Thursday, May 21, 2009

This is Africa
K'naan is from Somalia, and this is the coolest tune I've heard in ages. Off his second album, Troubador.

K'NAAN "T.I.A" music video directed by: NABIL from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.

Softbomb
I posted this on Twitter/Facebook, this afternoon, after Amplifier posted it on twitter...

"WHAT THE???? Amplifier.co.nz just had to delete titles by JPSE, Mint Chicks, The Bats, HDU, Garageland, Kilgour, Knox, SJF, as Warners not repressing. Lets hide our musical heritage under a rock so no-one can hear it! IDIOTS! Havent they heard of the long tail? Jeeeeeeeezzz....."

Now, there's obviously a lot more to this story than just this wee snipppet. It was pointed out to me that Warners may have discovered they dont have the rights to the titles involved, and that only a quarter of FNun bands ever had contracts. Andrew Dubber is following this one too...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Wheedles Groove, the movie
Via Crate Kings, "In the film Wheedle’s Groove, Mr. Supreme and Light In The Attic show what’s possible a little insightful label reading and research is combined with a love for vinyl and good music."


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Ring The Alarm playlist, Basefm May 9
Tenor fly -Mind weh u seh
Beat pharmacy - Strangers
Horace Andy - Them never tell I
Lloyd Clarke -Love you the most
Overproof sound system - Kingstep (Unitone Hifi remix)
Joe Ariwa - Dub in combat
Lightning head - Bokoor sound special
Staff benda bilili - Sola mosala
Mr confuse - Feel the fire
Mulatu and the Heliocentrics - Cha cha
El hijo de la Cumbia - Cumbia regional
Soul investigators w/ Myron and E - Cold game
Bobby Byrd - Hot pants i'm copming
Barrington Levy - Reggae man dub
Ini Kamoze feat Capital D - World a reggae
Dub asylum - Jump and twist
Kormac - Kormacs house
Kraftwerk - Tour de France remix
Chancha via Curcuito - Zorzal
Albarosie - Kingston town (Bassnectar version)
Dubblestandart - Terrorists and inhalers (Keith Le Blanc remix)
Dutch rhythm combo feat joe dukie - Venom (Dr Rubberfunk remix)
Isaac Aiesili - Stranjah
Pitch black - 1000 mile drift (International observer remix)

Ring The Alarm playlist, Basefm May 16
Open souls - Hold you close
Brooklyn funk essentials - Creator has a masterplan (More rockers remix)
Kinny - Forgetting to remember
Manzel - Space funk (Dopebrother 7" mix)
Freddie Cruger - Something good
Sharon Jones and the Dapkings - Inspiration information
Orgone - Hambone
Specials - Ghost town (DJG remix)
Bobby jackie and the soul defenders - Reggae wiggle
Manasseh - Natural dub
Overproof sound system - Kingstep (Unitone Hifi remix)
Wailers - Put it on
El michels affair - Run Fay run
Joe Bataan - The bottle
De la soul - All good?
Chancha via Curcuito - Bussitpondem/Zorzal
Queen Ifrica - Lioness on the rise
Ernest Ranglin - 54-46 was my number
Kormac - Kormacs house
Nina Simone - Taking care of business (Pilooski re-edit)
Bobby Byrd - I know you got soul
Staff benda bilili - J'taime
Staple singers - Everyday people
Zomby - Spliff dub (Rustie remix)
Lee Scratch Perry feat Roots Manuva - International Broadcaster (Moody boyz remix)