Boing, Boing, Boing, some classic happy (uk or upfront(?)
) 'ardcore, I've spent the week listening to Hixxy etc trying to find a defining track to put up in tribute, and its been a very productive and slightly frenzied week because of that.. But in the end i just settled on this because it made me laugh, Peel's championing of the harder to like side of music is what i'll always remember him for..
combines refreshing lo-fi keyboard parts and rockin' guitars making this band definitely worth checking out…They easily have the most unique sound out of any new band I've heard for a while…Sure to please: New wave fans, Kraftwerkians, and leftover 80s coke-partygoers.
This is my first post here. thought i'd give something back to the masses cause i know you're hungry. I'm sure many ofyou are familiar witht he norweigian phenomenon known as Jaga. JJazzist has been a heavily influential electronic dectet from Norway since they started out in 1994, creating radiant jazz circuitry over over strings and horns. This is a somehwat slowed down version with added drum beats and textures; overall a much funkier effect(digitally remastered by herber t
aka doc rockit). The original "day" is also found on the 2004 UK ninja tune
release. hope you like it. i'll post the original stuff if this one goes over well.
I'm always a bit weary of posting stuff that Boomkat
have recommended, it just seems like doubling up and off course if Boomkat recommend it, you really should have heard/bought it by now anyway. So anyway, this is from the same crew as the awesome radioclit
mixes, proper hip-hop production, lots of bass wobble, a gorillaz
like chorus and no faux American MCing, I'm hoping the rest of the Tivoli album is as good..
maladroit. hard. music. but. fun. music. Maladroit; purveyor of fine Australian hardcore. It was either this one or "jump of the pointed ones" on the same release. This one is slightly more tuneful but "jump......" has better rhythms, check it out on the buy link it's free anyway. I hope you like it, but I am preparing for a week off from uploading ;o)
this is quite hard. make sure you've taken pcp and the bass is up as much as it will go go before setting thhe volume to 11. spinal tap stylee. my mate is married to chriistians sister -(god bless you paul and isi and the ickle baby), else i mightn't be aware of such vileness.
Brooding house, further proof that Kompakt
really are the greatest label in the world at the moment, house
is some much better when its German.
Continuing the streak of excellent electronic dominance of the past few posts, here is an older Isolee remix. For the first two minutes it feels like it could go in about 5 different directions but maintains the nervous electro disco gallop and smooths out nicely. For more warped post-techno fun seek and consume the new Isolee and the new Ark records if you haven't already.
Gina V. D'Orio and Annika Line Trost are fun, genre indiscriminate, over the top, exploding, & drenched in red wine. This track is from their 2004 album 76/77. "Heavy Rotation" sounds like Roxanne Shante being electrocuted, making love to a 60 foot moped in the center of the Earth.
This appeared in a 2003 compilation CD called Ministry Of Shit, in which a bunch of aussie djs and other artists f**ked with pop songs. I think the compilation might have been given away free at some show. Anyway, other than being a pretty funny concept, it had a few tracks worth listening to, this bring one of them. Not all of Dsico's music is tolerable but this one is rather lovely.
My favorite Italian prog soundtrack from my favorite Dario Argento slasher flick! ("Profondo Rosso" = "Deep Red" or as my vhs copy calls it "Deep Red Hatchet Murders). Merry haunting to gabbers eveywhere!
A track by Microboss, one of the three brilliant tracks released on Pro-Tez Records run by SCSI-9's frontman Anton Kubikov. Unique ultra-deep soundscape. Distributed by Kompakt.
After all those serious postings I wanted to add some fun. We all know it from Sesame Street but it still is a classic!Sorry, upload did not work!
I'm not really in the mood for Sesame Street. Give me the old clawhammer to the face! from a NY band that's putting their faith in the inevitable 90s revival...
We're nearly at the 1000th upload, a momentous occasion, so here's the first of a few party tracks, a song about dancing in the disco, with a spoken word break, superb!
Rollerskating R&B, it wouldn't be a gabba party without Chromeo! Here's a throwaway bootleg from everyones favourite 80's freestyle
I could almost justify putting the whole Sparks
- Kimono My House
album online, but i had to choose just one track, operatic (ahem) rock of the finest calibre..
