Thursday, 30 October 2008
On the back it says, "The 70s was a time of consolidation as well as experimentation in the gritty urban world of Latin music - New York syle. Joe Cayre's Salsoul and Mericana labels were at the cutting edge of the burgeoning Latin scene, their successful combination of rootsy Cuban-style dance music and audacious Latin-jazz won them an audience out of all proportion to their modest profile. This album brings you the finest cuts from these seminal labels."
This was released in 1999 but the music is all from 1972-1977.
The music in the background of this track is completely the creation of Pojmasta who was at the forefront of classic mashup/glitch/bastard-pop which I was really into a few years ago. I stuck a load of samples in appropriate places from a few different Godzilla films.
I highly recomend http://www.pojmasta.co.uk/ which has loads of his original music and mixes.
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
Chris Geddes (Beans) from Belle and Sebastian posted this mix on the band's website sometime ago. It's now gone so I thought I'd resurrect it. It's top quality (apart from the Bon Jovi bit) and "Sound of Da Police" by KRS One is freakin brilliant. It's based on the set he did at the Summercase festival in Spain in 2007.
Summercase Mix Fixed Link!
About a year ago I asked a Korean friend to make me a CD of some of the music he likes. He ended up giving me 2GB of music and it's taken me a while to digest it all. I've compiled a selection of songs from the ones he gave me.
The MC Sniper track is amazing and uses a really cool Rocky sample. The Magolpy song is a beautiful ballad and I found a video of it here. It's been interesting trying to work out who the artists were for each track since the data files I had were all in Korean and I don't speak a word.
Interestingly the SG of SG Wannabe stands for "Simon and Garfunkel" and the M.C. of M.C. the Max stands for "Moon Child" not "Master of Ceremonies" as you'd expect.