Thursday, 30 April 2009
The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos.
01 - Opening Titles
02 - Arrival of the Birds
03 - The Dance
04 - Soda
05 - Hatching
06 - Marabou
07 - Exodus
08 - Transformation
09 - Hyena
10 - Life of the Bird
11 - First Light
12 - Crimson skies (featuring Lou Rhodes)
First up a delicious new track from Muhsinah featured on The Adroit Adventures EP by Paul Movahedi aka The Clonius, which is due to be released on June 9th (Ubiquity).
One At A Time Feat. Muhsinah (click to download)
If like me you've been hearing about this Scottish/ Iranian chick Zarif (John Legend got her to come perform with him a while back) for a while you can see what you think with this download of her single Let Me Back ...
Kokayi sent me a link to the extremely talented lady DJ Smiles Davis and if he says it's good - it's good. Download her super fresh mixtape Many Styles Vol 3: PREACH!
I complain about the lack of female MCs around at the moment all the time so I had to check out Rapsody, 9th Wonders' new signing to his label, Jamla Records.
Download her track Honda Accord Music but definitely check out her myspace, I'm feeling some of the soulful "The Listening-esque" mixtape up there.
Lastly, I don't have a track for you to download but check out the new video from the infintely watchable VV Brown. I'm still undecided about her voice (over-singing?) but I'll keep trying...
V V Brown - Shark In The Water
Tuesday, 28 April 2009
Spot the cameos!
Monday, 27 April 2009
The short version is that Jonzi is hip hop. He's been involved in the UK scene in every possible way you can imagine as a pioneer, advocate and keeper of the culture, particularly in the Hip Hop Theatre movement. Jonzi, whose family is from Grenada, actually studied at London Contemporary Dance School (not common to see a dread doing ballet and modern dance back then but he - as always - just did his own thing). He went on to create the seminal Hip Hop Theatre pieces "Aeroplane Man" and "Lyrical Fearta", the legendary night "Apricot Jam", has worked with everyone from The Roots to Gangstarr, travels all over the world performing and teaching, has been on TV too many times to mention, set up his company Jonzi D Productions (which has produced amazing hip hop theatre shows such as "Tag: Me vs The City", "Ivan" and soon "Marcus The Sadist"), and is the Artistic Director of (the world renowned and happening next weekend!) Breakin' Convention. Oh and he is probably Spurs' biggest fan.
OK, the first amazing artist Jonz sent me was Tha Hymphatic Thabs. This one is called Fire Fables.
Next up is HueMan aka Nicke, (R.I.P.), who was a classic lyricist in underground SA Hip Hop circles...this one is called Stereotype and the lyrics just blow me away.
I was so excited to hear this - an artist called Tumi on a Kev Brown beat! (If you read this blog you know we're big fans of Kev, who's a mate). Kev actually went out to SA last year and was met by screaming fans and girls trying to climb the hotel walls which I believe was a first, ahem. Apparently Tumi also wrote a play Jonz directed in SA. This song is called Bophelo Hame.
Last track is from Gin-I-Grindith, I've listened several times and know I'm still missing stuff ("our smiles no longer ivory"). It's easy to forget what a history South Africa has and how recent, but the intelligence and political awareness shown by its youth is truly inspirational, and really exciting. This one is called The Length of Time.
A huge thank you to Jonzi for doing what you do best - shining the spotlight on the most talented hip hop artists from all over the world.
Get it here
Sunday, 26 April 2009
I'm sure most people have heard about Ben Sharpa at some point, he's one of South Africa's best known MCs and I first heard about him when I used to work with the king of Hip Hop Theatre Jonzi D (you going to Breakin' Convention next weekend by the way?!).
"Hegemony" by Ben Sharpa
I also met Konfab through Jonz at a Hip Hop Theatre Workshop. Konfab came out on stage, militant and marching - informing us there was no "C" in AfriKa, he told us his full name which took about 5 minutes and at times sounded like a cacophony of bullets, kicked the most intellectual freestyle I've ever heard about Joseph Conrad, then asked us if we wanted to come back to South Afrika with him. The roaring response was a sea of fists pumping YES.
"How We Roll" Konfab ft Jaak
Kwaito - which many feel is the true, home-grown voice of the ghettos in South Africa comes from an Afrikaans word "Kwaai" which means anger, and the word "amakwaitosi" means "gangster". It's a bit like slowed down house music with singing or chanting (often in more than one language in one song) and also incorporates samples from African music. Zola is one of the most famous artists from the kwaito scene to make hip hop as well.
