Apr 26, 2014

RhoDeo 1416 Beats

Hello, i love you won't you tell me your name... ahh those hippy dayz almost half a century ago and so much has changed but then so much has stayed the same ..the rich still get richer, seriously i think a hippie from those days would think he's ended up in a parallel universe a lot looks the same, but all that tech stuff ... people 'communicating'  all the time recording and sharing everything they do with small handsets he must have dreamed the hippie revolution was won, and the music amazing people in xtc all over the place..but then he learned about the war on drugs and terrorism and he learned that all that global communication had enabled the security apparatus to become all powerful now they could spy at will on everyone. It was the same kind of scary people who'd intimidated hippies all those years ago who were now after everyone that would possibly oppose them. All that hunger for control was frighting, this was not the hippie dreamworld...

These months French rule the beats and they have plenty to offer even though not that much reaches the world as  the music scene is rather dominated by the Anglo - American music industry. Meanwhile the French enjoyed themselves in their own niche so to speak, and they did rather well. Today an easy-listening trip-hopster similar in style and intent to his countrymen Air and Dimitri from Paris, he has an even stronger kinship with the long tradition of French pop characterized by Serge Gainsbourg.    N'joy

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Jean-Yves Prieur, aka Kid Loco is a French electronic musician, DJ, remixer and producer. He was born on June 16, 1964 in Antony, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He began playing the guitar at the age of 13 and played in several French punk groups during the early ’80s. He moved on to production as well by the end of the decade, and moved on to reggae and hip-hop with a band named Mega Reefer Scratch. By 1996, Prieur had built his own studio, christened himself Kid Loco and released the Blues Project EP for Yellow Productions. The full-length A Grand Love Story appeared one year later, earning praise from many in the indie-rock and electronica community. A remix album was released in 1998. Prieur also accompanied st. etienne’s Sarah Cracknell for a rendition of “The Man I Love” from the Gershwin tribute Red Hot + Rhapsody, and has remixed Stereolab, Pulp, Mogwai, The High Llamas, Dimitri From Paris and Talvin Singh. The reconfigured Prelude to a Grand Love Story appeared in 1999 as Loco’s US full-length debut, and the remix album Jesus Life for Children Under 12 Inches followed later that same year. As well as a DJ Kicks mix album for K7

Kid Loco moved up to the majors with his second full-length, 2001’s Kill Your Darlings. With a mixture of Easy Listening, Hindi Funk, Guitar Pop and Hip Hop Beats, Kid Loco has developed an individual sound that fascinates rocker boys, b-boys and boutique owners alike. Along with the serene balance of riffs, beats and melodies, the appeal is in all likelihood essentially due to the strange, almost transcendental softness with which he fuses the most diverse of genres. In the end, there’s something for everybody from the man from the Seine.

Another Late Night: Kid Loco DJ mix album appeared in 2003. A year later followed by his first soundtrack Delta State. This led  as these things go, to another soundtrack in 2005, The Graffiti Artist. In 2006 he was instrumental in compiling a tribute to the great and late Serge Gainsbourg with an eclectic mix of artists covering Serge with himself in a minor role producing the one track from Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker. By 2008 Kid was ready to release another solo album, Party Animals & Disco Biscuits where the Disco Bisquits is defacto a remix album of the Party Animals album. In 2011 his latest album saw the light, Confessions Of A Belladonna Eater.

His vision of cool music is nurtured by a universal understanding of music that is open to all sides, combining new and old without a hitch, creating contexts hitherto considered impossible. He isn’t interested in genres, all that counts is good music. His sampler affords a melting pot for this vision.

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One of the best DJ Kicks ever. Kid Loco draws a sonic connection and an ever-evolving melodic flair that never lets the listener down, thru a thick fog of spliff smoke and decomposed Bassdrums. An unforgettable ride... not afraid to take you into serious dark gloom... and then wup, some track like Introspection just blows your world open with this blast of warmth. Summoning and dreamily, a coherent mix not to miss.

