DJ Format-Psych Out-LP *Full Stream

BBE Music sais:

DJ Format’s Psych Out is a compilation of records from around the world that Format WISHES he could play at clubs every weekend. Some of the tracks are hard to categories …kind of psychedelic, kind of funky, kind of crazy…but most have unmistakable blend of distorted electric guitars, driving basslines and pounding drums. Maybe you didn’t think it was possible for “Foxy Lady” to be played any harder…but 49th Blue Streak did it. “Hava Nagila” never really seemed likely to lend itself to a psychedelic reworking…but The Quests from Singapore thought differently. In Germany, The CT Four Plus did away with boring tradition and instead praised God with their electric guitars. Advertising executives in France thought it best to spread the word of their new chocolate bar by commissioning the Bana Pop Band to make a cool 7″ flexi disc record. These are just a few examples of how the boundaries of music were being pushed in the late ’60s & early ’70s when most of these exciting recordings were made.

DJ Format-Psych Out-Mix

DJ Format sais:

The idea for this compilation came about because of my search for a rare psych/funk 7″ that isn’t even included here! My friend DJ Oneofakind played me the said record and I totally lost my mind. Some months later after a lot of asking around and searching online, a copy turned up on Discogs.com for a painful amount of money. I contacted the seller to ask a couple of questions and it turned out I was talking to Jake Holloway, BBE’s in-house designer. I’d loosely known Jake for a few years through mutual friends so we quickly arranged a time to meet and take care of business. Jake told me he’d offered the 7″ to a few other DJ/collector friends but they’d passed on it as it was ‘too heavy’ for them. This got us talking about my love for psych records with a funky slant and I explained my frustration at buying so many records that fit that description, that were ‘too heavy’ to play at my typical DJ gigs. Jake had the perfect solution: “why don’t you do a compilation of funky, fuzzed-out psych stuff for BBE?
Psych Out is released June 10th on Vinyl, CD and digital.

DJ Prestige-Psychological Effects of Beats & Other Drums-Mix

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Flea Market Funk sais:

For a long time, we’ve been into beat tapes and instrumental beat mixes. As our record pile grows bigger, we’ve been holding on to a bunch of off center, beat oriented records for a mix. So here’s an impromptu, all live, one take mix of some of those records. What are the psychological effects of beats and other drums on your mind? Possibly combined with external factors or just normal listening, we’re fascinated on how music makes one feel. The common thread that these tracks have is the drum. Whether it’s instrumental hip hop, early electronic pioneers, present day prog rock, future bass, turntablism, original soundtracks, free jazz, and beyond, the common thread in each of these records is the drum. Each one of these artists uses the drum in their own, unique way. So sit back, relax, put your headphones on and take a trip and feel the effects of the drum. If you dig, please feel free to pass on to a friend.

Verckys et l´Orchestre Vévé-Congolese Funk,Afrobeat & Psychedelic Rumba 1969​-​1978


Out 12/2/14

Verckys et l´Orchestre Vévé sais:

Congo’s turbulent and exhilarating ’70s: Nightclubs and dance floors were packed to the brim in the capital, Kinshasa. Exuberant crowds, still giddy from independence a decade prior, grooved to the sounds of the country`s classics. In fact the whole continent was submerged into the Congolese Rumba craze. Encouraged by the fantastic productions of the Ngoma label, vibrant radio waves had been spreading the Congo sound from Leopoldville all over the continent, becoming the countries’ No.1 export. The unexpected success nurtured an incredible wealth of talented musicians. One of them was Verckys, who, at age 18, became a member of the country´s most dominant and influential band; Franco´s OK Jazz.

This “relationship” however was short-lived as Verckys, aka Georges Mateta Kiamuangana, now a versatile and potent multi instrumentalist, had plans of his own – the formation of Orchestre Vévé in 1968, with the aim of reinventing and modernising the Congolese sound. Blending the ever influential prowess of James Brown with Congolese Merengue, Rumba and Soukous, Verckys stripped away the conventional approach that O.K. Jazz had pioneered, allowing his saxophone-laced melodies to dominate.