"Kwaito kids are made from hunger, abuse, no father, violence, guns. Now as adults we must change the game for the better. Now we must change everything we are made from. " -ZolaThis song is from the film Tsotsi. "Mdlwembe" by Zola
Saturday, 25 April 2009
Download HERE *NB it's a big ass file, could take a while...
Common (Von Pea's Midnight on Myrtle Remix) - Gladiator
Diamond District - Make It Clear
El Michels Affair - C.R.E.A.M.
Elzhi (prod. By Black Milk) - Deep
Flying Lotus & Declaime Feat. Pattie Blingh - Whole Wide World
Hernan Builes (Sneaky P Remix) - Cot Da Chela
Kissey Asplund - With You
KRS-ONE & Buckshot (prod. By Havoc of Mobb Deep) - Robot Main
Leela James - Baby I'm Scared Of You
Little Boots - NIT remix
Madvillain - One Beer (Drunk Version)
Major Lazer (feat. Santigold & Mr Lexx) - Hold The Line
Nadsroic & Hudson Mohawke - Room Mist promo
Nickelus F & Portishead - Wandering Star
Nomo - Invisible Cities
Oddisee (Feat. Hassaan Mackey & Bilal Salaam) - The Jungle
Saïan Supa Crew - Trop Agile
(Seiji Remix) - Yo Voy
Tanya Morgan - So Damn Down
yU (feat. Bilal Salaam) - BreakDown
Friday, 24 April 2009
Get your ticket HERE
There can't be anyone left in the world who doesn't know who I'm talking about - but just in case here are the 8 (plus a drummer) Chicago born sons of jazz musician Phil Cohran playing in Times Square recently - this is one of my favourite songs of all time, Sankofa (click to d/l). Sankofa is a rework of Losun (click to listen) by afro beat legend and master drummer Tony Allen featuring singer Yinka Davies, from his classic album Lagos No Shaking. Lagos no shaking just means Lagos is alright, it's doing ok in pidgin English.
Here is their dad Kelan Phil Cohran - trumpeter, composer, former member of Sun Ra's Arkestra, and founder of his own group The Artistic Heritage Ensemble...no wonder they're amazing.
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
Does being an artist & being great at marketing really go hand in hand? What would the music industry look like and become in the face of a collapse of the "big four" labels? Our society has gone from mercantile to industrial to post-industrial to an "information/digital" economy - is the music industry just at the end of an inevitable revolution (the likes of which we've seen many times before), and has it actually lasted longer than it should have? What does it mean now that we're not so attached to physical and material goods - we pay for things we're happy not to have physical evidence of - but at what prices? In a market where information and knowledge carry the most value what will that mean for the quality of music? Does the ease of personal distribution of music (starting your own label etc) create bigger stars of the top few who emerge from the masses, and what does it mean for the people who can put them there (it used to take a whole record company - now it takes Eskay at Nah Right or a big name DJ co-sign)? What can't technology replace and what will those things be worth in a technological era? Is art now more valuable as a live experience, a cultural artefact or a portable piece of information? ...Lots of questions - what do you think?
“To every problem there is already a solution whether you know it or not.”
-Grenville Kleiser (1868-1953)
With this in mind, I would like to attempt to identify the main problems that have threatened to destroy the vision that was born on the streets of Tin Pan Alley. I urge readers to add to the list and help me begin this journey towards resolution.
11 of the issues that make up the current Music Industry Crisis.
1. Internet radio is the future yet providers can not sustain growth due to growing taxes on streaming music and a lack of clear revenue models.
2. 360 deals strain everything and everyone causing countless problems yet they are a necessary evil for struggling funding partners (Labels, publishers, Management, etc. . ).
3. Social networks and other web 2.0 outlets provide easy and personal access to fans yet the growing number of networks dilutes the overall message and dramatically increases the time spent marketing.
4. Apple has been an incredible innovator in the quest to a brighter music industry. We owe them a great debt. However, their unprecedented high market share in digital music sales mixed with their stubborn and controlling business models leave no bargaining room for funding partners (labels, publishers, etc..). Growth and innovation in this important industry sector (music retail) is therefore stifled without the ability for competitive trials. In addition, Apple's 30% take on each track sold leaves little for the artists and song writers.
