Thursday, April 20, 2006

Birdy Nam Nam

Posted on Thu, Apr 20, 2006 at 4:00 AM

Birdy Nam Nam
Label: Uncivilized World
Rated: NONE
WorkNameSort: Birdy Nam Nam

French turntablists Birdy Nam Nam are done scalping other DJs for the world title; they've been there, and they're over it. For their crafty album, the four DMC World Team Champions traded competition rehearsals for studio time, building mini-symphonies from their integral stacks of vinyl. Each member of Birdy Nam Nam contributes sections of existing works by pulling parts from LPs, as evident in the Wurlitzer chords manually slipped in and out of "Kind of Laid Back," and in the stuttering chopped vocal bits on "Jazz It at Home." The peculiar scratch routines that captivate Kid Koala or Q-Bert audiences aren't so much a part of Birdy Nam Nam's vibe, but creatively mangling sound is top priority: Even the album's occasional electronic drawl is nothing more than records and cross-faders. Any audio left unexplained is illustrated by a sizable accompanying DVD, which makes witnessing their live set a dire, complementary necessity.


We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

October 27, 2020

View more issues


© 2020 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation