Sunday, 30 August 2015

Wild Style Instrumental Beats


For three days in June of 1981, a movie director, a hip hop scenester and a drummer met in Blank Tapes studios in Manhattan and created the soundtrack to the most iconic hip hop movie in history. Named Wild Style, the flick was a collaboration between the aspiring filmmaker Charlie Ahearn and Fred Brathwaite (known around the downtown scene as Fab 5 Freddy); after a conversation at a Times Square show, Ahearn recalls they decided to “bring the hip hop world and the graffiti world together into focus” on the big screen. As a musical curveball, Ahearn proposed what he looks back on as a “ridiculous” idea: Instead of utilizing the popular soul and funk breaks that DJs like Grand Wizard Theodore and Grandmaster Flash were spinning at parties, they would create their own instrumental percussive grooves to score the movie.
To that end, they drafted in the talents of Lenny Ferraro (sometimes known as Ferrari), a drummer playing on the punk circuit who had originally cut his teeth backing up Aretha Franklin and Jerry Butler. The outcome of those studio sessions became known as the Wild Style breakbeats – a series of 13 short instrumentals that are now some of hip hop’s most revered and mysterious recordings.

Dave Harper • Bass
Lenny Ferrari • Drums
Chris Stein • Guitar, Effects

Produced by Chris Stein, Fred Brathwaite 
and Charlie Ahearn

Label: Beyongolia ‎– BEGO 12002
Format: Vinyl, flac
Country: UK
Released: 1998
Genre: Electronic, Hip Hop
Style: Instrumental, Breaks

Monday, 17 August 2015

Black Science Orchestra • Walters Room


Here's some more Beedle for your needle - if not the one attached to the tone arm, the one embedded in the digital junkie's arm at least. See bio info for Ashley Beedle over at the Ballistic Brothers post on Soundological. For his BSO effort, Ashely forsook the talents of buds Rocky & Diesel for a heavier reliance on Uschi Classen and engineer Marc Woolford. The album is named in deference to one of the early pioneers of the extended remix, Walter Gibbons. In all seriousness, if you just glossed over that link and you don't really know who Gibbons was then you better check yourself and click on that link, kiddo. You're in for a treat. Then go to the Disco Museum for a nice in-depth bio on the man you can read while listening to BSO's homage to the glory days of Philly, New York and Jersey disco. Shout out to Julian over at Play Jazz Loud for his psychic request!

1. Start The Dancer
2. City Of Brotherly Love
3. A Hot Family Day
4. Bless The Darkness
5. Just Holdin' On
6. Hudson River Revisited
7. St. Mark's Square
8.Save Us (The Jam)
9. Downtown Science
10. Rican Opus #9
11. Hudson River High

The Black Science Orchestra
Ashley Beedle • Percussion, Keyboards, Drum Programming
Marc Woolford • Keyboards, Programming
Uschi Classen • Keyboards, String Arrangements

The Brothers & Sisters
Amy Simmons • Flute
David Alvarez • Live Drum Overdubs
Dave Maggio • Saxophone
Lewis Rhone • Trombone
Charles Marin • Trumpet
Stella Hinton • Guitar
Tommy 'D' • Keyboards
Oscar Ronindéz • Percussion
Carl Walker • Vibraphone 

The BSO, Steve Lucas, Carla Hendry, Tommy 'D', Sister Soul

The Classenic String Ensemble • Strings

All songs produced, arranged and written by
The Black Science Orchestra

Except ‘Save Us’ co-produced and co-written by Tommy ‘D’
Engineered by James Brown and Marc Woolford

"Music is the first science known to man. Understand while you dance."
"The BSO would like to thank everybody who has supported us. Much love!" 

Label: Junior Boy's Own ‎– JBOCD5
Format: Flac
Country: UK
Released: 1996
Genre: Electronic
Style: Acid Jazz, Deep House, Jazzdance

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Ol' Dirty Bastard

Shimmy Shimmy Ya!

Ol' Dirty Bastard Gets Muppeted!

Posted by Stanton Warriors on Saturday, June 13, 2015