Thursday, May 24, 2007
KEEPING UP APPEARANCES
Sorry it's been kind of a while since I've hit it on this tip. In fact, after a record week here at TRP, we all had to kindly step down from The Game for a few days. You see, we masquerade around this constructed reality as unshakable avatars of the beat. In actuality, our roots are tenuous and our existences itinerant, and all three of us are in the process of a relocation of some sort, as represented by the following flow chart:
Count Drugula: Iowa ---> Ohio ---> Philly ---> Queens
Surrender: Iowa ---> Newark ---> Brooklyn ---> Tokyo
Ben (P. Rawkus): Iowa ---> Iowa ---> Denver ---> Iowa
Exciting stuff. The brunt of this of course falls on you, the daily reader, in the form of delays. We all apologize, and hope you can empathize with the plight of a few boompty-boom-lovin' nomads trying to balance bringing you the bump for your rump and establishing themselves in new locations simultaneously.
That said, let's get this rolling right. Trevor Loveys has the next release coming out on Dubsided, and not only is it a fat squelcher, it takes one of my favorite samples (whatever Shadow sampled for Organ Donor, anyone know it?) and kicks its face in.
Trevor Loveys & Sinden - Organ Grinder [alt link]
Support the label, buy all the DSD you can find stateside.
Oh, Green Velvet, you remain something special. I don't if Ben has heard this track yet, but once he sees it tear up the club (preferably in this form, its DJ Sneak uber-mix), he'll know who makes his mac and cheese bites. "I like electro I like retro I like ghetto house and techno!" This song is unstoppably awesome.
Green Velvet - Shake & Pop (DJ Sneak Remix) [alt link]
OK, so what's the deal with this? Seriously, can someone explain this? I keep seeing it floating around under the names of either/both of the Ed Banger heavyweights SebastiAn and Mr Oizo. According to sources of varying cred, it is in fact an Oizo mix that comes from a rip from a SebastiAn live set, hence the confusion. Either way, its an interesting track with a fun build-up, and sounds like, well, Ed Banger trying their hand at so obvious its quirky MD 90's rock samples.
Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name (Mr Oizo remix) [alt link]
The Ark - Sucubz (Mr Oizo Remix) [alt link]
To wrap it up, driving from Iowa to New Jersey in under 20 hours without stopping requires a) Daft Punk's essential mix, b) AM/talk radio, and c) my Lifelike/Kris Menace mix. Unstoppable shit for cruising into novacaine sunrises.... Menace in 07: it just seems right!
Roisin Murphy - Overpowered (Kris Menace Instrumental) [alt link]