Archive for January, 2010
I wish I had some cool music or musically related experience to write about from my trip, but I don’t. To be honest with you, I didn’t even make an effort to seek music out. Really, I just visited family and friends and ate. I ate a lot. I also walked around a little. Here’s a picture I took of kids playing in a fountain during one of those walks:
I actually got back several days ago, but life has prevented me from posting. I will be fully back online this week - hopefully starting tonight. Keep your eyes peeled.
Hailing from West London, and the One Handed Music squad along with Paul White, Nathan “Bullion” Jenkins sneaks mushrooms into your hip hop dance party and shames you off the decks. Apparently this beat savant piqued many an ear with a mix called Pet Sounds: in the Key of Dee, a remix project that remixed The Beach Boys in the style of the late and beloved Dilla. This was followed by the well received Young Heartache EP.
Now Bullion packs more flava for ya ear with the new single “Say Goodbye to What” along with a free mix composed in cahoots with the freshcheckers at FACT magazine. The single and mix are a gumbo of Krautrock, afro-funk, avant-garde electronics and dreamy 70s rock. For god’s sakes have the friends over for a potluck and dance already… Download the Bullion FACT magazine mix
big-ups to stones throw for giving away this previously unreleased dam-funk track called speak the truth. the truth is, as dam states on this track, he deserves some credit for showing me that funk is alive. you can download the track right here. and, considering how much i love his last mixtape collaboration with CLAE footwear (which we wrote about here), i’m really looking forward to hearing the “funk’s revenge” mixtape that will accompany 101 apparel‘s upcoming spring collection. you can count on that mix being posted on here when it’s available.
That dude WD4D, noted area disc jockey, just took top honors at the 2010 installment of the Battle of the Megamixes, a head to head throwdown of fast-paced mixing mastery. Congrats to dude, and to top it all off, he’s got the whole thing on video. Check’er.
More below the jump:
much love and respect once more to erin hansen/imagelala for seeing my pathetic-ass youtube playlist of her awesome set for fader’s east village radio show “the let out” and taking the time to turn that set into a mixtape for y’all to enjoy. even better, this mixtape also includes a few extra tracks that didn’t make it onto the let out show. you can download this fire mix right here, and be sure to pop on over to her site whenever you are in need of the newest, hottest dancehall jams.
Tracklist below the jump:
we’ve put up a couple examples of just how much better late night television is thanks to the roots crew on fallon (RIP coco!), and there are many more examples out there. this post isn’t music related (though you should revisit those links above), but a post about a post by roots drummer/leader ?uestlove explaining some of the issues they face in making the music that greets the guests as they make their way to the couch. also, check out this link that ?uestlove mentions because it’s totally worth it.
man, it’s been a little quiet around these parts for the past few days. that happens from time to time. this post is all about bringing some NOISE!!!@!@1! specifically in the form of some dirty grime. the sound itself is hella clean, but if you’re calling a genre what is typically neutralized by scrubbing bubbles, adjectives like dirty and filthy are appropriate. the dudes on the left are elijah and skilliam, two east london DJs who are blowing up the blogs. the dudes have a radio show on rinse FM and a blog/label project called butterz. most of the blog love comes from their 01012010 mix, which you can stream below and download here. y’all should also check out/download this mix that dj akkachar did for elijah and skilliam’s rinse FM show.
the supposed first single from the nas/damian marley collab project distant relatives, supposedly dropping march 16 2010. apparently the same day they drop this, they push the release date back to april 20 2010. make your weed jokes in the comments. download.
a couple things that are related: 1) it’s been a minute since we’ve posted any dancehall stuff on here, and 2) did you know that the crew over at the fader have a weekly radio show? it’s called the let out, and it’s every friday on east village radio. this past friday, half the show was given over to a dancehall set mixed by erin hansen, who runs one of my favorite dancehall blogs, imagelala (bookmark that now if you are into that sort of thing). you can do two things to get this set: 1) go to the let out show page, click on listen by the january 15 show, download the playlist (which you can’t manipulate (at least in itunes) once you start playing it), and wait one hour for the dancehall set to start; or 2) go here, and let the youtube playlist that i made of the set play for you. for the record, number 2 is waaay easier. and if anyone can find this show floating around on the internet, let us know. and don’t forget to check out the LxNxM youtube channel, which hosts some huge jams that aren’t already on youtube.