Monday, June 15, 2009

The Heatwave's Early Warming Mixtape
Grab it here - Dancehall fire! More mixtape bizzniz from the Heatwave over here.
Still Bill
Documentary coming about the soul legend, Mr Bill Withers. Hat tip to Crate Kings.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

eMusic's new deal with Sony is bad news for NZ users

And here's why, thanks to Radioscope's Paul Kennedy.

"Popular US-based music subscription site eMusic is to close the door on New Zealand users.

An eMusic spokesperson tells us existing New Zealand customers will continue to be able to use the service, as they "grandfathered" under the current US subscription plans. However, they will soon stop accepting new customers from New Zealand (or anywhere else outside the US, Canada or EU)...

American users faced with price increases will at least be getting access to a raft of new repertoire thanks to the Sony deal. Canadian, British and EU customers won't immediately get the Sony tracks, but their music prices are being maintained. New Zealanders get the worst end of both deals - no new content but increased prices nonetheless.

Full story here.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

DJ Spinna - The Recall mixtape
"An essential download for anyone who takes production seriously, DJ Spinna’s The Recall highlights a successful career spanning nearly 15 years DL it here.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Smoking Cubans.

"The most eminent stars of Cuban hip-hop take some time to join the country's up and coming talent on this track from the Revolution album which drops next week, produced by Poet Name Life of the Black Eyed Peas.

The Revolution project unites several of the most promising musicians Winfield and Yoshizaki encountered (including members of Cuban groups like Sexto Sentido and AnĂ³nimo Consejo) with producers like Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim), Rich File (UNKLE), Poet Name Life (Black Eyed Peas), Guy Sigsworth (Bjork), Marius De Vries (Sugarcubes), and Cameron McVey & Jan Kybert (Massive Attack) for an album which unites Cuban musical tradition with Western production techniques and styles. Guests on the album include Roisin Murphy, Orishas, Lateef The Truthspeaker & more. "

The Revolution feat. Orishas- 14Me (Produced By Poet Name Life) (mediafire) (zshare)
From: The Revolution present The Revolution (June 9th, Rapster)
Watch a short feature on the making of the album.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Stink Mix - Musky Moments
DJ Stinky Jim has just posted a new mix for you folks, grab it from his excellent blog over here. Some serious musical murderation going down, worth DLing for this alone... Crying Blood (Andrew Weatherall dub) - VV Brown.
Steady vibes
Free mp3 - N.A.S.A's "Money" gets the remix treatment by French dubmeister Grant Phabao. Get it:

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Mr. Scruff Reveals the 5 Rare Records No DJ Can Do Without
Argh, more records I want. Link.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Ring The Alarm playlist, Basefm May 23
Metrophonics -Latin racer
Bronx river parkway - Nora se va
Beat pharmacy - Strangers
Manasseh - Creation dub
Norma Fraser - Respect
Mr Vegas - Must come a road
Butch Cassidy sound system - Rockers galore
Noel Ellis - Rocking universally
One essence - Blackness of darkness
Staff benda billili - Sala mosala
Quantic - En bella vista version
Gil Scott Heron - B movie
DL Jones - Whoa Bobby
Scientist - Dub 16
Hikoikoi - Blood on the sand
LD - Woodblock
Lee Scratch Perry - International Broadcaster (Moody boyz remix)
Chanch via curcuito - Selva
Comsic force - Ghetto down
Lee Fields - Ladies
Bambaata vs Breakout - Planet rock (DJ Ayres mix)
Open souls -Hold you close
Marcelo D2 - Kush
Albarosie - Kingston town (Bassnectar remix)
Mad lion - Take it easy

Ring The Alarm playlist, Basefm May 30
Natural self - Foundation pt2
Koliphones - Voyage into the sun
Dub Colossus - Shem city steppers
Joe Ariwa - Licenced to dub

Celebrating the conclusion of another fine NZ Music Month... with some of Aotearoa's tastiest beatmakers...
Pitch black - 1000 mile drift (International observer remix)
Dub asylum - Ba ba boom!
Aronas - Culture tunnels
Submariner -Tha natural
DLT and Che fu - Chains remix
Kingites - Polynesian panthers
Mike Fabulous - Wang east
Salmonella dub - For the love of it (Decks n fx mix from Sunshine sound system)
Dub connection - Mike quality
Sola rosa - Humanised
Fat fredys drop - Wild wind
Mark de Clive Lowe - Mesmerised
Eru Dangerspeil - Coq au vin

DJ Day - Lucien
Black velvet - An earthquake's coming
Lightning head - Afro spot
Barrington Levy - Reggae music dub
Specials - Ghost town (DJG remix) LIVE IN AUCKLAND AUGUST 1
Skatalites -Coconut rock
Beat pharmacy - Strangers
Reggae Blends Galore
Just chanced upon this via RNZ, barrels of fun, especially Jackson 5 over Shanty town.

Track listing...

A1: The Fugees vs Max Romeo – Ready or not [Dreadsquad Blend]
Riddim: Chase the devil

A2: Jackson 5 – I want you back [Dreadsquad Blend]
Riddim: Shanty Town

A3: The Specials – Message to you Rudy [Dreadsquad Rmx]
Riddim: Message to yo Rudy RMX

A4: Sean Kingston vs Sound Dimension – Beautiful girls [Dreadsquad Blend]
Riddim: Soul Shake

B1: Rayvon vs Kurtis Blow – No Guns no murder [Dreadsquad Blend]
Riddim: The breaks

B2: Grandmaster Flash – The message [Papa Zura Blend]
Riddim: Lovely day RMX

B3: Diana King – Shy Guy [Dreadsquad Blend]
Riddim: Giggy

B4: Baha Men vs The Wiseguys – Who let the dogs out [Dreadsquad Blend]
Riddim: Ooh La La

Download it from here...

Friday, May 29, 2009

Dub Asylum gig on tonight
I'm dropping some Dub Asylum tunes playing tonight at a new venue called Live Bar, at 68 Hobson St. I'll be dropping some brand new Dub Asylum tunes with MC Word Perfect on the mic, along with The Retainers, and Brazil Beat Sound System. Doors open 8pm, happy hour til 10pm. Come on down!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Dub Asylum live bizznizz
Yes, time to leave the house and have some fun, this Friday night at a new venue called Live Bar, at 68 Hobson St. I'll be dropping some brand new Dub Asylum tunes, with MC Word Perfect on the mic, along with The Retainers, and Brazil Beat Sound System. Doors open 8pm, happy hour til 10pm.

Also, I've got a new tune up for free download (in case you haven't got it already) called Jump and Twist, it's in the audio player on the right of this page. Have a listen, and if you like it, click download.

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.

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

"WHAT THE???? 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)