While I was organizing and re-organizing my digital music collect today I stumbled upon Eugene McDaniels’ album “Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse”, just a classic break album used by a number of hiphop nobility. If you haven’t heard this album you might just find yourself for a little treat, just as very interesting album that you can listen from front to back without disappointment. I am going to upload a couple from this particular this time around just so this album can grab your attention just a banger.
In searching around for a little more information on this album I had come across a ?uestlove video where he mentions this record and presents in his music library, kind of cool and might be of some interest to a few of you, here’s the link. I know this kind of takes off from yesterday but as I have mentioned I had been re-exposed to this album today and thought I would share it. Here are a couple of songs that have remained my favorite even after not listening to them for a little while. I am not going to say too much about these particular tracks but simply comment on the quality of the album.
Lovin Man - Eugene McDaniels
Supermarket Blues - Eugene McDaniels
On to new things … I came across an interesting new medium in the ways of making music. It may sound kind of silly but programers and musicians alike are now using gameboys, yes gameboys with altered and doctored cartridges to make music. I am not talking about the infamous Tetris theme song nor the Zelda loop we as 90’s children have grown so accustom to but rather the taking of 8-bit sounds and making new sounds and essentially music. Programs such as LSDJ have forced kids to run around Saturday morning to garage sale after garage sale to pick up old and unwanted gameboys as a means of making music. Kind of interesting that the back pedaling of technology and simple re programming of those dusty cartridges had lead to a new and unique wave of new music. I have posted a youtube video so you can check it out for yourselves but just note the increasing amount of creativity which is being brought to the music scene. DJs or whatever you want to call them can simply work out of their own bedrooms posting tracks and videos on the internet and gain some relative fame without leaving their own house. The sharing of ideas over the internet is often taken as a challenge and creates an interesting form of competition between DIY artist to produce some sort of media with increased creativity and accessibility. Websites such as Hypemachine, Myspace and Youtube allow the sharing of ideas and more importantly music to anyone and everyone who has access to the internet. I know this idea has been noted and noted again by several academics and information superhighway connoisseurs alike but it just amazes me that the DIY culture which can be created from such an everyday enjoyment. While the music does not indulge my particular pallet I thought it was quite interesting and simply stated pretty fucking cool.
These guys explain how this junk works pretty well and give you a bit of a tutorial on how to put it all together. Enjoy.
This is a remix of one of my favorite bands, the Rapture. Disco Villains do a great job in capturing the obnoxiousness of the tune but at the same time drift from the original beat in some sections adding an interesting and new flavor. At the same time, DV keep the essential elements of the track and explode its bottom shaking presence. This is the first track I have heard remix by the Disco Villains but I will be checking out more due to the quality of this particular track
House of Jealous Lovers (Disco Villains Remix) - The Rapture