Monday and Tuesday we made our monthly trip to NYC for Deep Space and record shopping and returned with these jewels:
Hit Dancetracks after getting lost in alpabet city (as usual). Found serious Jeff Mills / Purpose Maker represses on the techno wall, also grabbed an amazing GAMM gospel workout by 7 Samurai (will do a Roots & Future piece on him soon), plus crazy Rancho Relaxo Allstars on Abe Duque Records, some shit thats sounds like Theo Parrish and newness on Kompakt Extra. Then we got wasted at some expensive wine tasting for free (thanks Adam).
Deep Space was mostly the tits. REKID / Radioslave / Quiet Village (I linked there because that website is fresh) was Francois K’s guest and played like 5 tracks after we got there at midnight (including the crazy Prins Thomas mix of Toot D’amore), before the king of dub took over for the rest of the nite. It was kind of weak that we only got see dude for so short, but Kevorkian never disappoints with his reverb machine (does anyone know how he does this) and the Funktion1 sound system at Cielo is so perfect. Thankfully Kevorkian played alot of techno and then dropped some crazy wash of sirens into a short set of dubstep, which sounds retarded on that system, next was some classic soul into Swizz Beatz’ “It’s Me Bitches”, which has the most retarded of all hip-hop beats right now. It started to slow down at like 3 and we went to Le Souk which is better for euro shit on a Monday then Boston is on a Saturday plus it’s DJ Dove and Disciple’s night so it’s good soulful tribal house.
Tuesday hit TTLab and scooped that Prins Thomas remix, 2 dubstep tracks (one with a Busta sample and some Shackleton, which is twisted african dub drums – dude is slaying right now) and a Raw Fusion track. They had sold out of the new Moodyman dammit (anyone have that for me digital?)! Only had like 20 minutes at A1 (the best record store left on the east coast?), but got Ma Foom Bey Tony Humphries edits from ’86 and more Jeff Mills. Caught the bus, got back to boring old Bean. Best part of the story? I forgot my ID in Boston and still got in everywhere and got wasted, it’s so much more chill in NYC.
Sorry to bore you to death. Here are the goods (you probably should be paying me for doing all the work and buying $13 import records for you, or at least all the fake DJs need to start buying vinyl and learn how to mix):
Jeff Mills – Power
This is on the Jetset EP, the best track is “The Shaker” on the b side, buy Jeff Mills’ records here
7 Samurai – God’s Props
There’s also 2 ridiculous techno/reggae tracks on here, but you need to buy the vinyl to get ’em.
Cultural Vibe – Ma Foom Bey (Love Chant Version)
Go dig at your local used record store
Shackleton – New Dawn
Buy Shackleton vinyl here and if anyone has more of his shit on digital PLEASE shout at me (imports are expensive).