J57 came through for me with the audio for this last week, and as promised, he’s just hit me off with the video. Dopeness. More news on when and where to cop the free Soul Like Khan LP as and when I get it.
On a sidenote, there is some retarded car alarm going off outside Illwood Heights and has been for the last half an hour. I mean, it doesn’t even sound like a real car alarm. It sounds like its actually bored with itself for going off for so long. Anyway, today, this track is dedicated to its owner. Sorry – had to get that off my chest. • Koaste
New video from Brighton’s Legs MC. There’s a lot of running in this video. Produced by North Laine. Not too sure about the last shot, or the Violence = Silence message, but its always good to see videos shot in the 273. • Koaste
The homie J57 from NY’s Brown Bag Allstars just sent this across. The first track to leak from Soul Khan’s forthcoming LP 2dopeboyz.com Presents: Soul Like Khan, which is set to drop on a free download tip in early November. Should have a video for this by Monday, but for now, cop the audio… • Koaste
Whoa. This video is nuts. I only checked it on the off chance, but I’m glad I did. This is for you 273 Petrol Heads. I don’t drive (well, I’ve got my licence), but obviously if I did, I’d be pretty similar to this dude. Erm… yeah. • Koaste
The Spot Check. We get artists from around the world to open up the masses of music stored away on their hard drives, have five tracks selected at random, and then attempt to explain away any embarrassing tracks that might have found their way into the selection. Pass or fail? Well, thats your call.
Today’s guest is Pimpernel Jones, the UK half of transatlantic duo Herma Puma. Responsible for everything from laid back Hip Hop to barnstorming B-Boy tracks, their recently released last LP Synchromystic has been getting a lot of airplay over here at Illwood Heights, and is definitely worth a listen. But what is contained in that hard drive, and is there any terrible music deep within that we should be overly concerned with – thats what we’re asking today. So, Mr Jones. This is your Random Spot Check. Please proceed. • Koaste
OK, 45,469 tracks loaded up on random (2,881 hours of music)… my media player has a weird sense of random that means the same shit crops up but here we go..
1./ Lack of Afro – Live at the Club
Heavy beaty head nodder jazz cut off the LP on Freestyle Records. Love the way you dont know if its a new or old track.. timeless in its on way.
2./ Connie Francis – Bossa Nova
This is on a comp i picked up cos it had Mel Torme – Right Now on it . This is kitchy swing but some nice horns at the start. Connie flips between French and English but its the sexy french tongue that does it for me. kind of reminds me of Nancy Sinatra.
3./ A Tribe Called Quest – Crew
Not the best track off Beats, Rhymes & Life (my fav Tribe LP BTW). Typical dilla keys – best bit is the delayed shit at the end… almost bugged out.
4./ Dennis Coffey + The Detroit Guitar Band – Impressions Of
Ill blaxploitation funk from the illest bass man of the time. The track has a cheesy little drop down in the middle before bringing it back – its all about the screechy fuzz lead guitar on this joint, kills it every time…
5./ Harmonic 33 – Marionette
Contemporary library music styles by the talented Mark Pritchard. From the completely underrated album Music For Film, Television Radio. Sublime listening – essential to any cats who like Radiophonic or the more obscure library houses of the 70′s. This track always reminds me of MTV Europe in the 90′s – when they had cool arty things in the advert breaks.
Well there you go. You know what comes next. Yep, you need to take 2 seconds out of your busy schedule and vote…
It had to come didn’t it. After that last post and everything. Its a classic no doubt. Don’t think I’ve ever watched the video though. Still. Uptown Baby!
There is that one line though. Here’s how I like to think it came to be:
Lord Tariq:“Got any nicknames, Peter?” Peter Gunz:“People in the Bronx call me Lex.” Lord Tariq:“Oh yeah? Whys that then?” Peter Gunz:“because I push a Lex”. Lord Tariq:“Oh yeah, I s…” Peter Gunz:“…and I rock a Rolex” Lord Tariq:“Oka…” Peter Gunz:“and I lounge on Lex”. Lord Tariq:“…” Peter Gunz:“…and I love sex.” Lord Tariq:“I gotta go now.”