Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Disco Pogo for Punks in Pumps - volume 8
Back to the Jockey Slut Disco Pogo series. This one's number 8 from July 2003. Three whole years ago. On the front of the mag (as you can see – along with my Tube map jigsaw) were the Neptunes. Inside we were introduced to little-known producer Danger Mouse (then part of DM & Jemini), said hello to new NYC band !!!, saw Tiga's fists, and puzzled over trip-hop wierdo Tricky. Dizzee Rascal's Boy in Da Corner was album of the month. Which reminds me – what's he up to these days? It's been a couple of years since Showtime.
Unusually, the Disco Pogo CD isn't so hot for this month. There are a couple of stand-out tracks – The Cinematic Orchestra's The Awakening of a Woman, from their soundtrack to the classic 1929 Russian film Man With a Movie Camera, and The Nextmen, summoning more of the big playas in UK hip hop for their barnstorming anthem Firewalk. There are a few other decent enough ones, including from MF Doom side project King Geedorah, Carl Craig re-working someone called Francois de Roubaix's tune, and another one from some bloke called Williams.
Still, how many series get to number 8 before showing any obvious signs of weakness?
Download: The Cinematic Orchestra – The Awakening of a Woman
Download: King Geedorah – Fazers
Download: The Nextmen – Firewalking (feat Rodney P, Dynamite MC and Cutty Ranks)
Download: Williams – Bubble Jam
Download: Francois de Roubaix – La Mer est Grande (Carl Craig remix)