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Mr Scruff - Hocus Pocus EP



mr scruff hocus pocus ep
Mr Scruff - Hocus Pocus EP
(12" ROB 37, Robs Records 1995.03)

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En 1995, Andy Carthy, jeune Dj fan d'electro qui se fait des cassettes à coup de bouton pause depuis tout petit déjà, sort son premier maxi sous l'espiègle pseudo Mr Scruff chez Robs Records, le label de l'ancien manager de New Order. Le son est alors loin des dernières prods Ninja Tune de Mr Scruff, mais tout l'esprit est déjà là. Ça part direct en electro-funk et cut-up de samples effréné ("Hocus Pocus"), puis propose modestement un electro-dub amusant ("Sea mammal") et détendant comme un bon massage de Sumo (essayez!). Sur "Stompin'", en face B, Mr Scruff est swinguant et pitcheur (c'est plus rigolo), inventif et iconoclaste, pop et psychédélique, il fait étalages de tous ses talents en 3-4 minutes. "Have the people stompin' to my beat!": un bel exercice de style electro tout en scratches et cut-up. Le maxi se clôt par un remix de "Hocus Pocus
(par "Seed"?) qui aurait bien sa place aujourd'hui à côté des dernières sorties abstract low-fi hip hop Warp & co. (cLOUDEAD, Anti-Pop Consortium, Boom Bip & Dose One, Prefuse 73). Une voie que Mr Scruff n'a plus emprunté depuis...
Note : 4/5 (Djouls)

Tracklisting :
Hocus Pocus
Sea Mammal
Stompin'
Hocus Pocus (Seed Remix)
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neeeeeed to find this... HELP!!!


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