pre-history of sleng teng

Nice piece on Sleng Teng over at Search And Delete. Some stuff to check for sure. (Thanks as ever to Matt for the link). My tuppence worth: Tenor Saw’s “Pumpkin Belly” is arguably far better than the original Wayne Smith cut. On the same lyrics over different backing tip, Alozade & Hollowpoint’s “Under Mi Sensi” …

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Bad Motherfucker on Two Turntables Go OFF!!!

Simon asks: Is it too early for Big Beat nostalgia? Hmmm! Circa 98/99? Sounds good to me. Certainly this was the last time I went out to clubs in a serious/regular manner – getting ready, going out all night dancing off my nuts and getting home about 7:00am to spend the rest of the day …

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mpla

“Sounds of Ethiopia stepping out of Babylon; sounds of Zion stepping out of Stoke Newington. JAH Tapper Zukie, King of sounds and blues, rocking the musical atmosphere, under heavy duty manners…” – Penny Reel 7:00am Stamford Hill and the cold is biting into my shoulders like something highly metaphorical that I am sure I would …

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pirates, politics, parochialism

\ I can hear a groan in the nerdosphere every time I mention politics. Which is completely understandable – people come here to escape from work or for an injection of cultural weirdness or whatever. So mostly I just sneak it into the stuff about music, heh heh. I’ve never been a member of a political …

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NOTHING HERE NOW BUT THE RECORDINGS

Ten industrial albums YOU must own. PART 3: Nocturnal Emissions – Spiritflesh (Earthly Delights, 1988) \ “‘Ambient’ means background music. My music shifts from background to foreground, so I wouldn’t consider it ambient. I consider what I do to be a subversive music, because it messes with people’s heads in unexpected ways.” I think this selection …

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NOTHING HERE NOW BUT THE RECORDINGS

Ten industrial albums YOU must own. PART 2: Mark Stewart and The Maffia – As The Veneer of Democracy Starts To Fade (Mute, 1985) This is a bit cheeky because I’ve already held forth on this album and Mark Stewart’s career at length in my piece The First Taste of Hope is Fear. To that, I …

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NOTHING HERE NOW BUT THE RECORDINGS

Ten industrial albums YOU must own. PART 1: Throbbing Gristle – Heathen Earth (Industrial Records, 1980) \ “You should always aim to be as skillful as the most professional of government agencies. The way you live, conceive and market what you do should be as well thought out as a government coup. It’s a campaign, it …

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shake the foundations mix ONLINE

The man like Marc Dauncey has kindly agreed to host my last mix. You can download it here. There were/are a few copies on CD floating about and you can read the tracklisting and sleevenotes here. If, like me, you have a crappy internet connection or can’t listen to stuff at work, I might be …

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This one is entitled The Scud…

In celebration of Ambush Records releasing the remixes of Bloodclaat Gangsta Youth, we proudly present for your delectation: Top Ten DJ Scud 1. Bloodclaat Gangsta Youth – Kill or be Killed (Full Watts 01) “I am the original don gadda – I MURDER PEOPLE BEFORE!!!” This one has it all, really, soundclash samples, rave stabs, distorted bashment …

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