To usher in the weekend, we have a track chosen by WNUR’s Faculty Advisor/former Fast & Loud host, Dr. Phil Scepanski.
Though coming from the “Beach Music” scene associated more with the Carolinas, Bill Deal and the Rhondels hailed from Virginia Beach. With the busy horn section and exaggerated backbeat, this was one of many songs where they showed the influence of the flourishing ska and rocksteady artists of Jamaica.
Happy hump day! Get your lovely lady lumps shaking with this track from Streetbeat veteran, m50:
Heavy, breaks-influenced dubstep sounds from one of Party Time Society‘s core members. Jeekoos has a distinctive production style, always a precise, dark, urban feel. This track was released as part of a 2×12″ compilation on the small American Renegade Lights imprint.
Today’s Krautrock gem comes from Maddie on Rock Show. Here’s Maddie’s take on her pick:
Formed by Klaus Dinger and Michael Rother after their split from Kraftwerk, Neu! is considered one of the founding bands of Krautrock, experimental German rock from the 1970s. “Neuschnee” embodies many of the distinguishing elements of Krautrock: psychedelic, repetitive, steady, guitar driven, but slowly building, giving it a driving yet gentle sound by comparison with rock contemporaries in other countries at the time. The lack of lyrics in this track force one to appreciate the instrumentals, which define the song as Krautrock. Krautrock, and Neu! in particular, influenced many rock and electronic artists in years to come. Other notable Krautrock bands include Can, Faust, Cluster, Amon Düül, Amon Düül II, Tangerine Dream, Popol Vuh, Harmonia (featuring members of Neu! and Cluster), and Ash Ra Tempel, among others.