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Chicken Lips

Various Artists - DJ Kicks Series

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Disc 1:
  # Track Name Artist MP3 Sample
  1   Places Of Light Brainticket MP3 sample
  2   Meaning Of Love Karin Krog/ Herbert MP3 sample
  3   The Bubble Bunch Jimmy Spicer MP3 sample
  4   Shotgun Colourbox MP3 sample
  5   African Reggae Nina Hager MP3 sample
  6   Limitattions Lindstorm MP3 sample
  7   Wax The Van Lola MP3 sample
  8   Congo Man (Carl Craig mix) The Congos MP3 sample
  9   You're Not Ready Yet Chicken Lips MP3 sample
  10   Seventh Heaven Gwen Guthie MP3 sample
  11   Treat Me The Paul Simpson Connection MP3 sample
  12   Music A Fe Rule Rhythm & Sound MP3 sample
  13   Crisis Tin N Tok MP3 sample
  14   Light Years Away Warp 9 MP3 sample
  15   Beat The Street Sharon Reed MP3 sample
  16   Wind Ya Neck In Chicken Lips MP3 sample
  17   Suckee Big Two Hundred MP3 sample
  18   Animal Rhapsode The Raincoats MP3 sample
  19   Brazilian Love Affair George Duke MP3 sample
  20   Nice & Soft Wish & La-Rita Gashin MP3 sample
  21   Bad Skin Chicken Lips MP3 sample

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Pretty far out mix of 80s funk-punk, spliced with up-to-the-minute dub, soul, breakbeats and other otherworldly bits and bobs from this British production and DJ trio. Highly regarded nowadays for having a "sound of their own", Chicken Lips emerged out of the late 1990s and the first wave of breakbeat production outfits, pushing things forward with their excellent Kingsize label before slipping further and further leftfield into their current position as one of the best makers of 80s-influenced "punk-funk" sounds not to be based in New York ie: they're not mates of The DFA like The Rapture, The Juan McLean et al. Further back than this of course, two of the members of Chicken Lips were in early 1990s chart-rave outfit Bizarre Inc, dropping such hoover sound-wailing diva-battering piano anthems as "Such A Feeling" and the truly risible "Playing With Knives". We'll forgive them this of course (especially seeing as how I played both of them at the time!). Anyhoo, over a brilliant value 21 tracks, the 'Lips run from mad 80s gear from Colourbox and Nina Hagen to Carl Craig's deeply dubby re-edit of "Congo Man" by The Congos (out on the excellent Honest Johns label out of London) back to mad disco from Gwen Guthrie, as remixed by the legendary Larry Levan, and so on and so forth. Basically they slip back and forth from spikey punky funk music to smooth soul and disco into reggae sounds and back again several times over the 74 minute run time in a relaxed, unhurried manner. In all, it's a great mix CD, one of the best this year, but hella "challenging" if you're not into wilful eclecticism, shouty vocals, heavy heavy funk basslines and general leftfieldness. Highly recommened, and yet another great DJKicks release from Berlin's ace !K7 label. Yay party time.

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Artist: Various Artists - DJ Kicks Series
Album: Chicken Lips
Cat #: K7155CD
Date: 08/01/2004
Format: Audio CD
Discs: 1
Label: K7
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Genres: Compilations , Dance , On Sale
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