September 25, 2009
September 21, 2009
Mochilla have dropped their newest batch of eccentric Mix CD’s.
Quantic delivers Caja Y Guacharacha, which is a selection of earthy music from his new place of residency, Colombia & Panama. It is a very colourful, rhythmically complex and a selection of music you won’t of heard unless your from this part of the world and love digging.
Count Bass D and Aardvark have also released mixes but I decided for the 2 above. I have no doubt they are of a high standard because Mochilla is one of them labels that will always put out good stuff as the people running it are passionate about music & art.
September 20, 2009
Thank goodness Mos Def is back to his Hip Hop roots on his newest LP entitled The Ecstatic. He doesn’t disappoint with the usual thought provoking rhymes about topics most MCs wouldnt have a clue about. The production is varied from track to track with Madlib, Oh No, Mr Flash and Preservation doing the majority of the arabic / indian / soundtrack flavoured music. The standout tracks for me are the collab with Slick Rick – Auditorium (Rick the ruler KILLS it with the story telling) and The Embassy, but to be fair the entire LP is wicked. This is an album for peoples that were into Black On Both Sides or enjoy conscious lyrics…..
September 16, 2009
I peeped Bibio‘s album on Warp a few months back and was contempt with bagging the 7″ sampler. The tune on the B side called Fire Ant is the one. I love how he flipped the Commodores sample & blended it with a whole heap of other quirky sounds, then laced it with some perfectly chopped up the beats. A brilliant tune on the post Dilla tip that you need in your life.
September 15, 2009
September 13, 2009
September 13, 2009
I am generally not big on buying bootlegs as the money doesn’t go to the artist & the sound quality is usually 2nd rate. But in this case I wanna say big up to whoever got their naughty little hands on the tape and pressed up these wicked demo versions of Don’t Stop til You Get Enough / Workin Day And Night. MJ was financially raped for years and his death put him out of his misery, so i really think a release like this is so irrelevant. As for LaToya’$ comeback and the Jermaine’$ tribute tour….. no comment.
September 12, 2009
I was away when DJ Mitsu did his mix on GP’s Worldwide (23/07/2009) and I still haven’t managed to find a copy anywhere online – if you do have a copy on mp3 then please gimme a shout. But what I did stumble over upon my searches were his little showcase on the wonderful RBMA Radio from July, plus another old set he did for 1xtra when Benji B was over in Japan way back in 2004. Check them both if your down with the Jazzy Sport sound.
September 12, 2009
I have heard Instra:mental‘s Watching You a zillion times already & it still sounds great. The press notes are spot on .. “the fusion of original vocals, Detroit influenced chords and their trademark tight percussion. Ice-cold robotic vocals and heart-warming chord stabs will make the hairs on your neck stand on end listen after listen. This tune is a timeless piece of music that no amount of jargon can justifiably explain.” Yes it is all that and more. I am making an early call, but this is the DNB tune of 2009.
September 6, 2009
Across the globe and back by J.R. & PH7 has been on heavy the rotation the last few weeks. These 2 producers (who are completely new to me) have teamed up with rapper Caucasian, to make this international sun drenched golden era sounding hip hop delight. Yes hip hop is alive and well, but I must admit you gotta dig a littler deeper to find anything special. Make sure you cop this 7″ ………..