Spiedkiks - Madcap
What an annoyingly brilliant album!
With elements from the Beasties, Freq Nasty and influences ranging between Garage to Garbage, not to mention the samples from all musical directions ALL packed into a trippy, hip hoppy, electro manifesto of funky beats, percussion to the max and female, male vocals.
Quite frankly, I’m outta breath.
Your eardrums will be treated to harmonies from all spectrums of music.
And when you think that you’ve got Spiedkiks all figured out in comes a diddy wah touch of classical delight just to tickle the senses.
From old skool, acid house, P.I.L through to digi funky guys n gals – this album hits the spot.
Deeply religious samplists and DJs. . . enjoy!
Madcap is as its name suggests. MAD!
What you get here are violin samples that provocatively slip a trance vibe into the mix. Bish bash bong! Sliced up bass! Classical music with a violent trip which progresses into another incredible track. . . No Sleep.
Pee Break has chops and breaks, samples, and scratches. Oops, did I forget to mention that ALL these tracks have raw energy? Wot a kick! Go Cuff Urself if you don’t get this album.
It’s got the scratching and sampling for all the newbies to the digital market to have fun with and plenty more to spare for those who like a touch of metal, classical, piano, strings, rapping and experimentation – Do I really need to go on?
If you’re not getting the picture yet, I shall spell it out for you:
THERE’S A LIL SOMETHING FOR ANY LOVER OF THE DIGI PLATFORM IN THIS ALBUM.
Well worth the time to take a digital experience with these guys.
I’d be interested in seeing if they hike up the tempo and groove into more of a jungle or drum n bass theme in their next album. But either way I love ‘em and can’t wait for their next album!
1. Madcap (feat. J. Hehrmann on fiddle & M. Held on drums)
2. Drinks (if u like to remix let us know, remix stems on soundcloud)
3. Too Much Shampoo (feat. Casio VL1 & M. Held on drums)
4. Japanese Tourist (feat. BIOS update sound by Isit)
5. Before U Get Fat (sample by LA BRASS BANDA & M. Held on drums)
6. Burn One Down (get ur digital download / Sci-Fi)
7. Pee Break (take the tape out now / sample by Flea & Stretch)
8. One Hot Finger Lickin' Minute (skit)
9. Go & Cuff Urself(feat. J. Hehrmann on fiddle & M. Held on drums)
10. Fiasco69 (hope it isn´t too loud for you, if it is we always can turn it up / oldschool)
11. Load "*",8,1 (feat. Commodore 64)
12. Hey Dee Wha What (feat. Florrie on vocals)
13. Dot Com Slash (they know what is what but they don´t know what is what)
14. No Sleep (feat. J. Hehrmann on fiddle)
Lisa Kalloo flew into radio and television journalism shortly after her degree with law at Holborn Law College, University of London and then Masters at University of Wolverhampton.
Deciding the legal sphere was way too starchy for her artistic tastes and critical outlet she moved into frontiers that enabled her to channel her energy into more energising pursuits working for Network 5 TV and then the Wolverhampton and Dudley Journal. In between these jaunts she worked with a number of musicians both solo and collaborative projects as well as jungle and drum n bass DJs, artists, sound engineers, producers and promoters. Coming from a rock background the digital and analogue shades were relished by her colleagues.
She developed a taste for writing at a very early age and was encouraged to understand the technical hardware world by an eccentric Sufi. Spurred by his poetic pessimism she engaged herself in the digital world of writing and reviewing in car entertainment devices and other gadgetries for carcomputer.co.uk and later writing industrial technical specs for Lilliput UK.
Deeply desirous for pastures, new though familiar, she moved back to London having been in the wilderness of Wolverhampton for way too long. She fell into the publishing world working for Hotcourses UK for a few years.
Feeling the need to stretch herself further she embarked on a number of freelance projects and came to Somojo Magazine with a plan… To put the critique back into music! To shake that blanket of dust that gives complacency a jolt and fires commitment back to musical honesty and comment.
Music and techy stuff is definitely the stuff that gives our Lisa her MOJO. It is sooooo her mojo.
She has transformed like a butterfly from geek chic to music freak combining her two loves to produce a fetish harmony that makes most people smile.
When she’s ‘without headphones’ she’ll be smoking a Cuban and chilling with her audiophile, foody and film buds.