Adani&Wolf and their favorite music
The music of Adani&Wolf have always been a combination of the soulful, funky , jazzy and psychedelic vibes of the sixties and seventies and the chill-out, indie, electro dance spirit of the present.
We can give you a lot of names from the old masters whom have been of great influence such as, The Beatles, David Bowie and Bob Dylan, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder and Curtis Mayfield.
But let’s pick some examples:
The Beatles’ unfolding innovation in the recording studio reached its apex with the album’s final track. Lennon’s “Tomorrow Never Knows” was one of the first songs in the emerging genre of psychedelic music,] and included such groundbreaking techniques as reverse guitar, processed vocals and looped tape effects. Musically, it is drone-like, with a strongly syncopated, repetitive drum-beat played over a single chord.
Unheard in it’s time and still so strong!!
See some examples of contemporary artists whom have been strongly influenced by the Tomorrow Never Knows vibe:
Adani&Wolf are of course not the only ones who have been influenced by the great artists and acts of the past.
What about this example:
Herbie Hancock one of the greatest jazz and funk piano players and music innovator from the sixties till now , skilled by Miles Davis in his famous quartet with Tony Williams, Wayne Shorter and Ron Carter in the mid sixties has been sampled and honored by lots of great contemporary artists .
We all know ‘Canteloup Island’ performed by Us3 in the nineties, or ‘Groove is in the Heart’ by Deee-Lite feat.Bootsy Collins and Q-tip sampled from ‘Bring Down the Birds’, 1966.
‘You’ll Know When You Get There’ used as ‘Deep S*** Pt. 1 by Kruder and Dorfmeister
Or samples taken from the world famous Hancock track ‘Chameleon’ by Frank Zappa , Digital Underground and DJ Shadow and many others such as great acts like Lamb and Jazzanova.
Billy Cobham, again skilled by, Miles Davis, aged by John Maclauglin and his Mahavishu Orchestra in the seventies is a drummer/leader whose recordings and powerful, complex style of play exerted a strong influence on the course of jazz and jazz-fusion He has been sampled by Massive Attack in their tune Safe from Harm’, centered on the beat and bassline of ‘Stratus’, from his groundbreaking debut album Spectrum; 1974.
He is also sampled by Souls of Mischief ‘93 ’til Infinity’, based on the bassline and keyboards of ‘Heather’ (know as lounge/chill avant la lettre), from 1974’s Crosswinds, and by DJ Shadow on ‘Napalm Brain/Scatter Brain’ which uses elements of 1975’s A Funky Thide of Sings. Cobham is also covered extensively by “hyperfunk” jam-band RAQ.
More examples to come!
Other posts in this category:
- ‘Electric Dandy’ launch: an astonishing night!
- A great triangular cooperation has been created!
- Adani & Wolf – Supersteam
- Adani & Wolf Live
- Adani & Wolf will play at L’Instant Jazz à Grabels
- Adani&Wolf are presenting: Spring!
- Adani&Wolf on Air
- Adani&Wolf releases on Chinchin Records
- April 11th: Who’s Afraid of Adani&Wolf live
- Building the new Adani & Wolf soundlab
- Electric Dandy release party
- Entering the New Year with a bang!
- Into the Outback – CD presentation
- June 13: Who’s Afraid of Adani&Wolf live
- March 14th: The second Who’s Afraid of Adani&Wolf live