Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Scratch this

Scratch 22 remixes ‘Nobody’ from @Peace’s self-titled album, available here

Digging them bones

Some new local business outta Welli.... digging the last two tracks...


Monday, August 29, 2011

Making Tracks latest decisions

113 applications were received in this round, with each song put through its paces by a panel of seven industry types including Sarah Gandy (91ZM), Daniel Wrightson (Juice TV), James Meharry (RDU) Damian Vaughan (APRA), Andrew Tidball (Cheese On Toast), Scott Muir (dunedinmusic.com) and Olly Harmer (The Lab).

Out of the 34 projects selected, 11 artists will receive up to $10,000 for recording a song and making a video and a further 23 artists will receive $6,000 to make a video.

The following artists and projects will receive up to $10,000 to record a song and make a video.

All The Colours/Love Like This
Derty Sesh/Wanna Be Alone
Justyn featuring Eiko/Blood Type B
Rackets/Karma Is A Drag
Ria/Will You Be The One
The Babysitters Circus/Everything’s Going To Be Alright
The Unfaithful Ways/Trouble
Tommy Ill/Birdbath
Villainy/The Answer
Watercolours/Pazzida
Without Conscious Thought featuring Zu/Burn The City

The following artists and projects will receive $6,000 to make a video.

1995/Love Your Ghost
At Peace/Home
Coast/The Dream Away
Crushington featuring Armanni Reign/Pushin’
Ed Musik/A Song Falls In The Woods
Fiord & Tim Richards/Another Day
Funkommunity/Pass It On
Glass Vaults/Gold Star
Imramm/Dignity
Joe Blossom/Neon Beaus
J Williams/Live It Up
Ladi6/Jazmine DL
Leno Lovecraft/Scandalous
Machete Justice/The Ballad Of Bubba J White
Midnight Youth/Who Said You’re Free
Module/The Pieces Fit
Mt Eden/Bang
Panther & The Zoo/Do Whatever
Pikachunes/Nervous
Ruby Frost/Porcupine
Saving Grace/Oaxaca
She’s So Rad/Circles
Tyson Tyler featuring Jae’O/My Life

Via NZ Musician...

Musical chairs

There has been a lot of musical chairs in music magazines here recently.

Rip It Up editor Phil Bell (DJ Sirvere) departed for the program director's role at MaiFM, and has been replaced by Leonie Hayden (ex editor, Groove Guide).

Sam Wicks, former Real Groove editor who replaced Hayden as Groove Guide editor before Tangible Media ditched the title, has landed a plum role editing a new magazine start-up for APN (NZ Herald, Listener) due to launch early September - it's called Volume. Groove Guide is now edited by its new owner, Grant Hislop.

Lydia Jenkin, assistant editor at NZ Musician, has replaced Jacqueline Smith at the NZ Herald's Timeout entertainment section. New assistant editor for NZ Musician is Ren Kirk.  Whew.

Freddys new ish



I had the pleasure of seeing Fat Freddys Drop play live last week, at Microsoft's Techfest party, part of its annual Tech.Ed conference. They played two sets and absolutely killed it. Haven't seen the bros for a while, and they went off, in spite of playing to a roomful of geeks wearing red superhero capes - which were the admission ticket to the event (and who got into it too, I might add). Hopepea and Slave donned red capes too (see above photo), for their second set.

Speaking Freddys, here's a free download of a new tune...

"Brand new instrumental 'Bohannon Dub'. Hails from the lab of DJ Fitchie who, unbeknown to the bros, hit record while they were jamming in the lead up to a recording session. The title is inspired by Daniel Best's Berlin soulclub 'Bohannon' that he named in honour of American disco stomp musician, bandleader & producer, Hamilton Bohannon. Check the video 'Jetlag Does Venice, Bohannon Dub' on www.fatfreddysdrop.tv."

FAT FREDDYS DROP BOHANNON DUB, by Fat Freddy's Drop

Rapping to the beat

Current reading is The Big Payback: The history of the business of hiphop, by Dan Charnas - was reading about the first appearance of rap on mainstream tv in the US, after Rapture came out - a news item on 20/20. Produced by Danny Schecter, with input from Fab Five Freddy and Debbie Harry, it screened  in spring of 1981. And of course, I found it on YouTube. Love that... fave moment -  voiceover saying "even Madison avenue uses rap music to sell boomboxes..." accompanied by a tv ad for portable tape decks, with non-rap act  Earth Wind and Fire filmed carrying boomboxes...



New Kid Creole


Brand new album on the way from Kid Creole and the Coconuts, recorded at their Sweden HQ. Free Dl below, of a tune co-written by Andy Butler of Hercules & Love Affair.

