Edition of the 28/04/2009
With Special Guest DJ Danny for one hour Drum’n'Bass special B2B
Tracklisting of the 3rd edition
1 – J Dilla feat. Black Thought (from The Roots) # Reality Check
From forthcoming album Jay Stay Paid (25 tracks remixed by Pete Rock) feat. Foom, M.O.P., Havoc, Raekwon, Pharohae Monch
(In store 2nd June on Nature Sounds)
2 – Blu # Local Legends (prod.by Flying Lotus)
Newly signed Warner artist Blu has been in NY recording with The Roots, cutting tracks for the band’s upcoming ninth studio album How I Got Over due in June on Def Jam.
This guy is definitely an artist to watch in 2009.
More & more coming, Check my blog for Exclusive Mixtape of BLU.
3 – yU # Thought About It (prod. By yU)
One of the 3rd member of Diamond District, yU is also an artist to watch this year.
The album, Before Taxes was first released as a 7 track promo EP a few months back, but available for the first time as a full 16 song version of album. The majority of the project was produced by the 1978ers (yU & Slimkat78), but it also features some guest production from Kev Brown, Oddisee & Bilal Salaam. yU is also joined by appearances from Finale, Grap Luva, OP Swamp 81 (Bilal Salaam & Da’Nedra), his fellow members in the Remainz crew, and more throughout the album.
4 – Declaime # Keep It Moving (feat. Flying Lotus & Georgia Anne Muldrow)
This track from Declaime’s Astormsacomin’ LP, released in August 2008.
This track just been repressed on Vinyl on Ramp Records, Easy to get everywhere
5 – Flying Lotus # My Chippy (Warp Records)
This track isn’t on the FlyLo LP, but it came after last june on L.A. EP part 1.
Absolute master-piece and for me the best producer in 2008 / 2009 for sure. Check his website and/or Myspace for more…and also his label Brainfeeder with tons of good shits feat. Ras G, Samiyam, Kode 9 & more….
6 – Flying Lotus # Melt ! (Warp Records)
From Los Angeles LP, one of the 10 best Album in 2008.
If you don’t have it yet, be sure to buy it online or in your local store
!!!! ABSOLUTE MASTER-PIECE !!!!
- Classic Tune of the Show –
7- Fela Anikulapo Kuti # Roforofo Fight (Roforofo Fights LP, 1972)
How many artists in the music history can pretend to create a new style, a new kind of music?
How many artist fights all their life for their people, country and freedom?
Most of artists, started with revolution songs and after 2 or 3 albums, they just fall into corrupted world full of cocaine & money. Fela never did. As Bob Marley or other great music icons. If you have to remember one African musician, make sure it will be Fela Anikulapo Kuti. For the music he created: the Afro-Beat and for his political fights against corrupted African Leaders & white masters still controlling Africa from their countries…I can say that my country France is still stealing Africa. As Belgium, Netherlands, United Kingdom, USA, Japan, China, Germany, Italy and much much more…Make sure Fela is still in your mind, cause they afraid about new ones…They killed them but they ,ever killed their ideas.
Fela Kuti Rest In Peace….and Dance !!!!
Roforofo Fight is about human intolerance towards each other. Issues that could be resolved amicably usually end up in fist-fights. Sometimes such fights end up bloody or muddy. Dramastising the scenario that ensues before a fight, particulary in a muddy place. Fela says it usually starts with words like: “You dey craze! No craze! Get away Who are you?”
These are two people who could quietly resolve their differences, screaming and yelling at each other. Unfortunately, for both of them, the area where the argument is taking place is full of mud. Within seconds, they draw the attention of a passer-bye, which then turns into a crowd. “If you dey among the crowd the two wey yap!…Tell am make him no fight oh!…” Meaning if you are in the crowd watching, please advice your friends not to fight if he is one of the two arguing. Because of humans egos, instead of heeding the advice, walk away quietly. Both will feel disrespect and shamed. To settle the score, the two of them chose physical combat in the mud – a muddy fight follows. At the end of the fight, on-lookers couldn’t differentiate the one from the other, both of them look like twins. They won’t get any sympathy from the people looking too…”You don tell am before make him no fight! Roforofo dey for there!…”
Extracted from The Roforofo Booklet, written by Mabinouri Kayode Odowu
Author of the book “Fela, Why Blackman carry shit”
8 – El Michels Affair # C.R.E.A.M. (Fat Beats Records, 2009)
9 – El Michels Affair # Shimmy Shimmy Ya (Fat Beats Records, 2009)
New York-based vintage soul instrumental group, El Michels Affair are proud to announce the release of their highly anticipated upcoming studio LP, Enter The 37th Chamber. The album, full of adaptations of classic Wu-Tang Clan songs, was released April 21st via Fat Beats Records.
At the core of a movement that includes Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, and The Budos Band, El Michels Affair are among the leaders of a retro-soul and funk movement causing a stir both in the streets and on the charts. Led by saxophonist/organist Leon Michels (who’s song with Menahan Street Band was lifted by Jay-Z for “Roc Boys),” and producer/engineer Jeff Silverman, El Michels Affair comprises a collection of other musicians from The Dap-Kings, the Budos Band, and Antibalas. Although sharing similarities with these groups, the El Michels’ sound is its own – versatile enough to span genres including soul, funk, hip-hop, and punk rock. Always hard at work in the studio, El Michels Affair looks forward to stepping back into the spotlight to display that versatility on their new album, Enter The 37th Chamber.
10 – Emancipator # Shook [Sigur Ross VS Mobb Deep Mash Up Bootleg] (Unreleased)
Another rarities I found this week, unreleased so..dont look for it in your local shop. Just dig your internet ; ) Pretty good bootleg I think, more to come in next shows
11- Amanda Diva # Get Money [Junior M.A.F.I.A Cover]
(from DJ Drama & Cookin Soul “The Notorious B.I.G.Tribute Mixtape, 2009)
I love Female rapper, I love Jean Grae…but sorry Jean. I think there’s another sister comin to kick yo ass: Amanda Diva.
After, Invincible and her GREAT album “Shapeshifters” last year, now Amanda is here with an extra flow and soooo wicked voice. One of the best track of this pretty good (but trendy) mixtape.
Be sure, to keep an eye on this girl
12 – Little Boots # New in Town [The Golden Filter remix] (unreleased)
Simply one of the best artist those days…Everyone is crazy about her…and you know why now. Try to grab her single called Solid Gold…..
Visit her Myspace and be patient ; )
- Exclusive Tune of the day -
(I had to choose between new Peaches single or new Sonic Youth one)
Sorry for their fans : P
The Golden Filter myspace
13 – Bombay Bicycle Club # Always Like This (Island Records, 2009)
New single from this cool Londoner band (Crouch End), available since the 13th April.
And instead of create a super post about them, I give you the link to the Wiki article
14 – Tokyo Police Club # Graves [Nightsweats remix]
Here’s a remix by Nightsweats for TPC’s “Graves”. Apparently TPC was having a remix contest on their myspace but Nightsweats never entered… actually they were a little too late. Too bad because it is f-ing good!
15 – Metric # Help I’m Alive [The Twelves remix]
Metric who been discovered into Olivier Assayas’s Clean (with Maggie Cheung) just get their 3rd LP out, weeks ago. I didn’t listen to it yet? But I get this remix days ago from Brazilian Duo The Twelves, and it’s one of my fav’ pop song of the month.
I had to share it with you all
Check their Myspace
and seriously Dig Dem, cause they worst it !!:!!!!!!!!
- Tracklisting Coming Soon -