Saturday, October 24, 2009

Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, Oct 24
James Brown  -The bose (Geisha boys remix)
DJ Vadim - Hidden treasure
Beverley Road allstars - I'm still in love
Various - Got to be at that party
Justin Hinds - The higher the monkey climbs
Skatalites - Beardsman ska
Dawn Penn - No no no
Carlton and the shoes - Love me forever
Chaka Domu and Lady Yolanda - Mash up (Dancehall mix)
Andrew Weatherall - Fail we may, sail we must (off Pox on the pioneers)
DLT - Liquid skies (Ultraneon mix)
Innerzone orchestra - bug in the bass bin
Jah Batta - Informa (Watch it)
Joe Ariwa - Bouncing with Joe
Manasseh  -Skenga 12" mix
Noiseshaper - Bushmasta
Lee Perry - Venus
Ragga Twins - 18 inch speaker
Quantic and his combo Barbaro  -Mas pan
Chico Mann - Sound is everything (Rich Medina remix)
Nicolette - No government
Kashmere stage band - Superstrut (Kenny Dope remix)
Orgone - Be in here
Troublefunk - Drop the bomb
Ticklah - Answer me
Dubblestandart and Lee Perry - Respect the poor dub
The Wailers  - Put it on
Umod - Just4funksake
Andrew Weatherall - Pox on the pioneers

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Quick hits
1. New music from Doom (aka MF Doom) over here. "Unexpected Guests is a compilation album of old Doom tracks that the Gold Dust imprint has gathered up an thrown on a single record."
2. Musician Rex Visible (member of NRA, Headless Chickens soundman) is in trouble. From the Manawatu Standard (ignore the reference to Vizible producing How Bizarre - the producer of that record is Alan Jansson).
3. Skream and Benga live set from RinseFM's 15th birthday party for download here, and new from Mad Decent (Diplo's label) Jovi Rockwell with Killing Dem (Free DL here)
4. Stinky Jim's Stink Inc blog has a great post about the new Andrew Weatherall album A Pox On The Pioneers, go have a read here. As Jim says "... the whole thing has a ring of 'Sandanista' era-Clash about it amongst many other flavours, not in a slavish way, in a way that puts a huge grin on my boat when driving around to it." 
Bonus - some Weatherall mp3 action here, with an interview, via The Fader.
Pretty Purdie hitting it
Link... from Crate Kings. "The master Bernard Purdie breaks down drums, rhythm, and, of course, ghost notes.  It’s difficult to decide which is better, Purdie’s drumming or his commentary and reactions to the sounds."

Monday, October 19, 2009


Quick hits
1. Oddisee dropped a wicked ep of funky, laidback beats a while back, called Oddsummer. The follow-up is out now, Odd Autumn. Grab it here
2. New LCD Sound System single has come out, cover of an Alan Vega (Suicide) track, Bye Bye Bayou. Grab it here. You might find the original there too.
3. There was a killer comp from legendary NY label Ze Records that came out earlier this year on Strut; now a bunch of dance producers have been let loose on their catalog for a series of re-edits, including the likes of Todd Terje, Greg Wilson, and Pilooski, who is always good. Zevolution: Ze Records Re-Edited comes out Nov 24, but get a sneak preview for free here...Aural Exciters- "Spooks In Space" (Luke Howard & Felix Dickinson Filthy & Foolish Edit) (zshare) (mediafire)
4. Via Crate kings: "Tom Ashbrook of NPR’s On Point interviews RZA to discuss his new book The Tao of Wu and his personal ideas pertaining to spirituality and growth.  The hour long conversion includes a number of interesting stories about ODB and other Wu-Tang members, an explanation of RZA’s fascination with kung-fu, and insight into the future of musical sampling."
Listen to the complete interview.
5. Stinky Jim interviews Jahdan Blakkamoore over here. Great stuff. 
6. One more... Wu Tang meets dubstep. Yup. Album is called "Wu-Tang Meets The Indie Culture Vol. 2: Enter the Dubstep" More here.