Posts Tagged ‘Cassius’

0182 Philippe Zdar Boiler Room Set @ 27:06

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Start at 25:40. Your welcome :)))))))))))))))))))))))

0058 Curtis Mayfield – To Be Invisible @ 3:47

Monday, December 14th, 2009

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“so I’ll be invisible..”

When I first started buying old records, Curtis M was one who I would always look out for. All of these albums from the early 70’s (Sweet Exorcist, Supafly, Curtis, Back to the World) you can play the whole way through. This jam is kind of a slow one, but it stands out for me because of the ending. Remember that part in the Unkle video for Rabbit in your Headlights where the guy finds his strength and the car demolishes itself on HIM..I think this part of the song is like that. There’s like a little delay after “..upset”, and Curtis is reborn, choice made.  Invisible. It  sounds futuristic, and perfectly out of place.

Also, Cassius sampled it.

To Be Invisible 3:47 – 4:08

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From Sweet Exorcist, released through Curtom Records in 1974.

0029 Phoenix – Love Like a Sunset @ 5:45

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

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“…visible illusions”

This album actually isn’t out yet, but it’ s getting a lot of airplay at my house thanks to the label advance. Just reading about it on Wikipedia too, and it turns out Philippe Zdar is all over this project. He’s 1/2 of Cassius, so no wonder this record has a big French house feel.

So many good tracks to choose from on this (1901, Lasso, Girlfriend) but Love Like is perfect for Best Parts because of the build up for the first 5 minutes. It’s all instrumental, up until TBPOTS – lots of Synth Bass, reverby weirdness, and a touch of Radiohead. At the 5:45 mark, you get a little interplay between the synth and the guitar, it’s like their dancing. Your turn, my turn. The synth bubbles, while the strings do a 2-step on top of it. And Lead Singer Thomas Mars, this guy is awesome.

He’s practically hip hop the way he drops in and out of the beat, I love it. And finally, I want to compare this record to Kanye’s Late Registration. That album brought together hip hop and pop perfectly, and I think Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix achieves a similar feat bringing together house and rock. These guys are a straight up rock band but these beats are pretty banging. Enjoy, and pick up the album when it comes out!

Love Like a Sunset
5:45 – 7:00

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From Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, released through V2, 2009.

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