1663 tracks, 6 years, 10 months, 11 days, and as you've probably noticed the sites been very quiet of late, so here's my final post.
When we started "Winamp Says" back in 2002 there wasn't much out there like it, the idea of so fragrantly abusing copywrite in the aim of telling people about the music we where finding wasn't as pervasive as it is now. Opening the site up for everyone to post proved intermittently successful, but it never really formed into the hub i wanted it to, maybe it was lack of direction, or maybe its just the number of music sites out there. Either way at the moment I can't commit the time to it it deserves, so for now the site will remain here as a static archive until I have reason and time to re-launch it in a some kind of new form in the future..
To sign off heres a suitably esoteric mix:
track list: bk 2 the future
- Gemmy Twenty Four
- Martyn Untitled
- Stinkworx Secret 47
- Jona Diskozinzin
- Siriusmo Drank In My Cup
- Electrik Red Skillex
- Letroset Everything Is Changing
- Bogdan Irkuk aka Bulgari Sayonara
- Yukihiro Takahashi Talk Back
- Logic System Walter Neff
- Matias Aguayo The f**king Formula
- Dorian Concept Joppo + Eno (Pink Alert Re-Rub)
- Antena Coelacanth
- Stinkworx The Devil's Dancers
- Oppenheimer Analysis Haunted Harp
- Legowelt Transit to nowhere
- Explorer Goodbye Horses
- Q Lazzarus
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And you can track what I'm listening to here: http://last.fm/jk/
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Thumbleweed...... Far too quiet around here, its spooooky...
A new mix, 1 hr 13 of elephantine hits, lots of Canadian Bleeps, Japanese proto game music, Euro electro-pop and very little american music!
Elephants mix: P.C.P. - Jeff & Jane Hudson
Real Dreams - Mathew JONSON
| Stop 12' (2007)
Plastic Bamboo - Ryuichi Sakamoto
| Thousand Knives LP (1978)
Cutting Tears (Pop-3 Remix) - Akiko Kiyama
Torturing Lines - John Keys
| Who's Afraid Of Virginia Tsedong 12' (2007)
Mit Dir - Robert Görl
| Mute Audio Documents Volume 3 (2007)
Tulip Schnaps - Noze
| How To Dance LP (2006)
Gothic Girl - International Pony
| Mit Dir sind wir Vier LP (2006)
New (Red) Roses - Yukihiro Takahashi
| Neuromantic LP (1981)
Just Try - Jeff Samuel
| Step 12' (2006)
Elephant's Parade - Minilogue
| Elephants Parade 12' (2007)
Silver Clouds (Hot Version) - Photocall
| Silver Clouds 12' (2007)
Antenne 2 (prod. Para One) - TTC
| 3615 LP (2006)
The Demerol Edit - Krikor
| Disposable Elvises 12' (2005)
Parasols - Plastic Operator
| Different Places LP (2007)
Slomo - Zombie Nation
| Black Toys LP (2006)
Pop, Shake, Jit - Chi Boogie
| Juke Trax Online Volume 11 LP (2006)
Hola Macci Kola - Alexander Robotnick
| Les grands voyages de l'amour LP
Are You That Somebody? (Instrumental) - Aaliyah
| Are You That Somebody? 12' (1998)
One Hundred Point Three - Bass Clef
| Zamyatin Tapes Vol. 1 12' (2007)
Mistral - Distance
| My Demons LP (2006)
Radio 4 - Public Image Ltd
| Plastic Box LP
Tight as a drum, A Bass pop workout produced by Martin Hannett
and featuring two of the most serious sounding pop stars I've heard of: Gary Barnacle & Ross Middleton.
More Weirdness, like A toytown Todd Edwards
cheese nightmare. Maximalist elevator music that comes close to equalling the saturation nightmare that is Paprika
Wonky Spanish synth punk, a jerky digital hurdy gurdy from 1982.
3 minute Electronic Pop. Been far too long between posts, so by way of an excuse here's half of gabba's partner labels
new release I've been promoting in advance of its release on Bleep
And finally, back where we started, some French filmic atmospherics, written by Serge
(off course), and glamorous beyond compare..
