DJ Schedule Saturday 11/19 I Love Vinyl @ Louie & Chan 10:00 p.m.–4:00 a.m. 303 Broome Street NYC
Monday 11/21 Friends @ Kinfolk 8:00 p.m.–1:00 a.m. 90 Wythe Ave, BK 11211

Archive for November, 2009

Ghost featuring Phase One
Probe DMS
Life Is A Movie, 2010
DMS Country Recordings

My friend Probe just posted a link on facebook to this great track from his new album. Downloading it is going to work a little different than usual. To download it you need to go his bandcamp site and enter your email address (you can preview it before entering your email address to be sent a download link). I assume you will then be added to his email list for updates. I could post the track on my server but I want him to get as much exposure as possible and he is someone you want to be updated on. He’s a great producer, MC and recording engineer (hit him up if you need some affordable studio time) and is also part of the CVees and Spymusic.

This song is hilarious to me, it’s that “I’m a star at the party” type of rap (like Ghostface on Mark Ronson’s “Ooh Wee”) but most of the references are his British electronic/broken beat producer friends.

“Headed to the bar I bumped into Vigo, oh shit this nigga threw on Kaidi & Dego”

“She the type to eat tofu and listen to Domu”

[You can download the song for free by going to this page.]

The Main Ingredient Episode #29 (November 24, 2009)

The Main Ingredient Episode #29 (November 24, 2009)
little dragon – come home (peace frog)
zero 7 featuring eska – medicine man (atlantic)
beat assailant – chronic break (twin fizz)
joy jones – super nova (love jones / future soul)
esthero – superheroes (work)
4hero – les fleur (talkin loud)
anthony hamilton – souls on fire (arista)
outkast – return of the “g” (la’face)
bjork – the hunter (elektra)
terry reid – ooh baby (make me feel so young) (abc)
untitled – hypnotic brass ensemble (self released cdr)
antibalas – beaten metal (anti)
sylvester – i need somebody to love tonight (fantasy)
orgone – i get lifted (ubiquity)
four tet – as serious as your life (jay dee remix) (domino)
mos def – lifetime (geffen)
nas – where ya’ll at (non-album track)
aim – cold water music (grand central)
dj shadow – giving up the ghost (mca)
diamond district – make it clear (oddisee music)
mr. scruff – shelf wobbler (ninja tune)
art of noise – beat box (ztt)
outkast – humble mumble (la’face)
rjd2 – clean living (def jux)
syreeta – to know you is to love you (motown)
tammi terrell – all i do (motown)
isaac hayes – hung up on my baby (enterprise)

Creepin’ (In My Dreams)
Tamiko Jones
7″ Single, 1975
Arista Records

Another gem from the 45 vaults. This is Tamiko Jones’ sultry cover of the Stevie Wonder classic that came out the year before. I don’t know much about her, I’ve had her song “Let It Flow” (which came out a year after this record) on my shopping list for years.

Songs are available for two weeks.

how not to request a song – part 15

last thursday at madame x, this woman couldn’t get near the dj booth at first and started the conversation from 10 feet away. i was playing the Loop Professor’s uptempo mash up of Gilberto Gil’s “Maracatu Atomico” and the drums from Q-Tip’s “Breathe And Stop”:

her: i have a request
me: (unenthused) yeah
her: it’s bad
me: you might want to stop now
her: (pushing her way closer) madonna!
me: (i make the cutthroat gesture a couple times quickly, meaning it’s not gonna happen)
her: well, my friend wants outkast but i don’t care about that, how about michael jackson??
me: i don’t really do requests
her: well, something 80′s, something dance
me: this is a lounge
her: well, this music isn’t any good (with an “it’s so obvious” shrug)
me: i’m glad you have an opinion
her: uh yeah, it’s why there aren’t that many people here (with a “i shouldn’t have to explain this” look on her face)

Rico Washington (NYC) In The Studio for Episode #28 (November 17, 2009)

The Main Ingredient Episode #28 (November 17, 2009) GUEST: RICO WASHINGTON [NYC]
zero 7 – mr mcgee (atlantic)
alice russell – all alone (dj day/clutchy hopkins mix) six degrees
mos def – fear not of man (rawkus)
outlines – i’m in love (sonar kollectiv)
hypnotic brass ensemble – deja vu (self-released cdr)
hand in hand – free like me (unemployable)
darien brockington – don’t say goodbye (abb soul)
shafiq husayn – un plan (plug research)

Rico Washington Picks The Tracks
final touch – ready to give up my love (epic records)
the cage feat nona hendryx – do what you wanna do (metropolis)
shadow – hot city (elektra)
black ivory – what goes around (comes around) (kwanza)
98.6 – 98.6 (mercury)
joe quarterman – i’m a young man (mercury)
tiombe lockhart – mr. johnnie walker (demo version) (giant step)
the honeydrippers – impeach the president (tuff city)
the trinikas – remember me (jazzman)
puzzle – you make me happy (motown)
andy bey – celestial blues (atlantic)
michael jackson – pretty young thing (demo)
black heat – no time to burn (atlantic)
georgia anne muldrow – love again (animatedcartunes)

Journalist Rico Washington (NYC) on The Main Ingredient 11/17!

