Sunday, 29 August 2010
Monday, 23 August 2010
This tune is from my favourite Herbie Hancock record, Sextant, which was the last he recorded with the Mwandishi band.
From this one record you can find references to a lot of great 60s/70s musical developments that the band have mashed together - early electronic music, jazz, african rhythms, modernist composition, free improvisation....
By taking advantage of (then) current technology and compositional ideas, the recording produced a listening experience that sounds wildly futuristic and outlandish, but also maintains a very human and traditional/ritualistic feel through the band's performance. Both of these aspects anchor the record to the time it was made and, due to it's widespread lack of popularity when first released, allow it to retrospectively serve as a "what if?" for the future of music from that point on.
Posted by CLOUT! at 13:58
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
This is the first post on our blog and it features a mix of some of our favourite summertime hip hop tracks, recorded onto cassette.
We originally made it for a night we put on a little while ago called Beauty & The Beat.
Due to the current season, it seemed appropriate to tweak it a bit and revisit some 90s classics, as well as some more recent gems.
We recently gave it to the people at Experimental Circle Club to post on the website for Offset Festival, which we're playing on 5th September.
00:00 - 01. Afrika Bambaataa Presents Time Zone - Zulu War Chant (Funky Remix)
01:40 - 02. Edan - The Science Of The Two (Feat. Insight)
02:40 - 03. Gang Starr - Speak Ya Clout
05:06 - 04. The Young Holt Trio - Strangers In The Night
05:53 - 05. Crooklyn Dodgers '95 - Return Of The Crooklyn Dodgers
09:40 - 06. Diamond D - Sally Got A One Track Mind (Showbiz Remix)
11:59 - 07. Black Sheep - To Whom It May Concern
15:31 - 08. Top Quality - Magnum Opus
17:30 - 09. Showbiz & AG - 40 Acres And My Props (Instrumental)
19:13 - 10. Jeru The Damaja – You Can't Stop The Prophet (Pete Rock Remix)
21:07 - 11. Lords Of The Underground - Lord Jazz Hit Me One Time
23:35 - 12. Pete Rock & C. L. Smooth - They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y)
26:26 - 13. Main Source - Looking At The Front Door
28:17 - 14. Leaders Of The New School - What's Next?
30:24 - 15. Rumpletilskinz - Is It Alright? (Radio Remix)
32:34 - 16. K.M.D - Peachfuzz
35:39 - 17. Chi-Ali - The Fabulous Chi
37:21 - 18. Jigmastas – Dead Man Walking (Instrumental)
39:47 - 19. Dooley O – Aaahaa (Instrumental)
42:12 - 20. MF Doom – Arrow Root
44:15 - 21. Ronnie Foster - Mystic Brew
44:41 - 22. Madlib - Mystic Bounce
45:49 - 23. Flying Lotus & Declaime - Whole Wide World (Instrumental)
47:59 - 24. Danny Breaks – Hey Boo Boo!
49:30 - 25. Add N to (X) - Machine Is Bored With Love
52:05 - 26. Scarface of the Geto Boys – The Pimp
55:06 - 28. Tim Dog - Fuck Compton
You can give it a listen on Mixcloud:
Or download it from:
We'll be making more posts of our favourite tracks and mixtapes in the near future.
Posted by CLOUT! at 06:01