Kyla - "Do you mind" (Crazy Cousinz mix)
Fuck this is awesome.
― J@cob, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 01:45 (6 years ago) Permalink
OK, I listened to this crap. Can I have the last eight minutes of my life back?
― Display Name, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 02:49 (6 years ago) Permalink
Please list reasons for crapness with citations and sources.
― J@cob, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 03:42 (6 years ago) Permalink
Yeah that was pretty awful. Something the DJ would spin VERY early in the evening while s/he's sorting through records and no one really wants to dance just yet. Polite house over martinis. And there are no dynamics to it; nothing slams into place. The vocals are bland. The lyrics are banal. And finally, it's not all that funky!
Now go record something good please.
― Kevin John Bozelka, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 07:10 (6 years ago) Permalink
needs a DJ Gregory dub
― blueski, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 09:15 (6 years ago) Permalink
Yes but the loli-sex vocals and the socafied beats, you don't find that kind of different and kind of essentially london-ish somehow? I don't see how anyone could think this sounded like Hed Kandi or Naked or whatever...
― J@cob, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 09:32 (6 years ago) Permalink
i quite like the double-tap piano hook on this 'awful gay terrible house music'
― blueski, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 09:45 (6 years ago) Permalink
It's more attenuated than the Hed Kandi norm. But I bet it wouldn't prick up my ears if it was thrown on one of their comps. And I don't live in London so I can't comment on how different-yet-same it is.
I mean, I guess it's okaaaaaaaaaaay on a second listen. But definitely nothing to write home (or start a thread) about.
― Kevin John Bozelka, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 10:01 (6 years ago) Permalink
Yeah that piano hook is my favorite element. I'm trying to place the 1980s video game where I first heard it.
― Kevin John Bozelka, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 10:04 (6 years ago) Permalink
Right you know how people have started talking about a revitalised funky house scene in London, how exactly does this differ from the funky house scene that's been all over London for the last few years?
― Matt DC, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 10:13 (6 years ago) Permalink
who's been saying it's revitalised?
― blueski, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 10:15 (6 years ago) Permalink
it's whats upfront that counts
― Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 16:19 (6 years ago) Permalink
Why people gotta hate on Hed Kandi and Naked???
― Spencer Chow, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 16:48 (6 years ago) Permalink
I like this quite a bit, though it's not the best funky house (in the strict london '08 sense) tune I've heard. I like that the genre is increasingly coalescing around that post "Cure & The Cause" sound but with a stronger Carribean influence - I'm hoping it becomes even more syncopated. Funny how bassline and funky house have so cleanly split speed garage influences between them.
Secret prescient and lost funky house tune before the fact: Mis-Teeq's "Eye Candy".
― Tim F, Wednesday, 30 April 2008 13:19 (6 years ago) Permalink
Pleasant enough but I agree the lyrics and vocal hooks could be stronger, although the singing itself is fine. The worst thing for me is I don't like the piano and snare sounds they've used, especially the piano (something about its tone grates with me).
― dubmill, Wednesday, 30 April 2008 15:21 (6 years ago) Permalink
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i still think kjb opinions4u are the worst
― deej, Wednesday, 30 April 2008 15:25 (6 years ago) Permalink
oh and what do u know hes wrong, this is dope
― deej, Thursday, 1 May 2008 00:59 (6 years ago) Permalink
also is "lol this is polite house" the lamest critique or what. how could that not describe 90% of that dixon mix he loves??
― deej, Thursday, 1 May 2008 01:01 (6 years ago) Permalink
One thing that's important to note is that UK equivalents of vocal house, esp. in the post-speed garage tradition, have never been interested in lyrical profundity or vocal power in the way that the US tradition has been. There's very few stirring diva performances - most of it is more focused on how very simple vocal phrases are situated in the mix. So people looking for good "songs" from this genre will inevitably be disappointed. But, you know, Dem 2's "Destiny" didn't need to be a "good song" to be fabulous, and nor does this stuff.
Blackdown had a great little bit on the lyrics to this track on his blog.
― Tim F, Thursday, 1 May 2008 03:36 (6 years ago) Permalink
But Dem 2's "Destiny" was indeed fabulous whereas this...just isn't.
