Saturday, 31 July 2010

Video: Alice Russell - Crazy


Alice Russell - Crazy from Steve Glashier on Vimeo.

I have a confession to make. Alice Russell's voice scares me a little bit. It's just so big, and if you've met the lady you'll know - she is so small. I just can't make sense of it. I'm pretty sure this was recorded before her show at the Union Chapel in May which I was away and couldn't make it to - I spot Tanya Auclair in her choir too. Anyway, you may want to turn the volume down, hide behind something and enjoy.   

Friday, 30 July 2010

Brownswood's latest additions - Owiny Sigoma Band



It took me a minute to check this video out, but the music is so heavy. The story behind it goes thus -

In 2009, a handful of London-based musicians travelled to Nairobi in Kenya to collaborate with two local musicians: Joseph Nyamungo and Charles Okoko, who hail from a village up country called Owiny Sigoma. The workshop/rehearsals were a lot of fun and pretty fruitful so they set about finding a studio that could accomodate a 7-piece live band. The resulting four tracks made their way to Gilles Peterson who promptly signed the band to his Brownswood imprint and sent the boys back to Nairobi for another week-long recording session with Joseph, Charles and their extended musical family.

I'm really looking forward to hearing this album, a 12" is out right now on Brownswood featuring two of the tracks from the original recording. I'll let you know when I have more info... 

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Download: Public Enemy – Say It Like It Really Is

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Sounding like they never left! Sort of.

Now y'all know you don't buy no records no more
No tapes, no CDs, no record stores
Got download zones, and cell ring tones
But your mama and them, can't work them cell phones

Eh?! Basically, if you like PE you'll probably like this, the beat is dope and apparently you're only as old as you feel -

Who that gonna tell you we too old, but we still bold, and I got soul 
It's my birthday, and I'm 50 years wide...


Download [Mediafire]

Stream/ MP3: Lauryn Hill - Repercussions

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I'm still catching up after my Croatian escapades but I had to set aside some proper time to check out the Lauryn Hill track that arrived a few days ago. I have to say - I really hope it's a reject from The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill because lovely as it is she's had 12 years to create and grow and this just doesn't have the heartfelt fire you would hope for from one of the greatest writers of her generation.

The first verse alludes to racism but then it all gets very vague and non-committal, the kind of thing you might expect from someone who doesn't really know how to get their point across through brilliant story telling - but that ain't the Lauryn Hill I remember. Of course, she could sing the Thong Song and it would still sound amazing because of her beautiful voice, but it would break my heart if with the long rumoured (and now quite likely looking) return she, for whatever reasons, holds back.     

Video: Ty - Don't Cry



It was such a pleasure to be part of the team working on Ty's latest album "Special Kind of Fool" - it's a great album, I love it, and think he's such a talented artist. I also love this video, it shows Ty's funny side, always combined with that vital element of truth for those who chose to listen...

Stream: The Budos Band – Kakal

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I really want the new Budos Band album - it's available for pre-order now and apparently this song will only be available on a limited edition 45 of which there are only 800 copies for those who do pre-order the album.

Via Hypetrak

Mary Anne Hobbs Leaves BBC Radio 1

Mary Anne Hobbs

I felt a bit lost at this news - Mary Anne Hobbs is great at what she does and hers is the kind of energy that always makes it seem she's just getting started. It's quite hard to imagine anyone else filling her boots.


Last week i resigned from BBC Radio1, after an amazing multi-dimensional 14 year career.

The great freedoms the BBC have given me as a broadcaster, have allowed me to help break so many confrontational artists as diverse as Slipknot and Skream, and of course, the whole genre of Dubstep in recent times.

My current Experimental show is in peak condition, it’s never been stronger. And although it’s a very emotional decision to leave the show that I love so much, it’s also an optimum moment to bow out, at the very top of my game.

My work for Radio1 on the Breezeblock, Rock Show, many fascinating documentaries about everything from David Bowie to Dubstep Souljahs, on daytime, at festivals and award ceremonies, has been exceptionally rewarding. These have been glory days not just for me, but for all the artists who have shared my BBC platform, and of course, the listeners everywhere from Beijing to Berlin, Baltimore to Blackpool, who shared a great passion for future sound.

I will continue to DJ live, work in film, and curate at Sonar festival in Barcelona.

