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Archive for December, 2009

Probe DMS (NYC) In The Studio for Episode #33 (December 22, 2009)

The Main Ingredient Episode #33 (December 22, 2009)
spy music – din da da
little dragon – looking glass (peace frog)
yoshi – no stress (raw fusion)
massinfluence – all out (ugs instrumental)
beatnuts – beatnuts forever (relativity)
rjd2 – the proxy (def jux)
stereolab – the free design (duophonic)
mpho skeef – funny (documented)
ty – the willing (tom thump edit) (big dada)
myra barnes aka vicki anderson – the message from the soul sisters (king)
aretha franklin – rock steady (extended non-album version) (wea)
jackson sisters – miracles
b boys will b boys – black star
jazzanova – the one-tet (jcr)
jones girls – nights of egypt
staple singers and the talking heads – slippery people

Probe DMS Interview
probe dms – ghost (dms country)
spymusic – spy (dms country)
ghost hour – probe dms (dms country)
probe dms – if i was your girlfriend (dms country)
probe dms – more than that (life is a movie) (dms country)
probe dms – frogspawn (dms country)
glenn lewis – sorry (probe dms mash)
j-live – kick it to the beat featuring probe dms (triple threat)
spy music – the start of something big (dms country)
probe dms – drums and synths feat mark de clive lowe (dms country)

Probe DMS (NYC) on The Main Ingredient 12/22!

Probe will join me on The Main Ingredient tonight to discuss and preview some songs from his new album “Life Is a Movie.”

(You can stream the archive of the show at any time from this page.)

Heather
Billy Cobham (wikipedia)
Crosswinds, 1974
Atlantic Records

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I played “93 ‘Til Infinity” a couple months back and my friend Jackie Sommer (of Analog Soul) came up to me and said that phrase I love to hear: ” You know what this samples right?” I didn’t and she told me it was Billy Cobham’s “Heather” which, of course, it turned out I already owned but hadn’t gotten around to listen to yet. I immediately went home and recorded it and then while catching up on the moovmnt blog last week, I came across this track from Black Spade (who I’ve featured before) which also uses “Heather” but in a mood much closer to the original.

The Black Spade track doesn’t hold together as a complete song (in my opinion) but I heart the first 1:10, especially:

it’s the history of our misery that’s keeping me from trying to succeed again, breathe again, love again, pray again, stay again, stay a friend.

The title track “Crosswind” was also sampled for a Golden Era hip hop track.

Songs are available for two weeks.

The Main Ingredient Episode #32 (December 15, 2009)

The Main Ingredient Episode #32 (December 15, 2009)
dirty projectors – stillness is the move (domino)
shlomo – antigravity (fulgeance mix)
elzhi – colors remix
aischa – i want u, part 2 (feat – black spade) (rusic)
dizz1 – here we go again
greenhouse – never gonna make it (weightless recordings)
roy ayers – we live in brooklyn, baby (polydor)
jerzy milian – wsrop pamp asow (jcr)
dj center (feat – oddisee) – leave the city outside (push the fader)
flako – 04500 (feat amenta)
erik rico – make it funky (lifenotes music)
mf doom – ho cakes (rhymesayers entertainment)
the jones girls – you gonna make me love someone else (philidelphia international)
david bowie – fascination (rca records)
waajeed – c double sharp minor
joe quarterman & free soul – (i got) so much trouble in my mind: pt. 2 (gsf records)
sade – solider of love (sony)
ppf house – glorious (feat – magnolius) (mix tape)
anthony valdez – vibrations (recordbreakin)
nicolay – give her everything (bbe)
elzhi – dream
first touch – just feel it (highsteppin’)
dam funk – new frontiers (stones throw)
boom clap bachelors – la glace (music for dreams)
fertile ground – let the wind blow (blackout studios)
outlines – a matter of time (talkin’ loud)
dynamic syncopation – veteran’s leg (ninja tune)
cinematic orchestra – man with the movie camera (ninja tune)

All The Way Around
Marvin Gaye (wikipedia)
I Want You, 1976
Tamla/Motown
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Wow, how did I miss the song the first time(s) through? I was revisiting this album and this song just blew me away. I was more aggressive this month and played it as the last song of the night at I Love Vinyl.

