ESG Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
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If you don't know ESG then you must have been hiding under a rock somewhere. The Scroggins sisters a.k.a. Emerald, Sapphire & Gold were an art-funk ensemble from the South Bronx who provided poly-rhythmic dancefloor bombs in the 1980's and then found themselves sampled by everyone from the Beastie Boys, ...view item
Not a huge amount of point in me reviewing this one as I'm sure you're all more than familiar with the work of ESG (Emerald, Sapphire and Gold). If not then you don't get out dancing enough. The A side is an instrumental version of 'Dance' ESG's finest example of pretension free new wave funk. All the ingredients are here; a funky-ass bassline, ...view item
A few years ago, Soul Jazz Records out of London released two volumes of "ESG: A South Bronx Story." These two CDs were essentially a greatest hits set (Vol. 1) and a rarities comp (Vol. 2). This set, presented in a neat mini-gatefold CD package with printed inner sleeves, a booklet, and a poster, reprises those two collections, with extra track...view item
I've just been laughed at for mentioning this ESG reissue 12".
But if you've never heard of 'em why would you buy it?? And if you'd buy this
over say the new Louie single then that has to be a good thing. This is timeless
post motown punk funk disco. I think that pretty much sums it up and they're
hugely influential. Their tunes hav...view item
V/A: 'Soul Jazz Records Singles 2006-2007' Monster compilation from London's finest curators of all things, Reggae, Latin, Dancehall, Dub, Dubstep, Jungle, Funk, Hip-Hop, Soul and erm...Jazz. A three CD set that totals 46 tracks, if you count all those doubled up in the mix part of this set. Highlights include Digital Mystics 'Misty Winter', Ladybu...view item
ESG: "A South Bronx Story" (Soul Jazz) Is billed as collectors edition complete with rarities. These rarities are odds and ends of outtakes from some of their better known tunes "Moody" and "You're No Good". Coming to prominence largely due to early B-Boys/Girls adopting the break from "Liquid Liquid" to thro...view item
I thought Luscious Jackson was interesting when I first heard it. And then I heard the band ESG for the first time. It begs the question why it takes so long to be exposed to foundational popular music, but when you find something for yourself for the first time it doesn't matter how long it took, you're just glad to have discovered it. Is this ...view item
ESG have reissued a new wave funk compilation of nine tracks entitled Keep On Moving. Described as being the product of a studio that was left to run itself, this record is the all consuming sound of the techno dance floor. Solid beats and slightly distorted cymbal sounds compliment the youthful vocals in this release. ...view item
Just put on a new 12" by ESG. Possibly one of the most exiting & original groups to escape from New York,
yet this new track 'Insane' sounds just like Peaches emulating ESG. That's not to say It's bad.
Just..... the cheap beat is programmed & the whole thing sounds like a crass
soundcheck with so...view item
Original review from 2007. I can't believe I wrote this. In fact I don't think I did.
First up is the ESG album on Soul Jazz and it's their 1st
new album in 20 years from what we can tell. For the uninitiated they're
a seminal early 80's minima...view item
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