Blogariddims 15 / Beyond the valley of the smurfs
Belated bigups for this excellent contribution to the series courtesy of Boston based DJ Flack. A multi-genre maelstrom, and another Ableton masterclass (following Wayne's and Paul Autonomic's contributions last year), this episode is a real labour of love which spans multiple styles and decades in consumate style. As Flack says:
In the spirit of “Beat Research” I made it a point to switch genres with each new addition and was particularly open to playing tracks at odd speeds. Another thing I wanted to do was include some of my favorite songs that are outside of the hip-hop/electronica world but that mean a lot to me personally - I was psyched to include tracks from two of my all time favorite records; "Double Nickels on the Dime" by the Minutemen and "Remain in Light" by the Talking Heads. I like to take advantage of the fact that we have the entire history of recorded music at our fingertips and put older music in a new context...Get the mix here. Read the notes here, check out the tracklisting here (theres a nice little extra when you rollover it), and leave your comments here. Things are heating up with an excellent start to this years contributions, and heres hoping the next episode (from yours truly) keeps up the high standards!