Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Dream of Drums..

A rare and unique assembly of some of the greatest drummers in the world. Explosive talent, passion, humour and irresistible personality come together in a magical setting when seven diverse drummers create a profound and unforgettable experience. You’ve never seen drummers like this before!
Featuring Nasyr Abdul Al-Khabyyr, Dennis Chambers, Kenwood Dennard, Horacio “El-Negro” Hernadez, Giovanni Hidalgo, Mike Mangini and Raul Rekow, the film engages us with the rich music styles and influences that are as dynamic as the performers themselves. We are lifted to another dimension as we connect to the powerful forces of nature embodied in the music of these master musicians. The creative and spiritual freedom of expression these artists display is overwhelming – from Latin rhythms to the wildly original compositions of Kenwood Dennard. Rock, jazz, Latin fusion, soul – these master drummers have backed up the likes of Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Carlos Santana and now – each other.
At the center of the film is the warm-hearted Nasyr, and his musician friends who share their knowledge with forty students for this incredible, unforgettable week of music and camaraderie. The overriding philosophy of these musicians is driven by love, compassion and joy of life. At the end of the film you will be tapping the rhythms that live within us all and the positive energy these masters display will continue to pulse through you for days to come.

Thursday, 23 December 2010


mytea@om wish's you all a great holiday with all your special people.

Life,Love & Unity..

Monday, 13 December 2010

Monday Mixtape by Felix Hall

Now encamped in oh so fashionable Milano, enjoying the delights of Calcio, Lavazza Oro & Panettone. Check this out! a mix that was originally done for that most excellent of UK apparel emporiums OiPolloi, 51 minutes of musical wickedness, all courtesy of Felix Hall. Felix is tour dj for The Specials and also a regular selector at London's top reggae revival session - Trash & Ready. His father's band were leaders in the UK's second-wave Ska movement, Felix however is very much a child of the 80's… The tunes on this mix being a killer combination of rootikal rub-a-dub and digikal dancehall, from the decade those styles rose to the forefront of Jamaica's musical output. All played off original vinyl pressings - there's some rare bits on here… more importantly though - it's all ace...Njoy!!

1. Trevor Junior – Title – 7″ Sunset
2. One A Way – Sufferer – 7″ Route 54 

3. Little John – False News – 7″ Hitbound 

4. Barrington Levy – Jah Black – The Posse vol.2 LP, UpTempo 

5. Flick Wilson – Two Youths Have A Quarrel – 7″ Kulumi 

6. Steve Knight – Robber Man – 7″ Ridim Force 

7. Steve Knight – Woman A Problem – 7″ Thunderbolt 

8. Trevor Junior – Tidal Wave – 7″ Youth Promotion 

9. Puddy Roots – Stray Away Girl – 7″ Fantastique Records
10. Frankie Wilmot – I Won’t Give Up – 7″ King Culture
11. Robert Ffrench – Youthman – 12″ Mesjam
12. Papa Ritchie – Stop Botha – 12″ Youth Vibration 

13. Danny Coxson – President Botha – 12″ Gem Star 

14. Courtney Melody – Cook Food – 7″ Ujama 

15. Donovan – Tek Life – 7″ Photographer 

16. Mr Marvelous – Blessed Is He – 12″ Jahman
17. Andy Irie & GG – Too Much Fighting – 7″ Sunlight
18. Singie Singie & Talking Robot – Ease – 7″ Turbo Crew 

19. Everton Blender – Blend Dem – 7″ Rhythem Track 

20. Teddy Irie – We Rule The Border – 7″ Harry J
21. Little Howie – Strange Things – 7″ Blue Trac
22. Horace Martin – Give Me The Vives – 12″ Music Track
23. Horace Martin – Hackle Me Body – 7″ Sunset Records 