"August Darnell aka Kid Creole flexes his singular gift for the juxtaposition of the weighty with the superficial . The track title and its strutting rhythm conjure images of a night on the town, but a closer listen to the lyrics reveals something closer to a separation, an agreement to disagree. I Wake Up Screaming, Creole's first new album in over a decade, comes out September 27th on Strut."

Kid Creole & The Coconuts- "We're Rockin' Out Tonight"
(DL: Mediafire)

Kid Creole & The Coconuts- We're Rockin' Out Tonight by Strut

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Bad as me



This video surfaced last week, just caught up with it via Pitchfork. If you aint watched it, it's genius. A reminder of what a fantastic actor Tom Waits is, when he's not making twisted music. Now go watch Down By Law. New Tom Waits album out Oct 25

Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, August 27

Boozoo Bajou - Night over Manaus
Brooklyn funk essentials - Creator has a master plan
Sparrows troubadors - Soulful strut
Charles Wright and Watts 103rd st rhythm band - Watts Towers
Groove armada - Tuning in - dub mix
Blunt instrument - Ring the alarm
Elizabeth Archer - Feel like making love
Pat Rhoden - Living for the city
Austin Faithful - Cry no more for me
Supercat - Ghetto red hot - hiphop mix
Herbs - French letter dub
Fat freddys drop - Hope - Sonsine remix
Solomonic sound - Children of Israel
Rockers delight - Natty dread dub
Steel image - Shango
Geraldine Hunt - Can't fake the feeling
The controllers - Hello
Gladys Knight and the Pips - Bourgie bourgie
Idris Muhammad - Could heaven ever be like this
The troubadors - Funk good feeling
Little dragon - Ritual union
Lloyd Charmers - Look-a-py-py

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Know the ledge





DJ Dubhead - The development of New Zealand's own sound system culture.

From symposium, "Caribbean Connections: The Presence and Influence of Reggae and Rastafari in Aotearoa New Zealand", august 12th 2011 at Victoria University of Wellington, NZ.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Donuts

Ok, wee bit more Stonesthrow. They've been runnning a video contest,  heres one of the top entries... song is Last donut of the night, by J Dilla. Video makers straight outta Finland.

Jonti


New signing to Stonesthrow...

Advance digital release available today exclusively at Stones Throw. Album out October 18.
More on Jonti at Stonesthrow site.

Free download: MP3: JONTI "HORNET'S NEST" http://stonesthrow.com/jukebox/jonti-hornetsnest.mp3

Jonti also serves up the latest installment in Stonesthrows podcasts.




"Multi-instrumentalist, arranger, producer, and vocalist, Jonti, began assembling music after his departure from South Africa to Australia. Spending countless hours studying records like they were books, processing each song, this became Jonti's music school, testing his theories on a 4-track recorder.

Jonti has now recorded with Mark Ronson, Santigold, Sean Lennon and the Dap-Kings, as well as producer John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile). For Jonti’s debut album, coming this fall on Stones Throw, he went the opposite route, doing everything himself, start to finish.

Although Jonti describes his music as simple, label head Peanut Butter Wolf sees it as anything but that. “I understand the pop references because his music is so catchy, but the arrangements blew me away. I couldn’t figure out how the hell he did what he did. That he did it all on his own at such an early age kinda scared me. I knew right away I needed to add him to the roster.” You will soon understand why Stones Throw is proud to present it’s first Australian signing Jonti as a new member of the family."

Rock Creek Park



New release from Oddisee, called Rock Creek Park... Free DL as a taster below...




"This has been one of my most productive summers & somehow I've managed to still enjoy the outdoors. I moved to Brooklyn, New York in October so this has been my first official summer in NYC. The inspiration I've received from my new environment has definitely had a positive impact on my music.

Once the weather broke, I spent allot of time cycling around New York & through its parks. It reminded me how much I loved Rock Creek Park in my home town, Washington, DC. This album is dedicated to Rock Creek Park & the memories its given me.

I won't waist your time with my sentimental connection to Rock Creek. In fact, I'm almost certain you'll hear it in the music. There's a story behind every title on this album & if you care to know about this record beyond the sound, it can be found in the liner notes."

Out now on iTunes US, iTunes NZ, out on CD Sept 6, vinyl Sept 27

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Askew: It's on....

The Auckland Council has agreed to let Askew handle the reinstatement of the Poynton tce mural. From Askew's blog, posted earlier today:

"A couple of weeks ago I met with Rob Garret who is Auckland Council’s public arts facilitator and we came to a very amicable agreement – one that is going to enable a positive outcome that will benefit everyone involved and hopefully also benefit many others.

