Up From The Desert is the first album from group Brothaz Bent. They now go by the moniker Arch Druids and have worked with Roc Marciano recently on the track Scorched Earth Policy. Real crazy samples in these beats. The album cover is from the movie El Topo. Abstract lyrics as well.
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King Cannibal wrote: “This mix was constructed on planes, trains, hotel rooms and in the studio throughout the months May, June, July using vinyl, CDs, Wavs and a DAT in Ableton Live and Logic.
A suitably diverse number of locations, formats and tools for a diverse label like Ninja Tune. A label that spans two thirds of my life, from putting DJ Vadim records on my christmas list (Santa decided to go with Dr Octagon – Instrumentalyst instead) to being turned away from a sold-out show to celebrate the tenth Ninja birthday, i’ve truly grown up to the sounds of this label’s catalogue.
Ninja’s history being so entwined with my own only makes a project like this harder. An ignorant person may not feel guilty about leaving out something from Bogus Order’s Zen Breaks whose record was used for the static sound of needle hitting vinyl that appears a few times in this mix or for leaving out Drome. That problem is then compounded by the next – everyone knows the classics – Timber, Witness, Dark Lady… they’ve been on countless mixes before, but they need to be in here.. perhaps.. perhaps…. perhaps the way out is to get creative with these, to put a new spin on them. Ninja has a rich tradition of getting creative behind the turntables, from Coldcut’s groundbreaking ‘ 70 Minutes Of Madness’ Journeys By DJ mix to the diverse Solid Steel series, so why not try and up the ante a little?
So three months and a little over 250 tracks later i arrive at 74 minutes of music mixed, blended, sliced, diced, torn up and finally rendered to audio. A lot of classics, personal favourites, some slept on and a few exclusive acapellas and instrumentals care of the Ninja family. Sure there are some classics left off – The Crow immediately springs to mind, but as it stands this is The Way Of The Ninja’, not only a Ninja Tune retrospective but the sound of my last 20 years.”
Analog Brothers is an experimental hip-hop crew featuring Ice Oscillator also known as Ice T, Keith Korg also known as Kool Keith, Mark Moog also known as Marc Live, Silver Synth also known as Black Silver, and Rex Roland also known as Pimp Rex.
The first self-produced solo album from Anticon heavyweight Adam “Dose One” Drucker Recorded over the past four years, Ha is the record behind the records, tying in major motifs and themes from all of Dose’s works with Themselves, Subtle, cLOUDDEAD, and 13 & GOD. Sonically it is an evolved return to the fall-apart opus days of his Blindfold and Slowdeath releases, while still brandishing many a whole song and club-friendly banger. From fast rapping to ambient splay, it’s all here, Ha is fun for the whole family and depth-friendly listeners of any age, and includes warm contributions from Alias, Jel, Jordan Dalyrimple, and John Herndon (Tortoise).
Accompanying CD to a book by Doseone, described as follows: “Not a novel, not a chapbook, but a real mixed bag, with stories, lies, poems, drawings, collage, activities.”