If you have never listened to Polish hip hop, you have a lot to look forward to.
For those who don’t know the language, I am pleased to say that Nokturn has no lyrics, Kaubanga makes no sense anyway, and the rest of the tracks are about normal, everyday things – about Poland, of course, and stuff like concrete and mountain tops and porn and the moomins.
Nokturn – Czarny Hifi
Tabasko – O.S.T.R.
Normalnie o tej porze – Kaliber 44
Kaubanga – Sztigar Bonko
Nowe bloki – Vienio feat. Hades
Na szczycie – Grubson
Banicja – Bisz (B.O.K.) feat. Pawbeats
Rio – Miuosh
Co mam powiedzic – Pezet
Chodz na pole – Krakowskie Rap Kontratakuje (KRK)
Do you know better than this? Recommendations are always welcome!
Latest selection of audio slices that are grabbing my goat right now. Some of these tracks have been around for a while (Alexandroid, RA the Rugged Man and Snowboy – actually one of the first albums I owned) mixed up with a bunch of newer numbers.
Given that US Thanksgiving has just passed, I might as well go ahead and say it: I give thanks for all these artists plugging away in their respective genres.
Hope you enjoy.
Alexandroid – Untitled
Zola Jesus – Vessel
Summer Camp – I Want You
Washed Out – Amor Fati
Ra the Rugged Man – Chains
Shabazz Palaces – Swerve
She Said – Black Leather
Apparat – Ash Black Veil
Snowboy – Mambito
Suckers – A Mind I Knew
Zomby – Natalia’s Song
On 16 October, Mr Scruff played a brilliant 5 hour set in Cambridge. He is not just a fantastic DJ, cartoonist and tea-maker, he is also a very nice man. Everyone who attended this gig was given a ticket with a code that could be used to download the whole show.
As I am quite nice myself, I hereby give you 97 fantastic minutes of Mr Scruff live in Cambridge. Enjoy. Oh and do go and see him if you can, it’s a guaranteed top night.
and so it begins. a right of passage. join the club. the 9th full moon has passed. in folklore it unleashes the sunshine. sunshine is coming.
starting off with a sprinkling of brazilian angel dust in the shape of murucututu (thanks, louise!) before vitalic’s poisin lips tears in. sorry about that. felt like getting this show on the road.
there’s a minor detour through rusko’s wonky dubstep, randanman’s old school take, and some old-school proper in the shape of lfo. i drift towards the end and can’t help rounding off with the ‘last song of the night’ selection. in some ways it’s a tip of the hat towards doc, abby; 10 10 10. in another way, i’m coming clean about my musical preferences in my formative years.
right, i now have another show to get on the road.
Murucututu – Magda Pucci
Poison Lips – Vitalic
Music Sounds Better With You (My!Gay!Husband! EDIT) – Stardust
I Got One (You’re It) – Homework
Mr. Chips – Rusko
Don’t Change For Me – Ramadanman
The Healer – Lazaro Casanova
Paris Is For Lovers – Fet et Moi
LFO [Leeds Warehouse Mix] – LFO
Sex Sax (Dillon Francis Choose Your Adventure Remix) – Drop The Lime
I Wanna Be Your Dog – The Stooges
Bing Bong Bing – MF Borat
Can I Get A – Jay-Z
Endless Love – Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
sultry and petulant: the bay area, brian wilson from the giants, fall season, half the candidates in the US gubernatorial contest, and to round it off, this classy slice of house music from bournemouth’s rich gilfedder.
i normally sit on the fence around the whole ‘producer as dj’ argument, but rich’s blending, which maintains cohesion yet a slow, steady sprinkling of drama, argues strongly in favor of letting sonic twiddlers venture behind the decks. a music closely related to the warehouse birth of house music (including classic quotes), but redefined through a twitchy, tribal lens.
Feeling that the year is disappearing inordinately quickly? Life slipping you by? One minute you were toasting in the new year and next it’s June?
Take a deep breath and if you can’t make it to your local watering hole, slip on a pair of ear buds and take this mix around the block. I’ve thrown together a mix of new and old using the wonderfully, elegantly simple Mixmeister Fusion (thanks Natalie for the suggestion to bin Ableton – way too powerful for my humble needs).
It’s been a tough week, but be-bopping around Lake Merritt in Oakland to this selection helped me usher in the weekend with a fresh glow. Along the way I managed to catch this fabulous mural hanging out in an underpass.
Let me know how this mix works for you…
Harry Flowers – William Orbit
Molten – Digital Mystikz
The LSD User – Stagga
Warrior (The xx REMIX) – Magic Wands
Anything’s Possible (Xrabit Remix) – Zero dB
Stories – Izit
Rock The Bells – LL Cool J
Makeout Stakeout – David Last
Let’s Start (Messengers Remix) – J.Period & K’NAAN
Rockit – Herbie Hancock
Acperience 1 – Hardfloor
Ondulation – Shonky
Justify (Will Saul And Mike Monday Remix) – Ramadanman And Appleblim
The Magician (Thomas Schumacher Remix) – Johannes Heil
By Your Side – CocoRosie
I’ve been sitting on this mix for a little while now. I just keep getting pulled back into it. I’d go as far as to say it’s redefining the music I follow and play.
Jubilee is a young turk from Brooklyn who is building up a reputation for serving up some of the rawest beats out there. Picking on producers as diverse as Bok Bok, Wiley, Roska, DJ Eastwood and Schlachthofbronx, the mix starts at pace and just keeps on sizzling.
I love the raw clanging of the French Fries’ Predator (Tomb Crew Remix) as it bleeds into the atonal warblings of WILDLIFE!’s Jumbie. I did start investigating French Fries and came across this stunner on Youtube from the Frenchman:
Well, one day we’ll be back in the sizzling hot sun of summer – stoop parties, hoards at every ice cream parlor, hanging out in parks with boom boxes blaring a boisterous roughneck soundtrack. Well, here in SF we’re still not quite there yet, but let’s start getting in the mood.
I originally posted part 1 of this J Period Dancehall Soundclash mix last year, and due to demand am offering up part 2 here. There’s no let-up in intensity, and we find ourselves once more engulfed in a heady concoction of dancehall, reggaeton, ragga, hip-hop and a spattering of jump-up pop classics.
Here’s the track names:
Lil Jon Interlude
Elephant Message Remix
Get Busy/Egyptian Interlude
Sweet To The Belly
Move Your Body
Killing A Sound Boy
Sound Bwoie Buriell
Look Into My Eyes
Shake That Thing
Paid Not Played
Paid Not Played Exclusive
No No No
Like A Rock Remix
Neva Scared Remix
Neva Scared Remix