sabato 20 febbraio 2010

Riva Starr - "I was drunk"

Who doesn't know Riva Starr ?

Quoting his offcial MySpace page:

"...Riva Starr is a name that should be very familiar to anyone with an interest in modern house music. Having shot to the top after a string of head turning releases and remixes on some of the most talked about labels, Riva Starr couldn’t be hotter right now. What’s quite remarkable though is how quickly Stefano Miele, aka Riva Starr has established himself so prominently on a DJ/producer circuit that’s notoriously difficult to break into. It doesn’t hurt that Claude VonStroke and Jesse Rose, the two men who sit on top of the pile, happen to be two of his biggest fans.

So, how did the man from Naples rise from unknown to major player in just 2 years?
Like all good producers he’s earned his stripes and his current status is down to two things, hard work and talent.

Stef created the term “Snatch!” as a way of describing his bootleg remix style of snatching/pick pocketing other music styles for his own. It’s also a play on words with the type of folk/Balkan/rock music he draws inspiration from, often carrying that gypsy spirit..."

On October 2009 he released If Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade out on Made to Play.
Stef draws inspiration from the Balkan music scene, an area of music that’s always been a personal interest. He shows his depth of knowledge by using the brilliant Noze on ‘I Was Drunk’.

The videoclip uses footage from Black Cat, White Cat by Balkan director Kusturica :

The song also contain a sample taken from No Comment by Beltuner:

Please check out the latest Riva Starr Essential mix made for Radio1 on Soundcloud!

venerdì 19 febbraio 2010

Offspring - "Pretty Fly (for a white guy)"

Just a Sample Shot for today...
Do you remember that silly white prunk, hanging around the Orange County blocks acting like an idiot?
Do you remember what his father said him at the beginning of the video?

"...Gunter glieben glauchen globen..."

Watch the Offspring video of Pretty Fly (for a white guy):

The spoken intro part has been taken from Rock of Ages by Def Leppard (1983)!
Check it out:

"...The world needs wannabes
The world loves wannabes
Let's get some more wannabes (hey, hey)
Do that brand new thing..."

giovedì 11 febbraio 2010

Samantha Fu - "Theme from the discoteque"

(Look at the bottom of the album cover and find out where is the dancer's hand slipping through... lol )

"Do you know where your teenager is at 5 o'clock in the morning?
Young people, things have changed
Today the question for parents is, it's 10 am
Do you know where your children are?

Do you know where your teenager is at 5 o'clock in the morning?
Dirty dancing
Some say they're gone looking for drugs
Dirty dancing and pounding techno music"

This was an amazing club hit, released in 2001, and, after a decade, it's still burning down the dancefloor.
The song was produced by a mysterious duo named Samantha Fu.
Today we all know that behind that name there were the outstanding Dewaele brothers, best known as Soulwax later.

David and Stephen Dewaele made "Theme form the Discoteque" for a play called Discoteca by Ghent-based theatre group Kung Fu.

The opening siren sound is taken from King of the Beats by Mantronix:

We can found the same siren sound in Disco Siren by Midfield General

The song produced by Damian Harris was, in fact, released with the collaboration of Xavier De Rosnay (Justice) , playing bass and drums, and then mixed by Soulwax themselves.

We ♥ the Dewaele brothers!

Club Dogo - "Indecifrabili-Dangerous" feat. Lamaislam

Here we go again!
Part. 2!
Thanx to Powerpier Youtube Channel we are talking about italian hip hop again!
Check it out! There are a lot of videos full of tons of italian Hip Hop original samples ID.

Club Dogo is the crew! MI Fist is the album, the same of yesterday!
The song is "Indecifrabili-Dangerous" feat. Lamaislam.

This song samples a beautiful mid 70's Motown ballad: Inside You by Frankie Valli.


mercoledì 10 febbraio 2010

Club Dogo - "Cronache di Resistenza"

Hey hey! Wow!

I just discovered the original music sample used by Club Dogo in Cronache di Resistenza published on MI Fist album, released in 2003.
It was a great album, and this track was a great piece of italian hip-hop music.

The song sampled Giving Up by Gladys Knight and the Pips
an early pre-Motown release written in 1964.

In 2005 this song was sampled also by: Mathematics on "Can I Rise" (feat. Hot Flamez)

and even sampled in a lot of different hip hop tracks: check it out! (Thanks to blog)

venerdì 5 febbraio 2010

Amon Tobin - "Four Ton Mantis"

Today we are going to dig the whole last century...are you ready for this?

Starting with one of the most interesting artist of mid-90's, Amon Tobin, and his Four Ton Mantis, included in Supermodified album in the year 2000.

Genius of noise manipulation and uncompromising musical auteur, he took the concept of sampling to a next level: he didn't just sample old song, in his last albums, such as Foley Room(I personally love "Always") and Chaos Teory - Splinter Cell OST, he created song using audio sample of street and mechanical noise.

This song contains a sample taken from the intro part of (Hall of the) Mad Mountain King by Apollo 100, released in 1971.

Apollo 100's track parody a classical song: In the hall of the Mountain King by the norvegian composer Edvard Grieg written 1876.

And, I don't know why but it reminds me the Inspector Gadget cartoon theme! That's sound crazy!