Sunday, January 20, 2008
Monday, May 28, 2007
01 Mr. Dibbs - "Outreach 5"
02 Orchid Spangiafora - "The persistence of F.M."
03 Cheekyboys - "Get Back Sledgehammer"
04 Avalanches - "Tonight"
05 Forty One - "Hip Hip Hop"
06 DJ Zebra - "Upside down tonight"
07 Wobbly - "Anger"
08 The Tape-beatles - "Desire"
09 DJ Marvel - "Turntable Menace"
10 Lecture On Nothing - "The Custom Apocalypse"
11 Pop Chop - "Wonder Fill"
12 Wax Audio - "Unparalleled Danger"
13 Jeffrey Sconce - "Goofy And The Feds"
14 Steinski - "Collage #9"
15 Activist Queer Folk - "Mixed Messages"
16 Go Home Productions - "Notorious Trick"
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And visit Jon Nelson's label Recombinations to order Nelson's own creation, Escape Mechanism. Along with Lecture on Nothing, an album by a former 2 Live Crew producer.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Once a month or so the staff at The Medium raid the bargain bins at our local record stores. Our goal is to find music from the past that never broke through to the main stream, or even the underground, or anything at all. Some of these albums will be newly discovered gems, and some will be exactly what you would expect from the bargain bin... Like our first Review: KC Flightt's In Flightt. The artwork of the album says it all, "Check out those Nikes!" with a high top fade to match. The albums first track reveals to us that Diddy was not the first rap "artist" to take a famous song and chorus from the past and pretty much use it in it's entirety with out much change. Luckily for most, it didn't work as well for KC, so you never heard his "remix" of the Talking Head's Once in a Lifetime. And you aren't going to hear it now either, if you really feel the need, you will have to go drop .95 cents at your own record shop. You can however, listen to the party anthem of the album, Bassline. My favorite thing about this song is the way he trys to get you pumped up politely and then drops the weakest xylophone beat you could possibly imagine. Other tracks on the album are hard not to laugh at, while other show glimpses of maturity that make we wonder if KC Flightt went on to become a Jazz musician. Stay tuned for more No Hit Wonders in the future, and if you have an album you think is a no hit wonder, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org