mr. zilla goes to town

Monday, October 11, 2004

win some, lose some

Last week I selected and bought a couple of records down at DJHut and didn't get around to listening to them at home until this afternoon. One of them is Kimara Lovelace's "Only You" remixed twice by Danny Tenaglia and twice by Dirty Harry on King Street Sounds. But in the intervening week its all gone pear shaped, having crossed the line in my ears from half decent lightweight vocal house to cheesy grating diva goo. I wonder if the Australian electorate is gonna have a similar epiphany in the weeks or months ahead. Ah well, you live and you learn.

Much more promising is the Atomphunk's "Boogie Down" 12inch EP from Deep Funk Records. Both sides are solid west coast deep house mixdowns with some more of the understated guitar licks that are catching my attention at the moment.

For a change of pace I'm also listening to "Electro Funk Breakdown", an older (1999) electro/breaks compilation mixed by peerless hiphop pioneer of the 1970s, Afrika Bambaata. Not a bad sidestep listen at all, but although contemporaneous-to, it has quite a Plump DJs-precursory sound to it.

A little better is Baby Mammoth's Best Foot Forward, still breaky but a little closer to the ground in terms of tempo and temperament, and according to this review, just the thing for frazzled post-election headspace. Friends, roamers, countrymen: take two hours of it and have a nice lie down. I am.

4 Comments:

  • hey CZ, love reading your site, just wondering though, what is your fascination with OZ? did you live here? are you aussie at heart ??

    Switch

    By Blogger switch, at 10:14 am  

  • hey switch - you know what they say: you can take the boy out of Canberra, but you can't take the frothy-mouthed Howard-hate out of the boy...

    By Blogger mister z, at 10:39 pm  

  • they also say - you can take a boy out of new jersey and put him in the district of columbia with a canberra mate and make him into a Howard-hater

    By Blogger Malicious Monk, at 9:20 pm  

  • cyzilla check out baby mammouth swimming...far more delicious tracks

    By Blogger Malicious Monk, at 9:33 pm  

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