The La Mars Rock Steady Kool Is Back
In the early s, the media began to call this style " breakdance ," which in the New York Times wrote was "an art as demanding and inventive as mainstream dance forms like ballet and jazz. With the mystique of his graffiti name, his physical stature, and the reputation of his small parties, Herc became a folk hero in the Bronx. Nelson George recalls a schoolyard party:. The sun hadn't gone down yet, and kids were just hanging out, waiting for something to happen. Van pulls up, a bunch of guys come out with a table, crates of records.
They unscrew the base of the light pole, take their equipment, attach it to that, get the electricity — Boom! We got a concert right here in the schoolyard and it's this guy Kool Herc. And he's just standing with the turntable, and the guys were studying his hands. There are people dancing, but there's as many people standing, just watching what he's doing. That was my first introduction to in-the-street, hip hop DJing.
Venue owners were often nervous of unruly young crowds, however, and soon sent hip hop back to the clubs, community centres and high school gymnasiums of the Bronx. Afrika Bambaataa first heard Kool Herc in Bambaataa, at that time a general in the notorious Black Spades gang of the Bronx, obtained his own soundsystem in and began to DJ in Herc's style, converting his followers to the non-violent Zulu Nation in the process.
It became a firm b-boy favorite—"the Bronx national anthem"  —and is still in use in hip hop today. For over five years the Bronx had lived in constant terror of street gangs. Suddenly, inthey disappeared almost as quickly as they had arrived. This happened because something better came along to replace the gangs. That something was eventually called hip-hop. Inthe record company executive Sylvia Robinson assembled a group she called The Sugarhill Gang and recorded " Rapper's Delight ".
The hit song ushered in the era of commercially released hip hop. By that year's end, Grandmaster Flash was recording for Enjoy Records. InAfrika Bambaataa began recording for Winley. By this time, DJ Kool Herc's star had faded. Grandmaster Flash suggests that Herc Thomas Bangalter Outrage not have kept pace with developments in techniques of cueing lining up a record to play at a certain place on it.
Vinyl obsessive, renowned DJ and leading light of the global edit scene, Kon knows a thing or two about good music. BBE LP.
Opening track 'Timeless' could hardly be more aptly named. Sublime, smokey piano touches on the intro give way to an uplifting, languid disco track, jammed full of sunshine. Catchy vocal snippets, rock solid bass and guitar licks build up the groove beautifully alongside Kon's trademark staccato, squelchy synth chord stabs. Jazzy chords and touching vocals performed by the duo themselves with assistance from Nicolas "Michael Ellis" Rogoll lend the track a distinctly 'live' feel.
Boston producer and mix engineer Caserta The La Mars Rock Steady Kool Is Back out proceedings with The La Mars Rock Steady Kool Is Back remix of friend and musical collaborator Kon's 'Timeless'. Highlighting piano loops and synth stabs from the original version, his rework moves the track seamlessly into Deep House territory, with smoothly rolling percussion and a hypnotic arrangement.
Modern producers, searching for music of integrity, continue to scour dusty racks of records Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World inspiration. What Kon and Amir have done is make their lives easier. From The La Mars Rock Steady Kool Is Back disco tribute to Muhammad Ali to a slice of soulful South African jazz, this is music for the connoisseur.
These are excellent! The first release, 'Sheik' did you see what he did there? Kon strips the intro down to just the Rhodes and slowly builds it back up with claps and vocals, until we drop right into that irresistable groove. The bass is turned up a touch and a little extra reverb added onto the vocals and we've got a winner on our hands.
The flipside is his rework of Chic's "Everybody Dance" which starts with just the drums, then the bassline, stripping and breaking down the track to just piano and strings throughout to turn Chic's disco classic into a gospel classic, The La Mars Rock Steady Kool Is Back should work on just about any dancefloor! Star Time 12" Out of Stock. Basic Fingers 12" Out of Stock. Just the breakdown alone will give you goosebumps!
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