Saturday, October 01, 2022

Ring The Alarm playlist 1 October 2022

Booker T and the MGs - Melting pot
Cymande - The message
Commodores - Assembly line
Ramsey Lewis Trio - Dancing in the streets
Laverne Baker - Jim dandy
Little Junior Parker - Mary Jo
Ike and TIna Turner - Ooh poo pah doo
Ramsey Lewis Trio - Jingle bells
Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose - Over at my place
Dramatocs  -The devil is dope
Saun and Starr - Blah blah blah
The Altons - When you go (that's when you'll know)
Thee Sacred Souls - Overflowing
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Calamity
Thee Sacred Souls - Sorrow for tomorrow
Sugarman Three - Soul donkey
Scone Cash Players - Laughing because
Tackhead - I don't want a fake job
Clear Path Ensemble - Plazma plaza
Bahtiyar Tas - Haremilk
Chancha Via Circuito - El pavo real
Shiran - La la
Fat Freddy's Drop - Hope (Sonsine remix)
3 Generations Walking - Midnight bustling (Francois K dub)
DLT feat Mighty Asterix - One love
Aaradhna - Wake up
Ladi6 - Diamonds
Julien Dyne feat Mara TK - Layer
Dub Asylum - Royals

Monday, September 26, 2022

Leva Leva: Litany of the Portuguese fishermen

Independent cultural platform Flee release new compilation and art book 'Leva Leva: Litany Of The Portuguese Fishermen'....

"For most of the 20th century, Portugal's economy has relied on fishery and an exploitative canning industry arising from it. To endure their hardship and coordinate their work, fishermen sang.

'Leva Leva: Litany of the Portuguese fishermen' documents this particular culture of the Portuguese coast, through a vinyl compilation containing undisclosed original recordings of fishermen’s songs and contemporary compositions by artists Filipa Cordeiro, Joăo Pais Filipe, Nandele, Romain Baudoin and S1m0nc3ll0.

Alongside the record, the project features a detailed art book (Portuguese – French). The volume gives a voice to artists, writers, witnesses and experts, all invited to reflect upon the question of this culture and the rapid transformation it experienced.

A maritime country widely opened on the Atlantic Ocean, in the history text books, Portugal is often remembered for its important history of global conquests and explorations. At a more local level, in the major part of the 20th century, the economy of the country has relied on fishery and its corollary: an exploitative canning industry. To endure their hardship, get motivated and coordinate their work, fishermen sang. 

Leva Leva: Litany of the Portuguese fishermen represents an attempt to document this particular culture of the Portuguese coast, its songs and its abrupt transformation, through an original perspective articulated around:

- A vinyl compilation containing undisclosed original recordings of fishermen’s songs and inspired contemporary compositions by artists like Filipa Cordeiro, Joăo Pais Filipe, Nandele, Romain Baudoin, s1m0nc3ll0.

- An art book (Portuguese – French) featuring the inputs from artists, writers, witnesses and experts, all invited in reflecting upon the question of this culture and the rapid transformation it went through at the end of the 21st Century."

Out now on vinyl/digital.

Check 'Acaip', a DIY 80s solo album by Turkish bassist Bahtiyar Taş

"Zel Zele Records announce the release of 'Acaip', a DIY 80s solo album by Turkish bassist Bahtiyar Taş. Curated by Grup Ses and lovingly restored from the original cassettes, the material featured here was recorded between 1981-88.

Arabesque melodies meet odd fusion beats with humorous lyricism, cheeky use of synthesisers and a free approach to arrangement; 'Acaip' offers a cross genre trip into Taş’s ironic world.

'Haremlik' is the first single lifted off the album.

Arabesque melodies meet odd fusion beats with humorous lyricism, cheeky use of synthesisers and a free approach to arrangement; Acaip offers a cross genre trip into Taş’s ironic world.

Bahtiyar’s story began when he moved to Istanbul as a teenager, wanting to make a living in music. Streets became his home as well as his stage for a few years before he embarked on a professional career playing the bass for respected classical musician Yıldırım Gürses. 

His musical career took a turning point when he joined the famous pop-folk band Beyaz Kelebekler in 1973 and toured all over the country, an experience that introduced him to the rock’n roll lifestyle. Upon leaving the band, he dived into the world of arabesque; a genre known for its heavy lyrics about hopeless love stories and troubles of everyday life.

In 1980 Bahtiyar moved to Germany to form a new band. Dreams were big but his Europe fantasy did not meet expectations. Unable to cope with living costs, Bahtiyar ended up moving to a run-down squat in Frankfurt. He soon became regretful about his decision to move to Germany but decided to stay when a military coup took place in Turkey in September 1980 ending the golden era of Turkish music scene.

