This man designed 80% of your record collection
Masters of the Re-edit!
Key Tracks is a new series presented by Red Bull Music Academy in which musical mavericks walk us through the making of their signature tunes. For this debut edition, we speak to the the king of the West Coast electro sound, Egyptian Lover, as he shows us the backstory – and the 808 beat – behind his 1984 classic “Egypt, Egypt“.
“For The Record exposes a number of notions about why vinyl is such an indelible medium and how it continues to remain popular in the the face of opposing format change.”
GODFATHER OF CHOLO STYLE LETTERS
1978 Circus Magazine commercial
Meat Beat Manifesto’s Synthesizer Test
A synthesizer test recorded in real time….then edited with creative license.
Video and music by Jack Dangers.
“In December 1983, DJ François Kevorkian released a “New York” mix of the single on Megadisc records. Kevorkian geared the song for nightclub dancefloors, and the track was intended to be pressed in limited numbers for New York club DJs. However, Rough Trade boss Geoff Travis liked the mix and gave the release wide distribution in the UK. Morrissey publicly disowned the mix, and urged fans not to purchase copies. Travis later claimed, “it was my idea, but they agreed. They said ‘Go ahead’, then didn’t like it so it was withdrawn.” He also said, “Nothing that ever happened in The Smiths occurred without Morrissey‘s guidance; there’s not one Smiths record that went out that Morrissey didn’t ask to do, so there’s nothing on my conscience.”
via – TheStaticAirwaves
The Smiths “This Charming Man (Francois Kevorkian New York Instrumental Mix)
Babylon by Franco Rosso
A film of sheer sound and fury, the uncompromising subject matter (it all but anticipates the race riots that engulfed inner cities soon after release) and classic reggae soundtrack helped cement Babylon’s reputation as one of the most powerful and historically significant documents about the black British experience ever made.
Babylon stands up today as a well crafted, convincingly acted, hard hitting piece of realistic drama. Babylon is a potent mix of music and social commentary. Franco Rosso’s incendiary drama about black Britain circa 1980 stars Aswad lead singer Brinsley Forde as Blue, the Ital Lion sound system MC who finds his lifestyle and culture under siege. Here, for the first time in British cinema, is a portrayal of British reggae culture and Rastafarianism at odds with the ‘multi-racist’ society and state.
New day. New mix. New alias.
Just under an hour of past, present and future beats!
Stream, share, embed & download the mix below… Enjoy! -FRANK
MRR-ADM – 8Ight
CAZBEE – Second Time Coming (Cazbee’s Smooth Operator Edit)
James Mason – I Want Your Love
Shlohmo – Rained The Whole Time (Nicolas Jaar Remix)
Orm – Tropic
Aardvark – Stay Stupid
Deep Space Orchestra – Dollar
Rubber Room – Tonight’s The Night
Esther Phillips – Home Is Where The Hatred Is (Onur Engin Edit)
Shur-i-kan – Anyone 4 love
Aardvark – Tengenan
2562 – Jerash Hekwerken
Danny Drive Thru – Eclipsemoonsun (Trevino Remix)
Machinedrum – Van Vogue
Scrimshire – Everything You Say (LV Deep Bump Remix)
Birdy Nam Nam – Big City Knights
Swing Ting – Hold Your Corner
“Dub Echoes” is a documentary that traces the origins of the Jamaican dub music and it’s influence on the development of hip hop and electronic music.The film shows how the Jamaican invention called dub ended up influencing much of the music we hear today, from electronic music to hip-hop, transforming the studio in a musical instrument and giving way to all of sonic experiments.
Featuring an incredible array of artists, both original Jamaican artists – U Roy, King Jammy, Lee Perry, Sly Dunbar, Bunny Lee (to name a few), alongside a similarly awe-inspiring array of artists who have been taken Dub into new directions in electronic dance music – Kode9, Roots Manuva, Howie B, Adrian Sherwood and many more. Directed by Bruno Natal.