Music Journalist Rico Washington joins me tonight on The Main Ingredient to talk about his recent work and share some of his favorite tracks.

(I Got) So Much Trouble In My Mind Pt. 1
(I Got) So Much Trouble In My Mind Pt. 2
Joe Quarterman & Free Soul
7″ Single, 1972
GSF Records

This is another gem from the recently borrowed trove of 45s. I knew of Joe Quarterman and this song but only had the slightly contrived “South City Allstars Vs. Joe Quarterman” reworking of it and his “The Way They Do My Life” which is similar but not quite as dynamic.

Pt. 2 is definitely going on my list of tracks for the next I Love Vinyl party. I love that the first vocals you here (:33) are in the middle of a guitar solo and distorted and that when the “real” vocals come (back) in at 1:14 it’s a verse and not the (more likely) chorus.

My favorite part of Part 1 is the unlikely squelchy guitar chord @ 2:05.

Songs are available for two weeks.

The Main Ingredient Episode #27 (November 10, 2009)

The Main Ingredient Episode #27 (November 10, 2009)
marvin gaye – you can leave but its going to cost you (motown)
common feat darien brockington – testify (demo version) (geffen)
miles bonny – fela (innate sounds)
j rawls feat eric roberson – pleasure before pain (polar)
slum village – stupid lies (grand slam)
radio citizen – the hop (ubiquity)
dj honda feat mos def – travellin’ man (relativity)
the police – bed’s too big without you (a&m)
louie vega – jungle fever (ubiquity)
yesterday’s new quintet – superstition (stones throw)
mr. scruff feat roots manuva – nice up the function (ninja tune)
detroit experiment – church (rope a dope)
the foreign exchange – all that you are (bbe)
felt – morris day (rhymesayers)
the knife – you make me like charity (rabid)
some water and sun – snowbreaker (hefty)
jazzanova – 1nce 2wice
kb – el musica (blackman’s remix) (yoruba)
sa-ra creative partners – white cloud (ubiquity)
un-organization – it’s just begun (main squeeze)
me’shell n’degeocello – step into the projects (maverick)
the roots – web (geffen)
dj mitsu – music mate (dela remix) (planetgroove)
dam funk – love is here 2nite (i can feel it) (stones throw)
when mark met davor – where it begins (red bull music academy)
d’angelo – africa (virgin)
jon lucien – would you believe in me (rca)
eddie kendricks – intimate friends (motown)

Intimate Friends
Eddie Kendricks
7″ Single, 1977
Motown Records

We scheduled set times at the last I Love Vinyl party until 3:30 a.m. and after that it was sort of a free for all. This is the song I wanted to end the party with, but I didn’t elbow my way to the turntable in time.

Does anyone know the where this song first came out? This 45 says it’s from his “At His Best” compilation but it doesn’t seem to have come out before that. Is it one of those age-old “tack some new studio material onto a greatest hits so that the people who have every album still have to buy it” things? Well, if so, this was a great song to do it with, although, putting it out on 45 would sort of defeat the purpose.

Common (Immenslope, actually) sampled this on “A Penny For My Thoughts,” his first song on his first album in 1992, when he was Common Sense…before he tamed his flow.

Songs are available for two weeks.

The Main Ingredient Episode #26 (November 3, 2009)

The Main Ingredient Episode #26 (November 3, 2009)
hudson mohawke – rising 5 (warp)
linkwood family – RIP (prime numbers)
george duke – brazilian love affair
crown city rockers – restless (headnodic mix)
bohannon – save their souls (shoes remix) (shoes)
fred wesley & the horny horns – four play (atlantic)
ben westbeech – nothing else (brownswood)
fs green – preppy lady
gza – b.i.b.l.e. (geffen)
hypnotic brass ensemble – marcus garvey (self-released cdr)
the grand lordmaster – lady killer (roc)
dam – funk-sidewayz
dangerdoom – basketcase (epitaph)
grand puba – i like it (i wanna be where you are) (elektra)
dwele – title unknown
le fox – owusu and hannibal (ubiquity)
the impressions – love me
airto moreira – samba de flora (montuno)
jazztronik – samurai (live version) (especial)
gorillaz – el manana (virgin)
b.t. express – time tunnel
the relatives – lenient with my love (luv n haight)
erik rico – wonderful (life notes)
floating points – love me like this (ftps remix)
the rebirth – this journey in (kajmere)
gil scott-heron and brian jackson – racetrack in france (arista)
the emotions – rejoice (kalimba)
babe ruth – the mexican (harvest)
choklate – never change (kajmere)

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