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Erik Rug - Waxgroove Vol.2



Erik Rug Waxgroove
Erik Rug - Waxgroove Vol.2
(MP3 podcast on www.parisdjs.com) Les Disques Du Telegraphe, 2007-06-14

Info :
Don't miss the Waxgroove night hosted by Erik Rug & Dynamax on Saturday, June, 16th at Le Nouveau Casino in Paris!!

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Tracklisting :
01. Material - Reduction
(from 'Temporary Music 2' 12 inch, 1981 / Red Records)
02. Bunny Wailer - Back to school dub (Wax Edit)
(original version appears on 'Back To School' 12 inch, 1982 / Solomonic)
03. Cameo - Groove With You (Wax Edit)
(original version appears on 'She's Strange' 12 inch, 1984 / Club)
04. Deco - I'm So Glad I Met You (Wax Edit)
(original version appears on 'Fresh Idea' LP, 1983 / Qwest)
05. Brick - Dazz (Disco Jazz) (Wax Edit)
(original version appears on 'Dazz' 12 inch, 1976 / Bang Records)
06. The Circle City Band - Magic (Wax Edit)
(original version appears on 'Magic' 12 inch, 1983 / Circle City Records)
07. The Brothers Johnson - Welcome 2 the club (Wax Edit)
(original version appears on 'Welcome To The Club' 7 inch, 1982 / A&M)
08. Cybotron - Clear (Jeff Cruz Edit)
(original version appears on the 'Enter' album, 1983 / Fantasy)
09. Paul Hardcastle - 19 (Funkafilia Edit)
(original version appears on '19' 7 inch, 1985 / Chrysalis)
10. Egyptian Lover Party (Wax Edit)
(original version appears on 'Party' 12 inch, 2005 / Egyptian Empire Records)

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Credits :
Artwork by Fourmy (kraked.com)
Mixed, selected and eventually re-edited by Erik Rug (myspace.com/erikrug)
Additional jingles performed by Dynamax (of the zulu nation)
Erik Rug appears courtesy of Les Disques Du Telegraphe (myspace.com/lesdisquesdutelegraphe)
LDT


01. Material - Reduction
(from 'Temporary Music 2' 12 inch, 1981 / Red Records)

Tracklisting :
A1. Reduction
A2. Heritage
B1. Secret Life
B2. Dark Things

Note : Material line up on this track is Bill Laswell, Michael Beinhorn and Fred Maher.
Recorded September 25 & 26 1980 at Linden Studio Ambler P.A.

Biography :
Material is a musical group formed in 1979 and led by bass guitarist Bill Laswell.

Early Material was centered around Laswell, guitarist Robert Quine,drummer Fred Maher, keyboardist Michael Beinhorn and Laswell's partner in studio recording, Martin Bisi. There were frequent guest stars, and the music was primarily instrumental. The music was often funky -- a few singles, such as "Ciquri", were popular in New York City dance clubs -- but decidedly experimental.

1982's One Down marked a change towards relatively more accessible mainstream "funk and disco tunes delivered with a minimum of weirdness". "Memories" was one of Whitney Houston's first recordings as a featured vocalist.

Herbie Hancock hired Laswell and many of his Material collaborators for his 1983 album "Future Shock", including the important single "Rockit".

Laswell has since used the Material name for a variety of projects featuring his usual revolving-door cast of talented musicians. Notable was 1989's "Seven Souls", featuring William S. Burroughs reading portions of his novel The Western Lands.
(from wikipedia.org)



02. Bunny Wailer - Back To School Dub (Wax Edit)
(original version appears on 'Back To School' 12 inch, 1982 / Solomonic)

Tracklisting :
A1. Bunny Wailer - Back To School
B1. Solomonic Rythm Section - School Days

Links :
myspace.com/bunnywailer1

Note : this funky single was recently reissued by DJ Almost on his Supra label, adding new remixes...
"Massive disco reggae reissue from the mighty Bunny Wailer, originally on the 1990 album Just Be Nice. Stretched out for the floor and a favourite with Ross Allen back in the day thereís a neat dub and a couple of reworked versions on the flip. Absolutely essential all round." (from Fatcity.co.uk)
More info on Supra Records on myspace.com/suprarecords



03. Cameo - Groove With You (Wax Edit)
(original version appears on 'She's Strange' 12 inch, 1984 / Club)

Tracklisting :
A1. She's Strange (Long Version)
B1. Groove With You
B2. Love You Anyway

Note : produced and written by Larry Blackmon for Atlanta Artists Records.