5. Physical Retail stores have lost the ability to turn a profit unless attached to a one stop business model (i.e Walmart, Hastings, Best Buy, etc.). As a result the true music pushers, independent music retail stores, are almost extinct.
6. Traditional radio, though still an important promotional front, has lost much of its glory to the on demand world of iPods, satellite radio, and Internet radio. It has therefore become increasingly more difficult to predict market trends without a standard radio format to follow. The result is a much higher risk/return ratio for funding partners (Labels, Publishers, etc..), which in turn limits the number of acts that ever see a major market entry.
7. The RIAA in an attempt to combat the growing number of music pirates, proclaimed war on piracy by means of civil suits with individual copyright infringers. Many average American citizens were made an example of with outrageous and bizarre settlements. The music industries' minds were in the right place. They had intended to create the perception of risk for stealing music and in turn, change consumer thinking. In the end however, it only generated a false image of a "Greedy Recording Industry". This wall between the consumer and the industry has instead furthered the cause for this viral pirating trend.
8. Video and audio sharing networks act as a breeding ground for the spread of illegal music in the form of audio and videos. These new networks cut into the profits of funding partners (labels, publishers, etc.) yet act as a wonderful way for independent artists and major artists alike to receive viral promotion. In addition, simple mathematics states that all of the illegal media sharing portals can not be shut down. Lawsuits cost money, and the recording industry doesn't have much. Instead, the industry goes after the major outlets one at a time. But for every 1 that is shut down, 7 more are built in its place. Let us just say that this fire is out of control.
9. And let us not forget, stealing music is still more convenient to the average consumer than buying music. In addition, the only way to fully shut down music piracy would be to turn on "Big Brother" and violate very important privacy privileges. Therefore, it can never truly be stopped as long as we live in a democratic society. The solution must lie in connotation and change. Though it may appear that the RIAA is doing more harm then good, they have it right. The battle ground is in the mind.
10. (Addition) The music industries, both production and business, are now intimately and infinitely tied to digital and to the Internet. The systems that govern digital music across the web are not yet fully realized by the core of the music Industry. A clear vision for the future of these newlyweds (music and Internet), has not yet been defined. The marriage is still rocky and working out its kinks. The solution can be found in the collective mind of the industry. To quote our motto, "We must unite to restore."
11. (Addition & Invitation) The Live Scene
The first round of comments from the Linkedin music business network laid claims to a crisis within the live music scene. The live scene has been neglected by this article. I invite anyone who works in live sound to help me analyse this market niche for problems. Your collective wisdom will greatly aid me in future editions of this article as I seek to once and for all define the music industry crisis.
Tradition in Transition: A Postcard from Cali (TRAILER) from Quantic on Vimeo.
I've been a big fan of the LA based Mochilla camp and I did a two part post here back in February (Art Don't Sleep Part 1 & Part 2) - they covered the Timeless Composer/ Arranger Series which included "A Suite For Ma Dukes" by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson & Carlos Nino, the Brasilintime Trailer, and Obrigado Dilla.
The video above is -
Trailer from the forthcoming Mochilla/Sonido del Valle production.Also, just in case you didn't catch it (I didn't), here's their beautiful piece about legendary drummer Earl Palmer.
Shot in Cali and Buenaventura in Colombia. Based around the music of Quantic and his Combo Barbaro from their forthcoming Tradition in Transition album on Tru Thoughts Records featuring the talents of Will Quantic, Alfredito Linares, Nidia Gongora, Freddy Colorado, Arthur Verocai, Joao Comanche Gomes and Malcolm Catto.
Earl Palmer: 1924 – 2008 from Mochilla on Vimeo.
Maybe the most recorded drummer of all time. Earl Palmer passed away on September 19th at the grand age of 84 – a legend moved on. He fueled so many great hits its hard to know where to start. Earl Palmer was from The Black Vaudeville era. He came from New Orleans and through his tap dancing he learnt to play trap drums. This self taught drumming defined Rock’n’Roll rhythm. His hits with Little Richard and Fats Domino engraved the “swamp beat” as David Axelrod has called it into the American psyche. The music Earl made with Axelrod became the raw materials of mid nineties hiphop. That’s how we met Earl – first on the video for Midnight in a Perfect World for DJ Shadow and then later as part of our documentary Keepintime.
