27.11.09

SIMPLY BANGIN presents Santiago & Bushido NYC Debut!



Santiago & Bushido 'Guilty Pleasures' DJ Mix (Direct Link)
Mix is filled Potty Mouth and S&B productions yet to be released!





Saturday, December 5th will be one to remember with the first ever NYC appearance of Potty Mouth Music's Santiago & Bushido taking the decks at NYC's Santo's Party House! This also marks the return of the now infamous Simply Bangin parties in NYC. These guys lay it down correct with flawless mixing and drama rarely matched in DJ sets.

DJ Fame (Potty Mouth, Dubsided), Dirty Dan and Denny Le Nimh (Ruff Club, Germs) will lend support for a night of jack, wobble and fidget that is sure to make you break your back on the dance floor.

Santiago & Bushido interview at the Simply Bangin blog.

I'll be there with the rest of the Simply Bangin crew. See you on the dance floor.

24.11.09

Steppers' Delight 2 Out Now on Soul Jazz Records


Steppers' Delight 2 is the massive new Dubstep album featuring exclusive new tracks and the best recent Dubstep tracks from all the major players. Featuring Benga, Kutz, King Midas Sound, Joker & Ginz, Crazy Cousinz, Martyn, Untold, LD and many more!

This release is a continuation of Soul Jazz Records’ prolific Dubstep releases such as the Box of Dub And Steppers Delight Vol 1 albums as well as the many singles from the likes of Digital Mystikz, Skream, Ramadanman, Cotti, Kode9, Ladybug, Warrior Queen and many more.

Steppas’ Delight 2 is made up of important tracks from the originators of the scene, as well as current new wave producers and exclusive unreleased cuts. 100% Essential!

Complete with extensive sleeve-notes, interviews and exclusive photographs, this album comes as a deluxe-double CD pack with booklet and two heavyweight tripe-vinyl LP editions.

Soul Jazz Records is just one of those few labels out there continuing to change and evolve all while releasing top quality records in top quality format.

If you still don't know about this label, you should.

18.11.09

Keb Darge & Paul Weller present Lost & Found – Real R’N’b and Soul (BBE)



I have been trying to avoid just putting up press releases verbatim lately. However, in the case of this release and it's historical importance I decided the copy was too in depth for me to reword. Thanks to Justin over at rephlektor inkorporated for continuing to represent quality music.

"Here we are again with the second helping of “Lost & Found” gems. This time the focus is on underground dance music from black artists in the fifties and sixties. The maestro’s for this ride through the glorious past: Keb Darge and Paul Weller. Personal collections revealed…a golden age revisited.

Keb Darge has compiled more compilations for BBE than any other DJ selling close to 200,000 CDs and vinyl over a 10 year period. The legendary out-spoken Scotsman has been around the Northern soul & funk scene since the start and began his career as a dancer. (In fact, he’s the one responsible for first bringing the scene to London). As time when on and tastes changed Darge landed at Madame Jojo’s (in London’s Soho Disctrict) where his weekly party quickly ascended (and remains to this day) to the leading funk night in London. In 1996 BBE and Keb Darge teamed up to start releasing the now infamous Deep Funk and Funk Spectrum series that spawned a whole host of imitators. Today he holds two weekly spots at the club (Legendary Deep Funk –Fridays / Lost & Found –Saturdays, where he focuses on his current passion – underground 50’s music), travelling around the world DJing and running the label Kay Dee Records with Kenny Dope. He has achieved legendary status by far with a 40's to 70's musical knowledge second to none that’s perfectly reflected on all of his BBE compilations.

Paul Weller is an acclaimed Rock star and Soul music collector. Starting out with the very successful punk-rock band The Jam (1976-1982), Weller then went on to branch out musically to a more soulful style with The Style Council (1983-1989). In 1991 he re-established himself as a successful solo artist, and continues to remain a respected singer, lyricist and guitarist, a fact reaffirmed by his recent awarding of the 2009 Brit Award for 'Best Male Solo Artist'. He is also the principal figure of the 1970’s Mod revival and is often referred to as the Modfather. Weller has stated a wide range of influences throughout his musical career, frequently listing The Small Faces, The Beatles and The Who, as well as 1960s and 1970s soul music. Paul is also no stranger to the world of compilations and has contributed to the Back To Mine and Under the Influence Series.

Keb and Paul met over music, of course. It was a Keb Darge DJ set at a friends birthday party where Paul first approached Keb and mentioned how much he was enjoying the set. The two struck up a friendship and began DJing together at Madame JoJo’s and in Europe. As he always does with DJs, Keb kept a close eye on what Paul was pulling out of his record box. “Not a duff tune in sight, with records ranging from classic floor fillers to the super obscure. He was not tainted by any collectors’ scene attitude, just played the tunes he liked,” Keb says.

So here you have one great disc divided into two unmissible halves. Best of all, this music is selected by avid fans and great students of scene. It’s a positive education into where we are to day and how we got there. Enjoy!

