og:image" content=""https://s12.postimg.org/akaze8k99/blog.png"" /> Gidman's Treasures And Nuggets: July 2008

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Letter From God To Man, by Dan Le Sac Versus Scroobius Pip BOOTLEG VIDEO

Just came accross the "Letter From God To Man" BOOTLEG VIDEO, from the artist Dan Le Sac Versus Scroobius Pip.....from the Yogzatot Studio.

Its an amazing video....check it out, (WARNING: beware of upsetting images at the end)

"In 2008, ‘Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip’ crossed over into public consciousness with their debut album, ‘Angles’, and the single ‘Look For The Woman’ on Sunday Best Recordings. This new single brilliantly samples Radiohead’s ‘Planet Telex’.
The 7” and the digital download feature a remix from esteemed Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich whilst the download also features remixes from Electronica newcomers We Thee and budding UK lyricist Polar Be ·In 2008, ‘Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip’ crossed over into public consciousness with their debut album, ‘Angles’, and the single ‘Look For The Woman’ on Sunday Best Recordings.

This new single brilliantly samples Radiohead’s ‘Planet Telex’.
The 7”features a remix from esteemed Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich" (Taken From Norman Records Website)

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Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Video from Worldwide Festival at Sete 2007

I've got to get myself to this Festival one year.....it looks amazing.

In the meantime, here's a review from Gilles Peterson on the festival this year....


"9.25am Monday - RyanAir back to Stanstead. Tired but still buzzing. It all started last Wednesday - early St Pancras to Paris and down super fast to Sete - 320 kmh - very impressive - apparently (according to Matsuura san) the new magnetic bullet train will beat the SNCF's finest!

All I can say is 'this is the best way to travel' - France flew by. Sete appeared - let the festivities begin! first night with crew and a few artists eating brochettes opposite 'Bahia' bar on the Corniche - nicely eighties - Simbad excited - duck and fig combination with extra mustard strong. Good vibes all round. Not too late - checking weather - might rain, might not - would be big drama as nowhere indoors - maybe take all back to Montpellier?

Fortunately 'Le Temps' was as perfect as we could have hoped - brilliant sunsets - not too hot - absolutely spot on.

Did it go smoothly? No - lesson one: control personal partying at own festival. I did - lesson learnt last year.

What went wrong then?

Thursday - Benga's name not on Easy Jet check in list - no sir you may not board - can you believe that shit? not his fault - just some computer fuck up at 4.30 am - poor sod - rebook via Paris - lands at 10.30 pm - phew.

Friday - Sebastien Tellier's band arrive but not him - still in his hotel room in Oslo somewhere - not well at all - everyone worried. fair enough - hope he's ok - too late to book replacement - Camille would have been good - her brother plays bass with Tellier - she's touring somewhere tonight though. Bit hardcore as he was the headline - oh well - he's done it twice before so the Brits won't be too bothered - resolve crisis by putting Toshio Matsuura centre stage in Kimono
playing Fumio Itabashi songs!

Saturday - 9.30 am call - Cinematic Orc's bus broken down outside Paris - won't be able to make soundcheck - waiting for replacement vehicle. At least they're in France I suppose.

Sunday - mc Sole from Anticon - very good but very wrong on the beach at midnight with everyone in closing party mode. Give him half hour (of 90 min set) before pulling. Pissed off rapper - listen mate - sometimes you just have to make your shit work in 6 tunes - he'll learn - good though. Overall punter stress - we should have organized bus shuttle from Theatre de la Mer to beach spot - a long 45 mins by foot - ouch!

Now the good bits!

This was one of the best things I've ever been involved with - in fact I'm almost resigned to stopping now as I can't imagine bettering these last 4 days.
A perfect gathering of different nationalities inside a beautiful southern french town in the early summer - all with a love of good music - it worked! 40% Brit/40% French with the rest Austrian/Italian/Dutch/German/Croatian etc etc... yes Gigi was there too! all the way from Hong Kong - as were Don and the Kinemat gang from Singapore.

