Sunday, May 29, 2005

late Link day

I asked for links and was slow posting them because I felt that just adding a link wasnt enough. I got a number of emails that were very detailed and with great music so rather than just listing now, I will try to do a more in depth post about a few of them. I still included some links here but I will add more about quite a few. Stuff like The Numb Project deserves more than just a link! Also a bunch of mew mp3's will be added shortly. Cheers

Here are some of the random links people sent:
new live trio with the same name. (highly recomended) - click on syntac.
Derek James is based out of the thriving Williamsburg music scene in Brooklyn, New York. The music has bounce, catchy pop/rock hooks, and character soaked in eclectic New York City flavor with Beatle-esque production. Some fans describe music as Jack Johnson meets Coldplay.

Download page:
where to buy it cdbaby page:

Plaid Video

Friday, May 20, 2005

People Places and Things

Slide Five- People Places and Things

"Polestar" MP3

I just downloaded this album from after a long hiatus. I have always dug these guys ever since I picked up their funky first album almost 10 years ago. "People Places and Things" is an amazing album and those basslines stick in my head for days after listening to them. This album is all live instruments and Dave Warrin is AMAZING on that Juno bass and keys.

allmusic said:
Like so many groups that started with the "acid jazz" sound, Slide Five moved into the electronic realm. This album mixes the live sound of the first album with electronics, creating trance-like, danceable tracks. Some of the standout material on the album comes from the previously unreleased EP Flash, namely the gumption-filled track "Heavy Rotation." Dave Warrin's keys and Guy Gershoni's subtle percussion work on "11 O'Clock" would make Herbie Hancock proud. Smooth drum'n'bass tracks like "Inhaler" and the space jazz of "KC Doppler" keep the listener hooked. Sometimes sacrificing groove for experimentation, it remains a vital and innovative soundtrack for space-age hipsters.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Octo Muck

Baby Mammoth- Octo Muck
"Finale" MP3

Ever since I got the Fabric 18 DJ mix in the mail I have been on a Baby Mammoth and Momma Gravy bender. If you don't have the mix OR if you have no idea what I am even talking about when I say Fabric, do yourself a favor and check out the Fabric website. Baby Mammoth must drive the record store clerks nuts because it is so hard to classify their style. I saw someone online call it "downtempo dub house". All of their albums are worth checking out but my two faves are "Swimming" which is a pretty chill album and "Octo Muck" which is on the house side. Needless to say, I am hooked and I had a tough time choosing one song from this album.

allmusic says:
Amidst heavy competition, Baby Mammoth is the Pork label's most prolific act, packing in five full LPs of blunted instrumental hip-hop between their debut in late 1996 and the end of the decade. Like other Pork acts Fila Brazillia and Solid Doctor, the duo of Mark Blissenden and Andrew Burdall specialize in earthy breaks and ambient atmospheres, more slanted to the instrumental edge of acid jazz than other producer-based trip-hop acts. The pair first met Pork label-head Dave Brennand and associate Steve Cobby (aka Fila Brazillia) at a club in Hull, where both band and label are based. The relationship blossomed with the release of Baby Mammoth's debut, 10,000 Years Beneath the Street, in 1996. Blissenden and Burdall then released two albums the following year (as well as an EP and single). Baby Mammoth settled down to a more languid release schedule with one LP release each year in 1998 (Another Day at the Orifice), 1999 (Swimming) 2000 (Motion Without Pain), and 2001 (Seven Up). After a year long break, the band returned with Octo Muck in 2003. A year later, Blissenden teamed with labelmates Steve Cobby and Robert Ellerby from Beige for the Fabric 18 mix CD.

p.s. email links

Monday, May 16, 2005

LINK DAY....a new idea for this site

The first ever Silver's Boogaloo LINK DAY!

