Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Stinky Grooves 29.12.09 & some Frikstailer related fine folly

Image Kangol flip to the luvverly Belts.

Hold The Line (Frikstailers Rmx) - Major Lazer (Mad Decent)
Government Gone Luuu - Busy Signal (Jukeboxx)
Dem Nuh Care - Busy Signal (Jukeboxx)
Dat Me Love - Busy Signal (Jukeboxx)
Fashion Attack - Konshens (Jukeboxx)
Yu Looking Hot - Lutan Fyah (Jukeboxx)
Nowadays Boopsie - Assassin (Jukeboxx)
History Book - Assassin (Jukeboxx)
Live Mi Life - Romain Virgo (Jukeboxx)
Children A Pree Wee - Tarrus Riley (Jukeboxx)
Whine - Elephant Man (Jukeboxx)
Freelancer Dub - Mikey Dread (Auralux)
Lost In The Supermarket - Wrongtom meets Rockers (Mojo Brand Records)
Piano's On The Beach - Jaques Renault (Hole In The Sky)
Don't You Feel Me - Damon (Now Again)
Dandelion - Charlotte Gainsbourg (Because/Elektra)
Heaven Can Wait (Nosaj Thing) - Charlotte Gainsbourg (Because/Elektra)
Evil Man (Flying Lotus Rmx) - Shafiq Husayn (Ubiquity)
Sounclash Pt 2 (Junglist Rise) - Naptha (The Fear)
Ba Ba Boom (oOgun Rmx) - Dub Asylum (Loopy Fruits)
Kingston Town - Radikal Guru (Dubbed Out)
Lost In 3s (DJG Rmx) - Dhyan Moller (Blipswitch Digital)
Blip - Gatekeeper (If Symptoms Persist)
4 - Aardvarck (Bloom 4)
5 - Aardvarck (Bloom 4)
Rust - Peter Pozerek
Viejas Locas vs Benga - Villa Diamante
Jerk Pork - Cardopusher (Lo Dubs)
La Rata - Lido Pimienta
Mueve - Lido Pimienta
La Subienda - Sonidero Cordobestia (Cabeza!)
Juego De Shabba - Joelito
Baile Remix - Ricardo Villalobos/Doma Tornadoes
Palo Borracho (Palo Choborra Iszen Rmx) - Iszen (Cabeza!)
C20 Riddim - Tapes (Jahtari)
Duck Butter - Randy Barracuda (Flogsta Dancehall)
Winter Beat - DJ Raff
Wizard Swing Warrior - Benny Blonco (Error Broadcast)
Major Spillage - White Rainbow (Kranky)
Eyen - Plaid (Warp)
Wolf - Blue Daisy (Black Acre)
Cathedral With No Eyes (White Rainbow Rmx) - Railcars (Aria Jalali)
Antillas (Bass Clef Rmx) - El Guinicho (Young Turks)
Skylarking (Instr) - Jefferson Belt (Round Trip Mars)
Tropical Disease - Air (Virgin)

Lucky last of the year and luck, luck lucky I was, as I barely had my head screwed on at the start of the show, and it took a good half hour plus for the resumption of normal service. I blame the muggy weather and the unique AK city atmosphere at this time of year when most have shipped out to the beaches and the relis, and the city is in soft-focus, swing easy mode... well I always find something to blame!

Tonight may I point you towards a couple of cumbia crucialities that won't cost you a cent but will leave you decidedly, pleasantly bent. First up please make the most appropriate mouse moves towards the Hipi Duki stable where they have flung up Soundamerica #8 which is less cumboid, but no less excellente, than their standard fare. You can find it hear or via the wonderful Generation Bass blog which is an RSS habit I simply couldn't live without.

I have requested that you avert your internatty gaze towards the stupendously solid Cabeza! netlabel before and dang if I'm not going to do it again. To entice you further I'm posting a Sonidero Cordobestia track (not posted! bloodclaaaaaat Vodafone netnotservice) from their completerley and utterly free and easy, swinging in the wind like nature intended - EP Cumbias Momificadas. Sonidero Cordobestia is actually the frequently wonderful Frikstailers on the quiet, their remix of Hold The Line from the 2009s most overhyped and underperforming album (Mad Decent's dancehall diabollocks) has finally returned some dignity to a decent (and completely over-remixed) vocal from (Mr) Lexx. Since we started the show with it tonight, might as well fling the frankly foolish video up too so eyes down for that at the finishing flag.

