Saturday, September 04, 2010

Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, Sept 4

Derrick Morgan - I'm the rulerViceroys - Give it to him
Austin Faithful - I'm in a rocking mood
Dennis Bovell - Jah jah children - melodica version
Ragga twins - Shine eye
Issac Hayes - Zeke the freak - Todd Terje edit
Astrid Gilberto  -Black magic - Todd Terje edit
Fatback band - Wicky wacky
Ealzee - barefoot dub
Improvisators dub meets iration steppas - Wah wah 12" mix
Resonators - Sweet dub affair
Augustus Pablo - Iggy Iggy
Damian Marley  - Move
Ian Hird and Nambo - Universal horns
Fat freddys drop - The raft steppers dub
Barrington Levy - No fus nor fight
Kenny Dope - Supa
Dynamo productions - Breaking a channel
The Jackson sisters - I believe in miracles (remix)
Bill Withers - You got the stuff
Lyn Collins  - Mr bigstuff
Ernie K Doe - Her come the girls - Andy Smith and K5 reboot
Tyra and the tornadoes - Hui hui
Eru Dangerspiel - Chilli moules
El Michels affair -Yennecita
Naomi Shelton and the gospel queens - Trouble in my way
New mastersounds - Nervous  - Kenny Dope bonus beats remix
Lefties soul connection - Have love will travel
Unitone hifi - Sneeze off
Frankie Paul - Anytime

Friday, September 03, 2010

Bristol boom!

Copped these wicked tunes via Stinky Jim's blog Stink Inc (cheers, ears!) from Bristol beat bandito (as Jim calls him) Ealzee. Have a listen, then go grab them. He's also got remixes of MIA, Horace Andy, The Streets, and Matisyahu over on his Bandcampery. And if you like em, drop Ealzee a line - his email addy is listed under "For other inquiries" on the Bandcamp page.

Ealzee 'Remixes' from bandcamp

<a href="http://ealzee.bandcamp.com/track/fat-bird-dub-ft-ranking-dread">Fat Bird Dub (ft. Ranking Dread) by Ealzee</a>


<a href="http://ealzee.bandcamp.com/track/awake-ft-janaka-selekta">Awake (ft. Janaka Selekta) by Ealzee</a>

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Look! It's the vinyl revival ! (Story #280)

If you're a regular visitor, you'll know how much I love this story. It's like the universal MSM  easy-pitch on the music industry, and it's a pleasant antidote to the usual "music industry is dying" stories from the media, which are often read as smug "look how bad they've got it" from an industry that is going thru difficult times too.

This story is from Oshawa, north of Toronto. Watch the video too - "We asked some civic leaders to tell us about the their first vinyl record they bought..." First up, the mayor. Choice.

Why does Oshawa local Connor Steele like vinyl? "I can keep them forever and I can pass them on to my children. Instead of downloading music, this is the real thing; the quality is better." Connor is 12. 
The beat goes on in Durham Region.


ADDED: Vinyl LP Manufacturing Continues to Increase

Freaky deaky

Wicked new video from Julien Dyne (Open Souls) off his debut solo album, Pins and Digits. Video by Mark Trethewey.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Fitz and the Tantrums live

After seeing this clip, I've decided to buy a lotto ticket this week, and when I win a gazillion dollars, the first thing I'm gonna do is buy a plane ticket to Los Angeles and go and see Fitz and the Tantrums play live. These folk are phenomenally good. (Source)



Free download of their tune Moneygrabber...

Fitz and The Tantrums - Money Grabber by The Clothes Hangar

Tally ho!

Sounds interesting... "A discussion on the future of music distribution, particularly in relation to the possibilities of the online environment, will take place at the Adam Art Gallery in Wellington next Wednesday September 1 (6 - 8pm). Speakers include Roger Shepherd of Flying Nun Records, Annabel Youens and Jeff Mitchell from MusicHype, music critic Simon Sweetman and several other Wellington-based independent music agents. The event will workshop ideas and provide practical tools to consider the role of the record label now." Via NZ Musician.

Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University of Wellington
Gate 3, Kelburn Parade. Next to the Student Union Building
Wednesday 1 September 20106-8pm. Refreshments provided.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Guns of Brixton


The downside of affordable technology is mediocrity - Don Letts, from The Guardian - This Much I Know. Few excerpts...

Everything I learned about my culture came through reggae. The first time I heard about [political activist] Marcus Garvey was through music, not school.

I gave a lecture last week and the kids in the audience said, "Don, you sound like an angry old man." I said, "It's because you kids aren't bloody angry enough."

Hat tip to P-Money for the link via Twitter.