping Sista Nancy, Sista Nancy
8 - Mad Max Interlude, Oliver Samuels
9 - Crime Don’t Pay, Prince Jazzbo
10 - Chalice In The Palace, U-Roy
11 - Uptown Ranking, Althea & Donna
12 - Horsemouth Speech Interlude (SD)
13 - Hey Jah Children, Aswad (SD)
14 - No No No, Dawn Penn
15 - Ping Ping Restaurant Interlude, Oliver Samuels
16 - Put On Your Best Dress, Eric “Monty” Morris
17 - Lucky Man, Courtney John
18 - Miss Louise Bennett Outro

I just bought this vinyl over the weekend

And can’t stop playing it. Touted as the first british hip-hop song, its definitely way ahead of its time. Banger.

Random Photo Shoot in Upsate NY. Photos by thesonicdrifter.


Of course in this case its “JIT”. But I’m from Chicago so… Nonetheless, Jaded Incorporated bring that midwest alive. Big up freereeves

#Patchwork #nyc #collage #thesonicdrifter
#Patchwork #nyc #collage #thesonicdrifter

#Patchwork #nyc #collage #thesonicdrifter

The Word ‘Apt’ Doesn’t Begin to Describe

What D’Angelo accomplishes by playing this Bob Marley cover before a packed crowd at the Afropunk Festival this past weekend. Big up.