Italy’s Calibro 35 has carved out a lane and stuck with it and it’s cinematic approach since day one. They’ve style is heavily influenced by Italian cop and crime films of the 60’s and 70’s, plus the styling’s of Library LP’s of KPM, Bruton and others. So it comes as no surprise that their back with a new 7” that captures what they do better than anyone else. “Vendetta” b/w “You, Filthy Bastards!” is the new 7” single from their lates LP, Traditori di Tutti. Vendetta is delivered in an Alan Morehouse, KPM’s Alan Hawkshaw style stormer with an epic Morricone grand finale. On the flip, You, Filthy Bastards is more of a slower temp dirty crime mover complete with all of the fixings.
This Friday, Rendezvous returns to Hyperion Tavern for another night of Soundtracks, Library LPs and an assorted mix of cinematic sounds from around the world spun on strictly vinyl by some of the best collectors of the genre. In addition to these amazing sounds, they’ll also be screening footage horror, giallo, poliziotteschi and cult erotic films for your viewing pleasure. If your looking for something unique and different from you’re typical Friday night, then head over to check out DJ Alfonso, George Ben Sun, Adrian Younge, Carlos Rossi, Giacomo and special guest Mathieu Schreyer.
One Way Static Records is back with another fine Soundtrack release with Umberto Lenzi’s 1981 Cannibal Ferox aka Make Them Die Slowly, scored by Roberto Donati. As always, attention to detail and making sure releases look and sound amazing are always a priority when putting out these rare gems. What you’ll find here is funky and in a way that many other film scores from the early 80’s weren’t able to capture that same feel. If you’re heavy into Soundtracks and scores then we recommend you picking this up and adding to your collection. It even comes in cassette tape format for all you diehar analog fans!
It’s widely considered Wu Wednesday but the 36 Styles brand celebrates Kung Fu everyday with their dedicated line to some of the genres most famous films. One of their most popular t-shirts have recently been brought back into circulation (until they sell out again of course). 1977’s Invincible Armour is the inspiration behind the shirt’s theme which stars Hwang Jang Lee, John Liu and Philip Ko.
As we continue on with our Funky Little Boxes reviews, we’ve received a submission from the homie Dave Mata. Dave is a member of Impala Sound Champions, resident DJ at Chicago’s legendary Soul Summit dance party and knows about a lot of great f*cking records. Simply put, Dave Mata is that dude. Here’s a few flicks that he sent our way.
Since the beginning, Pulp novels have always been a big hit with the mature reader in mind. Written to capture the imagination and attention of intense stories of crime, love, war, espionage and mysteries that placed the reader inside the pages as if one was a character themselves. For collectors, these novels are not only highly collectible because of the stories, writers and rarity but also because of the artwork that the cover holds. One such series that is sought after is Black Samurai written by Marc Olden who wrote approximately 40 books of mainly suspense and thrillers. Olden wrote seven books featuring the Black Samurai, a US GI stationed in Japan and gets trained by a Martial Arts master and sent into a series of different adventures told in each book. One of the storylines from the Black Samurai series was made into the feature Blaxploitation film by the same name starring actor / Karate expert Jim Kelly.
If you don’t know, know you know.
Last week we featured a mini documentary on the history of Craig Moerer’s Records By Mail and this week he’s back with another short doc on record collectors called Vinyl Fever. The short is based on the obsessed, diehard collector and gets a little more in depth on a few places that Craig has found great records.
Hot Peas & Butta’s Kamui Sumida decided that it was time to take flight across the pond for a couple of gigs. He’ll be linking up in Brighton with the crate slingers known as the Vinyl Veterans for a night of heavy tunes being spun. Kamui has his crates packed and will be spinning alongside VV residents Rob Life, DJ Format, Mr. Krum, Bobby Boucher, The Muffin Man and Mac McRaw, all turntable titans and specialists of the craft. Raw Soul, Heavy Funk, Original Breaks and Classic Hip Hop are in order for the night. Brighton will never be the same!
Skeme Richards was recently asked to curate a mix to be included as part of the Lexdray City Series. The series features mixes from DJ’s around the globe that have been inspired by or named after their favorite city. Skeme’s mix, Welcome To Thun was inspired by his love of traveling to Thun Switzerland. Lexdray is a travel bag company that specializes in quality backpacks, cases and other goods.
Sit back, relax and enjoy.
Yesterday actor Roger Hill known as Cyrus, the organizer of an entire city of street gangs in the classic film The Warriors passed away. Hill’s role became legendary with one simple speech that has been sampled and mocked countless times throughout the years. Hill (65 years old) had a limited filmography and spent 20 years on stage as a theater actor and three seasons on the soap opera One Life to Live (1982-1985).