24. Tony Roach – Entertainer – 7″ Rhythem Track 

25. Anthony Selassie – Busy Body – 12″ Rhythem Track 

26. Cojo Reid – Champion Don – 7″ Frontline 

27. White Mice – Dally Stylie – 7″ Tuffest Vibes 

28. Danny Coxson – Hustling – 12″ Gem Star 

29. Steve Knight – Raggamuffin Soldier – 7″ Ridim Force

Saturday, 13 November 2010

DFRNT - Insight Podcast

Still on our travels around Europe and at present lurking around the wild south Italian province of Puglia....If you ever get the chance it's stunning and the camper is holding up nicely. So for some muzik..The peeps over at Echodub have mailed me the latest installment of artist DFRNT podcast of deep and dub-influenced bass music.

Now at episode 4, Insight is a fortnightly showcase for new and emerging deep and dub-influenced bass music. Featuring dubstep, dub-techno, garage, broken beat, IDM and all that falls within the styles of future bass music.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Essential Mix - Leftfield

Leftfield's Radio1 Essential mix session 1994.

1994.08.06 - Essential Mix - Leftfield by +dB

1. Leftfield - "Melt" (Hard Hands)
2. PiL - "Radio 4" (Virgin)
3. Jam & Spoon - "Hispanos In Space" (Dance Pool)
4. Beamont Hannant - "Sym-Phone 5" (GPR)
5. Edge Test - "untitled" (white Label)
6. Happy Larry's Big Beat Orchestra Featuring Shaggy Wonder - "Lego Beat" (Beep Distraxion)
7. Cool Breeze - "C'Mon" (Dorado)
8. Danny Red - "Riddimwise" (Columbia)
9. Dust Brothers - "Dope Cal" (Junior Boys Own)
10. Up Bustle & Out - "Too Many Tricksters" (Ninja Tune)
11. Mike Dread - "Machine Codes" (Kosmik Konundrums)
12. Moody Boys - "Fight Back" (Guerilla)
13. Mezzontinto EP - "Dub Experience" (St Germain En Layf)
14. The Disciples - "Prowling Lion" (Boom Shaka Lacka)
15. Alpah & Omega - "Jah Is Calling" (A&O)
16. Kenny Dope Presents - "The Bucketheads" (Tribal Rydims)
17. Disco Drunkard - "Tet" (Vinyl Solution)
18. Dave Clarke - "Red" (Bush)
19. Robert Armani - "Up" (Alternative Current)
20. Flammable - "Dubbin' To The Sond" (Hard Hands)
21. Vinyl Blair - "Dope" (Hard Hands)
22. Leftfield - "Space Shanty" (Hard Hands)
23. EC Groove Society - "Last Elboy" (Prime)
24. Daft Punk - "Alive" (Soma)
25. Oricom - "A Quick SoundAdventure" (MusicMan)
26. Dual Mount - "Sub Bass" (Tesseract)
27. Secret Cinema - "Timeless Altitude" (Music Man)
28. Purpule Plejade - "Realms Of Juman Consciousness" (DJax)
29. Artist Unknown - "untitled" (white Label)
30. Jazz Breaks Vol. 5 - "Consciousness" (Ninja Tune)
31. Basscut - "Paradise Place" (Deep Distraxion)
32. Strange Brew - "Hasashim's Groove" (Robs Records)
33. Renegade Soundwave - "Mash Up" (Mute)
34. Ballistic Bros Vs The Eccentric Afros - "And It Goes Like This" (Delancy Street)
35. Strange Brew - "Burnin' Down" (Robs Records)
36. Smith & Mighty - "Killa" (ffrr)
37. Woodshed - "Tales From The Woodshed" (Cloak & Dagger)
38. Artist Unknown - "untitled" (white Label)
39. Full Moon Scientist - "Monday Morning Dread" (Hard Hands)
40. No Use - "Squong DM" (Oversky)

