Wednesday, August 30, 2006
KILLER KUTS #9
Oddball Tuff Gong release here. Junior Tucker couldnt be more than 14 years on this recording. Perhaps they were going for the Michael Jackson market, fusing r&b and disco? Its tough to tell, but what i do know is this record contains some pretty sick tracks. Tracking down decent reggae-disco is pretty tough, but finding reggae-boogie is a whole other animal. The tracks on this record are split between standard reggae and the killer reggae-boogie. The track "Take A Message" is especially insane. But the production is pretty rad in a lo-fi, gritty reggae way. Very soulful music with vocals resembling a slightly older Foster Sylvers in his prime. Sparse arrangement with tinny drums and almost "cosmic" keyboards". Plus Junior's adolescent "crooning" tops it off perfectly. PLUS you get a sort of disco "dub" version of the same song as the next track with the instrumental and a few vocals thrown in! Very odd, and super!!!
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Friday, August 18, 2006
KILLER KUTS #8
Very early disco track issued on 45 (???), on yellow vinyl (!!!).... Was this ever released on 12"? Anyone have it on 12", send a picture over and I will post it. Wonderfully lo-fi and very loose NYC disco from 1975 performed by the reggae influenced DISCO DUB BAND. Truly ahead of their time, they blended bass/hi-hat heavy reggae style production, and some funk. A true original blend that would become the norm almost 5 years later when the disco punks take over. This can even pass for an early Dinosaur L demo perhaps??? The instrumental is definitely the better side, where the band gets to 'jam' more. Oh yeah, this is supposed to be a cover of the Isley Brothers classic, but you can barely tell. Most bands would take the signature bass line from the song, but Disco Dub Band makes it their own.
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Saturday, August 05, 2006
MIKE SIMONETTI djing IN SWEDEN
come out and say hello....
*Wed 9/9 - Rollerboys*
Venue: Fredsgatan 12, Stockholm
Hours: 9.00 pm - 4.00 am
Thurs 10/9 - Caviar*
Venue: Uppåt Framåt, Göteborg
Hours: 9.00 pm - 2.00 am
*Sat 12/9 - Special Peoples Club / Julian Red*
Venue: A-Huset, Copenhagen
Hours: 9.00 pm - 4.00 am
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Friday, August 04, 2006
IS IT A MIRAGE????????
Get ready my friends. This is just the beginning... We are inches away from our first vinyl release-- approx 12 inches away.
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Thursday, August 03, 2006
Myspace - round 2
this is our second go-round with Myspace.. please join us! it is in the infancy stages, but we will add musics from our artists very soon, as well as other infos. keep yr eyes open.
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Wednesday, August 02, 2006
SECRET TRACKS RECEIVED
just received some tracks via email for Italians first ever vinyl release. Brilliant new artist we discovered on the west coast. He delivered the goods 100%, to say the least! Your heads are gonna be blown!
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so, as you know, i am not a web design savvy guy. i noticed this looks kinda weird on different browsers. it looks good on Firefox, but does the blog look all fucked up on Explorer or other browsers? please leave a cxomment to let me know! thanx./
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KILLER KUTS #7
***guest review by Steve Shakewell
Stop scratchin your head. You do not need glasses. Session player
extraodrinare and jazz fusion keyboardist, David Grusin put out a
12" (recorded live in concert from Japan'81)with his NY/LA Dream
Band, which actually was penned by fellow GRP man, Dream bandmate,
guitarist Lee Ritenour. There is a 12" for his original version too,
but the Grusin one is the gem. "Countdown" is pure disco-fied jazz
with a 4/4 beat, and is complimented by both breezy and blazing
guitar, mellow keyboard, along with some filter sound effects, and
whistles throughtout. The actual cowntown (to what exactly?) is
announced via a vocoder/vox box (remember 1983). The 12" has a few
different versions of it, including the special DJ remix which is the
one featured on the upcoming Sharegroove mixCD. For all you yacht
rockers out there, here's your crossover song. For you all completist
discoheads, Herb Powers Jr :) mastered this one.
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