One’s & Two’s: Mi Ami


I grabbed this great mix via the excellent blog Acknowledged Classic. Here’s a pilfered (and paraphrased review from them as well)…..
“Like gang gang dance, mi ami are children of liquid liquid: all part of the same family tree of gritty urban drum circles. Tribed-out dub punk featuring some guys who used to be on Dischord, their out-of-print 12″ African Rhythms has had new favorite jam status  for months now. It sounds like Fugazi jamming in King Tubby’s basement. I have to say that the trend towards heavy percussion in general is a healthy one and that it should be kept up. Can you imagine ever saying about a band “they used to be good but then they started adding more percussion.” “now that they have a second drummer they suck”?
Their mix  is a de facto testament to the schizo-diverse rhythmic sounds of  hardcore from Bad Brains, voyage disco from Patrick Cowley, some DJ Screw, AND Ron Hardy’s edit of “Peaches and Prunes,” which remains an incomparable learning tool for explaining the joys of deep disco to the uninitiated.  They have an intriguingly titled 12″, Echononecho, out in January and a full-length in Feb.”

Bad Brains – Pay to Cum
Andriessen Jurriaan – She’s Far From the Land
Talking Heads – Born Under Punches (The Beat Goes On)
Patrick Cowley – Sea Hunt
DJ Screw w/ UGK – Woodwheel
51717 – Hi 2
Nightlife Unlimited – Peaches & Prunes (Ron Hardy re-edit)
Can – Sunday Jam
the Chosen Brothers – Mango Walk (Dubwise version)
Steel an’ Skin – Afro Punk Reggae (dub)
King Suny Adé & His African Beats – Oremi
the Bug – Murder We w/ Ricky Ranking
Void – Dehumanized
Culture – See Dem a Come (12″ mix w/ Prince Weedy)
African Suite – Pigmy
King Tubby & Friends Tubby – Get Smart
Philip Glass – Knee 5


Bad Brains – Pay To Cum