What kept Bahtiyar sane during this dark period was music and his outstanding ability to not take life too seriously. From 1981 on he started exploring political and social irony through his bass guitar and synthesisers. Cheeky use of electronics, ironic lyrics, arabesque melodies, overall an outsider state tells his own story of the analog generation. Between 1981-88 he recorded hundreds of bedroom recordings, with no intention to make a hit.

The artwork is a selection of his own works drawn in the same years. Zel Zele are thrilled to present this unique 7 tracks + 1 digital bonus / vinyl out 4 November 2022."

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Ring The Alarm playlist 24 September 2022

Cinematic Orchestra - All that you give
Discoettes - Yes we can can
Delegates - Pygmy pt1
Shogun Orchestra - Watatsumi
Mike Fabulous - There's something about Africa
Dubmatix - Stone (dub mix)
International Observer - At the coronation
No Future -  No future
Butch Cassidy Sound System - Rockers galore
Big Bud - Runaway
Dillinger - Cocaine in my brain (Groove Corp remix)
Ninjaman and Flourgon - Zig it up
Johnny Osbourne - Line up
Anthony Red Rose - Tempo
Lee Scratch Perry and Adrian Sherwood - His master's voice
Horace Andy - More Bassy
Dub Asylum - See me go
Stinky Jim - Runs on the baord
Natural Yoghurt Band - Between or beyond
Clear Path Ensemble - Absolvo

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Ring The Alarm playlist 17 September 2022

Scone Cash Players - Cold 40s
Ramsey Lewis -  Back in the USSR
Rhythm Heritage - Theme from SWAT
James Brown -  Funky drummer
Visioneers - Apache (battle dub)

Ramsey Lewis Trio - The in crowd
Ramsey Lewis  - African boogaloo twist
Ramsey Lewis - I was made to love her
Ramsey Lewis - Mighty Quinn
Ramsey Lewis - Uhuru
Ramsey Lewis - Wade in the water
Ramsey Lewis - Do what ya wanna
Ramsey Lewis - Lady Madonna
Ramsey Lewis - Hey Mrs Jones
Ramsey Lewis - You made so very happy
Ramsey Lewis - Hot dawgit
Ramsey Lewis - Fish bite
Ramsey Lewis - Sun goddess
Ramsey Lewis - Kufanya Mapenzi
Ramsey Lewis - Jamaican marketplace
Ramsey Lewis - Living for the city

Osibisa - Keep on trying
Instigators - Israelites
Horace Andy - Dub guidence
Horace Andy - Midnight scorcher
Aaradhna - Keep my cool

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Ring The Alarm playlist 10 September 2022

Stinky Jim - Cry for the ute
Shriran - Fadaytak
Clear Path Ensemble - Drumatix
Lizzie Mercier Descloux - Wawa
Konk - Baby Dee
Medium Medium - So hungry, so angry
Clock DVA - 4 hours
Kid Creole and the Coconuts - I'm a wonderful thing baby
Sheila E - Love bizarre pt1&2
Tackhead - I don't wanna work a fake job
Lee Scratch Perry - Many names of God
Creation Rebel - Stonebridge warrior
Love Joys - All I can say
Prince Douglas - Jam love dub
Bullwackies Allstars - Boma-ye dub
Grupo Super T - West bound D train
Sugar Minott - Informer
Sister Nancy - Mumu is coming
Rhythm and Sound with Jennifer Lara - Queen in my empire
Rhythm and Sound with Cornel Campbell - King in my empire
Shackleton - Overwhelming yes dub (Mark Ernestus version)
Florence Adooni - Fo yelle
Lucas Tala - Moghie Nu Te Eka Tse Mu
Sly and the Family Stone - Into my own thing
Opensouls - Turn it up
Recloose - Dust

Saturday, September 03, 2022

Ring The Alarm playlist 3 September 2022

Nomo - All the stars
Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra - Crosstown traffic
Tony Allen and Afica70 - Afrodiscobeat (Afriacaine 808 rework)
Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express (Mr K 7" edit)
Jose James - Black magic (Joy Orbison remix)
Roni Size - Watching windows (Roni Size meets Nuyorican Soul)
Shawn Lee and Misha Panfilov - Miraggio
Penza Penza - Mad Madis twist
Mighty Mocambos  - Theme from Beverly Hills Cop
Sugarman 3 feat Charles Bradley - Take it as it comes
Sharon Jones and the Dapkings - Got a thing on my mind
Como Mamas - Out of the wilderness
Meditation Singers - A changes is gonna come
Mara TK feat Troy Kingi - Every Hori is a star
Dub Asylum - See me go
Stinky Jim - Cry for the ute
DJ Python - TMMD (IMMMD)
Surprise Chef - Spring's theme
The Miracles - You can do it
Gladys Knight and the Pips - The day you take one (you have to take the other)
Brenda Holloway - My baby moves me
Dennis Edwards - I feel like I'm falling in love
Marvin Gaye - Sad souvenirs
Cat Boys - Gypsy woman (DJ Koco remix)
Azymuth - Rico suave bossa nova (J Dilla)
Big Sideways - Guava

