og:image" content=""https://s12.postimg.org/akaze8k99/blog.png"" /> Gidman's Treasures And Nuggets: WEST COAST MIXTAPE BY BARON ZEN

Tuesday, 4 March 2008


Just listened to this PODCAST from the Stones Throw label.....and its an absoulte killer......

Produced by Baron Zen

Stones Throw Records says "Peanut Butter Wolf, before making his name as a DJ and Producer and before founding Stones Throw Records, was programming drums for a one-man punk rock/disco army known as Baron Zen. Known, that is, to almost no one, because Baron Zen did not play shows, did not release records, rejected all forms of publicity, and above all, rejected the boundaries separating hip-hop, disco, punk rock, and pop.

Sweet Steve is the man behind Baron Zen. His recording career as Baron Zen lasted from 1988 to 1992, the best of which is collected on THIS ALBUM – his first and only. He was ahead of his time in the ‘80s, but the times have been threatening to catch up with him. Baron Zen today sounds like the missing link between PIL and DFA ... or suburban punk rock garage bands of the 80s and the DJ culture of today ... or The Dead Milkmen if they had been hip-hop b-boys.

Baron Zen is DIY music that wears its pop influence on its sleeve: covers of Joy Division, Gap Band, Katrina and the Waves, and high-energy disco classic “When I Hear Music” by Debbie Deb play along side Sweet Steve’s originals, many of which are odes to Steve’s frustration of being a hip-hop & disco DJ stuck in suburbia."

Podcast Tracklisting:

Radio Intro (Various)
Outlaw (War)
Funky Westside (Ton Loc)
I Like It Loud (MC Twist)
Think Twice (PB Wolf & Encore)
'N The Backstreets (Totally Insane)
Dope Man (NWA)
California Cruiser (Rodney O & Joe Cooley)
Sunshine Men (Freestyle Fellowship)
Score The Metaphoar (Lyrical Prophecy/PB Wolf)
In Time (Sly & The Family Stone)
I Keep Forgettin' (Michael McDonald)
A Hone Two, A Hone Two (Del the Funky Homosapien)
Got It Bad Y'all (King T feat. Alkaholiks)
Don't Fight the Feelin'(Too Short)
Be Your Own Man (Members Only Crew)
In The Place (Jonathan Brown)
Cali's All That (Def Jef)
West Coast Poplock (Ronnie Hudson)
How To Survive in South Central (Ice Cube)
L.A. Posse (Breeze)
Goes Like Dis (7A3)
Rumors (Timex Social Club)
Jealousy (Club Noveau)
Nicety (Michel'le)
Don't Stop The Feeling (Roy Ayers)
Peace Frog (The Doors)
Automatic (Pointer Sisters)
Electric Lady (Con Funk Shun)
It Must Be Magic (Teena Marie)
You're So Fine (Egyptian Lover)
Dre's Beat (World Class Wreckin Cru)
Reckless (Chris "The Glove" Taylor & David Storrs feat. Ice T)
Calling On The Dream Team (L.A. Dream Team)
I Want a Freak (Sir Mix-A-Lot)
M-Town (Charizma

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