Friday, May 29, 2009
Lion Head Recordings presents it's first collection of tracks compiled by founder Glyn "Bigga" Bush, featuring his musical projects old and new as a taster for the label, along with some rare and previously unreleased tracks. These include the classic batucada remix of Ella Fitzgerald's "Sunshine of Your Love"; a previously unreleased collaboration with Farda P, "Going Over"; Bigga's first foray into dubstep, "Sounds & Blues"; the ambient "guitar" version of Rockers Hi Fi's "Push Push" plus a tune from that outfit's 1992 debut album "Rockers to Rockers", entitled "More and More", plus more BiggaBush productions and collaborations.
Feedback on this release:
Bigga Bush’s label never fails to deliver and this compilation is packed with sure fire crowd pleasers. Love it.
Tim Love Lee, Boy Scout Recordings
Yes man! Crucial tracks abound on the Lionhead Compilation.
Some greats getting spins and radio plays with me currently include "East Africa Dub Stylee" -- wicked sounds and rhythms there, and "Sick State," one of the best Afrobeat/Afropop inspired tracks I've heard in a while. And god, the acoustic "Push Push" version is absolute magic. Basically this comp is all killer no filler, an amazing 12 track journey around the globe with dub and bass as your guide and heartbeat pulse.
Tomas Palermo, XLR8R
Wicked selection of tracks from past, present and future of Dub sounds.... A Ace Compilation!!!
Enrique Domenech, Fusionova 021, Ibiza Sonica
Buzz Rozwell, Sounds From Upstairs, Upstairs Recordings, Vancouver, Canada
A sterling set, what more can i say??!! many great tunes on there...
Jim Pinckney, Round Trip Mars, Auckland NZ
"Me and My Princess" is the jam, it's been getting lots of plays at the Afrolicious party, people always asking about who does that one!
Oz McGuire, Afrolicious, San Francisco
I'm all over it. Love the Ella Fitzgerald breakdown. Amazing stuff. Glad to see some Rockers Hi-Fi on there.
Todd Racer, Ripple Effect
That Magic Drum tune is pure percussion pressure, recorded just right.
Ennio Styles, Stylin
Very cool new comp!
DJ Delphinus / THE DARK ROOM KPFK- Pacifica Radio Los Angeles
Deep, spacial, raw, afro style body rockers
Alan Gubby, Nanny Tango
When I dropped Magic Drum Ragga Samba, man, people went bonkers! fun heavy stuff.
Chris Murphy, SLO
The whole album is great!
Pathaan, Globetronica, BBC World Service
Lovely music as usual
Andrea Martini, Martini & Jopparelli
Marcus Wagner-Lapierre/Makossa, FM4 Radio, Vienna, Austria
1 Ella Fitzgerald meets Rockers Hi Fi - Sunshine of Your Love (Bigga's Batucada Version)
2 Lightning Head - 2nd Line Stomp
3 Lightning Head - Me and Me Princess
4 Magic Drum Orchestra - Ragga Samba
5 Rockers Hi Fi - More and More
6 BiggaBush - Going Over
7 BiggaBush and Ventoux - East Africa Dub Stylee
8 BiggaBush - Sounds and Blues
9 BiggaBush - Cool It (Don't Give My Name)
10 Lightning Head - Sick State (Ilu Baje)
11 BiggaBush - Push Push (Gtr Version)
12 BiggaBush - The Bells
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