Friday, November 23, 2007

Rhotation, Into the BPM (07)

Hello, Rhotation Seven and Into the BPM goes from disco to jazzy drum n bass . My first lead was a toddler when Travolta was struttin' the streets of NY, but then these days you can grow up very much input around. Tom turned his love of bassplaying into an understanding of sound and when rave culture came down on him, them acid machines really hit his nerves and he's been working on them ever since...Squarepusher.
The next album won the Mercury Price 10 ! years ago, damn how time has flown, Bristol has managed the continuous eb and flow of the channel and translated into a beat, trip hop, but before that during eighties a Wild Bunch soundsystem seeded the city with beats in an i can way, and so Roni Size and his friends came to set up their own studio and label and the rest is history .....

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Squarepusher - Feed Me Weird Things (96 * 98mb)

So what's up with this Squarepusher ?

"I originally wanted to play the electric guitar, but an early insight into the typical psychological make-up of electric guitar players put me off. The driving rationale behind me wanting to play bass was an intrigue about what underpins the general sound picture in modern music. Everybody is acquainted with the singing voice, and most could identify an electric guitar, but the bass is more mysterious. Certainly the bass register is familiar, but the sound of the bass guitar is typically hidden away at the back of a mix. I found myself drawn to this strange sonic hinterland. On the rare occasions where exposed bass-lines could be heard, I found the deep tones very appealing and had to know more!"

Jenkinson was born in Chelmsford, Essex in 1975 and was educated at King Edward VI Grammar School.In 91 the local dance music sage and DJ Hardy Finn introduced Tom to the hitherto hidden worlds of Detroit Techno, Hardcore, Acid House and New York Garage. Tom made a drastic revision in his outlook due to evocative power of this newly found music. He went on to study Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design. A self-taught drummer and highly skilled bass guitar player, his style of extremely fast, cut-up beats mixed with fusion jazz and interlaced with synth lines and samples has gained him a cult following. He is a friend of Richard D. James (Aphex Twin), and Luke Vibert. His albums have been critically acclaimed for their forward-thinking approach to electronic music. He's a bit of a recluse and interviews are done by email, yet he can be seen playing bass at the local pub now and again.

Jenkinson performs live, playing with a fretless or fretted bass guitar, a laptop, and other hardware. On 26 June 2005, Squarepusher played at London's Royal Festival Hall as part of the Jimi Hendrix tribute show "Songs of Experience". His 12-minute performance was built up of a medley of Hendrix tracks played solely on the bass guitar with the use of effects (he got RHCP's Flea raving)

The toys that make it happen and play with Squarepusher at his derelict farm

Bass guitars: Music Man / Rickenbacker 4001 / Custom built 6 string.
Guitars: Classical and Baritone classical / custom electric guitar.
Software: Reaktor using only home made algorithms.
Electronic Hardware: Eventide "Orville" + "DSP4000" using only homemade algorithms/ Yamaha sequencer / 16 track tape machine / MackieDesk / Sine wave generator / Roland SH101 / Octave "Cat" synth / AKG414 mics / Home made + AKG analogue reverb units / DAT recorder.
Percussion: Ludwig drum kit / Balinese percussion / xylophone.

This is an artist that no one dares plagiarise for fear of making an idiot out of themselves – and in the world of cheapskate bandwagon jumpers known as modern electronic music, that's really saying something. Jenkinson remains forward thinking, relevant and as predictably unpredictable as ever.
Squarepusher's latest and 11th full-length album, Hello Everything, was released on October 2006. Here's his first..

01 - Squarepusher Theme (6:20)
02 - Tundra (7:55)
03 - The Swifty (5:20)
04 - Dimotane Co (4:55)
05 - Smedley's Melody (2:33)
06 - Windscale 2 (6:36)
07 - North Circular (6:08)
08 - Goodnight Jade (2:45)
09 - Theme From Ernest Borgnine (7:56)
10 - U.F.O.'s Over Leytonstone (6:40)
11 - Kodack (7:15)
12 - Future Gibbon (2:20)

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Squarepusher - Feed Me Weird Things (96 ^ 134mb)

Moore excelent stuff @ Squarepusher Base

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Roni Size / Reprazent - New Forms (97 ^ 280 mb)

Late note ! Roni Size no longer existant apparently sees this posting infringing on their cashflow therefor i had to delete the links

Bristol native Roni Size is one of the U.K. jungle scene's most respected names, with production credits spanning dozens of labels, projects and releases. Although not as quick to rise to acclaim (either critical or popular) as peers such as Goldie or LTJ Bukem, Size's influence as a producer, label owner, and committed underground magnate figured him as one of the emerging sound's true pioneers. The breakout success of his debut album New Forms (including Britain's prestigious Mercury Award) finally confirmed his stature and vaulted him to a greater degree of popularity than any other drum'n'bass producer.

