The Melting Pot playlist for 02/03/2009

Program name: 
The Melting Pot
Air date: 
02/03/2009
ArtistTitleAlbum
Nightmares On Waxhold it right theresmokers delight
african piratesInnaspace Outtasound
FinerCarboot Soul
Me and YouSmokers Delight
Hey EgoThought So...
Me..Innaspace Outtasound
MoretimeThought So...
The Gravy TrainRemix of the Sphinx
EaseA Word of Science
Ease JimiCarboot Soul
Be ThereThought So...
Groove St.Smokers Delight
Les NuitsCarboot Soul
PlaytimeA Word of Science
Bringin it BackThought So...
TechneexSingle
JorgeCarboot Soul
PassionInnaspace Outtasound
Back into TimeA Word Of Science
Ethnic MajorityCarboot Soul
Soul PurposeInnaspace Outtasound
SurvivalCarboot
RiseSmokers Delight
SweetestInnaspace Outtasound
195 PoundsThought So...
Ethnic MajorityCarboot Soul
You WishInnaspace Outtasound
Da FeelinThought So...
DeepDownInnaspace Outtasound

 Nightmares On Wax Special-

The combined project of George Evelyn and Robin Taylor-Firth, Nightmares on Wax became one of the brightest spots on the post-rave British techno map of the early '90s. NOW's debut album, A Word of Science, was -- along with early tracks by LFO, Tuff Little Unit, and Tricky Disco -- a crucial bridge between the competing influences of New York house and electro, Detroit techno and soul, London rave and acid, and the burgeoning eclecticism of the years to come. Forming in the late '80s in West Yorkshire as an extension of Evelyn and company's b-boy crew the Soul City Rockers, NOW's first singles, "Dextrous" and "Aftermath," were both highly regarded, and the latter shot into the pop singles Top 40. The subsequent album laid a good deal of the groundwork for the downtempo experimental hip-hop/electro-funk worked over by Mike Paradinas,Luke VibertSpacer, and others, and earned the group a secure spot among techno's select crew of next-step innovators. 

The group nonetheless disbanded following Science's release, with early contributor Kevin Harper leaving to pursue a DJ career and Evelyn turning out a smattering of house tracks on Warp's Nucleus subsidiary before settling into bedroom woodshed mode. Following a four-year hiatus, Evelyn resurfaced with a track on the Mo' Wax Headz compilation and, soon after, Smoker's Delight, basically an instrumental hip-hop album with a distinctively British eclecticism. Still involved with the same sorts of genre-spanning sampler-and-sequencer experiments, Smoker's Delight is also less obvious, suited more to repeat listenings than previous material. The same was also true for 1999's Carboot SoulEvelyn's first album as part of a deal with American indie label Matador for domestic distribution. In 2000, NOW produced the first new material by De La Soul in several years, included on an EP (The Sound of N.O.W) featuring the rap pioneers. Following hot on its heels was a volume in the Studio !K7 mix series DJ Kicks. Two years later, Evelyn delivered his fourth LP, Mind Elevation. A longer gap preceded the release of his next proper LP for Warp, but In a Space Outta Sound finally appeared in March 2006 and Thought So... just over two years later.

 

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