I don't really want to break it all down fully - I'm sure others will do that. but from the point of view of variety and relevance I think we got it right this year. Sound and light wise - perfect - dj wise - perfect (Leftoo, Garfld, BPM, Toshio, Pilooski all nailed it). Sundae on the beach yesterday absolutely floored me - Crown Heights Affair - Dreamin a Dream never souded better! live wise - Little Dragon amazing - Breakestra - wow - I just didn't know how good they were live - I mean the albums are good and all that but I now know for sure why
their shows are legendary - their drummer was bugging out - great selections too - Express yourself - yeh - and when Miles got on the Bass and rocked out with those Tribe cuts .... I was feeling that! great to hear Choklate on the vox too - brilliant feel - easy!

My highlight though was another I hadn't seen before - Pascal Comelade - Oh my God - this was the piece I
knew existed in music but hadn't found yet - that little connector between Roland Kirk, Robert Wyatt and the Penguin Cafe Orchestra - all in a toy shop with a little oriental angst thrown in - I couldn't
believe it, sun dropping as the amphitheatre audience rose to give this maestro a proper standing ovation - Pascal is French Catalan and has released over 20 albums - there's even a Japanese band that only perform his original compositions - they're called the Pascals! His biggest fan is PJ Harvey and his band look like 8 French Tom Waits! - WHERE HAVE I BEEN? all that I know is that this show moved me big time - and what a prep for the Cinematics - Whooosh! the setting in the Theatre de la Mer is quite simply my favorite setting in the world - performers backdropped by an ocean interrupted only by curious ships passing through the night - this was Cinematic Bliss and the Orchestra delivered the ultimate score!

Clubbing wise I thought the Base Nautique sounded unbelievable this weekend - proper Funktion 1 - no noise restrictions - what more do you need apart from killer light show and fake snow on the Saturday night as Garnier began his set - 'Il neige ce soir!' - the crowd went berzerk!! Whether Roots Manuva jamming on Benga, Westbeech doing an accapella at 4am of
"sitting on the dock of the Bay' (ridiculous!) or quite simply the 'Greatest Ever' warm up set for Laurent by Henrik Schwarz - the venue is the perfect cross between old school rave and new school art installation! brilliant. And of course who was the DJ I had to get to headline Saturday night? It had to be Garnier - the energy in the 1500 plus crowd was quite simply 'anticipation gold' and watching him thoughout his full 5 hours wiggling his bum till sunrise filled me with constant smiles - these nights don't come round everyday and I was gonna enjoy this one! I'm almost home now - back to Stokey and a hectic week awaits (very bad planning mister P!) - but you know what? I can't wait for next year already!"
Gilles Peterson (From the WWF Website)


Friday, 11 July 2008


"Exclusive! Brand new material from the busiest man in showbiz!. Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno is the latest in the constantly evolving series of musical outings from the unstoppable Will Holland - aka Quantic - and amazingly ‘Death Of The Revolution’ represents his tenth full album release on Tru Thoughts. The concept and style of the Flowering Inferno project rests simply on pleasurable, easy-to-listen dub and reggae inspired music made in a tropical climate; and the standard and scope of the music is as dazzling as one has come to expect from this prolific, globe-trotting maestro.

Unmistakably Quantic, but with an emphasis on reggae inspired sounds, “Death Of The Revolution” is sizzling with summer heat and tropical influences. As on ‘Tropidelico’, Holland’s last acclaimed album with The Quantic Soul Orchestra, the Columbian location in which this music was made and recorded has imbued it with an authentic and irresistible exotic air. All the tracks trip along on a reggae/dub vibe and are built on mainly hip hop orientated beats, with Holland in multi-instrumentalist mode, playing the piano, guitar, accordion and more - including Columbian instruments such as the Guacharaca, a small wooden scraper instrument, and the Gaita. Guest performances also come from a host of Latin American musicians. On “Juanita Bonita”, the closing track, the evocative piano part is played by Peruvian Alfredo Linares who recently put in show-stopping performances when he appeared in the UK for the first time as part of The Quantic Soul Orchestra’s tour in March.