I have been getting a lot of emails from artists and labels who would have sent some great music for me to check out and possibly add to this site (I love that btw, keep em coming!). I have a lot that I have yet to go through but I do plan on listening to everything and I will add many of them to this site. However, I thought just for fun for one day I would let you pick what you what is posted so the fellow boogaloo posse and orchard lounge rejects from all over can download your picks. I thought this could be fun because the possibilities are endless as to what some of you weirdo's could submit and a long ass list of music links would make the work day fly by!
(PLEASE NOTE- If you send me a serious submission regarding your music I DO take it seriously and that does not have to be part of this and can be used in a real post in the future. )

soooooo....this is my idea:

a) YOU email a LINK of something you think would be fitting for this site. Actually, send whatever you want regardless of the style. It can be a demo from your band, it can be a DJ mix you saw online, it can be The Fat Boys eating pizza, it can be your answering machine message...I don't care. ANYTHING GOES nawmsayin?

b) The submission has to say "LINK DAY" in the subject heading so I can distinguish between links for this link day and normal submissions.
My email is bensilver at gmail

c)The ONLY rule is the link has to be for media that is already hosted online and active. That means if I add your link, an mp3/stream/video/photo/etc will download or play. If the link is to a site that has media than that is ok also. If you would like me to, I can use your name or I can leave it anonymous. You can also include text if you would like to accompany the link.

So if there is a DJ mix that you have been digging, a funny video that your office likes, or a track you have been working on and you would like to give it a test run, this is your chance. I am curious to see what you guys are into.

I will post all of the links on Monday, May 23

Sunday, May 15, 2005


Lee Foss- Underdrive

I have been digging this new mix by my friend Lee Foss who has great, eclectic taste in music and is awesome DJ. Enjoy!

1) The Paul Simpson Connection – Treat Me (Pablova Raban Dubmental Mix) (Easy Streat Records)
2) BGB – A Crack In the Glass (Dessous Recordings)
3) Phonique – For the Time Being (AlexKid’s Cold Mix) (Dessous Recordings)
4) Putsch 79 – Asian Girls (Clone)
5) Pauli Jylhankagas – Clutz (Klakson)
6) Bangkok Impact – Bounce Baby (Vynalogica)
7) Justus Kohncke – Jet (Kompakt)
8) Mathew Jonson – Folding Spaces (Substatic)
9) Sasse – Soul Sounds (Dirt Crew Solid Diamond Remix) (Mood Music Records)
10) Mr. Cisco – Mixage (Klakson)
11) Dieter Schmidt – Morse Code From the Cold War (Kitsune Music)
12) Dole & Kom – The Ultimate (Neuton Music)
13) Agoria – al 11eme marche (rollercoaster mix) (Pias Recordings)
14) Marco Passarani – Criticize (Instrumental) (Peacefrog)
15) Dominik Eulberg – Gasthof “Zum Satten Bass” (Fruhshopper mix) (Trapez)
16) Dave DK – Rave Your Mind (Dirt Crew Remix) (Television Records)
17) Analord – Crying in Your Face (Rephlex)

Monday, May 02, 2005

Pirate Radio Bootlegs

Mastermix-Rare Pirate Radio Bootlegs

Well, as you can see I am obsessed with the Old School and I have been scouring the online world to find sites like this Mastermix site. Sites filled with loads of mixes, videos, and other rare items from the parachute pant days are like the holy grail to me. I have already watched the BBC documentary on hiphop from 1984 enough times to memorize lines. As of 4:00 I am still the highest bidder on Uncle Rico's Time Machine which I am planning on using to zap back to 1982 so I can rock out at Planet Rock. In the meantime, relive the glory by downloading all of these rare radio mixes from the early '80's. Some are from NYC radio, a few are DMC battle sets, and the rest are misc. artifacts from a great period in American history. The music is all over the place and they don't discriminate when it comes to styles. Late disco, Mann Parrish style electro breaks, rock, jazz, and more. I wish the full live Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince live from Union Square was still available but it isn't(and yes, this is the same show used on "He's The DJ, I'm The Rapper" although this is the full 21 minutes so you havent heard it!)


(and if you want more Breakin' style beats, don't sleep on the "Linoleum Streets" mix you can download from OrchardLounge in the mixes section)