Sunday, 30 August 2009
The Gaslamp Killer - Intro A - Brainfeeder
The Gaslamp Killer - Anything Worse - Brainfeeder
The Gaslamp Killer - FK Mega Edit 1 - Unreleased
The Gaslamp Killer - FK Mega Edit 2 - Unreleased
The Gaslamp Killer - Zalim - Obey
The Gaslamp Killer - Turk Mex - Brainfeeder
The Gaslamp Killer - Intro B Brainfeeder
The Gaslamp Killer - Baiafro - Brainfeeder
The Gaslamp Killer - Ruskie Electric
Flying Lotus ft. The Gaslamp Killer - GNG BNG - Warp
Prefuse 73 ft. Gaslamp Killer - Gaslamp Killer Feedback Text - Warp
The Gaslamp Killer - Show Stopper - Obey
The Gaslamp Killer - Kobwebs - Milan
The Gaslamp Killer - All Killer Mix Pts 1, 2 & 3 - Finders Keepers
Friday, 28 August 2009
All of the flyers in the pdf are clickable so for more info on each event just click on it!
GET IT HERE-
FRIDAY 28TH AUGUST
Why Not? Dubstep Carnival Party @ The Scala
Burntprogress & Boglewaltz Carnival Special @ Plastic Ppl
Wah Wah 45s Present Stac & Tarr Baby @ The Jazz Cafe
SATURDAY 29TH AUGUST
The Reset @ Nike 1948
The Wise Children Present... @ The Royal Festival Hall
Tomorrow @ The Market Place
Urban Nerds Carnival Special @ Hearn Street Car Park
SUNDAY 3OTH AUGUST
Chew The Fat! + Urban Nerds @ Liquid Nation
More About Music @ The Fat Badger
Instrumental Presents Waajeed & Om’mas @ The Westbury
Off The Meters BBQ Party @ The Korsan Bar
Coopr8 Carnival Special @ East Village
The Soul Brew Boat Party @ (Golden Jubilee) Temple Pier
Hoya Hoya @ The Roadhouse (Manchester)
MONDAY 31ST AUGUST
More About Music @ The Fat Badger
Red Bull Major Lazer Party @ Under the Westway
I Luv Live @ Bar Rumba
WEDNESDAY 2ND SEPT
Deviation Carnival Special @ Gramaphone
FRIDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER
(Honourable Mention!) Doctors Orders 33 @ Herbal
Thursday, 27 August 2009
I am really disappointed that Kamaal wasn't released. LA Reid didn't know what to do with it; then, three years later, they release OutKast. What OutKast is doing now, those are the kinds of sounds that are on Kamaal the Abstract. Maybe even a little more out. Kamaal was just me, guerrilla
1. Take 6 extremely talented human beings of the male gender variety with Welsh, Italian, Nigerian, and English roots.
2. Slowly, add exceptional songwriting/performance.
3. Ferociously mix in crazy live antics & really, really good dancing.
4. Put it all on a record or on stage at a happening venue and what you will have before you is a band called Laurel Collective.
I went to their 'Ted Baker sponsored' Pure Groove in store yesterday and was totally blown away. Being in their presence is like being at carnival, when carnival was deserving of all the good hype it received. Check them out folks.
Photo pinched from Shook mag - check out their wicked taster article on the fam HERE
Her most recent album Gravity At Last came out in September '08, and she has been touring over the summer (which was unfortunately cut short due to an ectopic pregnancy). I haven't seen anything that says she'll be coming to the UK any time soon but we can cross our fingers! In the meantime here's her most recent video - Lonely
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
I think Ash was the first ever live gig I went to (on my own), at the Oxford Zodiac in 1996 I believe - Rick the drummer was wearing a green dress & I was determined to marry Tim Wheeler (lead singer). Showing my age. I love the idea they've come up with for "The Alphabet Tour", hitting loads of small towns in an A-Z of the UK, so fans will get to see them in a smaller venue like I did all those years ago...
The tour will be used to launch the A-Z Series, starting with True Love 1980 on October 12. The series contains a collection of 26 limited edition 7″ and digital download singles released fortnightly after the first.Tickets go on sale tomorrow (August 27), you can click HERE for the dates
"Who the f*ck are Ash?!" do I hear ye soulful cry? I shall tell thee.
