Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Stinky Grooves 29.03.11 & Franz Bob-A-Job week


Dem Fear We - Assassin (TJ)
Good Body Gal - Beenie Man (TJ)
Clean - Mr Lexx (TJ)
Step Up Inna Life - Vybz Kartel (Head Concussion)
What's It Gone Be - Franz Job (Necessary Mayhem)
Our World - Macka B (Necessary Mayhem)
Herbist - Cali P (Necessary Mayhem)
Gorilla Riddim - Da Grynch (Necessary Mayhem)
Country Living - Sandra Cross (Ariwa)
Stepping In Dubwise Country - Sandra Cross & The Wild Bunch (Ariwa)
Universal Tribulation - Gregory Isaacs (Saxon)
Crucial Steppa (ft Gregory Isaacs) - Alpha Steppa (Steppas)
Badman Plan - African Head Charge (On-U Sound)
The Return Of Spokes - Spokes Mashiyane (Trutone)
The Dead Duck - Alexander & The Backstage Boys (Trutone)
NYC - Burial (Hyperdub)
Mirror - Burial & Four Tet & Thom Yorke (Text)
Berlin Barbecue - Scott Detail (Bassweight Recordings)
Nightmare Fantasy - Spooky Dance Band (Mississippi Records)
Pinnacles - Four Tet (Text)
Graffiti Girls - Parallel Dance Ensemble (Permanent Vacation)
Posessions - Parallel Dance Ensemble (Permanent Vacation)
Other Islands II (Eero Johannes Rmx) - Ben Butler & Mousepad (Loaf)
Un Canto A Mi Tierra (Cut Chemist Rmx Inst) - Quantic & His Combo Barbaro (Tru Thoughts)
Undelivered Letter (Daedelus Rmx) - Quantic & His Combo Barbaro (Tru Thoughts)
Penny Loafers ft Inara George - Daedelus (Ninja Tune)
Yiri Yiri Boum - Gnonnas Pedro (Strut)
Cumbia Llamadora - Black Mandingo (Cabeza!)
When You Cut - Moon Duo (Sacred Bones)
See Through You - The Oscillation (All Time Low)
People - Super Kid (Now Again)
Haai - Panbers (Now Again)
Fredag - Dungen (Subliminal Sounds)
Street Halo - Burial (Hyperdub)
Falkenberg - Discodeine (Dirty)
Tom Peng Pung - Prins Thomas (Full Pupp)
Welt Am Draht (Moritz Von Oswald Rmx) - Pantha Du Prince (Rough Trade)
Ready For The World (xxxy Remix) - How To Dress Well (Tri Angle)
Scars - Moon Duo (Sacred Bones)
The Trial - The Oscillation (All Time Low)
Tanz In Den Himmel - E.M.A.K. (Soul Jazz)
NPE - Daphni (Resista)

Well ahoy, a touch ragged around the edges this evening but... hey who's counting? As ever a veritably shameful surplus of excess essential tunage, going down so many avenues that stopping the show turning into one huge genre battle required some restraint... you gets that, but not much.

Sitting in the stench seat this week is the unlikely named Franz Job who isn't yet another product of Germany's reggae industry, but actually a dynamite force from TnT (or Trini & Tobago if you prefer, Tobago to be exact). He has picked up the nickname 'The Eclectic Country Boy' which I particularly like as it so 'un-current dancehall', and has been mentored by the great Gladdy Wax, a chief amongst men. So good credentials,a cracking moniker and ...what a tune!!!

This is by far the pick of the bunch for me on the Gorilla riddim from Curtis Lynch Jnr's Necessary Mayhem camp. There's also some alright puff-proclaiming tackle from the usual suspects, and a tune where Tarrus Riley just seems to give up in order to unleash his inner 'la la's' (phwert) but nothing comes close to Franz's, cut which recalls a touch of Courtney Melody and the like, and a time when dancehall was well ..just less aggro.
Enjoy the tune in it's lo-fi, up for a week fashion, and then please do head off to the Necessary Mayhem webstore and do the right thing by buying a copy...please.



Aromatherapy at the Minx on Thursday, as per usual..8.30 on, free, gowaaaaaaaan....