More a progression for Quantic than a change of direction, the inspiration to create the Flowering Inferno project came from listening to a lot of mid-70s dub albums and artists like Don Drummond and Bull Wackies; and also Columbian artists like Pedro Laza and Michi Sarmiento from the north coast. The basic ideas for the tracks were conceived and laid down over a three-week period in the living room of Holland’s Columbia home, when his studio was in the process of being built. Over that time, using the piano and a small makeshift recording setup, the key ideas and hooks emerged and, as Will Holland says “when the studio was finally ready, the paint barely dry, it was given its maiden voyage on this material”.

The debut 7” single from this album is “Cuidad Del Swing” which opens with an undeniably catchy piano hook and whisks you off in its jaunty wake. Also included on the album (as well as being the B side of the single) is “Cuidad Del Swing (Version)”, offering a different take on this track, with horns galore taking over where the original featured guitar and piano trills. Predominantly instrumental, from start to finish ‘Death Of The Revolution’ is full of surprises, with a huge range of different instruments and vocal flourishes which add to the depth, such as the hazy breeze of backing vocals on the title-track. This is an album packed with infectious guitar and piano hooks, and with a laid-back but quirky feel, an ideal soundtrack to the summer. “Mi Chocolatina” and “Westbound Train” have a spine-tingling, cinematic quality

1 Death Of The Revolution
2 Mi Chocolatina
3 Make Dub Not War
4 Cuidad Del Swing
5 Westbound Train
6 Alegria En Bella Vista
7 Dub Del Pacifico
8 Cuidad Del Swing (Version)
9 Alegria En Bella Vista (Version)
10 Juanita Bonita

Lovin the first 7" that Tru Thoughts have released from Quantic's new project.

Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno - Cuidad Del Swing 7" (Tru Thoughts)

1. Cuidad Del Swing
2. Cuidad Del Swing (Version)


Thursday, 10 July 2008

July Purchases......

Karl Hector and The Malcoulns - Sahara Swing (NA5035 LP)

"Now-Again Records follows up The Heliocentrics’ percussive excursions into the astral realms of psychedelia with an album of Afro-tinged funk music originating from the Southern Sahara and recorded in Germany.

Karl Hector has, to date, only appeared on one 7-inch, from 1996, as the leader of the Funk Pilots. For this album, he has teamed up with Jay Whitefield (producer and guitarist for the Poets of Rhythm and the Whitefield Brothers, and founder of the now defunct Hotpie & Candy Records) and Thomas Myland and Zdenko Curlija, founders of The Malcouns.

Alongside Bo Baral, other members of the Poets of Rhythm and crack Munich- based session musicians, Whitefield, Myland and Curlija have crafted nearly twenty tracks that follow the musical roads that Hector has travelled. The underlying groove that ties these ideas together, of course, is as rooted in James Brown as it is Fela Kuti. As informed by Mulatu Astatke of Ethiopia as it is by Jean-Claude Vannier and Can. This is an album of the world. Not “world music” – but that will appeal to any culture ever transfixed by rhythm on “the one.”
(Now Again Records)

01. When The Sun Breaks Through
02. Nyx
03. Followed Path
04. Transition >J<
05. Sahara Swing
06. Psycles
07. Transition >I<
08. Koloko Pt. 1
09. Debere
10. Transition >Z<
11. Jabore Pt. 3
12. Mystical Brotherhood
13. Timely Interuption
14. Transition >B<
15. Mellow (Version)
16. Rush Hour
17. Transition >W<
18. Toure Samar
19. Passau Run

Key and Cleary - What it takes to live 12" (Soul Cal SCR 111 )

The boys at Now-Again and Soul Cal have finally completed the negotiations to legitimately reissue one of the finest soul songs they’ve ever heard – Key and Cleary’s sublime “What It Takes To Live.” Good luck finding an original copy – the 45, when it does surface in auction, hits record numbers for rare soul.

While the record’s label credits The Chosen Few as the band behind this release, the genius of the record lies with the aforementioned Jessie Key and Sylvester Cleary. Entrepreneurs both, they involved themselves in many drives to better their home city of Buffalo, New York. One of the many ways was through song and this track, released in 1976, is one of at least five singles credited to the duo.