BBE releases Keb Darge & Paul Weller present Lost & Found – Real R’N’b and Soul on January 19, 2010"

Keb Darge’s choice:

01. Big Mama Thornton - They Call Me Big Mama

02. The Brothers Of Soul - Come On Back

03. The Tempos - (Countdown) Here I Come

04. Epitome Of Sound - You Don't Love Me

05. Daddy Cleanhead & C. Higgins Band - Something's Goin' On In My Room

06. The Casanova Two - We Got To Keep On

07. The Creations - A Dream

08. Elsie Wheat - Tippin'

09. Sarah Dean with Freddie Mitchell Orchestra - Long Lean Daddy

10. Billy Fair & Orch. - I'll Be True To You

11. The Cadets - I Want You

12. Velma Cross & Her High Steppers - I'll Be Oh So Good

13. Big T. Tyler - King Kong

14.The Flirtations - Stronger Than Her Love

15. The Great Experience - Don’t Forget To Remember

Paul Weller’s choice:

16. The Intruders - Hang On In There

17. Major Lance - Rhythm

18. Margie Joseph - One More Chance

19. Tammi Terrell - All I Do Is Think About You

20. The Dells - Wear It On Your Face

21. Bobby Bland - Honey Child

22. The Radiants - Ain't No Big Thing

23. Albert King - Crosscut Saw

24. Jimmy Witherspoon - Money Is Getting Cheaper

25. Billy Watkins - The Ice-Man

26. Eddie Giles - Losin' Boy

27. Emmitt Long - Call Me

28. Slim Harpo - I Got Love If You Want It

BBE Music

Granddaddy 'Sophtware Slump'



I started cracking open the massive amount of CD books in my apartment this past week. Listening to this album brings back memories of a simple time when each album purchased was another document in the library of my listening life. 2000 was an interesting year in my life and this album reflects the space I was in. If you've never heard this album, I suggest you find it.

The subject matter involves 'problems concerning modern technology in society' and is more potent than ever before.





Actor Jason Lee has cited this song as the inspiration to name his child Pilot Inspektor.

13.11.09

Lovebox & Electric Minds Arthur Russell Tribute Album




Hot Blood is the first in a series of monthly parties produced by Lovebox where the
focus runs the gamut of ‘dance’, be it disco, house, techno, new wave, post punk,
funk, dub-step or the all encompassing re-edit culture.

Each party will showcase an artist, a label, an album, a shop, a sound, a region, a
country or anything that allows a focus on a ‘movement’ and the ranges of influences
and influencers in the multi-room space of the Relentless Garage.

The first party, a collaboration with Electric Minds, will serve as the launch party for The Arthur Russell Tribute Album which will include a screening of the celebrated
Matt Wolf documentary ‘Wild Combination’, introduced by Tim Lawrence, with a
number of live bands and DJs including Killer Whale (Live) who will perform their
contribution to the album project.

Pocketknife feat Joe Worricker (Ray Burst Remix)

Hot Chip 'Take It In'



Here's a You Tube preview of Hot Chip's first single off their next album 'One Life Stand'.

One Life Stand is out in the UK February 8 (via Parlophone) and February 9 everywhere else (via Astralwerks).

Mayer Hawthorne & Snoop Dogg

Nuff' Said.

Dublab's Secondhand Sureshots


Secondhand Sureshots is a filmed experiment in creative sound recycling. Dublab Dublab directors Bryan “Morpho” Younce & Mark "frosty" McNeill sent beatmakers Daedelus, Nobody, J.Rocc and Ras G on safari into L.A. thrift stores with orders to make new music out of five finds while the cameras filmed the whole process. The result is a mini-documentary about putting new life into old vinyl. Over 2 hours of footage, music & bonus material.

Secondhand Sureshots will be released Feb. 9, 2010 as DVD & CD, distributed by Stones Throw. Today on our web store we present the exclusive Secondhand Sureshots Deluxe Super Set.

The Deluxe Super Set is a true sound and vision experiment. Dublab scoured Southern California and rescued 500 gatefold LP covers from dusty thrift store bin obscurity. Our graphic friends at Hit+Run took the covers and screen-printed them by hand, making new visual masterpieces to house the first public release of Secondhand Sureshots. Stuffed in this package is all-exclusive material sampled and shredded into new forms fine-tuned to blow your mind. We hope it inspires you to make your own creative gems and jams!

dublab presents...SECONDHAND SURESHOTS (preview) from dublab on Vimeo.



J. Rocc 'Secondhand Sureshots' (Direct Link)

11.11.09

The XX @ Bowery Tonight







Don't rest with the less
I'm burning to impress
It's deep in the middle of me
I can be fantasy

5.11.09

Mushpot Records & Max Justus




One of the top five coolest ladies I've ever met in my life, Jenn de la Vega runs the Mushpot Records and Publicity company. They've been doing a night over in Clinton Hill Brooklyn for a while now. If I have off tonight you can bet I will be here.

Tonight you can check the NYC debut of Max Justus. Check out a free download of his track 'Sweat' below.



