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Monday, 25 January 2010

New Bullion Mix To Donwload from FACT

Part of Alex Chase’s One Handed Music stable along with Paul White, Nathan ‘Bullion’ Jenkins is an Acton based hip-hop obsessive who first came to many’s attention with Pet Sounds: in the Key of Dee, a remix project that paired pop monoliths The Beach Boys with late Detroit hip-hop legend J Dilla.

A series of singles for One Handed followed, including a poignant collection of delay-soaked love songs on last year’s Young Heartache EP, and well, here we are.

Bullion has a new single out this month, ‘Say Goodbye to What’; his FACT mix should be the ideal soundtrack to you buying it online, or just illegally downloading it or whatever you kids do these days. David Crosby, Fleetwood Mac, Cabaret Voltaire and more feature.


Caravan – Ride
Brainticket – Places Of Light
David Crosby – Orleans
Delaney – Some Things Coming
Kraan – You’re Right
Buffy Sainte-Marie – Adam
Orchestre Veve Star – Bassala Hot
Syreeta – Move It, Do It
Hudson-Ford – Shy Girl
Cabaret Voltaire – Sensoria
Paul Hart – Strides
Fleetwood Mac – Coming Home
July – I See


Also check out the new Bullion 7" released today.....

BULLION - Say Goodbye To What

Side 1 "Say Goodbye To What"
Side 2 "Crazy Over You"

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Nigeria Afrobeat Special: The New Explosive Sound in 1970s Nigeria (2010)

Just came accross the 4th Edition to the amazing series that is 'Nigeria Afrobeat Special' on Soundway Recordings.....gonna pick this up !


1. Fela & The Africa 70 – Who’re you? (Original 45 Version) LISTEN.

6. Orlando Julius & His Afro-Sounders – Afro-Blues

"Nigeria Afrobeat Special is the fourth addition to the Nigeria Special series, a project initiated by Miles Cleret, owner of the Soundway Record label back in 2004. Cleret’s ambition to distinguish the blossoming music scenes of 1970s Nigeria has lent to an indispensable series of CD and LP compilations documenting the influence of western blues, rock and disco amongst artists and musicians versed in the local musical styles of highlife and juju.

It was Fela Kuti and his musical and political ideals that formed the core of afrobeat’s message. Blending highlife, Yoruba music, funk and jazz, Fela dominated the musical tapestry of 1970s Nigeria and his influence in Nigeria and West Africa led to a craze where most of the bands of the day incorporated this new sound into their repertoires to satisfy the tastes of the audiences of the time. This compilation highlights some of those recordings that have, until now, not seen the light of day.

Appropriately, Fela’s highly sought after version of ‘Who’re you’ lends this set its lead. Originally released on 7” in 1971, It would later be re-recorded at Abbey Road for his album Fela’s London Scene and here is re-issued for the first time ever.

Set for release on 15th February, Nigeria Afrobeat Special is released as a CD digipack and triple LP featuring five bonus tracks not available on the CD. Extensive liner notes are provided.

CD Tack List:

1. Fela & The Africa 70 – Who’re you? (Original 45 Version)
2. Eric Showboy Akaeze & His Royal Ericos – We Dey Find Money
3. The Anansa Professionals – Enwan
4. Saxon Lee & The Shadows International – Mind Your Business
5. Bongos Ikwue & The Groovies – Otachikpopo
6. Orlando Julius & His Afro-Sounders – Afro-Blues
7. Bob Ohiri and his Uhuru Sounds – Ariwo Yaa
8. Mad Man Jaga – Hankuri
9. Godwin Omabuwa & His Casanova Dandies – Do The Afro Shuffle
10. Segun Bucknor’s Revolution – Gbomojo
11. The Black Santiagos – Ole

LP Track list

Side 1
1. Fela & The Africa 70 – Who’re you? (Original 45 Version)
2. Bongos Ikwue & The Groovies – Otachikpopo

Side 2
1. Orlando Julius & His Afro-Sounders – Afro-Blues
2. Saxon Lee & The Shadows International – Mind Your Business

Side 3
1. Eric Showboy Akaeze & His Royal Ericos – We Dey Find Money
2. Mad Man Jaga – Hankuri
3. The Nigerian Police Band ( “The Force 7”) – Mori Keke Kan

Side 4
1. Bob Ohiri and his Uhuru Sounds – Ariwo Yaa
2. The Anansa Professionals – Enwan
3. Godwin Omabuwa & His Casanova Dandies – Do The Afro Shuffle

Side 5
1. The Tony Benson Sextet – Shish Ke Bab
2. . Segun Bucknor’s Revolution – Gbomojo
3. The Black Santiagos – Ole

Side 6
1. Abiodun Bakare & His Kobi’s band – Nigeria
2. The Martins Brothers Dance Band – On Shakara O
3. The Sahara All Stars – World People

Madlib Medicine Show No. 2: Flight To Brazil - Brazilian Funk, Pysche and Jazz

The 2nd installment of the Madlib Medicine Shows will be released in February 2010 according to Rappcats.com.


