Watch The Ride: Tom Findley - Various. CD. Fifteen track DJ mix set by Tom Findlay of Groove Armada and Sugardaddy. Featuring the best up and coming and established DJtalent the UK, Europe and the rest of the World, these tracks Focus on Hip-hop, Breakbeat, Drum & Bass, House and Techno. Includes tracks by Lindstrom, Greenskeepers, Andy Caldwell, Nick Holder, Sugardaddy, The Aliens and many more. Striking triple gatefold artwork.
(Label: Harmless, Cat.No: HURTCD072)
Watch The Ride: Zinc - Various. CD. Since 1995 Zinc has dominated the Drum & Bass scene, his production genius has seen him DJ all over the World and his influence is felt all of the genre. Here he picks the twenty five tracks of current and up-front and very exclusive dance floor numbers. Striking triple gatefold artwork. Includes tracks by Makoto, High Contrast, Logistics, Total Science, Upbeats, Silver and many more.
(Label: Harmless, Cat.No: HURTCD073)
Living Colour - On Stage At World Café. DVD. The hard rock sound of Living Colour is best experienced live, and that's exactly what viewers will get upon watching this entry in the On Stage at the World Cafe Live series. Among the songs performed are "Cult of Personality" and "Open Letter (To a Landlord)."Region 0 disc.
(Label: Inakustik, Cat.No: INAK6111DVD)
Last Poets - On The Subway. Dble CD. The Last Poets are still regarded as the key Rap outfit, setting the way for the emergence of Hip-Hop. The thirty three tracks featured on this two disc collection are original recordings compiled from the Harlem (NY) groups seven original albums released by Douglas Records, Blue Thumb, Casablanca Records and Celluloid. They feature a classic mix of jazzy proto-funk, tribal rhythms, socio-political poetry and urban tales with a '60s beat vibe.
(Label: Atom Music, Cat.No: ATOM2038)
Snoop Dogg - Tha Shiznit - Episode I. CD. Over the last thirteen years Dr Dre protégé Snoop Dogg has become one of the biggest stars in rap. He has sold over twenty million records, won countless awards & featured in over twenty motion pictures. This twelve track album showcases Snoop's collaborations Nate Dogg, Dr Dre, Warren G, Tupac, Soul Rebel as well as some classic solo tracks.
(Label: Snapper, Cat.No: SDPCD222)
Asian Dub Foundation - Time Freeze: Best Of. CD. Seventeen track best of from the UK collective. Incorporating punk DIY ethic with funk, hip-hop, Asian music and loud guitars, the group have long been a live favourite. They formed after meeting at London's Farringdon Community Music House and have gone on to become staples of the Drum and bass scene as well as the anti Fascist movement for their open social political lyrics.The CD features two BBC sessions tracks and and two brand new tracks.
(Label: EMI, Cat.No: 388 5080)
Asian Dub Foundation - Time Freeze: The Best Of Deluxe Edition. Dble CD. Thirty two track deluxe edition best of from the UK collective. Incorporating punk DIY ethic with funk, hip-hop, Asian music and loud guitars, the group have long been a live favourite. They formed after meeting at London's Farringdon Community Music House and have gone on to become staples of the Drum and bass scene as well as the anti Fascist movement for their open social political lyrics.The CD features two BBC sessions tracks and and two brand new tracks. The second CD is made up of remixes, new tracks and rarities.
(Label: EMI, Cat.No: 388 5120)
Scratch Perverts Present - Watch The Ride - Various. CD. First volume in a new DJ mix series on the Harmless label. The first edition is headed by Scratch Perverts aka Prime Cuts, Tony Vegas and Plus One. Major players on the battle Djing scene their reputation as one of the world’s most progressive DJ collectives is unparalleled. Twenty four tracks by the best up and coming and established DJ talent the UK, Europe and the rest of the World has to offer. Includes tracks by Chemical Brothers, Queens Of The Stone Age, Spank Rock, Roots Manuva, Whiley, Mark Ronson and many more.
(Label: Harmless, Cat.No: HURTCD 069)
Space Needle - Recordings 1994-1997. CD. Thirteen track collection from the Long Island-based duo who experiment in Post Punk, Prog and even Hip Hop. Jud Ehrbar and Jeff Gatland first hit the scene with the Voyager album released on the New York label Zero Hourfuzzy; their psychedelic compositions backed by primitive tape loops and experimental production techniques quickly gathered a cult following nad have influenced modern day groups like Minus The Bear, Animal Collective and Black Dice. Perhaps now that other bands have cought up with their experiemntal sound, maybe they will get the respect and dues they deserve. Worth hearing for the final track entitled "Where The Fuck's My Wallet?" Digi pack.
(Label: Eenie Meenie / RE, Cat.No: EM023-2)
Public Enemy - Beats And Places. CD + DVD. An amazing CD + DVD that offers us an incredible collection of unreleased songs produced by Public Enemy across the last decade, as well as a fantastic collection of every video release from 1999 to 2006 by the world’s greatest Hip Hop band. They changed popular music in the process and scared conservative white America with their militant political stance, long may they fight on.
(Label: Nocturne, Cat.No: SJR1013CV)
Displayz - Control The Event. CD. UK producer Damon Vallero weaves together elements of Drum n Bass, Dubstep, grimey Urban beats and distant electronica for his new ralbum under the guise of Displayz. This cross genre hop is a step in a new direction for the electronica man and has already begun receiving rave reviews form commercial and underground radio stations. Includes: "Validation Of Sound", "Both Your Hands Up" and "Debt Of Destruction."
(Label: Downstream Records, Cat.No: DSR 04)
Mark Stewart & Maffia - Learning To Cope With Cowardice. CD. Re-release of the classic post punk album, first out in 1983. Adrian Sherwood and Mark Stewart managed to inspire a whole generation with this collection of Hip Hop beats, Dub, funk, punk and electronica references and elements of early indutrial techniques. Messy. Menacing and as earth shakingly important as it was on its first release.
(Label: EMI, Cat.No: 375 0182)
On-U Sound Crash: Slash And Mix - Adrian Sherwood - Various. CD. Soundcrash is a new DJ conception devised by former Pop Band member Adrian Sherwood. Taking tracks from his ONU label, he layers the tracks over each other and dubs them up, adding new vocals, screeches, dubby sounds and more. Exactly what you would expect from Mr. Sherwood, it features Lee Perry, Prince Far-I, Mark Stewart African Head Charge, Dub Syndicate and the New Age Steppers.
(Label: EMI, Cat.No: 375 0252)
St Germain - Tourist. Dble LP. Tourist was written, produced & mixed by the mysterious St Germain and he also takes on the role of conductor for the other musicians involved in this project. The songs on Tourist range from five to nine minutes as each one distinctively sets a unique mood, one that usually sweeps you away from the one you were just visiting but with a common thread that awakens an unquenching desire to repeat this process over and over again letting it's luster shine brighter with each successive spin. Tracks on this album include "Land Of…" and "Latin Note".
(Label: Blue Note, Cat.No: 5251141)