Emufucka is without a doubt one of my favourite contemporary electronics producers. The way he manages to poop out bangers as well as hella tenderony stuff, shows he's not a one trick pony, though from the very first tones of each of his tunes it's always evident we're dealing with an Emufucka joint. Pure class. No epic dancefloor anthems on this here ep though: this is Takafumi in his most gentle of forms, which is actually the way I like him best. Sweet and subtle. I've been bumping it on repeat, especially "Flowers". The ep will be released on October 20th on the almighty Fremdtunes. Hold tight.


Ahhhh, nothing but fond memories for me when listening to this tune here. King Bee were a Dutch Hip House group in the late 80's and early 90's, tho I think they themselves might probably have preferred to be labelled a Hip Hop act, without the House in there. And I guess since they rarely ever utilized 4x4 beats, Hip Hop might be a bit more apt. But still, they came up pretty much simultaneously with that whole Mr. Lee/Fast Eddie gang, in the Turn Up The Bass era. And maybe it's also because the tempo is kinda high (around 110/115 bpm) by Hip Hop standards. Either way, the exact genre definition doesn't really matter all that much anyways. The only thing that matters is that it's a crazy fly, stupid fresh Rap joint. Their "Back By Dope Demand" single is probably what they're best remembered for, but I always liked this, slightly lesser known track better. I vividly remember copping the 7" at a record store in the town where I went to school, back in 1990, ay ay ay... And it's that exact same copy I ripped the audio from, so it might sound a bit worn.. Funny thing is, up until listening to this song again a couple months ago, I never realised the Think break they used is actually chopped up a wee bit in the tail end of the track. The reason I think this is so funny, is because by the mid/late 90's there were a shitload of mainland (and by "mainland" I mean Europe, excluding the UK) Hardcore producers, who tried to mimic Jungle's choppy breakbeats, but didn't have a clue how to go about things. They'd just sample a breakbeat and trigger it a bunch of times from the start, to get that stuttering effect, without realizing they should actually cut it into pieces and rearrange it. Nice to know then, that a late 80's Hip Hop producer from the Netherlands did actually know how to properly chop a beat. Enjoy.

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This track here is without a doubt one of the most peculiar records I have ever bought. Part lullaby, part horror story and part speedcore (though some will argue it to be too slow for speedcore, but 250 bpm is pretty fucking fast in my book). And it even features a hella funky breakbeat. Sounds like a recipe for disaster, and I guess that's exactly what Thanos (not the French Thanos of Fraktal fame, but the Dutch one) was aiming for, so bravo to him for pulling off this epic slice of nose bleed mash up extravaganza.
The build up is quite, well, special.. Like I just said, there's a nice n groovy breakbeat in there, which fits the choir samples very well in my opinion, but then, out of the blue, you're slapped in the face by 250 distorted 909 kicks per minute. Even back in those days (late 90's), when I spent most of my money on tekno and hardcore records, I rarely ever bought speedcore 12"s. I'm pretty sure I never ever played this track in any of my sets, and even tho I was aware of the fact I was never gonna actually spin it at my gigs, I still thought it was special enough to cop it. Not much else I have to say about this record. It goes for a pretty penny up on Discogs: the highest it was ever sold for being 40 quid, which I think is rather ridiculous, but then again, that probably just shows I'm not the only person to think it's a unique slice of wax.

