Friday, June 04, 2010

Fast Money  

The one and only Roy Ayers obviously needs little introduction, but his indie Uno Melodic label still holds a bit of mystique as it was formed in the early 80's as a juxtaposition with his more pop oriented releases on Polydor and Columbia. Released in 1982, Fast Money was Ayers vibraphone laced stab at the boogie-funk sound and a successful one at that. All told the Uno Melodic label put out a handful of recordings, many of them essential. Most certainly we will cover a few more releases down the line.

So anyways Black Shag and I are pulling an all-niter before we catch a very early flight to Montreal to spin some records for the Luxe party at Velvet. Montreal friends, we hope to see you tonite in a haze of sleazy funk and sleep deprivation.

Roy Ayers - Fast Money

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  • June 4, 2010 at 4:50 AM  

    love this track!!

  • June 4, 2010 at 10:33 AM  

    Damn. I always wondered how the Jedi Knights made their track "One for Masters at Work" so funky. Now I know - and I always thought that little vocal snippet that really made it was saying 'boomp' or something, not 'fast' - haha!

  • June 4, 2010 at 11:28 AM  

    Sweet beats. Looking forward to hearing it tonight @ Velvet !

  • June 4, 2010 at 12:52 PM  

    So many times we were fooled with the expression. But when you say "essential" - - its really is true I can tell..! Lovin Roys Vibes... thanks for the post, haven't heard it in such a long time.

  • June 7, 2010 at 11:43 AM  

    I love this crazy track ! I used to have a mixtape with a bit of this song, portion from 3'00 to 4'30'' or so, and I never thought it could be by Roy Ayers. Thanks.

  • June 11, 2010 at 11:57 AM  

    This is an excellent track - so funky!! Nice one!

  • June 17, 2010 at 2:36 PM  

    the first track off that Roy Ayers 82 album is great as well; it's an afro style one with old skool raps