Wednesday, May 5, 2021

FTA MUSIC: The Librarian on From the Annex [Jungle / Drum & Bass ] #147

Vinyl-only session as a part of the "I LOVE MONDAYZ" Vinyl-Only Raid Train on Twitch. Ragga / 90's Jump up / Positive Vibes for these twisted times. BOH BOH BOH Shouts to the Twitch DnB Team and everyone here on youTube worldwide spreading the junglist vibe. PLAYLIST: 001) Code Red (Serial Killaz Remix) 002) Soundclash Part 2 (Junglist Rinse) - Unknown 003) E.Spresso - Nu:Tone 004) The Drummer - Dragon Fist 005)President - Aphrodite 006) Lighter - Sound of the Future 007) Set Speed (Krust Remix) - DJ Krust 008) Saturday Night Roller - 45 Roller 009) Check Dis Out - DJ Krust 010) Dragon Fist - Hopa & Bones 011) Stamina (Dread Bass Remix) - The Dream Team 012) Magnificent - Defkline 013) Inna Mi Draw (Serial Killaz) - Nico D 014) Natty Dread - DJ Westy 015) Jungle on Broadway - Unknown 016) Unity is the Key - Knowledge & Wisdom 017) Wootang (DJ SS Remix) - Doctor Wootang 018) Peace, Love & Unity (Hype Remix) - DJ Hype 019) The Trip (Top Budz Remix) - The ‘Erb 020) My Sound A Champion - Serial Killaz 021) Pass Me The Dubplate - Deekline 022) Jungle Dubplate - Drama 1 023)Tribal Natty (Aphrodite Remix) - Tribe of Issachar 024) Ready or Not - Fak Scratch & Mooncat 025) Danger - Special K 026) Stalker (Benny Page Remix) - Aphrodite 027) Got’s Like Come on (TPOT Remix) - Budda Monk 028) MA2 (Kenny Ken & Mace Remix) - DJ SS 029) Shake Ur Body - Shy FX & T-Power 030) Really Like You (Jamie Bostrone Remix) - Sara Lugo / Protje 031) Future Diddim - Dabbler 032) Light Lock Off - Mickey Finn & Erb’ Dub 033) The Ground Breaker (Shy FX & T-Power Remix) - Fallacy & Fusion 034) Kill Bill - Dope Ammo 035) Jungle Brother - Jungle Brothers 036) Anything Test - DJ Zinc 037) That’s Played Out - Swoosh & Joker 038) All that Jazz (Mosquito Remix) - DJ Fresh 039) Living in Darkness (DJ Vapor Remix) - Top Buzz 040) Bad Ass (Serial Killaz Remix) - Mickey Finn & Aphrodite 041) Who’s Gonna Make The Dance Ram - Andrew Paul 042) Ghost Town - Ed Solo & Deekline If you want to support From The Annex there are 3 ways: 1) Check out our merch store: https://streamlabs.com/fromtheannex/merch

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FTA MUSIC: The Librarian (USA) presents the very best in Jungle / Drum & Bass for From the Annex. #146 #420

The 4:20 pre-show... not my finest work but we had fun so that's all that counts.  Big ups to all from the Twitch DnB Massive that tuned in live. One Love. Mad respect to the youtube family that is catching it now. Forgive my blunders and laugh at the DJ that severed an audio cable mid-set. facepalm. Stay Humble everyone or the universe will remind you.

Shouts to the Twitch DnB Team and everyone worldwide spreading the junglist vibe.


PLAYLIST:

yea nope not today. sorry fam


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Thank you & Keep Smiling,


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FTA MUSIC: The Librarian on From the Annex [Jungle / Drum & Bass ] #145B



Wait what? 145B... yea I know it out of order but hey life happens.

Big ups to all from the Twitch DnB Massive that tuned in live. One Love. Mad respect to the youtube family that is catching it now. 


Shouts to the Twitch DnB Team and everyone worldwide spreading the junglist vibe.

PLAYLIST:
hahahahahah yea sorry about that

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Sunday, March 28, 2021

FTA MUSIC: GREILARK [TAKEOVER] on From the Annex [Jungle / Drum & Bass ] #145

 

Hey fam,

I'm taking the night off (first time in two years). However, in my place, Greilark has stepped up to takeover FromTheAnnex for the night! Boh Boh Boh! Total champion.

