Saturday, October 27, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
I first heard Losoul on Optimo's BBC essential mix. Responsible for the outstanding edit of UnKnownMix's The Siren I recently tracked down some original vinyl he put out in 2006. Back Wash Riders is heavy minimal funk at its finest. Chopped up stabs scatter and scoot over a straight house beat until the wobbling bass picks up and starts sliding in between. After the two minute mark the track pulls you down into a deep, hollow ravine and doesn't let up until it has thoroughly rinsed you in the oily waters of its funky river.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Seeing as I seem to be spending most of my time ripping and labeling vinyl and looking at other music blogs instead of studying for the two midterms I have in the next week, I decided to start posting songs I think are somehow important or just plain good. In addition to the above mentioned reason a quick google search for music blogs in Vancouver turned up barely a handful so perhaps I can contribute to that small (but hopefully growing) community. Anyways since I haven't exactly found out how to upload songs yet I would like to point you instead to some blogs that inspired me: On-Off great dance music blog from toronto via glasgow I believe, straightforward posts lots of mp3s and a great header image. 20 Jazz Funk Greats is an amazing blog out of the UK featuring imaginative musings and intergalactic sounds, updated very regularly. Beats in Space Tim Sweeney's absolutely essential site featuring mixes by world class djs and updated weekly. And finally get a taste of the ultimate blogger lifestyle over at Lloydski's impeccable blog. More posts to come.