a fantastic mid-60s album from grant green, but one that never got its due originally, because it was unreleased at the time and didn t come out until a japanese issue during the 70s.
original analog sound on finely selected 180 gram vinyl.
mukatsuku records kick off 2009 with another dose of hard to find japanese super rare funkiness + two dance floor bombs pressed on a limited edition heavy 180 gram vinyl 12 inch for the london based strictly vinyl only label. a side is legendary blue note guitarist grant green getting the remix treatment from japans most famous dj muro for a super rare remix. this is the first time the track has been made commercially available on vinyl anywhere. on the flipside is the japanese latin band orquesta de la luz remixed by kyoto jazz massive. the edit on the mukatsuku 12 is a brand new unreleased edited version never heard before with most of the vocal parts removed to allow the fantastic instrumentation to shine through. this release has recieved 5 out of 5 review in dj magazine and so far dj and airplay support has come from jazzanova,kevin beadle(solar radio),craig charles(bbc 6),simbad,martin brew(fat city),pete isaac(jelly jazz),diesler,rob luis (tru thoughts/totally radio),love monk crew,simon s(futuristica),perry louis(jazzcotech).nick from record kicks and many more.
one of the biggest tracks from 2006 getting a fresh set of remixs courtesy of some serious chicago house all stars. green velvets shake and pop blew up dancefloors worldwide with its cool vocals, and now this ep features some real funky dancefloor pleasers. mark grant sets it off with a vocal and dub mix that highlight the vocal and the quirky electro bass funk from the original. meanwhile the big poppa dj sneak turns in a jacked up mix that focuses nicely on the vocal from the original. some very hot dancefloor material, dont sleep on this on
one of the biggest tracks from 2006 getting a fresh set of remixs courtesy of some serious chicago house all stars. green velvet s -shake and pop- blew up dancefloors worldwide with its cool vocals, and now this ep features some real funky dancefloor pleasers. mark grant sets it off with a vocal and dub mix that highlight the vocal and the quirky electro bass funk from the original. meanwhile the big poppa dj sneak turns in a jacked up mix that focuses nicely on the vocal from the original. some very hot dancefloor material, don t sleep on this one
a full-on electro excursion from cajmere, with a great vocoder vocal the centerpiece, surrounded by driving beats and a steady bassline. mark grant takes it to the main floor crowds with a stellar rework, retooling the drums and bass for the peaktime hours and throwing some well-placed filters into the mix, while the vocal stays present. on the reverse, the 'praise mix' is a classic slice of gv action, with thumping drums, wailing synths, swirling effects, and no vocal, all very much in the style of 'flash' et al
shake-a-leg (sal) is the monthly club-night run by jerker kluge and tobias kirmayer in munich. after two years doing sal they thought it time to manifest the concept of the party on a compilation. both jerker and tobias are not only local djs but certainly enrich the worldwide funk, soul and jazz community with their work.
>can you dig it?< charts the rise of black action films from 1970-75. the vinyl is on two monster loud separate double albums.
the black action films of the early 1970s gave the hollywood industry its first african-american cinema ? actors, directors, cameramen, editors and writers. these films discussed aspects of the african-american experience in the form of entertainment. storylines interwove post-civil rights revolution with action stories, many involving pimps, prostitutes, drug dealers or private detectives.
the films also featured the finest funk and soul black music of the time as stars such as james brown, curtis mayfield, willie hutch and roy ayers produced some of their finest work, with film budgets allowing for the addition of huge orchestral arrangements by jazz legends such as quincy jones, johnny pate and jj johnson.
in the early 1970s, black action films exploded into the cinema with three extremely successful films ? >shaft<, >super fly< and >sweet sweetbacks badasssss song<. the most profound statement of these films was their actual existence ? black actors and black directors entering the previously closed hollywood film industry.
black action films were a representation of politically everything that had gone before and stylistically of everything that was current. civil rights, malcolm x, martin luther king, black power, black panthers, vietnam sit alongside the criminal worlds of policemen, private investigators, bail bondsmen and the criminals, drug dealers, pimps and hustlers that they parole.
>can u dig it?< brings you everything you always wanted to know about black action films. aside from the amazing music (brought together for the first time ever), it also comes with extensive liner notes.
this is an essential soul jazz records release!
greatest samples from the blue note lab! feat lou donaldson, ronnie foster, donald byrd, david axelrod, jack mcduff, joe williams, grant green, lonnie smith & jeremy steig. 3 bonus cuts included on vinyl by ronnie laws, monk higgins & donald byrd
nikki beach mixed by atfc is the second in a series of album collaborations between the worlds leading independent house music label and one of the most exclusive and surprising clubs on the planet. compiled from breathtakingly up-front material, atfc pulls in brand new cuts and remixes from ben westbeech, noir, osunlade, green velvet and ame as well as dropping two of his own tracks yet to see the light of day.