Friday, 28 August 2009

The Breaks III

Skye Presents The Breaks III - Original B Boy Street Funk & Block Party Classics

1 Ralph Carmichael-The Addict's Psalm (1:14)
2 All The People - Cramp Your Style (2:15)
3 Black Heat - Love The Life You Live (6:29)
4 Eddie Bo - Hook And Sling (2:41)
5 The Jackson 5 - Hum Along And Dance (8:31)
6 Yellow Sunshine - Yellow Sunshine (4:09)
7 Vernon Burch - Get Up (5:58)
8 Boobie Knight & The Universal Lady - The Lovomaniacs (3:43)
9 King Errisson - Well, Have A Nice Day (6:00)
10 Nina Simone - Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter (5:20)
11 Jerry O - Funky Charge (3:09)
12 Alvin Cash Scott Bros Orchestra - Keep On Dancing (Instrumental) (2:49)

That makes it a full set! Very satisfying to have all four in the series.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

This Is Techno CD Box Set - 1996

I found this in a charity shop about a year ago but after buying it I left it in the car for months where it ended up under the passenger seat. I've only just got round to listening to it and I've been quite impressed. The box had no details on but I've managed to work out the track listing.

This is Techno Free Bonus Mix

01 Fantasy Flight Hypnotic State (3:36)
02 Mantra (21) Progression (5:52)
03 De Force Tour (5:08)
04 Eclipse (23) Collision (6:04)
05 Mark Broom Time (6:06)
06 Underworld Dark & Long (Dark Train Mix) (8:59)

It was mixed by Colin Dale back in 1996 and it's like being on a magical preision engineered techno train made out of glo-sticks headed for Dusseldorf.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

The Venerable Bede

The Venerable Bede - Acidic Picnic EP

This is my own Ambient/Electronic creation. It's a warning from history.

Track Listing:

1) Acidic Picnic 3:43
2) Dronescape 3:22
3) Vexille Froggy 9:03
4) Guidelines 2:54
5) In A Jar 24:10

All music by The Venerable Bede is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales License. Which means it's free and legal to download!

Venerable Bede website here.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

The Breaks I

Dj Pogo Presents The Breaks - Original B Boy Street Funk & Block Party Classics

1) Apache - Incredible Bongo Band
2) It's Just Begun - Castor, Jimmy Bunch
3) Ashley's Roachclip - Soul Searchers
4) Humpty Dump - Vibrettes
5) Funky Drummer - Brown, James
6) SWAT - Rhythm Heritage
7) Back In The USSR - Lewis, Ramsey Trio
8) God Made Me Funky - Headhunters
9) Let A Woman Be A Woman And Let A Man Be A Man - Dyke & The Blazers
10) Scorpio - Coffey, Dennis
11) 24 Carat Black - 24-Carat Black
12) Funky Mule - Turner, Ike & His Kings Of Rhythm
I found the first installment! Apache is freaking brilliant.

The Breaks II

1) N.T. (Part 1 & 2) - Kool And The Gang
2) The Assembly Line - Commodores
3) I Can't Stop - John Davis And The Monster Ochestra
4) Mephis Soul Stew - King Curtis
5) Melting Pot - Booker T & The M.G.'s
6) Take Me To The Mardis Gras - Bob James
7) Hercules - Aaron Neville
8) The Revolution Will Not Be Televised - Gil Scott-Heron
9) Chove Chuva/Mas Que Nada - Samba Soul
10) The Message - Cymande
11) It's A New Day - Skull Snaps
12) Underground - Curtis Mayfield
After some investigation, It turns out I have the 2nd and 4th installments of a series of breaks compilations released by Harmless Recordings about ten years ago. I'm going to attempt to track down the other two. I bought this at the same time as the other one in a car boot sale for 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised' which is a mighty track.

Friday, 21 August 2009

The Breaks IV

Skye Presents The Breaks - Original B Boy Street Funk & Block Party Classics

1) I'm Chief Kamanawanalea - The Turtles
2) I Just Wanna Do My Thing - Edwin Star
3) It's The Music That Makes Us Do It - Magnum
4) Sneakin' In The Back - Tom Scott And The L.A. Express
5) You're Getting A Little Too Smart - Detroit Emeralds
6) Blind Alley - The Emotions
7) Swamp Fever - Mel Brown
8) Phenomena Theme - In Dearch Of ... Orchestra
9) Love Is Such A Good Thing (Parts 1 & 2) - Proffessor Funk
10) Latin Slide - La Clave
11) Can't Get Enough Of You - Blues Magoos

I found this at a car boot sale. It was 50 pence.

60 Minutes of Electronic Music History

DJ Faceplant - Where's That Bleep Coming From?
A 60 minute mix that takes in almost 100 years of electronic music. Starting with Futurism in Italy and then Musique Concrete in France it bounces backwards and forwards between London, Berlin, Leeds, Dusseldorf, New York City before being beaten to death by an electronic frying pan in Cornwall. Electronic bleepitude is not only the future, it's also from the past and er.. the present.