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Stinky Grooves 22.03.11 & Chuck Wild's mp3plea for Japan


What's It Gone Be - Franz Job (Necessary Mayhem)
Our Music - Macka B (Necessary Mayhem)
Our Dub - Da Grynch (Necessary Mayhem)
Herbist - Cali P (Necessary Mayhem)
Viva Marijuana - Mr Williamz & Franz Job (Necessary Mayhem)
Gorilla - Da Grynch (Necessary Mayhem)
Atomica Rydim - Tapes (Disrupt)
Nah Mean (DJ Nu-Mark Rmx) - Nas & Damian Marley (Universal)
Medicine Man Revisited - Scratch 22 (Round Trip Mars)
Relaps - Discodeine (Dirty)
Calling Cumbia - DJ Juan Data (soundcloud)
Prubea Muralla - AltoPeru Sistema Sonoro (soundcloud)
Ojos Verdes - Sonora (soundcloud)
Mirror - Burial & Four Tet & Thom Yorke (Text)
Eight Eighteen Ten - FaltyDL (Planet Mu)
Fall - The Oscillation (All Time Low)
The Trial - The Oscillation (All Time Low)
Falkenberg - Discodeine (Dirty)
10 Minutes Of Suspended Melancholy - Pilooski (soundcloud)
Devotion - Scratch 22 (Round Trip Mars)
Hole In Your Boat - Scratch 22 (Round Trip Mars)
Badman Plan - African Head Charge (On-U Sound)
The Biro Pen - Cornershop (Ample Play)
Topknot - Cornershop (Ample Play)
Memphis (US) - Madlib (Stones Throw)
Jamaica - Madlib (Stones Throw)
Events Occur In Realtime - Disrupt (Disrupt)
One For Japan - Chuck Wild (bandcamp) PLEASE BUY & SUPPORT RED CROSS IN JAPAN
Crucial Steppa (ft Gregory Isaacs) - Alpha Steppa (Steppas)
Going To Africa - Earl Sixteen (Dread At The Controls)
Guided Missile - Junior Dan (Clappers)
Cervantine - A Hawk And A Hacksaw (L.M. Duplication)
Espanolo Kolo - A Hawk And A Hacksaw (L.M. Duplication)
Cannabis - Los Pambele (Discos Fuentes)
Ocho Dias - Los Corraleros De Majagual (Nascente)
Santa Marta Cumbia - Cantina y Su Combo (Soundway)
Fiesta De Negritos -Lucho Bermudez y su Orquesta (Soundway)
NPE - Daphni (Resista)
Other Islands II (Eero Johannes Rmx) - Ben Butler & Mousepad (Loaf)
Shopping Cart - Parallel Dance Ensemble (Permanent Vacation)
Jaguar - Kreidler (Bureau B)
Future Echo - The Oscillation (All Time Low)

Truth be told a willfully and negligently under-prepared Stinky Grooves tonight, however as of last night t'was all looking on schedule. Today was the best kind of write-off from a SG p.o.v., with pressing stuff that should bear fine fruits later in the year... more on that in time.
Talking of more, there were more sneaky treats from Scratch 22's 'Distance From View' tonight, there's a certain part of a Round Trip Mars record that doesn't come alive until it's been run through the b studio a few weeks in advance of release (release you say? Yes April 18th 'Distanc e From View' it's a screaming sorcher) and tonight's cuts were sounding ridonkulous. Plenty more besides - the new Tapes is a Dolby free analogue blinder, Curtis Lynch Jnr's Gorilla rhythm is deadly on the heavy grip tip, the nerdulatory dream team of Burial, Four Tet and Thom Yorke really do deliver on that new 12"... I could go on... I usually do.
However this week I'd like to draw your attention to a beat you can buy that will help make someone's world a better place. Chuck Wild from the excellent Mixtape Riot blog decided to do something about the insane fuckery that is going down in Japan and whipped up a track (with liberal lashings of koto) to sell, donating all proceeds to the Red Cross work in Japan. I'm decidedly down with that plan and had no qualms about flinging some sponds his way for the track (which is tight anyways)... and I'd humbly ask you to please do the same.
Please follow the link and let your dolleros stink (in a good constructive way)....