Pre-order. Shipping begins mid-February.
Worldwide release: 2/23/10

Second of a one-a-month, twelve-CD series from Madlib on his own imprint, Madlib Invazion. Odd numbers in the series are original productions by Madlib, even numbers are mixtapes.

For Madlib Medicine Show No. 2: Flight to Brazil, Madlib sends us on an 80-minute guided tour through three of four decades of Brazilian funk, psychedelic, prog-rock and jazz

An 8-page booklet is included with the CD, containing anonymous liner notes that we have yet to make complete sense of. Cover by Jeff Jank, Currier and Ives. This will only be released on CD.

Gilles Peterson vs Thom Yorke B2B....

This weeks Worldwide Show was a ONE-OFF 'Back 2 Back' special with Thom Yorke....A great show this week inclduing some real killers...

Including this little triplet -

Floating Points - Vacuum Boogie [Eglo]
Pangaea - Why [Hessle]
Darkstar - Need You [Hyperdub]


Christoph de Babalon - Are You Talking To Me? [Cross Fade Entertainment]
Floating Points - People's Potential [Eglo]
Floating Points - Vacuum Boogie [Eglo]
Pangaea - Why [Hessle]
Darkstar - Need You [Hyperdub]
Gil Scott-Heron - I’ll take Care Of You [XL]
Charles Mingus - Mood Indigo [His Master’s Voice]
Sun Ra - On Jupiter [Art Yard]
MF DOOM - Great Day (Fourtet remix) [Domino]
Jay Eletronica - Exhibit C [Society]
TY: Shadows Of Tomorrow - Madlib & Quasimoto [Pinnacle]
Los Silvertones - Carman [Soundway]
TY: Can - Oh Yeah [United Artists]
George Russell - Electonic Sonata For Souls Loved By Nature Part 1 [Flying Dutchman/Atco]
TY: Blaqstarr & Diplo - Get Off (The Rob 3 remix) [Mad Decent Protocol]
South Rakkas Crew - Mad Again (Boy 8 Bit Mix) [Mad Decent]
GP: Rockwell - Unknown Track
Alex Cortex - Huyendo Part 2 [Klang Elektronik]
Milton Nascimento - Pao E Agua [EMI]
Clinic - Distortions [Domino]
Dam-Funk - Searching For Funk's Future [Stones Throw]
GP: Brad Mehldau - Everything In It's Right Place [Nonesuch]
João Gilberto - Aguas de Marco [Universal]


Recommended Reading......

Shook Magazine Issue 7 Winter 2009

This Issue includes.....includes Funk Factory (Daptone Records, Poets of Rhythm, Breakestra, Malcolm Catto, Oz scene), Jazzie B, Planet Mu, French Caribbean Special, Hudson Mohawke, HomeGrown: the story of UK hip-hop, Hex Murda, Carl Craig presents Tribe Records, Max Romeo, Nneka, Boddhi Sattva, Dreph, Terence Blanchard, Max Romeo, Vague, Blunt Invitational, Havana Cultura, Still Bill, Fela! the musical, Akwaaba, Stefan Lakatos + Moondog, DJ Power (A-Trak, Robert Hood, Kode9), Zomby, White Rainbow, Andreya Triana…

