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AfroCubism

Finally got my hands on the AfroCubism recordings. Been on the hunt for this platter for months now. Hella difficult to track down! Got it though and can’t wait to digest it with listen upon listen. For those unfamiliar, this record represents what was supposed to take place during six days of recording, back in…

The Pi-Hi Scrapbook

Diggin’ through a box of some stuff from back in my high school days and thought I’d share this for a select few, namely Los, the coolest Latino punk rocker I’ve ever met, back home in the ATL. Included in this mix are newsletters, etc. from The Riverdales, The Queers and Jawbreaker, fanzine featuring Ben…

Secondhand Sureshots

Secondhand Sureshots is a filmed experiment in creative sound recycling. Dublab directors Bryan “Morpho” Younce & Mark “Frosty” McNeill sent beatmakers Daedelus, Nobody, J Rocc and Ras G on a safari into L.A. thrift stores with orders to make new music out of five finds while the cameras filmed the whole process. The result is…

For Display Only

A case of confusion at Kor Tor Mor, Phuket Town When you enter this nightclub called Kor Tor Mor, there is a glass case on the left-hand side. In it, is a collection of fake passports, fake IDs, and all the brews pictured below. One would think that they’d be available for purchase at the…

Nickodemus and Goodtimes Present The Earthchild Project

After launching the NextAid project in South Africa, to raise money for the loveLife’s Go-Getters program in South Africa, Nickodemus and Goodtimes recorded the children from Sakumlandela Primary School’s Earthchild Project along with Zolani and Kyla from the band, Freshlyground. These recordings were then remixed by the likes of Nickodemus himself, Circuswing, Zeb, The Pimps…

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.…