Archive for March, 2010
It’s almost painful to let this one out of the bag, but it’s too good to keep hidden away. FunkinEven is British producer Stevie-J, signed to London’s upstart space funk label Eglo Records. You may remember Eglo from the jammy Soul Glo, by Fatima, a track that was produced by the guy FunkinEven himself. It was/is filthy.
Well good news, there’s a short EP of FunkinEven production now floating around these webs. It’s titled “Kleer” and features Fatima again on two of the tracks. It’s on some neck-breaking Dam Funk mixed with Sa-Ra business, and earns the official LxNxM cosign. Download it below, and also make sure to get the most Last Night’s Mixtape, Volume 2, featuring some similar throwdowns.
Although I didn’t get a chance to go down to Miami to attend any of the Winter Music Conference parties this year, my homie Pancho, aka DJ Manuvers, kept me updated via his Facebook. Gilles Peterson, ?uestlove and Aloe Blacc were among some of the artists that he saw that made me most jealous. It looked like a hella good time, and I wish I could have been of a part of it. Oh well, there’s always next year…
On that note, Manuvers hooked it up with this dope 80-minute Champion Sound mix. Not quite like being there, but it’s a hell of a consolation prize.
Just in case you don’t already know, Champion Sound is a Miami-based DJ collective that holds a weekly party every Wednesday at the Electric Pickle in Miami. If you’re a Miami resident, or you’re just stopping through on a Wednesday, you should definitely check out Champion Sound for one of the best weekly hip hop/soul/disco/funk nights in town – held down by DJs A-Train, Manuvers, Sire Esq., and Lumin, and featuring the occasional heavyweight guest DJ.
Check the four-part mix, presented in 20-minute sets from each of the Champion Sound DJs, below. Peep the Champion Sound blog for the tracklisting.
Oh yes. It went down. Your own LxNxM and the fine gentlemen of Moe Bar Sunday-eve fixture the Red Eye teamed up to present the afterparty for a very full weekend. It was a lineup stacked with crazy talent – the File Jerks kicked things off, LxNxM’s own Tang & Toast picked it up, Gordon Voidwell came straight from the nearly-sold out Showbox to drop some ridiculous disco funk jams, and the almighty WD4D brought his one-man wrecking crew in to finish things off.
Good times, good people and a great bar (thanks Steven/Alicia/Becky and the rest of the Moe Bar crew. Check it (and yes, more coming soon from that dude Wordlush).
Many more after the jump…
Aw yeah. Shut up dude, the long-awaited mixtape from the homies Das Racist dropped official-like today. And it’s that good good! It’s only fitting that after a long weekend of good times with those dudes during their stay in Seattle, we’re able to spread their latest, and to date greatest (only?), offering.
At 19 tracks long, it covers a lot of ground, from the redonk openning of Who’s That Brown to nuggets, remixes, and goodies galore.
There have been some bad links floating around, but we’ve got that good one. Hear that internet? GOOD LINK FOR DOWNLOAD. Bam.
What sort of mixtape blog/social hub/21st century media frankenstein/etc would we be if we didn’t actually make a mixtape or two? Wonder no longer – Last Night’s Mixtape, Volume 2 is here. And it’s not even just one mix, it’s two. Tang and I each did a separate mix, and you get them both.
You can stream/download them here (just click the little arrow below), and if you come through Moe Bar tonight for the Hella Official Afterparty you can pick up one of the limited edition physical copies. You want it all…
It’s that fire! Tracklists after the jump.
Yes, yes it is. We’ll see you there.
new joker material for you. high-quality download here.
i just got home from the 2nd night of blue scholars’ three night home stand at the showbox. sabzi and geo are probably rocking the house right now (i’d have stayed, but an illness is bringing me down early tonight). considering this site has given some love (and helped put them up and show them around while they’re here) to das racist, who were on the bill tonight , i wanted to write a short review of their set. mainly, they killed it. it was a short set–30 minutes tops–but coming out of south by southwest, where they rocked a mess of shows, it was a hella tight 30 minutes. i wish i could have heard the vocals a little more clearly (these guys are clever, after all), but the beats were crazy hot. like nuclear hot. surface of the sun hot. too bad they’re only rocking one night in the city, and also too bad that the crowd wasn’t giving them the love they deserved, though some absolutely were. i wonder what the crowd would have done if they knew it was sabzi under the gorilla mask. this show definitely makes me eager to hear their mixtape (coming soon!), and hope that they can make it back to seattle real soon.
Who doesn’t love an afterparty? Good times. Remember: Team Das Racist tonight at Members Only, and File Jerks, WD4D, Tang & Toast, Gordon Voidwell and special guests tomorrow at Moe Bar. Lock in!