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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Francois De Roubaix - Les Levres Rouges (1970)

1. Les Levres Rouges
2. Les Dunes D'Ostende
This is one ridiculously hot and hard to find record. Also known as 'Daughters Of Darkness', this 45 contains the only release of an incredible de Roubaix hip hop break on Les Dunes D'Ostende. Ridiculously ahead of his time, de Roubaix was experimenting with sparse arrangements, heavy drums and home recording twenty years or more before most other composers. The main theme (also issued on other LPs) is a French violin/accordion folky number, but the flip is the bomb. Incredible and intensely powerful.


simon said...

really nice track. thanks for uploading.

i haven't heard much of de Roubaix's music but there is at least one other great breakbeat perfect for sampling in a hip-hop song.

it's on the track Repetition, from the fantastic soundtrack to the movie L' Homme Orchestre.

found it streaming here:

and the whole album is here:

munt one said...

heard some of this one before, nice dark sounds, thanks for this

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