Friday, October 06, 2006

Halloween Mix Part 5 - King Horror's Loch Ness Monster

Little is known about the artist who called himself King Horror. I have done extensive research online and in the stack of reggae reference books I've got on my bookshelf at home and I have yet to find anything even remotely resembling a biography. But I did come across a piece of information regarding King Horror in relation to Cuban born ska pioneer and producer Laurel Aitken. The information came from the 2003 book called "Young Gifted And Black - The Story Of Trojan Records" by Michael de Koningh and Laurence Cane-Honeysett and it says...

"On King Horror Koningh writes: "Horror was actually Laurel on some sides but not others (it largely depended on which company he was leasing the material to and who was around in the studio at the time)."

Wow, that makes the matter that much more intriguing. You can check out the complete article about Laurel Aitken by following this link. Nonetheless, the next track in the mix is "Loch Ness Monster" by King Horror and it is without a doubt one of my favorite tracks so far and the bloodcurdling screams Horror/Aitken provides are some of the best shrieks ever. Crank this one up in the car and you'll definitely have people next to you at the red light staring at you in horror/disbelief. I did little to sweeten this track except provide the Alfred Hitchcock introduction (from his album called "Music To Be Murdered By") and background sea monster sound effects. If you've never heard it before get ready for some scary reggae at its best! Oh, I almost forgot, the awesome Loch Ness Monster painting is by fantasy artist Boris Vallejo - check his stuff out here!

Part 5 Download

4 comments:

OuttaSweden said...

Yo, this is the best track so far! (Except ofcourse Mr Brown, that's a bad classic but I'd already heard that one). Looking forward to hear it all in a mix. Hallowen is really nothing here in Sweden so I suppose the FX make more sense then, hehe. Big up for the work, yo!
PS, haven't been online for a while so I missed alot of posts, read it all though hehe.

Reggaexx said...

Hey Outta, glad you're diggin' it! I never gave it much thought but you brought up a good point... if you're not living in the U.S. or any other country that goes overboard for Halloween this must seem like some bizarre sh*#! For those who don't GET the whole Halloween thing just regard this mix as a Jamaican themed horror movie... you can ignore the Halloween connection. :-)

OuttaSweden said...

Hehe no problems. As everything else american (except perhaps 1 gallon sodas) it's coming over here too. And I must say I really like the whole idea. The only difference over here is that I probobly won't burn it and pass around to all my friends during halloween as I would have done if it had been a christmas mix (membah dat in december! There's ALOT of good reggae xmas tunes out there, hehe). Still, I really appreciate the work you'r doing here! Big up as usual! And on a second thought, I'll probobly burn this for work and other places anyway. I work at this american sportsbar and we always put out the pumpkins and everything at halloween...

OuttaSweden said...

And besides, it's always ALOT funnier with themes... You should be on radio.