Mixtape Riot bandcamp


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Stinky Grooves 15.03.11 and a dose of Discodeine


Arroz Con Coco - Lucho Bermudez y su Orqestra Sabanera (Soundway)
La Gozadera - Alex Acosta y su Orquestra (Soundway)
No Rest For The Wicked - A Hawk & A Hacksaw (Langspielplatte)
No Watch Man - Louie Culture (John John)
Peer Pressure - Tarrus Riley (John John)
Let Me Love You - Pressure (John John)
Got It Going - Sizzla (John John)
Worlds In Trouble - Alborosie (John John)
Reggae Dance - Scara Moosh (Junkyard)
Know & Understand (ft Gregory Isaacs) - Alpha & Omega (Steppas)
Signs - Black Chow (Jahtari)
This That And The Other - African Head Charge (On-U Sound)
Dobbyn Joins The Headchcarge - African Head Charge (On-U Sound)
Higher Than The Sun (A Dub Symphony In Two Parts 2011) - Primal Scream (Sony)
Sandstorm - The Oscillation (All Time Low)
Keebler Elf Forest - Madlib (Stones Throw)
Relaps - Discodeine (Dirty)
Shopping Cart - Parallel Dance Ensemble (Permanent Vacation)
Other Islands (Eero Johannes Rmx) - Ben Butler & Mousetrap (Loaf)
Falkenberg - Discodeine (Dirty)
Figures In A Soundscape - Discodeine (Dirty)
Woodcarver - A Tribe Called Red (soundcloud)
Berlin Barbeque - Scott Detail (Bassweight Recordings)
Loosie - Siriusmo (Monkey Town)
Fall - The Oscillation (All Time Low)
Medicine Man - The DHDFD's (Round Trip Mars)
Kremlin Rules - Kreidler (Bureau B)
Cold Hands - Scratch 22 (Round Trip Mars)
Hollow Bone - Scratch 22 (Round Trip Mars)
Lajtha Lassu - A Hawk & A Hacksaw (Langspielplatte)
Homo-Compatible - Discodeine (Dirty)
Yiri Yiri Boum - Gnonnas Pedro (Strut)
Santana En Salsa - Crecencio Camacho y El Super Combo Curro (Soundway)
Sonidero Compay ft DJ Blas - Toy Selectah (Mad Decent)
Pitchito - Frente Cumbiero (Strut)
Tifit Hayed - Wganda Kenya (Nascente)
Fiesta De Negritos - Lucho Bermudez y su Orqestra Sabanera (Soundway)
Mr DJ Datc - Earl Sixteen (Dread At The Controls)
Mr DJ Datc Dub - Mikey Dread (Dread At The Controls)
Lovers Delight - Earl Sixteen (Dread At The Controls)
Guiding Star - Big Magnum (Tubby's)
King Tubby's Hi Fi - Scientist (Kingdom)
Swapo Skank - Junior Dan (Clappers)

Yet another week where a radio show seems like an indulgence and frippery when there is so much immensely bad bad shit going on, but I guess the world keeps on kind of turning.
Tonight was a little bit congested on the musical tiplet. I had more than enough for several shows even before I remembered a weighty wishlist at Juno Download, and before you know it there's nearly a gigs worth of hooha coming down the pipe including albums from Discodeine, Earl Sixteen, Fruko & Joe Arroyo… plus EPs' from Black Chow (on Jahtari), Alpha Steppa featuring his familial racket makers Alpha & Omega and tracks from Eero Johannes and who knows what else… A bumper crop then!

Add that to the scorcher of a new album from moody maestro The Oscillation, a cracking new Colombian comp ('Cartagena') on Soundway, A Hawk And A Hacksaw's excess evocative 'Cervantine' album and plenty more - and you have a rhythm roadblock. Will be doing some more exorcising of that sonic surplus on Thursday when Armatherapy resumes at the Ginger Minx (8.30-11.30 and free popkids) after a 2 week lay off.

For your temporary delectation tonight it had to be something from the eponymous album by Pentile & Pilooski a.k.a. Discodeine. I have enjoyed bits and pieces that have emerged under this name in the past, but hearing tracks randomly almost put me off the full record. Praises be for finally enough time to check it out this arvo (and subsequently shell out for it), and realise what I've been missing out on. Don't be an ass like me, check it for yourshelf at the links below. By way of introduction do investigate the lo-qual mp3 below which will be up for one week only…but by then you'll have bought the record …right?!!