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Ring The Alarm playlist 27 August 2022

Hackney Colliery Band  - No diggity (JR Dynamite edit)
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Baliky bon
Freddie Cruger - The hustle
Recloose - Aint changin'
Jhelisa - Friendly pressure
Brand New Heavies - Sometimes (Ummah remix)
Eric B and Rakim - Relax with pep

Steel drum celebration...
Beat Conductor - Carribean path
Katzenjammers Steel Band - Cars
Amrals Trinidad Cavaliers Steel Orchestra - Oy como va
Mighty Mo - Next message (version)
Dub Asylum - Hope
Bacao Rhythm and Steel Band -  My Jamaican dub
Trinidad Steel Drummers - Cissy strut
John Gibbs and the US Steel Orchestra - J'ouvert (Lord Echo re-edit)
Stephen Encinas - Lypso illusion
Stinky Jim - Loose carry

Fats Domino - When I see you
The Toys - Attack
The Olympics - Baby do the Philly dog
Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose - Treat her like a lady
The Jive Kiwis - Bubble and squeak
Quiet Storm - Taco track
Pigbag - Papa's got a brand new pigbag

Monday, August 22, 2022

Preview the new Dub Asylum out on cassette/digital Aug 26

Dub Asylum, aka Peter McLennan (Hallelujah Picassos) strikes again with this limited edition cassette, compiling his mind-bending, foot-tapping "steel drum" reworks of Kiwi classics such as Mysterex, French Letter, How Bizarre and many more.

“There’s a corner of my record collection that’s dedicated to steel drums, specifically ones with cool cover versions. You haven’t lived til you’ve heard the Jackson 5’s ‘I want you back’ on steel drums, it’s just the most joyous sound.”

“The idea for this album came out of me wondering if there were any New Zealand songs covered on steel drums. I couldn’t find any, so I made my own.” Includes songs by OMC, Fat Freddy's Drop, The Clean, Toy Love, Bic Runga, Screaming Meemees and more. 

To celebrate the release, Dub Asylum and friends will be DJing some fave steel drum records instore at Flying Out Saturday 27 August, 2pm - 4pm.

Limited edition cassette. 30 copies only, comes with digital download.
Released by Loopy Fruit Recordings, 26 August 2022. Cat no: LFR015.

Preorder cassette from Flying Out (free shipping across NZ) 

1 How bizarre
2 French letter
3 Sway
4 Mysterex
5 Slice of heaven
6 Royals

1 See me go
2 Tally ho
3 Pull down the shades
4 Hope
5 How bizarre - bonus reggae rockers cut

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Ring The Alarm playlist 20 August 2022

Massive Attack - Teadrop (Mad Professor remix)
Harry Beckett - Ultimate tribute
Fat Freddy's Drop - Silver and gold
Barrington Levy - The winner (12 inch version)
Grace Jones - Use me (long version)
Rockers Hifi - More and more (the hidden persuader)
Whitefield Brothers - Weiya (Serengeti beat)
Cold Blood - Kissing my love
Earth Wind & Fire - Bad tune
Claudia Lennear - Eveerything I do gonna be funky
Freddi Henchi - Funky to the bone
The Johnny Frigo Sextet - Scorpio

Wattstax 50th anniversary mix:
Booker T and the MGs - Melting pot
Staple Singers - Respect yourself
Barkays - Sang and dance
Eddie Floyd - Hey now
Carla Thomas - Separation
Lee Sain - Them hot pants pt1
William Bell - Don't stop now
Isaac Hayes - Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic
Rev Jesse Jackson & Isaac Hayes - Finale (Wattstax) /  If I had a hammer

Dionne Warwick - Walk on by (Disco Tech rework)
Lewis McCallum - Fly or die
The Nomad - Look around
Stinky Jim feat Nazamba - Steam fish

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Ring The Alarm playlist 13 August 2022

Heroes of Limbo - TROY
Mr Chop - Greedy G
Isaac Birituro and Rapid Abandon - Fun Tony
Nyameke Junction  - Eyes don't see
Tony Allen and Hugh Masekela - We've landed (Matthew Herbert's abscence dub remix)
Amadou and Mariam -  M'bife (Ayala IT edit)
Southside of Bombay and Mina - Kia mau
Moana and the Tribe - Aotearoa
Hirini Melbourne and Richard Nunns - Tumatakokiri (Unitone Hifi remix)
Clear Path Ensemble - Absolvo 
Shogun Orchestra - River of Sanzu
Mr Unknown - Get out

