Wednesday, 24 November 2010


Today's track comes from a much overlooked album, Dust by Muggs which was released 1n 2003.

Muggs is Lawrence Muggerud, aka DJ Muggs as he will be better known to most, the DJ and beat maker with Cypress Hill. For his first solo attempt Muggs decided to move away from hip-hop in a sort of indie rock direction. Herin lies the problem, in my opinion, it is not as guitar based as it needs to be to appeal to the indie rock fraternity but it doesn't have enough skewed beats to appeal to the headz.

I love the way the album goes from a song like Rain, a sort of country rock track tsomething like Tears, all breathy female vocals and beats.

Muggs also enlisted the help of Everlast, the main man from The House Of Pain, Gregg Duli, Josh Todd and Amy Trujillo to provide the vocals on the album.

I think that Muggs was trying to follow in the footsteps of Mezzanine era Massive Attack and Tricky with the claustrophobic dark feel of this album.

Worth a listen.

Muggs - Rain


Anonymous said...

And I thought I was the only one who loved this album - the title track is fantastic!

(always seems to be available in the bargain section of the Music & Video Exchange in London too)



drew said...

It is rather good Andrew, isn't it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for reminding me of this - it's got some good stuff on it. Round about that time Muggs produced a record for woman with a beautiful voice called Ingrid Schroeder - worth checking out/tracking down.


drew said...

g - I bought an Ingrid Schroeder 12" years ago must dig it out for a listen.