Give my West Coast brother and his Co-Pilot Callie (the cat) a warm welcome. Where I have "all the gear" Greilark is a master of doing everything with "nothing". 


Buckle up and get ready, cause this man will take you on a journey that I can't wait to watch when I get back. Also, be sure to check out his own stream "Spoon Drift" on www.twitch.tv/greilark

I will see you on the 5th of April where we will be having another DC Spotlight Session with HARRY RANSOM along with a bit of a mini-mix session with myself. 

Till next time, Keep Smiling!

The Librarian

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

FTA MUSIC: The Librarian on From the Annex [Jungle / Drum & Bass ] #144


The Librarian going for broke live on Twitch as a part of From the Annex. Now for you on YouTube. [03.22.2021] Big ups to the chatroom massive, mad love to the DC DnB community, and Respect to Junglist World Wide. Thank you for dealing with me troubleshooting Serato taking a headshot from Time Machine. #lessionslearned
 
PLAYLIST: 

001 - Medication (Ed Solo Remix) - Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley
002 - Dumpling (Ed Solo Remix) - STYLO G
003 - I Need You Loving (Fleck Remix) - NRG
004 - Ghetto Youth - Booyaka Crew
005 - Where Would We Be (Master) - Speaker Louis
006 - My Sound (Jstar Remix) - Aries, Fleck, David Boomah, Sheco
007 - The Coming Storm (Ed Solo Remix) - Freestylers, Stereo:Type, Takura
008 - HERE COMES TROUBLE - CHOPSTICK DUBPLATE REMIX
009 - Warn Dem (Original Mix) - Benny Page, Doktor
010 - Murder Music (SHY FX Remix) - Chase & Status, Ms. Dynamite, Kabaka Pyramid
011 - Sitargazer (Mo' Horizons Freestyle Remix) - International Velvet
012 - King of Bongo (Deekline & Specimen A Remix) - Ed Solo, Deekline
013 - All Through The Night - Jinx And Danny Lo
014 - Kaleidoscope (Rene LaVice Remix) - Delta Heavy
015 - INSOMNIA - Danny Byrd
016 - Killers Don't Die (Original Mix) - DJ Hazard
017 - Get Da Funk! (Original Mix) - Bl4ck Owlz
018 - Boomshaka (Original Mix) - Danny Byrd, Rene Lavice
019 - Dreadlock (Drumsound & Bassline Smith Remix) - Future Prophecies, Drumsound & Bassline Smith
020 - Double Trouble feat. Defunk & Dillastrate (Original Mix) - K+Lab
021 - Funky Show - The Musical Scientist
022 - I Put A Spell On You (Fredy High Bootleg) [Ragga Bombs]  DSB Mastering v2 - Nina Simone
023 - Black [Silent Code Remix] - DJ SS
024 - Turn It Up (Original Mix) - Phibes
025 - Bad Boy Patrol (Rahmanee remix) - CHOPSTICK DUBPLATE
026 - Heavy Load feat. Prince Alla (Ed Solo Remix) - Stickybuds
027 - You Can Run (Serum remix) - Glamour Gold
028 - Jungle Step (Dj Hybrid Remix) - Java, DJ Hybrid
029 - Amen In Session (Original Mix) - Jinx In Dub
030 - Junglist (Original Mix) - Ed Solo, Deekline, General Levy
031 - Real Street Shit - Hittin Switches
032 - Back To Your Roots - Mr L Feat. Superfly 7
033 - LK (Remixed By M.I.S.T) - DJ Marky & XRS
034 - Sitting and Watching (Aries Remix) - Dennis Brown
035 - LETS STAY TOGETHER (SAXXON JUNGLE BOOTLEG) [RIOT DUBS] - AL GREEN
036 - Turn Down The Lights (Benny Page VIP Mix) - Benny Page
037 - Fire Fire Fire (Dope Ammo Remix) - Kirsty Bertarelli
038 - Music Takes Me Higher (Original Mix) - Bou
039 - Original Nuttah 25 (feat. IRAH) (Chase & Status Remix) - Shy FX, UK Apache, Irah
040 - Pow Pow (Original Mix) - Conrad Subs
041 - RARE GROOVES - Aries
042 - Good Looking Girl (Original Mix) - Ed Solo, Deekline
043 - Dubplate Style (Bou Remix) - Cheshire Cat, Aries, Stivs, Bou
044 - Dubplate Danger (original mix) - THE DREAM TEAM
045 - Warning Sign ( Original Mix ) - Bellota Dubs
046 - Badboy (Kartoon remix) - DJ Hybrid
047 - Champion Sound feat. Assassin (Serial Killaz Remix) - Benny Page
048 - Sweat (Billy Lane's 916 Junglist Remix) - Five Alarm Funk
049 - District Vibes ft. Sleepwalker (Thunderball Remix) - Shamans of Sound
050 - Total XTC (Original Mix) - Unglued
051 - I Need Your Lovin (Original Mix) - Cat Mctigue, Jukebox Jungle
052 - Show me Love - Phibes
053 - Liquidator (Ed Solo Remix) - Harry J All Stars
054 - Let The Music Play (Club Mix) - Ed Solo, Deekline, Specimen A, Blackout Ja
055 - Rock It Tonight (Year 3000 Mix) - Johnny Osbourne, Marcus Visionary
056 - HERB SMOKE - TC REMIX (CO-LAB RECORDINGS) - Aries
057 - GIDEON BOOT FT GENERAL LEVY (BELLY SKANK RIDDIM) - MUNGOS HIFI - STP REMIX - DJ STPrum VIP) - Navigator, Bassface Sascha, Skarra Mucci
058 - Sound The Alarm (Serum VIP) - Navigator, Bassface Sascha, Skarra Mucci          
059 - Rumble In The Jungle (Original Mix) - DJ Hybrid
060 - Culture Riddim (Original Mix) - Deekline, Aries


