Sunday, April 25, 2010

Disco Volante - 9th Wonder

MP3: Disco Volante - 9th Wonder (Right-Click-Save-As)

Insectoid MC's Butterfly, Ladybug Mecca and Doodle Bug along with DJ Silkworm, collectively known as the Digible Planets, produced two of the best albums of hip-hop's Golden Age, the Grammy Award winning Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space) and the vastly under-appreciated (and in my opinion, superior) 1994 Blowout Comb. It's great music. This week's lead-in was the standout track from that album and features legendary NYC radio dj Jazzy Joyce on shout outs.

This week's show is an old school mix for a friend of mine who's just getting into the rap music. Next week I'll fast-forward a little bit with some of today's more current hip-hop.


1. Digable Planets - 9th Wonder (Blackitolism) (4:27)2. Kool G Rap and DJ Polo - Road to The (5:05)3. Eric B. & Rakim - I Know You Got Soul (4:50)4. Special Ed - Think About It (4:25)5. EPMD - You Gots to Chill (4:27)6. MC Lyte - Paper Thin (Audio 2 Remix) (2:47)7. A Tribe Called Quest - Steve Biko (Stir It Up) (3:11)8. Gang Starr - Dwyck ['Royalty'] (4:03)9. Biz Markie - Vapors (4:33)10. Big Daddy Kane - Ain't No Half-Steppin' (5:24)11. Boogie Down Productions - My Philosophy (5:40)12. Ultramagnetic MC's - Ego trippin' (4:58)13. Slick Rick - Lick the Balls (3:55)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Disco Volante - World Sick

MP3: Disco Volante - World Sick (Right-Click-Save-As)
The great nation of Canada has much to offer the world -- masterful hockey players, hilarious transvestite sketch comedy and wonderful but underappreciated rock bands, like Tegan and Sara, national champions The Tragically Hip, and the Juno Award winning Broken Social Scene.

World Sick is a teaser track from their highly anticipated (at least by me,) John McIntire (Tortoise) produced fourth record "Forgiveness Rock Record," and if it's any indication, along with "All To All" from last week's playlist, it's going to be another winner.

1. Broken Social Scene - World Sick (6:47)2. Yo La Tengo - Tom Courtenay (3:12)3. Sufjan Stevens - All Good Naysayers, Speak Up! Or Forever Hold Your Peace! (4:33)4. The Zombies - 03 Tell Her No (2:06)5. Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (3:09)6. kid koala - i like my beats (3:54)7. Miles Davis - Rated X (5:06)8. PJ Harvey - The Garden (4:12)9. Gonjasufi - Sheep (4:03)10. Arthur Verocai - Na boca do sol (2:54)11. Parliament - I Just Got Back From The Fantasy, Ahead Of Our Time In The Four Lands Of Ellet (4:30)12. Masters of Illusion - Let Me Talk to You (9:19)13. Sun Ra - We Travel The Spaceways (3:24)