Friday, 14 November 2014

Dub Store Sampler Vol One

It's been a while...You know what women are like about sharing the baby duties!
Sorry Ladies..Anyway the always prolific Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae and Dancehall reissue label outta TKO, Japan.  DubStore have recently offered up a great old-school roots reggae sampler from their archives for 3ree or name your own price if fancy dropping some coinage for the tunage....Well it worth it in my humble opinion.


Sunday, 19 October 2014


Bowie tune with longtime collaborator Tony Visconti, will be released on his career-spanning compilation, Nothing Has Changed, which contains hits and previously unreleased tracks from his 50-year career. The comp will also feature three previously unreleased tracks from Bowie's sessions for his abandoned Toy album, which was to find him remaking his earliest Sixties and Seventies recordings...great stuff!

Sunday, 14 September 2014


Is a new collection of beats & cut-ups from French producer/beatsmith Jaze Baqti.
The 'Tangata' which he says means People in the Māori language. There’s an old Māori proverb saying : "He aha te mea nui? He tangata. He tangata. He tangata." which can be translate by "What is the most important thing? It is people, it is people, it is people.”

Inspired by all the places he visits around the globe from US, NZ, JP, he manages to slice together awesome seventies soundtracks, jazz funk loops around psyche guitar, funky keys and mesmerising soulful voices...We are partially addicted to the uptempo Instru 'Rue Tul' all for a name your own price D/L...Generous!

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Get on the Floor

Back in the Bloggergame with Kon's rework of MJ's Classic 'Get on the Floor' . The man has been digging in tha crates since the 70's, unearthing lost gems to be messed about with. You'll know him as one half of Kon and Amir, who released  “On Track” and “Off Track” series on BBE Records where they introduced disco rare grooves to a new audience. Here he smashes the daylights out of this rework...Back with a bang as they say!

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Friday, 1 August 2014

R.I.P Idris Muhammad

November 13, 1939 – July 29, 2014

New life arrives and others pass on....The great New Orleans drummer died last Tuesday.

New Addition..

The reason things have been slow around mytea@om HQ recently....I was born on the 25th June weighing in @ parents named me kiara...hi ya all!

Friday, 27 June 2014

mixtape - summer14inbrazil

So the Coppa Mondiale moves into the later stages of the tourney and just in time comes a quite superb 80 odd minute mix from Eglo co-founder floating points with cutz dropped by the likes of Luis Gonzaga Jr, Hareton Salvanini, Pedro Santos, Rogerio Duprat, Tim Mia, Gal Costa, Celia, Evinha, G/9 Group, Luis Carlos Vinhas & others.
Free D/L...Essential summer madness! Listen here.

Friday, 13 June 2014

Bam Bam Bam

So the greatest sporting event on the planet is up and running! and about the best compilation around to add the sonic back drop to Brasil is Sonzeira, a collective consisting of musicians from all walks of the Brasilian scene past & present.
Head honcho, the don gp has enlisted the talents of Mark E, Birmingham based DJ and producer and founder of MERC records to remix the classic Elza Soares "Aquarela Do Brasil". He's done a sterling job creating a sonic tapestry of latin flavour! Free D/L grab it up..

And check out the gp's 2 hr mix of flavours for the tournament...

Gilles Peterson Brazilian Special - 10th June 2014 by Nts Radio on Mixcloud

Monday, 2 June 2014

The Return

Out now!!
Free D/L.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Talk Is Cheap

Also dropping this week is the debut LP from ozzie producer/vocalist  Chet Faker AKA Nicolas J. Murphy, who you may remember we started off our mixtape 'The do-over' with his sublime interpretation of Blackstreet's 'No Diggity'. The 12 track album is available for streaming here; This will be the first single!

Thursday, 10 April 2014

B Stands For Beef

After his first installment of The Departure (side one), uniting Brooklyn rapper Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and soul legend Marvin Gay, that was received to such acclaim it amassed 300,000 hits on his Soundcloud page. The RIAA tried a takedown, but Amerigo Gazaway always promised a follow up (side two) but this time to be titled The Return. He drops the first leak from side two 'B Stands For Beef', mashing more serious a cappellas over the 'T Stands For Trouble' groove...'The Return' is out soon so keep your eyes on Amerigo Gazaway's twitter & facebook page for the first updates..

