Bleu – Circa 92
Tape Source: Tef Foo
This promotional tape was produced by Dubtribe in 1993.
From 1990 to 2005 Dubtribe Sound System, husband and wife Sunshine and Moonbeam Jones, gathered friends and family together and traversed the planet performing house music live for millions of people.
Allied with sit in and bring along percussionists, poets, painters, singers, and other musicians including Ray Lee, Nicky Sick, Babatunde, Primo Navaro, Matthew Brubeck, Karen Pfister, Chadwick Justin Minor, Richard Henry Scott, Lumo, Spiral Formatt, DJ Collage, Toast, Raymond St. Martin, DJ Lapaix, Kevin Wilson, and many others along the way, Dubtribe brought the idea that anything is possible, and that anyone can rise up and create art, political protest, and personal expression in the environment of DJ culture, rave, and night club or warehouse with a few simple devices and fire in your heart.
They arrived at a time when the world was in turmoil, the rave was a new idea which empowered people to gather and dance. Few followed the example set by Dubtribe, but many people were inspired to find their own road.
Dubtribe Sound System performed their final live concert at Cielo, in New York City on December 1st 2005. Many friends and family were in attendance, it was the perfect ending to a wonderfully indepenent, situationist, and punk rock road far too few people choose to travel with the passion and love that Sunshine and Moonbeam have.
May the beach always appear before you as the most beautiful dance floor in the world. Open up your mind, open up your heart, open up your hands, open up your mouth, open up your life, and set your spirit free.
Dubtribe – Dubchant (Side A)
Dubtribe – Dubchant (Side B)
Tape Source: Tef Foo
Live In Manchester, by N-Joi, is as close as you can get to putting the sound and feeling of an old school rave on vinyl. This recording is off of my promo vinyl copy, that never had the picture cover. I always liked the picture cover though, so I grabbed an image of the cassette cover off of Discogs and put it up here.
I’ve also included a recording from a live N-Joi show that took place in Paris, France on October 24th, 1992. It’s a different set list than the Live In Manchester show, and unfortunately not all of the tracks from this performance were commercially released.
N-Joi – Live In Manchester (Part 1)
N-Joi – Live In Manchester (Part 2)
N-Joi – Live In Paris (10-24-1992) @ Spasmes
This is the first full length album from Young American Primitive, released in 1993 on the San Francisco label ZoëMagik Records. It’s one of my top 5 favorite albums from that year. Unfortunately, the follow up album African Cosmopolitan was never commercially released, and future musical output from this talented artist was minimal.
Young American Primitive – Young American Primitive (Complete Album)
1 Intro 0:20
2 Trance Formation 6:05
3 Flux 0:45
4 Young American Primitive 6:05
5 Ritual 6:11
6 Sunrise 8:03
7 Daydream 4:20
8 Over & Out 6:50
9 These Waves 6:48
10 Monolith Part One 5:06
11 Monolith Part Two 7:26
This was the first in a series of 3 EPs, released in (I believe) mid 1993, from Pete Houser’s Bassbin Twins project. The sound, to my ears, is distinctly early 90’s San Francisco in the best way possible: A collection of great hip hop, soul, reggae and house samples, arranged nicely over lovely mid tempo choppy breakbeats.
Bassbin Twins – EP 1 – A1
Bassbin Twins – EP 1 – A2
Bassbin Twins – EP 1 – B1
Bassbin Twins – EP 1 – B2
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