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!