Stretchcast Volume 2: Cheep cheep seated hatred/Snow means Snow

Stretch again and again and again…

So, a fairly rushed number deux. Still, it’s loud, uplifting, downlifting and slightly treacherous, poignant and obnoxious. Just like me. Anyway, a special Christmas one coming soon. Now, Stretch will re-enter real life where he is not welcome. Flump!

INTRO: Ivor Slaney – Easy Prey (Terror/Prey) 2. PVT – Window (Church with No Magic) 3. Various Productions – Maskmen (Maskmen EP) 4. Selfish Cunt – Feel like a woman (English Chamber Music) 5. Meat Beat Manifesto – Acid Again (Actial Sounds and Voices) 6. Modeselektor – In loving memory (Hello Mom!) 7. New Order – The Him (Movement) 8. Prolapse – Bruxelles (The Italian Flag) 9. Bonobo feat Andreya Triana – Stay the Same (Black Sands) 10. Underworld – Scribble (Barking) 11. Anti Pop Consortium – Volcano: Four Tet Remix (Volcano EP). 12. Roots Manuva – Again and Again (Slime and Reason) 13. Negativeland – Over the Hiccups (Escape from Noise) 14. Jaga Jazzist – Oslo Skyline (What We Must)

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No ChikChok! It is my turn to listen to the Stretch MacGibbon Stretchcast Number Deux

STRETCH SONGS OF JOY 2008 Part Deux

Allo again..

Here are more reasons to avoid mainstream music. May not be for everybody but neither are lotsofthings….like looting and XFactor and drinking Southern Comfort.

6. Various Production – Maskmen

7. Thom Yorke – Skip Divided (Modeselektor mix)

8. Various Production – Wot U Say

9. The Raveonettes – Aly, Walk with me

10. Roots Manuva – Again and Again


This Various Productions song is really infectious. At first, I thought it was a bit y’know, but then I realised it was supremely oh yeah I see. Watch them live on the net. They all dance funny. Also, go to their website where there’s an hour long mix absolutely free.

I was driving home from work one night and this came on. I liked “Eraser” to a certain extent, but the “Skip Divided” remix by Berlin electronic producers Modeselektor (Check out Hello Mom) explores the darkest depths of the original and added a fairly scary soundtrack to my lonely drive home. There’s someone in the back seat, aaargh. They think they can drive better than me!


Okay, another from Various Production. There something a bit Kate Nash or Lily Allen about this, but only if those hags had been brought to a singing coach and given 1000ccs of rhythm, while being injected with the knowledge of the gypsy. Gypsys are such fun,really they are.

I was introduced to the Raveonettes only a few weeks ago and this song has been going round my head ever since. Like a combination of the Velvet Underground and the Jesus and Mary Chain, this Danish band are worth their weight in bacon. Speaking of JAMC, was 2008 the year when Glas Vegas conned the planet? Starting out as a talent show on an Irish language TV station, they quickly ripped off the JAMC sound and their prick of a singer walked around as if he was the first person ever to wear shades. How up yourself can you get? Alternative music is really starting to feel wallpapery.

Roots Manuva has been probably the best hip hop to come out of Britain in a long time. This opener to his latest album Slime and Reason is a mish-mash of styles, hip hop; reggae; calypso; early 1980s test match cricket… A nice Summery sound to warm me up on this cold, cold day.

So that’s pretty much the extent of it. Feel free to disagree, but I guarantee there is at least one song there that someone will like.

These roots manuva me

Stretch and hold.

Hippity hophop and the dub sounds of Roots Manuva’s Slime and Reason makes me reall happy y’all…the rapppity raprap of the bangbang and the rhythmic bouncy bouncy of my receptive heady head head and burnty ears is like slinging my brainworkers into overdrive rights now – sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeebbaaaaaaaaaa.

I really like when this stuff is done properly.  Roots has always been steady and true. The rap community, especially the superstars of Hippityhophop, should listen to this guy and Beans and anybody who does it different yasee.

I’m so sick of turning on the TV and yet another coiffured presenter tells everybody about this JayZeeeeeeeee or that SnoopyDoggy.  There stuff is so weak. These big tough guys rapping about the streets man. They should be rapping about filling in VAT returns or paying for STD creams and vaseline or why the poolboy’s scratching himself or how come all their money is being sucked away not by the ladies or the big bags of confidence booster, but by constantly having to refill the monster truck everytime they go down the shopsyshops or why they can’t get their whites white or why there’s always a goddang party on even when they have a headache and just want to go to bed to read a book or they never get time to watch all the stuff they have on TIVO or how mispelling a rapper’s name on a birthday card can get you a cap in yer ass etc.

Their warfare should not be with other rappers, it should be with the American Government and oil companies. Soon their videos will have bubblebutted ladies hippityhopping up and down in the oilfields of the Middle East or drive-by siphoning.

“Yo, some bitch jus empied ma oil-tank.”

I asked my good friend Ballantine Baines what he thought about all this, forcing him into a rage slapping me and calling me a racist for only asking him rapper questions because he is black. I ensured him this was not true, that he was not black at all. This caused another argument, which you need not know anything about.  Nobody won, well the drinkies solved evryting.

So please, please richrappermen listen to the cool sounds of Roots and Anti-Pop Consortium, Beans and the dub sounds, ska, reggae and all the original rappers who made you want this music in the first place.

STOP BEING SO BORING