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Jammo’s Music Report 03.07.2021

Eye eye chicken pie! It’s been a few months since I’ve written one of these posts. Usually, this would be down to laziness on my part but, to be honest, I’ve had to take a wee break from music listening in general of late. I’m not sure why: A pandemic depression-related slump? Insta-deejay-wankstains vexing me daily? Or, perhaps just the fact that I’m turning 40 this year! Who knows?

Long story short, I’ve fucked off my social media accounts and will only be updating this blog from now on. I may write a longer post about the reasons for this at some point, but needless to say, it’s bad for my mental health, creativity and the rest — yadda-yadda-yadda. If you want updates, I’ll be doing a little newsletter every so often. It’s very Y2k. I hear that’s in now.

Anyways, here’s a little run down of what I’ve been listening to over the last few…

Brooklyn Funk Essentials – I Got Cash

“Fuck your fencing and screw your squash, Piss on your Paulo and your Pavarotti, Fuck all that shit you call music and pretend to enjoy! I got cash, Mega cash, I’m happy with that!”

Ana recently reminded me of this gentrification-bashing belter from Brooklyn Funk Essentials’ 2000 ‘Make ’em Like it’ album and I’ve had it on loop for days. Put it in your ears immediately!

Suicidal Tendencies – Institutionalized

Recently, my 12-year-old has been getting into 90’s Hip Hop and Punk. So, being the sad, desperate-to-be-relevant dad that I am, I’ve taken to crafting expansive Spotify playlists for him to explore and enjoy. I know, I know, we’ve got that on vinyl haven’t we? But, like it or not, this is how the young folk consume music. Anyway, devoted father that I am, I made him a cracking Punk and 80’s Hardcore playlist. Featuring all the usual stop-offs: Buzzcocks, Dead Kennedys, Ramones, Undertones, Stiff Little Fingers and of course this ranty, guitar-shredding, bandana sporting tale of shit parents, mental health and Pepsi.

“I go: There’s nothing wrong mom, And she goes: Don’t tell me that, you’re on drugs!, And I go: No mom I’m not on drugs I’m okay, I was just thinking you know, Why don’t you get me a Pepsi?”

He loved it obviously!

I:Cube – Cubo Live Sessions Volume 2

The first of two ‘Versatile’ records I’ve been ragging of late. Featuring four tracks of masterful live acid from the legend that is I:Cube. Funky, weird, spacious and dubbed out. Just how I likes it! Stick it on and tell your mates.

Gilb’r – On Danse Comme Des Fous

Beautiful all-embracing electronic excursions from Gilb’r on ‘Versatile’. From the monophonic Moogy noodling of ‘Plantlife’ to the sputtering percussive dreamscape of ‘Mr Knockbottom’, ‘On Danse Comme Des Fous’ is a reet ‘new agey’ journey of a record. Highly Recommended.

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

Podcast: Thinking Allowed: ‘Lad Culture’ in Higher Education – Fugitives from the Law in Philadelphia (2014): Laurie Taylor talks to Alison Phillips about ‘Lad Culture’ and gender performance among men in British higher education and Alice Goffman about her study ‘On the Run’, which focuses on the Criminalisation of entire African American communities in Philadelphia.

Telly: This is Pop! (Netflix, 2021): A nice little series of documentaries about various subjects surrounding pop music and culture (you know I loves me some pop). The first few were great and really well researched, for example, drawing parallels between T-Pain’s use of autotune and Suzanne Ciani’s early adoption of the modular synth, but it seemed to change the format around the fourth episode, opting instead for a very basic historical narrative. Covid related break in the chain? who knows, still, it’s worth a peek.

All clips are cropped to one minute and encoded at mega lofi settings. I don’t own the rights to this music, so, If you see my shitty blog as a threat to your being able to buy a mansion, hot tub, gold chain then mail me and i'll take it down x 

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!

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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.

Jammo’s Music Report 9th April 2021

Tell’s you what, this lockdown is really starting to grip my shit. No end in sight, kindergartens open, kindergartens close. School opens, school closes. The house is full, the house is quiet. You know how it is. But, just like Albert Ayler said ‘Music is the Healing Force of the Universe’, so here’s what’s keeping the ship afloat this month.

