Monday, May 15, 2006

Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, Saturday May 13
Jablonski – Soul makossa
Toots and the Maytals – Bam bam
Mulatu Atkake – Yegelle tezeta
Freddie McGregor – Rastaman camp version
Maceo and the Macks – Cross the tracks
Sound dimension – Soulful strut
Rodney Hunter – Vampire
Noiseshaper – Only redeemer
Oneself – Hollow human beings
Martin Brew – Sand steppin
Salmonella Dub – Problems (Son sine remix)
Candido – Thousand finger man
Turbulence - Stay focus
Jackie Mittoo – Hot tamale
Recloose – Mana’s bounce
International observer – Cellphone dub
Prince Charles and the City Beat band – Cash (cash money)
Butta – Okwa wa se
Chico Hamilton – El toro (Mark de Clive Lowe remix)
Tiombe Lockhart – You need me
Bounty Killer, Swizz, Freddy Mckay – Bounty is a treasure
Derrick Laro, Trinity – Don’t stop til you get enough
Yellowman – Badness
Onelung - Cinema 90
Shantel - Bucovina (Haaksman and Haaksman remix)
Little tempo – Jemima
Sister Nancy – Big beat bam remix
Beat conductor – Hottest dub

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Pressing questions of our time
One. Why is it that every time Shayne Carter appears in a press photo in a suit and tie, he looks like an undertaker? Evidence - latest issue of Real Groove. While you're having a lookee at that, check the funny ad for Kiwi Shoe Polish in the middle of the Shayne Carter interview. The dates are so far off the mark - did no-one at the ad agency check them? Not heard of Google?
Two. Teresa Gattung and her funny ol' take on customer relations. What's that about, aye? She says bend over, the customer obliges. Oh, got it.
Three. Are you smarter than your local MP? Take Judith Tizard's annual NZ Music Month Quiz for MPs and find out, download it from here.
Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, Saturday May 6
Three generations walking - Midnight bustling
Mark Ronson and Alex Greenwald - Just
George McCrae - I got lifted (Mishchief brew re-edit)
Horace Andy - Fever
Nosliw - Alarm
Barrington Levy - Many changes in life
Scrappy - Off the lead
Damian Marley - Move
A Certain Ratio - Shack up
David Walters - Mesy bon dye (Lightning Head remix)
Slim Smith - Conversation
Quantic Soul Orchestra - Pushin on
Skatalies - Coconut rock
Beat Conductor - Hottest dub
Ojays vs Wu-tang - DJ BC mashup
Kora - Burning
Fat Freddie's Drop - Ernie (52 weeks in the album charts and counting!)
Harry Toddler - Simmer down
Les McCann - Hey Leroy
Mackay - Take me over
Freddie Cruger - Simply fresh
Tiger Ranks - Party wit me
Sly n Robbie - Softcore surge (Ashley Beedle remix)
Cornerstone Roots - Forward the sax
Barrington Carey - Love U forever (Boxsaga vocal mix)
Candi Staton - Many moods of love
Rose Royce - Sunrise

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Kiwi FM - back from the grave?
If you haven't read Dubber's excellent post on the latest development with the low-rating Kiwi FM, read it now. Beat the spin...

"Seven years ago, the idea for a nationwide, commercial-free Youth Radio Network in New Zealand was first proposed. It became a hotly debated topic in both broadcasting circles and at a level of public policy. It was considered such a potential vote-winner, every major political party was claiming it as their own.

Today, Steve Maharey, the most public-radio-friendly Broadcasting Minister in decades, killed it. And Brent Impey - the man whose local instance of the global CanWest media empire makes Clear Channel look like the good guys - can rub his hands together with sinister glee.

Maharey has given free major metropolitan FM frequencies to CanWest in order that they will continue to play exclusively NZ music - despite the fact that New Zealand music has been mainstreamed on every other radio station in the country and the 20% voluntary target has been reached (and, in many cases, exceeded)."

"... Happy New Zealand Music Month, Brent Impey. Not only have you ghetto-ised local music, you've managed to be given assets to a value in excess of $20m, you've completely decimated commercial radio's biggest perceived threat, dealt a huge blow to public broadcasting and had your way with the country's Broadcasting Minister in an historic fashion.

Happy NZ Music Month, NZ music industry - this is not a reprieve, this is a set-back.

Happy NZ Music Month, Steve Maharey. this was the plan all along. You have been screwed.

Happy NZ Music Month, Brendan Smyth. Back to the drawing board."

Monday, May 01, 2006

Congratulations ot my main man Trevor Reekie on winning Best NZ Produced Music Programme - Best Music Feature at the NZ Radio Awards on Saturday night. Nice one. Now, hit em up for raise, quick!