Born to Jamaican immigrant parents, Roni grew up in the Bristolean suburb of St. Andrews (home to Tricky, Massive Attack, and Smith & Mighty), where he learned the fundamentals of hip-hop through the area's sounds systems, house parties, and underground clubs. Expelled from school at 16, Size started dabbling with house and reggae production in the late '80s, he set upa basic home studio. A fertile homeground attending house parties run by the famous soundsystem The Wild Bunch (which bore Massive Attack, Tricky and Soul to Soul Nellee Hooper) and plenty of moments to link up, by 1989 Roni, Krust, Suv and Die founded Full Cycle Records as an outlet for their innovative sounds and entree into the nascent drum'n'bass scene Krust and brother Flynn were already working with Smith & Mighty, while Die was producing hardcore tracks as Sublove, Full Cycle eventually grew into a label group, releasing a steady flow of twelves (on both Full Cycle and Dope Dragon), and a label comp, Music Box, in 1995.

The Full Cycle sound is a subtle mix of jazz and soul with jump-up rhythms and worldbeat references spanning from Roni's Jamaican roots to '50s bop and the Motown sound. They count a number of classics among their credits, including Size's "It's a Jazz Thing," Krust's "Jazz Note," and Reprazent's Reasons for Sharing EP
The success of 1997's New Forms launched Size to the top of the electronica genre, much of the acclaim centred around Size's melding of the new with the old - the propulsive jungle beats accompanied by live drums and double bass. The band - Size (compositions/programming), DJ Krust, Onallee (vocals), Dynamite MC and rapper Bahamadia created highly musical take on drum 'n' bass, equally informed by hip-hop, funk, soul and house.

In consolidation of their mainstream breakthrough (the most significant for jungle since Goldie's debut), Reprazent set out to become the summer sound of 1997 with a series of festival appearances (including Tribal Gathering).
Meanwhile the Dope Dragon label continued to rise in the ranks of dubplate hysteria. After a relatively silent 1998, Size returned in 1999 with a new project -- Breakbeat Era, with DJ Die and vocalist Leonie Laws. The trio released Ultra-Obscene in the fall of that year. In 2000, Size returned to the Reprazent project with "In the Mode", with guest vocals from Wu-Tan Method Man and Rage Against the Machine's Zack De La Rocha. It failed to come off , and Roni returned to solo productions with 2002's "Touching Down" and 2005's "Return to V", aswell as a mixed a two-disc volume in the Full Cycle mix series Through the Eyes.

A double disc with 133 min of a highly musical take on D'n'B. 280mb sliced in 3 easily 'digestable'parts

Roni Size / Reprazent - New Forms 1 ( 97 ^ 93mb)

01 - Railing (3:50)
02 - Brown Paper Bag (9:10)
03 - New Forms (7:44)
04 - Lets Get It On (6:58)
05 - Digital (9:04)
06 - Matter Of Fact (4:04)
07 - Mad Cat (4:55)

Roni Size / Reprazent - New Forms 2 ( ^ 87mb)

08 - Heroes (6:34)
09 - Share The Fall (Full Vocal Mix) (6:13)
10 - Watching Windows (5:32)
11 - Beatbox (1:09)
12 - Morse Code (6:58)
13 - Destination (8:31)

21 - Intro (0:53)
22 - Hi-potent (6:52)

Roni Size / Reprazent - New Forms 3 ( ^ 99mb)

23 - Trust Me (6:26)
24 - Change My Life (8:27)
25 - Share The Fall (6:25)
26 - Down (6:50)
27 - Jazz (6:03)
28 - Hot Stuff (6:31)
29 - Ballet Dance (6:41)

Full Circle Base

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