Cascade Samba, a rhythmic meditation from the new cross town rebels 12'.
Digital Bamboo. Music that just makes me really happy, from another former YMO
graduate and part of the soundtrack to Super Mario 3, is it the association of the many hours spent on the SNES, or just the naive jolliness of this midi bells and whistles ho down that get me every time..
From the excellent, and soon to be over exposed
sound track to the inimitable Quentin (Mr Oizo) Dupieux's first feature film. If the movie's a patch on the soundtrack expect something akin to Sponge Bob Squarepants meets Barbarrella
In anticipation of what on paper looks like the 12' of the year
(remixers!), and the B side to some astounding game boy grime
. Like hi-fidelity chip tunes, all tracker jitters with a 2 step sheen..
Workout! More Aerobics, Catch the wall, Walk like a Model, Spare leg..
Music that makes me feel old, a genius electro sketch from my favourite South African booty bass aficionados.
Ever thought that Slits cover of heard it through the grapevine is just so good you want more just like it? Well here it is, a bassline that now unfortunately reminds me of a car advert
, and a perfectly angsty and adolescent vocal..
Grind House, just deep enough, just minimal enough, if there wasn't already groaning on this I'd add it myself..
French fancy. A NDW cover of Serge's Euro vision
winner (to me, that's almost to good to be true!), from the same rich vein
as the Nancy Nova track.
Cheap and showy. A novelty hit that never was (?), this almost reaches the operatic heights of sparks at there pop zenith, if you only listen to this once it'll surely get a smirk before you delete it..... ahh sooo
Fuzzy house / Melted plastic. The antithesis of that Alexander Robotnick track, an epic chunk of bounce and turbulence.
Synth doodle. Somewhere between a ringtone and the radio phonic workshop i just wish this was a bit longer..
More Sleaze. In response to Gavin's upload, some ghetto tech with a slightly more feminist (!) slant, a smooth yin bass loop to dj deeons yang pelvic bass thrust.
Been away for two weeks, got the clap..
Breaking my own rules..Major label sponsored Remixes seem to be default mp3 blog fodder by the looks of the Xeroxed blogs on the hype machine
, much as remixes used to be the way of selling rather weak re-packaged CDR singles for 99p a few years ago.
Anyway, I'm not sure this remix is major label sponsored and its certainly not weak, Trevor Jackson
takes this potential electro-pop-radio monster back in time to somewhere between hip-house and old-rave (1990 to be precise), a Waltzer
Concrete Music. A Wiley remix from 2005, Coming on like a sonic assualt; Car alarm vamps, machine guns and pnumatic bunker-bass.
Like a lost Yazoo
record or maybe a Knife
B side. Vintage lost flexi pop from the 80's discovered with an amazing amount of other stuff from the unofficial historian curators who put together the "the anaesthetic's wearing off
" CDR compilations (this is from the 10th(!) compilation)..
WAP 4 (a) . Following a similar groove to the Neil Landstrumm Kids Wake Up
track posted a while back, more full spectrum re-imagining of the Bleep sound
RIP Kurt Vonnegut
. Here's proof that we're living in the future where nuclear bombs really do sound like synthesisers.
A Perfect Cliché, this is taken from DJ Hell & Thomas Bar's New Deutsch compilation and could almost be a prototype for all the more self concious electro fabrication that Gigolo
specialised in during the 90's..
Defining Moments. More optimism and self congratulation as we're 5
today, so here's DJ Hells first record, before the haircuts and the clash-fashion nonsense that the original International DJ Gigolo
is now associated with this slice of European visionary electronics happily defies fashion, as I hope Gabba will for the next 5 years. Thanks Dee x
Sonic Youth's Rather Ripped, though i hate to lazily tag it was probably my favourite album of last year, and for something I've listened to so often I'm finding it hard to say anything about this track, so i guess, just enjoy...
Working backwards. A lot of the Fields music from the new album sounds so deceptively simple it could almost be a by product from an automated process, like the first Pole
albums sounded like fragments from Stefan Betke's cutting from floor at Hardwax, the Field sound like a even more digital version, data in echolalia
Back to reality...One of hundreds of amazing lost classics rediscovered by the CBS robots
and there associates, this is the sweetest plucked disco bubbler..
So if I'm going to post 10 tracks surely I can get away with this one.. From the master of the smooth r&b electro hook, last years Ryan Leslie album seems to have gone under the radar, maybe the record label are re-recording it with some bigger stars.
Smooth Metropolitan electro, crisp as a 808 snare anonymous as public transport..
Base Bass. The best music always goes for the jugular, there's not much to this but a wobble a infections New Orleans call and response rap and a retro sounding drum machine clap, do you need any more..
I've been trawling the post punk vein since getting into Josef K
a couple of years ago. This is from a little know Australian band, and was a real lo-key surprise amongst all the spiky funk and arch electronics from this compilation > Can't Stop It!
Following the Radiophonic template but rather than tape loops Sakamoto uses almost all the synth's available back in 1978, this again has that fuzzy analogue sound, somewhere between organic and plastic, like bamboo...
I'm sure you all know Gabba is my baby and since the re-launch a while back we've had a few false starts and annoyances getting it to work as a meritocracy, I'm sure you all also know I can be a little heavy handed in judging posts.
So to re-address the balance, and hopefully encourage a few more flippant posts me and Mister Jib have agreed to flood the site with the finest "nearly made it"'s and "couldn't figure out what to say"'s and "been posted elsewhere"'s, to inject a bit of fresh vigour into the site..
First Up: John Baker
. That something so stupid and playful probably took 3 weeks to compose from tiny slithers of cut up tape could probably be seem as a metaphor for Gabba, lots of code just so y'all can grab 3 minute chunks of the latest Swedish pop nonsense..
Network Punk. Jerky electronic pop from some former performance artists.
Default setting. The perfect Wonky pop song, east and west, pop and avant garde, tradition and technology, this has it all and still manages to be more than a sum of its parts..
Pants. Dancehall's Homophobia is best taken as laughably immature like a 8 year old primary school bully; On this Mr G spends a whole 3.18 convincing us of his Masculinity while his friends shout "Underpants" over another school yard clapcapella riddim ( Mr G is 28).
Sassy! Fresh Electro-hop from Chicago's Kid Sister.
"I am the german Negro" almost sums this up, a slice of Teutonic Punk Funk from NDW's biggest star
, lifted from the rather amazing Edelweiss album. Expect more NDW
While a lot of dubstep carries a little to much intellectual density
for something that sounds best when just relishing the sheer physical power of bass at a high volume Bass Clefs album is a much needed dumbing down. Makes me wish I had a big car stereo and a small town to terrorise..
Exotic doesn't really do this justice. Found via a dark corner of the internet and a charity shop (thanks knid), this is a slice of spaceage bachellor pad pop sung by some japanese identical twins back in 1966 (you couldn't make it up) kawaai!
Wiley's beat on this has the polished minimal twerk that wouldn't sound out of place on a US R&B hit, but rather than being all about the dollars grime's hardest working MC
(TM) keeps it as english as a cup of tea.
A skewed tribute. As you probably know James Brown died on Christmas day, which made me feel a mixture of surprise and apathy for the 10 minutes i thought about it between eating turkey and watching festive TV. Anyway, in the cold light of the 27th of December as with any celebrity death it still doesn't seem that much more important, I never knew JB, and to be honest his musical output hasn't really been worth keeping up with since the 80's. So in honour of "Live at the Apollo", "Think", and the invention of Hip Hop, Funk etc etc".., here's some Dutch hardcore that really does the Godfather of Soul no justice at all.
No list from me this year, far to much work and research needed. Instead here's some of my favourite things either discovered or released this year, all lovingly cross faded, compressed and normalised for Christmas car journeys, long bus journeys, or just home listening..Track List:
Booty Lickin - Phon.o
Propain - My My
Out Of the Curious (Luke Dzier Remix) - Minilogue
Universal Language - Sebastien San
On Tigris I Thirst - Sneak Thief
Pearly Spencer - The Modernist
Blissfull Burden - Unai
Performance - Tones On Tail
Shake it - Chadronnet Vs. Afrilounge
Viol Af Dis - Casino Music
Patrick 122 - Mr Oizo
Y.C.G.N.W.F.B. - Bauchamp
Love In Indigo - Escort
Rendez-vous Dans l'Espace (Morgan Geist Mix) - Telex
Someone Great - LCD Soundsystem
55566688833 (Superpitcher/Tobias Thomas Remix) - James Figurine
(Its a Christmas mix, but there's no bells!)
