These cats were cool before but this new song off of their upcoming II: The True Sequel album is beyond dope. Best rap instumental I've heard in a looooong time! Make sure you head over to their bandcamp and buy all their stuff. Pure gold.
I have absolutely nothing to say about current world affairs except this : this is the dopest music video I've watched all year.
March is already rolling on and the endless loop in which our collective sorry asses are stuck irrevocably gains hold. Will we ever get out of this mess? Only time will tell. And time, needless to say, feels quite frozen right now. This comeback song by GENGHIS TRON is a perfect soundtrack for today's sun-daze.
I'll confess to not knowing much about this band beforehand, as they got their fame when I was pretty much out of everything. So I'm new to this and I love what they're doing. Lots of things going on in this song and yet I feel like I'm floating in a stasis whenever I listen to it (which is a lot). A throwback to 2002-era QOTSA maybe, with some LOOP (the band) thrown in, hints of '95 VOIVOD possibly, and the most effective drumming I've heard in a long time... Lovely.
If the chaos and confusion that was 2020 were to be summed up in ONE video, this would be it.
I was lucky to catch this guy a few years ago doing a performance inside a geodesic dome (he was opening for Manuel Göttsching!) and he's been getting better and better since! Haunted music for troubled times.
DJ Dom-e has released another killer mix of Japanese breaks all from records available for sale through his online Nezumi Record shop!
In his own words: "This is a 100% Japanese Funk, Soul, Jazz and R&B mix from vinyl recordings. This 1h15mn mix also features anime and film soundtracks, traditional music with a funk-edge, sampling material and late 60's Japanese pop. Hope you enjoy it! All records are (or were) available for sale at https://nezumirecords.com/ Happy New Year 2021!"
In honour of my now deceased favourite rapper of the 00s, here's a rather fitting mashup of DOOM songs (the UK crust band) with mad lyricist MF Doom, made in 2017 by Old City. I'm still very sad to learn about Doom's passing. He was/is one of the most influential beatmakers and rhymers in recent memory... Let's hope Madlib makes it safe to the 22nd century, geniuses are so few and far between in the SoundCloud-rap age.
As a kid, this movie title always scared me for unknown reasons (I mean, apart from the fact that cars could not really eat, could they? and if they did, how on Earth would they swallow an entire city?)... So this Peter Weir movie's always eluded me until recently when a friend lent me her DVD. I can safely say the movie is not that good - it's not very well-written and doesn't make much sense, even in an oblique, allegorical way. On the other hand, I fell in love with the great soundtrack by Bruce Smeaton, which was screaming "sample me! sample me!" all along, especially with the two great opening numbers. Discogs tell me there's only a 7'' EP single available, which is a shame, really (for a whopping €100 apiece!) as the opening tune is not to be found anywhere... anyway, here's the main theme which has a nice groove to it - and the coolest ever design for a car!
Belgian DJs/label Radio Martiko not only are doing absolutely stellar reissues of old and forgotten worldwide gems on vinyl, they also have a killer selection of free online mixes of Oriental Rock, Greek 45s or Egyptian crooners, available here.
Here's how they describe their musical leanings: "Brazilian beat or Armenian rock ‘n roll? French mambo or Iranian surf? Chinese twist or Belgian bellydance? Welcome to the universe of Radio Martiko soundsystem!!! We’ll take you from a steaming soul club in Chicago to a Haitian carnival, from the suburbs of Lagos to a Bombay film set, from a London mod meeting to the casbah of Cairo.
Come and shake with the monkeys!!!"
Released on Nov. 16th by Strange Attractor, check out this new book set by Rose Simpson, chronicling her time behind the scenes (and upfront) with The Incredible String Band, everyone's favourite hippie poster boys in the swinging sixties.
Between 1967 and 1971 Rose Simpson lived with the Incredible String Band (Mike Heron, Robin Williamson and Licorice McKechnie), morphing from English student to West Coast hippie and, finally, bassist in leathers. The band’s image adorned psychedelic posters and its music was the theme for an alternative lifestyle.
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