Monday, August 29, 2011

Delia Derbyshire : " The Forgotten Pioneer Of Electronic Music"

Delia Derbyshire (1937 - 2001) is one of the pioneer of electronic music at the 60's. She was a part of BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Many of her work didn't get credited such as the concept of the groundbreaking arrangement of the Doctor Who theme music (one of the first tv themes to be recorded entirely electronic means - years before synthesizers came out). After her death, hundreds of reel to reel tapes and a box of thousand paper of her works were found in her attic.

This is her interpretation of Bach - air on a G string

She was also in a band called White Noise. White Noise is an experimental electronic music band formed in London, England in 1969 by American-born David Vorhaus, a classical bass player with a background in both physics and electronic engineering. Their Album called Electric storm was created using a variety of tape manipulation techniques, and is notable for its early use of the first British synthesizer

Delia influenced numerous legendary musician such as, Pink Floyd to use electronic sounds for mainstream music and Mick Jagger to buy moog synth. for more info on her works, check out or if you more interested on pioneer of electronic music, just search the BBC documentary on youtube called the alchemist of sound.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Sugar Bear – Don't Scandalize Mine (Vocal Mix)

Old School stuff from 1988.. "Don't Scandalize Mine (Vocal Mix)" by Sugar Bear. This track got some powerful electronic instrument and some wicked wild style kind of rhymes.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mulatu Astatke - Yekatit

Mulatu Astatke is an Ethiopian musician and arranger best known as the father of Ethio-jazz. Born in the western Ethiopian city of JImma, Mulatu was musically trained in London, New York City, and Boston where he combined his jazz and latin music interests with traditional Ethiopian music. Astatke led his band while playing vibraphone and conga drums instruments that he introduced into Ethiopian popular music as well as other percussion instruments, keyboards and organ. His albums focus primarily on instrumental music, and Astatke appears on all three known albums of instrumentals that were released during Ethiopia's Golden ’70s.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Komodo : Music Akamady / Up & Down - EP

KOMODO a.k.a Gerhan Ferdinal, is the Resident DJ and one of the members of ‘Quirk it!’. After we’ve waited for a while, he finally released an EP titled ‘Music Akamady’, which contains 2 tracks through space.rec record label. These 2 tracks are titled ‘Mucic Akamady’ and ‘Up & Down’. The first track, “Music Akamady” will make you feel the element vibes of dub disco with a slight touch of contemporary atmosphere that drives you to the world of ethnic tribal mixed with a blend of modern instrument, and with a minor of dub reggae from the touch of minimalist guitar sound. The second track, “Up & Down” still has the character of dub disco, but sounds more dark and upbeat, although the element of this track is more towards the sound of the synthesizer and the dominant of bass.