awesome awesome awesome thanks tim!!!!
― lucas pine, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 18:51 (2 years ago) Permalink
feelin this 'street life' cover
― *gets the power* (deej), Friday, 14 January 2011 04:22 (2 years ago) Permalink
Jordan et al, you should also download every tune I linked on this thread here.
― Tim F, Saturday, 15 January 2011 07:01 (2 years ago) Permalink
Flowers is pretty much the best record ever isn't it?
― Darren Huckerby (Dwight Yorke), Saturday, 15 January 2011 19:15 (2 years ago) Permalink
At the moment I have a real curiosity about those really dewy but still chewy sentimentalist end-of-night 2-step classix - a curiosity as in I'm trying to get to the bottom of how they actually work (on me) - have always loved them obv. Check:
Selena vs X-Men - Give It UpZoom & DBX - Comin' AgainRichie Dan & K Warren - Call It Fate (Underground Mix)
Will post youtube links later.
― Tim F, Monday, 17 January 2011 22:15 (2 years ago) Permalink
I love these three tracks so much, really end-of-night tunes, there's this feel of bittersweet camaraderie to them, like, we're sad that the night's ending but it's been an amazing ride.
Sort of the equivalent of Jam & Lewis and similar sentimentalist R&B tunes from the beginning of the 00s (which I've also been listening to heaps of late) - Janet's "All 4 U", Mya's "Free", Chante Moore's "Straight Up", which I think are similar dancefloor uniters with the same kind of dynamic.
― Tim F, Wednesday, 19 January 2011 09:11 (2 years ago) Permalink
Various Artists: Masterstepz - Ayia Napa: The Album 2001 - Disc One
1. DJ Pied Piper & The Masters Of Ceremonies - Do You Really Like It? (Original Mix) 5:09 2. Shut Up And Dance - No Doubt (Original Mix) 2:31 3. Sticky Feat. Lady Dynamite - Booo! (Original Mix) 2:39 4. Sticky - Triplets (Original Mix) 1:50 5. Genius Cru - Course Bruv (Original Mix) 3:41 6. Architechs - Show Me The Money (Salsa Money Mix) 3:41 7. Masterstepz - Sorry (You Lied To Me) (Main Mix) 3:07 8. Colours Feat. Stephen Emmanuel - Hold On (SE22 Mix) 3:34 9. JJ Louis & Jade Lion - Ruff, Tuff & Ready (Original Mix) 3:09 10. Cleptomaniacs Feat Bryan Chambers -All I Do (Bump & Flex Dance Floor Dub) 2:35 11. K2 Family - Bouncing Flow (Original Mix) 3:29 12. Mystery Men - Shake It (Remix) 2:59 13. United Grooves Collective - Madness (J Sylvester Mix) 2:45 14. Maxee - When I Look Into Your Eyes (MJ Cole Vocal) 4:02 15. Monsta Boy Featuring Denzie - Baby Can't You See...? (Stickz & Stoned Mix) 3:00 16. London Dodgers Feat. Vincent J. Alvis & Demolition Man - Down Down Bizzniz (Original Mix) 4:18 17. Maxwell D - Serious (Street Vocal Edit) 3:31 18. Plutonic - Addicted (X-Men Dub) 2:34 19. Wideboys Feat. Robbie Craig & Shola Ama - Your Mine (I'm Yours) (Vocal Mix) 3:58 20. Dubaholics - Closer To You (Vocal Mix) 3:17 21. David Anthony - Friday Night (Sunship Mix) 3:02 22. DJ Trend vs TNT - 2 Degrees (Original Mix) 4:01
― Tim F, Monday, 31 January 2011 13:39 (2 years ago) Permalink
An excellent, perhaps unbeatable documents of uk garage circa 2001. Again, disc two (forthcoming) is prob my favourite but this has some all time classics for me - Bump & Flex's dub of "All I Do", K2 Family's "Bouncing Flow", Dubaholics' "Closer To You" and above all London Dodgers' astonishing "Down Down Biznizz"...
― Tim F, Monday, 31 January 2011 13:41 (2 years ago) Permalink
what i really really want are unmixed versions of all the 2-step hits - i have many mixes with them already. both 2-step and grime could really use some decent curation.