As part of the funeral service his family wanted to make a slide show to illustrate his incredible and diverse life. In fourteen insane hours myself and Coleman and brilliant editor Luke Lynch put this together. Thanks to the Palmer family for letting us share it with you. Earl we love you, we will miss you but we feel assured that the party just got better in Heaven.
October 10th 2008Big up photographer Nicky Dracoulis for the heads up.
Tuesday, 21 April 2009
Big Dada always used to confuse me, the name conjured up Ty & Roots Manuva - who is still on the label and is their biggest artist - and I thought it was strictly UK. It's actually the hip hop imprint of Ninja Tune and really it just has a specific remit that APC definitely fit; intelligent, thoughtful, discomfortingly honest (and sometimes angry and scorn-tinged) adult music from artists such as Saul Williams, Mike Ladd and MF Doom. Recently it's all gone rather modern with Speech Debelle, XRabit & DMGs etc, but it's nice to see they're still flying the backpacker flag.
Antipop Consortium perform live at Cargo Sat 9th May (Soundcrash).
My online daily routine normally consists of Skysports at 7am with a coffee. (not relevant)
I then check out the following:
THE MOST INFLUENTIAL
I then check to see if any of the following have got any updated stock:
NICK THE RECORD
(I then do the standard, youtube, ebay cut and paste to see if I can find it cheaper. Some records will be lodged in the brain for record shopping :)
Earlier today I came across a Count Bass D interview I thought it was quite relevant that he was talking about digging and how poeple dont really do it anymore. He says people go from blog to blog downloading etc etc. He's right, but its also a good thing. He made a point about people only buying old records because they heard them being sampled by Dilla,Pete Rock etc. Thats how Hip Hop educated me. I love Count Bass D. He is so true to what he does it hurts.
..What a nice day
Monday, 20 April 2009
Aaron is one of several artists who send me their music but I can't blog it, which kills me! So I hassled him & we got a PMOI exclusive - apparently the only other person is Gilles P who played it on his show. I spent most of today jamming to this in my garden - it's deliciously summery. Check out Aarons myspace for more - I love the Little Dragon & Adele remixes...
Enjoy - "Can't Complain" Faith Evans vs The Jones Girls (Aaron Jerome re-edit)
Karriem Riggins is a drummer, producer and dj who has worked with the likes of Common, Slum Village, Proof, Erykah Badu, Madlib and many more... This is really nice mix that he has done including some of his own work. He is definitely a musician that im feeling a lot! Support his music.
Get the mix here
Sunday, 19 April 2009
Saturday, 18 April 2009
Oh, and just so this post isn't identical to everyone else's, check out this crazy mix by Dilla's label mate J.Rocc... anyone else having trouble holding it down til Fabric on the 13th?
Friday, 17 April 2009
THIS SATURDAY THE NON_SENSE FAMILY WILL BE BRINGING THE BALANCE WITH ANOTHER SESSION IN THE BASEMENT ON CURTAIN ROAD.
WE WILL TAKE YOU THROUGH A TIME MACHINE, WE WONT BE ABLE TO 'HOLD YOU BACK' ....WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO ABOUT IT?IT DOESNT MATTERWHAT YA HEARDBEFORE NOW. WE WANT TO TAKE YOU ON A SOUL CONTROL
...THEN THERES THE PUB VERSION:
On Thursday night - tiny tiny venue so get down early for the launch party of Shook Magazine No. 005
Thursday, 16 April 2009
This tune addresses mental health issues & suicide, shame on MTVu for being too pussy to play it - their programming is probably more dangerous to public health than this video. Tiombe Lockhart keeping it original with the vocals as always.
Invincible "Ropes" feat. Tiombe Lockhart from Okayplayer on Vimeo.
I had a nice surprise this afternoon when catching up on Sarah Love's show on 1Xtra - you might just catch it if you listen NOW - Invincible was the featured artist. UK please stop sleeping on current hip hop, let's truly support the way France, Germany, and apparently even Poland do!
I imagine you have to be completely obsessive to still be running a record shop. I can't say I have fond memories of them...for those of us who have dated crate diggers it usually meant moving house was hell, you spent inordinate amounts of time being patronized by the men who worked in them (who generally lived at home with their mothers & got paid in records), and holidays/ meals/ rent (in extreme cases) were foregone for some ridiculous rare white label 12" that would get lost amongst the other 6000. You can usually tell when someone has dated a crate digger - she knows about Ramellzee, Pharoah Sanders & Dwight Trible, can navigate Soho blindfold in the dark, and is one of 4 (single) women you'll see at bacpacker-music-nerd events. To this day I still feel uncomfortable crossing the threshold despite the fact that now I actually know what I'm talking about. Sort of.
