REMIXES: I know we all hope summertime gets here fucking soon. This winter has been miserable and especially for people down south who have never seen snow! I remember a summertime many moons ago where I was working at the Warped Tour in Asbury Park in 1996 or so. There were bands playing all over the place and our jobs was to cart them to their show from the hotel and back to the stage, take them to get their laundry done; really glamourous work but was a job in the sun. One of the bands that I carted around was SUBLIME. The kids went nuts for them and their dog was pretty chill too. They pilled into my VW fox station wagon and away we went; watching what was left of the sunset. This tune of theirs always reminds me of that chance encounter. Here’s a bunch of remixes or bootlegs by various artists. Was originally released as a single in 1997 after the singer died; The alt version with Wyclef Jean and The Pharcyde is what has promoted so many remixes. The tune now is called Summertime because of the chorus but the feeling of cheating girlfriend is still in tack. This song heavily samples a cover of “Summertime” by jazz flautist Herbie Mann. At the top of the heap is the latest from VooDoo Farm checking in with this classic.
RIYL: Southern California, Fish Tacos, Pot, Beach Babes, corona’s and waves (Not in any particular order)
VOODOO FARM – Doin’ Time(Remix VOODOO FARM ) MP3 Sublime Remix – Samples include marvin gaye, four tops, supremes, aaron neville, j dilla, snoop, and the jackson 5. Also live sax, guitars, bass & vocals. Give Voodoo Farm a like on FB and a Follow on Twitter. It’s a heavy remix that you may hear at the club tonight.
NOTORIOUS B.I.G. – Doin’ Time (NOTORIOUS B.I.G. remix) MP3
Pharcyde – doin’ time(remix) featuring Pharcyde MP3
Pharcyde & Snoop Dogg – Sublime – Doin’ Timw NEW REMIX
Sublime – Doin’ Time MP3 by Sublime from Sublime
Eclectic Method brings you – A Brief History of Sampling
Here’s a perfect example of what we were talking about recently with PE & Gil Scott Heron influencing the many borrowing and sampling from the best with a permanent effect on pop music. This can’t be denied.
Give The Drummer Some MP3 by Ultramagnetic MC’s.
Not Now James, We’re Busy MP3 by Pop Will Eat Itself from This Is The Day…This Is The Hour…This Is This! (1988) Legend has it that when PWEI toured with Publi Enemy they got bottled off the stage. I also did not realize that treece & Miles hunt from the Wonder Stuff were part of this band. The singer of course is Clint Mansell one of Trent Reznor’s pals who got him into film scoring. I always thought “Can you Dig it” pailed in comparison to this song and the deepest remix track Wise Up! Sucker [12_ Youth Mix] MP3
Fever MP3 by Stereo MC’s from The Rebirth of Cool — A Deeper Shade Of Blues (1992). This is first of a series of amazing CD comps that came out on Island Records. If you see any of them pick them up in the used bin or pay lot of dough on the ebays. On this next track I love the congas and how jazz really open it all up with xylophone jamming throughout Taurus Woman MP3 by The Subterraneans.
Funky Chick MP3 by Lefties Soul Connection from Skimming the Skum. I love the show Treme mostly because it really paints a realistic picture of the musical culture where The Meters are from and what the people of New Orleans have been dealing with in rebuilding their way. This instrumental funk band is raw like that show except they are freaky Dutch white guys! Seriously be a fan and get some of this.
DJ Spooky vs. Dub Pistols (Peace In Zaire Mix) MP3 by DJ Spooky from Subliminal Minded EP. This track has such a great undergroove you want it to keep going and going until you fall down. I think if I ever got a chance to slip this in the party would have to really be bouncing I’d play it twice in a row. Try it! Here’s a bonus track called Organ Donor MP3 from Endtroducing… Which has this church like keyboard part that reminds me of pink floyd a little bit intertwined with a dream beat. Ever see the Phillip Glass movie Koyaniskaski? It’s like an excerpt of that.
Soul Power MP3 from The CD of JB Sex Machine & other Soul Classics. Any comp of his best of is an amazing feat in rhythm and blues but you gotta listen with your funk because it’s about the notes they don’t play my brother. In particular on the bass part of Licking Stick – Licking Stick MP3. It’s mostly bass, with some drum clicking and with intermittent horns and guitar playing down and up beats as your’re doing the James Brown. Love it when he works himself him in as an actionable word. I don’t know can you dig it?
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PLACES: Sound Station, Westfield NJ. You can always count on Bob and Liz to have some great stuff right there on the waterfall rack begging for you take them home. So if your’re wondering where to take a drive to one Saturday afternoon set your garmond on this music lovers destination.
