Sunday, 25 December 2011

Hoping you all have a great holiday with your family & friends!!!
see ya in the New Year.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011


A superb 2004 remix of the original Blood Brothers Pressure Drop aka Justin Langlands & Dave Henley track given the propa treatment by the unmistakable Paul (leftfield) Daley...Dark and subtle with an awesome bass...Also worth checking out by the Pressure Drop boyz is their RedbullRadio Train Wreck Mix

Friday, 9 December 2011

Global Rotation

A delicious double mix of an unreleased compilation mix CD that never saw the light of day due to unforeseen circumstances the release was shelved until now! The Global Cowboy, DJ Pathaan as you will know from our posts of his World Peace Mix and his Ibiza Playlist mix is an old cohort of this blog and has just uploaded these mixes so we can all enjoy what we originally missed..The first mix would have been CD1 and entitled 'Love Throughout The World' and the second mix CD2 would have been entitled 'Dancing To A Different Drum’. On these mixes he perfectly showcases his early musical stylings prior to 9.11, When he had a monthly residency in NYC for 2 years...Originally to have been released on Danish label Music For Dreams. Quality music from a pioneering DJ....Enjoy!

Saturday, 3 December 2011


Sigmafly (Σ-Fly) is Manchester based Tom Holmes. Fresh from his incredible free EP on Essay's Warminal label he's put together a blinder EP for those quality purveyors of fine muzik CUT. Taking the musical aesthetics from the likes of Boards Of Canada, Lapalux, Burial and some of the previous Cut producers like Great Skies or Essay, Tom envelops all the great parts and ultimately produces his own emotive, melodic and beautifully deep take on the style.With carefully considered layers of intricate sound, chimes, piano, vocal snippets and echoing percussion these truly crafted pieces of outstanding audio make for great individual pieces, but combined, as an EP you can really appreciate the value of his aesthetic. Free download

Friday, 25 November 2011

Mo faces

Priest- narayan Puja - Bandipur

Old man doing his puja rounds - Buddhanilkanth

Priest at Laxmi mandir - Buddhanilkanth

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Cutie tip

The little cutie who served me chai after my hike to Namobuddha.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Don't lose the ball

Loving this, football in the Himalaya. Taken in Dhulikhell on the valley fringe of Kathmandu.

Monday, 7 November 2011


Blog is on sabbatical for November as we are taking ourselves off for a little trip to the top of the world, so don't expect much maybe some photos of awesome landscapes and amazing faces.....See ya all later!

Sunday, 6 November 2011


More shenanigans outta Edinburgh from the ever so consistent netlabel CUT. Thefft's 'The Primer EP' is causing a bit of a stir at the moment, and it seems, for good reason. His lower-tempo, rhythmic creations are stuffed with percussive snaps and clicks designed to move a dark sweaty dancefloor, with the track 'Stares' doing for me!
Free download or just drop a little bit of coinage for the EP. Recommended.

Saturday, 5 November 2011


Something that dropped into my inbox last week outta Edinburgh Bass label, Abaga.
From Leicester (UK) based producer ODEA "The Circuit EP" borders on the darker side of the dubstep genre, without the clichés, just all-out bass and beats.The track "Chatty" that pricked up our ears on first listen and continues not to disappoint. The relentless sub keeps you in tha groove coupled with Odea's idiosyncratic percussion and you have a brutal yet infectious sonic barrage with dubby overtones. Deep!

ODEA - The Circuit EP [ABAGA016] by ABAGA Records


Available now on iTunes/beatport/juno

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

John Peel Day

30 August 1939 – 25 October 2004

7 years since the most iconic and influential radio DJ left us and a treasure trove of amazing music.....Enuff said.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

This is Audio Sutra

A lost mix has just resurfaced thanks to the Bossman himself, who's unearthed this little gem from 2001...At the time i was participating in a DJ tour of Japan, when towards the end of the trip we was invited to perform at the WA project/Peace Parade in Yoyogi Park in Tokyo. As a rehearsal for the gig we both went into a friends studio and messed around with samples, jingles & differing styles, it got recorded. A bit ruff around the edges but still sounding great...Enjoy!

Friday, 7 October 2011

The Dawn

To celebrate 7even recordings 20th release on their label, they have upped and shared a free exclusive mini compilation...Go get that shit! Stand out track 'The Dawn' is written and produced by François Martin AKA LIKHAN' with the sample of ‘Feeling Good’ by Nina Simone. Wicked stuff!

Tuesday, 4 October 2011


Lifted from the recent The Black Void Of Space EP 00/2 on Danish label Echocord by Resoe aka Dennis Uprock aka Krew. No gimmicks no samples just good, very good dub spaciousness.Check out Resoe's podcasts on the link above.