Interview by the TheRFW.com
Monday, 24 August 2009
I'm not really in to compilation CDs, apart from the Brownswood Bubblers series which are always as amazing as you would expect they'd be, and always yield a few songs which end up being my favourites for that year (Yaw "Where Would You Be", Jamie Woon "Wayfaring Stranger", Tawiah "Watch Out", Yellowtail ft Jeni Fujita "Over It" to name but a few). Bubblers 4 dropped today - huge congrats to yU of the Diamond District for making it on here, his album "Before Taxes" was dope! Long live Gilles Peterson.
1. Mayer Hawthorne - Maybe So, Maybe No
2. Souleance - Mañana
3. yU - Fine
4. El Michels Affair - Shimmy Shimmy Ya
5. Lisa Papineau - Rene Thomas
6. The Misled Children & Odean Pope - Dadadun
7. Kafka - The Kafka Anthem
8. Oumou Sangaré - Iyo Djeli
9. Jam De Silva - Dia Santo
10. Keaver & Brause - Awake
11. Sound Species ft Ahu - Can We Call It Love
12. New Look - Everything
13. Floating Points ft Fatima - Peroration Five
14. Lone - Sea Spray
As a little reminder of why they're so good, check this out!
1. Soundspecies - Can We Call It Love (with Ahu) [BB4]
2. Simbad feat. Steelo - Soul Fever [BB1]
3. Bullion - Get Familiar [BB3]
4. NSM - The Hype [BB2]
5. Katalyst feat. Steve Spacek - How Bout Us [BB3]
6. Cornish Waters feat. Duchess - Walking [BB2]
7. Ayak & First Man - Can We Go Back? [BB1]
8. DJ Day - A Place To Go [BB3]
9. Mayer Hawthorne - Maybe So, Maybe No [BB4]
10. Iman - Who Was I Trying To Fool [BB1]
11. Flying Lotus - Tea Leaf Dancers [BB2]
12. New Look - Everything [BB4]
Sunday, 23 August 2009
Thursday, 20 August 2009
Props to LaWeez Hynes for this one.
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
If you read this blog you know how highly I rate Alex and have done for a very long time. This pic is of Alex with DJ Cavalry back in the day at the night I used to run called Lookout at Favela Chic. From the look on his face I think he'd just dropped "Murda" by Klashnekoff... good times.
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Monday, 17 August 2009
Last night I attended the "Soul Power" after party put together by Put Me On It, Pause & Shook magazine. If you haven't seen the movie, you're crazy. If you've seen the movie, live in London and didn't come to the party, you're even crazier. This party really made up for the fact that I wasn't available in September 1974. The music, people and vibe was so on point I heard numerous people asking was this party a regular night. There was nothing regular about last night, the vibe was so good it felt like I partied with family.
Chantel of You Me We designs & Amelia from PMOI wearing them.
Ophiona from Afripop Magazine
Shook Magazine # 6
The legendary Charlie Dark of Attica Blues, & Blacktronica
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
Believe it or not I listen to everything carefully before I post it, even a NEW 4HERO ALBUM! I picked this up at one of my favourite blogs Honey Soul this morning and have been listening to it all day. Before you groan "remix album?!", take a look at the playlist below (you won't find the Crazy Cousinz anywhere near this one)...stream the whole thing below!
1. Universal Love - Sonar Kollektiv Orchester
2. Why don’t you talk? - Nu Tropic
3. Conceptions - Landau Orchestra
4. Planeteria - Christian Prommer’s Drumlesson
5. Third Stream - Robert Mitchell 3io
6. Give In - Ayanna Witter Johnson
7. Blank Cells - Luke Parkhouse with The Sharkfood Orchestra
8. Sophia - Christian Badzura & Liverpool Session Orchestra
9. Cosmic Tree - Andre Zimma vs YeSolar feat Oezlem
10. People Always Criticize Us - Vince Vella’s Cuban Collective
11. Humans - The Sub Ensemble
12. Star Chasers - RE:JAZZ
Jon Lucien, "Listen Love"
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
“the Butter idea, as well as just wanting to give the album a simple striking name, also came from my attempt at a sort of prog rock meets vintage soul meets sleazy R’n’B aesthetic - Isaac Hayes ‘hot buttered soul’. I really wanted the title to somehow emphasise the arrangements on the record, how I’ve tried to create songs as opposed to just computer driven arrangements, how the record flows. I think compared to some of my earlier production it’s smoother in some ways as well, like butter for the eardrums.”
