Concrete Cabin return with their third 12″ in as many years, following up from the second Hamilton Scalpel 12″ and introducing the elusive DJ SKIFT, with three tracks taking in elements of Jungle, Garage and Techno. Pre-order is available HERE and should be shipping in a few weeks or so….
These are getting rarer, but when the conditions are right… the inspiration… Will TTT, … the records, … these records that I’ve brought home today, and are so collectively good that I feel the need to share….the time.. I’ve ring fenced a couple hours on a Friday night.. or Sat morn to be more precise…and the Tennent’s… found a couple of cans in the back of the cupboard… when it all comes together, then you’ve just got to go for it, and share your shite.
Except, there’s no shite tonight.. just some of these beltin records I bought today. Maybe.
Waaooo, stop the bus. Shite on yer own shoes. Minute the needle hits this record, in the bag. Boom job done. I’d have been happy to have just had this purchase from today.
The bus doors are stuck, and I’m 3 stops past my destination. I think I’m heading for the terminus… again. Just as well the bus driver is rocking out the new Hard Beach Entertainment record, HBE008, Reflective Souls.. whoever they may be, the B1 track is sounding like one of those Detroit classics they play on the People Mover, or the number 19 from Ann Abor.
The driver has just mixed it into this double decker of a tune from Karate_Fix & DJ Sotofett. – Arjun (Sex Tags Mania 29). Now you know you’re alway on to a winner with Sotofett, and he likes a journey. You know the sort of records if you take it off before the end you miss something. The sort of record that if you listen to on the bus or a train, or boat or plane come to that, or even my Vespa, then it will take you on a journey, on a journey. And all for £7.00 (with your Techno Bus Pass)
I do love the cliche, that the music takes you on a journey. Especially if it’s a bus journey. Up the back with a carry out.
A Journeyman for me was Markant. When I listened to his records, it was like going on holiday. I used to say fuck going on holiday this year, I’m just going to stay at home and listen to Markant records. This TTT record I’m just listening to, is kind of doing the same. One minute I’m in Majorca dipping my toes in the sea.. in 1976, next I’m having a pish in the ladies toilets in Machu Picchu, and then Cleethorpes. Powerful stuff.
After all that, I don’t have the link, as it’s not on the web site yet. Here’s a pic. CS + Kreme on The Trilogy Tapes. and they’ve probably never even been to Cleethorpes.
The bus driver is know dancing on his seat in his under crackers, and I just said to him, “Here mate, can you keep your eye on the road”, he said “It’s not a rode it’s a Moog”
That’s time for this journey to come to an end. The bus has just pulled up at the Paisley terminus. It doesn’t matter where you go, on your travels, whether with your body or with your records, it’s always good to come home . And put on a Jesse Rae record.
The South Side Shufflers label, no clue where they are from.. probably Amsterdam, London and places like that, but I’m thinking maybe Glasgow, have pressed up these two Jesse Rae tracks from I’m guessing around 1995. Jesse Rae, a true Scottish legend, and dresses like one. What can I say in such a short time about him, as I’m getting kicked off the bus, but he was born with the the Funk, the B-Funk. Fresh outa St Boswells in the Scottish Borders, Zapped with the Zapp, gave the B-Funk to the P-Funk, and wrote ‘Inside Out’ for Odyssey. He is also not influenced by fashion.
For further research, check this. ..
But more importantly buy the record. It’s still brilliant even without a back story.
And remember, never get out of the bus, absolutely goddam right, unless you’re going all the Rae.
It’s (last) Friday night, and I had a pile of records here that I wanted to ‘lay down’.. ‘in da mix’.. get a dump on’.. but can’t locate cable for my Tascam recorder. DJ Pissed off. So ..No Mix ! .. (good name for a Little Mix tribute band that actually),.. but here is a quick batter through some of the records that I was going to ‘drop’.
AA02 – Steve Julien – Apache.Bloodline LP. (Apron)
The Funk(ineven)meister never fails to disappoint me. Just got this home today. I’ll be singing this ‘Apache’ tune in my head in coming weeks I’m sure, thinking WTF is this mofo . Noting. And there’s more on that LP, I’ll look forward to exploring . He’s like the Jimmy Cricket of Techno for me.. “Come here, there’s more'”
INC-005 – Shit I should know who this is.. Richard told me today. But hey, as long as got the catalogue number. I do know it’s on Incensio – in fact I don’t, I dont even know the exact label name.. but it’s something like that, give or take a few letters. I do know it’s a certain hip cool New York couple’s label, and also that no’s 2, 3 and 4 should be out before this one. I’ll check into this a bit further, and update you next year.
