Friday, June 30, 2006

Funky Friday 4 + 2

Today's music is all about white boys with the grooves to make you move...

Hot Chip - Careful
From their excellent sophomore LP The Warning, full of quirky grooves and memorable tunes. This record is getting more and more play each week.

King Biscuit Time - C I Am 15
From the long awaited debut album Black Gold. Former Beta Band man Stephen Mason drops the killer handclappy beats, some strummy guitar, spacey keys and one of his trademark sing-songy melodies. And then tops it all off by going dancehall, with some toasting directed at Bush and Blair.

Scritti Politti - The Boom Boom Bap
From the soon to be released in the US White Bread Black Beer (out July 25th) , Green Gartside is back. At first I was unimpressed, but I stuck with it, and now I'm hopelessyly hooked. That honey croon, squelchy electronics, classic Scritti melody. This one is going to get the serious summertime action.

Fujiya & Miyagi - In One Ear & Out The Other
I don't know anything about these guys, except that they're not Japanese. The sticker on the front of the CD had endorsements from Optimo, Trevor Jackson, Tiga, and this one from Andrew Weatherall - "Defies even the best snappy one liner desriptions on any album sticker." I bought it, and it is good. Krautrock, Beck-hop, indie rock and electronics all feature. Fantastic. Nice cover too.

Pete Shelley - Telephone Operator / Many A Time (Dub)
Pete Shelley - If You Ask Me / Plenty Of Time (Dub)
Shelley's XL-1 has just been remastered and reissued with these as the extra tracks. If you're like me and you loves you some Martin Rushent dub-remix-love action circa 1983 then this will fit the bill. Play them with no gap as they run nicely into each other.

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