Stop the Confusion: Global Interference
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STOP THE CONFUSION is a "werkschau" of this great talented drummer, producer and soundologist...! S.T.C. shows the wide range of Keith Le Blanc´s production flavour. From Reggae to Industrial to Hip Hop and back to Cyber Funk. His drumming is outside the conventions, the product of man and machine, clashing and intertwinning captivating complexity. S.T.C. shows his unique style, integrating output of sampler and drum machine at opposition with traditional skins, has profoundly shaped the development of rap, hip hop and dance rhythms of contemporary pop music.
About the Artist
Keith LeBlanc started out as a session drummer with Sugarhill Records, early 1980s. He formed the Sugar Hill House Band with fellow Americans Doug Wimbish (bass) and Skip Little Axe McDonald (guitar), working with leading rap artists as The Sugarhill Gang (Rappers Delight) and Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel on The Message and Freedom. From his own Malcolm X No Sell Out, the first ever sampling record, on Tommy Boy Records (1983) to his involvement in creating the sound of funk noise giants Tackhead with Wimbish, McDonald and British dub producer Adrian Sherwood, he has gained recognition as one of the top and most innovative drummer/programmers around.
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My advice is buy it as you will find it to be a must have cd.
LeBlanc's first record with the distinctive combination of funk drumming and sampled vocals was "Malcolm X - No Sell Out" (1983), and along with Doug Wimbish on bass and Skip McDonald on guitar as the Sugar Hill Records house band he played on the smash hit by Grandmaster Flash, "The Message" (1982), with the unforgettable chorus: "It's like a jungle sometimes it makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under..." LeBlanc, Wimbish, and McDonald formed the great Tackhead group in the late Eighties with Adrian Sherwood as producer.
STOP THE CONFUSION is a compilation of LeBlanc's recordings from later years, although there are a few Tackhead tracks that date back to the Eighties, including "Technology/Works" -- it's impossible to tell, because the information in the booklet is not complete and no dates are given for the recordings.
"What Order" is a great cut featuring Melle Mel, vocalist on "The Message," from an obscure album from 1996 called Audium Capsule 1 on LeBlanc's own Blanc label. There are five cuts featuring the incomparable voice of Bim Sherman (1950-2000), the Jamaican singer who became a staple of Adrian Sherwood's On-U Sound label before his untimely death, including "The Beast" from "Audium Capsule 1." Interference and DJ Spike are the names of latter-day LeBlanc collaborations. The instrumental tracks included here sound for the most part more like Tackhead and less like LeBlanc's later all-instrumental solo albums Time Traveller (1994) and Freakatorium (1999), which I find to be less successful.
This two-disc set was released in 2005. If you are a fan of Keith LeBlanc, it is definitely worth tracking down!
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