Malcom Catto’s Popcorn Bubblefish came out in 2001 on Mo’Wax. It got some good reviews then and I enjoyed back then as well. Recently I gave it another listen and I seem to like it more now than I did back then. This album is all lo fi cinematic funk. Some of it could soundtrack a spaghetti western or even some crazy psychedelic dance party! I’m always amazed that this hasn’t been sampled by someone for a hip hop record. Anyway, Malcom Catto is Malcolm Catto of the Heliocentrics. He’s obviously gone on to do lots of other great music, but for me, this is a great album and one worth checking out. The sleeves for the records are great and they use art work by Eye from The Boredoms. You can check out a couple of tracks below.
Req is without a doubt the best thing to come out of Skint. I love the abstractness of his music. It is bare bones, but it is so exciting. This music video is really exciting as well, just showing him doing some painting.
DJ Format returns with a new album called Statement Of Intent. He’s got a whole load of guests on it including Edan and the Simonsound. Check out the video above for a wee intro! This is due next week.
Finally this is coming out. I head it ages ago when Numbers appeared on the Benji B show. Benji B has dropped it a few times on his show. This is out on 5ht of March, with the original tune and a remix by Girl Unit.
I went to see this as part of the Glasgow Film Festival last night. It was an amazing film. It brought a tear to my eye. I’ve never read the book, but I will give it a read after seeing this great film.
I was fortunate enough to see Beak> play at the Portishead I’ll Be Your Mirror in London last year. I was only along on the Saturday, but it was a great day. Beak> were one of the highlights for me and it was great to hear some new material from them. They sounded more like Can than Neu!. It seems like they will be releasing some new stuff on Invada records this year. You can check out a couple of tracks below. One is called Eggdog and the other is called Yatton.