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Month: May 2009

Listen Up!

Stumbled across a new blog today which looks hella stella. Someone out there is dropping mad nice vinyl-only releases. He chose an awfully difficult name to remember for his Web address: mmaarriioomyvinyl.blogspot.com, but I suppose you can just bookmark it and forget it. Whatever just keep those killer releases coming. Hope these links aren’t broken…

Shapes 09:01

Tru Thoughts is about to drop the first installment of their 2009 Shapes series. These discs are your above -average label samplers as they contain not just tracks from their catalog releases, but exclusive tracks, remixes and re-edits as well. Don’t know what the highlight is yet since I haven’t downloaded it, but, for sure,…

The New Latinaires

In order to bring new sounds to the dancefloor and hip listeners to Ubiquity’s Latin-jazz releases, they asked some of their favorite club-music producers to deliver tunes reflecting their influence and interest in Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and Latin jazz. The material collect resulted in three full-lengths of goodness. Stellar vibes throughout. The New Latinaires Vol.1, Vol.2,…

Ricky-Tick Records

Ricky-Tick Records is a Helsinki-based record label, founded in 2003, that aims to release top-notch jazz, concentrating in dancefloor, soul, garage and Latin-jazz releases. I only recently discovered the gems in their discography and I have to say the label has the golden touch of dropping nothing but scorchers with each pressing. Enjoy an offering…

Why I’m Improving

As mentioned in the post below, this past week saw me fall into the well of sickness with no rope out. Until yesterday that is. I’m improving as I write this thanks to that wonderful chemical structure below, known as Azithromycin. I also mentioned that the doctor prescribed an initial antibiotic that didn’t do anything…

Why I’m Elated. Why I’m Miserable.

Elated. Just got my hands on Art Class: Masterpieces from the Soul-Cal and Now-Again Catalogs and Science Class: Heavy Funk and Raw Disco Soul from Soul-Cal and Now-Again. Awesome. Miserable. 4 days of a body temperature of 40.4ËšC (104.72ËšF). The highest fever I’ve ever had inclusive of teeth-chattering cold spells helped with layers of clothing,…

Buju Banton – Rasta Got Soul

Buju has been sending chills down my spine for the past week with his latest release, Rasta Got Soul. Technically, it’s not his latest recording as it was recorded circa 2004/2005, yet, sadly!, never saw the light of day until now. Brimming with massive tunes (and a couple throwaways) filled with a substance of righteousness.…

DJ Kentaro – Tuff Cuts

When DJ Kentaro was asked, by Pressure Sounds (PS), if he would be interested in this project, he was immediately positive and enthusiastic as he nearly became a reggae-soundsystem selector before starting to move towards hip hop and dance music. Tuff Cuts is a unique album with a strong leaning towards a more dub and…

Wilfred Limonious

Early-80s dancehall album artwork from Wilfred Limonious. A collection of his works was found while browsing You & Me on a Jamboree!, and these two stuck out as being quite hilarious. He’s definitely most known for his Stalag 17-18-19 album cover. Classic slackness from the Rub-a-Dub era.

Stoney Jackson

J. Rocc has his own blog. What the fuck? Should have been on this one since it debuted in October of last year. Well, from ‘The Funky President’ comes the Stoney Jackson blog offering incredibly-dope rare mixes for those who support the Beat Junkies sound. Looks like it is updated every now and again which…

Simmer Down Now!

I checked out Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide All Winners show to get a taste of some new Quantic and His Combo Bárbaro material. The track “The Dreaming Mind Part 1” was excellent, but, the track following it monumentally blew it away. What ended up happening was that once the Quantic track concluded, I had my brainwaves…