The Sa Ra Creative Partners Thread, finally...

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hazy is amongst my favourites

mullygrubbr (bulbs), Thursday, 23 June 2005 22:51 (9 years ago) Permalink

jess, have you heard the full sa-ra yet? (it's downloadable if you want it)

The Amazing Jaxon! (jaxon), Thursday, 23 June 2005 22:55 (9 years ago) Permalink

i downloaded something called "unreleased cd-r" a while back and listened to it once or twice. is that what you mean?

("once or twice" isn't a commentary on its quality, btw, just my lack of time.)

strng hlkngtn, Thursday, 23 June 2005 22:58 (9 years ago) Permalink

yeah, that should be it? it has like 20 tracks. i didn't know if you were basing your previous "meh" judgements on one or two songs or the "album"

The Amazing Jaxon! (jaxon), Thursday, 23 June 2005 23:05 (9 years ago) Permalink

I don't think those are the final versions- definitely the version of "Double Dutch (Co Co Pops)" is a much less layered production than the 12" release. And it doesn't seem like it's a separate single version and album version either, just that one is more finished-sounding than the other.

Telephonething, Friday, 24 June 2005 00:01 (9 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...
FOUR TET & SA-RA: Sun, Drums & Soil 12"

"The hottest UK star pushing against electronic-ecstatic jazz boundaries has just hooked up with next planet's saviors of soul. This is Four Tet vs the Sa Ra Creative Partners! Colliding in a 'Contusion' of Calypso-inflected tack-synth-melodies, squelchy rude basslines and utterly serious 'supercool' speak, this is the most explicit fun anyone's had with Four Tet's musical parts since Jay Dee got involved last year! We're also treated to Four Tet's own 'Sun Drums and Gamelan' remix of the track, which recalls 'Rated X' era Miles Davis."

Anyone heard this yet? Thoughts?

Mika, Tuesday, 26 July 2005 02:38 (9 years ago) Permalink

no. i like the jay dee four tet thing though.

mullygrubbr (bulbs), Tuesday, 26 July 2005 02:41 (9 years ago) Permalink

I've got the Sa-Ra remix on a 3" promo cd dealie...it's quite nice. Anyone want a YSI?

Telephonething (Telephonething), Tuesday, 26 July 2005 02:44 (9 years ago) Permalink

pls

mullygrubbr (bulbs), Tuesday, 26 July 2005 02:45 (9 years ago) Permalink

Uh, definitely, yeah.

(this YSI thing is getting outta hand, but link away please...)

Mika, Tuesday, 26 July 2005 02:47 (9 years ago) Permalink

Cheers,

It's so busy, there's quite a few different styles crammed in there. Including harddrive laptop skipping and broken beats, a distinction from straight up disco-looped house?

Don't know about the Fourtet connection in general. I'm interested to see where Sa-Ra position themselves in relation to R'n'B, hip-hop, electronica and downbeat though.

Mika, Tuesday, 26 July 2005 07:31 (9 years ago) Permalink

6 months pass...
worst "show" i've ever been to. paid for presale tickets. go there and have to be subjected to a subpar acid jazz band and then sa ra get on and they're just playing records. FOR THE WHOLE NIGHT! they weren't even playing records. he had a weird midi turntable hooked up to his laptop and was playing boring ass records that i've heard four billion times. i walked up to one of the dude's girlfriends and asked if they were really going to be playing records all night and she said it was listed on the site. fuck that. look at this. it's in the tiniest print hidden in some parentheses. what a fucking scam. first jay dee and now this. what a shitty day.

team jaxon (jaxon), Saturday, 11 February 2006 10:13 (8 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...
trackademicks > sa-ra

rtcotm (mwah), Monday, 6 March 2006 13:00 (8 years ago) Permalink

no.

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 6 March 2006 15:32 (8 years ago) Permalink

well, maybe, but i've never heard it.

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 6 March 2006 15:32 (8 years ago) Permalink

lol @ faggy uk male model jammin hollertronix affiliates

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did we ever find a tracklist for the cd-r btw?

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 6 March 2006 15:42 (8 years ago) Permalink

I know it's corny to say it sounds great when you're high but it sounds great when you're high.

PAUL HAGGIS, EMOTIONAL TERRORIST (nordicskilla), Monday, 6 March 2006 16:23 (8 years ago) Permalink

it does!

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 6 March 2006 16:29 (8 years ago) Permalink

considering my complete 180 on this thread topic i am really worried about the album

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 6 March 2006 16:30 (8 years ago) Permalink

Is there actually an album? when?

Adamrl (nordicskilla), Monday, 6 March 2006 16:36 (8 years ago) Permalink

whatever it is that Jaxon gave me is awesome - easily one of my favorite new things of the last few years.

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 6 March 2006 17:53 (8 years ago) Permalink

i think prince was listening to sa ra in the studio when making 3121

how retardely backwards is that?

team jaxon (jaxon), Monday, 6 March 2006 17:57 (8 years ago) Permalink

ah he's always fairly up on new r&b folks (albeit not always with the best judgment - ex: Tevin Campbell)

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 6 March 2006 18:50 (8 years ago) Permalink

well i found his myspace tryna hear the e40 single and i kinda liked that keyshia cole rmx on there fine enough! since i never liked sa-ra one bit (like hold on ummm so everyone smirking at neo-soul/broken beat in the 00s ws just waiting for a click of farnsworth bentleys to show up and validate their lives 5 years later?) (and i never liked keyshia cole either, she's a dick!) i wondered if ppl were up on this guy too

the e40 rmx on there is aight as well considering

rtcotm (mwah), Monday, 6 March 2006 19:11 (8 years ago) Permalink

I was never down on neo-soul!

