You'll find a cornucopia of tasty tunes to bounce off your eardrums. I update with new tunes, art and photography every week, depending on what I'm doing and listening to at the time, old and new. I'm based in London UK but I love to travel and discovery new music along the way and share my musical journey on neoloop.
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A true original disco diva
Starfucker's Jackalope (Julius) gets the remix treatment from Vans. Original recording of Julius is on Heaven's Youth - Reptilians Demos. This song has a happy heart, the subdued singing is used as an instrument that snakes through the music with effortless charm. A psychedelic synth-pop tune to help you through a long hot summers night.
Starfucker, also known as STRFKR, is an electronica band from Portland, Oregon formed in 2007, initially started as a solo project for Joshua Hodges.
Born Ready To Die
Terry Urban links up with DopeCouture to present Born Ready To Die, a mash up of Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready to Die with Lana del Rey’s Born to Die.
Using the music from Lana’s Born To Die (remixed and resampled) and Lyrics from Biggie’s Ready To Die, it's fucking epic stuff, This track renamed Juicy Lolita is brilliant, I wouldn't have thought Biggie's Juicy would work without the Mtume backing tune Juicyfruit, however this sounds like the perfect Bond theme! Throughout this mixtape it all sounds so natural, Lana's strings and moody tones work perfectly with Big's gritty drawl.
A fitting tribute to the 15 year anniversary of Christopher Wallace’s death.
My mate Dave found a copy of Tighten Up Vol. 1 & 2 this week down the back of an old cuboard, some seriously classic reggae on these milestone LP's. Originally released in 1969 by Trojan Records.
This track by Dandy (Dandy Livingstone) is on the Tighten Up Volume 2. Reggae In Your Jeggae is a top tune, been listening to this loads. Other classics on here include The Upsetters' Return Of Django and Live Injection, The Pioneers' Longshot Kick De Bucket, Clancy Eccles' Fire Corner and of course Lee Scratch Perry's Tighten Up.
MCA's publicist just released a statement, writing, "It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam 'MCA' Yauch ... passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer. He was 47 years old."
MCA co-founded Beastie Boys in 1979 with Mike D, and Ad Rock and went on to churn out some of the most iconic albums in hip-hop including License to Ill, Paul's Boutique, Check Your Head and Ill Communication. The Bands last album Hot Sauce Committee Part.2 was also a return to form. They won multiple Grammys and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year.
She's Crafty from their debut is a classic (as is the whole album) and a personnal favourite. Rest In Peace MCA.