četvrtak, prosinca 24

what time it is?

Ya all know what time it is...

Happy Christmas!!!

a little something from me:

if you like this....grab it here!!




utorak, prosinca 15

the break

now, let`s take a break from those beats and rhymes, and take a look how important music is comparing to our planet, our star, our galaxy...our Universe...

subota, studenoga 28

On the Air weekend

Air is a music duo from Versailles, France, consisting of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel. The name Air is a backronym for Amour, Imagination, Rêve[1] which translates to Love, Imagination, Dream
Air's music is often referred to as electronica; their form of electronic music was influenced by the synthesizer sounds of the 1970s such as Jean Michel Jarre, Vangelis and Francis Lai. Other influences include psychedelic rock pioneers Pink Floyd; krautrockers Tangerine Dream; early pioneers of the eurodance electronica subgenre Space ; Jean-Jacques Perrey (although there are some echoes of dance music styles in the production); and French crooner Serge Gainsbourg.

Air use many of their studio instruments (like Moog synthesizers, the Korg MS-20, Wurlitzer and Vocoder) live on stage, where their ability to improvise is more clearly highlighted. The band performs the well-known tracks from the albums live as extended or altered versions. Air often works together, both in the studio and live on stage, with artists like Beth Hirsch (Moon Safari), Françoise Hardy ("Jeanne"), Jean-Jacques Perrey ("Cosmic Bird"), Gordon Tracks ("Playground Love" and "Easy Going Woman" - Gordon Tracks is a pseudonym of the French singer Thomas Mars from Phoenix), Beck (10 000 Hz Legend), on the 2004 tour with Dave Palmer and on the 2007 tour with drummer Earl Harvin, Vincent Taurelle and Steve Jones.

1997: Premiers Symptômes
1998: Moon Safari

2000: The Virgin Suicides

2001: 10 000 Hz Legend
2002: Everybody Hertz

2004: Talkie Walkie

2006: Late Night Tales

2007: Pocket Symphony

2009: Love 2

some famous videos:

ponedjeljak, studenoga 23

Art Of Noise

Art of Noise, were an avant-garde synthpop group formed in 1983 by producer Trevor Horn, music journalist Paul Morley, and session musicians/studio hands Anne Dudley, J.J. Jeczalik, and Gary Langan. The group's mostly instrumental compositions were novel melodic sound collages based on digital sampler technology, which was new at the time. Inspired by turn-of-the-century revolutions in music, the Art of Noise were initially packaged as a faceless anti- or non-group, blurring the distinction between the art and its creators. The band is noted for innovative use of electronics and computers in pop music and particularly for innovative use of sampling.
Samples—some borrowed from other pieces of music, but most coming from original sources—were bathed in reverb to mask the early sampler's low fidelity (or to give a "concert hall" acoustic effect). In the studio, these sounds were then assembled into various instrumental arrangements and sound collages. At first, this was done with very little input from musicians "playing" instruments as they would in a typical band, but later works introduced traditional instruments as well.

Into Battle with the Art of Noise EP (1983)
Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise? (1984)
In Visible Silence (1986)
In No Sense? Nonsense! (1987)
Below the Waste (1989)
The Seduction of Claude Debussy (1999)

but this is remixed album from 1988:

some videos:

check out that syth bass - sound it was from a horror movie!!

this one ya all know...

Yellow week

this week more electronica bands to come:
today - Yello
Yello is a Swiss electronica band consisting of Dieter Meier and Boris Blank. They are probably best known for their singles "The Race" and "Oh Yeah", which feature a mix of electronic music and manipulated vocals, as does most of their music
The band was originally formed by Boris Blank (keyboards, sampling, percussion, backing vocals) and Carlos Perón (tapes) in the late 1970s. Dieter Meier (vocals, lyrics), a millionaire industrialist and gambler, was brought in when the two founders realised that they needed a singer. The new band name Yello was chosen as a pun based on a statement made by Dieter Meier: “a yelled Hello”.[1] Meier and Blank's first release was the 1979 single called "I.T. Splash". The LP Solid Pleasure, featuring the hit dance single "Bostich", was released in November 1980.
Yello's sound is mainly characterised by unusual music samples, a heavy reliance on rhythm and Dieter Meier's dark voice. Boris Blank has taken a couple of vocal turns; on "Swing" (from You Gotta Say Yes to Another Excess) and "Blazing Saddles" (from Flag), and guest vocalists have included Rush Winters (the first female diva to be featured on a Yello recording), Billy MacKenzie, Stina Nordenstam, Jade Davies and Shirley Bassey. The group has shared writing credit with MacKenzie and Winters. Yello rarely uses samples from previously released music; nearly every instrument has been sampled and engineered by Boris Blank, who over the years has built up an original sample library of over 100,000 named and categorized sounds.

