Friday, January 23, 2009
Wax Poetics #31 aka Tasters Choice 7 (2009)
I did a "Record Run Down" in issue 31 of Wax Poetics. The cover is Shuggie Otis / MF DOOM. I'm sure there is copies still available out there.
A few people were asking about what some of the records sounded like. A few of them your not gonna find. Maybe...but I don't think that you will.
So here's a mix from the albums that I picked for my article with a little bit more on why I love these records.
I didn't throw in the Divine Force "Holy War".
M.C. Mitchski - "Red Alert Is A Great Man"
-Red Alert played this record all the time...I would have also if I had a record talking about how great a man I am.....on second thought never mind...He did a mix almost like this.
Slum Village - "I Don't Know"
-What needs to be said about this. The first vinyl release from Slum Village. If you didn't live in Japan you were not going to get a copy of this....Luckily I have the Rhettmatic hook up...and he has the Japan hook up.
Tim Maia - "You Don't Know What I Know"
-From Vol.2 of this record dedicated to his new found religion. He soon found out the guy who headed the whole organization was doing something naughty to Tim's wife. Needled to say he soon quit the religion and re-called and burned all remaining copies of the albums.
Jack Bruce Suite
-Side A is a monster. I never really listen to the other side because the first has so much heat. Well here's some samples you'll be quick to pick up on. I did this section similar to Cut Chemist....he did something like this on one of his tapes.
M.C. Mitchski - "Brooklyn Blew Up The Bridge"
-The flip side to the "Red Alert.." cut we kicked off this mix with. Another one Red Alert would play. This came out at the height of the South Bronx vs. The Bridge drama.
James Brown Suite
-"In The Jungle Groove" is one of the ultimate albums. Even if it is a compilation. This was the first time "Funky Drummer" was on LP.....if full length. It was on a 45 and on "Ultimate Breaks & Beats" but never on LP. I could have made just a 45 minute mix of this one album.
Big Apple Vol.2
-When I heard this mix on L.A. radio station KACE 103.9 FM...during the "Saturday Night Mastermix" with the Supreme Team (No..not the ones from Malcolm McLaren...these cats were biters). They snuck this in the middle of one of their mixes. I recorded the show and I listened to this part all the time. The record was put together by The Latin Rascals...go look for the radio show they did. Almost the same thing here but for 2 hours.
Pretty Tony - "Get Some"
-Electro cut that takes me back to the days of my old crews....Rhe Crisis Cru and P.S.K. (Pullin Suckas Cards). I don't know why folks don't play this one. From the producer of Debbie Deb, Trinere & Freestyle...Tony Butler
-I heard this record and wanted a 4 track to make mixes like this....1984 In full effect.
Funkapolition - "As Time Goes By"
-I didn't have this one in the record review. I only talked about how I was looking for a copy. Look what I found. The frickin LP!!! Now that's what's up! British Soul / Funk.
Atmosphere "Free Your Mind / Dancing in Outer Space"
-This record was the reason I started to want more that British stuff. Good music.
.....so there you go.
If you want to see what I really said about there records then go pick up an issue of Wax Poetics...remember #31. Like the date for Halloween.
big up to the cats at Wax Poetics for having me in the mag.......finally.
Yes! There is a Taster's Choice Disc 6. You just wasn't looking for it.