Just in case YouTube is not your bag its also available on Soundcloud and Mixcloud:



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Thank you & Keep Smiling, 
 
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DC's longest-running weekly Jungle/Drum & Bass show check out: 
or catch the live stream on Twitch every Monday night from 9pm-Midnight  
 
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Friday, March 19, 2021

FTA MUSIC: The Librarian on From the Annex [Jungle / Drum & Bass ] #143.5

The Librarian, pulling Jungle vibes from the vinyl annex live on Twitch. [03.015.2021]

Big ups to the chatroom massive, mad love to the DC DnB community, and Respect to Junglist World Wide. Thank you one and all for helping me to celebrate a birthday with you. It was a total riot and so much fun even during these trying times. PLAYLIST:

001 - Six Days (Bad Company Remix) - DJ Shadow

002 - Idemo Odma (The Green Man Remix) - Rahmanee & Wikluhsky

003 - Put Up Your Hands (Run Tingz Cru) - SCAM

004 - Take Me Away - Chase & Status

005 - Sweet Harmony - Danny Byrd

006 - Start the Riot (VIP) - Skyver & D Jon

007 - Black (Silent Code Remix) - DJ SS

008 - Tarantula - Pendulum & Fresh

009 - Rudebwoy Shuffle - The Force

010 - B.M. Funkster - Aphrodite

011 - Wikki Wikki (Private Dubplate) - Aphrodite

012 - Alibaba - Deekiline

013 - No No No (You Don’t Love Me) - The Wildlife Collective

014 - Stalker (Benny Page Remix) - Aphrodite

015 - Special Treat - DJ Die

016 - Jungle Souljah - Lion of Judah

017 - Ice Cream Sound - Unknown Artist

018 - Ragga Tip (Walk & Skank) - The Wildlife Collective

019 - LK (MIST Remix) - DJ Marky & XRS

020 - Baba Boom Featuring Blackout  J.A - Isaac Maya

021 - Big, Bad, & Heavy (Logistics Remix) - Delano

022 - King of the Beats - Aphrodite

023 - All that Jazz (Mosquito Remix) - DJ Fresh

024 - Hearing is Believing - MA2

025 - Brazuca DO Mal - Drumajik

026 - Armed & Dangerous - PixelGhost Town - ED Solo & Deekline

027 - I got 5 on it (Urban Takeover Remix) - Luniz

028 - Back in the Day - DJ Nut Nut

029 - Rewind - The Joker

030 - This Style - Shy FX

031 - Me, Myself & I - JB & DJ Spice

032 - Brothers - The Eliminators

033 - Magnificent - Defkline

034 - Everyday - Marvellous Cane

If you want to support From The Annex there are 3 ways: 1) Check out our merch store:
https://streamlabs.com/fromtheannex/merch 2)Leave a donation: https://paypal.me/DjTheLibrarian?locale.x=en_US 3) Subscribe on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/fromtheannex (You can now subscribe for free with your Amazon Prime) Thank you & Keep Smiling, The Librarian == From The Annex: DC's longest-running weekly Jungle/Drum & Bass show check out: http://www.fromtheannex.com/ or catch the live stream on Twitch every Monday night from 9pm-Midnight http://www.twitch.tv/fromtheannex == Networking: http://www.twitter.com/fromtheannex http://www.instagram.com/fromtheannex -- http://soundcloud.com/fromtheannex http://www.mixcloud.com/fromtheannex

FTA MUSIC: The Librarian on From the Annex [Jungle / Drum & Bass ] #143 Vinyl Session