Delroy Edwards – LACR023. Live release this week, boom, flying out. Had the test for few weeks, and still I’m flicking through trying to decide best track. They’re all good. VFM ALERT.
LOOD009 – Le Frère – N8ttt (Lights of our Days) Don’t really know what to say about this at time of typing. I’d try and describe it, but it’s the kind of record that describes itself.
Loidis – A Parade in the Place I sit, the floating world. (and all it’s pleasures). ANNO-002 .. Took me longer to type the title of the record than it lasted. Definitely title of the week. It’s taking me on a journey. And so is the music. Oh aye if interested it’s Huerco S, on Hank Jacksons label.
Jayda G and Alexa Dash – Diva Bitch remixes – (Freak Cult) Stripped back, maybe even literally, female vocal house, akin Soul City, coupled with the NY Diva’s to the Dance floor styleee. (Only the cool Diva’s though) … DJ Fettburger on the knobs.
That’s it from me, I’m off to the Parade in the Place I sit, the floating world, and all it’s pleasures.
and have a Dump Dump
Who’s DJ General ? Who know’s ? Who care’s ?.. but here’s some records he’s bought this week , and listening to now, and deciding to share with you. I think the General seems to have bought a few records with fancy sleeves this week. Maybe he’s more into art than music. Or maybe it’s just.. ‘the arts’. A fancy sleeve however should have no bearing on wether you like a record or not, but it shouldn’t put you off either. . In fact maybe I’ll just go digital. 🙂
Turns out I’m digging the fancy sleeved releases. ..
TTT – Parris. New to me. First record I’ve got by him. Where have I been .. the concoction of electronic music that I love. I’ll need to go and buy his previous releases.. just hope they’ve got good sleeves.
DJ Duke – Green Pastures (Solo Works) – Fresh outa Dublin. But on my deck right now is da man Nicuri’s Remix. (Fresh outa New Joiseee). Proper Tech-House !! .. That was a journalistic genre that just seemed to suck in all the bad records, and then you almost couldn’t say Techno and House in the same sentence, but as I know, you know, and the General knows, many of our favourite records are a blend of Techno and House.. should you want to even try and categorise. .. A good record is good record. (which I suppose is kind of categorising as well). Don’t get me started on pigeon holes. In fact, just make up your own categories. Every record I like, I’m putting into the ‘shite’ category, and who are you to tell me any different !
I seem to have deviated from actually telling you about this record, that has inspired me to rant some shite about categorising music, which I think I’m saying is.. categorise it yourself. Good, Bad, Techno, House, Electronic bamboozlement, The sound of Barry Manilow’s maws 2nd wedding.. whatever the fuck you like. Decide for yourself. But where was I, oh aye, this record.. it’s sort of Techno’y House’y, like the modern sound of New York, meets the original sound of Chicago,. Think Levon Vincent meets Virgo Four…. at Barry Manilow’s maws wedding.
Subapical002 – Compadres of Lundun’s Brokn Toys label, with more Techno leanings.. should you want to categorise. (ps. all categories could be wrong) If you see it in a record shop, give it a listen. Techno-Electro, or maybe Electro-Techno. Track I’m listening to, sounds like a few of my favourite records rolled into one. (from the Techno and Electro genre’s)
Ahh shit, I was going to tell you about another record there, but it’s not got a fancy sleeve…
But before I go.. as far as fancy sleeves go, you’ll struggle to beat this one.. from the Sotofett camp. Fancy sleeve trump card…
In fact I seem to have made it the picture at header of this blog. Fuck knows how I did that. If you’ve actually read this far, then you want to have a good look at yourself !
All I know is that a Pinacolada will never taste the same.
Oh and here’s a wee recording of 3 of tracks I’ve been waxing about, and relaxing to in my back room this Friday evening.. . but ironically, not the pinacolada one. With a cover like that though.. doesn’t really matter what the music’s like, you’re buying it.
I guess the moral of the story is, ” Judge a record by it’s cover” 🙂
Just realised it’s 06/05 now. Fell before the first hurdle. Having a wee chortle at my own stupidity there. If you can’t laugh at yourself, then you shouldn’t be allowed to laugh at all. In fact I think that’s the laughing police just passing by window just now. Not stopping at my house ! See ye’s later.
I better be quick, tell you about the 4 great records I brought home today, and don’t type pish. That’s what I’m going to do.
First of the four, is Lutto lento – Dark Secret World LP on Where to Now. Oooft. Yes. I loved the Lutto Lento 12 on WTN from while back.. and this record is booting me in the same baw… maybe even the other one as well. And It’s a proper LP. Just listened to two sides, and I think it’s getting flipped. I’m on his journey. Mento Lento.
