Part Thirty-Nine. The question of CRACKBOY’s identity is burning everyone’s lips. Who’s hiding behind this oh-so poetic moniker? Theories abound, and rumor has it Crackboy was last seen smoking on his pipe in the filthiest dens of the Parisian underbelly. Efforts to trace him since then have proved fruitless and until the next sighting, the enigma remains…
Like his predecessor Yes Wizard little is known about Crackboy other then his own ambiguous references to music making with guitars as drums, influential doses of poppas from his piers and botox sessions as firm plans for 2012. Like the psychedelic artists of the 70′s it is clear that Crackboy has either dishevelled his mind from too many introspective spiritual journeys, or he is simply sheltering from the ludicrous demands of the real world by letting the music speak more sense then himself. Crackboy reaches for the higher echelons of the music production history books by citing Lee Perry, Martin Hannett, Prince and all the radiophonic works…as his teachers. However, half way through both tracks you would be hard pushed not to recall early works from carl craig land cruising in house of ill fame or derrick may and graham massey’s during ‘speakwrite’.
Is there anybody who haven’t heard ‘Something For’ yet? the famous track makes maximum usage of the vocal from 1990 NY house bomb “The Realm” from C’hantal – it’s been sampled countless times since then but Crackboy’s canny placing amidst a rough and ready clomping beat dipped in lysergia is illuminating…
But what’s next, Crackboy?
‘I have two new EPs to be released really soon, one on hacker and Gesaffelstein’s Zone record it is called “Les Rues De Feu” and one on Tigersushi called “The Devil’s Blues”, some acid, some 909, some voice, some love’.
We CAN’T wait.
JUMP CHICO SLAM-FEEL FREE
One of my favorite track ever, this groove could go for hours and you wouldn’t be tired of it
THROBBING GRISTLE-A DEBRIS OF A MURDER
I love TG, this is the best track for christmas time, no link to listen to it on the internet. So I’ll post this one:
CRAIG PEYTON-BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU GOT
^ That’s the best cover of this classic track, so much better than the rip off version by massive attack in the late 80s, quite aerial, the instrumental version is also great.
DANCE DANCE MANIAC-MESSAGE FROM MARTHA
Stream it here
Don’ know much about the guy, apparently from berlin but those are quite banging, check out ‘Martha get you gun’ and ‘Telephone’
RAHEEM HERSHEL-RAHEEM’S KNOWLEDGE
Sommore great ghetto cut by Legowelt, that ep is sweaty, also love his gladio stuff
MOODYMANN-DEM YOUNG SCONIES
that track never leaves my record bag, based around the sample of the great italo tune that’s the game instrumental by Wet. All about frustration.
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