vendredi 17 mai 2002

BUCK 65 - Interview

Courtrai is maybe the smallest town to welcome Buck 65 AKA Johnny Rockwell AKA Uncle Climax AKA Stinkin' Rich AKA DJ Critical AKA half of the Sebutones. Still you can see he is really enthusiastic about being here in Europe and show his work to the audience...

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dimanche 5 mai 2002

THE YUKONN - Interview

In the third installment of our Record Company Records interview serie, we parlay with C.T.O aka The Yukonn MC, a wild rapper known to piss off the other RCR heads by booking all the available studio time at the Hollywood Jackson Mansion in Roxbury.

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vendredi 19 avril 2002

EDAN - Primitive Plus LP

At last ! The first "genuine" Edan album is out now, you can die with peace to your conscience… but, wait, before you kick the bucket, let’s go back in time; even if Primitive Plus is the first official LP, Edan is not what you would call a new-comer.

EDAN - Primitive Plus

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lundi 8 avril 2002

AIM - Hinterland

Rainy, cold, sunny, mild, autumnal, springish… Hinterland, Andy Turner (aka Aim)’s latest opus is always good, whatever the season. Listening to this record makes you travel through the landscape pictured on the album cover, a little coastal town, smelling spindrift and putting up with the weather’s fickle play when winter is here.

AIM - Hinterland

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dimanche 24 mars 2002

DJ SPOOKY - Interview

Based on a real interview recorded in Lille both in English and French (please pay no attention to language since there might be formal distortions). Here is DJ? Teacher? Theorist? Global artist? Spooky eating fish. Kinda peruvian hat betraying global approach. Trousers betraying NYC residence.

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samedi 2 mars 2002

OMEGA ONE - Behind the Counter Beats

The New York DJ (see Labor Days) offers us a selection of funky soul song seamlessly chained together (and it sounds a lot less bland than a simple re-edition) with little or no scratch. No big standards here, even if some of the songs have already been compiled.

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dimanche 24 février 2002

BLOCKHEAD - Broke Beats

This is the solo album of the beatmaker who brought to you Float by Aesop Rock. This instrumental LP is a little short, and has heavy tendancies toward melodic music. Everything here is so fluid that it's hard to imagine that you're listening to sampled music.

BLOCKHEAD - Broke Beats

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mardi 19 février 2002

CONTROLLER 7 - Left Handed Straw

This record is probably the most diverse amon the DJ albums published by Anticon. At the same time a collection of beats and a selection, this album walks us through different feelings: the sadness of "Love", who was used on Sole's "Nevertheless", the worrying of "Morality" with Dose, the mindlessness of "Test 3", the triumph of "The World outside my Door", etc.

CONTROLLER 7 - Left Handed Straw

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lundi 18 février 2002

DJ SIGNIFY - Mixed Messages

This record sticks to the rules of turntablism: extracts from speeches, lots of diversity in the selection, strange sounds pieced together, killing breaks, scratches everywhere… You have to look for this record's originality in a voice (Ginsberg ?) who talks about the Beat generation (interesting parallel), a loop made from a Bjorkan voice, or the integration of "world music", as they say.

DJ SIGNIFY - Mixed Messages

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samedi 16 février 2002

RESTIFORM BODIES - Interview

Firstly, can you say to our readers who you are and what you make within Restiform Bodies? Who’s who ?

Passage handles lead vocals, production and alcohol management. Telephone Jim Jesus does production, secondary vocals, catering and carpentry. The Bomarr Monk handles production, bad movies, transportation and moral management. Agent Six handles production and is the number one crowd go-getter and ambassador to the pyrranese on the side.

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vendredi 8 février 2002

EDDIE DEF - Stuff

Already on the Material and Deeper Concentration compilations, Eddie Def comes back with Stuff, a sonic exploration somewhere between electro and hip-hop.

EDDIE DEF - Stuff

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mardi 5 février 2002

DJ MAYONNAISE - 55 Stories

Smokey atmosphere: "I think the music is what makes the smoke stand still" Mayonnaise is as much a DJ as he is a musical decorator. His album, even though he grasps all the ingredients of turntablism, sounds different. No more coherence, stranger scratches, and always these low guitar samples… It's kind of high and then suddenly groovy on 'Wizard Unrobed'.. As you get out of the couch you knock down your ashtray but you don't care…And then a well-known excerpt (Jackie Brown) and the music goes on. Sounds a lot like Shadow sometimes ("Ozzy Rules"). Oh well...

DJ MAYONNAISE - 55 Stories

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samedi 26 janvier 2002

THE NOTWIST - Neon Golden

In 1998, Shrink, which was The Notwist’s awesome fifth album, had given an opportunity to a lucky few to get used to the unique music of these Bavarian artists, a mix of jazz tone and noisy guitars, post-rock ventures and intense pop melodies. More compact, and also more accessible, Neon Golden is the achievement of a minute musical puzzle fascinatingly, yet too roughly, foreshadowed by Shrink. As the distribution and advertising is more extensive, this album should rightfully mean the crowning of The Notwist.

THE NOTWIST - Neon Golden

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lundi 22 octobre 2001

MCENROE - Interview

More than just being an excellent mc and one of the best canadiens producers, Mcenroe is also a good guy who don’t forget to sleep and to shout out his girlfriend. Interview with a regular talented guy.

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mercredi 5 septembre 2001

JEEP JACK - Interview

Most Hiphopsection readers know who Jeep Jack is. Indeed, his compilation A Jeep Jack Affair was one of the surprises of the year 2000 and was critically acclaimed by most of the members of the Hiphopsection team. However, Jeep Jack, Record Company Records' beatmaker and co-founder, remains pretty much unknown, especially in his own country. It is only right then that he offers us his first interview ever. Now let's hope he blows up so we can say, "we were the first one".

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dimanche 1 juillet 2001

EDITO - Bilingual Editorial

Though mainly dedicated to English speaking hip hop, just a few US and international labels know Hip-Hop Section. The reason for that is fairly simple : we write most of our articles in French. We’ll continue to do so as the purpose of our growing community is making international rap better known in Europe and French speaking countries, and supporting people here with a similar approach.

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lundi 7 mai 2001

DOSE ONE - Interview

Dose One is Anticon's most productive and significative MC. He also contributes to lots of others side projects. Therefore, it had been a bit difficult for us to catch him before he went in Paris for the promotion cLOUDDEAD's project, Dose's first release available here. We asked him some questions he is now very used to and tried to get informed about his forthcoming projects.

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