And a lot more besides. With Sleeping Bag you had a lot of freedom to do what you wanted, when what happened? The problems started happening in the late 80s. I became good friends with Will Socolov, who was a partner in Sleeping Bag, and he agreed with me that the label needed a bigger budget to promote both myself and the other acts on the label. Now at this point I was pretty much making all the records for Sleeping Bag and the label was doing quite well. If I needed bucks or something, they would give it to me, plus I was a bit of a gearhead, so occasionally they would buy me a new piece of equipment to keep me happy. I was living above their old offices at the time. So he approached some labels, and one day he came in and said he had really good news, that he was going to do a deal with Warners, and they were going to distribute Sleeping Bag. What Warners really wanted, through the Sleeping Bag deal, was to get to me. So everything changed when I left Sleeping Bag.
1. J Dilla – Lightworks [Stones Throw, 2006]
April 18, by Paul Sinclair tags: s , hip-hop , vinyl. The Japan cd re-issue features 5x tracks that were all previously available on the Traffic Entertainment Group release a few years back although, I appreciate, that this release may be difficult to find nowadays. K issue. A proper re-issue of Music Madness would also be very welcome as the Japan re-issue appears to neglect the U. K releases. Your email address will not be published. Search Search. Skip to content. Mantronix: The Album is released on 31 May April 22, at
2. Snap! – The Power [Arista, 1990]
Now living in South Africa, Kurtis has just launched a new label named after one of his biggest hits, King of the Beats, in association with Last Man Music. Over to you, Kurtis… [Part two can be found here ]. Hi Kurtis, thanks for talking to us. What are you up to these days? When I signed to Capitol Records, I had to deliver a certain type of record so it would actually make money. At the time, you had the Pop department and you had the Black department. I think it was too futuristic sounding for the urban crowd. But it was a constant battle in the US to get my music out there. I had to move away from the traditional Mantronix stuff. I was beyond definition.
Home News Features News. It is full of invention and packed with ideas that Mantronix lets go of tantalisingly early. The song has been sampled times according to WhoSampled , but the actual figure including underground tracks and bootlegs is likely to be higher.