The Council agreed to withdraw their call for submissions for the new mural and have instead agreed to make a settlement with me on behalf of the artists. I was asked to price out a fair figure on par with what we would charge for a similar sized mural work in a commercial situation. I came up with the figure of $10,440.00 which breaks down like this:

Materials: $3,460.00
Access Equipment: $1,100.00
Artist fees: $5,700.00

This morning we found that the amount of $10,440.00 + GST had been deposited into our account and as promised we put it to some charitable causes – after we paid the GST direct to the Government of course! This is where the money went:

$4,394.00 - Red Cross Christchurch Earthquake Appeal
$4,394.00 – Canterbury SPCA Earthquake Appeal

And in light of the passing of NYC graffiti Legend Case2 last week – we donated the remaining $1,316.00 USD needed to reach their goal of $5,400.00 for his funeral costs.

So that’s the first aspect of this all sorted – what about the art work?

At this stage – we can’t paint the replacement mural at Poynten Tce but in the next couple of weeks I will seek to talk directly with the landlords there and see if we can just return things back to the way it was. We will paint and maintain that site again if possible.

In the mean time, The K’ Road Business Association have come to us with an alternative location, which is the side of 420/Rising Sun etc, the side facing the motorway. In an ideal world we will paint both locations or at the very least just the 420 spot but I have pulled together a fantastic team of local artists to get involved and will make more announcements about the project as it develops. At this stage it will likely be towards the end of the year as everyone involved are over-committed with their own projects for at least the next 2 months..."

Tourettes

New album on the way, watch this... "...not content with trying to get on z rotate on the Edge, we took the album to the streets...."

RIP Nick Ashford (Ashford and Simpson)

NY Times reports Nick Ashford has passed away.

"Nick Ashford, one-half of the legendary Motown songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson, has died at age 70. His longtime friend and former publicist Liz Rosenberg told The Associated Press that Ashford — who along with wife Valerie Simpson wrote some of Motown's biggest hits — died Monday in a New York City hospital. He had been suffering from throat cancer and had undergone radiation treatment.

Among the songs Ashford & Simpson penned are "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," ''You're All I Need To Get By" and "Reach Out And Touch Somebody's Hand."

He is survived by his wife and two daughters."

Rakim, Central Park



Live at Central Park Summerstage in New York City on August 21, 2011, Rakim, DJ Technician, DJ Scratch, on the decks. Wow.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Pukkelpop stage collapses

Kiwi band Naked and Famous are on the bill at the three-day Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium. A storm ripped thru the event Thursday and caused the Chateau stage to collapse, killing three people and injuring about 70. The band Smith Westerns were playing on the Chateau stage when it collapsed, read their comments in this report from Pitchfork.

TVNZ reported that "Kiwi band The Naked And Famous were due to play at the festival overnight, but the show was cancelled following the storm. The band used their Twitter page to explain they were all ok.
"Pukkelpop has been destroyed by the worst storm we have ever been in. Please everyone: help each other," they tweeted.

TV3 reported that "The Auckland band, The Naked and Famous, had just performed for a crowd of 60,000 when a storm caused the stage to collapse into the audience... The Naked and Famous had just completed their performance on the stage before the storm and released this statement through their agent; “The Naked and Famous and their stage crew are safe but our thoughts are with those directly affected by the tragedy and their families”.

If TVNZ had checked the Pukkelpop website for the playing times, they would have seen that the band had finished their set at 5,.25pm, and the Smith Westerns set started at 6.15pm. So the Naked and Famous weren't due to play, they had already played.

And TV3 seems to be suggesting the stage where Naked and Famous had just finished performing when a storm caused their stage to collapse. If TV3 had checked the Pukkelpop website schedule, they would have seen the Naked and Famous were on the Club stage, and the stage that was reported as having collapsed was the Chateau stage.

And hats off to TV3 and Radio NZ for trying to contact the Naked and Famous via Twitter today asking for interviews. Neither bothered to say please. Manners, people.

Express yourself

Via Cut Collective, they got a written response to their petition from Auckland Council, noting that the Council's call for Expressions of Interest in repainting the mural has been dropped by Council. They have decided not to proceed with any of the proposals submitted. Something is on the way tho...

Read the letter here.

ADDED August 23, 2011: The Auckland Council has agreed to let Askew handle the reinstatement of the mural. From Askew's blog, posted earlier today:

"A couple of weeks ago I met with Rob Garret who is Auckland Council’s public arts facilitator and we came to a very amicable agreement – one that is going to enable a positive outcome that will benefit everyone involved and hopefully also benefit many others.