I have also accepted a new job mentoring and teaching students at the University of Sheffield’s Union Of Students radio station, TV station and the newspaper that operate out of their superb Forge Media Hub, which presents me with a really exciting new challenge.

My last show on BBC Radio1 will be broadcast:
September 8th>>9th … Wednesday night >> Thursday morning… 2-4am
www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/maryannehobbs

Thank you so much for listening..


Read a very nice article on the matter by Joe Muggs at The Guardian

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Video: Caribou "Sun"


CARIBOU - Sun from Caribou on Vimeo.

The contemporary dancer in me could watch this about 100 times - my favourite parts are the unchoreographed moments of self possession the glamorous older ladies seem to be so blissfully engaged in. That juxtaposition of dance as a performance and as an experience makes me think of how much more fun and interesting the latter is, but also how wonderful it is to get older and shed that need to be cool or fit in, whilst it goes on all around you to just enjoy the freedom of being yourself... Big up Caribou whatever this video is about.   

Video: Ikonika Interview


Scion Radio 17: Ikonika Interview from Scion A/V on Vimeo.

I haven't seen an interview with Ikonika before and I really like how straight up and about her business she is.  For all the people who still ask me where all the female producers are I hope Ikonika will stick in your minds after this if she wasn't there before.

Via the Big Up Mag

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Oddisee x Trek Life West Coast Beat Tape

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<a href="http://oddisee.bandcamp.com/album/oddisee-west-coast-beats-hosted-by-trek-life">Still Never Rains [Instr Snpt] by oddisee</a>

As some of you know I have been going on and on about how great Trek Life's forthcoming album produced by Oddisee "Everything Changed Nothing" is. If you like classic West Coast beats, and albums you can just put on and leave on then you'll like it. In the meantime enjoy this free beat tape to tide you over...

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

PMOI Exclusive Download: Tanya Auclair "Thrum" EP

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<a href="http://tanyaauclair.bandcamp.com/album/thrum">Closer by Tanya Auclair</a>

We are so honoured to present Thrum for free download, the debut EP from Tanya Auclair, an exceptionally talented singer/ songwriter from London. If there's one thing I look for in new music it's originality - not just for the sake of it - but an artist with a really unique perspective who doesn't give in to easy clichés. I don't speak lightly when I say that is a rarity (you can check out my inbox if you need proof), and I think Tanya has something special when it comes to penning a song.

This might not be everyone's cup of tea - it's organic, quirky, experimental and lo-fi, but I love it and think it's really exciting, and I have a feeling that the people who come to PMOI expect something a bit different. My favourite tracks are probably Plane Trails because I feel as though I'm in the backseat of the 205 with her, and Closer for its gradual intensity. I can't wait to hear them all live at Soundwave Festival this weekend on the PMOI stage! 

Review/ Photos: Bilal Live in London

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I had the absolute honour of filming Bilal's soundcheck for a collaboration project I'm working on at the moment, and I was completely floored by the experience, so when I returned a few hours later for the full show and he turned it straight up to 11 it was all I could do to hold it together. There are so few performers in the world like Bilal, every time I see him it reminds me of going to see the greats - always flawless, always extending my ideas on what's "good", always with a hint of the crazy genius about him.
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A few people I'd spoken to weren't feeling the new single "Free" which I love - he kicked off with it and it sounds incredible live - partly due to the calibre of artists who make up his live band, partly because it sounds like it was made for it. I hope it converted them. He then launched in to much of the back catalogue and tore a hole in our collective conscious. "Levels" saw the more up to date members of the crowd - excuse the borrowed phrase - spill out all our guts.
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The show ran for two hours, which after starting at midnight was probably more tiring for the audience than Mr Oliver, who always gives the impression he won't go home until you do, and yes he will give another 20 minute rendition of a song. Everyone I've spoken to since is "recovering" from it and trying to work out how parts of it were possible "did you hear him screaming his lungs out then singing like an angel seconds later?!!" That was definitely one to cut out and keep... Huge huge thank you again to Philip Edwards for the gorgeous photography.
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Bilal,Deviation,Put Me On It,Phil Edwards,London
Bilal,Deviation,Put Me On It,Phil Edwards,London
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Bilal,Deviation,Put Me On It,Phil Edwards,London
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"Coz Ov Moni" Premiere

My friend M3nsa is starring with Wanlov the Kubolor in the first ever pidgin English musical "Coz Ov Moni". I asked him about it and apparently they're kinda famous over there now - there were thousands in attendance at the National Theatre where it premiered and I'm not surprised, I've seen the movie and it's really good (and I generally hate musicals).