A2. Dubcuttin'
B. Nachhall (Don Williams Remix)
echocord 053

Available on juno download

Monday, 26 September 2011


Really looking forward to catch this amazing new documentary THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975 mobilizes a treasure trove of 16mm material shot by Swedish filmmakers, after languishing in a basement of a TV station for 30 years, into an irresistible mosaic of images, music, and narration chronicling the evolution one of America's most indelible turning points, the Black Power movement. Featuring candid interviews with the movement's most explosive revolutionary minds, including Angela Davis, Bobby Seale, Stokely Carmichael, and Kathleen Cleaver, the film explores the community, people and radical ideas of the movement.
Music by Questlove and Om'Mas Keith, and commentary from and modern voices including Erykah Badu, Harry Belafonte, Talib Kweli, and Melvin Van Peebles give the historical footage a fresh sound and make THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE an exhilarating, unprecedented account of an American revolution.

Film festivals coming up;
London Int. FIlm Festival 12-27 October
Abu Dhabi Film Festival 13-22 October
Vienna Int. Film Festival 20 October to 2 November
CPH:DOX 3-13 November

Options in comments. 

Wednesday, 14 September 2011


The creative CUT netlabel are back again on there 6th re;ease, pushing deep, low-slung, downtempo beats and percussion with glistening washes of synth that perfectly encapsulates that glow of the evening light, that slow burn of a setting sun, and that hint of the Summer coming to a close. Personal favorite being the track 'Dry'. Free download or just drop a little bit of coinage for the EP. Recommended.

Saturday, 10 September 2011


Deadboy's remix of Paul Weller's recently released 'Starlite EP' on wouldn't guess ah!..Nice it up.


Friday, 9 September 2011

The Vibes Are Right, Get You Some

Here's some late summer free chillage that's popped up in my inbox to share..First up is Om Unit's lovely reinterpretation of the Barrington Levy reggae Classic.

Barrington Levy - The Vibes Is Right (Om Unit edit) Free Download by omunit

And here a sweet bossa-nova rub by Captain Planet featuring the vocal talents of LA soulstress Brit Lauren, lifted from the just released "Cookin' Gumbo" album on Bastardjazz

Captain Planet feat. Brit Lauren - Get You Some by bastardjazz

Click on the down arrow on the player for free download

Monday, 5 September 2011

Save Our Soul

I heard this track on the always influential Mary Anne Hobbs radio show saturday nite on Xfm and it completely got me bruking out big time!. The tune in mention is called 'Save Our Soul' by DJ Sunday Roast aka Matthew Page, forthcoming on a brand new label called WeRBassuk. Even as i woke sunday the damn tune was still reverberating in me head, a spiritual vocal heavy bass 4x4 monster with tinges of tribal percussion running thruout. Sure this gonna blow up! SOS is the 3rd track in on the preview below.

Str8up Slamming tune!

1. Jook 10 - Hazard
2. Naughty Raver - Bass Slave
3. Sunday Roast - Save Our Soul
4. DJ Eastwood - Toilet Blocker

Out September 26th from all good music emporiums.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Kinshasa 1.2

Looking forward to this dropping in October via Warp records Kinshasa One Two is a collection of Congolese artists brought together by Damon Albarn all to benefit Oxfam and recorded in just 5 days with 11 producers adding their unique talents. Ordered mine...Awesome stuff!

Sunday, 28 August 2011

"The Way Of The Dub" Vol.8

artwork by angelo empirio

Here you go peeps, Carnival weekend in LDN and here's a new mix for ya with a message in tha muzik, TWOTDub vol.8 comes fully loaded with some dubstep bombs from the likes of pinch, 6blocc, domhz&synkro, dancehall classics from cutty ranks & tenor saw, rootsman versions, u-roy & francois kevorkian & top reggae ruffage from al campbell, micheal rose & more...nJoy!!
No Fillas...just pure Killas!

Play it LOUD!

(download - 148.8MB)

Friday, 26 August 2011

Zion (2001)

Pic courtesy of Big Chill

Hold tight, hold tight the mad hatter from deepest norf lundun Danny Natives a top bod producer who we really dig at mytea@om HQ (even though he is a gooner) will drop his follow up to 'Tenement Yard Vol.1 in a few weeks on his own imprint eye4eye for now a little track he dropped on his soundcloud few months back from 2001....getting ya tasty for Volume.2.