The Council agreed to withdraw their call for submissions for the new mural and have instead agreed to make a settlement with me on behalf of the artists. I was asked to price out a fair figure on par with what we would charge for a similar sized mural work in a commercial situation. I came up with the figure of $10,440.00 which breaks down like this:

Materials: $3,460.00
Access Equipment: $1,100.00
Artist fees: $5,700.00

This morning we found that the amount of $10,440.00 + GST had been deposited into our account and as promised we put it to some charitable causes – after we paid the GST direct to the Government of course! This is where the money went:

$4,394.00 - Red Cross Christchurch Earthquake Appeal
$4,394.00 – Canterbury SPCA Earthquake Appeal

And in light of the passing of NYC graffiti Legend Case2 last week – we donated the remaining $1,316.00 USD needed to reach their goal of $5,400.00 for his funeral costs.

So that’s the first aspect of this all sorted – what about the art work?

At this stage – we can’t paint the replacement mural at Poynten Tce but in the next couple of weeks I will seek to talk directly with the landlords there and see if we can just return things back to the way it was. We will paint and maintain that site again if possible.

In the mean time, The K’ Road Business Association have come to us with an alternative location, which is the side of 420/Rising Sun etc, the side facing the motorway. In an ideal world we will paint both locations or at the very least just the 420 spot but I have pulled together a fantastic team of local artists to get involved and will make more announcements about the project as it develops. At this stage it will likely be towards the end of the year as everyone involved are over-committed with their own projects for at least the next 2 months..."

Monday, August 15, 2011

Jules Issa - Sweet child




Jules Issa - Sweet child, found this on NZ On Air Hit Disc #5, with the Deepgrooves catalog no DG017. Don't know if it got a physical release as a single, unlike Issa's Dangerous Game. I also previously found two other single covers online, for the songs Discomfort in their eyes, and Found in you.

UPDATED Found In you was a mini album featuring Sweet child, but in a different mix from the one above.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Splore lineup

Splore Festival returns to the beach next year, February 17-19. Their first lineup announcement has some tasty acts...

Gappy Ranks
Hermitude
The Barons of Tang
Shortee Blitz
Earl Gateshead (Trojan Sound System)
Tiki Taane’s acoustic show
The Yoots (Hopepa of Fat Freddys)
Lord Echo and His Melodies (Mike Fab of the Black Seeds)
A Hori Buzz
The Nudge

Tickets, info from splore.net. Early bird tickets have already sold out, 2nd tier tickets on sale now. $185 plus booking fee from http://1-night.co.nz/splore


More info on the acts from the Splore peeps...



Gappy Ranks
One of Britain’s hottest reggae/dancehall artists ,  Gappy Ranks is set to give Splore attendees a heady mixture of seductive reggae and hip shaking dancehall grooves. Gappy has worked with US rapper Twista and UK MC Lethal B plus producers the Kray Twinz.  It will be their first time to New Zealand.



Earl Gateshead
A London pioneer of reggae soundsystems Earl ‘s DJ lineage goes back to the late seventies in Brixton and later Soho and East London clubs where he worked alongside Big Youth, Dennis Alcapone, Adrian Sherwood and Bobby Digital. The selector for the Trojan Sound System juggernaut Earl returns to Splore to deliver a delightful dose of conscious, positive reggae music.


Shortee Blitz
Those who caught Shortee’s blistering party set at Splorecity in February will know what Shortee will bring to the beach at Splore 2012. Shortee Blitz is a UK hip hop legend … MOBO award winner, dj to the stars’ own private parties and host of London Kiss FM’s seminal hip hop show since 1994, Shortee will have you dancing like its hot at Splore’s Jagermeister DJ Stage this summer.


Tiki
Splore welcomes the return of  Aotearoa’s favourite son to the Main Stage for an acoustic set with special backing from Optimus Gryme. Yes, you guessed it. .. a heady mix of beautiful ballads and some soaring bass-backed vocals from the crowd-pleasing Tiki Taane. Probably no NWA covers though … sorry.


The Yoots
The Yoots will be bringing their summer magic to Splore next February. The invention of  flamboyant Fat Freddy’s Drop trombonist Hopepa (aka Jo Lindsay)  and ten of his close muso mates who will be skanking out some classic Maori tunes for the Splore massive to sing along to. Think  calypso-ska waiata with a dose of country soul.... by the beach. Tu meke!

Hermitude
First time to New Zealand for an exclusive show at Splore this world class Australia duo are accomplished musicians who bring great electronic beats and hip hop to life with a touch of Cuban-influenced rhythms. Hermitude’s innovative show will endear you forever to our cuzzies over the ditch.


