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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Bass & Match (Something Else! on Wtnr for 1/20/11)

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Something Else! Intro starting us off before a trip to "East India" courtesy of David Sancious from his Forest of Feelings solo debut from ages ago. I say "solo" because David's first big credit is as keyboardist for Bruce Springsteen's E-Street Band. Turns out (according to Wikipedia) that E Street is where David's mother lived and allowed the band to practice. From "eastern vibe" to laid-back soul courtesy of Minnie Riperton on her "Feelin' That The Feeling's Good" from Adventures In Paradise. French artists DJ LBR & Cut Killer take us on a trip back to the 90s with "Keep It Real!…Represent." For you film fans, I highly recommend the French film La Haine which takes place in a Parisian immigrant neighborhood and features a great DJ interlude by Cut Killer after a killing in the neighborhood. The next cut is quite new, "Beautiful Trash feat Megan Washington (Hidden Orhcestra Rmx,)" the latest by Lanu (aka Lance Ferguson of The Bamboos.) Hidden Orchestra make it a wonderful, spooky affair. Keeping it kind of spooky, we've got Power Douglas' "Rvrsr (Fhloston Paradigm Remix)" which successfully makes "glitch" feel moody. As many of you know, I'm a fan of UK soul (e.g., Omar, Shaun Escoffery, Caron Wheeler.) An important group from that scene was Family Stand which featured Sandra St. Victor, whose "FMAO (Seiji Garage Dub)" is up next. Keep your eyes peeled, "UK Garage" (including speed garage, 2-Step and breakbeat garage) is coming back... The house beat continues with Ezel's "Thunderbolts feat. Djinji Brown (Atjazz Remix.)" The original version is quite nice, but Atjazz really bring "something else" to the table--undeniable groove. Picking up the energy a bit we go to Eliza Doolittle's hypnotic "Pack Up (Analog People In A Digital World Dub.)" The Phenomenal Handclap Band "15 to 20 (Den Haan Remix)" is reminiscent of the crossover between Italo-Disco and 80s dance tracks. TNT "Hot Gyal (Carl Arm! remix)" is definitely more "of the moment" with the elements of both minimal or electro-house sitting alongside the insistent huge drums of baile-funk. Wrapping up this set and bringing it down without slowing it down is Al Lindrum's recent single as Love Avalanche, "Less Corruption feat. Mc BenJammin (Sabo Remix.)" Los Chicos Altos will be spinning with Al at the next edition of Urban World Social Club Barcelona, Saturday February 12 2011 at Bodega Del Onze from 11pm-3am. The first session was on fire, do NOT miss this one coming up!

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