Release date: Jun 8, 1994

Friday, 8 October 2010

“Okinawa Soul” @ EastGallery features three decades of photographs by Mao Ishikawa, who has focused her lens on the lives of various people and subjects connected with Okinawa. Ishikawa’s wide range of subjects include series on local fishermen, families, elderly Okinawans, young men and women of different nationalities, actors of Okinawan traditional theatre company and herself. Through the images, discovering the real life expands from the small island and it demonstrates Okinawan Soul (Spirits) which may answer to the question of why Okinawa was attracted by people.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

I'm going to go

Well peeps, winter's arriving and from next week the mytea@om crew are decamping to Europe for 4 months, so it will be a little slow around here for a while. The crew are takin' up the very generous offer of a Vdub campervan for the duration.Heading south from Rott'dam to the delights of Tuscany-Umbria, Milan to spend xmas, the mountains of Piedmonte for new year, along the beaches of the French Riviera, back up west-side to Breton and coast it all the way back to the land of the Nethers....That sounds exhausting just typing it...well we'll see how it goes, so for the time being, here's a bit of old-school early analog bass, discofied house for ya!....still sounding phat after 25 years. A remix from da house GodMaster Frankie Knuckles on Italian label FullTime Records....Hopefully get a couple of more bits up for ya before we offski!


A. I'm Going To Go (Plant Short Remix)
B.I'm Going To Go (Plant Long Remix)
FTM 31585

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Film - El Cantante

Marc Anthony gave his all musically and theatrically in bringing to life the story of the rise and fall of salsa legend, Héctor Lavoe (1946-1993), as told from the perspective of his wife Puchi(JLo). It's a tale of talent - creating salsa with Willie Colón, with the Fania All Stars, and as a soloist - and a story of disintegration - fueled by drugs, alcohol, partying, and depression. Puchi's voice - proud and querulous - dominates off-stage as Héctor's does on.excellente!

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Città Londra

Dug out from the depths of the chest of unreleased gems from Jahtari's NET-7 label is this highly addictive vocal cut by El Fata on the so called "Survivor" riddim, recently appearing on Soom T's cracking "Dirty Money EP" A lyrical document from the dark days of Babbling Bush & Liar Blair, an intense tune with a powerful message, unstoppable flow and El Fata's ultra-sweet harmony treatment is bound to win hearts, minds and mash up the dance. Disrupt strips the tune down on da Bside inna bare version of the riddim...big up LDN!


A Side - El Fata - London City
B Side - Version (jahtari riddim force)

Monday, 27 September 2010

Time Has Come

Is lifted from the "same monkeys different zoo EP" released by Germany's Moodmusic label from the album of the same name, by berlin/hamburg duo Penner & Muder. Nice slick deep house production with a classic deep soulful/pop vocal and burning synth stabs...The time has come, wonderful!

Interview with Penner & Muder

A1.Let The Music Play
B1.Time Has Come

B2.Across My Heart

MOOD 092

Available from juno/phonica/itunes/traxsource

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Through Windows

Something that i downloaded earlier in the year and to be honest never got around to listening to, you know filed away never to be seen again..Until yesterday while trawling through the mytea@om archives, I came across this, from a young Dutch producer, Crookram (alias Chris Angelovski) an exceptional sample-master with a def touch with production and having no insistence on any particular style. His music has been made so colourful by using an unusually rich variety of downtempo, funk, hip hop, nu jazz elements and breakz, released simultaneously on the bankrupt recordings label and on budabeats netlabel. It is still available for free download All 18 tracks, so go get it!...great chill out material.

From the Bankrupt review;
" album that has been 5 years in the making in which musical genres like soul, funk, hiphop and library music have been combined with modern downtempo beats and movie samples. his ambition is to focus on atmosphere and moody vibes, something that's become quite uncommon in modern day music. you can expect scratchy records, mysterious movie samples and a great talent for production, elements which have been praised already by many people involved in the downtempo scene."

