Playing tracks by
The Herbaliser, Commodores and Rockers Hi-Fi.
Wavelad was a sampladelic project I worked on in the early 00s, when mashups were first starting to proliferate, although the Wavelad idea was really more about collecting hundreds of potential loops and samples and just seeing what worked together. Thus it was possible to put a King Crimson loop over a King Britt breakbeat with a Lenny Kravitz guitar riff and a Robert Wyatt bass clarinet. Everything was constructed in a program called Acid. This resulted in an album's worth of music, called Operation One, but due to the huge amount of uncleared samples there was never any prospect of a release. This album has been augmented in the Complete Works of Wavelad with some other stand-alone tracks and expanded to a full 75 minute megamix. The final Rockers Hi Fi release, Times Up, featured an epic Wavelad remix, which also appears here.
More info on the blog at www.biggabush.co.uk.