Tuesday, December 22, 2009

O Tenenbaums!

I hesitated to have a music blog Christmas salute, but it's been weeks since my last post. (Sorry, finals.) Anyway, in the sort of spirit of the season I offer the only Christmas song that I don't hate with every fiber of my being. In fact, I quite adore it.

Since Christmas Time Is Here was featured twice in The Royal Tenenbaums, one of my all-time favorite films, I threw a Mark Mothersbaugh treat in your stocking as well. (I can roll with the whole Christmas thing if I can think about Wes Anderson while I'm doing it.)

Christmas or no, I hope you have a good week. Be brave -- it's almost over.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

1:43 In Heaven

Winter truly is the season for baroque.

You may or may not be a classical music fan, but it won't matter. This song will, for just a few bind-blowing seconds, send you straight to heaven.

I can't stop listening to it.

(From Bach's Cantatas #106, 118B & 198.)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Jungle Bizness ('93 - '95)

Another jam from the miracle maker.

Actually, I'm no miracle maker. My dj days are far behind me, and it's been a good three years since somebody ripped off my turntables.

But about a year back I did throw together - cheating, via laptop - some absolutely timeless and flawless old school jungle clips for my now-defunct podcast. That now-defunct podcast has essentially turned into this music blog, and the link has long since died.

Here it is again, in all of its squinty-eyed fabulousness. Light a blunt and enjoy. (Bonus points if you remember this shiz from the first time around.)

I'm toying around with the idea of a Bay B Kane megamix after finals, so stay stoned. Er, tuned.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Origin Of Breaks

I have drum & bass in my blood. I've loved it and followed it ever since its first incarnations in the early 90s. Since then my tastes have drifted away from dance music, but I always check back from time to time with the massive drum & bass mix database to make sure the kids are still holding it the fuck down. (They are.)

So a few years ago I decided to look up as many breakbeats as I possibly could, in their original contexts, at their original tempos, and throw them all together in one five minute long history lesson.

Jason Herrboldt - Origin Of Breaks.mp3

As with the last mix posted, I no longer have access to the artists and song titles. But if you're a true b-boy or girl, you shouldn't even need to ask. If you're not, then yeah. You've been schooled. Breakbeat started in the 60s, motherfuckers.