Stream this time machine graffiti dream instrumental audio scene…with traces of golden era hip hop laced in funk, rock, jazz and world styles, The Dark Realities Of The Moment was composed entirely from vinyl records, using an MPC 2000XL, 2 Technics SL-1200MK2 turntables and a Stanton SK-2F mixer. All beats, cuts and scratches were produced and performed by Professor Brian Oblivion. The album artwork and design were created by Jacques Dupoux.
I haven’t seen the film but this soundtrack/mixtape is on point for the Rubble Kings documentary about Gang Culture in 1970s New York….I love when a soundtrack makes you feel like your watching a movie…..“From 1968 to 1975, gangs ruled New York City. Beyond the idealistic hopes of the civil rights movement lay a unfocused rage. Neither law enforcement nor social agency could end the escalating bloodshed. Peace came only through the most unlikely and courageous of events that would change the world for generations to come by giving birth to hip-hop culture. Rubble Kings, the most comprehensive documentation of life during this era of gang rule to date, tells the story of how a few extraordinary, forgotten people did the impossible, and how their actions impacted the world over.” This mix includes music from Rock Creek Park, Take It Easy My Brother Charles, Theme From S.W.A.T., Our Generation, Hard Times and more…. “it was compiled and assembled by Sammy Needlz, Rok One, DJ Tahleim, and the film’s director Shan Nicholson (all incredible selectors and musical encyclopedias in their own right). Much like New York City itself, it is divided into five sections (based on the musical genres that influenced these notorious gangs). From the anthemic soul and funk of the Black struggle, to the salsa and Boogaloo of the Latin Barrios, to the gritty and abrasive psychedelic rock of White gangland. A true epic tale of war and peace, “Rubble Kings: The Mixtape” serves as a direct sonic glimpse into the heart and soul of this pivotal moment in the city’s history.”
Glad i decided to organize my digital notebook today….. I stumbled across this galactic afro-beat personification just chillin in my Evernote~ Released in December 2012, who knows when i saved it there…. in case of a music discovery drought, store links in different places to surprise yourself later…..then move Towards Other Worlds…first stop Future Ancestors ~
You know that feeling that you get when you’re just cruising through cyberspace not really expecting too much of anything to standout in anyway whatsoever and just before you hit that close button, you come across a post that makes you say….hold up, wait a minute, whaaaaaaaat?? Are you sure?? So D’Angelo really dropping a whole album on iTunes at midnight and it’s called Black Messiah?? I think that just made me feel some type of way… i just might have to stay up tonight… needless to say i fell asleep..but i woke up this morning like yep..first things first! Go cop that new D’Angelo! The chef who cooked up & served us with a melodic slice of the devil’s pie is back to the future in rare form once again. You see, some people take forever to come out with a album but that’s ok like Sade..real music is well worth the wait…Voodoo was so damn dope, it needed a part 2 for real..the 2nd coming.. D’Angelo and The Vanguard – Black Messiah is out now on iTunes…Go get it!