Can’t never be against me. - ODB
I’m the one who burned your home. - This Guy
Ah, Karl Tuff Enuff Brown. Speed Garage pioneer. The single-sided twelve from 2004 off which this gem is taken is currently going for prices upward of $35 on Discogs, which just seems sillier than usual for ‘scogs pricing. Tho as one spot-on YT comment surmises, “Reminds me of Gas 1998" to which I would reply, “try 1996, bro.” And also, indeed. Anyhoo, the backwards strings and layered’n’spliced vox are as effervescent as they come on this late-era garage belter.
In addition to contributing a slamming side to the fourth installment of Whities’ Blue label—dude has some of the swinging-est hi-hats in the game!—the homie Laksa dropped an incisive mix for Blowing Up The Workshop this week. Traversing the staggering inadequacy of UK mental health services, bullshit jobs, and gauzey synth chords, it’s a genuinely refreshing sonic tapestry that is compelling throughout its ninety-minute run time. And be sure to scope the two articles included alongside the mix!
Another day, another Bristol label worth keeping an eye on. Knotted, house-inflected domeburners of the highest caliber. All four tracks are worth scoping.
‘Member 8-bit dub imprint Jahtari? As I was reminded last night by a friend who resides in the label’s native Leipzig, label head Disrupt seems to be entertaining a deepseated adoration for 80s synth-enabled library music, which is my jam as well. Instead of buying vanity library reissues—looking at you, Light In The Attic—why not support an existing artist’s excursions in sci-fi life soundtracking? Delightful collection.
My father has long held up OG Laurie Anderson's “O Superman” as his favorite song of all time and it’s hard to really disagree with that stance. A vocoded masterpiece, it’s been unnecessarily remixed by big room dance dudes for decades now. So imagine my bemusement when I heard one particularly unimaginative tech house remix at the start of the year and was instantly falling beside myself at the prospect of hearing the original (and recreated) parts draped over a boilerplate beat. Please just humor me on this one<3