Saturday, January 02, 2010

Ring The Alarm, BaseFM, Jan2 playlist
Nuffwish - Loaded chalice
Dubblestandart - Pre-emptive dub (Sly n Robbie remix)
Serge Gainsbourg - Des laid des laid
Various - Got to be at that party
Beat pharmacy - Ghost ships feat Space ape
LV - Globetrotting feat Errol Bellot
Sister Nancy -Aint no stopping Nancy
Derrick Morgan - Fat man
AIFF - Let it roll
Romanowski -Train song remix (DJ Sureshot)
Roy Ayers - Funk in the hole (PPP remix)
William Bell - I forgot to be your lover
Sharon Jones and the Dapkings - Giving up
Open souls - Hold you close dub
Michael Rose - Sailor gone a sea
Taxi gang and Lenky - Soul limbo
Sly n Robbie - Ballistic squeeze
Noiseshaper - This is not as gunthing
King midas sound - Meltdown
Jimi Tenor and Kabu Kabu - Me I say yes
Kokolo - Magnificent seven
Material w Nona Hendryx - Bustin out
B52s - Planet Claire
Guts - And the living is easy
Mike Zoot feat Labba - Spread love remix
Afrikan simba - Power in the word
General Levy - Monkeyman

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Dub Asylum interview at Laidback Radio

Cheers to Jason F for hooking this up! Read the interview here.

Intro:"Dub Asylum is one of those undercover New Zealand artists who keeps dropping great music and doesn’t seem to shout too loud about it, it bubbles away and gets the respect it deserves from the beat community. After the release of his Ba Ba Boom! Digi-EP in August 2008 Peter McLennan got the nudge from some of his DJ friends to put out some vinyl which I’m glad to say he’s just done with a tasty little 7″ of the title track with a special dustep/afrobeat remix on the flip from Oogun."
Ring The Alarm: Best of 2009
This is based on the music I played on my radio shows this year, so there's probably some things I left out. Hit me up if there's music I missed in 09 - I need to hear it!

Pépé Bradock - Confiote de Bits / A Remix Collection
One tune that I discovered after getting this collection was a remix Bradock did for Candi Staton, called Do Your Duty. One reviewer noted its omission from the Confiote de Bits collection, and it was well worth hunting down.

Baker Brothers - Avid Sounds (great versions of Shack Up, Lady Day and John Coltrane)

5: Five Years of Hyperdub - Various artists incl Kode9, LD, Cooly G, Flying Lotus and more

Donáe - Riot music

DJ Vadim - Hidden treasure


Kion and Murda feat Junior Murvin - No 1 sound 

Cooly G - Love dub - more from Kode9's excellent Hyperdub label, home to some of the most adventurous electronic music out there today (see above -5 Years of Hyperdub).

King midas sound - Cool out (their album dropped at the end of this year, have been investigating it and its damn fine too)

Lee Scratch Perry - Yellow tongue (Kode9 remix)

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (Playing at Womad in New Plymouth, March next year, awesome!)

NYTimes backgrounder on Hypnotic Brass, from 2006, includes sidewalk performance.

Quantic - Tradition in transition (Will Holland is very prolific but the quality control aint always in effect with his work, sometimes coming off a little bland. However, his last two releases have been crackingly good.)

Fulgeance - Tribute To Masekela - I bought a ton of tunes and remixes by Fulgeance this year, fascinating, funky business.

Beat pharmacy -Wikked times remixes

Staff Benda Bilili - Tres Tres Fort

Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens - What Have You Done, My Brother?

Unitone Hifi - Sneeze off - A lovely little 7 inch local single, the fantastic amount of bass on this release inspired me to put out my own tunes on seven inch vinyl. The flip from Jefferson Belt is none too shabby either.

Wajeed - Jeedo suave

Major lazer -Can't stop now

Chancha Via Circuito - Rodante

V V Brown - Crying blood (Andrew Weatherall remix dub)

Sola Rosa - Humanised feat Bajka

Tiki - Burning fire (Oogun remix)

E'S E - Scratch's skank

Jahdan Blakkamore - She said 

Julian Marley feat Damian Jr Gong Marley - Violence in the streets

Lee Fields - My world album

Open Souls - Hold you close album

Mulatu and the Heliocentrics - Inspiration information album

Onra - The anthem (extended)

Soul investigators w Myron and E - Cold game

Sharon Jones and the Dapkings - Inspiration information

Lefties soul connection feat Flomega - Have love, will travel

Julien Dyne - Falling down 

Isaac Aesili - The media

Andrew Weatherall - Fail we may, sail we must
(his album, Pox on the Pioneers, is damn fine too)

And of course, this little stonker, my own tune on lovely vinyl!
Dub Asylum - Ba Ba Boom original/Oogun remix

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

RIP Rowland S. Howard
Passed away aged 50, from liver cancer. "Howard was waiting for a liver transplant and had cancelled recent shows due to illness. The influential guitarist came to prominence as a member of Melbourne punk band the Boys Next Door who became The Birthday Party, fronted by Nick Cave...
His second solo album, Pop Crimes, was released in October to critical acclaim. His final gig was at the Prince of Wales in October to launch the album..."  From the Herald Sun.