Hello, this is for those of you who havent been introduced to Husky Rescue. I personally think this is a beautiful track. Let me know what you think and check out their website (great vids)
They have tracks remixed by the likes of: Serge Santiago, Linus and Evil 9
The Great Caruso. Indisputably, the finest singer ever to be recorded. He blessed the dawn of the twentieth century with his emotive renderings of opera, traditional folksongs, and the popular melodies of the day. In a garden made of sandwich, full of smiling marshmallows, German carroteaters Faust find a singing rainbow bridge that can replicate Caruso's pure tenor with psychedelic accuracy. They also come to the realization that there's a language hidden inside a stone of cream but nevermind that for now. I say Gabba is like that garden, full of rainbow bridges that have provided us with flashbacks to the Great Carusos past and present. My thanks to those people who have made this possible. Here's to a 1000 more!
Fatwa Pop, a dancehall curio made for Macka's 1989 album but never released, political with a very very small p, (stolen from nuclearbeef
Death chant house, or trance music how it should be, epic, full spectrum and makes everything you play after it sound like its coming out of a tinny radio.
Poached 3 months ago from some blog i can't remember. Pretty inocuous initially, this track has steadily got better and better the more I've listened to it. It has a melancholy which is probably a bit to introspective and indulgent but is so well pitched I just can't get enough. really looking forward to getting my hands on the album 'Bleed'.
Inspired by limadley's brilliant Felix Kubin post I was dying to post this on Haloween. Still. SWEET DREAMSSSSSSSSS...
After being mightily unimpressed with Röyksopp's last record except one or two tracks, this definitely makes up for it. This remix is just massive, and as yet unreleased. Anders Trentemøller has some real skills, just listen to that second breakdown. House, techno and electro-funk all in one amazingly polished track. Sadly his own site is under construction, I know he released his first self titled lp on Naked Music in 2003 and is a member of the group Vildtand, and also remixes under the name of Run Jeremy. As for Röyksopp, I just wish they'd give him the whole record to remix!
A deranged cover, I hate bob Marley, don't get me wrong I love reggae music wholeheartedly from digi dub to lovers rock. But for me the Legend
album wipes out anything else he ever achieved, its so watered down, acceptable, over produced
and so big (it was never out of the top 40 albums throughout the 80's/90's) I don't think it'll ever have the space to be forgotten and even ironically re-discovered
.. Anyway, this is a slab of insane acid Marley baiting that gets so far away from the MOR appropriation of Marley that I can still listen to it with out thinking of Eric Clapton
/ Student Bedrooms
Briton based Cagedbaby just released their first record 'Will See You Now' on Southern Fried Records this August and have been getting some interest in the music press of late. Its a strange mix, they have some really nice melodies and vocals, along with glitched-up beats and pianos. http://www.cagedbaby.com
's first official dj mix (which can be found on the second disc of Colette No. 7
is not a conventional dj set. Yes, you have your relentless techno/electro bangers, as would be expected, but overall it's a strangely lovely
affair. Just about everything is post-worthy, but I chose this simple and delicate Whitey number because I'm currently enjoying the Whitey album very much as well.
I'd forgotten about this track until an old friend recently asked me if I still had a copy. I bought the ep in 1991 and "Ladies and Gentlemen", track 1 on the A side, was the first track to persuade me of the genius of Carl Craig. The track builds relentlessly with oddly placed claps and a rolling, apocalyptic synth until the classic break beat drops about halfway through. The synth then returns and the track sounds as large as it gets. How many tracks from this year still sound this good?
Before being repressed a little while ago this track was as rare as rocking horse shit .
1987 (I belive) - UK (or france?). A great discovery, this track particularly because it is different from the one that appear in his first release under the same name.
1980? - US. Thanks to eastvillageradio.com and particularly the minimal elektro plus host to let me discover this great us new wave musicians.
Not so new, and so good it couldn't possibly be obscure, but I can't stop listening to it. And we've never had any Black Strobe stuff posted here on gabba. So here you are, a shiny, magically catchy bit of electro snottiness.
been away from gabba for about a week and there's already a lot to catch up on. nice! this is my second post. don't really know much about the person
behind this, but some googling connected them to a 90s norwegian art collective
. the original encoding for the mp3 is 20kbps
, so i'll skip the 'recommend encoding @ 128kbps.' besides, i think the 20kbps work well for the song =)
Though working from the same template as several other bands operating in the late 70s (jagged, abrasive guitar work backed by a tight, danceable rhythm section and vocals consisting of half-shouted politically charged polemics), the Pop Group were ultimately a far stranger breed than any of their contemporaries. Their music was crazed, exhilirating and at times wilfully difficult; and while it was funk or punk enough that you could conceivably dance to it, your efforts would probably resemble a performance art piece more than anything else. Walking a tight line between visceral assault and often frustrating experimental forays, the band's unique aesthetic --- essentially tearing their music apart as fast as they could play it --- all but assured that they went pretty much entirely unheralded in their day (or in this one for that matter; only one of their albums is even slightly in print, and even then, only as a Japanese import).