In association with New York-based collector and archivist David Griffiths, Now-Again and Soul Cal are working on plans for an anthology of Key and Cleary’s work.

a) What It Takes To Live (Vocal)
b) To Love (Instrumental)

Stanton Davis' Ghetto Mysticsm - Things Cannot Stop Forever (Soul Cal SCR 110 )

"Stanton Davis' original album Brighter Days, recorded with his band Ghetto Mysticism, saw regional release in Boston, MA, in the mid 1970s. An awesome mix of styles that runs the gamut from jazz, funk, soul and beyond, the high point of the Brighter Days album is arguably the epic “Things Cannot Stop Forever.” A jazz-funk number that defies categorization, we can only approximate its sound by describing it as something the Mizell Brothers might have produced, had they kept the edginess that defined their early '70s work throughout the decade. Perfect for the Soul-Cal line. Recommended" (Fat City Records)

a) Things Cannot Stop Forever.
b) Things Cannot Stop Forever (Egon & Kelldada's instrumental remix).

Taggy Matcher - Root Down/ Nautilus 7" (STIX RECORDS)

"Taggy Matcher return with another 7'' of excellente reggae covers - the subject matter this time is again the Beastie Boys, "Root Down" taken from 1994's "Ill Communication", whilst on the flip Bob James' "Nautilus" gets a spliffed out reggae cover!" (Phonica Records)

"BIG BIG BIG! Those cheeky little French re-editing masters Taggy Matcher are back to rock the party with two more reggae mash-ups ! First up is a remix of the Beastie Boys' 'Root Down', it's huge!! On the flip side there's a killer reggae cover of classic Jazz Funk anthem 'Nautilus' by Bob James. They just keep on getting bigger and better than ever!" (Fat City Records)

a) Root Down.
b) Nautilous.


Title 'Stop Hurting Me Baby' b/w 'Man from the Sky'
Format 7"
Label Soul 45 (Jazzman)
Cat SOUL45.002
Barcode N/A
Release Date 11/08/2008


"With a respectful nod to Jazzman's FUNK45 label, SOUL45 aims to continue the spirit of re-releasing the rare, the obscure and the in-demand soulful 45s of the past 50 years.

"With loud mastering for DJ use the SOUL45 label will only represent the crème de la crème of REAL soul music and will create a sound investment for the hotbox, your ears and of course the dancefloor!

"Listening to the tune with a modern ear, it sounds incredibly fresh and definitely deserves a re-issue.


" Purple Mundi were based in Florida recording for the legendary Miami label TK Records KC got the name " "Stop Hurting me Baby" was recorded around 1970 or 1971. Sometime later Carlos Wright (brother of Betty Wright) as a B side for a single from Carlos Wright (brother of Betty Wright). The song got limited airplay on local radio shows but the group got placed on the back burner while TK concentrated on its other better-selling artists like Betty Wright and Gwen McCrae. Not long after the group broke up.

"Jazzman always dig deeper than any other re-issue label and have a strong following.

"Always on premium vinyl, and always with warm, rich, analogue sound.

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Crate Digging with Kon & Amir in New York

"We tag along with East Coast producers Kon and Amir as they go digging for 45s on New York's Lower East Side. The longtime duo is renowned in the hip-hop world for its influential compilations (On Track, Kings of Diggin, etc.) and fine-tuned radars for long-forgotten beats. In this episode, they explain the ins and outs of digging and collecting, the special appeal of 45s, and how somewhere, someone will always out-nerd you....." (XLR8R TV)

Recommended Release....