Kid Loco - VA - DJ Kicks (flac 458mb)

01 Kid Loco - Don't You Know I'm Loco 0:43
02 The Bill Wells Octet vs. Future Pilot A.K.A. - Om Namah Shivaya 2:55
03 The Cinematic Orchestra - Continuum 2:34
04 Emperors New Clothes - Dark Light (Underdog Mix) 6:05
05 The Ted Howler Rhythm Combo - Mr. Flakey 3:16
06 DJ Vadim - Theme From Conquest Of The Irrational (Remix By The Prunes) 3:33
07 Jazzanova - Introspection 5:17
08 Common Ground - Dark Soul 4:44
09 Underworld - Blueski 2:44
10 Grantby - Grimble 2:44
11 Deep Season - Jesus Christ Almighty (Pylon King + Dunderhead Remix) 3:56
12 Boards Of Canada - Happy Cycling 5:07
13 Pelding - One 2:52
14 Tom Tyler - Attitude Adjuster 5:47
15 Tongue - Culture Consumers 3:39
16 Lisa Germano - Lovesick (Underdog Rmx) 3:01
17 Stereotyp - Slo Jo 4:28
18 Kid Loco - Flyin' On 747 4:59

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Four years after his debut, an LP of clever, double-entendre trip-hop, Kid Loco plunged deeper into the world of knowing naïveté with Kill Your Darlings. If the explicit liners aren't enough eye-candy for all the nymphomaniacs out there, the French downtempo producer and pop fanatic kicks off with a track named "Cocaine Diana" and the languorous female vocal: "Once the devil came into my kitchen/and with a knife and a fork, he ate my chicken/Twice the Lord came into my bedroom/and drunk boozy booze to gimme real satisfaction" over a slinky bassline and a few orchestral tune-up blattings. Tim Keegan, an occasional guitarist with Robyn Hitchcock and the leader of Departure Lounge, also makes appearances on several songs, though his sly, faux-emotional delivery on "Three Feet High Reefer" and "A Little Bit of Soul" tends to grate. The female vocalist, Louise Quinn, is less annoying, but also plays the coquette far too much. At times, Kill Your Darlings is a dead ringer for the anthemic meanderings of Mazzy Star's Hope Sandoval and the Jesus & Mary Chain on the latter's Stoned and Dethroned album.

Kid Loco - Kill Your Darlings (flac 471mb)

01 Cocaine Diana 4:18
02 Lucy's Talking 4:24
03 Horsetown In Vain 5:51
04 Three Feet High Reefer 3:28
05 A Little Bit Of Soul 4:04
06 I Can't Let It Happen To You 4:17
07 Gypsie Good Time 3:51
08 Here Come The Munchies 3:54
09 Going Round In Circles 5:53
10 I Want You 4:22
11 A Little Bit Of Soul (Geronimo Rex Radio Mix) 3:47
12 A Little Bit Of Soul (Paul Murphy's Bellanova Mix) 7:09
13 A Little Bit Of Soul (Howie B's A Wee Bit Of "B" Soul Mix) 4:07
14 A Little Bit Of Soul (Vicarious Bliss Smooth Dub Symphony) 5:50
15 A Little Bit Of Soul (Silent Poets Dub Mix) 4:48

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French trip-hopper Kid Loco has been more or less silent since the release of 2001's subpar effort Kill Your Darlings. That record trashed the promise of his stellar debut, A Grand Love Story, by tossing out the subtle beauty of his laid-back, relaxed, and melodic tunes and replacing it with a clattering and decadent sound almost bereft of any value at all. His 2005 soundtrack to the film The Graffiti Artist regains much of the ground Kid Loco lost with Kill Your Darlings. The disc plays as one long song stretching out over 79 minutes of tuneful, flowing music that is dynamic, peaceful, and never boring. The first half of the record is heavily influenced by Indian music, with a snake charmer clarinet (played by Jerome Benoussan) and sitar providing much of the atmosphere but also loads of mellow guitars, relaxed beats, and tablas. It then shifts into some moody downtempo sounds that tread more closely to an accepted soundtrack style with lots of strings and dramatic shifts in tone before heading back into a more frenzied take on the Indian sound to conclude the disc. Luckily, there are no vocals to mar the proceedings and the record has a lovely grooving psychedelic feeling that gently enfolds you from the very beginning of the disc and doesn't let go until the very end. The disc succeeds both as a soundtrack and as notice that Kid Loco is back to doing what he does best. This release is one track composed by 8 'uncredited' tracks mixed together.

Kid Loco - The Graffiti Artist OST (flac 401mb)

01 First Track 15:28
02 Lovely Second Track 22:06
03 Super Third Track 12:43
04 Don't Forget The Fourth Track 4:45
05 Wow, Track Five 9:41
06 Six Is Nice 2:22
07 Ohh, Track Seven! 5:30
08 Eight Is Great 7:20

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solpadeine said...

Would love to see Kid Loco's DJ Kicks and The Graffiti Artist reposted. Also looking for anything else of his that you haven't posted before.

Thanks for always being so accommodating.

Gianni Zhivago said...

Kill Your Darlings appears dead.
Love your work.

Rho said...

Ah yes Deposit files i try to not use it because of this behaviour, anyway it's live now...n'joy