We’re almost there – discussions ensue around tired pop culture topics, bearded hipsters and record store lists that suck. Check us out.
Record store fails, the results of global warming, Dave gets VIP passes to the Roots show. Love is a thing of the past, and we get extra nerdy on these records.
Dave and Ian weigh in on the NBA finals and Dwayne Wade’s zombie-factor. Also, we discussed classic Transformers and what KRS-One is doing hanging around hospitals. A special lyrical renaissance session and other bonus treats.
We’re back after a two month hiatus. Well, this was actually recorded two weeks ago but life is so crazy that I didn’t have a moment to post until now. Lots of record talk, a little basketball, and Dave has a nostril issue.
The latest episode as we march and stumble toward #50. On-court sound effects from the Mamba, lessons on how to be a grown-up in the record store, and more inane hip-hop rambling. Lyrical renassiance returns.
Dave and I spent over an hour discussing our favorite 2012 albums, Kobe’s new Twitter account, Ice-T’s “Art of Rap,” CNN lyrics and the Crate Gods. Also, Dave gets called out for walking a famous producer to the bus stop.
We’re back! After taking care of some family business, Dave and Ian have returned to discuss dealing with large animals, Delonte West at the zoo, and a few amazing Guru lines.
October 2010: Bogart to Batman
Ok, this is probably one of the strangest tapes I’ve ever put together. I figured since this marks around three years of tapes, I’d dive into things a little harder. I ran through a bunch of records, from all kinds of genres, and tried to create some kind of crazy super-scientifical bubbly soundscape. Then I went back over the whole mix and cut in a bunch of other records, mostly vocal snippets, plus a couple extras. I kept envisioning some of the classic old tapes I used to listen to, especially some of the stuff Kid Koala and Q-Bert used to do. Just randomass records.
Somewhat similar to last month’s tape, this is kind of a bunch of little “soundtracks” that re-make or ellaborate on various scenes from radio shows, movies and 1970s basketball games. Musically there’s breakbeats, dramatic strings, funky basslines, flutes, piano solos, and James Brown. A few cats have been asking me to play more records and make longer mixes. I tried really hard here guys!! But, this mix still came in at about 34 minutes. I think I used like around 40 records though.
At the base off all this, to me, is hip-hop. The genius, innovative idea of mixing and scratching records, combined with a passion for music that makes you want to keep going through old vinyl in search of something you’ve never heard, that you can in turn make into something else no has ever heard.
Thanks so much for listening, much more to come.
— DJ Ian Head