I just posted on my Soundcloud a new edit I've finished and I'm really happy with the way it came out! It's available now to you all as a free download as of right now!
"Bring It Here" was a hot slice of modern funk/boogie off the mighty underground label, TSOB (The Sound of Brooklyn) by Wild Sugar released in 1980. It was produced by Bill Curtis and Gerry Thomas and featured the vocals of Janice Christie, Linda Blakely and Robin Dunn. While it's a proper tune in it's own right, it will forever be known (or at least recognized) as the source of the horn sample on the Beastie Boys track, "Brass Monkey".
For this edit, I removed those funky horns from the intro (the only place they appear in the original) and reintroduced them into the track part way through, using the break down to create the new intro. When the horns do come back in, they emerge over the vocals in a slightly edited way. Dubbed out vocals, lot's of slicing, a bit of filtering, a bit of tape delay and some added drum programming complete the edit. Enjoy!
As always, if you dig the edit, do yourself and the artist a favor and check out the original!
Flyer for one of my first parties in 1993, held 10 miles
and 20 years from where I'll be playing tonight.
I have a special gig coming up tonight on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. When my folks moved out of the Washington DC area in 1993, this is where I ended up. One of the first ever parties I produced myself was here on "The Shore", as they call it around here. The event, Disco Inferno, was ostensibly for my brothers 15th birthday but, really, any excuse for a party, right? We rented out a big space above the local Town Hall (and the town police station, as it turned out) and I lugged in my sound and lighting rig along with a dodgey old smoke machine. As the flyer advertised, I played a selection of disco and funk mixed in with the "today's best dance music" to a fairly unsuspecting crowd of teens. One slightly awkward kid took it in stride when I told him I wouldn't be playing anything from his stack of Megadeath cds he had brought for me. He just shrugged, walked out to the dance floor and proceded to do the centipede. I wish all those with inappropriate requests reacted the same as that guy. Tonight, almost 20 years later, I have the chance to come back to where it all started for me and do what I love to do.... make the party "100% Phat" ;)
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