Sunday, 28 November 2010

Video: El Guincho "Bombay"

Don't watch this at work unless your boss just loves nipple dancing.

Video: Tony Nwachuckwu "Stolen Moments" [Spine TV]

Hmm, I love Spine TVs Stolen Moments but you need so much more than a moment with the legendary Tony Nwachukwu - the man has forgotten more than most will ever learn. This video cuts out right before he would have undoubtedly expounded some hard won wisdom on wah gwan in the music industry today, buy alas we'll never know. Unless you go to CDR and buy him a drink of course.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

PMOI Exclusive: Ghostpoet Skype Session + "Freefire" Download ft Dels + Kwesachu Mixtape

I caught up with the lovely Ghostpoet a couple of weeks ago, to grill him about his forthcoming album on Brownswood "Peanutbutter Blues & Melancholy Jam", living in Coventry, family life, "poetry" and comfort food. I first heard about Ghostpoet around this time last year when I posted up the Kwesachu Mixtape, a collaboration between Kwes and Micachu which has since disappeared from the internet...until now. The amazing Coby has hooked me up with some goodies to share in the form of an exclusive free download of the track "Freefire" produced by Kwes ft Ghostpoet and Dels, and the re-upped Kwesachu Mixtape. Enjoy, and feel free to share or leave some feedback in the comment section.

   Freefire [prod by Kwes.] ft Ghostpoet and DELS by ameliaideh

Download: Freefire [prod. by Kwes] ft Ghostpoet and Dels

Download: The Kwesachu Mixtape Vol 1

Kwesachu Mixtape Vol. 1 Tracklist
  1. "Metal" - Micachu (0:00)
  2. "Freefire" - Ghostpoet & Dels (1:54)
  3. "(untitled)" - Brotha May (5:45)
  4. "Monster's Waltz Rework Medley" - The Invisible (7:34)
  5. "Violina" - Dels (12:12)
  6. "Epping" - Kwes ft. Elan Tamara (14:41)
  7. "Morning" - Ghostpoet ft. Micachu (16:48)
  8. "One Pure Thought" - Hot Chip (19:31)
  9. "Radio Ladio" - Metronomy (24:05)
  10. "Wok On By" - Kwes (26:08)
  11. "Stay" - Micachu ft. Miss Bienek (26:18)
  12. "White Hair" - Cibelle (28:24)
  13. "True Romance" - Golden Silvers (31:14)
  14. "Shapeshift" - Dels (35:34)
  15. "Closer (Ne-Yo Cover)" - Kwesachu ft. Romy of The xx (39:07)
  16. "Camping In England" - Johnny aka Man Like Me (42:33)
  17. "Love Blind" - Micachu ft. Ghostpoet (43:41)
  18. "Bread Before Bed" - Kwes (45:04)
  19. "Butterflies" - Finn Peters (47:10)
  20. "Exi(T)le" (50:57)

Stream: Miles Davis "Directions" [Bitches Brew Live]

The Revivalist Bitches Brew

My friends Boyuan & Nora who run The Revivalist, the brand new jazz-focused Okayplayer  partner site are doing sterling work. For their first "issue" they celebrate 40 years of the seminal Miles Davis album Bitches Brew, with an exclusive recording of “Directions,” from Bitches Brew Live (an album coming out next year), the Joe Zawinul composition performed at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970. For more info about the other exciting things the Revivalist crew have planned for this month click here.

Bitches Brew Live - "Directions" - 8.29.70 by Revive Music

Video: Gorillaz – “Crystalised” (The XX Cover)

I actually prefer this to the original (though I did love the plucky guitar riff), here however Albarn transforms it in to a melancholic beauty.


Video + MP3: Blu "GNG BNG RMX"

BLU - BNG from RUFFMERCY on Vimeo.

I just spotted a Youtube version of this uploaded today, but this video has been around for three months, with a note about the unofficial becoming the official... Anyway, tis heavy.

*Update, no wonder I got confused. Just changed this post accordingly...
Flying Lotus twitter status update

Download: Blu "GNG BNG RMX"

*Bonus - I've just found this fan made video (which I actually prefer to the remix) for Fly Lo's remix of Kanye's Love Lockdown, but think it's rather beautiful and worth sharing.


Spotted at the Daily Swarm 

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Video + MP3: Daedelus – Far From Home Session

Daedelus is just so inexplicably exciting.
Download: Daedelus "Far From Home" Session

Thanks to Nutriot and In To The Woods

Video: Stone Jack Jones 'Black Coal'

Black Coal from Madison Rowley on Vimeo.

I can't help but wonder if this video was incredibly prescient or perhaps inspired by recent events, but it's eerily timely considering the number of mining accidents in the news lately. There's something so movingly tangible about the quality of this film shot in Super 16mm, possibly considering everything else on the planet seems to have been shot on the EOS 5D lately. Beautiful.

MP3 + Video: Sway – WOW (Pow 2011 Remix)

'Wow' is the operative word.

Download: Sway – WOW (Pow 2011 Remix)

Thanks to Semtex

Video: Seu Jorge and Almaz "The Model"

Seu Jorge and Almaz - The Model (Chapter One) from Now-Again on Vimeo.

