Friday, April 08, 2005

Funky Friday - Old Skool Vs New School

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Today's selections come from the 1999 compilation Still / The Joint - Sugar Hill Remixed. It's a 2 CD set of remixes of some of the classic Sugar Hill Records songs - you know, Grandmaster Flash's The Message, Funky 4+1's That's The Joint and Troublefunk's Pump Me Up. The list of remixers is pretty diverse - from the obvious hip hop peeps like Roots Manuva, Deckwrecka, Nightmares On Wax and Scratch Perverts to leftfield electronic acts like Coldcut, Freddy Fresh and Junior Cartier. These are two of my faves - Plaid's remix of Grandmaster Flash's Scorpio brings the electro flavor big time with it's old school beats and vocoders. Bumping yet quirky. Two Lone Swordsmen's remix of The Sequence's Funk You Up is also kind of quirky, but in a darker, dubbier, squelchier fashion - full of little clicks and parps (parps being those farty synth noises you keep hearing).

1 comment:

james henry said...

I love parps. When I was little I always wanted to grow up to be a professional parpist, but I never had the latin.