― Kevin John Bozelka, Thursday, 1 May 2008 03:45 (6 years ago) Permalink
― deej, Thursday, 1 May 2008 03:47 (6 years ago) Permalink
― El Tomboto, Thursday, 1 May 2008 03:52 (6 years ago) Permalink
I'm hoping it becomes even more syncopated
and in addition to that overly obnoxious gear snob post I just made can I just throw in another old jackoff opinion that if this track is what counts for "syncopated" in dance music in 2008 then I would also LOVE to hear what "more syncopated" means
perhaps it will include a BASS DURMP on the OFFBEATIES
― El Tomboto, Thursday, 1 May 2008 03:56 (6 years ago) Permalink
Tombot did you want a serious answer?
― Tim F, Thursday, 1 May 2008 06:43 (6 years ago) Permalink
I'm honestly a little surprised the snare on the offbeat of 2 still counts for anything, I guess. I've always thought it was just obnoxious outside of jungle/dnb
― El Tomboto, Thursday, 1 May 2008 06:50 (6 years ago) Permalink
I would go into my usual spiel about that particular rhythm, but even I'm bored of it.
Anyway, fuck the hataz, this is hot.
― The Reverend, Thursday, 1 May 2008 07:00 (6 years ago) Permalink
Well it's not like "wow this is the most syncopated music ever", but it's more syncopated than mainstream house, speed garage or bassline, let's put it that way. Given the hyper-stiffness of bassline in particular, it's interesting to see the syncopation/carribean vibe of this stuff emerging as its point of distinction from "funky house" in the broad sense.
When I say "more syncopated" I'm thinking of 2001-era soca-beat 2-step basically - see stuff like TJ Cases's "One By One", or Bump & Flex dub mixes from that period.
Not so much this track, but other Crazy Cousinz tracks strike me as verging on broken beat - esp. the broken beat-like vocal housey tracks Zed Bias was making circa 2002.
Actually there's a kind of back-to-early-2002 feel across the whole post-UK Garage spectrum, e.g.
- "Wearing My Rolex" sounds a bit like "Rush The DJ", "Standard Flow" etc.
- Tectonic/Punch Drunk dubstep reviving the first Horsepower Productions album, 2562 reviving Zed Bias (in a different, "deeper", and more substantially syncopated way than funky house does).
- Bassline sounding like "Dutty", and also like El-Tuff remixes.
Of course early 2002 (as 2-step was losing its grip as the reigning sound, but before the fully-fledged emergence of grime) was the last time this cluster of styles was really not quite clear as to where it was going, so a return to this temporary impasse makes sense.
― Tim F, Thursday, 1 May 2008 07:02 (6 years ago) Permalink
you don't find that kind of different and kind of essentially london-ish somehow?
Apart from the vocals this tune sound more like something coming out of the Spanish scene. Like this maybe.
― Siegbran, Thursday, 1 May 2008 10:24 (6 years ago) Permalink
you guys know a lot of stuff.
― the next grozart, Thursday, 1 May 2008 11:17 (6 years ago) Permalink
The Marcus Nasty funky house DJ set on DejaVu FM that Martin Clark talks about and links to here is sick.
There's a track in the first section that actually sounds 95% of the way to my dreams for the genre, halfway between TJ Cases' "One By One" and Davinche's old 'R&G' productions ("Leave Me Alone", "Mr. DJ" etc.). But the whole thing is really exciting and vibey feeling.
Martin's right as well when he says that this stuff sounds more exciting with MCs chatting over the top.
― Tim F, Saturday, 3 May 2008 13:15 (6 years ago) Permalink
I cannot stop listening to this Marcus Nasty set. If you've wondering how on earth "funky house" can form it's own distinct genre you've gotta check it, I've never heard a house set that captures this specific vibe. It's really making me flash back to 2-step in the best possible way (i.e. the feel rather than the specific sound).
― Tim F, Sunday, 4 May 2008 06:18 (6 years ago) Permalink
this is great but is there a reason it starts with track 2 instead of track 1? why was the mix divided into trax anyway?
― deej, Sunday, 4 May 2008 19:55 (6 years ago) Permalink
also can anyone find this kyla rmx on vinyl??
― deej, Sunday, 4 May 2008 19:59 (6 years ago) Permalink
Finding any of this stuff for love or money seems impossible.
I guess the best way to get the tracks would to be get at the producer's individual Myspace accounts.
I really wish Apple would get something out I could buy.
― Siah Alan, Sunday, 4 May 2008 21:08 (6 years ago) Permalink
"Bongo Jam" - song of the year???
"SOMETIMES I WAKE UP EARLY IN THE MORNING, TO PLAY MY CON-CON-CONGO!"
