Psych Funk 101 Full Page Review In The Wire

Now-Again | Nov. 12, 2009 | News |

We think it’s a first for us here at Now-Again; it’s certainly a first for our cousins at World Psychedelic Funk Classics Records. A full page, glowing review of the Psych Funk 101 Comp in The Wire Magazine by Peter Shapiro.

An excerpt:

“I have said it many times before, but I will say it again: there is no more exciting sound in music than the sound of a guitarist barely familiar with electric amplification – or, as evidenced on this fabulous compilation of syncretic out-there funk, a saz player trying to come to terms with a fuzzbox.”

Check a pdf of the article here and go out and support The Wire, one of the last great music magazines left.

Whitefield Brothers feat. Edan and Mr. Lif – The Gift

Now-Again | Nov. 10, 2009 | Catalog | ,

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Side A:

The Gift *
The Gift (Instrumental)

Side B:

Gifted (The Oh No Remix)
Gifted (The Oh No Remix Instrumental)

NA 5059 12″. 2009.

A Whitefield Brothers Production
Executive Produced by Egon and Whitefield Brothers
Mastered by Kelly Hibbert for Elysian Masters, Barcelona, SP.
Art direction by Lewis Heriz

The Gift: (W.Schlick/M.Whitefield/B.Baral/E.Portnoy/J.Haynes)

Edan – Vocals, Mr. Lif – Vocals, Martin Majevski – Trumpet, Zuzzi Krall – Trombone, Wolfi Schlick – Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Tuba, Niko Schabl – Alto Saxophone, MW – Drums, Organ, Percussion

Recorded by JW at Soul-Fire/Brooklyn, Hermann-Lingg/Munich and Edan/Brooklyn. Mixed by Jochen Ströh and WBs at Lovelite/Berlin

* Original version from the Whitefield Brothers album Earthology

Gifted (The Oh No Remix): (E.Portnoy/J.Haynes/M.Jackson).

Recorded and mixed by Oh No at The Last Element, Oxnard.

Download high res cover art here.

Mr. Chop Talks DOOM, Pete Rock, Future Of Fuzz Funk In Hiphopdx Interview

Now-Again | Nov. 9, 2009 | News |

Mr. Chop’s Pete Rock inspired For Pete’s Sake is out now. The man himself explains it’s genesis in this interview with Hiphopdx.com

” Throughout the album, released on November 3, Mr. Chop freaks some Funk of his own with a series of intermezzos. Asked about their genesis, the producer and engineer revealed, “The interludes on For Pete’s Sake are ideas I wanted to throw in there to break up Pete’s instrumentals and help the album flow as a whole. They weren’t intially intended from the start, but after I finished the Pete Rock tracks, it became apparent that something was missing. I had a few ideas, sketches of my own that I made while editing the tracks had become tiresome. I usually do that while working on a edit, something else mutates and I’ll have to side track for a while and capture a potential new piece. This was the beginning of what became seven intermezzos. ‘Intermezzo 3′ was the first idea that bore fruit, I think they create nice little breathing spaces and perhaps the listener who is familiar with the original works of Pete Rock & CL Smooth, can do a little reminiscing of their own.” ”

Link.

Whitefield Brothers – Earthology

Now-Again | Nov. 5, 2009 | Catalog |

Buy it here.

A Whitefield Brothers Production
Executive Produced by Egon and Whitefield Brothers
Mastered by Kelly Hibbert for Elysian Masters, Barcelona, SP.
Art direction by Lewis Heriz

CD and 2 12″ LP. 2010. NA 5047

Download high res cover art here.
Download high res photos here, here, here and here.

1 – Joyful Exaltation (M. Whitefield/T. Myland/B.Pluwatsch)
Bajka – Vocals, Thomas Myland – Organ, Organ Bass, MW – Drums, Wolfi Schlick – Flute, Niko Schabel – Clarinet

Recorded by D. Ictafon at Soul-Fire/Brooklyn. Mixed by WBs at Halfaroom/Munich

2 – Safari Strut: (J. Whitefield)
Wolfi Schlick – Clarinet, Alto Flute, Thomas Myland – Organ Bass, JW – Guitar, Kollage, MW – Drums, Marimba

Recorded by JW at Soul-Fire/Brooklyn and Halfaroom/Munich. Mixed by JW at Halfaroom/Munich

3 – Reverse: (J.Whitefield/M.Whitefield/J.Simon/N.Rodriguez)
Percee P – Vocals, MED – Vocals, Boogaloo Velez – Percussion, Bosco Mann – Bass, JW – Guitar, Elka, Kollage, MW – Drums, Juno, Moog, Kollage

Recorded by Gabe Roth at Desco/Manhattan, JW at Halfaroom/Munich and Dave Cooley at Bionic/Los Angeles. Mixed by JW at Halfaroom/Munich

4 – Taisho: (M. Whitefield/M.Nishimoto/J.Whitefield)
Masaru Nishimoto – Koto, Thomas Myland – Clavinet, JW – Bass, MW- Drums, Percussion

Recorded by JW at Whitefield Sound Lab/Munich and Zdenko Curulija at 45studios/Munich. Mixed by JW at Halfaroom/Munich