Monday, 10 August 2009
I might sound like I'm firmly on the Mayer Hawthorne Bandwagon, but really there must worse places to be. This video was shot at Venice Beach & if you weren't a fan before you must be now. I blogged the free download of this tune a while back which has to be from one of the most hotly anticipated albums of the year “A Strange Arrangement”
I somehow totally forgot to blog this a couple of weeks ago. Posted the original video a while ago and now the EP from Red AKA The Man Without The Machine is available to buy with remixes from Dâm Funk & Chops...
Last but definitely not least, Oh No's new album - Dr No's Ethiopium - will be out this month and was entirely made from Ethiopian music samples. Download this heavy snippets mix HERE
CDR Knowledge-Beat Innervisions
Production insights into tracks heard and developed at CDR
Wednesday, 19th August 6.30pm-11pm, Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA
We have teamed up with CW to bring you events that give you further insights into tracks heard and developed by your peers at CDR sessions.
It's also a chance for us to check out some new kit, share production tips,tricks and a drink or two!
Grab Your Free ticket from: http://cdrknowledge0809.
Drinks courtesy of Havana Club. Explore the modern arts of Havana at www.havana-cultura.com
Floating Points (Eglo/Planetmµ)
Simbad (Raw Fusion)
This session features Bullion, Floating Points and Simbad each sharing the production journey from one of their stand out recordings.
Your chance for you to get to grips with Logic Pro 9, supported by CDR community members including:
Morgan Zarate / Aaron Jerome / Soundspecies / Guynamite / Twin Cities
I just scooped this over at Pinboard (have you voted for them in the Dazed Raw Blog Awards yet?), and I'm so glad people are paying tribute to artists whilst they're alive and can enjoy it...on that note I thought I'd share one of my favourite Diana Ross songs...she recorded it in 1991 and apparently redid it with Westlife a few years ago (wtf?!) so I had to dig really hard to find the original video, featuring her two gorgeous sons Ross & Evan. Apologies for the subtitles.
Sunday, 9 August 2009
"The title Machine Dreams seems obvious. These days, humans seem more and more like machines, and as technology evolves, machines feel more human and it becomes fuzzy and beautiful and science fiction-ish. We feel dependent on our machines to create and live, and their sounds reflect us". - Yukimi Nagano
1. A New
2. Looking Glass
3. My Step
5. Thunder Love
6. Never Never
9. Blinking Pigs
10. Come Home
Thursday, 6 August 2009
Pause and Shook Magazine have teamed up to present this special event inspired by the Soul Power film which came out this summer. Soul Power is an amazing documentary about the three day festival which took place in Zaire in '74 prior to the infamous Ali/ Foreman "Rumble in The Jungle" fight, and featured performances from James Brown, BB King, Bill Withers, Miriam Makeba, Celia Cruz, the Fania Allstars and more. We were so inspired by the film we wanted to encourage everyone to see it, then bring it to life and throw a party to celebrate powerful afro/funk/soul music from '74 to '09. It is also a launch party for Shook # 6 which features an article about the movie.
We've roped in Charlie Dark (Blacktronica), Eric Soul (Afrogroov), Bemi (Amplified), Eric Lau, Juven and H!ts (Pause) to provide the soundtrack to a serious hot and sweaty dancing session that will make the Market Place feel like Kinshasa whatever the English summer is saying. We will also have an Afroboutique and in-house stylist who will be making you all look fine - it is the Market Place after all.
To make sure you get the full experience we've arranged a limited number of discount tickets for a screening of the film at The Electric Cinema on Portobello Road earlier in the day at 3pm. Tickets go on sale on 7th August so we will send you the discount code as soon as we have it, or you can email me at email@example.com to receive it. You can then hop on the bus or a couple of stops on the tube afterwards to the Market Place for the afterparty. We will also have some t-shirts and DVDs to give away on the night, and maybe even a few more surprises...
See you in the middle of the dancefloor!