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Another World

Back to some beautiful bouncy house muzik, A live strings laden deep cinematic 4x4 mastermix comes courtesy of Berliner André Lodemann, the Summer Sampler EP was first released in July and amid loads of DJ interest has now been given a propa release on Joey Negro's Zrecords. A dope late summer throbbin bassline roller..Love It!!!

A1.Ac Soul Symphony - "Still In Love" (feat Ricci Benson - Joey Negro Love Symphony mix)
A2.Those Pesky Kids - "As Long As I Got U" (Conan Liquid Back In The Day mix)
B1. Akabu - "Another World" (Andre Lodemann mix)
ZEDD 12124

Friday, 17 September 2010

ill communication

The last pick from our jazz session from the wonderful double bassist and oud player, Ahmed Abdul-Malik's LP "jazz sounds of africa" A combination of "the music of ahmed abdul- malik" and his 1962 "Sounds of Africa" LP's, fusing the west african sounds of 'highlife' into intriguing jazz compositions...Awesome stuff!


1. Nights On Saturn
2. The Hustlers
3. Oud BLues
4. La Ibkey
5. Don't Blame Me
6. Hannibal's Carnivals
7. Wakida Hena
8. African Bossa Nova
9. Nadusilma
10. Out of Nowhere
11. Communication
12. Suffering.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Madness Subsides

By now I had got through about 22 LP's/CD's, sitting on my balcony havin' a cheeky roll-up and an ice cold sapporo beer, the ambiance was sent..From the first few bars I felt transfixed, tune of a summer sunset, madness subsides....Pekka Pohjola is arguably the greatest electric bass players in Europe and here in equally great company with Tomi Parkkonen - drum and percussion, Eero Koivistoinen - soprano & tenor sax., Pekka Pöyry - alto and soprano sax, Paroni Paakkunainen - alto,baritone sax & piccolo and Coste Apretea - guitar. The main bassline of this piece was beautifully sampled by DJ Shadow on "Midnight In A Perfect World" Niceness!


1. Alku (The Beginning)
2. Ensimmäinen aamu (The First Morning)
3. Huono sää / Se tanssii (Bad Weather / Bialoipokku Dances…)
4. ja näkee unta (Bialoipokku's War Dream)
5. Hereilläkin uni jatkuu (Bialoipokku's War)

6. Sekoilu seestyy (The Madness Subsides)

7. Elämä jatkuu (Life Goes On)
LRLP 118

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Danish Drive

Staying on the Scandinavian theme for another stand out cut from our marathon jazz session..Renowned US drummer Ed Thigpen who passed on earlier in the year with an infectious groovy bassline with his Danish "Action.Re.Action" group comprising of Palle Mikkleborg - Trumpet, Kjell Ohman - Electric & Acoustic Piano, Mads Vinding - Bass, Lennart Aberg - Saxes & Flute, Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro - Percussion and the Legendary congaman, Louis "SABU" Martinez...Wickeness!


A1. House of Poetsa)
(a)Le Matin(Palle Mikkelborg)
(b)Le Soir(Palle Mikkelborg)
(c)Who's kidding who?(Palle Mikkelborg)
2. Danish Drive(Mads Vinding)
B1. Action-re-action
(a)Illusions(Ed Thigpen)
(b) Adventures of a duck with friends(Ed Thigpen)
(c)Action-re-action(Ed Thigpen-Palle Mikkelborg)

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Around 3/4 Time

Feel to share more of that Sunday all day jazz session at mytea@om HQ, when the kids are away the cats come out to play so to speak, something for REAL JAZHEDZ. The Jazz Quintet-60's groove is very similar to that of the Legendary Jazz Messengers. An ultra-hip Danish combo with players, Bent Axen on piano, Allan Botschinsky on trumpet, Niels Husum on tenor, Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Bjarn Rostvold on drums...The Original LP is a bit of a rarity these days...Enjoy!


2.2 4 6
3.More Peace
4.Cuba Libre
5.Billie's Bounce
6.Around 3/4 Time
8.Ballad No 2
9.Blue & Yellow
10.Sunday Monday

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Boys and Girls..