― lextasy refix (lex pretend), Monday, 31 January 2011 13:45 (2 years ago) Permalink
1. Blackout - Mr DJ (The Ginal Mix) 3:59 2. Dane Bowers - Shut Up... And Forget About It (El B Mix) 2:48 3. Craig David - Rendezvous (Sunship vs Chunky Mix) 3:58 4. Nesha - What's It Gona Be (Sticky Y2K Mix) 3:16 5. TJ Cases Feat. Kat Blu - One By One (Original Mix) 3:30 6. Angel 21 Feat. Rose Windross & MC Kie - Flow (Original Mix) 3:51 7. DJ Treble T - Iron Hand (Natty Remix) 3:50 8. So Solid Crew - 21 Seconds (Original Version) 4:05 9. Santos - 3-2-1 Fire (Dubaholics Break Da Rules Remix) 3:09 10. MC L.E.V. & T"Azar - DJ's Delight (Original Mix) 3:18 11. The Underdog Project - Summer Jam (Original Mix) 3:45 12. Godwin - Only You (Matt Jam Lamont And DJ Face Vocal) 3:22 13. Ramsey & Fen Feat. Richard Anthony & Maxwell D - Favorite Part Of Me (Ramsey & Fen's 12'' Vocal Mix) 4:11 14. The B15 Project, Feat. Shola Ama & Miss Dynamite - Feel So Good (Original Mix) 3:16 15. Remarc - TNT (Original Mix) 2:16 16. Richie Dan Produced By K-Warren - Temptation (12'' Vocal Mix) 3:43 17. TNT Feat. Terri Walker - Easy Lovin' (TNT Remix) 2:34 18. Mr Shabz Feat. So Solid Crew - Another One (Original Version) 3:43 19. DJ Pied Piper & The Masters Of Ceremonies - Do You Really Like It? (Full Length Sovereign Mix Vocal) 3:57 20. United Grooves Collective Feat. God's Gift - Mic Tribute (United Grooves Collective Remix) 3:41 21. Bump & Flex - Promises (Original Mix) 3:35 22. United Grooves Collective - What's This (Original Mix) 3:47 "One By One" in particular is astonishing.
― Tim F, Monday, 31 January 2011 13:50 (2 years ago) Permalink
Here you go Lex, stumbled across a full copy of this pretty rare Bump & Flex Bassbin Killa Dub of Rosie Gaines "I Want You", which I've always loved - demonstrates yet again that Bump & Flex is the great unheralded beat master that Zed Bias/El-B et. al. fans ignore at their peril.
― Tim F, Monday, 31 January 2011 13:57 (2 years ago) Permalink
― lextasy refix (lex pretend), Monday, 31 January 2011 14:04 (2 years ago) Permalink
Classic tearjerker this one:
Ed Case - Something In Your Eyes (K-Warren Mix)
― Tim F, Monday, 31 January 2011 14:16 (2 years ago) Permalink
New Horizons - Find The Path (Sweet Release Mix)
aka GREATEST PIECE OF MUSIC EVER
― Tim F, Monday, 31 January 2011 14:19 (2 years ago) Permalink
Hey guys this isn't some random "tim champions his favourite lost causes" ish, this genuinely is one of the finest pieces of music ever made, but after over a decade of searching I've only just found it as a standalone.
― Tim F, Monday, 31 January 2011 22:29 (2 years ago) Permalink
The Dreem Teem - In Session Vol 2 (1997)
1. Kwesi - Lovely (Dreem Teem Bounce Mix) 3:44 2. Dreem Teem - The Theme (Dreem Teem Main Dub) 3:26 3. Ordinary People - Keep Your Love Away 2:41 4. Anthill Mob - I Know You Know 3:10 5. Damage - Love Lady (Da Funkstarz Epic Camouflage Dub) 5:09 6. Dem 2 - Destiny (Sleepless) 3:38 7. 4 Deep Connextion - Twisted Future 3:12 8. Groove In Motion - Electric Runnings 2:53 9 .Somore - I Refuse (RIP Mix) 3:00 10. Chris Mack - Set It Off 3:29 11. Maria Nayler - Naked And Sacred (R.I.P Wah Wah Dub) 4:21 12. Jay Williams - Testify (Tuff Jam '2 In 1' Dub) 2:12 13. Booom! - Hold Your Head Up High (Julian Jonah's Bad Boy Mix) 4:35 14. New Horizons - It's My House (Bashment Mix) 4:20 15. Double 99 - Ripgroove (Original Mix) 3:25 16. Amira - My Desire (Dreem Teem Mix) 2:47 17. Scott Garcia feat. MC Styles - A London Thing 4:22 18. MVP - Pray (Dreem Teem Remix) 4:36 19. Underground Solution feat. Cover Girl - Tears 3:53 20. Dreem Teem - The Theme (Deep Dreams Dub) 1:11
My very first 2-step compilation, picked it up in about mid-1999 and fair to say it changed my life. Actually from 1997 and right on the cusp of speed garage into 2-step and pretty fucking seminal IMO - from the delicious bumpiness of tracks 1, 2, 6 and 10 to the booming massiveness of 13 to the overloaded ridiculousness of 14 to the can't fuck with anthemism of 15 to the yet-another-best-track-in-history gorgeousness of 16 (that 4 track run is basically the finest run of music ever perhaps).