Wednesday, 5 August 2009
The Quantic Y Su Combo Barbaro album is dropping soon, and photographer, filmmaker & all-round good guy B+ generously offered a picture he took in Colombia to put on the cover. Check the rest of the photos & the full story inside the mag. In the new issue we speak to Raekwon from the Wu about an album more hotly awaited than the second coming - Only Born 4 Cuban Linx II. We do some ghetto-turismo in Morò de Providencia, the oldest favela in Rio, thanx to French artist JR. We capture the UK’s premier ‘house dance’ crew InDaHouse in full effect. There’s an intvw with one of our favourite producers 9th Wonder and his True School crew. We spk to Rashad Smith (if you don’t know who that is, check the back of your ‘Woo Hah’ 12-inch or CD-single) . The eglo crew represent (Floating Points, Alex Nut & the whole 9 yards).There’s the story behind the 1974 concert in Kinshasa when James Brown, Bill Withers and Celia Cruz lined up alongside Miriam Makeba and Franco – it’s the subject of the new Soul Power film. Also check the story of Rahaan & the Chuck Brothers, the crate diggers outta Chi-city – and while you’re at it you need to download their mixes. Speaking of mixes, we speak to the one like Karizma who has a new album out via R2. We also have an in-depth story about the life and times of Freddie Hubbard, as remembered by Creed Taylor (of CTI and Impulse! fame). We publish a short story by Charlie Dark (‘The God of Road’), we remember French novelist Boris Vian and we speak to Bob James too. There’s also a revamped back section where we cover anything from Congolese sapeurs to boutique stores in the heart of Hoaxtown. What else? There’s a lot, and our fingers are getting tired so do yourself a favour and seek it out.
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
It's part of Hooch Soul, a collection of songs Mr Bonny is adding to or covering which I believe will be on sale soon.
Props to Jus Like Music for the heads up.
The Doctor’s Orders presents
DJ NEIL ARMSTRONG
(Jay –Z / 5th Platoon)
& Spin Doctor (The Doctor’s Orders)
9pm – 3am FRIDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER 2009
@ a secret London Location.
Tickets £8 in advance only!
Buy tickets HERE
Also, check out Doctor's Orders MJ Tribute
Monday, 3 August 2009
Props to Rappers I Know
Sunday, 2 August 2009
The details I have for this are "Got bored....done a mix. All live, no edits or effects". Boredom is clearly very productive for some people.
Mayer Hawthorne & The County "Maybe So Maybe No'"
Soundspecies Feat. Ahu "Can We Call it Love?"
El Michels Affair "Cherchez La Ghost"
Quantic Soul Orchestra "Heard It All Before" remix
Busta Rhymes Take It Off
Dam Funk "Killa Dat Mutha Fu*ka"
Mos Def "Quiet Dog"
Q Tip Feat Amanda Diva "Mannwomanboogie"
Roots Manuva "let the spirit"
Chemo Unreleased beat
Keaver & Brause "Awake"
Saturday, 1 August 2009
Story from Free Press:
Titus (Baatin) Glover, the Detroit rapper who co-founded the much-acclaimed Slum Village, has died.
The circumstances of his death remain unknown, associates said this afternoon. Baatin's body was found this morning in the 14000 block of Anglin Street and is at the Wayne County medical examiner's office, said family friend Ty Townson.
Funeral arrangements are not yet set. Friends and family members will gather for a public remembrance at 8 p.m. Sunday at Elements Gallery, 2125 Michigan Avenue in Detroit.
Baatin, who turned 35 in March, left Slum Village in 2002, later telling the Free Press he had been diagnosed with schizophrenia. He continued to record and play occasional solo dates before returning to the Slum fold for the group's upcoming album, "Villa Manifesto," due Sept. 22.
He was with the group for its gig at June's Rock the Bells Tour stop at DTE Energy Music Theatre, and last week performed in a video shoot for Slum's new single, "Cloud 9."
"This is just very shocking," said friend Biba Adams. "We were all hoping this would be the return of the original group."
"Baatin will be missed," Slum Village's T3 told the Free Press in a statement. "I'm glad we got a chance to work together before he passed. We lost another Slum soldier, a dear friend and a brother. He touched many lives."
Word of Baatin's passing circulated quickly this afternoon in music circles both locally and nationally, where Slum Village has long been an exalted name in underground hip-hop.
Fellow group founder James (J. Dilla) Yancey, Baatin's Pershing High School classmate, passed away in 2006.
"Deepest sympathy to the family, friends and fans of Slum Village on the passing of Baatin," said J. Dilla's mother, Maureen Yancey, in a statement. "We loved him and his kind heart and spirit will be forever be in our hearts."
Slum Village emerged in the late 1990s amid major street buzz, attracting fans of organic hip-hop and supported by acts such as A Tribe Called Quest. The group's 2000 national debut, "Fantastic Vol. 2" landed on critics' best-of lists and set the stage for Slum's highest-profile commercial release, "Trinity," two years later.
"He was a very spiritual brother," said Detroiter Khalid el-Hakim, founder of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum. "He brought a spirituality to Detroit hip-hop that you didn't see with other artists. That's what he was known for."