Ana Mazzotti – Bairro Negro | top tape
1000 Names – Walkin’ Tales | project mooncircle
Busta Rhymes & J. Dilla – Takin What’s Mine… | Cdr
Vakula – No Music pt2 | white
Sam Dees – One In A Million You |
Pete Rock – Escapism | Elektra
Joya Landis – Moonlight Lover | Trojan
RAMP – Everbody Loves The Sunshine | blue thumb
Nino Nardini – Tropicola | Jazzman
Martin Denny – Quiet Village | london rec
Artifacts – C#mon With The Git Down | Big Beat
1773 x Trishes – Luv Bug |Duzz Down
Buddy Griffin – I Got A Secret |
Jephte Guillaume – Ibo Le Le | Spiritual Life
The Robert DeCormier Singers – Kisses Sweeter Than Wine | Command
The Robin Jones Seven – Atlas | Apollo
Posts Tagged ‘1000 names’
Ana Mazzotti – Bairro Negro | top tape
Talking Heads – Once In a Lifetime Nirobi Edit / white
Borka – Stringy Thingy Josip Klobucar Remix / personal rec. x rx:tx
ray ray feat common and ledisi – they don’t know you / white
De La Soul – Life Is Great / white
J Dilla – In The Streets / Operation Unknown
1000 Names – Ball Shoes / white
Af The Naysayer – To Whom it May Concern / personal rec. dark black
Dead Kennedys – California Ueber Alles / Alternative Tentacles
Zed Bias – Bawlout / unreleased
Whitney Houston – My Love is Your Love / Arista
pic by A.Mateescu
KINK – Honey Beats | Reflections
Coat Of Arms – Is This Something | Futureboogie
I.N.T. – Jaipogan | black*
Will Sessons – The Elmatic Instrumentals | Stones Throw
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Thuggin | Stones Throw
Pac Div – Posted | Universal
Q-Tip – Work It Out (Disclosure Booty Call Edit) | black
1000 Names – Rio | black*
DJ Borka – Prosli Dan | black*
Actual Proof – Hubble (Deep Field Mix) | Local Talk
goldFFinch – Tip The Dog | ……….
Eric English – Higher Learning | Soul Imago
Laura Mavula – Diamonds | ………..
we are proud to announce that 1000names ouf of Sofia/Bulgaria finished 2 amazing sloMo future funk boogie tracks for our small and special imprint! stone cool label art by Petya Kazantseva!!!
1000names information for those who do not know:
1000names might just be one of the best-kept secrets in music. Despite being at the forefront of the beats/wonky scene this side of the Atlantic that’s blown up so big in the last year, they’ve somehow stayed just under the radar.
And it’s not like they’ve been quiet: since their debut on the seminal Beatnicks Vol. 1 alongside Jackhigh and Rustie – perhaps the record which defined the scene in its current incarnation – they’ve put out two EPs, two split singles and an album and been featured on Alex Nut’s Rinse compilation, but somehow it took until now for them to start to get the recognition those who know them have long expected.
First up, they’ve had time to get their sound right. Forming in 2005 as the union of a drummer and a painter with a shared love of samples they pooled their resources to get an Akai MPC and, guided by the sounds of Dabrye, Madlib/Quasimoto and J Dilla, pretty soon they knew where they were headed. Strangely, when you see them now it seems surprising they only teamed up four years ago – they look alike, they walk alike, they finish each other’s sentences – in fact, they’re more like a pair of brothers or non-identical twins. Obviously this was one of those partnerships that was just going to happen, eventually, no matter what.
Back in those days the European beats scene was tiny. Unknown to the media, ignored by blogs, this was a one-to-one network that owed its whole existence and sense of being to the internet. In this way it may be the first scene that was truly born of the internet age and truly international.
Maybe it’s their involvement with mainly European labels that’s kept them out of the glare of the British media, more focused on the Rustie/Hud Mo axis in Glasgow and on the growth of dubstep. However, that’s all set to change, with an upcoming release on Bristol’s Black Acre on 10” green vinyl, followed by an EP on Eklektik and three EPs on the new Svetlana Industries label.
The original 1000names sound was hip hop based; samples and loops underpinned by possibly the wonkiest beats in the scene. Take classic tracks Melonball Bounce or Beauty Surrounds You –one a mash-up of a vintage Sprite advert, the other of the theme from Born Free. In both cases the tracks start with a conventional loop that’s thrown totally off when a huge beat comes in that seems to be hooked to another groove entirely and yet totally fits. This is known to cause two physiological effects in the listener – one a broad smile of pleasure and surprise, the other a potentially painful whiplash in the neck caused by interrupted headnod.
This was a direction that they refined and distilled over several years to reach culmination on 2009’s Toys Room Combat longplayer on Eklektik, but since last year something else has come into the mix: they’ve come under the influence of the synthesiser. Or, more specifically, the sound of early 80s electrodisco.
They’ve always had a sci-fi element to their sound and to their graphics, but now it seems like it’s out of control. Yep, there’s no doubt – it’s 2010, and, from a concrete Communist tower block somewhere in Sofia, 1000names are taking off.
by Toby Brundin.
Basil Hardhaus – Make Me Dance (Hard for the DJ) | Nugroove
8 hours manatee meets 2BorroMI – You Don’t Know How We Feel | fettkakao white
1000 Names – How To Groove | personal white
Manfriday – Love Honey, Love Heartache Dub | Vinylmania
Rhytim is Rythim – Nude Photo | Transmat
Heaven 17 – Let’s All Make A Bomb | Virgin
Tondach Edelmatte – I’m Yours | personal backcat
Dieter Reith – Uschi | rare.Sons
Recloose feat. Joe Dukie – Dust | Peacefrog
Lil Louis – I Called You | ffrr
1000 Names – Before Sunrise | Black ACre