My last blog entry had 11.000+ characters so I’ll keep it extra-short in this one, just two music recommendations for the bass/hiphop/funkiness afficionada/os:
TINKER (Berlin/San Francisco) has made a really great mix for EB, incl. tracks by Cashmere Cat, Flako, Flume, Souleance et al.
I really hope we can get her to dj in Nuremberg one day – Beat Thang, I’m looking at you! Or do we need another edition of Sissy Bass to invite her to our shabby old town? ^^
The other recommendation is one of my-most enjoyed EPs of this year although it only has been released in November: SEVEN DAVIS JR.’s ‘The Lost Tapes Vol. 1’ on Kutmah’s IZWID, excellent (star)dusty sexy purple soul funkiness:
If a song comes to my mind these days I often am too lazy to go over to my record shelf but search for it online instead. When I listened to Lindsay Lowend’s ‘Wind Fish’ it’s effervescence and sound aesthetic reminded me of Max Tundra‘s ‘Labial’. Haven’t found it online but came across this longforgotten synth fun(k) jewel – “Jump!”. Still sooo good.
As for Lindsay Lowend: It’s the solo work of ghetto funk duo Dads On Display‘s Antonio Mendez from Washington DC and it is futurist hiphop goodness with a prog influence that reminds me as well of wonky stars Rustie and Hudson Mohawke as of the synths aesthetic and humor of game music. The whole
‘Wind Fish’ EP (Symbols Rec.) is tasty. This is the track that brought ‘Labial’ to my mind:
This one is great too and the feminist me has already planned to edit the Lil Wayne(?) sample to say ‘boys in the kitchen’ using bits of Sabrinas ‘Boys Boys Boys’ before playing it out. We’ll see how that goes.