Friday, 31 October 2008

Friday Tunes

Highly recommend the new Q-Tip LP, been on rotation all week for me and one of the albums of the year, definately hip hop wise anyway. The below Grace Jones remix which I believe won't be getting officially released, no idea why since it's great. Finally, a short but very good cover of an all time house music classic.
Q-Tip - We Fight / Love (feat. Raphael Saadiq)

Grace Jones - Williams Blood (Aeroplane Remix)

Findlay Brown - Promised Land

VA - Voyage: Facing The History of French Modern Psychedelic Music

An excellent compilation that provides a great insight into the psych scene over in Paris (and beyond), covering a number of styles, from really heavy, feedback-laden acid rock, to Stooges-style acid-punk, droning Velvet Underground (or Suicide) style pieces to psychedelic string section-lead songs. Hadn't heard of most of the bands on here before but will be delving deeper, as well as checking more stuff out by the excellent Turzi who compiled it.

01 One Switch To Collison - Smokes
02 Lisa Li Lund - Heavy Horses
03 Aqua Nebula Oscillator - Ready To Fly
04 Koudlam - I Was Down
05 Service - The Dog
06 Juan Trip - High America
07 Butch Mc Koy - Sin
08 Chicros - New Orleans
09 Mogadishow - Mantra I
10 Kill For Total Peace - Psychopedestrian
11 Musikasphaera - Beware
12 Turzi - Tremolo Army
13 Ulysse - The Countess's Smiles
14 Etienne Jaumet - Doudouk
15 Rob - Improvisation

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Thursday, 30 October 2008


Keeping with the random nature of music on this blog, here's three gems I re-discovered whilst digging through some old stuff today (all released in 1997 I believe). The 'Live Garage Version' of Gabriel is still the best but thought I'd post the below remix since it took me a bit by surprise (never properly listened to them all before) and everybody's heard the other version a hundred times already. 'Tings In Time' still sounds great as does the MAW remix.

Rodney P - Tings In Time

The Braxtons - The Boss (Masters At Work Dub)

Roy Davis Jr. - Gabriel (M-Beat Remix)

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Dwele - Rize

After hearing him again on the Recloose track below and also on the new Jazzanova LP (cheers AC), thought I'd post his first demo LP from back in 98/99 which never got an official release. Bootlegged like crazy and all over the net, just in case anyone might have missed it though (and since it still sounds good). Download it here. Also can't seem to find another unreleased demo LP of his anymore, 'Beat Dat'. If anyone has a link, please feel free to share it. A few bonus tracks...

Dwele - Beep Me, Find Me

New Sector Movements - The Sun (Dwelogy Remix)

Jazzanova - Rockin' You Eternally (feat. Leon Ware & Dwele) (Buy)

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Heaven 17 - Penthouse & Pavement

Hearing the 'Penthouse & Pavment' track on the new Metro Area Fabric mix (buy here) reminded me of how great the whole LP of the same name is. A classic 80's album that I admittedly only discovered a few years ago but has been a bit of a favourite ever since. If you've never heard it before, think you can pick it up in most stores or online for a couple of quid. Well worth it.

4 more random...

..tracks on a similar vibe to the below comp. Deep, dark, driving and slightly 'dubby'? Is that a word. Best enjoyed played at a high volume imho. Also check the Herbert remix of 'Can't Take It' if you never have before, a classic. These four just happened to be easily available here on my HD, can dig a bit deeper for plenty more similar stuff if people enjoy them.

Pépé Bradock - 4

Osborne - Downtown

Oxia & The Hacker - Another Side

Recloose - Can't Take It (Carl Craig Mix)

VA - Soul In Motion

Dug this out again from a few years back. Compiled by Volcov aka Isoul8. Some deep detroit techno/ housey/electro-ish/broken beat 'esque' shit is the best way I can describe it. Shocking description I know but just download it and see for yourself, some good stuff. Thought my reviews would at least be getting better by now...

01 Titonton Duvante - Foreplay
02 Domu - The Long Way Up
03 Art Forest - The Flow
04 Ahab - Held By Love
05 Hanna - Ghost
06 Yellow Magic Orchestra - Indo (4 Hero Mix)
07 Carl Craig - They Were
08 Drexciya - Journey Home
09 Nubian Mindz - Malfunction
10 Nu Era - Breaking In Space
11 Splinterfaction - Ultraism
12 Envoy - Leave This World Behind

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Saturday, 11 October 2008

Sunday Epic

VA - Quiet Village Presents Fragments Of Fear Vol 1 & 2

"Excellent, very hard to find mixes packed with obscure horror themed proto-punk, eccentric glam-rock, disco, supernatural soundtracks and more. Cunningly interspersed with dialogue from the creepiest of giallos and voiceovers from the sleaziest, drive-in, horror double-bills that you can possibly imagine - pure grindhouse!"

Download Volume 1
Download Volume 2
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