8/10 … Toccata Electronica is possibly the most stunning bootleg of Kraftwerk ever ‘released’. Comprising of rare and different remixes of many well known Kraftwerk songs. This bootleg first surfaced in 1995 as a CD with professional looking packaging and high quality audio. Different pressings including differing artwork and CD labels are in circulation however the front cover is usually the one shown here above…
To the part of western society that shit their pants as soon as they hear the word muslim … first ofcourse, a big fuck off to you. Second of all, to those within this group with half a brain, take a look at this masterful DJ set by Sama’ Abdulhadi, directly from Palestine, a country […]
Sunday, February the 4th, 1996, about one month before the release of their now classic “Second Toughest In The Infants” album, Underworld played a now legendary two hour set on BBC Radio 1 show “Essential Mix”, hosted by Peter Tong. ..
9/10 … King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band is rightfully one of the most celebrated of all New Orleans jazz bands. Their recordings from 1923 were groundbreaking. Not only were they the recording debuts of Oliver, Louis Armstrong and clarinetist Johnny Dodds but they are definitive examples of ensemble-oriented classic New Orleans jazz, certainly ranking as the most exciting and advanced jazz recordings up to that point in time…
9/10 … The past five years have seen amapiano, South Africa’s electronic music movement born in the townships of the country’s Gauteng province, evolve from an underground sound to a nationwide mainstream staple. Even with its commercial success though, amapiano’s DIY ethos has continued to disrupt music creation and distribution in the country….
9/10 …At the end of the 60s, superstar drummer and angriest man in rock Ginger Baker was on the verge of collapse. Strung out on heroin, deeply grieving Jimi Hendrix’s death, and alienated from his former Cream and Blind Faith bandmates, he needed a new direction. He found it in Nigeria, where he decamped after driving a Range Rover from Algeria across the Sahara Desert. (A madcap adventure captured in the 1971 documentary Ginger Baker in Africa). Once in Lagos, Baker started jamming with Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti….
8/10 …The holy trio (303) of Hardfloor records released during the same period, 1993-1994, TB Resuscitation, Respect and Funalogue are even now, almost 30 years later is still amazing. Especially the two full-length albums. The mini-album Funalogue as a stand alone release as it was ment to be at first, with only the 5 tracks, Confuss, Roarrh, Rosinenbrot, Funalogue and Alternative is still a solid good album, and I would rate it as a 6/10. But when they decided to include the over 10 minute long Into The Nature (Plastikman Mix) Remix and Into The Nature (Hardfloor Remix) the release reached a whole new level. They are mind-tripping, mind-blowing and both of them should always be played in any Acid DJ set. The other tracks are as I said good, apart from Roarrh, that’s nothing short of embarissing and I chose to ignore.
I would love to be in an open field either somewhere in at an ancient native territory in the U.S or deep into the jungle of Amazonas and having this on the highest volume on the biggest speakers you can think of. Immediately when the track starts out you’re just right there and then it keeps building up and when the crescendo at the end hits, you feel euphoric … almost like an out of body experience (not that I have ever had one).
Born Randall McNei on the 2nd of April 1970. He began attending raves whilst working as a messenger in the World Trade Centre in London. His first bookings, after sending out tape demos, was at Delirium in London, playing Thursdays and Saturdays He then began his own show on Centreforce FM and became Resident DJ […]
UK label founded in 1989 by Leroy Small and Eidris Hassam. Really got going by 1992 and released countless classics of darkside hardcore/jungle over the next couple years. The label evolved with the times and by 1994 was one of the leading jungle labels. They also have like a million sub labels, or how about $ Recordings, 100% […]
This blogpost is mainly for those new to these music genres, but the veterans might enjoy the documentaries included on this page. A BBC documentary from 1994, one on LTJ Bukem, Goldie etc.
I mainly have experience and knowledge within the Drum ‘n Bass scene, the 1990’s is what is closest to my heart, and especially the so-called “Liquid” stuff without vocals is what gets me.
Drum & Bass: The Movement explores how a unique UK club culture rose from the underground to become a global phenomenon infiltrating and influencing disciplines from mainstream pop music to video games. From dubplates to mainstream crossovers, to some of the labels, tracks and clubs that helped shape the scene, Drum & Bass: The Movement […]
I have no idea why I call this style of 1990’s techno “British Hooligan Techno”. But all I see infront of me is white British Adidas wearing working class guys on ecstasy dancing in big green fields. But the album I mainly associate this group with, Interspecies Communication is more of a spiritual journey that much like their 1998 movie takes you on a journey around the globe to people who doesn’t live like we in the west do.
This is one of my all-time favorite “pump-myself-up” tracks. It’s simply amazing in both the Mad Cobra & Robyns versions. Robyns performance on Letterman show is simply one energy boost of the ages. The lyrics here are not that much to talk about, but the entire feeling of the songs hits the right spots for me.
Update 2021-04-15 LaPlage de Glazart in Paris, France for Cercle entered the list at #3. I love this kind of techno, the real thing … not Walmart techno, you now the kind of techno that plays in Hollywood movies when they have a rave party on screen, some kind of bubble gum version of the […]