It's set in Accra, Ghana, and the story is about the guys trying to recover the money owed to them by an incredibly fast guy on crutches so they can go out and get some ladies. Will they recover the money? Will Wanlov reveal the secret of whether or not he has underwear on under that cloth? Ooh the suspense...



If you would like to win tickets to the Kete Karpet London premiere at The Ritzy this Thursday 22nd July at 6.15pm send me an email (info@putmeonit.com) by Wednesday at 3pm with the name of Wanlov the Kubolor's last album.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

PMOI Exclusive: The Plane Trails Mix by Kidkanevil


Please set aside half an hour right now to check out this dope mix by the lovely Kidkanevil for PMOI, then try it with your friends! We're building up to Soundwave Festival in Croatia next week where PMOI will be throwing a beach party on Saturday 24th with Kidkanevil, Illum Sphere & Alex Nut, and we're on the main stage Sunday 25th with Tanya Auclair, Tranqill, Olivier DaySoul, Andreya Triana and Oddisee. For those who can't make it - enjoy this mix!

Tracklist 

Kidkanevil - Zo0o0o0p ft Oddisee
Kidkanevil – When Doves Bounce (Illum Sphere’s Rebounce)
Red – Yo Mama (Alex Nut Remix)
Tranqill – Chips & Cheese
Andreya Triana – Lost Where I Belong (Flying Lotus Remix)
Illum Sphere – One For Dimlite
Tanya Auclair – Plane Trails
Oddisee – Propa ft Tranqill & Oliver Daysoul
Flying Lotus & Andreya Triana – Tea Leaf Dancers (Eliphino Remix)
Tokimonsta – Jackin4beats Pt.4 ft Andreya Triana, Oddisee & Tranqill
Illum Sphere – Psycho (Samiyam Remix)
Onra – Long Distance ft Oliver Daysoul

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Photos & Video: Electric Wire Hustle Live In London

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I was really excited to see Electric Wire Hustle in London, largely because they are from New Zealand and it took them 40 hours to get here (the term "unmissable gig" took on a whole new meaning). I didn't make it to their show at Deviation, but headed down to Jazz Re:Freshed the following day to sweat it out with the best of them, and I wasn't disappointed. I always think of EWH as one of those bands that are entirely powered by people, there's no clever marketing or big budgets, their music just connects with people - it's honest and quietly passionate, which you could also say about their live show (apart from the quiet part).



You can also get more of a sense of what they're about in the video below by my friends at Pinboard blog. A huge thank you again to Philip Edwards for the beautiful photography.



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Electric Wire Hustle,Put Me On It,Philip Edwards,Jazz Refreshed,London
Electric Wire Hustle,Put Me On It,Philip Edwards,Jazz Refreshed,London
Electric Wire Hustle,Put Me On It,Philip Edwards,Jazz Refreshed,London
Electric Wire Hustle,Put Me On It,Philip Edwards,Jazz Refreshed,London
Electric Wire Hustle,Put Me On It,Philip Edwards,Jazz Refreshed,London
Electric Wire Hustle,Put Me On It,Philip Edwards,Jazz Refreshed,London

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Lemi Ghariokwu on his favourite Fela album covers


Lemi! from Fela Kuti on Vimeo.

I went to a very interesting discussion about Afrobeat last year put together by Arts Own Kind, and Lemi and Tony Allen were there (as were Wunmi, Dele Sosimi and Rich Medina). One of the points that came up was that Fela was Afrobeat - he was the creator and everything that came afterwards was very much in his image. If you've seen the film Music Is The Weapon you can see just what an enigma he was, and how there was very little room for other stars to shine brightly near him. Since his passing however there seems to be some more space and we're hearing more and more about the stories of his collaborators.

Lemi is a lovely and hilarious guy, and they say that he was actually one of the instigators who encouraged Fela to become as political as he did - you can see the glint in his eye when he explains that his favourite covers are the "troublemaking albums". Knitting Factory Records have just reissued a lot of Fela's catalogue and you can buy a 2x2 limited edition poster of Yellow Fever here which comes with a digital version of the album.  


