Jammo’s Music Report 18.04.2021

It’s been a heavy week of Peng Valley work so here’s what I’ve been ragging through the ear holes whilst noodling away on the wacom.

Metro Area – Metro Area

Good things come to those who wait, and oh, how I’ve waited. Around the time this album was released — in 2002 — being skint and that, I’d made a solemn oath to only buy old sample records and never new music. Especially not electronic music! Loads of drunken rants full of lines like “If it’s made on a computer, why can’t it stay on one?” ensued. Of course, I was wrong. Long story short, I didn’t buy this then and spent the best part of the last 15 years kicking myself for it. The MP3s have worn the fuck out! Thankfully they’ve only gone and re-released it for a ’15 year anniversary triple vinyl package’ simultaneously making me rush out to buy it and feel old in the process. I won’t bang on, It’s pure disco wonderment and I’m a happier old man for it!

Super Rhythm Trax – Super Rhythm Trax Compilation

A stellar collection of wall to wall bangers housed in a tidy package designed by street artist Run. Hard to pick a favourite to be honest, it’s reet good!

Missy Elliot – Miss ‘E’ So Addictive

An absolute classic from Missy including one of my all time favourite horizontal R&B wobblers ‘X-tacy’ I can’t tell you how many times I left an early noughties rave, off my pickle, to sit in the bath listening to this.

FFSYTHO Ask About me (Jabru Mix)

Absolutely bananas glockenspiel led, bass-heavy UK Hip Hop. Serious flow, excellent lyrics and heavy drum rolls. What more could you want?

Cyberdine Systems Corp – Program State

Glitched out, heavy static electro brilliance of the highest order. Pure machine music!

—/// Bonus Bits ///—

It’s not all music is it? I’m well cultured me, so heres a little list of other bits I’ve been enjoying of late…

Podcast: How to Burn a Million Quid / BBC 4 Extra Podcast

Wicked little six piece podcast based on the life and times of the KLF

Film: Quincy / Netflix

Co-directed by Rashida Jones, this lush little portrait of Quincy Jones, paints a tidy picture of the Jazz legend as a loving, caring person, who could possibly do with easing up on the workload. It’s funny, charming, and tragic in equal measure and packed to the gills with wicked footage.