Friday, July 17, 2009

DJ Tom T rave tape - early 90s

Another excellent rave tape made by the unknown DJ Tom T in the early 90s. This was sent to me by Mel who sent me the Tynynyny tape from the previous blog post. He told me he collected this from the early 90s in the Washington DC area but that's about all the info I have. Any tips would be encouraged about Tom T or the tracks. There is one track in particular that I have ripped out from the middle of side A that is really stand out. I'd love to find the whole track.

Side A

Track ripped from Side A


Side B

Also I want to direct your attention to a genuine new talent. Hounds of Hate (my Hackney neighbor Stan) has produced a complete mixtape which you can buy (says it's sold out). The tape is a collab with Hype Williams. Once again, first featured on this blog, now featured on the NME. In my opinion, his standout track so far is Phantasy Re-Up featured on No Pain in Pop.

Monday, July 13, 2009

tynynyny volume two sixties spage age bachelor pad pop


This is 60s pop, or as it is often described "spage age bachelor pad music". This came out around 95-96 done by the same guys that did Smylonylon (also now part of In Flagranti) and you can see a similar style in the early Smylonylon tape posted on the blog here. Around that time there was a big upswing in interest in 60s hipster parties, especially in NY and Hollywood, which also coincided with the release of the early Vince Vaughn movie Swingers. I moved to NY in 1996 and just caught the tale of this party scene where I met some of my best friends. Tynynyny was one of the parties and another was the 999999's which used to go on at Flamingo East in which Penelope Tuesdae, my very favorite friend Lasia, and DJ Fancy were involved (Dj Fancy later appeared as the genius behind fantastic girl group Fannypack). I also met Chris McClary there who since moved to Cali and is behind the great website See Spot Ride featuring dogs riding in cars. It looks like you can see an original flyer from the party over at o~ SeMeN photos. There is even mention of this party in the mid 90s in the New York Times. This was originally unhip spage age according to this New York Times article and the music was often put together to demonstrate the technical capacities of new equipment that had just been released.

First track on side A is the intro to the german version of Sesame Street called Der, Die, Das, and I believe it originally came out on this album called "Sesamstra├če - Der, Die, Das - Und Andere Lustige Lieder Und Lernspiele", in case anyone wants to send it to me. But the most amazing 2 tracks appear in the middle of side A and I haven't been able to Shazam the names of the first one so any help would be appreciated. I've ripped them to listen to as individual tracks below. The second one is very well known Popcorn track by Hot Butter.

The first track on side B is the great Sunshows track linked below by the same band that did Cherchez Le Femme.

I want to thank the very lovely fashion god Mel Ottenberg for sending me these and other cassettes. I will be featuring a rave cassette he sent me later in the week.



Side A track rip 1 (name?)

Side A track rip 2 (Popcorn by Hot Butter) Listen to 79 (yes 79) versions of the same song on WFMU here, including version by Prodigy, Kraftwerk and Aphex Twin. I like the Klaus Wunderlich version best.

from Side B - Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - Sunshower

Saturday, July 04, 2009

D-Frost 20 Global Dance Warnings


You've been warned!! (cause they're global dance warnings - get it? ;))

"My name is Barbarella. I'm from planet earth." This is Sven Vath work from when he first started playing techno. Great story of his about how he built up clubs and developed himself in Frankfurt in the mid to late 80s. I was at Dorian Gray in 91.

I think side A of this cassette is a bit lame, but side 2 has a number of hits I've posted individually below. I particularly love the Dreams of Heaven, which was from an Australian one hit wonder, and rumored to play in the nightclub scenes of soap opera Neighbors.

Complete side B - listen streaming here


B01West EndThe Love I Lost
Featuring - Sybil
B02K.W.S.The KWS Hitmix
B03System 77:7 Expansion
B04Naughty By NatureHip Hop Hooray
B05JumpFunkatarium
B06Ground LevelDreams Of Heaven
B07Praga Khan Featuring Jade 4UPhantasia Forever
B08A Separate RealityI'll Take You There
Featuring - Shelley P
B09Air TattooSynaesthesia
B10BarbarellaBarbarella 2 (sharebee) (direct link)