― Tim F, Monday, 5 May 2008 08:28 (6 years ago) Permalink
BTW Deej I think Marcus Nasty just uploaded enough of his set to fit onto a CD, hence the missing part one and the way it cuts off suddenly. No idea why it's split into parts.
― Tim F, Monday, 5 May 2008 08:29 (6 years ago) Permalink
I got to say that I think I prefer the kyla to "bongo jam" but anyways...
Re: buying records - Rinse are putting out a Supa D mix CD and the blurb that comes with it says this is the first time any of these are getting a release of any sort. The Kyla original (prod by paleface) is getting a rerelease on Ministry this year so they might put the Crazy Cousinz mix on that...
― J@cob, Monday, 5 May 2008 09:59 (6 years ago) Permalink
Jacob "Bongo Jam" sounds fairly pasty on myspace, on marcus nasty's mix it sounds awesome. Mind you the Kyra track improves from myspace to mix by roughly the same margin.
― Tim F, Monday, 5 May 2008 10:15 (6 years ago) Permalink
Yeah I heard both on his mix too - and I completely agree. I just like the sexualness of the Kyla track which makes it the kind of song people will really get into in that leather shoes and designer shirts garage type environment. Every time I hear it I can really picture that scene, although the picture in my head probably has way too much moschino for it to be relevant to 2008. Bongo Jam straddles a line between goofiness, seriousness and Manu Chao that makes it totally dependent on mix context to work. No bad thing that, but I can see it sounding horribly cheesy 90% of the time, especially on radio.
― J@cob, Monday, 5 May 2008 10:24 (6 years ago) Permalink
Ha that's true but, y'know, go goofiness!
I'm hoping to start seeing proper Caribbean crossover stuff soon. I wonder if the ragga-ish version of "Calabria" is big in this scene.
― Tim F, Monday, 5 May 2008 10:30 (6 years ago) Permalink
stelfox tipped me to "bongo man," and it's currently blowing my mind. i do think it's hilarious how close it comes in sound and feel to villalobos' remix of the horrorist's "one night in nyc"!
― pshrbrn, Monday, 5 May 2008 17:34 (6 years ago) Permalink
Two more recommendations:
1) Sticky - How Very Dare You
Yes, that Sticky! And this isn't too far from what he was doing circa 2002, great ridiculous diva vocals, huge bass drop, clattering breakbeaty rhythms. Not 4X4 at all but definitely "funky house". Love it.
1) Seany B - Stomper
This reminds me a bit of my beloved "Are You Really From The Ends (VIP Remix)" - stomping and insatiable as the title suggests. Very big 4X4 kick but with all these awesome bongo flutters and counter-rhythms.
― Tim F, Saturday, 10 May 2008 14:36 (6 years ago) Permalink
myspace rip of 'bongo jam', if anyone's interested. produced by flukes of wifey riddim fame btw!
not really relevant to this thread but i'm liking sticky's 'i'm in love'. first song on his myspace. 'mr dj' was another one of his tunes more in the funky vein.
― dbs, Saturday, 10 May 2008 18:55 (6 years ago) Permalink
whoa "whole night" w/ shantie = A+++++++++++++++++++
― moonship journey to baja, Saturday, 10 May 2008 19:19 (6 years ago) Permalink
oops i think it's called "do you mind"
― moonship journey to baja, Saturday, 10 May 2008 19:20 (6 years ago) Permalink
"Who's gonna be that dancing king???"
Shantie is pretty amazing. He's so nimble and prissy!
"Too much war/Everywhere you go what you fightin' for?/I don't know/Back in the day man raves fi look wife/nowadays man a come rave fi take life/can't deal with it, the trouble and strife/formation that, left to the right!"
I would totally start using "formation that" myself if I didn't know I would sound ridiculous.
― Tim F, Sunday, 11 May 2008 08:44 (6 years ago) Permalink
― pshrbrn, Sunday, 11 May 2008 16:11 (6 years ago) Permalink
now jamming: bongo jam
― The Reverend, Monday, 12 May 2008 02:35 (6 years ago) Permalink
This flukes kid = big things
― J@cob, Monday, 12 May 2008 07:36 (6 years ago) Permalink
I think the last time an area of music so suddenly and completely emotionally/intellectually monopolized me was dancehall in 2003 and before that 2-step in 1999. (grime not so much only because it was harder to find totally hypnotic DJ sets etc.)
