So i just got introduced to one of the artists that will be making up the troop for Murdock & Friends at Laundry Day 2012, Antwerp. Theres gonna be alot of us making the crowd jump on the 1st of September, thought id give you all a sneaky peak. Above is Mr Vic Brauwers to be known here forth as Jnr keys Below is the ever awesome Halve Neuro! (more…)
When you can make out what shes saying, shes a bad gyal lyricist!
So i like to make mixes, not club mixes i dont consider myself a club DJ, just selections of good tunes old/new, accoustic/electronic etc wrapped around themes. If you ever checked out Frontroom Radio you’ll see what i mean however i slowly stopped making that mostly because the sound of my own voice irked me somewhat but without a little explanation the mixes seemed quite jumbled. Anyways so i still wanna make mixes with a varied selection of tunes but i dont wanna bore anyone either (im in a paranoid phase artistically right now) so i came up with the 20/20 idea. 20 songs in 20 minutes that will hopefully have you digging out some old records or hunting for something new. I want to see if DJing like Tim Westwood with songs that are better than just there chorus can actually work…so here goes the first session, a reclamation of songs that speak love.
Euro-cultured this weekend in Manchester has as per usual a MASSIVE line-up blaring quality music rain or shine all thru the bank holiday. Looking forward to seeing the return of Jehst (who is not my postman, gutted) at Hit n Run on Monday but most excited bout the first live performance from Sleeping Giants aka Zed Bias, Fallacy & Rodney P BLAOW!!! Its a killa combo indeed, the above a little preview featuring the ever illusive Btch Pls See ya in the city this weekend….
Their back and all in my grill, well actually they never went away, in fact one of thems my friends neghbour but thats irrelevant and in no way as entertaining as this piece of hip-hop comic genius! Will Farrel, Jack Black, Danny Macbride, Seth Rogan and more…watch.love.laugh and get ready for the short movie Fight For Your Right Revisited out soon ;0)
Wrec jus posted this bad boy on FB, had to share cause it is kinda SICK! Double had to share cause due to the beatboxer Eklips being French, POW ON THE FRENCH TIP!
Was it Brassai or Michael Pitt that got me fanatical about France this past weekend? Either way it inspired this mix which is a collection of a few the things i watched and listened to whilst feeling all French. The Dreamers soundtrack provided some excellent Jimi Hendrix & Janis Joplin as well as turning me onto an old french singer Francoise Hardy , La Haine gets a little feature in there as well as Amelie & Angel A alongside a host of French artists that were already on my harddrive and of course the YSL advert with my current obsession Monseiur Pitt. Enjoy late night when the lights are low with a glass of red wine, whatever poison as long as it makes you mellow, sink back into the sofa or your lovers arms and let the music play… x
What a tipsy turvy year it was musically for me. At home i was consuming classic rock & grunge whilst out in the world i was discovering hip-hop. So many albums from that year that i still play loud and proud without cringing. Heres a little sample of my itunes selection today inspired on an even flow from 93 til Infinity
Now some of you will cringe at this advert from Yeo Valley, the rest will realize its simplistic genius. I know im not the only one who bridged the gap between hip-hop and this milks name whilst browsing the dairy isle with the munchies. Ridiculous props for the Owl swagger, i need this as a gif, however what i don’t need is a copy of this on Itunes (available now, tut tut).
I’d told you we’d get to Germany by the end of the day. This is the only German song i can confidently sing along with and still not really know what the hell im saying…lets hope its still big in the karaoke bars in Berlin else ill be stuck with Hasslehoff covers on a drunk night out Dam this song was massive though back in the day, i remember it was always on MTV over here in the UK like 90 erm something or other, oh and there was that french guy too, what was his name again…….. ah Fabe im thinking i have to have french hip hop day at some point, that album was one of my favs back in the day, Detournement De Son!
