Saturday, June 10, 2006

Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, Saturday June 10
Sister Nancy - Bam bam
Barrington Levy & Beenieman - Murderation
Scientist -Dub 16
Chakachas - African Llama
Mulatu Astkake - Yegelle tezeta
Aretha Franklin - Jump
Cedirc Im Brooks - Mun dun go
Horace Andy/Massive attack - One love
Shaggy & Barrington Levy - Broadway
Oneself - Bluebird
Funky Lowlives - Bellaluna (Boozoo Bajou remix)
Mere Mortalz feat U Brown - Dis a boom
DJ Serious - The enlightenment remix
Herbie Hancock - Palm grease
Harry Steel - Dub in C minor
Aim - Just passin thru
The Clash - Magnificent dance
Jimmy London - I'm your puppet
Dancing Djedi - Body surfin
Fat Freddy's Drop - Flashback (Jazzanova mashed bag remix)
Rhythm and sound - Lightning storm (Francois K remix)
Big Youth & the Congos - Feed a nation (Mixed/edited by Rhythm and sound)
Joe Gibbs and the professionals - Love the one you're with
El gran combo - Chua chua boogaloo
Donny Hathaway - Come little children
Freddie Cruger - Simply fresh
JStar - Fall in love

Cheers toRuffian and Earl E, who invited me down to DJ at the monthly Champion Sounds night at Rakinos last night (celebrating two years of palying choice records - nice one fellas). I had a wicked time (dropped a new Dub Asylum tune in there mid-set, went down very nicely), great crowd. Big Matt dropped by and spun a few tunes too. All good in the hood!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Get back
RIP Billy Preston. Aged 59, after a long illness. "A former teenage keyboard prodigy, Preston was one of the few musicians to play with both The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. A prolific writer, he also wrote You Are So Beautiful, a major hit for his friend, British blues singer Joe Cocker. And he collaborated with superstars such as The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, The Jackson Five, Sly and the Family Stone and Barbra Streisand." (BBC)

Pitchfork notes that "Later in his life, Preston suffered several major indignities: being sentenced to a three-year jail term following a bail violation, performing on the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Stadium Arcadium, and, worst of all, performing as the title character in the abysmal film Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." More here, here and here.

ADDED The B Side audioblog pays tribute, and has an in-depth backgrounder on the man.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

It burns! It burns!
If you feel the need, you can hear the first single from everyone's favorite ho-bag Paris Hilton over here - it's lame-ass reggae (scroll down to read the comments, they are entertaining). Think Gwen Stefani tied up in a sack with some stray dogs for company (but have a look at the photo from her music video shoot - tee hee, wardrobe malfunction!). See, I listened to that crap, so you don't have to (and now I feel dirty). Go and get some Suns of Arqa MP3s over here instead - quality all round.
Ring the alarm playlist, BaseFM, June 3rd.
Beatconductor - Hottest dub
Romanowski - Romjack steady
Jackson Sisters - I believe in miracles remix
Brides of funkenstein - Disco to go
Jackie Mittoo - James Bond
Shinehead - Raggamuffin
Thes one & Rashaan Ahmad - Doin it
Damian Marley - In 2 deep
Junior Murvin - Roots train
The techniques - Purify dub
One lung - Cinema 90
Boozoo bajou feat top cat - Killer
Al Green -I'm glad you're mine
Family of percussion feat Archie Shepp - Here comes the family
International observer - Leaf mould
Katzenjammers - Cars
Lord Kitchener -London is the place for me (Greens Keepers remix)
James Brown - Blind man can see it
Prince - Black sweat
Rhythm and sound feat Jennifer Lara - Queen in my empire
Jimmy Castor -King kong
Jacob Miller - Healing of the nation
Elephantman - Chapter a day
Joe Bataan - Subway Joe
Bondo de role - Funk de esfiha
Coldcut feat Roots Manuva - True skool
Barrington Carey - Love U forever remix
The WBC - Port royal
Jose Feliciano - Can't get next to you