In case anyone's headed up that way my sets for Music Mountain Matakana are at 4.30 and 9.30 on New Years Eve. I'll be joined by the his Mightyness The Asterix and that alone is worth a trek in my book, cant wait and am amassing some fresh versions for his perusal and lungulation, there'll be some cumbia sneaked in there for sure!
This may well be the last post for this year so if it is.... then please accept the sincerest thanks for your patronage, time, indulgence, patience, responses and all the rest through 2009. Who knows I may be more organised and blogging like a man possessed next year, but once again I wouldn't trouble the bookies with that waft of potential life-changery.

Soundamerica 8 listen on Soundcloud and then download from the mighty Generation Bass
Cabeza! Check all their 'tapes' and releases, this is a treasure chest and they seem like nice and decent people too.


LA SUBIENDA - SONIDERO CORDOBESTIA (I'll get this up when I'm not at dial-up speed, you can download the whole 4 track EP for free from the links above anyway, you wont be disappointed!!)


listening to this Augustus Pablo bootleg as I type, some utter scorchers (and not) on this, has been a bit of a Xmas lazy playlist hogger round our festive gates! check heem.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Stinky Grooves 22.12.09 & some Transformarizing

fantastic ape

Cumbia Villera -Yerba Brava
Palante Mi Gente - Sonido de La Frontera
Nadividad Negra - Sonidero Cordobestia (Cabeza!)
La 3ra De Los Toqesitos - Sonido Kumbala
Watch Me Transform Ya - Mr Lex
Nothing From Dem - Gappy Ranks
System - Terry Lynn (Phree)
Must Come A Light - Busy Signal
Soon You Will Find Out - Busy Signal (Big Ship)
Hot It Up - Keida aka Maqueda (Keep Left)
Beautiful Complication - Guido (Punch Drunk)
2 - Aardvarck (Bloom 4)
I Suppose I Should Say Thanks Or Some Shit - Gold Panda (Gold Panda)
Blen - Africa HiTech (Warp)
Miracles (Jamie Vex'd Rmx) - Starkey (Planet Mu)
Cathedral With No Eyes (White Rainbow Mix) - Railcars
Strings Detached - Blue Daisy (Black Acre)
Antillas (Bass Clef Rmx) - El Guinicho (Young Turks)
No Charisma - Martin Kemp (Blunted Robots)
Spectral Source - Millie & Andrea (Daphne)
Lost In The Supermarket - Wrongtom Meets Rockers (Mojo Brand Records)
Cash Machine (Roots Manuva Rmx) - Hard-Fi (Atlantic)
The Seed - Bad Energy (Bad Energy)
I'm Rich - Bad Energy (Bad Energy)
Win-san Western - Gold Panda (Gold Panda)
Sleepwalker - wAgAwAgA (Acroplane)
Forge Your Own Chains - D.R.Hooker (Now Again)
Time Of The Assassin - Charlotte Gainsbourg (Because/Elektra)
Instrumental 1 - Arthur Russell
This Is How We Walk On The Moon (Bogdan Edit) - Johanna Billings vs Arthur Russell
Skylarking (Instr) - Jefferson Belt (Round Trip Mars)
Fantasm - Black Devil Disco Club (Lo Recordings)
Goodbye Girl - King Midas Sound (Hyperdub)
Alpha - Jazzsteppa (Police In Helicopter)
Lost In 3's (DGG Rmx) - Dyhan Moller (Blipswitch Digital)
Blip - Gatekeeper (If Symptoms Persist)
Mueve - Lido Pimiento
Himno al Cucumelo (Luisao Edit) - Lucas Luisao ft Princessa (Cabeza!)
La Magdalena - Afrosound (Fuentes)
Bus Ride To The zoo - Fred Cherry (Hole In The Sky)
Hands Of Love (Harvey Rmx) - Rocha (International Feel)
Turn The Page -Pablo (Soma)