5 – Sad Nile: (M. Whitefield)

Stu Krause – Trumpet, Ben Abarbanel-Wolff – Tenor Saxophone, Johannes Schleiermacher – Baritone Saxophone, Thomas Myland – Clavinet, Bassmodul, JW – Guitar, MW – Drums

Recorded by Jochen Ströh at Lovelite/Berlin. Mixed by Jochen Ströh and MW at Lovelite/Berlin

6 – The Gift: (W.Schlick/M.Whitefield/B.Baral/E.Portnoy/J.Haynes)

Edan – Vocals, Mr. Lif – Vocals, Martin Majevski – Trumpet, Zuzzi Krall – Trombone, Wolfi Schlick – Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Tuba, Niko Schabl – Alto Saxophone, MW – Drums, Organ, Percussion

Recorded by JW at Soul-Fire/Brooklyn, Hermann-Lingg/Munich and Edan/Brooklyn. Mixed by Jochen ströh and WBs at Lovelite/Berlin

7 – Ntu: (M. Whitefield)

Zdenko Curulija – Bell, Percussion, JW – Gong, MW – Bambooinstruments, Percussion.

Recorded by Zdenko Curulija and JW at 45studios/Munich. Mixed by MW at Beavercreek/Berlin. Engineer: Benjamin Spitzmüller

8 – Pamukkale: (J. Whitefield)

Bo Baral – Tambour, Percussion, Wolfi Schlick – English Horn, Flute, Zdenko Curulija – Percussion, Thomas Myland – Organ, JW – Bass, Percussion, Piano, MW – Drums, Percussion.

Recorded by JW at 45studios/Munich and Hermann-Lingg/Munich. Mixed by JW at Halfaroom/Munich

9 – Alin: (M. Whitefield/M. Nishimoto)

Masaru Nishimoto – Flute, MW – Drums, Gongs, Percussion, Pierre “Gorbi” Mensah – Percussion, Jochen Ströh – Tambourine

Recorded by Jochen Ströh at Lovelite/Berlin and Benjamin Spitzmüller at Beavercreek/Berlin. Mixed by Benjamin Spitzmüller at Beavercreek/Berlin

10 – Breakin´ Through: (Mal Waldron)

Leon Michels – Flute, Martin Perna – Baritone Saxophone, Stuart Bogie – Clarinet, Aaron Johnson – Trombone, Thomas Myland – Electric Piano, Ralf Kiefer – Clavinet, Nick Movshon – Bass, MW – Drums

Recorded by MW at Soul-Fire/Brooklyn and JW at Hermann-Lingg/munich. Mixed by WBs at Halfaroom/Munich

11 – Sem Yelesh: (J. Whitefield)

Ben Abarbanel-Wolff – Saxophones, Thomas Myland – Organ, Bo Baral – Tambour, Ballaphon, Conga, Zdenko Curulija – Drums, JW – Bass, Electric Piano, Birhan “Mac” Mekonnen & Danny Mekonnen – Cultural Advice

Recorded by JW and Zdenko Curulija at 45studios/Munich and Jochen Ströh at Lovelite/Berlin. Mixed by JW at Halfaroom/Munich

12 – Lullaby for Lagos: (M. whitefield/T. myland/J. Whitefield)

Johannes Schleiermacher – Flute, Will Holland – Guitar, Thomas Myland – Organ Bass, JW – Guitar, MW – Drums, Vibraphone

Recorded by JW at Soul-Fire/Brooklyn and Jochen Ströh at Lovelite/Berlin. Mixed by Jochen Ströh and WBs at Lovelite/Berlin
13 – Chich: (M. Whitefield)

Maria Del Mar Campo – Hand Drum, Johannes Schleiermacher – Flute, Hannes Kies – Bass Clarinet, Philipp Domke – Trombone, MW – Glockenspiel, Marimba, Vibraphone, Percussion.

Recorded by Jochen Ströh at Lovelite/Berlin. Mixed by WBs at Halfaroom/Munich

Not Really A Podcast Pt. 4 – Roberto Carlos Lange’s (Savath & Savalas) “Oscuro… Parte 2.”

Now-Again | | News | ,

Savath and Savalas’s The Predicate Dub Version is out now on Stones Throw’s Webstore.

So as promised we’re now giving y’all the second part of Roberto Carlos Lange, aka Heldado Negro’s, “Oscuro Como Boca De Lobo.”

Check out over thirty minutes – “Parte Two” – of his “Oscuro Como Boca De Lobo” mix of music from the Latin American disapora here: Roberto Carlos Lange: “Oscuro Como Boca De Lobo Parte Two.”

Track List:

1. Chano Pozo – Mongo Santamaria y Amigos
2. Se Me Olvido Que Te Olvide – Grupo Folklorico Y Experimental Nuevayorquino
3. Nananina – Bush y Sus Magnificos
4. Sombrero de Panama
5. Pollera Colorada – Corraleja 71
6. Canto Asoyin – Grupo Folklorico Y Experimental Nuevayorquino
7.Abusardora – Blas Duran
8. Intro – Atahualpa Yupanqui
9. Untitled
10. Yo Que Soy Americano – Nelly Palacios

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