Have been listening to loads of jazz today and this has kept playing intermediately throughout..From the famed 'When Eight Bells Toll' director Etienne Périer's film “Des Garçons et des Filles” An obscure flick chronicling a pre 1968 attempt at commune life by a group of societies disillusioned youth..The soundtrack is right on point composed by French pianist and jazz drummer Errol Parker, with the help of a young Jean-Michel Jarre. It's the title track we visit in all it's jazzscat flava courtesy of the vocal talents of Rozza Wortham. Her velvety harmonies floating throughout the impulsion of rhythm. A true jazz dancefloor classic.


1. Des Garçons et des Filles
2. Solange
3. Bluesoscope
Vadim / Decca

Monday, 30 August 2010

Travelling Denim!

A short film of a girl wearing denim traveled over 50 countries in two years. The denim walks freely in the world, meets people, changes and fades.....Awesome!
By Takayuki Akachi

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Pleaze mugwanti

Well just couldn't resist this after indulging in the traditional japanese Bon Odori festivities last week and taking in the rhythms of the TAIKO drums. Lifted from the kwaito house LP 'Ayobaness-The Sound of South African House', showcasing the South African production styles of Pastor Mbhobho, Aero Manyelo, DJ Steavy and on this tune by DJ Mujava. Out Here Records put the best 4 tracks on an EP, with this infectious brukbeat roller 'Mugwanti/Sgwejegweje' the stand out cut that found it's way into many global dj set's, the most notable being Kode9's mix for DJ-Kicks. Loving it up large... Killer!


1.Pastor Mbhobho : Ayobaness
2.DJ Mujava : Mugwanti/Sgwejegweje
3.Aero Manyelo : Just In Time
4.DJ Steavy : Ungazocala

Friday, 20 August 2010

Man Of Experience And Wisdom

Staying with some afrocentric electronica on Richard Sen's mixed blood cuts label, that dropped back in April. We're checking the talented Brazilian composer, arranger, multi-instrumentist, Pedro Zopelar's edit of Mulatu Astatke's 'Yekermo Sew'. Lifted from the french world music label Buda Musique's compilation 'Ethiopiques, Vol. 4', sure many of you have seen the Jim Jarmusch film 'broken flowers' you'll recognise this...Zopelar constructs an infectious percussive house groove without spoiling the essence of the original for naturalizum...summer sweetness!


A. A Man Of Experience And Wisdom

Sunday, 15 August 2010


Is Creammed Discs most excellent limited edition box set of 6 albums of electrified African traditional music from Konono N°1, Staff Benda Bilili, Kasai Allstars and others..To wet your appetite here's 'paradiso' from Konono N°1's spring released LP....Essential stuff!


Saturday, 14 August 2010


Dropping last month on the projectsquared label, L-OW (aka Margus Löve) is an Estonian producer who has been building quite a reputation for the last few years with a string of excellent releases on various labels as Z-Audio, Dub:iouz and On The Edge. Here it`s the remix on the flip side from Bristol based Furesshu that makes my feathers all rustled..A simmering, industrial, slightly scary dub-techno ride thru the heavy sub bass driven riddim..Smooth!.

A1 L-OW - Pinpoint
A2 L-OW - Diver
B1 L-OW - Diver (Furesshu's Die Welle Edit)

Available on -itunes/juno/boomkatdigital-tunes

Sunday, 8 August 2010

"The Way Of The Dub" Vol.7

Yes peeps! we is back swinging the heavy bass sounds of the TWOTDub mix series in full flow..I know it's been a while but we is easin' in and niceing up the session with bobby brown, warrior queen 'doin' her thang', dan i is 'jah lovin', rising up from henry & louis 'tha bristol massive', jahdan continuing to be 'da general', jah mason 'rainbowing tha throne' and fading out wid the mighty Yabby U...R.I.P.
Play it LOUD!

