Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, saturday Sepetember 8
Bob Marley - Soul shakedown party (Afrodisiac sound system)
Border crossing - City of love
King Tubby Allstars - Step pon mi corn version
Jackson 5 - I want you back (Konishsi Yasuharu remix)
Joe Tex - You might be digging the garden but somebody is digging your plums
Pimps of joytime - San Francisco-bound
Harvey - Any way you wanta
Bacao rhythm and steel band - Ease back
Guts - And the living is easy (Dynamics remix)
Barrington Levy and Beenieman - Murderer
William Bell - I forgot to be your lover
United 8 - Getting uptown to get down
Sister Nancy -Big beat bam remix
Keith Lawrence - B Bwoy skank
Freez - IOU
King Tubby - Borderline dub
Just banks - 360 degrees (Makossa and Megablast remix)
Common - Black maybe
Dub funk association - Enter the chuzzler
Hot 8 Brass Band - Rock with the hot 8
Jean Jacques Perry - Eva
Red Rogers - Congo bounce
Tyra and the tornados - Hui hui
Al Green - I'm glad you're mine
Family Tree - Family tree (Norman Cook disco edit)
Dubblestandart vs Ari Up - Island girl (JStar remix)

Cheers to everyone who came down to Galatos/Studio for the Winter Warm-up on Saturday night, wicked times.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, Sept 1
Ballistic Bros - Prophecy reveal
DJ Vadim - Watch that sound (JStar remix)
Pat Rhoden - Living for the city
Original tropicana steel band - Calypso rock
Sir Joe Quartermain and free soul - So much trouble
Nightmares on wax - 70s 80s (Roots Manuva remix)
Toots and the Maytals - Broadway jungle
Johnny Clarke - Rebel soldiering
Wood brass and steel - Funkanova (Fat camp brass rubbing)
Klymaxx - Video kid
Mr Vegas - Lean wid it
Buju Banton - Champion
Reggie Stepper - Cuh ohnoh
Taggy Matcher - Rockit
Dubblestandart vs Ken Boothe - When I fall in love dub
Guts - And the living is easy (DJ Sayem remix)
Kode9 and Spaceape - Quantum
Amy Winehouse - I'm no good
Invisible Spike - Unsanity
Fermin Muguruza feat Manu Chao - Maputxe
Marcia Griifiths - Fell like jumping
Big bud - Bubblin
Lennie Hibert - Village soul
Pioneers - Sweet inspiration (Justin Robertson remix)
Katzenjammers - Cars

Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, August 25
Cedric Im Brooks - Shaft
Upsetters - Live injection
Augustus Pablo - Dub organizer
Midnights - Outside looking in (Dub Asylum remix)
Keith Lawrence - Whoa whoa
Visioneers - Ike's mood pt1
Quincy jones - It sure is groovy
Ann Sexton - You're gonna miss me
Candido - Candido's funk
Sharon Jones and the Dapkings - 100 days, 100 nights
Bombs - Mama's boot
Jstar - Fall in love
Dubblestandart vs Ken Boothe - When I fall in love
Papa Levi -Mi god mi king
DJ Vadim - Watch that sound (JStar remix)
Edwin Birdsong - Rapper dapper snapper
Pitch black - Speech (International observer remix)
Mr Vegas - Lean wid it
Kolab - Sam I am
Quincy Jones - Where whitey aint around
Manuel Bundy - Higher
Bill Cosby -Dope pusher
Roy Ayers - Running away
Sammy Dead - You never conquer natty dreadlocks
Pioneers - Sweet inspiration (Justin Robertson remix)
Fatback band - Yum yum (gimme some)
Marva Whitney and Osaka Monaurail - Her thing
Guts - And the living is easy (DJ Sayem remix)
Skatalites - Beardsman ska
Leroy Sibbles -Express yourself

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Hello, Springfield!

Manu Chao has a new album out early September, called 'La Radiolina' (pictured above), his first studio album since 2001. He was last heard on the fantastic album 'Dimanche A Bamako' from Mailian couple Amadou and Mariam, released in 2005.

'Toward the end of a live show, weary musicians often appeal to the audience with a stock phrase intended to invigorate the proceedings: “How is everyone feeling tonight?” “I can’t hear you!” “Cleveland, make some noise!” Manu Chao, a wiry forty-six-year-old of Spanish extraction who grew up in Paris, used a different tactic when he played the first of two sold-out shows in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park in June. He shouted out the names of countries, and people cheered, often in reverse proportion to the nation’s population: “Uruguay!” Some whoops. “Costa Rica!” Roars. “Macedonia!” Total mayhem.'

Read the full interview at The New Yorker.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Doin the Dap
Here's a way cool clip of Gabe and Neil from Daptone Records giving you a guided tour of their studio, in an old two-storey building in Bushwick, Brooklyn (pictured above). "That's the couch where Amy Winehouse farted..." funny guys. They reveal they funded their studio from sales of seven inch singles - Daptone has sold about 30,000 of em since they started the label. Hat top to Brooklyn Vegan.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Big Matt tribute - Welli
From Nice-up - "Reggae events this weekend - Friday 24 - BIG MATT TRIBUTE @ GOOD LUCK - with heavyweight selectors DANNY LEMON, MANRAY, DUKE WILLIS, PRINCE ALEXANDER & UNDERCOVER plus guests - a night to pay respects to one of the pioneering selectors of the N.Z. Reggae scene, Big Matt, who sadly recently passed away. $10 on the door, all proceeds go to the Big Matt Trust and to help support his family." Check it, if you're in Welli.

