Thursday, May 31, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Just a couple of new tracks that i am listening to at the moment.
This one is a downtempo number off an Ep release(Realise) by the Part Time Heroes. The girl singing in this reminds me a little of a cross between Beth Orton and Tori Amos.
All This Time - Part Time Heroes
This one comes off Brique Rouge Classics from the Vault Vol 1. I haven't had a good chance to listen to all the tracks, and i never owned any of the Brique Rouge series of releases, but i like this one.
Devotion (Llorca's Extended Remix) - Mambo Urbano Orchestrahttp://download.yousendit.com/738D1C7E5D88195C
Posted by e.z.duzit at 8:37 PM
The Lefties Soul Connection describe their sound as "deep funk raw soul" and hail from Amsterdam, NL. After a number of years of releasing some well received 45's, by the likes of Gilles Petersen, the lefties had been building up to their debut LP release "Skimming The Skum". If you dig any of the raw funk bands that are around at the moment, like The Bamboos or The Dap-Kings. You'll love these guys. Here are a couple of cuts from their new album, which you can also purchase here.
Posted by e.z.duzit at 3:31 PM
Monday, May 28, 2007
Sydney outfit Pnau's much lauded first album Sambanova(1999), was originally pulled from the shelves when it was first released, due to many uncleared samples. I can actually recall seeing an interview of them, and Nick Littlemore(one half of Pnau), urging anyone looking to get started in the world of electronic music, to just sample the shit of everything they could get their hands on.
The title track to their album samples Two Man Sound's "Que Tal America", and does it quite brilliantly as well. Que Tal America can be found on Volume 1. of Joey Negro's excellent "Disco Spectrum" series.
Sambanova - Pnau
Que Tal America - Two Man Sound
Posted by e.z.duzit at 3:31 PM
Saturday, May 26, 2007
"Don't you think it's a crime the way time after time, people hit the bottle?". Gil Scott Heron first echoed these words on his 1973 album Winter in America. "The Bottle", even with its strong inner city social message, and possibly a touch autobiographical, is still a damn funky track.
Posted by e.z.duzit at 1:40 PM
Friday, May 25, 2007
Recently picked up a copy of the "Grand Slam" CD from Richard Dorfmeister vs MDLA. It's been around since about mid 2006 so haven't been quite slow in getting on this on. It's a mix of original productions and their remix work. It has a couple of standout tracks, and a bit of filler. I reckon this is one of the standouts.
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Thursday, May 24, 2007
A little jazzdance to get you in the mood for this weekend, with Italian jazz legend Nicola Conte. The first track "Kind of Sunshine", is off his 2004 album, Other Directions. While the second is a a reworking of Native's "Prussian Blue." Enjoy.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2007
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Tuesday, May 22, 2007
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Monday, May 21, 2007
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Sunday, May 20, 2007
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Saturday, May 19, 2007
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Friday, May 18, 2007
1. Much More - De La Soul 2. Genevieve - Greyboy 3. Floetic - Floetry4.Connection-Syrup 5. Just- Mark Ronson 6.Sho & Prove - Breakestra7.Me, Myself and I - De La Soul 8.Flashback(Breathe Easy Mix)-Fat Freddy's Drop 9.Waiting is Over - Faze Action 10. It's Love(remix) - Jill Scott 11.Sweatshop(bassline members mix)-Syrup 12.Da Bump - Mr.V & Miss Pattie 13.Back to Love(Graeme Park Remix)- Brand New Heavies
Posted by e.z.duzit at 3:43 PM
Thursday, May 17, 2007
MP3's: Ron Carroll Just Got Paid (Born To Funk's Big Room Mix)http://download.yousendit.com/20D5EA0D45B2B673
Also , if you are out and about this weekend make sure you check out All-Turn at 8Track on Friday night from 8pm, and B.K.S. at Felix Bar on Saturday night from 10pm, both in St.Kilda.
Posted by e.z.duzit at 2:18 PM
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Those of you who have not heard of Joe Dukie by now, probably should. Lead singer of the seven piece New Zealand funk/reggae/dub band Fat Freddy's Drop, this amazing vocalist has lent his vocals to a few different projects in recent times, including Recloose and the Dutch Rhythm Combo. Here's a sample;
Posted by e.z.duzit at 7:38 PM
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
This is going to be one of my regular posts. I would have to say that linking samples of tracks to other tracks, is not my strongest point. However, some of the more obvious ones that i happen across, i will post under this title.
One of the few old school hip-hop cd's that i didn't sell off( the things you do for persian rugs) when i was going through a stage of listening to some other stuff, and thinking that i was not going to be into hip-hop any more, was Special Ed's Legal(1990). One of my favourite tracks on the album was "The Mission". So when, i heard a sample of that track on west coast underground crew Giant Panda's album Fly School Reunion(2005), i was suitably impressed.
Special Ed - The Mission
Giant Panda - Diggin'in the Tapes
Bonus Special Ed track - Ready 2 attack
Posted by e.z.duzit at 4:46 PM
Monday, May 14, 2007
I have had this song floating around in my head for a while now, and thought that it was possibly on a compilation CD of mine, but i couldn't find it anywhere. This '89 club mix of the classic "It Looks Like Love", i found on an obscure label Philly Classics/CDBaby label on Emusic. It is the only release on that label. Vincent Montana Jnr., of The Salsoul Orchestra fame, teams up with daughter Denise(Goody Goody), for this killer house track which has definately stood the test of time.
Posted by e.z.duzit at 6:23 PM
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Well, i still don't quite know what i am doing techniclly with this blog. But this is officially my first post. I thought i would give you something from my hometown of Melbourne. The Bamboos are a fantastic heavy funk outfit,who have been receiving criticl acclaim around the world for both their LP's and live performances. This is the title track is off their first album "Step it up", where they collaborated with Alice Russell. They have just released their new album "Rawville"on the Tru Thoughts label.
Check out more on the bamboos here http://www.thebamboos.com/
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