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Old 10-17-2018, 10:01 AM
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I've been revisiting The Mix-Up quite a bit as of late and am recognizing a considerable ESG influence on a fair chunk of the arrangements. Songs like 14th St Break, The Rat Cage, Biscuits and Butter, and even the Gala Event. The boys were definitely touching on some late-70s/early-80s downtown no-wave feels during the conception of that record.

Suffice to say, if you're into TMU and not familiar with ESG, theyre most def worth a listen.



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Old 10-17-2018, 10:39 AM
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ESG? I missing the abbreviation or is that the name of the band?

You can also here them heavily influenced by the Bar-Kays on the drums during that time.
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Old 10-17-2018, 01:48 PM
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Band name. Stands for Emerald Gold and Sapphire, however they went almost exclusively by ESG for the most part.



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Old 10-17-2018, 02:51 PM
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I can hear it.

Hip Hop has been sampling ESG for years and years. https://www.whosampled.com/ESG/



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Old 10-17-2018, 04:18 PM
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On the topic of Mix Up influences.

It might not have been intentional and manybe an example of parallel thinking or maybe it was music interpolation, but in Freaky Hijiki it can you hear elements of Funky Town by Lipps Inc: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s36eQwgPNSE
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Old 10-18-2018, 08:59 AM
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The Beasties were big supporters of the that whole 99 Records label, which was the label that was putting out ESG's records. Grand Royal even put out a compilation of Liquid Liquid songs (another 99 Records band) back in the 90s.
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Old 10-18-2018, 02:29 PM
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The Beasties were big supporters of the that whole 99 Records label, which was the label that was putting out ESG's records. Grand Royal even put out a compilation of Liquid Liquid songs (another 99 Records band) back in the 90s.
very cool. was not aware of this, nor am i surprised. grand royal had their hands in on so many great releases during its heyday.



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I've been revisiting The Mix-Up quite a bit as of late and am recognizing a considerable ESG influence
ESG get name-checked in the Beastie Boys Book, so I'd say you're correct.
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