Tuesday, March 08, 2005
The Chocolate Elvis Dubs
Tosca- The Chocolate Elvis Dubs
"Chocolate Elvis (Baby Mammoth Version 3)"
For me it gets no better than the masters of downtempo, Kruder and Dorfmeister. They have influenced just about anybody who is affiliated with the downtempo scene whether it is a producer, DJ, or just the blunted guy stuck to his couch. The K+D Sessions album is still one of the top downtempo releases of all time. Aside from DJ'ing, remixing, and releasing countless quality albums on their g-stone recordings label together, they also have multiple side projects that are just as good.
One of the side projects for Richard Dorfmeister is Tosca which also includes Rupert Huber. The duo released the singles "Chocolate Elvis" and "Fuck Dub" in 1996. A triple-pack of remixes -- from Fila Brazillia, Baby Mammoth and others -- appeared in early 1997. Tosca has put out many other "must have" albums but I will get to that in some other post in the future. The other side project, Peace Orchestra, is also too good to lump into one post. The track I chose is the one of the Baby Mammoth remixes which I really like.
Here is a bonus video clip of the K+D 2001 summer sessions