Don't think I've posted anything by Gappy Ranks which is strange because he has been this years bolter. Took me a while to get over the autotune addiction, and his duff tunes are as duff as they come but on the right rhythm.. well forget about it. Man needs an album, and some downloadable legit high quality files - you would have imagined Peckings would be up with the play on the hempeetree tip..but not yet.
This is the best cut thus far on the crazy rhythm that Swizz Beats concocted for Chris Brown & Lil Wayne, there's a bunch around but I'm going to chuck in Mr Lexx's cut which pretty much owns it too.
You can't buy these so they're as hi-qual as I have 'em, Xmas and all that.

gappy ranks



and seasons best and all that malarkey

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Stinky Grooves 15.12.09 Gold Pandering to the Cabeza!


Hard Times - Buju Banton (40/40 Productions)
Not Goin Crazy - Buju Banton (40/40 Productions)
Nuh Fraid Of Them - Busy Signal
Must Come A Light - Busy Signal (Head Concussion)
System - terry Lynn (Phree)
Real Ghetto Gyal - Gappy Ranks (Necessary Mayhem)
Come Down (Instrumental) - The Grinch (Necessary Mayhem)
Pinchers - Bandelero (Necessary Mayhem)
Real General - Mr Williamz (Necessary Mayhem)
Hot It Up - Keida ft Maqueda (Keep Left)
Good Life - Mr Chop (Stones Throw)
Inside Pikachu's Cunt - Rustie (Warp)
Punta De Gente - Le Freak Selector (Cabeza!)
No Dicen Na - Los Rakas
Bremen OST (SDP Edit) - Stephan Bodzin
Prototype (Modeselektor Rmx) - Headhunter (Tempa)
Internal Clock - Monolake (Imbalance)
Output 1-2 - Joker (Tectonic)
No Security (Rustie Instr.) - Crookers ft Kelis (Southern Fried)
Fear & Loathing - Central Spillz
Slow Flow - Lady Leshur
Changes (J.Period Rmx ft M1 & General Steele) - J.Period & Nneka
Happy New Years! - Raekwon
Cumbia Mundial - Sonido De La Frontera
Himno Al Cucumelo - Elchavez (Cabeza!)
Yo Me Lllamo Cumbia - Sonidero Cordobestia (Cabeza)
SDP vs Moodyman - Sonido Del Principe
Outer Space - King Midas Sound (Hyperdub)
The Seed - Bad Energy (Bad Energy)
Equator Jam - Ghosts On Tape (Wireblock)
Outbreak - Subway (Soul Jazz)
H.A.L. (Andrew Weatherall Rmx) - Detachments (This Is Not An Exit)
Space Mountain - Fuck Buttons (ATP)
You Are The One - The Time & Space Machine (Tirk)
La Rata - Lido Pimineto
Himno al Cucumelo - Lucas Luisao ft Princesa (Cabeza)
Lamento En La Norte (Todo Sigue Igual) - Joel & Rebenga
Win-san Western - Gold Panda (Gold Panda)
Soundclash Pt 1 (Long Time Burning Mix) - Naptha (The Fear)
Soundclash Pt 1 (Grevious Angel Rmx) - Naptha (Keysound)
I Suppose I Should Say Thanks Or Some Shit - Gold Panda (Gold Panda)

Once again its been a straight week of non-posteration, and thats not about to change. For thems thats around I'm hoping for a bit of 'going post-al' over the Xmas break, but I can't see too much changing before then. I have another scorching interview on the way, fingers crossed that goes alright with no un-necessary Jamaican intrigue tomorrow morning. Part two of the Jahdan Blakkamoore interview should be appearing soonish, though Mulatu Pt 2 is more likely to be recieving a print welcome before it graces these environs. man's got to eat and all that.

