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Archive for May 2007

Amon Duul II

May 31, 2007

Formed in Germany in the 1960’s, Amon Duul II’s psychedelic rock was a seminal influence on the German music scene and put them at the forefront of the highly influencial Krautrock movement. Here we have a track taken from their second album “Yeti“, released in 1970. They carried on recording into the 80’s and in the late 90’s […]

ASPECTS

May 29, 2007

Back in the late 90’s there was a new wave of British hip hop acts releasing records. Many of them seemed to take a slightly more left of centre approach to their music, taking inspiration from US crews such as Hieroglyphics, Quannum and so on. One of my favourite groups of the time were Aspects, hailing […]

Diggin In The Crates : Jimi Hendrix Special

May 23, 2007

For this special edition of Diggin In The Crates, I have 3 classic tracks by Hendrix that have been sampled by 3 well known hip hop artists. First up we have “Happy Birthday”, as sampled by the Beastie Boys on their ode to the man himself, “Jimmy James”. “Happy Birthday”  YSI    ZShare Next up is […]

Console

May 22, 2007

Console is the side project of Martin Gretschmann, the lead programmer for German experimental/indie band The Notwist. Gretschmann has released 4 albums under the name Console, here we have the title track from his 2000 album “Rocket In The Pocket”. He mixes house, glitch, electronica, hip hop and indie to create something interesting, yet still danceable. I have […]

DJ Vadim & The Russian Percussion

May 14, 2007

For all the DJ Vadim fans out there, I thought I put up a live recording of the first Russian Percussion Tour back in 2000. It is roughly an hour long, all one track I’m afraid, it features all the best live performances from UK and European gigs they played. At that time the Russian Percussion […]

Monkey Magic!

May 10, 2007

I loved the show Monkey  as a kid, we all did! It was excellent, crazy characters, lots of fighting, Japanese mythology, what more do you need? One of my favourite parts of the show was the opening titles and theme tune, it was funky as hell. So here we have the original short length version, with […]

Tears For Fears

May 10, 2007

Here is the Tears For Fears track “Empire Building”. It was first released as the b-side to the single “Mothers Talk”, but also features on the remastered version of their hit album, “Songs From The Big Chair”.  Released in 1984, this track see’s the band playing around with their drum machines and keyboards, and coming out with an excellent instrumental track. “Empire Building” YSI ZShare

SHABBA!

May 5, 2007

With all this sunshine we’ve been having, I thought I’d give you a little bit of reggae. This has to be my favourite track to feature Shabba Ranks, “Pirates Anthem” , taken from the album of the same name, was released back in 1989. I first heard this track on the last ever episode of the […]