AND there's a record swap going down on saturday in AK...

"Beat Merchants have teamed up with Base FM, Santos and Safari to bring you the Beat Market, this Saturday 25th August from 12 - 4pm.

Basically, you rock up to the Santos/Safari courtyard [on Ponsonby rd] with a crate full of records, grab a coffee/beer and get swappin' - those old Chaka Khan records you have collecting dust could be someone's dream edition to their collection. Like the poster says, it's a time for classic collections to be showcased and refreshed as well as a great time to check out the Beat Merchants sale stock they're sure to have on offer."

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, August 18
Joy Division - Love will tear us apart
Massive Music - Find my way (Kode9 remix)
Byron Lee - Hot reggae
Jnr Reid - Bubblers
Ernest Ranglin and Jungle Bros - Funky Bond St (Flex edit)
Scientist - Pick up a dub
DJ Vadim - Watch that sound (JStar remix)
Eric B and Rakim - Follow the leader
Snake Salvador - He's a wonder
Human race - Grey boy
Madvillain - Money folder
Lloyd Williams - Reggae feet
The Eternals - Queen of the minstrels
Spanky Wilson - Sunshine of your love (Bombs edit)
Pleasure -Bouncy lady
Leon Haywood - If you're lookin' for a night of fun
International Observer - (The more) we know
Mr Vegas - Lean wid it
Bacao Rhythm and steel band - Look-a-py-py
Freddie Hubbard - Red clay
Roland Alphonso - President Kennedy
The sharks - Music answer
Jacksons feat Mick Jagger - State of shock
A Certain Ratio - Shack up
Zion-I - Kharma inst
Ice Cube - Bop gun
Cornerstone roots feat Luciano - Jah
Hot 8 Brass Band - Get up

Monday, August 20, 2007

Pink sees red
You may remember a while back, when US singer Pink ripped off the artwork of local artist Martin Emond for her video "U and Ur Hand".

Seems that maybe Martin wasn't the only artist she borrowed from...

From New York Post "page Six" column... "ugust 16, 2007 -- An avant-garde Manhattan painter is suing Pink for copyright infringement, saying the pop cutie used one of his works in a 2006 music video. In his case filed in Manhattan District Court, Vladimir Kush charges Pink and her record company, Zomba, with reproducing images from his painting "Countes Erotiques" throughout her video for "U + Ur Hand" without permission."

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, August 11
Antibalas - Che che cole
Mulatu - Yekermo sew
Johnny Hammond - Starborne
LKJ - Victorious dub
Vin Gordon - Steady beat
Johnny Osbourne - Buddy bye
Budos Band - Chicago Falcon
Mckay - Rising tide (Easton rocks hiphop mix)
Fat Freddys Drop - Hope (1998 version)
Cornerstone Roots - Calling
Thievery Corp - Amerimacka
Taggy Matcher - Rockit
Jackie Mittoo - Dr ring ding
Life organisation - Pink steamroller
Roots Combination - General Tso
Oneself - Temptation
Hot 8 Brass band - Get up (download it [legally] for yaself here)
Primal scream -Star
James Blood Ulmer - Are you glad to be in America?
Junkyard band - The word
Kool and the gang - Jungle boogie
Betty Wright - Clean up woman
Lee Moses - Time and place
Eddie Floyd - Knock on wood
(Genuine Stax classic - check out the latest issue of Stop Smiling magazine ["The magazine for high-minded low-lifes"]for a 20 page tribute to Stax, interviews with label founders Jim Stewart and Al Bell, Booker T and MGs, much more - also in same issue, great interview with Sharon Jones here)
King sunny ade - Ja funmi
Connie Price & Keystones - Thundersounds
Sharon Joens and Dapkings - 100 days, 100 nights (off their new album, out early october)
Up North
RIP Tony Wilson - great clip here from BBC Newsnight, with an interview with Wilson two months before he passed away. Comments from friends including Factory Records designer Peter Saville, New Order's Stephen Morris and journo Paul Morley. (Part two of clip here)

From the interview with Wilson....
"People have treated me with contempt, and quite rightly -I'm a TV presenter, I'm a big head, 'F^#&#% you Wilson.' I get that all the time ... Suddenly, I'm dying of cancer - everyone loves you. If you've got people hating you, just get cancer, its fantastic. People are so concerned."

ADDED profile of Wilson from 2002 (Granada TV) / Paul Morley writes about Wilson

Monday, August 13, 2007

How You Sell Soul to a Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul
LA Weekly's Jessica Koslow interviewed Chuck D on the 20th anniversary of Public Enemy. Chuck D managed to compare PE to the Rolling Stones... disagree? Whatevs.