Hanyways first a hot tip, head over to the mighty Cabeza! net label and check out their stupendous range of freely downloadable cumbia-mash gems. I've been running their gear on the show since release one, and they just keep getting better. The latest couple from Sonidero Cordobestia (Frikstailers on the hush) and a whole bunch of remixing folk on 'Tributo a Agrupacion Mamanis' are excess essential, this isn't a request...it's an order.. for your own good!
To complement here's a track from the hotly tipped for 2010 - UK geez Gold Panda. Amongst so much wonky weirdbeard dubious beat science this feller's gear has a certain timelessness that feels like a precious commodity across any style borderline right now. There's plenty about him all over the net so let your fingers do the walking. This track from very, very limited Before CDR is absolutely superb and for my money this is by far his best material yet, easily justifying the growing hype.
Consume then curate, test then tip..just buy the bloody thing, alright!


And don't forget 'b Street' this Saturday with The Naked And Famous, Kidz In Space and a whoooole heap more, all for free, taking over the Britmart and surrounds. I'll be playing from 10-1am at the A&M, I've been told it's a well pleasant spot and can't wait. Poster (couldn't find a bigger size so apologies for blurry blowupage) below. Tapes, International Observer and Pitch Black at Galatos (playing at 10,11 and 12 respectively) on Friday with the Turnaround Xmas bash downstairs where it all started in the Basement...dangerous times!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Stinky Grooves 8.12.09 - Imminent Club Sandwich & a dollop of Norris

Yes shameless self-promotion again.... but it's a double whammy/no-excuses evening at the Ginger Minx this Saturday, and it should be a ripper and a roarer, in a fact a riproarer. I'll be starting off The Tune Up on me tod from 5-8, and then shall be joined by Cian and Geezer Guy as we slip out the seasoning and bring forth the musical mayonnaise at CLUB SANDWICH till 1am. I've been well enjoying the Ginger Minx vibes, the previous two Club Sandwich gigs have been the mostest fun, and a proper divergent trek into tonal terrorism betwixt the 3 of us iffy-ex-pats. If you're of the Auckland persuasion it would be a reet delight to see you on Saturday night (or hearly hevening if you just need your sonic spark plugs buffed and bit of ill timing).. On with the show after this short eyefull of flyer (flick of the Kangol to Eddiewardo & Cherry Sprinkles for that.)

Nadividad Negra - Pedro Laza Y Sus Pelayeros (Crammed)
Nadividad Negra - Sonidero Cordobestia (Cabeza)
La Subienda - Sonidero Cordobestia (Cabeza)
Cumbia Rockers 1 - El Sonidero Quilombo
Mundial Dub - Sonido de la Frontera
Incoming - Cumbianauts
Watch Me Transform Ya - Mr Lexx (Federation Sound)
Too Dutty - Burro Banton (Weedy G Soundforce/African Beat)
Fraud From Yard - Top Cat (Weedy G Soundforce/African Beat)
New World Order - Cutty Ranks (Weedy G Soundforce/African Beat)
Bubbler Riddim - Bandito & Squishem (Weedy G Soundforce/African Beat)
Celebrate - Cham (Board House)
Fi Di Pepa - Kari Jess (High Stakes)
Fi Di Pepa Version - High Stakes Crew (High Stakes)
Creator Riddim Version - Fat Eyes Crew (Fat Eyes)
Predator Mode - Ghosts On Tape (Wireblock)
Ba Ba Boom (Oogun Rmx) - Dub Asylum (Loopy Fruits)
Gold Or Soul - Hyetal (Soul Motive)
More Cowbell - The Time & Space Machine (Tirk)
U Know U Jack (Weatherall Rmx) - Tim Fairplay (Rotters Golf Club)
Microscopic Contents (Elliot Lipp Rmx) - Kelpe (DC Recordings)
Early Morning Robot - I Monster/Skywatchers (Platipus)
The American Dream - Guilty Simpson (Stones Throw)
Transformations - Jay Electronica
Fogged Spacesuit - The Clonious (Ubiquity)
Wheatabix Ling - Lady Leshur
Earth A Run Red - Flow Dan ft Brazen (Eskibeat)
Mueve - Lido Pimiento
Stop What You're Doing (James Blake Rmx) - Untold (Hemlock)
Twitch (Jamie Vex'd Rmx) - Scuba (Hot Flush)
Midnight Feast (Lone Rmx) - Bibio (Warp)
Revenge Of The Fillet O Fish - Lord Newborn & The Magic Skulls (Ubiquity)
Far Red - Monolake (Imbalance)
Think (Tzara Rmx) - Ballistics (Dustbin)
Jarvik Mindstate - Peverelist (Punch Drunk)
Strings Detached - Blue Daisy (Black Acre)
Shallow Vicinity - Blue Daisy (Black Acre)
Robo Tussin (Instr) - Flying Lotus
The Seed - Bad Energy (Coco Solid/Bad Energy)
Villa Donde - King Coya (ZZK)
Nights - El Hijo De La Cumbia (Soot)
Caracol - Tremor (ZZK)
Co-Lateral - Bernard Fevre (Lo)
Mushroom Family - The Time & Space Machine (Tirk)

