BiggaBush – Music By The Yard
The new BiggaBush album – 23 tracks of beats, grooves, orchestral samples, prog riffs, library-esque interludes and widescreen sounds.
For a limited period we are bundling a special 70 minute DeLuxe mix along with the full album which features all the album tracks plus spoken word parts and scene-setting. This is just one of the many possible running orders for the album, which is intended to be played on shuffle, in random order – to create a new audio experience with each listen. We welcome feedback and suggestions for your preferred running order that we can share with other listeners on the blog.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT “MUSIC BY THE YARD”
“Really digging the tracks” Tim “Love” Lee, Tummy Touch
“An interesting and rewarding listen” Rob Luis, Tru Thoughts
“The kind of intelligent music one expects from Bigga Bush, and doesn’t hear often enough elsewhere.” DJ Sep, Dubmission San Francisco
“Great job at creating a 23 track album that flows together so well as parts of a cohesive work while remaining dynamic and evolving throughout. In some ways it sounds like a soundtrack to the movie of one of those unexpected ‘best nights of your life’, with Steve McQueen in the lead.
Thoughts of Chairman Nao has been in heavy rotation” Joe Rice, Justice League Sound System, SF
“Music by the yard, beats by the pound, tunes by the river bank! A veritable cornucopia of crucial cuts and nuggety … er nuggets. Its like an assorted choc box of Under My Glyn Tings but they’re all different and all your favourite flavour” Jim Pinckney, Stinky Grooves 95bFM NZ
“Just …. WOW for the new album. Turkish/Goblin/Library/Sabbath-riffing-tastic!” Phil Jones, Polish Jazz Radio, Warsaw, Poland
“Really cool music, per usual! I’m really enjoying the grooves” Velanche Stewart,Urban Landscapes radio show, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
“Great news, great sounds… eclectic & rich as expected. Will defo play out the slower jams on my Balearic radio shows the next weeks…congrats & good to have you back!” George Solar, Radio Illa 25 Formantera, Ibiza Sonica, Spain
“Diggin’ it big time. Deliciously surprising. Love its’ psychedelic feel!!” Borja, Lovemonk Recordings, Spain
“Real nice music” Daniel Haaksman, Man Recordings, Berlin
“This is an amazing album, the problem is the huge amount of music on it makes it hard to pay the attention it deserves. Truly astonishing work, I’m very impressed by the incredible mixing, and how rich and crunchy, warm and detailed the elements all sound. I need a week to go through everything.” DJ Kaspar, Groovement, Portugal
“Sounds great” Jason Bentley, KCRW, LA
“Since I love HipHop, and especially good beats, I love this album.” Marcus Maack, Vinylizer Wobwob, Hamburg
“All over the place in the very best NOW kind of way. Jamming all the right and wrong buttons down at the same time and making a glorious post-everything noise. Ace.” Ollie Cherer, Dollboy, UK
Rockers Hi Fi – More & More (The Hidden Persuader)
Originally released on Rockers Hi Fi’s debut album in 1992, this 808-driven track features a spine-tingling vocal.
BiggaBush – The Bells
BiggaBush – Sounds & Blues
BiggaBush delves into the lower reaches of dubstep for this subsonic crawler.
BiggaBush – Going Over
A cinematic beats-led track composed as a companion piece to Rockers Hi Fi’s timeless track from the Mish Mash album, Going Under, both featuring MC Farda P.
Ella Fitzgerald – Sunshine of Your Love (Bigga’s Batucada)
In the late 90s Rockers Hi Fi were asked to remix this classic track from the Mojo Dancefloor series. Having possession of the clean vocal track was too much for Bigga to resist, and the addition of a monster drum orchestra completed the picture for this sought-after version.
Lion Head Compilation Volume 1
Lion Head Recordings presents it’s first collection of tracks compiled by founder Glyn “Bigga” Bush, featuring his musical projects old and new as a taster for the label, along with some rare and previously unreleased tracks.
BiggaBush – Intravenus II
BiggaBush – Roots of Orient
BiggaBush – Don In Studio One
BiggaBush & Ventoux – East Africa Dub Stylee
BiggaBush – Valley of the Slots
BiggaBush – Dub Interlock
BiggaBush – Push Push (Guitar Version)
BiggaBush – Beat Dem
BiggaBush – Intravenus I
Lightning Head – Studio Don (mp3 album)
The first Lightning Head album from 2002.
