Thursday, July 15, 2010
Timeless: Suite for Ma Dukes/ Mulatu / Arthur Verocai, live at the Hollywood Bowl.
Screens Wednesday July 21 at Khuja Lounge, 8pm, $5 entry, plus DJ set from Dan Paine. More info at Thisculture.com. Check the clip below, looks amazing.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
"... my whole life I knew people had leisure time, and were able to enjoy music in their leisure time. Now people have a shorter tolerance and patience so they tend to reach for gimmicks instead of music that grows on you. So much music I like now I didn't like at first. These days, you don't have the time for that and you might never like that song because you'll never give it time to grow on you.
"Places like The Loft - you had this twelve hour party every Saturday, with no mixing and long, obscure cuts. And people just absorbed the whole night. Now, it's every once-in-a-while. I don't know anyone that has the time and patience to stay for an entire evening. People are looking at their watches saying, "I don't like this song and if the next one isn't good, I'm gone." It's that kind of mentality...."
- DJ and re-edit king Danny Krivit, from 5 Magazine interview (photo from 5 Magazine also). He's responding to a question on music trends and cycles in music history.
Krivit got his start DJing in his Dad's restaurant, at 14. It was a steakhouse that was popular with musicians, but slowed down... "By the time I started there, the restaurant was beginning to fail and then it had its second life by implementing the disco. Prior to that, its big reputation came from folks like Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Charlie Mingus and others. In the '70s there were some celebrities, but it was more of a happening spot as a disco. In the '60s it was completely straight, but just overnight it was completely gay..."
Danny Krivit - Edits by MR K Vol 2 coming Sept 14.
Tracks include in-demand Krivit rarities including his previously unreleased rework of Black Blood’s Afro-rock rarity ‘Chicano’, the revival of a soulful Patrice Rushen sleeper, ‘Music Of The Earth’ and an extended workout on the Chairmen Of The Board’s psychedelic soul classic, ‘Life & Death.’
1. PATRICE RUSHEN – MUSIC OF THE EARTH 8.12
2. MILTON HAMILTON – WE HAVE ALL THE TIME
3. MIDNIGHT MOVERS – FOLLOW THE WIND
4. BLACK BLOOD – CHICANO
5. RARE PLEASURE – LET ME DOWN EASY
6. BLUE MODERNE – THROUGH THE NIGHT
7. PHILADELPHIA ALL-STARS – LET’S CLEAN UP THE GHETTO
8. SOUND EXPERIENCE – DON’T YOU KNOW YOU’VE BROKEN MY HEART
9. THE FATBACK BAND – SPANISH HUSTLE
10. CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD – LIFE & DEATH
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
The Heliocentrics collaborated with Ethiopian jazz legend Mulatu Astatke for the Inspiration Information series last year, and dropped one of the years finest recordings. The Heliocentrics return this year to work with Lloyd Miller, described as "a true jazzman and ethnomusicologist with a vast knowledge of Persian and Eastern instruments." Free tune below, plus some cool video of Miller.
Lloyd Miller and The Heliocentrics- "Electricone" (mediafire) (soundcloud)
From Lloyd Miller and The Heliocentrics (August 3rd, Strut)
Monday, July 12, 2010
Peeped this over at Potholes in my blog, some very tasty jazzy hiphop from a producer named The Shelltoes, check out his his six-track remix EP, The Expired Dairy Gamble. Cool remixes of Erykah Badu, Grap Luva and Mobb Deep. Previews below.
One last soccer post before the World Cup wraps up... From Pat Le Stache's excellent blog: "With the World Cup winding down to it's last couple of weeks, I thought I would share Soccer's 1979 disco gem "Come And Get It On". This funky track was just one of the many classic disco tracks produced by Tony Valor. This dancefloor friendly cut was originally released as a Salsoul Records twelve-inch single before making it's way onto the 1979 self-titled Soccer LP. I was lucky to find a used copy of the single a couple years ago, and I've continued to play the record out often ever since. Enjoy!"
Listen to it here (DL too)