Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Stinky Grooves 29.04.09 and a Cudi Prefuse, countrified honk sandwich

Sweat Until The Morning (Quiet Village Rmx) - Vagabond
Regalo - Prefuse 73 (Warp)
Can It All Be So Simple - El Michels Affair (Truth & Soul)
Zapatillas Galacticos - El Remolon (ZZK)
Dancehall - Chancha Via Circuito (ZZK)
Cumbia Regional - El Hijo De La Cumbia (Soot)
Para Baillar Cumbia (El Hijo De La Cumbia Rmx) -Alika (Soot)
Escape (Dub Version) - El Remolon (ZZK)
Herb Tree - Collie Buddz (Massive B)
Vampire - Chezidek (Massive B)
What U Fighting For - Burro Banton (Massive B)
Bad Man Gonna Cry - Lady Saw (Big Yard)
You're Not The Same - Ken Boothe (Jah Guidance)
Intro Mix - DJ Kentaro (Pressure Sounds)
Diverse Doctrine Version - The Village Bunch (Pressure Sounds)
Doctrine Dub - The Village Bunch (Pressure Sounds)
Hello, Love Brother - Prince Fari & The Arabs (Pressure Sounds)
Big Fight Dub - Prince Fari & The Arabs (Pressure Sounds)
Morning Star - Bullwackies All Stars (Wackies)
Anglo Ethio Suite - Mulatu Astatke & Heliocentrics (Strut)
Steel Legs 11 _ Julien Dyne (From The Crates)
Gold Splatter - Black Moth Super Rainbow (Memphis Industries)
La La La - The Time & Space Machine (5D)
Lair Of The Grolfax - The Advisory Circle (Lo)
She Came Along - Sharam ft Kid Cudi (Ultra)
Daps & Pounds - Kid Cudi
Higher Up - Kid Cudi
Haterproof - Onra (Favourite)
Verdad - Fedaden (Nacopajaz)
2080 - Subeena (Imminent)
Little Things - Martyyn (3024)
Black Sun - Kode 9 ( (Hyperdub)
2000 - Ghost (Tempa)
Traumatic Times - LD (Hyperdub)
Right? Star! - Martyn (3024)
Dante - Untold (Hot Flush)
Primavera En La Selva - Chicha Libre (Barbes)
Guajira Sicodelico - Los Destellos (Indie Record Store Day)
Genge Genge - Dengue Fever (Barbes)
I Am Very Sorry - Noor Jehan (Indie Record Store Day)
Riff Raff - Clutchy Hopkins (Ubiquity)
Movement 4 - Carl Craig & Moritz Von Oswald (Universal)

Once again a couple of tracks this week, what with it being so predominantly quiet around these parts for various raisins. First up is a right ripper from Scott Herren aka Prefuse 73, which came as a bit of a shock as I'd pretty much lost interest in his releases over the last few years. His new album 'Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian' arrived this afternoon, and this track immediately stood out like the proverbial, well documented, canine parts. There's a definite Spaghetti Western thing going on that gets subtle-a-delic and well wonked out in ways that I find most pleasing. After only a cursory, pre-show listen it sounds like there's a couple more gems amongst the 29 (!!) tracks..... what is it with these weirdbeard hiphop heads and their tiny beaterludes? Four minutes is like a marathon for these soap dodgers! He might have just been knackered or not having a good night, but he struck me as a bit of an overly-sensitive, moody fellow when I played with him at Galatos, I wonder if that has subsequently clouded my feelings about his music. Hanyways this track has got my beguile on big time, and I'm also rating the futuro-kitsch album cover which comes over all 70's sci fi paperbackishness.

Secondly this'uns been a round for a looong minute, but I keep on cropping up on folks who haven't had a chance to fall in love with it  (or hate it, there's no middle ground). I really wanted to play it at the Turnaround on Friday but that was Asterix's night and in all honesty I was keen to squeeze as much of that Jah-blessed voice out of him as I possibly could, so I was happy to save them vocal rekids for another time. Big thanks to anyone reading who was there, that was a very special night - so many old heads tipping it up and unfortunately a fair few folk who couldn't get in because it rammed up early. 
I digress, the crazy Cudi track with the Patsy Cline sample is produced by Sharam, one half of Deep Dish. His 'Get Wild' album isn't really my cup of tea but this one-off, fruity delight is the lapsang souchon in the bonafide bone china. There's something about this that really reminds me of a He Said Omala cut from over a decade ago called 'Troubled Mind' that did wonderful things with a Roy Orbison ('Blue Bayou') sample. I may have to try and dig that out and post it up soon.
you can buy the track proper sounding & ting from iTunes
Get the Kid Cudi - Dat Kid From Cleveland mixtape here


  1. she came along is fruity indeeeeed.

    Thanks, I gave up checking sharam and dubfires stuff a while ago (i saw it fly by at beatport but didnt even lissen..., there is something im the bass that reminds me of Macka B's 'so many things"....stand by me anyone?

    oh yeah, G-Corp, Dubstep devil, provin' we havent lost the halfstep vibes to the wobble team quite yet....

  2. ok, i bought the sharam album......and have had to delete all but a couple of tracks! the p-diddy one was the most embarrassing thing I have listened to in a looong time.

    still love "she came" has a bit of filth in it but keeps on the right side of clever, and i love that base beat, reminds me of Age Beats "whispering" that sampled, um, louie armstrong? a while back.

  3. oops, i felt it was a bit off to say the album is shite when i was posting a brilliant track from it... but.. as you've discovered.. ah well. Havent thought about the age of beats tune for a long time, will have to drag that out.. ta for the memories and comments

  4. oooh, im chuffed you have age beats, even though me and my mates thrashed it i always assumed it was one of those 'lost greats'. and , like many greats,uncategorisable.