The Librarian, pulling Jungle vibes from the vinyl annex live on Twitch. Now for you on YouTube. [03.08.2021]

Big ups to the chatroom massive, mad love to the DC DnB community, and Respect to Junglist World Wide. A special shout to Sarah and Nelson from my DnB YouTube community. Thank you again for linking me up with your local scene and spreading their sound my way. Mad love to you & La Selva Records. To everyone else give it a listen If you want to support From The Annex there are 3 ways: 1) Check out our merch store: https://streamlabs.com/fromtheannex/merch 2)Leave a donation: https://paypal.me/DjTheLibrarian?locale.x=en_US 3) Subscribe on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/fromtheannex (You can now subscribe for free with your Amazon Prime) Thank you & Keep Smiling, The Librarian == From The Annex: DC's longest-running weekly Jungle/Drum & Bass show check out: http://www.fromtheannex.com/ or catch the live stream on Twitch every Monday night from 9pm-Midnight http://www.twitch.tv/fromtheannex == Networking: http://www.twitter.com/fromtheannex http://www.instagram.com/fromtheannex -- http://soundcloud.com/fromtheannex http://www.mixcloud.com/fromtheannex

FTA MUSIC: The Librarian on "I Love Mondayz" [Ragga Jungle / Drum & Bass ]


As a part of I LUV Mondayz DnB raid party The Librarian (USA) threw down a heavy vinyl ragga jungle set. Big ups to all from the Twitch DnB Massive that tuned in live. One Love. Shouts to the Twitch DnB Team and everyone worldwide spreading the junglist vibe. PLAYLIST: Man I need to get better at keeping track of my tunes. sorry family If you want to support From The Annex there are 3 ways: 1) Check out our merch store: https://streamlabs.com/fromtheannex/merch 2)Leave a donation: https://paypal.me/DjTheLibrarian?locale.x=en_US 3) Subscribe on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/fromtheannex (You can now subscribe for free with your Amazon Prime) Thank you & Keep Smiling, The Librarian == From The Annex: DC's longest-running weekly Jungle/Drum & Bass show check out: http://www.fromtheannex.com/ or catch the live stream on Twitch every Monday night from 9pm-Midnight http://www.twitch.tv/fromtheannex == Networking: http://www.twitter.com/fromtheannex http://www.instagram.com/fromtheannex -- http://soundcloud.com/fromtheannex http://www.mixcloud.com/fromtheannex

FTA MUSIC: Broken Beet V1 with The Librarian

As a part of Broke Beets of Bust v1 The Librarian (USA) threw down a heavy vinyl ragga jungle set. Big ups to all from the Twitch DnB Massive that tuned in live. One Love. Shouts to the Twitch DnB Team and everyone worldwide spreading the junglist vibe. Respect. Till we see each other again. Keep Smiling! The Librarian (USA)

FTA MUSIC: From The Annex with The Librarian #142


The Librarian, playing a full bag of new Ragga Jungle vibes live on Twitch. Now for you on YouTube. [02.015.2021] Big ups to the chatroom massive, mad love to the DC DnB community, and Respect to Junglist World Wide. PLAYLIST: ... yea did not write it down so trainspotters do your best.