Sometimes the soundtrack sells the movie, sometimes the movie sells the soundtrack. I want both.

Bring on Chapter 2.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Video: Homeboy Sandman "Strange Planet"

I didn't know Sandman could act as well! I love the fact that I never have enough time during the song to pick up on everything he says, it always takes several attempts and even then it might happen months later. I really hope promoters in London stop faking and bring him out here SOON. [As in the last two weeks of January, hit me up!]

Videos: Jamie Woon "Night Air" Official Video + Pinboard x RBMA Session

Apologies for the blogging hibernation, I'm actually a bit overwhelmed by everything I want to post! It is truly amazing to have watched Jamie's journey over the last few years, from the One Taste Collective to a major label artist with his own imprint, gorgeous music videos and a shot at the charts. Enjoy this double whammy - above the official video and below a collaboration between my friends over at Pinboard Blog and Red Bull Studios London.

If you haven't bought Night Air yet please do, I've had it for a while but still bought it on principle. Whilst you're at it grab some tickets for his gig at XOYO this Thursday.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Video: Matthew Herbert On Turning A Newspaper In To A Score

Always so inspired by Matthew's thinking. When you listen closely so many of the statements he makes sound like a 10% soundbite of an idea, the rest of which you have to consider for yourself to really work out. I hear that Eska will be a special guest and various volunteers will be present on Saturday for what should be a very interesting evening...

Video + MP3: Lykke Li "Get Some"

I was a bit worried about what an official video to a song like this would look like, but more Barbarella-esque heat seems to be the order of the day where Lykke is concerned. I preferred Solarium artistically but both videos are pretty awesome.

Download Lykke Li "Get Some" here

Video: Grillade "Dream of You (Emotionally Yours)"

Grillade - "Dream of You (Emotionally Yours)" from French Press Films on Vimeo.

Absolutely no objectivity here because this video is stuffed with some of the loveliest people you'll ever meet. Luckily enough the music is rather lovely too. Someone making a cameo in this video is a super hero who kills alien geese, I leave it to you to guess who.

Shouts to OKP

Video: Hi-Fi Trailer

Hi-Fi from bante on Vimeo.

I stumbled across this beautifully edited piece a few days ago, it's slightly anticlimactic when you get to the end and realise you can't go to the festival because it happened two years ago. Still, if it puts you in the mood for jazz you could always check out the London Jazz Festival which is on until 21st Nov.

Preview: Lunice "Stacker Upper" EP


First they said October. Then they said November. It's not out yet and I'm getting stressed but it's on pre-order at Piccadilly Records now so hopefully it really will be out soon...


Video: Tinashé “Pieces of Paper” [by Luke Monaghan]

Tinashé - Pieces of Paper from Luke Monaghan on Vimeo.

To Whom It May Concern at Island Records,

This pure, emotional, acoustic sound is what makes Tinashé special, and it makes everyone fall in love with him. Not the Infant Sorrow "African Child"/ Kissy Sellout/ Lion King karaoke/ Jennifer Lopez 1997 B-side/ I am T-Pain versions you seem to think appropriate for a song about a breakup and a love song about genocide. Just thought I'd mention it!

Hope all is well with you,
Lots of love.
Amelia x

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Video: Andrew Bird's One-Man Orchestra [TED]

Whistling skills beyond compare, and that's just the tip of the iceberg with Andrew Bird. Set aside the full 20 minutes for this one, you won't be able to think about closing your eyes and sleeping in the same way again. You can check out more of Andrew's work in his "aviary"!

Friday, 12 November 2010

Video + MP3: Pogo "Wishery"

The lovely Inua Ellams sent me this link on Boom the other day and I've watched it so many times since. It was created by Nick Bertke aka Pogo, who samples pieces from individual scenes  in movies (most notably Disney), and re-sequences them to create new tracks. Disney, Bruckheimer Films etc then do the incredibly stupid thing of not supporting these beautiful pieces, claiming they are illegal and filing gag orders, whilst millions of people on Youtube get excited about their movies all over again through Pogo's work.

Download: "Wishery" by Pogo here  

Video: Lissie "Everywhere I Go" [Live on Watch Listen Tell]

I may have mentioned once or twice (ahem), that I adore Lissie. I listen to her live iTunes session daily, it's the best £2.99 I've spent this year and for some reason I listen to it more often than her brilliant album Catching A Tiger.

Thanks to WatchListenTell

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

PMOI Exclusive: Kidkanevil Skype Interview + MP3 "Yokai" [Daedelus Rmx]

I caught up with the amazing Kidkanevil on Skype when I was away last week to find out more about him, snoop around his studio, hear some new work in progress and find out what he's working on. In particular I was interested in his album Basho Basho which has just been remixed by the likes of Daisuke Tanabe, Tokimonsta, Bug, Throwing Snow, Swedeart, Om Unit, Blue Daisy, Eliphino, Illum Sphere and Daedelus. We're lucky enough to have an exclusive free download to offer you - the "Daedelus Looks For That Remix of Yokai".

Basho Basho Remixed Remixed will be released on First Word Records on Monday 15th November, click the image for the tracklist and to hear more...