Tribute to Lamont Dozier (RIP)
The Supremes - Love is like an ithcing in my heart
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas - One way out
Marvin Gaye - Can I get a witness
The Elgins - Heaven must have sent you
Four Tops - You keep running away
Diana Ross and the Supremes - Forever came today
The 8th Day - It's instrumental to be free
Chairmen of the Board - Pay the piper
Freda Payne - Unhooked generation (Tom Moulton remix)
Eloise Laws - The easiest way to fall
Honey Cone - I can't fly (unreleased version)
8th Day - Rocks in my head

The Impressions -We're a winner
Aretha Franklin -  Jump
Ashford and Simpson - Get up and do something
Gladys Knight and the Pips - Bourgie bourgie
Stinky Jim - Loose carry (off new album Spatial Awareness)
Dub  Asylum - See me go (off forthcoming album Beg Steel or Borrow)
The Clash - Bankrobber dub
Dubmatix - Wobble weeble (Eccodek's Mali to Mumbai remix)

Friday, August 12, 2022

Brand new reggaematical bizz from Stinky Jim

Cranking new album from the one like Stinky Jim, go grab it!

Saturday, August 06, 2022

Ring The Alarm playlist 6 August 2022

Joe Cocker - Woman to woman
Diasonics - Ms Jackson
Adrian Quesada - Mentira con Carino
Alexander Korostinsky - Bones of god
Aretha Franklin - Bridge over troubled water
Doris Troy - Just one look
Shirley Ellis - I never will forget
The Tams - Trouble maker
The Olympics - Mine exclusively
Barbara Randolph - Can I get a witness
Anne Peebles - A good day for lovin'
George Benson - World is a ghetto
O'Jays - When the world's at peace
The Peppers - Bringing it down
The Originals - Just let me thank you for loving me baby
The Marvelettes - That's the way I see him
Du-Rites - The sun
Mighty Mocambos - Theme from Beverly Hills Cop
Bounce Castle - Made you look (Bengaluru bounce mix)
Eric B & Rakim - Don't sweat the technique
Eric Lau - Let it out
Dam Native - Battle styles
AP & Kamahumble - Hecka horsey
Mikey General - Choose me
Marcia Griffiths - Melody life
Doreen & Alton - I'm still in love
UHP (Upper Hutt Posse) - Say do dub
The Frightners - Tuesday
Herbs - French letter dub
Beat Spacek - Ring di alarm

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Ring The Alarm playlist 30 July 2022

Pete Shelley - Homosapien (elongated dance mix)
52nd Street - Cool as ice
Ardijah - Which way is up
Sola Rosa - Promise (Tall Black Guy remix)
The Pro-Teens - Curls
Natural Yoghurt Band - Dance with the devil
DJ Platurn - Soul technique
Spanky Wilson - Loveland (break edit)
Barkays - Son of Shaft
The O'Jays - Give the people what they want
The MGs - Sugarcane (?)
Barbara Lewis - Snap your fingers
James Brown -  James Brown's boogaloo
Night Owls - Me and baby brother
Sister Nancy - Mumu is coming
Barrington Levy - Get up stand up
Seanie - Veterans (Daz-I-Kue remix)
Innerzone Orchestra - Bug in the bass bin
Willie Bobo - Spanish grease
Jimmy Sabater - Yroco
Harlem River Drive - Idle hands
Joe Bataan - Subway Joe
Joe Costanzo - Green onions
Ray Barretto - Oh elephante (Shh remix)
David Walters - Bow down (Fulgeance remix)

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Ring The Alarm playlist 16 July 2022

James Brown - The Bose (Geisha Boys remix)
Supergroove - Platinum blonde (DLT remix)
Brooklyn Funk Essentials - The creator has a master plan
Soul Searchers - We the people (Mr K edit)
Damon Locks and the Black Monument Ensemble - The colours that you bring
Concept Neuf - The path (Sofrito edit)
Amadou and Mariam - Senegal fast food
Roots Manuva vs WrongTom - Proper tings juggled
Dub Spencer and Trance Hill - Trance plane (KSD edit)
Salmonella Dub - Problems (Sonsine remix)
Grace Jones - Peanut butter
Gil Scott Heron - The revolution... (Tahira Abayomy afrobeat version)
Ahemaa Nwomkro - Nana Kodajayen
Nyameke Junction - GMT
Clear Path Ensemble - Absolvo
Adrian Quesada - Mentira con carino
Carolyn Franklin - Dead man
Spanky Wilson - Loveland (break edit)
Linda Jones - I can't stop loving you
Honey Cones - Take my love
Jackie Wilson and Count Basie - Uptight
Gladys Knight and the Pips - If you ever get your hands on love (Soul flip edit)
O'Jays - Give the people what they want
Marvin Gaye - Inner city blues (Detroit mix)
Jazz Not Jazz  -We dig