Saturday, 7 August 2010


Been confirmed to spin at Naturalizum, end of the month, early saturday night set...if ya in the area do reach!

Bazaar Kitchen& Sound Meditation Factory presents
Naturalizum ~ Green Hot House Stage ~
2010.8.28(Sat) ~ 29(Sun) 〜all night event〜
Gate Open: 17:00 Start: 18:00 Close: 29日サンセット(18:00頃)

@千歳市フジパークゴルフ場 ビニールハウス内 Green hot house stage


Entrancce Fee:

Adv: 1,500yen WF/Day: 2,000yen  

DJ: NAOHITO UCHIYAMA(synapse), hiroki onodera(synapse)
takaaki suzuki(synapse), Gak(synapse), and more.....



Chillout Booth&Dance Show: UNIVAS (TAKU&more...)


・Bazaar Kitchen(0123-27-1448)

・梶原 (080-4335-0832)

・Sound Meditation Factory (011-302-6036)

Thursday, 5 August 2010


Is from respected spanish producer Pablo Bolivar dropping a limited edition 5 track vinyl EP on Galaktika Records. Loving this right now, i'm particularly feeling the 'Wood City' track where Bolivar takes his rhythm on a journey of deep sonic feelings with smooth vocals and heavy baselines. But here we delve into the first remix from one of the main men in the Bpitch Control family. Here Kiki goes for a classic remix that keeps the groove flowing throughout the entire 7 minutes, where he serves up delicious dubby synths as a main dish, while adding some rice percussions to it and delivering us an incredible funky Tech House tune for the summer. Get it!

2.Wood City
3.Dynamo Tool
4.Dynamo (Kiki Dub remix)
5.Dynamo (Iron Curtis remix)


BUY - juno/boomkat/bandcamp

Sunday, 1 August 2010


Tune of my set last night @ TheBEACH, that rocked the girlies...From top London bod Danny Natives on the first volume of his 'Tenement Yard' sessions....Fire!!

Thursday, 29 July 2010

I_Skream U_Skream

As both of dubsteps leading dj/producers have landed on these shores for this weekends UNIT club - Tokyo`s 6th Anniversary party and before Skream releases his second album, "Outside the Box" on August 9, he has been very generous in offering up not 1 but 3 volumes of Freeizm tunes...Download them here...Freeizm Vol.1 - Vol.2 - and the latest installment Vol.3 Niceeee! Just such a shame i won`t be able to catch them @ Unit as i`m at the Beach spinning on saturday nite....Should be a great show, if ya in Tokyo...reach there!

Just heard Benga can't be in TKO tomorrow night the guy has lost his!

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Book `em

Loving this album right now from sample-twisting virtuosos The Books. Just released on Temporary Residence Limited. Dropping the track 'Thirty Incoming'.

Pitchforks review...."The Books have a terrific sense of humor-- and it makes The Way Out, an album built on eccentric vocal samples, a good-natured discovery instead of a cheap piece of mockery. Imagine if a blog had posted these clips of goofball hypnotherapist and meditation consultants, or found a tape of a boy and a girl swapping violent threats with each other: You'd chuckle and move on. But when the Books use these samples, they give them integrity. You find yourself engrossed with people who are alien but also familiar. The flotsam and jetsam of American culture aren't a cheap joke to the Books, but a source of endless discovery and joy". Read More...

1. Group Autogenics I
3. I Didn't Know That
4. A Cold Freezin' Night
5. Beautiful People
6. I Am Who I Am
7. Chain of Missing Links
8. All You Need Is A Wall
9. Thirty Incoming
10. A Wonderful Phrase By Gandhi
11. We Bought The Flood
12. The Story of Hip Hop
13. Free Translator
14. Group Autogenics II

Buy now

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Ymerodraeth State of Mind

Chips, cheese, curry makes you feel brand new, washed down with a special brew...brilliant!

