Saturday, July 23, 2011

Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, July 23

The Lions - Cumbia del leon
Dub traffik control  -Bongo dub
Jackie Mittoo - Disco Jack version
Augustus Pablo - Lovers mood
Johnny Osbourne - Dance with you
Junior Murvin - Jack slick
Dubblestandart - Terrarists and inhalers - Keith le Blanc remix
Ikebe shakedown - Don't contradict
Issa Bagayogo - Dibi
Idris Muhammad - Express yourself
Booker T Jones - Down in Memphis
Brassroots - Good life
Bonobo - Eyesdown
Fatback band - Wicky wacky
BT Express - Express
Chico Mann - Harmonia
Colman bros - The chief - PTH Interpol challenges mix
Jean Jacques Perry and Luke Vibert - Ye olde beatbox
Sergio Mendes - Mozambique
The Yoots - E papa waiari
Dubkasm - No retreat - flute inst
African head charge - Heading to glory
Manasseh - Stepping pt 2
Prince Fatty - Scorpio
Menahan st band - Esma

Booker T Jones - Everything is everything
Bob Brady and the con chords - Everybody's going to the love-in
Major Lance - Aint no soul in these shoes

Friday, July 22, 2011

Spin cycle

Spin cycle: Resurgence of vinyl records means new business up their sleeve [Toronto Star]

"... A Winkler und D√ľnnebier record sleeve fabricating machine, 31 feet long and 2 tonnes of steel, takes up a third of the [2000 sq ft] space. Manually operated, it can cut, fold and glue up to 10,000 12-inch record jackets per hour. The machine was made in the 1970s and fell out of use, but just like vinyl sales, has been resuscitated.

Co-owners Paul Miller and Alex Durlak, both 30, and sole employee Jason Cousineau, have tattoos and facial hair. Giant Mac screens sit on the office desks. Close friends, Miller and Durlak bonded over a mutual love of art, music and record collecting...

...The new venture is one of only two record jacket companies in the country. There are just five vinyl manufacturing plants in North America. Record Jacket sells to music distributors and record labels as well as to individual independent bands. They’ve sold 15,000 sleeves since April...

...Durlak doesn’t believe in a vinyl revival.

“I think it’s a steady niche that’s always been there and it’s not going anywhere,” Durlak says. Some genres, such as punk, hip-hop, electronica and indie rock, always produced LPs, regardless of mainstream sales. But now those mainstream sales are increasing..."

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Chants R&B



Movie trailer about the best NZ band you've never heard of. Premiere at the Wellington Film Festival. Directed by Jeff Smith, Simon Ogston

ADDED: Also screening in Christchurch as part of the Film Festival, screening in Auckland in September.

Coffey remixed



Dennis Coffey- Outer Galaxies: Dennis Coffey Re-Interpreted
Free D/L >> http://www.denniscoffey-thealbum.com/Re-Worked/ <<


"Dennis Coffey is a legend, not merely for the timeless music he made in the past but also for the fact that he continues to be musically relevant to this day. Check out his new album for the pudding proof." - Recloose


1. 7th Galaxy feat. Jamall Bufford (14KT remix)
2. I Bet You (version) (DeepSeeSoundSyetem mix)
3. All Your Goodies Are Gone feat. Mayer Hawthorne (Shigeto remix)
4. Plutonius (Recloose Re-Dub) Cuts by DJ CXL
5. Imported From Detroit (Magestik Legend, Produced by Astronote) made from samples of Knockabout
6. Miss Millie feat. Kings Go Forth (Dabrye’s Synthesized mix)
7. Space Traveller (Nick Speed remix)
8. Only Good For Ectomorph (Ectomorph appears courtesy of Interdimensional Transmissions)

Everything is everything

Booker T Jones, off his fantastic new album The Road To Memphis, covering Lauryn Hill. Whoever came up with the idea of putting  The Roots behind Booker T and getting Gabe Roth from Daptone/Dapkings to man the mixing desk is a genius. Other guests on the album include, Sharon Jones, Dennis Coffey, and Lou Reed. Questlove from The Roots gets a co-production credit too. Check it out.... fave moment - the shot in the control room, the players listening to a take, everyone in the room headnodding...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

It's the good life

Good Life by Innercity gets the brass band treatment. Wicked. Hat tip to Puttingoutfire blog.

RIP Jerry Ragovoy, Songwriter and Producer

Jerry Ragovoy, Songwriter and Producer, Is Dead at 80 - NYTimes.com

Jerry Ragovoy, who wrote or collaborated on some of the most soulful ballads of the 1960s, including the Rolling Stones hit “Time Is on My Side” and the Janis Joplin signatures “Piece of My Heart,” “Cry Baby” and “Try (Just a Little Bit Harder),” died on Wednesday in Manhattan. He was 80.

Sunday, July 17, 2011