Buy the Discodeine album, it's awful good but don't expect to be bowled over on first listen - is growery!



And please do check out the A Tribe Called Red track I played on the show tonight concerning the brutal murder of a half deaf woodcarver by an unrepentant and let off Babylon officer in Seattle. It's some fucked up business, please spread the tune. Here's a link to their soundcloud (the link in the playlist goes direct to a link to download the track, they've used up all their soundcloud freebies). Wobble with a purpose, amen to that.

A Tribe Called Red blog

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Stinky Grooves 08.03.11 + a double dose of Scratch 22 & Eno


Expiration Date -Blockhead (Ninja Tune)
Step Up Inna Life - Vybz Kartel (Head Concussion)
Swagga Turn Up - Busy Signal (Stainless)
Look How Long - Gappy Ranks (Stainless)
Swag Team Riddim Version - Stainless Crew (Stainless)
Never Eva (Sonora Rmx) - Trillville (soundcloud)
Pimpin Riddin ft Vybz Kartel - Kinky Electric Noise (soundcloud)
Put Up Yo Lighta - Self Evident (Cabeza!)
Ojos Verdes - Sonora (soundcloud)
Pitchito (Sonora Rmx) - Frente Cumbiero (soundcloud)
Hot Hot Cabeza - Self Evident (Cabeza!)
Popcorn Andino (Le Cumbianche Disco Rmx) - Chicha Libre (Barbes)
Ritmo De Amor - Los Macuanos (soundcloud)
Run Fay Run - El Michels Affair (Truth & Soul)
Scopolamine - Michael Leonhart & The Avramina 7 (Truth & Soul)
For Walking Faces - Scratch 22 (Round Trip Mars)
Molasses - Raekwon ft Ghostface Killah & Rick Ross
Homecoming (Return) - Kadence (ft The Abolistionist) vs Samiyam (bandcamp)
Funky Movement No 2 - Timothy McNealy (Truth & Soul)
Stand Tall - The Olympians (Truth & Soul)
MITSUBISHI - Hype Williams (Hippos In Tanks)
Marriage (Halls Rmx) - Gold Panda (Notown Records)
Harrier Attk - Actress (Nonplus)
Devotion - Scratch 22 (Round Trip Mars)
Communication - Scratch 22 (Round Trip Mars)
Death Is The Dancer - Scratch 22 (soundcloud)
Requiem 7 (Bluntz) ft Snoop Dogg - Jerk Man (soundcloud)
Out In The Street - Africa Hi-Tech (Warp)
Otherman - Kode 9 & Spaceape (Hyperdub)
Fuji Club (ft Trust) - Egyptrixx (Night Slugs)
Gershwin - Actress (Nonplus)
Warlord - Hype Williams (Hippos In Tanks)
Rooks Theme - Egyptrixx (Night Slugs)
Needle Click - Brian Eno (Opal)
Stay The Night - Quincy Bright (Truth & Soul)
Mood (Time Will Tell) - Verna Lee Powell (Jama Music)
Groovy Situation - Keith Rowe (Black Swan)
My Love Is Overdue - Gregory Isaacs & Trinity (G.G's)
Ghost Busters - Early B (Black Solidarity)
Stop Seh So Version - Steely & Clevie (Legal Light)
Marriage (Forest Swords Rmx) - Gold Panda (Notown Records)
Warpath (the Rejected Drumcunt Rmx) - Esben & The Witch (soundcloud)
Untitled (And Your Batty's So Round) - Hype Williams (Hippos In Tanks)

T'was messy beginnings this evening which are quite a likelihood under current conditions but after that kick off into touch it felt like plain cruising until the very end when things went skewiff again...c'est la vie!
Coupla gems for you this eve. First up a Brian Eno track from 'Making Spaces' a CD on Opal that was released last year BUT is only available from places where his installations are housed. So , a tricky one to track down but for my money this album punches out his lauded Warp album by some margin (and the artwork is off the planet).
You can find out more about it here, in the meantime enjoy this gem.



