Jorun displays care and attention and a canny ability to meticulously recreate instrumentals of classic tunes from the bare bones. He’ll take the original sample sources, breaks & bits and layer them til they are convincing enough to sound like they were legit b-sides on the original vinyl, except they werent.
Dont forget to check for his remixes of classics, remastered versions of unreleased tracks and of course, the follow up to the finest mix of 2012 [IMO].
It’s the gift that keeps on giving, a break. Digging through vinyl bins and uncovering elusive breaks which have already been used is ALWAYS a pleasant experience, especially if you didn’t pay more than a pound. Equally, finding breaks that havent been used is also a good thing.
Uncovering a blissfully extended video version of something like this, a LEGENDARY Kool G Rap break by Billy “Golden Gloves” Joel is a champagne moment. It may only be an extra few bars of virtually clean drums, but cmon, this beautiful noise is priceless.
After pulling out the comparison reports, our thoughts of this just being a basic loop [ala Ultimate Breaks and Beats and pre-sampler style, erm, badly] have been supressed. Upon further inspection, it really just sounds like the band bringing out the “Road to the Riches” in a stripped down but nicely extended version in the first few minutes of the clip, right here, buried within the intro to Billy’s “My Life” video.
NB. Mr Piano Man had a serious Napolean complex if you read into the ‘tough guy’ in leathers look, New Yorks original state of mind having ‘little man’.
Evidently, Billy Joe Joel was too busy to release this extended version due to his penchant for hangin outta Christie Brinkley and lurking in ball-parks, ‘smoking cigarettes and looking tough’. Be warned, this is serious brain-worm, expect to be re-living those drums in yer head sometime very soon. Don’t say we never give you nothin for Christmas !
once again, your man Jamie Funktuall comes with the goods, and in a mad entertaining way..breaking down every sample in the opener to the the greatest l.p ever.Paul’s Boutique check the insanity at 13.00.
he’s like a Funky Casey Casem up in this..and has the knowledge to way back up his dancing..our caps are doffed..also, wer’e a bit gutted we didn’t do it first, but hey, we get high.
click thru to “gluetube” to find a link to download this as an mp3.
Grooveline is a Lex Lugor produced track off the recently released Habits & Contradictions full lengther. Its by young Black Hippy, Quincy M. Hanley aka Schoolboy Q…
Sans an actual full blooded beat, its a cut with a grown-ass tale to tell, as well as employing the vocal talents of Marlena Shaw from her 1975 alblum Who Is This Bitch, Anyway?
Ive posted cos some people that claim they know Hip-Hop in 2012 think that Rap has to have a beat, and like Michael McDonald, they keep forgettin’ that Hip-Hop producers like Lexus Lugor are more than happy utilising beautiful soul music and progressin’ things along quite nicely thankyou very much.
one of the standout cuts on “habits & contradictions, and allegedly a kid cudi sample/rework, young Q & asap’s Rocky, go bar for bar about all of lifes possibilities. well, the ones that involve “weed+brew”.
As well as droppin Hip-Hop gems from 2012 on ye, we are also known for that throwback ish, so here’s another little jewel from the same guy that dropped the Disco Fever footage a while back
I recognised a few moments from this footage but its not something Ive seen the whole way through before. Its another simple TV documentary charting the rise of the Rock Steady Crew back around 81 or 82. Its simple in its presentation, utilising radio broadcasts from KTU92 and park jams as the soundtrack [mainly cos they are whats bein played on boxes and in photographic studios].
As well as some insightful inteviews with members of RSC, the moving picture documentation of New York City back then is the true highlight, seeing NY in the rain and the snow still appeals. Keep an eye out for the shearling sheepskins, the polo-necks, bobble hats, fat laces and the kicks. Even the Bronx River Parkway looks good.
Peep homeboys VIMEO for more public service announcements regarding the perils of graffiti, a decent rip of BOMBIN, footage of dance competitions from The Roxy and a bunch of throwbacks you mighta missed…