der Linde" (5:53)
2.LE DEMON FLOWERS
"Deep in the Clubs" (5:04)
"Verbale Ehrlichkeit" (3:37)
4.DAVID SCHULLER "Y3K"
6.TEXTA "Widerstand" (3:43)
"Neu! 6 Min." (6:08)
8.URBS & CHAOZ
9.FLISHFLASH "Nectar" (2:38)
MINDZ "Def Con" (3:45)
11.MEN AT ARMS
Au Monde" (4:17)
Actually, this compilation was supposed
to have been called AUSTRIAN FLAVOR Vol.3, conceived as a continuation
of the non-vocal hip-hop sampler released by SABOTAGE RECORDINGS in
1996. With the ingenious sampler "AUSTRIAN FLAVA," the Viennese actionist
label took thorough stock of the Austrian hip-hop scene for the first
time. Its line-up of grooves and scratches, breakbeats and dope bears
names that one should definitely take note of: DJ DSL, DJ CUTEX, TEXTA,
DEMON FLOWERS, URBS & CHAOS, SUGAR B, MASTER D.B.H. among others - 12
bombs for use and abuse in the mix or on dancefloor!
Due to the current politically explosive
situation in Austria, this name now makes us nauseous. With the new
title FRIED KUTZ, we hope to at least retain the "flavor." With top
chefs like DJ DSL, TEXTA, WAXOLUTIONISTS, MEN AT ARMS, DEMON FLOWERS,
URBS & CHAOS, and DAVID SCHULLER, the country's most important crews
and producers are along for the potluck feast. TEXTA, for instance,
have become Austria's Nr. 1 hip-hop crew. Their track WIDERSTAND ["resistance"]
was originally commissioned by a major to push an almost forgotten brand
of ice-cream. Hansi Lang's KEINE ANGST ["no fear"] supplied the inspiration,
but the signs of the times, rather than the zeitgeist, led to a new
song that was promptly rejected by the commissioner as UNACCEPTABLE.
TEXTA stuck to their guns and released WIDERSTAND anyway. With their
first album SMART BLIP EXPERIENCE, the DJ-crew Buzz, Zuzee, and Meister
Pez, a.k.a. WAXOLUTIONISTS catapulted themselves into the first league.
This is turntablism at the highest level - hip-hop futurism with an
eye to the roots - abstract and compact. And with DJ DSL, "both hands
of God," this line-up leaves no questions open - now available on CD
FRIED KUTZ - Artists:
TEXTA: have grown to become
Austria's Nr. 1 hip-hop crew. From their current album GEGENÜBER ["vis-a-vis"],
the hit SPRACHBARRIEREN ["language barriers"] appeared in a new version
as a maxi (special guest: Black Tiger from Switzerland).
MEN AT ARMS: As a VANGUARD,
the industrious Alsergrund posse sent out their first album of the same
name to the clubs and signaled a new advance in dark hip-hop dope beats.
With their new release UNDER SIEGE, Men At Arms set international trends.
Their first rap record will be released in the fall (Sabotage/Hoanzl).
Check 'em out!
WAXOLUTIONISTS: Hip-hop turntablism
from Vienna - with their first album SMART BLIP EXPERIENCE, the DJ-crew
Buzz, Zuzee, and Meister Pez, a.k.a. WAXOLUTIONISTS rose up to the highest
league - and that's just the beginning! This is turntablism at the highest
level - hip-hop futurism with an eye to the roots - abstract and compact.
DEUZZAF: These Viennese newcomers
and their French rapperess are set to set something off with their first
bomb on the hip-hop sampler FRIED KUTZ and their solo release on Craft
Records coming out later this year. DEUZZAF can already be counted as
definite contenders in the hip-hop scene.
DEMON FLOWERS: alias Werner Geier,
who's been there from the beginning when it comes to the Viennese school
of hip-hop. With his many years as moderator of his own program, "Tribe
Vibes" on radio FM4, and as boss of the ultimate label Uptight Records,
he's one of the city's best DJs and producers.
URBS & CHAOS: In 1997, with
their first record "Closer To God" on Uptight Records, an Austrian dope-beat
disk caused for the first time an international sensation. With their
magnificent track "Drimal Scream" the two boys are once again rocking
DAVID SCHULLER: alias DJ CUTEX
grooves the house for all it's worth with the jazzy dancefloor bomb
"Y3K." Straight shit all the way!
DJ DSL: The living legend of
Viennese hip-hop has delivered a wonderfully soft track with "Neu! 6
Min.," including yearning soul vocal snippets and jazzy instrumentation.
The groove wizard DSL, also known as "both hands of God," once again
sets new standards with his rare production skills!
HERBE MISCHUNG: Another new
arrival to hip-hop Olympus! This Alsergrund posse's first German rap
album will be out soon. We're all looking forward to it! PEOMATIC For
FRIED KUTZ, beatmasters Peomatic produced the hot dope killer track
"B.Addicted" that pumps it up even higher! Definitely check it out!
DISTORTED MINDZ: With their
very first track "Def Con," these Viennese hip-hop gang-bangers catapult
themselves up among the best of the domestic scene. Completely underground
with no tendencies toward Milka commercials.
by HOANZL / DECK 8 / INDIGO