Archive for the ‘LA’ Category

Samiyam – Rap Beats Vol. 1

August 27, 2008

This instrumental selection peeled my eyelids back over my domepiece and had me face the fact that Samiyam is actually a rather incredible Hip-Hop beatsmith.

Now the earliest posted Return EP was very good, yet this in comparison is, well, mighty.

From track 3 onwards I was so ensnared I had to roll up a tiny doobie and boost the skittish ear-engagement that led me to a sore collar (hol’ tight all my neck-snapping sons-of-bitches, we live for this). Whereas a growing number of Sam’s peers are turning slightly adrift in the aural obscurity of glitchy self-indulgence, here we’re yanked back into gutter as if all the space voyaging we’ve been subjected to of late was merely a distraction from the wonders being built back down on the dirt. I mean innovation is key, but I maintain that we should not squander the Soul.

Sam flaunts some fantastically peculiar breaks, daringly chopped and perverted with the underlying electronic audacity (just enough and not too much of it on this finely balanced beat tape) we’ve come to expect of a mushrooming leftcoast futurebeat generation being led by Flying Lotus, Gaslamp Killer and Ras G amongst a fair few others on the allied international front (Glasgow’s Hudson Mohawke and Amsterdam’s Hayzee, FS Green & Sir OJ not overlooked). We can’t deny there is a new movement here with brass balls not seen since the early days of Def Jux and Stones Throw- start paying attention.

Throughout I felt as if I was listening to an embryonic Madlib beat tape with all the raw, restless cutting, chaotic collages, sullen harmonies and subtly instilled but fundamental groove; the inspiration is clearly there and unafraid to germinate… dare I say this, he may even be the second coming.

If you like your rap beats cold yet relentlessly pushing forward, this shit is like the March of the Penguins. All they need now is a great emcee to breathe the equivalent of an Iraqi bonfire over them…

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1. Intro 0:09
2. Super Chronizio Bros. 2 1:09
3. 27 0:52
4. 1984 0:54
5. Flotation Device 0:55
6. Flying Slap 1:23
7. Ghost Ride The Bike (Pull Up Hop Out) 1:38
8. It’s Important 0:54
9. Lookin’ 1:14
10. Mental Violence 1:14
11. One Love 1:26
12. Polkabot 1:18
13. Quesadilla 1:20
14. Toad Rage 1:38
15. Segue 1:25
16. Snake Cola 1:14
17. Wrap Up 1:24
18. Carnival Food 1:39
19. Cloudy 1:29
20. Rooftop 1:46
21. Sideways 1:30
22. Sunrise 1:40
23. Untitled Track 1:10
24. Untitled Track 1:41

Click to bump track 3 here: 23

Fantasticunt beat tape rating:

9 mums out of 10

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Samiyam – Return EP

August 8, 2008

Fly-Lo’s homeslice and Hyper Dub’s first US signing, for all my Nintendo skankin’ futurebeat bastards and bitches. Couple o’ these jawns sound like the twisted, down syndrome sister of Madlib’s ‘Accordion’.

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1. Return
2. Trick Platform
3. Moon Shoes
4. Cheesecake Backslap

My stand-out tracks highlighted in Bold Red above.

Video: Moon Shoes

Fantasticunt EP rating:

7.5 mums out of 10

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One Day As a Lion – One Day As A Lion EP

July 25, 2008

For the mere fact Zach de la Rocha is back (this being his collaborative project with The Mars Volta’s former sticks-man Jon Theodore).

And we Rage Against The Machine to the death of us.

“The name taken from the infamous 1970 black and white, captured by legendary Chicano photographer George Rodriguez featuring a center framed tag on a white wall in an unspecified section of Boyle Heights. It reads: ‘It’s better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand years as a lamb.’ This record is a stripped down attempt to realize this sentiment in sound.”

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1. Wild International
2. Ocean View
3. Last Letter
4. If You Fear Dying
5. One Day As A Lion

My stand-out tracks highlighted in Bold Red above.

Video: Wild International

Fantasticunt EP rating:

7 mums out of 10

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Additional:

Just in case you’re refined, sissy, sensibilities have had you 16 years delayed… this is amongst the most powerful albums of the 90s, and one of the most supreme metal records, ever. Zach de la Rocha was the revolutionary voice of a generation and Tom Morello his Fender shredding deputy. ‘Killing In The Name’ makes me want to smash everything in my room to smithereens, burn my entire wardrobe and every material possession or superficial artifact, and then slay any small animals/household pets that come anywhere near me. Whatever happened to rebellion, rejection and anarchic destruction? How we’ve become 21st century hipster pussies.

“FUCK YOU I WON’T DO WHAT YOU TELL ME, FUCK YOU I WON’T DO WHAT YOU TELL ME, FUCK YOU I WON’T DO WHAT YOU TELL ME… MOTHERFUCKERRRRRR”. Word to your Mums.

Rage Against The Machine – Rage Against The Machine [1992]

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1. Bombtrack
2. Killing In the Name

3. Take The Power Back
4. Settle for Nothing
5. Bullet In The Head
6. Know Your Enemy
7. Wake Up
8. Fistful Of Steel
9. Township Rebellion
10. Freedom

My stand-out tracks highlighted in Bold Red above.

Video: Killing In The Name

Fantasticunt album rating:

9.5 mums out of 10

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Shawn Jackson – First of All

July 6, 2008

The debut album.

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01. How Ya’ll Feel??
02. First Of All…
03. Soopafly (feat. Ty & Kory)
04. Fix Ya Face
05. Traveling Salesmen (feat. Comel Of Time Machine)
06. Gold Medal Kids (feat. Beloved & Comel)
07. Backstage
08. Strategies (feat. Guilty Simpson)
09. Go There With You (feat. Ty & Kory)
10. Feelin’ Jack
11. Countdown
12. Hate Down
13. Maan Up! (feat. Taraach & Big Tone)

My stand-out tracks highlighted in Bold Red above.

Fantasticunt album rating:

6 mums out of 10

Video: ‘Feelin’ Jack’

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Flying Lotus – L.A. EP

July 1, 2008

“Six track EP, the first of three, strictly limited to 2,000 worldwide on vinyl, no repress…”

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1. Sleepy Dinosuar (Listen)

2. Rickshaw (Listen)

3. My Chippy (Listen)

4. Roberta Flack ft. Dolly (Listen)

5. Paper Crane Gang (Listen)

6. Interference (Listen)

My stand-out tracks highlighted in Bold Red above.

Fantasticunt EP rating:

6.5 mums out of 10

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