New BiggaBush EP

BiggaBush has a new EP out called Sods & Odds….check out on bandcamp here

BiggaBush Podcast Two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is one I made earlier….about a week ago as it happens so there are some new bits and pieces, blips on the radar, as well as tracks from way back.  I had a fruitful trip to the excellent Centre for Better Grooves in Bristol which turned up both the Lalo Schifrin/Black Dog thing for a quid plus a nice copy of Hugh Hopper‘s first solo album 1984 – one of those records I’d always wanted to get but never quite found at the right price until now.

On another digging trip in Nottingham recently I heard some of the James Holden album in Forever Records, another great little shop where I picked up the Nahid Akhtar LP, feeding my ongoing obsession with totally bonkers film music from the Indian subcontinent, on the excellent Finders Keepers label.

Both the Mr. Thing, Ras G and J Rocc tracks were all sourced in a similar way; Mr Thing being allowed to visit the John Peel archive and plunder sounds to his heart’s delight for First Word Records and the others being part of a dublab project in which four producers were each given 5 dollars to spend on 5 records each and then come up with a track.

See how they did it here.

Then there’s a clip from an amazing film soundtrack:  The London Road tells the story of a murder investigation in Ipswich, told through verbatim transcriptions of interviews with local people and reporters, so their words are turned into musical phrases and often sung by a huge chorus.

No time to detail all the tracks here but please feel free to comment and ask about anything.

Podcast Two tracklisting:

01 Mr. Thing – Higher (First Word 2016)

02 Simon Park – I am the Walrus (EMI 1974)

03 Lalo Schifrin – Bullitt (Mini Driver Jam by the Black Dog) (Warner 1997)

04 The Invaders – Spacing Out (Duane 1970)

05 Alecky Blythe and Adam Cork – Cellular Material (Extract from The London Road OST)

06 Hugh Hopper – Minipax 1 (CBS 1973)

07 Snakefinger – Living In Vain (Ralph 1980)

08 Lenny Bruce – To Come (Douglas 1970)

09 Sun Ra – Thunder of the Gods (Modern Harmonic 2017)

10 Testbild – Friendly Noise Theme

11 Brian Cant – Mr Farthing’s Song

12 Nahid Akhtar – Sheeshy Ki Botal (FInders Keepers 2017)

13 Ras G – Untitled (Dublab 2009)

14 John Stuart Anderson – extract from Dracula’s Guest (Studio2Stereo 1968)

15 Mike Westbrook Orchestra – Metropolis Part V (RCA 1971)

16 James Holden & The Animal Spirits – Each Moment Like the First (Border Community 2017)

17 Whitefield Brothers – Breakin’ Through (Now-Again 2009)

18 Abstract Orchestra – King (ATA 2017)

19 J Rocc – Untitled (Dublab 2009)

20 Johnny, Earl & Jenny – Dub Street Version (Studio One 1982)

The BiggaBush Podcast – Episode One

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Podcast One Tracklisting:

01 Celio Balona – Tema de Batman    date unknown Bemol

02 Meat Beat Manifesto – Radio Mellotron    1996 Nothing

03 Keith Mansfield – Statement 2 – Fanfare 1970 KPM

04 Brad Smith – Breathe (from Moon8 bit) 2010 (not on label)

05 Easy Star All Stars – On the Run 2003 Easy Star Records

06 Plug – 7.44 1996 Blue Angel

07 The Pops – Som Imaganario De Jimmi Hendrix 2010 Tropicalia In Furs

08 Meat Beat Manifesto – Prime Audio Soup (Vegetarian Soup remix by Boards of Canada) 1998 Nothing

09 Talc – Robot’s Return 1997 Wah Wah 45s

10 Luke Vibert/Jean Jacques Perrey – Ye Olde Beatbox 1997 Lo Recordings

11 La Formule du Baron – La Gigouille 1971 CBS

12 Francis Monkman – Daredevil 1978 Bruton

13 Frank Zappa – How Did That Get In Here? (extr.) 1967 Zappa

14 HP Lovecraft II – At the Mountains of Madness (extr.) 1968 Phillips

15 The Residents – Hello Skinny 1978 Ralph

16 Thee Oh Cees – Always Flying 2012 Castle Face

17 Cluster – Heisse Lippen 1974 Brain

18 Cavern of Anti-Matter – Irradiated Dream Mouth 2013 Grautag

19 The Residents – Beyond the Valley of A Day in the Life/Swastikas on Parade (extr.) 1976 Ralph

20 Magma – “Iss” Lanseï Doïa (extr.) 1971 Phillips

21 Pink Floyd – Jugband Blues 1968 Columbia

New sample pack from BiggaBush

Now available on Loopmasters – over a Gigabyte of 100% royalty free samples, loops and hits from the BiggaBush studio.

Available in Ableton, Reason, Apple and wav formats.

BiggaBush presents Continuous Play Episode 9

Listen on mixcloud

01 Tonto’s Expanding Headband – Cybernaut

02 Faust – Exercise With Voices (extr.)

03 Dick Hyman – The Topless Dancers of Corfu

04 Schnauser – There’s A Fist

05 Ice – The Ice Man

06 Unknown

07 The Residents – Boo Who?

08 Ex Ovo Pro – It’s Raining In My House

09 Julius Vanderbilt – Danger In Movement

10 Gordon Staples and the String Thing – Strung Out

11 Com Os Falceos Reais – Ele Seculo

12 Sun Ra – The Night of the Purple Moon

13 Broadcast – Microtronics 12

14 Dimlite & El Dubio – Searching It

15 Dangerdoom feat. Taleb Kwali – Old School

16 Flying Lizards – Her Story

17 Amon Duul II – Wie Der Wind Am Ende Einer Strasse

18 Tame Impala – Expectation

19 Soft Machine – Love Makes Sweet Music

 

 

 

New BiggaBush remix album

Out now on bandcamp and juno downloads

BiggaBush Free now available on bandcamp

The first BiggaBush solo album after the demise of Rockers Hi Fi was “BiggaBush Free”, originally released on Stereo Deluxe in 2004.  The album title stems from a desire to break away from some of the conventions and habits of the normal Bush working method and produce some fresh sounds.  Still sounding fresh after 10-years, its anniversary is marked by a digital re-issue available via bandcamp.

 

 

Live in Bursa mix now online

New grooves to re-splosh your wellies

Had some technical issues with the first upload of this so here it is again:

 

New Mix on MIxcloud

This month’s mix is a hefty slab of 70s library funk, Bollywood horror soundtracks, Ethio-jazz, Sade on cough syrup and psych-rock.  Leavened with the usual selection of instrumental beats and hip hop, some balls-out spaghetti western dubstep and dub poetry and topped off with some sweet Indonesian pop.