Monday, June 27, 2011

Little Mazarati  

Mazarati are known for being an early Minneapolis based Prince produced side project, starring Prince And The Revolution bassist Mark Brown (also known by the bizarre stage name BrownMark). They put out two albums, Mazarati I & II, but are better known for the songs that Prince wrote for them, then took back after hearing the bands demos when he realized the songs had real potential to make some loot.

Amongst the weird and wonderful world of the Prince bootleg collector community, cassette tapes of early Mazarati studio sessions and unreleased material have long been prized. 'Little Mazarati', a mock up of a sort of title track for the band, was never released, and comes from such a traded stolen studio session tape, which then eventually made it onto a Prince Bootleg CD-r compilation in the late 1990's (hence its 128kps, which was standard back then in the olden days of dial up modems and ambient drum'n'bass).

This is some low-fi indie, stripped down boogie funk rock by one of the all time grand masters.

Mazarati - Little Mazarati

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4 comments: to “ Little Mazarati

  • June 28, 2011 at 1:53 AM  

    Would that be “ A Little Red Mazarati ” :))

    Feet don't fail me now'


  • June 28, 2011 at 1:13 PM  

    Don't be hatin' on ambient d'n'b Shah, we know you love it mate.

  • June 28, 2011 at 2:12 PM  

    Nobody was a bigger champion of ambient drum'n'bass than me. I have the forced South London patois to prove it.

  • July 16, 2011 at 10:08 AM  

    off-topic ramblings:

    "hence its 128kps, which was standard back then in the olden days of dial up modems and ambient drum'n'bass"

    funny as fuck,was it really that long ago that I would wait five hours for a single Black Dog track to download! I think most of us who had been baptised in eighties/early 90s dance and techno culture had at the very least a flirtation with the Good Looking/Looking Good, LTJ Bukem, Grooverider, Black Dog, Autechre style "sound"...

    ....luckily when dub-step came along I was already too old and jaded to be sucked in again, I should have stuck to obscure seventies space disco records in the 90s, won't ever make that mistake again..still I got to say PFM's 'The Western' is one of the greatest records ever made....innit.