"With our FUNK FACTORY special covering some of the baddest bands on the planet (Dap-Kings, Breakestra, Whitefield Brothers, Lefties Soul Connection, Cookin’ On 3 Burners & Malcolm Catto of the Heliocentrics) and our focus on PLANET MU, whether we’re cold lampin’ with the original funki dred JAZZIE B or sweating to the tropical rhythms of GWO KA and TUMBELE in Martinique and Guadeloupe, SHOOK #07 goes deep in the science of rhythm. The launch of HOMEGROWN, the first major exhibition of UK hip-hop, is our excuse to go back in time with London Posse, Demon Boyz and many more. We get the DATA REDUCTION from ZOMBY and gOnj@$ufi. MAX ROMEO tells us how he almost burned down the offices of Island Records, HUDSON MOHAWKE talks about making tracks for Rihanna, while Stefan Lakatos remembers learning to play the trimba from MOONDOG. For all you jazz heads, CARL CRAIG, MARCUS BELGRAVE and WENDELL HARRISON give us the rub on the resurrected TRIBE RECORDS project; we get a dose of Ancestral Soul from BODDHI SATTVA; Guilty Simpson, Black Milk, Dilated Peoples, Planet Asia and more salute HEX MURDA; we smoke Cohibas in Cuba with GILLES PETERSON and blaze blunts in LA with GASLAMP KILLER, SAMIYAM, HOUSESHOES & RHETTMATIC. Plus TERENCE BLANCHARD explains all about his difficult choices post-Katrina. Elsewhere, we feature FELA! THE MUSICAL, we surprise NNEKA, find out all about the CANDY MACHINE, travel the world with DREPH, celebrate the release of STILL BILL and raise a toast to 30 years of VAGUE. So shut yourself away this Christmas with a copy of SHOOK and a bottle of brandy, and be a soul adventurer, travelling to places and spaces far and wide in the musical omniverse".(SHOOK Magazine Website)

Buy Here.

WAX POETICS - Wax Poetics Magazine Issue 39

Africa Issue (feat Fela Kuti, Tony Allen, Rail Band, Voodoo Frank, Shafiq, Pax Nicholas, Ghariokwu Lemi , Orchestra Baobab + more)

Also Includes: Re:Discovery Cashless Society, Mams & Hart, Hugh Masekela, Buari, C. K. Mann & His Carousel 7.

"The start of 2010 marks the first time Wax Poetics has devoted an entire issue to modern African music. And it all points back to the first Black President, Fela Kuti, who, with drummer Tony Allen, created an Afrobeat shockwave felt throughout the continent" (Wax Poetics)

Voodoo Frank Collector of African vinyl makes sacrifices for the funk.

Shafiq Longtime producer frees his mind, debut album follows.

Fanga Persuasive band lights the way to a new Afrobeat dimension.

Ghana Special Soundway documents Ghanaian highlife’s roots.

Record Rundown DJ Rich Medina is a longtime champion of African rhythms.

Pax Nicholas broke free from Fela’s grip to create his own hard-hitting Afrobeat masterpiece.

Artist Ghariokwu Lemi handcrafted classic Fela album covers.

The Rail Band shot to stardom by fusing modernism with Mali’s rich folkloric tradition.

Orchestra Baobab embraced Cuban rhythms but shines in many styles.

Analog Out The surreal Afrobeat ballet of Fela’s Nigerian shows.

Buy Here.

Friday, 22 January 2010

Juicy Bits for January 2010

Just bought a few tasty tit-bits for January.....

Miss Beats - My World /The Jester 12" (Deep Medi 026)

"Set to shine in 2010, Mizz Beats is the 22 year-old from Hackney (East London) who aided and abetted labelmate Silkie in the creation of one of this year’s certified bangers: ‘Purple Love’. Earning her stripes in the midst of the UK’s grime scene, she has already produced for the likes of Dizzee Rascal, Jammer and Lady Sovereign and she is undoubtedly one of the Anti Social Entertainment clique’s brightest prospects alongside Quest, Silkie, Kromestar, J5, Harry Craze and Heny G. Mizzy’s debut 12” on DEEP MEDi Musik showcases both her versatility and a lightness of touch that belies her years. ‘My World’ marries sloping half-step drums, offhand tom rolls and cleverly constructed synth work, conjuring a wickedly melodious groove. On the flip, ‘The Jester’ zips off in a different direction, carried by tougher, stripped-back drums and myriad 8-bit Gameboy bleeps, zaps and bumps. An altogether clubbier affair, but no less sophisticated, fans of Gemmy and Joker will undoubtedly approve." (Piccadilly Records)


Side 1 - "My World" Listen to MP3.
Side 2 - "The Jester" Listen to MP3.

SBTRKT - Laika 12" (One-Sided Brainmath)

"Amidst the hype of 'who is SBTRKT?' it's easy to forget that quite simply the man/lady is just making dope tunes. Twisted dubstep out of time that manages to sound massive and strip-backed simultaneously...in the same unique vein as the previous workings 'Laika' is another step in SBTRKT carving out his/her own unimitable sound. If only we could get the good folks in Brain Math to invest the extra couple of pence per plate and provide us with another side for their records we'd be in bliss."(Phonica Records)

"Masked man of the moment SBTRKT drops his first release proper on the magic and mysterious BRAiNMATH. Limited info, limited copies, no digital, DJ support comes from Mary Anne Hobbs, Sinden, Oneman etc". (Piccadilly Records)


Side 1 - "Laika" Listen to MP3.

