July 31, 2010
Props to Rob J for finding this thread. If you like paint, walls and trains, or old men talking about NYC and it’s neighbourhoods, click the link and dig through.
Our Giacomo is a mysterious chap. He rarely surfaces but when he does it’s with the best in techno. He’s back, and with some underground goodies…
WDET broadcasts out of Wayne State University. Billing itself as ‘Detroit Public Radio’, the station has been around in one form or another since 1949, when it was set up by the United Auto Workers Union.
Back in 2004, Underground Resistance had been around for about 15 years. As part of a monthly segment called ‘Electronic Focus,’ WDET’s Liz Copeland and guest presenter Clark Warner broadcast a UR special, complete with a lengthy and interesting interview with Mike Banks.
Mike talks about the history of UR, the role of Ron Murphy, meeting Kraftwerk, a Swiss dynamite factory, misperceptions of ‘the Ghetto’ and so on. If you’re into techno, or merely want to get some mid-noughties Detroit slang to work into everyday speech, it’s well worth a listening. There’s also, obviously, some great music. Current favourite with us is the X-102 tune. A bit more on X-102 from Jeff…
Here’s the tracklist:
Underground Resistance – Elimination
Underground Resistance – Riot
Mad Mike – Death Star
Underground Resistance – The Theory
Nation 2 Nation – 303 Sunset
Underground Resistance – The Punisher
Mad Mike – Jupiter Jazz
X-102 – OBX-A
Underground Resistance – Metamorphosis
Red Planet – Stardancer
Underground Resistance – Hi Tech Jazz
Underground Resistance – Acid Africa (Roots Electric Mix)
Drexciya – Wavejumper
Chaos – Afrogermanic
Kraftwerk – Expo2000 (Underground Resistance Remix)
Underground Resistance – Electronic Warfare
DJ Rolando – Knights of the Jaguar
The Suburban Knight – Marooned
Timeline – Time Sensitive
Underground Resistance – UR-046
Aquanauts – Spawn (Genetic Continuation Mix)
Andre Holland – Vector Research
Underground Resistance – A Thousand Questions
Gigi Galaxy – One Step Beyond
Underground Resistance – Inspiration
M.I.A. – All I See
The Suburban Knight – Nocturbolus
Underground Resistance – A Moment in Time
Underground Resistance – Black Strategy (DJ Dex Edit)
Warning: The file is just over 200MB so may take a minute. Well worth it though. x.
July 28, 2010
July 28, 2010
Neil Fraser, a.k.a The Mad Professor is one of the finest dub producers in the game. Nicknamed Mad Professor as a boy due to his fascination with electronics, he was originally born in Guyana and emigrated to London aged 13. His mix of synths and dub has created his particular take on the sound. If you didn’t hear the Mad Professor’s podcasts for Fabric take a listen (number 24 and 25 here). He gently talks you through the link between soul and dub in the first one and then brings it all up to date with his work with Dennis Bovell in the second. So, here Dr Rob steps up to the plate to pull out his favourite Mad Professor moments. Dubwise.
July 25, 2010
July 25, 2010
When you need a break from the city and a rejuvenating beer in beautiful surroundings, the Pelican Bar is the place. The best bar in Jamaica is a mile out at sea, off the south coast of the island. Local fisherman Floyd had the vision to build a wooden bar on stilts on a sand bar in the middle of the ocean.
You can be picked up by boat from the mainland and enjoy a blissful few hours all at sea. Delicious fresh fish and curried lobster are prepared on a tiny gas stove and cold Red Stripe appears from the fridge. Meanwhile, you can divide your time between relaxing on the deck and snorkeling in the crystal clear water.