Saturday, January 26, 2013

Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, Jan 26

Freddie Cruger - Something good
Junior Murvin - Bad weed
Horace Andy - Jah provides
Linval Thompson - Babylon system
Risco connection - Caught up
Wabine - Sail on
Sergio Mendes - For what it's worth
Hank Marvin - Sunday for seven days
Booker T and the MGs - Melting pot
Dexter Wansel - Life on Mars
Tappa Zukie - Freak
Loopless - Pink blue hotel
Stinky Jim - Get ready to talk (free download)
Fatback band - Wicky wacky
Charles Wright - Doing what comes naturally
Kashmere stage band - I wish - Todd Terry remix
BT Express - Express dub - Kenny Dope mix
Benjamin - Not a moment too soon
The Orb feat Lee Scratch Perry  -Soulman - Villad b rmx
Horace Andy - Bad man - RSD remix
 Horace Andy -Cuss cuss
Konshens - She loves money
U Brown - Gal u so bad

Friday, January 25, 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Reality tunes

Tasty album from 2010 from these Chch cats, and it's free... classy roots reggae stuff, have a listen.

Mt Zion, soon come

This NZ feature film debuts on Waitiangi Day, Feb 6, which is also Bob Marley's birthday. Fitting for a film about a band trying to win the opening slot for Bob Marley's 1979 Western Springs concert. Watch the trailer, above...

"In this feature film Australian Idol winner and X-Factor judge Stan Walker makes his acting debut as aspiring singer Turei. Part of a whānau of Māori potato pickers from Pukekohe, he has to choose between duty to family (Temuera Morrison is patriarch 'Papa') and letting the music play. Turei's dilemma takes place amidst reggae star Bob Marley's 1979 tour to Aotearoa and a chance for him to win a supporting slot at Marley's Western Springs concert. Mt Zion is director Tearepa Kahi's first feature, after a suite of successful short films (Taua, The Speaker)."

Clip on the making of the film from Marae Investigates, watch out for the Ghost Chips bro...and near the end they sing Tutira Mai acapella... chur!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Solange XX

Solange live in London, Via Pitchfork

Cheese On Toast reports that The xx are doing Australian live shows in early April, noting there is a gap in their tour schedule before those shows, and the band have indicated they are keen to visit NZ again, so fingers crossed.

Sam Cooke interview

Via Dangerous Minds, on  the Mike Douglas Show, 1964.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Albarosie bails on Raggamuffin

 Albarosie has pulled out of Raggamuffin, apparently due to greedy and unrealistic artist management demands. Raggamuffin announced on Facebook that "We are very disappointed to inform Raggamuffin fans that Alborosie is no longer available to perform. We are working overtime to confirm a replacement act. Details will be announced very soon."

Previous posts: 
Ali Campbell owed $ by Raggamuffin (2012)
Herbs vs Raggamuffin (March 2011)
Herbs light up the court (April 2010)

Vinyl is making a comeback #262

photo: Peter McLennan
Interesting piece, called "Vinyl Analysis: Snobbery Or Substance?" Starts off with the usual statistics on rising vinyl sales, then notes "the very fact that 389,000 LPs were sold [in the UK] in 2012 is a phenomenon worth investigating... "By Danny Wright.

"... History professor David Suisman, who chronicles the history of the commercial music industry in his book “Selling Sounds: The Commercial Revolution in American Music”, says, “In an age when music and many aspects of culture seem ephemeral and fleeting and, in many ways, superficial, the materiality of vinyl offers a substance.”

But is this substance or just plain snobbishness? Sometimes having a vinyl collection just seems another way for people to show their superiority when it comes to music and the chance to denigrate others.

Is there a valid reason? Yes and no. Some people just love the antiquity of the format. Some people love the large artwork (just look at the amount of vinyl art frames you now see in shops). Some people prefer the richer (better?) sound.

Yet there are more tangible reasons. The vinyl renaissance is also bringing back the actual joy of physical discovery of music. As someone who was in the queue for Record Store Day last year to get themselves a copy of 'Mclusky Do Dallas' I can attest to its popularity. It was something communal and exciting and it certainly creates a very different, and deeper, relationship between you and the artist..."