Plastikman ~ Risk Assessment

19 12 2008

plastikmani pulled this from the promo version of the 2008 Time Warp compilation, which is by no means a new release, but i think is worth visiting for those of you who may be less inclined to dig for somewhat rarer releases. the official Time Warp comp, mixed by DJ Rush, maintains a BPM that is a little higher than my preferred cruising velocity but i would recommend it nonetheless to fans of high-impact 4AM styles techno. anyway the present offering is about as minimal as it gets, and has a real playfulness to it while still maintaining that certain dark Richie Hawtin edge..

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The Knux ~ Cappuccino Remix

17 12 2008

the-knuxRemind Me In 3 Days, the debut record from this New-Orleans-via-LA duo has some hot rhymes, some real catchy hooks, and plenty of good party feelings all around. (and i’m sure i wouldn’t be the first to say they remind me at times of Outkast.) but i must admit that by the time i get past a certain number of the songs i become tired of the witty back-and-forth, the ‘we’re hot bachelors and we’re gettin laid’ hype of it. there are some tracks which are certain killers but overall i’m just not sold. anyway Cappuccino was probably a hit brought round in large part by the hit TV show Entourage, and here is a remix of the best track on the record..

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Robert Pete Williams ~ Free Again

10 12 2008

rpwagaini looked for this record, originally recorded for Prestige Records in 1961, for many years, having had it loaned to me by a professor of mine while at school. between that prof and a harp-blowing friend i made during my brief residence in Ottawa, i was introduced to the whole world of the blues. all of the tapes i made of those records were long ago played right out, or left in a box of obsolete technologies. eventually i gave up the active search and was overjoyed last night to discover it all zipped up and ready for download at Blues Town.. and on a post almost a year old no less!

the son of Louisiana sharecroppers, Williams was jailed in 1956 for killing a man in a club (he claimed in self defense). he was discovered – and recorded – in Angola Penitentiary by Dr. Harry Oster and Richard Allen: ‘ethnomusicologists’ of the sort that really were ultimately responsible for the folk music explosion in the 60s (though they weren’t the only ones, by any means.)

as far as i’m concerned if you look up country blues in the dictionary, it should read something like: 1. Robert Pete Williams. 2. Sonny Terry. 3. Mississippi Fred McDowell. see also: Rev. Gary Davis.

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Diplo ~ Blow Your Head (DJ Eli Remix)

5 12 2008

whp7quick one today to send you into the weekend.

hells if Diplo needs any intro. DJ Eli for his part holds it down in NYC. now stop reading and get your moog on with this funked-up remix.

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