Friday, 4 April 2014

R.I.P The Godfather

January 18, 1955 – March 31, 2014 

Of house music...shocked to hear of him passing on at only 59 years young., with so much more to give to the world of for now...Thank you sir for the education and the hEdonistic nights of the 90's..

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Soul Power

From the biog film here's some real amazing stuff on the legendary soul music concert staged in Kinshasa, Zaire in 1974. Presented in conjunction with the landmark "Rumble in the Jungle" boxing match between famed pugilists Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, Zaire '74 was a three-day music festival in Kinshasa that was organized by South African musician Hugh Masekela and American record producer Stewart Levine, and featured performances by such famed musicians as James Brown, Bill Withers, and B.B. King, among others. Many of the American musicians performing at Zaire '74 had been emboldened by the American Civil Rights movement, and saw their journey to Africa as a unique opportunity not just to perform for a new set of enthusiastic fans, but to explore their roots as well. However, while the forward-thinking promoters of Zaire '74 hired a talented team of documentary filmmakers to capture everything from the setup to the performances to everyday life in Kinshasa, the project ran into trouble when the Liberian investment group that financed the festival and film ran into some rather serious legal disputes. For the next three decades, the remarkable footage would sit untouched and unedited -- a valuable sociohistorical artifact seemingly forgotten, and left to succumb to the ravages of time. Later, in 1996, the rights were settled in order to help facilitate the completion of When We Were Kings, an Academy Award-winning documentary focusing on the very same Ali/Foreman match that took place alongside the Zaire '74 music festival. Recognizing the need to assemble the neglected Zaire '74 footage while it was still possible, When We Were Kings editor Jeffrey Levy-Hinte made it his own personal mission to see the long gestating project through to completion. The result is not simply a concert film featuring some of the most popular African and American musicians of the era, but also a pure cinéma vérité glimpse into a time when the musical crossover between the two nations was just beginning to emerge...Essential viewing!

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Film - Get On Up

Looking forward to this..Just hope they do justice to the Man!!
in cinemas August 1st..

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Gimme That Funk # 21

#21 is "Action" that funked up the floors around '82, by Orange Krush who were Larry Smith (bass), Trevor Gale (drums) and Davy DMX (guitar / turntables). Best known for being the backing band for the seminal Run-DMC  albums "RUN-D.M.C." and "King Of Rock". Still Jack to this!!!

Thursday, 27 March 2014


Something right up our stratus outta the US on the Supply label. A collaborative EP between label boss John Barera & label debutant Will Martin. 'Awake' is a loopy disco house jam, a rhodes-driven bubbler incorporating soulful strings, stabs, cowbell, congas the works!...And it works...Just released Recommended..

available from honestjohns

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Acid Soul

More shenanigans from the tuff re-mixer/edit king of London Town..Leftside Wobble who we've blogged about previously here & here. Well the man continues to inspire with his celebration of eclectic sounds that bridge the gap/join tha dots, so to speak between dub, funk, disco and house. He drops 2 awesome releases to launch his new Acid Soul label..There's a bunch of other exclusive Acid Soul giveaways coming over the next few weeks so keep ya ears to tha ground.You know you got Soul!! And 3B's 2 boot..Give tha man some support!

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Party Time..

1990's style, from Pal Joey who consistently blurred the lines between disco, house and hip-hop, dropping scraps of old soul samples alike over his skipping drum patterns and head-nodding keyboard lines. On this he dropped a sample from 'Brooklyn Express - Sixty-Nine'..This was a bomb back in the day!

Thursday, 6 March 2014


Normally it takes a while for the mainstream to catch up and that's just what has happened with an Artist called Romare, who we blogged about 2 years ago. After releasing 2 EP's on the BlackAcre label he has just now signed up with the UK's mighty Ninja Tune label, after attracting widespread attention...Here he drops a brand new track of funky techno interspersed with ethnic field recordings, that brings back 90's progressive house sounds of Afro-Futurism. Top Quality & dropped for free..