Closer to 'ome, Scratch 22's debut album 'Distance From View' is purty much home and hosed and ready for Round Trip Mars release on April 18th. We snuck out a few tracks out tonight and there will be many more before it's officially unleashed (check Mr 22's own Base FM show 'Lion For Real', Fridays at 12 for head expanding bands and no doubt more of his upcoming missive).
Certainly not ready to let off any of the bombs His Scratchness has been carefully cultivating for that project yet, but being a generouso fellow he's been twiddling them knobs, dabbling with the dials and coming up with roses...Just like the bouquet of badness below.
It's yet another red herring as far as any clues about the album's contents go but it's a fiery jacques nonetheless and it's free from his soundcloud, check eeeeeeeeeeeet.


Death is the Dancer by Scratch22

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Stinky Grooves 01.03.11 and a slice of Sonora

King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown - Augustus Pablo (Fabric)
Lyfe Turns Pre - Luciano (Lion Face)
On My Way Back Home - Collie Buddz ft Sean Paul (Lion Face)
Mr Peace Officer - Lutan Fyah (Lion Face)
Side Step Dem Trap - Anthony Cruz (Lion Face)
The Lyricist - Vybz Kartel (Head Concussion)
Fully Loaded - Buggy (Kubiyashi)
Clarks - Kenyatta (Kubiyashi)
Jonesin - Peter Ram (Kubiyashi)
Watch That Sound (Instrumental) - JStar (soundcloud)
Pimpin Riddim ft VYb Kartel - Kinky Electric Noise (soundcloud)
Pitchito (Sonora Rmx) - Frente Cumbiero (soundcloud)
Ojos Verdes - Sonora (soundcloud)
El Dub Del Mr. Yuka (Dr's Sin Piych Edit) - Dr Ruddz (soundcloud)
Before Sunrise - 1000names (Black Acre)
Love Is The Drug (ft Cha Cha) - Kode9 & the Spaceape (Hyperdub)
Otherman - Kode9 & Spaceape (Hyperdub)
Whore's Bath - Albert (Studio Rockers)
The Day Before Tomorrow - Mizz Beats (Eglo)
Us Together - Unitone HiFi ft Scalper (Universal)
Deadman (Death Dub Rmx) - Shackleton (Honest Jons)
For Walking Faces - Scratch 22 (Round Trip Mars)
Medicine Man - The DHDFD's (Round Trip Mars)
Dub Fai Kui Gun - Sroeng Santi (Finders Keepers)
Bug In The Bassbin (Kyle Hall Rmx) - The Dirtbombs (Scion)
Horizontal Structure 2 - Moritz Von Oswald Trio (Honest Jons)
N Gbekinho (Martin Kemp Rmx) - Norrit (xlr8r)
Kokubo Sosho Stealth (Daedelus Rmx) - Amon Tobin (Ninja Tune)
Book'em One (The Jerk Man Remix) - Drumcunt (soundcloud)
Lass Den Vogel Frei! - Siriusmo (Monkey Town)
Signal - Siriusmo (Monkey Town)
Primitive Neural Pathways - Steve Moore (Static Caravan)
Penny For Your Dub - U Roy (Crystal)
Night Call - Ray I (Crystal)
Juice Connection - Jah Walton (Crystal)
Cool Breeze - Big Youth (Crystal)
Let The Message Play - Gadfrey Lewis (Schallmauer)
Righteousness Riddim Version - Black Akadehmy (Black Akadehmy/Germaica)
Molasses - Raekwon
2getha Baby - Ghostface Killah
Please No Pictures - BBU ft Das Racist
Homecoming (Return) - Kadence ft the Abolitionists (bandcamp)

Aside from still not feeling that conversational and radio friendly when there is so much grief and horror down in Chch, I have managed to muster a track for this week.
Sonora has been a Stinky Grooves favourite for some time. His San Antonio sonic stupor, and twisted Texan tones always bring a grin to the boat and Ojos Verdes is no exception. There's a definite Sly nod in the drum department and a beautiful dubbed out cumbia lilt all over, me gusto mucho! Check his soundcloud for more, and since you're getting that music for free how about contributing some pingers to a Christchurch Relief Fund.. here's 3 to kick you off, be generous, they're hurting.

Dollop some dollars to Red Cross here
Sallies are accepting donations here
Official Govt one here ...

Sonora - Ojos Verdes by SONORA