"Winner: The Times Are A Changing - Trevor Reekie, National Radio

Special Commendations: - He Ara Puoro "A Pathway of Song" - Roger Smith & Gareth Watkins, Concert FM - Enzology "The Story of Split Enz" - Jeremy Ansell, National Radio/RNZ"
Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, April 29
Lloyd Charmers – Look-ka-py py
Meters – Cissy strut
King Tubby – Slow motion dub
Marlon Stewart – Dem girls (Emo remix)
Lowman – Pharrel vs Hutch
Fat Freddy's Drop – Flashback (Jazzanova mashed bag remix)
Nuffwish – Loaded chalice
Jstar – Bye bye barb
Breakestra - The getting to it
Boozoo Bajou – Blast
Jackie Mittoo – Hot milk
Oneself – Bluebird
All natural and Lone Catalysts – Renaissance
Upper Hutt Posse – Stormy weather
Nas – Get down
Salmonella Dub - Platetechtonics (Groove corp remix)
Open Souls – They don't even know
Grant Phabo feat Lone Ranger, Carlton Livingston – Message to you Rudy
Wiseguys – Oh la la
Temptations – Zoom
Revolutionaries – Skanking
Nightmares on wax – The sweetest
Tye Tribbet – Mighty long way
Dusty Springfield - Spooky
Barrington Levy – Collie weed version
Scrappy – Off the lead
Turbulence – Stay focus

Chip Matthews (Open Souls, Che fu and the Krates) does the show after me on Basefm, it's called the Saturday Spot. This week he decided to do a country special, after getting a good response to dropping some Neil Young songs in previous shows. As I was driving off from Ponsonby, he was playing Johnnie Cash, then The Devil Went Down To Georgia. Chip, you are a mad crazy musical anarchist, and I gotta give you maximum respect for that. Country on a hiphop station - nice one!

Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, April 22
Specials – Message to you Rudy
Skatalites – Phoenix city
Wild Magnolias – Battlefield (Joe Claussell remix)
The Meters – Soul machine
Katchafire – Collie herb man (Sola Rosa remix)
Jackie Mittoo – Get up and get it
Roots combination – Spoony Bill
Leela James – Good time
Ghostface Killah - Cherchez la ghost
Radio city feat Bajka – The hop
Breakestra – The getting to it
Alton Ellis - It's a shame
Big Youth/Congos – Feed a nation
Open Souls - Falling in
Zaguzar -Welcome to England
Dam native feat Che Fu – The son
Hugh Masekela – When
Little Sister – Stanga
Rhythm and sound – Let jah love come (Sweet substance remix)
Pointer sisters – Yes we can can (RIP June Pointer)
Coldcut feat Roots Manuva - True skool
Nostalgia 77 – Seven nation army
KRS One – Bo bo bo
Grant Phabo feat Lone Ranger, Carlton Livingston – Message to you Rudy

Monday, April 24, 2006

Oh, my aching sides
"Music was better when we were kids ... When we were young we had tapes, and you listened to every track. You didn't fast forward in case you overshot. And songs you didn't like turned out to be your favourites, because the album became a person. It grew on you. Now, if kids don't like the first few bars, they're gone. You've got to grab them. I tell you what the problem is - it's downloading." - Danger Mouse in an interview with The Telegraph via Coolfer

That would be the same DJ Dangermouse, who shot to fame when a million-zillion people downloaded his Beatles/Jay Z mashup the Grey Album on Grey Tuesday (Feb 24, 2004)? Yep. That's crazy.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Vinyl solution

Kiwi Vinyl at Record Collectors' Fair on Saturday

"The 2nd Annual Record Collectors fair takes place in Auckland this Saturday April 22. The focus is on vinyl at this event with stalls selling vinyl including classic Kiwi, dance, soul, rock, hip-hop etc. Music posters and turntables will also be on sale.
New Zealand record labels who have music to sell include Wildside with some rare Wildside vinyl and CD singles for sale and collectable old Wildside posters.
The Fair is open to the public from 10am at the Polish House Hall, 1 McDonald St (off Ethel St), Morningside, the suburb on the city side of Mt Eden.
To rent a $20 table at the Fair contact Klaus (09) 444-9366. "

via NZMusician.

Bouncy Friday.
More bounce to the ounce, by Zapp - You need this tune, go get it now.

That is all.

Oh, hang on.... Eight local albums in the top 40 this week, special mention to the Open Souls, who crack the charts with their debut album, Kaleidoscope, first week in at number 29. Nice one.

But wait, there's more...
Peaches has a new album out soonish, it's called Impeach My Bush.

That is all.

ADDED And now for this message...
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy, live on Top of the Pops
and old school - Shannon - video for Let the Music Play. Oh, youtube...

Monday, April 17, 2006

Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, Saturday Aril 15.
Toots and the Maytals - Bam bam
Nightmares on wax - the sweetest
Madlib - Please set me at ease
Scientist - See a dub face
Prince Fatty - The zoo
Eternals - Queen of the minstrels
Fat Freddy's Drop - Midnight maruaders (Lightning head remix)
Jstar - Bye bye barb
Seatrain - Flute thing
Parliament - P-Funk wants to get funked up
Open souls - They don't even know
Turbulence - Doesn't really matter
Fugees vs Butch Cassidy - Fu-gee-la sound system
Roy Ayers - Funk in the hole (Platinum Pied Pipers remix)
Ridlah Banton - Peace ah dat
Flirtations - Nothing but a heartache
Jackson 5 - ABC (Konishi Yasuharu remix)
DJ Shadow - 3 freaks
Sixto Rodriquez - Sugar man
Bob Marley -Stand up jamrock (Ashley Beedle remix)
De La Soul - Stakes is high (Jay Dee remix)
Freddie Cruger - Running from love
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
Cymande - Bra
Katezenjammers - Cars
Open Souls- Falling in