Entries from June 2010

Inna Ruminations Stylee

Date June 30, 2010

Cheers to Esperanza for the heads up on Lint’s lo-fi performance at Blast Surf and Skate in Playa del Ray, CA. Check “The 11th Hour” (video/mp3) and “Olympia, WA” (video/mp3). Madlib serves up a rare interview in the latest edition of LA Weekly. Check Jeff Weiss’ three-page article here. Psyched about the newest installment of […]

Trinity – Shanty Town Determination 1976-78

Date June 27, 2010

This long unavailable set from Trinity, born Wade Brammer, is one of the most coherent statements ever committed to wax by any Jamaican deejay. Produced by roots master Yabby You, the album made a brief appearance in 1977 before disappearing completely. With Trinity riding some of Yabby’s deepest roots rhythms and all cuts mixed at […]

Dorothy Ashby – Afro-Harping

Date June 24, 2010

Cue up “Soul Vibrations,” the first track on Dorothy Ashby’s Afro-Harping, and revel: a one-note syncopated bassline over a slamming drumbeat that you’re sure you’ve heard sampled somewhere. Enter the double-tracked theremins, followed by swoopy strings. Next, over the relentless beat, an echo-plexed harp solo by Ashby, during which the strings return with 16-notes; then […]

J.Boogie’s Dubtronic Science

Date June 22, 2010

J.Boogie’s sound is a blend of Broken Beat, Downtempo, Soulful House, Chill Out, Dub, Reggae, Disco, Soul, Hip Hop and Deep House. I’ve worn this release, his self-titled debut, out with listen upon listen upon listen. Included are the remixes (but not the instrumentals) taken from the Try Me 12″. Classic vibes. J.Boogie’s Dubtronic Science – Self-Titled; […]

The Legendary H. Johnson

Date June 20, 2010

Easily my favorite radio DJ ever and possibly my favorite person in the world, H. Johnson, host of Jazz Classics every Saturday on WABE 90.1, was featured in Access Atlanta this past week. If I lived back in the ATL, I’d definitely attend the “Tribute to H. Johnson” event at Cafe 290 on Monday the […]

Phuket Vegetarian Festival Finale

Date June 18, 2010

Taken in Phuket during the final night of the nine-day Vegetarian Festival that takes place throughout Southern Thailand. An insanely awesome event with more fireworks than you could possibly imagine.

Only Jesus at Wat Doi Suthep

Date June 16, 2010

A case of confusion at Wat Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai. Daily uniform attire for one woman who takes photographs of visitors each day at this temple on top of Doi Suthep. I asked about her vest and she told me she couldn’t read anything on it and didn’t know the meaning of a cross or […]

Lost in the Crates #17

Date June 15, 2010

Tenorio Jr. – Embalo

Date June 13, 2010

Tenorio Jr. was one of the greatest pianists of his generation. As a composer, he surprised many with the sophistication of his innovative harmonic compositions. As a musician, he moved slowly from accompaniment to being a leader and the driving force behind the vibrant performances of his band. As an arranger, he united the best […]

Ernest Ranglin

Date June 11, 2010

A selection of albums featuring the amazing guitar artistry of Ernest Ranglin.    

The Latest in the Rotation

Date June 8, 2010

Serving up some of the latest additions to the crates which have been in constant rotation since their arrival. A few complete albums and a few preview tracks. Killer vibes throughout.

Quantic – Addis to Axum

Date June 6, 2010

The Timeless Concert Series wasn’t just a series of stunning performances. All the shows were framed by our favorite DJs. From Madlib to J.Rocc to DJ Nuts and more. Cut Chemist even raised the bar with a one turntable romp! For the Mulatu show, Quantic brought along something very special . In 2004 Quantic, Miles […]

All Together Now

Date June 4, 2010

Absolutely lovin’ Kobe’s latest Nike commercial. The wicked game of the Black Mamba x Hoops heroes and related characters from old x The Beatles x Andre 3000. Damn. Just damn.

Robert Johnson – The Complete Recordings

Date June 4, 2010

Every record collection should contain this album. Essential masterpieces. Robert Johnson – The Complete Recordings; Columbia, 1990 Pt.1, Pt.2

Gerardo Frisina – Introducing Emily Jones

Date June 1, 2010

Emily Jones is a vocalist and DJ from Canada and now based in Milan, Italy. Her DJ sets feature upbeat grooves ranging from Jazz to Latin to Bossa Nova to Jazzy Hip-Hop to Organic House. A nice selection is available on her site under “Charts & Mixes“. “If Dreams Come True” b/w “Espontaneo” is her […]