Barons of Tang
Leaving a swathe of dancehall destruction on their first NZ tour earlier this year this Melbourne muso collective are returning to play their high energy mash-up of tango, rockabilly, metal and gypsy funk.  If you haven’t experienced this irrepressible musical juggernaut grab your friends at Splore and dance like a dervish.


Lord Echo and His Melodies
Lord Echo and His Melodies will make their Auckland debut at Splore 2012. Presenting the debut "Melodies"  album the band includes three sets of brothers - Sam and Jo Lindsay, Dan and Chris Yeabsley and of course Lord Echo and his dear brother Danny Pash. Also involved are Toby 'Clubba' Laing, Riki 'Daddy' Gooch, and Lucien 'I hate the Beatles' Johnson. With special guest singer Jennifer Betancourt on hand to recreate the sublime melodies you know and love.

The debut performance at Splore will be the first taste Aucklanders will have to savour a rustic mix of Disco-Reggae-Latin-Afrobeat silliness. In reality, 'Melodies' represents the better part of a decade’s sweat and toil from Black Seeds guitarist and producer Mike Fabulous.

The Nudge
The Wellington three piece led by Ryan Prebble that is gaining an enthusiastic following from their blistering live shows. This is cosmic blues and roots music at its best. Hendrix and Blind Lemon Jefferson anyone?


AHoriBuzz
The new project from Aaron Tokona (Weta, Cairo Knife Fight and Bongmaster)  with Hori and Nick Gaffeney laying down a mean rhythm section. The Wellington trio head to Splore to inflict its free-wheeling brand of funk and soul.

Talent

"I assure you that a very small percentage of the graffiti fraternity actually have any genuine artistic talent" - Rob Shields, Auckland Council's graffiti prevention officer.

Rock in time



Early Picassos, from 91, produced w Mark Tierney at BFM for the Freak The Sheep compilation put together by the lovely Lisa Van Der Aarde, our manager, and host of the BFM show of the same name.

Rocksteady

Two fine tunes from Phyllis Dillon, first, her cover of Marlena Shaw's Woman of the ghetto (available on 100% Dynamite comp), and then one of my fave reggae sevens, Rocksteady...



Saturday, August 13, 2011

Beats



DLT talking about his post-UHP outift the Dam Natives (incl live shots), Rob Salmon (with footage of him DJing at the Box), Grant Kearney from Bassline Records, from 1993.

Word



MC Battle in Christchurch from 1988, with a performance from Upper Hutt Posse... spot my man Word Perfect w MC Antsman...


and here's P-Money interviewed along with his Dad by Squeeze's Jane Yee, from 2002...



Pump that bass

More early Def Jam following on from the Junkyard Band post - this is Original Concept. They released an album on Def Jam, Straight From The Basement Of Kooley High!, but this single was their finest tune, from 1986.

Two members of the group went on to host Yo MTV Raps. "Doctor DrĂ© - went on to become a DJ for the Beastie Boys, a host for Yo! MTV Raps and a hip-hop radio host with Ed Lover. T-Money - went on to become a host for Yo! MTV Raps." Source: Discogs. {different Dr Dre from the west coast hiphop producer/ex NWA member]


Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, August 13

Romanowski - Romjack steady
Cutty ranks - The stopper - Richard Dorfmeister remix
Oneself - Paranoid - Jstar remix
Revolutionaries - Kunte Kinte - DJ Kentaro remix
Sound dimension - Man pon spot
Scientist meets crazy mad professor - Rush dem dub
Wrong Tom meets Roots Manuva - Butterfly crab walk
Taxi gang and Lenky - Soul limbo
Rebirth brass band - Shake your body down to the ground
Bernard Wright - Master rocker
Deniece Williams - Watching over
Chico Mann - Close to me
Mark de Clive Lowe - Hooligan
Kilodee - Strings n ting
45nm - Rider
Seed organisation meets Big toes hifi - Bambam
Nas and Damian Marley - Nah mean - DJ Numark remix
Oddisee feat Musinah - That day
Dub terminator  meets Ras Stone - Love you do much
The Yoots -Tutira mai
Jackie Mittoo - Totally together
Johnny Osbourne - Ready or not
The in crowd - His majesty is coming
Cedric Brooks - Silent force
Pat Rhoden - Living for the city
Sizzla - Police oppression
Bob Marley and the Wailers - Soul shakedown party - Afrodisiac sound system remix



Overproof sound system - Kingstep - Unitone hifi remix
Rebel MC - Comin on strong

Friday, August 12, 2011

Blue smoke footage




The original pressing/cutting of Blue Smoke. Fascinating clip, hat tip to Amplifier, clip shot by the National Film Unit.