Around 1970 a new important area began with the foundation of the label “les Editions Vévé” on which Verckys would release his own productions. A studio was built and Verckys started recording young urban artists, with guitar-driven Cavacha sounds; Les Freres Soki, Bella Bella, Orchestre Kiam and many more shot to stardom overnight, making Verckys a very wealthy man.

But that wasn’t enough for an ambitious man with a vision. He built a sprawling entertainment complex called Vévé Centre, and dispatched a team to learn the intricacies of record pressing to set up the first pressing plant in the country. This was followed by the construction of the Congo’s most modern recording studio in Kinshasa, in which he recorded the legendary Tabu Lay Rochereau.

Orchestre Vévé’s popularity poured across borders and in 1974 the band travelled to Kenya for a 2 month tour. “Bassala Hot”, “Cheka Sana” and “Talali Talala” were some of the tracks recorded in Nairobi for the Kenyan market, songs which are now available to the ears of the world for the very first time.

Analog Africa has now the privilege to present 11 tracks (+ 3 bonus tracks only for bandcamp!!) by Verckys et l´Orchestre Vévé at the height of their most funky capabilities. Compiled over the course of many years in a land of hardship, we welcome you to the grooviest era of the Congo with a CD, digital, and double LP release accompanied by in-depth liner notes and vintage photographs.

Verckys, who James Brown dubbed “Mister Dynamite” after seeing him perform in Kinshasa in 1974, is available for interviews and will be touring Europe in the summer of 2015. Fingers crossed !

Astral Vibes-Library Junkies (Janko Nilovic)-Mix

Astral sais:

Janko Nilovic, He is a musician who devotes himself to music, which resulted in a great number of published works, but most of them are on library labels.
His oeuvre stretches from classical, jazz & funk to pop, psyche, easy listening, many albums for the MONTPARNASSE 2000 library label which specializes in music for radio & TV, musical illustrators , film music clubs.

TRACKLIST
01. Point contre point
02. Chant au clair de Lune
03. Etude en blanc
04. Le soleil sur la peau
05. Post scriptum
06. Reverie pour deux.
07. Flock
08. Ballet dans le cosmos
09. Adagio sur la plage
10. Ciel de vacances
11. La mer et les vagues
12. Le réveil de Blanche Neige
13. Du sable et du vent
14. Gavotte des fées
15. Berçeuse pour un vagabond
16. Pop Avenue
17. Ta voix du fond des ondes
18. A L’ombre de Notre-Dame
19. Cantate pour deux cœurs
20. Rêverie à Saint-Germain-Des-Près
21. Flûte & Bass System.
22. Melodie Pour Septembre.
23. Opium Du Diable.
24. Water Show.

Egon Rock Mix

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Egon sais:

This is a mix of late 60s to mid 70s rock music from all over the world: America to Germany to Japan and everywhere in-between. It’s the type of rock Madlib used for the Rock Konducta records, and is a mixture of the incredibly rare and random dollar bin finds that makes crate digging in the rock idiom so much fun. A lot of this is underground (one example was literally recorded by Dusseldorf twenty-somethings in a bomb-shelter, a literally exorcising of Nazi demons through Krautrock), and some of it is from bands that had pop aspirations but recorded something heavy and probably a bit odd as the one-off awesome track on an otherwise forgettable album. Live mix using 2 CDJs, no edits, some mistakes, that’s the way it goes. Shout outs to Twink, Bunker Records, Franz Wippel, any band that spells April with a “y” instead of an “i,” state-run labels from former communist countries who had the nerve to get down with hard psych and Madlib, of course, for finding the funk in all of this.

Photo by Mr. Mass
Photo by Mr. Mass

Music From the Sonoton Library (’69-’81)-LP *Rare Psych,Moog & Brass *Full Stream

18 track album of rare and previously unreleased music from the Sonoton Library Featuring big band grooves, moog synths, pyschedelic funk, dub disco & more produced between 1969 & 1981.

“#Moog appreciation! Get funky, get wonky, get weird with this awesome compilation by music archivist Alan Gubby ( the man responsible for the excellent BBC Radiophonic Workshop compilation ‘The John Baker Tapes’) – a shmorgasbord of jazz, funk & cinematic music featuring that much loved Moog sound. Excellent!” PROPERGANDA (GER)