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Big Mean Sound Machine

In 2009, Big Mean Sound Machine formed in Ithaca, New York with one goal: to create music that stimulates both body and brain. The result is a fiery exhibition of artfully conceived dance music that truly is ‘Big and Mean’. Today, Big Mean Sound Machine comprises a collective of over 15 analog artists spread out over…

Inna Ruminations Stylee

Inna Ruminations Stylee has been a long time comin’ since the last one (9 months to be exact and 8 months before that one). Minimal time gets spent on the Web clicking away reading/watching/listening to this, that and the other; however, here are a variety of things I bookmarked on random occasions since mid-2012. Dust &…

Ebo Taylor – Appia Kwa Bridge

Appia Kwa Bridge is a strident return from Ebo Taylor, the Ghanaian Highlife guitar legend. Featuring six new compositions, his sound is more dense and tightly locked than ever with Berlin-based musicians Afrobeat Academy (aka The Poets of Rhythm/Whitefield Brothers/tons more aliases) , a rock solid unit since regular touring worldwide following his Love And…

Big Easy Express

3 bands, 6 cities, 1 train, and thousands of miles of track…the Big Easy Express documents a cinematic musical journey. Directed by renowned filmmaker Emmett Malloy, this incredible new film captures nothing less than history in the making. Indie folk heroes Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Tennessee’s Old Crow Medicine Show, and Britain’s acclaimed…

Samsara

Finally! Finally! Finally! It has arrived! Ron Fricke’s Samsara, which I have been anticipating for years, is here! All of the projects he has worked on in the past have had a significant impact on me after viewing them and this one will undoubtedly do the same. Beyond thrilled to finally have this in my…

Happy Holidays

Wishing everyone who stops by this site a happy holiday season and all the best to each of you in the year to come. Get into the spirit and enjoy these holiday vibes that I’ll be spinnin’ this time of year. I’ve spun the Theme Time Radio Hour with Bob Dylan sets a couple of…

Crate Diggers

Crate Diggers series on Fuse! Hella dope! Loving the commentary throughout and laughed at being able to relate to some of the obsessions they mention as well as being a fiend for vibrations. While mine has largely been in formats other than vinyl (the ol’ crates of wax haven’t seen any additions since moving to…

Yabby You – Deeper Roots: Dubplates and Rarities 1976-78

My jaw-dropped when the Pressure Sounds page loaded and this gem appeared. Yabby You and brethren serve up a set full of gems including Deep Roots obscurities and alternate mixes of some of his better-known material. My goodness! Grooves of pure gold! Here’s to hoping there’s more out there to be unearthed! ———————————————————————————— I actually…

Linotype: The Film

Linotype: The Film is a feature-length documentary centered around the Linotype type casting machine. Called the “Eighth Wonder of the World” by Thomas Edison, it revolutionized printing and society. The film tells the charming and emotional story of the people connected to the Linotype and how it impacted the world. The Linotype (pronounced “line-o-type”) completely…

Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith & Leebert ‘Gibby’ Morrison – Guitars On Top

Legendary Jamaican guitarist, Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith, from the mighty Soul Syndicate, teamed up with fellow guitarist Leebert ‘Gibby’ Morrison to record an instrumental tribute to the Heptones On Top LP, a bona fide classic form the Rocksteady era and one of my favorite records of all-time. Carl ‘Bridge’ Ayton and Uziah ‘Sticky’ Thompson serve up…