BiggaBush – This River (Drum Und Bass remix)
BiggaBush – IOTK (Nostalgia 77 remix)
BiggaBush – Deep Eastwood (DJ Fitchie remix)
BiggaBush – Outernational Anthem (Tweak remix)
BiggaBush – Throwdown (Arcade mix)
BiggaBush – Self Judgement
BiggaBush – Fresh Prana
BiggaBush – Michaelangelo
BiggaBush – IOTK
BiggaBush – This River
BiggaBush – Bigga Beatbox
BiggaBush – Mouseflex
BiggaBush – Sole Sister
BiggaBush – Deep Eastwood
BiggaBush – Acid Fly
BiggaBush – Throwdown
BiggaBush – Outernational Anthem
Lightning Head feat. Lariman Ojelade – Rascal Republic
Lightning Head feat. Earl Zinger – Shark Fin Soup
Lightning Head feat. Blanquito Man – Preguntas Por Que
Lightning Head – Hi Life Music
Lightning Head feat. Earl Zinger – Invisible Twin
Lightning Head – Area Boy
Lightning Head – Sousaphunk
Lightning Head feat. Candice Cannabis – Power of the Great
Lightning Head – Abyssinia Rising
Lightning Head – Bokoor Sound Special
Lightning Head – Ilu Baje
Lightning Head – Afro Spot
Lightning Head – The NPG
Lightning Head – Stilla Move
Lightning Head – Superfunky Bird (extended)
Lightning Head – Studio Don One
Lightning Head – Message To The Tribes
Lightning Head – Second Line Stomp
Lightning Head – Step On Out
Lightning Head – Mudman Skank
Lightning Head – Steelsation
Lightning Head’s steel pan version of “Salsation” from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.
Lightning Head – Bassdrum & Snare
Lightning Head – Superfunky Bird
Lightning Head – E.V.A.
The L Head Version of Perrey & Kingsley’s much sampled classic.
Lightning Head – Me & Me Princess
Lightning Head – El Head Sound
Magic Drum Orchestra – Tumbaiao
Rolling Brazilian beats mixing up the samba styles.
Magic Drum Orchestra – Drop It (Like A Funky Muppet)
Always a live favourite – the MDO’s mashup of Drop It like It’s Hot, Funky Drummer and the Muppet Show theme.
Magic Drum Orchestra – Mozambique
From the album “In The Studio”
Magic Drum Orchestra – Sofa/Gidamba
A traditional African rhythm from the album “In The Studio”
Magic Drum Orchestra – Smelebele
From the album “In The Studio”, the MDO’s take on Dr. Victor Olaiya’s Omelebele.
Magic Drum Orchestra – Dynamic Africana
From the album “In the Studio”.
Magic Drum Orchestra – Serengeti
From the album “In The Studio”
Magic Drum Orchestra – Raggasamba
From the album “In The Studio” – a party favourite.
“….going down very well in dj sets.” Rob Luis, Tru Thoughts
Magic Drum Orchestra – In The Studio
BiggaBush’s 20-piece bateria showcasing their repertoire of samba, afrobeat, funk, hip hop and roots Afro rhythms. All killers no fillers. Includes the classic cover of “Drop It Like It’s Hot”. 320kB download.
Some DJ reactions to “In the Studio”:
Sound like Carnival in my laptop!
Cheers for this … I really like it.
Q-Burns Abstract Message
Raggasamba going down very well in dj sets.
Rob Luis, Tru Thoughts
I must say i was mightily impressed. It’s a great album and dare I say something different in these times.
Big support from me.
I love this whole damn record. Perfect for outdoor Sunday parties in the NYC sunshine
Aaron Schultz / DJ DRM Bastard Jazz Recordings
Felix Haaksmann, Dutch Rhythm Combo, Pulver Records
hell yes mate. hell yes.
Garth Trinidad, KCRW
Los Angeles, USA
great project .. can imagine how it works live ;o)
Marcus ‘Makossa’ Wagner-Lapierre
FM4 head of music ORF / Austrian Broadcasting Corporation
|Drop It (Like A Funky Muppet)|
BiggaBush In Dub
BiggaBush in Dub is a collection of tracks produced between 2003 and 2006 and originally compiled for the Big Chill Festival in August 2006. Some of the tunes have appeared in other versions elsewhere and according to the traditions of dub appear here in alternative versions.
13 Faces of Lightning Head
BiggaBush presents “13 Faces of Lightning Head” – thirteen cuts with a heavy afrobeat influence, mixed in with elements of dub poetry, afro-jazz, deep funk, rap and dub. With guest vocalists Earl Zinger, Candice Cannabis and Lariman Ojelade. 320kB download.
BiggaBush Free was originally released by Stereo Deluxe in 2004 and featured guest appearances from G-Rina, Sofiah Thom and PK Chown as well as turntable tricks from Jay Rees.
This 320 kB mp3 album features the full 12 track album plus bonus tracks – remixes from DJ Fitchie (Fat Freddy’s Drop), Tweak, BiggaBush and Nostalgia 77. 320kB download.
Traffic Jam – Lightning Head Version (mp3)
BiggaBush works his magic on the Stephen Marley beatbox-reggae classic. Featuring live trombones and fuzz guitar, block rockin beats and dubbed out middle section.
Play Traffic Jam on Youtube