MAYER HAWTHORNE - The Ills Fan Club 45 7" (Stones Throw US)

"This is a limited-edition 45 made for the Stones Throw shop, and for Mayer Hawthorne's Europe Tour 2009. It includes both vocal and instrumental versions of a tune that does not appear on Mayer Hawthornes album. However, it has now become available via JUNO RECORDS".


Side 1 - "Track 1" Listen to MP3.
Side 2 - "Track 2" Listen to MP3.

PANGAEA - Pangaea EP (Hessle Audio 010)

"Since the impact of the anthemic 'Memories' and 'You & I', the weight of expectation has been lumbered around Pangaea's neck. Now after a brief hiatus he returns with an assuredly exemplary artifact of dubstep soul, maturing six tracks of moving rollidge, modern classical inflections and tech-stepped beat science. In a way, it's possible to label Pangaea as the Sven Weisemann of dubstep, as he approaches the style from an elevated angle of musicality and production values which lends his sound a timeless sheen of quality. But unlike Weisemann, Kevin McAuley is all about the future lurch, creating rhythmic engines tuned with the experience of a lifetime checking D'n'B, Garage and 'step patterns. With the spine-chilling arrangments of 'Why', he twists these influences back upon themselves with a (Funky) house-inspired clip, before aligning the dipping contours of the Ben UFO fave 'Sunset Yellow' with organ chords harking back to EP7 era Auetechre and divas screaming from the deepest rave you've never been to. The tripped formula of '5-HTP' is the masterful centrepiece of the set, displaying well toned subbass muscle and artcore breakbeat forces introduced with a head-melting drone intro, while the unruly 'Neurons' gives a nod to dubstep rave with zooming synthlines and those looking for near-instant soul gratification will find it in the pitch-shifted utterances of gorgeous closer 'Because Of You'. It's all proof, if needed, that Pangaea is at the head of his game and deserves the highest recommendations possible." (Phonica Records)


Side 1 - "Why" Listen to MP3.
Side 2 - "Sunset Yellow" / "5-HTP"
Side 3 - "Neurons" Listen to MP3.
Side 4 - "Dead Living" / "Because Of You"

SMITH & MIGHTY - Bass Is Material 12" (Punch Drunk/Unearthed)

"Unearthed is a new Punch Drunk affiliated label with a mission to reissue classic Bristollian sound system music remastered and cut LOUD to heavyweight 12" vinyl for the first time. Bass is Maternal is the title track from the legendary original Smith & Mighty long player, eventually released on their own Three Stripe label in 1994 after lengthy delays.

'U Dub' is a more traditional dubbed steppers rhythm building to a break beat / junglist crescendo.This first 12" is fully dubstep compatible and has been recently revived by top selectors such as as Pinch, Shortstuff and Ben UFO."
(Sounds Of The Universe)


Side 1 - "Bass Is Maternal" (feat John Lawrence) Listen to MP3.
Side 2 - "U Dub" Listen to MP3.

DIBIASE/PUDGE - Los Angeles 1/10 10" (All City ACLA 10X10X 1)

"The first in a ten-part series of two-headed10-inch EPs from LA-based producers, coming out monthly through 2010, with each in a full colour jacket designed by B+ (Mochilla).

Kicking off, Dibiase represents HollyWatts in South LA. Making his presence felt beneath the surface over the last few years, only now is he coming overground, with recently dropped 45s on Detroit’s OTW label and Lancashire’s Fat City. P.U.D.G.E, originally from Jamaica, Queens, has most recently been heard on ‘Beat Dimensions Vol 2’, and not so long ago in the mix for Mary Anne Hobbs.

Both beatmakers each serve up five hot lumps of molten rhythm lava to light your lamp, but pressing is limited so be switched on. Full colour artwork sleeve and one pressing only


Side 1
1. Dibiase - "WTF"
2. Dibiase - "Thrilla Time Slime"
3. Dibiase - "Spacely Sprocketts" Listen to MP3.
4. Dibiase - "I Pity The Fool" Listen to MP3.
5. Dibiase - "Axel Bop"

Side 2
1. PUDGE - "Intro"
2. PUDGE - "Satta Marijuana" Listen to MP3.
3. PUDGE - "Blips Ahoy Mate'"
4. PUDGE - "Afrilude"
5. PUDGE - "Awnmydawn"
6. PUDGE - "Arabincense"
7. PUDGE & Dibiase - "Smoke It Over"

OM UNIT - Lightgrids 7" (All City AC1X7X 1)

"Following his Joker remix and an inclusion on the hefty 'Elevator Music' comp from Fabric, Om Unit moves onto a dope 7" for the All City crew. With years working intently at the nexus of instrumental beats and electronica, he's really found his niche in a blend of slow boogie house/hiphop beats and classic analog synthlines, heard on the ace 'Lavender' with its majestic Vangelis-styled synths, or the melancholic arrangements of the sludgy-slow 'Lightworks'. Beat heads like Benji B and Alex Nut are already giving this props so you know what u gotta do..." (Boomkat Records)


Side 1 - "Lightgrids" Listen to MP3.
Side 2 - "Lavender" Listen to MP3.