There was some right pickled and potent messed up sounds tonight, and in all honesty I had to hold back as I could have gone off on a big old wonky one quite easily, but I decided to keep all our nerves reasonably unshredded, and apply a bit of balance, with some sweeeeet early summer evening cumbia and whatnot. The new Blue Daisy EP only reached me this arvo, and I am already in serious swoon with at least two of them tracks, and for every single track I played tonight there were at least three or four that went begging. It appears the days of the December drought followed by the New Year note negligibility are long gone.. hurrah to that.

This week may I proffer a portion of The Time & Space Machine for a little psychedelic stroll. Plenty of the gear tonight (Jay Electronica, a good chunk of the nu cumbia, Flying Lotus etc) is readily and kosherly available free on the net, with just a modicum of searcheration but The Time & Space Machine's 'You Are The One EP' is something you should have to shake out some shekels for. TT&SM is Richard Norris, ex-Grid, Joe Strummer collaborator, former Tranquility Bass/Stinky Grooves guest and an all around delightful feller. There's nothing big and clever about edits..... except when they're this good! Have a nibble on this lo-fi foreword and get stuck into the full chapter and verse at the links below. And just in case there's any doubt, this is a mundanely mid-fi 192 voishun up for 1 week, you need the scrumptiously hifi-files or wondrous wax for the real deal, especially the utterly stupendous, aptly named 'More Cowbell'.



Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Stinky Grooves 01.12.09 - the raising of the Larma & the Ba Ba-ing of the Boom

Yes... you are not experiencing deja vu (yellow wall this time), Tuning Up again at the Ginger Minx (and again followed by Club Sandwich on the 12th) this Saturday evening from 5-8 (no cover), a few bloggerising local peeperations would be most welcome, it's a good slot at a good spot!! Do read on......


Jah Run Things - Supercat (Wild Apache)
Love In The Streets - Beres Hammond ft. Assassin, Buju Banton & I Octane (Penthouse)
Cool Out Son/Nice It Up - Junior Murvin & Welton Irie (VP)
Cuss Fix Version - Upsetta Crew (Upsetta Sound)
Ticker Tape - Tapes (Jahtari)
People Rhythm - Nick Manasseh (Roots Garden)
Villa Donde - King Coya (ZZK)
Arab Trip For Cumbia - Gianko y su Sonido la Limpia
Champion Sound - Guachin (El Empuje vs Buju Banton) - Cherman
El General Drone (Un Mono Azul Mash Up) - Un Mono Azul
Cumbia Por Todos Las Chicas - SDP vs Neil Landstrumm
Bremen OST (SDP Edit) - Stephan Bodzin
149 Dalston Airline - Debruit (Civil)
Equator Jam - Ghosts On Tape (Wireblock)
More Cowbell - The Time & Space Machine (5D)
H.A.L. (Andrew Weatherall Rmx) - Detachments (This Is Not An Exit)
Predator Mode - Ghosts On Tape (Wireblock)
9 Pad - Blue Daisy
Stop What You're Doing (James Blake Rmx) - Untold (Hemlock)
Chakra - Guido (Punch Drunk)
Sunflower (Eero Johannes Rmx) - Reason Or Romanza (Civil Music)
Mueve - Lido Pimienta
Ave Pa 'Ve' - Gabriel Romero (Discos Fuentes)
Cumbia Sampuesana - Conjunto Tipico Vallenato (Discos Fuentes)
El Burrito (King Coya Rmx) - Cucu Diamante y Los Tucanes De Tijuana /King Coya (ZZK)
Incredulous (Frank Booker Edit) - Julien Dyne (BBE)
Fish - Ikonika (Hyperdub)
Ba Ba Boom (Oogun Rmx) - Dub Asylum (Loopy Fruit)
Soundclash 1 (Grevious Angel Rmx) - Naptha (Keysound)
Dub Ting - Tes La Rok (Noppa)
Fat Bird Dub - Ealzee
Rise The Larma - Flow Dan (Eskibeat)
Dirty Money - Soom T (Jahtari)
Di Letter - Merciless (Not Nice)
Warlord's Daughter - Lexie Lee (Manslave Records)
The Gal Time Now - Assassin (AMG Productions)
We Having Fun - Bugle (AMG Productions)
European Swing Riddim - Kurt Riley & Christopher Birch (AMG Productions)
You Are The One - The Time & Space Machine (Tirk)
Onsta La Yerbita - Enrique Delgado Con Los Destellos (Vampisoul)
You Monopolise Me - The Ogyatanaa Show Band (Soundway)
Beeg Spenda - wAgAwAgA (Acroplane)
Little Drummer Boy (Edit) - Lindstrom (Smalltown Supersound)
Wizards In Dub (Part 1) - Invasion vs Shackleton (This Is Less Music)

