Band: UNKLEGenres: Hip Hop / Rock / Rap / Ambient / Electronic / Dance / fuck...everything
Related artists: DJ Shadow and too many others to note.
Country: London ENGLAND
Years Active: 1994-present
Song: "Rabbit in your Headlights"
Album: "Psyence Fiction"
Label(s): Self Released / Mo Wax / London Records / Surrender All / The Vinyl Factory / Toy's Factory / Cube / Source / Island Records / Soma Quality Recordings / Edel / ElektroMotor
This post's artist is from the September 2014 Mix. This is track #4.
You can download the September Mix#9 right here or get the new October Mix#10 here.
For fans of: open minds.
UNKLE is a band from the UK that consisted of Josh Davis (aka DJ Shadow) and James Lavelle. Apparently they released one album. There are some cool songs on it, mainly; "Guns Blazing (Drums of Death, Pt. 1)" with its rap vocals, samples and raw drums, "Nursery Rhyme/Breather" sounds like a darker Moby with Roots drumming and, of course, "Rabbit in your Headlights". If you unfamiliar with this track and you were born anywhere or around 1982 you must have been musically vacant or unconscious when this came out, with its stellar video of a guy in a parka walking in a car tunnel and getting honked at by cars, which escalates to him getting smoked, but in the end he is able to withstand the car hitting him head on and he destroys it like an immovable jeeeeebus. Oh, and Thom Yorke from Radiohead does the vocals. It's a great fucking song and the album version is longer and better than the music video and single edited version. Check them both out below. I don't know this genre or style very well so sorry for the lack of actual knowledge.
Hmmm, speaking of a lack of knowledge, even though DJ Shadow left in the late 90s (which is when I thought this group had split) the outfit that goes by the name UNKLE continued...and does so still. I can't go through all this stuff and still post today, so go check it out for yourself. I have included the album I really like which you can download here or below.
1997 - Psyence Fiction cdLP (download here)
(1997) UNKLE - "Rabbit in your Headlights" (from 'Psyence Fiction') official music video
(1997) UNKLE - "Rabbit in your Headlights" (from 'Psyence Fiction')
(1997) UNKLE - "Guns Blazing (Drums of Death, Pt. 1)" (from 'Psyence Fiction')
(1997) UNKLE - "Nursery Rhyme/Breather" (from 'Psyence Fiction')