Saian Supa Crew are the dope shit, (though im by far superior on the playstation, Glasto ’03 FACT) if you dont know about them then please get to know, they have been tearing up microphones for at least 12 years that i know of and have consistently kept me captivated without having had a single idea of what their on about. I think that’s the test of a good rapper, if you don’t even understand the language he’s speaking but the flow is still dope enough to keep your attention. In fact with some of the ish these rappers are calling lyrics nowadays it would be a blessing to not have to understand whats being said…i wonder if Tinchy knows french? Anyhoo this song is ridiculous and has been in my top 10 sexy hip-hop tunes since i first heard it way back when, so many sounds, instruments, vocal tones, its just straight butter….makes me want to dance around in my underwear in front of curtainless windows with a soft light on at night, ‘ahoy there neighbor!’
Dan le Sac, Scroobius Pip, Riz MC and Nick Frost all in this wonderful High Fidelity Spoof (if you havent seen that film, why are your reading this blog…go now), the wonders of a great idea executed to perfection….could there be an English version in the making…i’d watch it and im not really a Scroob fan, if you are though tour kicks off in October, dates in the film above.
Fancy being on a track with one of Manchesters finest team Broke n £nglish? Well then sonny jim this is your lucky day! STraTs has a spare 24 bars on his track What If -Celebrity Shakedown due for release on his forthcoming mixtape. All you have to do to enter is download the above track and then record your bit over the space where the second verse should be, send your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 1st of August…in the words of Kelis ‘what you waiting for?’
More details from STrats after the jump
Wu Tang are just one of my teenage fave’s gracing the UK shores this summer (checked Snoop & Prince last week, Salt n Pepa get here in Aug!) caught a bit of the interview Raekwon done for 6music to promote the UK shows, where he says it exactly how it is with regards to artistic content of the modern day pop artist/rapper.
I cant bloody wait to see the Wu…seriously too many albums with too many tunes what the hell are they gonna fit into their live show?? Oh sooo exciting Makes you wonder though in terms of the artistic development of the modern day stars he’s talking about are Tinchy, Tinie, Dappy, Sneezy (lmao) and whoever else you lot listen to gonna be able to get back on stage in 13 years time for a WORLD TOUR? With the unoriginal A&R’ing of the UK major labels just what longevity are they creating for their artists? I’ll stop right there.
Did that grab your attention? Perverts, read on to cleanse your soul….
Gotta stop smoking MC’s somebody pass me the nicorette
Freestyle – The Arsonists.
Its short sharp to the point and is not a simile…im sure theres more i like a lot probably but this has stuck with me from day. Any takers??
Caught Hoodman last night at Moho Live why isnt this fella on my tv?? Truely awesome talent who i do not see or hear enough of…remember first hearing in this tune from UK Team and Konny Kon (Broke n £nglish ) when i had my show on 1Xtra. The manny accent and free flowing story line made me home sick as hell living in London. Even though it wasn’t packed in Moho last night (shame on to many people for a number of different reasons) the vibe was live and everyone who grabbed the mic smashed it big shouts to Siege, Hoodman, Mr Fox & Freestyle for a proper hip-hop evening
Two phrases i love inspired this weeks Frontroom Radio. FR05 Smokin & Drinkin is up now at mixcloud and ready for your listening pleasure! Every single track in the hour is either about puffing the good stuff, swilling alcohol, being high or has a connection in the title….All except Bisweed & Spirit included simply for their names! So many tracks i didn’t include leads me to believe that I’ll be making another smokin and drinkin themed selection in my frontroom before the summers out Listen.Like.Love.Share.Enjoy!
Still stuck in the 90′s, song for the day wise, which isnt such a bad thing at all seeing as it was the best time for hip-hop in my humble opinion…anyhoo forget that and listen to the jazztastic Digable Planets ‘Cool Like Dat’, oh and watch out for the inevitable….
….rapping into a lamp! Dam Ladybug was bloody cool, cue girl crush
So last night one of my oldest friends dropped round whilst Lords of the Underground were playing in the background, cue a 3 hour Youtube fest of all the tracks we used to bang insanely back in the day. Soooooooo many artists i forgot and soooooo many tracks that still KILL IT! So let us begin i got STFD for days on the 90′s tip! Raw Breed – Rabbit Stew, what you know bout this? (more…)