gullbuy music review

September 2, 2003

  • Another Fine Mess - F/C Kahuna

    various artists
    label:: WHOA/Azuli

    The whole disc is very upbeat - no chill out at all. I don't like ALL the tracks, but I like most of it quite a lot. The music is disco punk, electroclash, electro house - call it whatever you wish.

    The disc is mixed, so djs trying to play a single track will have to be wary, even though tracks are separated by numbers. The first three tracks and tracks 8, 9, and 10 work particularly well together.

  • The Canterbury Music Festival

    title::Rain & Shine
    label:: Rev-Ola

    The Canterbury Music Festival album Rain & Shine is one of those mysterious affairs from the late 1960s that are talked about with hushed breaths, in dark corners of lounge clubs and bedrooms.

    The fine folks at Rev-ola should be saluted for their efforts. This album at one time carried a $300 price tag (I kid you not), so I think it's a real coup that this album has finally received the royal Rev-ola treatment. Imagine if you will a band with a heart of gold, a few songs to be demo'd, and the luck to hook up for a few brief moments with one of the best kept secrets of the 1960s, and you have an idea of what The Canterbury Music Festival was like. Add to that, the fact that the band never even knew this album was issued, and even if they did know about it, they probably would not have received a copy, because only around 150 copies were even pressed and distributed.

  • soulwax presents hang all dj's volume 3

    various artists
    label:: Head Traxx Inc.

    Soulwax are the ultimate culture sponge. They soak up music from three decades and manage to select tracks that work well together in unexpected ways, like Elvis's fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches.

    Volume 3 of the hang all dj's series continues this series trend of being well selected mix discs more than mash-ups, as the 2 many dj discs were. I can't find any tracks that I've got issue with, and I've listened to this one very many times.