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Yesterday I had an early gig (6 o'clock) at a festival in my hometown, alongside the homie Jameszoo, but I still had a couple of hours to kill after I was done cleaning the toilet, hanging up the laundry and eating lunch. I wanted to go to a thrift store, but couldn't travel too far, as I wanted to be back home in time to have a plate of curry before heading off to my gig. So I decided to go to Roosendaal, which is about 20 minutes away from Breda. They have a pretty decent, two storey second hand shop there, where I found some nice vinyl before (for example, that Pyramid Plus 7" I posted earlier this week), tho they sometimes tend to charge way too much for their records. Scruffy looking Beatles albums for 6 quid etc etc..
I'm glad I went there yesterday tho. To say it was the best decision I ever took might be a bit of an overstatement, but it comes damn pretty close. One of the first LP's I pulled from the crates was Marie Laforet's first album, which isn't all that hard to come by: there's more than enough copies up for sale on Discogs, but to find it for €1.50 at a thrift store is something else altogether. Three crates into the digging I'd already pulled a couple of Abdel Halim Hafez albums, some other Egyptian and Lebanese LP's, a nice selection of Soul/Funk compilations, a Rika Zaraï album, Lime II and III and a scruffy looking, overpriced copy of the Beatles' Abbey Road, which I didn't buy, as I'm not that big of a fan of the Beatles myself, and figured I wasn't gonna be able to resell it at a higher price either, given the poor condition of the vinyl. To be honest, just that Marie Laforet album would've been worth the trip there to me. But the best part was yet to come: when I went through the stack of 7"s, I found no less than 15 Turkish Pop and Funk singles from the 70's (or at least I think they're from that era, tho there's no release dates on any of them), Black/White by Jane Birkin and a Video Kids 7" (including instrumental on the flipside, sick) for 55 cents each. I litterally almost cried. And I think I might've actually shed a little tear of joy when I came home and put this here Nese Karaböcek gem on my turntable.
I didn't have the time yet to listen carefully to most of the other records I copped yesterday, though I'm pretty sure there's a lot more great stuff in there. So expect to see/hear more Turkish Pop tunes up on here soonish. For now, enjoy this little slice of heaven. Amen.

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Here's another one of my own edits. I already posted a YouTube "video" of this one a couple months ago, and I'd initially planned to incorporate it in a little bootleg ep, but for one reason or another I didn't get to compiling/releasing that ep yet. I think it was, because I was asked to put one of my other bootlegs on hold for a moment, as there was talk of featuring it on another compilation, but I don't think that ever happened, or at least not yet. Anyways, long stroy short, I meant to put this one out a little while ago, but never did, so here it is..
I got the original song from a tape I bought whilst on vacation in France last Summer. My girl and I were at a tiny flea market in one of the rural villages near where we stayed. This old fellow had two crates of cassettes for sale, including a whole bunch of Latin stuff (Henry Fiol, Linda Leida) and this here Lillo Thomas album, all of them still in their original shrink wraps. Most of the Latin albums were a bit of a let down, tho the sleeves alone made it worth buying them, and this Lillo Thomas tape pretty much made up for everything those other ones lacked music wise.
Now I've been a big fan of Patrice & Friends' hyper speed coke Funk reworks since the very day my mate DisPjutR showed me "Cashmere Sheets", their first album. That one came out about three years ago, but I still bump it on a regular basis, and I'd always wanted to do something in a similar fashion (nothing wrong with a good spot of biting, now is there?), so that's exactly what I did with this here remix/edit. Or at least it's what I tried to do.. You be the judge. Enjoy.

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Not an awful lot I have to say about this track. I ran across a zip with a vinyl rip of this Three Times Dope ep on one of my "Blog to the Oldschool" plundering missions. The blog's author (DevNull) uploaded it, because he deems the acapella that's featured on this ep to be of serious relevance to oldschool breakbeat hardcore. Which I think is a pretty abt statement, as certain parts of the vocals have been sampled in numerous early hardcore tunes. Especially that "getting busy on the tempo" part, which is probably best known to Dutch hardcore enthusiast for being used in the Weirdo & Sim tune. I quite dig the original version as well as the Chuck Chillout Dope Mix, but once I get my hands on a proper rap acapella, it's very hard for me not to at least try to make an edit of my own. So that's exactly what I went and did. I basically just whacked a Funky Drummer loop and a sub stab under there, added a dose of shitty scratches and pressed play. Enjoy.

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Crazy Skweee shit from Japan. I'm taken by "Emperor" and "Beefcake" in particular, but the other two joints ain't too shabby either. It's a "name your price" release, so you can basically cop it for free, but I reckon it's worth at least a couple of your hard earned bucks. And for 888 Yen they'll even compose a poem for you!! Crazy.