Ginuwine – The Bachelor

A work of genius, as far as I’m concerned. Timbaland at his level best, odd, cold and full of soul. An all time fave that never fails to please. much needed at the moment.

Dogpatrol – SNKRX06

Mannheim vibe merchant Dogpatrol returns to the wonderful Sneaker Social, for another bass dripping tour de force through Bruk, 2Step and Hardcore. All I want is a warehouse and a bunch of sweaty bodies.

Anne Müller – Heliopause

I bought this record by Berlin cellist Anne Müller for Ana’s birthday (she loves her Ambient/Neoclassical zeug) and it’s just jaw droppingly beautiful. Get it in you!

Don Armando – I’m an Indian, Too

A reet biketastic Disco banger! Fonda Rae on Vocals. Nothing beats ragging it round the streets to this!

Jammo’s Music Report 16th March 2021

Aye aye, chicken pie. It’s raining a lot, I feel, at times, detached from my body. Wading through treacle. Lockdown biting harder. Here’s what’s getting me through…

Thundercat – Dragon Ball Durag – Brainfeeder

Joy igniting brilliance taken from the recent ‘It is what it is’ on Brainfeeder and on loop in our house for days now. Thundercat is the only person on earth who could deliver the line “I may be covered in cat hair, but I still smell good”

Outsiders w. Duckett guest Grimes Adhesif [12.03.2021] – Mutant Radio

Duckett’s radio shows on Tbilisi’s Mutant Radio have been staple listening for a while and this ones a belter, featuring a tasty 1hr mix from me old mate Grimes Adhesif, playing a reet heads down selection of his own productions from Ambient wobblers to dubbed out Techno bliss.

A Man Called Adam – CPI (Andrew Weatherall’s Godiva Mix)

Just fucking lovely! Wild sample heavy excellence from the guvnor RIP

Mark Pritchard – MP Productions EP1 – Warp

As far as my tastes go this tickles em all: from Darncehall iterations on Bleep bangers, to zen dubstep, and dystopian Musique Concrète inspired library excursions. Big Mark never fails to take extract funds from my dwindling account.

Shintaro Sakamoto – Love If Possible – Mesh Key

Beautiful, slide heavy, Japanese Psyche Pop from the master.

Cheers then xoxo

Jammo’s Music Report: 27th Feb 2021

Here’s a little run down of what i’m listening to at the moment in no particular order…

Island People – Island People — Raster Noton

Gorgeous ambient excursions from 2017. I’ve largely ignored Raster, to be honest. I had listed them under ‘Jammo’s too hip to be trusted’ labels and am now going through my usual process of punching myself in the face (spiritually), at my stupidity, much to Ana’s amusement (who’s a fan). Anyways, the album is beautiful and I’m a nobhead.

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons – The Night

This stone-cold classic has been on heavy rotation here during a recent resurgence of regular Northern Soul sessions. Its deep bass and foreboding intro building up to its huge chorus never fails to make me gurn. It’s good for running too!

KLF – Chill Out

Sheep bleats, lofty pads, and whispers of ‘In the Ghetto’ was always a pleasing proposition. I first heard ‘Chill Out’ doing buckets, in a cottage, in Borth (circa 96 maybe?). I think I whited out as it goes. Along with the rest of their back catalogue; KLF re-released ‘Chill Out’ at the beginning of the year, though it’s been renamed to ‘Come Down Dawn’. Gorgeous as it is, it’s not the original version (sample clearance issues). Luckily I have a dodgy taped-off-a-mate version in all its Elvis and Fleetwood Mac sampling glory. The uninitiated can find it easily on that youtube thing.

Spencer Kincy (Gemini) Live in Bonn ’95

One of my all-time favourite mixes has been getting rinsed on an almost daily basis for the past few weeks. I’m trying, as best I can, to keep away from social media. In order to help with that, I’ve started pretending I live in 1999 again. One of the ‘projects’ I’ve set myself during the last few weeks is to compile and record my favourite mixtapes to tape. And this particular tape has some serious power. Mad Acid, Happy House, Kraftwerk, it’s all there. Pure umami DJ power as only Gemini can do! Go find it!