Tuesday, May 30, 2006
A favorite from the crates...
Forgive me for sleeping. Had a pretty busy week but I figure an entry is better late then never. While I'm sure the playlist is still fresh in your minds from last Wednesday, take a gander here
if you want to re-examine.
Started with some music from "Panama! Latin, Calypso & Funk On The Isthmus 1965-75"
new on Soundway Records. Special thanks to Oliver Wang over at Soul Sides
for spilling the beans on this awesome, all be it, compilation of tracks. Oliver keeps an awesome tally of all things classic funk soul as well as new music so be sure to check him out! Props also to Dusty Groove
on carrying it. They're the shit.
More Music from Jack DeJohnette who gave us some vocals this time on his record Inflation Blues. His records on ECM blow me away, featuring him on drums, piano, trumpet, and now vocals, there's nothing this guy can't do. Hit up his wikipedia entry
for all the info and check out his official site
, he's still crankin!!
We also heard again from Diplo
, remixing RJD2 this time on a supplemental release to Since We Last Spoke featuring remixes from Diplo and Haul and Mason (where have those dudes been?). Solid stuff on both sides and you can hear it all in the Def Jux Juke Box
. I slept on all three Soul Position performances that were supposed to have happened last week but if you managed to hit any up let me know how they were. Be sure to catch Diplo along with Mad Decent
label pioneers Bonde Do Role at Great Scott on July 17th! I know it's a bit in advance but this show should sell out if Boston knows what's good. Should be tight in a small venue. I heard they're hitting up Warsaw in Brooklyn as well.
A final shout out to Google Pages
, granting 100 free megabytes web storage to all! I've already cashed in
and this will allow me to post more audio and all that good stuff so I promise more mp3s in the future. In the meantime I'll be with you all again within 24 hours so I think it can wait.
Friday, May 19, 2006
Shit's free this week!
For starters, Madlib's 45 Mix is a must. It's featured in the most recent Stones Throw podcast
(also a must). We heard an excerpt from it at the top of the program, but be sure to download and listen to all the knowledge.
I should also make mention of Roosevelt Franklin. These dudes gave their last album away on a blog not unlike this one
. Drum and keys duo spittin messeges about change in the industry and the future of what they call rap music. Maybe embracing some of these ideals
? Just a thought. Cop that shit too (and also the live set on wfmu).
And in the later portion of the show, music from Peeesseye who also offer some free mp3's linked to their label's website
. All recorded live I might add. There's even some cool video
of them floating around.
And oh yah...This week's playlist
Friday, May 12, 2006
Music from Shakeyface
in this week's playlist
. Dude is making waves in the Brooklyn/New York thang so make sure to peep out his album and mixtapes, some of which he's so nicely offered for download.
And also from Modeselektor
, coming to the Middlesex Lounge May 25th...and holy crap People Under the Stairs
May 17th at the Middle East!! (i've been sleaping on the local calendar). The 17th IS a Wednesday but I absolve you all again to go check out P.U.T.S. SHIT! Modeselektor same day as Soul Position
! Perhaps catch the in store performence at Underground Hip Hop
, then the MDSLKTR set that night, if you're up for it. Or just make the decision in your life, Hip Hop vs. Techno
While I haven't been able to dig up the Ronnie Darko Radioactive mix we heard a few weeks ago, I was able to find the A side, featured in it's own Blentcast
over at Blentwell. I may go ahead and post the other half but I'm still working on making my hosting situation a little more solid. Props again to drew for hooking me up with space for music thus far. I HAVE managed to make the feed more solid with the help of feedburner
. Check the link under the Blogger logo for a fully functioning feed.
That's all I got for this week. Sorry no audio tid bits, lest I re-up some broken links prior. Peace for now.
Thursday, May 04, 2006
Thanks again to Spank Rock
, XXXchange, Ronnie Darko and Chris Rockswell for sitting down to talk for a few minute before their show at the Middle East (video of 'em killin it above). I've already been getting questions about who what when and where so here's the interview again for anyone who is confused: spank_interview.mp3
In this week's playlist
we also heard a mix from Darko on the Superglue cdr tour mix, which by all accounts they are completely sold out of. I'll do a little more research and I may leak it to the internerd if I find it doesn't already exist there elsewhere.
One more shoutout to Max of Certified Bananas
for throwing down an awesome opening set on Sunday and chilling out for the interview as well. Perhaps he'll be willing to join us some week? Holler at Steblau, who did join me on air last night, and who's birthday is on Friday...so happy birthday. No more special guests on deck as of yet. Peace till next week.