New BiggaBush EP

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

BiggaBush Podcast Four

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week’s mix is aimed straight at your feet….and from there your hips, heart and head.  Lots of Reflex Revisions in there but he does it so well.

01 Sunshine (The Reflex Revision)

02 Blood Sweat & Tears – Spinning Wheel (The Reflex Wheel Spin)

03 Eric B & Rakim – I Know You Got Soul

04 Elektrons – Get Up (Greg Wilson remix)

05 Todd Osborn – November

06 David Bowie – Golden Years (The Reflex Revision)

07 Talking Heads – Once In A Lifetime (The Reflex Revision)

08 Luke Vibert – Acid 2000

09 Deee-Lite – Groove Is In the Heart (The Reflex Revision)

10 Seiji – Loose Lips

11 Boxsaga vs Earlyman – Back Inside

12 Objekt – Theme From Q

13 David Bowie – Rebel Rebel (The Reflex Revision)

14 Longsy D – This Is Ska (Skacid mix)

15 Luke Vibert – Heard It All B4/Everybody

16 BiggaBush – Dingo Messiah

17 Recloose – Spirit Knows

18 Octo Octa – Move On/Let Go (De-stress mix)

 

BiggaBush Podcast Three

 

 

 

We kick off with a piece from Space, Energy & Light Experimental Electronic and Acoustic Soundscapes 1961 – 88, as ever a beautifully researched and packaged collection of synthesiser explorations from Sounds of the Universe, who also give us a couple of tunes from their excellent Soul of A Nation album.  Steve Reich gets a both a reggae treatment from Jimi Tenor and the hypnotic sound of a blackbird singing ever more slowly from Chris Hughes Shift album.

A quick trawl though John Peel’s archive (see Podcast Two) inspired Kidkanevil on First Word Recordings.

Can offer 7″ worth of pleasure from their fine Singles LP – a brief tribute to the late Holger Czukay who died earlier in 2017.

Lalo Schifrin is a favourite film composer and I have very fond memories of watching Mission Impossible as a kid and loving the incidental music, especially those extended snare and flute pieces…which I still haven’t been able to track down, but Bower Hotel catches the vibe.  Also on the soundtrack front is a piece from The Prisoner soundtrack – another fave from my 60s TV watching days.

There are a couple of tracks from my “Sunken Foal Stories” project which is due out sometime in 2018 (pressing plants willing). This started off as an idea to grab two of three records at random from my collection and sample short sections with the idea of working quickly and with no specific idea of an overall sound or direction.  Inevitably I started applying some sort of filters almost immediately and I was drawn towards charity shop and carboot albums, obscure foreign albums, spoken word and jazz stuff.  Tracks took on a life of their own and within four weeks I had the basis of the whole album – short tracks, uneven length loops, odd juxtapositions, a very cinematic feel….I sent an early draft to Schamoni who released the Melody & Electronics EP in 2017 and they got it straight away, hence the release plans.

Lisa Carbon is an alias of Atom TM – well worth checking out his prodigious output, especially as Senor Coconut.

Designer Julian House puts on his Focus Group hat for another bonkers collection of strange sounds, tape glitches and easy listening samples.  His redesign of the Ghost Box website is also well worth a look, as are all his sleeve designs for Broadcast and Stereolab.

Another Nahid Akhtar track found its way into the mix, just can’t get enough of her Bollywood stylings at the moment.

I found the Gordon Beck album “Experiments With Pops” in a great record shop in nearby Bridport and felt compelled to share this amazing version of the Beach Boys classic.  It also features a very young John McLaughlin tearing up and down the fretboard.

 

 

 

 

 

We end with a Sun Ra cover played by probably the most amazing big band I’ve ever seen, the Spatial AKA Orchestra, put together by Jerry Dammers with a huge lineup, two bassists, timps, 18-piece brass section, drums, percussion, vibes and the wonderful Zoe Rahman on Fender Rhodes.  This track was recorded from a Later with Jools Holland broadcast and to date the band sadly have not put out any studio recordings.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for listening and feel free to comment.

Podcast Three tracklisting

01 Carl Matthews – As Above, So Below

02 Kidkanevil – A Love That’s Worth Sampling

03 Phil Ranelin – Vibes From the Tribe

04 Jimi Tenor/Steve Reich – Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices & Organ

05 Can – Shikako Manu Ten

06 Philip Cohran & The Artistic Heritage Ensemble – Malcolm X

07 Lalo Schifrin – Bower Hotel

08 Glyn Bigga Bush – Teahead of Time

09 Lisa Carbon – Space Oddity

10 Chris Hughes – Slow Motion Blackbird

11 The Focus Group – New Toytown Walk

12 M. Ashraf feat. Nahid Akhtar – Dilbar Dilbara

13 Gordon Beck Quartet – Good VIbrations

14 Ariel Kalma – Zdunkska Wola

15 Prisoner OST – Mini Moke & Speedboat Escape

16 Glyn Bigga Bush – The Tincleton Now

17 Spatial AKA – Soul Vibrations of Man

Afro Influences….

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.

New BiggaBush remix album

Out now on bandcamp and juno downloads

Traffic Jam 7″ now on bandcamp

The extremely rare Japanese 7″ import of the biggabush version of Stephen Marley’s Traffic Jam is now available on bandcamp, along with a download.

There were only about 100 of these ever pressed so grab one while you can.

Traffic Jam (El Head Version) cover art

 

BiggaBush DJ mix on KCRW

Check the exclusive Bigga Reps MDO DJ mix for Jeremy Sole’s show on KCRW – available till Thurs 27 March only.

Tracklisting:

01 Talking Heads – Once In A Lifetime Instrumental edit
02 Magic Drum Orchestra – Get Up
03 Lightning Head – Message Beats
04 Patrick Dawes – Garden of Love
05 Blast Head – Mangrove Monkey (BiggaBush Unreleased Version)
06 Benga & Coki – Night (SDP Dub)
07 Lightning Head – Second Line Stomp
08 Geode – Get Dem
09 Magic Drum Orchestra – Crunked Up
10 The NPG – BiggaBush presents Lightning Head

Magic Drum Orchestra sign to Tru Thoughts

MDO Sessions 1 EP cover

MDO Sessions 1 EP cover

The Magic Drum Orchestra is a 20+ piece percussion group led by Glyn “Bigga” Bush and Ralph Cree.  After nearly 10 years and 100 different drummers the band have recently signed to Brighton-based label Tru Thoughts, on which their first EP “MDO Sessions 1” is released on 10 March.

The EP features their ultra-heavy version of Benga’s dubstep anthem “Crunked Up” along with live showstopper “Drop It Like A Funky Muppet” (based on Snoop Dogg and Pharrell Williams’ hip hop classic) along with stunning original material.

All drums. (With bells and whistles)…

 

 

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.