More Max Justus Shows in NY

11/6 at SILENT BARN //All Ages// $5 // Max Justus, Oxygenstar, Rhinostrich + ctor

11/9 at NIAGRA // 21+ // Free // Max Justus, DaPantz + Facundo

King Khan & BBQ Show + Those Darlins Tour




Two of my recent favorites are on tour together! Nice combination indeed. Sorry New Yorker's, looks like we have to travel to catch this wildness.


FRI 11/6 NEW ORLEANS, LA – Spellcaster Lodge Spellcaster Lodge
SAT 11/7 Batton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon Buy Tickets
TUE 11/10 MEMPHIS, TN Hi Tone Buy Tickets
WED 11/11 NASHVILLE, TN Exit/In Buy Tickets
THUR 11/12 ST. LOUIS, MO Off Broadway Buy Tickets
11/13 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall Buy Tickets
SAT 11/14 DENVER, CO Bluebird Buy Tickets
MON 11/16 PHOENIX, AZ Rhythm Room Rythm Room
TUE 11/17 LOS ANGELES, CA Troubadour Buy Tickets
WED 11/18 SAN FRANCISCO, CA The Independent Buy Tickets
FRI 11/20 PORTLAND, OR Dante's Dante's
SAT 11/21 SEATTLE, WA Chop Suey Chop Suey
MON 11/23 VANCOUVER, BC The Red Room The Red Room
WED 11/25 CALGARY, AB Warehouse Warehouse
THUR 11/26 EDMONTON, AB Pawn Shop Buy Tickets
FRI 11/27 SASKATOON, SK Amigos Buy Tickets
SAT 11/28 WINNIPEG, MB Royal Albert Buy Tickets
SUN 11/29 MINNEAPOLIS, MN Triple Rock Buy Tickets
TUE 12/1 MILWAUKE, WI Mad Planet Mad Planet
WED 12/2 CHICAGO, IL Logan Square Buy Tickets
THUR 12/3 CINCINNATI, OH Northside Tavern Northside Tavern

Polka Dot Dot Dot




I have had a love affair with Olympia Washington since I purchased my first 7 inches on K Records. I am always willing to give a listen to the sounds of that come from damp woods and the gray skies of Olympia.

Polka Dot Dot Dot are on Bicycle Records out of Olympia but actually first came together on a chance meeting in New Zealand at the Camp A Low Hum Music Festival. The three were able to combine their musical talents for a last minute set. Since then the trio comprised of Jordan O'Jordan, Onyx of Olympia, and Colleen Johnson or Twig Palace have released a full length called "Love Letter to New Zealand" with their second due out next week called "Syzygy" (a term that refers to planetary alignment).

Listen and download 'Invisibrother' from 'Syzygy.'



Catch the band on their Fall tour in a city near you:
Nov. 12 (TH): Olympia, WA @ The Northern w/CHURCH, and LETTERS

Nov. 13 (FR): Seattle, WA @ Healthy Times Fun Club w/FANCIE

Nov. 14 (SA): Tacoma, WA@ Bob's Java Jive w/CHURCH, $2000 PUMA, and the SUGAR BEATS

Nov. 15 (SU): Portland, OR @ Rontom's w/CHURCH

Nov. 16 (MO): Corvallis, OR @ The Beanery w/BRIAN SMITH

Nov. 17 (TU): Arcata, CA @ The Green House w/THE CULLENS

Nov. 18 (WE): Sacramento, CA@ the HUB

Nov. 19 (TH): Davis, CA @ Elisa's House w/RICKY BERGER and HOT DAMN

Nov. 20 (FR): Bay Area @ TBA

Nov. 21 (SA): Santa Cruz, CA @ the Crystal Palace w/MAPLE RABBIT

Nov. 22 (SU): Isla Vista, CA @ the Biko CO-OP Garage w/BROTHER MITYA and WHITMORE

Nov. 23 (MO): LA, CA @ Historical Marker 157

Nov. 24 (TU): Phoenix, AZ @ The Trunk Space w/ANDREW JACKSON JIHADd

Nov. 25 (WE): Tucson, AZ @ The Dry River Collective w/GREAT JOB!

Nov. 28 (SA): Albuquerque, NM @ Winnings Coffee Co.

Nov. 29 (SU): Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf Collective

Nov. 30 (MO): Lubbock, TX @ Bash's

Dec. 3 (TH): Austin, TX @ Annie Street
Arts Collective w/SOME SAY LELAND

Dec. 4 (FR): Denton, TX @ ArtSix Coffee

Dec. 5 (SA): Norman, OK @ Universe City

Dec. 6 (SU): Oklahoma City, OK @ Scissortail Social Space

Dec. 7 (MO): Lawrence, KS @ TBA

Dec. 10 (TH): Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive w/IAN COOKE and LITTLES PAIA

Dec. 11 (FR): Provo, UT @ Muse Music w/DREW DANBURRY, THE AWFUL TRUTH, and OKAY OKAY

Dec. 12 (SA): Boise, ID @ Pengilly's

Dec. 13 (SU): Portland, OR @ TBA

Dec. 14 (MO): Langley, WA @ TBA