I have been thinking about this blog A LOT since last time I've posted something. So many people have asked me to review their new material, but I have been lazy and/or too busy in working on something new.
Now I am back!
This is my homage to Herbie Hancock and his wonderful grooovy music.
Lately, I have been listening to tons of old funk/jazz/old skool hip hop records and I have thought a lot about the word "groove".
The first time I was introduced into that word it was thru metal.
Does groove metal has any sense?
No it hasn't.
I don't need to listen to bad heavy metal to find some groove in good music, I have to go back to the roots of the black, powerful sound that started everything.
I suggest the younger kids listening to crappy mallcore to go back to the roots.
20 years ago could have been a lil' more uneasy doing that; internet was not an option and even cd's were far away to be widespread.
Everything was running from ghettoblaster to ghettoblaster through tapes.
You couldn't afford 20 Lp's every week, so you were lucky if your friend had that certain record in his dad's collection...
Today everything is easier. It's an old issue, and I am not one of those old farts crying about the good old times. I definitively prefer the way things work today; everything is accessible and you have no limits of getting a wider knowledge thru the web.
For example, I have started my personal trip into the world of old hip hop while checking some books on the net, and crushing into this one:
So I have been checking it's website, writing down some names, downloading their records and after that i have bought a copy of the book.
I am downloading tons of bands everyday, and those who i assume deserves my respect (ahah!) I try to buy their vinyls.
Anyway, I am still using tapes, collecting them, buying them and recording them.
My dad just gave me a stock of old C-64 tapes, still enveloped, and with my great pleasure they are fantastic when it comes to record over them!!!
This is the first one I have made:
and this is the cassette itself:
Well, I will be posting new scheisse in the next days. Mostly reviews, but also various thoughts and rants.
Forget to tell ya: check out those two blogs dealing with old skool hip hop.
(no downloads here, just infos)