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Ron Trent recorded the seminal track "Altered States" when he was just 15 year old, then went on to record countless House gems with his then recording partner Chez Damier as well as running two record labels Balance and Prescription.
TOP 5 ALL TIME CLASSIC TUNES?
- FUNKANOVA by Wood, Brass & Steel
- YOUR LOVE by Jamie Principle
- WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE by Alexander Oneill
- LOS CONQUISTADORES CHOCOLATES by Johnny Hammond
- DON’T STOP by Asso
http://www.snafu.de/~circonium/music/msr.html Mainstreet Discography, collaborations with Tikiman, mixture of house techno dub reggae
--Raf Katigbak via http://www.montrealmirror.com/ARCHIVES/2002/050902/music4.html [Nov 2005]
Dance music culture owes its left nut to Jamaica. Remixes, MCing and even two-deck mixing were pioneered by the sound system culture there back in the ’50s. The sounds and studio techniques established by Jamaican dub producers in the ’60s are still widely used throughout the entire spectrum of electronic music, from downtempo to house to drum & bass.
It’s hard to find a better example of the sonic collision between advanced electronics and old-school island sensibilities than the Burial Mix 10” vinyl releases on Berlin’s Basic Channel label. In a brief conversation, as simple and spiritual as much as it was slightly convoluted, Dominican-born Tikiman, whose sweet soulful voice floats over the dubwise, mini-tech production of Rhythm & Sound on the first five Burial Mix 10”s, was more than happy to speak patois about his destiny, music and mangoes. --Raf Katigbak via http://www.montrealmirror.com/ARCHIVES/2002/050902/music4.html [Nov 2005]
Rhythm & Sound - Rhythm & Sound [Amazon.com] with Tikiman on vocals, released by a Detroit-Berlin crew Basic Channel, headed by Maurizio Von Oswald. I have been a long time fan of the dub-vocalist Tikiman from Caribbean Island of Dominica, especially his collaboration with the Berlin-minimalists Rhythm and Sound.
- Musical Reflections (2002) - Ron Trent [Amazon US]
Acclaimed UK label, R2 Records is proud to present Ron Trent 'Musical Reflections'. Ron has always had a unique vision integrating the links between the past, present, and future. Music Reflections connects classic artists like Herbie Hancock and James Mason alongside the current soul inspired offerings of 4Hero and At Jazz on to one cohesive album. Quality dance music from the soul is the thread running through this selection of hard to find and unreleased gems. [...]
- Round 1 to Round 5: Ron Trent/Chez Damier [Amazon US, currently unavailable] If you like dub and house, this is for you Ron Trent
The "Main Street Records" story is what this really is. Starting with a pretty conventional house record in Andy Caine's "I'm Your Brother", this CD traces a gradual morph in sound from that, to the ultra-deep trippy dub of Tikiman's "Na Fe Throw It", which sounds like it was mixed at the bottom of a heavy-water pool reactor. And all in between, starting with the Basic Channel remix/redux/reconstruction of "I'm Your Brother" as "Quadrant Dub II" (which was actually released on Basic Channel), this disc charts a course that leads through some of the deepest, most dusted dub this side of the ghost of King Tubby. By the time you get to the end, it's obvious that the dub wins out totally over the house that starts the disc off, and there's tracks on here you'll likely just want to put on repeat over and over again. Much to dig massively here... -- DAC Crowell
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