"For the first time, gramaphone records for sale to the public are being made entirely in New Zealand..."

...they created the master stamper to press the records - it was able to press 1000 shellac discs for sale, then they replaced the stamper. Blue Smoke sold over 30,00 copies...

Label Love

Great collection of recent releases from some fine labels, check out Hooligan, a new Mark de Clive Lowe tune off his forthcoming album out via Tru Thoughts. New Chico Mann, Colman Bros too. Free DL.... Happy Friday!


Waiata


Waiata: Maori Showbands, Balladeers & Pop Stars is a new 2CD set from EMI, digging thru their vaults. Looks like there's some gems in there too, including Poi Poi Twist, Shaking In the Shaky Isles, Don't Let It Get You... out August 15.

TRACKLISTING...

Disc 1:
1. Johnny Cooper & Ken Avery & His Rockin Rhythm Group - Rock Around the Clock
2. Howard Morrison Quartet - Diana
3. Eddie Howell & The Bob Paris Combo - Kansas City
4. Jay Epae - Putti Putti
5. Maori Troubadors - Shaking In the Shaky Isles
6. Laurie Morrison & the Dell Kings...Nobody But Me
7. Ricky May with Bob Paris & The Peppermints - I Could Have Danced All Night
8. Sonny Day & The Sundowners - Wolverton Mountain
9. Lisa Nuku & The Quin Tikis...Naturally
10. The Kini Quartet - Under the Sun
11. Rim D Paul & The Quin Tikis - Poi Poi Twist
12. Rino Tirikatene & The Blockbusters - Times Is Tough
13. The Kini Quartet - The Hitchhiker
14. Gerry Merito...My Voice Keeps Changing On Me
15. Howard Morrison - Don't Let It Get You
16. The Quin Tikis - She's the Girl
17. JA-AR (aka John Rowles) - Please Help Me I'm Falling
18. Jay Epae - Tumblin Down
19. Billy Karaitiana - Cool Jerk
20. The Radars - Don't Get Around Much Anymore
21. John Rowles - If I Only Had Time
22. Frankie Stevens & The Castaways - Angelica
23. Howard Morrison - My Prayer
24. The Shevelles - Beat the Clock
25. Frankie Price aka Rowles - Another Tear Falls

Disc 2:
1. John Rowles - M'lady
2. Nash Chase - What Greater Love
3. The Quin Tikis - What Now My Love
4. Keri Summers - Via Con Dias
5. Eddie Low - I Can't Stop Loving You
6. Frankie Price aka Rowles - Sweet Mary
7. Frankie Stevens - My Elusive Dream
8. Tui Fox - Only A Fool Breaks His Own Heart
9. Bunny Walters - Brandy
10. Rangi Parker - Everyday Is Sunday
11. Mortimer King - Why In the Name Heaven
12. Bunny Walters - Take the Money & Run
13. Billy T.K & Powerhouse - Move On Up
14. Dalvanius & The Fascinations - Love Train
15. The Maori Volcanics - Never Can Say Goodbye
16. Mark Williams - Yesterday Was Just the Beginning
17. Frankie Stevens - Dancing In the Moonlight
18. Tui Fox - Bounce Baby Bounce
19. Mark Williams - Sweet Wine
20. John Rowles - Tania
21. Prince Tui Teka and Rockinghorse - For the Life of Me
22. Dean Waretini - The Bridge (alt version)
23. Prince Tui Teka & Missy - E Ipo (first version)
24. Billy T James - Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
25. Howard Morrison - How Great Thou Art

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Who shot ya?

Preview off Macro Duplates vol 3. Wicked business...  Biggie, Bob Marley, Beenieman...

Who Shot The Sheriff (feat. BIggie, Bob Marley & Beenie Man) by MACRODUBPLATES

Records

Good news, Galaxy Records in Christchurch is reopening this Friday, from 6pm. New address is 336 St Asaph St. And there's a new record store opening soon in Wellington, at 140 Vivian St, called Rough Peel Music (RPM). It's rising from the ashes of Real Groovy Christchurch, according to their Facebook page. And remember kids, you need more vinyl.

Junkyard



The Junkyard Band were an early signing to Def Jam, a group made up mainly of young kids from Washington DC playing go-go, a musical style popular at that time, that originated in DC. Their single Sardines/The Word came out in 1986, and is still funky as hell. Search it out.





Tuesday, August 09, 2011

More Coffey



More goodies from Mr Coffey, courtesy of Strut: "As a thank you to all of the fine folks who downloaded our Dennis Coffey remix EP, we're offering a free download of a slice of instrumental psychedelic funk from the original album. Download "Knockabout" below. The self-titled album, which featuresMayer Hawthorne, Kings Go Forth, Mick Collins of the Dirtbombs, Rachel Nagy ofDetroit Cobras, Paulo Nutini & more is out now.

