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Hip-hop and rap. Yeah, that's where my heart's at. But any genre will fit as long as it ain't crap!

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Options June 29, 2005

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New
Disturbed Pepe Papaya  unreleased and unwanted   Options   unreleased      intro stream of nonsenseness   
Clint Eastwood & General Saint  Stop that train   Options         reggae classic   
Black Uhuru  reggae rock   Options         from one of their numerous dub excursions   
Descendents  good good things   Options         SoCali punk's goldend era personified by Milo & Co.   
  Just say no       2004    Taken from one of the countless anti-drug PSA (public service announcements) CD compilations that arrive at radio stations across the USA on a regular basis. Often so bad they're good. Usually they never get airplay by the stations but end up in their trash bin where I forage for these gems....Love em!   
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C Rayz Walz  Blacker   Options     2005    performing later today (6/29/05) in Brooklyn along with Vast Aire and J-Live...t   
Eddie Def  Sometimes I think I'll kill you   Options   self-released cassette      from Eddie Def (Bulletproof Space Travelers)Hemp Lords III tape mix....utitlizing countless samples inc. one of his all time faves: Nirvana   
Leadbelly  Matchbox Blues   Options         an American great whose music transcends all time and genres!   
Quasimoto  Green Power   Options            
Various in da mix  Uh oh! The new FMU DJ just discovered the Reverb button   Options         Features about seven albums inc. ones by Negativeland, Steven Wright, and the Black Shampoo soundtrack   
Jethro Tull  nursie   Options            
LTJ Bukem  Journey Inwards   Options            
Morricone 2000               
 
Shystie  some dayz   Options   Polydor UK         
Joanna Newsom  The Book of Right On   Options            
Kid Koala  Drunk Trumpet Live   Options XEN box set      CD  Note this live version of Drunk Trumpet is totally different and much better from his album reg. studio version and can be found on the recommended three CD compilation XEN cuts that features the likes of Steinski, Coldcut, and Quannam cats.   
Popeye  a friend is someone you like   Options       Vinyl  This old record is an example of why I love and fully appreciate the vast WFMU library. I stumbled upon this gem under soundtracks. I never heard it before but fell in love with it right away!   
Doug E Fresh & MC Ricky D  La Di Da Di   Options     1985  Vinyl  Twenty damn years ago this dropped! A time when naysayers where still talking about the "rap fad" and how it was about to burn out. What a long way hip-hop has come!   
Baldhead Slick/2Mex  I Win U Lose   Options     2005  Vinyl    *  
Kid 606  Secrets 4 Sale   Options down with the scene  Tigerbeat 6    CD     
Cybotron  Clear   Options       Vinyl  Like Strafe's "Set it off" this influential classic from two full decades ago was at the time considered both hip-hop and dance and consequently pops up simultaneously on both ol skool rap and dance compilations.   
Queen Agnes B  live mix/various songs   Options     2005    Excerpt from unreleased mix CD from yet another one of San Francisco's DJ greats (last week featured was Charlotte the Baroness). This week's Bay Area DJ's featured mix is by Queen Agnes B who has a resfreshingly diverse take on dance music. Sometimes she is hardcore breakbeat driven. This mix (various tracks) catches the SFDJ in a more deep house groove.   
Moondog  Theme   Options       CD     
2 Many DJs  Soulwax mix   Options       CD  the kings of da mashup craze in one of their best mixes, throwing everything (but doing it well....which is what its all about) such as "I wanna be your dog"   
Egyptian Lover  Egypt Egypt   Options       Vinyl  influential electro classic from SoCal's Uncle Jamm's Army collective of DJs from twenty years ago.   
Popeye and others  backwards mix   Options         impromtu backwards mix of Popeye and other stuff..   
Steven Wright  Water   Options I have a pony        Comedian extraordinairre whose dry humor stands the test of time. So does the man himself who I just saw on TV recently and he was still funny-as-fuck!   
Sextero Electronico Moderno  Soul Neuvo   Options           *  
Survivors  Rawhide   Options Scratchy Sounds of Roots, Reggae, Dub      CD     
  Blackgirl soundtrack         Vinyl     
Pop WIll Eat Itself  Poison to the mind   Options       Vinyl     
Melt Banana  Mind Thief   Options       CD  from that great collection of Melt Banana tracks tracing their music over several years from a decade or so ago. This one originally appeared on a 7" single.  *  
America & Chocolate  Sow de preto   Options     2005    more of that Baile Funk from Brazil   
Meat Beat Manifesto  Bohemian Grove   Options At the center    2005    Jack Dangers, Ben Stokes and crew, who are currently touring (in NYC @ Irving Plaza on 6/30/05), have dropped an amazing new album in "At The Center" - Like it so much played another track later in this show. Also hope to interview them for next week's show.  *  
John Lurie  Car Cleveland   Options Stranger than Paradise soundtrack      Vinyl  Actually a three song EP with another song by Mista Lurie as well as the song most associated with the great movie "Stranger than Paradise" - Screaming Jay Hawkins' "I Put A Spell On You"   
Live Human    Breakseven remixed    2005    not sure of song title or artist who did the actual remix on this (for now) unreleased project. Will track down info and update here later....promise   
 
  Taco Bell       1995    Episode II in this ongoing "Bring that beat back" weekly series (usually around the midway mark in the four hour show) that captures the crazy adventures of these two Ohio, USA women from the 1995 recordings conducted by NoNekNed   
Beastie Boys  Cookie Puss   Options            
Graffiti Death Threat  Cairo '96   Options     2005  CD  LA group that features DJ T-Rock   
Z-Trip/T-Rock  Listen to the DJ   Options     2005  CD  remix of the latest Z-Trip single (feat. Soup) by DJ T-Rock...unreleased...only heard on WFMU to date.   
Double Dee & Steinski  play that beat mr. dj   Options       CD  sometime FMU contributer Steinski along with his partner....in this landmark cut n paste recording that is still being bootlegged and much sought after   
Eric B & Rakim  Eric B is President   Options         I always said if I had a show on WFMU that I would make a point to "bring back that ol New York hip-hop" and that;s what I was doing around this point in show. What a rich legacy of music!   
Ultimate Force  cuts like these   Options       Vinyl     
Mixmaster Ice            UTFO's DJ Mixmaster Ice   
Graffiti Death Threat  my lady   Options     2005       
Klement Juilere  mannix   Options Lounge Stories 2      CD    *  
Bill Laswell  Chabon & Daniel   Options Imaginery Cuba           
Mary Lou Williams  Med I Am Med 2   Options         religous jazz  *  
Exocet  Demon Seed   Options Shades of Technology        DnB comp put together by DB   
Immortal Tehcnique  Bin Laden   Options     2005       
James Blood Ulmer  Devils Gotta Burn   Options Birthright          *  
Meat Beat Manifesto  United .....etc etc   Options at the center          *  
 
Meshoma Orchestra  warm up   Options Jewish Aerobics      Vinyl     
Joe Batton  i got a new dance   Options       Vinyl    *  

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