As part of the comedy of the experience of being featured there, the album is currently free! Re:Kappa by Rekapper
Other News factors in I am currently working on a re-release and remix of the Erase album into two separate singles, featuring some fresh brand new drums I’ve gotten my hands on, so over the next month so be ready to hear more news about that and possibly talks are going on about a new The Hai compilation album.
This album features Water Gun Water Gun Sky Attack, TimZen, A Problem Like Maria, Das Beat, GH_ST, JW, MM, AB and DL.
Consists of lost of silly and shocking tracks like Nana’s Medicine and The Lost Russian Cosmonauts of the 1950s, 1960s and the 1970s. But it also has the essences of amazing driving British Rock like Franz Ferdinand with tracks like Manchester Rain featuring Water Gun Water Gun Sky Attack. Or there is even darker rock oriented tracks like N.N.D and hip hop oriented fusion like on the title track Eating Animals.
He has also been featured on The Hai releases such as the She Cracked cover (originally by The Modern Lovers) which has that great retro rock sound that you’d only hear out of rock lobster on the So It’s Come To This album:
But he also has a nutty album of songs themed and inspired from parts of a 70′s movie called The Image which could have easily competed for the shortest rock album ever running at about 12 minutes in length worth a quick listen through and a download
Grandmaster Flash is the grandaddy of Hiphop and Rap and 80′s funk and I start you off with:
Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five – The Message
This should be enough to explain Grand Master Flash and his influence on pretty much ever decent modern day rapper, focusing on a story rather then just whatever his complaints are for the day. From the funky acid bass lines to the heavy claps across the percussion mix and the classic disco synth going off on percussive hits really fillout the background for Grandmaster Flash’s lyrical flow.
“It’s like a jungle sometimes, It makes me wonder how I keep from going under.”
Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five – Its Nasty (Genius Of Love)
“Like dy-na-mite before it blows
Who needs a band when the beat just goes – boom!”
The only time in history in which flat-top haircuts were acceptable, but one of the earliest cases of turntables being featured even in the music video. Across the funky beat and quick short scratches more as a percussive element it’s quite the stylish track.
Grandmaster Flash – Style 1986
While lower quality then the other two songs but most likely just because the lossy-ness of the converter from the vhs over to digital, the song is still quite enjoyable.
StratosFear is one of The Hai‘s resident electronic dance music (EDM) producers who frequents tracks of sheer bliss in a Chillout and House like fashion.
Tracks such as “Lakeside” really showcase the blend of all high pitched but light padded synths. Which all works perfectly together with building melodies and rich textures. Over top of almost hip-hop and pop like drum work.
He also does an exceptional job at producing progressive house tracks like his remake of “Andreαs-Dream State”
One of my favorite tracks of his has to be Love Like which features A Problem Like Maria (another The Hai artist, who is quite known for her vocals). StratosFear’s vocal processing of touches of autotune and chorusing with the watery reverb do an amazing trick over Maria’s original vocals.
This week’s Throwback Tuesday features Gang Starr the duo of Guru and DJ Premier
Gang starr – Royalty
That video for sure sums up the hippest of the hoppest royalty beats that Primo could produce showcasing Latimore‘s – “Let’s Do It in Slow Motion” being slightly sped up on the early on samples of the track and then crisp vinyl scratch. It also helped for sure that Guru has always been a grand master of rapping lyrics and flow.
FK – DWYCK remix
While this isn’t the original at all, FK really does a great job at remixing that original DJ Premier beat and working it out into a more electronic dance like track then the original. This track is just full of flavoring of modern and old hiphop sounds.
One of the original remixes I did in fact one of the first songs I mashed up. In typical fashion, I only figured out these two tracks worked so precisely together when accidentally listening to both of them at the same time, between my desktop and it’s sets of monitors and my laptop.