Kidkanevil Basho Basho remixed album

Monday, 8 November 2010

Video: Professor Green ft Maverick Sabre prod. by True Tiger "Jungle"

"It wouldn't have been possible without Henry Scholfield, Campbell Beaton, Ashley Rowe, Daniel Kenton and everyone else who took time out and contributed to the video! For those who only know me for my last three singles ('I Need You Tonight', 'Just Be Good To Green', 'Monster'), this is the first opportunity to see another side of my music brought to life. If Upper Clapton Dance was a look at life in the bits through a wide angle lense, then this is the ends under a micro-scope! This is real life, by real people. Ain't nothing nice round 'ere!"
Professor Green, Nov 2010

I imagine this might be a bit of a shock for the teeny boppers who could be forgiven for assuming at this point Pro Green doesn't really know any black people, was probably just joking about being from an estate and the record label paid someone to give him that bad boy scar that doesn't really match the blinging new teeth.

I sound like a hater but I was taken aback by just how squeaky clean the presentation started out, having heard "Jungle" on an industry friends' phone back in March and I was feeling it, so was surprised to hear cheese followed by more cheese from Pro Green this year. It's totally understandable and necessary if you're trying to turn in to a pop star but to come out with tracks like this so much later down the line is an interesting move.

I don't see the point in ignoring the fact that the video could easily lead to Daily Mail style hysterics and endless withering musings on the other side in The Guardian, at the end of the day it's a blunt depiction of extremely violent young black men in a white artists' video who isn't really getting involved and didn't invite them round to the "I Need You Tonight" video shindig. It's not as straight forward as that if you know of Pro Green's earlier work and you listen to the lyrics [he does say "we" not "them"], but it's a can of worms and I wonder if the fans who would have appreciated this song a year ago still have his back after all the cheese. 

Video: Feist + Little Wings "Look At What The Light Did Now"

Finally! Some more screenings of Look At What The Light Did Now (the Feist film), have been announced. I'm hoping to go this Wednesday to the Curzon in Soho but you can click this link for the full schedule so far. Exciting...

Video: Soul in the Park x Quartetto Fantastico Lennon Birthday Celebration


I touched on the celebration of John Lennon's birthday at the Soul In The Park event in LA a couple of weeks ago, and the lovely Rani de Leon (one of the hosts) followed up with this beautiful piece from the event shot by Maya Santos (the other host). Miguel Atwood-Ferguson is such an inspiration.

Posthumous Michael Jackson Album.

No To MJs Breaking News

Mix: Ahu "At The Movies" for RBMA


So grateful RBMA are using Mixcloud - I've listened to the first half of this mix at least 10 times this week but my Firefox crashed or I had to hit pause etc and the RBMA streaming player is not the one! The mindbogglingly talented Ahu, who is back in London town at the moment, just sent over this link to her gorgeous mix (they're always brilliant), it really is a must must listen.

Video: Cocknbullkid "One Eye Closed"

Love a bit of Cocknbullkid and her new single One Eye Closed is out today on iTunes so I thought I would put up this live version I spied over at Balcony TV, which you should check out because they do an impressive job of combating the elements in their audio recording, and the new videos are being presented by my pal Amy Brangwyn. You can check out the hilarious official video here.

Download Cocknbullkid "One Eye Closed" from iTunes here

Friday, 5 November 2010

Video & MP3: Stateless "Ariel"

Wow. Just stunning on every level. Stateless have an album coming out soon on Ninja Tune, they've been working with Damian Taylor (the man has worked with Bjork!), and this single is gorgeous. Co-produced by Kidkanevil, I am totally in love with the original but there is a remix package around, the Dark Sky remix you can download below if you so desire, but first watch the making of video below. Warning; all Merce Cunningham fans will probably get very overexcited watching this.

Listen to the remix package below -

   Stateless - 'Ariel' (Single) by Ninja Tune & Big Dada

Download Stateless "Ariel" [Dark Sky Remix] here

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Video: Homeboy Sandman "The Carpenter"

Like a vital drip in the arm of the New York hip hop scene from what I can see.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010



This is such a dope video! We're actually working on a more PMOI specific video with live audio etc but you can check out some footage from the event Homebase NY organised for CMJ and let us get involved with this October. A huge thank you again to all of the artists involved, Midnight Rockers for the visuals and everyone who came out!

Video: Andreya Triana "Draw The Stars" [Soundcloud Session]

The SoundCloud Sessions with Andreya Triana "Draw The Stars" from SoundCloud TV on Vimeo.

One of my favourite tracks from Andreya's debut album Lost Where I Belong (have you bought it yet? I hope so), this is a beautiful acoustic version, and the lady has serious skills on the auto-harp!

Video: Bilal "Robots"

This is a US election day special - I've no idea if it would make me vote (if I were American), but I hope so.   

Stream: James Blake "Measurements"

James Blake

I just found this over at Prefix - it reminds me of the beautiful Mountain Man but in a male English accent. Not sure what to do with myself until James Blake's album comes out (later this year apparently). Enjoy.

James Blake - Measurements by Freedom Or Death


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