Retro Futuro (at IKEA)

Retro Futuro (at IKEA)

6 April 2013 ·

The Dirty Thirty :: Elvis Crespo - Suavemente (1998)

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After a few albums of “serious” music, I decided to take a look at one of my favorite “dance” albums, although this type of dance music is of the Latin variety.  Elvis Crespo’s debut solo album is pure fire!  From the titled track “Suavemente” to the energetic “Tu Sonrisa”, the Merengue-styled music will keep your feet moving and get your heart racing from start to finish.

"Suavemente"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPiEbYSF9kE

"Luna Llena"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVE6Q6saztw

"Tu Sonrisa"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CqNeJLqvL0

28 March 2013 ·

The Dirty Thirty :: Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F♯ A♯ ∞ (1997)

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Talk about some trippy stuff!  It’s very hard to describe what this album sounds like, in terms of genre, but it is made up of long, instrumental movements that are sprinkled with field recordings and spoken word passages.  I am probably not doing this album justice with my description, but it’s due to the fact that I can’t find the right words.  The original vinyl version doesn’t even have any titles for the tracks, so perhaps words were never really meant to describe this sound.  Anyway, check it out!  

"East Hastings"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kfkUUkEGtc

27 March 2013 ·

The Dirty Thirty :: DJ Shadow - Entroducing…(1996)

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Before discovering this album, I was listening to a lot of DJ Cam and DJ Krush.  I was really getting into the moodier, instrumental side of Hip Hop and so DJ Shadow was the logical next choice of producers that I came across.  ”Changeling” and “Midnight In A Perfect World” stand out as timeless classics for me, but listening to the album from start to finish is the best way to enjoy this masterpiece.

"Changeling"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy6jLvRgOhc

"Midnight In A Perfect World"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmzHRGoKca0

27 March 2013 ·

The Dirty Thirty :: Goldie - TImeless (1995)

I’m not a huge fan of Drum N Bass, but Goldie’s debut album is definitely worth a listen.  Combining choppy breakbeats and symphonic strings, Timeless creates an expansive atmosphere of polyrhythmic drums and sweeping orchestrations.

"Saint Angel"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0o-6r73l5l0

"A Sense Of Rage (Sensual V.I.P. Mix)"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NtXtMD5Vm8

"You & Me"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZAeF4Fy9us

26 March 2013 ·

The Dirty Thirty :: Boyz II Men - II (1994)

In my opinion, this is THE R&B album of the 90s.  It has both the upbeat jams and the slow jams, the party tunes and the romantic ballads.  My favorite track on the album, “Vibin”, is a great mix of laid back attitude and soulful rhythms that will lift your spirits and move your feet.

"Thank You"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DysP6hul9PU

"Vibin"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v65-yNfmFjs

"I’ll Make Love To You"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV8vB1BB2qc

"On Bended Knee"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSUSFow70no

26 March 2013 ·

The Dirty Thirty :: Autechre - Incunabula (1993)

An all time favorite album from the IDM (Intelligent Dance Music) genre, Autechre’s Incunabula is a tour de force of ambient textures, electronic blips and nuanced melodies.  It’s great music to play whilst working on creative projects or cruising down a lonely highway late at night.

"Kalpol Introl"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DDTCyvP9Qg&list=PL262592EB249DE4E5

"Bike"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGMO9sNjgiA&list=PL262592EB249DE4E5

"Lowride"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5fWYH6O6ig&list=PL262592EB249DE4E5

26 March 2013 ·

The Dirty Thirty :: The Pharcyde - Bizarre Ride To The Pharcyde (1992)

This simply just a fun album!  While G-Funk sound that was coming out of Death Row Records was more commercially successful, the Pharcyde’s take on Hip Hop was definitely a lot more playful.  The lyrical content of their rapping is more narrative and playful, and the production is full of jazzy overtones and feel good vibes.

"Soul Flower (Remix)"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Oo2XO_ub18

"Passin’ Me By"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FU9AHlhCOBs

"Otha Fish"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wA0IUwtKwhE

"Return Of The B-Boy"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfR_cmytIXc

26 March 2013 ·

The Dirty Thirty :: Massive Attack - Blue Lines (1991)

1991 was a great year for music.  Nirvana released their seminal album Nevermind, A Tribe Called Quest dropped The Low End Theory on the Hip Hop world, and The Orb took us on Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld.  But when it came time for me to pick one album to represent this year, Massive Attack’s Blue Lines was a logical choice.

"Blue Lines"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dNfPq4SEd4

"Unfinished Sympathy"

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWmrfgj0MZI

26 March 2013 ·

The Dirty Thirty :: The KLF - Chill Out (1990)

Ambient House?  Impressionist Soundtrack?  This album has been called many things, and to tell you the truth I’m not really sure how to describe it in words.  It’s one of those albums that must be experienced in its entirety in order to get the full effect, but if you must only listen to a few tracks than I would suggest “Madrugada Eterna” or “Elvis On The Radio, Steel Guitar In My Soul”.

"Madrugada Eterna"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQNX2_-hlFY

"Elvis On The Radio, Steel Guitar In My Soul"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndB0poUC6xs

21 March 2013 ·

Bio

Influenced by DJ/Producers such as Mark Farina, Derrick Carter, Grant Nelson, Sonny Fodera, and Dennis Ferrer, this Brooklyn-based, Los Angeles-bred DJ has been slowly building steam with his unique brand of dance music, aptly described as "groovin' soul".

Freaky Fizzle's signature sound can be best described as soulful dance music with a jackin' edge. Rooted in House, his sets meticulously interweave funky bass lines, booty shaking beats, and smooth vocals in an effort to drive the dance floor into a frenzy. And given that he can cite musical influences from just about any genre, including Classical, Disco, Hip Hop, Merengue, and R&B, his mixes show a sonic range and stylistic virtuosity that is truly his own.

Besides regularly spinning around Manhattan and Brooklyn, Freaky Fizzle hosts his own weekly radio show on Seduction Radio UK. He has also been tapped to provide guest mixes for other programs including the 5 Magazine radio show, the Decks By The Beach podcast, and the 1indienation podcast.

Freaky Fizzle has been fortunate to showcase his talent at the following venues:

1indienation podcast
5 Magazine Radio Show (Chicago House FM)
Affaire, New York
Dope Den presents...Decks By The Beach podcast
Groovin' Soul Radio Show (Seduction Radio UK)
Hachi Asian Bistro, Brooklyn
Hotel Leon, Miami
Le Poisson Rouge, New York
Loft 613, Los Angeles
Nana Restaurant & Bar, Brooklyn
Red Velvet Lounge, New York
Royal Oak, Brooklyn
Sapphire Lounge, New York
Slate, New York
Smart Bar, Chicago
Sunshine Records' Mix of the Month podcast
The Fringe Radio Show (WNUR), Chicago
Vig Bar, New York
Winter Music Conference, Miami