Saturday, July 31, 2010

Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, 31 July

War - Me and baby brother
Isaac Hayes - Zeke the freak - Todd Terje edit
Bonobo - Eyes down
Doug Cran  -Surital Ihklas - Fulgeance remix
Lightning head - NPG
Jo Jo Bennett - Canteloupe rock
Crabs corp and King Hammond - Bring down the birds - Flying High mix
Prince Jammy  -BQE dub
Prince Fari - African queen
Sly n Robbie  -Ballistic squeeze
Ninja man - Murder dem
Nardo Ranks - Burrrup
Mr Vegas  - Heads high
Ragga twins - 18" speaker
RSD - Corner dub
Dokkebi Q - Black vomit (hat tip to Stinky Jim and his Stink Inc blog for this mad bizznizz)
M.I.A. - It takes a muscle
Mophono's halftone society - Sinicism - Natural self remix
Cesaria Evora - Angloa   -Pepe Bradock dub
Joe Cuba - El pito
Quantic - Echate pa'lla
DL Jones and DJ 2nd Nature - Whoa Bobby
Prince - Bonus track #77
Freez - IOU
Bill Withers - You got the stuff
John Gibbs and the US steel orchestra - Steel funk
Chickenwing allstars - Celestial Dub
LA Vampires and Zola Jesus - No no no

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Lloyd Miller's jazz tales

Lloyd Miller talks about his musical journeys,  taking him from Los Angeles jazz clubs to residencies in Frankfurt, Stockholm, Paris, and Tehran, and even nearly to the stage at Woodstock. Watch below as Miller discusses his musical evolution, and look for his new collaboration with The Heliocentrics, out next week on Strut. The Heliocentrics previous collaboration with Ethiopian jazz legend Mulatu was absolutely stunning.

Tangible meets digital

"... it’s all about tangible music meeting the digital age. We put out records on 7-inches and there’s a line out the door when we release them, special editions. We also put it out on iTunes and MP3 portable format too. We’re trying to get a new generation into the idea of holding a record in their hand.

"I think of it like, imagine if movie theaters didn’t exist, and you’re trying to entice a new generation to the beauty of watching a film in a theater with the lights turned off and the doors closed, what’s that like. It’s part of that. I want to be a part of that. Vinyl is the only segment of music that’s growing in sales and interest, and I want to be part of that."..

Jack White, interviewed  in the Detroit Free Press. Love his analogy about watching a film in a theatre. And his Third Man operation in Nashville sounds way cool.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Dear NZ hiphop haterzzz

Please read: "Kiwi pop stars sing with US twang" from NZ Herald (sourced:NZPA). Now, share the information...

Need a dollar?

I need a dollar by Aloe Blacc is Single Of The Week on iTunes NZ, and it's going for FREE. Get in there, great modern soul tune.Check the video below. Album out Sept 28, on Stonesthrow.

Chancha Via Circuito Mixtape

Spotted at Ghetto Bassquake - Chancha Via Circuito put out a fantastic album a wee while back, and he's got a new one - Rio Arriba - on the way thru Buenos Aries  label ZZK. Grab the mixtape here.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sound System Scratch

Previously unreleased music from Lee Scratch Perry out Aug 30 on Pressure Sounds, preview it here.

"The exclusive mixes showcased on this release have never been heard before outside of sound system dances. Some will be familiar through their commercial incarnations such as ‘Bucky Skank’, ‘History’ and ‘Groovy Situation’ but here they have been pushed and pulled, coaxed and cajoled in hitherto unexplored and previously unimagined directions. This is music from a man coming to the end of his tether…

The album comes in a stark, striking black and white design with hitherto unseen photographs, archive material and an accompanying seven inch single ‘Dub Plate Pressure’. The version side, with the rhythm dubbed into oblivion, does not feature on the album and the single comes in its own heavyweight cardboard picture sleeve." More info over at Pressure Sounds.

Sherwood means dub

This mix from legendary On-U-Sound producer Adrian Sherwood (Prince Fari, Lee Scratch Perry, Primal Scream, Depeche Mode) is the bizznizz... hat tip to

RIP Melvin Bliss

Tirbutes to the man over at Soulsides and Fleamarket Funk (including a list of songs that sampled his tune Synthetic Substitution - think Public Enemy, De La Soul, Ultramagnetic MCs, Ice T, NWA, Moby, Primal scream, Naughty by Nature...).