It’s pretty great to hear Kanye West productions as Marching Band songs. I mean really great. GREAT BIG. Expansive. I mean he’s a noisy bloke. He’s a lot like a marching band. Overstated. Overdramatic. At times shrill. At times base. When it comes together though…
Here’s some of his best songs played by some great bands. I could watch these all day. (more…)
So for about the last year I’ve lived here in my girlfriend’s flat (south of the river!) without the means to play records. Oh your god! Accordingly I haven’t moved any records in. This has seen a marked decline in my record buying (cos I can’t play them at home) and in my musical nourishment.
So the Empire State Building of 90s Rap, Fat Beats Records has closed.
As someone that works in a busy (yes, busy) vinyl record shop every day, I can’t say I’m surprised.
Almost no one has come into buying Hiphop vinyl in more than half a decade. When I started at the shop five years ago we had a lot of people coming in to buy Hiphop. It was far from the best selling genre but there was still a sense of Hiphop and vinyl going together. (more…)