Thursday, 19 November 2009
Richard Quitevis (born October 7, 1969), known by his stage name DJ Qbert, is an Filipino-American Turntablist and composer. He is often referred to as the Jimi Hendrix of the turntables, known to make them sing in complex and subtle ways. He invented the first musical annotation system for scratching, battling and composing on vinyl.
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Thursday, 12 November 2009
Monday, 9 November 2009
Monday, 2 November 2009
Explosion Of Nigerian Sounds vol.1: http://open.spotify.com/user/wyldpytch/playlist/5Shn71sAjAX13JWwjCspaT
The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash: My Life, My Beats
From jazz, blues, hip hop, and reggae to African rhythms, gospel, and contemporary R&B, "The Black Chord" pays homage to the legendary and current superstars of Black music. Stunning photographs and a provocative consideration of musical theory combine, and the result is an unprecedented view of popular culture and its antecedents. David Corio's photos capture the major talents of black music: Aretha Franklin, Bob Marley, Barry White, Missy Elliot, Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs, Al Jarreau, Salif Keita, Courtney Pine, Chaka Khan, Isaac Hayes, B.B. King, Miles Davis, Fats Domino, Patti Labelle, and many others from a diversity of musical styles.
In 1982, a small, independent movie written, produced, and directed by Charlie Ahearn was released, first in
Check the Technique Book - Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies
One chapter, one artist, one album, blow-by-blow and track-by-track, delivered straight from the original sources. Performers, producers, DJs, and b-boys–including Big Daddy Kane, Muggs and B-Real, Biz Markie, RZA, Ice-T, and Wyclef–step to the mic to talk about the influences, environment, equipment, samples, beats, beefs, and surprises that went into making each classic record. Studio craft and street smarts, sonic inspiration and skate ramps, triumph, tragedy, and take-out food–all played their part in creating these essential albums of the hip-hop canon.
Hip hop first became a part of the mainstream music industry in the early 1980s, when major record labels released albums from such accessible groups as Run DMC and the Sugarhill Gang. But the true origins of one of the most powerful pop-cultural influences in the world are in the spontaneous, progressive musical culture that grew out of tough Bronx neighborhoods of the 1970s and led to a renaissance of poetry, music, and fashion.Through years of research, writer and curator Johan Kugelberg has pulled together the scattered remains of a movement that never had its eye on posterity. The book includes the improvisational artwork of previously unpublished street flyers of the era, Polaroids buried for decades in basements across the
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A collection from wyld pytch/51 lex records
sounds from nigerian artist both old and new
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Friday, 30 October 2009
Thursday, 29 October 2009
1st release on the Breakers Yard/Wyld Pytch label.This infectious tune is causing a stir on the shores (currently being played on Rinse fm, Choice, BBC 1xtra)Aimed at the ladies hence the title.3 mixes featuring the vocal talents of N'FA & ALAYE.although the mixes range from a big beat sound to house/uk funky.each has that carribean/african/carnival feel injected into it, largely due to the sample taken form the undisputed King of Highlife "Chief Osita Osadebe"
Straight up dancefloor get down on it music.
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
What is Ekassa you may ask?
“Ekassa is an indigenous dance of Benin”.
A royal dance performed during the coronation of a new king.
Ekassa incorporates the beat of the tom-tom and agba drums, Western wind instruments, two guitars and songs performed in the Edo language.
Sir Victor Uwaifo rode the style for four or five years, releasing four Ekassa albums between 1971 and 1975.
As might be expected, Uwaifo's appropriation of ancient, and in some cases, sacred songs for the purposes of contemporary dancehall debauchery did not always go down well with the self-appointed guardians of the legacy of the great Benin Empire but, Uwaifo viewed his work as that of a high-tech curator.
Still, in characteristic cocky form he said “I am a rare species, and it’s very unlikely that anyone will ever succeed me. If that happens, then I do not rate a genius”.
Sir Victor Uwaifo’s “Ekassa” is finally available digitally.
For enquires , licensing and additional information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Record stores can be an intimidating place for a girl, especially one that has never successfully put on a record without dropping the needle or getting sweaty fingerprints all over everything. I am a music lover but grew up slightly too late in the last century to cultivate a record collection and am unfortunately a child of the comparatively uncool and prehistoric CD generation. Nevertheless, as a Hip Hop fan, vinyl and record stores hold a fascination and I often try to sneak in to them without being detected, sniffed out and mortified like the bumbling nerd in High Fidelity.
However, I don't have to worry about this at Wyld Pytch because last time I went there I was actually invited inside. I was standing outside for a stalkerishly long time debating whether the Fela Kuti t-shirt in the window would fit me or not, when, out of nowhere, owner Digger Elias (yeah that's right) turned up behind me and said "like my shop? Come in!" So I did.
They specialise in R&B, Funk, soul and of course Hip Hop, the staff are all DJs and there is a friendly atmosphere of camaraderie and shared love of music rather than the pretentious posturing often witnessed in record shops as the workers argue out the pros and cons of the most recent remix of a remixed remix. They also sell (a few) CDs and do a worldwide mail order service, however the best thing to me about the shop is the t-shirt collection, some of the best adorned with the faces of greats like Gil Scott Heron, Fela Kuti and Richard Pryor.