Download: Dennis Coffey- "Knockabout"

Also if you missed it, check out House Shoes' amazing mix, covering Coffey's classic solo material, legendary soul tracks on which he performed as a sessions musician, and several tracks from the new album.
Constellations: The A to Z of Dennis Coffey - A Mix by House Shoes

Allo Love Vol.1



Allo Love Vol.1 is a brand new digital compilation from top UK label WahWah45s. There's some killer tunes on this, give it a spin... wicked remixes of Colman Bros and the Resonators (who opened for Fat Freddys in London recently), plus Greg Foat Group, Hackney Colliery band and more - out August 15.




"The first of a fresh new series of digital only compilations from Wah Wah 45s, each complied by a member of the Wah Wah family. We kick things off, as you would expect, with head honcho at the label and international DJ, Dom Servini.

Dom’s selection features recent gems from the Wah Wah 45s back catalogue, including music from the Colman Brothers, featuring sister Sara on vocals; a classic from last year courtesy of Stac; Hackney Colliery Band in a more mellow mood; plus recent remixes from junglist don Cyantific and our very own Part-Time Heroes for Resonators and Colman Brothers respectively.

But it doesn’t stop there, the “Allo Love” series also reaches out to our extended musical family, current office faves and perhaps a sneak peak at a future family member! So, check brand new cuts from exciting young Brighton producer Ambassadeurs; long time favourite Landslide, featuring Sabira Jade on vocals; electronic wizard Yult with the incredible Tanya Auclair; jazz maestro Greg Foat; Mancunian troubadour Gideon Conn; plus a brand spanking exclusive new cover of a Stevie classic from Scrimshire and Stac! And not only that, if you purchase the whole album through the Wah Wah on-line store, you’ll get a stunning piece of contemporary soul from rising star Szjerdene for free!"

Attention goths...

Chico Mann vs The Cure. Bit of fun!

Monday, August 08, 2011

Maddingos

Free DL from Julien Dyne, not on his album but an earlier tune, off his debut, Phantom Limbo EP (2007). Wicked track!


JB Hifi streaming

"JB ... plans to launch an online music streaming service called “JB Hi-Fi NOW” in the December quarter, which will allow subscribers unlimited access to up to 8 million songs." Hat tip to Nigel Horrocks for the link. Buried in the last paragraph. Interesting.

Don Letts in space

I've been hunting back thru the filmography of Don Letts, most well-known for Westway to the world (The Clash) and Punk Attitude /Punk Rock Movie. Since directing Punk Atiitdue in 2005, hes has done documentaries on George Clinton, Gil Scott Heron, the making of The Jam's All Mod Cons album, Tony Christie, The Notting Hill Carnival  and this film below, Brother From Another Planet: Sun Ra. Haven't found the others online yet tho...



More recently, Don Letts has been travelling round for screenings of a film about his life, called The Superstonic Sound: A Rebel Dread Documentary. Trailer below.




 Letts filmography.  He also hosts a show on BBC Radio 6  - last weekend he played Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Dope.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Stereo MCs

New album Emperor's Nightingale on the way from Stereo MCs, heres a sneak preview, free download too... It's a bit of a departure from their old sound,. more electro... out August 30.

Download: Stereo MCs "Manner" (Mediafire)

Stereo MCs- Manner by !K7 Records

Free Oddisee

For this weekend only, Oddisee's label Mello Music is putting his first relesse on the label , from 2008, up for free download. features, Little Brother, Jean Grae, J-Live, Flying Lotus... Listen below


Saturday, August 06, 2011

Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, August 6

Blackbyrds - The runaway
Johnny Hammond - Star borne
Charles Wright and Watts 103rd st band - What can you bring me?
The Pharaohs - The Pharaohs love y'all
Sound dimension - Man pon spot
Tenor saw - Golden hen
Yami bolo - When a man's in love
Reggie Stepper - Cuh oonuh
Prince Jammy - 271 Utica dub
Quantic - TROY
Pucho and his latin soul brothers - Chitterlings con carne
Brass roots  -Good life
Booker T Jones - Down in Memphis
Bill Withers - Railroad man
Bobbi Humphrey - Please set me at ease
Charles Bradley - Why is it so hard?
Gizelle Smith and the mighty mocambos - Working woman - Kenny Dope main mix
The Silvertones - Tamborito swing
Keith Mansfield - Crash course
Colman bros - The Cheif - PTH interpol challenges remix
Dennis Coffey - Plutonius - Recloose re-dub
Ikebe shakedown - Kumani walk
The Jam - Town called malice
Miles Davis - Freddie boi - Applejuice Kid mix
Melvin Jackson - Funky skull pt 1
Chaka Khan - I feel for you
Keni Burke - Rising to the top - AliOOFT edit
Visioneers - Funk box
Mophono - The edge remix

Friday, August 05, 2011

Che Fu cops blame

Yesterday, Che Fu was in South Auckland and "...tweeted he had been locked in the nearby Te Wananga O Aotearoa as a gunman was on the loose and someone had been shot. Police said the tweet caused "a frenzy of misinformation".