― Tim F, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 11:18 (2 years ago) Permalink
do u really like it is it is it wicked
― zvookster, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 11:40 (2 years ago) Permalink
One tune I really wish I still had:
― Tim F, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 11:42 (2 years ago) Permalink
ALSO THIS. The Artful Dodger sound circa 1999 was pretty much perfect:
― Tim F, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 11:44 (2 years ago) Permalink
― zvookster, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 11:48 (2 years ago) Permalink
― Tim F, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 12:10 (2 years ago) Permalink
― r|t|c, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 12:24 (2 years ago) Permalink
(zvook r u signed up there btw? i couldn't see where myself)
― r|t|c, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 12:27 (2 years ago) Permalink
no, u can read em by using google cache. i loled at the guy saying, i didn't upload the other one because it's naff.
― zvookster, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 12:29 (2 years ago) Permalink
Monsieur F, with these 2step mixes you are really spoiling us.
― Inevitable stupid dubstep mix (chap), Tuesday, 1 February 2011 13:40 (2 years ago) Permalink
Can't believe this tune is from 1997, still sounds like the future:
― Tim F, Wednesday, 9 February 2011 11:55 (2 years ago) Permalink
Some more underrated early 2-step classics:
Anthill Mob - Don't Leave Mehttp://www.sendspace.com/file/z22xmk
N-Tyce - Telefunkin' (First Steps Remix)http://www.sendspace.com/file/g9ip8x
Ramsey & Fen - Always (Vocal Bump Mix)http://www.sendspace.com/file/o829ie
Chris Mack - Tear It Uphttp://www.sendspace.com/file/mkqkk3
Anthill Mob - Listenhttp://www.sendspace.com/file/u3yotk
Alpha Omega - Rhythm Takes Control (Steve Gurley Remix)http://www.mediafire.com/?n2ibh3bwjsi
Steve Gurley - Walk On Byhttp://www.mediafire.com/?imnty5lzn2t
― Tim F, Saturday, 12 February 2011 23:13 (2 years ago) Permalink
Tim this is a fucking goldmine. You the man.
― rihanna rennavated my dick (rennavate), Saturday, 12 February 2011 23:20 (2 years ago) Permalink
Time between me reading about the "Telefunkin" remix and me actually hearing it: 11.5 years.
― Tim F, Saturday, 12 February 2011 23:27 (2 years ago) Permalink
Pretty sure I bought that Tingles for the Gurley mix, but passed over that Artful remix - but it sounds pretty good on my laptop.
― Chewshabadoo, Sunday, 13 February 2011 09:26 (2 years ago) Permalink
oh man my fav jam finally made it to youtube ... i spent way too much getting a vinyl copy of the 1st sound of the pirates (all the tracks on it were unmixed) so I could get this... it didnt exist on mp3 as far as I could tell!! the only way you could get it was the clipped 3 minute mixed version from the pirates CD, which missed out on the awesome instrumental part in the 2nd half of the song. I like this so much more than the rdj original. so amazing
― lebroner (D-40), Monday, 30 May 2011 23:11 (2 years ago) Permalink
(the dope-ass instrumental part cut from the sound of the pirates mix starts at like 3:20 or just after)
― lebroner (D-40), Monday, 30 May 2011 23:13 (2 years ago) Permalink
What's the song? I can't see the youtube clip at work.