Tracklist for 'Tenement Yard Vol.2
1. Loved by Few
2. Galactic
3. Earthlings
4. Illuminate
5. Shake That feat. ESP
6. Die 4 U
7. My Game My Rules
8. Wasteman of Love
9. Friends & Lovers
10. Burnout
11. Good Evening Ladies and Gentlemen, We are Eventide Astral
12. Indigo Dream
13. Womb
14. Can’t Trust Myself to Love You
15. Legendary Suffering

Available on ey4eye recordings

Altered Natives Xlr8r podcast

Some free stuff
Altered Natives – A History of Silence (19 track zip)

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Beat Submission Compilation

The first volume of tracks from the project we blogged about earlier, which feature producers who use Roy Ayers’ catalog to make original beats has been released as a free download...Get on it!

Sunday, 7 August 2011

East Of U

In 1971, in the midst of America's invasion of Vietnam, the U.S. Army held a show-band contest and showcased the two winning bands in a promotional album. East of Underground, were the gritty runners-up, who managed to capture the spirit of the times with their sweet-soul covers of Sly Stone, Curtis Mayfield, and Funkadelic. A Short documentary film Produced by Wax Poetics and Scion and directed by David Hollander.

Friday, 5 August 2011

Dis Poem

Jus dropped into my inbox from the irresistible remixer/re-edit master Leftside Wobble, here he's re-jiged the Classic Bobby Konders track, an adaption of the intro section that uses another BK classic 'Nervous Acid' to draw you in whilst maintaining the atmospherics of the original Mutabaruka spoken word intro before dropping into the classic groove...Niceeeee!

Clicky the down arrow for a download

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Love tha Labels

Head over to bandcamp and receive some gem tunes from the Label Love collective of imprints now on vol 3..Another beautifully compiled sampling of unreleased music from some of the best independent labels worldwide. An eclectic yet unified bundle of unique sounds compiled simply for the love of sharing them with the universe - each track plucked and presented by label heads from DeconRecords, FatBeats, One-Handed Music, Stones Throw, Tru Thoughts, Wah Wah 45s, and Wax Poetics. A Troll’s Soiree for me.. nJoy!.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Love Ritual

A suave afro-funk interpretation of the classic Al Green tune.. A previously unreleased Bwana mix....that got an outing on the Republica Afrobeat vol 2 comp a few years ago....Quality stuff...NjOy!


A. Love Ritual (Bwana Mix)
B. Beware

Saturday, 23 July 2011


A Summer house chugger for ya from Baobinga's Joint Ventures LP on his own Build Recordings. "Barbakan" Is in Colab with Mancunian producer xxxy ( remember him who gave us the sick Fela rework).In fact the whole LP is a collaboration with fellow forward thinking artists such as Hyetal, Geiom, Kowton, Gemmy & Guido. But here we get all wet & sticky with a tuff percussive, colour-soaked dance track for those lazy daze and drive thru's....Essential.


Stream the album in full HERE. Available direct from BUILD

Check out Baobinga's Mix & Interview for FabricLondon

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Who IS?

There is currently, a documentary in progress called the Roy Ayers Project featuring the Man himself, as well as many hip-hop producers who have sampled his music and other people who have been influenced by him and his music. The documentary is planned to be released in early 2012. Keep your ears to tha ground, i can`t wait for this!

Saturday, 16 July 2011


The Black Uhuru vocalist from his 2006 LP of the same name...Stand guard!


1. Warrior
2. Freedom
3. Youth Nowadays
4. Zion
5. Longtime
6. Them A Look
7. Dangerzone
8. Solid Ground
9. A Little Bit More

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Tempus II

Awesome video directed and produced by Philip Heron and James Adair, 6 minutes of super Slo-Mo smashed objects..
Shot on the Photron SA1.1 high-speed camera, capable of recording 5,000 frames per second (fps) at high resolution and 650,000 fps in low resolution.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

People Everywhere.

Something that was dropped into my lap last weekend and I really hadn't had a chance to digest it fully and you know anything with hard rock in the title normally puts me right off straight away, but this little comp from the Now-Again peeps really digs deep with a 70's untold story of various underground music scenes from Indonesia. Weather it be psychedelic, progressive rock or low down dirty funk, it's all here and this is my pick of the bunch.....Njoy!


Red Bull Music Academy hosted an info-session with Chandra Drewes and a mix by co-conspirator Jason “Moss” Connoy....check it out Here.

available from Stonesthrow

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Playlist mix

Fresh out from my old mate Pathaan a cool summer Ibiza playlist of his recent favorite balearic tunes. Essential beach lounging headphone vibes...Njoy!

Available on iTunes

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Feel For Bumps

Some more freeness from the quality CUT netlabel, now on release number 04 is the "Feel For Bumps EP" by Bristolian producer Bryn Thomas who brings us something a little more beats orientated. A simple mix of up-front soulful hip hop beats, borderline wonky, catchy synths and a sprinkle of downtempo vibes....always xcelent output from the stable and one that surely needs supporting in these difficult times...Drop some coinage for the EP on the bandcamp page.


