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PeteStrume​ntals – 10th Anniversar​y Expanded & Limited Edition by Pete Rock

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Released: 2011-05-10

Best known for his work with CL Smooth, and his remixes for Public
Enemy, House of Pain, Mary J Blige and Mick Jagger to mention a few.
Hailing from the little town of Mt. Vernon, NY, right next to the
Bronx, Pete Rock & CL Smooth pretty much got together in their local high school when Pete noticed  CLs dope and unique voice. After high school,
Pete hooked up a weekend hip-hop show on WBLS-FM and was considered one of NYs premier DJs during his four year stint on the show. All Souled Out was Pete & CLs debut EP, it was the phenomenal production by Pete Rock which really drew people to this EP. If the legendary DJ Mark The 45 King was the first producer to incorporate horns, Pete Rock was the first to really perfect this new style of production with his trademark echoing horns laced throughout his music. This was done very nicely on two of the cuts off the EP, Creator and Mecca & The Sou! l Brother, and people were taking notice in a big way.
After the solid Mecca/Creator 12 inch, the duo unleashed one of those all-time classic LPs every MC dreams of having, Mecca & The Soul Brother featuring the monumental: They Reminisce Over You, Straighten It Out, Ghettos Of The Mind, and Lots Of Lovin. Songs to make you cry – damn, they were playing  TROY at funerals everywhere. One of the greatest hip hop records ever made …it never leads my box man…- (Tim Westwood)

Pete Rock on hip hop: Hip hop to me today is still important but we are going through a phase right now. Hip Hop as been injected by a virus, and right now weve got to find a cure to this. Which brings along myself. (Frank 151)

The Press

…from downtempo, funkdified sounds to hypnotic hip–hop beats,
this is a wonderfully crafted album – (BPM July 2001)
This hypnotic … album represents hip hops incredible a! bility to morph and manipulate a hodgepodge of sounds to creat! e someth ing unique…although the sound is now industrial, electronic and everything but natural Pete’s
version of hip hop will remain a classy affair that merges the elements of an orchestra, the roots of black music and the cacophony of the streets. – (Mass Appeal July 2001)

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the cult series, Beat Generation, B BE are re-releasing a re-mastered, expanded and limited version of  ”Petestrumentals” on CD and digital.

Late Night Tales – Trentemøller out May 30th

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Imagine if The Cramps had been kidnapped by monks and taken hostage deep in the forests of the Ardeche and ordered to pray to God and a Roland 808 drum machine. It’s implausible, admittedly, but with that in mind we’d ask you to kindly close your eyes, place the headphones on your head and soak in the atmospheric world of Anders Trentemøller.

Occasionally you encounter an artist for whom it’s not simply about mere taste, but about atmosphere and Trentemøller is surely among their number. For his is a sound that evokes frosty Belgian cathedrals filled with Flemings praying for salvation; or a wintry plain somewhere in Denmark, with the car broken down, walking aimlessly in the hope that another human might take pity. This is Gothic pop with a side order of tremolo arms.

Trentemøller is the Dane who did. He’s been making electronic music of one kind of bent or another for over 15 years, first making his name as part of Trigbag, a live house act that toured extensively. But it’s his solo material that has impacted on the dance community – and beyond. ‘La Champagne’ was a game-changer and his remixes of artists like Depeche Mode and Royksopp secured his place as an artist with some serious weight. But that’s not all he is. You can hear that yearning in his productions and it’s evident here, a sort of Protestant northern European melancholy.

He is aided on his journey towards the Baltic by some heavy hitters, of course: Velvet Underground, Mazzy Star, This Mortal Coil. But that’s not the story, it’s not where the plot comes from, it’s not where we’re going. It’s just a little indicator to reassure you we know the way. No. For it’s in the dark beauty of Low’s tremulous ‘Amazing Grace’ or even the way that the Shangri-Las’(Remember) Walkin’ In The Sand’, that Trentemøller takes on a mournful step.

As we navigate the flatlands of your mind, we’re helped along by a generous sprinkling of Anders’ fellow Danes, like Darkness Falls (the atmosphere of this mix perfectly encapsulated here), Ekko, Chimes & Bells and the Late Night Tales tradition, Trentemøller’s cover of Chris Isaacs’Blue Hotel’, sung by Marie Fisker and Steen Jørgensen.

Do not play this music to children, for it will terrify them. Do not play it in supermarkets, their sales will fall dramatically. Do not play this music to the frivolous, the faint of heart and weak of resolve. This is music for music lovers. This is music for those like their black to be truly noir. Danish style.

Music journalist Paul Morley adopts the bedtime storyteller mantle with a narration of part one of a new short story ‘Lost For Words’. 

Label: Late Night Tales
Cat no: ALNCD25
Released: Monday May 30th, 2011


  1. This Mortal Coil – Waves Become Wings
  2. Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds – La Lliarona
  3. The Black Angels – Science Killer
  4. Chimes & Bells – The Mole (Trentemøller Remix)
  5. Low – (That’s How You Sing) Amazing Grace
  6. Mazzy Star – Mary of Silence
  7. Velvet Underground & Nico – Venus In furs
  8. Vampire Hands – Safe Word
  9. The Shangri-La’s – Walking In The Sand
  10. Jacqueline Taieb – 7 Heures Du Matin
  11. M.Ward – Poor Boy, Minor Key
  12. Darkness Falls – Noise On The Line
  13. Papercuts – Unavailable
  14. We Fell To Earth – Lights Out
  15. Thee Oh See’s – Ghost In The Trees
  16. Trentemøller – Blue Hotel (Exclusive Chris Isaak Cover Version)
  17. Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – The Proposition #1
  18. Eden Ahbez – Full Moon
  19. Ekko – Rehearsal
  20. Paul Morley – Lost For Words – part. 1 (Exclusive Spoken Word Piece)

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