Madlib Medicine Show Part 1...Before The Verdict

MADLIB x HIT+RUN | Medicine Show from ABCNT.INFO on Vimeo.

Description: First of a one-a-month, twelve-CD series from Madlib on his own imprint, Madlib Invazion.

Madlib Medicine Show No. 1: Before The Verdict is a full 17-track hip-hop album with original tracks and "the OJ Simpson remixes" featuring Guilty Simpson. Consider it a prelude to Madlib & Guilty's collab OJ Simpson.

There are two brief guest appearances by MED and J Dilla, in a short, previously unreleased interlude dating back to his & Madlib's first collaboration. An 8-page booklet with track list is included in the CD.


. Arraignment (Intro)
2. Ode To The Ghetto (OJ Simpson Remix)
3. Yikes (OJ Simpson Remix)
4. Further
5. Lucky Guy
6. Pigs (OJ Simpson Remix)
7. Life Goes By
8. Get Bitches (OJ Simpson Remix)
9. The Exclusive Featuring MED
10. Robbery (OJ Simpson Remix)
11. Kill' Em (OJ Simpson Remix)
12. The Paper
13. I Must Love You (OJ Simpson Remix)
14. Looking For Trouble
15. Young Guns Featuring J Dilla
16. My Moment (OJ Simpson Remix)
17. American Dream & Future (OJ Simpson Remix)

1–tear off and dispose of the yellow title card, which has been attached for “retail and marketing purposes”
2–play loud
3–play repeatedly

Residents On Tour for 2010.......


Please note I am not checking web sites for when ticket go on sale. Busy days for me. Please do your own investigation into ticket availability. See you at the gig!

<< USA / Canada 2010 Schedule>>

January 23 - Santa Cruz CA - Rio
January 29 - San Diego CA - Birch North Park Theater
January 30 - Los Angeles CA - Henry Fonda Theater
January 31 - Tucson AZ - Rialto Theater
February 2 - Austin TX - Stubbs
February 3 - Dallas TX - Granada
February 4 - Memphis TN - Hi Tone
February 5 - Atlanta GA - Variety
February 7 - Washington DC - 9:30 Club
February 8 - Philadelphia PA - World Cafe
February 9 - New York NY - Webster Hall
February 10 - Boston MA - Middle East
February 12 - Montreal QC - Club Soda
February 13 - Toronto Ontario - Opera House
February 15 - Chicago IL - Logan Square
February 16 - Milwaukee WI - Turner Hall

<< Europe 2010 Schedule>>

April 27 - Caen France - Le Cargo
April 28 - Brussles Belgium - Ancienne Belgique
May 1 - Bergen Norway - Bergenfest
May 2 - Oslo Norway - Sentrum Scene
May 7 - UK - ATP Festival (see below)
May 13 - Rome Italy - Officine Mariconi
May 14 - Bologna Italy - Estragon
May 15 - Milan Italy - Teatro Leonardo

Matt Groening ATP Festival

The Residents, Deerhunter and Broadcast are among the latest names confirmed for Matt Groening's ATP Festival.

The line-up for the event already includes all of the following with more to be confirmed:


Tickets are on sale now priced at £160 for room-only accommodation or £170 per person for self-catered rooms. Click here to buy ATP Festival tickets.ATP Festival Weekend One 2010 will take place at Butlins, Minehead from 7-9 May.

"All Tomorrow’s Parties is honoured to announce that Matt Groening will curate ATP Weekend 1 in May 2010!

To continue the celebrations of our 10 Years of ATP we are thrilled to have one of our previous curators from across the Atlantic back to provide curatorial duties in the UK. Matt Groening, genius behind the Simpsons and Futurama returns after his amazing 2003 festival at The Queen Mary, Long Beach, California to curate ATP UK Weekend 1 on May 7th – 9th.

Tickets are priced at £163.50pp for room only and £173.75pp for self catering and are on sale now from this link.


