Sunday, November 4, 2007

Adventures in Generic Electro

Hi, my name is Skinny Friedman and I am half of the dj/production tour de force called Philadelphyinz. I have a lot of records, specifically ones that I didn't pay more than more than one crisp US dollar for, and I'd like to share them with you. I also write for Just Sayin, Can I Bring My Gat?, and Contentinople.

Here are a couple of electro jams that I got for a bill each.




This is a classic freestyle jam called "Get Wet" by C-Bank. This record always confused me because I figured C-Bank had to be a rapper from Los Angeles. Instead, it's some above average Latin electro. It has a part at the end where the singer (who may or may not be C-Bank) shouts out a bunch of cities which "get wet". There's an obvious sexual connotation to the name of the song, but it's so damn obvious I really just want to think it's just an italo-esque bastardization of English.



C-Bank - Get Wet





I bought this Orbit/Re-Orbit record for the electro drums in the middle and end of the track, which are likely to show up on the next Philadelphyinz tape. The song itself is kind of boring and it doesn't really go anywhere, but it does feature Carol Hall, who basically composed The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. It was produced by Don "Spy In the House of Love" Was. The song apparently bounced around for awhile, because Discogs says it came out in 1982 on Quality, but I found a rerelease on Dunk Your Funk records, which didn't show up until 1986. The record has an acapella too, and I've blessed you with it.



Orbit - The Beat Goes On



Orbit - The Beat Goes On (Acapella)

7 comments:

paul said...

I've got a 45 copy of that Orbit joint that came out on Quality/RFC, and it's got a remix on the back side that is actually really fresh. It makes it simultaneously less boring and a better DJ tool.

Gentlewhoadie Apt One said...

Yeah, I've got the RFC one too. I was fucking around with the acc on it yesterday, not even realizing this was the track you put up. The vox are fucking garbage.

Prof. Rockwell said...
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Prof. Rockwell said...

I played this at the top of set I did at Morrisey Park with Egg Foo Young. Geology was also there and was totally blown away that someone else besides him even had this record. Crazy that Don Was produced this then went on to make "Everybody Walk The Dinosaur".

Enrique said...

Holy shit! I had both of these on vinyl when they were first released. Both were big faves of mine. Thanks so much for posting them. You wouldn't happen to have New Muzik's version of The Planet Doesn't Mind from the same time? Been trying to hunt down that sucker for years...

Cropsy said...

i am glad this is still up!!

mr1drfl said...

The link is broke ... can you repost the acapella?
I know, I know: really!?
Yep, really. Thanks in advance.