Shouts to Leon Ware and Arthur ‘T-Boy’ Ross for writing this song, although I will say, for me this song is all about the music; the lyrics could be substituted with “da dee da” and I probably wouldn’t like it any less. My attention is always pulled to the sublime background harmonies in the left channel starting at :46. The interplay between the backgrounds and lead is really well done. The tough part about following the lyrics is that they are not only happening at different times, they are also (often) different words.

I just read the lyrics because I realized I didn’t really even know what the song is about. This one is a gem:

angel though you’re promiscuous i don’t mind a bit cause you’re still the greatest lay even when you’re miles away

Songs are available for two weeks.

The Main Ingredient Episode #31 (December 8, 2009)

The Main Ingredient Episode #31 (December 8, 2009)
tokimonsta – lucid walking
turboweekend – something or nothing (2000F and jkamata remix)
omar – i want it (ether)
hooverphonic – 2 wicky (epic)
mayer hawthorne – maybe so maybe no (bluntspeakers remix)
daru and reggie b. – so happy
denis cisneros of neon collars – humanimal
next generation – greenhouse
rjd2 – games you can win featuring kenna
fat freddy’s drop – bluey
pete dunaway – supermarket
candycanelane – gonjasufi
sun – give me your love (capitol)
nas – black girl lost
stephanie mills – starlight
kazi – you wanna take this (fLako remix)
kissy asplund – rat race (up & down)
sa-ra creative partners – souls brother
stardust – dj buzz featuring frank nitty and dorian concept
waajeed – anything
outkast – crumblin’ erb (la’face)
k-os – patience
menahan street band – make the road by walking (dunham)
daru jones – dawkins & dawkins (love pt 2 instrumental)
curtis mayfield – ain’t no love lost (curtom)
marvin gaye – all the way around (motown)
bobby womack – how could you break my heart
lee fields – my world (truth and soul)
the isley brothers – footsteps in the dark pts 1&2 (t-neck/epic)
alice russell – hurry on now (tru thoughts)
de la soul – trying people (tommy boy)

Feather
Little Dragon
Machine Dreams, 2009
Peace Frog
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Gothenburg, Sweden based Little Dragon (who I’ve written about before) just played their second show at Le Poisson Rouge supporting their new Machine Drums album, released in September (the other show was in July, before it came out). I missed the first one but got to see this one and it was really good. “Feather” was a highlight. They really stretched the song out and I was hoping it wouldn’t end. They could have seriously played the song for a half hour and I would have been happy. The song really enveloped the room and the echo-ey wood clap sound (that first at happens at :25) was way more pronounced and so pleasing. Even though they inserted an extended instrumental section into the live performance, I could never quite predict exactly when the clap was going to happen.

I didn’t realize until right now (although it does ring bells, I’m sure someone told me) that Yukimi Nagano, Little Dragon’s lead singer sang vocals on several Koop songs, including “Bright Nights” (iTunes link), one of my favorites.

Bonus download: “Fortune (AFTA-1 Remix)” (you can probably find it here).

Songs are available for two weeks.

The Main Ingredient Episode #30 (December 1, 2009)

The Main Ingredient Episode #30 (December 1, 2009)
fLako – shoosh
epcot – grave i be (b. bravo remix)
little dragon – fortune (afta-1 remix)
common – chi city (geffen)
j. rocc – secondhand sureshots
slum village – dope man
sa-ra creative partners – so special
digable planets – jettin’ (pendulum)
qwertymusique – monglasss
roots manuva – witness (1 hope) (big dada)
dorian concept – bipolar friendship
dorian concept – bipolar friendship (mar variation)
black spade – things change
shafiq husayn – cheeba (nottz remix) (plug research)
funkadelic – grooveallegience (warner brothers)
the avalanches – radio (xl)
probe dms – ghost featuring phase one (dms country)
nicolay – wake up in another life
the clonious – 693 balloons
quantic soul orchestra – super 8 part 2
fred wesley and the j.b.’s – i’m payin’ taxes, what am i buyin’ (polydor)
buff1, diz gibran, shawn jackson – the best are full of love
ADaD – sunday morning
SirOJ – one for brum
robert glasper – all matter feat bilal (blue note)
freddie joechim – splendor
mayer hawthorne – just ain’t gonna work out (astronote el camino remix)
the kleptones – chess game at the gates of hell
liquid crystal project – a tribute to dilla
black spade featuring coultrain – untitled mix 2
billy cobham – heather (atlantic)

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