All Tomorrow's Parties has been promoting festivals and concerts throughout the world for the last ten years. It was founded in the wake of Belle and Sebastian’s Bowlie Weekender, with Mogwai curating in the unusual setting of Pontins Holiday Camp, Camber Sands. Since then the festival has appeared every year and has expanded across the globe continuing to set itself apart from large scale corporate festivals by staying intimate and fan-friendly. The line-ups are chosen by significant bands or artists which results in eclectic events that combine performances by legendary and influential acts with appearances by the latest crop of experimental artists from any (and every) musical genre. The festival has become more successful with every passing year, and ATP events have taken place in the UK, USA, Europe and Australia, with past curators including Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Mike Patton, My Bloody Valentine, Portishead, Sonic Youth, Slint, and Tortoise.

For ten years ATP has set itself apart from other festivals by embracing seemingly disparate artistic genres, with events featuring art exhibitions, cinema programmes, spoken word performances and stand up comedy. It's been called 'Unforgettable' by Spin and 'the most enjoyable festival experience of our reporter's life' by Pitchfork. It has spawned an acclaimed concert series (Don't Look Back), a record label (ATP Recordings), and the release of a feature length documentary about the festivals from Warp X, titled All Tomorrow’s Parties, out on DVD in November 2009. For more information and the trailer visit www.ourtrueintent.com


Butlins, Minehead looks out across a superb sandy beach. The site is equipped with a supermarket, newsagent, cash points and restaurants. Onsite facilities include a cinema, Splash Water World - a sub-tropical environment that has a huge wave pool, a swimming pool, 3 flumes and also a flume based raft ride - Ten-pin bowling and amusement arcade. Sports include Archery, Football, Basketball, Darts, Petanque, Fencing, Kwik Cricket, Netball, Rounders, Table Tennis, Outdoor Bowls and Crazy Golf. Please note some activities are subject to weather conditions and opening hours decided by Butlins.

Room Only accommodation is available in 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 berths and offers either double, single or bunk beds with private bathroom and TV, but no kitchen facilities or lounge, more like a hotel room. (£163.50 + booking fee per ticket)

Self Catering accommodation is available in 4, 6 and 7 berths and offers private bathroom, full kitchen facilities and separate lounge area with TV. (£173.75 + booking fee per ticket)

Click here for Further Details.

Friday, 15 January 2010

Explanation of the world's most important 6-sec drum loop !!

"This fascinating, brilliant 20-minute video narrates the history of the "Amen Break," a six-second drum sample from the b-side of a chart-topping single from 1969. This sample was used extensively in early hiphop and sample-based music, and became the basis for drum-and-bass and jungle music -- a six-second clip that spawned several entire subcultures. Nate Harrison's 2004 video is a meditation on the ownership of culture, the nature of art and creativity, and the history of a remarkable music clip."

New Orb Video....

"A crazy full-steam-ahead video for "dolly unit" from the new orb album "Baghdad Batteries"... filmed and photographed in battersea power station and beamish open air museum with a smattering of archive footage courtesy of the prelinger archives... imagine battersea power station having a restless dream...

The album's available from Malicious Damage Shop plus most other shops on cd & download .

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Sbtrkt Upcoming Releases for 2010.....

Upcoming Releases

Sbtrkt - Laika (Brainmath) - Jan '10
Sbtrkt - Soundboy Shift/ Rundown (Young Turks) - Feb '10
Sbtrkt & Sampha - Break Off / Evening Glow (Ramp) - March '10
Sbtrkt - 2020/ One Week Over/ Jamlock/ Pause For Thought EP (Brainmath)


Basement Jaxx - Scars.
These New Puritans - We Want War.
Fantastic Mr Fox - Sketches.
Portico Quartet - Lines.
Modeselektor - Art & Cash.
Jack Penate - Be The One.
Cessa - Recon.
Echaskech - Future Sex.
TJR - Just Gets Better.


SBTRKT Live Set on Gilles Peterson BBC Radio 1
01.01.2010 Mix For Skream Rinse FM
Sbtrkt Mix For Mary Anne Hobbs
Sbtrkt - Fact Mix 66
No Pain In Pop 001 Mix

Eglo Records Upcoming Release Schedule.......for 2010

This looks like the upcoming Eglo schedule:

Shuanise - Kingdom EP 7" (EGLO 04) (out very soon)
1. Kingdom
2. Catch
3. Abdulallim Commotion

Fatima - Mind Travellin' EP 12" (EGLO 05)
1. Higher
2. Warm Eyes Feat. Dam Funk
3. Soul Glo
4. On The Go

Floating Points - Peoples Potential (EGLO 06W) (out late Jan/earlyFeb)
A. Peoples Potential

Floating Points - Peoples Potential/Shark Chase (EGLO 06) (out March?)
A. Peoples Potential
B. Shark Chase

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Announce New Album

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Announce Release of New Album....