Unseasonal. UKG/Grime has been mining the seam of urban alienation for so long its really good to see the super prolific JME
come up with something that's a bit more "for the ladies". This is taken from his new mixtape thats full of decidedly unseasonal 90's sounding cut up bangers.
! Some proper new school/old skool wonktronics.
. A week late for halloween, but maybe Nov 5th is more relevant for this very English music. Taken from the amazing Ghost Box label, Belbury Poly create music that sounds like grainy soundtracks to 1970s infomercials. If you like this its well worth tracking down the Ghost Box albums as a lot of this music works a lot better as a album than as individual tracks, and the CD packaging is great to.
The original disco punks first release under his own name came out last week, and its 100% bass heavy rockabilly guitar disco, stupefying..
Goth Disco. Tones on Tail where a short lived side project formed after the goth originators Bauhaus
collapsed in 1983 featuring 2 members of the band and a roadie. 2 facts: Tones on Tail's track "Go!" was the source material for Mobys
"GO", and as a rejection of Bauhaus's black attire, they only played dressed in white - very disco..
More French music, some electronic new wave from 1985.
"the heart at the end of the fingers" 60's French pop with a horn section to die for.
Re-issue corner #2, an abstract disco/ proto hiphop freakout
from Gary Davis with more than enough whoops and whistles, and I'm not only uploading this because of the title honest..
Re-issue corner #1, A perfect sub 3 minute French pop song about ping pong, from the hit packed French Synth Wave 1979/85 compilation.
Gimmick overload. Throw enough combinations of cartoon characters/dance crazes at a riddim and surely somethings gotta stick.
Suited prog-pop. A bit of a swan song to Trevor Jacksons great and sadly demised output records. This is taken from San Serac's unreleased new album, in which our hero seems to play a confused business man over some jittery sample programing that makes me think of Max Tundra's MBGATE.
Cut n Paste dub house disco. House music that sounds like its been spliced to the point of destruction and left jittering on the studio floor..
There was a time when seeing something elsewhere on the Internet
would mean I'd be weary of posting it here, but f**k it, the Internet might as well be the mp3net at the moment, every shite band and singer songwriter has there own myspazz
site, and theres a mp3 blog for everyone out there..
So anyway, this is a bit saccharine and more of a "dance anthem
" than I'd usually be into, theres something of the Gigi D'Agostino
to it, a shameless E music duet that uses all the tired dance music presets in just the right way..
SebastiAn exaggerates Kelis's original temper tantrum by throwing all his toys at the wall.
So a track about my hometown (nearly), Birmingham isn't really manchester in terms of musical heritage (erm, 40 years of metal and ocean color scene...) , so its hard to find much stuff that references it, and to be fair this doesn't really either, but its very quiet round here, anyone got any tracks about there hometown (sorry london doesn't really count, unless you can get postcode specific..) ?
Oher than the personal associations this is a vintage Nancy Sinatra / Lee Hazelwood B side, strings like a southern grawl and Nancys voice, you can't really go wrong..
I blame Andi f**king Peters...
A new podcast, lots of dub on this one and a quick blast of high speed 8-bit booty bass, 37.15 minutes:
Drum Pan Sound - Reggie Stepper, Ickie All Over - Daddy Freddie, New Gun Fi Buss - Ninja Man, Phase the Phaser Dub -Mafia and Fluxy, Tinji - Slaughter Mob, J'aime pas l'Art - datA, Carnival 2 - Wiley, A London Sumting - Tek 9, Three Tennies - Utabi, Chain Hang Low - Jibbs, Let There Be Light (DJ Funk remix) - Justice, 87c5875ucpro - Team Doyobi, Kabe - Ruff Sqwad, Samurai - Kode9, Cichli - Autechre, In My Moondreams - Brian Wilson and Andy Paley.
