Filed under: music | Tags: 8bit, bmore, club, DJ King Tutt, DJ Sega, philly, Snoop Dogg, Sonic, The Wire
My limited experience of East Coast Club Music in the USA wasn’t nearly as grim as recovering addicts of The Wire (go watch Generation Kill!) might think. It was ignorantly blissful an superfun – but then so are most gap year experiences. Since then, the fun-muscles in my legs always give an involuntary spasm at the sound of Bmore Club and it comes as no surprise it’s been popping mainstream. Snoop went Dubstep, Kanye went Bmore, so here are a few of my fave Bmore bangers. Keep yo year dem op’n fo DJ Sega and DJ King Tutt!
Running with the Sega thing, I couldn’t resist putting up these two reworked Sonic tunes:
The Prodigy – Pixel Bit Chipology! (Colour Version)
A1. Capkonamco – Baby’s Got A Temper
A2. Jonix – Charly
A3. Gidropony – Everybody In The Place
A4. System Fail – Spitfire
A5. Uoki-Toki – Out Of Space
The Prodigy – Pixel Bit Chipology! (SUPERHEROES Main Version)
B2. click*bleep*beep – One Man Army
B3. xdesbit – You’ll Be Under My Wheels
B4. Nintendo Moonlight Ninja – Baby’s Got A Temper (Chip-capella)
B5. oiki – Voodoo People
B6. System Fail – Spitfire (Space Invaders)
B7. 0ligarch – One Love
B8. Paza Rahm – Mindfields (Cartridge Edit)
The Prodigy – Pixel Bit Chipology! (Lazy Ninjas Version)
C1. co-op – Narayan
C2. Paza Rahm – Mindfields
C3. Jonix – Weather Experience
C4. 0ligarch – One Love (Cartridge Full)
C5. Azeriff – Your Love
Filed under: music | Tags: 8bit, bass, Disrupt, The bass has left the building, WERK DISKS
The Bass Has Left The Building is the long-awaited sequel to disrupts Foundation Bit album, which appeared on the wonderful WERK DISCS label in 2007, and turned into one of the classic works of modern bass culture since then.
On this new epic voyage Disrupt is pushing the genre boundaries of 8Bit-ChipHop, roots Dub and old-school gaming soundtracks into one big swirling Black Hole of low end mayhem. Raw, ultra-shuffling drum machine action and re-wired skanks create the gateway for a mind bending reference network of retro-SciFi movies, gaming classics and Dub soundscapes in infinite loop mode. All riding on a non-stop wave of subsonic bass blasts to ensure an intense outah space trip for all the 21st Century Planet Smashas out there.
The album comes with awesome bass-artwork by Jimmy Cauty (LC). The vinyl version contains a different cover plus the “Bass City Landscape” from the CD as a huge fold-out. Collectors item!
Hiphop heads and video gamers have a similar tendency to geek-out at their respective enthusiasms. It should come as no surprise that brehs are increasingly mixing these two latter 20th century cultural phenomena.
Secondly, if you haven’t heard Jesse Tugboat’s 8bit hiphop medley, listen and download:
Jay-Z — Dirt Off Your Shoulders
T.I — What You Know
Chamillionaire — Ridin’
Ludacris — What’s Ya Fantasy
Bonecrusher — Neva Scared
Twista & Kanye — Overnight Celebrity
Ludacris — Move Bitch
Lil’ Jon — Get Low
Kanye — Gold Digger
Thirdly, less hiphop linked, but still good, Tettix is an 8bit musician and he just released his new album called T.K.O.E.P. Seven tracks of original music inspired by old school fighting games. Nangy!