Monday, April 20, 2009

OCD tendencies...

This post turned out to be much more of a hassle than I thought. So I picked up this MCA double 12" promo yesterday. I checked online and found a CD rip of my favorite track, the Mateo & Matos Dub, to post. The file, which came from an official Femi compilation, was faster than the 12" version and had some vocals in it. My rip was 9:10, just like the label said it would be (and I ripped it on 33 with the pitch set to zero), but it was only 115 bpm and sounded odd compared to the 126 bpm cd rip and the vocal version of the same mix. At this point I was pretty annoyed so I tried it on 45 to check, but that sounded totally crazy. So I ripped it at +8 and now it sounds just like Mateo & Matos' other versions. I'll chalk it up to a pain in the ass pressing error. I better play this a lot at Apothecary.

Also, if you're in the Philadelphia area, Femi's playing at World Cafe Live in June.

Femi Kuti - Beng, Beng, Beng (Mateo & Matos Dub)
Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps


JM said...

Apologies for contacting you through your comments but your autoreply on your email made it sound like that is a nest of unwanted spam!

I've been a fan of Dollar Bill Jams for a while now. A constant stream of inspiration and surprise.

I also run a music blog - - hard to describe but it kind of attempts to join the dots between dub, disco and house by publishing a new mix every week or so.

I've just added you to my bloglist and if you enjoy what you see and hear at Leftside Wobble I'd love it if you could return the favour.

Some recent mix tracklistings to give you an idea of the sort of stuff I put out:

Dub Disco Deli part 4

Paul Simon - Diamonds (Todd Terje Dub)
Mark E - Scared
Freddie Kruger - The Hustle (B-Boy Disco edit)
Yanna & Eddie - No One's Gonna Love You (Ilija Rudman Mix)
Force Of Nature - To The Brain (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)
Kalabrese - MakeLoveDisco
Mike Burns - Kuss Im Jahr 3000
Crazy P - Cruising
Spektrum - Horny Pony (Greg Wilson Mix)
Lindstrom - Down Till 7
Black Rascals & Cassio Ware - So In Love
Skylark - Too Much Information (Manual Tur Mix)
Ron Basejam - For The People (Schmoov Mix)
X-Press 2 - Kill 100 (Lost Heroes Mix)
X-Press 2 - Kill 100 (Carl Craig Mix)

Penthouse & Pavement part 1

Claudja Barry - Sweet Dynamite (Tom Moulton Mix)
Raw DMX - Do It To The Funk (Greg Wilson Edit)
Franky & Jamo - Set Me On Fire
Loose Joints - Is It All Over My Face? (Female Vocal)
Pat Lundy - Work Song
Adrenalin - Feel The Real
Philadelphia International Allstars - Let's Clean Up The Ghetto
Klein & MBO - Dirty Talk (ATOC Re-Edit)
Class Action - Weekend (Larry Levan Mix)
Ashford & Simpson - Found A Cure (Dimitri Edit)
Love Committee - Just As Long As I Got You (Dimitri Edit)
Francine McGhee - Fellin' Good

Hope you dig my site as much as I've enjoyed yours over the last few years.


Anonymous said...

Good summer tune. Best blog on the block, keep that House coming.

Billy said...

welcome, JM.

thanks for the tip on the femi show.. assuming im not working that night, i will check him out for sure.

Anonymous said...

just a head up, neither of the links are working.