Artist: DJ Nova
Title: Twang Thang: Mortimer Twang Mixed Up
Catalog #: mtwdj05
Release Date: 2002/01/10
This immaculately dressed mix, by Slovenia’s DJ Nova, of .MODs (and a few.MP3s) from the all-time tracking great, Sweden’s Mortimer Tee, serves to illustrate MT’s prodigous and gorgeous output from 1993 to the present day. Always operating beneath the radar, Mortimer is an obscure prodigy who demands your attention – like, why isn’t this stuff major-label released?
So, whether he’s busting out the heavy hiphop grooves of “Streetjazz” or the mixed-up funk cut-ups of “Born Toulouse”, Mortimer’s sample choices and rhythms are always exquisite. His influences from abstract jazz, hiphop, dub, and funk, and bad-ass vocal snippets combine to create the sound which put him at the vanguard of things with his cult .MOD groups Black Sista and Disciples of Ageema on the Amiga in the mid-’90s.
And indeed, one mustn’t forget the sterling mixing efforts of DJ Nova, who really knows his Mortimer material, and even slips in a crafty Alan Partridge sample or two in between his neat mixing and lightingfast cut-ups in this officially- sanctioned-by-MT-himself mix. Nice one, guv.
The tracklisting for the mix is as follows (the original .MODs are hard to source online right now, maybe the ‘mythical’ mod.soul.brother .MOD site mtk+friends might eventually make will fix that problem!):
1. Mortimer Twang – “Street Jazz” (Black Sista)
2. Mortimer Twang – “Near To You [Original/Loop]” (Divine Stylers)
3. Mortimer Twang – “Land” (Black Sista)
4. Mortimer Twang – “Beathead” (Black Sista)
5. Mortimer Twang – “Dirty Revenge” (Black Sista)
6. Mortimer Twang – “Medina’s Revenge” (Choqolat Records)
7. Mortimer Twang – “Born Toulouse” (Black Sista)
8. Mortimer Twang – “Ageema Blues” (Black Sista)
9. Mortimer Twang – “Le Singe Bleu” (Black Sista)
10. Mortimer Twang – “Dream Soundtrack” (Black Sista)
11. Mortimer Twang – “MT’s King Groove” (Black Sista)
12. Mortimer Twang – “Tranquility” (Black Sista)
13. Mortimer Twang – “Dub2000” (Disciples Of Ageema Blues)
14. Mortimer Twang – “Lovetheme From Me” (Dunka/Ageema)
15. Mortimer Twang – “Tranquil-mt981028” (Disciples Of Ageema Blues)
16. Mortimer Twang – “Originaldub” (Ryal)
17. Mortimer Twang – “Anita” (Divine Stylers)
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Artist: DJ Nova
Catalog #: mtw019
Release Date: 2001/02/21
A second release for the revitalised Mono211 breakbeat sublabel, and this time, Slovenian musician and DJ Nova, having previously been responsible for a bunch of the DJ mixes we’ve put out (including ‘Oldskoolmonotonikantiks’ and the Elektroblef releases..), hits us with his first original mp3 release on Mono211, the excellent “Starshipoetry”.
Every fule know that essential parts of the perfect tune include messed-up Douglas Adams samples and mixed-up beep noises, leading up to solid-as-rawk breakbeats and cut-up bass-snare action, and so DJ Nova follows this to a tee, providing another indescribable, not quite d+b, almost nu-skool breaks release for Mono211. Just wait for the main break to hit and make that headnod pilgrimage all the way to Lourdes. Or Lords, if you’re a Krikkit-er.
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01 – Starshipoetry
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Artist: DJ Nova/Elektroblef
Catalog #: mtkdj07
Release Date: 2000/07/03
A little more of the mixed-up-ness for your tired brain, and perhaps the best mix Monotonik’s released so far, Slovenia’s DJ Nova presents us with a mix of classic older Monotonik tracks from Lackluster/Distance, Prob, Jiva, and others..
In the style of his previous mix for Mono211, but much more laidback, “Oldskoolmonotonikantiks” uses soundscapes, cut-ups, and ethereal voice-overs to really mix things up intelligently, and the selection of tracks is pin-point sharp. In conclusion – this is your brain [&]. This is your brain on Monotonik [!!&!!]. See what we mean?
1. Distance (aka Lackluster) – “Grind”
2. Dharma – “Otsuki”
3. Distance – “Only”
4. Distance – “Tourists”
5. Dune – “7”
6. Jazz+Fndr – “Antigotchi”
7. Mellow-d (aka md) – “b”
8. Distance – “Thor’s Magic Bathtub”
9. Prob – “Chinwokh”
10. Prob – “Naks Raks”
11. Distance – “Mabo”
12. Prob – “Skyline”
13. Jiva – “Unicorn”
[NB – A number of these Distance/Lackluster tracks, previously released on Monotonik, are available in souped-up LP/CD form via Focus/DeFocus, please consider supporting Monotonik artists and buying them.. check out the Lackluster discography for more information/online stockists..]
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01 – Oldskoolmonotonikantiks