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Year: 2010

Laya Project

Laya Project’s musicians are the people of coastal and surrounding communities in the 2004 tsunami-affected regions of Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar and India. The production is based on regional folk music traditions, recorded and brought back to the studio to create a composition that mixes and enhances the original recordings, and embarks on…

Studio One

Jamaica Recording And Publishing Studio Ltd. aka The Motown of Jamaica aka Studio One. Located at 13 Brentford Road, Kingston 5, Jamaica, West Indies. Owned and operated by Clement Seymour “Coxsone” Dodd – the Master of the Royal Society of Jazz, the King of Sound Systems and the Founder of Studio One. Simply timeless vibes.…

Inna Ruminations Stylee

Just came across the Critical Past website that was launched earlier this year. It’s a treasure trove of archived footage including videos and photographs. The presentation of the site is key and searching through the database is incredibly easy. Head over there and expect to spend hour upon hour browsing the goods. Quality stuff! Talk…

Kabanjak – Tree of Mystery

Kabanjak, one half of the block-rockin’ German hip-hop production and DJ duo Ancient Astronauts, presents his own musical vision with his debut solo album Tree of Mystery. Kabanjak not only tackles much of Tree of Mystery’s live instrumentation, including guitars, bass, keys, kalimba, flute, and melodica, but also teams up with various other vocal and…

American Hardcore

The history of hardcore punk – the tougher, faster, and more politically-minded stepchild of the ’70s punk movement that arose in the ’80s – is examined in exuberant detail in Paul Rachman’s documentary American Hardcore. Rachman’s cameras careen across the landscape of the U.S. to trace the movement’s beginnings in cities like Los Angeles, Washington,…

The Melodians – Swing and Dine

Hailing from Greenwich Town, Kingston, JA; The Melodians, consisting of Tony Brevett, Brent Dowe and Trevor McNaughton, cut some of the best rocksteady tunes ever made throughout the late 60s and early 70s, and solidified themselves as one of Jamaica’s most talented vocal groups with their goosebump-inducing harmonies. Timeless. Timeless. Timeless. The Melodians – Swing…

Frank Mitchell Jr. – “Booty Lock” b/w “Body and Mind”

A mysterious rogue hailing from Washington DC, Frank Mitchell Jr. has a voice like honey and the sensibilities of a man that’d make Isaac Hayes and Curtis Mayfield blush. This debut 45 features the no-nonsense roller-skating disco jam “Booty Lock”. Rubbery bass, wah-wah guitars, and silky horns don’t even begin to describe the naughtiness within.…

JR and PH7

Killer production from the dynamic duo of JR and PH7 who hail from Cologne, Germany. Grab the latest platter, The Update, which dropped this week and pick up the previous releases if you haven’t added ’em to your crates already. JR and PH7 – The Update; Soulspazm, 2010 JR and PH7 – The EP; Soulspazm,…

Vegetarian Festival

Taken last month during the annual Vegetarian Festival held predominantly in the southern provinces of Thailand. Specifically the Eiw Geng processions of San Jao Jui Tui in Suan Luang, Phuket Town and San Jao Guan Ou in Takuapa, Phang Nga. Exhilarating! [flv image=”http://www.thegoldbrick.net/video/takuapavegetarian2010-01.jpg”]http://www.thegoldbrick.net/video/takuapavegetarian2010-01.flv[/flv] [flv image=”http://www.thegoldbrick.net/video/takuapavegetarian2010-02.jpg”]http://www.thegoldbrick.net/video/takuapavegetarian2010-02.flv[/flv] [flv image=”http://www.thegoldbrick.net/video/takuapavegetarian2010-03.jpg”]http://www.thegoldbrick.net/video/takuapavegetarian2010-03.flv[/flv]

Celso Fonseca

“Anyone who doubts that Portuguese is the language of love should hear the purring of Celso Fonseca; who has written some of the more seductive melodies to emerge from Brazil since the death of Antonio Carlos Jobim. Fonseca descends from a tradition of such feather-voiced guitarists as João Gilberto and Caetano Veloso, but he sings…