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Tony Allen – Secret Agent EPK

World Circuit and Pulse Films bring you a specially made short film for the recently-released Tony Allen album Secret Agent, featuring exclusive footage including performances of tracks from the album, new interviews, and contributions from Damon Albarn and Flea. Back to basics, it’s pure afrobeat. Plain and simple groove.

Dub Echoes

Dub Echoes is a film about Dub which features an incredible array of artists, both original Jamaican artists such as U-Roy, King Jammy, Lee Perry, Sly Dunbar, Bunny Lee (to name just a few), alongside a similarly awe-inspiring array of artists who have taken Dub into new directions in electronic dance music including Kode9, Roots…

Jordan Weekend: Coming Soon

The greatest player to ever grace the hardwood will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on the weekend of September 10-12. Visit Gatorade’s promotion site and vote for your favorite MJ moment as selected by various sports writers. I voted for “6 Treys, 1 Shrug” cause it was fucking awesome. I…

In The Loop

The US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war. But not everyone agrees that war is a good thing. The US General doesn’t think so and neither does the British Secretary of State for International Development, Simon Foster. But, after Simon accidentally backs military action on TV, he suddenly has a lot of friends…

Posterized

Ball Don’t Lie posted some nasty photos of wicked jams in anticipation of a lost tape of Lebron getting dunked on at his skills academy being leaked to the Web. I think it’s hilarious that Nike had previously confiscated all videos of the incident. Ridiculous. To prevent what? In fact, it’s not even that filthy…

Half Pint – Greetings

Half Pint has been steadily mashin’ up di soundsystem in recent weeks. Nice up his classic release, Greetings, from 1985. Level the Vibes! Half Pint – Greetings; Power House, 1985 (password: sharedmusic.net) If I lived in the ATL, I’d surely be hittin’ up the Blazed and Confused tour on July 30th which features Slightly Stoopid,…

Wareika Hill Sounds

The mighty Calvin ‘Bubbles’ Cameron offers blazing grounation roots reggae on the Wareika Hill Sounds pressing. Inspiring heady sounds from the drums and trombone master who played with Tommy McCook, counted Don Drummond as a neighbor, was a veteran of Count Ossie’s Mystical Revelation of Rastafari and Cedric ‘Im’ Brooks’ and The Light Of Saba…

The Gypsy Aquanauts

The flyer from Esperanza’s Rooftop Jumpoff reminded me of a story that I wanted to include with an email I wrote to some friends a few months ago. I couldn’t remember where I had read it at the time, but the other nite I was diggin’ through my magazine stash and came across it. The…

Grant Phabao Soundsystem

Grant Phabao has been steadily mashing up select cuts from the realms of funk, soul, hip-hop, rock, etc. and reinventing them as supremely filthy roots and dub vibrations. He’s been dropping them every few weeks or so for a while now. Get your fix of his latest offerings below and be sure to check out…

Grant Green

Grant Green (1935-1979) was a jazz guitarist and composer who recorded prolifically, and almost exclusively, for Blue Note Records as both a leader and a sideman. Green performed hard bop, soul jazz, bebop and Latin-tinged vibes while often doing so in an organ trio setting. His sound was immediately recognizable as he avoided chord structures…

Too Much Iron in the Fire

The Too Much Iron in the Fire set from Trojan showcases a slew of lost tracks from Roderick “Blackbeard” Sinclair’s (Tappa Zukie’s older brother) studio in Kingston, JA; which, throughout the mid- to late-70s, cut supremely-heavy roots and dub vibrations. I purchased this disc back in the summer of 2004 when it dropped and vibed…