Via The Fader 

Video: Flying Lotus - MmmHmm



Now I would definitely be interested in seeing some "behind the scenes" clips from this one (not from any more really unimaginative hip hop or RnB videos thanks). Anyone else feel like they can see Falcor from the Never Ending Story through a kaleidoscope at the beginning of this video? It feels a bit like walking through a digital art & video installation, curated by the Village People, who threw off the shackles off 70s cheese and decided to go all futuristsic on that ass. Or something.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Goapele on her new album + new music live in Oakland



I really wasn't sure about the forthcoming Goapele album when I heard the title track "Milk and Honey" - it's ok but not terribly original or exciting, and when you have a voice as distinctive and gorgeous as Goapele's it's not ok. However, this video is encouraging and she sounds great live, I'll be staying tuned...

Via Yk2 Daily

thecocknbullkid - thecocknbullkid

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Despite following her on Twitter & her blog I somehow missed this tune from thecocknbullkid which arrived a month ago. I've been a fan for a long time and am still waiting patiently for her debut album which is due in January 2011. Apparently she's been working with (former All Saint) Shaznay Lewis and Gonzales - damn good pop music and a pretty awesome theme tune if you ask me...

Cocknbullkid - 'Cocknbullkid' by Popjustice

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Silk Still Getting Their Freak On... Just About.

I found this over at Soulbounce under the title "Silk Lets Out Their Inner 'Freak' & We're Mildly Uncomfortable" and promptly had an apoplectic fit laughing whilst watching it. "Mildly Uncomfortable"?! This is akin to watching Pretty Ricky's Grandpa realising this is his last chance to get his group back together to stage a come back, and deciding the new routine will be a version of the All Blacks' Hakka choreographed by a support group for ageing sex offenders lead by a really pervy Mexican builder, as your sex-starved Aunty Monique screams encouragement from the sidelines - "they still got it!!!".    



Just in case you're thinking "who are Silk?!", this song came out in 1992 and is emblazoned forever in the minds of most mid 20s RnB fans. I distinctly remember seeing the original video for this song aged 10, and my red-faced mother trying to give me an emergency damage-control explanatory birds and bees talk afterwards. Put it this way, they had to make a new video for it, you have to log in to Youtube to watch the original I've posted below, and time has not been kind to them.

Black Milk "Album of the Year" - let the debate begin.

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Before I heard any music from Black Milks forthcoming "Album of the Year" my gut reaction was hmm, probably not. I say that as a Black Milk fan too - I love his music to dance to, but I don't think anyone could really say hand on heart that  he brings anything particularly exciting to the world as a rapper. The thing is, I believe that's exactly what the album of the year should do - it should be something you will listen to and will still be relevant in 25 years, that sets a musical benchmark for others, and that will have an impact on hearts and minds. I have a sneaking suspicion this album will only be your album of the year if Black Milk is your favourite artist, or your criteria for praising music is based on loyalty or fashion.

When I first heard about the title (after my first thought of probably not), my second thought was hmm I hope there's a really clever title track on there about how the idea of an album of the year is too subjective to be relevant and we should stop trying to make ridiculous lists & categories to box music in to neatly (insert repeat of first thought here), and thirdly I thought of the salivating critics who would gleefully rip it to shreds if it wasn't truly special in some way.

<a href="http://blackmilk.bandcamp.com/track/welcome-gotta-go">Welcome (Gotta Go) by Black Milk</a>

This new track from the album is a solid Black Milk banger. However it's exactly what I would expect to hear from him, which personally I find disappointing. I feel that I know less about Black Milk's personality, life or view of the world than most rappers, and I refuse to believe he hasn't had enough life experience so I assume he's holding back. Since I am a fan first blogger second, I'm not going to judge the merits of this album on the basis of its suggestive and presumptuous title, and will just enjoy it for what it is when it comes out, but I'll be interested to see how the often rather worryingly sycophantic or highly critical hip hop press reacts.

Friday, 9 July 2010

Some Folks...

This week I've mostly been listening to... folk music. Yeah I know it doesn't sound very cool but the music's rather lovely, not sure if "folk" is still a dirty word nowadays since it's not all dirty hippies and beardy weirdos. One of my favourite way to find new music is following friends links on Twitter and Facebook (not via hundreds of emails or spam messages on my Facebook wall, contrary to popular belief). So, this week I have stalkerishly discovered...

