Friday, May 23, 2008
This is for the homies.
Two of the greatest of all time.
This whole nerd-ism with DJing has got to go. Once fools started making things overly (is that even a word?) technical it was all downhill from there. It's time to put down the triple click flares and start doing transforms with the line switch again.
Joe Cooley had so much style. Dude was an innovator and a huge influence on me when it comes to my own style. These cuts are from Me and Joe which is mandatory to own for any DJ worth a damn. So many good cuts on here it was hard to choose what to post.
And look at the cover! That was L.A. circa 1988. It looks like a Jordache factory blew up and started raining denim from the sky.
Rodney O & Joe Cooley - Cooley High
Rodney O & Joe Cooley - Supercuts
*I don't upload whole albums, but I gotta put this up for y'all.
Rodney O & Joe Cooley - Me and Joe
While Joe had style and a sense of humor with his cuts, Aladdin had precision and straight up funky shit. Just listen to what he does to "Rock the Bells" (which Q-Bert went on to build his whole routine from) and you'll see what I mean.
Low Profile - Aladdin's On a Rampage
Besides transforms, Aladdin also had chirps and stabs on lock. Dude just cuts up the letter "W" and kills it. I love how he flips the timing at the end. When you listen to it you can tell he was FEELING IT...
Low Profile - Make Room For the Dub. B. U
...and that's what this post is about.
Having some soul and emotion in whatever you do. No matter if it's scratching, dancing, drawing, whatever - you gotta transmit how you feel and connect with what you're doing, and in turn connect with everyone else.
No more paint by numbers.
Here's a bonus cut from the "Pay Ya Dues" 12" that wasn't on the album:
Low Profile - The Dub B U Has Just Begun
THROW IT UP FOR THE WEST
Yo, you should really see me right now. I'm flippin' the fuck out while I listen to these. SNAP A NECK FOR SOME LIVE EFFECTS