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Funky Corners Show #140 09-26-2014

Funky Corners Show #140 09-26-2014

Playing tracks by

Safe Harbor Disclaimer, Roots Manuva, (Talk Over) Freddy Finger, Busdriver, Outkast and more.

Chart positions

This upload was 28th in the #old school hip hop chart, 68th in the #beats chart, 69th in the #funk - soul - jazz chart and 82nd in the #hip-hop/rap chart.

Lots of syrupy funk and grimy rap music underscore Funky Corners #140. We turn the tempo waay down and post-up sideways.

For the Crate Highlight, we collar up the gangster classic “No Name Bar” by Isaac Hays. Taken from the Shaft motion picture soundtrack, notable artists to sample it were 2Pac, E-40, The D.O.C., X-Raided, and DJ Magic Mike.

Selections include: Blockhead, Busdriver, D-Nice, DJ Shadow, Grand Puba, GZA & Rass Kass, Simon Haseley, Jenova 7 & Mr. Moods, Kaleo, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Outkast, David Snell, Tropes, and Little Milton.

Comments

La fabrock

Some cool remixes at the end !

Funky Corners

Thanks! I was going with the slow BPMs so there are a lot of dubstep-type rap mixes that seem to fit in.

La fabrock

I thought Caspa was more Dubstep ! Could it be another Caspa ?

Funky Corners

Yeah, it's the same dubstep Caspa, I believe. It was a remix for some Scion car music compilation, if I'm remembering correctly.

La fabrock

Oh this is like a megamix of DJ Shadow's The Private Press ! I've added a couple of samples from this album to the mix I'm playing tomorrow !

Funky Corners

Yeah, I think it was a remix that a fan did maybe? Nice!

La fabrock

Ooh that Blockhead track made me shiver... I really like the way he blends old and new. I only know "The music scene" because the video was amazing ! He's on Ninja Tune right ? I need to download some of his material ! Any album to start with ?

Funky Corners

He's so all over the place when he makes music. I saw a video of him doing beats and he just mashes up old music, or odd ethnic sounds or whatever into hip hop. Like he doesn't worry about themes or whatever, you know? It was really funny because he had this old ASR-10 sampling keyboard and some crappy desktop computer speakers. He was like sitting on an upside down garbage can making beats. Haha I guess it's all about the creativity, not the technology!

As far as I know, he's still with Ninja Tune. I really like his second album "Downtown Science." I feel like his first album "Music By Cavelight" could get a little tedious (even though it's still good) and he improved by his next release.

La fabrock

Great story ! I got the picture ! Thanks for the advice !

La fabrock

I heard that Hogan's thing somewhere before...

La fabrock

Actually none of them, I think it's more from a RJD2 DJ mix that I used to listen a lot...

La fabrock

Real lush that Harp track by David Snell ! Makes me think of Dorothy Ahsby. Do you know her ?

Funky Corners

I don't know a lot about Dorothy Ashby aside from "Windmills of Your Mind." That was a big crate diggers sample.

La fabrock

Bone Thugs N Harmony were really cool ! At one point I was really into that West Coast G-Funk rap. But it slowly died out in the 2000's... -dunno if I got the timeline right.

Funky Corners

No, you're right. Once 2000 hit, I think G-Funk was definitely winding down. Just like anything good, it got over-saturated and played-out.

La fabrock

I don't know D-Nice. He sounds like KRS a bit. I think I heard him say he was from the Bronx too ?

Funky Corners

Yes, he's from the Bronx and was a member of Boogie Down Productions with KRS-One. You were right on target with that one!

La fabrock

WhoSampled and others really changed the deal for all of us sampleheads ! Do you remember how difficult it was before WhoSampled ? What about before the Internet !?

Funky Corners

I don't think I could even do the Crate Highlight part of my show if it wasn't for WhoSampled. I use it every time. There are a couple other sites I used to use before WhoSampled existed, but they weren't as extensive and I didn't pinpoint the exact time samples came in and whatnot. Before the internet, forget it. I had to look at rap liner notes and listen to what the MCs were saying about samples. I would buy James Brown-type artists and hope to get lucky. Haha

La fabrock

Yeah same here ! Liner notes are all gone now with digital music. I kind of miss it sometimes, especially that I'm selling my cd collection right now... so every time, before saying goodbye to a CD, I go through the liner notes.

La fabrock

Same could be said about Outkast... they've experimented with many many styles... they're just less dark... at least in my mind

Funky Corners

Outkast really did push the boundaries, and tried to really do their own thing. I really think that the best artists, and albums, are the ones that are the most original.