Here’s a song I used to love ages ago, not everyone’s cup o tea but it was an anthem back in 2001:
I had no idea about sampling back then and thought that this was a completely original piece of music. Only recently did I discover where this came from. Turns out Funky Junction sampled/remixed KC Flight’s song from 1991…
… and that KC Flight sampled The Police. The original song being Voices Inside My Head from their album ‘Zenyatta Mondatta’ which came out in 1980.
and finally, here’s a really recent edit done of The Police by Cronk Family Industries (The Revenge & Si from Deep Space Orchestra).
Someone over at RA slated this as the tune of the year, and I quickly breezed over the sound clips pulling my nose up at it. I’ve now been directed to the full audio on youtube and it is actually a stonker of a track. Even in low quality on on youtube the bass vibrates through one’s whole body.
Side A is the dubstep version, but my favourite is Side B (Blue)… the housier, more techno version with a smidgen of an Afro feel.
If you don’t want to blow your eardrums I suggest turning the volume down before pushing play.
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Rebirth label boss Rennie Foster recently did a collaboration with Aaron-Carl and is giving the EP away in Aaron’s memory.
This is what he had to say:
Aaron-Carl passed away last week loosing his battle with the illness.
The acclaimed Detroit house singer and producer, after canceling his European tour, wrote an entry on his MySpace blog explaining his trials in and out of the hospital. Earlier last week, he posted a video on his homepage discussing his official cancer diagnosis. But after a few days the sad news arrived..
Surely one of Detroit’s most enduring and soulful artists, Aaron refused to be boxed into one genre. His signature sound crosses genres; from soulful, gospel-infused House, to the dirtiest ghettotech anthems. His productions have graced various labels throughout the world, including Subject Detroit, Ovum, Metroplex, Universal France, Room With A View and his own imprint, Wallshaker Music .
But first of all…a partner, a father, a brother, a friend, a hero, an inspiration and true joy in the lives of everyone he touched….Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this time.
Our recent collaboration with ‘Savior’ (included in Rennie’s album ‘Blood Sugar’) has more special meaning now…
Click Here to Download Savior
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Holy crap this is beautiful, but no vinyl as yet… we have inside info that it will be coming soon though. Click play to be awed… Danilo for president!
It is available digitally here at Juno: http://www.junodownload.com/ppps/products/1503804-02.htm
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Moodymann (Kenny Dixon Jr) is known to be a bit of a ‘man of mystery’. In 2007 Gilles Peterson managed to get him on BBC Radio 1 for his first ever interview, at this stage he’d already been releasing phenomenal music for about 15 years! Crazy! The interview starts about 35 minutes into this recording and is followed by Moodymann hijacking Gilles’ studio to do a wee mix.
He will be hosting a Roller Disco in London 4th March 2010 at the Renaissance Rooms, Wandsworth Road, London SW8 1RZ – 8pm to 2am
“Roller disco culture is a passion for mythical deep house renegade Moodymann. Known for preserving the rich heritage of Afro-American (sub-)culture with the utmost respect, he’s done more to keep the roller disco phenomenon alive than any other human being on the planet with his Detroit regular Soul Skate. For this very special session at South London’s Renaissance Rooms, he’ll not only bring a box full of classic skating rink jams with him, but also ten of the motor city’s most notorious four-wheeled dancers between 8 and 80 years of age. They’ve continuously supported him at the original Soul Skate and will now leave the US, some even for the first time in their lives. Also on the bill: the frontrunners of London’s current disco revival, the infamous Horse Meat Disco. More than just a damn good night out, this is a true tribute to the soul we will never ever lose.” taken from http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/london/event/?id=9
Check this video for a taster:
We’ll be skating on ‘some other shit’ on the 4th, fo sho! Who’s in?
A great video of Theo spazzing out, this is a man who enjoys what he does and practically every video of him DJing you will see him going absolutely mental… in this video he actually looks like he left his body.
We love Theo he is a true legend.
In keeping with our Absurdum theme we just had to share this funny video we came across, it’s proof that hiccups happen to everyone – even the best.
It’s not all bad though this clip also shows how rad it is to party in warmer climates, Culprit is an awesome rooftop party in LA.
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