Sound Station Westfield, NJ
They know their customers and if your a connoisseur of the rare to the obscure funk, soul, alternative rock, punk or blues record or no wave -whatever; chances are they’ll have something interesting in for you to check out. Consider them your music curators. Their stock is not huge because of these changes times but they will certainly try and track down whatever you want and will enjoy talking about it. This is the record store experience you won’t get online. This is how shopping for music should be.
Here’s a few samples of the great finds in just the past few months. I often talk about accidental discovery and the Sound Station is the place to do it in. Just open your ears and audio fun will follow. You won’t be able to follow them on twitter or anything fancy like that. Just not they are closed Sundays and Mondays.
Mochilla Presents: DJ Nu-Mark – Take Me With You – Holy crap this is a great collection of inspired funk rhthms from Uncle NU via his travels. Amazing mix of Samba, Cumbia, Calypso, Rumba, Afro and Balkan beats. Features “Tropicalifornia” from his record Broken Sunlight. Total summertime party album from Mark Potsic the ex-Jurassic 5 member. This will make you want to travel be a professional vacationeer.
Sample this beat:
42 Take Me With You (Track 42) MP3 DJ Numark from Take Me With You. Oh no clue what this track is called no listing to be found. Help!
Truth & Soul Records presents Lee Fields & The Expressions in an incredible authentic soul journey in his 2009 release My World. This has just enough modern beats to make this a complete groove thing. Check out the title track for starters then work your way around the whole record. Great find. Apparently he lives in Plainfield New Jersey.
My World MP3 by Lee Fields [Buy Some]
Here’s Charles Bradley featuring Menahan Street Band. Saying this music is not heavily influenced by James Brown would be a complete lie. Raised in Brooklyn born in the south. This music is the real soul ordeal. Books are written about these guys as if they were history. He’s very much alive and doing his thing. Check it out.
Charles Bradley No Time for Dreaming
The World (Is Going Up In Flames) MP3 Dig it from No Time For Dreaming [Buy]
Here’s a few last minute funky jamz to ring in the New Year! Any of these tunes will spruce up your set-list.
Let’s Rave On by The Ravenettes from Chain Gang Of Love
Flavor by JSBX from Orange
01 Expensive Shit by Fela Kuti (1975)
Soul Searching by the Electric Flag from An American Music Band / A Long Time Coming
Get On The Good Foot [Live] by James Brown from a JB Mojo Summer compilation
The Crunge By Led Zeppelin from Houses of the Holy
Bohemian Rhapsody By The Flaming Lips LIVE at SXSW
I’ll admit I am a late comer to the Psychedelic Funk genre and i meander into stuff that is little more drum and bass but currently I’ve been mindlessly picking up things that look interesting. Here’s a few tracks from various compilations that mix funkadelic beats and guitars. What makes the use of wahs, funky beats and bass on this material cool is that at times it seems almost interpretive what you might hear on old 80’s cop-show like CHIPS maybe or black-exploitation movie. Imagine what James Brown would like sound like if somebody just explained the music to you. These are mostly just some good eclectic tracks you’d never hear unless you found said compilations. Of course unless you’re a record collector or this post finds you. This is only the tip of proverbial iceberg whatever if it moves your feet it’s doing it’s business.
Ghabileh-ye Lily MP3 by this Persian group called Mehrpooya from Psych Funk 101 – This is the epitome of fuzzy deep cuts with Artists from very exotic countries like Turkey and Iran! [BUY]
Good Old Funky Music MP3 by The Meters s/t and previously unissued
Shut ‘Em Down MP3 by Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson from Oxford American 11th Edition Southern Music 2009 compilation. Super cool that through a relative the publisher sent the magazine to me for their music issue which came with this CD.
22 Mothership Connection (Star Child) MP3 from School House funk series which Compiled by DJ Shadow. Which is basically all these one-off records that highschools would produce as a “record” of the schools band performance. Some really amazing moments on here. [Buy]
12 Inch Rims MP3 by Amsterdam’s Lefties Soul Connection from Skimming The Skum (2007). This could have been recorded in the 1970’s and you would be none the wiser. Awesome freaky dutch shit. [Buy]
What It Is Parts 1&2 MP3 this track is by the artist known as Apollis from the super awesome Bay Area funk I compilation on ubiquity records. Was on my Music fan Holiday gift ideas post.
I was in the mood for some funky sheet and it all found me today so sharing it with you. Lefties Soul Connection’s record Skim skimming The Skum is the real deal. Meters dig it and so should you. Recorded live to 8 track. Plus some other nuggets.
Paul Newman [Mp3] by Lefties Soul Connection
Hey Ya(cover) [Mp3] by Booker T from the new album Potato Hole. Featuring Neil Young and Drive By Truckers
I Thank you [Mp3] by Sam & Dave