Friday, January 16, 2009

Friday Freshness
Brand new mixtape from Platinum Pied Pipers, for their new album out soon, get it here.
New single from Koushik, MP3 at Stonesthrow Records site.
Check out Canadian singer Ayah - killer mixtape Problem Woman, beats based on Marvin Gaye's Trouble Man LP. Get it here.
Also at Stonesthrow, read the sad story of the battle over J Dilla's legacy, from Vibe mag.

And currently enjoying Jay-Z at Studio One mashups, not remotely interested in Jaydiohead (Jay Z over Radiohead).

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Go check out DJ Miles Cleret (Soundway Records) at Khuja this thursday night
"Miles Cleret runs the much heralded Soundway Records, a London-based reissue label that has put out some of the finest vintage jams from around the world. Among their most famous releases are the Ghana Soundz collections.

Soundway and reissue labels of similar vision such as the Numero Group, Blood and Fire, and Light In The Attic do far more than license a random bunch of tracks. They do primary historical research on forgotten chapters of groove music and combine them with first rate graphic design and thoughtful annotation.

In these days of declining CD sales, these physical products are well worth owning. Soundway’s latest release is Nigeria Special — their second volume of Nigerian sounds with at least two more to come in the near future"

Link to full interview with the man. You might also catch him at Lilyworld stage at the Big Day Out on friday.
Iggy and the Stooges Mike Watt on Ron Asheton
"In case you missed it, the Los Angeles Times gave space for Mike Watt, formerly of the awesome Minutemen but more recently the bass player for the reunited Stooges, to recount his memories of his bandmate Ron Asheton in the wake of the Stooges guitarist's sudden death this week. [see LA Times]
Brighton Port Authority
New tunes from Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim) feat David Byrne (seen the vid?), Iggy Pop and more. Album out Feb, grab a sneak preview here.