Hectic City 3a – Hip-Hop Started In Ipswich

Feeling chock full of festive cheer, having just returned from late-night food shopping, it’s time to present the third Hectic City – The first hour of a three part sort-of-mixed run through of some of our favourite tunes of the year.

Originally I was going to do some talky-talky in between the tunes, but once the pile of possible tracks had been assembled, it proved so difficult to trim them down that it was the talky-talk that ended up on the cutting room floor, the better to make way for more of those fine tunes.

And it has been a fine year for tunes. No links on the tracklist, sorry, but everyone there is easily googleable, I think, so please don’t let that deter you from searching out some fine tunes.

Hope you enjoy. We did. Part two and three to follow.

Tracklisting for part one:

Cornelius – Music (from the album “Sensuous”)
7L & Esoteric – Play Dumb (from the album “A New Dope”)
Paul Simon – Outrageous (from the album “Surprise”)
Dondolo – Dragon [Brennan Green Remix] (single)
5 Mic Cluster – Basildon Lover (from the EP “Crystal Mic”)
Cansei De Ser Sexy – Let’s Make Love And Listen To Death From Above [Spank Rock Remix] (single)
LCD Soundsystem – Time To Get Away (from the album “Sound Of Silver”)
Nicky Van She & Dangerous Dan – Around The World Again (single)
New Young Pony Club – Get Dancey (single)
Luke Haines – Off My Rocker At The Art School Bop (from the album of the same name)
The Legion Of Doom – Crazy As She Goes (bootleg)
Breakout – Planet Rock [part one] (single)
The Gossip – Listen Up [mstrkrft remix] (single)
My Robot Friend – Swallow (from the album “Dial 0”)
Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve – Dig (from the mini-album “Spring”)
Zero DB – Bongos, Beats and Basslines (from the album of the same name)
Girl Talk – Bounce That (from the album “Night Ripper”)

P.S. Oh, by the way, New Year’s Eve is now sold out (although it looks likely that it’ll be running until the morning, so if you come down from 4am onwards there’s a pretty good chance you’ll get in), but if you do want some K-action, don’t forget Eric’s doing a set at Bust The Box on New Year’s Day – it’s free, but always packs out, so get down early and claim your corner!

Happy holidays :)

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6 Responses to “Hectic City 3a – Hip-Hop Started In Ipswich”

  1. Harrison says:

    You Ask and you shall Receive. This is a pretty sweet stalking stuffer If I do say so myself. Quite a few tracks and bands I’ve never heard of, but hell, that’s one of the perks! If your a fan of underground but catchy tunes, download this now!

  2. Björn says:

    Woo! Instantly working podcast goodness! :D

    Yeah, a few artists I hadn’t heard of before, always nice. And reminders as well, it was long since I heard something by Cornelius (years ago when I heard Fantasma for the first time…), and I’d totally forgotten about him. And also nice reminders of other music, like Elastica, I mean, how long ago was it they had that hit?

    Anyway, really nice mix, Eric. Thanks for keeping the podcasting going, and (a little bit in advance) happy new year. :)

  3. Cwalk says:

    The Legion Of Doom – Crazy As She Goes (bootleg) = hot track

  4. SId says:

    Great mix!!!
    If you don’t mind I played on the radio what I work for.
    Could you give me some advice, how or where to get (download) the rest of the tracks, beacause I can’t find on the web except of 3. :(

  5. masshole says:

    you limey bastards know that esoteric is talking about ipswich, massachusetts, right? and you understand he is being sarcastic when he says hip hop started there? he hails from beverly which is about 10 minutes away.

  6. Eric K says:

    Really? Boy, thanks for clearing that up. Does that mean french fries don’t taste like dog shit, and Nickleback don’t deserve a grammy? I gotta stop believing everything I hear in rap tunes. These guys take you for suckers.

    I really do wish that Hip Hop started in Ipswich though. Then we’d have more Broads and less Ho’s.

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