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On a related note, Steely Dan was a dildo.
posted by Dr-Baa at 9:59 AM on July 10, 2007


Name that bassline.
posted by nthdegx at 10:01 AM on July 10, 2007


Bassmasters.
posted by fusinski at 10:14 AM on July 10, 2007


Actually, hoped I'd get some help with the rest of it..
posted by hypersloth at 10:14 AM on July 10, 2007


The Kruder + Dorfmeister remix of this song was the first bit of music I ever stole from the internet (off of internet radio, to a cassette tape). Ah... those were the days.
posted by togdon at 10:17 AM on July 10, 2007


I'm sad that I consider the K&D Sessions new, and it's yer fond memory. That ages me.
posted by hypersloth at 10:24 AM on July 10, 2007


Bass-O-Matic
posted by DU at 10:32 AM on July 10, 2007


I'm sad that I consider the K&D Sessions new, and it's yer fond memory. That ages me.

Word.
posted by felix betachat at 10:36 AM on July 10, 2007


shocking your ass like a faulty vibrator -
hear me now, but you'll probably get the vibe later
posted by hypersloth at 10:40 AM on July 10, 2007


This is the first time I've heard the original, and I gots to say that the K&D remixes are far better. This despite the fact that I was a big fan of the DJ Food track that the bassline on the original was ripped from, and I generally approve of that kind of reappropriation.

The K&D Sessions? One of the best albums ever, at least in the "throw something on when people are over for drinks" category.
posted by jeffj at 10:45 AM on July 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


Another vote for the K&D version!
posted by neilkod at 10:58 AM on July 10, 2007


i agree
posted by hypersloth at 10:58 AM on July 10, 2007


check it!
posted by hypersloth at 11:01 AM on July 10, 2007


This despite the fact that I was a big fan of the DJ Food track that the bassline on the original was ripped from

Are you sure this didn't come first?

I love K&D Sessions long time. However, the track "Bomberclaad Joint" confuses me greatly, because it is a song about sanitary towels. That is confusing to me.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 11:30 AM on July 10, 2007


Yes.

DJ Food, Jazz Brakes Vol. 4 1993

Bomb The Bass, Bug Poweder Dust 1996

Hence my original comment.
posted by nthdegx at 12:09 PM on July 10, 2007


The Food track is Dark Lady, in case that wasn't clear.
posted by nthdegx at 12:11 PM on July 10, 2007


I've been listening to that K&D Sessions album for years and this is one of the tracks that always makes me look up even after hearing it 1000x times.

Dark Lady is great as well.
posted by cell divide at 12:17 PM on July 10, 2007


Kruder & Dorfmeister's Sessions is a choice mix, it has aged beautifully. It is chilled and laid back enough to play for after dinner drinks. A "Kind of Blue" for Generation X, trendy without offending the mainstream guests.

Unfortunately K&D haven't done anything as exciting, I wish they'd get back together. Their solo works are good (Tosca, Peace Orchestra), but a little too bass heavy. That's not exactly true, Peace Orchestra is more of a "shrooming with a hippie in the forest" and while Tosca remains in the "upmarket suburban club" category.

I guess I can't blame them, I have a feeling that when Kruder made "Honey" he had in mind seductively dancing underweight European dancers than the one-too-many just-got-out-of-college sorority girls awkwardly trying to find the beat.
posted by geoff. at 1:00 PM on July 10, 2007


Nice to hear there are other fans of K+D Sessions. These albums stay in high rotation in my collection.
posted by vaportrail at 1:07 PM on July 10, 2007


a little too bass heavy.

Have you listened to Dehli9? It sounds like nothing else in the K&D, G-Stone catalogue. By the time you make it to the minimalist piano on the second CD, it's pretty clear that Dorfmeister and Huber are after something a lot more significant than creating upmarket retail atmospheres.
posted by felix betachat at 1:20 PM on July 10, 2007


Another Vote K+D Sessions. The remix of Depeche Mode - Useless is well worth a listen.
posted by Z303 at 1:28 PM on July 10, 2007


The Bomb the Bass original is infinitely better than the K+D remix. And I like the K+D remix.

nthdegx, the 12" for Bug Powder Dust from '96 you linked to is a bunch of remixes. It was originally released in '94 (still a year after the DJ Food track of course)
posted by markr at 1:40 PM on July 10, 2007


You are all wrong. The best mix is the Funk Mob one (the one my man Sam used to play). See also the Slow Roll mix of Throw Your Set In The Air by Cypress Hill.
posted by Mocata at 1:59 PM on July 10, 2007


(That said, the others rule too.)
posted by Mocata at 2:04 PM on July 10, 2007


The Bomb the Bass original is infinitely better than the K+D remix.

What are you, not high?
posted by felix betachat at 2:21 PM on July 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


EXTERMINATE ALL RATIONAL THOUGHT
tangent
posted by carsonb at 4:14 PM on July 10, 2007


I've loved this record since it came out.
Got to be the original mix too, not the wussy K&D mix.
Justin Warfield's My Field Trip To Planet Nine album is also a killer.
He needs to make more records (preferably ones that don't sound like She Wants Revenge)...
posted by sam and rufus at 5:00 PM on July 10, 2007


The answer to "whose bassline is this?" is "none of the above".

The bassline was actually sampled from "Open Your Eyes You Can Fly" by Flora Purim (1976.) It's Alphonso Johnson playing the bass.
posted by pascal at 6:08 PM on July 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


I had a feeling that DJ Food didn't exactly create the bassline, given their usual methodology (and that of Coldcut and most of the Ninja Tune roster).
posted by arto at 8:38 PM on July 10, 2007


Yeah, and back in the halcyon days of the early 90s, it wasn't like they had to be super-careful about sample clearance, credits etc. Those early DJ Food efforts were super-heavy on the sampler, and all the more fun for it.
posted by pascal at 10:01 PM on July 10, 2007


Good call, pascal - I didn't know that, but yeah - what arto said. I was certainly not crediting Food with its composition.
posted by nthdegx at 11:00 PM on July 10, 2007


Nice one pascal.

DJ Food is a samplerama up to and including the disappointing kalidescope album.

NB Wouldn't this have been better as a comment in the William Burroughs thread posted seven hours afterward? Time machine not working?
posted by asok at 1:27 AM on July 11, 2007


I like the song, but, echoing asok, a ‘welcome-to-my-favorite-memory-from-the-90s’ YouTube clip isn’t the best of excuses for an FPP.

Bomb the Bass’s track Winter in July still sounds good today too, and is apt given the weather so far this season. I notice, with alarm, that it has since been covered by the alarmingly alarming Sarah Brightman; why couldn’t she have tackled Bug Powder Dust instead?
posted by misteraitch at 1:34 AM on July 11, 2007


The best mix is the Funk Mob one (the one my man Sam used to play).

Da Funk Mob were awesome. Miles better than most of the crap on Mo' Wax. Plus, "Ravers Suck Our Sound and Get Fuck" is my all time favourite song title.
posted by bifter at 3:42 AM on July 11, 2007


Geez, this is what I get for living in the South. I thought I must have been the only one obsessed with K+D. Crazy how much I like everything they do (like how I'll buy nearly any Norman Jay compilation and fall in love with that old soul music).
posted by Dantien at 8:19 AM on July 11, 2007


Da Funk Mob

I was trying to remember which version I liked the best but I couldn't remember which trip-hop compilation it was on. Rebirth of Cool Phive has it, took awhile to remember where I had it!
posted by jeffmik at 11:57 AM on July 11, 2007


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