If you want to support From The Annex there are 3 ways: 1) Check out our merch store: https://streamlabs.com/fromtheannex/merch 2)Leave a donation: https://paypal.me/DjTheLibrarian?locale.x=en_US 3) Subscribe on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/fromtheannex (You can now subscribe for free with your Amazon Prime) Thank you & Keep Smiling, The Librarian == From The Annex: DC's longest-running weekly Jungle/Drum & Bass show check out: http://www.fromtheannex.com/ or catch the live stream on Twitch every Monday night from 9pm-Midnight http://www.twitch.tv/fromtheannex == Networking: http://www.twitter.com/fromtheannex http://www.instagram.com/fromtheannex -- http://soundcloud.com/fromtheannex http://www.mixcloud.com/fromtheannex

Saturday, February 6, 2021

FTA NEWS: 5 Twitch DJs to Follow

I've been recently highlighting anew set of 5 DJs I follow on my Twitch page every week. However, I figure spotlighting them here might be a better venue.

Here are the next 5 DJs I follow on Twitch (and you should too):


topeveryday

[Team D&B]

Hobbyist DJ and computer programmer, mixing you vibes around the Drum and Bass genres. I DJ mostly every Sunday/Wednesday, @7:30 PM Central.

https://www.twitch.tv/topeveryday/





elismDnb

[Team D&B]

Austria | Drum&Bass

https://www.twitch.tv/elismDnb/









vinielsdnb
 

[Team D&B]

My name is Viniels and I'm a dutch Drum and Bass DJ. I got a big collection of DnB tunes, (over 1000 records) from the smoothest liquid to the hardest neuro (and even some crossbreed). So if you are in the mood for some nice beats you are in the right place! Have got some cdj's as well but am mostly spinning vinyl. 

https://www.twitch.tv/vinielsdnb/






EtownJunglists  

Hey guys, I'm Etown Junglists aka DJ Celcius. I've helped pioneer the Jungle / Drum and Bass scene in Western Canada since its infancy. I got my DJ chops on a weekly radio show alongside DJ Producer Tryptomene on CJSR FM88 starting back in 1993. My first big DJ experience outside of the radio station was headlining a rave in another city. I play mostly raves, large parties, clubs and radio and have held down residencies in Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Regina and Edmonton. I've played some of the biggest festivals and events including Shambhala Music Festival, Frightnight, Motion Notion and Astral Harvest to name a few.  

https://www.twitch.tv/EtownJunglists/


mistateqniq

Gamer - DnB Enthusiast  

https://www.twitch.tv/mistateqniq/

FTA Music: Tunage Takeover Mix with The Librarian [02.05.2021]

Tunage Presents: The Librarian (USA) Takeover (Mix A)

The Librarian [DC, USA]

Founder of From the Annex, a DC DnB focused blog (www.fromtheannex.com) and weekly live stream (www.twitch.tv.fromtheannex). 

The Librarian's journey started in the American midwest but it was on a yearly trip to Edinburgh Scotland in the summer of 97 when was exposed to Jungle music. That tape just laid the foundation on what would be a 24-year love affair with the sound. From designing label graphics to hauling speakers, Djing, and dabbling in production The Librarian has worn many hats in the scene. Where the future will take him who knows that's half the fun of life.

Shouts out to Underground Solu'shn and Europa Music for helping me to find my sound and the hours of digging. Big Ups to the Tunage family next time I make it over the pond, I can't wait to throw down on the dance floor with all of you.

Much respect.