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Film - Fantastic Man

'Fantastic Man' is a documentary investigating Nigerian musician William Onyeabor,  a man shrouded in mystery and myth. Directed by Jake Sumner (Alldayeveryday) the film tells the story of a label's attempt to track William down, speaking to fans such as Damon Albarn, Caribou and Femi Kuti and travelling to Nigeria to meet those who've worked with him in a bid to uncover the truth about his story.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

George Benson Tribute

Another slice of smooth beatz & rhymes comes courtesy of New Zealand Producer/ DJ Amin Payne, who credits his influences as rooted in both the sample based hip-hop of the 90's and the synth based future funk / disco sound of the 80s. Here he reworks and reconstructs some of George Benson's tracks, developing a sound that is at once familiar, yet distinctly modern..Sweet your price D/L!

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Yasiin Gaye - The Departure (Side One)

This is dope!...Amerigo Gazaway’s new *Soul Mates* series continues the theme of his previous work in creating collaborations that never were. On the series’ first installment, the producer unites Brooklyn rapper Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and soul legend Marvin Gaye for a dream collaboration aptly titled “Yasiin Gaye”. Building the album’s foundation from deconstructed samples of Gaye’s Motown classics, Gazaway re-orchestrates the instrumentation into new productions within a similar framework. Carefully weaving Bey’s dense raps and Gaye’s soulful vocals over his new arrangements, the producer delivers a quality far closer to Gaye’s famous duets than that of a “mashup” album.
And all dropped for free...

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Yasiin Gaye is available below.

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Gimme That Funk # 20

I just can't believe it's been 4 years since we last dropped into the "gimme that funk" posts on here..Just what the fuck have we been doing? Oh yeah having kids and all dat!! So to do tha doo rightly for post #20, there is only one man/band and sound that will do it justice! No need for any introduction just a killer four part mix-up of the tune that started it all.."make it fooooonky" 

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Wayne Smith R.I.P

5 December 1965 - 17 February 2014

Sad to hear the passing of anyone in their Fourties and with the singer of records you grew up with...Wayne is credited for igniting dancehall’s digital revolution because of the computerised production on his worldwide hit..."Under Mi Sleng Teng" in 1984, produced by Lloyd ‘King Jammy’ James.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

You’re a Melody #2

artwork by aliaugurartworks

Fancy 5 hours of soulful music from around the world?  Recorded live @ DJ/producer/label boss, Sam Shepherd AKA Floating Points club night at Plastic People club in LDN on 25th Jan, and delivered with amazing craft courtesy of the night's curator and NYC selector DJ Love on the Run.  a free download It would be rude not to!

And don't forget to check out the first installment You're a Melody #1 for another dose of quality soulful music..

Saturday, 15 February 2014

De La 4 Free

Check dis OUT! In honor of next month's 25th anniversary of their debut album 3 Feet High and Rising, De La Soul are making their entire catalog available for free download for 25 hours on the group's website. The download bonanza will begin on Friday, February 14th at 11 a.m. EST until Saturday at noon...Grab..grab..grab!!

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Habibi Safr Mini

This is stunning!....A live performance of a mash up of two Sudanese songs from the 'Aghani Albanat' folk tradition of women's music by Alsarah & Nahid..FreeD/L
Check out Alsarah take on Sudanese music heard through the sonic lens of French artist, producer, Débruit on Soundway 

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

At His Majesty's Side remix

The long break is over and sorely needed...So we're jumpin' back in with a steppers monster..from the Seed Organization outta Montréal..A team-up between afro-downtempo producer Kasm, multi-instrumentalist Jen Nembhard and Seed Organization himself, it first appeared on the 2012 Northern Faction 5 compilation on Balanced Records. That release also featured such dub heavyweights such as Dubmatix, Subatomic Sound System, RCola, Richie Phoe and 7FT Soundsystem... FYAH!

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Ghetto Woman (LW Edit)

Still on me Hols, but just had to wack this up! 3b too boot. Splendedo!!