First published in Clash. The core components of the hip hop holy trinity – comprising graffiti, breakdance, and the complementary skills of the DJ and MC – have long been understood. Integral to each of these elements however are a slew of other skills. Crate digging – or the sourcing of records – whether for sampling, DJ’ing or simply to satisfy a gap in a record collection, remains something of a dark art.
A new album from Trunk Records dropped on the mat this morning. This time JBH gathers together the work of Tristram Cary, who passed away in 2008 following a long and esteemed career in composing (writing the music for the original The Ladykillers and Quartermass and the Pit) and creating effects (he made the sound of the Daleks for Dr Who). I’m trying to place a review somewhere now, out March 29th 2010. Tracklist: 1. […]