PLAYLIST:     

  1. Welcome to the Stateside (feat. Anthony Kasper & MC Astro) (Maverick Soul Remix) - MC Astro, T.r.a.c., Anthony Kasper
  2. Purple Haze (Ed Solo Remix) Jimi Hendrix
  3. Soundsystem (Benny Page Remix) - Brother Culture, Reggae Roast
  4. Everyman (Drumsound & Bassline Smith Remix) - Kenny Ken, Drumsound & Bassline Smith
  5. MOP'D - Smash & Grab
  6. Israelites - JFB, Dancefloor Outlaws
  7. 007 (Shanty Town) (Ed Solo Remix) - The Aces, Desmond Dekker
  8. Gallist (Sigma Remix) - Top Cat, DJ Nut Nut
  9. Bloodclot War ft Future Fambo & Congo Natty - Jacky Murda
  10. Chase The Devil  - Gunmen
  11. Sitargazer (Mo' Horizons Freestyle Remix) - International Velvet
  12. Feel Like Jumpin (Ed Solo Jungle Remix) - Krafty Kuts
  13. D.T.A. (Stickybuds Remix) - Nappy Riddem
  14. Pressure - Beat Assassins, Ragga Twins
  15. LockDown - L Plus
  16. Junglist (Deekline & Aries Remix) - Ed Solo, Deekline, General Levy
  17. Liquidator (Ed Solo Remix) - Harry J All Stars
  18. This is New (The Librarian VIP) - Red Lion Sound

Support the artist we love here is the (most of) the playlist for you to buy on Beatport:

Till next Monday, keep smiling fam.

The Librarian

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DC Spotlight Session: Andy "2Tuff" Cerutti



Here is the first of a series of interview sessions we are hosting to talk about the past, present, and future of the DC DnB scene. 

I recently had a moment to sit down with one of the early founders of the DnB scene here in DC. Andy Cerutti or Andy 2Tuff as he is commonly known. Promoter, Manager, Teacher, and lover of the music. We delved into the history of the man who helped DC be such a massive juggernaut for the American DnB scene. Sit back, grab a beverage and get ready for a musical journey into the life of Andy 2Tuff.

Shouts out to all those in the Twitch chat, asking questions, bring up memories, and just sending love. Big ups. 


Here are some additional fliers we did not get to share in the interview but I figured you all would appericate.


Sound Clash: DJ Trace, Karl K, Slant, DJ Stress, MC Dub 2 

2Tuff 10-year party with Shy FX

SoundClash2: See-i, Slant, Jahwei, Bjoo, Peter H
Doc Scott, DJ Slant, Stress, Bjoo & MC Mecha

Give Thanks: DJ Slant VS Bjoo, Ray Casil VS Dan Soda, Harry Ransom VS IllEffect, Version Sound VS Blaze One & MC Mecha

10 years of 2Tuff: DJ Friction

Urban Space: DJSS, Eshin, Diggadee MC, Slant, Deinfamous, Joel Transit & Steve Eternal, Seven, Eastcoast boodiemen, Ink house, Charles Martin, Vanniety Kills, Zuzuka Poderosa, Empersarios, DJ Underdog, Maracuyeah

20 years of 2Tuff: Slant, T.R.A.C., Bjoo, Freefall
DJ Slant


Cadence: Bailey, T.R.A.C, Slant, Seany Ranks, Joel Transit VS Seven, Rex Riddem, QDup, Jey One

The Legends of Drum & Bass: Jumping Jack Frost VS Bailey, Slant, Ken Lazee

Cadence:  Goldie, Seany Ranks VS Vannity Kills, Keenan Orr, Oso Fresh, Slant

Goldie, Bailey, Slant

The Rudebwoy Shuffle

The Big Boom: See-i, Nappy Riddem, Fort Knox Five

Forward DC: Rob Paine, Jahkey Chalice & Papa FZ

Rockers International: See-i 

Rockers International: See-i, Dub Traffik Control, Eddie Turbo, Gematria

Rockers International: See-i


Jungle Fever: DH Hype, Trace, MC Daddy Earl, Homemade Weapons, Slant, Donvega

Jungle Business: The Insiders, Joanna O, Slant, High Tolerance, DJ Seven

The Rudebwoy Shuffle:  Bailey, Flight, Slant

The Rudebwoy Shuffle: Slant & Jahwei

The Rudebwoy Shuffle: 

The Rudebwoy Shuffle: 

A Sides, Diggadee MC, Slant, Brothers Brau, Rogue State, IllEffect, Julez

Urban Space



Friday, January 22, 2021

Indelible B-Side: 3



Hello 2021!

