Afrika Bambaataa Dark Matter Moving at the Speed of Light

Dark Matter Moving at the Speed of Light
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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: Tommy Boy

Entertainment Reviews:

Mojo (Publisher) - p.102
3 stars out of 5 - "[T]his is more than a nostalgia trip: tracks like 'Got That Vibe' and 'Shake 'N' Pop Roll' show he remains an innovator."

Tracks:

  • Buy for $1.291.Got That Vibe - (featuring King Kamonzi)
  • Buy for $1.292.Metal - (featuring Gary Numan / MC Chatterbox)
  • Buy for $1.293.Dark Matter - (featuring King Kamonzi)
  • Buy for $1.294.Take You Back
  • Buy for $1.295.Soul Makossa
  • Buy for $1.296.Just a Smoke - (featuring Mustafa Akbar)
  • Buy for $1.297.2137 - (featuring Alien Ness)
  • Buy for $1.298.Almighty Ra - (featuring T.C. Islam)
  • Buy for $1.299.Touch & Go - (featuring Muriel Fowler)
  • Buy for $1.2910.Shake 'N' Pop Roll - (featuring Aghi Spirits)
  • Buy for $1.2911.Ain't Takin' No Shhh
  • Buy for $1.2912.Pick Up on This
  • Buy for $1.2913.No Dope Fiends on the Floor
  • Buy for $1.2914.Electro Salsa
  • Buy for $1.2915.B More Shake
  • Buy for $1.2916.Meet Me at the Party
  • Buy for $1.2917.Sally - (featuring King Kamonzi)
  • Buy for $1.2918.Zulu Chant No. 5

Product Description:

Personnel: Afrika Bambaataa; Fort Knox Five (vocals); Rob Myers (sitar); Jason Freese (saxophone); Big Rob (talk box); Rex Riddem (percussion); Jeff Adachi, Bam's Crew (background vocals); Mustafa Akbar (vocals); Gary Numan, Muriel Fowler, T.C. Islam, King Kamonzi, Alien Ness, Aghi Spirits, MC Chatterbox.
Audio Mixers: Afrika Bambaataa; Steven "Boogie" Brown; Sharaz; Greg Koller; Ronald "Dukeyman" Hall; DJ Hektek; Ň°berzone.
Recording information: B More Studio, Baltimore, MD; Bronx Mobb Studios; Centre For The Musically Challenged; Fort Knox Studios, Washington DC; Longevity Studios, NJ; The Sound Suite, London, England.
Photographer: Mo Daoud.
Premier conceptualist and grandfather of DJ culture Afrika Bambaataa continues his quest to wed sci-fi electronica with earthy funk on 2004's DARK MATTER: MOVING AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT. Bambaataa's one-world/one-love ethos, which has been central to all his recordings, is represented here by various ethnic flavors, among them the sitar-drenched Indian melodies of "Got That Vibe" (with rapping by King Kamonzi), and the minimalist Latin feel of "Electro Salsa." There's also a cover of Manu Dibango's uptempo "Soul Makossa," which filter's the song's dancy Afro-pop through Bambaataa's techno lens.
One of the album's best and most provocative moments is Bambaataa's cover of Gary Numan's "Metal;" appropriately, the version mixes robotic alien pop with pumping house music. Numan himself adds vocals to the new track, as does rapper MC Chatterbox. Elsewhere the album sticks to speaker-rattling dance anthems, as on "Dark Matter," "Take You Back" (which takes its cue from old-school JB's instrumentals), and "Meet Me at the Party," which merges '70s funk basslines and vocoder tricks with Kraftwerk-inspired synth patterns. DARK MATTER proves Bambaataa still has some electro-funk magic to dispense, even 25 years after his first genre-defining experiments.
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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 129,126
  • UPC: 661868160123
  • Shipping Weight: 0.23/lbs (approx)
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