Monday, 30 April 2012
Thursday, 26 April 2012
Wednesday, 25 April 2012
LATIN CONCRETE is the name of a new BBE compilation put together by DJ and producer Chris Read featuring seventeen contemporary rhythm-heavy Latin tracks.
Highlights for me include the itchy, scratchy guitar and piano of "Beanflicker" by RSL, the infectious "Cookin" by BEATFANATIC, "Center's Groove" by DJ CENTER and the big, heavy drums of COLOR CLIMAX's "Batidas Latinas" (two copies are a must!).
As you have probably guessed, I am rubbish at describing music -it's either good or it's not - so here's a few clips I found on YouTube for you to form your own opinion...
Whilst it's not a record that I would categorise as essential, it is a good listen and if you're looking for an album compiled by Chris Read with lots of horns, big drums and a Latin flavour, this is definately the one for you.
OC returns, alongside producer Apollo Brown, to drop the dope sixteen track long-player, "TROPHIES" which is an album that I would really like to see get a vinyl release cos I'm not paying good money for a bunch of ones and zeros that only exist on my computer, no matter how much I like it...
Friday, 20 April 2012
Thursday, 19 April 2012
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Monday, 16 April 2012
This 22 minute mix was done before I could afford my own turntables, sometime in 2002, using a borrowed 1210, a knackered Cintronic mixer and my four track tape recorder.
There's bits of it that I quite like (the Method Man / Jehst blend for a start...) and other parts that I find painful to listen to (the awful scratching and the slight whiff of cheese that permeates the whole thing), but I'm desperate for stuff to post in order to entertain the ever-dwindling, short-attention-span-having readership of this scuppered ship of a blog so, untuck yer t-shirt, cancel all your appointments, make a cup of tea, light a cigarette and listen...
Thursday, 12 April 2012
Thursday, 5 April 2012
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
Tuesday, 3 April 2012
This month's installment of ANTIMIX is brought to you by Mr. Joey Average - a beat maker, producer and emcee better known to the world as AVER - who has compiled a bluesy, smoke-filled selection from his collection that i'm sure, given the amount of shows that DAYSE & AVER have played over recent months, at least a few heads amongst you may recognise. Either way, you can download it for free, along with the tracklist, RIGHT HERE so get to it.
ANTIMIX ONE HERE
ANTIMIX TWO HERE
ANTIMIX THREE HERE
ANTIMIX FOUR HERE
Next month sees an ANTIMIX by someone who doesn't live in Manchester and is NOT a member of TNC; UNIQUE RECORDS recording artist, KISTA.