Month: February 2011

Top Rankin’ Hi-Fi – Counting Numbers Version #2

In the followup to Counting Numbers Version #1, this set once again ascends from 1 to 19 while serving up cuts from various sections of the crates. Never thought I’d throw together a mixtape with the likes of The Ducky Boys, Public Enemy, The Mercenaries, RA Scion, Choking Victim, Shel Silverstein, Big Rube, Rancid, and Prince Heron among others on the same reel. Here it is though, so dig the diverse vibes.


Americans generally like to hear good news. They like to believe that a new president will right old wrongs, that clean energy will replace dirty oil and that fresh thinking will set the economy straight. American pundits tend to restrain their pessimism and hope for the best. But is anyone prepared for the worst? Meet…


Incredibly groovy and well-crafted Afro-beat tunes from this nine-piece outfit that hails from Lisbon, Portugal. Afro-beat music may come from Nigeria, but its infectious riddims surely have traveled the globe and found a home among this crew from The Gentle Land. Cacique’97 – Cacique’97; Footmovin’ Records, 2009

Inna Ruminations Stylee

Following their release to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Groove Merchant Record Store in San Francisco, Ubiquity has just put out this limited-edition record case along with a set of 10 seven inches. Read about the details here and watch below how The Key Printing and Binding in Oakland made them. [vimeo][/vimeo] Adrian Quesada,…

Dance Craze

It was the July 28th, 1979 when The Specials first appeared on the U.K. singles chart. The record was “Gangsters” and it spent 12 weeks on the charts, eventually reaching #6. At the end of August that year, “The Prince” by Madness was released, it spent 11 weeks on the charts and reached #16. The…

Blundetto – Bad Bad Things

Dope debut dish from the French musician known as Blundetto. The set features the likes of Shawn Lee, Tommy Guerrero, the Budos Band’s horn section, Lateef the Truth Speaker, Chico Mann, General Elektriks and Hindi Zahra. Chilled-out Soul, funky Jazz licks, Reggae vibes and simply smokin’ throughout. If you overlooked this one, then you’re in…