― Tim F, Thursday, 15 May 2008 09:12 (6 years ago) Permalink
― moullet, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 15:50 (2 years ago) Permalink
― r|t|c, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 17:52 (2 years ago) Permalink
01. SIGNAL 3rd June 2012 Advert02. R1 Ryders ft. Carly Bond – Ain’t Wastin’ No Time03. Burkie – Go04. FunkyStepz – Warrior05. DJ Eastwood ft. Jae Elle – Beautiful06. Champion – War Dance07. Princess Nyah – Crazy (Champion Mix)08. DJ Pantha – Snakes & Ladders09. Sophia Ellahee – Emotions10. Tazer – Mortal Kombat11. Princess Nyah ft. Wiley – Soldier (Filthy Fiction Remix)12. Donaeo – Big Ben13. Marcus Nasty & Funk Butcher – Yardies Revenge14. DJ Cubzy ft. MNT – That’s Who15. Mr. Solo – Tek Time16. Mistaken Identity ft. B.Dett – Everything (DJ Spookz UK Funky Remix)17. Formula – Devilish18. Dumplin & Champion ft. Laura Lexus – Falling Down19. DJ Mystery ft. Sophia – Take It Slow20. DJ Whitecoat ft. Jae Elle – Riddim (Stay Over) (Extended Mix)21. Mr. Solo – Drop That Synth22. Hannah Liston – The Middle (Dumplin Remix)23. Andy Jae & S-Tee Vs. J. Funkz – Rittle Rattle24. O.B. ft. Channy Angelina – E.R. (Fingaprint Congo Mix)25. Lobster Boy (Redlight) – Mosquito26. Naughty Raver ft. Natalie May – Sunshine27. Andy Jay & S-Tee ft. Charlene – Spiralling28. Shay & Sinista – The Murdz Riddim29. Pestman ft. Tanesha – My Body (Vocal Mix)30. Pirate Soundsystem – Jericho31. MixKidMuzik Vs. Adina Howard – T-Shirt & Panties32. Sunday Roast – Trembles33. Fuzzy Logik ft. MyShy – Pose34. Mr. Solo – Go Hard35. Major Not£$ ft. Koni – S.A.Y (Something About You)36. Meleka – Love You Baby37. Star One ft. Sarah Lillie – Bagz
Download from http://www.clubsignal.co.uk/index.php/radio-signal-volume-14/
― www.clubsignal.com, Monday, 21 May 2012 11:07 (2 years ago) Permalink
Remix from Ray Foxx:
― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 31 May 2012 10:10 (2 years ago) Permalink
looooove the overflowing florid cut-up orchestral sounds of the very todd edwards remix of keith & superbeatz the most beautiful thing. i think there's some oboe in there! out in a week or so but this gives a whiff:
― ogmor, Wednesday, 6 June 2012 16:19 (2 years ago) Permalink
the godlike genius of Todd Edwards
― r|t|c, Wednesday, 6 June 2012 16:48 (2 years ago) Permalink
did it not occur to either of you that your tracks werent remotely uk funky btw
sorry i was excited
― ogmor, Wednesday, 6 June 2012 17:24 (2 years ago) Permalink
thatll learn ya
― r|t|c, Wednesday, 6 June 2012 17:49 (2 years ago) Permalink
so whilst in the process of frowning at the fact that the ever-great, ever-mysterious DUMPLIN has started making anodyne tech house my eye wandered over to a new profile description...
Dumplin Also Known As 'Pyper/Pypz' has been producing
― r|t|c, Saturday, 9 June 2012 11:08 (2 years ago) Permalink
New Mad One/Preshus vid. They haven't moved their sound forward very far tbh but not bad. I kind of want Maddison to jump on the afrobeats bandwagon, he'd be perfect for it.
― Benny B, Saturday, 9 June 2012 11:16 (2 years ago) Permalink
hmm is it just me or is there a big white space where that video should be?
― Benny B, Saturday, 9 June 2012 11:19 (2 years ago) Permalink
It's not just you
― Mercer Finn, Saturday, 9 June 2012 11:51 (2 years ago) Permalink
I'll try again
― Benny B, Saturday, 9 June 2012 11:57 (2 years ago) Permalink
oh,, heres another one. i remember this one from sets last year
― Benny B, Saturday, 9 June 2012 12:06 (2 years ago) Permalink
r|t|c yes that did occur to me, but where else on ILM would YOU post a wookie track in 2012??
― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 10 June 2012 13:40 (2 years ago) Permalink
well uh rolling 2012 UKG interzone bubblers thread , i'd imagine
― r|t|c, Monday, 11 June 2012 10:22 (2 years ago) Permalink
news to me
― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 11 June 2012 10:24 (2 years ago) Permalink
what a terrible despot i must seem to everyone on ilm with all these exacting standards of mine
― r|t|c, Monday, 11 June 2012 10:36 (2 years ago) Permalink
haha no thank you for making me aware of that thread's existence!
― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 11 June 2012 11:16 (2 years ago) Permalink
Tim, if you're out there: Any chance of a mid 2012 Funky Skykicking roundup?
― matt damon & the jb's (the anephric project), Tuesday, 12 June 2012 03:13 (2 years ago) Permalink
i don't even know what to call this but... wow
Famous Eno - "All Good FM"http://soundcloud.com/famouseno/all-good-fm-feat-mc-stitch-1
― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 09:35 (2 years ago) Permalink
This Roska tune is fantastic!
― Tim F, Thursday, 28 June 2012 14:13 (2 years ago) Permalink
Has anyone listened to the new Cooly G album? I haven't gotten a chance to yet, I'm interested in what everyone thinks of it.
― Astrochimp32, Thursday, 28 June 2012 20:16 (2 years ago) Permalink
On my first scan through I didn't really care for it much. There are a lot of repeats from singles (including the GREAT "It's Serious"), but I felt a lot of the rest featured too many vocals (not necessarily a bad thing but..) and some really uninteresting rhythms.
― matt damon & the jb's (the anephric project), Thursday, 28 June 2012 21:23 (2 years ago) Permalink
btw, re this, my engagement has diminished to the point where I don't think I could really do this :-(
I still hear some good stuff but not enough to make a proper round-up and the whole tone would be a bit depressing.
Given my favourite "funky" tune of the year is Nick Hannam & Tom Garnett's "You Want Me", perhaps we need a "jacking house sceptics, let me draw your attention to this" thread...
― Tim F, Thursday, 28 June 2012 21:36 (2 years ago) Permalink
Tim, I would be all for that.
I feel roughly the same though. I've heard a number of great things but there just doesn't seem to be near as much out there these days. I was hoping I was wrong!
― matt damon & the jb's (the anephric project), Friday, 29 June 2012 00:41 (2 years ago) Permalink
I think there are some great Funky tunes coming out!
You guys know about Tickles previously known as Mr. Tickles on Roska Kicks and Snares label? You should check out his SoundCloud, LOADED with quality Funky tracks http://soundcloud.com/mrtickle He also got up a free EP, Higher Stakes!
This tune by Tickles is absolutely LARGE! Called 'Wot U Do'
Fuzzy Logik got a new track with MyShy called 'Pose' but I can't find a link to that :S
Meleka dropped her song 'Love You Baby' which is cool has that Funky vibe but it doesn't touch 'Go (Crazy Cousins Mix)'
I Killed Kenny dropped a track called 'Let's Go' which is pretty large http://soundcloud.com/jamiegeorge/i-killed-kenny-feat-jamie
Greenmoney dropped a track also called 'Feels Good' BIG BIG BIG http://soundcloud.com/greenmoney/greenmoney-feels-good-feat
Yep, that's new funky I could get that grabbed my attention. What you guys think?
― Rick, Monday, 2 July 2012 00:59 (2 years ago) Permalink
Given my favourite "funky" tune of the year is Nick Hannam & Tom Garnett's "You Want Me", perhaps we need a "jacking house sceptics, let me draw your attention to this" thread...Here's the thread (sort of):Jackin' House partisans, convince a skeptic
― Not The Other One (Mr Andy M), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:54 (2 years ago) Permalink
Funky house enthusiasts, please direct me to stuff that sounds like this!
― formerly EDB (ed.b), Saturday, 10 November 2012 05:00 (2 years ago) Permalink
I'll never figure how the embedding works here:
― formerly EDB (ed.b), Saturday, 10 November 2012 05:01 (2 years ago) Permalink
^^really impressive little album, this
― #YOLO ONO (lex pretend), Thursday, 22 November 2012 11:56 (2 years ago) Permalink
my uk funky manifesto:
― Tim F, Friday, 15 February 2013 10:05 (1 year ago) Permalink
― Gukbe, Friday, 15 February 2013 13:32 (1 year ago) Permalink
DJ at the club I just left dropped "Inflation" wayyy slowed down with some dancehall vocals (not the Aidonia version) over it and I went o_O_O_o
― old homophobic boom bap rap traditionalist (The Reverend), Friday, 22 November 2013 09:20 (1 year ago) Permalink
hi, i'm looking for some dark uk funky, without vocals, something like lil silva, cooly g, emvee, ill blu, etc. where should I look? apparently this style is too obscure for google to be able to help me.
― dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Friday, 31 January 2014 03:49 (10 months ago) Permalink
for anyone that still cares, andy jay & s-tee put some remixes on soundcloud for d/l a few months ago:
the digital dubstar/miss fire one was always a fave and 'take my hand' fit nicely in the radio raving mix, winding it all down.
― dbs, Friday, 31 January 2014 09:51 (10 months ago) Permalink
not found :(
― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 31 January 2014 10:55 (10 months ago) Permalink
oh sorry, i have soundcloud blocked here so i just googled the links. i can up them later
― dbs, Friday, 31 January 2014 11:06 (10 months ago) Permalink
― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 31 January 2014 11:10 (10 months ago) Permalink
― dbs, Monday, 3 February 2014 10:33 (10 months ago) Permalink
https://soundcloud.com/djnate/younihousefunkyDJ Nate B2B Dundeal ft Ramzee, Riskgo, Mr Silva & C Don - Youni House Funky Mix 2010 #ThrowbackMix
idk whether this actually applies to anyone else but if seeing all the rinse 20 funky takeover hype has aroused a mild itch - one that ur not ready to fully go in on but the podcasts havent quite scratched either - then this just appeared the other day and i can confirm does the job very nicely indeed
(also let's pretend i crossposted this to the afrobeats thread the other week)
― r|t|c, Sunday, 28 September 2014 19:30 (2 months ago) Permalink
funny (ha-ha/sad) revisiting how much the initial ritual grousing that kicked this thread off echoes the shuffle deep tech one now
hardly surprising in some ways really how it became the fashion magazines that ultimately inherited the critical earth... like if we were all posting on the parallel universe messageboard "i love hats and/or shoes" u would never be reading all this "but trainers are footwear worn by sportspersons" or "havent humans been wearing pelts and stuff on their heads since cavemen times in pangaea" that u get every fucking time a new music trend comes round, u would just have an immediate no-brainer apprehension that localised (not necessarily closed) subcultures will flip a look/vibe by selective appropriation and recontextualisation and that there is flux sometimes in form sometimes in function sometimes in both
― r|t|c, Sunday, 28 September 2014 20:08 (2 months ago) Permalink
on the subj of deep tech tho it's minorly interesting seeing which (relatively few) funky characters are reappearing and what their adaptation says about both genres... guys like x5 dubs and mr solo sucked at the former, or more accurately already represented a shift away from funky vibes at the time, oris jay would have been rubbish at it.... funkystepz otoh can't seem to get it at all... not too much trickle-down really
i also like how shay & sinista really properly (imo) cracked the deep tech vibe only just now that they've fully inhabited their new "saint and sinner" personae... ties into panta's metamorphosis into the pseudo-cosmopolitan-but-still-p-rugged arun verone (and other noms de guerre like calle lebraun and ivee mercutio) i guess
― r|t|c, Sunday, 28 September 2014 20:23 (2 months ago) Permalink
I don't post but I still read you (when I can). glad you still post! (you're not pissing in the wind). some day I'll just have to jump back in. when me kids are grown and telling me wots good...?
― Paul, Sunday, 28 September 2014 21:07 (2 months ago) Permalink
seems cthulu keeps sending me back here soz
this just come up today, i checked it fiending for some moar shuffle smack as per but instead it turns out to be no less than a promo mix FOR THE MATURE RAVER advertising an old skool nostalgia night for the 2006-08 ldn house scene ("wine bar revival!" says spidey g)
it is perhaps not an enthralling essential thing in itself BUT i do also reckon it to be pretty unique and important as being the most representative audio document/chronology there's yet been or is ever likely to appear of how funky came about and what it mutated from
the recording seems to have been cut off before supa could drop 'giggle riddim' unfortunately but it's v educational nonetheless
― r|t|c, Saturday, 4 October 2014 01:00 (2 months ago) Permalink
hi paul btw, always a pleasure 2 c u! rest easy soldier you've done your bit
― r|t|c, Saturday, 4 October 2014 01:08 (2 months ago) Permalink
(ready for the wheelbarrow)
― Paul, Saturday, 4 October 2014 01:52 (2 months ago) Permalink
FOR THE MATURE RAVER
― lex pretend, Saturday, 4 October 2014 09:43 (2 months ago) Permalink