Friday, May 30, 2008

Frankiphonic!
Stop Smiling is one of my favourite magazines in the world. Following is from their blog. Go listen.

"What’s a frankiphone you ask? A good question, especially if you’re not familiar with Phil Cohran, as he invented it.

Essentially an electric thumb piano, Kelan Phil Cohran developed the instrumenet and used it to anchor the recordings on the album this song was pulled from, Singles. The album is a collection of songs that originally came out on Cohran’s own Zulu Records imprint.

The instrument becomes a focal point on a couple of these songs, which get rounded out Chicago jazz legends like Master Henry Gibson and Pete Cosley. If Cohran’s work with Sun Ra was a little too out for you, this collection tones down the “out” just a tad and wraps everything up in a tighter package.

If you like jazz and/or soul music even a little bit and don’t have this record, I guarantee that it will be a welcome addition to your collection."

Got a bonus video of Phil playing the frankiphone there too. Link.


You can Buy Cohran's music on recently-reissued CDs from Conch Records. You can buy back issues of Stop Smiling direct from their website. I've bought a few from them, and their service was very good. It also turns up in Magazzino and Real Groovy.
Do fries go with that shake?
To finish off NZ Music Month with a bang, Kiwi FM is holding a Live-to-air from Burgerfuel Ponsonby Rd this afternoon (Friday), hosted by Wammo, with a live performance from White Birds and Lemons, and Peter Mac (that's me) DJing his fave Kiwi tunes. Starts 3pm, live band at 4.30pm, and I'm DJing from 5 til 6pm.

Do fries go with that shake? The answer would be yes. That's what I'm getting paid in. Sweet.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

People make the world go round
Was just listening to Benji B's latest radio show and he dropped the above tune, a version by Angela Bofill. Did a quick search and hit pay-dirt - someone's blog with seventeen (count em) different versions of said song, including the Stylistics, Innerzone orchestra, Ramsey Lewis.... Link to Souled On. Nice one.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Ring The Alarm, BaseFM, May 24 playlist
Bit of a nz music special today, seeing as it's NZ Music Month and all... (not a million miles from my show on Kiwi FM, but with extra cheddar)

Salmonella Dub - Lightning (3spot remix)
King Kapisi - Reverse resistance inst
DLT feat Che Fu - Chains remix
Phase 5 -Box juice
Julien Dyne - Off my feet
Sound foundation - Ram dancehall
Fat Freddy's Drop - Roady (Nextmen burger mix)
Rodger Fox Big Band - Open sesame
Maria Dallas - Um bala bomba
Prince Tui Teka - Let's stay together
Tyra and the tornadoes - Hui hui
Loudhaler - Refresher
Nemesis dub systems - Young boy's tale
Kevvy Kev - Give or take dub
Patea Maori Club - Poi e
Newmatics - Riot squad
Unitone hifi - Up to eleven
Pitch black - Flex (Son sine remix)
Salmonella Dub - Platetechtonics (Groove Corp remix)
Bill Wolfgramm and his islanders feat Daphne Walker - Haere mai
Jay Epae - The creep
Morgan Clarke with Benny's Five - Haka boogie
Fat Freddy's Drop - Hope (MKL vs Soy Sos dub)
Hallelujah Picassos -Rewind
Lewis McCallum - Fly or die
The Midnights - Outside looking in (Dub Asylum remix)
Maori Hi-five - Poi poi