ASC003 – 7 inch from Niagara. Ascender is the label. We just got stock delivered during week, in the best 7 inch cardboard boxes think I’ve seen. 3 7’s long. 21 inches I hear you think.. but it was probably a bit more like 22 23 with the packaging. Good boxes. And good records therein. In fact no one saw these records getting delivered, we are pretty sure they made their own way here. In fact I didn’t even put it on my deck right now. I’m currently standing arms aloft, saying Praise to the Techno Gods for delivering unto me ! . whilst at the same time, thinking, have I got a Techno Ali Bongo in my midst.
NCA004 – Dunno much more about. Apart from we are distributing and it’s a serious record. I have actually been looking forward to getting this TP.. as heard some of their music before… on Funkineven’s radio show, and we also had some of their tapes in the shop.. that I really wanted to hear more, and even got my old cassette deck wired back up especially to listen.. and it chewed the tape up. But I’ll try again.. it’s a double tape deck, with a dolby button.
and the last one.. which is a bit different from before.. shite, I can’t even read the name. I think that’s down to the artwork being a bit blurred, and not my eyes. I’ll need to check that again tomorrow. It does though sound like Prince and David Bowie camping out my back door.. in Barrhead… with me shouting out the window, ‘Howw cunts, want to keep it down, I’m trying to listen to this new Broken Call Record’ !
It does win the prize for the best label art of the night
I’m on the clock. There’s too many half written un posted blogs on the go here. I’m giving myself half an hour, then hitting the post button regardless. Starting… now. (Im simulating hitting a clock with a button) Like a Techno Chess player. Ahh shit, that would mean it’s someone else turn.. I think I might be falling at the first hurdle here… typing shite for 25 minutes and mentioning a couple of tunes in at the end. I’ve recognised the problem and addressing it.. the records ran out though.
And a good one it was too.. imho. Got few weeks back, and been one of my favourite rotators since.
Just checked link.. seems bit fast.. or maybe as usual I’m pitching down. Or maybe even playing at the wrong speed. Who cares.. I don’t give a fuck how the artist wanted it to sound, just that it sounds brilliant to me. In fact I’m getting a flashback.. I’m sure I’ve said that to someone.. “I really love the xx track, absolute belter.. but at the wrong speed”. Just in case you were about to get above yourself there.
Oh aye, 15 mins gone.. half time. I’ll have wee beer break, and be back to you once refreshed. .. aye if I had time.. it’s fast and furious blogging here. Power Blogging. I’ve only played 1 record right enough. Can you imagine DJ Godfather doing this. 15 minutes, he’s played about 50 records by now. One word about each. I’m going to steal that right off him.. or myself even.. belter.. shite. ..ghetto…love..prism.. artichoke.. etc. But that’s for another blog.
10 mins.. record on now.. STEPBACK001. – ThinkTank. Not heard of them for a while. Just grabbed this up the road today.. not knowing anything about it, and low n behold turns out it’s timeless Edinburgh Techno. When I say that, it’s timeless, as it could have been recorded anytime in the last 20 years.. Certainly ‘W Sludge’ track I’m listening to now…it’s just good techno.. and from Edinburgh.
Which brings me neatly to next record I’m putting on. I don’t know a great deal about it, you may know more about than me, but I know it’s got a gold sleeve, it says GQOM OH ! on it, it’s a double LP, and I know it’s from Durban.
It says “The Future Sound of Durban” on the cover. My first thought was.. “this is brilliant, I’m heading down there”, but apparently Durban is in South Africa, and not Northumberland, as I thought. Anyway, it’s a gatefold sleeve and looks like all the information I need is contained in the inside of the sleeve there, but it’s shrink wrapped and I’m not feeling I want to rip it off to get that info. Who cares.. all I care is that there’s a few belters of tunes on there.
And remember, it’s not where you’re at.. it’s where you’re from !! (or something like that).. Or where you can get to in half an hour to be more precise.
NEW WEBSITE. NEW BACK ROOM BOOGIE EXPERIMENTS.
Rather than just having to listen to one man’s shite (not the artist), then we are extending the Back Room Boogie Experiments, where there will be contributions from various members of the Rubadub clan. ( Ed – We’ll see about that)
The vibe is.. sharing with you what we are listening to in our back rooms of an evening, (when I say back rooms, I mean the house, rather than the super club), and deem that the the record is worthy of a mention. Nothing more than that. You can decide yourself whether they are good or not,. I’d like to think most will be, but while we like to think of ourselves as very professional, I’d imagine there will be few slip through where the author has been on the Tennent’s.