visit their site:


Touch Yello
Label: Polydor
Release Date: October 02, 2009

The Eye
Label: Motor Music
Release Date: 2003

Eccentrix Remixes
Label: Mercury
Release Date: 1999

Motion Picture
Label: Mercury
Release Date: 1999

Pocket Universe
Label: Mercury
Release Date: 1997

Hands On Yello
Label: Urban

Label: Mercury
Release Date: 1994

Essential Yello
Label: Mercury
Release Date: 1992

Label: Mercury
Release Date: 1991

Label: Mercury
Release Date: 1988

One Second
Label: Mercury
Release Date: May 04, 1987

1980-1985 The New Mix In One Go
Label: Vertigo
Release Date: 1986

Label: Vertigo
Release Date: 1985

You Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess
Label: Vertigo
Release Date: 1983

Claro Que Si
Label: Ralph Records
Release Date: 1981

Solid Pleasure
Label: Ralph Records
Release Date: 1980

some videos:

and for the end a brilliant megamix with all major hits:

subota, studenoga 7

Icy weekend

Ice Cube

I`m sure you know this guy - maybe from Friday, maybe Anaconda, maybe from Three Kings...
but he goes waaay back...

O'Shea Jackson (born June 15, 1969), better known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper, actor, screenwriter, and producer. He began his career as a member of the rap group N.W.A along with group leader Eazy-E, and later launched a successful solo career in music and cinema.
Ice Cube was born O'Shea Jackson in South Central Los Angeles, California, where he was raised.
At age sixteen, Ice Cube developed an interest in hip hop music, and began writing raps in Taft High School's keyboarding class.[5] He attended the Phoenix Institute of Technology in the fall of 1987, and studied Architectural Drafting.[6] With friend Sir Jinx, Cube formed the C.I.A., and they performed at parties hosted by Dr. Dre. In an interview with well-known British broadsheet newspaper, The Guardian, Ice Cube stated that he is a Muslim, having converted sometime in the 1990s. [7]

Cube recorded his debut solo album in Los Angeles with the Bomb Squad (Public Enemy's production team). AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted was released in 1990 and was an instant hit, riding and contributing to the rising tide of rap's popularity in mainstream society. The album was charged with controversy, and Cube was accused of misogyny, and racism


AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted 1990


Death Certificate 1991

The Predator 1992


Lethal Injection 1993


War & Peace Vol. 1 (The War Disc) 1998
War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc) 2000

Laugh Now, Cry Later 2006

Raw Footage 2008


check out some videos:

nedjelja, studenoga 1

Krafwerk weekend

Kraftwerk - probably the most sampled music band EVER!!!!
Just listen some videos and you`ll see!!

Kraftwerk were formed in 1970 by Florian Schneider (flutes, synthesisers, electro-violin) and Ralf Hütter (electronic organ, synthesisers).
Florian Schneider, one of the two original co-founders of the pioneering German electronic group Kraftwerk left on 21 November 2008. Commenting shortly after Schneider left the band, the Independent newspaper had this to say about Schneider's departure:

"There is something brilliantly Kraftwerkian about the news that Florian Schneider, a founder member of the German electronic pioneers, is leaving the band to pursue a solo career. Many successful bands break up after just a few years. It has apparently taken Schneider and his musical partner, Ralf Hütter, four decades to discover musical differences."

Ralf Hütter had also quit the band himself for a period of some months between the release of the Kraftwerk and Kraftwerk 2 albums (c.1970–1971) to finish his degree in architecture
The signature Kraftwerk sound combines driving, repetitive rhythms with catchy melodies, mainly following a Western classical style of harmony, with a minimalistic and strictly electronic instrumentation.
All of Kraftwerk's albums from Trans-Europe Express onward have been recorded in separate versions: one with German vocals for sale in Germany, Switzerland and Austria and one with English vocals for the rest of the world, with occasional variations in other languages when conceptually appropriate

doesn`t this sound like Planet Rock (Afrika Bambaataa)

doesn`t this sound like Talk (Coldplay)????

and my favourite: just listen to that synt, both - bass and main:

1 - Kraftwerk - 1970
2 - Kraftwerk 2 - 1972
3 - Ralf und Florian - 1973
4 - Autobahn - 1974
5 - Radio-Activity - 1975
6 - Trans-Europe Express - 1977
7 - The Man-Machine - 1978
8 - Computer World - 1981
9 - Tour de France (single) - 1983
10 -Electric Cafe- 1986

11 -The Mix - 1991
12 -Tour de France Soundtracks - 2003
13 -Minimum-Maximum - 2005

but check this out:

*tour de france* DMC remix

if you consider that this music was made some 30 - 40 years ago with completly new instruments (instead that boooring electric guitars), you will understand was this tunes are timeless