Yesterday went to the flea market for the last time this summer (taking off real soon) Taka from Osaka (aka my roommate) tagged along with portable Vestax deck, always extra fun when that happens lol .. Henry’s crates had been rummaged thru by myself for the past numerous weeks if not months so only found three pieces, nonetheless as good as always. On the way back to Queens on the F train I discovered one of them records wasn’t the same release of the jacket, damn ! It happens not so infrequently, given the main thing I make sure I check is the condition of the record itself, not whether titles/releases match ! The sleeve was for one of the “Breakmania” Comp. on Tuff City Rcds, prod. by Mark The 45 King but the record itself was actually Side C & D of an obscure (aka not on Discogs ah) DJ Promo Only comp. on St. Louis, MO, METRO MIX Rcds (http://www.discogs.com/label/Metro+Mix). Typical but also ideal DJ tool biz with sparse production, recognizable (“Sunshine of your Love” with uptempo hip-hop flava), good sampling and info next to the BPM’s noting either a “COLD” or “ECHO FADE” for DJ’s in the mix ! LOL.. In the vein of those awesome WILLESDEN DODGERS “Rhythm Trax” Comp on JIVE and the T. REGISFORD w/ B. JARVIS “Battle of the Beats” LP on NEXT PLATEAU..
Basically dance tracks produced with a hip-hop attitude/mentality
No problems with that whatsoever !
Digging wax at the flea then discovering some of the records aren’t matching the ones of the jackets ! hmm..
Just the day before buddy Stevie gave me one of those old sound efx LPs, “SPECTACULAR DEMONSTRATION & SOUND EFFECTS”.. I put it on the deck and let it begin and am quickly engulfed by waves and washes of pure, clear electronic signals, my brain is going “Damn, omg, The I-S-H !!!” However, reading the back cover of the mentioned ‘..demonstration + sound efx’ LP I started thinking : “Oh, here we go again !” So I looked at the record and realized that that also was not the title of the jacket ! LOL Instead Stevie hooked me up with something even better, a release titled ”Electronic Music” from 1966 containing mind boggling pieces from mostly artists I wasn’t aware of, like Andres Lewin-Richter & Ilhan Mimaroglu. “Study #1” by A. Lewin-Richter complete brilliance but overall a magnificent mismatch regardless and another sweet aspect of diggin old stuff. You really never know what you’ll find. http://www.discogs.com/Various-Electronic-Music/release/3768382