― Tim F, Monday, 30 May 2011 23:15 (2 years ago) Permalink
oh sorry -- roy davis jr - 'gabriel' large joints remix
― lebroner (D-40), Monday, 30 May 2011 23:22 (2 years ago) Permalink
vocals by chicago's own peven everett iirc
― lebroner (D-40), Monday, 30 May 2011 23:24 (2 years ago) Permalink
This is amazing fiyah.
― The Reverend, Monday, 30 May 2011 23:41 (2 years ago) Permalink
― r|t|c, Monday, 30 May 2011 23:42 (2 years ago) Permalink
Yeah love this one.
― Tim F, Monday, 30 May 2011 23:50 (2 years ago) Permalink
big ups rtc and deej
― The Reverend, Monday, 30 May 2011 23:58 (2 years ago) Permalink
Rev have you not heard The Sound of the Pirates?
― Tim F, Tuesday, 31 May 2011 00:27 (2 years ago) Permalink
No. I'm basically totally ignorant about dance music from before I got into dance music.
― The Reverend, Tuesday, 31 May 2011 00:30 (2 years ago) Permalink
I must correct this. The Gabriel remix is a pretty good indicator of the sound of much of the mix.
― Tim F, Tuesday, 31 May 2011 00:35 (2 years ago) Permalink
fuck i really need to listen to tim's mixes
― J0rdan S., Tuesday, 31 May 2011 01:05 (2 years ago) Permalink
Dreem Teem In Session #2 (posted upthread) was nearly my choice for J0rdan S listening club, ruled out on the technicality of being late 1997.
― Tim F, Tuesday, 31 May 2011 01:37 (2 years ago) Permalink
i have third dimension (disc 2) on my comp
― J0rdan S., Tuesday, 31 May 2011 01:39 (2 years ago) Permalink
fwiw I have bumping this like hella since I heard it on the local r&b station's old school hour a while back. Don't remember hearing it at the time tho.
― The Reverend, Tuesday, 31 May 2011 01:44 (2 years ago) Permalink
Coochy Coo the X-Men Remixes 12"a review by gareth metford of release format Coochy Coo the X-Men Remixes 12" by En-Core (CD Album)
textFor pop music, the gothic has proved both an enduring source of imagery and, more importantly, a repository of moods unattainable without reference to that sense, articulated so cogently by H.P. Lovecraft, that "human laws and interests and emotions have no validity or significance in the vast cosmos at large". In dance music, it was largely the advent of electronics which enabled producers to begin to access the gothic stance: from Jamie Principle's shell-shocked 'Baby Wants to Ride', which posits both love and God as fictive elements in "a fascist dream", to Dom & Roland's scouringly bleak future-world schematics, its materialist, anti-soul aesthetic has been a frequent visitor to clubland ever since. X-men's 2-step remixes of 'Coochy Coo', originally a rather mundane four-to-the-floor stomper which would not sound out of place on daytime Radio 1, reside squarely in this tradition. Both their 'Club Mix' and their 'Dancefloor Dub' revolve around a slithery, sub-centric bassline pinioned by an ominous arpeggiated synth refrain, seemingly lifted directly from one of John Carpenter's DIY horror soundtracks. However, it is the vocals which really trip one up: drenched in breathy atmospherics, they slip and slide, flicker and blur with an expressiveness one does not really expect from UK garage, sounding at times more akin to Swans' Jarboe or Dead Can Dance's Lisa Gerrard than the usual mellifluous R&B divas. In speaking so powerfully of an individual human subject, they recall Marx's assertion that human emancipation begins with a rejection of religion's doctrine of ineffable spirit - with the understanding that, to quote Lovecraft again, "matter, it appears, really is exactly what 'spirit' was always supposed to be."
Posted by gareth metford at 00:00, 29 May 2000
― r|t|c, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 12:42 (1 year ago) Permalink
Ladies and gentlemen, gareth metford.
― Tim F, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 13:04 (1 year ago) Permalink
oh idk, it rather caught me up in a nostalgic tide. all that millenial crit swag washed away by lolz and imo's like tears in the rain. who was gareth metford irl then, and who would he be in print now? a titchy, a jimi, a dog latin perhaps. but back then was he not so much more than himself! look upon him, wings spread and soaring over the cultural wasteland, a mutant superbeing irradiated by books n shit. to the air gareth! take to the air once more!
oh alright, never mind.
― r|t|c, Tuesday, 5 July 2011 13:40 (1 year ago) Permalink