Archive for July, 2010
Her song inspired the name of this old school category of posts, it’s time to bless the queen of Electro Funk :
DEBBIE DEB – Lookout Week End
Production : by MR PRETTY TONY
Taken from the “Lookout Week End” vinyl released on Jam Packed 1984
N-TER [Crobot Crew - Croatia] has produced a cool electro Dj Set entitled ‘Peace Of Mind Mix’. This one is good to chill along with some detroit related vibes pretty dearest to N-TER. Take time to listen and have a nice trip :
N-TER – Peace Of Mind Mix – 2008
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THE DEXORCIST [UK] – Fear Teacher
Taken from the classic ” THE DEXORCIST VS BASS JUNKIE – Battle Cry ” 12″ released on Battle Trax – 2006
ERYKAH BADU worked with her longtime graphic designer EMEK for this cover « New Amerykah Part I ». Strongly « Blaxploitation » influenced, you can see a lot of things going through ERYKAH’s mind at this moment as she denounces police brutality, poverty, health care system, the Illuminatis and others political elements… In one word : Dope!
ERYKAH BADU – My People
« New Amerykah Part I » album released on Universal Motown – 2008
More EMEK’s artworks on his portfolio : HERE
Here is a classic old school hip hop track performed by the rap and electro funk music group MANTRONIX. From old school hip hop to electro funk to house, the duo based in New York and founded by Mc TEE and KURTIS MANTRONIK was an influential band of the 80′s.
INdeed, MANTRONIX exploited technology with an old school attitude incorporating samplers and synthesizers into the mix. From hip hop to electro music, KURTIS MANTRONIK inspired dozens of artists such as M/A/R/R/S or Future Sound Of London. By this time, KURTIS MANTRONIK had also worked on A&R at Sleeping Bad Records where he signed and produced EPMD, KRS-ONE first credits.
The single “Bassline” (1986) was a big street hit and succeed to their classic full length “Mantronix – The Album” :
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MANTRONIX – Bassline
Taken from the epic project “Mantronix – The album” released on Sleeping Bad Records – 1985