This mix follows from the first Cuts of Culture compilation which was released in 2005. Once more the idea was simple – to put together and showcase a selection of who we rate as the best and most interesting artists today working with turntables. As is always the case we weren’t able to get everyone we wished, but after 6 months of hard work in early 2006 2tall was able to put together this mix showcasing some of our favourite established and upcoming artists.
Building on the first release, this time we also wanted to showcase more worldwide talent and so we have not only established names from the US and European countries, but also upcoming talents from Poland, Japan, South Africa, Hungary and Germany. In addition we also wanted to put more focus on the production work which these artists do, after all the turntable is only a means to an end, another production tool. Something we’ve done by featuring collaborative tracks between tablists and producers including the likes of Bayaka (Japan), Exile (US), Thrash (UK), Evil Ed (UK) and Bichi (Denmark).
Exclusive tracks come from the likes of D-Styles, Excess, Tayone and Bungalow Zen, ie.merg_, Netik and Dq alongside tracks which are available in all good shops, and which we urge you to check out if you like what you hear.
Rounding off this showcase of musical talent is another posse cut masterminded by 2tall – following from his first posse cut on the previous volume, this time his ‘Sharpshooters Convention’ features renowned and not so known cutters including Enfoe, Taim, Unkut, Square One, Rafik, Captain Cavern and Netik.
As we’ve said before the aim with Cuts of Culture has always been simple and we hope that once more we’ve managed to achieve it. Show that there is so much more to this scratching thing than what people might first think and provide a platform for people to showcase their work to the public at large. The mix, and compilation, is now just one year old, having been originally planned for a late 06 release and while it’s taken some time to get it out we reckon it’s still sounding fresh.
To accompany this download we’ve made available the original liner notes and tracklist in pdf format as well as a hi res version of the cover, which you can download and print should you want to (see links below).
For more on 2tall and all the artists and releases check the liner notes which include links and all release info (links are clickable directly from the pdf file).
Cuts of Culture 2 mix by DJ 2tall
2tall – Intro
Eprom aka Base Bizzard – Action Break
Netik – Synthesiz
Dq – Strike Part 1
DJ Baku – Vandalism
Real Tablist – 6 DJs + 1
DJ Majestik feat. Rizkay – Harmonia
K-Delight feat. DJ-JS1, J-Red, Woody, Profound & Ironcyde, Universon, Krash Slaughta, Eddie Scratch, Evil Ed & 2tall – Scratch Club
DJ Exile & DJ Day – A Day In Exile
DJ Happee feat. Dinoh – Get My Point
Lamont – Senses Overloaded
A.D.S – Cold Mornings
ie.MERG – Midnight, NYC, July, 90 degrees
Taim & Faltmeister – Rendez-Vous
Excess – Ask And I Shall See
Noisy Stylus – Kindness
Manipulate & Thrash – Strontium Sleazewave
Bayaka feat. D-Styles – Edomachen
Phonomorphia – Planète Cerveau 44-3
Bungalow Zen – Frequency
Bichi – Clouds Are Parcelled Out Across My Vision
2tall – Sharpshooters Convention ft. Enfoe, Taim, Unkut, Square One, Rafik, Captain Cavern and Netik
The file is 154mb, .mp3 format, 320kbps.
Direct download link (right click and save as)
Cuts of Culture 2 Liner Notes and Artwork – pdf format
Cuts of Culture 2 hi res cover art work – jpg format
So that’s it for Cuts of Culture 2 – the last statement from ourselves, but far from the last you’ll hear of us. We’ll be back next week with one last round of secret downloads for you and after that you can look forward to a very special Japan show as well as a return to our usual podcast format. Next show should hit late september and the Japan special will follow in early October