Links :
myspace.com/cameoofficalpage
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameo_(band)



04. Deco - I'm So Glad I Met You (Wax Edit)
(original version appears on 'Fresh Idea' LP, 1983 / Qwest)

Tracklisting :
A1. Fresh Idea
A2. I'll Be There
A3. I'm So Glad I Met You
A4. Someone Special
B1. Let This Be Your Night
B2. Burned By A Bad Match
B3. Live My Fantasy
B4. Delicious
B5. Let's Pretend

Info :
Deco came to the soul music scene in the early 80s. Discovered by legendary Quincy Jones and signed the group to his label, "Fresh Idea" is the group's sole release. Shortly after the release, both members Phillip Ingram (also best-known as James Ingram's brother) and Attala Zane Giles went their separate ways to become in-demand session vocalists and songwriters.



05. Brick - Dazz (Disco Jazz) (Wax Edit)
(original version appears on 'Dazz' 12 inch, 1976 / Bang Records)

Tracklisting :
A1. Dazz (Disco Jazz)
B1. Music Matic

Links :
myspace.com/brickdusic

Info :
This isnít the Dazz Band at all, itís actually Brick. Apparently Dazz changed their name to the Dazz Band after the unrelated song ëDazzí became an R&B hit for Brick in 1976. Decades on and its still causing confusion.

Released in October of 1976, 'Dazz' peaked at #3 in early 1977.
Dazz is a combination of the words "Disco" + "Jazz".

Brick was an Atlanta band that created a successful merger of funk and jazz in the '70s they called "Dazz." Brick's roster included lead vocalist/saxophonist/flutist Jimmy Brown; guitarist/bassist/vocalist Regi Hargis Hickman; lead singer Ray Ransom, who doubled as a bassist/keyboardist/percussionist; and Eddie Irons, who did lead vocals and played drums and keyboards. They recorded "Music Matic" for Main Street in 1976, before signing to the CBS-distributed label Bang. Their first Bang single, "Dazz," topped the R&B charts and was number-three pop in 1976, and they continued on Bang until 1982. Brick scored two more huge hits in 1977, "Dusic" and "Ain't Gonna' Hurt Nobody," each with a chunky, propulsive beat and catchy, light pop-jazz refrain. Their last Top Ten R&B hit was "Sweat (Til You Get Wet)" in 1981. (Ron Wynn, All Music Guide)

Formed in Atlanta, Georgia, with members Jimmy Brown (lead vocals, flute, sax, horns), Regi Hargis Hickman (vocals, guitar, bass), Ray Ransom (lead vocals, bass, keyboards, percussion), Donald Nevins (vocals, Acoustic Piano, Clavinet, Moog), and Eddie Irons (lead vocals, drums, keyboards).



06. The Circle City Band - Magic (Wax Edit)
(original version appears on 'Magic' 12 inch, 1983 / Circle City Records)

Tracklisting :
A1. Magic (Long Version) 6:37
B1. Magic (Short Version) 3:45
B2. Magic (Instrumental Version) 7:43

Links :
myspace.com/officialcirclecityband

Info :
Paul Thomas a.k.a. Pryme Tyme or 'P' is a multifaceted artist with 31 years of professional experience in the entertainment business. Working with some of the best musicians, producers and artists in studios and venues throughout the United States he has crafted a career centered around music.

In the seventies, he began his career, performing professionally with various R&B, Pop, Rock, Jazz and Gospel acts playing at different times bass, guitar, keyboards, percussion and vocals, while also working as a live sound and effects engineer for recording star acts Manchild, Ebony Rhythm Funk Campaign and Amnesty.

In 1979 Paul was introduced to multi-track recording, enabling him to record multiple instruments separately on individual tracks. He used the creative control it provided to spend more time writing and recording, ultimately working both as a session musician and composer. Two years later this led to a two-year road tour with LTD, the legendary late 70s R&B band.

At the end of the tour, Paul returned to Indianapolis, where the independent gospel label Tyscot Records had started a secular R&B record division called Circle City Records. Between 1983 and 1985 Circle City Records released four of Paul's songs as 12 inch singles. The first song 'Magic' by the Circle City Band, received excellent reviews in Billboard, Cash Box and Record World music trade magazines and from national DJ record pools. It made the Top 10 list in several states and was used as the theme song for the station ID on the BET cable channel. This led to a distribution deal from Becket Records, a subsidiary label of Buddha Records.
The band recorded another two tracks on Becket 'Party Lights' and 'My Place'.
(from discomusic.com)



07. The Brothers Johnson - Welcome 2 the club (Wax Edit)
(original version appears on 'Welcome To The Club' 7 inch, 1982 / A&M)

Tracklisting :
A1. Welcome To The Club
B1. Echoes Of An Era

The Brothers Johnson don't need much introduction but if ever you're wondering who those guys are, you can check out the following links :
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brothers_Johnson
discomuseum.com/BrothersJohnson.html
answers.com/topic/the-brothers-johnson



08. Cybotron - Clear (Jeff Cruz Edit)
(original version appears on the 'Enter' album, 1983 / Fantasy)

Tracklisting :
A1. Enter (5:37)
A2. Alleys Of Your Mind (3:34)
A3. Industrial Lies (6:14)
A4. The Line (5:01)
B1. Cosmic Cars (4:21)
B2. Cosmic Raindance (4:00)
B3. El Salvador (5:49)
B4. Clear (4:47)

Links :
cybotron.com
myspace.com/cybotron

Info :
Cybotron was a techno group formed in 1980 by Juan Atkins and Richard "3070" Davis in Detroit, Michigan. Jon 5 joined soon afterward. Singles such as the groundbreaking "Clear" and their debut, "Alleys of Your Mind", as well as "Cosmic Cars" and "R-9" married funk music to explorations of Detroit's experimental electronic music landscape.