"The tweet spread like wildfire and Police were inundated with calls from concerned members of the public and media outlets, literally within minutes," a police spokesperson says.  Source: Tweets incite panic.

Che Fu was interviewed by TV3 last night, and apologised for send out the message. "One of the best known names in Kiwi music is a little red faced tonight after mistakingly thinking he'd stumbled into a fatal shooting and tweeting about it." Not quite the full story...

After the item screened, Che responded via Twitter "Rude TV3, you edited out the part where I said one of the Tutors had told us about the shooting. Rats."

The outcome for the Police: see "South Auckland police join Twitter after 'fiasco'"

@ManukauPolice are now on Twitter  -they're not following Che Fu - yet. They're not following anyone, actually.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Three strikes

"Think milk is expensive? How about a $15,000 fine… even if you yourself haven’t done anything wrong...."

Our new copyright law comes into effect on September 1. Copyright holders can starts collecting information on offenders from August 11 (21 days prior to the law taking effect). This means that if you have P2P software on your computer, you will most likely get caught. Best thing to do is delete it. 

InternetNZ have set up a very useful site ThreeStrikes, outlining what the new law means for you, and what it covers. Go have a read.


More info: From next week, P2P in New Zealand is illegal (explains how rights holders will track P2P/torrenting software and why it will be detected, even if you are not using it.)

excerpt.. "Apparently many rightsholders are using the BitTorrent DHT (distributed hash table) to find infringing users. This is terrible practice, because a BitTorrent client, simply by running (even if it has never downloaded or uploaded anything, let alone anything infringing), participates in the DHT and passes on information about which peer to get files from - and some of those files may be infringing.

A rightsholder using this method can't distinguish between clients simply participating in the DHT, and those actually sharing the file.

This applies to not just BitTorrent, but any other P2P software using a DHT, eg. eMule, LimeWire, BearShare, Shareaza, giFT clients..."

Rival reggae fest coming?

Raggamuffin Festival announced its first act for the 2012 event late July, ex UB40 singer Ali Campbell. They have billed him on their website under the headline "Ali Campbell's UB40 returns to NZ" which is somewhat misleading. There are not two different UB40's touring the world right now (like the three different versions of Slade that once toured).

Campbell left the band in 2008, and tours as a solo artist with band. There's some confusion in the media too, as this Google News search indicates, with the conflicting headlines "UB40 singer set for Raggamuffin" and "UB40 to play Raggamuffin 2012".

This morning Raggamuffin announced some more acts for 2012, including Billy Ocean, Marvin Priest, Big Mountain, The Wailers' Junior Marvin, Lucky Dube’s daughter Nkulee Dube, Kora, Three Houses Down, House of Shem, Cornerstone Roots, Sons of Zion, Sweet and Irie, Tomorrow People, Soljah, NRG Rising and Foundation, with DJs Sir-Vere, Poroufessor and Beau Zee. Still four more acts to be announced, including two internationals.

I did some searching on the Companies Office site and uncovered a company called Raggamuffin Festival Limited which was incorporated on the 5th of April 2011by Leesa Tilley, who quit working for Raggamuffin/Mcmanus in December last year.

The name Raggamuffin has previously been trademarked by Andrew McManus Presents NZ, a company which was put into liquidation by members of Herbs in March. There are currently two companies registered to use the name Raggamuffin for music events  - Andrew McManus Presents Pty Ltd, Australia, and Raggamuffin Festival Ltd, Tilley's company. They have both registered under slightly different classifications for the trademark, which is listed as 'under examination' by the Intellectual Property Office. 

Tilley registered her trademark on 4 April, McManus on 2 May. Could Tilley be planning to run a competing festival?

Previous posts: Herbs vs Raggamuffin (March 26 2011), Raggamuffin rumblings (Dec 8 2010)

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

JBrown & the Mic Smith EP

JBrown & the Mic Smith drop their debut EP, name your price. JBrown is the beatmaker/producer for Kolab, and The Mic Smith is a fella named Mikey Rockwell. Well tasty, soulful hiphop.