Brandt Brauer Frick-You Make Me Real (Leonel Castillo Remix (buy)
Friday, 28 September 2012
Thursday, 27 September 2012
Second track I've blogged about from Maxmillion Dunbar's 2010 album 'Cool Water'. Played this out a few times over the last couple of months. Get on it.
Maxmillion Dunbar-Pretty Please (buy)
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Chris Lawhorn Announces Charity Album Based Around Fugazi Samples
With no new Fugazi material for over a decade, fans and interested parties are continuing to find new ways to use Fugazi's back catalogue to showcase their talents. After the hit and miss (much more miss to be honest) Wugazi's 13 Chambers release which mashed together 13 Songs from Fugazi and 36 Chambers from Wu Tang Clan comes something different from DJ and multi-instumentalist Chris Lawhorn.
Lawhorn will release the album (his fifth) entitled Fugazi Edits on October 30th on Case/Martingale Records. Fugazi Edits features 22 tracks, which were pieced together using excerpts from every song in the band Fugazi's discography.
The album's been in the works for almost two years. It's entirely instrumental and combines over 100 Fugazi samples with a variety of effects. Ian Mackaye (from the band and their label Dischord) has authorized the album's release. And, the profit from will be donated to a pair of charities—one that works with senior citizens in Washington, D.C. and another that provides aid globally to folks impacted by disaster and civil unrest.
Lawhorn started the Case/Martingale label in 1996, while playing drums for the (admittedly Fugazi-influenced) band Cataract Falls. A decade of disastrous tours and middling solo albums followed. Along the way, he became the staff DJ at a spring break company—playing for drunk, college students on South Padre Island each March—and recorded the rap album Pole Position.
This gradual switch from rocking to beat-making isn't exceptionally unique. But, it led to an 18 month stint as the resident DJ for Marie Claire magazine. When that concluded, Lawhorn began work on Fugazi Edits—in an attempt to make something that employed both the musical influences of his youth and his love of cutting up tracks and reassembling them.
Interested folks can visit http://www.chrislawhorn.com to check out samples from the album, the artwork, and so on.
Saturday, 22 September 2012
Thursday, 20 September 2012
Manifi Logic has been developing his sound for a number of years (under many different guisies) but even he would probably be the first to admit that he's not produced something better than his latest output. The Salford-born but London-based chap delivers two dark and deep slabs of electronica for us here. On 'Blow', a sinister sample is layered with heavy stabs whilst 'Hole' sounds like it's straight out of a K-induced 'hole' in a seedy Berlin nightspot. Recommended!
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Wednesday, 12 September 2012
The consistently very good Is It Balearic? label pulled off a biggie late last year when they released Prins Thomas' excellent remix of Balearic classic 'Floatation' by The Grid on a limited 10" single sided run. I thought the original would struggle to be bettered but I reckon the 'disco not disco' veteran has pulled it off! I've noticed that most of the stuff I post is what I play out (when I rarely do) so you should know all the TUNES if you have ever catch me in the act.
The Grid-Floatation (Prins Thomas Miks) (buy)
Friday, 7 September 2012
Wednesday, 5 September 2012
Been going through a shitload of my old CDs recently and forgot how much ace music I liked when I was younger (I also liked a lot of shit). This track for me points to the fact that even if people try and understand what your on about or your thoughts and feelings or even if you've tried to convey these through an art form (such as a song), they really will never get what you did, it's just their interpretation.
'Hey man, I know where you're coming from"
Sunday, 2 September 2012
The Manchester 100 bike ride is today so I'd thought I would share a track which is fitting for a leisurely ride into the countryside on a late summer's day. However there's nothing about riding 100 miles on a Sunday morning, in grey weather and possibly hungover that could be described as leisurely. Listening to Tender Leaf's blue eyed sunshine soul is a much more pleasureable experience. A track popped up on the Rock Your Soul Compilation last year, and thanks to the good people at Aloha Got Soul you can obtain their only album in full among many lost soul, jazz, funk and rare groove from the tropical climes of Hawaii.
Tender Leaf-Countryside Beauty (buy)