I’m going to kick off this Back Room Boogie Experiments and share what I’m listening to right now with you. . think I might be repeating myself already.. but what I’m not going to do, is talk too much shite. Just records.. do I need to say.. it’s just records ? I’m sure you’ll know that anyway.. (Ed – apart from a cassette)
FIRST UP IN BACK ROOM BOOGIE EXPERIMENTS…
First few ones I’ve got playing are from a wee batch I brought home today. (Ed – this was actually written couple weeks ago, and just not posted.. common problem that with DJ Doh here). .. Think there could be few belters in here . Just realised the first 2 listened to are from Japan. Samo DJ & Maxxbass – SNAKER008. Sounding like I’ll get my moneys worth out of this, and this other bad ass mofo T’s-001. BRF. Freaky Japanese Techno. On the minor chord, and rough as. (but that might just be my needle). Thinking U-Trax meets Jamal Moss on a bullet train. Japanese Techno records.. like buses. Here’s an upside down pic of the Future Sound of Japan selection..
(Ed – Also from Japan. NCA PAN. on Cassette. Check that out.. if you’ve got a cassette ‘player’)
Now I’m delving in to this blast from the past.. well about 2 weeks ago.. (Ed -now 4) .. but suspect will be on the deck for more than a few weeks to come. ISPT010. Le Matin Isaiah Tapes. However just checked this link, and the killer track I’m listening to now, isn’t there. Guess you’ll just need to buy the record if want to know what that sounds like. There are others on there worth the purchase anyway. VFM.
I also got this wee nugget of a present sent to me last week.(Ed – now 3) It was like Christmas come early. Egg box for packaging, cracker of a postcard enclosed, and a belter of 7 inch record. Amfibia21. I think there’s some Japanese connection there as well.
THUMBS UP !
Thumbs Up record on TTT ! Anthony Naples – Slice for Life. Bought this last week (Ed – now 2), not knowing what was. Nailer. Loving it. Flipping it. Big up ma man Anthony Naples, who’s been releasing some seriously good shit on his Proibito label. Consistently. I’m just looking for my PRB019 test. Had for a while. Love it, but canny find it. But anyway, it’s released next week. (Ed – now last) Check that out as well. Although I think I just ventured into talking about records I’m thinking about, rather than playing. Can’t allow that ! “Oh aye I was thinking about that belter of a tune, in fact I’ve not even bought it yet”. That’s for a different blog. There’s no shite talking on here ! (Ed – too late) . PLAYING NOW.. the new Novel Sound NS-15. .. both sides. I seem to have moved from Japan to NYC ! Here’s a wee pic of some Brooklyn Beats.
THE TEACHERS THEY ALL LAUGHED AT ME, ESPECIALLY IN GEOGRAPHY
I seem to be getting very geographical about my music this evening.
But If your going to get geographical about your music, then you’ll struggle to beat this. Especially if from the west coast of Scotland. Big in Brodick !!
(Ed – You’re barred)
WAS IN THE SHOP THIS EVE, AT OUR ABDUL HAQQ SHOW, AND WAS ASKED FEW TIMES (CHEERS), WHEN I’D BE DOING ANOTHER BLOG… THAT I’D REMEMBER. I SAYS, WELL MAYBE I’LL JUST POST SOME OF THOSE NINETEEN UMPTEEN HALF WRITTEN DRAFTS THAT NEVER MADE THE POST BUTTON…UNTIL NOW. HERE’S ONE, FROM YEAR OR MORE AGO. .. WHICH INCLUDES SOME CHAT ABOUT SPIDERS.. AND OTHER SHITE. Continue reading
Been a while.. since actually posted one of these. Written hundreds of ¾ ones and not posted or forgotten about. I started one last week, but I canny see any saved drafts now.. either I’m bit of a computerer idiot, or they’ve been wiped by the “Shite Talkin Polis’. Maybe both. So.. as used to do, I just need to type something then post it. The main point of this blog is to share with anyone reading what I am actually listening to the here and now. I’m not saying these tunes are brilliant !!! .. or anything like that.. just that I’m listening to them right now, and if I type, then think good enough to bother typing about. You can decide if they are brilliant or not 🙂 Continue reading
Sussed it. Just post pictures of the records.. no waffle, no bullshit, no info even. Here’s some pictures of the records on my deck this evening…. work the rest out for yourself.
Ok wee bit of info.. it’s Funkineven and Jay Daniel. Out soon. Continue reading