Friday, January 23, 2009

Inna soundclash
Remember that Open Souls vs Elemeno P soundclash a while back? Heres the US version: The Roots vs Antibalas. Damn! Happening in Boston, Jan 29. More here.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Pistol Youth demented music video
Over here. Singer's face superimposed on The Golden Girls tv show. Pistol Youth is fronted by Brad Carter from Steriogram... "Pistol Youth started as an experiment throughout 2007 when i was out on a Steriogram tour and realised that starting a new band probably wouldn't be something to happen any time soon.

So anyway i asked three of my mates from other bands around the world to help and we recorded a six track EP across the internet without the other members actually meeting..."

His band got $50,000 funding from NZ On Air in May 2007 for an album. It's been recorded in LA, apparently.

The first "Hey! Vinyl is back!" MSM article for 2009...
... is here from The Age. Sigh. hat tip to Alan P.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, Jan 17
Daktaris - It's a big hustle (Mad Professor remix)
Tenor fly - Mind weh uh say
Joe Ariwa - The train (He's the Mad Professor's son, ya know!)
Dub colossus - Shem city steppers
Jay Z at Studio One - Dirt off your shoulder
Jackie Mittoo - Mother funk
Eli Paperboy Reed and the trueloves - Take my love with you
He 6 - Dance to the music
Mr confuse - Feel the fire (Smoove remix)
Nuyorican soul - I am the blakc gold of the sun
Como/John Edwards Singers - New burying ground
Staple singers - Name the missing word
Mr Vegas - Lean wid it
Manu Chao - Politik kills (Dennis Bovell mix) feat LKJ
Bobby Byrd -I know you got soul
Julien Dyne - Truffle shuffle
Rhythm and Sound feat Cornell Campbell -King in my empire (Rhythm and Sound live in Auckland Jan 31!!! With The Bug and Warrior Queen!!!)
Visionaries -Bhutee skank dub

Back to the 80s set
ESG - Moody (spaced out mix)
A certain ratio - Shack up
Junkyard band - The word/sardines
Cherelle - You look good to me
Jeffrey Osbourne - Soweto
Rob Base - Full control (go base)
The Normal - Warm leatherette

Staple Singers - Washington we're watching you
Mark de Clive Lowe feat Lyric L - Mesmerised (DJ Spinna remix)
One essence - Blackness of darkness