Message To Bears.

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I think I came across this guy via Joe Muggs, whose links I almost always click on because he knows what he's talking about. In fact he even has a blog series called Link Or You'll Miss It which I love.

<a href="http://messagetobears.bandcamp.com/album/departures">Running Through Woodland by Message To Bears</a>


Laura J.Martin

This was less stalkerish, a while back my friend Ray told me about his friend Laura J.Martin who I knew of mainly through her work with Kid Kanevil. I even chatted to her on the phone, then totally forgot to write something about her adorable single "The Hangman Tree".




James Vincent McMorrow.

I believe the lovely Andreya Triana posted this video on Facebook, so I had a little dig and you can listen to Mr McMorrow's whole (very gorgeous) album "Early In The Morning" on his website...

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

MF Social Club #2, Sun 18th July: "George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic, The Mothership Connection Live"



George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic "Mothership Connection" Live in Houston 1976 is one of the greatest concerts of all time, from one of the greatest albums of all time, and I've been dying to see it on a big screen and soundsystem - the time has arrived. The clip above is from the opening sequence, it all kicks off at the 1.50 mark.

This was the show with the giant blinking eye, the flying Mothership which came down and released George Clinton in a white furry pimp suit complete with furry cane, the silver space car that 'drove' on stage, Bootsy Collins and Sly & The Family Stone as special guests, and the most incredible musicianship imaginable. 

Garry "Diaperman" Shider passed away last month of cancer, so this night will be something of a tribute to his amazing talent - we're sure the Mothership came down and took him away.

Tickets are £4 in advance, which guarantees you entry, free popcorn and a seat. Tickets will cost more on the night & will not guarantee you any of those things.  Come down early as Eric Lau will be DJing, and providing us with some serious funk...

The MF Social Club & PMOI Present
George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic, The Mothership Connection Live" (1976)
+ DJ Eric Lau
Sunday 18th July 2010, 7-11pm
The Vibe Bar (Upstairs), Brick Lane
Tickets £4 adv, more on the door...

Monday, 5 July 2010

Review/ Photography: Janelle Monáe Live at the Hoxton

Janelle Monae,Philip Edwards,Live,Hoxton
I was lucky enough to get tickets for Janelle Monáe's live show at the Hoxton this Thursday, and four days later I still feel overwhelmed by it. After a slightly strange warm up (Chaka Demus and The Pliers anyone?!), a deep sigh of relief on my part the "special warm up act" wasn't Diddy Dirty Money, and a highly theatrical introduction, Miss Monáe's appropriately garbed backing band took to the stage, followed by three shadowy characters in hoods. She turned, we roared, and the most incredible "interactive emotion picture" began. 
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    The velocity and energy with which she launched in to the first three songs on the album Dance or Die, Faster and Locked Inside was breathtaking, leading to the only slip up of the night - a hairpin came out of place. After a short break (probably more for the audience's brains to readjust than for  Monáes' benefit), she returned to give one of the most impressive vocal performances I have ever seen, a rendition of Charlie Chaplins "Smile". I'm not a huge fan of vocal gymnastics that require the length of a phrase to change just to fit in all of the runs, but in this case that would be like complaining that your team won the World Cup with five goals when they only needed one. I scooped my jaw off the floor just in time to dance to Cold War and Tightrope, which does not get old no matter how many times I see it. 
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      I was ecstatic that the final part of the show included some material from Metropolis Suite, songs like  Violet Stars Happy Hunting!, Sincerely, Jane (which gave me the chills), and Many Moons are what made us fall in love with Janelle Monáe but with an album as full as The ArchAndroid she could easily have left the older material behind. I also felt that whilst her music sounds great recorded, it gained a fourth dimension live which made me realise just how much amazing material she has released in this short space of time. The complete geek in me wished she had performed Come Alive but there's always next time.    
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        The thing about Janelle Monáe is that she isn't in a class of her own; she's in a class with the greats. I am not exaggerating when I say she didn't put a single note or foot wrong throughout her performance. That incredibly professional polish made sense of the whole "android, alien, robot" theme to me, she's one of the least human-like humans I've ever encountered, to the point I found myself wondering if she had been genetically modified in a test tube... 
          Janelle Monae,Philip Edwards,Live,Hoxton
          Janelle Monae,Philip Edwards,Live,Hoxton

           A huge thank you to the wonderful Philip Edwards for the photos.