Kon & Amir -- Off Track Vol 2 -- Queens

"Kon and Amir do it again -- and really blow our minds with the depths of their musical knowledge! The collection's the second in a series to focus on music unearthed by the famous New York cratedigging duo -- and it's every bit as on track as the first volume in its presentation of rare and soulful grooves! Kon serves up an amazing batch of obscure club tunes -- tracks that really represent the farthest reaches of the underground scene of the 70s and 80s -- very few of which we'd ever heard before, some of which are augmented with some edit work to expand the grooves. Amir's tracks are an even hipper blend of world music styles -- a range of grooves from around the globe, some earthy, some a bit more polished -- but all of them great, and very different than the usual bag of material that ever gets reissued! Kon tracks include "Long Live Music (Kon's edit)" by Wood Brass & Steel, "You've Got Me Goin Baby (Kon's edit)" by The Fabulous Conti Family, "Don't Think About It (Kon's live edit)" by Venise, "Keep On Moving" by Phillip & Lloyd, "Let Yourself Go (Kon's edit)" by Sparkle, and "Live It Up (Kon's dub re-touch)" by Sweet Touch. Amir's tracks include "Save D Musician" by Black Truth Rhythm Band, "Samba" by Super Boire Band, "Se Djro" by Orchestre Black Dragons, and "Okpo Videa Bassouo" by Pedro Gnonnas Et Ses Panchos. 16 tracks in all." (Dustygroove Records)
1. Trama - Straight Groove
2. Bob Brault Org. - Bibloquet
3. Venise - Don't Think About It
4. Gnonnas Pedro Band et Ses Panchos - Okpo Videa Bassouo
5. Super Boire Band - Samba
6. Kapingbdi - Wrong Curfew
7. Sweet Touch - Live It Up (Kon's Dub Re-Touch)
8. Sparkle - Let Yourself Go (Kon's Edit)
9. Abacothozi - Theme Maboneng
10. Black Truth Rhythm Band - Save D Musician
11. Orchestre Black Dragon De Porto Novo Dahomey - Se Djro
12. Wood Brass And Steel Band - Long Live Music (Kon's Edit)
13. The Fabulous Conti Family - You've Got Me Goin'Baby (Kon's Edit)
14. Phillip And Lloyd - Keep On Moving
15. Dan Satch And His Atomic 8 Dance Of Aba - Je Nr'okan
16. Honore Avolonte Et L'Orchestre Black Santiago - Assounon DJE Dokoli

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Flying Lotus Download.....Live at the Do-Over

"Do Your Weekend All-Over At The Do-Over (2pm - 10pm): A free daytime Sunday jammy complete with beer served by the bucket, sangria, mojitos, & BBQ all day long, all residing in a tropical garden atmosphere deep in the heart of Hollywood".

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What'cha Wanna Do? Do-Over

@ Crane's Hollywood Tavern
1611 N. El Centro Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 467.6600

Check this previous Line Up.....

5/18: Stretch Armstrong, J.Rocc, Quantic, Mike B, Don Guapo
5/25: Flying Lotus, The Gaslamp Killer, Al Jackson, Wyatt Case, noMSG
6/1: Rhettmatic, DJ Eleven, Blackjoy, Inka One, M3
6/8: Dam-Funk, House Shoes, Small Change, Toph One, Kutmah
6/15: Will I Am, Karriem Riggins, B+, Coleman, Alfred Hawkins


Check HERE for a 25 min download of Flying Lotus at The Do-Over....from the session on 25th May: Flying Lotus, Gaslmap Killer, Al Jackson, Wyatt Case & noMSG.

MIXOREMIXES BY KOUSHIK - Thank You Stones Throw Records...

An amazing NEW podcast from the Stones Throw Records artist KOUSHIK...Full of crashing beats and superb hip hop....many many many thanks to Stones Throw Records.... COMING CORRECT AGAIN !!


bernard purdie - lialeh remix feat noelle scaggs and percee p snippet (light in the attic forthcoming)
homeliss derilex - ca$h money remix
kg - defn beat
pbw, madlib, planet asia - definition of ill remix accapella
roc c joint
four tet - a joy remix feat percee p (quickmix)(instr+voc)
stezo ft dooley-o - piece of the pie
free design - don't cry baby remix feat dudley perkins (light in the attic)
koushik - homage
madvillain - curls remix
koushik - basketball beat
bumps feat guilty simpson and j. rocc - drums (version) (forthcoming)
bumps feat guilty simpson and j. rocc - drums (gymbag remix)
home skillet theme
kg - game over remix beat (pt2&1)
dabrye feat jay dee & phat kat - game over (accapella)
madvillain - strange ways remix
koushik - none in mind
baron zen - electronic (barren zone remix)
percee p feat j rocc - reverse pt 2
percee p feat j.rocc - reverse (apples and oranges remix)
four tet - hilarious movie of the 90's (kg funny flic) (domino)
dooley-o feat bernie fly (sp?) - watch my moves rmx
beastie boys - live or on mtv
koushik and percee p - cold beats
madvillain - remixes outro instrumental

Click HERE to Download Podcast