From: David Bassin (bassyd_at_pacbell.net)
Date: 2003-03-25 08:10:49
Singles: there are plenty this week, along with a few choice LPs as well...
Dwele: "Find A Way / Truth" - Two from the forthcoming Subject on Virgin. If you've heard anything at all from the Rize album that's been floating around for the past six months, you'll know what to expect: smooth soul from a rising star for 2003.
Prefuse 73: One Word Extinguisher sampler - Three outstanding left-field hip-hop workouts from the full-length due out in May. We also have the full album, so expect to hear a lot of this in the future.
The Wach: "Longer EP" - A slamming broken-beat jam with some nice vocals from Alison Evelyn.
Butti 49: "Alan Accelerates" - Butti 49 continues to impress with some solid bossa-house. The Fenomenon mix on the flip slows it way down for the B-Boys.
United Future Organization: "Transworld" - The tightest track on the V album gets two re-dos - one from Quantic and the other from Freddie Fresh. Both offer fresh perspectives on the original
Obafunke: "Bush Workout" - No, it's not Dubya's aerobics mix, but an extended version of the inspired Afro-jam from the excellent CD of last year produced by King Britt. I don't have the original in front of me to compare, but the A side here goes on for at least fifteen minutes and is guaranteed to leave you breathless. Attica Blues turns in a dope remix on the flip.
Nightmares On Wax: "70s 80s" - an impossibly catchy tune about growing up in London and listening to the Specials and other artists of the era, while trying to survive on the streets. Additional remixes featuring Roots Manuva and RJD2 are cool, but the original rules, in my book.
Albums in brief: Les Nubians: One Step Forward - international flavor with French and English lyrics from the Faussart sisters, with two outstanding tracks produced by I.G. Culture...I-Wolf Presents Soul Strata - the debut album from Sofa Surfers' Wolfgang Schloegl is funky, dark and rocks a little harder than you might expect. Fans of the Surfers are in for a nice surprise....Goldfrapp: Black Cherry - Less dreamy drama than the previous album and heavy on the '80s electro-vibe. Not sure about this one yet....The Quantic Soul Orchestra: Stampede - As funky and organic as anything on Daptone, Will Holland sets the Wayback machine for 1972 and we gladly come along for the ride....Incognito: Who Needs Love - After 20 years, this band still kicks ass, despite the revolving door that continually shuffles personnel. Jazz, funk and soul supreme with guest guitar by Paul Weller...I'm certain I've left a few titles out, but they'll have to wait.....
Best line of the week so far: "Somewhere in Texas, a village has lost an idiot."
Until next week: ciao for now - peace out.
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FreeFall 139: 3.18.03
Cinematic Orchestra - Man With The Movie Camera - Live In Vancouver 2001 (CDR)
Voom Voom - Baby (Version One) - 12" (Compost)
Les Nubians - One Step Forward - One Step Forward (Omtown / Virgin)
The First Floor Brothers - Fashionably Late (Citrona CDR)
Dutch Rhythm Combo - Go Dutch! - Go Dutch! EP (Pulver)
Quantic Soul Orchestra - Hold It Down - Stampede (Tru Thoughts)
Nigel Hayes - It's Your Move - It's Your Move (Sunshine)
Cuica - Cuidado - City To City (Ubiquity)
Lonnie Liston Smith - Expansions - Expansions (RCA)
Najite Olokun Prophecy - Showtime - Africa Before Invasion (Sofa)
Spacek - 123 Maybe - Vintage Hi-Tech (K7)
Variable Unit - War Again - Handbook For The Apocalypse (Wide Hive)
Jugoe - Night Fumblings (Q-Burns Rmx) - 12" (Bastard Jazz)
Cool Hipnoise - Come As You Are - Select Cuts Showcase & More (Select Cuts)
George Garvarenz - Haschish Party - The Bombay Jazz Palace (Outcaste)
Jimi Tenor - Cosmic Groove - Higher Planes (Kitty Yo)
Madslinky - Doing My Thing - Make Your Peace (Laws Of Motion}
Rei Harakami - On (Ian O'Brien Mix) - Opa*q (Sublime)
RSL - Wesley Music - 12" (Players)
Goldfrapp - Black Cherry - Black Cherry (Mute)
Bob Holroyd - Raviki (Township Mix) - Without Within (Six Degrees)
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