I Learned the Hard Way Set To Drop On May 4, 2010....

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are already well known as one of the most exciting acts in the nation for both their explosive live shows and their prolific output of gritty studio recordings. Their breakout release, 100 Days, 100 Nights, sold over 150,000 copies worldwide. On Jones’ birthday this year, the band will release I Learned the Hard Way, their fourth full-length on Brooklyn’s independent Daptone Records. The record marks a bold step forward for a band who almost singlehandedly stewarded today’s return of soul music to its more traditional sound.....

I Learned the Hard Way was produced by Bosco Mann and recorded on an Ampex eight-track tape machine by Gabriel Roth in Daptone Records’ House of Soul studios, the record drips with a warmth and spontaneity rarely found since the golden days of Muscle Shoals and Stax. Sharon’s raw power, rhythmic swagger, moaning soulfulness, and melodic command set her firmly alongside Tina Turner, James Brown, Mavis Staples, and Aretha as a fixture in the canon of soul music. From the lush Philly-Soul fanfare that ushers in “The Game Gets Old” at the top of the record, to the stripped down Sam Cooke-style “Mama Don’t Like My Man” at the tail, the Dap-Kings dance seamlessly through both the most crafted and simple arrangements with subtlety and discipline. I Learned the Hard Way is the “Daptone Sound” at its finest.........


‘Dap-Dippin’ with the Dap-Kings’ - May 2002....
‘Naturally’ - January 2005....
‘100 Days, 100Nights’ - October 2007....

Track Listing for New ALbum - “I Learned The Hard Way”

The Game Gets Old....
I Learned The Hard Way....
Better Things....
Give It Back....
The Reason....
Window Shopping....
She Ain’t A Child No More....
I’ll Still Be True....
Without A Heart....
If You Call....
Mama Don’t Like My Man....

Info taken From Dapkings Myspace site.

Carl Craig, Francesco Tristano & Moritz von Oswald, Matmos, Bugge Wesseltoft & Henrik Schwarz duo in London

This event is part of.......

"London Calling - The Red Bull Music Academy 2010

The next edition of the Red Bull Music Academy will touch down in one of the world’s most sprawling musical metropolises: London. From February 7 to March 12, 2010, some of the most original and creative minds in music will come together to share ideas, work on tunes, and perform in the best vibe-filled venues around town."

A night of experimental electronic music featuring DJs and performances spread over Royal Festival Hall and The Clore Ballroom featuring Carl Craig, Francesco Tristano & Moritz von Oswald, Matmos, Bugge Wesseltoft & Henrik Schwarz duo appearing for RBMA Radio in London on 12 February 2010 at 7:30pm.

Tickets at £22.50, £20, £17.50 .

"In association with Resident Advisor. The Academy curates a special one-off night at The Royal Festival Hall bringing a host of pioneers from the worlds of Electronica. Avantgarde Music, Techno and Jazz.

Electronic music has always advanced like a force of nature – pushing itself to every corner of the earth, and assimilating practically every other genre of music into its electronic template. Since techno’s heady space-age birth in the American midwest to its countless modern-day incarnations, its appetite for progress is still insatiable. The Red Bull Music Academy's fascination with the genre’s future tangents is a dance that has lasted over a decade now. To further this investigation, the Academy takes over the Royal Festival Hall on February 12, with four collaborative acts who’re currently at the forefront of exploring the grey areas of experimental electronics, jazz, laptop soul, and avantgarde music – each one renowned for flipping the formula and getting creative with their own methodologies. Like the contents of an entire weekend festival condensed into one very special evening of music.

Bugge Wesseltoft & Henrik Schwarz
It's easier to navigate your way through the black forest than Henrik Schwarz' deep, swirling house tracks, as the German DJ and producer coaxes the emotion out of the machines alongside Norwegian jazz explorer and intrepid keysman Bugge Wesseltoft. This duo fire spur-of-the-moment sparks back and forth in this live collaboration, which first debuted in 2009 at the Montreux Jazz Festival.

Carl Craig, Francisco Tristano & Moritz von Oswald
Another collaboration that updates and invigorates tradition is the trio of Detroit’s Grammy-awarded remix maverick Carl Craig, Berlin-based dubtechno demigod Moritz von Oswald (Basic Channel, Rhythm & Sound), and club music’s piano prodigy of choice Francesco Tristano. Taking the hair-raising drama of the chamber orchestra and filtering it through dubby mechanised techno, this is the first time that these consummate voyagers of the four-four pulse will be performing their futuristic symphony together. Not to be missed!

