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.
Check the exclusive Bigga Reps MDO DJ mix for Jeremy Sole’s show on KCRW – available till Thurs 27 March only.
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
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)…
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.
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.
BiggaBush’s latest album is available to download through bandcamp.
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