Every Thursday for the next few weeks (up to Oct 9th), RBMA will be posting a new episode of this documentary series, exploring the legacy and foundation of Japan’s most vital video game music composers. This first episode focus on early eighties Nintendo and some of the earliest Famicom/NES games. The likes of Oh No, Flying Lotus, J Rocc, Havoc and Kode 9 add varied levels of waxing lyrical about musicians such as Junko Ozawa and Hirokazu Tanaka, who in turn reflects on unexpected influences such as Jah Wobble. The games Balloon Fight and Wrecking Crew has the rhythm of Sly Dunbar – Hirokazu Tanaka
Props to producers and directors Nick Dwyer and Tu Neill – the film is shot amazingly. I look forward to next week’s instalment. Completing the cycle somewhat, Daisuke Tanabe has composed the theme for the documentary. Watch out for his LP, Floating Underwater, previewed here.
Edit’s of Selection’s from the 1st Volume of THE MINIMAL WAVE TAPES, recorded between 1981-85 released earlier this year on STONES THROW RECORD’S featured DIRTY by Brixton’s HARD CORPS three British Sound Engineers Hugh Ashton Robert Doran Clive Pierce and stunning Chanteuse Regine Fetet (R.I.P.)
Released on 12″ White Label by
SURVIVAL RECORD’S in 1984 took over London dancefloor’s and Independent pop chart’s.
In an interview with BURNING FLAME BLOGSPOT Drummer Clive Pierce talks about HARD CORPS and his latest Project MEDORA. “Not a group but an Enviroment” Including a Girl who sings into her iphone, on her lunch break in the bathroom and before she goes to bed. The Greek Dentist churning out unique and oddball rifts. ONA/SHE who had never sung before creates a compelling sound and atmosphere, PHEN Trucker by day Music Maker by night. JAMES FENDA a Pop Singer from 1964 still crooning strong.
“The list goes on and will continue to grow. We definitely are living in a Fantasy World, but that’s what Music is all about isn’t it?
We proudly call our Fantasy World “MEDORA”.
MEDORA SOUNCLOUD medora-music
Purchase Clean Tables Have To Be Burnt by Hard Corps here
J.Rocc is a hero to me. Any man who can juggle 45s with just his left hand is straight out of the god damn comic book. Considering this status, it is appropriate for everyone to gaze upon his record collection and feel mad envious. With great skills come great record collections.
Quantic – “Snakes In The Grass” Quantic – “Cumbia Clash” Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno – “Dog With A Rope” The Quantic Soul Orchestra – “Hands Of My Love feat. Alice Russell” Quantic y Conjunto – “Cumbia de Dilla” Quantic & His Combo Bárbaro – “The Dreaming Mind (Part 1)” Quantic – “Infinite Regression” Quantic – “Perception” The Quantic Soul Orchestra – “Left & Right” f. Alice Russell Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno – “Cuidad Del Swing” Quantic & His Combo Bárbaro – “New Morning (Slow Version)’ Quantic And Nickodemus Feat. Tempo & The Candela All-Stars – “Mi Swing Es Tropical” The Quantic Soul Orchestra – “Tropidelico (Occidental)” Quantic And His Combo Barbaro – “Enyere Kumbara” Quantic And His Combo Barbaro – “Undelivered Letter” Quantic – “Transatlantic” The Quantic Soul Orchestra – “Super 8″ Quantic – “Use What You Got” f. Sonny Akpan Quantic – Sabor” f. Tempo The Quantic Soul Orchestra – “Get A Move On” Quantic – “Not So Blue” Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno – “Cumbia Sobre El Mar”
For the London set – win two places on the guest list for this killer event by simply emailing me the answer to this:
What were the X-Ecutioners formerly known as?
Answers to j @ groovement.co.uk – first correct answer gets it… I’ll email you back if you’re the winner! Deets:
LONDON, THE SCALA (KING’S CROSS)
RANE & SERATO present:
The DMC UK DJ Final and Battle For UK Supremacy 2011
Thursday 14th July
7pm – 11.30pm
www.dmcdjchamps.com / www.dmcworld.tv / www.twitter.com/dmc_dj_champs
THE X-ECUTIONERS (Total Eclipse, Rob Swift, Precision)
Showcasing and performing a special ‘Roc Raida tribute show’
ONLY UK DATE!!!!
Rewd Adams and The Last Skeptik
Hosting the event and performing – INJA
“In a year where the production of the industry standard Technics turntables was halted for good, DMC have embraced the old and the new, the turntablism and the technology, and as well as using Serato within the battles, DMC are pushing things forward with an online DJ Championship, the launch of DMC Radio, a site re-launch, and making the World Finals available live on Pay-Per-View. With heavyweights Rane and Serato as sponsors, DMC are dedicated to moving to represent the current and future DJ.
While change is afoot, the most important aspect of the DMCs has of course remained true to the art. To become a DMC World Champion, DJs around the world still need to use techniques such as scratching & cutting to manipulate turntables and vinyl in order to create their own musical arrangements, performing live in front of an audience filled with both the knowledgeable DMC fans and lucky newcomers being initiated to this fantastic contest.”
This issue has Old School X New as its theme, and chats with Grandmaster Flash, fourth Beastie Boy Ricky Powell, El-P and the aforementioned J Rocc. On the new we have Dels, Ghostpoet, Brainfeeder artist Charles Munka and Glasgow’s Numbers label in discussion.
The first 100 issues bought through the Bonafide website receive a free DELS Gob EP. You can also buy Bonafide in the TATE Modern bookshop, Rough Trade, Fopp, Magma, all good online and physical record stores and for the first time, HMV, from May 15th.
J ROCC and I had a long chat about comics not too long ago, and he mentioned the next thing he was going to do was call PETE ROCK and get his ass down to the comic book store. And lorda mercy, here he is.
Far be it from Groovement to ally with any one particular brand, but hella props to Stussy for this range.
Incidentally, Groovement teamed up with some pals to records ISSUES, a podcast about comics and beats. You can listen here or below to episode one. Episode two is coming soon and feature K Murdock, Daedelus and J Rocc chatting about counter culture.
I’m spending tonight trying to condense a 3 hour J ROCC interview into a 1000 word magazine article for Bonafide tonight, when lo comes this vid, filmed in Japan by Mayer Hawthorne for J recently. Stay fresh.