Well that one almost got out of hand with some strangeness, added to some weirdness and mixed up with a little cacophonic culture, at times it felt like driving down the motorway with your eyes shut! Not that I'm complaining mind, there's far worse musical misadventures going on every single minute.
Of articular and particular note this evening was Oogun giving Dub Asylum a right smack-up remix for the debut 7" on Loopy Fruit Records. Props are properly dispensed to Messrs Mclenners and Oogoid for their work on this, it's a scorcher. The 45 will be hitting shops on Monday the 7th but Conch will be copping 'em from Friday, so NZers, show some love and support quality local tackle (internationalists not excluded neither...), check it out in the house of youtubular below), I've got absolutely no truck with music being bigged and upped on purely geographical stakes, but this would be getting a run or three on SG wherever it came from, top notch!

This weeks burnt offering and ripped receptacle is from that baddest of bad man of the Roll Deep camp, Flow Dan (actually that may not be factual, I wouldn't want to weigh in on the relative badness of them gents hindividually). The 'Original Dan' disc is somewhat predictably patchy but three tunes give off the impression of standing up and standing out like the proverbial canine seedbags. Obviously the curiously titled and available below, 'Rise The Larma' is a highlight, though whether Mr Dan has got a thing for spelling-challenged Safari Parks is a matter best dealt with elsewhere. it's such a sweet rhythm I can even forgive the weak Obama line in the chorus. 'Earth A Run Red' also ignites the reggaematical fuego, and even though the sound quality is utter tosh and it's muffled, foggy and sonically undesirable - 'Vurderas' with its Barrington biting is hard not to love.
There hasn't been a great deal of grime that has been hitting my olfactory nerve with the requisite slammeration this year, a few MC's have got their head above the average parapet but it generally feels even more inward looking, snarly and surly than it has ever done (and let's face it, that's saying something). Most times in '09 I've listened, and absorbed, and decided life's too short for too much of that. I guess listening to something so irrevocably Londonised and with even more grim in the grime it's always going to be a stretch in our seemingly somewhat more convivial locale on the other side of the world.
The divide between the dance-pop frippery that seems to be de-rigeur, and the ruthlessly low-rent and often well bent beats that transport you to an Estate of mind, has become a chasm. So predictably I just go for the JA tinged bangers and this is a serious and deadly one. Been out for a minute, but it's not a race is it?
Buy as a compact-discoid type artefact or in file style & fashion

original dan album cover


Listening to the Tremor record on ZZK again as I type, what an outstanding album it is, can't wait for the remix 12". The King Coya is awful good too, especially if you don't seem to have half the tracks already as I seem to. Enough of the mindless mitheration, done already.