Immediate download of 12-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more). Paying supporters also get unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app.
On wax? Yup. Vinyl Life goes the extra mile to produce all of their music with hardware equipment and this analog medium is the best way to hear all the depth and detail. The artwork looks pretty amazing at this 12 x 12 size too. Includes ten songs from their debut album. Featuring guest appearances by Nite Club, Uzimon, Cru Jones, Jim Mack, and cuts by DJ Skribble & DJ Slynkee.
Includes 10 tracks from digital album. (Everything but Etch and Take It Off)
"Also includes immediate download of 12 track album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire."
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"I am FEELING the album man! It's fresh and original and sounds like nothing else out there which is always a plus in my book! " - Cozmo D of Newcleus
URB MAGAZINE “25: Now” Issue (November 12, 2009)
“With old school edge and performance punch, Vinyl Life brings classic hip-hop, house, and rave mash-up to the party…and shows no sign of letting up.”
BIG SHOT MAGAZINE (Two page feature in Issue 29 November, 2009)
“These guys seem to instinctually understand why work that guys like Arthur Baker did with New Order and Afrika Bambaataa was, and is, so vitally important in today’s dance music.”
TIME OUT NY (Issue 731 : Oct 1–7, 2009)
“This is club music of the kind that ruled the dance floors in the early ’90s, defined by elements of electro-rap, hip-house, Todd Terry–style club bangers, and lyrics that extol the virtues of B-boy stances, discotheque rocking and getting hype”
VILLAGE VOICE (9-15-2009)
“Vinyl Life's self-titled debut reflects New York City's heyday of breakdancing music, Latin freestyle, and up-tempo breakbeats, celebrating a time when rappers danced and electro was something you heard emanating from boom boxes and public transit, not from public radio.”
"Every once in a while something comes along that knows no boundaries, knows no limits, knows no right from wrong, and my world gets turned upside down." 8/10 - Music Critics
"With extreme precision, know-how and old school equipment, the NYC electro group Vinyl Life releases their debut album on Tape Theory. The aesthetics are something completely new." - The Futurist
“Slip their tracks on that old boombox of yours; you won't have a clue what hit you.” - TECHNOCOLORKIDS
It’s time to have some fun. The boys in Vinyl Life have been at it for years rocking classic Hip-Hop, rave and house cassettes while at the same time collecting an impressive array of vintage analog gear. Seriously pissed off with the lack of presentation in modern electronic music, Vinyl Life built their debut album from the ground up and it’s all about the live show. Lyrics written by a real MC, arranged like a pop album and mixed like a club track, the debut from Vinyl Life is like no other.
A true live act, New York City’s Vinyl Life is comprised of founder/drum machinist Butcha, MC Phaze Future and Keyboardist Richie Roxx. The stage show is comprised of a full on “rig” of analog gear set up on the stage where Phaze Future stands front and center dropping his signature rhymes and making an instant connection with audiences. And since most Vinyl Life tracks feature lyrics, this show is much more exciting than 45 minutes of instrumentals. There’s a classic pop element here that’s hard to resist and it’s the "gear-only" philosophy that gives Vinyl Life a sound like no other. Studio tracks have a live feel because they are produced in a dub style - the mixing board is the main instrument.
released 09 September 2009
Alex “Phaze Future” Falk – Vocals
Phil “The Butcha” Moffa – Drum machines, synths, vocoder, mixing board
Richard “Roxx” Spitzer – Synthesizers, vocals
Produced and Mixed by Phil Moffa at Butcha Sound Studios NYC | Co-Produced by Rich Spitzer
Mastered by Phil Moffa and Peter Denenberg at Acme Studios, Larchmont, NY
Published by Green Apple Boogie Co (ASCAP), Love Attack (ASCAP), Ringer Racket (ASCAP)
Bass Go Boom: Drums by Cru Jonez, Prophet VS by Jim McElwaine, Additional Vocals by Kari Spieler.
Hi Tops: Cuts by DJ Skribble and DJ Slynkee
Take It Off: Additional Vocals by J-Zone, Ray West, and Tru Pro
Press Rewind: Tenor Sax by Jim McElwaine, Additional lyrics and vocals by Uzimon
Illustration: Greg MacAvoy | Layout: Dan DeGloria & Jon Legere
Thanks: Jim Mack, Joey "Casino” Ferry, Joel Thome, Peter Denenberg, Justin Kleinfeld, Evan Balmer, Tru Pro, Ray West, J-Zone, Uzimon, DJ Skribble, DJ Slynkee, DJ Oscar G, Kari Spieler, Cru Jonez, Greg MacAvoy, Jon Legere, Ace, Dan DeGloria, Rich Cohen, WashMachine, Cern YMI, and Mark Richardson.
Special thanks: The Moffa, Falk, and Spitzer families, Takumi, Janine, Dino K, DJ Ohzee, DJ Stock Bizzy, Levon Vincent, Peculiar Gentlemen, Marco H. Rodriguez, DJ Bonehawk, Boom Clique, Frankie the Hat, Aaron, Noah, Snaps, Goose, Dino A, Aram “Maniac” Abgarian, Shigeo and Black Budget Recordings, Colt 45, Mr. Sean Durkin, Glenn Friscia, Anthony Martinez, Kerri Mason, Deniz Da Meniz, Jack the Legend, Dorrie P, The Butcha’s students, Anthem, Smash Mechanics, Brotha Sheet Rock, Danielle McMissile, Dub Z, Dro-illa, Cloe Rose, CPWV, Russel Goings, Fish Pon Bun, Joey Dollaz, Mike Direkt, A Flo, Shawn Trail, DJ Lupe Loop, DJ Times Magazine, Mantis Evar and the Indaba Music crew, Love Music, Logan Butler, Rodney Dangerfield, Dave Smith, Future Retro, Tadao Kikumoto, Spongo, Cuba, Bermuda, NYC, and Jah.
Thanks for the inspiration: King Tubby, Scientist, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Ralf & Florian, Afrika Bambaataa, Arthur Baker, P-Funk, Roger Troutman, Newcleus, Daft Punk, Detroit techno, Chicago house, Eric B. and Rakim, Run DMC, Funk Master Flex, Doug Lazy, Fast Eddie, Larry Heard, Ron Hardy, The Fatback Band, and the hardest working man in show business, Godfather James Brown.
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