Saturday, July 14, 2012

Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, July 14



Curtis Mayfield - If there's a hell below... live version
Marc Mac and visioneers - Runnin
Gonzalez - Just let it lay
Restless soul - Turn me out
Top cat - Remix the sytle
Overproof sound system - The model
Matic horns - Satta massa gana
Midnights - Regeneration - Dub asylum remix Free DL here
Zilver zurf - The moment is gone - Kieser Velten remix
Concept neuf - The path  -Sofrito edit 
The Temptations - Stop the war now
Ikebe shakedown - The viking
Bo Diddley  -Hit or miss
Jungle fever - Chakachas  -Greg Wilson edit
The Clash and Futura 2000 - Escapades of Futura 2000
Bing Ji Ling - Hold tight  - Colm K remix
Risco connection - Caught up
Courtney Melody - Stop inform
Audioweb - Faker - Justin Robertson remix
Nicola Conte and Gianluca Petrella - Tema per hifi
Milton Hamilton - We have all the time - Danny Krivit edit
Mr Chop - Giving up food for funk

Friday, July 13, 2012

Jetlag Jinetero

Tehimana Kerr, aka Jetlag Johnson, guitarist for Fat Freddys Drop, has some tasty tunes on his Soundcloud page, check this one out.

He put out as solo album, Defamation Of Character, a few years back as Tehimana Kerr. Available here on Amplifier.

Karriem Riggins debut


From the Stonesthrow crew.... "Karriem Riggins has recorded with everyone from Paul McCartney to Madlib, produced for the likes of Common, Badu and The Roots, but this will be his first album release under his own name. Alone Together, a 34-track instrumental hip-hop album will be released October 23. The vinyl will be released in two parts over US summer and fall."

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Record Collectors Fair on saturday





The Record Collectors Fair returns to Freemans Bay Hall this Saturday July 14, 10am til 3pm. It's located on the corner of Wellington Street and Hepburn Street. Get in there! $4 entry fee.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Louis Baker RBMA

Louis Baker is the sole Kiwi selected for the Red Bull Music Academy, held this year in NYC, congrats, sir! He's one of 62 participants selected from 29 countries.

The RBMA team report that in this year's applications "Prince and Brian Eno were the most common musical inspirations. Girls seemed to like Prince more, however.... In comparison to 2011, there was nearly a two-fold increase in the amount of times Stevie Nicks was mentioned as an influence." Mores stats on the applications process here.  

From Red Bull Studios... "Hailing from Newtown Wellington, Aotearoa soul artist, Louis Baker, delivers songs that are matured far beyond his twenty something years.

Louis began playing guitar, writing and composing songs at a young age, which saw him winning various national accolades, including The Primal Youth Acoustic Sessions.

He acknowledges his mother for encouraging him to start singing, and is known for his abil ity to bring the room to a complete stand still with his soulful vocals and endearingly honest lyrics.

Being compared to artists like Jeff Buckley and Curtis Mayfield he draws his influence from greats like the Isley Brothers, Marvin Gaye, Joni Mitchell, Sly Stone, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Playing regularly in the thriving Wellington music scene, Louis’ solo career is one man and a guitar. “I love the vulnerability of being there alone”, he says.

Having recently completed a tour with The Thomas Oliver Band, Louis can be found performing at various festivals throughout the greater Wellington region. Between performing and writing, Louis is in the studio recording his debut EP.

Sofrito preview mix

Sofrito: International Soundclash preview (mixed by Sofrito), album out July 24. Stream it below... More info at sofrito.co.uk, album launch gig in East London July 20.

 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Searching for Sugarman



Searching for Sugarman is a very fine music documentary screening at The Film Festival later this month, looking forward to it - screening times here.

It tells the story of Detroit folk rock musician Sixto Rodriguez, who made two under-rated albums in the early 1970s (produced by legendary Motown guitarist Dennis Coffey and his production partner Mike Theodore), before fading from view.

But his albums later gained a huge following in South Africa, Australia and NZ during the 70s and 80s, but efforts by fans to find him proved fruitless, with some speculation that perhaps he was dead, by his own hand.

He wasn't dead - he had left the music industry and was working in construction to support his family. The film Searching For Sugarman tells the tale of his remarkable rediscovery and more.

Rodriguez had his debut album and its followup reissued by Seattle label Light In The Attic in 2008, which led to a resurgence of interest in his work along with live shows, including his live debut on the US west coast(!). He is preforming at the tenth anniversary party for Light In The Attic in September.

MORE INFO: from Huffington Post: 'Searching For Sugar Man': The Unbelievable True Story Of Rodriguez

PLUS watch Rodriguez live in January, with his own bit of advice on what the secret to life is...

Masekela edits


Couple of tasty Hugh Masekela edits, both off his 1984 album Techno Bush. The first is from Australian DJ Hober Mallow (Lachlan Holland).

The second edit is a great tune which got reissued on vinyl a few years back - I'm told it was popular in Auckland clubland back in the day on first release. The original 12-inch also had a great dub mix on it, which you may be able to find floating round the internets. This edit is from Serbian production duo Kompleks.



Monday, July 09, 2012

Spike


Spike Lee interviewed by New York magazine... 'Spike Lee Talks Obama, the End of Mookie’s Brooklyn, and the Hollywood Colour Line'

"... You are going to be misquoted, misjudged, or whatever, but this started early. Joe Klein said Do the Right Thing was going to incite riots ... I remember this one line: Opening this weekend, “in not too many theatres near you, one hopes.” So it is not new.

And now the president says it’s the film he took his wife to on their first date.

Yeah, I’d say Joe Klein maybe had that wrong.

It must be pretty amazing that Obama took Michelle to Do the Right Thing.

When he was sizing Michelle up, this fine woman, he said, “How am I going to impress her?” I always kid him, good thing he didn’t choose motherf#cking Driving Miss Daisy or she would have dumped his ass right there..."

New Dub Asylum video - modtastic!



Right at the end of last year I got out a new Dub Asylum EP, called Stereo Freeze. I recently bought a new computer recently (well, new to me) so I can do some video editing, and here's a funky little music video for Jumping Jack Skank, a tune off the EP.

Poi-e disco drums edit



A while back, Amplifier reissued the 12-inch disco mix of Kiwi classic Poi-e, by the Patea Maori Club. There is some great percussion bleeps and thumps in the disco dub mix, so I decided to chop em up into a saucy re-edit. Download and  enjoy! Cheers. More on the reissue...

From Amplifier: " It started with a question on Twitter. Peter McLennan (Dub Asylum, Hallelujah Picassos) asked "Any plans to release the Poi E 12?". That was news to us and Jayrem Records, we didn't even know it existed.

A quick search was done through Dalvanius's archive at Jayrem and a mention of the 12" was found in his recording notes, but frustratingly there were no master tapes.

Once again Twitter came to the rescue, with P-Money getting in contact to say that he had a mint condition copy of the 12" that we could borrow.

Over the course of the next couple of weeks Stebbings in Auckland transferred the tracks from the vinyl and carried out a restoration to bring them back to life.

And now, for the first time since 1983, here is the Poi E 12", released digtially, with 4 versions of Poi E and a live version of the haka, Taranaki Patere."