Saturday, September 26, 2009

Ring The Alarm playlist, Sept 26
Cheers to Rob from reggae band Three Houses Down for dropping by for an interview. Catch them playing live tonight in Auckland at 420, up on K Rd. (gig info)

Zapp - More bounce to the ounce
Memphis sounds - Do your thing
Quincy Jones - Soul saga
Breakestra - North-east to Nippon
Outlines -Waiting in line Inst
Sir Howard Morrison - Don't let it get you
Bigga Bush - Cool it (Don't give my name)
Ticklah vs Axelrod - Scatch to win
Reggie Stepper  - Drum pan sound
General Levy  -Sugarcane
Fulgence - Sour soca
Umod  -Mash up
Quantic -Cuidad del swing version
Glen Brown -  Wicked tumbling version
Rhythm and sound - What a mistry
Rob Swift, Bob James, D-styles- Salsa scratch
Staff benda billili - J'taime
 Scientist  -No dub island
Big youth - Jim screechy (Smith and Mighty remix)
LD  - Traumatic times
TM Juke and Jack Baker Trio - Heads high (TM Juke remix)
Jah Batta -Informa (watch it)
Jackie Mittoo - Darker shade of black
Maceo and the Macks  -Soul power 74
Kylie Auldist - One goodbye
Howard Morrison Quartet  -Haru ana

Friday, September 25, 2009

Jimi Tenor & Tony Allen get on the good foot
Strut Records series called Inspiration Information has come up with some unusual musical combinations, starting with pairing Sly & Robbie with Amp Fiddler, then Horace Andy with Ashley Beedle, and arguably the most successful combo, of Ethiopian music legend Mulatu with the Heliocentrics, which is definitely one of the must-have albums of this year, it's utterly brilliant. 

Next up, is former Fela Kuti drummer Tony Allen with Finnish muso/producer Jimi Tenor. 
Here's a tune from it, courtesy of Strut...
Jimi Tenor & Tony Allen- "Selfish Gene" (zshare) (mediafire)
Inspiration Information: In stores October 27th

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Go Aberdoom!
Spied this over at Analog Giant, some cats from Aberdeen Scotland (or Aberdoom, as they call it on their Myspace page) "Long story short I don't know much about them. What I can tell you is that they have some great beat tapes that you certainly should check out. Nice neo-soul type sound to them.". Analog Giant has track for download here, or get their full tapes from their myspace here.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Cassette business cards
Damn, I need some of these! (Via Crate Kings)
"Music Man" Miles Tackett- Breakestra Classics DJ Mix 
All the best bits of Breakstra's funky back catalogue chopped and diced, Grab it here; (zshare) (mediafire).

"With tasteful scratches, doubled-up breakbeats, and slick transitions, Miles' mix offers a picture of some of his most crowd pleasing output covering Breakestra's original material, trademark covers, and even a few live rarities. "
1. Intro
2. Breakestra Suite #1 (DJ Azzuro & Kiyo)
3. Getcho Soul Togetha
4. Lil' Ol Money Maker
5. Funky Soul (Live In LA, 2000)
6. Gettin' To It
7. Don't Need A Dance
8. See Sawng
9. Take My Time feat. Choklate
10. Family Rap feat. DJ Dusk (Z Trip Scratch Edit)
11. Show 'N' Prove
12. A Word From Our Sponsor
Dusk Till Dawn: in stores September 29th on Strut

Monday, September 21, 2009