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Month: September 2010

The Bahama Soul Club

Following the smashing success of The JuJu Orchestra’s Bossa Nova is Not a Crime , the creative team around Oliver Belz has come up with the next step…The Bahama Soul Club. A collective who serves up a delicious clash of Soul, Jazz and Latin vibes. Impressive vibes throughout each of these platters. Dig it. The…

From Nigeria to Colombia

Soundway continues to add to their impressive catalog with these two releases that dropped last month. The World Ends showcases a wave of guitar-driven and psychedelic groups that sprung up in Nigeria during the early 1970s and represents the sound of a generation attempting to pick up the pieces after the devastation of the Nigerian…

Chikaramanga

Chikaramanga is one-third of Giant Panda and the co-founder of Tres Records, along with Thes One from P.U.T.S. The man holds down one of my favorite hip-hop labels, crafts killer beats, occasionally spits hella nice rhymes in Japanese and English, and produces quality tracks as well. Dope as always! These are the first three releases…

Inna Ruminations Stylee

Y Society (Insight + Damu the Fudgemunk) recently dropped the single and video for “Don’t Do It” which will be featured on Damu’s Supply for Demand EP due out late this year. The followup to their incredible debut album, Travel at Your Own Pace, remains one of my highly-anticipated platters to come. Titled Cold Crush…

Mishka

Mishka spent his childhood on the Caribbean and European high seas. He has since grown up to craft some beautifully laid-back vibes which combine his stellar vocals, superb songwriting ability and deft guitar skills. I first started listening to him circa ’99 and, at the time, didn’t know more than five people who had ever…

Lee Perry – Sound System Scratch: Dub Plate Mixes 1973-79

Anyone with a passing interest in reggae has heard of Lee Perry also known as ‘Scratch’ or ‘The Upsetter’ but, over the last thirty years, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry has become better known as a ‘performance artist’ rather than a performer, an artist or record producer. Yet Scratch’s importance to the history of Jamaican music in…

Ninja Crepes Internet

A case of confusion in Lamai, Koh Samui, Surat Thani This shop next to my house is called ‘Ninja Crepes Internet’ and I have no idea why. They do have Internet services available, but, unfortunately, I haven’t seen any ninjas or any crepes or, better yet, any ninjas making crepes. Hopefully it’ll happen though ’cause that’d…