Saturday, 24 July 2010


Some ruff & tuff Berlin meets Detroit minimal dubtech. If ya love the Basic Channel sound you'll love this..Straight outta the Berlin underground. Produced and written by Rene Pawlowitz aka SHED...B-side's pitched down for extra it!


A. 7:00
B. 6:58
WAX 30003

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

mixtape - tekdisk.o

A mix of some of the tunes over the last few months that's rocking mytea@om's locker right now!

hope ya nJoy!!

(download - 320kbps - 145.91mb)

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Don't throw stones.

Deep house shenanigans courtesy of Dave "Switch" Taylor who has creatively crafted an excellent string-heavy straight up 4x4 groove sampling the Madlib produced Kazi - A.V.E.R.A.G.E. ,a Moodymannesque late night summer bomb on the Dubsided label...niceeee!

A.Solid Groove - Throwing Stones
B.Subskrpt - We'll Be Fine


Thursday, 15 July 2010

Baila Chibiquiban!

Still fancy a little bit of afro-tinged grooves to finish the week..Lifted from the "Ritual" LP recorded in the early 70's by Nico Gomez on the Omega International label, a very tasty and tight selection of afro-cuban, funkiness at it's finest....Very rare the original and the re-issue by Lupita records in 2005 was limited to only 500 copies......deeep!!!


1. Caballo Negro
2. Naci Para Bailar
3. Cuba Libre
4. Samba De Una Nota So
5. Baila Chibiquiban
6. El Condor Pasa
7. Lupita
8. Pa!Pa!Pa!Pa!
9. Ritual
10. Eso Es El Amor
OM 444.022

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

R.I.P Sugar Minott

May 25, 1956 – July 10, 2010

Lincoln Barrington "Sugar" Minott passed away saturday night. The sweet voice has gone but not forgotten.


So that's it for another 4 years, a bit of an anti-climax the footie world cup final but congrats to Espana for prevailing in difficult circumstances, namely the negative tactics of the Oranje...The best team won, and football as a whole won...We're not anti-climaxing, carrying on with a monster re-edit although a nice cheeky one from the man xxxy, out of Manchester, UK, his influences range from UKfunky, Dub, House and Techno, but here is delves into the afrobeat of the Black President himself. Sure to smash a dancefloor anywhere!....nJoy!


Sunday, 11 July 2010

Sunday Matinee - Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

The story of a man who battled severe physical setbacks to become a cultural icon. Punk's poet laureate - Ian Dury was a working-class hero whose drug and booze-fuelled career, Bohemian lifestyle and deft wordsmithery inspired fascination, fear and a fervent following. One of the true originals of the British music scene and the only man to successfully combine the energy and excitement of rock 'n' roll and funk with the bawdy humour, wit and home-spun philosophy of music-hall and of his native Essex.Ian Dury was born in Harrow. His father was a bus-driver and later a chauffeur, who split up with his university-educated mother soon after the war. The young Ian was struck down by polio at the age of seven. He spent several years in hospital and at a school in Sussex for the disabled. He left grammar school for the Royal College of Art, a stint teaching art and in 1971 the formation of his first band, Kilburn and the High Roads. They developed a minor following on the emerging London pub-rock scene and their first album, Handsome, was released in 1974.
But the defining moment came after Dury started writing with pianist Chaz Jankel and signed to the independent Stiff label and released the album 'New Boots and Panties'. With his band The Blockheads, Ian Dury exploded into the popular consciousness in 1978...

(wait a while to download if it buffers too much)

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Let Down..

Something we'll be dropping into a forthcoming mixtape a future UKfunky soul classic if you ask me..Recently dropped on Paul Rose's brilliant Hotflush imprint..George Fitzgerald has been compared to a few other London producers such as Joy Orbison, unfairly in my opinion and this lacks nothing in the quality department with syncopated upright bass and humid synths  'the let down' just keeps on giving' us warm melodies throughout....excellente!