Happy 2021!  There seems to be a lot of pressure on 2021 and if we are in the business of personifying years, I would feel a little sorry this one.  I cannot even fathom a realistic way for the year to come close to achieving the mountain of expectations we have.  It would almost be easier if 2021 came out as the ne’er-do-well child of the devil and 2020, ala the Match commercials of 2020, or 2021 was the Drug Free America commercial from the 80s; the tagline was, “I learned it from watching you.”  

While this is all tongue and cheek, I do sincerely wish you a happy new year and may your new year bring positive aspirations and at least a crate of new records.  There rest will take care of itself.  

Hello (Prince of) Darkness!

Leading up to the turn of the year, I found myself digging through a few rabbit-holes.  The more interesting path continued from last month’s modern jazz/soul/fusion playlist.  In my attempt to continue digging and discovering more music, new and old, the November 2020, Record Store Day, self-titled release by Jazz Sabbath, popped into one of my feeds.  One listen and so begun the downward spiral.      

At first, I assumed, it’s a cover.  It was just interesting version of a song I had not heard in a very long time, Fairies Wear Boots.  But then I was listening the original, by Black Sabbath.  In this case, Black Sabbath is like a potato chip, you cannot have just one.  For an album that is more than 50-year-old, it is still amazing.    

After Fairies, then Iron Man, Paranoid, War Pigs, Rat Salad and then the realization/satisfaction that this is an interesting study into a band that has a really good half century old catalog of music, hell an interesting study into the second Black Sabbath album alone.  Of course, as you pull one string, you wind up with I then found jam-band covers, jazz, a variety of metal, electronic dance, and even kid-tune covers of those originals.  It is so interesting to see the perspectives; who are the artists taking liberties with the songs versus who presents straight-forward versions; who just places what the hear versus who is genuinely trying to honor and respect the songs in their original version or even in their newer interpreted version.     

Back on topic.  After coming up for air from the rabbit-hole that easily took over a week, I landed on a play list of covers.  Some are straight forward.  Some are interesting twists of what the Prince of Darkness, Tomy Iommi, Bill Ward, and of course, Geezer Butler presented back in the 70s and 80s and beyond.  It is different spin on what is expected but I think that’s what it is about, new perspectives.  From Charles Bradley’s interpretation of Changes (see below), offered as a remembrance of his mother and how life perspective changes, to the thousands of Black Sabbath covers you can find on Youtube, Black Sabbath has permeated beyond that 4 piece from the UK that started back in 1960-something.  

Some of my favorite Black Sabbath covers are from the Swedish rock/pop outfit, the Cardigans.  Nina Persson’s almost playfully jazz-pop version in Iron Man and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, are always welcome.  But instead of the obvious, I added one of my favorite interpretations, Black Sabbath, repurposed for the song Heartbreaker.  

Enjoy!


This month’s playlist is below & on my playlist, here.

001 - Snowblind - Brownout - Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath, Vol II - 2016
002 - Fairies Wear Boots - The Casualties of Jazz - Kind of Black - 2004
003 - Changes -Charles Bradley (feat. The Budos Band) - Changes - 2016
004 - N.I.B. - Brownout (feat. Alex Marrero) - Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath - 2014
005 - Heaven and Hell - Rockabye Baby - Lullaby Renditions of Black Sabbath - 2010
006 - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - The Lounge Brigade - The Lounge Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne & Black Sabbath - 2002
007 - Never Say Die - Driving Mrs. Satan - Popscotch - 2013
008 - Sweet Leaf - Galactic - We Love'em Tonight (Live at Tipitina's) - 2001
009 - Iron Man - Four Tet - Everything Comes and Goes: A Tribute to Black Sabbath - 2005
010 - Paranoid - Weezer - Weezer (Teal Album - 2019
011 - Children of the Grave - Jazz Sabbath - Jazz Sabbath - 2020
012 - War Pigs - Brass Against (feat. Maya Azucena) - Brass Against II - 2019