August 22, 2008

Variations on a theme

Dr. Wesley Pentz

Three songs. One break.

1. Brew Barrymore. See what Diplo can do!

2. Electric Relaxation. I don't want to say the best Tribe song ever, but between the sample and lyrics, it's definitely up there. I shan't repeat the song's best lines here, because this is a family blog, but I will hint that I have a soft spot for any and all puns on the now-defunct chain store, Seaman's Furniture. I am particularly sad that people just discovering this music now won't be able to catch the reference.

3. Mystic Brew: the song that started it all. Grinding, funky organs and lots of tasty vibes. Ronnie Foster was 22 when he wrote this song! Shame on all of us.

Diplo - Brew Barrymore [?]

A Tribe Called Quest - Electric Relaxation [Midnight Marauders, 1993]

Ronnie Foster - Mystic Brew [The Two-Headed Freap, 1972]

August 19, 2008

New Lindstrøm

nickname: el girafa

See how long that fool's neck is? I saw Lindstrøm (love those funky Norweigan characters) a year ago and the whole time he was bent over his synth-pad, moving his head/neck in time with the music. It was pretty hypnotic actually, it seemed like his head was entirely detached from his body or something. As a side note, Lindstrøm sounds great live, don't miss him if you get the chance.

Anyway, Lindstrøm has a new record out, and it's great. There are only three tracks, and here's the first one which clocks in just under 30 (!) minutes. There's a lot of styles in the mix here, and it comes out sounding fantastic.

Lindstrøm - Where I Go You Go Too [Where I Go You Go Too, 2008]

August 17, 2008

DJ Mujava

Warp is hyping this track, by DJ Mujava from South Africa, a lot. I only listened to it once but this will serve as a bookmark to come back and see if it grows on me.

August 16, 2008

New Black Devil Disco Club

Black Devil Disco Club, and all of Lo Recordings actually, has been one of my favorite discoveries of the past year. With all the talk of "Space Disco" it's good to see someone step up and put out releases that I think will have some staying power.

The cover of this Black Devil Disco Club (who I think is no longer pretending to be a long-lost disco producer from the 1970s and instead content to be a French person making electronic music) release proclaims that it is "the holy grail of space disco." Okay. I feel like if something is going to be the "holy grail" of anything, I shouldn't be able to pick it up at my local CD store, but maybe that's an issue I should take up with the marketing department of Lo Recordings.

These tracks are all really good! New Black Devil!!

Black Devil Disco Club - With Honey Cream [Eight Oh Eight EP, 2008]

Black Devil Disco Club - Never No Dollars [Eight Oh Eight EP, 2008]

August 12, 2008

I'm gonna gun you down

Two minutes of brilliance from Jamaica, 1969.

The Ethiopians - Gun Man