Saturday, July 09, 2011

Super sharp shooter

Mungo's Hi Fi feat. Soom T - Roll it by mungoshifi

From Mungos Hifi: "The original Roll it vocal by Soom T on the riddim track by Mungo’s Hi Fi.
Check the Disrupt version on Jahtari’s massive ‘Ode to a Carrot‘ LP . Large up DJ Zinc for the Super Sharp Shooter track – big tune. We never got around to releasing it, so we thought we’d share it."

Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, July 9

Paul Murphy - Soul call
Lalo Schifrin - Bullit  -Black dog remix
Resonators  -Gold dub
African head charge - Dobbyn joins the head charge
Madoo - Have you ever been to heaven
Anthony Johnson - Strictly rubadub
Now generation - World go round
Staple singers - We the people
Echocentrics - Dudar
Hackney colliery band - No diggity
Raphael Saadiq - Heart attack
Dennis Coffey - All your goodies are gone - Shigeto remix
Cesaria Evora - Angola  -Pepe Bradock get down dub
Esso Trinidad steel band - I want you back
Hypnotic brass ensemble - Sankofa
DJ Smash - Alien groove
Liquid crystal project - Tribute to Dilla
Israel Starr - Foundation
The Yoots - E papa waiari
Mr Vegas - Heads high
Manu Chao - A cosa - Prince Fatty mix
Jackie Mittoo - Grand funk
Herman Hitson - Aint no other way
Bronx river parkway - La valla
Arthur Russell - Calling all kids -Walter Gibbons mix
Fat freddys drop - Hope - 3 generations walking remix
Nitin Sawney - Dead man - Fink dub
Ikebe shakedown - The hold up
Hot 8 brass band - Sexual healing re-edit
Jay Epae - The creep
Dutch rhythm steel and show band - Down by the river

Friday, July 08, 2011

Save Dunedin's Radio One

Flying Nun's Roger Shepherd wrote this piece for the FNnun blog, please give it a read and show them your support....

"It was announced in Dunedin last week that the Otago University Students Association was looking to put its bNet station Radio One up for sale. The move follows a review into the finances of the association that owns the station, and supplies it with a modest annual subsidy.

Like the other New Zealand university student stations that became the bNet grouping, Radio 1 is bound by it’s broadcasting license to be non commercial and to reflect a student community that forms the core of its audience. A feature of bNets is the strong support for non-mainstream music, and most importantly a large mix of non commercial New Zealand music.

In fact the emergence of more organised university stations coincided with the emergence and success of a great deal of quality New Zealand music in the 1980s -and continues to do so. The University stations played and actively promoted New Zealand music to its most natural audience, students and their friends, and this relationship developed and broadened over time.

The emergence and growth that the bNet stations and Flying Nun enjoyed in tandem from the 1980s were connected. I doubt that a sizable chunk of our collective musical heritage often referred to as the “Dunedin Sound” would resonate anywhere so strongly today now without the enthusiastic airplay and support much of that music received from Radio 1 at the time.

Today a broad community of music makers and their audience is centered around bNet stations, like Radio One in Dunedin, throughout New Zealand. These stations play local music and promote local live events thus acting as a glue connecting artists to their audiences. 

It is hard to imagine shows or tours being as well attended let alone young bands making tentative first steps with shows and then developing local audiences without the likes of Radio One. 

And what actually happens is more than just the transmission of songs and gig information. There is a genuine interaction that works on the human level: of helping out with gear, or accommodation, or tips on bands to watch out for. Much of it is intangible and hard for accountants to quantify but its the bit that creates the magic.

The bNet stations are by the rules of their broadcasting licenses non-commercial so they need help in covering their outgoings. I think we all accept that music is culturally important in the same way that books and literature are. We may not personally use libraries on a regular basis but we support the idea that the larger community maintains them. 

You could compare Radio One to a public library while commercial radio will always be a corner dairy. Non-commercial radio is important and a way has to be found so Radio One can continue in its current form.

- Roger Shepherd

Show your support for Radio 1:

Sign the online petition here

Write a submission
Tell ‘em why Radio One is important (to you) – in detail or just send a few words to
Need some ideas - look here.

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Coffey + Mayer + Shigeto

Free download: Dennis Coffey- "All Your Goodies Are Gone" (Shigeto Remix)

Dennis Coffey - Knockabout by Strut

From: Outer Galaxies: Dennis Coffey Re-Interpreted

The full remix collection will be available for free download shortly, featuring mixes from Dabrye, Recloose, 14KT, Nick Speed & more.

If you missed them, check out:
"Knockabout" (soundcloud) (mediafire)
"All Your Goodies Are Gone" (live w/ Mayer Hawthorne)
Record Store Day 7" single f/ Steinski remix
Constellations: The A to Z of Dennis Coffey - A Mix by House Shoes

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Keep cool...

Source: She Got Game

For the next while, I am going to be blogging a lot less, as I have some other major projects on the go. In the meantime, keep cool. Just like Walt 'Clyde'  Frazier.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Pixie Williams

For The Record (The Pixie Williams Collection 1949-1951), out July 11.

Info from "The stunning new digitally remastered collection of Pixie Williams' songs. Featuring 13 songs in total, including Williams much loved, and best known recording of Blue Smoke.

The sound quality of these recordings is outstanding! Pixie Williams' incredible voice can now be clearly heard, as can each instrument, brought together again in perfect harmony as if the band were performing, and being recorded today. Recorded 60-plus years ago, these songs have never sounded so good."

Read more about Pixie WIlliams here. Excerpt: "... Pixie Williams couldn’t read music but taught herself to play guitar, ukulele, the banjo and piano accordion. At age 73 she decided to teach herself the organ - for something to do. After the death of her husband in 2006, Pixie left Dunedin 57 years after stopping in on her holiday for a week or two.

Today, at the age of 82 , she lives in Wellington and still loves to sing, whistle and hum her way through each day.

“Music – it’s what keeps you going through good times and bad. It kept me sane in the hard times. Forget the pills. When you’ve got music in your life – you’ll be ok.” Pixie Williams

Random video pics, read the blurb on Youtube in the comments for explanation...

Who is the music industry?

This is one for those musicians who think they are not part of the music industry. I hear this one a lot.

"One might presume that the producers of a given commodity might be considered a fairly central part of a given industry. Few people would deny that chemists have a role to play in the chemicals industry, milliners in the hat industry. Musicians, then. And yet, just like Mr Jobs, musicians everywhere seem to be complaining about the music industry, railing against its follies and excesses, pointing the finger somewhere else. Nowhere in particular - just so long as it's somewhere else. It wasn't me!"

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Music Industry? In Search Of The Beast

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Ghetto disco

Ted Taylor- Ghetto Disco (mediafire download)

From: Norman Jay MBE presents: Good Times 30th Anniversary Edition 7/19 CD, 8/02 Physical

"Celebrating 30 years of his influential Good Times sound system, master selector Norman Jay MBE has assembled a mix of soul, hip-hop, reggae, funk and more that will be sure to soundtrack many a summer dance floor. Check out Ted Taylor's 1977 TK burner "Ghetto Disco" for a taste of the flavour."