Tuesday, January 18, 2005

play with toys


dcbasehead, originally uploaded by thebeathunters.

dcBASEHEAD/PLAY WITH TOYS
imago, 1992
INTRO/gone
DC2000/gone
BRAND NEW DAY/gone
dcBasehead a.k.a MICHAEL IVEY dropped his first lo-fi hiphop album in '92 and created a buzz over alternative press and college radio. supposedly recorded at home on a four-track machine with various friends, it was a new landmark in DIY music long before the idea of homestudio emerged. "laid-back, stoned hip-hop rythm tracks, pop hooks, drawled raps and pseudo folky-guitar" is the perfect description mp3.com gives away and i can't beat it.
in france, dcBasehead was da shit according to LES INROCKUPTIBLES the french rock bible mag since 1986 and PLAY WITH TOYS stood up in their TOP 20 LPS OF 1992 next to nick cave, pj harvey, neil young, REM, etc.
i agree with THIS REVIEW but wonder what u.s hipbloggers think about dcBasehead (hellooo oliverW, noz...) or any welcome guest with attitude. listen online then buy the album at yer favorite record store if available... more on mike ivey and his "NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE" in next post.
da MOISTWORKS SITUATION
are we seeing the future of audioblogs here? by chopping one of the best blogheads they'll probably make their point. shall we organize resistance or duck down? to whom it may concern, let's talk about it.
post updated (kaotic links and blogger published it 3 times!) thanks steve for feedback and enjoy your uk trip.

3 comments:

sil3ntstatic said...

ahh, such an AMAZING album. You just made my evening. I lost my copy years ago and have been trying to find a used copy in the local shops... guess these tracks will hold me over.

THANK YOU!!

Dakota (The Witness Exchange)

thebeathunters said...

ah, nice to see some feedback for a classic
more basehead to come, noticeably a live e.p if i can find it in my crates...

David said...

Where can I download their stuff?