At long last, a DJ mix that has needed to happen for a long time has finally been served up properly. As spotted on the Soul Cocina blog, DJ Enki of the nimble Oakland Faders crew has just released the piping hot “Bacon the Funk,” which he's described as “a tribute to pork, ham, and the king of foods, bacon.”
The true test of merit for a themed mix is whether it holds up without the novelty. And with its expert scratching and cutting and a sonically diverse playlist, this passes with flying colors. It's an impressive and laugh-inducing romp through a huge spectrum of artists expressing a line or three on swine, including stand-up comedians, rappers, bluesmen, and rock heroes. Sick of the bacon meme or not, it's still a worthy listen.