A track that earns its exclaimation marks! Coming on like a (very) hardcore Avril Lavigne
at a Paul MCkenna
conference, this almost sounds like a cover of a riot grrl
track, but sung by some bitter american male students.
Here's a all new mix (podcast soon I guess), all sorts of styles, I'm not sure my indecision in sticking to a style works on this one, and it skits around a bit, but I can guarantee that all the tracks are great, maybe the sequence isn't.
El-B - Two Thousand, Various Production - I'm Really Hot, Max Peezay - Komfran, Letroset - Cosmetic Lobotomy, Shano - Fly Di Grill, Putsch 79 - Living For The Arpeggios, Telex - Moscow Disco, Scsi 9 - Senorita Tristeza, Aceyalone and RJD2 - Supahero, Brooks - BedBugs, Schneider TM - Pac Man/ Shopping Cart, One-Two - Say It Loud, Alex Smoke - Never Want To See You Again.
Slackness. Most dancehall tracks get away with some of the more explicit/dodgy lyrics by translating them into such heavy patois/nonsense that to a non jamaican they could be talking about almost anything, so here's something a bit more obvious and probably very offensive. The minimal riddim (nookie) really makes me wanna turn this up to 11, but its probably not a good idea in a built up area..(NSFW)
Carbooty #2, £1.50 worth this time, some 80's UK digi-dancehall, simple drum machine programming with the sweetest digi-bass wobble. The first record on the Mr Doo label, with some very home made graphics but nice heavy weight vinyl, I've ripped the Dub as well for extra value.
Carbooty #1, Summer Sundays are definitely all about Car Boots round my way, I'm sure the further you get from London the richer the pickings are.. So here's my first 50p score, an urgent flab of post-punk-funk, a walking bass, bleeps and steel drums from mute
's Fad Gadget, and for some reason the smelliest piece of vinyl I've ever had, it almost hums with the odours of damp other undistinguishable things.
Super Mario Bros - 1985, Rapper's Delight - 1979, Pong - 1972, Atari 2600 - 1977, The Message - 1982, Planet Rock - 1983..
If in doubt, post some swedish electro disco.. In honour of this weekends shamefull euro pap heres some erratic synth-pop fun, I wonder what Sweden's real entry is like (boots up soulseek..)
through circuitry, Dwayne is not your typical tigerbeat6 artist
, but then tigerbeat seem to mellow
with each new release. His new album jettisons his previous electronic/cut up sound for something far subtler, and it sounds kinda how I wished radiohead
would sound.. Dwayne is from Sweden (of course) and his new album is called Cut Open
Low-tech like small town pirate radio, a different kind of electro, urgent low frequency sub lo wobbles and kicks, this probably needs an MC but the sheer agressive bounce is almost enough without.
bump bump! More 'pop', this time some Bobby Brown style perky-proto-disco for the weekend..
French pop that goes straight for the jugular and then piles on the choruses, oh yeah, alright!
. Sly and Robbie in a slightly less earnest "world dub" guise, and all the better for it. Raw bass and bleeps, straight outta the circuit board..
Following the calypso theme, here's a different kind of calypso pastiche from 1967, a frenetic and slightly crazed organ and horn driven work out, I get the feeling this is only going to sound as it should played from a scratched 7 inch on huge speakers mounted to the back of a lorry. (The b-side to this a version of "Sound Of Music" theme
, 1000 points to anyone who can post it!)
Arch. The Monochrome Set are the kind of band to dig out with Josef K
when you run out of Franz Ferdinand
records. This is a strange calypso/punk funk pastiche, but I've mainly posted it because of the title, I think if I ever had to name a magazine/club nite/clothes label/web site/kitten I'd call it Apocalypso, its nearly as perfectly aggressive and vague as "gabba".
Far too quiet here lately, like Andre I haven't found much post worth music lately, or maybe I've just found too much and the good stuff isn't surfacing quickly enough. So anyway, in absence of new tracks, here's a lost Factory
classic, high energy manc house from '84.
Dub vs Dub. Two schools of Bass combine, Vladislav Delay's
organic processor bass = the perfect compliment to Rhythm & Sound's Germanic echo chamber.