After running his "Year of Mixtapes" blog in 2009 and 2010, where he dropped a mixtape each week for over a year (ranging from Ghetto House to Tinpan Dancehall to Jungle etc etc), Chicago native Chrissy Murderbot now returns with "Year of Edits". He's narrowed things down genre-wise this time around tho, giving away a free Disco edit every Wednesday. The first three installments are up for grabs right here, and I'm already very curious to hear what he'll have in store for the remaining 49 weeks!!


Out of the wide variety of radio stations, there's only one I really ever listen to, and it's a Belgian one called Studio Brussels. Most of my Belgian friends, tho, seem to think it's a commercial heap of shite, but I guess they've never really listened to Dutch radio stations, because if they'd ever tuned in to 3FM (which, by Dutch standards at least, is deemed to be hella "alternative"), Sky Radio or 538, they would know all too well what commercial rubbish really sounds like! For instance, there's no way you're gonna hear a Gang Starr joint in the middle of the afternoon on Dutch national radio, but I guess they're just a bit spoiled in Belgium when it comes to music, which isn't all that odd really, considering the seemingly endless strain of great Pop bands they have down there. One of the staples of Stu Bru is a Punk classic from the very early 80's by Red Zebra, called "I can't live in a living room". Even though the lyrics are sung in an embarrassingly crappy English accent, the guitar riff and sheer energy of this song got me hooked from the very first time I heard it. So I set out to find me a copy of the 7", went to Demonfuzz Records in Rotterdam, and got myself this Beat Boys compilation LP instead. I initially just bought it for that Red Zebra tune, and tho most of the songs on this LP aren't really my cup of tea, it also featured "Slow Motion" by Lavvi Ebbel, which is right up my alley: simple yet effective, uptempo, no-nonse stuff, kinda weird yet kinda catchy and poppy at the same time.
The band were only around for a short two years, before splitting up in 1983, and released no more than a handful of singles and two LP's, the first of which doesn't really even deserve to be called an album, as it only has four songs on there. "Slow Motion" doesn't appear to be on any of the their own releases, except for a compilation LP/CD called "Guns and Crepe Flambee" that was released earlier this year and this here Beat Boys album.

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Just last year a brand new outdoor skatepark was opened in my hometown (Breda, the Netherlands), and in October they're gonna up the ante by opening another, bigger, indoor park. The lads over at Plywood Construction and Bonk Skatestore have been husteling for about four years to get this park up and running, and by the looks of the first pics I've seen, it's gonna be something really special indeed! Grand opening will be on Friday the 3rd of October. Free entrance, and I'll be spinning a little set alongside Kamelenrace and Tony Clifton, so hop on by if you happen to be in the area. It's located right behind the train station, about a five to ten minute walk, on a little peninsula that also houses a hella cosy outdoor Summer bar and a thrift store amongst other things.


Here's a cute little Funk number I found at a thrift store late last year. According to Discogs it's a pretty rare 7", there's not even a single copy of the original pressing up for sale atm, and it even says none was ever sold either. I don't know when exactly they started tracking sales on there tho, because I'm 100% (or perhaps I should say 99%) sure I saw a couple of them up there when I found this and checked Discogs for any info on the band etc.. Which there isn't really, or at least not up on Discogs.. There's no release date on the labels, but according to a couple of other sites/blogs/whatever it was released in 1983. The thing I probably like most about it is how shaky it all sounds; it's definitely not as tightly knit as, say, your average JB's joint. It kinda sounds like one of them Stones Throw acts, where they seem to crap things up deliberately, if you get my drift.. And I don't mean that in a negative way, I like it when things sound a bit crappy and crooky, even if it's done on purpose (guilty as charged). In fact, the closest thing that comes to mind if I were to compare it to any contemporary artist would be James Pants. The flipside features an instrumental version of the same song, which has "Proto Skweee" written all over it. But of course back then, in 1983, Daniel Savio was only 5 years old (check his Wiki page, hell yeah, Daniel Savio has his own Wiki page!!), so I'm pretty sure the term Skweee hadn't been coined yet. I uploaded the vocal version tho, because in my opinion the vocals do actually add to the magic here. Enjoy.

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