          Sunday, 4 July 2010

          Video & Download: Evenings "North Dorm" EP


          "Babe" from Evenings on Vimeo.

          I imagine I'm not the only one who used to turn the sound off on MTV when it was something atrocious like the "Steps greatest hits hour!", and play Wu Tang on the CD player so they were dancing along to Protect Ya Neck. OK maybe that was just me. I couldn't help but happen across this randomly lovely video and imagine a pair of amorous and intrigued robots doing exactly that with this track from Evenings and some old party footage... After a little further digging I realised the EP this track is from is available for free download too!

          <a href="http://evenings.bandcamp.com/album/north-dorm-ep">Still Young by Evenings</a>

          Chris Read BBE Label Mixtape


          You may have noticed I don't post a lot of mixes up here - mainly because I get sent more music than there are hours in the day to listen to it all (but I don't post a lot of it, because it ain't good). If I add hundreds of hour long mixes to that I'll have heart failure! I do make exceptions for Chris Read however, because for want of a better description - he is proper.

          I also really like the spotlight this mix shines on some of the great quality BBE have put out over the years. I forget sometimes that an indie label is a bunch of individuals putting their balls (generally), on the line to release music they believe in, often without much thought of any serious profit, and Peter Adarkwahs'  "Barely Breaking Even" is a sterling example of that.

          You can also download more of Chris Read's fabulous mixes HERE

          Saturday, 3 July 2010

          PMOI TV: Tell Us Something We Don't Know - Homeboy Sandman

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          I caught up with one of my favourite rappers on the planet a few months ago, Homeboy Sandman. I decided not to ask him about the themes in his latest album The Good Sun [iTunes link], which rappers inspire him etc etc. Instead I got his thoughts on super cool dudes like Gandhi & Martin Luther King, his bad habit of getting wrapped up in the pleasures of the flesh, and an impassioned diatribe on the anti-brown messages music on US radio sends through hip hop... I also caught his freestyle at the Audible Treats showcase at SXSW 2010. Enjoy!

          Friday, 2 July 2010

          "Black Angels" DâM-FunK

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          This isn't "news" as such or a free download, I'm just enjoying it so much and can't stop listening to it so I thought I'd share it with you too. DâM posted it on Facebook the other day (not sure when the guy sleeps, his output is crazy), and then said this on Soundcloud-

          "Yes, it's new stuff. The reason that it's not been released?...'cause I have too much to choose from. *Stay tuned for more on the forthcoming album due in 2011 + other side projects (that you'll just have to discover on your own)"

          Well I for one am excited. Just in case you don't have the album Toeachizown yet you can grab it on iTunes here.

          Black Angels - DâM-FunK (Unreleased) by DâM-FunK

          Thursday, 1 July 2010

          Eric Lau & Friends - See & Under Standing (Reprise)

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          It's funny, I spent most of this afternoon on the phone to Eric and then this came through via email from the label he is working with, right after we discussed his work with young people and how important it is to be doing more than keeping things nice in your own back yard. Eric is such a great guy who truly means what he says, and he pulled together an all star line up of artists to make something truly special including - Akwasi Mensah (2000Black), Ben Jones (Vula), Pauli Stan Mckenzie (Gorillaz Sound System), Floating Points, Finn Peters, Rahel, Szjerdene, Fatima and Sarina Leah.

          <a href="http://kilawattmusic.bandcamp.com/album/eric-lau-friends-see-under-standing-reprise">See by Kilawatt Music</a>

          All of the proceeds go to Save the Childrenʼs projects worldwide, it will be available via the label Kilawatt & iTunes soon, but is up on Amazon MP3 already, buy it HERE.

          Video: Janelle Monae ft B.o.B & Lupe Fiasco "Tightrope" remix



          I have to say I'm not a massive fan of this remix (partly because I'm not a big fan of B.o.B) and partly because I thought the original was so fantastic. However - I do really like the production, and would probably adore it if I hadn't heard the original verse. Looking forward to seeing the lady herself in a couple of hours time...

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