For those of you, male and female, still dedicated to keeping record shops open - and this is actually still a surprisingly large number - knock yourself out this weekend, your partner will understand that their birthday present is a bit late and you can't take them out to dinner. Just tell them it's International Record Store Day!
Participating shops in London (if they haven't closed down by Saturday):
All Ages Records
The Dream Machine
Rough Trade East
Rough Trade West
Soul Brother Records
Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Monday, 13 April 2009
Amel Larrieux is back. If you didn't manage to catch the surprisingly funky Orange Glow earlier this month here it is. Our friends SoulBeautiful sent this track out as their download of the week - join their mailing list for weekly goodness. Download Orange Glow here.
According to Amel's label Blisslife, this will be out tomorrow, and they will be dropping a single every month until they're good & ready to release the album. She has been so consistent over the years (who else is still jamming to Groove Theory?!) I doubt it will be anything less than beautiful.
Aloe Blacc is getting some love on Current TV - I sincerely hope he's coming back to London on tour soon because quite frankly there is nothing like his live show. If you rap, sing, flip it in Spanish, play trumpet and ignite a party in under 10 seconds you're pretty special. I can't wait to see what his new album sounds like...
Aloe's label mate on Stones Throw Dâm-Funk could probably poo in a box and people would want to blog about it right now - and for good reason, Dam is the man. Let's Take It Off is available for early digital release now and the 12" will be out next month. Don't watch the photo by the way, he's a very down to earth lovely bloke.
Just in case you missed the stunning Hood Pass Intact take a listen here...
I'm loving this Bat For Lashes cover of Use Somebody by The Kings of Leon and can't stop playing it - no idea if there are plans for a release, I believe it was part of a BBC 1 session. Kings of Leon seem to appeal to even the most hard core soul/ hip hop fans so I didn't think this would be a stretch - enjoy.
I didn't think I could love Roisin Murphy any more but I just found her blog. It is full of downloads and has a link to her other blog "Interesting Music". I was really excited about the 4 acoustic tracks from her days in Moloko - please Download & do some amazing remixes.
Familiar Feeling (Acoustic)
Forever More (Acoustic)
Sing It Back (Acoustic)
The Time Is Now (Acoustic)
OK - there was hardly any hip hop in there but that's because I've got something so tasty coming up tomorrow. Until then.
Sunday, 12 April 2009
There are a couple of things that irk me about this video - the perpetual dilution of the image of the female in hip hop (why is there a cut away of Erykah Badu in this clip? In a documentary about men in hip hop would you splice in D'Angelo and have John Legend sing something pretty at the end?). There is a reason that recognized MCs such as Miss Dynamite, Estelle, and recently Queen Latifah?! have started singing despite the fact that they can't - and the fact that Estelle is featured in this video at all will probably confuse an American audience who never heard 1980. Why the assumption females are supposed to sing and rap, but men aren't really supposed to (unless you're Phonte and you're just amazing at both)? Not every woman can or should be expected to be the new *Lauryn Hill because they most likely will not live up to it and will be seen as commercially unviable/ failures.
The second thing that got to me was the overly emotive Monie Love talking about women wanting to be taken seriously as lyricists. Preceded by clips of L'il Kim looking like a pneumatic black Barbie gone horribly wrong (as though she were the route of all evil - instead of a product of it). I could be wrong but the way I see it is this - female rappers need to understand and accept that who they are should be enough. If you don't have the talent to be yourself, maintain your honesty & integrity and still find a way to be successful - that's a shame but you should really go and get another job. If you have to dress like a lesbian/ prostitute, have a man ghost write your rhymes, sleep your way to the top, get your entire body rebuilt with plastic, rap about things you don't believe in, develop an uncharacteristically passive/ aggressive personna, turn your album in to a porn soundtrack etc etc then no one will take you seriously as a lyricist and they will be less likely to respect other (talented) female MCs.
I'm not saying there is equality for women in the hip hop industry and it's all their own fault because obviously that isn't the case. I'm saying that women achieved greater equality in other industries by addressing the issues holding them back and fighting long and hard for their rights. If you're really good at what you do then no one can say otherwise and you should fight for what you want and force people to take you seriously through your actions - as Jean Grae said "the most beautiful music comes from pain and struggle, and if this is really really what you want to do - then it's gonna suck, it's gonna hurt". If so, women should really be making the best hip hop out there. I look forward to seeing the film.