Drew Daniel and M.C. Schmidt are a pair of musicians that effortlessly manage to combine style, substance, and concept with every album they make. On planet Matmos, musique concrete pioneer Pierre Boulez could jam with Arkestra free sax legend Marshall Allen, while Icelandic siren of the strange Bjork narrates passages from Burroughs over the sound of clattering crustaceans. Rising to infamy after their surgical-operation-sampling LP A Chance To Cut Is A Chance To Cure, the American duo went on to work with Björk on two albums and world tours, while also releasing LPs on Matador that stretch the boundaries of an already rubbery genre.

Terre Thaemlitz as DJ Sprinkles
Finally keeping things outside the box will be Comatonse's ambassador of sound and scale, Terre Thaemlitz, on the Ballroom floor. Exploring gender, sexuality, queer culture, class and race – identity politics, if you will – and most recently, on the acclaimed Midtown 120 Blues for Mule, taking a wry look at house music itself, (s)he challenges listeners every bit as much as entertains them – a pretty neat trick if you can pull it off. ‘A kidder with a serious cause,’ says XLR8R, which is pretty much on the money, honey.

Also playing will be a selection of the Red Bull Music Academy's participants, handpicked from around the world and re-working today’s sound formulas into distinct new signatures of their own". (RBMA WEBSITE)

Click here for full details of RBMA LONDON 7th February - 12th March.

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Monday, 4 January 2010

Sbtrkt - One for 2010......Watcha Bass Bins

New Update:

Sbtrkt recently appeared on Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Show last week, performing a live-session with singer Sampha......

SBTRKT Live 06.01.2010 on BBC Radio 1 by sbtrkt


01. SBTRKT & Sampha – Evening Glow
02. SBTRKT – Colonise feat. Sampha
03. SBTRKT – Migration
04. SBTRKT – 2020
05. Modeselektor – Art & Cash (SBTRKT Remix)
06. SBTRKT & Sampha – Break Off

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I've been trawling through the web recently for some upfront music for 2010, and along with Floating Points who had a very successful year in 2009, this artist,, Sbtrkt is beginning to make waves. So here are a couple of mixtapes he's put together......

SBTRKT 01.01.2010 by sbtrkt

01. USL – Making Love
02. Sbtrkt & Sampha – Break Off
03. L-Vis 1990 – United Groove (MJ Cole Remix)
04. DJ Master-D – Mad Drumz
05. Breakage feat. Newham Generals – Hard
06. Dorian Concept – Trilingual Dance Experience
07. Skream – One For The Heads Who Remember
08. Sbtrkt – ▲
09. Modeselektor – Art & Cash (Sbtrkt Remix)
10. Sbtrkt – Rundown
11. Shortstuff – Stuff
12. Tech-A-Freek – Digital Afrika
13. The XX – Fantasy
14. Four Tet – Love Cry (Joy Orbison Remix)


FACT mix 66 is by Sbtrkt, a masked London-based producer who's impressed us this year with his remixes of Goldie, Peaches et al, and his original material - much of which has already been snapped up by labels like XL, Brainmath and Planet Mu.

Sbtrkt - FACT Mix 66 by sbtrkt

He played a stonking set at our last Lock Tavern party alongside Ben UFO and Cooly G - one that blended house-fed dubstep from Ramadanman et al with the neo-garage of folk like Falty DL and a healthy amount of bootlegs and unashamed house anthems - and Sinden recently gave him his Fabric debut as part of his Get Familiar night. His FACT mix was done of Ableton with plenty of live editing and effects, and features Karizma, F, 2000 & One, Goldie, Little Dragon and more. (FACT Magazine)


FaltyDL - To London
Dimlite - Aurora Stay Close
F - Epilogue (Ramadanman Rerub)
Karizma - Necessary Madness
2000 and One - Funk That
Nepa Allstars - The Way (Sbtrkt edit)
Jack Penate - Be The One (Sbtrkt remix)
Sbtrkt - Outbound
Menta - Sound Of Da Future
Sully - Duke St Dub
Goldie - Inner City Life (Sbtrkt edit)
Sbtrkt - Crashed Out
Silkie - Spark
Sampha - Summer
Little Dragon - Runabout
El-B - Express
Sbtrkt - Laika
Pangaea - Router
Ragga Twins - Spliffhead (Ramadanman refix)
RSD - Forward Youth
Sbtrkt - Soundboy shift