The group was signed to the Berkeley, California-based Fantasy label and released their debut album, Enter, in 1983. Cybotron were inspired by European synthesizer pioneers Kraftwerk, English electropop, and literary influences such as Alvin Toffler's book Future Shock. Soon after the release of the album in 1985, Atkins left the group due to artistic differences. Davis wanted the group to pursue a musical direction closer to rock, while Atkins wanted to continue in the electro-style vein of "Clear." After the breakup, Davis carried on and released several records as Cybotron, the last in 1995. Atkins continued his musical career, releasing records under the names of Model 500, Vision and Infiniti, as well as under his own name and as part of the group 3MB with the single, "Jazz Is The Teacher".

The song "Clear" was sampled on many previous and current songs, including Missy Elliot's 2005 hit single, "Lose Control" and Poison Clan's early '90s single, "Shake Whatcha Mama Gave Ya".
(from wikipedia.org)

Kraftwerk move over! This early 80s electro combo has a beautiful computer music sound -- courtesy of Juan Atkins, Jon-5, and the mysterious 3070. The tracks are long, with a spare harsh electronic sound, and a nice breakdance groove in parts. Titles include "Cosmic Cars", "Cosmic Raindance", "Industrial Lies", "The Line", and "Alleys Of Your Mind". But the biggest cut is "Clear", which was a seminal influence on early Detroit Techno. Part of the same electronic underground that informed early hip hop -- like Liquid Liquid and other bands of that ilk.
(from dustygroove.com)



09. Paul Hardcastle - 19 (Funkafilia Edit)
(original version appears on '19' 7 inch, 1985 / Chrysalis)

Tracklisting :
A1. 19
B1. Fly By Night

Notes: In world war two the average age of the combat soldier was 26. In Vietnam he was 19.

Links :
paul-hardcastle.de(fan page)

Info :
British synth player, born December 10, 1958. Enjoyed success on the underground dance scene in the early 80s before breaking into the mainstream with "19", an international smash which spent five weeks at number one in the UK. In the latter half of the 1980s he specialised in TV soundtrack work, and now records mainly under the pseudonym Jazzmasters.

Due to contractual reasons, Paul was unable to release music under the Hardcastle name. So, in October 1990, under the pseudonym The DEFF BOYZ, he released a 12" single entitled "Swing", which crashed in at #4 on Billboards 12" sales chart and was a massive hit all over Europe. Another project under the name LFO also saw massive sales. Even though he was making records that were resulting in millions of sales, Paul had still not found the true direction he had been looking for.



10. Egyptian Lover Party (Wax Edit)
(original version appears on 'Party' 12 inch, 2005 / Egyptian Empire Records)

Tracklisting :
A1. Party (6:11)
A2. Party (Bonus Beats) (4:12)
B1. Dance Floor (5:48)

Links :
egyptianempirerecords.com
myspace.com/therealegyptianlover

Info :
Los Angeles-based producer Greg Broussard was the man behind pioneering hip-hop/electro fusion artist the Egyptian Lover.

Egyptian Lover records didn't start appearing until several years after the New York and Miami electro scenes were already in full swing, by the mid-'80s Egyptian Lover cuts like "Egypt, Egypt" were standards among club DJs, particularly in the breakdance scene. Early cuts such as "Computer Love" and "Dance" were among Egyptian Lover's most experimental, with the material appearing through the latter half of the '80s increasingly flirting with full-blown rap by adding more vocals and melodic hooks. While more of his material dates from the latter phase, it's his earlier releases that remain his most accomplished, and they're routinely namechecked by a new generation of producers such as Autechre and I-F inspired by electro's first wave. Also a member of Uncle Jamm's Army and the force behind a half dozen labels including Freak Beat and Egyptian Empire. After nearly a decade, Egyptian Lover released the digitally edited compilation "Pyramix", then hit the studio again and produced new tracks in the same funky electro style for the album "Back From the Tomb".

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marlon marlon ·  19 August 2008, 06:18

love the tracks know where i could source them for free?

Paris DJs Paris DJs ·  19 August 2008, 07:58

You should ask Erik (myspace.com/erikrug)... ;)


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