Adamrl (nordicskilla), Monday, 6 March 2006 19:14 (8 years ago) Permalink

and lol @ e 4ever waiting to pounce

rtcotm (mwah), Monday, 6 March 2006 19:15 (8 years ago) Permalink

yeah haha tbh adaml i first thought of u! mainly cos ur well into hyphy and trackademicks is out of that i think

rtcotm (mwah), Monday, 6 March 2006 19:17 (8 years ago) Permalink

shouldnt you be getting a $200 haircut somewhere

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This is what I am listening to as we speak

Adamrl (nordicskilla), Monday, 6 March 2006 19:22 (8 years ago) Permalink

shouldnt you be getting a $200 haircut somewhere

Haha! Is this meant for me? I'd be lucky to afford a pack of gum the way my finances are right now.

Adamrl (nordicskilla), Monday, 6 March 2006 19:25 (8 years ago) Permalink

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lol probably... i dunno what ur expecting me to say, "call me a male model again and i'll fucking kill you"? i mean ur info is somewhat dated but i guess that's no surprise

rtcotm (mwah), Monday, 6 March 2006 19:33 (8 years ago) Permalink

take it outside, ladies

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 6 March 2006 19:35 (8 years ago) Permalink

oh, I see. Never mind.

xp

Adamrl (nordicskilla), Monday, 6 March 2006 19:36 (8 years ago) Permalink

trackademicks dude is cool, but honestly kinda boring. there's just no surprise. there's really no comparing him and sa ra though.

i did like the e40 beat better than the original.

team jaxon (jaxon), Monday, 6 March 2006 19:37 (8 years ago) Permalink

ah ok well i can't say i heard a full sa-ra tape anyway but what i heard the few times they came on radio was fairly offensive tbh

there's that myspace, http://www.myspace.com/trackademicks i'm out

rtcotm (mwah), Monday, 6 March 2006 19:40 (8 years ago) Permalink

Hailing from Alameda, an island located off the coast of Oakland, CA, Trackademicks makes music driven by the same philosophy that made him; mix it up. Born to a Filipino father from the Bay Area and a Black mother from Richmond, VA, his cultural diversity inherently translates itself into the music. “Like California Cuisine, I take ingredients and influences from all over to add to our local tastes and create something appealing to everyone.”

So he's like the Alice Waters of 2006 R&B?

Adamrl (nordicskilla), Monday, 6 March 2006 19:44 (8 years ago) Permalink

Only if relys on fresh locally grown samplers and mixing desks.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Monday, 6 March 2006 19:47 (8 years ago) Permalink

sa ra is greatness, but it's what i call "fancy trainer" music. like all that benji-b-ified stuff, it requires serious glad rags. you've gotta fancy yourself up to listen to it...i love it, but i don't have the cash to buy the lifestyle.

cybele (cybele), Monday, 6 March 2006 19:56 (8 years ago) Permalink

oh, and i second the love for ppp and up you an omar. new record's coming out soon...i'm very very excited.

cybele (cybele), Monday, 6 March 2006 19:58 (8 years ago) Permalink

it's what i call "fancy trainer" music. like all that benji-b-ified stuff, it requires serious glad rags. you've gotta fancy yourself up to listen to it...

jaxon likes it!

Adamrl (nordicskilla), Monday, 6 March 2006 20:02 (8 years ago) Permalink

is jaxon fancy?

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 6 March 2006 20:03 (8 years ago) Permalink

i dress like a hobo fwiw

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 6 March 2006 20:03 (8 years ago) Permalink

me too

it's sad when you realize you don't even have the budget to look indie ! (you know, if you actually wanted to).

Adamrl (nordicskilla), Monday, 6 March 2006 20:04 (8 years ago) Permalink

Jaxon strikes me as someone who has one or two pairs of fancy trainers in his industrial living space.

Adamrl (nordicskilla), Monday, 6 March 2006 20:05 (8 years ago) Permalink

Of course I shouldn't presume.

Adamrl (nordicskilla), Monday, 6 March 2006 20:05 (8 years ago) Permalink

i bought a new pair of sneakers the other day and i felt like a rich man indeed

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 6 March 2006 20:06 (8 years ago) Permalink

The sneakers I wear on any given day are worth more than everything else I'm wearing combined (even when I layer up). It has been this way since I was nine or so.

Andy_K (Andy_K), Monday, 6 March 2006 20:07 (8 years ago) Permalink

post the interview when its out... i like that song a lot too.

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Thursday, 6 August 2009 10:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

that track is super rad

jaxon, Thursday, 6 August 2009 17:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

Even though most of the new album doesn't really do it for me, even after repeated listens, I can't get enough of "He Say She Say" -- it is absolutely, deliriously magnificent.

Goethe*s Elective Affinities, Monday, 10 August 2009 21:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

6 months pass...

listening to that shafiq album. these guys are so pastichey. almost everything they do sounds slightly deriviative. and i get the feeling its almost deliberate, their way of tipping their hat. but it just sounds slightly drab or like a damp squib. so mish mashy. plus their vocals are really shit and flat. this album should be on ninja tune.

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Thursday, 25 February 2010 16:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

actually the main prob with this album is that surprisingly it seems overproduced. and then theres something about the production thats almost too slick and perfected, with all the grit and rough edges sanded off.

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Thursday, 25 February 2010 16:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

lil girl is the standout. this could be a good ep.

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Thursday, 25 February 2010 16:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

More thoughts on "The Nuclear Evolution"?

European Bob (admrl), Thursday, 22 July 2010 16:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

melodee n'mynor is a dope track

johnny crunch, Friday, 23 July 2010 23:37 (4 years ago) Permalink


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