7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 19 February 2003
This is my first experience of a Kid Loco compilation, and it won't be my last.
This would have been a five star review, but for the last three tracks, which I felt were not quite up to the high standard of the rest.
There are various styles of music represented here, but with a consistent and very pleasing groove.
Most of the tracks have you quietly nodding along (well I was sat down and listening through headphones), especially Gabor Szabo, Public Image, Stratus, Aim, Billy Wright and Harvey Mandel. Then along come Flevans and Kid Loco who make you want to get up and do whatever your thing actually is.
Strong stuff, and an impressive (especially given the various genres represented) set which will grace any CD collection.
Go get it.
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 6 February 2003
Another Late Night
Record Label: Azuli Records
Release Date: 10th of February
From the 'Back to Mine' entity, was born Another Late Night. Conceived on a relationship of aspiring passion between the compiler's inspirations and downbeat nocturnal musical delicacies, Kid Loco incarnates the seventh seed.
Defending their cultural values, the French have been at the forefront of contempary thinking always. Master Loco, inspired by the likes of the Clash, comes armed with a guitar and electronic beats not unlike compatriots Air and Dimitri from Paris. Not content with this he delves into reggae and hip hop.
Time has passed since Tommy Guerrero's Another Late Night, an opus of groove, funk and a fry-up of matured world flavours. Kid is conceptual and tells a story. From Guerrero's insobrieties comes the ever approaching morning from the dark of The Baby Namboos 'Ancoats 2 Zambia' epitomised by the luminosity of track 6 and Tommy Hools' 'Barcelone'. Public Image on track four would be Kid falling onto his bed, gaze towards the ceiling, room spinning. 'Summer Love' would be the first hint of that insomniac bird sensing the aurora. By the time the 'Domino Boys' on track 17 reach us, day is breaking - the commuters have put on their radios and the milkman is doing his rounds. Up then to track 19 'Spooked' by the Fleevans - or Kid should be as his alarm sounds. Marie et les Garçons with 'Attitudes' is one of those great French rock sounds, reminiscent of teenage rebellion as Kid nods off back to sleep... Maybe that's the story Kid wants to tell.
A more contemporary affair than previous collections, Kid Loco is another one of those artists makes the series Another Late Night crisp and fresh. He doesn't have that 4am and still wide awake partying groove that Rae & Christian or Guerrero brought. Yet at the same time, you could quite easily imagine putting all seven records on one night. Loco's would come as you drift in and out of sleepiness - not sure if you are ready to end Another Late Night.
on 15 June 2007
I don't know much about Kid Loco and after I bought this album (when it was released) I have not listened to any of his newer stuff.
However, whilst sorting out my 17,000 track mp3 collection, I stumbled across this album and gave it a rinse. Wow. Timeless for sure. A strange beginning that makes you contemplate suicide(!) but as it unfolds it keeps on surprising you and leaves you well satisfied. I would recommend this album to any 'Hed'. A must have. Don't hesitate.
1 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 28 January 2004
Owning all of this series this has to be the worst in my opinion. There are some good tracks on here but not all are to my liking hence the three stars.
Some of the tracks are cool and downbeat, some a little more uplifting and urban. However there are some which just arent my cup of tea.