Archive for August 2007

3rd Bass “The Gas Face”

August 28, 2007

MC Serch and Pete Nice were both making music in the mid 80’s, until Sam Sever and Dante Ross introduced them to each other in 1988 and 3rd Bass were born. After the Beastie Boys, 3rd Bass were the second white act to be signed to Def Jam Records, proving that hip hop by white […]

El-P “Collecting The Kid”

August 20, 2007

Ever since the start of Definitive Jux, El-P has been producing tracks and albums for other acts. “Collecting The Kid” compiles many of these tracks that were not used, along with other tracks El-P had not found a home for. Released in 2004, “Collecting The Kid” is mainly an instrumental album, with only three vocal tracks. Two […]

Brian Eno

August 20, 2007

After leaving Roxy Music, Brian Eno began work on his solo material, first he release the album “Here Come The Warm Jets” , an experimental piece of work that still managed to reached the UK top 30. His second solo album “Taking Tiger Moutain (By Strategy)” was released in 1974, continuing Eno’s experiments into abstract pop music. With the  stream-of-consciousness lyrics and […]

Bill Cosby – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band

August 15, 2007

Before Bill Cosby became a household name in the 1980’s with his sitcom, The Cosby Show, he was performing on the stand-up circuit around America. Starting off in the early 60’s, he became one of the first black American comedians to be widely accepted by non-black audiences and open the door for comics such as Richard […]

Diggin’ In The Crate pt.6

August 12, 2007

For the 6th installment of diggin in the crate, I have 2 gems for you. First up we have La Belle Epoque “Miss Broadway”. The group were a female, Paris based disco, soul band. “Miss Broadway” was the bands biggest hit back in 1977, and was later sampled by Special Ed on the track “Come On, […]

Aphrodite’s Child

August 9, 2007

Before Demis Roussos was making a name for himself as Britain’s housewives favourite Greek crooner, he was in the psychcedelic/prog rock band Aphrodite’s Child. The band released 5 albums in total, between 1968 and 1971, scoring a European hit with “Rain and Tears” in 1968. However, it is their “666” album from 1971, that is generally consider the bands […]

Master Jay & Michael Dee

August 8, 2007

Sticking with the old skool New York hip hop, here we have the classic disco rap “T.S.O.B (The Sound Of Brooklyn)” by Master Jay & Michael Dee. To be honest I don’t know a lot about this record or the men who made it, what I do know is, it was recorded in The Platinum […]

The Treacherous Three

August 5, 2007

The Treacherous Three formed in the Bronx in the late 70’s, comprising of rappers Special K, LA Sunshine and Kool Moe Dee. The group released early singles on the Enjoy label, including their classic appearence alongside Spoonie Gee on the “The New Rap Langauge / Love Rap” single. The track we have here was one of the last singles they […]

Bush Tetras

August 4, 2007

New York band Bush Tetras formed in the late 70’s and released their debut EP in 1980. They made rhythmic, danceable post punk songs, along the same lines as ESG, Konk, A Certain Ratio and so on. After releasing the “Too Many Creeps” EP on New York label 99, they signed to the UK label Stiff […]

Fun Boy Three

August 2, 2007

After The Specials released the classic “Ghost Town”, the bands vocalists, Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Neville Staples left to form the Fun Boy Three. With the new band came a new sound, leaving behind the ska for new wave experimental pop, with extremely haunting qualities. The band release 2 albums, “The Fun Boy Three” and the David […]