1.The let down


Friday, 9 July 2010

Night and day

Rarely does a piece of music come along that takes me back to long summer days lounging in London's parks with friends tuned to pirate radio. Just such a project is about to drop on the planet mu label from Oriol, a native of Barcelona but now residing in the UK. His debut album ‘Night And Day’ has such depth of musicality and subtlety of an artist who knows exactly what he wants, and it’s also the perfect summer album. With lush synths and a truly fresh sound evoking the sunlight grooves of 80's boogie, 70's soul and mid 80's electro, every track is a winner, here we're dropping track 7, also released this week on a remix package....nJoy!

from the planet mu description

'Night and Day’ connects the dots between his musical tastes, from the 70’s fusion and experimentation of Herbie Hancock and Stevie Wonder to the lush house of Theo Parrish, Larry Heard and Recloose, into drum and bass and dubstep, he rewires these influences into something that's totally exuberant and fresh, a soulful fantasy, indebted to older musical styles but still sounding bang up to date, surpassing any niggles you might have that this isn’t just seriously good music. The album opens with ‘Joy FM’, mixing moog melodies with warm early Detroit techno. The next track 'Spiral' builds vox chords against diva vocals and rich talk box harmonies, while ‘Memories’ works up a nervous melody with staccato chords. ‘Jam’ lets things roll out with a loose musicality, irresistible early 80’s soul stylings and big moog synth. ‘The Process’ works broken beats under Philip Glass-like chords and funky keyboards, while ‘Flux’ crosses warm arpeggios with disco beats. 'Night And Day' captures the ambience of a party at sunrise at a Tropical destination, bittersweet and beautiful, followed by ‘Fantasy for N’ where beatless layers of electronics create a dreamy mood. ‘LW’ is a graceful mix of Jeff Mills techno energy and stringy disco, while ‘5 Bars’ finishes the album with tough beats and chords mixing it up with ambient atmosphere. Listening to ‘Night And Day’ is like being given an invite to an off-world utopia, and within time you’ll be grinning from ear to ear, as this is serious fun.

1. Joy FM 2. Spiral
3. Memories
4. Jam
5. The Process
6. Flux
7. Coconut Coast
8. Night And Day
9. Fantasy For N
10. LW
11. 5 Bars


Released on July 19..BUY.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010


“This is the Seventh Sign: You will hear of the sea turning black, and many living things dying because of it.” Hopi Prophecies

Message from Dr. Masaru Emoto

Monday, 5 July 2010

Barefoot dub

directed by Morgan Belenguer, edited by Florian Graßl

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Skank detroit !

Slamming skanking percussive dub tech house from the Hungary man DJ Madd , who`s feeling the heat right now..released recently on the BOKA label and getting mad plays with the sick bassline on this!....essential festival fodder!

A. Flexed (ikonika remix)
AA. Detroit Skank


Buy on juno/beatport/itunes

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Well what a game between the oranjemen & brasilians yesterday, the best and probably the dirtiest so far in my honest opinion. The oranje just didn`t let the samba boys into their groove after drawing level...Dropping a version of the Hugh Masekela penned track with Phil Moore III on piano, the afro latin soultet of Joe Pass on guitar, Hadley Caliman on tenor and flute, Francisco Aquabella on percussion and with Leni Groves warm soulful vocals bringing out the best on this mellow latin jazz version of "What Is Wrong With Grooving" from the `67 released Tower label album "Afro Brazil OBA!


1.I Want Your Kiss
2.The Eighth Day
3.He's Coming My Way
4.Midnight Blue
6.Prece A Chuva
7.Lavender Lady
8.Watching Pretty Raindrops
9.Recorda Me
10.What Is Wrong With Grooving

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

mixtape - here come da drumz

So we have a little respite before tha Q/F action begins in the mondiale, huge disapointment for me with both england and japan going out can't see brasil losing it now, anyway time to share a new mixtape.....As it says on the tin peeps, it's all 'bout da drumz!...Njoy!