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Archive for June 2007

Little Aida “Confessions”

June 25, 2007

Staying with Jazz Fudge, the Little Aida “Confessions” EP, was the fourth release on Jazz Fudge Recordings in 1996 and featured DJ Vadim on production and, I guess, Little Aida on vocals. At the time it drew comparisons to Portishead, but this was simply due to the mix of haunting, sung vocals mixed with down beat […]

Pelding

June 25, 2007

Pelding were formed by Peder, one third of The Prunes –  best known for remixing the Beastie Boys and releasing music on Grand Royal and Mo Wax. Unlike The Prunes, Pelding used live instruments to create a mixture of hip hop, jazz, funk and cinematic music. Peder has now released his debut solo album “And He […]

Nina Simone

June 21, 2007

I recently discovered Nina Simone’s cover version of the George Harrison song “My Sweet Lord”. Through out her career, spanning over 50 years, Nina Simone covered many songs, but I think this has to be one of, if not my favourite of them all. The actual date this live track was recorded is kind of hazy, but it […]

Boom Bip & Gruff Rhys

June 19, 2007

Boom Bip and Gruff Rhys are currently working on a project together entitled Neon Neon. The album will be released on Lex Records sometime in the near future, and features Fat Lip (ex-pharcyde) and Spank Rock amongst others. I have uploaded the first song the pair recorded together, it features on Boom Bip’s excellent album, “Blue Eyed […]

Waxfactor Vs. Noisy Stylus

June 17, 2007

Here we have an exclusive Waxfactor remix of “Kindness Of Summer” by German truntablist crew Noisy Stylus . Thanks to Wax for hooking me up with this excellent remix, sadly it won’t be getting a release, that is why I wanted to stick it up here for people to check out.  The track starts off as a […]

Why?

June 14, 2007

Why? first came to my attention as one third of the group Clouddead, possibly one of the most original hip hop, if you can call them hip hop, groups in the last 10 years. He released his debut solo album, “Oaklandazulasylum”  in 2003 on the Anticon label. His solo work leans more towards alternative rock […]

New Wave Electronics

June 12, 2007

With the rise in electro indie pop acts over the last few years, I thought I would share some new wave electronic tracks from the late 70’s to mid 80’s, to show how a lot of it has been done before and often better, in my opinion. Instead of trying to give a brief history of […]

Diggin’ In The Crate pt.3

June 11, 2007

First up we have the track “Mongoose” by Elephant’s Memory. This is a great funky rock track taken from the 1970 album “Take It To The Streets”. Elephant’s Memory were a New York undergound rock band, who worked with the likes of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, however this track is best known for being sampled by Cypress […]

London Posse

June 11, 2007

The London Posse were one of the first groups to emerge on the UK hip hop scene, and quite possibly one of the best. They were first formed by beatboxer Sipho, who asked Rodney P, Bionic and DJ Bizznizz to join him on a U.S tour with Big Audio Dynamite. On their return they released the […]

Latyrx

June 5, 2007

Latyrx first came to my attention around 96, 97, due to their association with the Solesides (later renamed Quannum) crew, along with DJ Shadow and Blackalicious. Their debut and only album, simply titled “The Album”, is a left coast classic! But here we have got a track taken from “Muzapper’s Remixes” album, a compilation of remixes, b-sides […]