'We Are Time' is the closest they ever came to releasing a 'classic' song. While it may lack the funk-based fury that characterised much of their other work, it more than makes up for it with a deep, dub-inflected groove that the band never quite manages to shake, despite their best efforts. Like the Pop Group itself, it's a strange, exciting and not infrequently infuriating song. Be forewarned: this is not an easy listen.
Right! Got some spare points and no one else is playing so i thought i'd risk posting my first attempt at anything audio. this was just an exercise distilation and was done specifically for a friends compilation. Hope you don't think that it's too slight.
Got sent this track and thought i'd share it here by way of testing the upload feature. Ged is a London based musician working in the Electo Pop field. As far as I know it's a solo effort.Enjoy.
bad music >
db uploads banned for 1 week!
a pretty solid italo stormer. low tempo and high energy- always intense though. label #FDT002.
UK - 1981 Memorabilia B side, Andre mentioned Soft Cell in my previous post, and here you go. A very young, very different Marc Almond.
Some months ago, EMI re-released this little treasure from brazil: Lô Borges first album release from 1972. Thank you.
Not sure how well this one will go over, seeing as it's not really normal Gabba fare, but right now, I simply cannot stop listening to it. So, for fans of a very particular kind of 80s indie rock:
Essentially wedding the Jesus and Mary Chain's distinctly jangly Wall of Sound to some of the Cure's more bombastic bedroom epics, this track should be, by all rights, boring and predictable as all hell. Fortunately, and thankfully, the Diableros forego the whole shoegaze routine you're probably picturing and instead create something so authentically jangly, reverb-drenched and just generally dense that, if it weren't for the vocal's slightly histrionic emotionality instantly pegging it as c. 2005 indie rock, it could easily have passed as a genuine release from 1984. It's catchy, comforting, and just smart enough to not be entirely disposable --- basically, the exact kind of song I would have put on mix tapes I made for a girl, back when I was 17.
Like I said: not everybody's cup of tea, but for fans of the JAMC (among others), this is like warm milk before bed.
This track is my current favourite track off a late entry into my albums of the year list.
Last week I was lucky enough to see AGF (who is married to everyone's favourite Finnish house music miestro : Vadislav Delay) perform her own music accompanied by fantastic visuals from Sue C. Like Oooh!
is a collaboration between AGF and german rapper Quio. Spanning genres from Hip-Hop and Grimme to Garage, Drum and Bass and House it contains great rhythms, good melodies, wonderfull textures and some nice poppy lyrics.
In the tradition of my slightly off center posts this is Bo Diddley's Bo's Bounce, I think its a scorcher. But this post is as much about the site thats hosting it http://thehound.net
tons of old mono mp3's not the greatest quality but still cool if you like this sort of thing.
For me, this track is the most important release of the so called "nouvelle scene francaise". Most important, because it was one of the first and most influential releases ('92) and... it's a wonderful song.
Groovy, melodic, dark AND anthemic, all at once. Someone has described one of his releases as "a dinosaur on a speedball having a lethal ten minutes heart attack". Think of him as a james holden with a heart. Full album available at the label link.
I think this is from this year's Caribou tour CD, I could be wrong. JK is going to see this post and think 'oh shit, why are you posting this MOR electronica? With no beats??!!!' But then he'll (hopefully) listen to it and, despite the fact that it's not techno or dancehall, I like to think he'll enjoy it. Personally, I like it's understated ambience very much. Sorry Flakey, but I'm still bitter about your 'punk funk' jibe the other day..
If last night's Goldfrapp show is admissible evidence, schaffel-pop's still not dead. Nobody seems to have noticed this track - which predates the trend, being from 1999! - maybe it's that anything in Spanish might as well be invisible to white America. Gustavo Cerati is roughly Argentina's Sting, having once been in Soda Stereo, Argentina's Police, but he's much more all over the place - he appeared on the last Shakira record as well as making an ambient record with some Kompakt producers (2001's fantastic + Bien
). As such, this track isn't exactly representative, and it goes on a touch too long, but the intro sounds fantastic when played loud.
Edge pop, A irresistible pop song from anticon's WHY
?, in at only 2.43 and with just enough suggestion of a chorus to make you want more.
This is one of the standout tracks from the new ep from new Chicago-based group Ark of Limbs. These guys are friends of mine so I'm perhaps biased, but I really like this track. lush, dark 'electronic' pop with lots of live instruments.