*Heads up Lauryn Hill fans - Lauryn will be playing as part of the obscenely good line up at the Montreux Jazz Festival this year. Check out the full line up HERE
Saturday, 11 April 2009
Three years after the building re-opened to the public they are turning it over to young people to programme, curate, organise & take part in the Turning Point Festival from 8-10 May. The line up they've come up with is heavy & I'm really excited to share this ticket offer with you....
Friday 8 May
Zane Lowe | BeardyMan | The Bug | The Qemists
Saturday 9 May
Kano | Natty | Noisettes | Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip | Kissy Sellout (live) | Tinchy Stryder | Bashy | Ghetto
Pulled Apart By Horses | Agaskodo Teliverek | The Chap | Live Jam
Sunday 10 May
The Pipettes | VV Brown | Ebony Bones | Rosie Oddie and the Odd Squad
Spoono | Jazz Alive | Roundhouse Voices and Roundhouse Jazz Band
Friday, 10 April 2009
Thursday, 9 April 2009
Not sure about the chorus, but I'll never ever get bored with these two. Ever. Love the budget look to the video, there's something so reassuringly straight forward about this. I really haven't been keeping up with hip hop lately - purely personal but I feel like everyone's been taking themselves a bit too seriously lately and it's become a little one dimensional. Blackout 2 is due out on April 28th, 10 years after the original, and features production from Pete Rock & Eric Sermon.
Tuesday, 7 April 2009
BUY TICKETS HERE
Monday, 6 April 2009
Just in case any of you are having a hard time here it is.
Oh have a W&W fest on me...
Missing Persons Bureau
I would go see them live tomorrow...
Sunday, 5 April 2009
I have a problem with homeless people being showcased as just that, "homeless" - as though it were strange or unusual for them to have musical talent. There have been a couple of videos doing the rounds lately where the subjects are undoubtedly talented, but the "homeless angle" has really made me think about whether I wanted to just stick them up on the blog - what would the title of the post be? "Look, isn't it amazing what these homeless people can do!"
Talent is a wonderful thing and should definitely be praised, but at the end of the day music is an industry like any other, and it is not always the most talented people who make it. Often it's the most well connected, the most tenacious, the most hard working, the most intelligent, the most PR savvy, the most marketable, and occasionally - it's the lucky. I'm sure these videos have been posted and titled in the spirit of the "lucky break" - maybe if the right person sees this they'll get a record contract!
They way I see it is the people in these videos do not have any experience of, or trusted contacts within the industry and as such are extremely vulnerable. It's unlikely they have a strong support network of people to give them advice and they could easily end up signing contracts that could compromise them at best - and exploit them, their situations and issues at worst. Snoop & Warren G didn't call on the guy in the first video despite acknowledging his talent, and I suppose the question you have to ask is - would I? If the answer is no, then is this video really in the spirit of the lucky break which probably won't come and I wouldn't give?
In the video below the rapper has obviously been through a lot and it's unlikely that this video will transform his life (but we can hope). It is interesting to hear his story, his talent, and what hip hop means to him, but that seems to be where it ends. A statistic brought in to our lives in technicolour for a few minutes, our voyeurism mixed with concern, we are passive and tacit in our acknowledgment of the fact that our fleeting support does this man no good. At the very least though, we could nod to his talent regardless of his story for a moment, and let that define him, instead of his lack of address...
True Hip-Hop Stories: Homeless Emcee from D-Nice on Vimeo.
Friday, 3 April 2009
I Don't Even Know - Homecut ft Corinne Bailey Rae & Soweto Kinch
This song is on repeat and it's not coming off.
Freddie Joachim - Nights Alone EP (Free Download)
I'm also loving this guy right now...
DOWNLOAD THE EP HERE, props to Honey Soul for this one
Lastly, this video has been doing the rounds & is super fresh...
Mulatu Astatke / The Heliocentrics Interview (Strut)
Wednesday, 1 April 2009
I don't normally blog about an event but....
IT'S J*DAVEY IN LONDON!!! (WITH DEGO TOO?! WAHHHH!)
I suggest you get there very early.
All the details are on Facebook, join the group if you haven't yet foo.
J*DaVeY | Mr. Mister