1.Feel For Bumps Then Grind
2.Firing Blanks
3.Cruising For Toy Boys


Friday, 24 June 2011

So Cruel

Had this on PLAY all day yesterday..and was far too pissed to write any-ting!!!..LOL.
Summer has arrived!..NjOy!


A.Rollercoasters Of The Heart
B.So Cruel

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

ATCQ on screen

Just caught the sundance screener of the new docu-film directed by Michael Rapaport Beats Rhymes and Life: The Travels Of a Tribe Called Quest, charting the band's triumphant and turbulent 20-year career. ATCQ has been one of the most commercially successful and artistically significant musical groups in recent history, and regarded as iconic pioneers of hip hop. A must see travel around the groups up & downs.
I can still remember the buzz around the basement of the newly opened Black Market records in SoHo, London when their "Description of a Fool" promo dropped in the UK..

From July 8th around the US and soon the world!!

(download - 958MB)

Saturday, 18 June 2011


Doing the rounds on the underground last year and finally getting a release in March on the brand new Lightworks label outta LDN..An anthem to fill any dancefloors. Ossie drops live sounding african rhythmic percussion with such beautifully spacey synths to die for, from a young and very up and coming UK producer, lots more to come from this guy....So Lush!!.
He`s got a brand new "Set The Tone EP" out on Hyperdub and definitely go check out his FACT MIX.


A1 Tarantula
B1 Tarantula (Funkineven remix)
B2 Creepy Crawlies

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Body & Soul

An Afro classic coming outta West Africa in the late 70's early 8o's. William Onyeabor a contemporary of the mighty Fela and indulging also in the social-political woes of his country and the world, but instead of following the raw Afro-beat of Fela's grooves, WO goes for an altogether more smoother funky/disco style. Lifted from Booniay!! A Compilation of West African Funk, pure afrofunk pleasure!!...Njoy.

Afrodisiac Soundsystem remixes download


Saturday, 28 May 2011

Gil Scott-Heron R.I.P.

April 1, 1949 - May 27, 2011

Very sad as we`ve just heard thru the twitter that the great man has passed on around 4pm US eastern time @ St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York, He was 62.......see Here, Here & Here.

God bless ya GSH

JAZZ (2001) Ken Burns

A virtuoso performance by acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns from 2001, JAZZ celebrates the music of America - from blues and ragtime to swing, bebop and fusion. The 19 hour series was created from over 500 musical selections, 75 interviews, 2400 stills and more than 2000 film clips. A MUST WATCH fine history of JAZZ.

Ep1 - "Gumbo"/Beginnings to 1917

Ep2 - "The Gift"/1917-1924

Ep3 - "Our Language"/1924 -1929
Ep4 - "The True Welcome"/1929-1935

Ep5 - "Swing: Pure Pleasure"/1935-1937

Ep6 - "Swing: The Velocity of Celebration"/1937-1939

Ep7 - "Dedicated to Chaos"/1940-1945

Ep8 - "Risk"/1945-1955

Ep9 - "The Adventure"/1956-1960
Ep10 - "A Masterpiece by Midnight"/1961 to present

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Once on Cut

Brand new deepness release from our fav netlabels Echodub/DFRNT's CUTmusic.

Buck UK's Once EP is an atmospheric dub-house/deep-techno slice of music revolving around his beautiful chords and distant vocals.This EP has Buck UK's original and the emotive Essáy returns for his second appearance on Cut with his deep emotional dub-techno take on the original. Free Download via Bandcamp....Recommend.

1. Buck UK - Once
2. Buck UK - Once (Essáy's Ambstep Mix)

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Nubian Beauty

Quicky from the GetPhysical label and the French circus showmen of Nôze...Top quality!


Sunday, 8 May 2011

Times Are Hard Friends Are Few

Chillin' with a heavy head cold ain't no fun but with some spiritual righteous vibes from Del Jones 'Positive Vibes' 1973 LP, re-issued in Japan, that's similar in vain to the legendary Gil Scott-Heron, helps ease the suffering! This is one of those top-notch albums that really needs your it out..Njoy!


Saturday, 7 May 2011

Demdike Stare

To coincide with their 3x re-release of previous album projects Demdike Stare aka prolific vinyl collectors Sean Canty and Miles Whittaker, dropped this podcast for xlr8r this week.
A mixture of sounds plucked from a variety of sources, from traditional Middle Eastern, Asian,Eastern European ,modal jazz & industrial..These guys never fail to inspire me....check it out HERE

Get to know about the guys a bit more,

Part 2